(December 12, 2017 –Los Angeles, CA) Today, Jennifer Hudson returns with her brand new single “Burden Down,” as well as a powerful music video, directed by Sam Lecca.
The song is available HERE via Epic Records and check out the music video HERE!
Once again, the two-time GRAMMY® Award-winning powerhouse and Academy® Award- and Golden Globe® Award-winning actress delivers a blockbuster R&B anthem that’s immediately irresistible. It highlights the power, poise, and passion inherent in her instantly recognizable voice. Most importantly, it hints at big things to come in 2018.
“Burden Down” serves as the first single from her anxiously awaited fourth full-length album due out next year.
The release caps off an incredible 2017 for Hudson. For her riveting turn on The Color Purple (New Broadway Cast Recording) – Album, she earned a GRAMMY® in the category of “Best Musical Theater Album” and a Daytime Emmy® for “Outstanding Musical Performance in a Daytime Program.” Moreover, she captured the hearts of viewers everywhere as a coach on the thirteenth season of NBC’s The Voice.
Everything set the stage for the release of the new record as she remains on the verge of unveiling yet another classic.
One of the biggest, boldest, and brightest voices in contemporary music, Jennifer Hudson stands alone. Not only is she a two-time GRAMMY® Award winner, but she has received an Academy® Award, a Golden Globe®, a Daytime Emmy®, and countless other honors as an actress. Her self-titled 2008 debut Jennifer Hudson earned a platinum certification, the 2011 follow-up I Remember Me went gold, and 2014’s JHUD drew a GRAMMY® nod. She has starred in films ranging from Dreamgirls and Sex and the City to Chi-Raq and Sing in addition to taking over Broadway in The Color Purple. Along the way, she became a best-selling author and served as a coach on The Voice UK and U.S. Now, she returns with her most powerful and personal work to date in 2018.
CAMILA CABELLO TO RELEASE SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM CAMILA JANUARY 12, 2018
(December 7, 2017 — Los Angeles, CA) — Multiplatinum global superstar Camila Cabello will release her self-titled full-length debut, Camila [SYCO/Epic Records], on January 12, 2018. The pre-order just went live today. Get it HERE. It immediately unlocks instant grat downloads of “Never Be The Same” and “Real Friends.” Earlier this week, she personally announced the title and release date and revealed the cover art on Instagram. The post rapidly cracked 1 million “likes,” while the hashtag #CAMILAoutJanuary12 exploded as a Twitter trending topic, soaring to #2 worldwide and #5 US on the trending charts.
A powerful, passionate, and personal journey for the singer, Camila represents a major milestone. She describes it as “the soundtrack to the past year of my life,” inviting listeners closer than ever before.
The album features the international mega-hit “Havana” [feat. Young Thug]. It is currently #1 on the Pop Radio Chart in addition to remaining #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 for five consecutive weeks.
Lighting up airwaves, “Havana” is the superstar’s second Top 40 #1 as a solo artist following a previous number one for “Bad Things” with MGK. Moreover, she becomes “the first debut female artist of 2017 to reach #1 at Top 40.” At radio, According to Billboard, she emerges among a select group of “artists who had notched multiple number ones with and without a group,” placing her in good company with Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, and Adam Levine. Her streak at the top shows no signs of slowing down either.
“Havana” stands out as the biggest smash of her career to date. It recently vaulted to #1 on the iTunes Overall Top Songs Chart, #2 on the Spotify Top Global Chart, and #3 on the Spotify Top U.S. Chart as she became the “4th most streamed artist in the world” on Spotify.
Total Spotify streams have surpassed 406 million, while the music video is quickly closing in on 301 million YouTube/VEVO views. Recently, it climbed to #1 in the UK and has held that spot for five consecutive weeks, making her the longest-running female #1 since Adele.
Continuing to heat up, “Havana” earned an RIAA double-platinum certification. In addition, she teamed up with Daddy Yankee for the Official Remix of the song, which features the songstress singing the song in Spanish for the first time! Listen to it HERE.
Last month, she jetted across the pond to perform “Havana” at the MTV Emas. Watch it HERE. The show-stopping set became one of the night’s most talked about moments. It follows up her electrifying performance of the single at the Latin American Music Awards.
The runaway success of “Havana” continues to translate around the globe with platinum certifications in Canada, Australia, Sweden, and Ireland and gold in New Zealand, Norway, and Chile. In addition, it spent two consecutive weeks at #2 on the official singles charts in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. Moreover, it remains among Top 5 for airplay in the UK, Australia, Ireland, and New Zealand as well as Top 10 in Germany. On iTunes, it clinched #1 on iTunes in 80 countries, including the UK—for two straight weeks—Ireland, Brazil, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, Portugal, Greece, The Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia, and more. Meanwhile, it’s Top 10 in 88 countries and counting. At Spotify, the single is top 10 in 31 countries, namely the UK, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, the Netherlands, Germany, and across Asia. It’s the top-selling song globally on iTunes for 28 days and counting.
