Rihanna, DJ Khaled, and Bryson Tiller have been announced as performers at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards later this month.
The trio will perform the single “Wild Thoughts,” which came out this summer and became one of the season’s most played songs.
While no one from the group was nominated for a Grammy this year, the trio will take the stage alongside Cardi B, Bruno Mars, Kesha, SZA, Luis Fonsi, and Daddy Yankee, who will also perform at the ceremony.
(January 18, 2018 – Los Angeles, CA) – Kicking off 2018 with meaning and message, French Montana uncovers the music video for “Famous” on VEVO today. It marks the latest single from his RIAA gold-certified critically acclaimed sophomore album, “JUNGLE RULES” [Coke Boys Music/Bad Boy Entertainment/Epic Records]—available everywhere now.
Directed and shot by the acclaimed Director X and French Montana, the cinematic visual depicts French as he goes home to Morocco. French partnered with Samsung to bring life to the video which explores the magic of the country and nuances of its culture as he introduces an overview of this inspiring landscape. Meanwhile, the simmering beat, slight North African twang, and unshakable chant—“I’ll always love you”—comprise the perfect soundtrack to these real moments in the artist’s life.
It also amplifies awareness of his growing philanthropic efforts across the globe. During the production of “Famous,” he met with dignitaries and politicians in order to further humanitarian change in the country. Right now, he’s diligently working on implementing a social initiative to benefit Morocco similar to his recent success in Uganda.
Joining forces with Sean “Diddy” Combs and The Weeknd, French impressively raised over $500,000 to benefit the Suubi Health Center in the community of Budondo. The Center services a community of over 300,000 people in need. As a result of this donation, the establishment now includes new staff quarters, a birthing house, and a prenatal care clinic, while salaries have been paid!
Moreover, French ignited the start of another project, breaking ground on the brand new Suubi Hospital—details forthcoming. View the Urganda progress in this video and a “thank you” from the women. In a Christmas PSA, Diddy excitedly matches the $100,000 raised with a contribution of his own in time for the holidays. French began his philanthropic journey in March of 2017 in Uganda advocating for child and maternal health. He’s now ready to begin the PanAfrican Movement by going next to his hometown of Casablanca, Morocco working with CARE Morocco to ensure children of Casablanca have access to a quality education and healthcare. His first initiative will be to equip a local school in Morocco with computers, books, teacher training, and an arts program. Morocco is personal to him so he would like his fans to take actions at GlobalCitizen.org to join the movement.
Just last night, French delivered a standout performance of “Famous” on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. He took over the stage with undeniable charisma and charm. Watch it HERE.
Today, he’s on MTV’s TRL, where he’ll personally bring the music video on the show. Be sure to tune in!
“Famous” remains primed to take off. The GRAMMY® Award-nominated multiplatinum rap icon, influencer, and philanthropist set the stage for the success with last year’s blockbuster smash “UNFORGETTABLE” [feat. Swae Lee]. Not only did the track generate over 1 billion worldwide streams, but it also earned a quadruple-platinum certification from the RIAA.
“Famous” ignites 2018 as French’s incredible journey continues in inspiring improvements for healthcare and education for humanity.
“JUNGLE RULES” Tracklisting:
1. Whiskey Eyes feat. Chinx
2. Unforgettable feat. Swae Lee
4. A Lie feat. The Weeknd & Max B
5. Jump feat. Travis Scott
6. Hotel Bathroom
7. Bring Dem Things feat. Pharrell
8. Bag feat. Ziico Niico
9. Migo Montana feat. Quavo
10.No Pressure feat. Future
12.Stop It feat. T.I.
13.Black Out feat. Young Thug
14.She Workin feat. Marc E. Bassy
15.Formula feat. Alkaline
As one of the first most anticipated albums of 2018, the record immediately captured #1 on the iTunes Overall Top Albums and Top Pop Albums charts. It’s held the top spot on both respective charts since becoming live at midnight last night and continues going strong. Around the world, it has peaked at #1 on iTunes in 96 countries thus far, speaking to her presence as an international force everywhere.
Among its blockbuster tracklisting, the record includes the RIAA double-platinum smash “Havana” [feat. Young Thug]. “Havana” recently crossed 765 cumulative streams and counting fast approaching the billion mark. Making history, the song achieved “the longest run at #1 on Top 40 Radio by a female artist in five years” in addition to occupying the #2 position on the Billboard Hot 100 for six weeks and the top three for ten weeks. Having spent 5 weeks at #1 – “Havana” is also the “longest running female #1 single in the UK since Adele’s ‘Someone Like You’ in 2011.” Globally, she stands out as the “most-streamed female artist on Spotify” and “2nd most-streamed artist on Spotify” in addition to becoming the “first female artist to achieve over 40 million monthly listeners.”
The new single, “Never Be The Same” officially impacted radio this week and instantly soared to #29. She debuted the song with a powerhouse performance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Wednesday.
Her television takeover continued with an appearance on MTV’s TRL yesterday, along with Good Morning America this morning, a couch interview on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon this evening and she will perform on Ellen, Wednesday, January 17th.
Right out of the gate, the record has garnered widespread critical acclaim. Entertainment Weekly raved, “Camila is defiantly her own pop star on debut album,” and USA Today praised how, “Camila is a vibrant blend of sounds and styles.” In a 4-out-of-5 star review, The Times London applauded its unpredictability—“Like the hit that made her name, it is rather unexpected.” The New York Times dubbed her “an avatar for young girls on the cusp of steeper emotional terrain,” and NME called the collection “a strong and surprisingly confident impression.” Stereogum predicted, “The groundwork is laid for Camila to be a blockbuster success,” while Billboard put it best, “Cabello has vocally, lyrically and impressively established that she was always meant to be simply Camila.”
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.
(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.