After mounting the biggest comeback of the decade last year, GRAMMY® Award-nominated trio Jonas Brothers release their first new single of 2020, “What A Man Gotta Do,” today. Get it HERE via Republic Records.
“What A Man Gotta Do” charges forward on upbeat acoustic guitar and a percussive groove. This high-energy bounce culminates on the hook where they coyly ask, “What a man gotta do to be totally locked up by you?” Continuing a tradition of event-level visuals, the group also reveals a blockbuster music video co-starring their significant others: Priyanka Chopra Jones, Sophie Turner, and Danielle Jonas. Directed by Joseph Kahn, the band and the ladies put their own smart, satirical, spirited and sexy twist on classic films such as Risky Business, Grease, and Say Anything.
Watch it HERE.
The broadcast premiere for the video will air on MTV Live, mtvU and the Times Square Viacom billboard at 6AM EST today.
Jonas Brothers will pull out all the stops next Sunday January 26 when they perform “What A Man Gotta Do” live for the very first time at the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards® in Los Angeles. Plus, they vie for the “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance” statue at the ceremony.
Be sure to tune in to the broadcast on CBS.
The song arrives hot on the heels of the band’s blockbuster comeback album, Happiness Begins. Not only did it bow at #1 on the Billboard Top 200, go platinum, and set the stage for the sold out Happiness Begins Tour across arenas everywhere, but it also yielded the Hot 100 #1 smash “Sucker,” which proved definitive for 2019. Most importantly, it set the stage for the biggest, boldest, and brightest era of Jonas Brothers yet.
Be on the lookout for more surprises and big news very soon.
The preeminent male group of this century, Jonas Brothers opened the floodgates for a new era of titans in pop music. Following a six-year hiatus, Jonas Brothers took 2019 by storm with the surprise release of their critically acclaimed and widely successful single “Sucker.” The double-platinum single debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100, becoming the first #1 for the band and the first #1 debut from a group this century. The song emerged as a cultural phenomenon, ranking #1 on Billboard’s critic’s picks list of the “50 Best Songs of 2019,” and standing out as the top song on U.S. Radio in 2019, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.
Making history once more, the band delivered their third #1 album debut with the release of their platinum-selling album Happiness Begins. The band continued to soar with their sold-out “Happiness Begins Tour,” with over 1 million tickets sold. The tour received unanimous praise with Billboard writing, “The ‘Happiness Begins’ Tour feels like a celebration of everything in the Jonas Brothers’ career, but also the beginning of their larger-than-life new chapter,” and The Washington Post claiming, “There hasn’t been a boy band in recent history that’s made a comeback quite like Jonas Brothers.” Moreover, Rolling Stone summed it best, “Following a six year hiatus, it almost feels like the Jonas Brothers are bigger than ever.”
The band closed out a banner year with the release of “Only Human,” another Top 5 hit on both Top 40 and Hot AC radio airplay charts. What’s more, they garnered a bevy of awards, including a 2019 MTV Video Music Award for “Best Pop Video” and two 2019 Teen Choice Awards for “Artist Of The Decade” and “Choice Summer Group.” Plus, they were nominated in top categories at the American Music Awards, including “Favorite Duo or Group Pop/Rock” and “Favorite Song Pop/Rock.” Most recently, they notched their second GRAMMY® nomination for “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.”
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Victoria Hughes on ABC’s “Station 19”
Prior to landing the role of Victoria on ABC/Shondaland’s “Station 19,” Barrett Doss starred on Broadway in “Groundhog Day” as the lead female role of Rita. She also appeared in the Broadway revival of “You Can’t Take It with You,” starring James Earl Jones and Rose Bryne. Doss has been seen off-Broadway in “Burning” at The New Group, and off-off Broadway in “Strom Thurmond Is Not A Racist/Cleansed” (The Brick) and “Orestes 2.0.” Her regional credits include “Comedy of Errors,” “The Real Thing” and “Jamaica.”
Her previous television credits include a recurring role on the Netflix/Marvel series “Iron Fist,” and episodes of “Girls,” “Bull,” “Time After Time,” “Person of Interest” and “30 Rock.”
Doss holds a Bachelor of Arts from New York University Gallatin School of Individualized Study.
HOMETOWN: Minneapolis, Minnesota
BIRTHDATE: March 20
Andy Herrera on ABC’s “Station 19”
With humble beginnings as a professional salsa dancer in the Bronx, New York, Jaina Lee Ortiz set her sights on her dream of becoming an actor. After moving to Los Angeles, California, she made her television debut in Amazon’s “The After,” created by Chris Carter (“X-Files”). Shortly thereafter, Ortiz starred as the female lead in Fox’s “Rosewood,” then completed a major recurring arc opposite Ryan Phillippe in the second season of the USA hit series “Shooter.”
Currently, Ortiz stars as Andy Herrera on ABC’s drama “Station 19.” The series from Shonda Rhimes follows a group of heroic firefighters in Seattle.
HOMETOWN: Bronx, New York
BIRTHDATE: November 20
Walt Disney Records is set to release the soundtrack for the Disney Channel Original Movie “ZOMBIES 2,” the sequel to the #1 cable TV telecast of 2018 with Kids and Girls 6-11 and Tweens and Girls 9-14. Featuring original songs performed by the cast, the soundtrack will be available on Friday, February 14, in conjunction with the movie’s premiere on Disney Channel (8:00 p.m. EST/PST) and DisneyNOW.
The “ZOMBIES 2” music spans the cheerleaders’ pop beats, the zombies’ hip-hop flow, and the werewolves’ world beat style in nine original songs and one reprise of the “Zombies” hit “Someday.” Four songs were written by Rock Mafia (the team that wrote and produced the hit “Queen of Mean” for “Descendants 3”). The first single and companion music video, “We Got This,” co-written and produced by Mitch Allan (“Descendants 2”) are available now. “The New Kid in Town” performed by Baby Ariel will be available January 31. The score was composed by George S. Clinton (“ZOMBIES”) and Amit May Cohen (“Wrestling Za’atari” documentary).
The “ZOMBIES 2” soundtrack, set for release from Walt Disney Records on February 14, 2020, is now available for physical and digital pre-order, pre-save at Spotify and pre-add at Apple Music. The “ZOMBIES Complete Playlist” can be heard HERE.
About “ZOMBIES 2”
Set in the newly united town of Seabrook, “ZOMBIES 2” resumes the story as cheerleader Addison and zombie football player Zed are readying for Seabrook High’s Prawn, the school’s supersized prom. But when a group of mysterious teenage werewolves, led by Willa, Wyatt and Wynter, unexpectedly arrive in search of an ancient life source buried somewhere in Seabrook, a fearful city council reenacts Seabrook’s anti-monster laws making it impossible for Zed and Addison to attend Prawn together. Determined to keep their plan to be the first zombie/cheerleader couple to go to the prom, Zed runs for school president against cheer captain, Bucky, in order to change the rules. While Zed launches into his campaign, Addison is drawn into the werewolves’ circle sensing this might be where she finally fits in. Fearing he might lose Addison to the werewolf pack, Zed sabotages Addison’s effort to find out if she really belongs amongst them. When his deception is revealed and Addison confronts the truth about her identity, zombies, cheerleaders and werewolves all discover the real meaning of community and acceptance.
“ZOMBIES 2” star’s Milo Manheim (ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars”) and actress/recording artist Meg Donnelly (ABC’s “American Housewife”), reprising their singing/dancing/acting roles as star-crossed couple Zed and Addison, whose endearing love story illustrates that being your best self is the truest way to find happiness and belonging.
Also reprising their roles are Trevor Tordjman as Bucky, Kylee Russell as Eliza, Carla Jeffery as Bree, James Godfrey as Bonzo and Kingston Foster as Zoey. Joining the cast are Chandler Kinney as Willa, Pearce Joza as Wyatt and Ariel Martin (Baby Ariel) as Wynter.
The “ZOMBIES 2” soundtrack will be available wherever music is sold on February 14. For more information on Walt Disney Records’ releases become a fan at Facebook.com/disneymusic or follow us at Twitter.com/disneymusic and Instagram.com/disneymusic.
Club 360 is a hands-on training pop-up event. A fitness × lifestyle activation, promoting wellness and fun to an elite community of exercise enthusiasts. It’s a full sensory experience, combining music, style, taste, scent and flavor.
Helmed by emergjng Los Angeles DJ and notable Equinox WEHO Group Class Intructor Kupah James. With top notch accredited personal trainers in tow (Kollins – Mayweather Gym Miracle Mile, Anthony Sovinsky – Equinox West Hollywood, Frances Flores, Equinox West Hollywood), attendees will be able to indulge in a four hour aerobic social engagement with light bites, LIVE DJ, pyrotechnics as well as healthy handcrafted cocktails. Vendors within the realm of wellness will be sprinkled throughout venue to provide samples and gift bags.
This will become LA’s most talked about ‘Sunday Funday’ immersive atmosphere focused on the following:
High-intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
Date: TBD (preferably on a Sunday)
HIIT Training: 1pm
Every hour, we will accost members with phyiscal challenges, competing with each other for prizes.
For instance, “How many pushups can you do?” And, “How many punches can you throw in a minute?”
Membership: $59 (includes access to all workshops and 1 drink coupon).
VIP Membership: $79 (includes 2 drink coupons, lite bites and a small gift bag and/or appreciation token to honor at a later date).
*There’s possible opportunities for celebrity sightings and a percentage of proceeds to go towards a non-profit organization.
**Group discounts for parties btw 4-8 people.
***Additional vendors can include: athleisure brands, CBD, wine tasting, spirits tastings, organic shots, vitamins, supplements and skincare.
GOLDSHEEP releases Star Wars-themed Athleisure collection
California based lifestyle and fitness brand, GOLDSHEEP have collaborated with Lucasfilm on an exclusive athleisure collection just in time for the premiere of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
Inspired by beloved characters from a galaxy far, far away, the collection is comprised of high-waisted moisture-wicking leggings, sports bras and fun bomber jackets. Founder Keri Wilson created the lifestyle brand with the vision of transferring art and unique graphics onto leggings and athletic separates. The Star Wars I Goldsheep 20-piece collection showcases bold, intergalactic prints that feature characters and iconography from across the Star Wars galaxy that include Yoda, Chewbacca, droids, lightsabers and the nefarious Death Star. Additionally, for the young Star Wars fans, GOLDSHEEP extended sizing for kiddos ranging from XXS-Large in select patterns of this limited-edition drop.
“This opportunity to work with Lucasfilm on a capsule collection means so much to me as a female business owner. Being that the last three films in the Skywalker saga are driven by a strong female lead, I was more than honored to create a rad collection where GOLDSHEEP followers could express their passion for the beloved brand. There are prints in the line for every Star Wars fan and I can’t wait to share them all!” – Keri Wilson, founder of GOLDSHEEP
Pieces will retail at $60 for a sports bra, $98 for leggings and $121 for jackets. The collection will be available to buy exclusively HERE on Dec 20th onward.
An Academy Awards shortlisted, Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice Award nominated song, the original version of ‘(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again’ was written especially for the ‘Rocketman’ soundtrack by Elton John and Bernie Taupin, and performed by Elton and Taron Egerton. The original version is featured on the GRAMMY nominated Top 5 album ‘Rocketman: Music From The Motion Picture’ (out now on Interscope Records) and played out over the movie’s closing credits. With his remix, Purple Disco Machine gracefully transforms ‘(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again’ into a joyous, slinky disco groove, keeping Elton and Taron’s show-stopping vocals and the track’s Motown inspired soul at its core.
Epic musical fantasy ‘Rocketman’ was greeted by a wealth of critical and commercial success upon its release in May and shows no sign of slowing down as it heads into awards season. Having already taken more than $195 million in global box office, it has been shortlisted for two Academy Awards for Makeup and Hairstyling, and Music (Original Song). Rocketman has also been nominated for three Golden Globe Awards for Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy), Best Original Song and Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy). It has also garnered nominations for three Critics’ Choice Awards and its soundtrack has also been nominated for a GRAMMY® Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media.
