Today Bazzi becomes Apple Music’s Up Next artist; Releases highly anticipated album COSMIC
In just a few short months Bazzi has embarked on a meteoric rise to the top of the global Pop charts. Today he officially joins Apple Music’s Up Next class of emerging, global and GRAMMY-nominated artists as he debuts his highly anticipated album, COSMIC, streaming on Apple Music right now.
In an exclusive interview with Beats 1, the 20-year-old singer described the Apple Music honor: “It’s really exciting. Things have been moving really fast. After a year of work and putting everything in order we’re here and it feels really good.” Tune in to Beats 1 right now to hear the full interview.
Additionally, on Friday, May 4, Apple Music will release a special short film featuring Bazzi as well as a brand new acoustic performance video of his hit single “Mine.”
Apple Music’s journey with Bazzi began last summer when the service’s Pop Curator Arjan Timmermans came across Bazzi while browsing Instagram. From there, Apple Music fully championed Bazzi throughout the service from radio and playlists to Beats 1. In October 2017, Apple Music was the first streaming platform to debut “Mine,” which quickly skyrocketed after placement on the popular Today’s Hits and A-List: Pop playlists. By January 2018, Bazzi held the #1 spot across all Apple Music Pop playlists.
“Bazzi’s fine sense of melody and honest storytelling capture a singular, genre-defying vision that is truly one of a kind,” said Timmermans. “He is without a doubt one of the biggest and most important new pop artists to emerge in 2018.”
This spring Bazzi will join Camilla Cabello as a special guest on the singer’s sold-out Never Be The Same Tour.
“When I first listened to ‘Mine’, it stood out from everything that was out- it sounded so honest and original and coming straight from his heart,” Cabello said. “I listened to all of his songs after that and was hooked! I think he has such an original style and it sounds so effortless for him. I think he’s a breath of fresh air in pop music and it’s been so amazing to introduce him to my fans on tour.”
NICKI MINAJ DROPS NEW MUSIC
“BARBIE TINGZ” AND “CHUN-LI” AVAILABLE NOW
LYRIC VIDEO FOR “BARBIE TINGZ” REVEALED
TEASES FORTHCOMING MUSIC VIDEO
Photo credit: Alex Loucas
The undisputed reigning queen of hip-hop, NICKI MINAJ, released two highly anticipated new songs today, “Barbie Tingz” and “Chun-Li” [Young Money/Cash Money/Republic]. A lyric video and music video teaser for “Barbie Tingz” were also released.
Get “Barbie Tingz” (Produced by Chevy Music and co-produced by Nicki Minaj) HERE
Watch “Barbie Tingz” lyric video HERE
Watch “Barbie Tingz” music video teaser HERE
Get “Chun-Li” (Produced by J. Reid for Chevy Muzic and co-produced by Nicki Minaj HERE
MINAJ discussed the songs in an interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 earlier today. The songs arrive as fans eagerly await MINAJ’S highly anticipated fourth studio album.
More Barbie Tingz to come….
Barbie Tingz Audio: https://nickiminaj.lnk.to/btPR
Barbie Tingz Lyric Video: http://vevo.ly/14tVNv
Chun-Li Audio: https://nickiminaj.lnk.to/clPR
Lion Babe’s new single “The Wave” debuted as BBC Radio 1 Annie Mac’s “hottest record in the world.”
“We’re feeling really good about this new music and so excited about it. It’s really just the two of us out here making the records we’ve always wanted to make and the sound is really coming into its full form because we’ve been doing this for a little bit so we know what we want to do and we’re going for it!”
“We’ve been fans of Leikeli47’s music for a while now. She’s so creative and visual like us so it seemed like a great match-up and it’s super exciting for us!” – Lion Babe, interview with BBC Radio 1
Stay Tuned for a television performance of “THE WAVE” airing this Thursday April 5th at 11PM Est on Bet’s The Rundown With Robin Thede !
Global superstar Meghan Trainor releases new dance video for her current hit single ‘No Excuses’. Shot in Los Angeles by Tim Milgrim (T. Milly Creative), this energetic new video showcases some of the top dance influencers from all over the world celebrating Trainor’s song and its theme of Respect. Watch it HERE.
Meghan’s Creative Director, Charm LaDonna says, “Meghan’s new single is so fun and energetic and we felt that this group of young influencers would help spread this message of respect with the younger generation all over the world”. She continues, “this group of dancers was hand selected by me and Meghan. We’ve worked with a bunch of them over the years and it’s been so fun to watch these strong, young women grow up. »
No Excuses was released March 1, 2018. The single is currently sitting in the Top 15 at both Pop and Hot AC radio and has garnered rave reviews, People magazine said “With its confident lyrics and 80s tinged-production, ‘No Excuses’ is an instant day-brightener,” while Forbes said “Meghan Trainor has crafted a stellar pop hook, she has returned to the spotlight to begin another era of her already enviable career, and has gifted the world with another lighthearted pop tune entitled ‘No Excuses.’”
