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Kygo and Rita Ora “Carry On”

KYGO AND RITA ORA RELEASE NEW SINGLE & VIDEO “CARRY ON” FROM UPCOMING BIG-SCREEN COMEDY ADVENTURE POKÉMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU

Global superstar, producer and DJ, Kyrre Gørrvell-Dahll a.k.a. Kygo and Rita Ora, release new single and video “Carry On” today via Palm Tree Records/ RCA Records. The track is the only song released from the upcoming movie POKÉMON Detective Pikachu, the first-ever live-action Pokémon adventure, with an all-star cast led by Ryan Reynolds and featuring Rita Ora as Dr. Ann Laurent. The official video was directed by Colin Tilley and JSV, and stars Rita in the POKÉMON universe and includes scenes from the eagerly anticipated movie, in theaters May 10.

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“Carry On” follows Kygo’s first release of 2019, “Think About You” featuring Valerie Broussard, who is newly signed to his Palm Tree Records/ RCA Records.The video, by renowned visual artist and Instagram sensation Sarah Bahbah, stars actors Dylan Sprouse and Khadijha Red Thunder as lovers. Exploring the progression and fragility of romantic love, the video brings Kygo’s emotive song and Bahbah’s iconic cinematic stills to life. The single already has over 42 million Spotify streams and 14 million YouTube views.

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Stay tuned for more from Kygo very soon!

The release of “Carry On” continues Ora’s recent streak of collaborations, including “Only Want You,” featuring 6LACK and the powerhouse track “R.I.P.” with Sophia Reyes and Anitta. Earlier this week she announced her partnership with Conecuh Brands to launch Prospero Tequila and joined the team as their Chief Creative Partner. Next up for Ora is the European leg of her Phoenix World Tour, which includes a string of Arena dates in the UK.

ABOUT KYGO

Kygo is a Norwegian-born, world-renowned producer, songwriter, DJ and music marvel who has turned himself into an international sensation in unprecedented time. Recently, he celebrated his sales achievements with a plaque at his sold-out headlining show at Barclays Center on his “Kids In Love” Tour. The musical prodigy and producer/DJ has amassed over 10.4 billion combined streams worldwide, over 76 Million Track Equivalents Worldwide, and 2.5 billion total video views to date. His latest single “Remind Me To Forget”  featuring Miguel has seen major success with over 475 million total combined streams and the video has garnered over 58 million views (Click HERE to watch), along with his recent release with Imagine Dragons entitled “Born To Be Yours”, which has over 278 million Spotify streams.

He was crowned Spotify’s Breakout Artist of 2015, as songs including “Firestone (feat. Conrad Sewell)” and “Stole The Show (feat. Parson James)”, which was certified gold or platinum in sixteen countries, helped him become the fastest artist to reach 1 billion streams on Spotify. Kygo’s first album, Cloud Nine, debuted at #1 on iTunes Dance Albums Chart and at #1 on Nielsen Soundscan’s Electronic Albums chart. The album received tons of positive attention from critics, in which Rolling Stone called it “unfailingly gorgeous.” Kygo made his U.S. television debut on The Late Late Show with James Corden where he performed an acoustic version of “Stole The Show (feat. Parson James).” He has also performed on Good Morning America, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

In 2016, Kygo landed on the cover of Billboard Magazine surrounding his colossal success. Later that year, he performed “Carry Me” at the Rio Olympic Closing Ceremony with singer-songwriter Julia Michaels; calling it “one of the biggest performances of his career.” Continuing his success, Kygo released “It Ain’t Me” with Selena Gomez which reached Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and amassed over 816 million Spotify streams to date with USA Today declaring the song one of 2017’s most potent contenders for the official song of the summer, explaining that the tropical house-flavored beats “scream summer.” Kygo continued to take over 2017 by releasing his EP Stargazing following his sophomore studio album, Kids In Love, an eight-track body of work, adding on his global Kids In Love tour starting in Helsinki, Finland and ending in Boston, MA. He also released “First Time” with Ellie Goulding which charted at #1 on iTunes in 14 countries and debuted at #9 on the Billboard Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, and the music video has garnered over 76 million views.

