Posts tagged with "Republic Records"

Chelsea Cutler “How To Be Human”

Today, breakout singer, songwriter and producer Chelsea Cutler unveils her new single, “How To Be Human,” out now via Republic Records—listen HERE!

“How To Be Human” reveals Cutler’s inimitable knack for songwriting with honest and vulnerable lyrics, as she pleads, “I still don’t know how to be human, I don’t know what I am doing, please tell me how to be human.”

Of the song, Chelsea says, “‘How To Be Human’ is a really special song for me because it really encompasses the overall theme of what I’ve spent the last year writing about: being in your early 20’s, growing up, and becoming an adult.”

From embarking on a sold-out headline world tour, to performing on main stages at Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Governors Ball and Firefly Music Festival, to signing a deal with Republic Records, 2019 has already been a whirlwind year for Cutler. Not to mention, earlier this summer she teamed up with Kygo for their collaboration “Not Ok,” as well as with Jeremy Zucker for their 5-song project brent, which features “you were good to me.” This fall, Chelsea will perform across Europe with Lauv on his ~ how i’m feeling ~ tour.

Stay tuned for more new music from Chelsea Cutler out this year!

NICKI MINAJ, POP SMOKE, 360 MAGAZINE

NICKI MINAJ × POP SMOKE

Pop Smoke releases the first official Remix to “Welcome To The Party” with platinum selling artist and fellow New York native Nicki Minaj! 

Listen to it HERE
(Victor Victor Worldwide/Republic Records)

BENEE “Lil North America Tour”

Today, buzzing 19-year-old indie pop artist BENEE announces she will play a slew of headline dates in North America this October for her “Lil North America Tour”—including shows in Brooklyn, Boston, Washington, D.C. and Toronto—see the list of dates below. Tickets will go on sale on Saturday, August 16th at 9:00AM ET via http://benemusicc.com/.

BENEE recently made her mark on the world with her debut EP, FIRE ON MARZZ, released earlier this summer to widespread critical acclaim. The EP features her lead single “Glitter,” as well as her breakout hit “Evil Spider.” In celebration of the EP, BENEE has been performing shows to sold out audiences across New Zealand, Australia and Europe, as well as a whirlwind US debut in New York and LA earlier this year.

BENEE has emerged as New Zealand’s artist to watch with her chart-topping hit “Soaked,” which quickly climbed Spotify’s Viral Charts, accumulated over 22 million streams to date, charted on Australia’s Triple J radio’s Hottest 100 of 2018 and held the number one spot on New Zealand’s Shazam Top 100 for two months, not to mention achieved Platinum Certification in New Zealand and Gold Certification in Australia. With endorsements from Zane Lowe and Apple’s Beats1 radio, BENEE went from playing her first small club gig to her first arena show—opening for longtime role model Lily Allen—in a matter of months.

Jonas Brothers “Only Human” Music Video

Maintaining momentum for the biggest comeback of the decade, Jonas Brothers unveil the music video for their latest single “Only Human” today.

Watch it HERE.

Last night, the group announced a YouTube watch page would launch at 10am ET today, featuring a countdown clock and chat with the band, followed by the exclusive worldwide premiere of the official video for “Only Human” at 1PM ET.

The video also saw broadcast premiers with MTV Live, mtvU and the iconic Times Square Viacom billboards. Directed by Anthony Mandler, who also directed the band’s videos for “Sucker” and “Cool,” the video evokes an eighties throwback vibe as Jonas Brothers perform to a packed audience, crooning into vintage microphones and kicking old school dance moves.

The video release comes as “Only Human” heats up at radio, quickly ascending both the Hot AC and Top 40 chart- where it is already Top 15. This week, the band took home two 2019 Teen Choice Awards for “Artist Of The Decade” and “Choice Summer Group.” The band also received four nominations at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards taking place on August 26, 2019 in Newark, NJ. The nods include “Video of the Year,” “Song of the Year,” and “Best Pop” for “Sucker” as well as “Artist of the Year.” Vote HERE.

