After practically breaking the internet with news of its arrival, GRAMMY® Award-winning multiplatinum artist, music industry visionary, innovative influencer, mogul, and mega-producer DJ Khaled unveils the biggest hip-hop event of the summer and his twelfth full-length album, KHALED KHALED, today via We The Best Music Group/Epic Records. Upon going live, it already vaulted to Top 5 on the iTunes Overall Top Albums Chart and #1 on the Hip-Hop/Rap Chart in addition to trending worldwide.
Throughout the week, he has amplified anticipation with a series of viral Instagram posts. He teased the video for “Thankful Thankful” [feat. Lil Wayne & Jeremih] and racked up 600K-plus views, while his post of the official billboard generated 1 million-plus views in under a day! The streets and the culture have been waiting for this one with equal excitement, so he had to go as big as possible on release day (would you expect anything less though?).
This morning, he unleashed what might be his biggest and boldest video yet for the new single “Sorry Not Sorry” featuring guests JAY-Z, Nas, James Fauntleroy & Harmonies by the Hive. The song unites New York kings JAY-Z and Nas as they lock into a lyrical crossfire of historic “Song Cry” before James Fauntleroy drops a melodic and unforgettable hook.
Khaled and Co-Executive Producers (his sons) Asahd Tuck Khaled and Aalam Tuck Khaled assembled a downright unbelievable tracklisting. The album boasts soon-to-be fan favorites “Just Be” [feat. Justin Timberlake], “We Going Crazy” [feat. H.E.R. & Migos], “I Did It” [feat. Post Malone, Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Baby & DaBaby], and “Let It Go” [feat. Justin Bieber & 21 Savage], among others. Not to mention, it includes the double-platinum “POPSTAR” [feat. Drake] and platinum “GREECE” [feat. Drake].
Check out the full tracklisting below.
The Anthem King has returned with an album that shares his birth name and represents him to his core—KHALED KHALED.
He’s still the best…
ABOUT DJ KHALED:
For over two decades, the very mention of DJ Khaled has implied an elevated level of musical greatness, entrepreneurial excellence, and cultural impact. You’ve heard him across a GRAMMY® Award-winning multiplatinum catalog, seen him in blockbusters such as Bad Boys For Life, caught him on the cover of Rolling Stone, watched him on numerous television programs, and felt his presence from the streets all the way up to the Barack Obama White House. He has achieved dozens of multiplatinum and gold certifications, including the sextuple-platinum Billboard Hot 100 #1 “I’m The One” [feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, & Lil Wayne], quadruple-platinum “Wild Thoughts” [feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller], and double-platinum “No Brainer” [feat. Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper, & Quavo]. The latter propelled his 2019 album, Father of Asahd [We The Best Music Group/Epic Records], to the top of the charts. Not only did it garner a platinum certification, but it also became his third consecutive Top 2 debut on the Billboard Top 200 and emerged as the “#1 Most-Streamed Record” upon release. To date, he has moved 20 million singles and 6 million albums in addition to gathering 4 billion-plus streams.
Not to mention, he launched We The Best Music Group—a record label, management, publishing, and production company and in-demand studio. As a committed philanthropist, he founded his 501(c)3 organization The We The Best Foundation. It uplifts individuals throughout underserved communities across the United States and supports various non-profits. He has supported the fight against COVID-19., U2 frontman Bono recruited him as the first social media ambassador for Project Red, and he serves as the national spokesperson for Get Schooled. Now, the power of this legacy defines his thirteenth full-length album—which bears his birth name—Khaled Khaled [We The Best Music Group/Epic Records], preceded by two chart-busting bangers alongside frequent collaborator Drake, namely “POPSTAR” and “GREECE.”
