TELEVISION TAKEOVER: BLACK EYED PEAS PERFORM “RITMO (BAD BOYS FOR LIFE)” ONELLEN
NICKY JAM & DADDY YANKEE PERFORM “MUEVELO” ONJIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!
BLACK EYED PEAS PREMIERE MUSIC VIDEO FOR “RITMO (BAD BOYS FOR LIFE) (REMIX)” FEATURING JADEN SMITH
ALBUM EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY DJ KHALED
(January 17, 2020 – Los Angeles, CA) – Marking the blockbuster cinematic music event of 2020, We The Best Music Group and Epic Records unveil the anxiously awaited Bad Boys For Life Original Motion Picture Soundtrack today.
GRAMMY® nominated multiplatinum artist, music executive, innovative influencer, mogul, and mega-producer DJ Khaled serves as Executive Producer.
It lands alongside Sony Pictures’ Bad Boys For Life—the third installment in the legendary Bad Boys(directed by Adil & Bilall; produced by Will Smith, Jerry Bruckheimer, Doug Belgrad) series starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence—in theaters everywhere now.
Making headlines, artists from the album engaged a full-scale television takeover in celebration of the release. This Tuesday, history-making multiplatinum GRAMMY® Award-winning hip-hop institution Black Eyed Peas performed the chart-busting lead-off single “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)” on Ellen.Watch it HERE. Just last night, Nicky Jam and Daddy Yankee delivered an incendiary performance of “Muévelo” on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!
Maintaining this momentum, Black Eyed Peas premiered the music video for “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life) (Remix)” [feat. Jaden Smith] earlier today. Watch it HERE. Plus, Nicky Jam and “Daddy Yankee” dropped the vertical video for “Muévelo” on Spotify.
The “Muévelo”music video clocked a staggering 30 million-plus views in a few weeks’ time. Since impacting in November, “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)” by Black Eyed Peas and J Balvin not only bowed at #1 on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs Chart, but it also generated 400 million YouTube views on the official music video and 300 million-plus streams worldwide.
Making history, executive producer DJ Khaled architected a powerful package for We The Best Music Group’s first-ever soundtrack. He energizes the culture with this diverse and dynamic collection in honor of the film with brand new music from the likes of Meek Mill, City Girls, Rick Ross, Rich The Kid, Jaden Smith, Buju Banton, Pitbull, and more.
“It’s been incredibly fun working with our Sony partners, We The Best Music and Epic Records, to assemble an all-star roster of artists for a new chapter in the Bad Boys franchise,” said Spring Aspers, President of Sony Pictures’ Music. “I’m excited for audiences around the world to see the new iteration and hear its electrifying soundtrack.”
The movie launched with star-studded premieres on both coasts in Los Angeles and Miami where DJKhaled, Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Yo Gotti, RickRoss and more were in attendance.
Experience Bad Boys For Life on your stereo and in theaters!
1. “Uptown II” – Meek Mill (feat. Farruko)
2. “Money Fight”- City Girls
3. “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)” – The Black Eyed Peas X J Balvin
4. “Future Bright” – Rick Ross (feat. Bryson Tiller)
5. “Bad Moves” – DJ Durel (feat. Quavo & Rich The Kid)
6. “Muévelo”- Nicky Jam & Daddy Yankee
7. “Damn I Love Miami”- Pitbull X Lil Jon
8. “The Hottest” – Jaden Smith
9. “Murda She Wrote” – Buju Banton
10. “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life) (Remix)” – The Black Eyed Peas, J Balvin & Jaden Smith
ABOUT BAD BOYS FOR LIFE
The Bad Boys Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) are back together for one last ride in the highly anticipated Bad Boys for Life.
The film is directed by Adil & Bilall. Story by Peter Craig and Joe Carnahan, and screenplay by Chris Bremner and Peter Craig and Joe Carnahan. The film is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Will Smith, and Doug Belgrad. Executive Produced by Chad Oman, Barry Waldman, Mike Stenson, and James Lassiter. Starring Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Charles Melton, Paola Nunez, Kate Del Castillo, Nicky Jam, and Joe Pantoliano.
JOHN K JOINS FORCES WITH COUNTRY SUPERSTAR KELSEA BALLERINI FOR NEW VERSION OF SINGLE “IF WE NEVER MET”
PERFORMED ON THE TODAY SHOW & GOOD DAY NEW YORK THIS WEEK
SONG NEARS 60 MILLION TOTAL STREAMS
CURRENTLY IN THE TOP 15 AT HOT AC RADIO AND RISING
(January 17, 2020 – Los Angeles, CA) – Accelerating the meteoric rise of his breakthrough smash, John K teams up with GRAMMY®Award-nominated multiplatinum country superstar Kelsea Ballerini for a brand new version of the stand-out single “if we never met.” Get it HERE via Epic Records.
“I’ve had ‘if we never met’ on repeat since it came out,” shared Kelsea Ballerini. “The simplicity of the track and lyrics just really stood out to me, and John’s voice has soul that, as a fan, I love hearing on pop radio and playlists. I’m really excited to be a part of this version of this gem of a song and artist.”
“if we never met” remains a pop phenomenon. Ruling radio airwaves, the track continues to hold a spot in the Top 15 at Hot AC. Additionally, he just performed it on the TODAY Show and Good Day New York this week. In between, he sold out a show at the Mercury Lounge, making for his biggest New York gig to date. Meanwhile, “if we never met” recently surpassed 56 million streams as it nears the 60 million mark.
In 2019, “if we never met” took the summer by storm, garnering attention by L’Officiel, Billboard and Rolling Stone – who marked the track as a “Song You Need To Know.” It was featured on Beats 1’s “Bop of the Week,” while also reaching #3 on Apple Music’s Today’s Hits and #2 on A-List Pop.
John K’s rise shows no signs of stopping or slowing down in 2020. Get ready for more!
ABOUT JOHN K
With a dynamic voice and effortless cool, John K invites listeners to experience an eternal summer all year-round. The Florida native quietly cemented himself as an artist to watch and in 2017, Elvis Duran handpicked the independent rising star as his “Artist of the Month.” Not only did he land features from Nylon, Billboard, Huffington Post, and more, but he also staked out coveted real estate on top Spotify playlists such as New Music Friday. Within two years, he independently amassed upwards of 50 million streams and charted a bona fide hit in the form of “OT.” Signed to Epic Records in 2019, he now brings the sunshine to soul on the if we never met EP.
KODIE SHANE RELEASES NEW SINGLE “NO RAP KAP” FEATURING TRIPPIE REDD
SET TO JOIN TRIPPIE REDD AND BLOCBOY JB ON TOUR STARTING JANUARY 22
“NO RAP KAP” MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERED EARLIER TODAY VIA THE FADER
Praise for Kodie Shane:
“… undeniably sultry.” –TheNewYork Times
“…swaggering displays of bravado and style.” – The New Yorker
“…convention-shattering…” – Paper Magazine
“Kodie is one of Atlanta’s finest out right now.” – Complex
“Young HeartThrob is the purest and most effective distillation yet of Shane’s hybrid aesthetic.” – Pitchfork
(January 17, 2020 – Los Angeles, CA) – Jump starting the decade with a new anthem, mold-breaking artist Kodie Shane kicks off 2020 with her new single and music video, “No Rap Kap” [featuring Trippie Redd].
“Over the years, Trippie and I have always had a crazy creative space,” Kodie tells The FADER. “It’s ever growing and super organic with no real destination in mind… I can truly say we trust one another in the studio and that’s so rare. In my opinion, this is a great representation of both of our styles collided. We’ve created a lot of shit, but this joint walks us into another realm.”
Skittering beats and woozy bass ebb and flow between Kodie’s nimbly rapped verses as she locks into a hypnotic harmony on the hook alongside multiplatinum superstar Trippie Redd. Together, they harness the raw and real chemistry originally unlocked on their 2018 fan-favorite collaboration “Love & Drugz II,” which has clocked over 20 million total streams to date. Meanwhile, premiered earlier today via The FADER, the music video for “No Rap Kap” places them in a predicament of cinematic proportions. Captured, detained, and interrogated by the “Kap Task Force,” they plead their respective cases before turning up in an undisclosed location.
For the whole story, watch the Azzie Scott-directed [Wiz Khalifa, Queen Naija] music video HERE.
Next up, Kodie will join Trippie Redd on his anxiously awaited North American tour, alongside Blocboy JB. With many cities already sold out, the tour is set to launch on January 22 in Seattle, WA at Showbox Sodo. It rolls through major markets coast-to-coast before wrapping up March 15 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, CA. Check out the full itinerary below and visitwww.kodieshane.com to purchase tickets.
“No Rap Kap” follows on the heels of 2019’s “2 Many” (stream it HERE).Receiving widespread acclaim, Billboard touted it among “25 Songs From LGBTQ Artists You May Have Missed In 2019.” The outlet wrote, “Mustering up all of the bravado usually reserved for straight male rappers, the star takes the concept of a flex and reconfigures it through a queer lens on ‘2 Many,’ as she spits bars about not being tied down by any one woman.” Meanwhile, HotNewHipHopproclaimed, “Kodie Shaneis still a Rockstar on ‘2 Many’.”
Get ready for a whole lot more from Kodie Shane in 2020 with a series of projects, coming soon.
