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SODY, 360 MAGAZINE

SODY – WHAT WE HAD

SODY RELEASES EMOTIONALLY CHARGED SINGLE

THE SECOND TRACK FROM THE I’M SORRY I’M NOT SORRY EP

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Emerging singer-songwriter, Sody releases her new track “What We Had” via Relentless Records and Sony Music Independent Network. The track releases as part of a forthcoming 4 track EP ‘I’m Sorry I’m Not Sorry’. ‘What We Had’ is available to stream or purchase at all digital service providers now. Click here to listen.

The internationally breaking singer song-writer has caught the attention of famed publications such as Wonderland, Clash Magazine, and Euphoria Magazine and also Julia Michaels who shared Sody’s track “Maybe It Was Me” on socials.  

“What We Had” is a track sure to have an impact – full of reflection, captured by a spine-tingling blend of piano and breathy vocals. 

The accompanying live performance video also releases today at 5PM GMT / 12PM EST / 9AM PST featuring Sody in red, surrounded by an all red set and self-accompanying on the piano whilst showcasing her incredible vocal abilities. Click here to watch “What We Had.” 

Speaking on the emotionally driven “What We Had,” Sody muses:

“When a relationship comes to an end and you fall out of love, it doesn’t necessarily mean you stop caring for that person. What We Had is acknowledging how special the connection was and admitting somewhat selfishly that you sometimes don’t want your ex sharing your good times with someone else.”

The EP ‘I’m Sorry I’m Not Sorry,’ which will be rounded out with further tracks coming on December 6, includes co-writing credits and production from Sacha Skarbek (Miley Cyrus, Wrecking Ball and Lana Del Rey, Without You), Toby Scott (Little Mix, Gossip) and Frances (Maisie Peters, Jess Glyn) amongst others. 

At 12 years old, Sophie Dyson aka Sody was discovered by her manager where her music career began. She spent the next few years honing her song-writing skills and was promptly signed to UMPG in 2016, one of their youngest signings to date. 

At 15, came her first offer of a record deal, making the decision to turn it down after realising she wasn’t ready. She released her debut EP ‘Youth’ in 2016, garnering over 4 million streams and has since gained the support of Wonderland, Clash, Line of Best Fit and BBC Introducing.

In the last year, Sody has released a number of tracks including ‘Maybe It Was Me,’ ‘Let You Know,’ ‘Whole (demo),’ ‘I Don’t Know You Anymore,’ and ‘The Bully’. Earlier this year, in support of ‘The Bully,’ Sody passionately advocated for anti-bullying by partnering with UK organisation Ditch The Label and travelled the UK giving talks about her bullying experience in high schools. 

An artist on the rise, Sody at the mere age of 19 has had tracks featured on Love Island UK and already amassed over 35 million collective streams.

Buy/Stream “What We Had”

I’m Sorry I’m Not Sorry Tracklist:

  1. Nothing Ever Changes
  2. What We Had
  3. Reason To Stay
  4. Love’s A Waste

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Ama Lou Debut Album

Today, fast-rising British singer/songwriter/producer Ama Lou makes her major-label debut with a new EP titled Ama, who? Released via Interscope Records, the five-track project showcases the thought-provoking sounds and visuals that have earned her praise from the likes of Drake, in addition to drawing acclaim from such outlets as VOGUE, Complex, The FADER, and Paper. Produced by Ama, along with Che Pope, Frank Dukes, Murda Beatz, Hi-Tek, and Foster, Ama, who? is a collection of songs that sees Ama reflecting on what she’s accomplished so far, and asserting the direction in which she’s headed. It’s another step forward in her artistic world and confirmation of who Ama is as an artist. 

The follow-up to Ama Lou’s critically lauded 2018 debut EP DDD, Ama, who? features her recent single “NORTHSIDE” — a stripped-back and bouncy track that’s amassed over a million streams on Spotify and, close to 2 million views on YouTube. Directed by Ama and shot by her sister and creative visual partner Mahalia John, the video for “NORTHSIDE” features cameos from A$AP Nast, Taco from Odd Future, Fai Khadra, and more of Ama’s west coast friends. Watch the video HERE.

Track list for Ama, who?:
1. Far Out
2. NORTHSIDE
3. We tried, we tried
4. This Town
5. Better 

Originally from North London, Ama Lou is a classically trained musician who got her start playing guitar at the age of 10, began writing her own songs at 11, and took up piano at 14. Now 21, she introduced the world to her dynamic songwriting with two back-to-back, politically charged singles: “Tbc” (an October 2016 release penned in response to the killing of Eric Garner by New York police) and “Not Always” (a layered meditation on gender, released in December 2016). With its sound described by The Guardian as “husky soul, feathery trap and skittering, downcast R&B,” “Tbc” soon caught the attention of Drake, who later named Ama Lou among the artists who inspired the making of his 2018 album Scorpion. 

