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Justin Love and GASHI “Get Out”

Justin Love & GASHI have joined forces for one of the standout feel-good tracks of the summer: Get Out. Sitting in the sweet-spot of R&B and hip-hop, Justin and GASHI trade verses over a bouncy, sunshine-soaked beat. The playful production allows Love’s sultry vocals to take center stage, serenading his love interest throughout. GASHI’s verse adds additional energy and rounds out the infectious tune with his luscious vocals and raunchy lyrics.

Justin & GASHI had some words to share about the song:

“I wanted to create a song that made people feel good for the summer and when I heard this beat, I knew exactly what it took and who needed to be on it with me. Gashi was the perfect fit and the energy he brought was amazing; I’m happy we get to share it with the world!” – Justin

“This record is one of the greatest songs I’ve ever been a part of and I’m very excited for the world to hear this.” – GASHI

Justin Love is a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, earning a nomination in the Best R&B Song category at this years’ awards for his writing credits on H.E.R.’s smash hit “Focus”. Love has earned a captivated fanbase with his heartfelt songwriting, flawless vocals and charismatic personality. Get Out is Justin’s third release of the year; following up Runaway and Bad Mind. With a slew of singles ready to roll out in the coming months, Love is slated for a big second half of 2019.

GASHI has had a huge year himself in 2019. The Africa-born, New York-based artist released My Year featuring G-Eazy in February, his second top 20 record (after Creep On Me feat French Montana & DJ Snake), later performing the song on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Kimmel. Having racked up millions of streams and show dates across the globe over the past decade, it’s fair to say GASHI has established himself at the forefront of the new generation of multi-purpose artists. 

Get Out is available everywhere on streaming platforms.

Chicago’s R&B Ann Marie Releases Pretty Psycho

Hailing from the Southside of Chicago, rising R&B star Ann Marie has released a new body of work; her debut Interscope project titled Pretty Psycho. Clocking in at eleven songs with a superstar feature from Jeremih, Pretty Psycho is the follow up to Ann Marie’s Tripolar 2 project released earlier this year which shot up to #3 on the Apple Music R&B charts. Leading the charge on the album is the silky single “Throw It Back” setting the tone for what fans can expect. It precedes two monster tracks in “My Body” and “Drip” (featuring Jeremih) that reinforces Ann Marie’s signature R&B sound of equal parts grit and sexy. Ann Marie’s brilliance in songwriting is a feature throughout the project but especially so on the emotional “Touch Me” and “Decline” which features fellow Chicago artist Sonta.

Ann Marie|  Pretty Psycho | Track Listing

1. Throw It Back
2. My Body
3. Drip (feat. Jeremih)
4. Karma
5.Sexting
6.Property (feat. Calboy)
7.Lowkey
8. Touch Me
9. In A Minute (feat. Q Money)
10. Main Thing
11. Decline (feat. Sonta)

Ann Marie | Pretty Psycho | eAlbum 

About Ann Marie

Ann Marie hails from Englewood, a neighbourhood on the South Side of Chicago. Releasing consistent bodies of work alongside her collaborative work, the 23 year old steadily built a legion of fans over the past three years. She hit it big with “Handle It,” which came off Tripolar, her third body of work following Unfuckwithable and her self-titled debut Ann Marie. The song went on to rack up over 10 Million plays on Apple Music. 2019 kicked off with a bang for Ann Marie with smash single “Secret,” on follow up project Tripolar 2. The slinky R&B track featured rapper YK Osiris and accumulated over 35 Million views on Youtube in less than 5 months. With her raw storytelling and honey-like tones, Ann Marie began to see her numbers grow. Now based out of Atlanta, the young artist has already accumulated over 700,000 subscribers on Youtube which landed her a spot on the platform’s Foundary Artists list (Youtube’s artist development program). Now celebrating over 100,000 streams per day on Apple Music, an additional 450k+ streams on Spotify, Ann Marie has earned her place as one of music’s most intriguing new artists.

HipHop artist AK Releases New Single

HipHop artist AK gets emotional on self-produced “Ignorance Is Bliss”

On “Ignorance Is Bliss,” AK gets real and reveals the all-too-relatable truth behind the feelings of the rise to success – claiming it to be ‘a gift and a curse.’ The single sonically mimics the peaks and valleys of this emotional journey. While his quick-witted verses reiterate the raw emotional battle of figuring out who can and cannot be trusted on the rise to the top; AK’s aching chorus evokes the intense desire to remain ignorant to the deterrents discovered along the way in the people and places in life that once felt safe and secure.

With lyrics ‘blessings around me / still feel like I’m sinking,’ AK takes a deep dive into the reality of the rarely touched on emotional side effects that come along with a fast track to success – a track that AK can definitely relate to as he has become quite the chart topper in a mere couple of years since first releasing music.

AK’s series of original singles have garnered the #1 spot on the U.S. iTunes Hip Hop Chart, the U.S. Top 20 iTunes Hip Hop Chart, graced the Top 25 iTunes Charts in four other countries, and landed on YouTube Music’s ‘Flow Superior’ Playlist. With his recent releases “Why Would I?,” “Déjà Vu” and “Like I Got It,” AK has hit a sweet spot of blending Hip Hop and R&B genres that pack the perfect punch of his versatility as an artist in terms of tone, lyrics and vocal range.

While his single “Broken” strikes an emotionally raw chord, with an accompanying music video to match. The single perfectly portrays AK’s masterful vocal ability, carried by a chorus of his raw and emotive vocals. While the dark and dreary music video for “Broken” mirrors the tormented tongue-twister verses and pained falsetto-laced vocals evoked by the feeling of a purely broken heart and the one who broke it. With each music release bigger than the last, it goes to show that AK is the next big thing in Hip Hop.

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Ann Marie Signs with Interscope Records

Interscope Records and City Entertainment Group are excited to announce the signing of rising R&B singer-songwriter Ann Marie. Earlier this year, the Southside Chicago artist released Tripolar 2 which shot up to #3 on the Apple Music R&B charts. A secret triple threat, Ann Marie is “releasing some of the year’s best R&B” (Rolling Stone).

Speaking on her signing, Ann Marie says:I’m really excited to be joining the Interscope family, they love and are supportive of everything that I’ve built so far on my own. I’m just ready to go even harder and keep putting out amazing music.”

L-R: John Janick (CEO, Interscope Records), Baroline (Senior Director A&R, Interscope Records), Ann Marie, Mikkey Halsted (Manager, The City Group Entertainment), Nicole Wyskoarko (EVP Urban Operations Interscope Records), Joie Manda (EVP, Interscope Records).

“Ann Marie is the prototype for today’s artist,” said Nicole Wyskoarko, EVP Urban Operations Interscope Records.  “She’s developed and cultivated a dedicated fan base using the tools of today while understanding the pace and quality of product needed to succeed in the modern music landscape.  We’re excited to partner with Ann Marie and her team to bring her vision to the next level.”

Added Baroline, Senior Director A&R Interscope Records: “It’s an important time in music for women and Ann Marie is going to play a major role in creating the sound of now.  She’s a rare combination of singer/songwriter that speaks for a generation and whose sound is already resonating beyond her Chicago roots.  I’m thrilled to have gotten to know Ann Marie and that she’s chosen to partner with the staff at Interscope to bring her sound to the world.”

Ann Marie hails from Englewood, a neighbourhood on the South Side of Chicago. Releasing consistent bodies of work alongside her collaborative work, the 23 year old steadily built a legion of fans over the past three years. She hit it big with “Handle It,” which came off Tripolar, her third body of work following Unfuckwithable and her self-titled debut Ann Marie. The song went on to rack up over 10 Million plays on Apple Music. 2019 kicked off with a bang for Ann Marie with smash single “Secret,” on follow up project Tripolar 2. The slinky R&B track featured rapper YK Osiris and accumulated over 35 Million views on Youtube in less than 5 months. With her raw storytelling and honey-like tones, Ann Marie began to see her numbers grow. Now based out of Atlanta, the young artist has already accumulated over 700,000 subscribers on Youtube which landed her a spot on the platform’s Foundry Artists list (Youtube’s artist development program). Now celebrating over 100,000 streams per day on Apple Music, an additional 450k+ streams on Spotify, Ann Marie has earned her place as one of music’s most intriguing new artists.

 

Amber Mark Releases New Single

Today New York based singer, songwriter and producer Amber Mark releases her brand new single ‘What If’ via PMR/Interscope Records. The sultry, downtempo track features soaring R&B vocals from Amber and was produced by Jeff “Gitty “ Gitelman (Anderson. Paak, Mac Miller, Chic). ‘What If’ is accompanied by a sensual, kaleidoscopic video directed by previous collaborator Renée Rodenkirchen.

WATCH THE OFFICIAL VIDEO HERE

Having spent the winter writing and recording at home in NYC, Amber returned last month with the groove-driven breakthrough single ‘Mixer’, with even more sublime, genre-bending releases from the multi-faceted artist still to come this summer.

Following her raved about set at New York’s Governors Ball Festival this past weekend, Amber is set to perform at Pitchfork Festival in Chicago before heading to Philadelphia to play Made in America festival. After a whistle-stop visit to London in November to play two nights at the O2 Academy Brixton supporting Leon Bridges followed by a stellar sold-out headline show at Oslo Hackney, Amber is heading back to Europe for a string of headline dates and festivals in July, including her biggest London show to date at Scala July 9th.

Kiana Ledé Reveals Myself

2019’s breakthrough R&B starlet KIANA LEDÉ reveals her Myself EP today. 
 
Get it
 HERE via Republic Records.
 
The six-track set includes her latest release
 “Can I, which dropped last week. Its sexy music video already garnered over 600,000 YouTube/VEVO views & Spotify streams. Upon its arrival, StupidDOPE urged, “If you haven’t gotten familiar with the incredibly talented KIANA LEDÉ, now would be a great time to start” as RatedR&B noted, “it’s guaranteed to get in your feelings.
 
The EP flexes her dynamic and diverse artistry. The singer showcases her powerful vocals on the emotional ballad
 “Heavy” and trades bars with rapper Offset during the high-energy new single “Bouncin. The latter sees her let loose with a bold, bright, and big banger, blurring the lines between R&B and hip-hop.
 
Billboard named her among its coveted “Emerging Artists” spotlight and praised “her buttery vocals. Vibe touted her as “NEXT” and she’s been featured on Refinery29, Complex and more. Simultaneously, her hit single “EX” just crossed 92 million global streams and is being played on Urban, Rhythm and Pop radio across the world.

Vevo and Jacquees Release Live Performance of Who’s

Vevo announces the release of Jacquees live performance of Who’s The Atlanta-based singer-songwriter has cooked up his own smooth, slick, and simmering brand of 21st century R&B with an old school twist. Jacquees first taste of the spotlight came at a young age, explaining, I got inspired and with encouragement from my mom I signed up for my first school talent show in 2004. He went on to win the show for the next four years. 

Years later, Jacquees decided to reach out to fellow rising star and frequent collaborator Rich Homie Quan about a meeting with Cash Money Records Co-C.E.O. Bryan Birdman Williams. Birdman saw the video for his swagger-driven soul anthem Soldier featuring Rich Homie Quan and offered him a deal with Cash Money Records and Rich Gang Management. Jacquees has one goal in mind  and it doesn’t differ much from that of his idols. I just want people to listen to my music and feel good. You know how a certain song will make you remember a certain time? That’s what I hope my music does. Who’s is streaming now on all platforms. Keep up with exclusive content from artists all over the world at YouTube.com/Vevo.

ABOUT VEVO: Vevo is the world’s largest all-premium music video provider, offering artists a global platform with enormous scale through its distribution partners. Vevo connects artists with their audience globally via music videos and original content, working directly with them to find unique ways to bring their music to life visually. Vevo also works with emerging artists, providing them with a platform of global scale and reach, to find and grow their audience. Reaching 26 billion monthly views globally, Vevo has over 350,000 music videos in its catalogue.

DAYDREAM MASI × “STARDUST”

DAYDREAM MASI PREMIERES NEW SINGLE “STARDUST”

NEW PROJECT SLOW RAGE DUE OUT SOON

OHIO-BRED ARTIST TO PERFORM AT SMOKIN GROOVES FEST ON 6/15

 

Emerging singer/rapper/songwriter/producer daydream Masi has shared a magnetic and moody new single called “Stardust.” Released via Interscope Records, “Stardust” is available now through all digital retailers.

Listen to “Stardust” by daydream Masi HERE

Hailing from Akron, Ohio, daydream Masi merges hip-hop, soul, R&B, and electronic music into a lush yet bold sound that defies all genre boundaries. On “Stardust,” the 21-year-old artist dreams up a smooth but unpredictable sonic palette, unfolding in airy textures and ominous beats, subtly sweet melodies and jagged distortion.

Last month, daydream Masi made his Interscope debut with “Nightlife,” a hazy and hypnotic track built on tropically inspired production. Now at work on a full-length project titled Slow Rage, he aims to instill a certain sense of emotional purpose into each song he creates.

“I always write something for someone,” says daydream Masi. “It’s rare [that] I’m writing songs for no reason. I’m always thinking of someone in my mind when I’m creating music and the vibe I can give them, the vibe shared together.”

On June 15, daydream Masi will take the stage at Smokin Grooves Fest in Long Beach, CA. Headlined by Usher and Erykah Badu, the festival also includes performances by artists like Ella Mai, Common, Kali Uchis, and The Pharcyde. Go here for more info.

About daydream Masi:

Born and raised in Akron, daydream Masi grew up in a musically inclined family and began to release his own material around the age of 17. Along with mining inspiration from the inventive artistry of Childish Gambino and Kanye West, he’s continually focused on bringing both raw sensitivity and purposeful world-building to his music — a dynamic he defines as “emotional escapism.” Prior to signing with Interscope, daydream Masi caught buzz with self-released songs like “Marguerite” (a track that’s now amassed over 446K streams on SoundCloud) and “Eucalyptus Tree” (now at over 245K streams).

For more info on daydream Masi, visit:

https://www.instagram.com/daydreamasi

https://twitter.com/daydreamasi

https://soundcloud.com/daydream_masi

Jennifer Truesdale

Boston based singer-songwriter Jennifer Truesdale returns to center stage with her new CD “Through The Circle”. Written and arranged by Jennifer and co-produced with David Minehan at Boston’s famed Woolly Mammoth Sound, Through The Circle is “a masterpiece of soulful and bluesy storytelling that embraces each listener into the thoughtful lyrics and brings them along on a feel-good journey.”

Moving seamlessly from blues, to soulful R&B, to jazz and gospel inspired melodies, Through The Circle speaks of love, loss, longing, laughter and the beautiful journey that is life. The first single, “I Need You Tonight”, is a sassy blues romp that is garnering attention from radio and press alike. From her belting vocals to the jazz-laden horns that support them, the truly bluesy lyrics make for a fine juxtaposition in a story of lingering love from a songwriters perspective – “I said I wouldn’t be lonely if you said goodbye // Looked out the window, watched you walk away, told myself I wasn’t gonna cry // I sat down to write a symphony but it didn’t turn out right // And oh I just need you, I need you tonight”. Other powerful tunes include the gospel inspired “We Will Not Be Forgotten”, sure to be the new anthem for 2019 with inspiring and empowering lyrics that will have you singing them over and over again.

Jennifer is joined on the album by an incredible cast of Boston A-list musicians, many faculty members and alumni of Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music and the Boston Symphony Orchestra including: Joe Musella, Marty Ballou, Bill D’Agostino, John Mulroy, Tom West, Hiro Tokushige, Ririka Tokushige, Angel Subero, Joe Santerre, John Grant, Lydia Harrell and Kit Holiday.

“Jennifer Truesdale reflects true artistry on “Through The Circle”….a towering vocal talent…Influences from Billie Holiday to Etta James come to mind..” – Billy Copeland Music News

In addition to 8 original songs, Through The Circle contains stunning arrangements of the John Fogerty classic “Have You Ever Seen The Rain” and Stephen Stills’ “Love The One You’re With”. Showcasing a powerhouse rhythm section, stellar horn section and soaring vocal arrangements.

An alumnus of Berklee College of Music and actively performing member of Boston’s thriving music scene, Jennifer Truesdale artfully blends Blues, Soul, Jazz, R&B and Pop with thought-provoking lyrics to create a sound that is both powerful and deeply personal. Her songs – as a solo artist and as a member of the band The Ultrasonics – have aired on major network television shows including: Hawaii 5-0, Soul Food, All My Children, One Life To Live, The Young and The Restless and Melrose Place. The Boston-area Director of the long-running showcase series Chick Singer Night, (est. 1988) Jennifer works tirelessly to showcase and promote emerging artists and give back to the community from which she came. Jennifer lives near Boston with her husband of 21 years and their 14 year old son.

Upcoming Performances:

Wednesday, May 22nd, 7:30PM @ Concord’s Colonial Inn, Concord, MA

Thursday, May 30th, 8:00PM @ Town Tavern, Arlington, MA

Sunday, June 2nd, 4:00PM @ Caffe Sorrento, Milford, MA

Saturday, June 8th, 2:00PM @ Arlington PorchFest, Arlington, MA

Wednesday, June 12th, 7:30PM @ Concord’s Colonial Inn, Concord, MA

Thursday, June 27th, 6:30PM @ Condon Shell Summer Concert, Medford, MA

Sunday, June 30th, 4:00PM @ Caffe Sorrento, Milford, MA

Now, as “Through The Circle” continues to garner praise from fans and critics alike, there’s sure to be plenty more upcoming chances to catch her performing its tracks along with tons more LIVE in the coming Spring and Summer months!

Check Out Jennifer Truesdale’s “Through The Circle” via Spotify

Get “Through The Circle” via iTunes

For More Information About Jennifer Truesdale, VISIT:

www.JenniferTruesdale.com

Facebook.com/JenniferTruesdaleSings

Instagram: @Truesdale.Jennifer

Jennifer Truesdale YouTube Channel

Nick Cannon “Nobody Else” Music Video

Nick Cannon is back with a hot new visual for his latest musical effort Nobody Else, an infectious R&B record produced by Grammy Award-winning super producer Hitmaka. Never one to shy away from creatively expressing himself, Nobody Else is Nick Cannon’s debut into the R&B music world. Inspired by the hit 1987 film Three Men & A Baby, watch below as Nick enlists the help of Ty Dolla Sign & Jacquees for his re-imagined version appropriately titled Three Playas & A Baby.