Young Thug won his first GRAMMY for “Song of the Year” – one of the awards top honors- at the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards, for his songwriting work on Childish Gambino’s “This is America”.
Released in May last year, the song and it’s accompanying visual quickly went viral, with subject matter that touches on gun violence, racism and discrimination within America. The song has racked up nearly 500 million views on YouTube, and makes history as the first rap song to ever win the award.
“This is America” was nominated alongside other hits like Drake’s “God’s Plan”, Ella Mai’s “Boo’d Up”, Black Panther single, “All The Stars”, Shawn Mendes’ “In My Blood”, “The Joke” by Brandi Carlile, A Star Was Born’s “Shallow,” and Zedd’s “The Middle.”
Young Thug also performed alongside Camila Cabello at the ceremony, performing their record breaking song, “Havana” for the broadcast’s cold open. The song, which hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts, was also nominated for a GRAMMY for “Best Pop Solo Performance.” The live performance also included appearances from Jay Balvin, Ricky Martin and Arturo Sandoval.
“Performing on the GRAMMY stage was such an honor.” – Young Thug
Young Thug also walked the carpet at the event, spending time with Bebe Rexha and interviewing with GRAMMY winning rapper, Eve for CBS.
Maggie Rogers premieres the video for her new track,”Fallingwater” today on Vevo. Filmed at California’s Imperial Sand Dunes, the video was directed by Rogers’ frequent collaborator Zia Anger- watch it HERE.
“Fallingwater” is Rogers’ first new music of 2018 and available to stream / download HERE. The song was produced by Rostam Batmanglij and Rogers. Pigeons & Planes names “Fallingwater” one of the Best New Songs of the Month and NPR deems it a powerful, mesmerizing depiction of Rogers’ transition over the last two years- a celebration of the terrifying yet thrilling process of change.
Fresh off performances at Boston Calling and Colorado’s Red Rocks with HAIM, Rogers will play at numerous festivals including Governors Ball on Friday, June 1, the U.K.’s Reading and Leeds festival (August 24 + 25) and the Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival (September 22 + 23). Rogers will also co-headline the 2018 All Things Go Fall Classic, in Washington DC, the lineup which she and LPX (Lizzy Plapinger) curated for the festivalߣs opening day, October 6. Please visit https://www.maggierogers.com/live/ for all dates. The upcoming tour is Rogers’ first since her summer 2017 headline run, which sold out in minutes, including two shows at Brooklyn Steel and Los Angeles’Teragram Ballroom and Fonda Theatre.
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NEW VERSION OF “US” FEATURING ALICIA KEYS AVAILABLE NOW
ELECTRIC LIGHT OUT NOW!
NEW YORK, NY (May 23, 2018) — Last night, three-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated and BRIT Award-winning multiplatinum singer-songwriter James Bay walked on stage during the season finale of NBC’s The Voice to perform his latest single “Us.” Surprising audiences worldwide, 15 time GRAMMY® Award-winning singer-songwriter/musicianAlicia Keys joined him for a jaw-dropping duet of the song. Together they captivated millions around the globe and brought the house down with an immediately trending performance and one of the season’s most talked-about moments.
Check out the performance of “Us” with Alicia KeysHERE.
Today, the Bay releases an all-new version of “Us” [feat. Alicia Keys]. Get it HERE via Republic Records.
As Electric Light heads towards a massive worldwide debut, BAY’s TV takeover is underway. In addition to The Voice, he has also lit up stages at The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!, and more.
Recently, BAY has been anointed by music industry legends as he was asked by The Rolling Stones to directly open for them for their stadium show on June 19th at London’s Twickenham Stadium. He is in good company as openers on other dates include Liam Gallagher, Florence and the Machine, Elbow, The Vaccines and more. In addition, BAY will be featured on blues legend Buddy Guy’s upcoming album The Blues Is Alive And Wellon the new song “Blue No More.” Others featured on the album include Jeff Beck, Keith Richards and Mick Jagger.
BAY embarks on the next leg of his sold out Electric Light tour on May 27! Check out the dates below.
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.
Electric Light Tracklist
2. Wasted On Each Other
3. Pink Lemonade
4. Wild Love
6. In My Head
8. Just For Tonight
10. I Found You
11. Sugar Drunk High
12. Stand Up
13. Fade Out
JAMES BAY ELECTRIC LIGHT 2018 TOUR DATES:
May 27th SWANSEA Radio 1 Biggest Weekend+
May 29th London The Roundhouse+ SOLD OUT
May 30th Manchester Albert Hall+ SOLD OUT
June 1st Sheffield O2 Academy+ SOLD OUT
June 2nd Bristol Colston Hall+ SOLD OUT
June 3rd Cambridge Corn Exchange+ SOLD OUT
June 5th Newcastle 02 Academy+ SOLD OUT
June 6th Leicester De Montfort Hall+ SOLD OUT
June 8th Paris Elysee Montmartre+ SOLD OUT
June 11th Amsterdam Melkweg+ SOLD OUT
June 12th Berlin Huxleys+ SOLD OUT
June 23rd Newport Isle of Wight Festival+
June 27th Corke The Marquee+ SOLD OUT
June 29th Glasgow TRNSMT Festival+
August 17th RIZE Festival Chelmsford- Hyland Park+
September 13th Atlanta, GA Coca Cola Roxy Theatre+
September 14th Nashville, TN Ascend Amphitheater+
September 15th Durham, NC Durham Performing Arts Center +
September 18th New York, NY Beacon Theater+
September 19th New York, NY Beacon Theater+
September 20th Washington, DC The Anthem+
September 25th Philadelphia, PA Penn’s Landing – Festival Pier+
September 26th Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion+
September 28th Toronto, ON Woodbine Park+
September 29th Detroit, MI Masonic Temple Theatre+
October 1st Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom+
October 2nd Minneapolis, MN State Theatre+
October 5th Salt Lake City, UT Union event Center+
October 7th Los Angeles, CA The Greek Theatre+
October 11th Berkeley, CA The Greek Theatre+
October 13th Vancouver, BC Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre+
October 14th Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre+
October 15th Portland, OR Rose Garden – Theater of the Clouds+
+ New Tour Dates
For Tickets for all shows, please go to www.jamesbay.com
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Blender Workspace, a premium shared office community, welcomed fashion iconoclast and Joe Boxer founder, Nick Graham, to their New York flagship on February 20th. The two-hour presentation and roundtable discussion signified the launch of Blender’s new Entrepreneur Salon Series: the latest addition to a robust programming initiative available to all Blender members.
Mr. Graham’s presentation focused on themes of audacity and enterprise, informed by his personal experience with innovative brand building. He famously got his start by silk screening dollar bills onto boxer shorts, while his latest collection debuted earlier this month in the shark tank at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Mr. Graham also launched an eponymous men’s fashion line at New York Fashion Week in January.
The event was hosted by Larry Dvoskin, a music entrepreneur who has worked with past Grammy winners including David Bowie, The Beach Boys, Robert Plant, and MGMT. In addition to its salon series, Blender boasts a curated arts program, wellness meet-ups, workshops, and live performances on a daily basis.
Blender is a leading luxury workspace located at 135 Madison Avenue in the NoMad neighborhood of New York City. The space was custom built for high-caliber professionals who value thoughtful design and an elevated work experience, and has evolved into a hub for creative, lifestyle and wellness brands.