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One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson Signs With Epic Records

Call it fifth and final: One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson has landed at Epic Records, joining a roster that includes DJ […]

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One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson Signs With Epic Records

Call it fifth and final: One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson has landed at Epic Records, joining a roster that includes DJ Khaled, Fifth Harmony, and French Montana. The singer’s deal comes via Simon Cowell’s Syco Records, which, like Epic, falls under the Sony Music umbrella.

Fellow 1D members Harry Styles and Zayn Malik are also signed to Sony — Columbia Records and RCA Records, respectively — while Niall Horan and Liam Payne are Universal Music Group artists (Capitol and Republic, respectively). It had previously been reported that Tomlinson would end up at RCA, but when Epic Records president Sylvia Rhone heard Tomlinson’s music — in particular the song “Back To You” featuring Bebe Rexha — she campaigned for the project.

Now, Rhone tells Variety, “We are beyond delighted to have Louis Tomlinson as an artist,” adding that his new music “is the perfect bridge from his past to his future, and we are just as excited as the fans to experience his journey and growth.”

“Back To You” is slated for release on July 21. Earlier this year, Tomlinson was featured on the Steve Aoki track “Just Hold On.”

One Direction is the rare boy band to have launched successful solo careers for multiple members. Styles, who stars in the Christopher Nolan film “Dunkirk,” hitting theaters July 21, released a critically acclaimed debut in May; Horan saw his understated “This Town” reach No. 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 in January, and now has “Slow Hands” climbing; Liam Payne’s “Strip That Down” is No. 23 on the Buzz Angle Top Songs chart; and Malik reached No. 1 on the Hot 100 in Feb. 2016 with “Pillowtalk,” and his collaboration with Taylor Swift, “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever,” peaked at No. 10 in March.

Epic has also seen an impressive string of radio hits in recent weeks, with Khaled currently occupying two spots in the Top 5 — “I’m the One,” (feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, & Lil Wayne), and “Wild Thoughts” featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller — and French Montana exploding with “Unforgettable” (feat. Swae Lee).

FULL story via VARIETY HERE!

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DJ Khaled Spends Second Week at No. 1 on Billboard Top 200!

DJ Khaled’s Grateful notches a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart — it is the […]

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DJ Khaled Spends Second Week at No. 1 on Billboard Top 200!

DJ Khaled’s Grateful notches a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart — it is the first album to spend more than one week at No. 1 in two months. In the week ending July 6, Grateful earned 70,000 equivalent album units (down 53 percent), according to Nielsen Music. Traditional album sales comprised 16,000 (down 68 percent) of that sum.

DJ Khaled’s Grateful finished its second week stronger than expected, as some industry forecasters had suggested the album would earn around 60,000 units for the week. The album continues to be supported largely by streams, as it tallied 42,000 SEA units — down 48 percent — equaling 63.4 million on-demand audio streams for the album’s songs. Grateful also earned 12,000 TEA units for the week (down 36 percent). Read the full article via BILLBOARD HERE

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21 SAVAGE RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM ISSA ALBUM EVERYWHERE TODAY

(Los Angeles, CA – July 7, 2017) After nearly a year of anticipation, multiplatinum-certified rapper, artist, and visionary 21 Savage […]

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21 SAVAGE RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM ISSA ALBUM EVERYWHERE TODAY

(Los Angeles, CA – July 7, 2017) After nearly a year of anticipation, multiplatinum-certified rapper, artist, and visionary 21 Savage releases his full-length major label debut album, Issa Album [Epic Records], everywhere today. Get it HERE. Upon going live, he immediately invaded multiple charts, seizing #1 on Apple Music Hip-Hop/Rap Charts & #2 on Apple Music Overall Albums Chart. The 21 takeover has just begun…

A mixture of trap-gone-slasher production and sharp lyrical murder, he delivers 14 real, raging, and raw anthems infused with timeless melodic prowess. Among eight tracks produced by frequent collaborator and studio icon Metro Boomin [Drake, Future], the opener “Famous” sets the tone with a violently catchy refrain and menacing soundscape. Meanwhile, 21 steps behind the board on the priceless “Bank Account,” while “Baby Girl” and the DJ Mustard-produced “FaceTime” flaunt some of his biggest hooks to date. It’s one brilliant and brutal banger after another. Issa classic…

Continuing a tradition of eye-popping visuals to match his game-changing sound, 21 teamed up with popular artist @Somehoodlum for the animated cover art. Moreover, he worked with Spotify on an innovative digital assault, including this immersive official website ISSAWEBSITE. Check it out HERE. The website evinces his cultural infiltration. It literally welcomes listeners into 21’s unique and undeniable world with the term ISSA as a gateway. Taken from an interview that spawned countless memes when he spoke on his face tattoo “ISSA (it’s a) knife”, the word is now forever embedded in the pop culture lexicon and emblematic of his influence. ISSA has become a linguistic phenomenon. Rihanna, Trey Songz, and even Pizza Hut have taken to using the term. Webster, where you at? When can the man get some credit in the dictionary? See his tweet!

In addition, the new web site links to 21’s official merch website! Every purchase of any item includes a digital download of ISSA. Check it out HERE!

21 also stars in the “The Year 2100” cartoon series. “WeBuyGold” Parts 1 & 2 are available for viewing HERE.

Next up, he appears on Genius for an in-depth interview about Issa Album July 12 before descending upon Chicago August 5 for what promises to be a standout Lollapalooza performance.

21 and ISSA have arrived.

Tearing through the game with tenacity, 21 Savage carved his own path to the top of 21st century hip-hop last year. Following a series of 2015 fan favorite mixtapes such as The Slaughter Tape and Slaughter King, he sent shockwaves through rap with the Savage Mode collaborative EP alongside super producer Metro Boomin. Not only did the project earn an RIAA gold certification, but it spawned the double-platinum “X” [feat. Future] and platinum “No Heart.” In between supporting Young Thug on tour and selling out his own headliner, 21 uncorked the platinum “Red Opps.” Now, he changes the game with ISSA.

TRACKLISTING
1. “Famous” [prod. by Metro Boomin]
2. “Bank Account” [prod. by 21 Savage]
3. “Close My Eyes” [prod. by Metro Boomin]
4. “Bad Business” [prod. by Southside]
5. “Baby Girl” [prod. by Pierre Bourne]
6. “Thug Life” [prod. by Metro Boomin]
7. “FaceTime” [prod. by DJ Mustard]
8. “Nothin New” [prod. by Metro Boomin]
9. “Numb” [prod. by Metro Boomin]
10. “Dead People” [prod. by Southside]
11. “Money Convo” [prod. Metro Boomin]
12. “Special” [prod. by Wheezy]
13. “Whole Lot” [prod. by Metro Boomin]
14. “7 Min Freestyle” [prod. by Metro Boomin]

LISTEN & BUY “ISSA ALBUM”
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/IssaAlbum
Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/IssaAlbum_AM
Spotify: http://smarturl.it/IssaAlbum_Sptfy
Google Play: http://smarturl.it/IssaAlbum_GP
Amazon Digital: http://smarturl.it/IssaAlbum_Dig
Deezer: http://smarturl.it/IssaAlbum_Dzr
Soundcloud: http://smarturl.it/IssaAlbum_SC
Tidal: http://smarturl.it/IssaAlbum_Tidal

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DJ KHALED’S GRATEFUL BOWS AT #1 ON THE BILLBOARD TOP 200

(Los Angeles, CA – July 5, 2017) Taking the crown yet again, GRAMMY® nominated, multi-platinum artist, producer, entrepreneur, author, and […]

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DJ KHALED’S GRATEFUL BOWS AT #1 ON THE BILLBOARD TOP 200

(Los Angeles, CA – July 5, 2017) Taking the crown yet again, GRAMMY® nominated, multi-platinum artist, producer, entrepreneur, author, and music guru DJ Khaled bows at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 with his tenth full-length offering, GRATEFUL [We The Best Music Group/Epic Records].

Get the album HERE!

Achieving 149,127 equivalent sales in total activity, this notably marks his biggest first-week at #1 Overall and #1 Hip-Hop, his second consecutive debut at the top of the chart in under twelve months’ time, and his seventh Top 10 entry overall since 2008.

It’s been an unbelievable journey to this milestone. Khaled took the first step on the road to GRATEFUL with his high-profile GRAMMY® press conference where he announced the impending release. That five-month journey culminates now as he clinched #1. Note, this is also his first #1 with infant son Asahd Tuck Khaled its Executive Producer.

Kicking off release week, he ignited the BET Awards with an unforgettable performance and starred in a hilarious Daily Show skit with Trevor Noah followed by a packed in-store at Urban Outfitters’ Space 15 Twenty the day the album dropped, and finally an appearance on ABC’s The Chew too. Watch it HERE!

Meanwhile, Apple Music, Spotify and Tidal dedicated widespread support on and off platforms. . Congrats to DJ Khaled, Asahd, We The Best, Roc Nation and Epic, for a #1 album yet again on the Billboard Top 200!

Sylvia Rhone, President of Epic Records states, “Grateful marks an incredible time in music as DJ Khaled continues to set the bar for creative excellence. His passion and work ethic are unparalleled and the impact that he has on culture is reflected as he claims the number 1 spot.”

