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History-making vocal powerhouse and acclaimed songwriter JORDAN SMITH returns with his brand new single “Only Love” today. It’s available now at all digital retailers via Republic Records. Get it HERE.
“Only Love” was written as a reminder that there is a common thread running through all of us to love and be loved.” Jordan comments on the message behind the single, “I can’t imagine a better song to release after nearly two years of writing music.”
Additionally, the song heralds the release of his anxiously awaited third full-length album of the same name—Only Love—arriving late summer 2018.
Produced by GRAMMY® Award-winning hitmaker RedOne, Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, “Only Love” sees Jordan boldly step into new territory. Both his renowned vocals and songwriting take center stage on the track—which he co-wrote. It hints at the scope of the album, which boasts six songs co-written by the singer and production from top-to-bottom by RedOne. Jordan’s voice has already enchanted millions, but Only Love allows his spirit as a writer to shine as well.
Jordan’s full-length debut, Something Beautiful, entered the Billboard Top 200 at #2 and made history as the highest debut ever and biggest first-week seller from a winner of The Voice. He continued to wow audiences with his first Holiday album and public television special of the same name, ‘Tis The Season. The record captured #1 on the iTunes Holiday Albums Chart and Amazon Digital Albums Chart and scored yet another Top 10 debut on the Billboard Top 200. Expanding his reach, he co-wrote Celine Dion’s “Ashes” for Deadpool 2 in 2018 as well.
High As Hope, the immensely anticipated new album from Florence + The Machine, is out today on Republic Records—get it here. Co-produced by Florence and Emile Haynie and featuring contributions from Kamasi Washington, Sampha, Tobias Jesso Jr, Kelsey Lu, Jamie xx and Thomas Barlett, the album includes previous-released songs “Hunger”—currently #1 at AAA radio and Top 10 at Alternative radio, “Big God” and “Sky Full of Song.”
Furthermore, Florence will embark on a 23-city North American fall headline tour, including two nights at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl September 25 & 26 and Washington, D.C.’s The Anthem October 5 & 6, with further stops at New York Barclays Center and in Seattle, Portland, Nashville, Philadelphia, Chicago and more. Tickets are on sale now, visit florenceandthemachine.net for more information.
Watch the video for “Big God,” directed by Autumn de Wilde and choreographed by Akram Khan and Florence, here.
FLORENCE + THE MACHINE—HIGH AS HOPE
3. South London Forever
4. Big God
5. Sky Full of Song
8. 100 Years
9. The End of Love
10. No Choir
K-pop group BTS (Aka Bangtan Sonyeondan, or Bangtan Boys) has broken records with their latest MV reaching an outstanding number of views within just 24 hours. The South Korean group released their MV “Fake Love” as the title track for their Love Yourself: Tear album on May 18 at 6pm KST. Within the first 6 hours of their release, they gained a staggering 14 million+ views. Now after a full 24 hours has passed, the video reached 40,961,289 views, but an official count from Youtube is currently being anticipated. With this number, BTS has set a new record for the highest views of a K-pop MV seen within the first 24 hours.
The seven-member boy group was formed by Big Hit Entertainment and they debuted on June 12, 2013. They have come a long way since then, becoming one of South Korea’s influential celebrities. Pre-orders of their newest album became available on April 18, and they sold an outstanding 1.44 million copies in South Korea within the first 6 days of the pre-order period.
Congratulations to BTS! They will be performing at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 20 along with performances from Jennifer Lopez, Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran and many more. BTS will also be returning to The Ellen DeGeneres Show for the second time on May 25 and perform “Fake Love.”
See their “Fake Love” MV here: https://youtu.be/7C2z4GqqS5E