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GRETA VAN FLEET ANNOUNCES FALL LEG OF ITS 2019 MARCH OF THE PEACEFUL ARMY TOUR

Grammy-winning rock ‘n’ roll band GRETA VAN FLEET today announces a three week Fall North American leg of its March of the Peaceful Army Tour, set to kick off in Kansas City on Saturday, September 21.  The tour will include first-time visits to Kansas City and Irvine, and the band performing a blend of fan-favorites and some brand new tunes.  Shannon and the Clams, a GVF personal pick, will support on all dates.  Pre-sales for Peaceful Army Fan Club members begin Wednesday, 5/15, and the public on-sale starts Friday, 5/17 at 10 AM local time.  Log on to http://www.gretavanfleet.com for all ticketing details.

Greta Van Fleet – Josh Kiszka/vocals, Jake Kiszka/guitars, Sam Kiszka/bass & keyboards, and drummer Danny Wagner – kicked off 2019 with sold-out shows on the band’s first-time tours of Japan, Australia, South America, and Mexico.  The group is currently on a four-week tour of North America and will then head to Europe on June 27 to play a series of major outdoor festivals and some stand-alone headline dates.  All confirmed dates are below.

MAY
13   Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA
15   Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre, Charlotte, NC
16   Red Hat Amphitheatre, Raleigh, NC
18   The Stone Pony Summer Stage, Asbury Park, NJ
19   Kerfuffle, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD (DC101 Radio show)
21   MECU Pavilion, Baltimore, MD
22   Rochester Dome Arena, Rochester, NY
24   Boston Calling Festival, Boston, MA
25   Forest Hills Stadium, Queens, NY
28   Echo Beach, Toronto, ON CANADA
29   Echo Beach, Toronto, ON CANADA
31   Bunbury Music Festival, Cincinnati, OH

JUNE
1    Bunbury Music Festival, Cincinnati, OH
2    Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica, Cleveland, OH
4    Breese Stevens Field, Madison, WI

(June 27 – September 10 – Europe, Australia and New Zealand dates)

NORTH AMERICAN FALL RUN
SEPTEMBER
21   The Starlight Theatre, Kansas City, MO
23   Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO
27   The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
29   Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, San Diego, CA
30   FivePoint Amphitheatre, Irvine, CA

OCTOBER
2    Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA
5    Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA
9    Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, Sugar Land, TX
11   UNO Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, LA
13   Nashville Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN
15   The Met Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

ABOUT GRETA VAN FLEET:
Greta Van Fleet is four young musicians – twin brothers Josh (vocals) and Jake Kiszka (guitar), both 22, younger brother Sam (bass/keys, 20), and longtime family friend Danny Wagner (drums, 20).  All are from the tiny Michigan hamlet of Frankenmuth known for its family-style chicken dinners and the world’s largest Christmas store.  All four were raised on their parents’ extensive vinyl collections which helped give birth to the music they make today:  a high-energy hybrid of rock’n’roll, blues and soul.

Since the March 2017 release of “Highway Tune,” the band’s first single that claimed the #1 spot at Rock Radio for five consecutive weeks, the four members of Greta Van Fleet have achieved three more #1 rock singles (“Safari Song,” “When The Curtain Falls,” and “You’re the One”).  The group has also been on a wild ride of sold-out concerts around the world, racked up tens of millions of YouTube video plays and audio streams, received glowing accolades from iconic artists like Elton John, Dave Grohl, Joe Satriani, and Billy Corgan, and recorded two #1 EPs.  The band’s debut album Anthem of the Peaceful Army (10-19-18), entered Billboard’s Top Album Sales and Top Rock Albums charts at #1, and at #3 on the Billboard 200 chart.  On December 7, 2018, the band awoke to find they had received four Grammy nominations – Best New Artist, Best Rock Song (“Black Smoke Rising”), Best Rock Performance (“Highway Tune”), and Best Rock Album (From The Fires EP), which the band took home.  Greta Van Fleet has made two late-night television appearances:  “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (7/26/18), and “Saturday Night Live” (1/19/19).  Most importantly, Greta Van Fleet has been building an extraordinary connection with its fans.

Greta Van Fleet’s shared message with their music is to spread “peace, love, and unity,” and their collective goal is to have people walk out of their live shows feeling invigorated, energized and exhilarated, and to take that feeling out into the world.

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Julia Michaels “What A Time”

JULIA MICHAELS AND NIALL HORAN RELEASE ACOUSTIC VIDEO FOR “WHAT A TIME”

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GRAMMY® Award-nominated and multi-platinum selling artist JULIA MICHAELS releases the official video for “What A Time” with Niall Horan today. The two performed the song on The Late Late Show with James Corden. Watch HERE.

JULIA MICHAELS recently surprised fans with the release of INNER MONOLOGUE PART I, a collection of highly anticipated new music featuring collaborations with Selena Gomez on “Anxiety” and Niall Horan on “What A Time.”  Upon arrival, the EP debuted at #1 on the iTunes Pop Albums Chart and #5 Overall iTunes Albums Chart, prompting three worldwide trending hashtags on Twitter.  In addition to critical acclaim, the music also received extensive support from artists like Shawn Mendes, Sam Smith, James Bay, Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris, Ingrid Michaelson, Selena Gomez, Niall Horan, and more.  Following the release, MICHAELS joined country superstar Keith Urban on the Australian Leg of his current world tour.

MICHAELS is currently on her first-ever headline tour, “The Inner Monologue Tour,” and is gearing up to release INNER MONOLOGUE PART II. She is also on tour with P!NK for her “Beautiful Trauma World Tour” through May.

In 2015, MICHAELS transitioned from behind-the-scenes as a top songwriter for the likes of Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez into a force in her own right. As a solo act, she forged an unbreakable bond with countless fans worldwide and skyrocketed to the forefront of pop. She received two 2018 GRAMMY® Award nominations in top categories such as “Best New Artist” and “Song of the Year” for her debut single “Issues” from the 2017 mini-album Nervous System. “Issues” went triple-platinum, crossed 1 billion global streams, achieved consumption of 10 million, emerged as “the top-selling debut single of 2017, and scored a spot as the only solo female contribution on Variety’s “30 Most Consumed Songs of 2017” list.

MICHAELS fired on all cylinders throughout 2018. Featuring on Clean Bandit’s “I Miss You, she notched her first Top 10 on the Billboard Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart in addition to co-writing and lending her voice to Shawn Mendes’ “Like To Be You,” Lauv’s “There’s No Way, and Noah Kahan’s “Hurt Somebody. She also landed her first #1 at country radio with Keith Urban’s smash “Coming Home. Not to mention, she wrote for everyone from Janelle Monàe and P!nk to Christina Aguilera and Jesse Ware as the year went on. Meanwhile, her solo single “Jump” [feat. Trippie Redd] cracked 100 million streams as she hit the stage at Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! and the Today Show Summer Concert Series to perform it. Along the way, she toured with the likes of Maroon 5, Keith Urban, Shawn Mendes, and Niall Horan. Most importantly though, these experiences prepared her for INNER MONOLOGUE PART I as she developed not only creatively, but personally as well.

THE INNER MONOLOGUE TOUR DATES:

3/4 Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues

3/8 Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre

3/15 Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theatre

3/26 Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard

3/27 Kansas City, MO – Madrid Theatre

3/29 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre

4/2 Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre

4/7 Seattle, WA – Neumos

4/20 San Diego, CA – House of Blues San Diego

4/24 Grand Rapids, MI – Elevation at The Intersection

4/28 Chicago, IL – House of Blues Chicago

5/6 Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre

5/10 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues Cleveland

P!NK’s BEAUTIFUL TRAUMA WORLD TOUR DATES:

3/1 Fort Lauderdale, FL – BB&T Center

3/3 Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena

3/5 Jacksonville, FL – Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena

3/7 Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena

3/9 Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center

3/10 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena

3/12 Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena

3/14 Birmingham, AL – Legacy Arena at The BJCC

3/16 Bossier City, LA – CenturyLink Center

3/17 New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center

3/19 Houston, TX – Toyota Center

3/21 San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center

3/23 Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena

3/24 Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center

3/30 Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena

4/1 Denver, CO – Pepsi Center

4/3 Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena

4/5 Vancouver, BC – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena

4/6 Vancouver, BC – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena

4/8 Portland, OR – Moda Center

4/10 Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center

4/12 Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena

4/13 Anaheim, CA – Honda Center

4/15 Fresno, CA – Staples Center

4/17 San Jose, CA – SAP Center

4/19 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum

4/26 Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena

4/27 Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena

4/30 Indianapolis, IN – Bankers Life Fieldhouse

5/2 Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum

5/4 Fargo, ND – FargoDome

5/5 St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center

5/7 Omaha, NE – CenturyLink Center

5/9 Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena

5/11 Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center

5/13 Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena

5/14 Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena

5/17 Montreal, QC – Bell Centre

5/18 Montreal, QC – Bell Centre

5/21 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

5/22 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

 

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Manuel Turizo Hits #1 With Single “Sola”

Manuel Turizo leads with his hit “Sola” the radio billboard of the United States

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Manuel Turizo, celebrates his first # 1 on radio stations in the United States, thanks to his extraordinary single “Sola,” which was produced by Sky under the La Industria Inc. label.

The latest Billboard report certifies that Colombian phenomena, as well as a new sensation of the urban genre, have just been crowned for the first time alone in the # 1 position of radio stations in the United States; a feat that previously had already achieved thanks to the theme “Crazy Pod” with Ozuna still hovering around the top positions in the world.

Officially, Manuel Turizo stands out as # 1 on the charts: Latin Airplay Chart and Latin Rhythm Airplay Chart, thanks to the incredible reception that the single “Sola” has had.

Without a doubt, the teamwork and the tireless effort has paid off in the artistic career of the Colombians. Not only have they gained the affection of more than 5 million followers, but they have been creditors of a respected place in the current music scene.

“It’s amazing everything that we have done in a short time, we deeply appreciate those who ask for our songs on the radio, we’ll soon come with much more, because we are working very hard and this is just the beginning of everything we want to achieve.” Manuel Turizo affirms.

Additionally, Manuel and Julián Turizo celebrate their nomination as Best New Artist at the iHeart Music Awards and they are also preparing their first musical album, which will be available soon under the Sony Music label.

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Who Will Win The Grammys

In light of the music industry gathering Sunday for the 61st annual Grammy Awards, a new Morning Consult/The Hollywood Reporter survey reveals Americans expect film soundtracks to win big at this year’s ceremony.

The survey, conducted among 2,000 U.S. adults, asked consumers who they think should win some of the most popular categories, including Best New Artist and Best Rap Song.

INTERACTIVE REPORT

Key Highlights:

Americans expect Kendrick Lamar, Lady Gaga to win big at the Grammys: Respondents could play each nominated song, or each nominated album or artist’s most popular song, before voting in the poll. Americans were most likely to predict Kendrick Lamar and Lady Gaga as winners in the album, record, and song of the year categories. Full list:

  • Album Of The Year: Various Artists (Kendrick Lamar) ‘Black Panther: The Album’
  • Record Of The Year: Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper ‘Shallow’
  • Song of The Year: Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper ‘Shallow’
  • Best New Artist: Luke Combs
  • Best Rap Song: Drake ‘God’s Plan,’
  • Best R&B Song: Toni Braxton ‘Long As I Live’
  • Best Rock Song: Greta Van Fleet ‘Black Smoke Rising’
  • Best Country Song: Blake Shelton ‘I Lived It’

Meanwhile, younger consumers think differently: Young adults (18-29) were more likely to predict Cardi B and Childish Gambino as winners in the major categories. Full list:

  • Album Of The Year: Cardi B ‘Invasion of Privacy’
  • Record Of The Year: Cardi B ‘I Like It’
  • Song Of The Year: Childish Gambino ‘This Is America’
  • Best New Artist: Dua Lipa
  • Best Rap Song: Drake ‘God’s Plan’
  • Best R&B Song: Ella Mai ‘Boo’d Up’
  • Best Rock Song: Twenty One Pilots ‘Jumpsuit’
  • Best Country Song: Dan + Shay ‘Tequila’

Media contact: T. Anthony Patterson, anthony@morningconsult.com, 347-422-3105

Methodology

This poll was conducted from Dec. 7-9, 2018 among a national sample of 2,201 U.S. adults. The interviews were conducted online and the data were weighted to approximate a target sample based on age, race/ethnicity, gender, educational attainment, and region. Results from the survey have a margin of error of +/- 2 percentage points.

