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Monsta X Premiering FIRST English Single

 International K-Pop Sensations, Monsta X, continue their worldwide onslaught with the announcement of their first all English language release of their title track, “Shoot Out,” exclusively revealed by Billboard“Shoot Out” English version is set to drop THIS Friday November 9th at 6:00pm KST / 4:00am EST on all streaming platforms; with JoJo Wright of 102.7 KIIS FM exclusively premiering the single on Friday November 9th at 9:00AM Pacific. Monsta X have already made a huge impact in U.S. media with OC Weekly calling them “power players in the K-pop game,” Metro UK comparing their fandom to the likes of One Direction stating “…the Hammersmith Apollo on Sunday night looked like the intense sort of fan dedication not seen since One Direction were a thing,” and  PAPER Magazine stating “You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know that Monsta X’s darkly textured but nonetheless high-energy music is the reason why they stand apart from other acts in the vibrant (and constantly expanding) K-pop scene.”

Monsta X is currently preparing to cause pandemonium stateside once again by making history as the first K-Pop group to perform at the iHeart Radio Jingle Ball, where they will be performing the English version of “Shoot Out” for the first time. The first of five dates will be kicking off in Los Angeles on Friday November 30th alongside household names such as Cardi B, Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, G-Eazy, Khalid, Normani, Dua Lipa, Alessia Cara, Calvin Harris, Bazzi and Bebe Rexha.

The Korean version of “Shoot Out” has already made a huge impact on both Korean and U.S. shores by picking up 4 consecutive #1 wins on the prestigious Korean TV Shows; M Countdown, Show Champion, SBS MTV’s “The Show,” and Music Bank.

Billboard noted “This week on the charts, “Shoot Out” climbs from No. 10 to No. 8 on Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales chart, marking the band’s ninth top 10 on the chart.” https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/k-town/8483568/monsta-x-shoot-out-english-version-radio-premiere?utm_source=twitter&utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=referral

The band are in the midst of making a huge impact on our shores with their 2nd Album Take.1, ‘Are You There?’ debuting on the Billboard World Albums chart at No. 7; marked the week of November 3rd. Not to mention their 47 week streak on the Billboard Social 50 Chart. Monsta X is causing a unstoppable wave of interest here with their 2nd Album and title track “Shoot Out”, with PAPER Magazine stating “Shoot Out” is niche enough to catch the ear of the most cynical music critic, and accessible enough, via the band’s perfectly synchronized harmonies, to appeal to the masses” and MTV describing it as“..a thundering beat, slick pop-rock chorus, and sensual visual.” Earmilk also added “Brimming with the grit and sensual rhythms that are core to the band’s musical style, “Shoot Out” is about the inescapability of fate and the importance of filling life with love.”

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Kiana Ledè Releases Debut EP Selfless

Today, Arizona-born, multi-cultural singer, songwriter, producer, and actress KIANA LEDÈ releases her much-anticipated, soulful debut EP, Selfless, at all digital retailers via Republic Records/The Heavy Group

Get it HERE.

The eight-song set illuminates her penchant for slick, sharp, smart, and soulful urban/R&B music. Punctuated by her strong female voice of empowerment, and brutally honest, truly self-aware lyrics, Kiana’s EP is a warning shot that a new star is on the rise. Among its tracklisting, the EP boasts her radio single “Fairplay” [feat. A$AP Ferg]— Which has already garnered over 10 million streams.

Meanwhile, she teams up with label mate Blackway for the instantly infectious “Shame.” Produced by Rice N Peas (Bazzi “Mine”) “Wicked Games,” takes flight on her dynamic delivery over cinematic and stunning production that is reminiscent at once of both The Weeknd and Maxwell. It’s a great way to get to know KIANA. “Show Love,” produced by 7 time Grammy Winning producer/Engineer/writer DURO, is a bouncy modern R&B Jam with slick word-play and a super catchy hook calling on her man to at least “show up and show love.”

This past year is shaping up to be her major breakthrough moment as a musical force. She contributed “Big Spender” (co-written with label mate “Amine” to the chart-dominating Official Soundtrack for 50 Shades Freed, and it clocked over 10 million Spotify streams. Additionally, she garnered widespread praise from Refinery29, Baeble Music, Complex, stupidDOPE, is and more.

Now, Selfless positions her for big things on the horizon.

After spending years quietly developing her skills as a songwriter and singer, KIANA became a veritable sensation.  To date, she has generated 50 million-plus views across her YouTube/Vevo channels. In addition to her music, she recently landed a co-starring role on Rev Run’s new Netflix series set to air in 2018 and starred in season 2 of MTV’s hit show “Scream”.

TRACKLISTING

1 “Get In The Way”

2 “Shame” [feat. Blackway]

3 “Show Love”

4 “EX”

5 “Wicked Games”

6 “Take It All”

7 “Fairplay” [feat. A$AP Ferg]

APPLE MUSIC TO BAZZI: I Just Had to Let you Know You’re Mine

Apple Music’s journey with Bazzi began last summer when the service’s Pop Curator Arjan Timmermans came across Bazzi while browsing Instagram. From there, Apple Music fully championed Bazzi throughout the service from radio and playlists to Beats 1. In October 2017, Apple Music was the first streaming platform to debut “Mine,” which quickly skyrocketed after placement on the popular Today’s Hits and A-List: Pop playlists. By January 2018, Bazzi held the #1 spot across all Apple Music Pop playlists.

