After releasing her critically acclaimed second album, THE PAINS OF GROWING, Grammy Award winner Alessia Cara announces that she will be joining Shawn Mendes on his arena tour of Europe, The U.K. and The US. The European leg kicks March 7th in Amsterdam, touches down in the U.K. in April and starts up in the US on June 12th in Portland, OR. Alessia recently launched her heartbreakingly beautiful ballad “Out of Love” and performed it on The Late Late Show with James Corden. Check out the performance here.
Dolly Parton to Appear on “CBS News Sunday Morning” this Sunday, February 10th
We’ve been singing along for decades with Dolly Parton, the poor girl from the Great Smoky Mountains who became the glitzy queen of country glamour. She’s still at it 24/7, still writing her legacy one song at a time, without a thought for the “R” word. Tony Dokoupil talked with the entertainer, who has sold more than 100 million albums, and who is the Grammys’ 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year for her charity work.
The episode airs on CBS at 9am EST / 8am CST — check your local listings for airtimes in other time zones.
Today, global singer/songwriter sensation Noah Kahan unveils his latest single, “False Confidence,”—listen and share HERE. “False Confidence” sets the stage for further music to be released by Kahan this fall.
Noah Kahan’s first-ever North American, European and UK headlining tour kicks off next month on October 3rd in Atlanta at Vinyl. Shows are quickly selling out, including dates in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington, DC, Toronto, Denver and more. See the full list of tour dates below. Tickets are available now at www.NoahKahan.com/tour.
Of his new single, Noah explains, “‘False Confidence’ is a song I wrote when I felt like I was trying too hard to be what I thought an artist should be, instead of who I was. I felt like I was losing my identity in trying to reach for some unattainable picture of a successful person; confident, polished, secure. I wrote ‘False Confidence’ to remember not to take myself so seriously.”
Growing up in Strafford, VT (pop. 1045), small town wonderment led Noah to explore songwriting early on, emulating musical influences like Paul Simon, Ben Howard and The Lumineers. Kahan writes with thought-provoking realism about self-doubt and fear, while highlighting the intricacies of relationships with an unpolished sincerity. That approach, along with his head-turning vocals, has brought Kahan a long way from Strafford in a very short amount of time. As a senior in high school, Noah’s songwriting attracted the attention of world-class songwriters Dan Wilson (Adele), Scott Harris (Shawn Mendes), Chris DeStefano (Carrie Underwood), among others. Word spread quickly within the songwriting community, and it wasn’t long after graduating high school that Kahan decided to defer his college acceptance to pursue a career in music, eventually straying from the 133-acre tree farm he grew up on to work with Lorde & Khalid’s producer Joel Little. The two recorded six songs together, including Noah’s debut single, “Young Blood,” which entered Spotify’s US Viral Chart at #5 and has cracked over 20 million streams to date.
Noah followed this with his global smash, “Hurt Somebody” feat. Grammy-nominated Julia Michaels. Available on his 2018 debut EP, Hurt Somebody, the song charted at #1 on Australian national radio for three weeks, while also charting in the Top 40 at Hot AC stateside. “Hurt Somebody”’s total streams are over the 120 million-mark, and it is certified double platinum in Australia and gold in Canada, Sweden, Norway, Netherlands, Switzerland and New Zealand. Kahan made his late-night U.S. television debut performing “Hurt Somebody” on Late Night With Stephen Colbert earlier this year. As “Hurt Somebody” became an international hit, Kahan sold out venues on a headlining tour across the UK, Europe and Australia, as well as supported George Ezra and LP on their spring North American tours. Noah returns with “False Confidence” as he gears up to release more new music this fall.
Photo Credit: Jamie-Lee Fuoco
Cannabis took over the red carpet at this past weekend’s iHeartRadio VVMA’s! Canadian pop star, Rosette Luve strolled the red carpet wearing an iconic cannabis-inspired dress created by Canadian designer, Jason Matlo for the Weekend Unlimited, a Vancouver-based cannabis brand.
This “smoking hot” dress was specially designed to celebrate the country’s upcoming entry into the legal cannabis market in October! Rosette, who was at the event to promote her own chart single, Single for the Summer, and her dress caught the eyes of a number of other pop artists including Alessia Cara, Bebe Rexha and Shawn Mendes to name a few.
