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RENÉE ZELLWEGER & SAM SMITH IS OUT

Today, Republic & Decca Records release the brand-new single “Get Happy”, featuring original vocals by Renée Zellweger and Sam Smith, from the forthcoming JUDY The Original Soundtrack out September 27. Listen HERE.

Says Sam Smith, “When I was 17 years old, I did a project on Judy Garland for my Film Studies A-Level. I was immediately immersed into the magic of Judy and her incredibly brave and triumphant story. She has remained as one of the icons of my life. She was one of the bravest humans out there and her vulnerability and honesty in her art still gives me goose bumps like it did the first time. 

It was truly an honour to sing with Renée. Nobody could have played Judy as well as Renée, and it is a career highlight for me to be singing with her, and in some small way, with Judy. I hope everyone loves the film as much as I did.” ​

The track coincides with the release of the highly-anticipated feature film in which Zellweger stars as Judy Garland, set for U.S. release on September 27.

JUDY the album features Zellweger’s breath-taking recordings of Judy Garland’s award-winning and most popular numbers, which have become some of the most iconic songs in film and theatre history, including “For Once in My Life”, “Come Rain or Come Shine” and “Over the Rainbow”, all perfectly capturing the moving intensity of Garland’s electrifying performances.

Set for global release on September 27, JUDY the album marks 50 years since Judy Garland’s premature death in 1969, and 80 years since she shot to teenage stardom in The Wizard of Oz in 1939.

JUDY is a Pathé, BBC Films and Ingenious Media Presentation of a Calamity Films Production and is set for a U.S. nationwide theatrical release on September 27.

POST MALONE RELEASES “CIRCLES”

History-making, GRAMMY® Award-nominated multi-platinum artist Post Malone has just released his latest single, “Circles”.

Get it HERE via Republic Records.

“Circles” heralds the arrival of his anxiously awaited third full-length studio album, Hollywood’s Bleeding [Republic Records], which Malone recently announced will be coming on September 6th, 2019. You can pre-order Hollywood’s Bleeding HERE. Pre-order will include downloads of the latest track as well as the recent platinum selling “Goodbyes” [feat. Young Thug]

On “Circles,” Post teamed up with two of his frequent collaborators Frank Dukes and Louis Bell. With Dukes behind the board, he delivered the RIAA diamond-certified “Congratulations” [feat. Quavo] and multiplatinum “Déjà vu” [feat. Justin Bieber]. Meanwhile, the union of Post and Bell has historically led to a string of multiplatinum smashes, including “rockstar” [feat. 21 Savage], “Better Now,” “Psycho” [feat. Ty Dolla $ign], and most recently “Goodbyes” [feat. Young Thug].

Post will soon head out on The Runaway Tour, a North American outing scheduled to kick off September 14^th in Tacoma, WA and visit cities across the U.S. and Canada before wrapping November 20th at The Forum in Los Angeles. Tickets are on sale HERE.

As Post headlines festivals around the world, 2019 has been packed with one milestone and achievement after another. “Congratulations” was officially certified Diamond by the RIAA and according to Nielsen Music, his second album, beerbongs & Bentleys, emerges on the Mid-Year Top 10 Albums (Based on Overall Equivalent Album Units) and he earns two entries on the Mid-Year Top 10 Selling Digital Songs, namely “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)” with Swae Lee at #3 and “wow.” at #6. “Sunflower” also lands at #2 among the Top 10 On-Demand Song Streams (Audio and Video Combined) and Mid-Year Top 10 On-Demand Audio Streams as “wow” sits at #7 on both charts.

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ANTHONY RAMOS RELEASES ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE VIDEO FOR “DEAR DIARY” ANNOUNCES “THE GOOD & THE BAD” TOUR THIS FALL

MULTIPLE DATES SOLD OUT ALREADY

WATCH THE PERFORMANCE VIDEO FOR “DEAR DIARY” HERE

Kicking off a string of dates next week, Brooklyn-born singer-songwriter, celebrated actor, and multi-talented artist Anthony Ramos will embark on “The Good & The Bad” Tour throughout the fall. Previously announced New York dates, including Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater in New York, NY on August 22, and Rough Trade in Brooklyn, NY on September 26 have already sold out. Throughout October and November, he crisscrosses North America and Canada performing in major markets joined by supporting act Leuca on select dates.