ABOUT RITA ORA

Rita Ora is an international pop singer with four #1 UK singles and holds the record for the most Top 10 singles for a British female artist in the UK with a total of 13. Her U.S. debut album Phoenix has amassed almost 2 billion streams worldwide, spawned 3 platinum singles and includes “Lonely Together,” her collaboration with Avicii which won Best Dance VMA at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards. In addition, her debut album, Ora, premiered at #1 on the UK charts and was certified platinum. Rita is also a multi-talented industry leader across TV, culture and fashion, with brand partnerships across key sectors. Her film credits include the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise, Fast & Furious, Southpaw and the upcoming POKÉMON Detective Pikachu.

ABOUT POKÉMON Detective Pikachu

The first-ever live-action Pokémon adventure, POKÉMON Detective Pikachu stars Ryan Reynolds as Detective Pikachu and is based on the beloved Pokémon brand one of the world’s most popular, multi-generation entertainment properties and one of the most successful media franchises of all time. Fans everywhere can now experience the iconic Pokémon Pikachu on the big screen as never before, as Detective Pikachu, a Pokémon like no other. The film also showcases a wide array of beloved Pokémon, each with its own unique powers and personality.The story begins when ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to work together, as Tim is the only human who can talk with Pikachu, they join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City, a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokemon universe.

POKÉMON Detective Pikachu also stars Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Suki Waterhouse, Omar Chaparro, Chris Geere, Rita Ora, with Ken Watanabe and Bill Nighy. The film is directed by Rob Letterman, from a screenplay by Dan Hernandez & Benji Samit and Rob Letterman and Derek Connolly, story by Dan Hernandez & Benji Samit and Nicole Perlman, based on the “Detective Pikachu” video game developed by Creatures Inc. It is produced by Mary Parent, Cale Boyter, Hidenaga Katakami and Don McGowan; with executive producers Joe Caracciolo, Jr., Ali Mendes, Tsunekazu Ishihara, Kenji Okubo, Toshio Miyahara, Hiro Matsuoka, Koji Ueda. Music is by Henry Jackman. Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures present a Legendary Pictures Production in association with Toho Co., Ltd, a Rob Letterman Film. It will be distributed outside of Japan and China by Warner Bros. Pictures, in Japan by Toho Co., Ltd. and by Legendary East in China. Rated PG. www.detectivepikahumovie.com

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QUIN Releases Song With 6LACK

QUIN Releases New Single “Mushroom Chocolate” feat. 6LACK – LISTEN HERE

Zane Lowe’s World Record on Apple Music’s Beats 1

NEW EP LUCID OUT SOON!

READ BILLBOARD INTERVIEW ON SIGNING TO INTERSCOPE HERE

Just in time for Valentines Day, Los Angeles native and creative chanteuse QUIN has today premiered a new loved up single; “Mushroom Chocolate” featuring artist 6LACK. The dulcet tones of both artists play off the shimmering R&B beat – produced by Chuck Inglish – which is fast becoming a signature for QUIN on her quest to crafting her “fantasy soul” lane. The song is off QUIN’s upcoming EP, LUCID, which will be out this Spring officially on Interscope Records; who the singer/songwriter announced her label deal with recently. Read the full signing story with Billboard HERE.

Speaking to the song’s inspiration, QUIN says “‘Mushroom Chocolate’ is the classic tale of a hard loving crush, the beginning of meeting your match, and how we all be acting a little brand new about it.” 6LACK adds: “The song was already perfect without me, but being able to add to it was like filling in the easiest blank. She gave you every word you needed to feel good about love and I’m just a familiar voice in a brand new setting.” The song debuted today as Zane Lowe’s “World Record on Apple Music’s Beats 1 and can be listened to across DSPs here.

ABOUT QUIN

California native QUIN is making all the right moves to establish herself as one of music’s next breakout stars. With the release of her two previous EPs GALACTICA and DREAMGIRL; her third EP LUCID, is another strong step in her quest to carve out out a lane in the industry with her unique fantasy soul sound–a term coined by the singer/songwriter herself.  Her creative style and songwriting skills are already paying dividends: her first single “Sticky Situation” with Syd from The Internet has already surpassed 1,700,000 streams on Spotify and she has recently been featured on Miguel’s “War and Leisure”and G-Eazy’s “When It’s Dark Out”. A truly multidimensional talent, QUIN is also enjoying a successful modeling career with Wilhelmina Models that has included appearances in ad campaigns from GAP, Jordan Brand, Missguided, and more.  Performing with Mos Def and as a featured act at Smokin’ Grooves Festival alongside the likes of Erykah Badu, Miguel, and Jhene Aiko will catapult her career to new heights this summer.

