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Kandace Springs

“Prince’s protoge spreads her wings on breathtakingly eclectic second album

An accomplished pianist with a sensuous, smoky voice”

MOJO

the soulful pianist and vocalist is self-assured, distinctive and strikingly contemporary.

WALL STREET JOURNAL

Singer and pianist Kandace Springs has released her remarkable second album Indigo (Blue Note), a 13-track LP of originals and choice covers that showcases the full breadth of Kandace’s artistry from smoldering R&B (People Make the World Go Round , 6 8) to gorgeous jazz ballads (Unsophisticated, featuring Roy Hargrove) to the pop songcraft of “Breakdown” and Don’t Need The Real Thing. All but two tracks are produced by drummer/producer Karriem Riggins (Common, Erykah Badu) with additional production by Jamie Hartman (Rag’n’Bone Man), Jimmy Hogarth (Amy Winehouse, Corinne Bailey Rae), Jimmy Harry (Madonna, P!nk), and Evan Rogers and Carl Sturken (Rihanna). Indigo is available on vinyl, CD, download, and streaming services.

For Kandace it boils down to a question that connects past to present: “What would Nina Simone do if she had the technology of today? You could never put Nina in a boxߞshe would do a blues followed a classical piece, a jazz standard and then a Beatles cover. This LP took a lot of inspiration from that it’s a mix of everything that I am.” Indigo offers a fairly plausible answer to that impossible query: songs that swirl classical composition with quiet-storm cool, jazz poise with hip-hop swing, tropical warmth with soulful depth, and earthen groove with airy psych.

Given that diverse palette, Karriem was exactly the right person to work with Kandace to catalyze the best parts of various interests into something new. “I love crossing genres and the direction on Indigo was to marry all the different things to tell her story”, says Karriem, who tracked his drums at various studios while on the road with Diana Krall, and chopped and reassembled his and Kandace’s recordings into what you hear. “It sounds organic because everything was built around the songwriting. She says so much on the piano, and her voice is amazing it’s the focal point of the whole sound.”

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Kandace will embark on a U.S. headline tour beginning September 28 that includes album release shows in Los Angeles (Troubadour, October 1), New York (Sony Hall, October 28), and a hometown Nashville show (City Winery, November 4), followed by performances in Europe and Asia. See below for a full list of tour dates and visit kandacesprings.com for ticket info.

Kandace Springs ߝ Tour Dates:

September 28 Musical Instrument Museum Phoenix, AZ

September 29 Voodoo Room @ House of Blues San Diego, CA

September 30 – The Parish @ House of Blues Anaheim, CA

October 1 The Troubadour Los Angeles, CA

October 2 Swedish American Hall San Francisco, CA

October 4 The Jack London Revue Portland, OR

October 5 Benaroya Hall Seattle, WA

October 7 – Vancouver International Jazz Festival Vancouver, BC

October 24 City Winery Boston, MA

October 25 Daryl’s House Club Pawling, NY

October 27 – Iron Horse Music Hall Northampton, MA

October 28 – Sony Hall New York, NY

October 29 World Cafe Live Philadelphia, PA

October 30 The Hamilton Washington, DC

November 2 Stage Door Theater Charlotte, NC

November 3 City Winery Atlanta, GA

November 4 City Winery Nashville, TN

November 13 Forum Leverkusen Leverkusen, Germany **with WDR Big Band**

November 16 New Morning Paris, France

November 17 Queen Elizabeth Hall London, England

November 19 Paradiso Amsterdam, Netherlands

November 20 Quasimodo Berlin, Germany

November 27 Tokyo International Forum Tokyo, Japan

November 28 Sankei Hall Breeze Osaka, Japan

December 1 Blue Note Beijing Beijing, China

December 2 Blue Note Beijing Beijing, China

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Prince once said that Kandace “has a voice that could melt snow.” The music icon heard her cover of Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” online in 2014 and invited her to perform with him at Paisley Park for the 30th anniversary of Purple Rain, becoming a mentor to the young singer and pianist. Kandace’s 2014 self-titled EP turned even more heads and led to performances on Letterman, Kimmel and Fallon, as well as the Afropunk and Bonnaroo festivals. Okay player called her as “a vocal force to be reckoned with” and Afropunk dubbed her “a versatile and vital artist”

Kandace draws much of her musical inspiration from her father, Scat Springs, a respected session singer in Nashville. It was due to him that Kandace grew up surrounded by music, and he encouraged her to take piano lessons after he watched her peck out melodies on the instrument when she was 10. Yet as a girl, she was equally interested in other creative outlets, especially visual art and, more unexpectedly, automobiles. “My dad gave me a Matchbox car, and my mom gave me a Barbie,” she says. “I drew a mustache on the Barbie and never played with it again, and I still have the Matchbox car.” (Her obsession with cars, which she collects, rebuilds, and resells, continues to this day.)

Something deeper in the young musician was sparked when she heard Norah Jonesߣ 2002 Blue Note debut, Come Away With Me. “The last song on the record is ߢThe Nearness of Youߣ and that song really inspired me to learn to play piano and sing. It was just so soulful, simple and stripped down. That really moved me and touched me. It’s when I realized, This is what I wanna do.”

Kandace began gigging around Nashville, and eventually an early demo she recorded caught the ears of Evan Rogers and Carl Sturken, the production team who have written hits for Shakira, Christina Aguilera, and Kelly Clarkson, and are best known for discovering Rihanna as a teen and signing her to their production company SRP. Rogers flew to Nashville with an offer to sign Kandace. Still only 17 years old at the time she and her family decided that it wasn’t the right time to pursue a recording career, instead taking a job at a downtown Nashville hotel where she valet parked cars by day and sang and played piano in the lounge at night.

A few years later, Kandace was talking about going to automotive design school, but her mother suggested that she get back in touch with Rogers and Sturken. She instead moved to New York and started working seriously on new songs and demo recordings. She eventually landed an audition with Blue Note President Don Was at the Capitol Records Tower in Los Angeles, winning him over with a stunning performance of Bonnie Raitts “I Can’t Make You Love Me” (the original of which he had coincidentally produced).

If you listen closely to Indigo, you’ll hear a nod to Prince in the lyrics of “Fix Me” but the best tribute she could pay to him, Ms. Simone, and the humble legacy of the man who introduced her to music, her father, is by, as Karriem words it, “creating something that adds to the art form.” With Indigo, an album that couldn’t have been made by anyone but her, Kandace Springs does exactly that.

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SHAKIRAS “EL DORADO”

SHAKIRA’S EL DORADO NOMINATED FOR BEST LATIN POP ALBUM AT THE 60TH ANNUAL GRAMMY® AWARDS

EL DORADO WINS BEST CONTEMPORARY POP VOCAL ALBUM AT THE 18th ANNUAL LATIN GRAMMY® AWARDS

SHAKIRA MAINTAINS HER RECORD OF MOST LATIN GRAMMYS WON BY A FEMALE ARTIST

Thirteen-time GRAMMY® Award-winner and international superstar Shakira has been nominated for Best Latin Pop Album at the 60th Annual GRAMMY® Awards for El Dorado. Shakira also took home the Latin GRAMMY® Award for Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album at the 18th Annual Latin GRAMMY® Awards for El Dorado. Hosted by Jaime Camil and Roselyn Sánchez, the awards took place at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas on November 16, 2017.

 

In addition to its Latin GRAMMY® win, El Dorado has enjoyed huge successes – spending 25 weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Latin Pop charts, 20 of which were consecutive and the latest single “Perro Fiel” is the #1 song on Latin Pop radio this week.

 

With eleven Latin GRAMMY® awards, Shakira is the most awarded female artist of all time. Hosted by James Corden, the 60th Annual GRAMMY®Awards will air live from Madison Square Garden in New York City on January 28, 2018 on CBS at 7:30PM EST.

 

About Shakira

Over the course of her career, Colombian singer-songwriter and GRAMMY® winner Shakira has sold over 60 million records worldwide and has won numerous awards including two GRAMMYs®, eight Latin GRAMMYs®, and several World Music Awards, American Music Awards and Billboard Music Awards, to name a few. She is the only artist from South America to have a number one song in the US, and has had four of the 20 top-selling hits of the last decade. At the age of 18, she founded the Pies Descalzos (Barefoot) Foundation which currently provides education and nutrition to over six thousand impoverished children in Colombia and is expanding its work to other countries, including newly launched projects in Haiti and South Africa. In October 2011, Shakira was named a member of President Obama’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.  Shakiraserved as coach on the 4th and 6th season of “The Voice,” NBC’s hit reality vocal competition series that searches for the nation’s best voice. Her tenth studio album “Shakira” was released in 2014, featuring hits such as “Can’t Remember to Forget You,” with Rihanna and “La La La (Brazil 2014)” which she performed at the finals of Fifa’s World Cup 2014 in Brazil. In 2016, she starred as Gazelle in Disney’s record-breaking film “Zootopia,” as well as contributing to its soundtrack with “Try Everything”. In June, she launched “La Bicicleta” with fellow Colombian artist Carlos Vives, which broke records in Colombia when it remained #1 for 18 consecutive weeks and spent 13 weeks at #1 in Spain, as well as reaching #1 on US Latin iTunes. The video, shot in Shakira and Carlos’s hometowns of Barranquilla and Santa Marta, respectively, has over one billion views on Vevo to date. It was followed up by the seductive track “Chantaje” (Blackmail) feat. Maluma. With over 1.9 billion views on YouTube, it is one of the platform’s biggest Latin hits in history. It also reached #1 on the “Latin Airplay” chart and was certified 16x platinum by RIAA. Following “Chantaje,” the music video for “Déjà vu” has reached over 251M views, “Me Enamoré,” co-directed by Shakira has over 484M views, and her most recently released video, “Perro Fiel” featuring Nicky Jam, is at over 300 million views. Shakira recently released her 11th studio album, “El Dorado” which was recorded primarily in Spanish. Upon release, the album charted #1 on iTunes in 37 countries.

 

 

SHAKIRA × NICKY JAM

SHAKIRA RELEASES NEW VIDEO FOR “PERRO FIEL” FEAT. NICKY JAM 


WATCH IT HERE!

GRAMMY® Award-winning singer, songwriter, and global superstar Shakira unveils her new video for “Perro Fiel” featuring Nicky Jam (“El Perdon”, “Hasta el Amanecer”) today via Sony Music Latin. Shot in Barcelona and directed by Jaume de la Iguana “Perro Fiel” is a reggaeton anthem from Shakira’s latest album, El Dorado. “Perro Fiel” is the first collaboration co-written by Shakira and Nicky Jam and co-produced by Shakira, Nicky Jam and Sagawhite Black. The song is the fourth single from Shakira’s El Dorado, which was released to critical praise. El Dorado debuted at #1 in the Latin American chart maintaining that position for 6 weeks. The album, released earlier this year, is already certified 4x platinum in the US. Her first music video from El Dorado, “Chantaje,” has already garnered over 1.7B views. Following “Chantaje,” the music video for “Déjà vu” has reached over 251M views while “Me Enamore,” her most recently released music video, is over 325M views.

 
Shakira will kick off her EL DORADO WORLD TOUR November 8th in Cologne, Germany. The tour will include stops across Europe, North America and Latin America. For all dates and ticket purchase information for the tour, please visit http://www.shakira.com/.

 

About Shakira
Over the course of her career, Colombian singer-songwriter and GRAMMY® winner Shakira has sold over 60 million records worldwide and has won numerous awards including two GRAMMYs®, eight Latin GRAMMYs®, and several World Music Awards, American Music Awards and Billboard Music Awards, to name a few. She is the only artist from South America to have a number one song in the US, and has had four of the 20 top-selling hits of the last decade. At the age of 18, she founded the Pies Descalzos (Barefoot) Foundation which currently provides education and nutrition to over six thousand impoverished children in Colombia and is expanding its work to other countries, including newly launched projects in Haiti and South Africa. In October 2011, Shakira was named a member of President Obama’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. Shakira served as coach on the 4th and 6th season of “The Voice,” NBC’s hit reality vocal competition series that searches for the nation’s best voice. Her tenth studio album “Shakira” was released in 2014, featuring hits such as “Can’t Remember to Forget You,” with Rihanna and “La La La (Brazil 2014)” which she performed at the finals of Fifa’s World Cup 2014 in Brazil. In 2016, she starred as Gazelle in Disney’s record-breaking film “Zootopia,” as well as contributing to its soundtrack with “Try Everything”. In June, she launched “La Bicicleta” with fellow Colombian artist Carlos Vives, which broke records in Colombia when it remained #1 for 18 consecutive weeks and spent 13 weeks at #1 in Spain, as well as reaching #1 on US Latin iTunes. The video, shot in Shakira and Carlos’s hometowns of Barranquilla and Santa Marta, respectively, has over one billion views on Vevo to date. It was followed up by the seductive track “Chantaje” (Blackmail) feat. Maluma. With over 1.1 billion views on YouTube, it is one of the platform’s biggest Latin hits in history. It also reached #1 on the “Latin Airplay” chart and was certified Double Platinum in Spain. Following “Chantaje,” the music video for “Déjà vu” has reached over 251M views while “Me Enamoré,” her most recently released music video, is over 325M views. Shakira recently released her 11th studio album, “El Dorado” which was recorded primarily in Spanish. Upon release, the album charted #1 on iTunes in 37 countries.

