Posts tagged with "fox"

EVVIE MCKINNEY RELEASES DEBUT SINGLE

NEW YORK, NY (August 3, 2018) — After making history as the very first winner of FOX’s The Four: Battle for Stardom, Evvie McKinney returned to the show’s season 2 finale last night to perform her debut single “How Do You Feel” for the very first time.

Executive produced by The Four judge Sean “Diddy” Combs, “How Do You Feel” is available via Republic Records HERE now.

“I knew Evvie was special from the moment she walked on that stage, she had that star quality and an incredible voice. I have a good intuition about talent and I got that feeling with her. This song is a smash and this the just the beginning of her journey,” said Combs.

In case you missed it, watch the show stopping performance again HERE! (Post & Share)

How Do You Feel” illuminates both the power and nuances of Evvie’s voice. She delivers emotionally charged verses before a soaring and soulful hook confronting a cheating ex.

It’s the perfect introduction to her sound, and it heralds the release of more new music from the 20-year-old rising powerhouse very soon.

ABOUT EVVIE MCKINNEY:

With undeniable spirit, mile-high range, and earthquaking delivery, Evvie McKinney exudes her own sense of style, swagger, and soul that’s both classic and current.

Born and raised in the birthplace of Soul and Rock ‘n’ Roll Music Memphis, TN, the 20-year-old made history when she emerged as the first winner of FOX’s hit series The Four: Battle For Stardom. However, her journey began at five-years-old when she joined her first choir at the urging of her mother and musician father. One of seven kids, she faced hardship throughout childhood with dad passing in 2005 and mom struggling to support the family. Living in a home provided by Habitat for Humanity, Evvie pursued her dream relentlessly. She went from the Young Actors Guild Theatre and Dance Company to Stax Music Academy where she assumed the role of lead singer and actress. Along the way, she performed for everyone from David Porter to LaLa Hathaway and shared the stage with Sam of Sam and Dave and Larry Dodson of The Bar-Kays, to name a few. By 2015, she achieved a National YoungArts Foundation scholarship and would be recognized as its “Merit Winner” in Popular Voice.

2017 saw her audition for The Four. From the jump, she instantly captured the hearts of millions by belting out classics from Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner in addition to serving up a heart-wrenching rendition of the Academy® Award-winning “Glory” by Common and John Legend. Now, she stands poised to leave an indelible mark on soul with her debut single “How Do You Feel” and more music on the horizon.

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
CONNECT WITH ANTONIQUE

http://Antonique.com

“Love Is Everything” EP
On iTunes:
On Spotify:

MEGHAN TRAINOR 

PRE-ORDERS LIVE NOW
NEW TRACK “ALL THE WAYS” OUT TODAY – SOUNDTRACKS NATIONAL TARGET CAMPAIGN LAUNCHING JUNE 24
(June 21, 2018 – Los Angeles, CA) – After months of building anticipation and fueling excitement, GRAMMY® Award-winning singer, songwriter, and producer Meghan Trainor will release her third full-length album entitled, TREAT MYSELF [Epic Records], on August 31st, 2018. Pre-order goes live today and unlocks instant grat downloads of the scorching songs “LET YOU BE RIGHT,” “CAN’T DANCE,” and “NO EXCUSES” as well as a brand new track “ALL THE WAYS.” Pre-order it HERE!
Earlier this week, Meghan heralded the announcement on social media, detailing “a big surprise” on her Elvis Duran and the Morning Show interview. The next day, she appeared on the program and unveiled the title and release date, taking to social media right after to personally share the artwork.

About TREAT MYSELF, Meghan said, “This album is my best work yet and I’m so proud of what we made. I say “we” because I made this entire album with my family, my friends, and my fiancé. It’s everything I stand for and I’m excited to put an upbeat happy album out for the world.”

Following the release of “NO EXCUSES,” “CAN’T DANCE” and current radio single “LET YOU BE RIGHT,” “ALL THE WAYS” spotlights another side of TREAT MYSELF. It’s another massive and melodic Meghan Trainor anthem and will soundtrack a new marketing campaign for Target, launching June 24. The campaign highlights the retailer’s new fulfillment services, like same-day delivery with Shipt and Drive up, to show guests all the ways they can shop at Target.
A pre-order is live now for the Target Exclusive version of the album, including exclusive remixes of “ALL THE WAYS.” Fans can purchase it HERE. This marks the second partnership between Meghan and Target. In 2016, they joined forces to release a Target Exclusive of her second album Thank You.
Right now, Meghan is everywhere! Tonight, you can catch her on a new episode of The Four on Fox 8/7c. Saturday, her seismic Radio Disney Music Awards performance airs on the Disney Channel. Earlier this month, she hit the stage at The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on CBS to perform “LET YOU BE RIGHT,” and opened the Today Show’s summer concert series. Monday June 25, she co-hosts Today alongside Hoda Kotb in the morning and guests on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon that evening.
Grammy-Award winning singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Meghan Trainor emerged with her 2014 breakout single “All About That Bass” and disrupted contemporary music with nostalgic pop beats and powerhouse vocals that delivered a worldwide anthem for female empowerment. Trainorcemented her rising status as one of the most prominent artists in popular music by charting seven multi-platinum singles, releasing two platinum albums, selling out three headline tours, writing multi-platinum hits for top pop and country artists, and receiving countless industry awards and nominations worldwide. She is one of only five female artists to receive a diamond certification for her hit single “All About That Bass” which shares the RIAA Gold & Platinum Awards top honor with only 15 other singles in history. Earlier this year, Trainor wrapped up her first season as a panelist on FOX’s hit singing competition series THE FOUR: Battle for Stardom.

Devon Gilfillian Releases ‘TROUBLEMAKER’

Devon Gilfillian’s new song, ‘Troublemaker, will be heard during 2018 NFL Draft programming, airing on NFL Network, FOX and ESPN from April 26-28. The song, which has also been tapped for this NFL ad, is now available for download/streaming on all digital droppable platforms HERE. Today, Gilfillian will perform the national anthem before Round 1 of the 2018 NFL Draft, which takes place in Arlington, TX NFL.com/DraftExperience.

Now signed to Capitol Records, Gilfillian grew up outside Philadelphia and took up the electric guitar at age 14. After moving to Nashville to pursue music full-time, he self-released his first EP in 2016. The five-song collection of originals showcased Gilfillian’s soulful style is a powerful blend of R&B, blues, rock and gospel. The EP won praise from NPR Music’s Ann Powers, who noted, “His self-released, self-titled debut EP captures his exuberance and musical openness, setting the stage for what promises to be a brilliant career.” Listen to his performance on NPR’s World Cafe Nashville HERE.

Gilfillian sold out his first-ever headline shows in Philadelphia and Nashville and has supported such artists as Keith Urban, Gladys Knight, Marc Broussard, Jimmy Vaughn, The Lone Bellow, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, Anderson East and The Fray. Check out his thoughts on time travel, Isaac Hayes, his dream collaboration and his biggest nightmare in this Q&A from The Bluegrass Situation.

50 Cent x Fuse’s Weekly News Rap

This week’s episode of Fuse’s Weekly News Rap features Baltimore talent StarrZ delivering a rapid-fire recap of the week’s biggest news stories. On the agenda today are 50 Cent’s reignited feud with Vivica A. Fox, Migos and Drake’s thrilling “Walk It Talk It” video, Toys ‘R’ Us  and Claire’s planned shutdowns, and more. The episode is available now onFuse’s official YouTube channel.

Every Friday, Fuse’s Weekly News Rap brings viewers a rapid-fire summary of the week’s hottest news and trends, delivered by the emerging rap stars you need to have on your radar so please be sure to subscribe to their channel and hit the notification bell to get your dose of celebrity news and hip hop culture.

 

Full episode available HERE

SERAYAH

Indie Artist – Serayah

Drops New Fan Single

“You Told Me”

With Lyric Video

Singer/actress Serayah will be dropping a new song and lyric video for her fans on March 1, 2018 titled “You Told Me.”   Written and produced by Serayah, the song is R&B with a new rhythmic feel, but still getting the classic R&B vibes. “When I write I truly express what’s going on in my life. I wrote this song about a real experience with a guy I was dating. I was just expressing myself. It feels good to really connect to my music and know that fans will relate and feel that vulnerability through my music. Creating a sound to break away from my on screen character was hard, being myself was way easier. That’s why this whole project will be a true outlook of Serayah and who she is” stated the singer.

Teaser clip:

https://soundcloud.com/serayahmusic/serayah-u-told-me-teaser-clip/s-27Ww4

Lyric Video: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfy-lamFKQM

Recently, she dropped the popular radio single “Driving Me” featuring Jazze Pha, along with an even more popular video that has been viewed over 680k times on YouTube in the last 3 months!  Serayah will be releasing her first album as an independent artist second quarter 2018!

Serayah is best known for her widely popular portrayal of  “Tiana Brown” on the hit series “Empire” on Fox  that is currently in its fourth successful season! The ratings have been dominating it’s time slot in 2017/2018.  The show returns March 2018 and will air until May.

Bryan Bailey’s New Book “The Hammer”

For thousands of years, dogs have established themselves in the homes and hearts of humans, coming to be viewed almost exclusively as loyal, friendly, and obedient… which is why it is often so alarming and unexpected to owners when a dog attacks. So what causes dogs to act aggressively, and how can it be avoided? The answers are found in Bryan Bailey’s latest book, The Hammer: Why Dogs Attack Us and How to Prevent It (Best Seller Publishing), available this month wherever books are sold.

In The Hammer: Why Dogs Attack Us and How to Prevent It, Bailey answers the following questions:

• What are the leading causes of canine aggression?

• Why do dogs attack children?

• What are common mistakes made by people that cause dogs to attack them?

• Why do the number of attacks to Americans continue to rise each year?

• What is canine pharmacotherapy and how can it help lessen the number of attacks to Americans?

• Why do 50% of dog bite fatalities occur to the dog’s owner?

• Which breeds are most involved in dog bite fatalities?

• What are four factors that are involved in all dog attacks?

• What can we do to prevent attacks?

• If someone is attacked by a large dog, what should they do to prevent themselves from being seriously injured or killed?

• Why is this a uniquely American problem?

Bailey has spent more than three decades studying and teaching the influence of wolves over modern dogs, shedding light upon the instincts that trigger aggressive behavior – and what can be done to prevent it. Featuring both meticulously researched information and thrilling stories inspired by real-life victims, The Hammer offers the only resource you’ll need to learn to protect yourself from situations in which man’s best friend turns into your worst nightmare.

Antonique Smith Performs on Fox’s New Year’s Eve.

Actress/grammy nominee Antonique Smith blows the crowd away with a beautiful rendition of “Here Comes The Sun” off of her debut album “Love is Everything” on FOX’s New Year’s Eve with Steve Harvey 2018.

You can get access to her EP “Love is Everything” here.

HOK KONISHI

(featured image by Ryan Feng)


With cultural roots based in Yokohama, Japan, and his early youth refined in Oxford, England, Hokuto Konishi‘s diverse upbringing gave way to a creative formula in movement. From the age of 15, dance evolved from a primary activity to a pursuit of passion when college brought him across the world to the United States in 2004. Hok Konishi is now an Emmy Award winning multi-talented artist and best known for his eccentric style as a dancer and choreographer. He became a world sensation after his appearance on FOX’s “So You Think You Can Dance.” Although his appearances spanned multiple seasons, his impression was immortalized on season 3 when he performed the iconic Emmy awarded dance choreographed by the famed Wade Robson entitled, “The Flower and the Hummingbird” with QUEST CREW (which he co-founded alongside of his teammate Ryanimay Conferido). Hok, along with his fellow teammates from QUEST CREW, also won the all star season of MTV’s “Americas Best Dance Crew.” Their performances during the season lead Hok to be awarded an Emmy for outstanding choreography. 


As a natural born creator and collaborator, Hok is inspired by all that is beautiful. He believes “beauty comes in form, flow, color, light and idea,” and does not shy away from finding inspiration in things others might consider weird. Along with his love of dancechoreographyfood and art, his latest passion is directing. He recently had the opportunity to direct a commercial for Japan Airlines entitled “Everything Reverses.” 


No stranger to live performances, Hok has had the honor of choreographing the opening act of Madonna’s “MDNA” world tour,” as well as directing and choreographing LMFAO’s entire  “Sorry for Party Rocking” world tour. His music video collaborations include Chris Brown’s “Fine China,” LMFAO “Party Rock Anthem” and “Sexy & I Know It,” Lil Jon’s “Literally I Can’t,” Snoop Dogg’s “I Wanna Rock,”  R.Kelly’s “Bump N Grind” and Far East Movement, Justin Bieber and Redfoo’s “Live My Life.”


When it comes to television, Hok has an impressive resume that includes performances on “Dancing With The Stars,” “Little Big Shots,” “Good Morning America,” “Harry,” “The Ellen Show” and “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” just to name a few. His choreography and dance skills have also been featured in commercials for Coca-Cola’s ‘Fanta,’ Converse and Mountain Dew.


As of late, Hok performed with Nicki Minaj at the Billboard Music Awards and Demi Lovato at this year’s Grammy’s tribute to the Bee Gees. Currently, he’s collaborating with Nike HQ and continues to travel the world creating, choreographing, inspiring and teaching dance.