Posts made in January 2018

Don’t Miss Broccoli City Festival 2018 Including Performances By Migos, Miguel, Cardi B and More

Broccoli City Festival is back and better than before, with performances from some of the industries top players. Broccoli City and Live Nation Urban partner up for the sixth annual BC Fest. The Festival will take place at RFK Stadium Festival Grounds in Washington, D.C. on April 28.

In addition to Migos, Miguel, Cardi B and Lightshow, the 2018 BC Fest lineup includes Daniel Caesar, H.E.R., Nipsey Hussle, Rich The Kid and more.

In previous years artists such as Solange, Rae Sremmurd, Lil Yachty, Erykah Badu, Kali Uchis, Jaden Smith, Willow Smith, and 21 Savage.

Tickets are on sale and can be purchased through TicketMaster.

Broccoli City Festival is a Flagship Celebration of health loving and environmental sustainability, anchored by live performances from some of musics top artists. In addition to the musical performances, BC Fest features live demonstrations on healthy living solutions and food, environmental education, and physical activities.

The Festival is just one of the many projects that Broccoli City offers the community. Other projects include The Broccoli City Conference, The Smile Project and The BCFest5k. Find out more on the Broccoli City Events page.

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See you at Broccoli City Festival 2018!

LORDE’S ROYALS RECIEVES RIAA DIAMOND CERTIFICATION 

THE 2013 RELEASE HAS SURPASSED 10 MILLION IN SALES

The Grammy Award winning songstress is one of only five females in RIAA Gold & Platinum Program history to earn a Diamond Song. “Royals” (released March 19, 2013) is one of only six Diamond Songs released and certified in the last five years.

(Photo credit via Republic Records/Getty Images.)

Drake’s God’s Plan Breaks Records

DRAKE EARNS FIRST CAREER #1 DEBUT ON BILLBOARD HOT 100 WITH “GOD’S PLAN”

FIRST ARTIST EVER TO HIT #1 ON THE HOT 100 BASED SOLELY ON STREAMS

BECOMES FIRST ACT TO SIMULTANEOUSLY DEBUT TWO SONGS IN THE TOP OF THE HOT 100 TWICE

SMASHES APPLE MUSIC & SPOTIFY STREAMING RECORDS

In addition to smashing and shattering numerous records, GRAMMY® Award-winning multiplatinum artist DRAKE earns his first career #1 debut on the Billboard Hot 100 with his latest single “God’s Plan” from his Scary Hours project. Moreover, he is the “the first artist ever to hit #1 on the Hot 100 based solely on streams” and the “first act to simultaneously debut two songs in the top 10 of the Hot 100 twice”. Impressively, it becomes the “first track to generate over 100 million streams first-week globally across streaming services” and achieves the “biggest 7-day total ever.Additionally, it stands out as #1 on Billboard’s Digital Songs and Streaming Songs charts and #1 most added at Urban and Rhythm Radio formats.

Returning to the chart’s top spot, this marks his first #1 entry on the chart with over 68 million U.S. streams and selling over 126,000 downloads. This is also the chart’s first #1 debut since May 2017.

Upon arrival, it broke the worldwide record for “Apple Music’s First Day Streams”, generating over 14 million streams. It’s the #1 “Most Streamed Song” on Apple Music with a total of 60 million-plus streams in one week. “God’s Plan” crushed the US Spotify record for “Biggest Single Day, amassing 4.7 million streams on January 25 and gracing over 1,000 playlists to reach 100 million followers. Impressively, he bested his own record on the platform. Simultaneously, the song bowed at #1 on Shazam in under a week.

“God’s Plan” continues to dominate charts around the world, going #1 on Global Spotify, #1 on US Spotify, #1 Apple Music Overall, #1 Apple Music Hip Hop, #1 iTunes Overall, and iTunes Hip Hop.

Get “God’s Plan” HERE.

RETROGRADE

 

“A perfectly balanced duo. They both have incredible skills. They both have wonderful voices. The harmonies are fabulous. And they play the heck out of the guitar…” – NPR Music

Capitol Records will release Retrograde, the new EP from Striking Matches, on February 9. The EP’s title track and “Desire” are selections from the band’s upcoming full-length album, due out later this year. The collection also includes the duo’s compelling version of Buffalo Springfield’s classic protest song, “For What It’s Worth.”

 

Striking Matches will join Phillip Phillips on the first leg of The Magnetic Tour. The North American run will include a two-night stand at The Sinclair in Cambridge, MA (February 14 & 15), a February 18 show at Irving Plaza in New York City and a concert at 3rd and Lindsley in Nashville on February 25. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.strikingmatches.com/#/tour

 

The duo – comprising Sarah Zimmermann and Justin Davis – recently made its Sundance Film Festival debut, performing at the ASCAP Music Café. The pair was also featured on the NFL’s “Heart of the Game” webseries.

 

After releasing the Shameless EP onCapitol Recordslast fall, Striking Matches toured North America and Europe with JOHNNYSWIM. The Tampa Bay Times said, “Striking Matches are both an amazing acoustic songwriting duo and a pair of bluesy electrifying performers…Their voices vibrantly bounce off each other to fun harmonies, most notably in ‘Medicine,’ a song that got the crowd singing along almost immediately.”

 

Watch Striking Matches perform “Medicine” live from Capitol Studios in Hollywood in this video.

Shameless, which was produced by Kennedy Karate (Børns), follows the duo’s 2015 debut album, Nothing But The Silence, which has racked up more than 10 million cumulative streams worldwide.