In an era where most indie artists are secretly funded by major labels, and music gets carefully selected by gatekeepers based on the least resistance, people are starving for a change. Rising artist Chris Stylez took a non-traditional path to success forcing people in the conventional music system to question how he pulled it off.
Canada-born, New York-based R&B artist Chris Stylez became something of a viral sensation summer of 2016 after his song “Who Is” amassed over 50 million loops on Vine and hit Spotify Viral Charts in more than 16 countries. However, it’s difficult to pin down Stylez as a child of internet culture. With a polished tone reminiscent of a Voodoo-era D’Angelo, and the legendary soul sensation Marvin Gaye, it’s clear that the music comes from an authentic place.
Blazing his path from Toronto artist to downtown New York fixture was the product of habitual traveling in search of inspiration. After spending time creating and collaborating in Atlanta and Los Angeles, in addition to touring his way through Europe’s underground music scene, Chris finally landed in NY. Upon meeting Chris in person, Ozy.com interviewer Jeff Vasishta wrote “he seems to know everybody.”
Stylez decided to self-fund his releases leading to an organic groundswell of interest. After sending his dancehall influenced single “Relapse” directly to club and mixshow DJs, the record began to chart in multiple cities on Shazam. That led to radio spins in US, Canada, and Australia with no label or radio promoter on board (a practically impossible feat).
“It’s soulful, and rebellious—this is me,” says the artist about his newest project ‘In Late, Out Very Early’. The sensuous, memorable songs explore Chris’ roots in Reggae, R&B, and Soul, yet are guided to new landscapes through deft hands in contemporary production by ANYRIOT. The tracks are in no way shy of their overt sexuality, yet are presented in such luscious and enticing restraint that the listener is left wanting more.
He collaborates regularly with artists and producers throughout the United States and Europe, while touring internationally, most recently an exclusive SoHo House Tour, performing live in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Toronto, and Berlin.
Listen “Fall For Me” HERE
SOUTHERN HALO‘s story arc expands with the April 27 release of their latest CD, the concept-driven, dream-inspired JUST LIKE IN THE MOVIES. This 14-track package, produced by Catt Gravitt and Gerald O’Brien, mirrors the emotional and musical growth of Natalia, Hannah and Christina Morris, the three sisters from the Mississippi Delta who form SOUTHERN HALO.
Inspired by a dream of Natalia’s, JUST LIKE IN THE MOVIES features 10 songs written or co-written by the lead vocalist/guitarist, and four titles from Music City’s hottest tunesmiths. The catchy ode to the glories of Southern womanhood, “Southern Halo,” kicks off the project and marks the first “scene” of this movie-made-music. A co-write with Roxie Dean, the strong, multi-layered vocals and sing-along chorus make this a natural choice for the first “instant gratification track” offered with each iTunes and Amazon pre-order of the CD. The disc is the second outing for the trio with SESAC’s 2012 Writer of the Year Catt Gravitt (Kelly Clarkson, Jake Owen) and Gerald O’Brien (Martina McBride, Trace Adkins) at the helm.
Dream-Inspired Concept Disc Available For Pre-Order Now.
Los Angeles-based recording artist Serena Foster drops newest music video“Flat Line Love” this Friday, March 9th.
Produced by Raz Klinghoffer, Serena releases the single as a way to make a statement on today’s society and how we’re all constantly glued to our phones, ultimately affecting the relationships that matter to us most. Stemming off of her own past relationship where she was in a dead-end relationship that she knew wasn’t developing anywhere, but was addicted and obsessed with having someone to text all the time. This “flat line love” relationship further escalated her own procrastination from developing herself as an individual and actually focus on her own pursuits in life.
You can watch the music video HERE
Serena will also perform a show on March 15th, opening for DEV at The Rose in Pasadena.
“Thinking About You” was released January 12th while Aiono was in the midst of his North American “Fells Like” Tour. The track was co-written by Aiono and produced by T-Collar and Pip Kembo. “Thinking About You” follows the release of four tracks by Aiono – “Work The Middle,” “Question,” “Does It Feel Like Falling feat. Trinidad Cardona,” and “One At A Time feat. T-Pain.” Aiono is currently at work on his debut album for Interscope Records.
Watch the clip HERE