Elton says “Bernie and I wanted to celebrate the nominations for “I’m Gonna Love Me Again”. I’m so happy that Purple Disco Machine was able to come to the party with a fabulous new remix. I’m a massive fan of his work.”
The release caps off a year which has been truly astonishing in its breadth of achievements, even by Elton John’s standards. Alongside Rocketman’s ongoing success, 2019 has seen the release of Elton’s first autobiography ‘Me’. It has already amassed global sales in excess of 700,000 copies to date, topping bestseller charts around the world in the process and garnering widespread acclaim with critics heralding it as a genre-defining rock memoir. Reaching the top 5 of the UK Charts, the GRAMMY® nominated album ‘Rocketman: Music From The Motion Picture’ saw producer Giles Martin reimagine Elton’s unparalleled back catalogue to fit Rocketman’s narrative, working with the filmmakers on the production and pulling a vocal masterclass from Taron in the studio. September 2019 saw The Royal Mail issue a set of 12 stamps as a tribute to Elton being one of the most popular and enduring music artists of all time. Elton is one of only two individual music artists to be featured in a dedicated stamp issue. In June 2019 President Emmanuel Macron presented Elton the Légion d’honneur, France’s highest award, for his lifetime contribution to the arts and the fight against HIV/AIDS. Elton’s ongoing Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour was named Billboard’s Top Rock Tour in May 2019, the accolade coming a year after Billboard named Elton as the most successful male solo artist in Billboard Hot 100 chart history.
Elton John & Taron Egerton “I’m Gonna Love Me Again (Purple Disco Machine Remix)” eSingle
Apple Music: https://smarturl.it/IGLMARemix/applemusic
G-SHOCK’S “24 HOURS OF TOUGHNESS” SERIES COMES TO A CLOSE WITH STAR-STUDDED HERO FILM
Final Video Stars Fashion Designer Emily Oberg, Professional Surfer Malia Manuel and Musician / Actress Meg Donnelly
Today, Casio G-SHOCK launches the hero film recapping its first-ever “24 Hours of Toughness” series, a campaign centered around powerful and influential women who operate outside the traditional 9 to 5.
Spotlighted in the 50-second video are Influencer / Fashion Designer Emily Oberg, who is seen designing the latest collection for her label Sporty & Rich, Professional Surfer Malia Manuel who we follow through Kauai, Hawaii for a day both on and off the board, and Musician / Actress Meg Donnelly who balances recording new music while appearing as Taylor Otto on ABC’s hit sitcom “American Housewife.”
The series, which celebrates these women as exemplars of absolute toughness, provides viewers with a glimpse at their non‐traditional schedules by following their creative process over the course of 24 hours.
The hero film, which features all three women can be viewed in its entirety here: http://bit.ly/GSHOCKFinal24Hrs.
Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor create special film to send Christmas message to fans.
Queen icons Brian May and Roger Taylor today posted their personal Christmas messages to fans worldwide with the gift of a new specially created animation film for the band’s “Thank God It’s Christmas” track originally released in November 1984.
“Thank God It’s Christmas” was a rare song writing collaboration between Roger and Brian. The song spent six weeks in the UK charts over the Christmas/New Year period 1984/1985. It enjoyed a second lease of life Christmas 1995 coupled with the hit single “A Winter’s Tale” from the Made In Heaven album. Here the track receives a fully animated treatment.
The concept for this new animated film came directly from Brian and Roger who explain their thoughts behind it with Roger saying, “Ironically, Christmas tends to be such a stressful time for so many of us. So many emotions, joyful memories of past Christmas’ as delighted children and responsible adults / parents. It’s just a great relief when it finally happens.”
Brian adds, “The video goes a little further by including a subtle reminder that we as humans now need to feel a responsibility for the welfare of ALL creatures on Earth – not just for our own benefit, and that of our grandchildren, but out of respect for the rights of the animals themselves.”
Working with Brian and Roger, the film was directed & animated on their behalf by Justin Moon and executive produced by Drew Gleason for production company °1824. The new “Thank God It’s Christmas” film is available to enjoy in two versions: