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Who Is She, Meet Julia Michaels, A Gifted, Multitalented Artist Killing the Charts With Her Unique Sound And Voice

Since emerging in 2015, JULIA has transformed pop not only from behind-the-scenes as a songwriter whose credits span everyone from Justin Bieber to Selena Gomez, but in the spotlight as a solo artist. Her rapid rise can be attributed to identifiable honesty in every lyric.Within just a year since arrival, she garnered 2018 GRAMMY® nominations in the categories of “Best New Artist” and “Song of the Year” for “Issues.” That honesty is also why “Issues” received a triple-platinum certification from the RIAA, cracked 1 billion global streams and consumption of 10 million, became “the top-selling debut single by any artist in 2017,” and placed on Variety’s “30 Most Consumed Songs of 2017” as the only solo female contribution. It’s why the industry recognized her with nominations everywhere from American Music Awards,Billboard Music Awards, Teen Choice Awards and RDMA’s to the MTV VMAS and MTV EMAS.

Extending and expanding her influence, she traffics at the forefront of numerous genres. She lent her voice to Clean Bandit’s international hit “I Miss You,” which became her first Top 10 entry on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Dance Songs chart. Right now, she also features on Keith Urban’s latest single “Coming Home” and rising artist Noah Kahan’s single “Hurt Somebody.” Other recent collaborations include a duet and writing credits on Shawn Mendes’ upcoming album, songs on Christina Aguilera’s upcoming album, a co-writing credit for Janelle Monàe’s latest “Make Me Feel,” Anne-Marie’s “2002,”and a sample of her vocals on Migos’ “Gang Gang.”Moreover, she’s written on recent albums from P!nk, Maroon 5, and Jessie Ware.

Julia continues to shine on stage as well. Following sold out shows alongside Shawn Mendes and Niall Horan overseas, she embarks on her first official U.S tour, joining Maroon 5 for the Red Pill Blues Tour beginning this June.

Prior to making her debut as a solo artist, JULIA MICHAELS became one of pop music’s most in-demand songwriters, co-writing a string of Billboard Hot 100 hits alongside Justin Tranter including smashes like Justin Bieber’s “Sorry,” Nick Jonas ft. Tove Lo “Close,” Selena Gomez’s“Good for You” [feat. A$AP Rocky] & “Hands To Myself,” Hailee Steinfeld “Love Myself,” Britney Spears “Slumber Party,” Gwen Stefani’s “Used To Love You,” and Linkin Park’s “Heavy,” Ed Sheeran’s “Dive,” John Legend’s “Surefire,” with titles on recent album releases from P!nk, Maroon 5, Jessie Ware, Keith Urban, Years & Years and more. The cumulative worldwide stream count for songs MICHAELS has co-written exceeds 10 billion to date. As a songwriter, she has co-written eighteen titles that have charted on the Billboard Hot 100, eleven of which have hit the Top 40, including “Issues.”

ALEX DA KID RELEASES NEW SINGLE “GO”

FEATURING H.E.R. & RAPSODY, AN ARTIST DISCOVERED WITH THE HELP OF AI

THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF SINGLES TO BE RELEASED SOON

NEW YORK, NY (May 18, 2018) — Continuing a tradition of blazing trails and breaking ground, Emmy® and GRAMMY® Award-winning music producer, songwriter, and KIDinaKORNER C.E.O./Founder Alex Da Kidmakes history once again.

In partnership with IBM and Spotify, Alex’s latest single, entitled “Go,” features an artist discovered with the help of IBM’s AI technology, Watson.

Get the song HERE via Republic Records.

The creation of “Go” sets a new standard for the music industry at large. To identify the perfect artist for his collaboration—rather than employ century-old A&R methods or spend countless hours casing the internet for new voices—Alex enlisted the help of IBM Watson. The technology allowed Alex to work smarter and more efficiently to uncover talent, changing the concept of A&R forever.

Initially, critically acclaimed songstress H.E.R. jumped at the chance to join forces with Alex. With those two key pieces in place, IBM proved instrumental in finding the song’s missing piece.

IBM Developer, Joshua Carr, worked closely with Alex to gain insight into his vision and sensibility to drive discovery. Carr created a custom Watson solution to aid Alex’s search. A technology and entertainment industry first, Watson learned the language of music from the producer’s natural speech.

Based on a subset of Spotify data, provided by Tim Ganss of Spotify Music Intelligence, Watson pored over enormous amounts of unstructured data like articles, social media, interviews and fan sentiment to help Alex uncover Rapsody as the best artist for his new track. From the tiny town of Snow Hill, North Carolina, Rapsody is known for her intricate rhyme patterns, metaphors, and wordplay.

Now, the vibrant and vital “Go” comes to life as an organic union between Alex, H.E.R., Rapsody, and the Watson Artist Discovery Tool and a game-changing moment.

This is the first in the series of numerous singles to be released soon. Stay tuned for more very soon.

SCARLXRD

DXXM

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Scarlxrd has over 100 Million Streams

Heart Attack; clocks over 30 million streams; the song kicks in with a fierce delivery and militant bass drums, it’s truly gratifying; -Pigeons & Planes

a BRAINDEAD civilisatixn named a Rockest Record by BCC Radio

Upcoming European summer tour includes shows at Reading Festival, Leeds Festival, and Lollapalooza Paris

Music is my release. My music is dark. This is what’s going to help me.-Scarlxrd told Genius

Scarlxrd releases his debut album DXXM today. Listen to it HERE DXXM includes a diverse range of tracks from the hyper aggressive we waste time FADED the anti-conformity banger a BRAINDEAD civilisatixn -which was praised by BBC Radio-, the hazy angels sleep at FXUR/AM and more.

Hailing from the UK, Scarlxrd retains an ominously sinister sound utilizing heavy trap beats with gritty rapid-fire verses. He seamlessly combines metal and rap, bringing fierce confidence, vivacious screamo, and sometimes brutish-raging energy to his songs delivered in his native British tongue complementing his war-ready aesthetic.

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CAYE x PINK TREE

Boston-raised, LA-based rapper, producer and singer-songwriter Caye reveals track Pink Tree via DuJour. The track was written by Caye with co-writer DAWGUS, who also produced the track, and is off of his debut album Pink Tree Paradise due out June 1st via Big Picnic Records and available for pre-save on Spotify HERE today. Click HERE to listen!
Pink Tree comes on the heels of the release of Caye’s current single Easy featuring Wiz Khalifa which recently premiered on Complex and is quickly gaining traction at radio.
Born and raised in Boston, Caye is a talented multi-instrumentalist, rapper, singer-songwriter and producer. He has combined a multitude of genres, from jazz to hip-hop and everything in between, with his skills on the drums, steel pan and piano, which has set the stage for the essence of his music: smooth verses and seductive production.

Machine Gun Kelly Releases Visual For “27”

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On the eve of his 28th birthday, Machine Gun Kelly released the music video for his song “27.” The track, which was featured on his album bloom, is an ode to fully living until the infamously-damned age of 27. The EST 19XX/Bad Boy/Interscope recording artist delivers the Ryan Hardy-directed visual that begins with a montage of MGK as he’s travelled through his career. The video takes on an analog-film editing aesthetic and continues with tour and studio footage interspersed throughout. MGK just wrapped filming Tommy Lee’s upcoming Motley Crue biopic, The Dirt, and is set to star in Sandra Bullock’s new film, Bird Box. The bloom rapper will join Fall Out Boy on The M A N I A Tour which kicks off on August 29 in Uniondale, NY.

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TK KRAVITZ × JACQUEES

TK Kravitz “Ocean Ft. Jacquees

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Songwriter, TK Kravitz teamed up with fellow ATLien and R&B sensation, Jacquees for their new music video, “Ocean.”

Ocean” comes right after TK’s smash hit, “Space Ft. Sexton,” which reached the Top 10 on Urban US Radio and garnered over 50 million total streams. After dominating radio and embarking on a US tour with A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie this past fall, TK Kravitz is definitely off to a great start in 2018. The seductive and clever “Ocean” perfectly showcases the effortless combination of TK and Jacquees’ incredible vocals.

Look out for TK’s newest EP coming this spring and watch the “Ocean” music video below!

Watch “Ocean Ft. Jacquees” Music Video: https://youtu.be/pllOwLWU3eY

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Post Malone x “beerbongs & bentleys”

History-making multiplatinum Dallas, TX artist Post Malone unlocks the digital pre-order for his forthcoming second full-length album and what will be the biggest musical event of 2018, beerbongs & bentleys [Republic Records]. Order HERE.

 

Post Malone also revealed the album’s powerhouse tracklisting. In addition to the quintuple-platinum record-breaking #1 smash “rockstar” [feat. 21 Savage], gold-certified “Candy Paint, and recent Billboard Hot 100 hit “Psycho” [feat. Ty Dolla $ign], it boasts “Spoil My Night” [feat. Swae Lee], “Ball For Me” [feat. Nicki Minaj],“Same Bitches” [feat. G-Eazy & YG], and more. beerbongs & bentleys is available via digital streaming platforms Friday, April 27th.

 

Furthermore, he took over the 2018 Billboard Music Awards with a stunning 13 nominations. Among those nods, he’s up for the evening’s top prizes, including Top Male Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Rap Artist, and Top Billboard 200 Album in addition to two nominations in the Top Streaming Song (Audio) category. 

 

Next week on April 26, he kicks off his massive summer headline tour with support from 21 Savage and SOB RBE sponsored by blu. The full confirmed itinerary can be found below. Get tickets HERE.

 

Most recently, “rockstar” shattered the record for “Longest #1 Run on the Spotify Global Chart” with “rockstar” [feat. 21 Savage]. The track held the top spot on the chart for an unprecedented and unmatched 114 days. Quickly achieving a RIAA 5X-Platinum certification, it spent eight consecutive weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, the longest stay atop the chart for a rap song in 2017. It also made history as “The first U.S. Hip-Hop Song to be #1 for Consecutive Weeks in the UK since Run D.M.C.’s ‘It’s Like That’ in 1998” and set Canada’s record for “All Time Streams in One Week.” With over 1+ billion worldwide streams, global consumption exceeds 8 million.

 

TRACKLISTING:

  1. “Paranoid”
  2. “Spoil My Night” feat. Swae Lee
  3. “Rich & Sad”
  4. “Zack and Codeine”
  5. “Takin’ Shots”
  6. “rockstar” feat. 21 Savage
  7. “Over Now”
  8. “Psycho” feat. Ty Dolla $ign
  9. “Better Now”
  10. “Ball For Me” feat. Nicki Minaj
  11. “Otherside”
  12. “Stay”
  13. “Blame It On Me”
  14. “Same Bitches” feat. G-Eazy & YG
  15. “Jonestown (Interlude)”
  16. “92 Explorer”
  17. “Candy Paint”
  18. “Sugar Wraith”

 

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Michelle Cadreau x “Dominate”

Hip-hop lyricist Michelle Cadreau has developed a writing and rapping style with both subtlety and introspection to reflect her Native Canadian Indian and Polish ancestry. With four CDs to her credit, the Hamilton, Ontario melds hypnotic and soulful beats with her trademark urban poetry to create a performance style that is equally juxtaposed and complementary.

 

Given the native Indian name Blue Sky at birth by her grandmother (who was born on a reserve in northern Ontario), Cadreau has a tattoo on her back of blue zebra stripes in the shape of an eye with the inscription ‘Blue Sky.’ It is a physical reminder of her spiritual relationship to the earth and heavens and her family.

 

With musical influences that include Biggie Smalls, Eminem, Dr. Dre, and Snoop Dogg, Cadreau proudly emulates their style. Her ideas often come from a word or phrase that sparks inspiration and builds from there.  She also credits her parents for her love of music. Both played in bands most of their lives – her mother (a nurse by profession) is a vocalist and drummer and her father a vocalist and bass guitarist.

 

Like her mother, Cadreau also plays drums, having begun lessons at age five. She is also an accomplished painter and jewelry designer and has a degree in interior design. Her connection to the visual arts has been a foundation for her lyrics, which paint pictures of the joy and pain of life.

 

Among her releases is the breakout number, “Precipitation,” an articulate and explicit song that boldly details a rapper giving a slam performance for fans; “Like a Killer,” uses boxing to symbolize violence; and “Hip Hop Clerk” is a commentary on making it in the music industry.

 

Also included is “Ineffable,” a look at fan adulation; “Give Me The Prize,” a nod to intelligence and the rewards it can provide; and “Tallest Mountain,” a heartfelt look at making your way up the hip hop ladder. Her strongest response by far from both fans and critics online has been for the song “Ghetto Survival,” which equates creating powerful rap music with persistence and success.

 

Cadreau is using her lyrical deftness and distinct vantage point to create music that is true to her while paying homage to the complex backstory of rap and hip hop.

 

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Young Thug

Hip-hop superstar, Young Thug releases his latest EP, Hear No Evil via 300 Entertainment, Atlantic Records, and YSL Records. The 3-song EP that features appearances from Nicki Minaj, Lil Uzi Vert, and 21 Savage.
After taking a vow of “musical” silence, Thug has now decided to release music and an accompanying sign language video for “Anybody Ft. Nicki Minaj” in honor of his deaf brother and fans with hearing impairments.
Hear No Evil is Young Thug’s first project of 2018 since his collaborative mixtape with Future, Super Slimey. Along with starring in a star-studded Adidas campaign, Thug reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts because of his contributions to Camila Cabello’s breakout single, “Havana.” Just last year, Young Thug received an MTV Video Music Award for his brilliant “Wyclef Jean” music video and released the critically-acclaimed Beautiful Thugger Girls EP.
Young Thug is slated to perform at the Rolling Loud Festival on May 11th in Miami, FL, USA. Take a listen to Young Thug’s Hear No Evil EP and check out the “Anybody” sign video.
Hear No Evil Tracklisting
1) Anybody Ft. Nicki Minaj [Prod. Rex Kudo & Charlie Handsome]
2) Up Ft. Lil Uzi Vert [Prod. Southside]
3) Now Ft. 21 Savage [Prod. DJ Spinz]
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Anybody Ft. Nicki Minaj” Official Sign Video:
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MADISON RYANN WARD x MIRROR

Inspired by artists from many different genres, Madison Ryann Ward combines bluesy, soulful melodies with folk, rap and gospel-influenced lyricism to create a classic sound that remains all her own. An impressive fuse of elements ranging from organs to reggae beats, Madison Ryann Ward is creating the kind of music that has the ability to achieve what Jay Z told Letterman “lasts forever.” LISTEN TO “MIRROR” HERE (Post & Share)