Meanwhile, GRATEFUL has been a mainstay on multiple online charts. It’s consistently held #1 on Apple Music Overall and Hip-Hop/Rap. Moreover, the latest single “Wild Thoughts” [feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller] has taken off! Not only it a multi-format smash, but it surpassed 68 million Spotify streams in less than a month and moved to #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. Meanwhile, the platinum-certified “I’m The One” [feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper, & Lil Wayne] holds the #2 spot, giving Khaled two of the top three songs in the country!

Moreover, it has received mass critical praise. Entertainment Weekly wrote, “Khaled’s ability to summon music’s Avengers remains unrivaled,” and Rolling Stone affirmed, “Grateful has a guest list stronger than most award shows.”

Khaled introduced Grateful with one of music’s hottest hit streaks in recent memory. “I’m The One” became his first #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and achieved RIAA platinum status in less than six weeks and also landed #1 in United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand! Meanwhile, “Shining” [feat. BEYONCÉ & JAY-Z] simultaneously pinned down #1 at Urban and Rhythm Radio. “Wild Thoughts” stood out as the #1 Most Added at Top 40, Urban, and Rhythm upon impact, and it’s replicating the same crossover success of its predecessors and then some. Check out the full Grateful all-star tracklisting below.

At a closer look, you might find a subtle theme at the heart of Grateful. It released June 23, its executive producer and Asahd was born October 23, it boasts 23 tracks, and he just dropped a collaboration with the most famous 23 of all—Jordan. It’s a number with history behind it. That history expanded with Grateful.

The keys to the kingdom belong to Khaled and Asahd— the youngest album executive producer in history. It’s a year to be Grateful.

1. (Intro) I’m so Grateful – DJ Khaled feat. Sizzla
2. Shining – DJ Khaled feat. Beyoncé & JAY-Z
3. To the Max – DJ Khaled feat. Drake
4. Wild Thoughts – DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller
5. I’m the One – DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne
6. On Everything – DJ Khaled feat. Travis Scott, Rick Ross & Big Sean
7. It’s Secured – DJ Khaled feat. Nas & Travis Scott
8. Interlude (Hallelujah) – Betty Wright
9. Nobody Knows – DJ Khaled feat. Alicia Keys & Nicki Minaj
10. I Love You so Much – DJ Khaled feat. Chance the Rapper
11. Don’t Quit – DJ Khaled & Calvin Harris feat. Travis Scott & Jeremih
12. I Can’t Even Lie – DJ Khaled feat. Future & Nicki Minaj
13. Down for Life – DJ Khaled feat. PARTYNEXTDOOR, Future, Travis Scott, Rick Ross & Kodak Black
14. Major Bag Alert – DJ Khaled feat. Migos
15. Good Man – DJ Khaled feat. Pusha T & Jadakiss
16. Billy Ocean – DJ Khaled feat. Fat Joe & Raekwon
17. Pull a Caper – DJ Khaled feat. Kodak Black, Gucci Mane & Rick Ross
18. That Range Rover Came With Steps – DJ Khaled feat. Future & Yo Gotti
19. Iced Out My Arms – DJ Khaled feat. Future, Migos, 21 Savage & T.I.
20. Whatever – DJ Khaled feat. Future, Young Thug, Rick Ross & 2 Chainz
21. Interlude – Belly
22. Unchanging Love – Mavado
23. Asahd Talk (Thank You Asahd) – Asahd Khaled

Executive Produced by: ASAHD TUCK KHALED

LISTEN TO “GRATEFUL”
iTunes
http://smarturl.it/GRATEFUL_iTunes
Apple Music
http://smarturl.it/GRATEFUL_AM
Spotify
http://smarturl.it/GRATEFUL_Sptfy
Google Play
http://smarturl.it/GRATEFUL_GP
Amazon Digital
http://smarturl.it/GRATEFUL_Dig
Amazon Physical
http://smarturl.it/GRATEFUL_Amzn
Best Buy
http://smarturl.it/GRATEFUL_BBY
Target
http://smarturl.it/GRATEFUL_Target
Deezer
http://smarturl.it/GRATEFUL_Dzr
Soundcloud
http://smarturl.it/GRATEFUL_SC
Tidal
http://smarturl.it/GRATEFUL_Tidal
FYE
http://smarturl.it/GRATEFUL_FYE
Walmart
http://smarturl.it/GRATEFUL_Walmart
Barnes & Noble
http://smarturl.it/GRATEFUL_BN

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Snapchat: DJKhaled305

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FRENCH MONTANA ANNOUNCES ANXIOUSLY AWAITED ALBUM “JUNGLE RULES” OUT JULY 14

(June 26, 2017 – Los Angeles,CA) – Red hot off a seismic BET Awards performance yesterday, French Montana shares the […]

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FRENCH MONTANA ANNOUNCES ANXIOUSLY AWAITED ALBUM “JUNGLE RULES” OUT JULY 14

(June 26, 2017 – Los Angeles,CA) – Red hot off a seismic BET Awards performance yesterday, French Montana shares the details for his highly anticipated second full-length album, “JUNGLE RULES” [Coke Boys Music/Bad Boy Entertainment/Epic Records]—arriving July 14, 2017. The GRAMMY® Award-nominated multiplatinum rap icon, influencer, and philanthropist excitedly uncovers the album cover. After first mentioning the big news at the end of his set, he immediately began trending all over social media!

The worldwide smash “Unforgettable” [feat. Swae Lee] not only stands out as a global phenomenon, but it also sets the tone for the new album as a whole. Between a heavenly hook from Swae Lee, he delivers confessional verses over an unpredictable tribal electro beat. Already his fastest Top 40 riser, the track just received an official RIAA platinum certification and has clocked over 158 million Spotify streams and 101 million YouTube/VEVO views after only 2 months since release.

Last night, he offered up a landmark performance of “Unforgettable.” After collaborating with YouTube sensation Uganda’s Triplets Ghetto Kids on the song’s video, he surprised the kids by flying them out to Los Angeles. He made their dreams come true introducing them to America and inviting them to accompany him during an historic show at the BET Awards. It brought the audience to its feet. Watch it HERE.

Earlier this month, French screened his riveting documentary Project: Unforgettable — “My Project, Their Reality” in front of tastemakers in New York. The heartfelt visual follows him to Uganda. He returns to the continent of his birth to track down YouTube Triplets Ghetto Kids after finding fascination in their videos. Along the way, he awakens with inspiration, witnessing the culture firsthand and undergoing a transformative experience that went on to define the album and yield the music video for “Unforgettable.” It’s as powerful as it is poignant.

Describing the documentary, Billboard put it best claiming, “His level of motivation is back at an all-time high.” The full length documentary will be released the week “JUNGLE RUGLES” arrives.

French is with his biggest, boldest, and best work to date. Moreover, he’ll be taking this new music on the road, announcing a series of international headline gigs and dates supporting The Weeknd on the Starboy Tour. Check out the full itinerary below.

Get ready for more from French Montana and his most unforgettable phase yet.

TOUR DATES:
6/29 Johannesburg, South Africa Taboo Nightclub
6/30 Durban, South Africa Vodacome Durban
7/1 Tilburg & Rotterdam, Netherlands Wooha! Festival & Club Blu
7/5 Zamardi, Hungary Balaton Sound Festival
7/6 Portimao, Portugal Blanco Beach Club
7/7 Paris, France Gotha Club
7/8 Casablanca, Morocco Casablanca Festival
7/9 Marrakesh, Morocco
7/11 Novalja, Croatia Fresh Island Festival
7/13 Dour, Belgium Dour Festival
7/15 Tenerife, Spain Cubik Club
7/16 Marbella, Spain Cavalli Club
8/19 Orpund, Switzerland Royal Arena Festival
8/25 Ibiza, Spain Tine Tempah Disturbing Ibiza
8/26 Cologne, Germany Hype Festival

STARBOY WORLD TOUR DATES:
9/9 Toronto, Ontario Air Canada Centre
10/2 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place
10/5 Vancouver, BC Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
10/17 Houston, TX
10/19 San Antonio, TX
11/29 Auckland, NZ
12/2 Sydney, AU Qudos Bank Arena
12/6 Brisbane, AU Entertainment Center
12/8 Melbourne, AU Rod Laver Arena
12/11 Adelaide, AU Entertainment Center
12/14 Perth, AU Perth Arena

For up to date information regarding French Montana, please visit:
http://www.frenchmontanamusic.com
http://twitter.com/frenchmontana
http://www.facebook.com/FrenchMontanaOfficial/
http://www.instagram.com/frenchmontana/
http://www.youtube.com/user/FrenchMontanaVEVO

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NYC DUO SECRET WEAPONS RETURN WITH NEW SINGLE “GHOST”

LOS ANGELES, CA – June 23, 2017 – Critically acclaimed Brooklyn duo SECRET WEAPONS share their new single “Ghost” today. […]

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NYC DUO SECRET WEAPONS RETURN WITH NEW SINGLE “GHOST”

LOS ANGELES, CA – June 23, 2017 – Critically acclaimed Brooklyn duo SECRET WEAPONS share their new single “Ghost” today. The song is the first release from the group’s anxiously awaited full-length debut, As The Setting Sun Comes Crashing Down On Me [Epic Records]—coming soon.

Get “Ghost” HERE.

Once again, the twosome—Gerry Lange and Dan Rocco—strike a delicate balance between alternative energy and subtle pop melodies on the elegantly hypnotic track. It’s the perfect mix of artful production and entrancing vocals. To put it simply, “Ghost” haunts in the best way possible. In addition, the boys premiered the official music video this morning with Nylon. You can watch the cinematic visual HERE.

Right out of the gate, the song has earned early kudos from Earmilk who wrote, “This track is sultry, elusive and most certainly a groovy new addition to that summer playlist,” while Nylon added, “The tune has the infectious sounds of a saxophone, with a ridiculously catchy chorus reminiscent of a tune off of something from Michael Jackson’s Thriller.”

“Ghost” offers a formal introduction to As The Setting Sun Comes Crashing Down On Me, arriving later this year. Be on the lookout for more soon!

The duo’s debut single “Something New” peaked at #1 on Hype Machine and garnered praise from Billboard and Elvis Duran who dubbed them “Artist of the Month.” Meanwhile, they performed the song on NBC’s the Today Show with Kathie Lee & Hoda and went on to support Panic! At The Disco, Fall Out Boy, and Weezer on the road. To date, the track has amassed over 4.1 million Spotify streams and counting. Following the release of their self-titled Secret Weapons EP, the guys hunkered down and began work on what would become their debut album—out soon!

For more info on Secret Weapons, visit:
http://www.secretweaponsofficial.com/
https://www.facebook.com/secretweaponsofficial/
http://www.instagram.com/secretweaponsofficial
https://soundcloud.com/secretweaponsofficial
http://twitter.com/secretweapons

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DJ KHALED RELEASES BLOCKBUSTER NEW ALBUM GRATEFUL TODAY

(Los Angeles, CA – June 23, 2017) After months of undeniable anthems and making history, GRAMMY® nominated, multi-platinum artist, producer, […]

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DJ KHALED RELEASES BLOCKBUSTER NEW ALBUM GRATEFUL TODAY

(Los Angeles, CA – June 23, 2017) After months of undeniable anthems and making history, GRAMMY® nominated, multi-platinum artist, producer, entrepreneur, author, and music guru DJ Khaled finally unleashes his brand new tenth studio album, GRATEFUL [We The Best Music Group/Epic Records], in stores and at all digital retailers today. Upon going live, it seized #1 on Apple Music Overall and Hip-Hop/Rap. It’s pacing to be his second consecutive #1 debut on the Billboard Top 200 next week!

Poised to bring down the house yet again, Khaled takes the stage at the 2017 BET Awards this Sunday June 25, which promises to be one of the night’s most talked-about performances. Be sure to tune in for all kinds of surprises like only he can muster. His television conquest doesn’t relent. On Friday June 30, he will appear on top-rated ABC cooking program, The Chew, which will be a must see!

To celebrate the release of Grateful, Khaled hosts a meet-n-greet at Urban Outfitters in Hollywood, CA today 4pm-6pm at Space Twenty15. If you’re in L.A., don’t miss it!

Partnering with another icon who only wins namely Michael Jordan, he also released the DJ Khaled Air Jordan 3 “Grateful” Sneaker last week. A sought-after gem for sneakerheads coast to coast, that’s already declared a “collector’s item.”

Check it out HERE.

Khaled introduced Grateful with one of music’s hottest hit streaks in recent memory. “I’m The One” [feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper, & Lil Wayne] became his first #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and achieved RIAA platinum status in less than six weeks and also landed #1 in United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand! Meanwhile, Shining” [feat. BEYONCÉ & JAY Z] simultaneously pinned down #1 at Urban and Rhythm Radio. The latest single “Wild Thoughts” [feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller] stands out as the #1 Most Added at Top 40, Urban, and Rhythm this week, and it’s on track to replicate the success of its predecessors and then some. Check out the full Grateful all-star tracklisting below.

At a closer look, you might find a subtle theme at the heart of Grateful. It releases June 23, its executive producer and Khaled’s infant son Asahd Tuck Khaled was born October 23, it boasts 23 tracks, and he just dropped a collaboration with the most famous 23 of all—Jordan. It’s a number with history behind it. That history expands today with the arrival of Grateful.

It’s Grateful season, and 2017 belongs to Khaled and his son, Asahd, who at 6-months old is the youngest album executive producer in history.

1. (Intro) I’m so Grateful – DJ Khaled feat. Sizzla
2. Shining – DJ Khaled feat. Beyoncé & JAY Z
3. To the Max – DJ Khaled feat. Drake
4. Wild Thoughts – DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller
5. I’m the One – DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne
6. On Everything – DJ Khaled feat. Travis Scott, Rick Ross & Big Sean
7. It’s Secured – DJ Khaled feat. Nas & Travis Scott
8. Interlude (Hallelujah) – Betty Wright
9. Nobody Knows – DJ Khaled feat. Alicia Keys & Nicki Minaj
10. I Love You so Much – DJ Khaled feat. Chance the Rapper
11. Don’t Quit – DJ Khaled & Calvin Harris feat. Travis Scott & Jeremih
12. I Can’t Even Lie – DJ Khaled feat. Future & Nicki Minaj
13. Down for Life – DJ Khaled feat. PARTYNEXTDOOR, Future, Travis Scott, Rick Ross & Kodak Black
14. Major Bag Alert – DJ Khaled feat. Migos
15. Good Man – DJ Khaled feat. Pusha T & Jadakiss
16. Billy Ocean – DJ Khaled feat. Fat Joe & Raekwon
17. Pull a Caper – DJ Khaled feat. Kodak Black, Gucci Mane & Rick Ross
18. That Range Rover Came With Steps – DJ Khaled feat. Future & Yo Gotti
19. Iced Out My Arms – DJ Khaled feat. Future, Migos, 21 Savage & T.I.
20. Whatever – DJ Khaled feat. Future, Young Thug, Rick Ross & 2 Chainz
21. Interlude – Belly
22. Unchanging Love – Mavado
Asahd Talk (Thank You Asahd) – Asahd Khaled

Executive Produced by: ASAHD TUCK KHALED

LISTEN TO “GRATEFUL”
iTunes
http://smarturl.it/GRATEFUL_iTunes
Apple Music
http://smarturl.it/GRATEFUL_AM
Spotify
http://smarturl.it/GRATEFUL_Sptfy
Google Play
http://smarturl.it/GRATEFUL_GP
Amazon Digital
http://smarturl.it/GRATEFUL_Dig
Amazon Physical
http://smarturl.it/GRATEFUL_Amzn
Best Buy
http://smarturl.it/GRATEFUL_BBY
Target
http://smarturl.it/GRATEFUL_Target
Deezer
http://smarturl.it/GRATEFUL_Dzr
Soundcloud
http://smarturl.it/GRATEFUL_SC
Tidal
http://smarturl.it/GRATEFUL_Tidal
FYE
http://smarturl.it/GRATEFUL_FYE
Walmart
http://smarturl.it/GRATEFUL_Walmart
Barnes & Noble
http://smarturl.it/GRATEFUL_BN

FOLLOW DJ KHALED:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/djkhaled
Twitter: https://twitter.com/djkhaled
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Snapchat: DJKhaled305

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FUTURE ANNOUNCES THE FUTURE HNDRXX TOUR

(June 21, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA) Following the runaway success of the Nobody Safe Tour’s across North America this […]

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FUTURE ANNOUNCES THE FUTURE HNDRXX TOUR

(June 21, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA) Following the runaway success of the Nobody Safe Tour’s across North America this spring, Future unveils the second leg of his 2017 touring, The Future Hndrxx Tour. This time around, the multiplatinum, record-setting hip-hop innovator and prolific cultural force touches down everywhere from Lisbon and Toronto to Mozambique and Tanzania before returning stateside for yet another U.S. run of dates and finally taking over Australia and Europe this fall.
This marathon of touring begins with a high-profile headlining slot at Summerfest in Milwaukee, WI July 8 prior to heading overseas to Portugal. After his very first-ever African dates July 21-22, he commences the tour’s next stateside leg August 13 at Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, FL. Along the way, Future lights up the main stages of Meadows Music Festival in Queens September 16 and Music Midtown Festival in Atlanta September 17. Tickets go on-sale for U.S. shows Friday June 23.
Following a week down under in Australia September 23-October 1, Future sets his sights on Europe starting October 10 in Norway before rolling through Sweden, Germany, France and more – culminating in headline date at London’s O2 Arena in the UK. Tickets for most European dates will be on-sale starting Friday June 23 at 10am local time. Tickets for Stockholm go on-sale Monday June 26 at 9am local time.His live prowess has been well-documented throughout the year as the Nobody Safe Tour garnered raves.
The New York Times wrote, “Future has been one of the most reliable hitmakers of the decade, so even when he was pinballing between moods, he was delivering thrills.”
Next up, Future hits the stage at the BET Awards this Sunday June 25 for what promises to be yet another standout performance. Be sure to tune in!
2017 stands primed to be his biggest year yet. Future launched his brand new show FREEBANDZ Radio on Beats 1, Apple Music’s global radio station co-hosted by Future and DJ Esco. He scored two #1 albums on the Billboard Top 200 with FUTURE and Hndrxx, graced the cover of Billboard and performed on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. He headlined the summer’s biggest tour, the Nobody Safe Tour and now gears up for the The Future Hndrxx Tour.

TOUR DATES:
7/8 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest
7/14 – Lisbon, Portugal – Super Bock Super Rock
7/21 – Maputo, Mozambique – Adil Water Park
7/22 – Dar es Salaam, Tanzania – Leaders Club
8/5 – Toronto, ON – Veld Music Festival
8/13 – West Palm Beach, FL – Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
8/14 – Tampa, FL – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater
8/16 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place
8/18 – Birmingham, AL – Legacy Arena at BJCC
8/19 – Charlottesville, VA – John Paul Jones Arena
8/20 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
8/21 – Baltimore, MD – Royal Farms Arena
8/23 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
8/24 – Atlantic City, NJ – Boardwalk Hall
8/26 – Syracuse, NY – Lakeview Amphitheater
8/27 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
9/16 – Queens, NY – The Meadows Music & Arts Festival
9/17 – Atlanta, GA – Music Midtown
9/23 – Melbourne, AUS – Listen Out Melbourne
9/24 – Perth, AUS – Listen Out Perth
9/28 – Auckland, NZ – Spark Arena
9/30 – Sydney, AUS – Listen out Sydney
10/1 – Brisbane, AUS – Listen Out Brisbane
10/10 – Trondheim, Norway- UKA-17
10/11 – Stockholm, Sweden – Hovet
10/12 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Valby-Hallen
10/13 – Berlin, Germany – Columbiahalle
10/15 – Cologne, Germany – Palladium
10/16 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – AFAS Live
10/17 – Paris, France – Zenith
10/18 – Frankfurt, Germany – Jahrhunderthalle
10/20 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Academy
10/22 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy Birmingham
10/23 – London, UK – The O2 Arena

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED:
6/22/17 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (Migos, Tory Lanez, A$AP Ferg, Zoey Dollaz)
6/23/17 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheatre (Young Thug, Tory Lanez, A$AP Ferg, Zoey Dollaz)
6/24/17 – Dallas, TX – Starplex Pavilion (Tory Lanez, A$AP Ferg, Zoey Dollaz)
6/27/17 – San Diego, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre* (Migos, A$AP Ferg, Zoey Dollaz)
6/28/17 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion (Migos, A$AP Ferg, Zoey Dollaz)
6/29/17 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheatre (Migos, A$AP Ferg, Zoey Dollaz)
6/30/17 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena (Migos, Tory Lanez, A$AP Ferg, Zoey Dollaz)

For up to date information regarding Future, please visit:
http://www.futurefreebandz.com/
www.twitter.com/1future
www.facebook.com/futureofficial
www.instagram.com/future
https://www.youtube.com/user/FutureVEVO

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BIG BOI RELEASES NEW ALBUM BOOMIVERSE TODAY

(June 16, 2017 –Los Angeles, CA) Today, seven-time GRAMMY® Award-winning, RIAA diamond-certified hip-hop luminary, producer, and member of OutKast—Big Boi—unleashes […]

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BIG BOI RELEASES NEW ALBUM BOOMIVERSE TODAY

(June 16, 2017 –Los Angeles, CA) Today, seven-time GRAMMY® Award-winning, RIAA diamond-certified hip-hop luminary, producer, and member of OutKast—Big Boi—unleashes his anxiously awaited third full-length solo album and first release for Epic Records, BOOMIVERSE, in stores and at all digital retailers. Get it HERE. Upon going live, the album quickly staked out a spot in the Top 10 of iTunes Overall Top Albums Chart and Top 5 on the Hip-Hop/Rap Albums Chart.

One of 2017’s most anticipated releases, BOOMIVERSE boasts a powerhouse track listing of future classics. Like a big bang, the single “Mic Jack” opened up this new galaxy for the Atlanta trailblazer. Big Boi turned up on The Voice to perform the song alongside Levine in addition to taking the stage at The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon for another incendiary performance. Meanwhile, it’s already cracked 2.1 million Spotify streams. A hip-hop showdown of epic proportions, “Kill Jill” [feat. Killer Mike & Jeezy] just surpassed 8.3 million Spotify streams and showcases Daddy Fat Sax in top form lyrically.
In addition “Chocolate” [feat. Troze] premiered with Zane Lowe as the Beats 1 World Record, the album also includes the recently uncovered “In The South” [feat. Gucci Mane & Pimp C]—which unites three of the South’s most influential voices on a true banger.

Check out the full track listing below!

Right out of the gate, the record immediately enthralled critics and tastemakers. Praise has come from Clash and more.

Blast off to BOOMIVERSE with Big Boi now!

One of history’s tightest and most clever rhyme mavericks, Big Boi’s indelible influence courses throughout two generations of rap music. As one-half of OutKast, he achieved seven GRAMMY® Awards, sold 25 million records, and created a string of music’s most influential work, including Aquemini, Stankonia, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, and Speakerboxxx/The Love Below—which went RIAA Diamond making OutKast the first and only hip-hop artist in history to win the GRAMMY® for ‘Album of the Year.’ Big Boi’s 2010 solo debut, Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty, bowed at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 and received unanimous critical acclaim with Pitchfork proclaiming it one of the “100 Best Albums of the Decade ‘So Far'” and topping year-end lists from Time, Paste, Vibe, and more.

His 2012 follow-up Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors enamored tastemakers and fans alike and boasted collaborations with A$AP Rocky, Killer Mike, Kid Cudi, and more. In 2015, Big Boi collaborated with Phantogram to create supergroup Big Grams. Their debut self-titled album was released to critical and fan delight.

TRACKLISTING:

1. “Da Next Day”
2. “Kill Jill” Feat. Killer Mike and Jeezy
3. “Mic Jack” Feat. Adam Levine
4. “In the South” Feat. Gucci Mane and Pimp C
5. “Order of Operations”
6. “All Night”
7. “Get Wit It” Feat. Snoop Dogg
8. “Overthunk”
9. “Chocolate” Feat. Troze
10. “Made Man” Feat. Killer Mike and Kurupt
11. “Freakanomics” Feat. Sleepy Brown
12. “Follow Deez” Feat. Curren$y and Killer Mike

LISTEN & BUY “BOOMITRACKLISTING:

iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon Digital, Deezer, Soundcloud, Tidal,

Amazon Physical, Best Buy, Target, FYE, Urban Outfitters, Newbury Comics

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TRANSVIOLET RELEASE NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO “KALEIDOSCOPES” FEATURING REO CRAGUN

(June 9, 2017 — Los Angeles, CA) — Today, Transviolet unveil their brand new single “Kaleidoscopes” [feat. Reo Cragun] via […]

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TRANSVIOLET RELEASE NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO “KALEIDOSCOPES” FEATURING REO CRAGUN

(June 9, 2017 — Los Angeles, CA) — Today, Transviolet unveil their brand new single “Kaleidoscopes” [feat. Reo Cragun] via Epic Records. Listen HERE. The song introduces the group’s forthcoming second EP, Kaleidoscopes—arriving very soon.

In addition, the critically acclaimed Los Angeles alternative pop quartet premiere the music video for “Kaleidoscopes” on VEVO. Powered by finger snaps, lush instrumentation, and an irresistible hook, the clip comes to life with idyllic and iridescent set pieces and palpable chemistry between the band and R&B crooner Reo Cragun. Watch it HERE!

“Kaleidoscopes” follows up last year’s singles “Future” and “L.A. Love,” which notched 2.4 million-plus streams and The Fader described as “the kind of perfect electro-pop that melts in your ears.” Throughout 2016, Transviolet toured with LANY and captivated crowds at Firefly, Governors Ball, SXSW, and beyond. Meanwhile, they garnered widespread acclaim from i-D, Nylon, Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, Noisey, and many more in addition to earning high-profile fans such as Katy Perry, Harry Styles, Ellie Goulding, and Twin Shadow. Their self-titled 2015 EP yielded three hits—“Girls Your Age” (11 million streams), “New Bohemia” (5.4 million streams), and “Bloodstream” (4.1 million streams). Hunkering down in the studio, they’ve spent most of 2017 quietly creating this latest body of work.

Get ready to experience Kaleidoscopes and Transviolet this summer.

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Listen to “Kaleidoscopes”:
Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/Kaleidoscopes_AM
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/Kaleidoscopes
Spotify: http://smarturl.it/Kaleidoscopes_Sptfy

Find Transviolet at:
http://www.transviolet.com/
https://www.instagram.com/transviolet/?hl=en
https://www.facebook.com/Transviolet/
https://twitter.com/transvioletband?lang=en
https://www.vevo.com/artist/transviolet
https://soundcloud.com/transviolet

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JESSIE JAMES DECKER TO RELEASE LIVE EP — BLACKBIRD SESSIONS – ON JUNE 9

(June 6, 2017 –Los Angeles, CA) Epic Records (Sony) singer/songwriter JESSIE JAMES DECKER is laying it out live with the […]

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JESSIE JAMES DECKER TO RELEASE LIVE EP — BLACKBIRD SESSIONS – ON JUNE 9

(June 6, 2017 –Los Angeles, CA) Epic Records (Sony) singer/songwriter JESSIE JAMES DECKER is laying it out live with the release of her Blackbird Sessions EP this Friday, June 9. Recorded at the illustrious Blackbird Studios (Nashville) owned by John and Martina McBride, Blackbird Sessions features live versions of several of Jessie’s favorite songs. The 5-track project includes covers ranging from Keith Urban’s “Blue Ain’t Your Color” to Rihanna’s “Love On The Brain” along with a stripped rendition of “Girl On The Coast” from her recently released EP, Gold.

Country music superstars Keith Urban and Shania Twain both took to twitter to praise the “sultry” (Nash Country Daily) singer’s cover of their iconic songs.

Jessie will offer up several live appearances and performances at CMA Music Festival in Nashville, TN over the coming days leading up to the release of Blackbird Sessions.

Blackbird Sessions is the follow up to GOLD, which gave Jessie her highest first week sales to date.

About Jessie James Decker: Country Music singer/songwriter and style entrepreneur Jessie James Decker began singing at nine years old and was already attracting attention in Music City for her gritty, genuine vocals by the age of fifteen. Her 2009 self-titled debut album features the GOLD certified single “Wanted.” In 2014, she released her Comin’ Home EP, which reached #1 on the iTunes chart and #5 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart. Decker’s 2017 EP GOLD (Epic Records), gave Jessie her highest first week sales to date.

Get tickets to catch Jessie James Decker in concert at jessiejamesdecker.com and connect on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

TRACK LISTING

Jessie James Decker’s Blackbird Sessions:
1. Blue Ain’t Your Color
2. Love On the Brain
3. You’re Still the One
4. Who’s Lovin’ You
5. Girl On the Coast

LISTEN TO “GOLD”

iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon Digital, Spotify

FOLLOW JESSIE JAMES DECKER

Website, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube

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DJ KHALED LAUNCHES THE PRE-ORDER TODAY FOR HIS HIGHLY ANTICIPATED ALBUM GRATEFUL OUT JUNE 23

(Los Angeles, CA – June 5, 2017) Today, GRAMMY® nominated, multi-platinum artist, producer, entrepreneur, author, and music guru DJ KHALED […]

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DJ KHALED LAUNCHES THE PRE-ORDER TODAY FOR HIS HIGHLY ANTICIPATED ALBUM GRATEFUL OUT JUNE 23

(Los Angeles, CA – June 5, 2017) Today, GRAMMY® nominated, multi-platinum artist, producer, entrepreneur, author, and music guru DJ KHALED unveils June 23 as the release date for, GRATEFUL [We The Best Music Group/Epic Records]. This marks Khaled’s 10th studio album and is arguably the biggest record of 2017. At 3AM PST/6AM PST, he unlocked the pre-order at all digital retailers and Spotify pre-save as his new single “To The Max” feat. Drake] soared to the Top 10 on iTunes Overall Top Songs Chart.

Pre-order HERE!

The king of social media continues to drive conversations and excitement worldwide. After posting GRATEFUL’s cover artwork on his social media, he trended across the globe. The photo features Khaled’s seventh-month-old son and album executive producer, Asahd, relaxing in a hot tub.

Meanwhile, Khaled unloaded the next single “To The Max” feat. Drake]. Continuing a tradition of multiplatinum mega-hits that include “I’m On One,” “No New Friends,” and 2016’s “For Free,” these two titans team up to once again to deliver a summer smash of epic proportions. Driven by the producer’s uncanny knack for a melody, Drake rhymes with pure fire and heart. Listen to it HERE.

“To The Max” arrives hot on the heels of Khaled’s biggest song to date, “I’m the One” [feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper, & Lil Wayne]. It debuted #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 earning DJ Khaled his first #1 single in the US, UK, Australia, and New Zealand. It’s maintained a spot at the top of charts everywhere.

In addition, DJ Khaled will celebrate the release of GRATEFUL with a special BETx performance on Friday, June 23rd that is sure to make everyone feel, GRATEFUL. Executive produced by Asahd Khaled, the youngest executive producer in history, the album unites music’s biggest superstars under one banner.

DJ Khaled and Asahd have effectively taken over 2017 and set the pace for the culture to follow.

“GRATEFUL” PRE-ORDER/PRE-SAVE:
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/GRATEFUL_iTunes
Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/GRATEFUL_AM
Spotify Pre-Save: http://smarturl.it/GRATEFUL_SpfyPreSave
Google Play: http://smartu.it/GRATEFUL_GP
Amazon Digital: http://smarturl.it/GRATEFUL_Dig

FOLLOW DJ KHALED:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/djkhaled
Twitter: https://twitter.com/djkhaled
VEVO: http://www.vevo.com/artist/dj-khaled
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialdjkhaled/
Snapchat: DJKhaled305

FOLLOW ASAHD:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/asahdkhaled
Twitter: https://twitter.com/asahdkhaled

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FIFTH HARMONY RETURNS WITH NEW SINGLE “DOWN” FEAT. GUCCI MANE

(June 2, 2017 – New York, NY) – Following months of speculation and anticipation, the ladies of FIFTH HARMONY release […]

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FIFTH HARMONY RETURNS WITH NEW SINGLE “DOWN” FEAT. GUCCI MANE

(June 2, 2017 – New York, NY) – Following months of speculation and anticipation, the ladies of FIFTH HARMONY release their newest single “Down” featuring Gucci Mane today. The worldwide multi-platinum group set off mass hysteria on Monday with the announcement of “Down,” the first of new music since the 2016 release of 7/27. Ally, Dinah, Lauren and Normani celebrated the release by taking the track straight to the stage, performing alongside Gucci Mane for Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series. Their performance in Central Park also included their 4x-platinum smash hit “Work From Home,” with a special appearance by Ty Dolla $ign. “Down” is the first single from Fifth Harmony’s forthcoming third album via Syco Music/Epic Records, and is available now across all digital service providers.

Get “Down” feat. Gucci Mane here:
iTunes: HERE
Apple Music: HERE
Spotify: HERE
Amazon Music: HERE
Google Play: HERE
About Fifth Harmony:
Fifth Harmony returns with the much-anticipated release of new single “Down” feat. Gucci Mane, the first of new music from the group’s forthcoming album, due out in 2017 via Syco Music/Epic Records. “Down” follows the record-breaking success of Fifth Harmony’s sophomore album 7/27. “Work from Home,” the album’s quadruple platinum certified first single, earned Fifth Harmony their first top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, notching the top spot on both the Billboard Rhythmic and Pop Songs charts. Their second single “All In My Head (Flex)” is certified platinum, while their latest single “That’s My Girl” was another top 40 radio hit. The group’s accomplishments on the charts added to an award-winning 2016, with first-time wins at the American Music Awards, iHeartRadio Music Awards, People’s Choice Awards & Much Music Video Awards, their second win at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, two wins at the MTV Video Music Awards & Radio Disney Music Awards and three wins at the Teen Choice Awards. Fifth Harmony’s global 7/27 Tour began its North American leg that summer, hitting over 30 cities before heading to Europe in the fall and continuing on to Asia in early 2017. Fifth Harmony’s already successful 2017 kicked off with a performance at the People’s Choice Awards and has already brought the group wins for every nomination so far, including “Favorite Group” for the second year in a row at the People’s Choice Awards, three wins at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, two wins (Favorite Music Group & Fiercest Fans) at the Radio Disney Music Awards, and the two top honors – “Favorite Music Group” and “Favorite Song” – at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards. In 2015, Fifth Harmony released their debut album, Reflection, which debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 and has since been certified Gold. Reflection includes two platinum records, “BO$$” and “Sledgehammer” in addition to the quadruple-platinum success of the single, “Worth It.” The group is currently in the studio working on their highly-anticipated third album.

Connect with Fifth Harmony:
https://fifthharmony.com/
https://twitter.com/fifthharmony
https://www.facebook.com/fifthharmony
https://www.instagram.com/fifthharmony/
https://www.youtube.com/user/OfficialFifthHarmony

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Future announced as a performer on the 2017 BET Awards!

New York, NY (May 31, 2017) – BET Networks announced today the first group of performers and presenters set to […]

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Future announced as a performer on the 2017 BET Awards!

New York, NY (May 31, 2017) – BET Networks announced today the first group of performers and presenters set to take the stage at the 2017 “BET Awards”. The iconic annual show will have performances from some of the biggest names in music including Bruno Mars, Future, Migos, Trey Songz and Tamar Braxton. The “BET Awards” has set the standard for one of the most intently unconventional, news-provoking broadcasts. Hosted by stand-up comedian Leslie Jones, the “BET Awards” is sure to include unforgettable moments, appearances and performances you won’t want to miss! The 2017 “BET Awards” will air LIVE on Sunday, June 25 at 8 pm ET from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA on BET.

In addition, leading entertainers across television, film, sports, comedy and music join as presenters at the “BET Awards” 2017 including Yara Shahidi, Cardi B, Issa Rae, Jamie Foxx, La La Anthony, the cast of Universal Pictures’ “Girls Trip” (Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, with Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah), Trevor Noah, Robin Thede, Cari Champion and Demetrius Shipp Jr.. These names represent some of the most accomplished talent and rising stars in the industry today.

As previously announced, Beyoncé dominates this year’s nominations with a total of seven including ‘Best Female R&B/Pop Artist,’ ‘Best Collaboration’ with Kendrick Lamar for “Freedom,” ‘Video of the Year,’ and ‘Album of the Year’ for Lemonade. Bruno Mars follows with five nods including ‘Album of the Year,’ ‘Best Male R&B/Pop Artist,’ and ‘Video of the Year’ for “24K Magic.” Other nominees include Solange, nominated for four awards and who is up against sister Beyoncé for ‘Best Female R&B/Pop Artist.’ Chance the Rapper and Migos receive four nominations as well, Chance the Rapper nominated for ‘Best Male Hip-Hop Artist’ and ‘Best New Artist’ and Migos for ‘Best Group’ and ‘Best Collaboration’ for their #1 hit “Bad and Boujee” with Lil Uzi Vert. Award. A full list of the 2017 “BET Awards” nominees is available here.

The 2017 “BET Awards” will premiere around the world on BET’s international networks. It will air in the UK on Tuesday, June 27th at 9:00pm BST, in Africa on Tuesday, June 27th at 8:00pm CAT, and in France on Wednesday, June 28th at 9:00pm CEST. Fan voting for the “Best International Act: Europe” and “Best International Act: Africa” categories opens today and will close on May 26. Internationally, fans in 100 countries can also stream the 2017 “BET Awards” live with BET Play, BET International’s subscription video on demand application. The iOS and Android app, which also features current and classic BET television series, documentaries, standup comedy and legendary musical performances, will carry a live feed of the red carpet and the Awards, and is available for download now in the iTunes and Google Play stores for $3.99 a month following a seven-day free trial.

Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment serves as Executive Producer. Connie Orlando, BET’s Senior Vice President of Music and Specials serves as Executive Producers for BET Networks.

The “BET Awards” will take place along with the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles from June 22-25, 2017. BET.com/betawards is the official site for the “BET Awards” and will have all the latest news and updates about this year’s show. VIP Packages for the 5th year of the BET Experience weekend are better than ever and now on-sale. In addition to VIP amenities throughout the weekend and incredible seats for STAPLES Center shows, three levels of BETX VIP Packages offer guests the only opportunity to purchase tickets to the highly-anticipated BET Awards, broadcast live from Microsoft Theater. Last year the in-demand VIP Packages sold out, so guests are encouraged to purchase now before the allotment is depleted. Full package amenities and pricing for the Diamond, Platinum and Gold VIP Packages can be found by visiting BETExperience.com or by calling (877) 234-8425.

General tickets for the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE presented by Coca-Cola® are on sale now at http://www.axs.com/betexperience.

Download the BETX ’17 app powered by AT&T, the #1 source for everything BETX, including real-time event updates, full schedules, BET Fan Fest wristbands, daily prizes, ticket giveaways, live streams and much more.

Follow the BET Experience on Twitter @betexperience for the latest and greatest and join the hottest conversation by using #BETX. Feel free to also check us out online at http://www.betexperience.com.

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ABOUT BET NETWORKS
BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B sted NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel reaches more than 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and sub-Saharan Africa. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions: BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; CENTRIC, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.

ABOUT “BET AWARDS”
The “BET Awards” is one of the most watched award shows on cable television according to the Nielsen Company. The “BET Awards” franchise remains as the #1 program in cable TV history among African-Americans, and it is BET’s #1 telecast every year. It recognizes the triumphs and successes of artists, entertainers, and athletes in a variety of categories.

BET EXPERIENCE AT L.A. LIVE PRESENTED BY COCA-COLA®
BET Networks, an entertainment powerhouse, and AEG, the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company and developer/operator of L.A. LIVE, have teamed up once again to create the BET EXPERIENCE AT L.A. LIVE (BETX), June 22 – 25, 2017 presented by Coca-Cola®. This four-day festival will be filled with music concerts taking place at The Novo by Microsoft and STAPLES Center; BET Fan Fest at the Los Angeles Convention Center including seminars, celebrity basketball games, celebrity meet & greets; and other special appearances. The weekend will be capped off with the “BET Awards” on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Microsoft Theater.

ABOUT AEG
Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, AEG is the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company. With offices on five continents, AEG operates in the following business segments: AEG Facilities, which is affiliated with or owns, manages or consults with more than 120 preeminent arenas, stadiums, theaters, clubs and convention centers around the world including The O2 Arena, the Sprint Center and the Mercedes-Benz Arenas; AEG Presents, which is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performances, including producing and promoting global and regional concert tours, music and special events and world-renowned festivals; AEG Real Estate, which develops world-class venues, as well as major sports and entertainment districts like STAPLES Center and L.A. LIVE; AEG Sports, which is the world’s largest operator of sports franchises and high-profile sporting events; and AEG Global Partnerships, which oversees worldwide sales and servicing of sponsorships including naming rights, premium seating and other strategic partnerships. Through its worldwide network of venues, portfolio of powerful sports and music brands and its integrated entertainment districts, AEG entertains more than 100 million guests annually. More information about AEG can be found at www.aegworldwide.com.

ABOUT JESSE COLLINS ENTERTAINMENT
Jesse Collins Entertainment is a full service television and film production company founded by entertainment industry veteran and multi-Image Award® winner Jesse Collins. Collins has played an integral role in producing many of television’s most memorable moments in music entertainment. Most recently Collins was the executive producer of the critically-acclaimed film, The New Edition Story, a biopic on the boy band that aired as a 3-part mini-series on BET in January 2017 and posted record ratings for the network and attracted nearly 30 million viewers. Collins has also produced award-winning programming including the BET Awards, BET Honors, UNCF’s An Evening of Stars, ABFF Honors, Soul Train Awards and the BET Hip Hop Awards, is a consulting producer for the iconic GRAMMY Awards and executive producer of BET’s hit TV series, Real Husbands of Hollywood starring Kevin Hart and VH1 shows Dear Mama and Hip Hop Squares with Ice Cube. Will Smith, Beyonce, Chris Rock, Jay-Z, Rihanna, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Prince and Mariah Carey are a few of the myriad of superstar talent that Collins has worked with through the years. Follow Jesse Collins Entertainment @JesseCollinsEnt on Twitter and Instagram and go to http://www.jessecollinsent.com/ for more information on the company.

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KAT DAHLIA RELEASES “FRIDAY NIGHT MAJIC” MUSIC VIDEO & SINGLE

(Los Angeles, CA – May 23, 2017) Kat Dahlia uncovers the brand new music video for her latest single “Friday […]

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KAT DAHLIA RELEASES “FRIDAY NIGHT MAJIC” MUSIC VIDEO & SINGLE

(Los Angeles, CA – May 23, 2017) Kat Dahlia uncovers the brand new music video for her latest single “Friday Night Majic” today. The song is available now via Vested In Culture/Epic Records. Get it HERE.

The critically acclaimed Miami singer, songwriter, rapper, and pop temptress just debuted the seductive new music video, “Friday Night Majic”. Watch it HERE. In the clip, Kat takes over the dance floor as her sexy, smoky croon casts a spell, making “Friday Night Majic” real. With stunning production by Jerome “JRoc” Harmon (Jay Z, Justin Timberlake, Michael Jackson, Timbaland) she brings a fresh new age perspective to wild disco grooves. Billboard appropriately described it as “a sound and feel that harks back to 90s Paula Abdul and Janet Jackson.”

“Friday Night Majic” offers up the first taste of her forthcoming 2017 full-length album, arriving in July.

In 2015, Kat Dahlia hypnotized listeners worldwide with her debut album, My Garden. It unlocked a string of smashes as “I Think I’m In Love” racked up a staggering 61 million-plus Spotify streams, “Crazy” clocked over 19.6 million, and “Gangsta” surpassed 14.5 million. Meanwhile, she received critical props from Rolling Stone, Billboard, and more. Now, you won’t be able to shake the spell of “Friday Night Majic” and Kat Dahlia in 2017.

Listen & Buy “Friday Night Majic”
iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon Digital, Deezer, SoundCloud, Tidal

For up to date information regarding KAT DAHLIA, please visit:
Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Vevo, Soundcloud

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CAMILA CABELLO UNVEILS DEBUT SINGLE AND VIDEO “CRYING IN THE CLUB”

(May 19, 2017 — Los Angeles, CA) — Multiplatinum award-winning singer and songwriter Camila Cabello shares her much-anticipated debut single […]

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CAMILA CABELLO UNVEILS DEBUT SINGLE AND VIDEO “CRYING IN THE CLUB”

(May 19, 2017 — Los Angeles, CA) — Multiplatinum award-winning singer and songwriter Camila Cabello shares her much-anticipated debut single “Crying in the Club” today via Epic Records/SYCO. Hear it HERE and watch the video on VEVO HERE. “Crying in the Club” is the first release from her upcoming debut solo album The Hurting, The Healing, The Loving. After revealing the album title on social media this past weekend, Camila explained, “The hurting, The healing, The loving’ is the story of my journey from darkness into light, from a time when I was lost to a time when I found myself again.”

Camila co-wrote “Crying in the Club” with Sia and it was produced by Benny Blanco (Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran). Driven by her powerhouse voice and irresistible charisma, “Crying in the Club” sports a hashtag-worthy hook “crying in the club.” Not only is it bound to be one of the summer’s biggest songs, but it also introduces this multi-talented artist’s next chapter. Top listeners on Spotify during the first week of release will be rewarded with an exclusive Camila t-shirt.

On Sunday, May 21, Camila takes the stage at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas for her television debut performance of “Crying in the Club” live from the T-Mobile Arena at 8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT on ABC. In addition, Camila will perform a special encore of another new song “I Have Questions” along with exclusive content and behind-the-scenes for Comcast Xfinity X1 users, immediately following the live broadcast of the Billboard Awards. “I Have Questions” will be available globally at 12:00pm PT on May 21st.

“Crying in the Club” arrives hot on the heels of “Bad Things”—Camila’s #1 double platinum-certified smash collaboration with Machine Gun Kelly. Among many accolades, “Bad Things” claimed #1 at Top 40 radio, generated over 240 million Spotify streams, garnered a platinum plaque, and received “Best Collaboration” at the Radio Disney Music Awards. It also set the stage for her upcoming solo record.

Camila spent the first part of 2017 quietly working on what has become her new album. Devoted to every detail, she wrote or co-wrote each song, collaborating closely with a bevy of heavy hitters such as Pharrell, Frank Dukes, Charli XCX, Ryan Tedder, MXM, Diplo, Benny Blanco, Sia, Stargate and more. As a result, the music tells her story like never before, inviting fans closer than ever and showcasing her spirit as an artist.

During an interview with Newsweek, Ryan Tedder recently declared, “She’s not only an incredible singer, but she’s also the most talented young artist I think I’ve worked with in songwriting in the longest time.” Diplo described her as “amazing.” Of working with her, Charli XCX proclaimed, “Honestly I was floored.” Meanwhile, Shawn Mendes put it best calling her, “The best female vocalist ever.”

In 2015, Camila teamed up with Shawn Mendes for the platinum-certified duet, “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” which reached 10 at pop radio and hit #20 on The Hot 100 chart. Camila is currently featured on J Balvin and Pitbull’s “Hey Ma” from the worldwide hit film Fate of the Furious and its chart-topping soundtrack. The trio delivered an explosive performance of “Hey Ma” at the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards. Beginning her solo career after four years in Fifth Harmony, she had earned a veritable smash in the form of “Bad Things” with MGK. As a result of its success, she became “the first female artist to hit #1 on Top 40 Radio with and without a group.” Camila and MGK gave show-stopping performances on Ellen, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. She also graced the cover of Seventeen Magazine, Billboard, and Latina in addition landing on Time‘s “The 25 Most Influential Teens of 2016.” Camila has earned four top 20 songs on The Hot 100 chart – two with the group and two as a solo artist.

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Find “Crying in the Club” starting May 19th & “I Have Questions” starting May 21st at:
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J HUS RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM TODAY VIA BLACK BUTTER RECORDS / EPIC RECORDS

(MAY 12, 2017 – NEW YORK, NY) Today marks the release of COMMON SENSE, the debut album by J Hus […]

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J HUS RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM TODAY VIA BLACK BUTTER RECORDS / EPIC RECORDS

(MAY 12, 2017 – NEW YORK, NY) Today marks the release of COMMON SENSE, the debut album by J Hus via Black Butter Records. A diverse body of work, the album features tracks with Burna Boy, MIST, MoStack and Tiggs Da Author. Full track listing below. The title track from the album was recently premiered via MistaJam as his ‘Hottest Record’ and its already blowing up a storm.

New track “Common Sense”, co-produced with The Compozers and Mark Crown of Rudimental features live drums as a self-assured Hus starts as he means to go on. “I wanted to start the album very confidently, 100%. People often think of me as a singer, and I wanted to reaffirm myself as a rapper. I’ve got bars!” As for the title of the album and Hus’s answer is similarly self-assured. “It’s common sense to listen to J Hus,” he laughs, “Why would you listen to anything else?”

Boasting an ebullient blend of Dancehall, Afrobeat, Grime, Rap, Garage and R&B, ‘Common Sense’ is a musical revelation, an emotional rollercoaster ride into the inner musings of an inner-city musician. As well as his signature sound – some say UK Afrobeats, others AfroGrime – there are nods to others influences too. Production over the entire album comes from Hus and long-term collaborator JAE5, with additional production on select tracks by Tiggs, Show & Prove, The Compozers, Mark Crown, TSB and iO.

His explosive first single “Did You See” (Top 15 Official Charts, Radio 1 A-List) has already clocked upwards of 12m views on Youtube thanks to the ridiculously popular, meme-worthy refrain, ‘Did you see what I done? I came in the black Benz, left in the white one’. Boasting African inflections and Jamaican patterns, the melody-heavy bounce picks up where 15th Day left off. Bouff Daddy is a similarly straight-up Afrobeats banger, as Hus leans and bops over JAE5’s playful beat. “In my area, bouff means money, so whenever I go back to my area, everyone’s like ‘the bouff man, the bouff Daddy’,” explains Hus of the title. “A lot of the words I use, people might not know what they mean, so you have to listen to the music to catch on, to work it out. To me, it’s normal, it’s just how we’ve always spoken in east London.”

The love-soaked Closed Doors features sax and piano. “I could be talking the most mad crud, but when you have live instruments it just makes me more emotional. I don’t know why, it’s mad,” Hus points out. “I feel more spiritual; I really feel the music.” The track ruminates on Hus’s prowess with women – I’m a bad-man lipser, he brags.

Clartin’ is the album’s angry moment as Hus takes on the haters; Plottin’ takes the tempo all the way up as JAE5 delivers a shimmery summer anthem that harks back to the late nineties. “I wanted that UKG sound. At that moment in time I was thinking about the Streets. I was really into him, very influenced by him, so I wanted something that sounded like Original Pirate Material. I liked that he didn’t really care – the way he rapped was like he was just speaking to the listener. I saw that as so sick.” The mischievous Like Your Style was inspired by a trip to Ireland and features Hus’s attempt at the Dublin brogue – ‘What’s the craic, what’s the storehh’. “It’s very cheeky, that one, but you know the girls in Ireland are crazy, man. There’s something about that place that gave me so much inspiration, even though I’ve only been once.” An album highlight sees Hus team up with Burna Boy on the upbeat Good Time. The pair met first in Nigeria, before teaming up at a London studio when Burna was in town. “Burna Boy is a wavy, wavy, wavy artist from Nigeria, he’s very big out there,” Hus explains. “He’s a cool brudda. I’ve been a fan of him for a very long time. And he’s very cool when I’ve met him. He’s a proper guy.”

On Spirit, Hus digs deeper into himself to discuss his past life when he took the path less righteous. ‘They can take away my freedom, they can’t take my spirit,’ he sings of his time spent in prison back in 2015. “When I was inside, I used to listen to a lot of radio. I thought if I could make a tune that would go on radio that could then be heard in prison, then I could almost talk to myself, myself in prison. I wanted a song that could really resonate with people in that situation. So if any of my tunes get played on radio, it’s great, but if that one gets played on radio then I’m going to be so happy. I made this one to try to keep everyone’s head up. It’s a purely positive message.”

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DJ KHALED’s “I’M THE ONE” DEBUTS #1 ON THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 CHART

DJ KHALED’s “I’M THE ONE” DEBUTS #1 ON THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 CHART, DIGITAL SALES CHART, SONG CONSUMPTION CHART, AND […]

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DJ KHALED’s “I’M THE ONE” DEBUTS #1 ON THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 CHART

DJ KHALED’s “I’M THE ONE” DEBUTS #1 ON THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 CHART,
DIGITAL SALES CHART, SONG CONSUMPTION CHART, AND OVERALL SALES CHART!

DJ KHALED ALSO EARNED SEVERAL FIRST-WEEK PERSONAL BESTS WITH “I’M THE ONE”
(FEATURING JUSTIN BIEBER, QUAVO, CHANCE THE RAPPER, & LIL WAYNE),
INCLUDING KHALED’S BIGGEST SONG SALES DEBUT AND BIGGEST STREAMING DEBUT

“I’M THE ONE” HITS #1 ON ITUNES IN 53 COUNTRIES
AND CAPTURED #1 ON SPOTIFY GLOBAL AND VIRAL CHART

DJ KHALED’S NEW ALBUM GRATEFUL COMING SOON

(Los Angeles, CA – May 8, 2017) Making history once more, GRAMMY® nominated, multi-platinum artist, producer, entrepreneur, author, and music guru DJ KHALED scores his first #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “I’m the One” [feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper, & Lil Wayne]. “I’m the One” signals the arrival of what promises to be one of the year’s most important albums, GRATEFUL [We The Best Music Group/Epic Records].

“I’m the One” debuts at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, Digital Songs Chart, Song Consumption Chart, and Overall Song Streaming Chart. It enjoyed many first-week personal bests, including Khaled’s Biggest Song Sales Debut and Biggest Streaming Debut with close to 400k in overall consumption. “I’m the One” hit #1 in 53 countries, and in just under a week, the blockbuster music video for “I’m the One” generated an unbelievable 83 million YouTube/VEVO views. Watch the video HERE.

As “I’m the One” continues to make history, GRATEFUL’s lead single “Shining” [feat. BEYONCÉ & JAY Z] concurrently seizes #1 at Urban Radio and Rhythm Radio.

It’s Grateful season, and 2017 belongs to Khaled and his son, Asahd, who at 6-months old is the youngest album executive producer in history.