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SAM SMITH & NORMANI

SAM SMITH & NORMANI ANNOUNCE ‘DANCING WITH A STRANGER’ OUT JANUARY 11th

Sam Smith & Normani announce their joint single ‘Dancing With A Stranger’ to be released worldwide via Capitol Records on Friday, January 11th. Presave link to download/stream the single here.

‘Dancing With a Stranger’ is a smooth slice of sultry, R&B influenced pop where Sam and Normani’s vocals effortlessly glide over the production. The collaboration between the two came about through a chance encounter at the studio in Los Angeles as Sam was writing the single with pop legends Stargate and Jimmy Napes. Normani was in the studio next door and with both artists being long-term fans of each other, it was a no-brainer for Normani to join Sam on the new track.

Sam Smith has spent the past year travelling around the world on tour in support of his sophomore album, The Thrill Of It All, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and also topped the charts in the U.K, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands and Belgium. Rolling Stone awarded The Thrill Of It All four stars and hailed Smith as Éc;one of the mightiest, most expressive singers of his generation.Éd; Éc;Dancing With a StrangerÉd; is the first new music from Sam Smith in 2019 and follows on from his global hit with Calvin Harris Éc;PromisesÉd; which stormed the charts last summer.&#a0;Since the release of his 2014 debut album, In The Lonely Hour, Smith has sold over 17 million album equivalent units worldwide.&#a0;He has won four GRAMMY awards, an Oscar, a Golden Globe, three Billboard Music Awards and three BRIT Awards, among others.

On the new single Sam Smith says, Éc;Iߣm so excited for everyone to hear Éc;Dancing With a Stranger,Éd; which I wrote on The Thrill Of It All tour last year. For me it bottles everything I was feeling whilst juggling my personal life and touring.&#a0;It is also such a beautiful moment for me as Iߣm a huge, huge fan of Normani and everything she is. Iߣm so excited to watch her light shine. I hope everyone enjoys hearing this song as much as I do.Éd;

Normani launched her solo career last year with her debut solo single Love Lies; with Khalid. Love Lies soared to #1 at Top 40 Radio in the US and was the first single Normani released following her global success with multi-platinum group Fifth Harmony. Since then, she has gone on to release a number of new tracks including two tracks with Calvin Harris and her recent single, Éc;WavesÉd; feat. 6LACK. In addition to working with Calvin Harris, Khalid, and 6LACK, Normani has also recently collaborated with Quavo and Kehlani. Normani is currently working on her debut solo album and this March will see her join Ariana Grande on the North American leg of The Sweetener World tour.

Normani explains about the collaboration, I’m truly blessed having the opportunity to create with one of the greatest vocalists of this decade. I think about the artists that I frequently listen to daily and Sam Smith has definitely been one of them for some time now. I never thought in a trillion years that I would be able to state that I have a record with this extremely gifted being. Iߣm super proud to share this song with Sam and cannot wait for the rest of the world to experience it – from the first moment that I heard the song I knew how special it was. Iߣm deeply in love with this body of work and I hope that you all will be too. Iߣm so thankful that Sam put his trust in me to help him bring this song to life. To my fans, thank you for all of your continued support. I love y’all!!! I pray you guys enjoy this.

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“YOUNG THUG AS PAINTINGS” EXHIBIT

During Miami Art Basel, Young Thug is teaming up with Netherlands-based artist, Hajar Benjida for their SCOPE Miami Beach installation, “Young Thug As Paintings,” an iteration that Benjida originated on Instagram (@YoungThugAsPaintings).
Originally a school project, Benjida’s “Young Thug As Paintings” pays homage to the cultural capital of Thug, by juxtaposing him with some of history’s most revered works of art. Each combination offers a glimpse into Young Thug’s fluid sense of style and musicality. “I jokingly answered an interview question with “I hope to discuss renaissance paintings with Thug someday.” 1.5 years later and I’m bringing my project to life together with Young Thug himself,” stated Benjida.
The exhibit will be available for viewing December 4th through December 9th at the 18th Annual SCOPE Miami Beach Art Fair. SCOPE is one of the most important satellite art fairs that takes place during Miami Art Basel. The exhibit is sponsored by Young Stoner Life Records and 300 Entertainment. “Young Thug is one of the most profound artists of this generation and we’re going to continue to celebrate him in the most innovative ways. Hajar Benjida’s display of Thug’s influence through art disruption is incredible. This is also a celebration of Hajar’s talent and her appreciation of the culture,” says Rayna Bass, Head of Cultural Marketing at 300 Entertainment.
Thug’s exhibit comes shortly after the release of his latest EP, On the Rvn, which featured surprise appearances from Elton John, Jaden Smith, 6lack, and Offset.
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Young Thug Releases Ep “On The Rvn”

