#1 MOST GLOBALLY STREAMED FEMALE ARTIST ON SPOTIFY
PERFORMING ON SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE OCTOBER 12
THE WORLD OF ROMANCE BEGINS TODAY
(September 5th, 2019 – Los Angeles, CA) Today, two-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated multi-platinum and chart-topping singer/songwriter Camila Cabello shares two new singles entitled “Shameless” and “Liar.” Get them HERE via SYCO/Epic Records. Making for a momentous return by the songstress, the new songs start the era of her mega-anticipated second album, Romance. It represents her most personal music to date, drawing directly from autobiographical experiences and translating them into unforgettable songs.
“These songs are basically the story of my life the past couple years and the stories I’ve accumulated – I knew for a long time I wanted my album to be called Romance because these stories are about falling in love.” – Camila Cabello
After changing her online platforms following a powerhouse turn at the MTV VMAs, Camila invited listeners into this world through a series of intensely personal social media posts. She unveiled the title in this video, unlocking her heart quite literally. In the follow-up clip, she went even deeper. Next up, she dropped a clip with the song titles, another with the artwork, and finally a teaser for the “Shameless” music video. Thus far, these teasers generated over 31 million total views and 36 million likes.
The songs similarly mirror this evolution. The emotionally charged “Shameless” showcases a seismic vocal performance from the superstar, stretching from intimate verses into an overpowering refrain over hypnotic guitar, a thick bass line, and propulsive percussion. On the other end of the spectrum, swaggering horns kick off the boisterous and bold “Liar” as it channels Latin vibes underneath the irresistible hook, “Oh no, there you go, making me a liar, I kinda like it though.”
To accompany “Shameless,” she revealed a sexy and stunning music video directed by Henry Scholfield [Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa & Rosalia]. Watch it HERE.
Next up, she performs for Saturday Night Live for the very first time on October 12. Be sure to tune in! Plus, she received a total of three nominations in top categories at the People’s Choice Awards on November 10 broadcast on E!. These include “Female Artist of 2019,”“Song of 2019 – ‘Señorita’,” and “Music Video of 2019 – ‘Señorita’.” Also, she was just revealed today as Elle’s October Music Issue cover girl.
These new solo anthems land on the heels of a summer highlighted by stratospheric success. Recently, Cabello smashed a series of records. She broke the record for “most monthly listeners for a female artist in Spotify history” with 61.2 million. Meanwhile, her GRAMMY® Award-nominated multiplatinum Billboard Hot 100 #1 megahit “Havana” [feat. Young Thug] became “the world’s most streamed song of all-time by a female lead artist.”
Just last week, Cabello shut down the MTV VMAs with the debut performance of “Señorita” with Shawn Mendes. Not only did the song soar to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, but it also stands out as “the most-streamed song of the summer on Spotify,”“second fastest song in history to surpass 100 million streams on Spotify,” and “the biggest single-day debut for a male-female duet in Spotify history.” Additionally, it took home “Best Collaboration” and “Best Cinematography” at the VMAs and “Choice Summer Song” at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards. At 22-years-old, Camila is the youngest person to earn two #1s on the Hot 100 since Justin Bieber in 2017 and the youngest woman since Rihanna in 2010. “Señorita” marks her fourth #1 at Pop Radio and her second Hot 100 #1.
Speaking to the artist’s international dominance, her full-length debut, Camila, soared to #1 on iTunes in 109 markets. It also went Top 5 in 113 markets and Top 10 in 115 markets. Not to mention, it ascended to #1 worldwide in Canada, Mexico, Spain, Sweden, Norway, and the Netherlands and to the Top 3 in the UK, Finland, Australia, Ireland, Belgium, and Switzerland.
To date, her cumulative audio streams exceed 8.8 billion and video views surpass 3.5 billion.
Get ready for Romanceand the biggest pop event of 2019 soon.
About Camila Cabello
Multi Grammy nominated Cuban born singer/songwriter Camila Cabello (Epic Records / SYCO) released her debut solo album, CAMILA in January 2018 to rave reviews. It debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart at the same time as her single “Havana” Reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making Camila the first solo artist in nearly 15 years to reach the #1 spot on the Hot 100, Billboard 200 and Artist 100 charts in the same week. The RIAA platinum-certified album, CAMILA, launched its debut at #1 on 110 iTunes charts around the world, breaking the record for most #1 positions for a debut album in iTunes history. Camila also became the #1 artist on global Spotify. At the end of 2018, Camila was nominated for two Grammy awards, “Best Pop Vocal Album” for her album, CAMILA, and “Best Pop Solo Performance” for “Havana” (Live). She took home awards for Artist of the Year and Video of the Year for her hit “Havana” at the 2018 Video Music Awards. Beginning her official solo career after four years in Fifth Harmony, Camila released her RIAA 9x platinum smash hit “Havana,” in August 2017 where it obtained the #1 spot on the pop radio chart, marking her second top 40 #1 as a solo artist. Furthermore, “Havana” hit #1 on iTunes overall top songs chart, #2 on the Spotify Global chart and hit #1 in 80 countries around the world. “Havana” is the first song by a female artist to reach No. 1 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary, Pop Songs and Rhythmic Songs charts in 22 years, it has earned over 1.1 billion on-demand U.S. streams, according to Nielsen Music, and attained the longest run at No. 1 on Pop Songs for any song by a female artist since 2013. Havana became the most streamed song of all time by a female artist and was the number one song of 2018 globally. Her triple-platinum single “Never Be The Same,” was released in January 2018 and peaked in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Camila became the first artist in history to have two multi-format number one singles as the first two singles from their debut album. Camila had previously earned a chart-topping smash with her double platinum-certified hit “Bad Things” with MGK. The track generated over 400 million on-demand streams. As a result of its success, she became the fifth female artist to hit #1 on the Pop songs chart with and without a group. Most recently, Camila released the global smash single “Señorita,” with Shawn Mendes, which debuted at #1 on iTunes worldwide and broke Spotify’s record for the biggest debut from a male/female duet in its history. “Señorita” marks Camila’s second #1 at Hot 100 and fourth #1 at Pop Radio. Caila is currently the most listened to female artist in the world on Spotify and broke the record for the most monthly listeners for a female artist in Spotify history. She is the first female artist since Adele to triple up atop Billboard’s Hot 100, Billboard 200 & Artist 100 charts. In November 2018, Camila was named the new ambassador for Save the Children. She is set to make her acting debut starring in Sony Pictures’ CINDERELLA, to be released February 5th, 2021. The film will be directed by Kay Cannon and produced by James Corden and Leo Pearlman.
FIRST TWO SONGS—SWIZZ BEATZ, RICK ROSS, & DMX’S “JUST IN CASE”
BUDDY, A$AP FERG, & WALE’S “HALLELUJAH”—AVAILABLE NOW
ALBUM COMING SOON
(August 30, 2019 – Los Angeles, CA) – As announced today, Epic Records will release the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for the upcomingEPIX series GODFATHER OF HARLEM. Two new songs—“Just in Case” by Swizz Beatz, Rick Ross, & DMX and “Hallelujah” by Buddy, A$AP Ferg, and Wale—precede the album and just arrived at all digital retailers this morning
Speaking to this iconic Harlem story, the music represents the spirit of New York hip-hop. East Coast legend and the project’s Executive Music Producer Swizz Beatz cooks up a rough, raw, and real anthem in the form of “Just in Case” joined by bulletproof bars from Rick Ross and another New York icon DMX. Meanwhile, “Hallelujah” gets heavenly as Buddy croons a soaring refrain between verses from Harlem’s own A$AP Ferg and Wale. Be on the lookout for music videos soon.
GODFATHER OF HARLEM premieres on Sunday September 29 at 10pm ET/PT on EPIX. Check out the trailer HERE.
Swizz Beatz, Rick Ross, and DMX will be on-hand alongside stars such as Academy® Award winner Forest Whitaker, Vincent D’Onofrio, Ilfenesh Hadera,Nigél Thatch, Chazz Palminteri, and more at the exclusive premiere at the world-famous Apollo Theater in Harlem on Monday September 16, 2019.
The full Soundtrack drops soon.
Get ready for GODFATHER OF HARLEM.
ABOUTGODFATHER OF HARLEM:
Created by Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein, with music by Executive Music Producer Swizz Beatz, and starring and executive produced by Oscar® winner Forest Whitaker, GODFATHER OF HARLEMis inspired by the true story of infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson (Whitaker), who in the early 1960s returned from eleven years in prison to find the neighborhood he once ruled in shambles. With the streets controlled by the Italian mob, Bumpy must take on the Genovese crime family to regain control. During the brutal battle, he forms an alliance with radical preacher Malcolm X (Nigél Thatch) – catching Malcolm’s political rise in the crosshairs of social upheaval and a mob war that threatens to tear the city apart. GODFATHER OF HARLEM is a collision of the criminal underworld and the civil rights movement during one of the most tumultuous times in American history.
Once again, the critically acclaimed global force crosses borders and boundaries between cultures and styles and serves up an infectious international anthem. Driven by a dynamic dancehall rhythm and hummable beat, the song leaps from nimble verses into a chantable and catchy refrain. About the song, Hoodcelebrityy says, “’Bum Pon It’ is a vibe. It’s fun, it feels good. When you hear ‘Bum Pon It’ you can’t help but to keep that ass bouncing!” The Jamaica-born and Bronx-based songstress will drop a sexy, slick, and sizzling music video to accompany “Bum Pon It” very soon.
The song follows the success of her 2019 single “Inside,” which received acclaim from HotNewHipHop and Rap-Up who praised “her infectious flow, effortlessly blending hip-hop, dancehall, and pop.”
Stay tuned for more. For now “Bum Pon It” with HoodCelebrityy…
HoodCelebrityy confidently carries international style and substance to the culture. Following her emergence in 2017, she landed a hit with “Walking Trophy,” which clocked 49 million streams and counting. Meanwhile, her Inna Real Life EP boasted the official remix of the song featuring Fabolous and Trey Songz. Along the way, she garnered acclaim from The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, The Fader, and many more. Additionally, she featured on high-profile collaborations with everyone from French Montana to Estelle and Lil Kim to Machel Montano and Vybz Kartel. She adds a whole new dimension to popular music in 2019 with more music coming soon.
SHARES MUSIC VIDEO FOR LATEST SINGLE “WORTH THE WEIGHT” WATCH IT HERE
EMBARKING ON85 TO AFRICA TOUR THIS FALL TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE
(August 23, 2019 – Los Angeles, CA) – Today, GRAMMY® Award-nominated multiplatinum rapper, singer, producer, artist, and actor Jidenna uncovers his anxiously awaited second album, 85 To Africa. Upon arrival, it claimed a spot in the Top 10 of iTunes Top Hip-Hop/Rap Albums Chart where it remains.
In anticipation of the record, he teased out a string of critically acclaimed tracks, including “Sufi Woman,”“Tribe,”“Sou Sou,” and “Zodi” [feat. Mr. Eazi]. Thus far, songs from 85 To Africa have racked up over 2.6 million total streams and counting in just a few weeks’ time.
Moreover, he continues to attract tastemaker praise. Hypebeast, claimed, “‘Tribe’ represents a soulful trap tune while ‘Sufi Woman’ showcases Jidenna’svocals through an afrobeat-influenced sound.” In addition, The Fader wrote, “While ‘Tribe’ finds Jidenna rapping over bass-heavy trap drums and a soulful sample,‘Sufi Woman’ is a smooth afropop jam—the perfect display of his musical dexterity.”
In addition, he just dropped the music video for the new single “Worth The Weight.” The psychedelic and cinematic visual once again reflects his undeniable unpredictability.
This fall, he brings the new album to life on the 85 To Africa tour across North America. It kicks off October 2 in Sacramento, CA, plays major markets coast to coast, and closes out on November 16 in Los Angeles, CA. Check out the full itinerary below.
The project marks the culmination of an unbelievable journey for Jidenna. Following the runaway success of his 2017 debut, The Chief, he was evicted from a rental home after the owner foreclosed without notifying him. He was scheduled to immediately begin a tour that began on the I-85 in Atlanta and ended in Johannesburg. Without a home to return to, he wound up living in cities across Africa and created this masterful soundtrack for a road trip across the Atlantic Ocean. This life-changing shift laid the groundwork for 85 TO AFRICA and what promises to be one of the most dynamic, diverse, and definitive projects of 2019.
As a prelude to this journey, also shared an album trailer. In the visual, Jidenna chronicles the events leading up to his move in honest detail before giving a snapshot of what to expect on the album and this incredible journey.
Take a ride on 85 TO AFRICA with Jidenna, and you may never be the same…
Hip-hop needed a global voice, but it got a global leader in Jidenna. He rose to the forefront of the conversation with the double-platinum smash “Classic Man” [feat. Roman GianArthur], which garnered a GRAMMY® Award nomination for “Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.” Kendrick Lamar hopped on the remix, and a chopped-and-screwed version appeared in the Academy® Award-winning Moonlight. Meanwhile, his debut The Chief received widespread acclaim from The New York Times, XXL, The Guardian, and more. Extending his influence, he graced the screen everywhere from NETFLIX’s Luke Cage and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah to Insecure.