JUSTIN BIEBER MAKES HIS RETURN WITH NEW SINGLE “YUMMY;” OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERES SATURDAY AT NOON EST
YouTube Originals today announced it is partnering with global superstar Justin Bieber on his first-ever docuseries, “Justin Bieber: Seasons,” to premiere on Monday, January 27 at 12:00 p.m. ET / 9:00 a.m. PT. The series will bring Justin Bieber back to YouTube, where it all started, to give fans a full circle look at his life. Fans can tune in to “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020” on ABC after the ball drop tonight for a preview of the series and a special message from Bieber himself.
“When I was getting started, YouTube provided me a platform and a community where I could share music, experiences and moments with my fans,” said Justin Bieber. “It feels great to partner with YouTube for this original documentary series. I want my fans to be part of this journey.”
“Justin Bieber’s courage as an artist is truly admirable and we are grateful he continues to share his inspiring story on YouTube,” said Susanne Daniels, Global Head of Original Content for YouTube. “As we aim to spotlight authentic struggles and real-life triumphs in our YouTube Originals, we are thrilled to add this special project to our 2020 slate.”
“Justin Bieber: Seasons” is an all-access, 10-episode original documentary series chronicling the making of Justin Bieber’s first album in four years. The show is a raw, powerful and intimate look at Bieber’s process of creating new music and the motivation for this new album told through the lens of his closest confidants, friends, collaborators and Bieber himself. The series will also feature a behind-the-scenes look at Bieber’s private life, including never-before-seen footage of his wedding to Hailey Bieber and his day-to-day alongside those in his inner circle. With brand new music scoring the episodes, Justin reflects on the highs and lows of growing up in the public eye as he invites his fans on the journey leading up to the release of the highly-anticipated and most personal album of his career. “Justin Bieber: Seasons” will premiere on Monday, January 27 at 12:00 p.m. ET / 9:00 a.m. PT, with new episodes premiering free with ads each Monday and Wednesday at noon ET. Fans can sign up for YouTube Premium to get early access to new episodes and watch the series ad-free.
“Justin Bieber: Seasons” is directed and executive produced by OBB Pictures’ Michael D. Ratner with photographer Joe Termini set to direct additional episodes. The documentary is produced by Bieber Time Films, SB Projects and OBB Pictures. Justin Bieber will serve as an executive producer. Scooter Braun, Allison Kaye and Scott Manson will serve as executive producers for SB Projects and Michael D. Ratner, Scott Ratner and Kfir Goldberg will serve as executive producers for OBB Pictures.
Susanne Daniels is Global Head of Original Content for YouTube. Alex Piper, Head of Unscripted, YouTube Originals and Cara Casey, Development Lead, YouTube Originals will oversee “Justin Bieber: Seasons” for the global platform.
The YouTube Originals docuseries will serve as a homecoming for Justin Bieber, who skyrocketed to fame in 2007 after he was discovered on the global platform. He is currently the most subscribed artist on YouTube (47.8 million subscribers), appears in six videos with over one billion views and has over 19 billion views on his Official Artist Channel.
As part of YouTube’s previously announced new programming strategy, for the first time, YouTube’s audience of 2 billion logged-in monthly users will have the opportunity to enjoy new YouTube Originals series and specials, including “Justin Bieber: Seasons,” for free with ads. YouTube’s subscription service, YouTube Premium, will continue to offer ad-free access to all YouTube Originals with all episodes available at once to binge. The news follows record growth for YouTube Originals, with total views of the full 2019 slate growing more than 40% compared to the year before.
The YouTube Originals partnership with Justin Bieber joins a robust slate of music and personality-focused original series and specials including “Coldplay: Everyday Life – Live in Jordan,” “How to Be: Mark Ronson,” “Almost Ready” with Shay Mitchell, “Taylor Swift – Lover’s Lounge (Live),” “Kevin Hart: What the Fit,” ”Liza on Demand” starring YouTube’s Liza Koshy, “MALUMA: Lo Que Era, Lo Que Soy, Lo Que Seré,” “Ariana Grande: Dangerous Woman Diaries” and “Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated.” Upcoming 2020 projects with top personalities include documentaries with Paris Hilton and Dude Perfect as well as season three of the hit scripted series, “Cobra Kai.” YouTube is also investing heavily in learning-driven original programming.
About Justin Bieber:
Grammy-winning global superstar Justin Bieber has amassed more than 50 billion streams and more than 60 million album equivalents worldwide over the course of his career. Justin’s Grammy-winning 2015 album PURPOSE sold over 21 million copies worldwide. As he looks ahead to the 2020 arrival of his 5th studio album, Bieber is once again ruling the airwaves and dominating the charts, as his recent collaboration with Ed Sheeran “I Don’t Care” hit #1 in 26 countries worldwide, Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy” – pushed over the top by a Bieber remix – reached #1 in the US, and “10,000 Hours” with Dan + Shay became the highest charting debut for a country song in the history of the Billboard Hot 100. In 2017, the Justin-led global smash “Despacito Remix” broke streaming records and became the most-viewed video of all time. Justin made chart history with “Despacito” and the DJ Khaled-collaboration “I’m The One” as the first artist ever to tally new No. 1s on the Hot 100 in consecutive weeks, Bieber’s fourth and fifth No. 1 singles. IN 2015, PURPOSE debuted at #1 in over 100 countries around the world, and garnered a Grammy nomination for Album Of The Year. PURPOSE shattered global streaming records and yielded three consecutive #1 singles in the US – “What Do You Mean,” “Sorry,” and “Love Yourself,” which received a Grammy nomination for Record Of The Year. In late 2015, all three tracks landed at #1, #2 and #3 on the UK singles chart, surpassing a record previously held by the Beatles and making Justin the first artist ever to accomplish such a feat. In February 2016, Justin won his first Grammy: Best Dance Song for the PURPOSE track “Where Are You Now.” Justin Bieber, whose career launched in 2009, with the RIAA 5x-platinum worldwide hit “One Time,” is the first artist to reach over 10 billion views on VEVO. In 2014, he was ranked by Twitter as the #1 most tweeted about musical artist of the year. He has released five #1 albums to-date, and has starred in two films: Never Say Never (2011) and Believe (2013). In 2011, he was nominated for the Best New Artist Grammy. In 2013, Justin received the RIAA Diamond award in recognition of his 2010 single “Baby” (12x-platinum in the U.S. alone) as the best-selling digital single of all-time.
About YouTube Originals:
YouTube Originals are award-winning, creative and engaging scripted and unscripted series and films across music, personalities and learning for fans all over the world. Spotlighting both YouTube creators alongside Hollywood’s biggest stars, YouTube Originals provide an experience that only YouTube can offer. By tapping into the platform’s growing global community, fan engagement capabilities, and innovative content mixed with pioneering live streamed specials, there is truly something for everybody. Fans experience YouTube Original content through ad-supported YouTube as well as YouTube Premium, a subscription service that offers access to YouTube Original series and movies, a streaming music platform, and an uninterrupted, ad-free experience across all of YouTube. YouTube Originals are available in nearly 80 countries worldwide.
About OBB Pictures:
Founded in 2016 by Michael D. Ratner, OBB Pictures is the TV, digital, and film arm of OBB Media. Ratner, alongside co-founder Scott Ratner and a team of talented storytellers, create scripted and unscripted projects for many distributors, with a portfolio of work spanning comedy, drama, sports, and music. The company’s most recent hits in 2019 alone include Netflix’s “Historical Roasts”; Kevin Hart’s “Cold As Balls”; ESPN+’s “The Harder Way” and many others. The Emmy award winning full-service production company has its offices and post-production facilities headquartered in West Hollywood, California. OBB Media is also the parent company to OBB Sound, OBB Branded and OBB Cares.
About SB Projects:
Founded by Scooter Braun, SB Projects is a diversified entertainment and media company with ventures at the intersection of music, film, technology, brands, culture, and social good. In addition to managing a roster of some of the biggest names in entertainment, including Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, J. Balvin, Idina Minzel, Demi Lovato, Karlie Kloss and Tori Kelly, SB Projects has grown their film and television division to include a robust slate of projects including the forthcoming comedy series “Dave” for FXX/Hulu, CBS’ “Scorpion,” “The Giver,” and “Never Say Never,” which remains one of the highest grossing music documentaries in domestic box-office history. The company also has several projects in active development including “Anna K” for HBOMax, an untitled K-Pop film for Fox, and the film “A Taste of Power” with award-winning filmmaker Chinonye Chukwu, among many others. In addition, SB Projects recently signed a multi-year, first-look television deal with Amazon Studios to develop scripted and unscripted projects.
Grammy-winning global superstar Justin Bieber delivers a Christmas Eve gift to his fans today with the announcement of his brand new single “Yummy” arriving on Friday, January 3rd, the first advance track from his forthcoming 2020 studio album. Today, in a special Super Trailer, Justin also announces a slate of 2020 tour dates across North America, launching in Seattle on May 14th. (Tour dates below)
Over the course of his career, Bieber has amassed more 50 billion streams and more than 60 million album equivalents worldwide. Justin’s Grammy-winning 2015 album PURPOSE has sold over 21 million copies worldwide.
As he looks ahead to the 2020 arrival of his 5th studio album, Bieber is once again ruling the airwaves and dominating the charts, as his recent collaboration with Ed Sheeran “I Don’t Care” hit #1 in 26 countries worldwide, Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy” – with a little help from a Bieber remix – reached #1 in the US, and “10,000 Hours” with Dan + Shay became the highest charting debut for a country song in the history of the Billboard Hot 100.
In 2017, the Justin-led global smash “Despacito Remix” broke streaming records and became the most-viewed video of all time. Justin made chart history with “Despacito” and the DJ Khaled-collaboration “I’m The One” as the first artist ever to tally new No. 1s on the Hot 100 in consecutive weeks, Bieber’s fourth and fifth No. 1 singles.
Purpose debuted at #1 in over 100 countries around the world, and garnered a 2016 Grammy nomination for Album Of The Year. Purpose shattered global streaming records and yielded three consecutive #1 singles in the US – “What Do You Mean,” “Sorry,” and “Love Yourself,” which received a Grammy nomination for Record Of The Year. In late 2015, all three tracks landed at #1, #2 and #3 on the UK singles chart, surpassing a record previously held by the Beatles and making Justin the first artist ever to accomplish such a feat. In February 2016, Justin won his first Grammy: Best Dance Song for the Purpose track “Where Are You Now.”
Justin Bieber, whose career launched in 2009, with the RIAA 5x-platinum worldwide hit “One Time,” is the first artist to reach over 10 billion views on VEVO. In 2014, he was ranked by Twitter as the #1 most tweeted about musical artist of the year. He has released five #1 albums to-date, and has starred in two films: Never Say Never (2011) and Believe (2013). In 2011, he was nominated for the Best New Artist Grammy. In 2013, Justin received the RIAA Diamond award in recognition of his 2010 single “Baby” (12x-platinum in the U.S. alone) as the best-selling digital single of all-time.
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TEYANA TAYLOR DROPS HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED NEW SINGLE “WE GOT LOVE,” AVAILABLE TODAY VIA G.O.O.D. MUSIC/DEF JAM RECORDINGS
LATEST ADVANCE CUT FROM EAGERLY AWAITED NEW PROJECT, THE ALBUM, SLATED FOR EARLY 2020
TEYANA PERFORMS TONIGHT AT ART BASEL MIAMI
LISTEN TO “WE GOT LOVE”
Teyana Taylor – multi-hyphenate R&B superstar singer, songwriter, producer, director, dancer/choreographer, actor, fitness guru, model, mother, Harlem native – announces the release of “We Got Love,” her brand new single available today via G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Recordings. In celebration of the new single release, Teyana will be headlining her own Art Basel Miami concert series in partnership with Def Jam and Courvoisier.
Produced by Kanye West for Teyana, the track was originally slated for Teyana’s K.T.S.E. album, but was held back because of clearance issues. “I’ve always felt this was such a special record and wanted it to have the right moment,” said Teyana.”We Got Love,” is the newest advance track from the upcoming project THE ALBUM, slated to drop early 2020 and comes on the heels of Teyana’s consecutive R&B smashes “How You Want It? (HYWI?)” featuring King Combs which entered into the Top 20 on R&B charts in August and “Morning” featuring Kehlani – her biggest video release to date, amassing over 11 million views in less than a month and entering into the Top 10 on R&B Charts in November. Each video was self-directed by Teyana – aka ‘Spike Tee.’
THE ALBUM, Teyana’s official third studio album, is the long-awaited follow-up to K.T.S.E., one of the five G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam albums produced by Kanye West during his 2018 sojourn in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Released in June 2018, K.T.S.E. (acronym for Keep That Same Energy) set off an 18-month chain reaction for Teyana, starting with its summertime Top 10 R&B smash “Gonna Love Me.” Teyana performed “Gonna Love Me” (in a medley with “Rose In Harlem,” another K.T.S.E. track) on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Hip-hop audiences embraced the “Gonna Love Me” remix featuring Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah, Method Man and Raekwon, whose video was also directed by Teyana.
K.T.S.E. spun off a hot new single and video for Teyana in early 2019, the explicit “WTP (Work This P***y).” The video was nominated for “Best Dance Performance” at the recent 32nd annual BET Soul Train Awards. The third single from K.T.S.E. was the evocative “Issues/Hold On.” After slaying the audience with the song live on Ellen in April 2019, Teyana was surprised on-air when Ellen presented her with the RIAA gold award plaque for “Gonna Love Me,” bringing it all full circle.
Kaash Paige is an 18 year old buzzing artist from Dallas, Texas, making waves with dreamy viral hit, “Love Songs.” “Love Songs” reached #1 on Spotify’s Global Viral Chart and US Viral Chart and reached #3 on Rolling Stone’s Top 25 Trending Chart. Kaash is an acronym for Kill All Arrogance Stop Hatred.
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KANYE WEST TO DEBUT NEW OPERA ‘NEBUCHADNEZZAR’ AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL THIS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24
DIRECTED BY VANESSA BEECROFT, WITH MUSIC BY SUNDAY SERVICE, PETER COLLINS & INFINITY’S SONG
On Sunday, November 24th, Kanye West will debut the new opera ‘Nebuchadnezzar’ live at the Hollywood Bowl. The opera, directed by Vanessa Beecroft, will feature the Sunday Service collective, as well as singer Peter Collins and the group Infinity’s Song.
Nebuchadnezzar is an original opera, based on the biblical story of the Babylonian King from the Book of Daniel. Set in the 6th century BC, the Book of Daniel recounts Nebuchadnezzar’s transition from wicked, imperious, self-declared ruler to a true believer who finds salvation in his faith.
West conceived of this opera as an expression of his commitment to both his faith and ever-expanding musical palette. Nebuchadnezzar brings together elements from different worlds, including opera, fine art, modern dance, and gospel music, to create an innovative performance structure. West’s sound is the bridge between these artforms.
Vanessa Beecroft’s work has been shown internationally since 1993 and often presents social commentary and critique. She is best known for her conceptual performance art, which often references the historical and political associations of the place in which the installation is held. Since 2008, Vanessa has collaborated extensively with Kanye West.
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Multi-platinum Grammy®-nominated hip-hop icon Fabolous returns to the front lines with the third and final chapter in his epic mixtape series SUMMERTIME SHOOTOUT 3: THE COLDEST SUMMER EVER, arriving in stores November 29th – Black Friday – via Desert Storm / Def Jam Recordings.