 

Nothing But The Silence, which was produced by T Bone Burnett,won acclaim in the U.S. and abroad. NPR’s “World Café” hailed Striking Matches as an “Artist to Watch” andBuzzfeednamed the duo as one of the “Artists You Need In Your Life.” USA Today said, “Sarah Zimmermann and Justin Davis give off sparks as singers and writers, but they’re even hotter guitarists. Incendiary.” American Songwriter observed, “these songs crackle and sizzle.” Nothing But The Silence debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes UK Country Chart and several tracks were featured on BBC Radio 2’s playlist.

 

Zimmermann grew up outside Philadelphia, and mastered the guitar, clarinet and violin before middle school. Davis, who is from Atlanta, began playing guitar at an early age. A professor at Belmont University in Nashville paired them up for class projects, and they soon started writing together. Nine of their songs were performed in the first four seasons of the hit television show “Nashville.” In addition to numerous headline outings, Striking Matches have opened for Train and toured the U.S. with The Secret Sisters on a co-headline tour.

 

Retrograde – Track Listing

 

  1. Retrograde
  2. Desire
  3. For What It’s Worth

 

Striking Matches – 2018 Tour Dates

Supporting Phillip Phillips

 

2/10 – Charlotte, NC @ The Neighborhood Theatre

2/11 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa Theater

2/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer

2/14 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair

2/15 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair

2/17 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore

2/18 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

2/20 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle

2/22 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre

2/23 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse

2/24 – Macon, GA @ Cox Capitol Theatre

2/25 – Nashville, TN @ 3rd and Lindsley

2/27 – Charleston, SC @ Music Farm

2/28 – Saint Petersburg, FL @ Palladium Theatre

3/2 – Jacksonville, FL @ Florida Theatre

3/3 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live

Arkornik x Defender

The Defender is akin to nature. Arkonik retrain its soul by keeping originality at the heart of everything it does. The awe-inspiring, fully restored 1991 station wagon represents a milestone in evolution, since ranked number one of 2018.

CHEAT CODES x FETTY WAP

Cheat Codes and Fetty Wap will perform  Party Pupils Remix on Jimmy Kimmel Live Feb. 5 in a outdoor concert series.

“Party Pupils do what they do best and add some funk to the original. They maintain the best parts of the song’s core while incorporating more bounce to the production and entirely new drop with glitchy vocal chops and playful synths. Enjoy”

-This Song Is Sick

 

Listen to the Party Pupils Remix Now 

MCM Announces New Collaboration

MCM announces first of its kind NEW collaboration between MCM x WizPak. The exclusive backpack style with its breakthrough market technology and unparalleled sound quality was created for the music elite and debuted during Grammy’s 60th Anniversary weekend in NYC.

A-listers including Jamie Foxx,  presenter Alicia Keys,  Grammy’s performer Miley Cyrus, Grammy’s Breakout Star Rapsody (only the fifth female nominee for Best Rap Album ever in the 23-year history of the category), notable artists like Cardi B,  Future and Rita Ora, as well as newcomers like hip-hop trio Migos and Lil Uzi Vert and two time nominee  6LACK. Others included  Killer Mike of Run the Jewels, and many more who got to enjoy the wearable music smart-bag. The luxury brand’s heritage Stark Visetos Backpack has been upgraded to house exclusive tech-savvy product enhancements including high quality sound from a 40w 2.1 stereo speaker system with 3D surround-sound technology built inside the backpack and removable, able to connect to any media player through wireless Bluetooth connection. This exclusive product has 3-charging ports for up to 14-hours of charge to ANY smart phone or tablet.

Legends × Grammy After Party

credit: Brian Ach /Getty Images

Distinctly and fabulously talented threesome Dave Chappelle, Erykah Badu and Quincy Jones hang at the Universal Music Group Grammy After-party.

Badu provided the DJ sounds to the bash

Cardi B – Pre Grammy Style

Grammy nominee Cardi B wore Ashi Studio Boots at the Warner Brothers Party on Thursday, January 25th at The Grill. She wore Ashi Studio again on Saturday, January 27th while attending the Clive Davis Pre Grammy Gala and Sunday, January 28th at the 60th Grammy Awards.

The Boots are a collaboration with Poise Design.

The Clive Davis Pre Grammy Gala dress is a Ready-To-Wear Spring/Summer 2018 collection strapless, floor-length Ivory tuxedo gown.

The 60th Grammys Award Red Carpet dress is a part of the Couture Collection collection,The Girl On the Moon’. It is a short, pleated ivory lace dress with butterfly sleeves and tail.

The second dress is a custom made dress with a short front and long train. It is a voluminous manipulation of pleated black tulle with a fitted V-shaped upper part.

All looks were styled by the talented Kollin Carter.

Heartland Institute Experts React to FDA

The advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration voted 5-to-4 to reject a claim from Philip Morris International Inc. that “Switching completely to IQOS presents less risk of harm than continuing to smoke cigarettes.” Phillip Morris claims that using their IQOS device, which heats tobacco rather than burn it, could reduce the risk of tobacco related health issues compared to cigarettes.

“How many more smokers will have to die on the FDA’s watch until they catch up to the rest of the world when it comes to supporting harm reduction technologies?” Director of Government Relations John Nothdurft said. “The rest of  the world is far ahead of the United States in terms of supporting policies that help smokers quit or at a minimum move to less harmful alternatives such as heat-not-burn products, e-cigarettes, and snus.”