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Who Is She, Meet Julia Michaels, A Gifted, Multitalented Artist Killing the Charts With Her Unique Sound And Voice

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 recent 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,” Anne-Marie’s “2002,”and a sample of her vocals on Migos’ “Gang Gang.”Moreover, she’s written on recent albums from P!nk, Maroon 5, and Jessie Ware.

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.

Prior to making her debut as a solo artist, JULIA MICHAELS became one of pop music’s most in-demand songwriters, co-writing a string of Billboard Hot 100 hits alongside Justin Tranter including smashes like Justin Bieber’s “Sorry,” Nick Jonas ft. Tove Lo “Close,” Selena Gomez’s“Good for You” [feat. A$AP Rocky] & “Hands To Myself,” Hailee Steinfeld “Love Myself,” Britney Spears “Slumber Party,” Gwen Stefani’s “Used To Love You,” and Linkin Park’s “Heavy,” Ed Sheeran’s “Dive,” John Legend’s “Surefire,” with titles on recent album releases from P!nk, Maroon 5, Jessie Ware, Keith Urban, Years & Years and more. The cumulative worldwide stream count for songs MICHAELS has co-written exceeds 10 billion to date. As a songwriter, she has co-written eighteen titles that have charted on the Billboard Hot 100, eleven of which have hit the Top 40, including “Issues.”

Tiesto and Dzeko Bring You Jackie Chan

Award-winning, platinum-certified, international DJ, Tiësto, has teamed up with Dzeko, Preme and multi-platinum-certified artist, Post Malone, for a new Hip- hop infused dance track entitled “Jackie Chan.” The song was produced by Tiësto, Dzeko, and Preme; and features a light-hearted sound, irresistible beat, and fun lyrics, which are  sung by Preme and Post Malone, just in time for summer. Tiësto continues to be one to embrace new sounds and collaborations in 2018, as a result, with the new release of “Jackie Chan” comes ahead  his headlining set at Las Vegas’ Electric Daisy Carnival on May 19th, a festival he has been headlining every year since its inception.

Always working across genres, “Jackie Chan” follows the success of “BOOM,” which has received more than 50 million YouTube views and over 100 million streams worldwide.  The remix of “BOOM” was released in February with Atlanta trap royalty and Hip-hop superstar, Gucci Mane, and artist-producer- duo, Sevenn.

Listen Here: https://Casablanca.lnk.to/jackiechanPR

“‘Jackie Chan’ actually came together pretty spontaneously,” said Tiësto. “Dzeko and I have been friends with Post for some time. When we met Preme in Las Vegas, he showed us the vocals he and Post had been working on and it seemed like the perfect opportunity to collaborate. I’m really excited to put this out for you all to hear. We’ve definitely created a summer anthem with this one.”

Tiësto continues to bring his music to fans worldwide by  headlining more than 40 festivals in 2018 and around the globe – from Dubai and China to Mexico, Europe, and the United States.

About Tiësto

Tiësto is a GRAMMY® Award-winning, platinum-certified, international icon. The DJ and producer is the only artist to ever hold the titles of “The Greatest DJ of All Time” courtesy of Mixmag, “#1 DJ” according to Rolling Stone, and “The Godfather of EDM” as proclaimed by Billboard. After making history in 2004 as the first DJ to open the Olympic Games, he remains a sought after headliner everywhere from Coachella, Electric Daisy Carnival, Ultra, to Tomorrowland. From his high-profile residency at Hakkasan to his crossover success, Tiëstocreated the blueprint that defines what it means to be a success in today’s dance music world.  Tiësto has collaborated with artists like Beyoncé, Coldplay, Kanye West, John Legend, Post Malone, and Gucci Mane, while his label, Musical Freedom, helped launch the careers of superstars including Martin Garrix and Oliver Heldens. His popular CLUBLIFE compilation series boasts five volumes to date and his radio show of the same name reaches an audience of over 41 million listeners across 353 stations in 77 countries every week.

 

ALEX DA KID RELEASES NEW SINGLE “GO”

FEATURING H.E.R. & RAPSODY, AN ARTIST DISCOVERED WITH THE HELP OF AI

THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF SINGLES TO BE RELEASED SOON

NEW YORK, NY (May 18, 2018) — Continuing a tradition of blazing trails and breaking ground, Emmy® and GRAMMY® Award-winning music producer, songwriter, and KIDinaKORNER C.E.O./Founder Alex Da Kidmakes history once again.

In partnership with IBM and Spotify, Alex’s latest single, entitled “Go,” features an artist discovered with the help of IBM’s AI technology, Watson.

Get the song HERE via Republic Records.

The creation of “Go” sets a new standard for the music industry at large. To identify the perfect artist for his collaboration—rather than employ century-old A&R methods or spend countless hours casing the internet for new voices—Alex enlisted the help of IBM Watson. The technology allowed Alex to work smarter and more efficiently to uncover talent, changing the concept of A&R forever.

Initially, critically acclaimed songstress H.E.R. jumped at the chance to join forces with Alex. With those two key pieces in place, IBM proved instrumental in finding the song’s missing piece.

IBM Developer, Joshua Carr, worked closely with Alex to gain insight into his vision and sensibility to drive discovery. Carr created a custom Watson solution to aid Alex’s search. A technology and entertainment industry first, Watson learned the language of music from the producer’s natural speech.

Based on a subset of Spotify data, provided by Tim Ganss of Spotify Music Intelligence, Watson pored over enormous amounts of unstructured data like articles, social media, interviews and fan sentiment to help Alex uncover Rapsody as the best artist for his new track. From the tiny town of Snow Hill, North Carolina, Rapsody is known for her intricate rhyme patterns, metaphors, and wordplay.

Now, the vibrant and vital “Go” comes to life as an organic union between Alex, H.E.R., Rapsody, and the Watson Artist Discovery Tool and a game-changing moment.

This is the first in the series of numerous singles to be released soon. Stay tuned for more very soon.

SMOKER’S CLUB FESTIVAL

The Smoker’s Club Festival experience is more of a paradise than a membership. Tailored entirely for the Californian smoker culture, everything from the lineup to the food proves that. With some legendary performances from headliners such as Wiz Khalifa and Kid Cudi, this event is impossible to pass up even for the average concert goer. The diverse arrangement of artists shows that these people know their crowd and every type of sound they love. There’s something for everyone with artists like Mac Miller, Lil Skies, and Dom Kennedy. Based in the hip-hop heavy area of Long Beach every artist that comes through shows love to the OG’s such as Snoop Dogg and the new comers like Vince Staples. Even if you don’t take part in the smoking activities some artists will even share from their supply as well. As someone that went alone I found the crowd and it’s people to be extremely friendly as far as festivals go. They all came for a good experience with some of their favorite artists playing classics and older mixtapes. The buzz for this festival grew the moment the line-up was announced and I’m sure many are impatiently waiting to see what they have up their sleeve for next time.

 

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CAYE x PINK TREE

Boston-raised, LA-based rapper, producer and singer-songwriter Caye reveals track Pink Tree via DuJour. The track was written by Caye with co-writer DAWGUS, who also produced the track, and is off of his debut album Pink Tree Paradise due out June 1st via Big Picnic Records and available for pre-save on Spotify HERE today. Click HERE to listen!
Pink Tree comes on the heels of the release of Caye’s current single Easy featuring Wiz Khalifa which recently premiered on Complex and is quickly gaining traction at radio.
Born and raised in Boston, Caye is a talented multi-instrumentalist, rapper, singer-songwriter and producer. He has combined a multitude of genres, from jazz to hip-hop and everything in between, with his skills on the drums, steel pan and piano, which has set the stage for the essence of his music: smooth verses and seductive production.

MARC E BASSY’S “MAIN CHICK”

Multiplatinum-certified Bay Area singer and songwriter Marc E. Bassy debuts his new single, “Main Chick,” today—listen and share here.

“Main Chick” follows Bassy’s acclaimed full-length debut, Gossip Columns [Republic Records], released last fall. He recently finished performing his headlining “Gossip Columns Tour” across the United States, as well as supporting Ty Dolla $ign on his “Don’t Judge Me” Tour.” Further music is set for release this year.

