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ALESSIA CARA × VEVO X

ALESSIA CARA PERFORMS LIVE FOR VEVO X

WATCH “NOT TODAY” FROM THE NEW ALBUM “THE PAINS OF GROWING,” OUT NOVEMBER 30 HERE

Grammy Award winning singer / songwriter Alessia Cara’s premiere’s “Not Today” live on VEVO alongside new remixes for “Trust My Lonely” ahead of the November 30th release of her second album, THE PAINS OF GROWING. THE PAINS OF GROWING is a self-penned, auto-biographical album chronicling her personal experiences over the past several years.

Alessia will be releasing her highly-anticipated second album, THE PAINS OF GROWING on November 30th via Def Jam Recordings. The 15-track album will include both current singles “Trust My Lonely” and
“Growing Pains.” 

PRE-ORDER THE PAINS OF GROWING HERE

LISTEN TO “TRUST MY LONELY (REMIXES)” HERE

WATCH “NOT TODAY” HERE

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “TRUST MY LONELY” HERE

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “GROWING PAINS” HERE

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CREED II: The Album Is Out Now Soundtrack Feat. Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, and More

Interscope Records is thrilled to announce the release of Creed II: The Album— the original motion picture soundtrack for the latest installment in the legendary Rocky saga. Executive-produced by Grammy-Award-winning producer/songwriter Mike WiLL Made-It, Creed II: The Album features appearances by more than two dozen of the biggest names in hip-hop.

Listen to Creed II: The Album here!

Creed II: The Album includes two previously released singles: “Kill ‘Em With Success” by Eearz, ScHoolboy Q & 2 Chainz, and “The Mantra” by Pharrell & Kendrick Lamar. In addition, the soundtrack features J. Cole, Rae Sremmurd, Trouble, Lil Wayne, Nas, Rick Ross, Gucci Mane, Nicki Minaj, A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, Vince Staples, Young Thug, and more. See the full track listing below.

Due out November 21 and directed by Steven Caple Jr., Creed II stars Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone. In creating Creed II: The Album, Mike WiLL collaborated directly with Jordan and Caple Jr., as well as with composer Ludwig Göransson and music supervisors Fam Rothstein and Jen Malone.

“There was a time where movie soundtracks had people just as excited as am artist’s album, and that’s the feeling I was going for when creating this project,” says Mike WiLL. “After people hear the music, I want them to say movie soundtracks are back.”

The founder of Ear Drummer Records, Mike WiLL is the mastermind behind such massive hits as Beyoncé’s “Formation,” Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy Award-winning and seven-times-platinum “HUMBLE.,” and Rae Sremmurd’s “Black Beatles,” which spent seven weeks on top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Track listing for Creed II: The Album:

  1. Lil Wayne– “Amen (Pre Fight Prayer)”
  2. Bon Iver— “Do You Need Power? (Walk Out Music)”
  3. Crime Mobb & Slim Jxmmi– “We Can Hit (Round 1)”
  4. Eearz, ScHoolboy Q & 2 Chainz– “Kill ‘Em With Success”
  5. Nas & Rick Ross– “Check”
  6. Young Thug & Swae Lee– “Fate”
  7. Ari Lennox & J. Cole– “Shea Butter Baby”
  8. Pharrell & Kendrick Lamar– “The Mantra”
  9. Rae Sremmurd & Kodak Black— “Watching Me”
  10. Eearz, Gucci Mane, YG, Trouble, Quavo & Juicy J— “F.I.G.H.T”
  11. A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg & Nicki Minaj– “Runnin”
  12. Tessa Thompson & Gunna— “Midnight”
  13. Ama Lou— “Bless Me (Demo)”
  14. Vince Staples– “Ice Cold (Final Round)”
  15. Ella Mai— “Love Me Like That (Champion Love)”

About Creed II:

Creed II will be distributed theatrically in the U.S. by Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures (MGM), while Warner Bros. Pictures will distribute the film internationally. The film arrives as the sequel to the Academy Award-nominated Creed, a 2015 release directed by Black Panther’s Ryan Coogler. The next chapter in the Adonis Creed story follows his life inside and outside of the ring as he deals with newfound fame, issues with his family, and his continuing quest to become a champion. Creed II also starts Florian “Big Nasty” Munteanu, Tessa Thompson, Dolph Lundgren, and Phylicia Rashad.

