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ANTHONY RAMOS

ANTHONY RAMOS RELEASES ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE VIDEO FOR “DEAR DIARY” ANNOUNCES “THE GOOD & THE BAD” TOUR THIS FALL

MULTIPLE DATES SOLD OUT ALREADY

WATCH THE PERFORMANCE VIDEO FOR “DEAR DIARY” HERE

Kicking off a string of dates next week, Brooklyn-born singer-songwriter, celebrated actor, and multi-talented artist Anthony Ramos will embark on “The Good & The Bad” Tour throughout the fall. Previously announced New York dates, including Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater in New York, NY on August 22, and Rough Trade in Brooklyn, NY on September 26 have already sold out. Throughout October and November, he crisscrosses North America and Canada performing in major markets joined by supporting act Leuca on select dates.

Tickets go on sale next Friday, August 23 at 10am local time. Check out the full confirmed itinerary and details below.

Get tickets HERE

Additionally, Ramos just shared an intimate acoustic performance video for “Dear Diary,” the introductory track from his upcoming album. Accompanied by nothing more than a piano in a sparse rehearsal room, he delivers an emotionally charged performance of the song with palpable energy and powerful spirit.

Watch it HERE

Everything sets the stage for his full-length debut coming soon via Republic Records. Undoubtedly, Ramos is set to cement himself as one of today’s boldest, brightest, and bravest new voices. Born and raised in Bushwick and of Puerto Rican descent, Anthony Ramos first made his mark originating the dual roles of John Laurens and Philip Hamilton in the TONY® and GRAMMY® Award-winning Broadway smash Hamilton. In 2018, Ramos ignited his music career as an independent solo artist on his own terms. Not only did he lend his voice to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Almost Like Praying” benefit single, but he also began architecting a sharp and soulful signature take on contemporary music. He teamed up with producer Will Wells [Logic, Pentatonix] for The Freedom EP, which garnered acclaim from Billboard and many others.

Ramos is currently in production as the lead in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s highly-anticipated ‘In the Heights’ movie directed by Jon M. Chu for Warner Bros to be released in June 2020. Most recently, he appeared in the Academy Award-winning film A Star Is Born, directed by Bradley Cooper and starring Lady Gaga where he played ‘Ally’s’ (GaGa) best friend and the critically-acclaimed Netflix series She’s Gotta Have It, created by Spike Lee, based on his 1986 film. He has contributed multiple songs to the show’s soundtrack, including the poignant new original song “Cry Today, Smile Tomorrow.” The song was inspired by Ramos working with a patient at Katie’s Art Project an organization that connects children facing life-threatening illnesses with artists through collaborative programs to create a lasting legacy through art. Ramos is repped by Modest! Management and Door 24.

The Good & The Bad Tour Dates

Aug 22 Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater New York, NY  SOLD OUT

Sep 11 Omeara London, United Kingdom

Sep 26 Rough Trade  Brooklyn, NY * – SOLD OUT

Oct 3 The Sayers Club Los Angeles, CA *

Nov 1 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL

Nov 3 Brighton Music Hall Boston, MA

Nov 5 The Fillmore  Philadelphia, PA

Nov 6 Music Hall of Williamsburg  Brooklyn, NY

Nov 8 Rock & Roll Hotel Washington, DC

Nov 10 1306 Miami Miami, FL

Nov 12 House of Blues Bronze Peacock Houston, TX

Nov 15 August Hall San Francisco, CA

Nov 17 Doug Fir Lounge Portland, OR

Nov 18 The Crocodile  Seattle, WA

Nov 19 Imperial Vancouver, Canada Supporting Act* Leuca

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NICKI MINAJ, POP SMOKE, 360 MAGAZINE

NICKI MINAJ × POP SMOKE

Pop Smoke releases the first official Remix to “Welcome To The Party” with platinum selling artist and fellow New York native Nicki Minaj! 

Listen to it HERE
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Jeezy and Meek Mill “MLK BLVD”

Jeezy and Meek Mill join forces for new song “MLK BLVD” ahead of August 23rd album release.

Listen to “MLK BLVD” live on Beats 1 with Ebro Darden and Low Key.

Jeezy reflects on his 15 year career in the new visual for “1 Time”

Watch HERE.

Jeezy’s final installment of The Thug Motivation Series- TM 104: The Legend Of The Snowman- arrives in stores on Aug. 23rd via Def Jam Recordings.

BENEE “Lil North America Tour”

Today, buzzing 19-year-old indie pop artist BENEE announces she will play a slew of headline dates in North America this October for her “Lil North America Tour”—including shows in Brooklyn, Boston, Washington, D.C. and Toronto—see the list of dates below. Tickets will go on sale on Saturday, August 16th at 9:00AM ET via http://benemusicc.com/.

BENEE recently made her mark on the world with her debut EP, FIRE ON MARZZ, released earlier this summer to widespread critical acclaim. The EP features her lead single “Glitter,” as well as her breakout hit “Evil Spider.” In celebration of the EP, BENEE has been performing shows to sold out audiences across New Zealand, Australia and Europe, as well as a whirlwind US debut in New York and LA earlier this year.

BENEE has emerged as New Zealand’s artist to watch with her chart-topping hit “Soaked,” which quickly climbed Spotify’s Viral Charts, accumulated over 22 million streams to date, charted on Australia’s Triple J radio’s Hottest 100 of 2018 and held the number one spot on New Zealand’s Shazam Top 100 for two months, not to mention achieved Platinum Certification in New Zealand and Gold Certification in Australia. With endorsements from Zane Lowe and Apple’s Beats1 radio, BENEE went from playing her first small club gig to her first arena show—opening for longtime role model Lily Allen—in a matter of months.

Care Package Debuts #1 on BILLBOARD 200

DRAKE’S CARE PACKAGE DEBUTS #1 ON BILLBOARD 200 MARKS HIS NINTH NO. 1 ALBUM, EXTENDS HIS RECORD FOR THE MOST NO. 1 ALBUMS THIS DECADE

Drake’s latest release, the compilation album Care Package has debuted at the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart. The compilation collects 17 tracks many of which were never officially released — including “The Motion,” “Jodeci Freestyle,” “Paris Morton Music,” “Draft Day” and freestyles like “5AM in Toronto” and “4PM in Calabasas.”

The debut marks Drake’s NINTH No. 1 album since 2010, extending his record for the most by any artist this decade. Drake has previously hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with Scorpion (2018), More Life (2017), Views (2016), What a Time to Be Alive with Future (2015), If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late (2015), Nothing Was the Same (2013), Take Care (2011) and Thank Me Later (2010).

Care Package is available now.

Wengie, Target, 360 MAGAZINE

“WHIMSICAL BY WENGIE” 

POP STAR WENGIE REVEALS FIRST-EVER TOY LINE

Popular YouTuber announces her one-of-a-kind products will be sold at Target stores nationwide

YouTube’s biggest personality turned K-pop star, Wengie, announced today that she released her toy line of products named, Whimsical by Wengie that will be sold at Target, the biggest retail giant in the United States with over 1,800 stores nationwide. The line will consist of products that Wengie is best known for by her worldwide fan base known as “Wengiecorns”, who love her for her prank and slime videos.

The launch comes just after Wengie’s music releases skyrocketed to the top of the charts with the eight singles she released in a period of just 12 months. The superstar has over 18.5 million YouTube subscribers, 25 million combined social media reach and accumulated over 1.3 billion views on her YouTube channels to date.

“I’m so excited to share my first-ever toy line, Whimsical by Wengie,” said Wengie. “These are products that I would LOVE to use in my own YouTube videos and I can’t believe that I’m the one that gets to share them with my Wengiecorns! Whimsical by Wengie was such a blast to create and I know you guys will love the products.”

The toys, aimed at her loyal fanbase includes, Body Art, Glitter Lava Lamp, Unicorn Hair Kit and a Scented Slime 4-pack. Fans can purchase on Target.com, the Target app and in-store.

See more information on each toy below:

Wengie Body Art

  • Channel your inner unicorn! This fun deluxe body art kit comes with 6 tattoo sheets, 1 stencil sheet, 6 pots of glitter in red, light blue, purple, silver, pink and blue, 4 body markers in pink, purple, blue and red, 2 brushes, 1 sheet of body jewels and a tube of glue.
    • Easy to apply and decorate.
    • Super washable!
    • Creative and fun!
    • Kit comes with a mystery charm, collect them all!

Wengie Glitter Lava Lamp

  • Create your own room décor with this fun and glitzy “make your own” glitter lava lamp kit.  Comes with lamp, swirling mechanism, 1 packet confetti, adhesive gemstones, glittered sticker sheet, colored sticker sheet.
    • Color changing lights
    • Create! Decorate! Glow!
    • Needs 3 AA batteries
    • Kit comes with a mystery charm, collect them all!

Wengie Unicorn Hair Kit

  • Create your own hair look with this fun and colorful deluxe hair kit.  Comes with 6 hair chalk sliders in pink, purple, blue, orange, green and yellow, 3 pots of hair glitter in purple, green and pink, 3 hair ties in pink, purple and blue, 2 hair tattoo sheets and a hair applicator sponge
    • Easy to apply!
    • Washes out easily!
    • Color! Glitter! Style!
    • Kit comes with a mystery charm, collect them all!

Wengie Scented Slime 4-Pack

  • Play! Stretch! Squish with this delicious smelling slime. Item comes with 4 yummy gummy flavors – Cotton Candy, Birthday Cake, Banana and Candy.
    • Fun to play with and smells great!
    • Comes with different types of slime – Cloud, Glass and Regular
    • Kit comes with a mystery charm, collect them all!

Wengie’s most recent collaboration with Filipino pop star Iñigo Pascual “Mr. Nice Guy” (currently over 3.5 million views) was #1 on two separate charts in the Philippines in June 2019 while speaking on a K-pop panel at MIDEM conference in Cannes, France. She also spoke on another K-pop panel on July 11 at RISE technology conference in Hong Kong. Fans can follow Wengie on Instagram and Twitter at @wengie, on Facebook at @wwwengie and her YouTube channels at @wengie@wengiemusic@wengielifestyle@wengiemusicasia and @ReactiCorns.

ABOUT WENGIE

As one of the most influential YouTube stars and personalities, Wengie’s unique ability to deliver vibrant, informative, and highly-relatable content (including her wildly popular life “hacks” series) to a global audience—with signature quirk and humor—keeps her zealous ‘Wengiecorns’ wanting more. This unparalleled closeness and trust with her fans has cemented Wengie’s power as a leading content collaborator for both high-profile and emerging brands. Wengie has leveraged her prominence on YouTube to tackle other creative realms—she recorded her first music album in China in 2017 and is the voice of the fourth “Powerpuff Girl” on the Cartoon Network. With Wengie’s single ‘Oh I Do’, hitting #5 on the Honggebang charts in China, her music career continues to blossom with each music release skyrocketing to the top of international music charts. She has accumulated over 26 million views on YouTube with her first three releases of “Oh I Do,” “Cake,” and “Déjà vu,” which continues to grow daily. Following those, Wengie dropped her holiday anthem “Ugly Christmas Sweater” song, which hit the #1 spot on YouTube’s trending list and garnered nearly two million views in its first day, and 8.8 million to date. Wengie’s first collaboration “Mr. Nice Guy” features Filipino star musician Iñigo Pascual, which reached #1 on the OPM Top 10 Chart in the Philippines! Wengie’s music channel “Wengie Music” has over 55 million total views (as of June 2019). For the majority of her life, she has had multicultural musical taste, listening to mainly J-pop, C-pop, and K-pop. Wengie’s main goal in music is to create fun music that is “East meets West” / K-Pop-fused-with-American-pop, which is essentially all the things she loves. Her musical influences include BLACKPINK, TWICE, ITZY, HyunA, Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift. Wengie is managed by RARE Global, music by Asian Agent, and her agency is UTA.

Kash Doll “Ready Set” Music Video

Kash Doll releases her music video accompanying her latest banger “Ready Set” featuring fellow Detroit rap representative Big Sean today. The record is an obvious undeniable summer smash, with its celebratory tone and energized pace driven flow.

Directed by Jesse Ray Diamond with Teyana (Spike Tee) Taylor serving as Creative Director, the video matches the songs high energy with a Motor City inspired race themed visual that is beyond smoking hot.

Watch “Ready Set”: HERE

Speaking about the song and video, Kash Doll says, “Ready Set is a motivational and aspirational song. I wanted to let people know if I can make it, despite the things I’ve been through, they can do it too. I’m a D girl so I’m determined.” The Detroit rapper is on a serious roll. She is fresh off a BET Award nomination for “Best Female Hip-Hop Artist,” touring the country with Meek Mill and just had her major music release “Kitten” featuring none other than the legendary hip-hop icon Lil Wayne. This all follows her groundbreaking mini-movie and song “Hustla” released in April.

Detroit native Kash Doll has impacted the music industry with a commanding force, dropping street-earned truths with her throwback wordplay and powerful bars. The one-two combination of spirit and sass announced her as fiery female force in 2019 after quietly amassing 30 million-plus on-demand streams, garnering the BMI Social Star Award and “Issa Wave Award” at the BET Social Awards, and inking a deal with Republic Records. An unbelievable story brought her to this point.

Losing her dad on just her first birthday, she always held down multiple jobs to support her mom and siblings. And at 18, she started investing in herself eventually opening two beauty bars and funding her own music career. She made waves on the 2014 independent debut mixtape, Keisha Vs. Kash Doll. Following 2016’s Trapped In The Dollhouse, she developed a presence as a touring force and earned coveted co-signs from Drake, Big Sean, Rick Ross, Remy Ma, and many more. The 2018 The Vault mixtape captured #1 on multiple mixtape sites as her debut single for Republic Records “Ice Me Out” and its 2 Chainz-assisted official remix clocked 18 million-plus total streams. Last year, Kash Doll also released a project solely for her fans titled Brat Mail to thank them for all their continued support.

The project garnered over 23 million global streams and features the break out single “Check.” Shortly before Brat Mail, Kash released one of her biggest singles to date, “For Everybody,” which racked up over 10 million YouTube/VEVO views independently.

She kicked off 2019 with a bang by supporting Meek Mill on tour. Outside of music, this boss runs Kash Doll Enterprises and does charity work around her hometown. Her city bestowed the “Spirit of Detroit” Award upon her.

Ari Lennox “BMO” Music Video

Dreamville/Interscope Records is pleased to announce the release of singer-songwriter Ari Lennox’s extra-sensory new video for “BMO.” Directed by child., the down-to-earth clip features the D.C.-born diva booed up and chilling in all her glory, watch HERE.

“BMO” is the third official single from Lennox’s critically acclaimed debut album, Shea Butter Baby, which dropped in May of this year.  A fan favorite, the song has catapulted up the charts and is currently Top 20 at Urban Radio, and #34 and rising on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart.

Meanwhile, the project’s lead single, also called “Shea Butter Baby” (featuring label head and MC J. Cole), is currently #13 at Urban AC Radio and still climbing. The accompanying music video, directed by Bennett Johnson, has amassed a whopping 18 million views on YouTube alone.

On August 24th, Lennox will headline Live Nation Urban’s Femme It Forward music series in Philadelphia, PA..  The singer, who recently wrapped an impressive U.S. run in support of her album, will also join Lizzo’s Cuz I Love you Too Tour for another spin around the states.

That cross-country trek launches Friday, September 7th in New Orleans, LA and will conclude on Friday, October 25th in Las Vegas, NV. Once she’s fulfilled her duties stateside, Lennox will then head overseas for the Shea Butter Baby International Tour and play shows in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Belgium and the United Kingdom. Ari Lennox recently delivered an intoxicating and smooth performance of “I’ve Been” on COLORS, check it out HERE.

Shea Butter Baby is available now on digital retailers worldwide.

Afrojack “Bass is Kicking”

Throughout his notable career, Grammy-winning DJ and producer Afrojack always exhibits the ability to kickstart any atmosphere, and his latest release on his Wall Recording label is a perfect example of how he can pump up any crowd. ‘Bass is Kicking’ is a loud, energetic song that shows why the Dutchman is one of dance music’s most esteemed acts and is the third single from his upcoming Press Play 2 EP.

Between the lively drums and bass drops, ‘Bass is Kicking’ is an upbeat track that will knock listeners off their seats. The single has the ability to electrify the night and turn any event into a party. Afrojack: “When people hear this track, I want them to know that they’re in for a good time. I chose beats that I thought no one would be able to resist moving to. The bass drop gives it that free feeling!”

Named the #8 DJ in the world by DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs poll of 2018 (marking his eighth consecutive year of appearing in the Top 12), Afrojack is one of the most popular dance music acts of today and a sought-after producer. Throughout the years, he has worked with everyone from Pitbull to Sting and Beyoncé, won a Grammy for his and David Guetta’s remix of Madonna’s ‘Revolver’, and released an array of diverse hits. This year, having just released multiple collaborations, Afrojack continues to follow suit, and dominate dance floors across the globe. This summer, Afrojack has released global crossover Cut It Up with K-pop superstar CL and Japanese megastars PKCZ®, Reach with BJ The Chicago Kid and We Got That Cool with Icona Pop and Yves V – the track is available on over 40 streaming playlists worldwide.

“Do You?”

“Do You?” – RJ Word
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RJ takes on a unique out-of-the-box approach to ‘pop’ incorporating elements of live brass horns, electronic beats and his signature falsetto melodies into his music. He often spices up his tracks with Latin influences he’s picked up throughout his career while working hand-in-hand with top artists such as Pitbull and Juan Magan. RJ’s new single “Do You?” closely follows behind the recent releases of his pop-funk love ballad “Love Hurts” and electro-pop single “You Played Yourself” mixed by Latin DJ Victor Magan. With an eclectic music catalogue and sound like no other, RJ has set out to break the mold of ‘pop.’