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Rita Ora Live Performance

VEVO AND RITA ORA RELEASE LIVE PERFORMANCE OF “LET YOU LOVE ME

Vevo announces the release of Rita Ora‘s live performance of “Let You Love Me.” Born in Pristina, Kosovo but raised in London, Rita Ora made her first official appearance in 2007 when she guested on Craig David’s single “Awkward.” In 2009, Ora signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation and hit 2012’s #1 spot with her debut solo single “R.I.P.” Later that year, she released her debut album, simply titled “Ora”, which went straight to #1 on the UK album charts. Following a collaboration with Charlie XCX, Cardi B, and Bebe Rexha on “Girls,” Ora released her sophomore album Phoenix, featuring the single “Let You Love Me” in November of 2018. The “bittersweet club anthem” (Idolator), “Let You Love Me” broke British chart history for the most Top 10 singles by a British female artist. Catch Rita Ora live throughout 2019 on her world tour, and keep up with exclusive content from artists all over the world at youtube.com/vevo .

Mark Diamond “Road”

Today, Seattle-based singer and songwriter Mark Diamond releases his new single “Road” via Stardog Records/Republic Records.

 Listen to “Road” HERE!

 “Road” exclusively premiered on Billboard, who hailed it as “a synth-pop tune that sees the singer’s raspy vocals paired with a mid-tempo beat, inducing listeners to sway to the rhythm.” It arrives hot on the heels of the fan favorite “Steady.” Upon release, the single attracted critical praise with Variance describing it as “such a gem.” Not to mention he has amassed over 1.5 million monthly listeners on Spotify and counting.

 On the song Mark noted: “‘Road’ was one that just needed to come out. The day before it was written, we decided to call it an early night at the studio and left 11pm. I tried to go meet up with friends but was having a hard time switching back to “reality” after spending so much time in the studio. I went into the studio the next day slightly on edge, so I laid on the ground behind the board and wrote this song. Immediately I felt better — like I had just explained to myself that this is my life now. I needed to realize that it was my choice, and it’s absolutely beautiful to live this way. Hope is important to me these days. I think the world could always use more of it.”

 At 25 years old, Mark Diamond is a Seattle native who grew up listening to Tom Petty, Hootie & The Blowfish, The Beatles, R.E.M and Robbie Williams with his dad in his 1969 Chevy Malibu. Up until recently, Mark, now based in Los Angeles, was living in Seattle and working at a coffee shop for the last four years. He has been hard at work on his upcoming project with his debut song, “Steady,” leading the way. The song is included in a very large arsenal of finished tracks that he completed in 24 days with talented writer and producer Richard Craker, writing and recording in both London and Los Angeles. With his music, Mark wants to make people feel every emotion possible. “I have never had more fun making music in my entire life. Music should make people feel good more than it makes them feel bad. Not necessarily ‘happy’ songs, but songs that make you feel better about life than when you started listening to it.”

 

ARIANA GRANDE × ‘THANK U, NEXT’ ALBUM

ARIANA GRANDE thank u, next ALBUM OUT NOW
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PREMIERES “break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored” MUSIC VIDEO
WATCH HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LH4Y1ZUUx2g

 

thank u, next Tracklisting:
1. imagine
2. needy
3. NASA
4. bloodline
5. fake smile
6. bad idea
7. make up
8. ghostin
9. in my head
10. 7 rings
11. thank u, next
12. break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored

ALMA Releases New Single & Music Video for “When I Die”

Finnish pop powerhouse ALMA releases new single and music video for “When I Die” via Casablanca Records / Universal / Warner / Virgin EMI & PME today.  Listen HERE.  Watch HERE.

Produced and written by ALMA, Justin Tranter, and Mike Sabbath “When I Die” is the second installment from her highly anticipated debut album Have You Seen Her? set for release on the 5th of April 2019. It also marks the start of a period of continuous activity, which will see fans receive a new track with accompanying visual episodically into its release.

Shot in her native Finland and directed by celebrated Finish director Miikka Lommi, the video for “When I Die”depicts a gothic last supper scene and ALMA digging her own grave. “This song was born from a big conversation about when and how we leave the world is so out of our control. We spend so much time worrying about things out of our control, we’re always trying to be better, richer, more successful. We rarely appreciate the moments in front of us. Go to the party, blow your money (even if you have work tomorrow) you will survive!” says ALMA. “I wanted the video to look like our last party, what might the night look like if we knew this was it.” 

“When I Die” highlights ALMA’s unique voice as a writer; honest, brave and fresh. As she says, “I’ve spent a lot of my life being told who to be, what to say or how to behave by the world. There’s constant pressure on us all to fit in and my music is about exactly the opposite. I want my fans to feel like they can be whoever, say whatever and look however when they listen to my music. Here you are accepted no matter what.”

ALMA – a 23-year-old with neon green hair, a magnetic punk attitude and a voice that could demolish buildings is part of a new wave of female powerhouses that have something say. Engaged and opinionated on issues from women’s rights to body positivity and sexuality ALMA is forward thinking and making a change.

Following her critically acclaimed EP “Dye My Hair” with platinum single “Chasing Highs”, smash track “Phases” FT French Montana (including an exclusive Charli XCX directed video) and her 2018 mixtape Heavy Rules;  ALMA has garnered over 350 million combined Spotify plays and topped iTunes charts around the world.

ALMA’s worked extensively with her friends Charli XCX, Tove Lo, Zara Larsson, Dua Lipa, Halsey, and Miley Cyrus but to name a few, both live and in the studio and garnered support the world over.

Wrapping up 2018 on the road with long term collaborator and friend  this year’s headline dates promise an entirely new show, new music and some very special surprises along the way.

J. Cole to Headline 2019 NBA All-Star Game Performances

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

Anthony Hamilton

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. 

J. Cole

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

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.

 

Sam Smith & Normani’s New Video

SAM SMITH & NORMANI RELEASE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE, “DANCING WITH A STRANGER

View “Dancing With A StrangerHere

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Today, Sam Smith & Normaniunveiled the video for their hit single, “Dancing With A Stranger.” Directed by Vaughan Arnell (James Blunt, George Michael), the clip was shot in London. Moving through a sleek, stark home, each artist confronts the empty feeling that follows a break-up and the impulse to fill the void with ephemeral connections. View “Dancing With A Stranger” HERE.

Released earlier this month by Capitol Records, “Dancing With A Stranger” has already racked up over 80 million cumulative streams worldwide. Hailing it as a “Song You Need to Know,” Rolling Stone described it as “deliciously retro” and noted, “Their soulful, understated delivery suggests a moody narrative of two people looking to get an ex off their mind, falling into the arms of someone exciting, nameless and new. Calling it “one of the first genuinely great songs of 2019.” Idolator noted, “they expertly capture the frustration and loneliness of heartbreak, bottling it and presenting it as something both deeply personal and infinitely relatable.” Out said “Dancing With A Stranger” is “a Perfect Breakup Anthem.” Entertainment Weekly observed, “Sam Smith and Normani have teamed up to soundtrack your weekend festivities.” Billboard said, “They’re a smouldering combo, and they’ve delivered something fiery with “Dancing With A Stranger.”

“Dancing With A Stranger” is the first new music from Smith in 2019 and follows his summer 2018 global hit with Calvin Harris, “Promises.” Smith will perform with Harris on February 20 at the BRIT Awards, which will be live streamed on YouTube. Already a three-time BRIT winner, Smith is nominated in the British Male Solo Artist category this year. He has won four GRAMMY awards, an Oscar, a Golden Globe, three Billboard Music Awards, a BET Award and six MOBO Awards, among others.