According to the designer, Jason Matlo, “Having the opportunity to design this bespoke version of The Weekend Unlimited dress for Rosette Luve to walk the red carpet of the MMVA’s in Toronto was very exciting. This first design allowed me to merge my background and love of couture with a young, high style street look. The entire process has been very energizing. I will be working creatively on developing a range of products for the Premiere Global Lifestyle brand, Weekend Unlimited Live International.”
Photo Credit: Brian Ach/Getty Images
Republic Records Hosts VMA After Party at Catch Roof.
Liam Payne, Shawn Mendes, Marshmellow, Hayley Kiyoko, Bryan “Baby” Williams, Ronald “Slim” Williams, Jessie Reyez, Wale, Lauv, Sabrina Carpenter, Olivia O’Brien, Madison Beer and More Attend.
Republic Records hosted a star-studded MTV VMA’s after party on Monday night at Catch Roof in New York. Attendees included Liam Payne, Shawn Mendes, Marshmellow, Hayley Kiyoko, Bryan “Baby” Williams, Ronald “Slim” Williams, Jessie Reyez, Wale, Lauv, Sabrina Carpenter, Olivia O’Brien, Madison Beer, DJ Cassidy, Blackway, LouGotCash, Kim Viera, Jeremy Zucker, Phantoms, Dascha Polanco and many more.
Check out photos from the event HERE!
Today, three-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated and BRIT Award-winning multiplatinum singer-songwriter James Bay released the official music video for his new single “Just For Tonight.”
Check out the video here!
Capturing behind the scenes moments and live performances the video mixes footage from James’ numerous summer festivals and powerful live shows throughout 2018. Check out his full tour itinerary at www.jamesbay.com.
This year Bay has continued to set stages ablaze worldwide in support of his recent album Electric Light. Earlier this year joined by show judge and legendary singer Alicia Keys, he ignited a fierce and fiery duet of “Us” on the Season Finale of NBC’s The Voice. Watch it HERE. Additionally, he earned the coveted fandom of Taylor Swift after he covered her smash “Delicate,” and she approved of the cover via twitter. Finally, he brought the house down at BBC Radio 1’s “Big Weekend” at home across the pond, teaming up with Shawn Mendes for “Mercy” and “Let It Go.” In case you missed it, view HERE.
This is all after recently appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and more. Not he recently opened up for The Rolling Stones in London at Twickenham Stadium and joined Mick Jagger onstage for a duet of “Beast of Burden.”
BAY is also featured on blues legend Buddy Guy’s upcoming album The Blues Is Alive And Well on the new song “Blue No More.” Others featured on the album include Jeff Beck, Keith Richards and Mick Jagger.
Composed in East London’s Baltic Studios, Bay co-wrote and co-produced Electric Light with longtime friend and collaborator Jon Green and brought onboard Paul Epworth [Adele, Florence and The Machine] to add final production elements to the record. “Wild Love” has already reached 27 million Spotify streams and its official music video co-stars Natalia Dyer of Stranger Things. Watch the “Wild Love” music video here. “Pink Lemonade” has also raised its hand as a standout with nearly 10 million streams and features an “almost” intergalactic music video with a heartwarming twist. See the official “Pink Lemonade” music video here! In addition, his anthem of unity “Us” has touched hearts across the country and its beautiful video has already reached nearly 20million views. Check out the music video here! Most recently “Slide” has been pulling at hearts with its simplicity and message, see video here. Across the globe Bay has earned widespread critical acclaim from NME, Forbes, Harpers Bazaar, Time, GQ UK, Rolling Stone, People, Clash, Billboard, and performed on Saturday Night Live and Late Night with Seth Meyers.
Check out Electric Light Here!
K-pop group BTS (Aka Bangtan Sonyeondan, or Bangtan Boys) has broken records with their latest MV reaching an outstanding number of views within just 24 hours. The South Korean group released their MV “Fake Love” as the title track for their Love Yourself: Tear album on May 18 at 6pm KST. Within the first 6 hours of their release, they gained a staggering 14 million+ views. Now after a full 24 hours has passed, the video reached 40,961,289 views, but an official count from Youtube is currently being anticipated. With this number, BTS has set a new record for the highest views of a K-pop MV seen within the first 24 hours.
The seven-member boy group was formed by Big Hit Entertainment and they debuted on June 12, 2013. They have come a long way since then, becoming one of South Korea’s influential celebrities. Pre-orders of their newest album became available on April 18, and they sold an outstanding 1.44 million copies in South Korea within the first 6 days of the pre-order period.
Congratulations to BTS! They will be performing at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 20 along with performances from Jennifer Lopez, Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran and many more. BTS will also be returning to The Ellen DeGeneres Show for the second time on May 25 and perform “Fake Love.”
See their “Fake Love” MV here: https://youtu.be/7C2z4GqqS5E
The song heralds the arrival of her anxiously awaited full-length debut—coming soon.
The single reteams JULIA with frequent producer Nick Monson and longtime co-writer Justin Tranter. On the track, ethereal production ignites a groundswell of energy as the singer’s breathy verses culminate on a huge hypnotic hook just before Ohio rap maverick Trippie Redd drops an emotive and engaging verse of his own.
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 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,” and a sample of her vocals on Migos’ “Gang Gang.” Moreover, she’s written on recent albums from P!nk, Maroon 5, and Jesse Ware.
Next up on May 18, she performs “Jump” on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! and on the Today Show Summer Concert SeriesJuly 27.
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 (see dates below).
“Jump” is just the beginning. Be on the lookout for more soon!
Julia Michaels f/ Trippie Redd “Jump” Links:
RED BLUE PILLS TOUR WITH MAROON 5
May 30 • Tacoma, WA • Tacoma Dome
June 1 • Oakland, CA • Oracle Arena
June 2 • Sacramento, CA • Golden 1 Center
June 4 • Los Angeles, CA • The Forum
June 5 • Los Angeles, CA • The Forum
June 7 • Phoenix, AZ • Talking Stick Resort Arena
June 9 • Dallas, TX •American Airlines Center
June 10 •Houston, TX • Toyota Center
June 12 • San Antonio, TX • AT&T Center
June 14 • New Orleans, LA •Smoothie King Center
June 16 • Tampa, FL • Amalie Arena
June 17 • Ft. Lauderdale, FL • BB&T Center
September 7 • Salt Lake City, UT •Vivint Smart Home Arena
September 9 •Denver, CO •Pepsi Center
September 11 •Kansas City, MO •Sprint Center
September 13 • St Louis, MO • Scott Trade Center
September 14 • Chicago, IL • United Center
September 16 • Milwaukee, WI •Wisconsin Entertainment & Sports Center
September 18 • St. Paul, MN • Xcel Energy Center
September 20 • Indianapolis, IN • Bankers Life Fieldhouse
September 22 • Louisville, KY • KFC Yum! Center
September 23 • Nashville, TN •Bridgestone Arena
September 25 • Columbus, OH • Nationwide Arena
September 27 • Toronto, ON • Air Canada Centre
September 29 • Pittsburgh, PA • PPG Paints Arena
September 30 • Detroit, MI • Little Caesars Arena
October 2 • Washington, DC • Capital One Arena
October 4 • Charlotte, NC • Spectrum Center
October 6 • Newark, NJ • Prudential Center
October 7 • Boston, MA • TD Garden
October 10 • Hartford, CT • XL Center
October 12 • Philadelphia, PA • Wells Fargo Center
October 14 • New York, NY • Madison Square Garden
October 15 • New York, NY • Madison Square Garden
Craneway Pavillion, Bay Area, San Francisco
Saturday, October 28th
Event to be Presented by Honda Stage
After four hugely successful years in the UK, Vevo announced it will bring its flagship Halloween event to the US in 2017, featuring an incredible line up of this year’s most talked about emerging artists. For the first time, the event will happen simultaneously at the Craneway Pavillion in the Bay Area, San Francisco and Victoria Warehouse in Manchester on Saturday, October 28th. Presented by Honda Stage, the US show will host full live sets from 2017 Vevo LIFT artists Khalid, Julia Michaels, Aminé and Jessie Reyez for 4,000 music fans. A fifth artist will be announced before the show in October.
In addition to a night jam packed with new music, Vevo Halloween guests can expect to take a journey into the Other World, a parallel universe where nothing is quite what it seems, a place where reality and nightmares collide.There are sounds coming from the darkness. There are objects moving in the shadows. Something is watching and following your every step.
Presale tickets will be available at 9am PST Friday September 14th priced at $5 (including booking fees) from http://www.vevo.com/halloween (Guests have to be aged 18 and over). VOD content from the show will be made available on Vevo October 31st at Noon ET/9am PT.
Vevo LIFT is a six-week concentrated campaign in which Vevo gives fans a first-hand look into each artist’s journey – from intimate performances, video premieres, to behind-the-scenes content. Throughout the cycle, Vevo releases a series of compelling footage including “Becoming,” a short film which allows artists to tell their story in a unique way. Vevo also releases original programming titled “Stripped,” which features an intimate performance by the selected artist.
Previous LIFT artists include Halsey, Shawn Mendes, Tori Kelly, Aminé, Alessia Cara, Sam Smith, Lorde, Kendrick Lamar, One Direction and more.
Khalid released “Location” before his high school graduation and it garnered over 1.52 million plays in less than two months, which led to his major label deal with Right Hand Music Group/RCA Records. Khalid’s debut album, American Teen, has received mass critical acclaim with praise from The New York Times, TIME Magazine, Billboard, NYLON, and many more. Billboard stated, “…effortlessly excellent…the kid is still so young, but this body of work is beyond his years”. Khalid has also performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Good Morning America, The Late Late Show With James Corden, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and at this year’s SXSW where he won MTV’s Woodie To Watch Award. Additionally, Khalid embarked on his first-ever headlining tour in both the U.S. and select European cities where he sold-out every single date before the album was even released. Khalid has over one billion streams worldwide across all partners, and he is one of two solo teenagers to reach the top 10 on the Billboard 200 in the last 12 months. This summer, Khalid was the face of Forever 21’s Summer Digital Campaign, #F21xMusic, Men’s Line, and was named MTV Push: Artist to Watch for the month of July. He was nominated for a 2017 BET Award for Best New Artist, a Teen Choice Award for Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Song for “Location”, and he recently won Best New Artist at the MTV Video Music Awards. “Location” is certified double platinum in the US and Canada and platinum in Australia, and New Zealand. American Teen is also certified Gold in the U.S and Canada.
Julia Michaels is quickly cementing herself as the biggest global breakthrough artist of 2017 with the release of her multi-platinum selling debut single, “Issues.” With worldwide consumption approaching 5 million, “Issues” is the best-selling song by a new artist released in 2017, according to Nielsen Music. It is also the highest on-demand audio streaming song by a new artist released this year. The song has also become the ninth Top 40 hit Julia has co-written on the Billboard Hot 100, and marks her first as a solo artist.
Aminé’s 2017 full-length debut, Good For [Republic Records] immediately made an indelible impact upon arrival. XXL chose him for a coveted spot as one of its 2017 “Freshman Class” cover stars. In his first major profile,The New York Times described the record as “amiable, inventive and idiosyncratic, one of the year’s most intriguing hip-hop albums and also a bold statement of left-field pop,” while Pitchfork appropriately called it “the soundtrack for an almost sober drive home.” Between explosive sets at Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and beyond, he delivered show-stopping performances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and more, solidifying himself as a force of nature on stage.
Jessie Reyez released the first song, “Figures,” off her debut EP “Kiddo” in late 2016. A violent heartbreak anthem, the song spoke intimately to people around the world – earning itself a lot of attention from multiple labels and millions of plays across multiple channels and platforms. Inspired by some of her most emotional experiences, the EP is a soundscape of Jessie’s life. Whether sad, angry or triumphant, “Kiddo” gracefully crosses lines and callously ignores boundaries.
Vevo is the world’s leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform with over 24 billion monthly views globally. Vevo delivers a personalized and expertly curated experience for audiences to explore and discover music videos, exclusive original programming and live performances from the artists they love on mobile, web and connected TV.
About Honda Stage
Building on its deep foundation of bringing music to fans, American Honda has brought together an unprecedented group of entertainment and technology leaders to produce and distribute some of the best original, high-quality music content available, under the Honda Stage name. Through a combination of live events and exclusive online content from partners including iHeartMedia, Vevo, Universal Music Group, Sony Music, UPROXX Media and YouTube, Honda Stage offers music fans access to the music moments they love from Honda Stage social handles and www.YouTube.com/HondaStage
Jimmy Fallon will talk music and “Illuminate” World Tour with Shawn Mendes on this evening’s episode of “The Tonight Show.” Before the appearance, Jimmy performs a one man band tribute of Shawn’s track “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” in Shawn’s honor.
Check out Jimmy’s IG story on the Instagram app for the full video.
Jimmy’s Tweet referring to the IG story:
Tonight’s guests on the show include Julianne Moore, Shawn Mendes, Spike Jonze featuring Mia Wasikowska and Lakeith Stanfield and musical guest Maren Morris.
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” airs at 11:35pm ET/PT