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Calum Scott

In honor of National Coming Out Day, breakout U.K. artist, singer, and songwriter, Calum Scott premieres “A Coming Out Story” on Vevo. The poignant profile, is an incredibly personal look at how Calum found the courage to be honest about himself through music and discusses his emotional journey from childhood into adulthood to find his authentic self.

“I know that there are people young and old struggling with the same questions, and living with that relentless fear and heartbreak,” says Calum. “I make the music I do because I want to inspire the right kind of conversations. If one less kid can grow up without hiding who they are along the way or having to believe that who they love is something that will make them lonely, then everything I went through will be worth it.”

Calum showcases his soaring falsetto on his debut album Only Human out now on Capitol Records. Only Human hit #1 on iTunes in over 20 countries, sold over 1 million in adjusted album sales, and has amassed over 1 billion combined streams. Billboard said, “Scott’s stunningly pure voice is affecting enough in itself, but his lyrics on every one of the (album’s) tracks are vulnerable and raw.His hit single, You Are The Reason featuring three- time Grammy nominee and vocal powerhouse Leona Lewis, is already certified Gold and has over 750 million streams worldwide. Calum’s new track, “What I Miss Most” out now, unfolds as a triumphant homage to his hometown of Kingston upon Hull, located in Northern England. He will release his new single, “No Matter What” on October 19th.

Calum was nominated for a Brit Award for Best Single, for his version of Robyn’s Dancing On My Own, which became a global sensation with over 1 billion streams worldwide, and is now Platinum in five countries.

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The Tonight Show & Cover Room

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” presents another installment of the Emmy nominated “Cover Room” series featuring soul singer Leon Bridges performing Neil Young’s “Helpless” backstage in the show’s music room.

Link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeeCYNVMbg4

As the #1 late night show across digital and the #1 most viewed late night show on YouTube, “The Tonight Show” continues to innovate online and offer the best in music. “Cover Room” is a digital-only music series featuring artists performing covers of favorite songs. It is shot in the same location each episode to illustrate how one space can be transformed to create a new, one-of-a-kind experience.

“Cover Room” was recently nominated for a 2018 Emmy Award in the Outstanding Short Form Variety Series category and in April, received a Webby Award for the webisode featuring Kesha’s performance of “The House of the Rising Sun.”

Provided is the current playlist if you’re interested in checking out other videos:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLykzf464sU99yQ6FGxqFm67e3njFEvHKD

“The Tonight Show” airs weeknights at 11:35pm ET/10:35pm CT.

ELLE Canada September Issue

ELLE Canada’s September 2018 issue features Tracee Ellis Ross as our cover star in a high-fashion photo shoot inspired by the best of the fall 2018 runways. In a playful and politically charged interview, Ellis Ross—who was recently nominated for an Emmy for her role on hit sitcom Black-ish—opens up about her love of fashion, growing up with Diana Ross, what she does with her downtime (including her secret to the best salads) and how she really feels about aging.

“I don’t want to feel like I’m hostage to an Instagram version of myself. My belief is that all these lines on my face and neck and the softness in my legs and my body are evidence of a life lived.”

Other issue highlights:

• Trend Report: Every trend we’re obsessed with this fall.

• ELLE Guide: How to create and define your own signature style.

• Feature: Are you being financially unfaithful to your partner?

The September issue of ELLE Canada, featuring Tracee Ellis Ross, hits newsstands on August 6, 2018.

The Listening Project

Next month, the American Cochlear Implant Alliance will host the premiere of The Listening Project, a documentary co-created by renowned audiologist Jane Madell and Emmy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodsky. The film profiles 15 young adults who were born deaf but can now hear, thanks to cutting-edge technologies, including cochlear implants.

 

The Listening Project shows that nothing is impossible for deaf kids,” Madell said. “Thanks to years of determination and hard work – and with an assist from some innovative technology – these young adults have built lives and careers the world may not have thought were possible for them.”

 

The film’s stars are 15 deaf twenty- and thirty-somethings who rely on groundbreaking medical devices to hear. Most received cochlear implants – electronic hearing devices that bypass a wearer’s ears and send auditory signals directly to the brain.

 

Some received their devices as young children, while others did not get them until they were teenagers. All underwent years of therapy with Madell in order to acclimate their brain to hearing and learn to speak. They’ve gone on to build successful careers as doctors, business analysts, neuroscientists, musicians, and audiologists, among other pursuits. Most speak like they’ve never had a hearing loss.

 

“The young people in The Listening Project offer an example that all of us can aspire to, both those with hearing loss and those without,” said Donna Sorkin, executive director of the American Cochlear Implant Alliance. “The future for deaf children today is even brighter, as cochlear implant technology has improved rapidly since the stars of the film were kids.”

 

 

 

WHAT: The Listening Project Documentary Premiere

WHEN: Friday, March 9, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street NW, Washington, DC 20008

 

Contact :

Andrew Grafton 

andrew@keybridge.biz 

(202)-471-4228 ext. 119.

 

About the American Cochlear Implant Alliance

The American Cochlear Implant Alliance is a not-for-profit membership organization created with the purpose of eliminating barriers to cochlear implantation by sponsoring research, driving heightened awareness and advocating for improved access to cochlear implants for patients of all ages across the U.S. ACI Alliance members are clinicians, scientists, educators, and others on cochlear implant teams as well as parent and consumer advocates.

Drake’s God’s Plan Breaks Records

DRAKE EARNS FIRST CAREER #1 DEBUT ON BILLBOARD HOT 100 WITH “GOD’S PLAN”

FIRST ARTIST EVER TO HIT #1 ON THE HOT 100 BASED SOLELY ON STREAMS

BECOMES FIRST ACT TO SIMULTANEOUSLY DEBUT TWO SONGS IN THE TOP OF THE HOT 100 TWICE

SMASHES APPLE MUSIC & SPOTIFY STREAMING RECORDS

In addition to smashing and shattering numerous records, GRAMMY® Award-winning multiplatinum artist DRAKE earns his first career #1 debut on the Billboard Hot 100 with his latest single “God’s Plan” from his Scary Hours project. Moreover, he is the “the first artist ever to hit #1 on the Hot 100 based solely on streams” and the “first act to simultaneously debut two songs in the top 10 of the Hot 100 twice”. Impressively, it becomes the “first track to generate over 100 million streams first-week globally across streaming services” and achieves the “biggest 7-day total ever.Additionally, it stands out as #1 on Billboard’s Digital Songs and Streaming Songs charts and #1 most added at Urban and Rhythm Radio formats.

Returning to the chart’s top spot, this marks his first #1 entry on the chart with over 68 million U.S. streams and selling over 126,000 downloads. This is also the chart’s first #1 debut since May 2017.

Upon arrival, it broke the worldwide record for “Apple Music’s First Day Streams”, generating over 14 million streams. It’s the #1 “Most Streamed Song” on Apple Music with a total of 60 million-plus streams in one week. “God’s Plan” crushed the US Spotify record for “Biggest Single Day, amassing 4.7 million streams on January 25 and gracing over 1,000 playlists to reach 100 million followers. Impressively, he bested his own record on the platform. Simultaneously, the song bowed at #1 on Shazam in under a week.

“God’s Plan” continues to dominate charts around the world, going #1 on Global Spotify, #1 on US Spotify, #1 Apple Music Overall, #1 Apple Music Hip Hop, #1 iTunes Overall, and iTunes Hip Hop.

Get “God’s Plan” HERE.

Mack Wilds New Videos 

MACK WILDS RELEASES NEW VIDEOS “EXPLORE” AND “BONNIE & CLYDE” FT. WALE

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WHO: Grammy nominated singer/songwriter and critically acclaimed actor Mack Wilds

WHEN: Thursday August 22, 2017

WHAT: Mack Wilds releases visuals for “Explore” and “Bonnie & Clyde” ft. Wale, from his latest project After Hours. The sensual videos directed by Charles Todd and Mack Wilds, both tell the story of temptation that follows you and the repercussions of giving in. When asked about inspiration both Mack and Charles said “This film explores the idea of that fleeting love – how a blend of desire and curiosity lead us down a path we’ll willingly follow. At times, we lose ourselves to lust with no regard for the consequences of our actions… But we’re only human, right?”

“AfterHours” is the sophomore release from Mack following his first album “New York: A Love Story released in 2013.   

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Explore 

Bonnie & Clyde

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Mack Wilds

Mack Wilds, a native New Yorker, born and raised on Staten Island, started his acting career as a teenager making his television debut as AJ in the Spike Lee mini-series, “The Miracles’ Boys.” This led him to play Michael Lee on the critically acclaimed series “The Wire,” and Dixon Wilson, on the television series, “90210.” Since then, Wilds has appeared on multiple television series, including “Cold Case” and “Law & Order.”

In addition to his work in TV and film, he made his first appearance in music videos for artists such as Jay Z, Lil’ Flip, and Lyfe Jennings. A musician by nature, Wilds released “New York: A Love Story,” earning him his first Grammy nomination in 2014. Most recently, he appeared in Adele’s “Hello” music video, the fastest video to ever reach 1 billion views on VEVO. Wilds can be seen starring in the VH1 series, “The Breaks,” and Fox’s critically acclaimed drama series “Shots Fired.” He currently resides in New York.

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