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Def Jam Recordings to Release The Hate U Give Official Movie Soundtrack

Def Jam Recordings, the iconic label and global brand synonymous with hip-hop culture, partners with 20th Century Fox on Oct. 12th release of the Official Soundtrack to the highly-anticipated film The Hate U Give.

Def Jam Recordings’ next generation of stars, Arlissa and Bobby Sessions, join an all-star cast cast of contemporary and legendary artists including Kendrick Lamar, Pusha T, Logic, Jadakiss, and Tupac Shakur for the official soundtrack of The Hate U Give.

Arlissa and Bobby Sessions introduce new, previously unreleased songs on the soundtrack, which Variety raves, “cleverly mimics the film’s outlook by oscillating between snatches of 2Pac and modern R&B;” South London-bred, 25 year old siren Arlissa, who appeared in the August issue of Vogue, experienced her first real taste of success with her breakthrough track “Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie.”

Arlissa’s defiant anthem “We Won’t Move” from The Hate U Give soundtrack garnered early buzz at the Toronto Film Festival premiere of T.H.U.G., with Toronto’s NOW exclaiming “the soulful ballad has got ‘Oscar nominee’ written all over it.”

Listen to it here!

“It’s been a true honor to be involved in something so significant and relevant to today’s social climate…I was one of the millions of people who were deeply touched by the book, so to be able to contribute to the movie, which shines such a strong light on inequality, has been a responsibility I’ve taken with such pride and care. This is not just a film, this is education,” says Arlissa.

Fiery Dallas rapper Bobby Sessions, who NPR raves, “confronts racism with a captivating flow that’s both acrimonious and awe-inspiring,” and whose debut EP “channels the anger and despair that accompany the cycle is systematic racism” according to XXL, performs the eponymous title tune, “The Hate U Give.”

Shaping up as one of the fall season’s breakout movies, The Hate U Give stars Amandla Stenberg as Starr, a teen who is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer.  Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right. Amandla’s original song “Always” closes out the soundtrack.

The Hate U Give also stars Russell Hornsby, Regina Hall, Issa Rae, KJ Apa, Algee Smith and Sabrina Carpenter, with Common, and Anthony Mackie. The film was directed by George Tillman Jr. (NotoriousMen Of Honor), and produced by Robert Teitel, George Tillman Jr., Marty Bowen, and Wyck Godfrey.  The Hate U Give, whose screenplay was written by Audrey Wells (A Dog’s PurposeUnder The Tuscan Sun), is a Fox 2000 Pictures, State Street Pictures, and Temple Hill Entertainment production, distributed by 20th Century Fox.

Big Boy’s Neighborhood HITS Saturday on Fuse

On Saturday, the 15th at 11AM, Fuse will premiere a special curated presentation of its FM show, Big Boy’s Neighborhood HITS, with an encore at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT.

In Big Boy’s best, major artists stop by the Neighborhood for elevated conversation. The hits keep coming with Janet Jackson, Fergie, Kim Kardashian, and John Legend.

Brand new episode of Big Boy’s Neighborhood air weekdays at 6 p.m. ET/ 3 p.m. PT on FM–Fuse Music.

A televised version of iHeartMedia’s nationally-syndicated hit radio show, Big Boy’s Neighborhood, the series starts radio legend Big Boy as he entertains audiences daily with his high-energy mix of hip-hop, heart, and humor.

During the broadcast he will welcome the biggest names in music and entertainment, share his take on the latest news in music and pop culture and keep listeners laughing with hilarious bits, including the infamous phonetaps with “Luther Luffeigh.”

Episodes premiere same day as the radio broadcast and also feature Big Boy’s Neighborhood co-hosts Natalia Perez, Louie G, Ayyde and DJ Vick One.

American Gods at New York Comic Con

Join your favorite American Gods cast members and Executive Producer Neil Gaiman for an exclusive first sneak peek as the battle continues between New Gods and Old in season two of the hit STARZ Original Series at their first ever official New York Comic Con panel.

Mark your calendars as this will take place Friday the 5th of October from 1:30-2:30 PM at the Hammerstein Ballroom in the Manhattan Center.

American Gods is a one-hour drama adapted from Gaiman’s novel of the same name.

Following the epic showdown at Easter’s party, season two ups the ante with Mr. Wednesday continuing his quest to pitch the case for war to the Old Gods with Shadow, Laura and Mad Sweeney in tow. When things don’t go as planned at the House on the Rock, they all find themselves on a haunting journey through middle America.

Fans can tweet @AmericanGodsSTZ and @STARZ to join in on the conversation with #AmericanGods

 

MAMMA MIA!

MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN MOVIE SOUNDTRACK

RELEASED JULY 13th ON CAPITOL RECORDS

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Capitol Records is pleased to announce the release of MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN The Movie Soundtrack featuring an all-star cast bringing the timeless lyrics and melodies of ABBA to delight fans old and new alike.

The soundtrack will be available on July 13, whetting the appetite of eager audiences a week before the release of the highly-anticipated sequel to the smash-hit MAMMA MIA! The Movie.

Original ABBA member Benny Andersson produced and arranged the soundtrack, which features a dazzling ensemble of cast members making their mark on eighteen ABBA classics including Fernando (sung by Cher and Andy Garcia), When I Kissed The Teacher (sung by Lily James, Jessica Keenan Wynn and Alexa Davies) and Dancing Queen (sung by Pierce Brosnan, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgerd, Dominic Cooper & Amanda Seyfried) to name a few. The full tracklisting and credits are below.