“Bazzi’s fine sense of melody and honest storytelling capture a singular, genre-defying vision that is truly one of a kind,” said Timmermans. “He is without a doubt one of the biggest and most important new pop artists to emerge in 2018.”

This spring Bazzi will join Camilla Cabello as a special guest on the singer’s sold-out Never Be The Same Tour.

“When I first listened to ‘Mine’, it stood out from everything that was out- it sounded so honest and original and coming straight from his heart,” Cabello said. “I listened to all of his songs after that and was hooked! I think he has such an original style and it sounds so effortless for him. I think he’s a breath of fresh air in pop music and it’s been so amazing to introduce him to my fans on tour.”

About Apple Music’s Up Next Program

Up Next is Apple Music’s monthly program geared towards identifying, showcasing and elevating rising star talent. Each month, Apple Music’s editorial team selects one artist to promote, utilizing the full force of the platform to raise awareness of the artist to its growing global audience of music fans. The program includes a short, documentary film introducing the artist, an interview with one of our Beats 1 anchors and more. As the newest member of Apple Music’s Up Next roster, Bazzi joins some of today’s most exciting and promising artists. Get to know them all HERE.

APPLE MUSIC TO BAZZI

Today Bazzi becomes Apple Music’s Up Next artist; Releases highly anticipated album COSMIC

In just a few short months Bazzi has embarked on a meteoric rise to the top of the global Pop charts. Today he officially joins Apple Music’s Up Next class of emerging, global and GRAMMY-nominated artists as he debuts his highly anticipated album, COSMIC, streaming on Apple Music right now.

In an exclusive interview with Beats 1, the 20-year-old singer described the Apple Music honor: “It’s really exciting. Things have been moving really fast. After a year of work and putting everything in order we’re here and it feels really good.” Tune in to Beats 1 right now to hear the full interview.

Additionally, on Friday, May 4, Apple Music will release a special short film featuring Bazzi as well as a brand new acoustic performance video of his hit single “Mine.”

Apple Music’s journey with Bazzi began last summer when the service’s Pop Curator Arjan Timmermans came across Bazzi while browsing Instagram. From there, Apple Music fully championed Bazzi throughout the service from radio and playlists to Beats 1. In October 2017, Apple Music was the first streaming platform to debut “Mine,” which quickly skyrocketed after placement on the popular Today’s Hits and A-List: Pop playlists. By January 2018, Bazzi held the #1 spot across all Apple Music Pop playlists.

“Bazzi’s fine sense of melody and honest storytelling capture a singular, genre-defying vision that is truly one of a kind,” said Timmermans. “He is without a doubt one of the biggest and most important new pop artists to emerge in 2018.”

This spring Bazzi will join Camilla Cabello as a special guest on the singer’s sold-out Never Be The Same Tour.

“When I first listened to ‘Mine’, it stood out from everything that was out- it sounded so honest and original and coming straight from his heart,” Cabello said. “I listened to all of his songs after that and was hooked! I think he has such an original style and it sounds so effortless for him. I think he’s a breath of fresh air in pop music and it’s been so amazing to introduce him to my fans on tour.”

APPLE MUSIC TO BAZZI: I Just Had to Let you Know You’re Mine

Apple Music’s journey with Bazzi began last summer when the service’s Pop Curator Arjan Timmermans came across Bazzi while browsing Instagram. From there, Apple Music fully championed Bazzi throughout the service from radio and playlists to Beats 1. In October 2017, Apple Music was the first streaming platform to debut “Mine,” which quickly skyrocketed after placement on the popular Today’s Hits and A-List: Pop playlists. By January 2018, Bazzi held the #1 spot across all Apple Music Pop playlists.

“Bazzi’s fine sense of melody and honest storytelling capture a singular, genre-defying vision that is truly one of a kind,” said Timmermans. “He is without a doubt one of the biggest and most important new pop artists to emerge in 2018.”

This spring Bazzi will join Camilla Cabello as a special guest on the singer’s sold-out Never Be The Same Tour.

“When I first listened to ‘Mine’, it stood out from everything that was out- it sounded so honest and original and coming straight from his heart,” Cabello said. “I listened to all of his songs after that and was hooked! I think he has such an original style and it sounds so effortless for him. I think he’s a breath of fresh air in pop music and it’s been so amazing to introduce him to my fans on tour.”

About Apple Music’s Up Next Program

Up Next is Apple Music’s monthly program geared towards identifying, showcasing and elevating rising star talent. Each month, Apple Music’s editorial team selects one artist to promote, utilizing the full force of the platform to raise awareness of the artist to its growing global audience of music fans. The program includes a short, documentary film introducing the artist, an interview with one of our Beats 1 anchors and more. As the newest member of Apple Music’s Up Next roster, Bazzi joins some of today’s most exciting and promising artists. Get to know them all HERE.