Since the release of his 2014 debut album, In The Lonely Hour, Smith has sold over 20 million album equivalent units worldwide. His sophomore album, The Thrill Of It All, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard200 and also topped the charts in the U.K, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands and Belgium. Rolling Stone awarded The Thrill Of It All four stars and hailed Smith as “one of the mightiest, most expressive singers of his generation.”

Normani launched her solo career last year with her debut solo single “Love Lies” with Khalid. “Love Lies” soared to #1 at Top 40 Radio and went double platinum in the U.S. “Love Lies” was the first single Normani released following her global success with multi-platinum group Fifth Harmony. Since then, she has gone on to release a number of new tracks including two songs with Calvin Harris and her recent single, “Waves” feat.6LACK. Normani has also recently collaborated with Quavo and Kehlani. She is currently working on her debut solo album. This March will see her join Ariana Grande on the North American leg of The Sweetener World tour.

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ROLLING LOUD FESTIVAL MIAMI 2019

TRAVIS SCOTT, KID CUDI, MIGOS, CARDI B, LIL WAYNE & MORE TO HEADLINE

Iconic Festival To Celebrate Fifth Anniversary

Rolling Loud, the World’s Largest Hip-Hop Festival, has announced today that Travis Scott, Kid Cudi, Migos, Cardi B, & Lil Wayne will be the top headliners for the three day music festival’s fifth anniversary celebration in May. Other performing acts include Lil Uzi Vert, Rae Sremmurd, 21 Savage, Wiz Khalifa, Playboi Carti, Lil Pump, Kodak Black, Gucci Mane, YG, Lil Baby, Lil Yachty, Rick Ross, Juice Wrld, Young Thug, Kevin Gates, Sheck Wes, Trippie Red, Lil Skies, Tyga, and over 100 more artists. The festival will take place at the Hard Rock Stadium festival grounds in Miami Gardens, Florida on May 10 – 12. Tickets will be going on sale on Friday, February 1st and are available here.

Rolling Loud was all just a dream, the fans made it into a reality. Thank you so much for all the support and helping create a brand that will live on forever. Can’t wait to show you what we have in store for you on site this year in Miami” said co-founder Matt Zingler.Co-founder Tariq Cherif stated, “After a year of touring the festival around the country and world, we are excited to return home to Miami to produce what will be our biggest and best show to date.”

About Rolling Loud:

Rolling Loud was launched by co-founders, Matthew Zingler and Tariq Cherif five years ago in Miami, Florida. Rolling Loud is the World’s Largest Hip-Hop Festival and is one of the premier destinations for hip-hop and music fans in the United States and abroad. Since organizing its inaugural event as a single-day festival in 2015, Rolling Loud has expanded into an annual world-class festival in Miami (2015), as well as culturally rich countries and cities, both domestically and abroad, including Oakland, California (2017), Los Angeles, California (2017), and Sydney, Australia (2018). In 2018, Rolling Loud’s flagship event, Rolling Loud Miami, hosted 180,000 attendees over three days with more than 120 artists performing on three stages. Celebrating its fifth anniversary in 2019, Rolling Loud Miami will, as always, feature the biggest names and up-and-coming superstars fans have come to expect, with an extraordinary and diverse array of hiphop artists performing across the three-day event. Rolling Loud will continue its worldwide expansion in 2019 with new locations to be announced later this year.

About The Founders:

Matthew Zingler and Tariq Cherif are the co-founders of Rolling Loud and have been booking premier hip-hop shows throughout the State of Florida since 2010 and have been featured in Billboard Magazine’s annual list of the Who’s Who in Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop Power Players Edition consecutively since the inaugural list in 2017.

Sabrina Carpenter Announces The Singular Tour

THE 16-CITY NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR KICKS OFF MARCH 2 IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA

FAN CLUB PRESALE BEGINS JANUARY 29 AT 10AM LOCAL TIME

GENERAL PUBLIC ON-SALE STARTS FEBRUARY 1 AT 10AM LOCAL TIME

In support of her recently released album Singular: Act I, singer/songwriter and actress Sabrina Carpenter is set to hit the road on The Singular Tour, her first run of tour dates for 2019. The 16-city North American headline tour kicks off March 2 in Orlando, Florida and will make stops in major cities such as Atlanta, Boston, DC, New York, Detroit and Chicago before concluding on March 25 in Los Angeles. (Dates and venues below).