 

MAIN CHICK SQUARE

LISTEN TO “MAIN CHICK” HERE

LISTEN TO GOSSIP COLUMNS HERE

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Aftercluv Releases Remix of MC Kevinho’s “Ohla A Explosão”

Today, Aftercluv releases a brand new blockbuster remix of MC Kevinho’s global smash Olha A Explosão featuring 2 Chainz, Nacho, and French Montana at all digital retailers in a unique partnership with Universal Music Brazil and Capitol Records premiering exclusively via HipHopDX.
Get it HERE.
The remix transforms the wild Brazilian funk of Olha A Explosão into a sexy international affair. Atlanta’s finest 2 Chainz ignites the track with raw trap heat as Moroccan superstar French Montana turns up with a fiery cameo of his own. Venezuela’s Nacho adds South American flavor of his own as MC Kevinho carries the unshakable hook across borders. Be on the lookout for the music video’s premiere very soon.
The original Olha A Explosão a staggering 643 million YouTube views and counting as well as 154 million-plus Spotify streams. The remix is primed to pop off even more though as the song approaches the 1 billion mark.
Olha A Explosão upholds a scorching hot streak for Aftercluv. The label recently dropped a powerhouse remix of MC Fioti’s Bum Bum Tam Tam [feat. Future,& J Balvin, Stefflon Don, Juan Magan]. Billboard recently chronicled the company’s burgeoning success in a comprehensive feature. Aftercluv, Universal Music Latin Entertainments’ dance division, builds a bridge between Latin America and the rest of the world, keeping bodies moving on dance floors from continent to continent. Founded in 2015 and based in Los Angeles, the company operates another U.S. office in Miami and nine other countries in Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula.
Stay tuned for more from Aftercluv very soon.

Post Malone x “beerbongs & bentleys”

History-making multiplatinum Dallas, TX artist Post Malone unlocks the digital pre-order for his forthcoming second full-length album and what will be the biggest musical event of 2018, beerbongs & bentleys [Republic Records]. Order HERE.

 

Post Malone also revealed the album’s powerhouse tracklisting. In addition to the quintuple-platinum record-breaking #1 smash “rockstar” [feat. 21 Savage], gold-certified “Candy Paint, and recent Billboard Hot 100 hit “Psycho” [feat. Ty Dolla $ign], it boasts “Spoil My Night” [feat. Swae Lee], “Ball For Me” [feat. Nicki Minaj],“Same Bitches” [feat. G-Eazy & YG], and more. beerbongs & bentleys is available via digital streaming platforms Friday, April 27th.

 

Furthermore, he took over the 2018 Billboard Music Awards with a stunning 13 nominations. Among those nods, he’s up for the evening’s top prizes, including Top Male Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Rap Artist, and Top Billboard 200 Album in addition to two nominations in the Top Streaming Song (Audio) category. 

 

Next week on April 26, he kicks off his massive summer headline tour with support from 21 Savage and SOB RBE sponsored by blu. The full confirmed itinerary can be found below. Get tickets HERE.

 

Most recently, “rockstar” shattered the record for “Longest #1 Run on the Spotify Global Chart” with “rockstar” [feat. 21 Savage]. The track held the top spot on the chart for an unprecedented and unmatched 114 days. Quickly achieving a RIAA 5X-Platinum certification, it spent eight consecutive weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, the longest stay atop the chart for a rap song in 2017. It also made history as “The first U.S. Hip-Hop Song to be #1 for Consecutive Weeks in the UK since Run D.M.C.’s ‘It’s Like That’ in 1998” and set Canada’s record for “All Time Streams in One Week.” With over 1+ billion worldwide streams, global consumption exceeds 8 million.

 

TRACKLISTING:

  1. “Paranoid”
  2. “Spoil My Night” feat. Swae Lee
  3. “Rich & Sad”
  4. “Zack and Codeine”
  5. “Takin’ Shots”
  6. “rockstar” feat. 21 Savage
  7. “Over Now”
  8. “Psycho” feat. Ty Dolla $ign
  9. “Better Now”
  10. “Ball For Me” feat. Nicki Minaj
  11. “Otherside”
  12. “Stay”
  13. “Blame It On Me”
  14. “Same Bitches” feat. G-Eazy & YG
  15. “Jonestown (Interlude)”
  16. “92 Explorer”
  17. “Candy Paint”
  18. “Sugar Wraith”

 

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Michelle Cadreau x “Dominate”

Hip-hop lyricist Michelle Cadreau has developed a writing and rapping style with both subtlety and introspection to reflect her Native Canadian Indian and Polish ancestry. With four CDs to her credit, the Hamilton, Ontario melds hypnotic and soulful beats with her trademark urban poetry to create a performance style that is equally juxtaposed and complementary.

 

Given the native Indian name Blue Sky at birth by her grandmother (who was born on a reserve in northern Ontario), Cadreau has a tattoo on her back of blue zebra stripes in the shape of an eye with the inscription ‘Blue Sky.’ It is a physical reminder of her spiritual relationship to the earth and heavens and her family.

 

With musical influences that include Biggie Smalls, Eminem, Dr. Dre, and Snoop Dogg, Cadreau proudly emulates their style. Her ideas often come from a word or phrase that sparks inspiration and builds from there.  She also credits her parents for her love of music. Both played in bands most of their lives – her mother (a nurse by profession) is a vocalist and drummer and her father a vocalist and bass guitarist.

 

Like her mother, Cadreau also plays drums, having begun lessons at age five. She is also an accomplished painter and jewelry designer and has a degree in interior design. Her connection to the visual arts has been a foundation for her lyrics, which paint pictures of the joy and pain of life.

 

Among her releases is the breakout number, “Precipitation,” an articulate and explicit song that boldly details a rapper giving a slam performance for fans; “Like a Killer,” uses boxing to symbolize violence; and “Hip Hop Clerk” is a commentary on making it in the music industry.

 

Also included is “Ineffable,” a look at fan adulation; “Give Me The Prize,” a nod to intelligence and the rewards it can provide; and “Tallest Mountain,” a heartfelt look at making your way up the hip hop ladder. Her strongest response by far from both fans and critics online has been for the song “Ghetto Survival,” which equates creating powerful rap music with persistence and success.

 

Cadreau is using her lyrical deftness and distinct vantage point to create music that is true to her while paying homage to the complex backstory of rap and hip hop.

 

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Summer Block Party Festival 2018

Live Nation Urban announces the fourth annual Summer Block Party Festival– the preeminent destination for soul and R&B devotees since 2015. Tickets go on-sale Friday April 20th at 10am.

 

After successfully expanding to include Houston in 2017, the original Chicago site will now host a second night for the very first time. Celebrating another first, Summer Block Party Festival now arrives in Philadelphia this summer. Once again, the lineup showcases some of the most important, impactful, and inimitable voices in soul, R&B, and hip-hop.

 

GRAMMY Award-winning modern icon Jill Scott returns home to Philly in order to headline the first night June 30 at The Mann Music Center. Miguel Fantasia top a dynamic bill at Cynthia Woods Pavilion in Houston July 7. Keith Sweat headlines the Chicago show at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island July 14 followed by Babyface and Boyz II Men the next evening July 15.

 

The full itinerary and each respective lineup can be found enclosed below.

 

Summer Block Party set the industry standard for R&B and soul-centric festivals. Launched in Chicago during 2015, it has gone on to consistently sell out every year and spotlight not only genre luminaries, but the next generation’s hottest young R&B stars. Previous lineups boasted everyone from Erykah Badu and Jazmine Sullivan to Ledisi and SWV, to name a few.

 

It also continues a blockbuster 2018 for the team at Live Nation Urban. The year’s stacked slate includes not only Summer Block Party shows, but Rap Caviar Live, Broccoli City Festival, Roots Picnic, A Night of Symphonic Hip Hop, and Kirk Franklin’s Exodus Music & Arts Festival. LNU has positioned itself at the forefront of the culture, ushering it forward with each subsequent show.

 

“We feel blessed to be able to continue to build and grow this Summer Block Party platform, it’s important to give R&B artists and fans a place to engage in a live setting. I’m looking forward to the shows this year and adding even more cities to the series next year”, says Shawn Gee, President of Live Nation Urban.

 

 

SUMER BLOCK PARTY FESTIVAL DATES:

6/30 Philadelphia, PA – The Mann Music Center (Jill Scott, Boyz 2 Men, DJ Jazzy Jeff, + Special Guests)

 

7/7 Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Pavilion (Miguel, Fantasia, Ne-Yo, Tank)

 

7/14 Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion @ Northerly Island (Keith Sweat, Ja Rule & Ashanti, Ne-Yo, Tank, Daley)

 

7/15 Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion @ Northerly Island (Babyface, Ludacris, Boyz 2 Men, Brandy, Kevin Ross)