Award-winning superstar, Young Thug releases his On The Rvn EP. The 6-track project features appearances from the musical icon Elton John, 6LACK, and Jaden Smith.

On The Rvn is Thug’s most vulnerable project to date. With the weight of the world on his shoulders, Thugger is forced to consider the worst. Unsure about his freedom or future, the rapper who may appear superhuman is reduced to frail circumstances that could plague anyone. Under close watch, Young Thug can only run from his thoughts.

On The Rvn serves as Young Thug’s third release of 2018. The project follows the critically-acclaimed, Slime Language compilation mixtape and the 3-track, Hear No Evil EP.  In 2017, the Atlanta native released the chart-topping collaborative mixtape with Future, Super Slimey. Along with appearing in a star-studded Adidas campaign, Thug reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts because of his contributions to Camila Cabello’s award-winning breakout single, “Havana.” Recently, he announced his partnership with Luc Belaire. Currently, Young Thug is on tour with J. Cole.

6lack Releasing “East Atlanta Love Letter” Album

GRAMMY nominated singer-songwriter 6LACK, will release his highly anticipated sophomore album East Atlanta Love Letter (EALL) September 14th on LVRN/Interscope Records.  EALL is described as an open love letter from 6LACK to his daughter, family, friends, past and current lovers, and includes difficult questions he’s had to answer while navigating through life. The album explores universal perspectives on love and features the single, “Switch,” which was released this past June.  The announcement of EALL’s release date and album artwork were first seeded out with a total of 20,000 physical postcards mailed to fans, allowing them to be the first to know, as well as the first to tell. Each postcard also features a provocative question that aligns with themes from the upcoming album, like “Do you believe in monogamy?”

6LACK previously released the song and video for “Nonchalant,” which can be seen HERE.  At the core of this song is an attitude of calmness in the midst of intensity and anxiety – a theme that is also expected from the artist’s second studio album.

6LACK’s tour, “From East Atlanta, with Love,” will travel across the United States and the globe, with shows in Canada, Germany, France, Australia, South Africa and the United Kingdom. The official tour of 36 shows and 34 dates will span from October to December 2018, and is currently on sale.

From East Atlanta, With Love Tour Dates:

OCT

6 – Rocking The Daisies Festival, Cape Town, South Africa

7 –  In the City Festival, Johannesburg, South Africa

10 – Metropolis Fremantle, Perth, Australia

12- Forum Theatre, Melbourne, Australia

13- Eaton’s Hill Ballroom, Brisbane, Australia

16- Enmore Theatre, Sydney, Australia

18- Powerstation, Auckland, New Zealand

23 – Trabendo, Paris, France

24 – Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany

26 – Heaven, London, United Kingdom,

27 – Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands

NOV

2 –  New Daisy Theatre, Memphis, TN

3 –  Marathon Music Works, Nashville, TN

5 –  The Fillmore Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

6 –  The Ritz, Raleigh, NC

8- L’ Olympia, Montreal QC, Canada

9 –  House of Blues, Boston, MA

11 –  The Anthem, Washington, DC

14 –  Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, NY

16 –  Agora Theater, Cleveland, OH

18 –  Rebel Complex, Toronto, Ontario

20 –  Mr. Smalls Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA

23 –  Riviera Theater, Chicago, IL

25 –  First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

29 –  Harbour Convention Center (HCC), Vancouver, BC Canada

30 –  Showbox Sodo, Seattle, WA

DEC

3 –  Warfield Theater, San Francisco, CA

5 –  The Novo, Los Angeles, CA

7 –  The Pearl, Las Vegas, NV

8 –  The Van Buren, Phoenix, AZ

10 –  El Rey Theater, Albuquerque, NM

11 – House of Blues, Dallas, TX

12 – ACL Live at the Moody Theater, Austin, TX

14 – Revention Music Center, Houston, TX

15 – Joy Theatre, New Orleans, LA

17-  Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL

18- The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackson Gleason Theatre, Miami, FL

21- Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA

Mereba Releases Visual For “Black Truck”

After stunning fans with her sultry debut single, “Black Truck,” Mereba (Interscope) has returned with an equally gripping visual. The 9th Wonder-produced song is a poetic depiction of the triumphs and trials of life and love; and the video complements the lyric’s abstract quality. Directed by Mereba and renowned photographers Durimel (twin brothers Jalan and Jibril), the video features a collage of raw and soulful shots, staged in Miami, Florida. James Laxton, director of cinematography for Moonlight, contributed to the production as well. You can view the video HERE.

Prior to the release of the “Black Truck,” Mereba was best known for her collaborations with Grammy nominated 6LACK and Dreamville newcomers J.I.D and Earthgang. Mereba’s unique voice and style lends itself to its own distinct genre of alternative R&B, and the rising star is also credited as a songwriter, rapper, guitarist and producer. Having spent her formative years living across the east coast as well as in her father’s native country, Ethiopia, Mereba further developed her artistry after moving to Atlanta. She credits Stevie Wonder, Lauryn Hill and Joni Mitchell as her greatest influences.

6LACK x Switch

Grammy Award-nominated singer/songwriter/rapper 6LACK, releases the video for his new single, “Switch.” In the Rohan Blair-Mangat-directed video, 6LACK offers a symbolic glimpse into the life of fame in all its layers. Cutting back-and-forth between intimate personal video footage and live performances, the video displays a unique look into 6LACK’s life beyond the spotlight. On “Switch,” 6LACK expands on the moody R&B/hip-hop hybrid previously heard on “Prblms”—a 2016 release that earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap/Sung Performance. With its hypnotic melody and smooth beats, “Switch” also shows the subtle power of 6LACK’s vocals. “Switch” is the second single from 6LACK’s forthcoming project.Watch the video here.

NESSLY x JOJI x “MAKE IT RIGHT”

Today, critically acclaimed Atlanta rapper NESSLY uncovers his new song “Make It Right” featuring Joji. It’s available at all digital retailers now via Republic Records.

Minimal production crawls in the background as NESSLY and Joji collide on this simmering and smoked-out collab. “Make It Right” brings together two of hip-hop’s most exciting new talents and amplifies their respective voices.

“Make It Right” arrives hot on the heels of NESSLY’s recently released “WHOHASIT” [feat. Ski Mask The Slump God. Upon release, it landed looks from HypeBeast, Pigeons & Planes, XXL, and VENTS Magazineand began putting up numbers online with nearly a quarter million Spotify streams.

Both songs will appear on his anxiously awaited debut project, WILDFLOWER [Republic Records] — out on all digital streaming platforms March 2nd. Executive Produced by hip-hop powerhouse TM88 [Travis Scott, Future] and Take A Daytrip [6lack, Raury], it promises to land with a bang.

Nessly ft. Joji “Make It Right”
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ABOUT NESSLY
With a flow as wild as his ever-evolving presence, 22-year-old Nessly immediately draws attention to himself. Two 2016 projects—Still Finessin and Solo Boy Band—introduced the world to his singular style with The Fader asserting, Nessly sets himself apart with his Solo Boy Band project.” Beyond acclaim from Complex, Pigeons and Planes, and Noisey, XXL would go so far as to claim that he takes “his sonics to an untouchable level that will challenge the industry.” Emerging from the fertile Soundcloud battleground, he’s already received support from Drake’s OVO Sound Radio and Pharrell’s OHTERtone in addition to collaborations with everyone from Lil Yachty, Playboi Carti, and A$AP Mob to a tour with Ugly God. He blossoms into the star he was always meant to be on his 2018 major label debut project, WILDFLOWER[Republic Records]. Executive Produced by TM88 [Travis Scott, Future] and Take A Daytrip [6lack, Raury], all 14 tracks speak to the artist’s comment to thick soundscapes and even thicker hooks. From the woozy chant of the single “Back 2 Life” to the creepy catchiness of “WHOHASIT” [feat. Ski Mask The Slump God] and spacey R&B on “Water Springs” [feat. 24hrs], a very bright future is in bloom for Nessly.