Arriving in early 2018, DDD was hailed as “brimming with her signature minimalism” by Billboard, who also noted that the EP “blends colorful synths and snappy drums with her powerful voice.” The three-track project was accompanied by a short-film directed by Ama and shot by her sister Mahalia John. The short film starred Ama Lou as a member of a fictional L.A. crime ring.
Shortly after the release of DDD, Ama Lou headed out on tour with fellow British phenom Jorja Smith. In a review of their May 2018 stop at Brooklyn Steel, Billboard stated that Ama Lou’s “sweeping vocals were powerful yet polished and melted seamlessly into her self-produced, atmospheric melodies.”

 
Ama Lou Ama, who? EP
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ELLA MAI RELEASES NEW ELLASODE

Grammy-winning songstress Ella Mai releases a brand new Ellasode video. Ellasode: The Debut Tour (Asia) invites fans to look behind the scenes of her tour in Asia where she stops in Japan, South Korea, and the Philippines. Recently, Ella Mai celebrated the anniversary of her debut album which has sold more than any R&B female debut in over 5 years and currently has 5 RIAA Platinum and Gold certifications for her hit singles. The 23-year-old singer-songwriter is also up for 4 American Music Awards, where you can vote for here.


The Debut Tour (Asia) Recap: https://youtu.be/7Ubv24wju1k

Ella Mai eAlbum
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SELENA GOMEZ, JULIA MICHAELS,  Photo Credit: Miranda McDonald, 360 MAGAZINE

Julia Michaels × Selena Gomez

Last night, Grammy® Award-nominated multiplatinum artist JULIA MICHAELS brought out close friend SELENA GOMEZ for a surprise performance of her song “Anxiety,” at The Fonda Theatre in LA during JULIA’S Inner Monologue Tour. Watch the performance HERE.
 
Anxiety” was originally featured on JULIA’S critically acclaimed EP Inner Monologue Part 1, which she released earlier this year.  The performance marked the first time the duo performed the song for a live audience, and comes on the heels of Selena scoring her first #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart with “Lose You To Love Me,” which she co-wrote with Julia, and Justin Tranter.  “Lose You To Love Me,” marks Julia’s second #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 as a songwriter.
 
ABOUT JULIA MICHAELS
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 and 2019 Grammy nominated single “Issues.”  As a songwriter, Julia has co-written 22 titles that have charted on the Billboard Hot 100, including two that rose to number 1, and twelve that have hit the Top 40. 
 
This year, Michaels released Inner Monologue Part 1 and Inner Monologue Part 2, a series of critically acclaimed EP’sUpon arrival, Inner Monologue Part 1 debuted at #1 on the iTunes Pop Albums Chart and #5 Overall iTunes Albums Chart.  An enviable touring resume, she has joined artists like Maroon 5, Keith Urban, Shawn Mendes, Niall Horan, and P!NK, around the globe. MICHAELS is currently on the second leg of her first-ever headline tour, The Inner Monologue Tour, with dates throughout the U.S.
 
Most recently, Michaels once again joined forces with Selena Gomez co-writing her new singles “Lose You To Love Me”-which just went #1 on The Billboard Hot 100, and “Look At Her Now.” She also co-wrote and features on JP Saxes’ single “If The World Was Ending,” and Jordan Davis for a new collaboration titled “Cool Anymore.”
 
LISTEN
Inner Monologue Part 1 HERE
Inner Monologue Part 2 HERE
 
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Ben Zaidi

‘Sultry singer performs with perfection.’ 360 MAGAZINE

Ben Zaidi‘s music combines the lyrical sharpness of spoken-word poetry with the soft lushness of electronica. Written and produced by himeslf in his bedroom, his songs bleed with the intimacy of a private journal.

Growing up in Seattle, Zaidi was surrounded by the natural serenity of the Pacific Northwest. While still in high school he began writing songs that caught the attention of local record labels and, ultimately, Harvard University, where he enrolled to study music and poetry. In his dorm room he honed an individual sound that blended the confessional songwriting of Blue-period Joni Mitchell with the sonic minimalism of James Blake.

He developed a following online, relocated to New York City, and within months had sold out back-to-back shows at Rockwood Music Hall. The independently released single ‘Like It Was Nothing’ soon followed and shot to #2 on the iTunes Electronic Charts. Doors began opening, and Zaidi soon found himself in the studio with artists and producers he’d dreamed of working with, and headlining a packed show at Baby’s All Right.