Fan club presale begins January 29 at 10AM local time. General public on-sale starts February 1 at 10AM local time. Special VIP Meet & Greet packages will be available including a package allowing fans a private tour of Sabrina’s tour bus. For more information, please visit Www.sabrinacarpenter.com/tour

Fueling excitement around the tour is Carpenter’s highly acclaimed third studio release Singular: Act I. V Magazine noted, “Carpenter is on the brink of superstardom the pop mega-starlet reaches new heights on her new album.” Released last November, the 8-track Singluar: Act I features Carpenter’s chart rising Top 40 hit Sue Me, a song she says is about prioritizing your self-worth. “What I can legally say, is that it’s inspired by real-life experiences.”

As previously announced, later this year Carpenter will release Singular: Act II. She’ll also take on her first leading film role in The Short History of The Long Road and will also be seen in the upcoming Netflix comedy Tall Girl.

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Brian Justin Crum Returns to America’s Got Talent

Vocalist/entertainer extraordinaire Brian Justin Crum impressed millions of fans on America’s Got Talent Season 11, earning a 4th place finish with his impassioned renditions of “Somebody To Love” (Queen), “Creep” (Radiohead), “In The Air Tonight” (Phil Collins) and “Man In The Mirror” (Michael Jackson). He’s been invited to return to the show’s Champion’s segment, featuring the best of the best, with a big, debut appearance on January 28. He is among the most talked about AGT performers, garnering millions of views from his performances – which went viral and generated some of the highest online statistics seen by the show’s talent. Additionally, his personal story of being a bullied, gay youth also touched the hearts of many. Check out his performance and backstory here.

The singer/songwriter who soared to #2 on the Billboard Dance Charts with a cover of Robyn’s “Show Me Love,” and whose Broadway credentials include “Wicked,” “Grease,” “Altar Boyz,” “Next To Normal” and “We Will Rock You,” will also return to his theatrical roots appearing in the “Somebody To Love” Queen musical and ballet on February 14 at the Music Box in San Diego. Crum’s appearance as Galileo Figaro in Queen’s rock theatrical “We Will Rock You” was a pivotal role, leading to celebratory reviews and earning him a handful of awards for Best Actor. His growing fan base has led to demand for live performances all over the U.S., Australia and the Middle East. Crum will be releasing new music and content in the coming weeks.

Check out Brian’s upcoming Queen musical ballet “Somebody To Love.”

STEVEN MALCOLM

Steven Malcolm’s sophomore album on 4 Against 5, a division of Curb | Word Entertainment, The Second City (available 1/25/19), is a vulnerable look into Malcolm’s own journey to find his true identity. Dedicated to his father who immigrated from Montego Bay, Jamaica, nickname, “The Second City.” At the age of 10, his father was deported back to Jamaica by U.S. authorities where he later passed away leaving Malcolm fatherless and with a broken heart. Yet, it was through being without a father, he found his calling to music and true identity as a man.

This album is a musical and cinematographic representation of this young man’s journey in search for his true self. Reality is portrayed lyrically like never before – the battles, the dark valleys, failures, to ultimately showcase the redemptive light that conquers the darkness life throws at each of us. This is Steven Malcolm’s story; his hope, his pain, his joy, and his truth.

Stylistically merging hip hop with reggae and inspirational, The Second City features dynamic tracks unlike any sound available today. Featured songs include: “Redemption Song,” “Fuego (feat. Anderson Michael),” “Even Louder (feat. Leeland),” “Devil Is A Liar,” and “The Beauty of Dreams.”

Follow Steven Malcolm to The Second City as he lets you in on his story as a way to inspire you and others to achieve their dreams.