Tickets go on sale next Friday, August 23 at 10am local time. Check out the full confirmed itinerary and details below.

Get tickets HERE

Additionally, Ramos just shared an intimate acoustic performance video for “Dear Diary,” the introductory track from his upcoming album. Accompanied by nothing more than a piano in a sparse rehearsal room, he delivers an emotionally charged performance of the song with palpable energy and powerful spirit.

Watch it HERE

Everything sets the stage for his full-length debut coming soon via Republic Records. Undoubtedly, Ramos is set to cement himself as one of today’s boldest, brightest, and bravest new voices. Born and raised in Bushwick and of Puerto Rican descent, Anthony Ramos first made his mark originating the dual roles of John Laurens and Philip Hamilton in the TONY® and GRAMMY® Award-winning Broadway smash Hamilton. In 2018, Ramos ignited his music career as an independent solo artist on his own terms. Not only did he lend his voice to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Almost Like Praying” benefit single, but he also began architecting a sharp and soulful signature take on contemporary music. He teamed up with producer Will Wells [Logic, Pentatonix] for The Freedom EP, which garnered acclaim from Billboard and many others.

Ramos is currently in production as the lead in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s highly-anticipated ‘In the Heights’ movie directed by Jon M. Chu for Warner Bros to be released in June 2020. Most recently, he appeared in the Academy Award-winning film A Star Is Born, directed by Bradley Cooper and starring Lady Gaga where he played ‘Ally’s’ (GaGa) best friend and the critically-acclaimed Netflix series She’s Gotta Have It, created by Spike Lee, based on his 1986 film. He has contributed multiple songs to the show’s soundtrack, including the poignant new original song “Cry Today, Smile Tomorrow.” The song was inspired by Ramos working with a patient at Katie’s Art Project an organization that connects children facing life-threatening illnesses with artists through collaborative programs to create a lasting legacy through art. Ramos is repped by Modest! Management and Door 24.

The Good & The Bad Tour Dates

Aug 22 Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater New York, NY  SOLD OUT

Sep 11 Omeara London, United Kingdom

Sep 26 Rough Trade  Brooklyn, NY * – SOLD OUT

Oct 3 The Sayers Club Los Angeles, CA *

Nov 1 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL

Nov 3 Brighton Music Hall Boston, MA

Nov 5 The Fillmore  Philadelphia, PA

Nov 6 Music Hall of Williamsburg  Brooklyn, NY

Nov 8 Rock & Roll Hotel Washington, DC

Nov 10 1306 Miami Miami, FL

Nov 12 House of Blues Bronze Peacock Houston, TX

Nov 15 August Hall San Francisco, CA

Nov 17 Doug Fir Lounge Portland, OR

Nov 18 The Crocodile  Seattle, WA

Nov 19 Imperial Vancouver, Canada Supporting Act* Leuca

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Care Package Debuts #1 on BILLBOARD 200

DRAKE’S CARE PACKAGE DEBUTS #1 ON BILLBOARD 200 MARKS HIS NINTH NO. 1 ALBUM, EXTENDS HIS RECORD FOR THE MOST NO. 1 ALBUMS THIS DECADE

Drake’s latest release, the compilation album Care Package has debuted at the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart. The compilation collects 17 tracks many of which were never officially released — including “The Motion,” “Jodeci Freestyle,” “Paris Morton Music,” “Draft Day” and freestyles like “5AM in Toronto” and “4PM in Calabasas.”

The debut marks Drake’s NINTH No. 1 album since 2010, extending his record for the most by any artist this decade. Drake has previously hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with Scorpion (2018), More Life (2017), Views (2016), What a Time to Be Alive with Future (2015), If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late (2015), Nothing Was the Same (2013), Take Care (2011) and Thank Me Later (2010).

Care Package is available now.

SOCIAL HOUSE DROPS DEBUT EP EVERYTHING CHANGED

Hot off the heels of their chart topping single “boyfriend” and a surprise performance at this year’s Lollapalooza, buzzing LA singer, songwriter and producer duo Social House unveil their highly-anticipated debut EP, Everything Changed…, out today via School Boy Records/Republic Records—listen HERE !

Upon release, “boyfriend” skyrocketed up the charts, claiming the #1 spot on both the iTunes Overall Song & Music Video Charts, #1 Spotify U.S. Chart and the official music video became the #1 YouTube Trending video. Globally, the song also peaked at #1 on the iTunes Chart in 35 countries. Now with over 75 million total streams and counting, “boyfriend” is bound to continue chart domination. Everything Changed…, recorded in Big Bear, CA over the span of two weeks earlier this year, features six songs which capture Social House’s signature sound, including “boyfriend,” as well as their

recently-released soulful ballad “Haunt You ” and new lead track “Tropical Rain.” Under the influence of relationships experienced by the duo, the EP examines “a breakup in reverse” as it traces “the ups and downs of a relationship starting from its end and tracing back to its beginning.” Of Everything Changed…, Social House says, “Our EP is the story of the different stages of a relationship from the end to the beginning. It was the first time we really ever wrote and recorded a project for ourselves as Social House, so we’re really excited for our fans to hear it. Can’t wait for you guys to see what’s coming up next!” Fans can stay tuned for more from Social House this fall! Both born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, Social House—made up of Michael “Mikey” Foster and Charles “Scootie” Anderson—initially struck a chord by sharing feelings from behind-the-scenes. The musicians met by way of producer Tommy Brown, sharing a house and creative hub in Sherman Oaks, CA. Together with Brown, they collectively penned and produced multiplatinum number one smashes such as “thank u, next” and “7 Rings” for Ariana Grande’s blockbuster thank u, next. One day, the pair cooked up an idea they couldn’t part with, which resulted in their debut single as Social House, “Magic in the Hamptons ” feat. Lil Yachty. Not only did the track surpass over 100 million cumulative streams within a year, but it also paved the way for widespread acclaim from Billboard, Refinery29, HotNewHipHop, LADYGUNN, Ones To Watch and more. Now, they welcome everyone home on their debut EP, Everything Changed…

Everything Changed… Tracklist:

1. “At Least We Can Say That We Tried”

2. “Haunt You”

3. “Why You Always Gotta Start Something”

4. “Love Me Back”

5. “boyfriend”

6. “Tropical Rain”

 

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Julia Michaels Releases Intimate Video for “Body”

Grammy® Award-nominated multiplatinum singer and songwriter JULIA MICHAELS just released the video for “Body,” a deeply personal song from her latest release Inner Monologue Part 2. Watch HERE.

The video premiered on Teen Vogue yesterday alongside an as-told-to essay where MICHAELS touched on the

inspiration behind her new song and video, and her own experiences with learning to love herself. Of the video MICHAELS says, “In the video for “Body,” I came up with the idea to start in a bunch of layers, and by the end I’m completely stripped. The second verse of the song is me talking about how I cover up. I wear big, oversized sweatshirts so that I can cover my body. I do all these things to make me feel more comfortable in my own skin, but really it’s making me more uncomfortable when I take it off because I’m constantly masking myself. I wanted to show people how I am versus how I could be.”

Julia will bring the song to life on the second leg of THE INNER MONOLOGUE TOUR which kicks off October 16 in Tempe, AZ and stops coast-to-coast. Check out the full confirmed itinerary below. Tickets are on-sale now HERE.

GRAMMY® Award-nominated singer and songwriter Julia Michaels has transformed the pop music landscape not only from behind-the-scenes as one of the most in-demand songwriters, but in the spotlight as a solo artist as well. Her rapid rise can be attributed to identifiable honesty in every lyric, as exemplified in her triple-platinum selling debut single “Issues”.  In 2018, she garnered GRAMMY® Awards nominations in the categories of “Best New Artist” and “Song of the Year” for “Issues,” which amassed nearly 2 billion streams worldwide.

Continuing that success, “Issues” notably became “the top-selling debut single by an artist in 2017,” and placed as the only solo female composition on Variety’s “30 Most Consumed Songs of 2017.” As a songwriter, MICHAELS has co-written 21 titles that have charted on the Billboard Hot 100, eleven of which have hit the Top 40, including “Issues.”  Those songwriting credits include smashes like Justin Bieber’s “Sorry,” Selena Gomez’s “Good for You” [feat. A$AP Rocky] & “Hands To Myself,” and Hailee Steinfeld’s “Love Myself.”  She’s alsowritten titles for Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani, Linkin Park, Ed Sheeran, John Legend, P!NK, Maroon 5, Jessie Ware, Janelle Monae, KeithUrban, Shawn Mendes and more.  The cumulative worldwide stream tally for songs she has co-written is 20 billion to date.

Since her debut as a solo artist, MICHAELS has built an enviable touring resume, joining artists like Maroon 5, Keith Urban, Shawn Mendes, Niall Horan, and P!NK, around the globe.

THE INNER MONOLOGUE TOUR DATES:

10/16 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre

10/18 Austin, TX – Emo’s

10/19 Dallas, TX – House of Blues Dallas

10/20 Houston, TX – House of Blues Houston

10/22 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre

10/23 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works

10/25 Philadelphia, PA – Theater of Living Arts

10/26 Boston, MA – House of Blues Boston

10/27 Washington, DC – The 9:30 Club

10/30 New York, NY – Webster Hall

10/31 Montréal, QC – Corona Theatre

11/1 Toronto, ON – The Phoenix Concert Theatre

11/2 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall

11/4 Royal Oak, MI (Detroit) – Royal Oak Music Theatre

11/5 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom

11/6 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue

11/8 Englewood, CO (Denver) – Gothic Theatre

11/9 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot

11/11 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre

11/13 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore

11/15 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom

11/16 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre

11/22 Mexico City, MX – El Plaza Condesa

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SACHI RELEASE BRAND NEW NIGHTS WITH RUBY EP OUT NOW

Rising New Zealand duo SACHI share their brand-new Nights with RubyEP today, featuring buzzing single “Sparking My Fire” [feat. ROE] and “Love Me Now” [feat. CXLOE].  Full track listing below.

Get it HERE via Casablanca Records.

Recently, SACHI unveiled the project’s first single, “Sparking My Fire, which since its release has been streamed over 1 million times, has been featured on highly subscribed playlists such as Spotify’s MINT, and added at SiriusXM.

The follow-up single “Love Me Now, features rising Australian star CXLOE, slick drums and a neon, danceable groove with an angelically warbled hook that’s “really heart-on-your-sleeve, Will says.

“Ever since we started making music, we wanted to create moments to share with friends,” the duo comments on the making of Nights with Ruby EP, “We want to give everyone an uplifting and euphoric experience. The EP paints this picture of different energies coming together as a whole. We want people to connect and have fun with us.”

Smashing boundaries between electro, pop, and house, SACHI harness unabashed, unfiltered, and undeniable energy in their music. By 2019, they notched over 25 million cumulative streams and earned two gold singles back in their native New Zealand—“No More” and “Shelter.” Recently, “Hollywood Angel” [feat. E^ST], “Sparking My Fire [feat. ROE], and “Worst Behaviour” [feat. Sam DeRosa] ignited excitement for their brand-new Nights with Ruby EP.

Nights with Ruby EP Tracklisting:

  1. Shelter ft. NÏKA
  2. Love Me Now ft. CXLOE
  3. Unapologetically
  4. Sparking My Fire ft. ROE
  5. Worst Behaviour ft. Sam DeRosa
  6. Hollywood Angel ft. E^ST
  7. Find Yourself

Kim Viera releases new single “AY AY AY” feat. Pitbull

Puerto Rican singer and songwriter Kim Viera releases her brand new singleAy Ay Ay feat. Pitbull today.

Listen to “Ay Ay Ay”: HERE

Kim’s sultry vocals ride over the summer-ready production verse by verse leading up to an addictive catchy hook. The Pitbull collaboration adds an extra flair creating a dance-ready hit.

In many ways, Kim Viera was destined to merge cultures in her music. Growing up of Puerto Rican descent in an artist-friendly New York household, her parents both worked in the entertainment industry. Dad launched, owned, and operated a live production company, and Mom could be heard as a backup singer for Willie Colon, Ruben Bladés, and more. Yearly vacations in Puerto Rico represented that balance as the travel mixtape spanned Selena, Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, La India, Sia, Brandy, and Whitney Houston. A vocal powerhouse, she made her introduction on viral hits alongside YouTube mega-star Kurt Schneider in between writing for superstars such as Lil Wayne. In 2016, she landed a major label deal with Republic Records and made waves by contributing “Tribe” to the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for Pitch Perfect 3. This anthem quickly clocked 1.8 million Spotify streams. Along the way, she honed her “American Latina” style and set fire with her single “Como” feat. Daddy Yankee. It exploded as an international smash with 40.8 million cumulative streams and counting, while the music video surpassed 24 million views in under a year. Meanwhile, she garnered acclaim from Billboard and NPR who pegged it among “Our Favorite Latin Songs This Week, upon release, setting the stage for her first 2019 anthem “Here For Ya” and now “Ay Ay Ay” feat. Pitbull.

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SG Lewis Unveils Flames


NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
08/31 – North Coast Music Festival – Chicago, IL
09/01 – Made In America – Philadelphia, PA (DJ Set)
09/03 – Mod Club – Toronto, ON
09/05 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
09/06 – Brooklyn Steel – Brooklyn, NY
09/07 – U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC
09/30 – Neumos – Seattle, WA
10/01 – Star Theater – Portland, OR
10/02 – Fortune Sound Club – Vancouver, BC
10/04 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
10/05 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
10/07 – Meow Wolf – Santa Fe, NM
10/08 – Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO
10/12 – The Novo – Los Angeles, CA
Tickets on sale now

Today, British producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist SG Lewis unveils the dark and twisted official video for his latest single, “Flames” featuring 16-year old Australian pop star Ruel (RCA). Out now via Casablanca/Republic Records in North America, ‘Flames’, a sure fire song of the summer, was recently hailed by Billboard as “smooth and funky, with a slow-jam melody that wafts over a menacing, ’80s-style synth rhythm.” Surpassing 1 million streams in its first week, the song is the latest track taken from ‘Dawn,’ the third and final installment of his three-part concept albumDusk, Dark, Dawnout later this year.
 
The cinematic, gruesome official video was shot in LA and directed by 
Jeremy Koren (Troye Sivan, Ruel), and stars SG Lewis and Ruel – watch it HERE
 
Speaking about the new song, SG reveals, 
I was put onto Ruel’s music about 18 months ago, and watching his growth since then has been amazing. He’s got such soul to his voice for someone of his age, it’s crazy. ‘Flames’ is the final preview of ‘Dawn’ before the whole thing drops, and I can’t wait to share the whole thing.”
 
Tickets for 
SG Lewis’ North American Headline tour are on sale now, kicking off September 3 in Toronto. The twelve date tour hits major cities, including Boston, Brooklyn, Washington DC, Seattle, Portland, Vancouver, San Francisco, Santa Fe, and Denver before concluding at The Novo in Los Angeles on October 12. In addition, you can catch SG making the festival rounds on both sides of the pond, including Glastonbury in the UK, Chicago’s North Coast Festival (TICKETS HERE) and Made In America in Philadelphia (TICKETS HERE). For a complete list of upcoming tour dates and ticket information, please visit www.sglewismusic.com
 
“Flames” follows previous ‘Dawn’ cuts, ‘Throwaway’, the second collaborative track between SG and rising viral US star Clairo (after last summer’s breakthrough track Better) and “Blue.” Clairo’s honeyed vocals on ‘Throwaway’ are perfectly framed by SG’s intimate, downtempo production; “Clairo is one of my favourite artists to work with, and a good friend of mine” says SG: “Throwaway was written in LA one evening – we were both super tired and had some shit going on in our respective personal lives. We sat and talked for ages, and after that Throwaway flowed out in no time at all. Clairo is such a special artist and an incredible songwriter, and I’m super proud of this song.”
 
DuskDarkDawn chronicles the trajectory of a night out through its different moods and genres and serves as a tribute to club and youth culture. While Dusk (released earlier in 2018) blended disco, smooth electro and funk and Dark explored distinctly heavier yet still diverse sounds, Dawn is a sonic embodiment of those euphoric sunrise moments and the feeling of togetherness at the end of a night well spent.
 
It’s been an incredible several months for SG Lewis that has seen the artist sell-out venues across the US, Asia and Europe. 
Dark lead single ‘Hurting’ has continued to grow, hitting No.1 on the Billboard Dance/Mix Show Airplay Chart earlier this year, and now with two back-to-back Coachella sets in the bag, SG Lewis continues to cement his status as not just one of London’s hottest new talents but also a formidable artist capable of making a splash on both sides of the Atlantic.
 
SG has previously collaborated with 
Col3traneRayeRay BLKThe Neptunes/N.E.R.D’s Chad HugoGerd JansonConducta and more as well as producing Dave’s ‘100M’s’ proving his worth as one of the most respected and prolific musicians from the UK and a producer capable of working outside of genre and style.

 ABOUT RUEL (RCA)
Ruel is a 16-year-old artist hailing from Australia. His debut EP entitled 
READY released last year has surpassed 200M+ global streams and his singles “Younger,” “Dazed & Confused,” and “Don’t Tell Me” have all been certified Gold in Australia. In 2018, Ruel became the youngest recipient in history to win the prestigious Aria Award (aka the Australian “Grammys”) for “Breakthrough Artist of the Year.” In 2019, Ruel continues to break records by becoming the youngest male artist in history to sell out the iconic Sydney Opera House, not once but twice. His current single “Painkiller” is out now, with its already video surpassing 1.6 million streams since its release April 30th. Later this year, Ruel will be joining Shawn Mendes on his 2019 fall Australian and New Zealand tour dates, and made a surprise appearance at Coachella performing with SG Lewis.

ABOUT CASABLANCA RECORDS
Casablanca Records, the legendary label of the 70’s, defined the sound of its era. During the infamous days of Studio 54, Casablanca launched the careers of artists such as Kiss, Parliament, Donna Summer and Giorgio Moroder. Re-launched by Republic Records executive vice president Rob Stevenson, the label now focuses on Dance and Electronic music. Working with a global roster of both established superstars and emerging new talent, Casablanca Records is home to Stromae, ALMA, Kungs, Martin Solveig, Tiësto, Felix Jaehn, SG Lewis, Netsky and Phantoms.

ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS
A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Black Sabbath, Florence + the Machine, Hailee Steinfeld, James Blake, James Bay, John Mellencamp, Julia Michaels, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Of Monsters and Men, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings (The Avett Brothers), Boominati Worldwide (Metro Boomin), Brushfire (Jack Johnson), Casablanca Records (Tïesto), Cash Money (Drake, Jacquees, Nicki Minaj), Hollywood Records (Sofia Carson, Zendaya), Lava Records (Greta Van Fleet, Jessie J, Lorde), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), XO (The Weeknd, Belly, NAV), Young Money (Drake, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj), Roc Nation (Jaden Smith, Justine Skye), among others. Republic also maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with country powerhouse Big Machine Records, and Universal Music Latin Entertainment.  In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey, SING), Fox TV (Lee Daniels’ STAR, The Four), and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises