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Fueled by an aggressive slate of new albums and singles and led by a new executive team – has launched into the summer season with ever-increasing heat. Ignited by Kanye West and G.O.O.D. Music, Def Jam artists have generated over 1 billion cumulative streams globally in the past month, and new music from Alessia Cara, Logic, YG, 2 Chainz and Jeremihis poised to dominate the charts all summer long.

“We’ve been very fortunate to be treated to this unprecedented schedule of game-changing releases from the inimitable Kanye West and his G.O.O.D. Music label,” said Paul Rosenberg, chairman and CEO of Def Jam Recordings. “I’m very pleased with how the team has responded and the success we have shared so far.”

With his historic five album run – yielding an unprecedented four consecutive Top 5 chart debuts in as many weeks from Pusha T, Kids See Ghosts, Nas, and his own #1 album yeKanye has once again grabbed control of the culture and shifted the paradigm. By releasing five 7-song albums, including the most-recent, critically acclaimed K.T.S.E. from Teyana Taylor – in consecutive weeks, Kanye has changed the concept of the album rollout, at once impossibly shortening the runway and elongating the news cycle, while unspooling the narrative with each release. In effect, the five albums have created a 35-song “playlist” across multiple genres: old school, sample-heavy rap, progressive, melodic hip-hop, R&B, psychedelic rock-rap, and more.

In addition to five albums lodged in the Top 25 on Apple Music, songs by Def Jam artists have also netted 19 debuts on the Billboard Hot 100. Charging headlong for the charts, Alessia Cara’s “Growing Pains,” #1 Most Added at Top 40 radio for two weeks running, and one of six new Def Jam tracks on Shazam’s US Future Hits Top 20 chart, including: “Yikes” and “All Mine” by Kanye West, “Bigger Than You” by 2 Chainz, “The Light”by MihTy (Jeremih & Ty Dolla $), and “Cops Shot The Kid” by Nas.

Def Jam’s seasoned promotion staff has an astonishing 8 tracks going for adds across multiple formats at radio – including “If You Know You Know” by Pusha-T, and “Big Bank” by YG. Propelled by an acclaimed BET Awards performance and the new music video trending at #3 on YouTube, “Big Bank” has exploded at Apple Music, Spotify, and Shazam.

At the same time, multi-platinum, Grammy®-nominated Def Jam artist Logic is headlining a sold-out tour in support of his #1 mixtape Bobby Tarantino II, the follow-up to Everybody, recently certified platinum. The mainstream worldwide success of Logic’s 4x-platinum “1-800-273-8255” is still reverberating more than a year after its release: last week 1-800 was awarded a Gold Lion for Artist as a Cause Ambassador at the annual Cannes Lion global brand conference.

Grammy®-nominated multi-platinum singer/songwriter Jhené Aiko’s life-affirming album TRIP is also on the verge of RIAA gold certification, after spinning off two global hit singles, the gold “While We’re Young,” and platinum “Sativa” featuring Rae Sremmurd, each with over 100 million streams.
Behind the scenes at Def Jam Recordings, the company’s amazing new digital team has implemented new strategies to grow social followers and engagement. Def Jam now boasts the #1 social following of all major record labels, with an Industry-leading 400+K followers on Instagram, over 900+K followers on Twitter and growing. The five G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam releases alone have amassed over 70 million mentions and counting.

In another first for the label, Def Jam has employed an aggressive Direct-To-Consumer strategy to become the#1 D2C label within the Universal Music Group (UMG). This has been driven largely by the new G.O.O.D. Music releases, with creative, robust offerings of merch, vinyl, and special products including lithographs, cassettes and more.

While rolling out new projects from its heavy-hitting roster of stars, Def Jam is bringing a fresh crop of talent into the marketplace, with new music from recent signing like YK Osiris, Bobby Sessions, G.O.O.D. Music’s 070 Shake & Valee, PVRX, Fetty Luciano, and more.


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February 16, 2018 – Grammy nominated artist, songwriter and producer Jax Jones delivers the acoustic version for his single ‘Breathe’ featuring Ina Wroldsen. ‘Breathe’, released December 1, 2017 on Interscope Records, has amassed over 37 million streams to date and was the most Shazamed track in the UK and Germany for 2 weeks running. Directed by James Slater (Major Lazer, Jamie T, Pixx), the video for ‘Breathe’ follows dancers, Shaadow Sefiroth and Shala Sarah Haruko as they run wild in London’s Natural History Museum. The video can be seen HERE. It follows the success of Jax’s recent worldwide smash hit singles ‘Instruction’ and ‘You Don’t Know Me.’

Jax’s choice of collaborators continues to set him apart from the current crop of dance hits, having previously collaborated with artists such as international pop queen Demi Lovato, BRITs Critic Choice nominee Stefflon Don and BBC Sound of 2017 nominee Raye. Jones recently added several new dates to the U.S. leg his tour:

3/17 – Beyond Wonderland- San Bernardino, CA
3/24- Nervo Nation, Miami Music Week- Miami, FL
3/25- In Bloom Music Festival- Houston, TX
3/30 – Output- New York, NY

For more information contact:
Rebecca Marlis
Interscope Records






NF returns with an emotional and fiery new song, “NO NAME“, after ringing in the new year with his breakout single,  “Let You Down,” earning RIAA platinum certification for total consumption in excess of 1 million singles sold-combining equivalent traditional sales and on-demand audio and video streams. The song has more than 500 million worldwide streams.

2017 saw a seven-year upward success story pay off in a big way for Michigan rapper NF, punctuating his unassuming rise to becoming one of hip-hop’s household names. The Michigan rapper just surpassed one billion total streams across his career, including more than 700 worldwide streams for his latest album, Perception (Caroline). “Let You Down” staked out a spot in the Top 15 of the Billboard Hot 100, signaling another first for the artist. It simultaneously hit #2 on Shazam’s Top 10 as well.

Next up, NF takes Perception on the road with the 2018 Perception World Tour beginning January 23. 36 of the 44 dates have already sold out, with remaining tickets going fast. Fans can visit for the Perception World Tour tickets- on-sale now.  The full itinerary can be found below.

 “Let You Down” has served as a gateway for countless new fans to experience NF‘s third full-length album, Perception (Caroline), which bowed at #1 on the Billboard Top 200. Upon arrival, it sent shockwaves throughout the culture at large as chronicled by Forbes, Billboard, New York Times, Rolling Stone, and many more. The song has reached platinum status in the United States, Sweden (3x Platinum), The Netherlands (2x Platinum), New Zealand  (2x Platinum), Ireland (2x Platinum), Canada, Australia and Italy.

In addition, five album tracks have already exceeded 7 million Spotify streams each as he regularly averages over 20 million monthly listeners and emerges among the “Top 60 Most Listened To Artists in the World” currently on the platform.

As part of his quiet culture infiltration, NF (a.k.a. Nathan Feuerstein) has fast become a streaming phenomenon due to overwhelming fan support. Thanks in part to that same fan movement, NF‘s third studio album, Perception, exceeded expectations to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200marking not only the rapper’s first chart topping release, but also his first release to debut in the Top 10 and cementing Perception‘s accomplishment as a genuine underdog victory. With more than 35 career syncs to date, including looks on ESPN, FOX, Monday Night Football, VH1 and more, NF and his Real Music movement are here to stay.

2018 Perception North American Tour Dates:

01/23     Birmingham, AL                 Iron City – SOLD OUT

01/24     Nashville, TN                      Marathon Music Works – SOLD OUT

01/26     Atlanta, GA                         The Tabernacle – SOLD OUT

01/27     Lake Buena Vista, FL        House of Blues – SOLD OUT

01/28     Tampa, FL                            The Ritz Ybor – SOLD OUT

01/30     Charlotte, NC                     The Fillmore – SOLD OUT

01/31     Raleigh, NC                         The Ritz – SOLD OUT

02/02     Indianapolis, IN                 Egyptian Room at Old National Centre – SOLD OUT

02/03     Detroit, MI                          The Fillmore- SOLD OUT

02/05     Grand Rapids, MI             20 Monroe Live – SOLD OUT

02/06     Columbus, OH                   Express Live – SOLD OUT

02/08     New York, NY                     PlayStation Theater – SOLD OUT

02/09     Philadelphia, PA                The Fillmore – SOLD OUT

02/10     Boston, MA                        House of Blues – SOLD OUT

02/11     Toronto, ON                       Danforth Music Hall – SOLD OUT

02/13     Chicago, IL                           House of Blues – SOLD OUT

02/14     Chicago, IL                           House of Blues – SOLD OUT

02/16     Madison, WI                       Orpheum Theatre – SOLD OUT

02/17     Saint Paul, MN                  The Myth – SOLD OUT

02/18     Kansas City, MO                Uptown Theatre – SOLD OUT

02/20     Springfield, MO                 Gillioz Theatre- SOLD OUT

02/21     Oklahoma City, OK           Diamond Ballroom

02/23     Houston, TX                        Revention Music Center

02/24     Dallas, TX                             South Side Ballroom – SOLD OUT

02/25     Austin, TX                            Stubb’s- SOLD OUT

02/27     Saint Louis, MO                 The Pageant – SOLD OUT

03/01     Omaha, NE                          Sokol Auditorium – SOLD OUT

03/02     Denver, CO                         Fillmore Auditorium

03/03     Salt Lake City, UT              The Saltair – SOLD OUT

03/05     Phoenix, AZ                        The Van Buren – SOLD OUT

03/06     Anaheim, CA                      House of Blues – SOLD OUT

03/07     Los Angeles, CA                 The Wiltern – SOLD OUT

03/09     San Francisco, CA             Masonic Auditorium

03/10     Sacramento, CA                 Ace of Spades – SOLD OUT

03/11     Sacramento, CA                 Ace of Spades – SOLD OUT

03/13     Boise, ID                               Knitting Factory Concert House – SOLD OUT

03/14     Portland, OR                       Roseland Theatre – SOLD OUT

03/16     Spokane, WA                     Knitting Factory Concert Hall

03/17     Seattle, WA                        Showbox SoDo – SOLD OUT

03/18     Seattle, WA                        Showbox SoDo

2018 Perception Canadian Tour Dates:

03/19     Vancouver B.C.                 Vogue Theater

03/21     Edmonton, AB                   Union Hall

03/23     Calgary, AB                         MacEwan Ballroom – SOLD OUT

03/24     Saskatoon, SK                    Obrian’s Even Centre

03/25     Winnipeg, MB                    Burton Cummings Theatre

2018 Perception International Tour Dates:

04/12     Oslo, Norway                     Sentrum Scene

04/13     Stockholm, Sweden         Klubben

04/14     Copenhagen, Denmark   Koncerthuset – Studio 2 – SOLD OUT

04/16     Hamburg, Germany        Gruenspan – SOLD OUT

04/17     Berlin, Germany               Kesselhaus

04/18     Warsaw, Poland                Niebo

04/20     Prague, Czech Republic   MeetFactory

04/21     Vienna, Austria                  Flex

04/23     Milan, Italy                          Tunnel Club

04/24     Zurich, Switzerland           Komplex 457

04/25     Frankfurt, Germany          Gibson

04/27     Cologne, Germany            Gloria – SOLD OUT

04/28     Amsterdam, Netherlands Melkweg OZ – SOLD OUT

04/29     Antwerp, Belgium             Zappa – SOLD OUT

05/02     Paris, France                      Trabendo

05/03     London, UK                         O2 Academy Islington

05/05     Manchester, UK                 Deaf Institute – SOLD OUT

05/06     Glasgow, UK                       King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut – SOLD OUT

05/07     Birmingham, UK                O2 Institute 3 – SOLD OUT

05/09     Belfast, UK                          Limelight2

05/10     Dublin, Ireland                  The Academy Green Room – SOLD OUT

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