About Morning Consult

Named one of the fastest growing technology companies in North America by Deloitte, Morning Consult is revolutionizing ways to collect, organize, and share survey research data to transform how global leaders in business and government make decisions.

Morning Consult provides research, news, and brand-tracking technology for over 200 of the world’s biggest companies and industry associations. Additionally, Morning Consult conducts regular surveys for major media organizations including POLITICO, The Hollywood Reporter, Bloomberg, and The New York Times.

Cardi B, Jorja Smith and MØ to play Roskilde Festival 2019

More than 180 music acts will play Roskilde Festival 2019. The Cure, Robyn, Travis Scott, Christine and the Queens, Tears for Fears and many more have already been announced, and they will be joined by 28 new artists from five different continents.

The queen of hip-hop
Straight out of the Bronx, 26-year-old Cardi B is set to headline Northern Europe’s biggest festival. The undisputed queen of hip-hop is responsible for chart-topping singles including Bodak Yellow and I Like It from her debut blockbuster album Invasion of Privacy. With seven Grammy nominations to her name, she is the first female rapper in 19 years to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart and the first ever to have three singles in the top 10 at the same time.

English R&B and pop revelation Jorja Smith is also heading for the stars: Having won the Critics’ Choice at the Brit Awards, Jorja Smith finally released her acclaimed debut album Lost & Found last year. The 21-year-old has worked with artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Kali Uchis and Stormzy, and it is no surprise that she is nominated for Best New Artist at the 2019 Grammys.

Early in her career, Danish superstar  enjoyed a breakthrough on Roskilde Festival’s talent stage. Off the back of her new album Forever Neverland, the Dane is ready to conquer the iconic Orange Stage once again.

Head of programme Anders Wahrén says:
“Cardi B, Jorja Smith and MØ are very different artists, but they’re all bonafide stars. From hip-hop to R&B to pop, they’re shaping the musical landscape, and we can’t wait to see them triumph at Roskilde Festival 2019.”

Bring Me the Horizon are back at Roskilde, this time for a rock lesson on the main stage. Reinvigorated stoner hip-hoppers Cypress Hill are also ready for a triumphant return, 23 years after their last visit, off the back of acclaimed new album Elephants On Acid.

All hail the songwriters of the future
Australian artist Stella Donnelly is one of the most hyped songwriters out there despite not yet having released a full album. Tackling very difficult subjects, her razor-sharp lyrics are personal and brutally honest. Julien Baker, equally, deals with tough issues such as sexuality and self-doubt. She is also part of the alternative supergroup boygenius together with Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus. The latter is also announced today, having released one of the most praised indie rock albums of 2018, Historian.

Virtually unknown outside of London, teenage quartet Black Midi are deemed the next big thing in the UK: Fans of math-rock and noise will have plenty to look forward to here. Plus there’s more from Sophie, Khruangbin, Girlpool and many more.

Roskilde Festival 2019 will be full of talents, and this is reflected in the festival’s Art Zone as well. Danish artists Alexander Tillegreen, Biba Fibiger and Ida Sønder Thorhauge are among the first to be announced for the arts programme along with acclaimed Brazilian artist Assume Vivid Astro Focus who will build a colourful, psychedelic stage in the Art Zone.

The following 28 artists are announced today:

CARDI B (US)
MØ (DK)
BRING ME THE HORIZON (UK)
CYPRESS HILL (US)
JORJA SMITH (UK)
THE ARMED (US)
BARSELONA (DK)
BLACK MIDI (UK)
FATOUMATA DIAWARA (ML)
GAYE SU AKYOL (TR)
HEAVE BLOOD & DIE (NO)
HUGO HELMIG (DK)
JPEGMAFIA (US)
JULIEN BAKER (US)
KHRUANGBIN (US)
LUCY DACUS (US)
NAKHANE (ZA)
SPEAKER BITE ME (DK)
STELLA DONNELLY (AU)
SOPHIE (UK)
SØREN HUSS (DK)
CARPENTER BRUT (FR)
GIRLPOOL (US)
ALEXANDER TILLEGREEN (DK)
BIBA FIBIGER (DK)
ASSUME VIVID ASTRO FOCUS (BR)
IDA SØNDER THORHAUGE (DK)

60 music acts have now been announced for Roskilde Festival 2019, including The Cure, Robyn, Travis Scott, Julia Holter, Tears for Fears and Christine and the Queens. A total of 180 acts will play across 8 stages at Roskilde 2019, which lasts for eight days between Saturday 29 June to Saturday 6 July. Find out more and book tickets at Roskilde-festival.dk.

  • Tickets to Roskilde Festival are on sale on roskilde-festival.dk.
  • Full festival tickets are DKK 2100 (approx. EUR 282) (including free access to camping).
  • More artists will be announced soon.
  • A total of 180 acts will play the festival’s eight stages.

ALL ACTS (A-Z)

ALEXANDER TILLEGREEN (DK)
ALMA (FI)
ASSUME VIVID ASTRO FOCUS (BR)
BARSELONA (DK)
BIBA FIBIGER (DK)
BLACK MIDI (UK)
BLAWAN (UK)
BRENN. (NO)
BRING ME THE HORIZON (UK)
BROCKHAMPTON (US)
CARDI B (US)
CARPENTER BRUT (FR)
CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS (FR)
CONVERGE (US)
CYPRESS HILL (US)
DENZEL CURRY (US)
FATOUMATA DIAWARA (ML)
FLOHIO (UK)
FULL OF HELL & THE BODY (US) DOUBLE SHOW
GAYE SU AKYOL (TR)
GHETTO KUMBÉ (CO)
GIRLPOOL (US)
HEAVE BLOOD & DIE (NO)
HUGO HELMIG (DK)
IDA SØNDER THORHAUGE (DK)
JOEY PURP (US)
JON HOPKINS (UK)
JORJA SMITH (UK)
JPEGMAFIA (US)
JULIA HOLTER (US)
JULIEN BAKER (US)
JUNGLE (UK)
KARKHANA (EG)
KHRUANGBIN (US)
KONSTRUKT (TR)
LUCY DACUS (US)
MAURICE LOUCA ENSEMBLE (EG)
MØ (DK)
NAKHANE (ZA)
NENEH CHERRY (SE)
OCTAVIAN (UK)
PARQUET COURTS (US)
POWER TRIP (US)
RIVAL CONSOLES (UK)
ROBYN (SE)
ROSS FROM FRIENDS (UK)
SCARLET PLEASURE (DK)
SOPHIE (UK)
SØREN HUSS (DK)
SPEAKER BITE ME (DK)
SPIRITUALIZED (UK)
STELLA DONNELLY (AU)
TEARS FOR FEARS (UK)
TESTAMENT (US)
THE ARMED (US)
THE CURE (UK)
TIRZAH (UK)
TRAVIS SCOTT (US)

About Roskilde Festival:
Roskilde Festival is 100% non-profit. All profits are donated to social and cultural charities by the Roskilde Festival Charity Society. The festival is right next to the Danish capital of Copenhagen and easily connected by train, bus and flight (Copenhagen Airport).

With more than 180 music acts in the line-up performing on eight stages and over 130,000 passionate music lovers gathered for a full week, Roskilde Festival is among the most unique music festival experiences in the world. A position the festival has held since the early 1970s.

The full festival journey in Roskilde is an eight-day exploration of music, artistic expression, delicious food, sustainability, love, community and party.

ALESSIA CARA REVEALS PERSONAL LYRICS TO GROWING PAINS

GRAMMY’S BEST NEW ARTIST ALESSIA CARA REVEALS PERSONAL LYRICS TO NEW SINGLE “GROWING PAINS,” OUT THIS FRIDAY

ALESSIA SET FOR DEBUT PERFORMANCE OF “GROWING PAINS” ON THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JIMMY FALLON ON MONDAY, JUNE 18

FOLLOWS GROUNDBREAKING RUN OF 6 GLOBAL PLATINUM HITS: “HERE,” “WILD THINGS,” “SCARS TO YOUR BEAUTIFUL,” “HOW FAR I’LL GO,” (MOANA), “STAY” (WITH ZEDD), AND “1-800-273-8255” (WITH LOGIC)

WITH OVER 7 BILLION STREAMS TO DATE, ALESSIA WAS THE MOST-STREAMED NEW FEMALE ARTIST OF 2017

Grammy Award®-winning “Best New Artist” Alessia Cara, the most-streamed new female artist of 2017, will release her brand new single “Growing Pains” on Def Jam Recordings thisFriday, June 15th. “Growing Pains” is the first single from Alessia’s forthcoming sophomore album. The nationally televised debut of “Growing Pains” will be Monday, June 18 on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

“Growing Pains” is Alessia’s first new, self-penned, solo recording since her 2015 platinum debut album KNOW-IT-ALL, which spawned the multi-platinum, Top 40-chart-topping global hits “Here” and “Scars To Your Beautiful.” For Alessia’s legions of die-hard fans, “Growing Pains” is the long-awaited follow-up to the 4x-platinum “1-800-273-8255,” her historic collab­o­­­ration with fellow Def Jam artist Logic, one of 2017’s landmark singles with over 1.5 billion streams worldwide. Along with “Stay” – her double-platinum #1 pop collab with Zedd – and other hits, Alessia has generated over 7 billion global streams to date.

Singer/songwriter Alessia Cara, a JUNO award winner for 2016 Breakthrough Artist of the Year in her native Canada, went on to receive the “Rule Breaker” honor at the Billboard Women in Music annual event. She won MTV Video Music Awards in 2017 for Best Electronic Dance Video (for“Stay”) and Best Fight Against The System (for her multi-platinum #1Billboard Pop Song “Scars To Your Beautiful,” which she and Logicperformed with Khalid as the climactic moment of this year’s Grammy broadcast). Alessia also won back-to-back ASCAP Pop Awards for “Stay”and “Scars To Your Beautiful”; along with Dance Song of the Year (for“Stay”) at the iHeart Radio Music Awards.

Alessia has earned nominations for Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock at the 2017 American Music Awards, the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Breakout Artist, the Billboard Music Award for Top New Artist, the BET Award for Best New Artist, the BBC Award for Song of The Year, and many other honors. In addition, she lent her voice to the RIAA platinum “How Far I’ll Go” penned by Lin-Manuel Miranda, official song of Disney’s animated film Moana.

On ‘Growing Pains,’ Alessia grapples with feelings of confusion and isolation, searches for peace, and ultimately finds joy in the face of her rapid-fire transition from childhood to becoming a young adult and an artist. Read the lyrics below…
“Growing Pains” Lyrics:
(verse 1)
Make my way through the motions
I try to ignore it
But home’s looking farther the closer I get
Don’t know why I can’t see the end
Is it over yet?

A short leash and a short fuse
Don’t match
They tell me it ain’t that bad
“now, don’t you overreact”
So I just hold my breath
Don’t know why I can’t see the sun
When young should be fun

(Pre-chorus)
And I guess the bad can get better
Gotta be wrong before it’s right
Every happy phrase engraved in my mind
And I’ve always been a go-getter
There’s truth in every word I write
But still the growing pains, growing pains
They’re keeping me up at night

(Chorus)
(hey hey x8)
And I can’t hide
‘cause growing pains are keeping me up
at night (x2)

(verse 2)
Try to mend what’s left
Of my content incomprehension
As I take on the stress
Of the mess that I’ve made
Don’t know if I even care for “grown”
If it’s just alone

(pre chorus)
(chorus)

(Bridge)
It’s starting to look like
Ms. Know-it-All can’t take her own advice
Can’t find
Pieces of my peace of mind
I Cry
More than I want to admit but I can’t lie
To myself, to anyone
Cause phoning it in isn’t any fun
Cant run
Back to my youth the way I want to
The days my brother was quicker to fool
AM radio, not much to do
Used monsters as an excuse
To lie awake
Now that monsters are the ones that I
Have to face
No band-aids for the growing pains

STEFFLON DON TOUR

STEFFLON DON

ANNOUNCES SELECT U.S. TOUR DATES

NAMED BEST NEW ARTIST AT 2018 NME AWARDS

Stefflon Don is the Bougie Star that Rap needs.

Continuing to make waves around the world, British-Jamaican rapper, singer, and songwriter Stefflon Don will touch down in July for a handful of intimate stateside performances.

The headline run kicks off July 10 at Slims in San Francisco, CA before rolling through Echoplex in Los Angeles, CA July 12, and concluding Greatest Day Ever Music & Arts Festival in Brooklyn, NY July 14.

Fans may access tickets early via a special pre-sale Thursday March 1 at 10am local time. General on-sale begins Friday March 2 at 10am local time.

Tickets are available: SAN FRANCISCO, LOS ANGELES, BROOKLYN

This news comes hot on the heels of yet another milestone for the breakout talent. She just took home Best New Artist at the 2018 NME Awards following her Best Newcomer win at the MOBO Awards last month.

Repeatedly garnering widespread critical acclaim, Entertainment Weekly included her among its recent feature entitled, Meet the 8 artists who will rule 2018 Billboard detailed her rise in an extensive profile, and Apple Music pegged her as its first Up Next rising-star. Impressively, Stefflon Don’s gold-certified single Hurtin’ Me (feat French Montana) has garnered over 100 million streams and is one of Spotify’s Top 200 Listened-To Artists in the World.

Everything has set the stage for her forthcoming new mixtape coming this Spring. A dancehall diva, a grime gangsta, and royal rap renegade, she attracted collaborations and features with everyone from French Montana, Sean Paul,Jeremih, Charli XCX and Demi Lovato to Lil Yachty and Skepta in addition to sharing the stage with Migos, Future and Pusha T.

Stefflon Don surged onto the worldwide hip-hop scene in 2016. The artist’s debut Real Ting Mixtape announced her arrival with a bang snagging nods for BBC Sound of 2017 and i-D’s Class of 2017. Most recently she was hailed as YouTube’s Artist On The Rise, and one of three nominees for the prestigious Brits Critics Choice award.

A runway-ready force, tastemakers have unanimously applauded her fierce style and fiery fashion. Now, she’s primed to bring the culture to new heights in 2018.

Tour Dates

7/10 Slims, San Francisco, CA

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7/12 Echoplex, Los Angeles, CA

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7/14 Greatest Day Ever Music & Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY

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Sam Smith

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Announces New Single “Too Good At Goodbyes” Out Now 

Smith To Perform A Series of Intimate Shows in London, New York, Los Angeles and Berlin

Following the breakout global success of his debut album, In The Lonely Hour, Sam Smith has revealed his new single, Too Good At Goodbyes,” out now via Capitol Records worldwide. 

“Too Good At Goodbyes” is the first new music from Smith since the release of his Oscar and Golden Globe-winning “Writing’s On The Wall,” the James Bond theme song for Spectre. Written with longstanding collaborator Jimmy Napes, as well as Stargate, “Too Good At Goodbyes” once again demonstrates Smith’s undeniably unique vocal range and emotive songwriting talents. Smith offers the following about the soulful torch song: “This song is about a relationship I was in and it’s basically about getting good at getting dumped. It’s been a long while since I’ve put any music out and I feel that this first single sets the tone of what is to come.”

For his musical return, Smith will perform a series of intimate shows in London, New York, Los Angeles and Berlin, and get up close and personal with his fans as he unveils his new repertoire. Show details below, with venues to be announced shortly.         

Released in June 2014, Smith’s In The Lonely Hour was the biggest selling UK male debut in the Soundscan era and has gone on to sell 12.5 million adjusted albums worldwide. In February 2015, Smith set a GRAMMY record, winning a total of four awards – the most ever received by a U.K. artist following the release of a debut album. Smith was named Best New Artist, In The Lonely Hour took Best Pop Vocal Album honors and his single “Stay With Me” won awards for both Record and Song of the Year. On In The Lonely Hour, Smith also earned three Billboard Music Awards, three Brit Awards and six MOBO Awards, among others.

 

Show Dates*:

11th September: LA

13th September: NYC

15th September: London

18th September: Berlin

 

*Venues announced shortly