MAMMA MIA! The Movie, released in 2008, also based on the songs of ABBA, is one of the highest-grossing live-action musicals of all time. Its companion soundtrack sold 1.5 million copies in the UK and achieved global sales of over 7.7 million. Almost a decade since its release, its popularity has not waned. There have been 406 million combined streams of MAMMA MIA! The Movie Soundtrack. ABBA are one of the most successful pop groups of all time. The Swedish quartet have sold over 385 million albums worldwide and their songs have been streamed over 2.8 billion times.

The release of MAMMA MIA! The Movie prompted a surge in sales for ABBA, whose hit compilation ABBA Gold went back to No.1 in the albums charts some 16 years after its original release.

MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN will be released July 20 and will see Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Christine Baranski, Stellan Skarsgerd, Dominic Cooper and Julie Walters reprising their roles from MAMMA MIA! The Movie, with Lily James and Cher joining the cast for an all-new original musical based on the songs of ABBA. Andy Garcia, Jeremy Irvine, Hugh Skinner, Josh Dylan, Jessica Keenan Wynn and Alexa Davies complete the cast. Watch the trailer for MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN here.

MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN OST

1. WHEN I KISSED THE TEACHER

Lily James, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Alexa Davies & Celia Imrie

2. I WONDER (DEPARTURE)

Lily James, Jessica Keenan Wynn & Alexa Davies

3. ONE OF US

Amanda Seyfried & Dominic Cooper

4. WATERLOO

Hugh Skinner & Lily James

5. WHY DID IT HAVE TO BE ME?

Josh Dylan, Lily James & Hugh Skinner

6. I HAVE A DREAM

Lily James

7. KISSES OF FIRE

Panos Mouzourakis, Jessica Keenan Wynn & Alexa Davies

8. ANDANTE, ANDANTE

Lily James

9. THE NAME OF THE GAME

Lily James

10. KNOWING ME, KNOWING ME

Jeremy Irvine, Lily James, Pierce Brosnan & Amanda Seyfried

11. ANGEL EYES

Julie Walters, Christine Baranski & Amanda Seyfried

12. MAMMA MIA

Lily James, Jessica Keenan Wynn & Alexa Davies

13. DANCING QUEEN

Pierce Bronsnan, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgard, Dominic Cooper & Amanda Seyfried

14. I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR YOU

Amanda Seyfried, Christine Baranski & Julie Walters

15. FERNANDO

Cher & Andy Garcia

16. MY LOVE, MY LIFE

Lily James, Meryl Streep & Amanda Seyfried

17. SUPER TROUPER

Whole Cast

18. THE DAY BEFORE YOU CAME

Meryl Streep

Music and lyrics by *Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus

Music and lyrics by **Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Stig Anderson

Produced by Benny Andersson

*songs 1,3,5,6,7,8,11,17,18

**songs 2,4,9,10,12,13,14,15,16

https://www.mammamiamovie.com

Antonique Smith Stars in Marvel/Netflix Series

Actress, Activist and Grammy Nominated Singer, Songwriter Antonique Smith is one of the new stars in season 2 of Marvel’s Luke Cage on Netflix. Smith has an eight episode arc in the hit series playing Detective Nandi Tyler. Is Nandi, a rival of Misty Knight, a friend or foe of Luke Cage? The highly anticipated return of the show premiered worldwide to rave reviews on June 22nd.
The action drama stars Mike Colter as Luke Cage, a Harlem-based superhero with super strength and bulletproof skin. The cast also includes Alfre Woodard, Simone Missick,Theo Rossi, Mahershala Ali, Gabrielle Dennis, Mustafa Shakir and Rosario Dawson.
Luke Cage is created and executive produced by Cheo Hodari Coker and co-executive produced by Aida Croal, Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory.
On Sunday night, Netflix launched the Strong Black Lead campaign. The campaign features Antonique amongst other black actors, writers, show runners, and producers on Netflix and in Hollywood. The plan for the spot, which debuted during the BET Awards, and the “A Great Day In Hollywood” campaign image stemmed from Netflix’s Strong Black Lead initiative designed to foster an “ongoing, intentional focus to talk authentically with the black audience.”
Variety released an article detailing the inspiring campaign and listing all those involved. Watch the video and read the article here
ABOUT ANTONIQUE SMITH:
Antonique Smith is a singer, songwriter, actress, and social justice activist, primarily known for her starring role
in the blockbuster film, “Notorious“, and her leading role in the Broadway musical, “RENT“. In 2015, she was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Traditional R&B Performance category and later that year released her buzzworthy EP “Love Is Everything”.
Antonique has been seen in numerous film and television roles including the Queen Latifah executive produced, 2017 Netflix film, “Deuces” and she had a recurring role in the hit FOX drama-series, “Shots Fired“, Executive Produced by Gina Prince-Bythewood and Empire’s executive producer, Brian Grazer.
Antonique brought in the year 2018 with her stirring rendition of “Here Comes The Sun” live in Times Square on Steve Harvey’s New Year’s Eve on FOX program.
Having been on a 20 city “Act On Climate” tour with the Hip Hop Caucus and also singing for the Pope’s climate rally for over 100,000 people on the National Mall in D.C., Antonique is a serious advocate for climate justice and human rights.
For more information, please visit www.antonique.com
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http://Antonique.com

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