NEW YORK, NY (September 16, 2019) – GRAMMY® Award-nominated,
multi-platinum artist Post Malone captures #1 on the Billboard Top 200
with his critically acclaimed third full-length, Hollywood’s Bleeding
[Republic Records]. It also delivers “the biggest streaming week for an
album in 2019” with 365.4 million-plus on-demand audio streams.
Moving over 489K equivalent albums in under a week, this marks his
second straight #1 bow on the respective chart in 18 months and the
“second biggest first-week sales” of 2019. Additionally, it scores a platinum certification upon arrival as global consumption exceeds 3.9 million total adjusted albums and 6.4 billion streams.
Get it HERE.
The biggest blockbuster album event of 2019, Hollywood’s Bleeding landed to widespread applause from tastemakers as well and the most enthusiastic response of his career to date. Pitchfork wrote,
“Hollywood’s Bleeding has about 10 titanium-grade hooks on it, choruses so immediate they erect stadiums in your head while they play,” and The Los Angeles Times predicted “likely to end up 2019’s most-streamed title.”
In celebration of the release, he just launched The Runaway Tour—which rolls through major markets across the U.S. and Canada before coming to a close on November 20th at The Forum in Los Angeles. Check out the full itinerary below.
On the road, he makes a stop in his hometown of Dallas for the second annual Posty Fest—scheduled for November 2nd at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. The all-day music extravaganza is curated and headlined by the superstar himself and will include performances by Meek Mill,
Pharrell Williams, Rae Sremmurd, Jaden Smith, Dominic Fike, Doja Cat, Yella Beezy, Tyla Yaweh, Saint Jhn, Iann Dior, Beach Fossils, Snowy, Maj and Kerwin Frost, as well as special surprise guests.
Additionally, his chart-dominating number one single “Sunflower” [feat. Swae Lee] just broke the record for “longest run in the Top 10 of the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Chart.” It spent 45 weeks in the Top 10. Additionally, “Circles” stands out as his fifth single to debut in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100.
Hollywood’s Bleeding features 17 tracks with 10 guest spots, including Da Baby on “Enemies,” Halsey and Future on “Die For Me,” Meek Mill and Lil Baby on “On The Road,” Ozzy Osbourne and Travis Scott on “Take What You Want” and SZA on “Staring At The Sun.” See full track listing below.
Hollywood’s Bleeding arrives critically acclaimed largely due to “the second and fourth biggest songs of 2019,” namely the triple-platinum Hot 100 #1 “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse)” [feat. Swae Lee] and the viral hit “wow” in addition to the recent Rhythm Radio #1
“Goodbyes” [feat. Young Thug], and the latest single “Circles”, which has tallied over 77 million Spotify streams and 21 million cumulative YouTube/VEVO views.
Hollywood’s Bleeding Tracklisting:
1. Hollywood’s Bleeding
3. Enemies (feat. DaBaby)
5. A Thousand Bad Times
7. Die For Me (feat. Future & Halsey)
8. On The Road (feat. Meek Mill & Lil Baby)
9. Take What You Want (feat. Ozzy Osbourne & Travis Scott)
10. I’m Gonna Be
11. Staring At The Sun (feat. SZA)
12. Sunflower (feat. Swae Lee)
13. Internet (Interlude)
14. Goodbyes (feat. Young Thug)
16. I Know
Listen to “MLK BLVD” live on Beats 1 with Ebro Darden and Low Key.
Jeezy reflects on his 15 year career in the new visual for “1 Time”
Jeezy’s final installment of The Thug Motivation Series- TM 104: The Legend Of The Snowman- arrives in stores on Aug. 23rd via Def Jam Recordings.
Megan Thee Stallion made her late-night TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night with a performance of her hit singles, “Realer” and “Big Ole Freak”. Megan is an Apple Music Up Next artist and has had a monumental year that includes a cover of The Fader’s Summer issue and being named as one of XXL Magazine’s 2019 Freshman. Her critically-acclaimed project Fever is currently the most-streamed release on Apple music and sits at #24 on the Billboard Top R&B / Hip-Hop Albums chart.