Speaking to the widespread success, “Sucker” also achieved a platinum certification from the RIAA. Recently, Jonas Brothers ignited their sold-out Happiness Begins Tour in Miami with an explosive performance. Joined by special guests Bebe Rexha and Jordan McGraw, the jaunt canvases North America through the end of the year. Check out the full itinerary below.

Happiness Begins became the third #1 album of the Jonas Brother’s career and first release since 2009. This #1 bow represented a landmark moment for the group and pop at large as they retain the place at the top of the charts they claimed a decade ago. Jonas Brothers achieved the biggest sales week of 2019 for an album. Not to mention, Happiness Begins generated a greater total consumption of more than the rest of the Billboard 200’s Top 10 combined!

A global success, the album also landed at #1 in Canada, with additional career high debuts in countries including UK, Australia, Germany and the Netherlands and more. These achievements solidified Jonas Brothers’ return as the biggest pop moment of 2019.

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”

 

Image courtesy of: Parsa Ana

Kash Doll “Ready Set” Music Video

Kash Doll releases her music video accompanying her latest banger “Ready Set” featuring fellow Detroit rap representative Big Sean today. The record is an obvious undeniable summer smash, with its celebratory tone and energized pace driven flow.

Directed by Jesse Ray Diamond with Teyana (Spike Tee) Taylor serving as Creative Director, the video matches the songs high energy with a Motor City inspired race themed visual that is beyond smoking hot.

Watch “Ready Set”: HERE

Speaking about the song and video, Kash Doll says, “Ready Set is a motivational and aspirational song. I wanted to let people know if I can make it, despite the things I’ve been through, they can do it too. I’m a D girl so I’m determined.” The Detroit rapper is on a serious roll. She is fresh off a BET Award nomination for “Best Female Hip-Hop Artist,” touring the country with Meek Mill and just had her major music release “Kitten” featuring none other than the legendary hip-hop icon Lil Wayne. This all follows her groundbreaking mini-movie and song “Hustla” released in April.

Detroit native Kash Doll has impacted the music industry with a commanding force, dropping street-earned truths with her throwback wordplay and powerful bars. The one-two combination of spirit and sass announced her as fiery female force in 2019 after quietly amassing 30 million-plus on-demand streams, garnering the BMI Social Star Award and “Issa Wave Award” at the BET Social Awards, and inking a deal with Republic Records. An unbelievable story brought her to this point.

Losing her dad on just her first birthday, she always held down multiple jobs to support her mom and siblings. And at 18, she started investing in herself eventually opening two beauty bars and funding her own music career. She made waves on the 2014 independent debut mixtape, Keisha Vs. Kash Doll. Following 2016’s Trapped In The Dollhouse, she developed a presence as a touring force and earned coveted co-signs from Drake, Big Sean, Rick Ross, Remy Ma, and many more. The 2018 The Vault mixtape captured #1 on multiple mixtape sites as her debut single for Republic Records “Ice Me Out” and its 2 Chainz-assisted official remix clocked 18 million-plus total streams. Last year, Kash Doll also released a project solely for her fans titled Brat Mail to thank them for all their continued support.

The project garnered over 23 million global streams and features the break out single “Check.” Shortly before Brat Mail, Kash released one of her biggest singles to date, “For Everybody,” which racked up over 10 million YouTube/VEVO views independently.

She kicked off 2019 with a bang by supporting Meek Mill on tour. Outside of music, this boss runs Kash Doll Enterprises and does charity work around her hometown. Her city bestowed the “Spirit of Detroit” Award upon her.

Lil Tecca “Ransom” Lands #1

Hailing from New York, recording artist Lil Tecca is breaking through in 2019 with one of the biggest hits of the year. His hit single “Ransom” lands at #1 on Spotify’s U.S. chart and #1 on Apple Music’s U.S. Hip Hop chart making it a strong contender for record of the summer.
 
The undeniable hit has garnered over 105 million global streams on Spotify, 53 million YouTube views and over 45 million apple music global streams. “Ransom” has also ranked #1 on Souldcloud’s Top 50 chart and has made its way in the Top 30 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.
 
Listen to the single HERE via Republic Records.
 
Raised by Jamaican parents in Springfield Gardens Lil Tecca started rapping in his early teens, inspired by artists such as Speaker Knockerz, Chief Keef, and others. At just 16 years old, he has started to build a huge following online releasing singles “Count Me Out”, “Love Me”,  “Did it Again”, “Molly Girl” and “Ransom”.  The hype around Lil Tecca continues to grow with each new release and 2019 is poised to be his biggest year yet with new music, festival appearances and shows around the world all on deck.

VOLBEAT DEBUT NEW SONG, “PELVIS ON FIRE”

Multi-platinum Danish rock band Volbeat debut their new song “Pelvis on Fire,” a cheeky nod to the fun and frivolous rock of yore. “It’s a pure rock ‘n’ roller,” according to Poulsen. “When you hear songs from the ‘50s and ‘60s, and read the lyrics, they are not that deep. But it sounds great. It is a feeling. It’s a movement. It’s sexuality. It’s emotional and that thing we feel when we hear good rock ‘n’ roll.” Listen to “Pelvis on Fire,” off Volbeat’s forthcoming Rewind, Replay, Rebound (August 2nd, Republic Records) here.

Volbeat’s 29-date tour tour in support of Slipknot, on their extensive Knotfest Roadshow North American Tour as special guests, will kick off today in Mountain View, CA with additional stops in Salt Lake City, Phoenix, and Austin (full dates below).  Tickets for these dates are on sale now here.

 

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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

The Avett Brothers “High Steppin’” # 1 on the Americana Radio Airplay Chart

This week Grammy Award®-nominated collective THE AVETT BROTHERS have reached the top Americana Radio Airplay Chart with “High Steppin’” coming in at #1. “High Steppin’” is the first single from The Avett Brothers’ anticipated album Closer Than Together [American/Republic Records], out Friday, October 4, 2019.

In addition, the band recently release a behind-the-scenes video of “High Steppin’”. Premiering on The Boot yesterday,  the video goes behind-the-scenes of the choreography created by the Purple Charlotte Steppers Club and talks about how The Avett Brothers asked the group to join them for their video.

Watch the behind the scenes video for “High Steppin’” here and the official video here!

Don’t miss The Avett Brothers on tour throughout the rest of 2019 making stops at New York’s Barclays Center on October 5th and LA’s The Greek on August 22nd. Check out the full tour dates here.

The Avett Brothers made mainstream waves with their 2009 major label debut, I and Love and You, landing at No. 16 on the Billboard Top 200 and garnering critical acclaim. 2012 saw The Carpenter hit No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 and was followed by Magpie and the Dandelion (2013) which debuted at No. 5 on Billboard’s Top 200 and saw the band appear twice on Jimmy Kimmel Live! True Sadness (2016) achieved The Avett Brothers’ highest career debut to date hitting No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Albums Chart, No. 1 Top Rock Albums Chart, No. 1 Digital Albums Chart, No. 3 on Billboard Top 200, and scoring two GRAMMY® nominations. In the same year, the band was inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame. In 2017, the band released their critically acclaimed documentary May It Last: A Portrait of The Avett Brothers, which was co-directed by Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio. The film followed the band as they wrote their GRAMMY® nominated album True Sadness. The film was released theatrically and on HBO to rave reviews and critical acclaim and is now available on DVD/Blu-Ray/VOD. In November 2018, the band headlined the concert for Hurricane Florence Relief in Greenville, North Carolina, raising $325,000 to help those affected by Hurricane Florence.
Four new songs have recently been released (“Roses and Sacrifice,” “Trouble Letting Go,” “Neapolitan Sky,” “High Steppin’”) in anticipation of new album Closer Than Together to be released on October 4, 2019.

Coming soon: Swept Away – a new musical inspired by and featuring the music of The Avett Brothers – will have its world premiere at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in June 2020.