Posts tagged with "Beyonce"

Nicki Minaj × Vogue Arabia

Nicki Minaj Covers September Issue of Vogue Arabia.

A fully-fledged member of rap’s fashion royalty, Nicki Minaj, who has more than 90 million followers on Instagram, has returned following a hiatus of nearly four years to drop her fourth album, Queen. In this moment when the fashion industry discusses inclusivity, diversity, and equality, it was only fitting that the cover story was shot in New York, just a few days before the Met Gala, by an all female-team. Renowned photographer Emma Summerton was behind the lens, while the styling was done by Anna Katsanis and overseen by Vogue Arabia fashion director Katie Trotter. The hair and makeup looks were created by Kim Kimble and Sheika Daley respectively.

Nav and Travis Scott Release Music Video For “Champion”

Today platinum-certified Toronto rapper and producer NAV shares the music video for “Champion” feat. Travis Scott. Watch it HERE. The song is the latest single from his full-length debut album, Reckless [XO/Republic Records]. Get it HERE.

Taking over an oceanside estate, NAV filmed the video in Hawaii during the top secret sessions for Scott’s new album, ASTROWORLD, on which he’s also featured. Directed by XO’s very own Amir “Cash XO” Esmailian, the video co-stars Atlanta rapper Gunna, rising star Sheck Wes as well as Don Toliver, the latest artist to join Scott’s Cactus Jack Records.

NAV’s quiet infiltration of pop culture continues with “Champion.” It follows up the success of a string of now RIAA-certified platinum hits, including “Myself,”“Some Way” [feat. The Weeknd], and “Wanted You” [feat. Lil Uzi Vert].

NAV has quietly arrived as one of rap’s most innovative and infectious voices. Early last year he joined forces with powerhouse producer Metro Boomin for the collaborative album, Perfect Timing. Meanwhile, 2016 saw him not only co-produce the GRAMMY Award-nominated “Back To Back” for Drake, but he also featured on and produced the platinum-selling “Beibs in the trap” for Travi$ Scott’s blockbuster Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight. A streaming phenomenon, he regularly averages over 7.6 million monthly listeners on Spotify making him one of the most-listened-to artists worldwide. In addition to selling out solo shows coast to coast, he also joined The Weeknd for The Starboy Tour. Over the last year he’s garnered production credits on tracks with Kodak Black, Gucci Mane, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, and most recently The Carters [Jay-Z & Beyonce]. This tastemaker favorite has also received praise from Rolling Stone, Complex, Billboard, and The Fader.

Complex × Fuse

Talent Featured: Jamie Foxx, Meek Mill, Post Malone, A$AP Rocky and Mike Will Made-It

Airdate: Wednesday, August 8th at 11 p.m. ET / PT

TUNE-IN: Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx shares celebrity stories about Diddy, Drake and more; Rapper Meek Mill discusses his all-time favorite sneakers; Producer Mike Will Made-It reveals how he made Beyonce’s hit single, “Formation”; Rapper Post Malone taste tests some of the world’s hottest sauces; rapper A$AP Rocky talks future fatherhood, collaborating with legendary rock stars and more on an all-new Complex x Fuse, this Wednesday, August 8th at 11 p.m. ET/PT on Fuse.

Episode Highlights:

  • Rapper Post Malone tests the world’s hottest sauces and reveals his definition of “saucin’ on you,” on “Hot Ones” with host Sean Evans. Oscar award-winning actor Jamie Foxx shares incredible celebrity stories about Denzel Washington, Gabrielle Union and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and more from an all new season of his show “Off Script” with “Complex News” host Speedy Morman.
  • Rapper Meek Mill goes “Sneaker Shopping” with Joe La Puma at Stadium Goods and reveals why he admires Allen Iverson. Rapper and model A$AP Rocky sits down with “Open Late” host Peter Rosenberg to share his thoughts on Travis Scott and his relationship with Kanye. And later, producer Mike Will Made-It explains how he made the smash hit “Formation” for Beyoncé.

ABOUT: Complex x Fuse features exclusive first-looks of athletes and celebrities eating killer food, answering burning questions, and revealing the secrets behind the hottest kicks. The weekly Complex-branded block features first-run segments from Complex’s core slate of more than 20 digital shows including signature series like First We Feast’s Hot Ones, Sneaker Shopping and Everyday Struggle.

Ella Mai’s New Single

10 Summers/Interscope Records UK songstress Ella Mai announces her new single “Trip,” which will be available at all digital retailers on Friday, August 3. Having already made history with her whirlwind hit “Boo’d Up,” Ella Mai is the first woman to top three R&B/Hip-Hop Radio Charts since Beyonce in 2012. The 23-year old is also the first UK artist to reach #1 on the US R&B Singles Chart since 1992. The single recently held both #1 spots at Urban Mainstream and Urban AC Radio, a rare feat that has not occurred since Pharrell Williams double charted with “Happy” in March 2014.

Pre-Save “Trip” HERE

The song of the summer currently sits at #5 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and the accompanying music video has amassed over 159 million views on YouTube alone. The highly influential platform also handpicked Ella Mai for their Artist on the Rise campaign. Her sold-out Boo’d UpTour will officially kick off in Dallas, Texas on August 6. Ella Mai’s much anticipated debut album can be expected later this fall.

Ella Mai READY EP

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Queen Naija New Single

Photo Credit: Andrew Fennell
Download / Stream Karma HERE

Breakout artist Queen Naija returns with Karma. Moving on from the post break-up revenge fantasies of her first single, Medicine, Queen takes comfort in the concept of karma and examines her own insecurities, emerging with newfound strength in a soulful track that artfully fuses elements of jazz and hip hop. Karma is available for download and streaming HERE.

