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THE WEEKND – BLINDING LIGHTS VID

Watch “Blinding Lights” official video HERE.

Watch Jimmy Kimmel Live! on ABC on Wednesday January 22 at 11:35pm/10:35pm CST

The Weeknd has shared the music video for his global hit “Blinding Lights” and will be performing the song on Jimmy Kimmel Live! tomorrow night with a special performance. The song launched with the Mercedes-Benz EQC campaign for which The Weeknd served as creative director, and he also performed the song as part of a creatively unprecedented two-night musical takeover on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in December.
 
“Blinding Lights” has earned over 330 million streams since it’s year end release and has hit #1 across streaming platforms and airplay charts in several major international markets. Watch the music video below and tune in to the Kimmel performance tomorrow night.

Brittany Howard × Jimmy Kimmel

“History Repeats,” From Howard’s Debut Solo Album, Jaime, Nominated For Two GRAMMY Awards – Best Rock Performance And Best Rock Song

Howard Will Also Perform On “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah”

On December 4 And “TODAY Show” On December 5

Brittany Howard will celebrate her two new GRAMMY nominations with a trio of television performances. Tune in tonight to see her perform on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” She’ll visit “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” on Wednesday, December 4. On Thursday, December 5, Howard will perform on “TODAY Show” in the 8:00 AM hour and also during “3rd Hour TODAY.”

“History Repeats” – from her debut solo album, Jaime – has been nominated in two GRAMMY categories: Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song, bringing her total career nominations to 11. She has won four GRAMMY Awards in her role as lead vocalist/guitarist for the chart-topping band Alabama Shakes. View Howard performing “History Repeats” on “Later…With Jools Holland” HERE.

The New York Times observed, “‘History Repeats,’ the densely layered funk song that opens the album, links personal neuroses – recurring kinds of self-destructive relationships – and societal patterns.” NPR praised the track as “a swirling, punch-drunk and funk rumination on the ways repeated mistakes can hold us back.” Afropunk hailed it as “an instant anthem….and a metaphor for the human condition.”

Jaime, available HERE, was awarded four stars by Rolling Stone, MOJO and Q. “Stay High,” the album’s first single, spent three weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Adult Alternative Songs chart. Views of the official video, which stars Terry Crews (“Everybody Hates Chris,” The Expendables films, Deadpool 2), have surpassed seven million.

Howard –who has performed everywhere from the Obama White House to the main stage at Lollapalooza, where she sang with Paul McCartney at his invitation – wrapped up her North American headline tour last week with performances at The Fillmore in San Francisco and the Fox Theater in Oakland. She spoke with the San Francisco Examiner about the genesis of Jaime in this feature. Her confirmed 2020 dates include a trio of UK shows and performances at the Highwater and Shaky Knees festivals. Additional dates will be announced soon.

*Photo credit:  Danny Clinch

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Kanye is King

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.

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Hot Girl Summer

“Megan Thee Stallion is at the forefront of the ‘Women’s Rap Renaissance!'”360 MAGAZINE

“This is the year of the ‘hot girl summer’ ”  NBC NEWS


“The lifestyle choice of summer 2019: Hot Girl Summer.” –HUFFINGTON POST


“If you’ve logged onto Twitter or swiped through your Instagram at any point this summer, you’ve definitely seen a post declaring it’s a hot girl summer. The now-ubiquitous phrase, a call to live your most confident and unapologetic life, was coined in the early months of the season by Houston rapper Megan Thee Stallion.” – TIME MAGAZINE


“Houston rapper Megan Thee Stallion, and her definitive tweet that this season is made for hot girls, made the phrase the season’s most ubiquitous meme, an internet-wide catchphrase.” – WIRED


“Her power lies directly in her self-confidence, honesty, and unmitigated desire to dominate-and not just when it comes to life itself; these qualities pour through her music.” – COMPLEX


“[Megan Thee Stallion] exudes a confidence of an artist that has been mastering the game for at least a decade.” –BILLBOARD


“Her music is unapologetically Southern, with her thick Houston accent bouncing effortlessly over sensual and bare trap beats, allowing her lyricism and delivery to shine through.” –ROLLING STONE


“If you don’t know the name Megan Thee Stallion, you will soon: she’s one of the fastest rising rappers and finds herself rooted in a pop culture moment that’s all about the yeehaw agenda, country-trap and sex-positive messaging.” – PASTE

If one thing is clear, Megan Thee Stallion owns Summer 2019! The Houston based MC and cultural icon, Megan Thee Stallion, continues her hot girl hot streak today with the release of new single, “Hot Girl Summer” feat. Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign. The single boasts production from hip-hop icon Juicy J and features a sample from the hit City Girls’ song “Act Up.” The track is named after the biggest cultural phenomenon of 2019, established by Megan, known as #HOTGIRLSUMMER. The phrase and viral meme not only encompasses everything Megan stands for but has also become a rallying cry for men and women around the world and is catapulting Megan into a household name.