Camila Cabello kicked off Billboard’s Women in Music 2017 award show with a soaring and stripped down performance of her highest-charting solo hit “Havana.”
The singer, who was being honored as Billboard’s breakthrough artist was introduced by “a friend and a fan” Diplo. “The stage is clearly set for her debut solo album in 2018,” he said of Cabello.
She then took the stage, backed by a trio of a guitarist, cajon and keys. The simplistic instrumentation allowed her crazy vocal runs and impressive control to take a front seat, resulting in a compelling and moving performance that honors her roots.
[December 1, 2017 – London, UK] Today acclaimed producer and artist Yogi has releases his newest track, “Cakin’” featuring rapper/singer DRAM and Grime MC Lady Leshurr. Taken from his upcoming debut album for Epic Records/Ministry of Sound, the song was given its first listen last night via BBC’s Radio 1Xtra. The song is now available across all Digital Service Providers. Listen HERE.
Featuring heavyweight artist from both sides of the pond, ‘Cakin’’ brings Yogi’s transatlantic trip full circle.
“I made the beat while I was in LA in the summer of 2016 and as soon as I put the drums on the strings, I felt like I was the Cheshire Cat in Alice in Wonderland, and any time a beat makes me feel like that I know it’s special,” says Yogi on the song’s origin. “I thought DRAM would enhance that flavour, so I got him on it and then parked it, which is what I do with many of my songs. I then met Leshurr and we really caught a vibe, I really felt where she was coming from as an artist, so I left that meet in my brain for it to render. I then rearranged the song again and brought in a choir and went on the journey of taking the song, arrangement and production to the end of the rabbit hole.”
After releasing a string of acclaimed singles over the past few years like the arresting “Burial (ft. Pusha T)” (which was remixed collaboration with Skrillex) and most recently, the hypnotic bouncy “Blow You Up (Ft. AlunaGeorge and Less Is More)”, Cakin’ is Yogi’s first release for Epic Records/Ministry of Sound and is taken from his upcoming 2018 album. The perfect first taste of what’s to come, the song centres around finding success, yet promises listeners that there is more to come and feast on in the near future.
Over Yogi’s bouncing and punchy production, DRAM lets loose with his gospel like hook: “If you think that I’m paid / Wait till I start really cakin’”. Then comes Lady Leshurr’s verse, bringing references to K-Swiss trainers straight from Birmingham and running over the beat “like Suge Knight”.
Lady Leshurr speaks on the track “I am so excited and honoured to be involved in this project. Yogi is one of the most exciting producers I have worked with recently.”
Born and bred in Brent Cross, North west London, Yogi existed in his own world. But having lived in Los Angeles for the past three years, Yogi’s upcoming debut album is centered on his personal connection between the two cities. He’s been coming back and forth for the past five or six years as an in-house producer at Interscope, the label founded by Jimmy Iovine – and through which he ended up meeting and signing a production deal with the legendary Dr Dre, and an artist deal with Skrillex’s OWSLA to release his own music. These connections became the catalyst for Yogi’s journey across the Atlantic. And it’s these relationships Yogi fostered that’s put him in a position to bring the likes of DRAM and Kid Ink, together with UK acts such as Ray BLK, Lady Leshurr on his debut album, successfully marrying the tone of two of the world’s most iconic cities into one unique, jet-setting sound.
His production credits include some of the best in the game at the moment. Names like Rita Ora, Stormzy, Tinie Tempah, AlunaGeorge, Kid Ink, Professor Green and Santigold, are only a testament to Yogi’s strength as a powerhouse producer and his demand is sure to sky rocket. Yogi produced Wretch 32’s single ‘Traktor’ which came in at No.2 on the UK Official Charts.
Yogi describes his upcoming album as “a driving album” – one built around memories of cruising around London and Los Angeles, the different feelings each place evokes and the tunes he would play along the way. In a nutshell “I wanted to aspire make something like the Chronic 2001 of 2018,” he says, before going on to explain how the album is a marriage between LDN and LA. There’s also one final point he wants to get across – which is that the album is also going to have the kind of bumping tracks that hark back to his days as a DJ and could easily be played in a club. To kick things off there’s the lead single with DRAM and Lady Leshurr and as the lyrics go, if Yogi hasn’t impressed enough with his work already, you best wait until he really starts cakin’. Everything is building to that moment.