Temara Melek knows exactly who she is. Whether she’s gracing the screen on your favorite TV show or playing in your headphones, the young singer has always had a clear vision. “I’ve always loved pop music, I loved Britney Spears, Nsync, the Backstreet Boys and Madonna”. It’s no surprise then, that Melek’s new single “Privacy” is a glimmering pop track that makes listeners want to get up and dance. Temara full-heartedly leans into the pop-star persona, with catchy pop melodies and sparkling backing beats. She also recognizes this song as a bit of a departure from her earlier works. “This song shows a little more growth and maturity for me. I want people to understand it’s okay to take time for yourself so that you can find your own happiness.”
Today, vocal powerhouse Stanaj unveils his new single “Sweat.”
Get it HERE via LAVA/Republic Records.
Produced by d.a. doman, “Sweat” illustrates the artist’s progression. Not only does it highlight his passion for throwback nineties R&B and soul, but it also shines a light on his slick signature style punctuated by sky-high falsetto. The track hints at more music to come very soon from the artist.
With the single out now, Stanaj announces a string of special shows on both coasts in April. He’ll perform at The Peppermint Club in West Hollywood, CA on April 4 and at Mercury Lounge in New York, NY on April 9.
Stay tuned for more surprises and news soon.
For now, “Sweat” with Stanaj.
An insane journey brought New York-born and Los Angeles-based Albanian-American singer, songwriter, and producer Stanaj to the doorstep of superstardom. His first smash came in the form of “Romantic” (NOTD Remix), which racked up nearly 120 million Spotify streams and counting to date. Stanaj’s first two EPs—The Preview and From a Distance—hit the Top 10 of the iTunes Top Pop Albums Chart. He received the sought-after social media endorsement of Kim Kardashian West, NBA star Brandon Jennings, Drake, and Chris Brown. He canvassed the globe on tour alongside JoJo and Jessie J and shared the stage with other superstars like Dua Lipa.
Not to mention, he made his late-night television debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and the night’s guest Justin Timberlake gave a coveted co-sign. 2018 saw him drop the slick and seductive “Dirty Mind” [feat. Ty Dolla $ign] and lend his voice to Gryffin’s “You Remind Me,” which he performed on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! In the summertime, he hit the studio with the likes of Tommy Brown [Ariana Grande] and d.a. doman [Kodak Black, Chris Brown, Tyga] and ultimately honed his signature style as evidenced by the slick and show-stopping “Sweat.”
Judah & the Lion drops the official music video for their new single “Over my head” today as the song breaks into the TOP 15 at Alternative Radio its second week out and racks up more the 1 MILLION streams. The clip premiered live today via YouTube at 2pm PT/5pm ET – check it out HERE. “Over my head” follows the ascent of “Take It All Back” which spent three weeks at #1 at Alternative Radio before launching the band onto an international stage.
The band is thrilled to also announce Pep Talks: An Intimate Album Listening and Storytelling Experience Presented by Judah & the Lion, which will hit 6 cities across the southeast this April. At each event, Judah Akers, Brian Macdonald, and Nate Zuercher will be on hand to tell the story behind the 17-track Pep Talks, giving fans an exclusive, intimate listening experience ahead of the release. Pep Talks is their forthcoming third album and is set to be released this Spring via Cletus the Van/Caroline. The LP will include “Over my head” – a deeply personal track from frontman Judah Akers, who opens up about his struggles during a time that was both professionally exciting and personally turbulent – and December’s multi-track release “Quarter-Life Crisis” and “Pep Talk.”
Purchase of a ticket will include the forthcoming album. Fans will also have an opportunity to enter for a chance to meet the band at their date by clicking here. Fans can also submit their questions for Judah, Nate, and Brian here. Proceeds from the events will benefit local non-profits (TBA) with help from High Five Squad, a non-profit by Judah & the Lion.
In addition to the April run, Judah & the Lion have been announced for this year’s Hangout Music Festival in May and Lollapalooza Paris this summer, with many more live shows set to be announced soon. For the most up-to-date information, please visit www.judahandthelion.com.
Multi-Platinum global recording artist/producer Jonas Blue returns with “Polaroid”, a sparkling celebration of love at first sight that features vocals by Liam Payne and Lennon Stella. A slice of R&B pop replete with an anthemic chorus and an irresistible groove, the track was produced by Blue, who wrote it with JP Cooper, Sam Romans, and Ed Drewett. The song is from his debut album, which Astralwerks will release in November.
Liam Payne made his solo debut in 2016 with the single “Strip That Down”, featuring Quavo. Now certified Platinum in five countries, it was one of the biggest selling singles of 2017, and the biggest selling solo single from any current member of One Direction. He recently released his debut EP, First Time.
Lennon Stella first gained national attention in 2012 when her and sister Maisy’s cover of Robyn’s “Call your Girlfriend” went viral. That same year, Lennon landed her starring role in the hit television show “Nashville” as Maddie Conrad. The acoustic version of her original song “Like Everybody Else” recently hit No. 1 on both the U.S. and Canada Spotify Viral Charts.
“Polaroid” follows Blue’s massive summer hit “Rise” featuring Jack & Jack, which has accrued more than 500 million global streams to date. He also contributed the end credits song to Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation “I See Love” featuring Joe Jonas.
A four-time BRIT Award nominee, Jonas Blue has achieved worldwide success with five billion cumulative streams, 30 million single sales and over 85 Platinum certifications from countries around the globe. “Fast Car,” his breakthrough single featuring Dakota, reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart and went Platinum in the U.S. Subsequent singles “Perfect Strangers” and “Mama” are both certified Gold in the States. Blue has also worked on remixes and collaborations for such artists as Ellie Goulding, Becky Hill, MK, James Bay and Sabrina Carpenter. He recently launched his own record label Blue Future.
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Multi-talented, Brooklyn-based singer, songwriter and producer Jeremy Zucker returns with his new hit single “comethru” today— you can listen to it here. COMPLEX praises the song saying, “Zucker’s smooth vocals glide over bright strums of a guitar as he sings about his summer on the mellow track.”
“comethru” follows on the massive success of Zucker’s viral hit “all the kids are depressed,” which has over 28 million Spotify streams to date, and its powerful video directed by Drew Kirsch (Felix Jaehn, blackbear, Louis the Child, Quinn XCII), which has over 5 million views to date.
Not only does he have a new single, but Zucker will also embark on his first-ever North American headlining tour called the “anything, anywhere” Tour later this month, which is almost completely sold out—see the full list of dates below.
On the inspiration behind “comethru,” Zucker says, “‘comethru’ is basically a response to the way I felt after graduating college this past May and moving back home to New Jersey into the same house where I grew up. It felt strange leaving school with a record deal to make music in my parent’s basement. Summer, to me, is supposed to feel like freedom, youth, happiness. I spent most of my summer alone, writing music in that basement and figuring out if and where I would move before leaving for tour this fall. ‘comethru’ is really a song about balance.”
Growing up in suburban New Jersey, 22-year-old singer, songwriter and producer Jeremy Zucker has always been surrounded by music. As a child, he took piano and guitar lessons and formed a band with two friends from elementary school. By high school, he was writing lyrics and producing songs for other people. Eventually, Zucker recorded a rough demo, which became his first real release Beach Island in the summer of 2015. He followed it with Breathe in the fall of that same year as a freshman at Colorado College pursuing a degree in Molecular Biology. He cranked out songs in his dorm room and released them over Soundcloud—one every week. He later transferred them over to Spotify, where breathe’s lead single “Bout It” became the catalyst, hitting Spotify’s Discover Weekly playlist.
From there Zucker released Motions in 2017 and performed at his first sold-out show at The Studio of Webster Hall that summer. Following the massive streaming success of his 2017 single “talk is overrated” featuring blackbear, 2018’s intensely personal EP glisten delivered the groundbreaking song “all the kids are depressed,” the first widespread glimpse into Zucker’s songwriting ethos. In May, he graduated from Colorado College and put his degree aside to finally pursue his dream of making music. As Zucker enters this next phase of his career, he brings a new love letter to life that fans will undoubtedly connect with. “comethru” sets the stage for further music from Jeremy Zucker in 2018.
You can check out the dates for Jeremy Zucker’s tour here!
ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS
A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Black Sabbath, Florence + the Machine, Hailee Steinfeld, James Blake, James Bay, John Mellencamp, Jordan Smith, Julia Michaels, Keith Richards, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Of Monsters and Men, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings (The Avett Brothers), Boominati Worldwide (Metro Boomin), Brushfire (Jack Johnson), Casablanca Records (Tïesto), Cash Money (Drake, Jacquees, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj), Hollywood Records (Sofia Carson, Zendaya), Lava Records (Greta Van Fleet, Jessie J, Lorde), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), XO (Belly, NAV, The Weeknd), Roc Nation (Jaden Smith, Justine Skye, The Dream), among others. Republic also maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with country powerhouse Big Machine Records (Taylor Swift), and Universal Music Latin Entertainment (Luis Fonsi, J Balvin). In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey, SING), Fox TV (Lee Daniels’ STAR, The Four), and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises.
Diggy Simmons is making a comeback.
All eyes are on the return of the twenty-three year old singer and rapper as he has just released his hot new single, “It Is What It Is” following a six year hiatus from hip-hop. Now he’s back with a vengeance and tons of clever messages for this generation of true hip-hop lovers. Ahead of the release of his new album, Fuse got the chance to sit down with Diggy to get the latest scoop on his return to hip-hop. It’s on an all-new episode of Fuse’s Mind Massage, which premiered yesterday on fuse.tv.
As the son of the legendary Run–D.M.C rapper Rev. Run, Diggy is making his own mark in hip-hop culture in everything from music to the fashion industry. Viewers and fans of Diggy can tune in for this special ASMR to watch him tell all about his new music, favorite vintage fashion items, secrets for Zen living, and much more.
Check out his ASMR interview below!
Fuse’s Mind Massage features ASMR’s (autonomous sensory meridian responses) by some of your favorite hip hop stars as they chow down on their favorite foods and discuss their career, upbringing and more. Fans can check out new episodes from this digital series every week on fuse.tv. Past episodes include appearances by Quincy, Jay IDK, Wiz Khalifa, Tierra Whack, and Mya, among others.