After a string of sold-out European dates, Megan continues to make waves worldwide before heading out on tour with Meek Mill, Future, YG, and Mustard (full tour dates below). Watch Megan Thee Stallion perform “Realer” and “Big Ole Freak” on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and stay tuned for more news to follow.
LEGENDARY NIGHTS TOUR DATES
Aug. 28 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug. 30 – Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center+
Aug. 31 – Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sept. 1 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre+
Sept. 3 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
Sept. 4 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
Sept. 6 – Pittsburgh, PA – KeyBank Pavilion+
Sept. 8 – Boston, MA – Xfinity Center
Sept. 10 – Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre
Sept. 11 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Sept. 13 – Philadelphia, PA – BB&T Pavilion
Sept. 14 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Sept. 15 – Buffalo, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
Sept. 17 – Washington, DC – Jiffy Lube Live
Sept. 19 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
Sept. 20 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater*
Sept. 22 – Atlanta, GA – Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Sept. 23 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Sept. 24 – West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre
Sept. 27 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater+
Sept. 29 – Houston, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Oct. 1 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
Oct. 3 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
Oct. 5 – Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay Events Center+
Live Nation Urban presents Lil Wayne’s5th annual artist-curated festival, Lil WeezyAna Fest in his hometown of New Orleans taking place on September 7th. This year, the festival intends to double the attendance and moves to a new location, UNO Lakefront Arena Festival Grounds, expanding the footprint overall.
Tickets will be available everywhere beginning Friday, May 31 at 10 am local time. For more details, click HERE. The full confirmed lineup can be found below.
Presale information below:
VIP Presale 5/29 @ 10am and 5/30 @ 10pm
WQUE Presale 5/29 @ 10am and 5/30 @ 10pm
UNO Student Discount Presale 5/29 @ 10am and 5/30 @ 10pm
Live Nation Presale 5/30 10am and 5/30 @ 10pm
Live Nation Mobile App Presale 5/30 @ 10am and 5/30 @ 10pm
Venue Presale 5/30 @ 10am and 5/30 @ 10pm
Celebrating its fifth-year anniversary, the festival expands to a larger location using the UNO Lakefront Arena Festival Grounds as its hub. The one-day event unites some of music’s hottest acts on two stages and this year will remain just as unique and unpredictable as ever. The day includes performances from artists such as Travis Scott, Meek Mill, Trey Songz, Megan Thee Stallion, and more, plus a headlining set by Wayne himself with surprise guests.
“Lil Wayne is ubiquitous with New Orleans, and Lil WeezyAna Fest is an incredible representation of the city’s vibrant and thriving music culture. In its 5th year, the festival has become a New Orleans tradition and Live Nation Urban is beyond ecstatic to bear witness to such an impactful event,” Says Brandon Pankey, Vice President of Business Development & Operations at Live Nation Urban.
‘We’re so blessed to be celebrating our 5th year of Lil Weezyana Fest and grateful to all of the fans who have been with us since the beginning. It’s only right that we made it bigger and better this year to commemorate such a milestone in Wayne’s hometown,” says Cortez Bryant, Partner Maverick & COO Young Money Entertainment.
Over the last four years, Lil Wayne has hosted one of the most dynamic events for his hometown of New Orleans, LA. Lil WeezyAna Fest has cemented itself as an annual homecoming for Wayne that celebrates the city’s musical history and is a way for him to give back to the community. This year, $0.50 of every ticket sold from the event will be donated to support educational initiatives for young people in New Orleans.
Its dynamic lineup has included everyone from Jeezy, Gucci Mane, NBA Youngboy, Master P, Tory Laneez, Migos, Yo Gotti, 2 Chainz, the Hot Boyz and a host of others with surprise guests including Drake, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Birdmanand more.
This is one of several festivals and events that Live Nation Urbanis presenting this summer including the 12th annual Roots Picnic, the inaugural Femme It Forward concert series, the 5thannual Summer Block Party Series and more.
Megan Thee Stallion
+ Surprise Guests
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Later that day–, YG will host a 4REAL 4REAL album listening and release event in partnership with fashion e-tailer Revolve.com, at the NOVO, located in downtown L.A. YG’s D2C store is now live (https://4real.4hunnid.com/) and consumers purchasing an item from the D2C store will receive a code for early access to purchase tickets for the NOVO event. Tickets are priced at $4 and are limited to two per person. Tickets go on sale to the public on Wednesday, May 22nd.
With “Go Loko” featuring Tyga and Jon Z, YG is looking at one of the biggest records of his career, as the single has topped over 40 million streams in its first two weeks out. The viral “Go Loko” video has over 20 million views to date.
The countdown to the release of 4REAL 4REAL kicked into high gear the night after Cinco de Mayo, at the outdoor stage of ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, where YG performed “Go Loko” with Tyga and Jon Z. Watch their live performance HERE (which has earned almost 2 million views). YG then brought it to Miami, where he stole the show at last weekend’s Rolling Loud Festival. On Friday June 21st, YG is confirmed to perform at the BETX Experience alongside Meek Mill, as part of the 19th annual BET Awards.
YG recently made his ‘Boachella’ performance debut, as second bill headliner, over both weekends of the fest with guests 2 Chainz, Big Sean, A$AP Rocky, Ty Dolla $ign, and Tyga, hailed by the Los Angeles Times as “…One of the fest’s finest rap sets to date.”
The arrival of 4REAL 4REAL builds on the extraordinary year that YG experienced in 2018, centering on the August release of his third album, Stay Dangerous, Top 5 follow-up to his critically acclaimed Still Brazy (2016), hailed by the New York Times as “an artisanal, proletarian Los Angeles gangster rap record.” The certified gold album Stay Dangerous was preceded by its first official single release in June, the triple-platinum #1 smash “Big Bank” featuring Nicki Minaj, 2 Chainz and Big Sean, one of the biggest single successes of YG’s entire career.
MELII RELEASES MUCH-ANTICIPATED DEBUT PROJECT ‘PHASES’ OUT NOW
Harlem-based singer/songwriter/artist Melii has shared her highly anticipated debut project, PhAses. Released via Rule#1/Interscope Records, PhAses is a daringly candid and powerful portrait of her past, revealing Melii to be a multi-talented force of nature.
Listen to PhAses by Melii HERE.
Featuring appearances by artists like Tory Lanez and Odalys, PhAses includes Melii’s previously released singles “HML” ft. A Boogie Wit da Hoodie (which premiered as a Zane Lowe World Record on Apple Music’s Beats 1) and “See Me” (praised by HotNewHipHop as a “baddie anthem” that “serves as a pick me up for those struggling through the dynamics of relationships in the digital era”). In addition, Melii premiered PhAses on Ebro Darden’s show on Apple Music’s Beats 1 this morning. Listen HERE.
In a recent interview with The FADER, Melii explained the meaning behind the title to the deeply intimate Phases. “As women, we go through different emotions,” Melii stated. “Every song has a wrap up, it has a story. It’s a page in my journal.”
Track listing for Phases by Melii
- Way Out
- Slow For Me ft. Tory Lanez
- Gangsta Talk
- False Signal
- Copy ft. Odalys
- Before I
- HML ft. A Boogie Wit da Hoodie
- City Girls
- Pretty Girls
- See Me
- Anime Girls
- Feel Me
To celebrate the release of PhAses, Melii is headlining a show tonight at S.O.B.’s (aka Sounds of Brazil) in New York City. Hosted by Shani Kulture, the Who’s Next? show also features Marz Cordero, with music from DJ Juanyto and DJ Camilo. More info HERE.
Earlier this month, Melii wrapped up her run of dates as a can’t-miss support act for Meek Mill’s Motivation Tour. The two artists recently collaborated on “Wit the Shits (W.T.S.),” a track from Meek Mill’s latest album Championships (a #1 hit on the Billboard 200).
Featured on NYLON’s “15 Up-And-Coming Artists To Watch In 2019” list, Melii has previously drawn acclaim for singles like “Icey (Spanish Remix)” (named “one of the year’s starkest rap hits”by Jon Caramanica of the New York Times), “La Envidia Mata” (dubbed a “sledgehammer of a single” by Rolling Stone), and “Como Si Na” (featured on a “5 Songs You Need to Listen to This Week” from TIME). In addition, she’s earned admiration from Billboard, who stated that “Every few years, a new artist emerges from Harlem, ready to take on the rap world…In 2018, that spotlight belongs to Melii.”
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Melii has shared the video for her recent single “HML” ft. A Boogie wit da Hoodie. Shot by Michael Garcia, the “HML” video stars the fast-rising Harlem-based singer/songwriter/rapper alongside A Boogie.
Watch the video for “HML” by Melii ft. A Boogie wit da Hoodie HERE.
Released last month via Rule#1/Interscope Records, “Hit My Line” premiered as a Zane Lowe World Record on Apple Music’s Beats 1. The track finds Melii facing off against A Boogie in a hot and heavy duet, its bouncy beat proving to be a perfect backdrop to her magnetic vocals.
Melii is now touring the U.S. as part of Meek Mill’s Motivation Tour, which kicked off last week. The two recently collaborated on “Wit the Shits (W.T.S.),” a track from Meek Mill’s new album Championships (a #1 hit on the Billboard 200).
Dates for Meek Mill’s Motivation Tour featuring Melii:
02/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
03/01 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic
03/05 – Denver, CO @ The Fillmore Auditorium
03/08 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
03/09 – Detroit, MI @ The Fox Theatre
03/12 – New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
03/13 – New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
03/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ The MET
03/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ The MET
03/19 – Hartford, CT @ XFINITY Theatre
03/20 – Lowell, MA @ Tsongas Center
03/21 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem
03/23 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
03/24 – Atlanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy
Recently featured on NYLON’s “15 Up-And-Coming Artists To Watch In 2019” list, Melii is now at work on her debut project Phases: a narrative-based exploration of her past, from the painful memories to the major triumphs that ultimately led to her breakout success.
Over the past year, Melii has drawn acclaim for singles like “Icey (Spanish Remix)” (named “one of the year’s starkest rap hits” by Jon Caramanica of the New York Times), “La Envidia Mata” (dubbed a “sledgehammer of a single” by Rolling Stone), “Como Si Na” (featured on a “5 Songs You Need to Listen to This Week” from TIME), and “See Me” (praised as a “baddie anthem” by HotNewHipHop). She’s also earned admiration from Billboard, who stated that “Every few years, a new artist emerges from Harlem, ready to take on the rap world…In 2018, that spotlight belongs to Melii.”
North Carolina’s J. Cole to Perform During Halftime; Meek Mill to Open the Night
Charlotte’s Anthony Hamilton to Sing U.S. National Anthem; Carly Rae Jepsen to Sing Canadian National Anthem Prior to Tip-Off
The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today that 2019 GRAMMY® Award-nominated artist and North Carolina native J. Cole will take the court in his home state to headline the 2019 NBA All-Star Game halftime show on Sunday, Feb. 17 at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, N.C. Before the game, Meek Mill will take the stage for an exciting opening and entertaining introduction of the All-Star teams, followed by GRAMMY® Award winner and Charlotte-born Anthony Hamilton performing the U.S. national anthem. Multi-platinum GRAMMY® Award-nominated singer/songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen will perform the Canadian national anthem. The 68th NBA All-Star Game begins at 8 p.m. ET on TNT and will be seen by fans in more than 200 countries and territories in more than 40 languages.
J. Cole, an accomplished rapper, songwriter and producer, will perform a medley of hits at halftime. The seven-time GRAMMY® Award nominee received two nominations this year and has had five number one albums on the Billboard® Top 200 chart, including 2018’s KOD. The singer concluded his eighth headlining concert tour in October and released his latest single titled “Middle Child” on Jan. 23. The single comes shortly after J. Cole and his label announced their upcoming compilation album, Revenge of the Dreamers III, which was recently recorded. In 2018, J. Cole had some of the year’s hottest features, including an appearance on Atlanta vocalist 6LACK’S GRAMMY® -nominated single “Pretty Little Fears,” as well as guest verses for Jay Rock, 21 Savage and Moneybagg Yo. J. Cole is head of the Dreamville Label, comprised of rising R&B singer Ari Lennox and lyricists Bas, J.I.D, EarthGang, Cozz, Omen and Lute.
Mill released his fourth studio album, Championships, in November, which debuted at number one on the Billboard® Top 200, as did his 2015 album, Dreams Worth More Than Money. The award-winning musician is also making his highly-anticipated return to the road with his The Motivation Tour. The 16-city, U.S. tour will kick-off on February 19 in Miami, FL and make stops in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and his hometown of Philadelphia, among many other cities, before wrapping on March 24 in Atlanta, GA. Tickets for Mill’s tour are currently on sale.
Charlotte’s own Hamilton will release his ninth full-length studio album this year. Jepsen, a GRAMMY®, Juno and Polaris Prize nominee, released the new song “Party For One” in November off her forthcoming album.
About the Artists
Proclaimed a “national treasure” by the Los Angeles Times, GRAMMY® Award winning singer, songwriter, producer, and actor Anthony Hamilton has achieved global sales of over 50 million albums. The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame inductee notably performed for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle, cementing his place in the history books as the “narrator of love.” Introduced by way of the iconic 2003 smash “Charlene”, his raw, awe-inspiring performances garnered the attention of NPR where he starred in their Noteworthy documentary series. He appeared in American Gangster and lent his voice to “Freedom” from the Academy® Award-nominated Django Unchained. Hamilton will unveil his ninth full-length studio album in 2019.
Carly Rae Jepsen
Multi-platinum GRAMMY®-nominated singer/songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen’s 2015 album E*MO*TION, earned a host of rave reviews with several outlets declaring it the pop album of 2015. The set featured the platinum selling single “I Really Like You.” E*MO*TION followed the release of Jepsen’s U.S. debut album Kiss featuring the blockbuster break-out hit “Call Me Maybe” which climbed to #1 on the iTunes Singles charts in over 47 countries, has sold over 20 million singles worldwide. It earned Jepsen 2012 GRAMMY® nominations for Best Pop Solo Performance and Song of the Year. Jepsen landed the lead role in the 2014 Broadway production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella and later starred as the iconic Pink Lady, “Frenchy,” in FOX’s four-time EMMY award winning musical GREASE: LIVE. “Party For One” is the new song by Jepsen which sets the tone for her new album which will be released on 604/School Boy/Interscope Records in 2019.
North Carolina native J. Cole is an accomplished rapper, songwriter and producer. The seven-time Grammy® Award nominee received two nominations this year and has had five number one albums on the Billboard® Top 200 chart. In October, the rapper concluded his eighth headlining concert tour for his album KOD. J. Cole is head of the Dreamville Label, comprised of lyricists Bas, J.I.D, EarthGang, Cozz, Omen, and Lute, and rising R&B singer Ari Lennox. The release was one of the biggest albums of the year, debuting at #1 on the Billboard 200. J. Cole also appeared on some of the year’s hottest features, including Atlanta vocalist 6LACK’S Grammy nominated single “Pretty Little Fearsand performed guest verses for Jay Rock, 21 Savage, Moneybagg Yo and more.
Meek Mill is a critically-acclaimed multiplatinum hip-hop artist, songwriter and entrepreneur that hails from Philadelphia. Meek Mill evolved from Philadelphia’s hottest underground rapper to one of the world’s preeminent musical artists, having released a slew of smash studio albums and singles, including “Ima Boss,” “Dreams and Nightmares (Intro),” “All Eyes on You,” and “Whatever You Need,” among many others. In October 2012, Mill announced the launch of his own label imprint, Dream Chasers, named after his mixtape series. In addition to serving as the CEO of Dream Chasers, Mill is also an advocate for criminal justice reform in the United States with a focus on creating stronger prison rehabilitation programs, improving the bail system and shortening probationary periods.
About NBA All-Star 2019
NBA All-Star 2019 in Charlotte, N.C., will bring together the most talented and passionate players in the league’s history for a global celebration of the game. The 68th NBA All-Star Game, which will take place on Sunday, Feb. 17, at Spectrum Center, will reach fans in more than 200 countries and territories in more than 40 languages. TNT will televise the All-Star Game for the 17th consecutive year, marking Turner Sports’ 34th year of NBA All-Star coverage. Spectrum Center will also host MTN DEW ICE Rising Stars on Friday, Feb. 15, and State Farm All-Star Saturday Night on Saturday, Feb. 16. The NBA All-Star Celebrity Game presented by Ruffles and NBA All-Star Practice & Media Day will take place at Bojangles’ Coliseum.