About Mike WiLL Made-It:

Born in 1989 in Atlanta, Mike WiLL Made-It began making beats at age 14 and soon found his first production client in Gucci Mane. In 2006, he founded EarDrummers Entertainment, then later established Ear Drummer Records (a label and production company known for signing breakout hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd). Having produced platinum-certified singles for iconic artists like Miley Cyrus and Rihanna, Mike WiLL is now widely recognized as a cultural heavyweight in hip-hop, pop, and beyond.

The Return

LOGIC RELEASES NEW SINGLE
“THE RETURN”

ABOUT LOGIC:

Multi-Platinum, Grammy Nominated artist Logic – among the top streaming artists in the world with billions of streams to date – burst onto the music scene through a series of mixtapes that led to a significant, rabid underground fan base. His tapes – Young, Broke, and Infamous; Young Sinatra; Young Sinatra: Undeniable; Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever, – garnered millions of downloads and streams, jumpstarting a worldwide tour all before signing a record deal with Def Jam Recordings in 2014. Since then Logic, has not slowed down dropping his debut album Under Pressure in 2014, following by The Incredible True Story in 2015, the first installation of the Bobby Tarantino mixtape in 2016, his third album Everybody in 2017 and most recently Bobby Tarantino II. The surprise release came fresh after his show-stopping Grammy Awards® performance of the 4x-platinum “1-800-273-8255” (National Suicide Preven­tion Lifeline) featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid. Logic most recently performed “One Day” with Ryan Tedder at the MTV Video Music Awards.

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DMV RAPPER Q DA FOOL DROPS ‘100 KEYS’

Just recently, the 21-year old DMV rapper Q Da Fool debuts his music project 100 Keys.

This is something all his fans were waiting for and now it’s finally here!

Just see below how the world has reacted so far since the release:

“The lyrics and the emotion of a song don’t necessarily have to flow in parallel. Listen to the twinkle-and-snap of his new Zay-produced single, “The Plug,” and you’ll hear Q mood-swing his way through the hook, going from boastful, to exasperated, to incredulous, and back around again. If it sounds like he’s scowling and smiling at the same time, he might be.” – The Washington Post

 

“Fool’s rise may seem out-of-nowhere to many, but the record deal and respect from peers is a vision he started to realise back when he was first gearing up to drop Trap Fever in 2015, even if he didn’t see it exactly panning out the way it has.” Noisey

 

Fresh off of the recent Roc Nation signing announcement, a slew of new releases, and a popular attraction of the press, the Maryland rapper is ready to take storm.

The rapper’s 100 Keys music project is his first official release on a major label. With Grammy Award-winning hit-maker Zaytoven handling the project’s production, Q takes you on a 10-track personal journey that encapsulates DMV life, personal struggle, and resilient redemption.

Much like the punchy, charged up trap song itself, “The Plug,” it is a visual testament to Q’s character. In “Normal Rapper,” Q brings a much appreciated unique flow into this story where he explains why he’s different from his current rap counterparts.

Bonita” staples Q’s presence as a lyrical threat, discussing the importance of friendship and what lengths Q would go to in order to protect the ones he loves. Q also depicts his savage lifestyle in “Fuck up the Mall,” with personal stories of his family fueling the rap fire and cementing Q as a modern lyrical force.

This is only the start for the Maryland rapper. This project will surely elevate Q Da Fool to new heights, and bring him the recognition he deserves.

Check out his new song here!

If you don’t know much about this all-star rapper, here are just a few facts to fuel your brain:

Through his grind, Q Da Fool continues to prove that he is true to both the game and his word.