 
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Shakira to Bring Her El Dorado World Tour to the Forum on February 1, 2018

 

The World Tour Includes Stops Throughout Europe and North America with Latin American Dates Forthcoming
Will Stop at the ‘Fabulous’ Forum on February 1st, 2018
Tickets On-Sale Friday, June 30th;
Citi Presale Begins Tuesday, June 27th;
Viber Presale Begins Wednesday, June 28th;
Live Nation Presale Begins Thursday, June 29th
11th Studio Album “EL DORADO” Certified 5x Platinum
Twelve-time GRAMMY® Award-winner and international superstar Shakira has announced plans to embark on her EL DORADO WORLD TOUR, presented by Rakuten. The tour, produced by Live Nation, will feature many of her catalog hits and kicks off on November 8th in Cologne, Germany. It will feature stops throughout Europe and the US including Paris’ AccorHotels Arena, New York’s Madison Square Garden, and the “Fabulous” Forum. A Latin American leg of the tour will be announced at a later date.
“Thank you all so much for listening to my music in so many places around the world. I can’t wait to be onstage again singing along with all of you, all of your favorites and mine. It’s going to be fun! The road to El Dorado starts now!” Shakira said.
The tour announcement comes on the heels of Shakira’s 11th studio album release, EL DORADO, which hit #1 on iTunes in 37 countries and held 5 of the top 10 spots on the iTunes Latino Chart within hours of its release. The 5x platinum album, including her already massive global hits – “La Bicicleta,” “Chantaje,” “Me Enamoré,” and “Déjà vu”- currently holds the top spot on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums, marking her 6th#1 album on this chart.  Her single, “Chantaje” featuring Maluma, is 16x diamond certified, while its video currently has been viewed over 1.4 billion times, making it the #5 fastest video to reach 1 billion views worldwide and working its way to soon be the most viewed video of her entire catalog.
Tickets for the EL DORADO WORLD TOUR go on-sale to the general public beginning Friday, June 30th at 10am local time. Citi® is the official presale credit card for the U.S. leg of the EL DORADO WORLD TOUR. As such, Citi® card-members will have access to purchase U.S. presale tickets beginning Tuesday, June 27th at 10am local time until Thursday, June 29th at 10pm local time through Citi’s Private Pass® program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.
On her first-ever partnership with Rakuten, Shakira commented, “I’m so excited to be announcing the EL DORADO WORLD TOUR, I feel this will be my best tour yet, and am thrilled to be supported by such an amazing partner as Rakuten, with whom I share the same values!”
Global internet services leader, Rakuten Inc, with over 70 services and one billion members across e-commerce, digital contents and fin-tech businesses, will be the sole presenting sponsor of the El Dorado World Tour. Rakuten is known for its support of major music and sporting events in Japan and around the world but this will be its first sponsorship of a pop star of Shakira’s global standing, a bold new step aimed at boosting Rakuten’s global branding, customer & community engagement. Viber, a global voice and messaging platform with 900 million users and Rakuten Group company, will also become the ‘Official Messaging App’ for the tour. Viber will also hold an exclusive pre sale of tour tickets for Viber users, beginning Wednesday June 28th at 10am local time, followed by a Live Nation presale that will begin Thursday, June 29th at 10am local time. ‘
For all ticket purchase information, please visit http://www.shakira.com/
EL DORADO TOUR DATES:
DATE
CITY
VENUE
08 Nov-17
Cologne, Germany
Lanxess Arena
10 Nov-17
Paris, France
AccorHotels Arena
11-Nov-17
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Rockhal
12 Nov-17
Antwerp, Belgium
Sportpaleis
14-Nov-17
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Ziggo Dome
16 Nov-17
Montpellier, France
Park&Suites Arena
17 Nov-17
Bilbao, Spain
BEC
19 Nov-17
Madrid, Spain
Wizink Center
22 Nov-17
Lisbon, Portugal
MEO Arena
23 Nov-17
La Coruña, Spain
Coliseum da Coruña
25 Nov-17
Barcelona, Spain
Palau Sant Jordi
28-Nov-17
Lyon, France
Halle Tony Garnier
30 Nov-17
Munich, Germany
Olympiahalle
03 Dec-17
Milan, Italy
Mediolanum Forum
04 Dec-17
Zurich, Switzerland
Hallenstadion
09-Jan-18
Orlando, FL
Amway Center
11-Jan-18
Sunrise, FL
BB&T Center
12-Jan-18
Miami, FL
American Airlines Arena
16-Jan-18
Washington, DC
Verizon Center
17-Jan-18
New York, NY
Madison Square Garden Arena
19-Jan-18
Montreal, Canada
Bell Centre
20-Jan-18
Toronto, Canada
Air Canada Centre
22-Jan-18
Detroit, MI
Little Caesars Arena
23-Jan-18
Chicago, IL
United Center
26-Jan-18
Houston, TX
Toyota Center
28-Jan-18
Dallas, TX
American Airlines Center
29-Jan-18
San Antonio, TX
AT&T Center
01-Feb-18
Los Angeles, CA
The Forum
03-Feb-18
Phoenix, AZ
Talking Stick Resort Arena
06-Feb-18
Anaheim, CA
Honda Center
07-Feb-18
San Jose, CA
SAP Center
09-Feb-18
San Diego, CA
Valley View Casino Center
10-Feb-18
Las Vegas, NV
MGM Grand Garden Arena