When explaining #HOTGIRLSUMMER Megan states, “it’s just about women and men being unapologetically them, just having a good-ass time, hyping up your friends, doing you, not giving a damn about what nobody gotta say about it.”

Megan has had a monumental year that includes this week’s digital cover of PAPER Magazine, a print cover of The FADER’s Summer issue, being named as one of XXL Magazine’s 2019 Freshman, a late-night TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and multiple radio hits such as “Cash Shit” and “Big Ole Freak.” Her critically-acclaimed project Fever has been praised by the likes of Rolling Stone, The Fader, XXL, Billboard, Pitchfork, Paper, and more.

Beyond being a successful rapper, Megan is currently a college student, environmental activist, philanthropist, Chance the Rapper’s occasional dietary consultant, and life coach for the world at large. Megan has hosted beauty pageants that award scholarships to “hotties” who also happen to be students, organized the first “Hottie Beach Clean Up” in Los Angeles, and still has time to regularly spread the word of hot girl summer on social media. With each move she makes she continues to set herself apart as the most unique, inspirational, and driven artist out right now, so it’s no wonder she can count Kylie Jenner, Drake, Jada Pinkett Smith, Nicki Minaj, etc. as some of her fans.

Due to climate change, hot girl summer will be continuing well into the Fall when Megan joins Meek Mill and Future for their North American Legendary Nights Tour with YG and Mustard (select tour dates below)., but for now she shows no signs of slowing down. Stay tuned for more news as #HOTGIRLSUMMER is far from over!

READ THE PAPER DIGITAL COVER STORY FEATURING MEGAN THEE STALLION: https://www.papermag.com/megan-thee-stallion-2639723905.html

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Kane Brown Breaks New U.S. Record

With more than 2.5 million streams, Kane Brown’s Experiment has set a brand new U.S. record on Apple Music for the largest debut of a Country album in the first 24 hours of release. Brown’s highly-anticipated new album released Friday, November 9, and has already spurred media praise from the likes of Rolling Stone [“Experiment …proves why Brown has become one of the genre’s hottest up-and-comers”], The Tennessean[“with his new album, Experiment… is about to become inescapable, arguably changing the future of country”],TIME Magazine [“Brown proves he’s got the range to stick around”], Sounds Like Nashville [“Experiment finds the breakthrough star branching out sonically and lyrically, taking command of his voice, whether bravely facing adversity or expressing sincerity…”]

No stranger to Apple Music, Brown’s 2016 breakout single “Used to Love You Sober” was heavily featured on playlists throughout the service, and he was the very first country artist to be played around the world on Apple Music’s Beats 1.  He is also a frequent staple on Apple Music’s top country playlists including Country Wide and The A-List: Country, and his Essentials Playlists continues to grow in popularity.

On November 1, a week ahead of the album release of Experiment, Apple Music hosted an exclusive one-night-only performance for Kane Brown fans at 12th and Porter in Nashville, where Kane premiered brand new music from Experiment, and invited fans into his world with and advance screening of Apple Music Presents: Kane Brown – Experiment where he opens up about his humble and difficult beginnings, his ongoing battle with the fame monster, and how it feels to find both success and passion in the same place; music.

The three-time American Music Awards winner Kane Brown will appear on “The Voice” Tuesday, November 12 on NBC and “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on the outdoor stage Wednesday, November 13, following the CMA Awards broadcast on ABC. Next week, he will appear on “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade” on Thursday, November 22 on NBC.

Brown’s sophomore release, Experiment, is the follow-up to his multi-week chart-topping Platinum-certified RCA Nashville/Zone 4 debut album. It is produced by multiple-award winner Dann Huff and features 12 tracks, 11 of which the country star co-wrote including the Top 5 Gold-certified “Lose It.”

Check out his Instagram HERE

James Bay Releases Spotify Singles

Today, three-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated and BRIT Award-winning multiplatinum singer-songwriter James Bay releases his Spotify Singles. Exclusively available on the platform, the rising star delivers a passionate and powerful live rendition of his latest single “Us” in the Spotify Studios. Additionally, he adds raw grit and folk elegance to his take on the Tina Turner classic “The Best”—which remains a fan favorite staple of his setlists.

Check it out James Bay’s Spotify Singles Here!

Within the past year alone, he has continued to set stages ablaze worldwide. Joined by show judge and legendary singer Alicia Keys, he ignited a fierce and fiery duet of “Us” on the Season Finale of NBC’s The Voice. Watch it HERE. Additionally, he earned the coveted fandom of Taylor Swift after he covered her smash “Delicate,” and she approved of the cover via twitter. Finally, he brought the house down at BBC Radio 1’s “Big Weekend” at home across the pond, teaming up with Shawn Mendes for “Mercy” and “Let It Go.” In case you missed it, view HERE.

This is all after recently appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and more. Not to mention last night he opened up for The Rolling Stones in London at Twickenham Stadium and joined Mick Jagger onstage for a duet of “Beast of Burden.”

BAY is also featured on blues legend Buddy Guy’s upcoming album The Blues Is Alive And Well on the new song “Blue No More.” Others featured on the album include Jeff Beck, Keith Richards and Mick Jagger.

Composed in East London’s Baltic Studios, Bay co-wrote and co-produced Electric Light with longtime friend and collaborator Jon Green and brought onboard Paul Epworth [Adele, Florence and The Machine] to add final production elements to the record. “Wild Love” has already reached 20 million Spotify streams and its official music video co-stars Natalia Dyer of Stranger Things. Watch the “Wild Love” music video here. “Pink Lemonade” has also raised its hand as a standout with nearly 7 million streams and features an “almost” intergalactic music video with a heartwarming twist. See the official “Pink Lemonade” music video here!  In addition, his anthem of unity “Us” has touched hearts across the country and its beautiful video has already reached over 15 million views. Check out the music video here! Most recently “Slide” has been pulling at hearts with its simplicity and message, see video here. Across the globe Bay has earned widespread critical acclaim from NME, Forbes, Harpers Bazaar, Time, GQ UK, Rolling Stone, People, Clash, Billboard, and performed on Saturday Night Live and Late Night with Seth Meyers.

Check out Electric Light Here!

James Bay Releases Video For “Just For Tonight”

Today, three-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated and BRIT Award-winning multiplatinum singer-songwriter James Bay released the official music video for his new single “Just For Tonight.”

Check out the video here!

Capturing behind the scenes moments and live performances the video mixes footage from James’ numerous summer festivals and powerful live shows throughout 2018. Check out his full tour itinerary at www.jamesbay.com.

This year Bay has continued to set stages ablaze worldwide in support of his recent album Electric Light.  Earlier this year joined by show judge and legendary singer Alicia Keys, he ignited a fierce and fiery duet of “Us” on the Season Finale of NBC’s The Voice. Watch it HERE. Additionally, he earned the coveted fandom of Taylor Swift after he covered her smash “Delicate,” and she approved of the cover via twitter. Finally, he brought the house down at BBC Radio 1’s “Big Weekend” at home across the pond, teaming up with Shawn Mendes for “Mercy” and “Let It Go.” In case you missed it, view HERE.

This is all after recently appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and more. Not he recently opened up for The Rolling Stones in London at Twickenham Stadium and joined Mick Jagger onstage for a duet of “Beast of Burden.”

BAY is also featured on blues legend Buddy Guy’s upcoming album The Blues Is Alive And Well on the new song “Blue No More.” Others featured on the album include Jeff Beck, Keith Richards and Mick Jagger.

Composed in East London’s Baltic Studios, Bay co-wrote and co-produced Electric Light with longtime friend and collaborator Jon Green and brought onboard Paul Epworth [Adele, Florence and The Machine] to add final production elements to the record. “Wild Love” has already reached 27 million Spotify streams and its official music video co-stars Natalia Dyer of Stranger Things. Watch the “Wild Love” music video here. “Pink Lemonade” has also raised its hand as a standout with nearly 10 million streams and features an “almost” intergalactic music video with a heartwarming twist. See the official “Pink Lemonade” music video here!  In addition, his anthem of unity “Us” has touched hearts across the country and its beautiful video has already reached nearly 20million views. Check out the music video here! Most recently “Slide” has been pulling at hearts with its simplicity and message, see video here. Across the globe Bay has earned widespread critical acclaim from NME, Forbes, Harpers Bazaar, Time, GQ UK, Rolling Stone, People, Clash, Billboard, and performed on Saturday Night Live and Late Night with Seth Meyers.

Check out Electric Light Here!

Jim James on Jimmy Kimmel

Last night, Jim James and his band performed the new single, “Throwback,” on Jimmy Kimmel Live! They also performed “No Secrets” for an online exclusive.  Both songs are from James’ third solo album,

Uniform Distortion (ATO), out now.

James will be embarking on a unique, career-spanning solo acoustic concert tour, beginning November 2 at Los Angeles, CA’s Cathedral Sanctuary and then visiting historic theaters and performing arts centers across the United States, culminating with a November 21 homecoming show at Louisville, KY’s much-loved Louisville Palace. The dates will see the acclaimed My Morning Jacket frontman – accompanied by longtime touring drummer David Givan – perform a career-encompassing repertoire.

Special guest Alynda Segarra from Hurray for the Riff Raff will be support on all dates.