 

UTA Signs Common In All Areas

United Talent Agency (UTA) is proud to announce it now represents multi-award-winning artist, actor, activist and producer, Common in all areas worldwide.
Common’s work in the critically acclaimed film Selma earned him an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, a Golden Globe Awardand a Critics’ Choice Award for his single, Glory, featuring John Legend. He most recently was nominated for an Academy Award, a Grammy Award and a Critics’ Choice Award for his song, Stand Up For Something, which he co-wrote alongside Diane Warren. Throughout his career, he has been nominated for 20 Grammy Awards, winning three of them and an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor.
Common co-founded Freedom Road Productions with his longtime manager Derek Dudley. Freedom Road executive produced the critically-acclaimed Showtime series, The Chi and has many projects slated for 2019. On the music front, he recently formed the hip hop supergroup, August Greene, a collaboration with producers Robert Glasper and Karriem Riggins. The trio took home a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for their song, Letter to the Free.
Common is widely known for his commitment to philanthropy and activism and is the founder of the Common Ground Foundation, a non-profit that seeks to empower underprivileged youth to be strong citizens of the world. Common joined musician Andra Day in performing their Oscar and Grammy-nominated track, Stand Up For Something, at the March For Our Lives anti-gun violence rally in Washington, D.C. He is also a part of the Recording Academy’s newly formed Diversity Task Force led by former Chief of Staff to Michelle Obama, Tina Tchen.
Additionally, Common has appeared in multiple roles in both major films and television series. His previous features include John Wick: Chapter 2 alongside Keanu Reeves, Selma with David Oyelowo, Suicide Squad alongside Will Smith, Viola Davis, and Margot Robbie and Barbershop: The Next Cut with Ice Cube. On the television side, he has appeared in The Chi,The Mindy Project, and The Simpsons. Common has a busy Fall with two major studio projects set for release; Warner BrosSmallfoot and the highly-anticipated Fox film, The Hate U Give. His film Three Seconds is set for release in early 2019.
Common continues to be represented by manager Derek Dudley and legally by David Fox of Myman Greenspan Fox.
ABOUT UTA
Leading global talent and entertainment company United Talent Agency represents many of the most acclaimed figures across film, television, news, music, sports, theater, fine art, literature, video games, podcasts and other social and digital content. A passionate advocate for artists, creators and innovators, the company also is recognized in the areas of film finance and packaging, branding, licensing and endorsements. UTA is known for its dedicated digital media group helping clients from A-list talent to Fortune 500 companies capitalize on a rapidly changing entertainment, media and business landscape. The agency’s worldwide presence includes its Los Angeles headquarters and offices in New York, London, Nashville, Miami and Malm Sweden.

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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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.

Alessia Cara Releases New Song

June 15, 2018 – New York, NY – Grammy Award®-winning “Best New Artist” Alessia Cara, the most-streamed new female artist of 2017, released her brand new single “Growing Pains” on Def Jam Recordings today. Alessia also released the lyric video for “Growing Pains” watch here. “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 #1 Billboard Pop Song “Scars To Your Beautiful,” which she and Logic performed 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. Go check out her newest song today:www.alessiacara.com

New Music from Julia Micheals and Trippie Redd

GRAMMY® Award-nominated and multi-platinum selling artist JULIA MICHAELS returns with a brand new single entitled “Jump” [feat. Trippie Redd] today. Get it HERE (Post & Share) via Republic Records.

The song heralds the arrival of her anxiously awaited full-length debut—coming soon.

The single reteams JULIA with frequent producer Nick Monson and longtime co-writer Justin Tranter. On the track, ethereal production ignites a groundswell of energy as the singer’s breathy verses culminate on a huge hypnotic hook just before Ohio rap maverick Trippie Redd drops an emotive and engaging verse of his own.

Since emerging in 2015, JULIA has transformed pop not only from behind-the-scenes as a songwriter whose credits span everyone from Justin Bieber to Selena Gomez, but in the spotlight as a solo artist. Her rapid rise can be attributed to identifiable honesty in every lyric. Within just a year since arrival, she garnered 2018 GRAMMY® nominations in the categories of “Best New Artist” and “Song of the Year” for “Issues. That honesty is also why “Issues” received a triple-platinum certification from the RIAA, cracked 1 billion global streams and consumption of 10 million, became “the top-selling debut single by any artist in 2017, and placed on Variety’s “30 Most Consumed Songs of 2017” as the only solo female contribution. It’s why the industry recognized her with nominations everywhere from American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Teen Choice Awards and RDMA’s to the MTV VMAS and MTV EMAS.

Extending and expanding her influence, she traffics at the forefront of numerous genres. She lent her voice to Clean Bandit’s international hit “I Miss You,which became her first Top 10 entry on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Dance Songs chart. Right now, she also features on Keith Urban’s latest single “Coming Home” and rising artist Noah Kahan’s single “Hurt Somebody.”  Other collaborations include a duet and writing credits on Shawn Mendes’ upcoming album, songs on Christina Aguilera’s upcoming album, a co-writing credit for Janelle Monàe’s latest “Make Me Feel, and a sample of her vocals on Migos“Gang Gang.Moreover, she’s written on recent albums from P!nk, Maroon 5, and Jesse Ware.

Next up on May 18, she performs “Jump” on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! and on the Today Show Summer Concert SeriesJuly 27.

Julia continues to shine on stage as well. Following sold out shows alongside Shawn Mendes and Niall Horan  overseas, she embarks on her first official U.S. tour, joining Maroon 5 for the Red Pill Blues Tour beginning this June (see dates below).

“Jump” is just the beginning. Be on the lookout for more soon!

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RED BLUE PILLS TOUR WITH MAROON 5

May 30 • Tacoma, WA • Tacoma Dome

June 1 • Oakland, CA • Oracle Arena

June 2 • Sacramento, CA • Golden 1 Center

June 4 • Los Angeles, CA • The Forum

June 5 • Los Angeles, CA • The Forum

June 7 • Phoenix, AZ • Talking Stick Resort Arena

June 9 • Dallas, TX •American Airlines Center

June 10 •Houston, TX • Toyota Center

June 12 • San Antonio, TX • AT&T Center

June 14 • New Orleans, LA •Smoothie King Center

June 16 • Tampa, FL • Amalie Arena

June 17 • Ft. Lauderdale, FL • BB&T Center

September 7 • Salt Lake City, UT •Vivint Smart Home Arena

September 9 •Denver, CO •Pepsi Center

September 11 •Kansas City, MO •Sprint Center

September 13 • St Louis, MO • Scott Trade Center

September 14 • Chicago, IL • United Center

September 16 • Milwaukee, WI •Wisconsin Entertainment & Sports Center

September 18 • St. Paul, MN • Xcel Energy Center

September 20 • Indianapolis, IN • Bankers Life Fieldhouse

September 22 • Louisville, KY • KFC Yum! Center

September 23 • Nashville, TN •Bridgestone Arena

September 25 • Columbus, OH • Nationwide Arena

September 27 • Toronto, ON • Air Canada Centre

September 29 • Pittsburgh, PA • PPG Paints Arena

September 30 • Detroit, MI • Little Caesars Arena

October 2 • Washington, DC • Capital One Arena

October 4 • Charlotte, NC • Spectrum Center

October 6 • Newark, NJ • Prudential Center

October 7 • Boston, MA • TD Garden

October 10 • Hartford, CT • XL Center

October 12 • Philadelphia, PA • Wells Fargo Center

October 14 • New York, NY • Madison Square Garden

October 15 • New York, NY • Madison Square Garden

THE WEEKND Presents- Starboy

GRAMMY® Award-winning and Academy® Award-nominated multiplatinum maverick THE WEEKND shares a preview of his first-ever comic book—The Weeknd Presents: Starboy.

The first issue drops on June 13, 2018. This first look formally welcomes readers into this phase of the artist’s world.

Based on his GRAMMY® Award-winning double-platinum 2016 epic Starboy, the story follows the titular hero as he goes toe-to-toe against cannibalistic criminal mastermind Jack “The Chef” Smiley to save Alphatron. Speaking to his singular aesthetic and cinematic vision, The Weeknd personally penned the story alongside La Mar Taylor, Christos Gage, and the teams at Marvel, while Eric Nguyen and Guru-eFX brought the art to life.