1. “Thankful” [feat. Lil Wayne and Jeremih] 2. “Every Chance I Get” [feat. Lil Baby & Lil Durk] 3. “Big Paper” [feat. Cardi B] 4. “We Going Crazy” [feat. H.E.R. & Migos] 5. “I Did It” [feat. Post Malone, Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Baby & DaBaby] 6. “Let It Go” [feat. Justin Bieber & 21 Savage] 7. “Body In Motion” [feat. Bryson Tiller, Lil Baby, & Roddy Ricch] 8. “Popstar” [feat. Drake] 9. “This Is My Year” [feat. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Big Sean, Rick Ross & Puff Daddy] 10. “Sorry Not Sorry” [feat. Nas, Jay-Z & James Fauntleroy & Harmonies By The Hive] 11. “Just Be” [feat. Justin Timberlake] 12. “I Can Have It All” [feat. Bryson Tiller, H.E.R. & Meek Mill] 13. “Greece” [feat. Drake] 14. “Where You Come From” [feat. Buju Banton, Capleton, Bounty Killer]
(March 19, 2021 – Los Angeles, CA) – LAMB OF GOD has premiered the official video for “Memento Mori (Live)” from the Lamb of God: Live in Richmond DVD, which is part of the upcoming Lamb Of God (Deluxe Version), due out March 26via Epic Records. The live track is also available now to stream on all DSPs here.
The video, which was filmed in the band’s native Richmond, VA, for a September 2020 livestream, is available today on YouTube and the band’s website at http://lamb-of-god.com.
Pre-orders for the three-disc deluxe version of last year’s self-titled album are available now. The set features the critically acclaimed 2020 release with two bonus tracks and a live version of the album, along with a DVD featuring the first of LAMB OF GOD‘s two ultra-successful livestream events from the fall.
In addition to performing Lamb Of God in its entirety, the performance features an encore of four songs including “Ruin,” “Contractor,” “512,” and the debut live performance of “The Death Of Us,” a new song the band wrote and recorded in quarantine for the Bill & Ted Face The Music movie and soundtrack. The DVD also includes a new director’s cut with bonus material. Watch the trailer for the deluxe package now at https://youtu.be/ihoFtYAfgEc. Digital copies will contain only Disc 1 and Disc 2. A separate vinyl edition of Lamb Of God – Live From Richmond, VAwill also be available.
The first single from Lamb Of God (Deluxe Version), “Ghost Shaped People,” has already received a response equal to the fervent reception the original release received last June, holding at number one on the Metal Contraband metal radio chart for four weeks in a row.
Lamb Of God, the quintet’s first new album in five years, was met with universal acclaim upon release – not only among major rock journalists, but with all strata of metal fans around the world.
But critics, media and the industry aside, perhaps the most telling statistic is the year-end US Metal Radio chart, where the new album dominated at #1 by a massive margin (over 2,000 more spins than the album at #2). Lamb Of God spent nine weeks in the #1 spot and never left the top 10 since debuting on the chart in February. Metal Radio is the lifeblood of the US metal world, largely staffed by college students and regional tastemakers, playing the music that they know their local metal fans want to hear.
LAMB OF GOD’s self- titled album reached the coveted #1 spot on Consequence of Sound’s Top 30 Metal + Hard Rock Albums of 2020, stating, “Along with bringing in the New Wave of American Heavy Metal, LAMB OF GOD have been one of music’s most important acts over the past 20 years. From their phenomenal instrumentation to the potency of their sociopolitical lyricism, LAMB OF GOD remain titans of the genre, continuing to craft remarkable works of thrilling and captivating adrenaline… also proves to be a profound work of heavy metal… perhaps the most important metal album of 2020. It’s not only the album of LAMB OF GOD’s career, but the heavy album of the year.”
At iTunes, LAMB OF GOD has landed at number one on the Overall, Rock and Metal iTunes album chart upon release.
LAMB OF GOD eagerly awaits their return to the road to support Lamb of God. Their North American co-headline tour with Megadeth and support from Trivium and In Flames has been rescheduled to begin in July 2021 and their headline tour in the UK and co-headline tour with Kreator in Europe will take place in November and December 2021. Tickets for both tours are on-sale at lamb-of-god.com/tour.
“LAMB OF GOD deliver the album of their career with self-titled effort…This album isn’t just an awesome release from LAMB OF GOD, but a perfect record to unite metalheads as one.” – Consequence of Sound
“There is a world-weary pessimism that permeates right to the bones of LAMB OF GOD’s breathtaking eight LP.” – Kerrang!
“The band has been vocal about the good place it’s in right now, and it shows in these songs.” – Metal Injection
“LAMB OF GOD know, after all, that their true essence is a brutish machismo and that they are a vehicle for total catharsis.” – Rolling Stone
“This is a record that’s the most authentic version of the band LAMB OF GOD want to be.” – NME
“The Virginian metal stalwarts’ self-titled album – their first release with Adler’s full-time replacement Art Cruz – boasts all the neck-snapping technical riffage and burly roars we’ve come to love,” –
DEBUT PROJECT LOVE + EVERYTHING ELSE AVAILABLE NOW
(March 19, 2021 – Los Angeles, CA) – Updating a standout ballad, RIAA-certified platinum pop singer and songwriter John K shares a brand new version of “ilym”featuring ROSIE today. Get it HEREvia Epic Records. An acronym for “I Love You More,” the original appeared on his acclaimed 2020 debut project, love + everything else—available HERE.
On the track, delicate piano rings out in between warm strings. Right out of the gate, JohnK sends a lyrical love letter sealed by his vulnerable delivery before ROSIE answers with a passionate counter verse. It builds towards a sweeping hook as their voices entwine.
The song resounds as the definitive rendition of “ilym” and fulfills an original wish by its creator.
“We always knew we wanted a female feature on the second verse of ‘ilym,’ ever since the day we wrote it,” says John K. “ROSIE was able to capture the other side of the story in the most natural and seamless way. I love that the record can now take on a new meaning by showcasing that push and pull of feelings in a strong, committed relationship.”
Meanwhile, the duet represents a dream come true for ROSIE.
“I remember the day I first heard John K and fell in love with his music, September 26th, 2018,” she exclaims. “Since that day, I’ve been a fan and dreamed of collaborating with him. Little did I know, a few years later, I would not only be part of his project, but I would have the privilege of working with the most enthusiastic, hardworking, and humble artists I’ve met. I am honored to be featured on ‘ilym,’ and I couldn’t be gladder to share this experience with John!”
To date, love + everything else has already gathered over 400 million streams and counting. Earning critical acclaim, MTV dubbed it, “a collection of nine sweet songs and one delectable remix,” while FLAUNTpromised, “John K is a whole vibe, and he’s here to take the music industry by storm.”
ABOUT JOHN K
Known for capturing the essence of an eternal summer, Florida native John K quietly cemented himself as an independent artist to watch in 2017 when he was handpicked as Elvis Duran’s “Artist of the Month,” allowing him to appear on the TODAY Show with a performance of his breakout single “OT.” Crediting his soulful vocals and effortless cool to influences ranging from Bill Withers and Donnie Hathaway to Jon Bellion, Ed Sheeran and Drake, he continued to make waves in 2019 by signing to Epic Records and releasing his if we never met EP, which landed him features with Billboard, Rolling Stone, Forbes and more. RIAA Platinum-certified single “if we never met” propelled him into 2020, with a version featuring Kelsea Ballerini and a return to the TODAY Show to perform the song. Garnering over 300 million streams, “if we never met” was followed by the heartfelt singles “6 months,”“happiness” and “cheap sunglasses”where he continued to stake out coveted real estate on top Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music playlists. Featuring those stand out singles and so much more, John K now presents his highly anticipated project, love + everything else.
No filters, no Facetune, no Vsco, no makeup, no bullshit. What you see is what you get with 21-year-old singer-songwriter Rosie. “I want to be transparent. Everything is exactly as it appears,” she says. “The scale of emotions that everyone feels is such a spectrum. The bad days are equally as important as the good days.
Seeking to create a safe place online and through her music, Rosie’s willingness to get real struck a chord with millions. Her stripped back breakup ballad, “Never the 1”, amassed over 17 million views on TikTok highlighting Rosie’s songwriting prowess.
The New York native has an uncanny ability to turn negative experiences like loss, betrayal, and criticism into jetpack fueled motivation. An, environmentalist, mental health advocate, guitarist, vocal producer, songwriter, and now major label recording artist, Rosie’s achievements come from her undaunted resilience – a retaliation against life’s harder realities.
After signing to Arista Records, Rosie is preparing the release of her debut EP later this year. Her debut single “Never the 1” has over 8 million streams in 3 months, getting a review in Billboard while being on regular rotation on SiriusXM Hits 1. Her second single “Retail Therapy” landed 3 editorials, including New Music Friday. Having already written 90 songs for the project, it’s no telling where her insatiable resolve and open heart will take her next.