ABOUT KODIE SHANE:
Atlanta’s own Kodie Shane asserted herself as one of the game’s most necessary new voices with the release of full-length debut, 2018’s Young HeartThrob (stream it HERE). Not only has Kodie since amassed 64 million streams and views, but she has also achieved widespread acclaim from Hypebeast, Pitchfork, The FADER, Highsnobiety, Paper Magazine, Complex, Vogue, ELLE and more, found her on the cover of publications like Teen Vogue and Galore, while Red Bull produced a documentary about Kodie’s rise (watch it HERE). Extending the artist’s influence, Sprite tapped her as a face of its “Thirst For Yours campaign (watch the commercial HERE).Young HeartThrob only accelerated her ascent to the top where she will undoubtedly remain throughout 2020 and beyond. Her live show is not to be missed: known for her energetic performance style and Rockstar-level attitude, she wrapped up her first-ever headlining World Tour earlier this year, which was spotlighted by the likes of The New York Times, The New Yorker and beyond. She has previously shared the stage with the likes of Billie Eilish, Juice WRLD, Lil Yachty, Jhene Aiko and more, having most recently wrapped up a North American tour alongside SAINt JHN. Now, with more new music on and touring on the horizon, 2020 is Kodie’s for the taking.
1/22 Seattle, WA Showbox Sodo
1/23 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
1/25 San Francisco, CA The Warfield
1/26 San Diego, CA Soma
1/28 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
1/30 Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium
2/1 Kansas City, KS Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
2/3 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
2/4 West Des Moines, IA Val Air Ballroom
2/6 Maplewood, MN Myth Live
2/7 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Club/Rave
2/8 Chicago, IL The Riviera Theatre
2/9 Grand Rapids, MI 20 Monroe Live
2/11 Indianapolis, IN Old National Centre
2/12 Columbus, OH Express Live
2/13 Chicago, IL The Riviera Theatre
2/14 Detroit, MI The Fillmore Detroit Presented By Cricket Wireless
2/15 Cleveland, OH Agora Theater & Ballroom
2/16 Washington, D.C. Echostage
2/18 Boston, MA House of Blues Boston
2/19 Boston, MA House of Blues Boston
2/20 Wallingford, CT The Dome at Toyota Presents Oakdale
2/21 Providence, RI Strand Theater
2/22 Philadelphia, PA The Foundry at the Fillmore
2/23 New York, NY Terminal 5
2/25 Raleigh, NC The Ritz
2/26 Charlotte, NC The Filmore Charlotte Presented By Cricket Wireless
2/27 Atlanta, GA Coca-Cola Roxy
2/29 Miami Beach, FL Backstage at The Fillmore Beach
3/2 Nashville, TN War Memorial Auditorium
3/3 Memphis, TN Minglewood Hall
3/4 Oklahoma City, OK The Criterion
3/6 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Live!
3/7 Houston, TX Revention Music Center
3/8 Austin, TX Stubb’s Indoors
3/10 El Paso, TX El Paso County Coliseum
3/11 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre
3/13 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues Las Vegas Presented By Cricket Wireless
Tickets On Sale to the General Public Starting Friday, January 17th at LiveNation.com
(Los Angeles, CA – January 13, 2020) – Today K-pop sensation MONSTA X announced their upcoming North American summer tour. Over the past four years MONSTA X has attracted a massive international fan base with their array of hit singles and tours, including a sold out U.S. arena outing in 2019.
The highly anticipated tour kicks off June 2nd in Minneapolis and will visit arenas and theaters across the U.S. and Canada including Boston, Toronto, Phoenix, Ft. Lauderdale and more before culminating with a colossal show at The Forum in Los Angeles. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, January 17th at 3pm local time at LiveNation.com.
MONSTA X has taken the U.S. by storm with a list of hits permeating the air waves including the fifth single, “Middle of the Night,” from their upcoming album All About Luv which isset for a Valentine’s Day release. All About Luv will be the first all English-language album released by a K-pop group. Additionally, “WHO DO U LOVE?” positioned them as “only the second K-Pop group ever to enter the Top 40 Airplay Chart.” With a historic performance at Life Is Beautiful in Las Vegas, they emerged as “the first male K-Pop group to perform at a major music festival in the United States,” and stood out as the first K-pop group in history to hit the stage at iHeartRadio Music Festival the same day. Additionally, they made their United States television debut on Good Morning America, followed by electric performances on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Ellen DeGeneres Show and became the “first K-pop group to perform on the Teen Choice Awards.” MONSTA X also charted on the Billboard Social 50 for over a year, remaining one of the biggest social media bands in the world.
MONSTA X TOUR ROUTING:
Tue Jun 02
Fri Jun 05
Sun Jun 07
Wed Jun 10
Fri Jun 12
Sun Jun 14
Tue Jun 16
Fri Jun 19
Atlantic City, NJ
Borgata Event Center
Mon Jun 22
Infinite Energy Arena
Wed Jun 24
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Sat Jun 27
Ft. Worth, TX
Mon Jun 29
Wed Jul 01
accesso ShoWare Center
Fri Jul 03
Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre
Mon Jul 06
San Jose, CA
SAP Center at San Jose
Wed Jul 08
Arizona Federal Theatre
Sat Jul 11
Los Angeles, CA
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