“Be confident, but not prideful,” says Queen Naija. “We all fall, and if you are too high up, chances are you may never recover from the fall.”

The 22-year-old Detroit native began singing in church at age three and writing her own songs in third grade, but her focus shifted when she and her former husband found fame online with their popular YouTube channel. When their marriage fell apart last year, Queen returned to her lifelong passion and penned a powerfully unapologetic song detailing her side of the story.
Premiering just hours before midnight on New Year’s Eve, Medicine was an instant smash. Within three weeks, it debuted at No. 45 on the Billboard Hot 100 a remarkable accomplishment for an unsigned artist. Its success took Queen by surprise.

“I wasn’t even thinking about trying to get the song on the radio or anything,” Queen recalls. “I mostly did it because I knew people wanted to know what was going on with me and my ex, and I wanted to tell them myself why I wasn’t with him anymore.”

“With its hip-hop infused beat, silky, lip-glossed vocals and Instagram caption-ready lyrics, the song checked all the boxes for chart success,” observed Billboard. Over a simmering R&B groove, Queen flips the narrative From putting you on [do not] disturb, to FaceTiming a Tinder feed of other dudes, Queen imagines the actions of a bolder, empowered alter ego, a 2018 variation on Beyonce’s If I Were A Boy.

Spotify streams of Medicine have surpassed 13 million, radio spins on Pandora are nearing 20 million and views of the official video now exceed 40 million. Queen has been greeted by throngs of fans, screaming and singing along to Medicine, at in-person appearances.
She says, “To me, Medicine felt like a typical song from my own experience, but it turns out that a lot of other people have had this kind of experience as well. Girls tell me they play it in their car when they’re trying to get over a breakup, or they got done wrong by their man.
As she gears up for the release of her debut EP, Queen is channeling more of that real-life emotion into each song. “For me, it’s about changing people’s perspectives and letting them know they’re not alone in whatever they’re going through,” she explains. “I want to make music that captures people, that gets into your soul, the kind of songs you need to keep playing over and over.

Chloe × Halle

The sisters Chloe × Halle are an American R&B duo who first came to attention after winning Radio Disney’s Next Big Thing. They have been active from 2013 and since then, they have made appearances in Beyonce’s Lemonade album and during her Formation World Tour. They have grown significantly in the last several years and after a highly anticipated wait, they released their debut album “The Kids are Alright” on March 23, 2018. The album was both written and produced by the talented sisters and has left an impressed reaction amongst their audiences.

See 360’s collaboration with them here and here.

Beyoncé × Jay-Z Joint Album

Beyoncé and Jay-Z release joint album “Everything Is Love” exclusively on Tidal while on the OTRII tour in the UK. Off the heels of the accomplished Lemonade album and Jay-Z’s 4:44, this album is sure to be a fan favorite.

“Apes**t” directed by Ricky Saiz was filmed at the Louvre in Paris last month.

THE CHAINSMOKERS AT THE WILTERN

By Max Mason × Vaughn Lowery

Tonight, American Airlines and Mastercard presented The Chainsmokers (consisting of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart)
at The Wiltern in Koreatown LA. The event was easily accessible via Metro LA [subway/trains] and ride-sharing apps. It was truly a whimsical experience coupled with pyrotechnics and special effects. Upon entrance, VIP guests were provided oversized glow sticks alongside of gift bags. The venue exhibited eye-catching architecture both inside and out. After gaining access, rewarded guests quickly made their way to various open bar stations sprinkled throughout the complex. Small bites in conjunction with numerous step and repeat banners constantly kept us alert with a plethora of blinking lights. The overall execution was an EDM fan’s dream and encapsulated the innate energy of the electronica genre. Their set was absolutely phenomenal, performing crowd favorites like “Closer” and “Don’t Let Me Down.”

The CHAINSMOKERS, 360 magazine

The CHAINSMOKERS, 360 magazine

The Chainsmokers will return to LA on July 24th at the Hollywood Palladium. You can check out their latest video “Somebody” here.

Shy Glizzy Ft. Tory Lanez & Gunna

In his first release since his 2018 Grammy nominated, multi-platinum single “Crew” and his December mixtape Quiet Storm, Shy Glizzy joins forces with Toronto’s Tory Lanez and Atlanta phenomenon Gunna for a hot new single, “Do You Understand.” The 25 year-old rapper also announced his new mixtape, Ain’t For Everybody coming this summer.
The three power houses come together for a hustlers-only summer anthem. Reminiscent of Quiet Storm’s dynamic melodies and effortless verses, “Do You Understand” is as energetic, as it is charismatic. Glizzy takes control of the hook with his unforgettable sound, as Tory and Gunna each shoot their shot with witty verses filled with harmonic vigor.
Shy Glizzy first gained notoriety for his 2014 party hits, “White Girl” and “Awwsome.” Along with co-signs fromBeyonce, the 2015 XXL Freshman, Shy Glizzy has experienced an huge amount of success with his feature on Goldlink’s “Crew” reaching #45 on the Billboard Hot 100 and earned the self-proclaimed ‘King of DC’ his first Grammy nomination in 2018.

Do You Understand” will surely keep listeners vibing all summer. Take a listen below and look out for Shy Glizzy’sAin’t For Everybody project due out this summer.
Listen to Shy Glizzy’s “Do You Understand” Ft. Tory Lanez & Gunna

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BMW × COACHELLA

THE MOST EXHILARATING ROAD TO COACHELLA.

When music and innovation meet, incredible things happen. See for yourself in our latest collaboration with the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival.

For this year’s #roadtocoachella we unveiled a unique Coachella design for our BMW i8 Roadster, created by Portugal. The Man lead singer John Gourley. Take a look at this exciting reimagination of the BMW i8 Roadster.

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