Fabolous recently released the latest salvo from tape, “B.O.M.B.S,” an arena-ready anthem in the classic Brooklyn tradition. “B.O.M.B.S” follows Fab’s explosive new single “Choosy,” featuring Jeremih & Davido.
SUMMERTIME SHOOTOUT 3: THE COLDEST SUMMER EVER marks the grand finale of Fab’s Summertime Shootout mixtape series, introduced on the self-titled premiere in 2015. Summertime Shootout 2: The Level Up followed in 2016, with “Goyard Bag” featuring Lil Uzi Vert, over 4 million YouTube views.
SUMMERTIME SHOOTOUT 3 marks Fab’s first major release since Friday On Elm Street (November 2017), a groundbreaking Top 3 album chart collaboration with fellow Roc Nation/Def Jam MC Jadakiss. In addition to the single “Stand Up,” featuring Future, the album also featured Jeezy, Swizz Beatz, French Montana, Yo Gotti, Styles P, and Teyana Taylor.
Prior to Friday On Elm Street in 2017, Fab’s last official studio album was The Young OG Project, released Christmas Day, 2014. The long-awaited project after Loso’s Way (August 2009), Young OG was the second consecutive #1 album chart debut of Fab’s career, following up his Def Jam debut (and fourth overall album),From Nothin’ To Somethin’ (June 2007). That RIAA gold album contained the RIAA platinum #1 crossover smash “Make Me Better” featuring Ne-Yo (produced by Timbaland). “Make Me Better” made headlines in 2007, when it took over the #1 Urban spot from “Umbrella” by Rihanna.
Between 2010 and 2013, Fabolous was heard on five mixtapes, including the classic hip-hop trilogy, The S.O.U.L. Tape, The S.O.U.L. Tape 2, and The S.O.U.L. Tape 3. He was also a featured artist on over a dozen singles, starting with the RIAA platinum Top 10 crossover hit “Say Aah” by Trey Songz, as well as tracks with fellow Def Jam artist Ne-Yo (“Crazy Love” and “Should Be You”), Lloyd Banks, DJ Drama (the #12 rap hit “Oh My,” Drama’s biggest chart record ever), DJ Khaled, Joe Budden, The Game, and others.
Billionaire Kanye West returns to the top of the album charts in historic fashion again this week, as his ninth solo studio album, JESUS IS KING, debuts at #1 on the US album chart, surpassing the Beatles and once again tying Eminem for the most consecutive #1 album debuts in chart history, with nine.
JESUS IS KING, which arrived in stores on October 25th via G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Recordings, immediately went to #1 on Apple Music in more than 90 countries, #1 on Spotify, #1 on Amazon, and was the #1 Trending Album on Twitter. JESUS IS KING becomes the most streamed first week in Kanye’s entire career in the US and the UK.
This week, JESUS IS KING tops the Rap Albums chart, the Christian Albums chart, and the Gospel Albums chart simultaneously. In addition, all eleven tracks on JESUS IS KING debuted on the Hot 100, led by “Follow God” at #7 – giving Kanye over 100 career entries on the Hot 100 songs chart.
The October 25th release of JESUS IS KING coincided with the global opening of the IMAX film of the same name. Kanye premiered the album and film experience at a special listening and screening event at the Los Angeles Forum.
The onslaught of release-week activities included JESUS IS KING merch pop-up, a live-streamed JESUS IS KING Sunday Service Experoence at the Forum in LA, and a special performance on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live from the Oculus in New York City. Kanye also joined CBS Late Late Show host James Corden for a 20-minute episode of ‘Airpool Karaoke’ that trended at #2 on YouTube and has been viewed over 11 million times in less than a week.
JESUS IS KING is available in a variety of formats, including limited edition blue vinyl and cassette, along with exclusive merchandise offerings at shop.kanyewest.com.
Teyana Taylor – multi-hyphenate R&B superstar singer, songwriter, producer, director, dancer/choreographer, actor, fitness guru, model, mother and Harlem native – announces the release of “Morning” featuring Kehlani, the brand new single and steamy video, both available today via G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Recordings. “Morning” is the second advance track from THE ALBUM, following up the R&B smash “How You Want It? (HYWI?)” featuring King Combs.
THE ALBUM is the long-awaited follow-up to Teyana’s KTSE, one of the five G.O.O.D. Music/ Def Jam albums produced by Kanye West during his 2018 sojourn in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Released in June, KTSE (acronym for Keep That Same Energy) set off an 18-month chain reaction for Teyana, starting with its summertime RIAA- certified Gold smash “Gonna Love Me.” Teyana performed “Gonna Love Me” (in a medley with “Rose In Harlem,” also from KTSE) on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Hip-hop audiences embraced the “Gonna Love Me” remix featuring Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah, Method Man and Raekwon, whose video was directed by Teyana herself.
KTSE spun off a hot new single and video for Teyana in early 2019, the explicit “WTP (Work This P***y).” The video was nominated last week for “Best Dance Performance” at the upcoming BET Soul Train Awards, airing live from Las Vegas on November 17. The third single from KTSE was the evocative “Issues/Hold On.” After slaying the audience with the song live on Ellen in April 2019, Teyana was surprised on-air when Ellen presented her with the RIAA gold award plaque for “Gonna Love Me,” bringing it all full circle.
As she continues to direct her own videos, Teyana – aka ‘Spike Tee’ – was again at the helm of the clip for her recent single, “How You Want It? (HYWI?)” featuring King Combs, released in August.
About TEYANA TAYLOR:
Being a jack of trades has allowed Teyana Taylor to become a master of all. From her smoky melodic vocals to her dynamic dance moves, the entertainer dips in dives between her talents that also include producing, songwriting, acting, directing and everything in between. When it comes to describing herself, the Harlem native can only think of one word: Everything.
“I literally can do everything. I never look at anything as being impossible,” she explains. “I exhaust all options to make what happen when I need to make happen.” Her mantra made her an early favorite to artists like Pharrell, who she signed her first deal with, and later choreographed videos for artists like Beyonce and Jay-Z. Her love for the arts and R&B later earned her the title of the first woman signed to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music imprint.
Between R&B’s identity crisis in the 2010s, Teyana dropped her debut album VII, with tracks like “Maybe” (featuring Yo Gotti and Pusha T) and the sultry “Just Different” shaping her musical persona. The critically acclaimed album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart in 2014, cementing her position in today modern R&B field. “I fought for that raw, hood necessary R&B and now I feel like it’s better than ever,” she says.
After spicing up the R&B charts, Teyana was blessed with the arrival of her daughter Junie with husband and NBA star Iman Shumpert in 2015. “I do all of this for my baby. She’s who I do it for,” she says about Iman “Junie” Tayla Shumpert Jr., her main source of inspiration. “I always show her how to be a leader and a businesswoman. I want her to believe that she can be anything she wants to be and it not be a shocker that she’s a female doing it all.” Soon after, Teyana went on to star in the internet-breaking video for Kanye West’s “Fade,” and scored her first MTV Moonman for “Best Choreography” at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards.
But it wasn’t until the release of her sophomore project K.T.S.E. in June 2018 that the world experienced Teyana’s talents. With her all-female production company The Aunties, Teyana self-directed videos for “WTP,” the Gold-selling single “Gonna Love Me,” and recently, “Issues/Hold On.” She has also directed videos for her peers like T.I. (“You”), Monica (“Commitment”) and Lil Duval (“Pull Up” featuring Ty Dolla $ign) with fans like Ms. Lauryn Hill and Elton John praising her boss moves.
Part of what makes Teyana stand out from the rest is her ability to move with precision and poise in everything she does. From the studio to the stage, every idea is a project with the singer front and center with a vision all her own. With her musical inspirations like Aaliyah, Teena Marie, Mint Condition and Janet Jackson speaking to her soul, Teyana is aware her mission is larger than life. “I’m working on me every day and I think that’s my purpose,” she says, comparing her life to a never-ending book. “I’m still going, still mastering and being a better me.”