SHARES NABIL-DIRECTED “YOSEMITE” VIDEO FEATURING GUNNA
IN MIDST OF “ASTROWORLD: WISH YOU WERE HERE” TOUR
Travis Scott by David LaChapelle
(December 3, 2018) – This week marks a monumental point in Travis Scott‘s career as the artistdominates the charts with the #1 single and album in the United States. Travis’ 2x RIAA platinum-certified “SICKO MODE” has claimed the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. This is the first time Travis Scott has topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart after peaking at #2 on the chart earlier this year upon the release of the single’s video. Additionally, Travis’ album ASTROWORLD has claimed the #1 spot again on the Billboard 200 chart this week, marking the album’s third time to achieve #1 in 2018 after occupying the top spot for two weeks upon its release on August 3rd, 2018. The combined feat of having a #1 single and album is fitting considering the banner year that Travis Scott has seen.
The achievements come on the heels of a whirlwind week that saw Scott release the Nabil-directed video for new ASTROWORLD single “YOSEMITE” featuring Gunna, share the official remix for “SICKO MODE” by Skrillex and perform two star-studded, sold out shows at New York City’s Madison Square Garden in the midst of his current “ASTROWORLD: WISH YOU WERE HERE”tour. Raved Rolling Stone of Travis’ New York City performances, “Travis Scott’s ‘Astroworld’ Tour Is the Greatest Show on Earth.” Tickets for remaining shows are available now HERE.
Additionally, ASTROWORLD being #1 this week means the album has retained a spot in the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200 chart for the 17th week in a row. Upon its release, the album earned the “second highest debut of the year,” and raised the bar by achieving the “biggest ever first-week streaming total for Sony Music” with 349.43 million streams worldwide. This notably marked the highest pure sales week of the year as well.
Acclaimed by Pitchfork, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, and more with Travis Scott gracing the cover of GQ, this takeover paved the way for his debut Saturday Night Live performance, second MTV VMA performance, ASTROWORLD Festival in Houston during which the City of Houston proclaimed November 18th to be ASTROWORLD Day and the gargantuan “ASTROWORLD: WISH YOU WERE HERE TOUR” in 2018 and 2019.
(November 30, 2018) – Travis Scott is back to share a new video for “YOSEMITE” off of his album ASTROWORLD, which is currently enjoying its 15th consecutive week in the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. The “YOSEMITE” video comes days after Travis released a remix of his 2x RIAA platinum-certified hit single “SICKO MODE” by American DJ and producer Skrillex.
“YOSEMITE” is directed by acclaimed director and photographer Nabil. The video includes an appearance from Gunna, who is featured on “YOSEMITE” and currently on tour with Travis.
Travis is currently in the midst of his biggest US tour yet: “ASTROWORLD: WISH YOU WERE HERE.” Bringing the ride of a lifetime with his chart-dominating blockbuster album ASTROWORLDto life on stage, the tour kicked off on November 8th in Baltimore and will roll through historic venues like The Forum in Los Angeles before concluding on December 22nd at Moda Center in Portland, OR. This week Travis played back to back sold out shows at Madison Square Garden in New York City, during the second of which he brought out Kendrick Lamar for a rendition of his hit single “goosebumps.” Raved Rolling Stone of Travis’ NYC dates, “Travis Scott’s ‘Astroworld’ Tour Is the Greatest Show on Earth.” Tickets for remaining shows are available now HERE.
Additionally, ASTROWORLD has retained a spot in the Top 10 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart after debuting at #1, currently been Top 10 for the 15th week in a row. Upon its release, the album earned the “second highest debut of the year,” and raised the bar by achieving the “biggest ever first-week streaming total for Sony Music” with 349.43 million streams worldwide. This notably marked the highest pure sales week of the year as well. Acclaimed by Pitchfork, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, and more with Travis Scott gracing the cover of GQ, this takeover paved the way for his second MTV VMA performance, ASTROWORLD Festival in Houston, and the gargantuan “ASTROWORLD: WISH YOU WERE HERE TOUR” in 2018 and 2019.
Watch the new video for “YOSEMITE” above, and see below for full tour routing.
LAUNCHES “THE MARIAH EXPERIENCE” IN NEW YORK TODAY
(November 16, 2018 – Los Angeles, CA) – The wait ends today!
The incomparable, multi-platinum, multiple Grammy award winning global superstar Mariah Carey(the best-selling female artist of all time with 18 Hot 100 #1 hits) releases her mega-anticipated 15th full-length studio album, Caution. Get it HERE via Epic Records.
Over the past two months, the superstar teased out the impending release with a series of big and bold bangers kicked off by “GTFO” and followed by “With You” and “The Distance” [feat. Ty Dolla $ign]. The most recent single “A No No” sent the internet into a frenzy with its reinterpretation of Lil Kim’s “Crush On You” (remix) [feat. The Notorious B.I.G. & Lil Cease]. Rolling Stonepraised it as “another quintessential kiss-off.” To date, the tracks comprising Caution impressively generated over 25 million total streams and over 11 million total YouTube/VEVO views. The early success and buzz remain testaments to her enduring influence and undeniable presence.
The album flaunts some of Mariah’s most dynamic, diverse, and daring moments. She unites eras and genres on the groove of “Giving Me Life” [feat. Slick Rick & Blood Orange] completed by a wailing guitar lead. Meanwhile, “8th Grade” represents an emotional highpoint and moment of cinematic confessionalism on tape. Then, there’s the high energy bedroom jam “Stay Long Love You”[feat. Gunna] where Mariah and hip-hop’s hottest new contender lock into a hypnotic harmony. Everything culminates on the emotionally charged piano-driven “Portrait,” which illuminates her everlasting range.
However, the seductive title track offers up the perfect invitation to this opus as she confidently croons, “Proceed with caution.”
In order to celebrate Caution, Mariah hosts an innovative and immersive activation, “The Mariah Experience,” in New York beginning today through December 4 at Sony Square NYC [25 Madison Avenue]. Starting at 7:30pm, she will personally sign copies of the new record. Fans may can purchase it at Sony Square NYC as of 10am. While supplies last, purchase grants one first-come first-served wristband to access the signing. “The Mariah Experience” brings her world to life like never before. This Mariah Carey-themed experiential space boasts Instagrammable photo sets (bound to be highly “liked”), multimedia displays, memorabilia, a pop-up shop, and so much more. This marks a first for the trailblazing superstar and provides the perfect introduction to Caution.
Exclusive new Cautionmerch is also available at her official D2C store HERE. Additionally, she unveiled various new merch bundles today HERE.
Nearly three decades into her career, Mariah Carey continues to make history and deliver timeless popular music at a level never replicated by any other superstar. Ultimately, Caution represents a new level for Mariah and pop music at large.
About Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey is the best-selling female artist of all time with more than 200 million albums sold to date and 18 Billboard Hot 100 #1 singles (17 self-penned), more than any solo artist in history. Mariah is a singer/songwriter/producer recognized with multiple Grammy Awards, numerous American Music Awards, Billboard’s “Artist of the Decade” Award, the World Music Award for “World’s Best-Selling Female Artist of the Millennium,” and BMI’s “Icon Award” for her outstanding achievements in songwriting, to name a few – with her distinct five-octave vocal range, prolific songwriting, and producing talent, Mariah is truly the template of the modern pop performance. Mariah’s ongoing impact has transcended the music industry to leave an indelible imprint upon the world at large. She made her entry into the world of independent film with her landmark performance in “WiseGirls” starring alongside Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino and Melora Walters. In 2009, Mariah was recognized with the Breakthrough Performance Award at the Palm Spring International Film Festival for her critically acclaimed role in Lee Daniels’ “Precious.” Mariah went on to appear in Daniels’ stellar ensemble piece “The Butler” (2013). A Congressional Award recipient, Mariah has generously donated her time and energy to a range of philanthropic causes near to her heart including Save the Music, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, World Hunger Relief, and the Elton John AIDS Foundation, among many others. A tremendous supporter of children’ charities, both domestic and international, Mariah founded Camp Mariah in partnership with the Fresh Air Fund, a retreat for inner city children to explore career development. Mariah is represented by Roc Nation, United Talent Agency and Imprint PR.
(November 16, 2018 — Los Angeles, CA) — As his star continues to rapidly rise, Illinois-born pop R&B singer and songwriter AJ Mitchell will embark on a North American headline tour this winter. The four-week jaunt kicks off February 2, 2019 at The Vera Project in Seattle, WA, rolls through major markets coast-to-coast, and comes to a close at El Rey Theater in Los Angeles, CA on March 1, 2019. Tickets can be purchased HERE!
Check out the full dates below!
Earlier this year, AJMitchell began making major waves with his debut EP, Hopeful [Epic Records]. Its upbeat and undeniable lead single “Girls” quickly eclipsed 5.2 million streams and 1.4 millionvideo views and counting. His expansive vocal range, dynamic charisma, and immediate starpower have also enchanted both fans and critics alike. He’s landed features from Just Jared in addition to performing on The Today Show, Good Day New York, and KTLA. Not to mention, he ignited Arthur Ashe Kid’s Day—a proving ground for numerous superstars.
With all of these accolades, a growing fan base, and instantly recognizable voice, AJ Mitchell has positioned himself for a massive 2019.
ABOUT AJ MITCHELL:
Hailing from Bellville, Illinois, AJ gravitated towards music at an early age, sharing his talent on social media with acclaimed short form videos and cover versions. He initially posted videos to get feedback ‘from other people than my parents,’ he says, but at thirteen his following blossomed. He moved to Los Angeles, CA, in 2016 to pursue a music career full-time, releasing the self-penned, bittersweet single “Used To Be” in 2017. Other songs followed, “Somebody,” and “Mind,” showcasing his multifaceted range and silky vocal style all his own. With over 35 million streams under his belt and his Epic Records debut EP kicking off the next exciting chapter of his career, the music world is more than ‘hopeful’ that AJ Mitchell has staying power.