“I’M THE ONE”
iTunes
http://smarturl.it/DJKhaled_ImTheOne
Apple Music
http://smarturl.it/ImTheOne_AM
Spotify
http://smarturl.it/ImTheOne_Spotify
Google Play
http://smarturl.it/ImTheOne_GP
Amazon Digital
http://smarturl.it/ImTheOne_Amazon
Tidal
http://smarturl.it/ImTheOne_Tidal

FOLLOW DJ KHALED:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/djkhaled
Twitter: https://twitter.com/djkhaled
VEVO: http://www.vevo.com/artist/dj-khaled
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialdjkhaled/
Snapchat: DJKhaled305

FOLLOW ASAHD:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/asahdkhaled

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DJ KHALED RETURNS WITH EXPLOSIVE NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO “I’M THE ONE” FEATURING JUSTIN BIEBER, QUAVO, CHANCE THE RAPPER & LIL WAYNE

CHART-BUSTING “SHINING” FEATURING BEYONCÉ & JAY Z TOPS URBAN RADIO AT #1 KHALED & 6-MONTH-OLD SON ASAHD COVER XXL MAGAZINE […]

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DJ KHALED RETURNS WITH EXPLOSIVE NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO “I’M THE ONE” FEATURING JUSTIN BIEBER, QUAVO, CHANCE THE RAPPER & LIL WAYNE

CHART-BUSTING “SHINING” FEATURING BEYONCÉ & JAY Z TOPS URBAN RADIO AT #1

KHALED & 6-MONTH-OLD SON ASAHD COVER XXL MAGAZINE
CLOSES OUT COACHELLA WITH FIERY HEADLINING PERFORMANCE
GRATEFUL NEW ALBUM COMING SOON

(Los Angeles, CA – April 28, 2017) Another one…GRAMMY® nominated, chart-topping multiplatinum-certified artist, producer, entrepreneur, author, and music guru DJ KHALED uncovers his brand new single, “I’m The One” [feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper & Lil Wayne] today. Get it HERE. The song sets the stage for his forthcoming tenth full-length album and what’s bound to be the hip-hop blockbuster event of 2017, GRATEFUL [We The Best Music/Epic Records]—landing very soon.

As soon as “I’m The One” went live, fans made it go straight up to the top on iTunes and Spotify. Again, Khaled carefully assembled a handpicked powerhouse of guests for this once-in-a-lifetime collaboration. In between a skyscraper-size hook from Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper and Lil Wayne ignite raw and raucous lyrical fireworks. In addition, the music video for “I’m The One” premiered on VEVO.

Watch the Eif Rivera directed video HERE.

Shot in Los Angeles, this legendary team goes wild in the stunning and striking cinematic visual that further amplifies excitement for the new album and features a cameo from none other than Khaled’s six-month-old son and the Executive Producer Asahd Khaled.

Meanwhile, Grateful’s first single “Shining” [feat. BEYONCÉ & JAY Z] has skyrocketed to #1 at Urban Radio. It already generated an impressive 24.3 million Spotify streams and counting.

“The Anthem King” is literally everywhere right now. DJ Khaled and Asahd Khaled currently grace the coveted cover of XXL’s Spring 2017 issue. He also just made his Coachella debut with a star-studded and show-stopping headline performance. Like only he could, Khaled shut down the year’s biggest festival, inviting Migos, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, French Montana, Yo Gotti, Wale, A$AP Ferg and Kent Jones to deliver a seismic set that practically shook the desert with its star power.

Grateful signals what’s bound to be Khaled’s biggest moment yet in 2017.
Get ready…

BUY & LISTEN TO “I’M THE ONE”:
iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon Digital, Deezer, SoundCloud, Tidal

FOLLOW DJ KHALED:
Instagram, Twitter, VEVO, YouTube, Facebook, Apple Music

FOLLOW ASAHD KHALED:
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TOM WALKER RELEASES NEW SINGLE “BLESSINGS” TODAY!

CRITICALLY BUZZING UK SENSATION TOM WALKER TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE “BLESSINGS” ON EPIC RECORDS TODAY FOLLOWS BREAKOUT “JUST YOU AND […]

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TOM WALKER RELEASES NEW SINGLE “BLESSINGS” TODAY!

CRITICALLY BUZZING UK SENSATION TOM WALKER TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE “BLESSINGS” ON EPIC RECORDS TODAY

FOLLOWS BREAKOUT “JUST YOU AND I”

DEBUT BLESSINGS EP ARRIVING MAY 12

NAMED ELVIS DURAN’S TODAY SHOW MARCH “ARTIST OF THE MONTH”

(April 28, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA) – Critically acclaimed UK multi-instrumentalist and singer Tom Walker will release his new single “Blessings” on April 28, 2017 via Epic Records. He’s already turning heads around the world with his impressive songwriting, hybrid of hip-hop beats and bluesy soul folk, undeniable vocal prowess, and inimitable charm. His international hit “Just You And I” is also available now. Listen to “Just You and I” here.

In March, Walker received the prestigious honor of being named Elvis Duran’s “Artist of the Month” on NBC’s Today Show. Formally arriving stateside and making his first appearance on U.S. television, he delivered a powerful performance of “Just You And I” and chatted with Elvis about music, his background, and so much more in an exclusive interview.

Driven by delicate acoustic guitars, immersive production, soulful delivery, and the intoxicatingly chantable line “Let’s get drunk,” “Just You And I” has amassed over 12 million Spotify streams and counting to date, while he averages a staggering 1.8 million monthly plays on the platform.

Following the arrival of “Blessings,” Walker will release the five-track Blessings EP on May 12. It boasts another fan favorite “Play Dead” as well as the title track “Blessings,” “Karma,” and “Rapture.” Walker also just touched down stateside for a series of shows in Los Angeles and New York, further stirring up a critical buzz across mainstream.

Born in Scotland and raised in Manchester, Walker became obsessed with his father’s record collection at a young age, finding inspiration in Ray Charles, The Police, and Bob Marley, to name a few. By 2016, the troubadour uncovered his own sound through layering rap-style production, electronic shine, and traditional acoustic power fueled by dynamic powerhouse pipes. As songs such as “Fly Away With Me” took off, Walker earned the praise of Pigeons & Planes, Clash, Sunday Times, BBC Radio 1, BBC 1Xtra, Beats 1, Earmilk, Complex UK, Source UK, Eargasm, and more. Simultaneously, he’s enchanted crowds on tour alongside the likes of Gallant, Jake Bugg, and more in addition to selling out a run of dates in early 2017.

Signed to Epic Records in the U.S., Tom Walker remains poised to be one of 2017’s most talked about new talents.

Visit Tom Walker at:
https://www.facebook.com/IamTomWalker/
https://www.twitter.com/iamtomwalker
https://www.instagram.com/iamtomwalker

Listen to “Blessings” here:
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/Blessings_iTunes
Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/Blessings_AM
Spotify: http://smarturl.it/Blessings_Sptfy
Google Play: http://smarturl.it/Blessings_GP
Amazon Digital: http://smarturl.it/Blessings_Dig
Deezer: http://smarturl.it/Blessings_Dzr
Soundcloud: http://smarturl.it/Blessings_SC
Tidal: http://smarturl.it/Blessings_Tidal

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One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson Signs With Epic Records

July 14, 2017

Call it fifth and final: One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson has landed at Epic Records, joining a roster that includes DJ […]

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One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson Signs With Epic Records

Call it fifth and final: One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson has landed at Epic Records, joining a roster that includes DJ Khaled, Fifth Harmony, and French Montana. The singer’s deal comes via Simon Cowell’s Syco Records, which, like Epic, falls under the Sony Music umbrella.

Fellow 1D members Harry Styles and Zayn Malik are also signed to Sony — Columbia Records and RCA Records, respectively — while Niall Horan and Liam Payne are Universal Music Group artists (Capitol and Republic, respectively). It had previously been reported that Tomlinson would end up at RCA, but when Epic Records president Sylvia Rhone heard Tomlinson’s music — in particular the song “Back To You” featuring Bebe Rexha — she campaigned for the project.

Now, Rhone tells Variety, “We are beyond delighted to have Louis Tomlinson as an artist,” adding that his new music “is the perfect bridge from his past to his future, and we are just as excited as the fans to experience his journey and growth.”

“Back To You” is slated for release on July 21. Earlier this year, Tomlinson was featured on the Steve Aoki track “Just Hold On.”

One Direction is the rare boy band to have launched successful solo careers for multiple members. Styles, who stars in the Christopher Nolan film “Dunkirk,” hitting theaters July 21, released a critically acclaimed debut in May; Horan saw his understated “This Town” reach No. 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 in January, and now has “Slow Hands” climbing; Liam Payne’s “Strip That Down” is No. 23 on the Buzz Angle Top Songs chart; and Malik reached No. 1 on the Hot 100 in Feb. 2016 with “Pillowtalk,” and his collaboration with Taylor Swift, “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever,” peaked at No. 10 in March.

Epic has also seen an impressive string of radio hits in recent weeks, with Khaled currently occupying two spots in the Top 5 — “I’m the One,” (feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, & Lil Wayne), and “Wild Thoughts” featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller — and French Montana exploding with “Unforgettable” (feat. Swae Lee).

FULL story via VARIETY HERE!

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