As his music has expanded outward, Zaidi’s pen has turned inward––examining the self and its relationship to the outside world with unflinching honesty. His meditations on love, loss, and solitude in the digital age often point to the paradox that the more connected we have become, the more isolated and lonely we can feel. But, whether listening on headphones or at one of his intimate live shows, it is the familiarity of these feelings that pulls us right into the bedroom alongside him.

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Maya by Name Releases New Single “Scorpion Inside Me”

Maya by Name is a talented pop singer that is on the rise. Maya Gabrielle Satterwhite, better known as pop singer Maya by Name is an extraordinary singer and songwriter. Maya by Name released her first single, “To You, From Me” from her EP Arrival along with the music video in 2015. With the popular breakout EP and the “To You, From Me” hit single, Maya by Name toured and performed at many noteworthy venues including Canalside Buffalo and the legendary Tralf Music Hall. In 2016, Maya by Name released her EP Next Verse that included the smash hit single, “Boss” along with the music video. Her standout sound blends pop with flavors of R&B, Hip-Hop, and Funk. The budding talent highlighted 2017 as the opening act for the Savage tour with Grammy Award nominated R&B artist Tank in Buffalo, New York. In 2018, Maya by Name released her single “Raymond” and the music video in which she wrote and produced. In November 2018, Maya by Name released her single “Rose Petals” along with the music video. On December 21, 2018, Maya by Name released her empowerment album titled, She that is adored by fans and media nationally. Maya by Name has an electrifying stage presence and powerful vocal chops that captivates audiences nationally. Buffalo born and based, pop singer Maya by Name is featured in national media and radio.

Pop sensation Maya by Name releases her brand new single titled, “Scorpion Inside Me” today, November 1, 2019. Bold, powerful vocals, and lyric provoking is the background of this new single. Fans and new fans alike will enjoy this hot, new single as it blends R&B and Pop. It is a must-have for your playlist.

The new single “Scorpion Inside Me” by Maya by Name is fantastic. Definitely check it out. The new single “Scorpion Inside Me” is available at digital retailers including Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/album/scorpion-inside-me-single/1484678190

Visit Maya by Name at https://mayaofficialmusic.com and follow @MayabyName on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Alessia Cara × Bastille

Alessia Cara is featured on Bastille’s new version of “Another Place,” and in the accompanying video, which was also released today. The song – a tender look at a fleeting encounter – originally appeared on the band’s new album, Doom Days (Virgin Records). Download “Another Place” ft. Alessia Cara HERE. View the video HERE.      


“I’d always heard ‘Another Place’ as a duet and wanted it to be a story told from two perspectives. It’s not something we’ve ever done, outside of our mixtapes, but we are huge fans of Alessia’s – her voice and her songwriting are so distinct and brilliant – and we sent it to her to see if she’d be up for jumping on it with us,” explains Bastille frontman Dan Smith.

Smith continues, “We love her verse and everything that she’s brought to the song – I think she really elevates it. We all got to spend some time together in her home town of Toronto recently, where she joined us on stage to sing ‘Another Place’ together for the first time, and where we shot the surrealist video for the song. It’s been really great to bring a new voice into the Doom Days universe, and we’re so happy that Alessia was up for coming along with us for it.”

Alessia Cara says, “I’ve been a Bastille fan since their early stuff so doing this song with them was genuinely so exciting. I met Dan last year and we got on really well. We talked about doing something together and he sent me the song a little while later. I loved the concept and thought it was both sonically and lyrically really great, as all Bastille stuff is. It all came together pretty naturally, and I can’t wait for people to hear it.”

The GRAMMY®-nominated, BRIT-winning band recently appeared on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” performing “Bad Decisions” – another song from Doom Days. View HERE.

Available everywhere, Doom Days takes listeners on a big night out in search of distraction from the surrounding apocalypse. It debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative Album Sales chart and in the Top 5 of the Billboard 200.

Lead single “Quarter Past Midnight” is Bastille’s third single to hit No. 1 on the Mediabase Alternative chart. “Joy,” the follow-up, has amassed more than 70 million combined streams globally. In a four-star review, NME said, ‘Doom Days’ is a vivid snapshot of humanity and an imaginative, adventurous levelling up from one of Britain’s most influential bands. If the end times are coming, you could do a whole lot worse than taking its lead and gathering up all your friends, pressing play and partying like it’s 1999.”

Hailed by Rolling Stone as “Britpop’s new crown princes,” Bastille has sold over eight million adjusted albums and amassed more than 11 billion cumulative streams globally. The band was introduced internationally with the single “Pompeii,” which is now 6x Platinum in the U.S. alone. Marshmello and Bastille’s hit single, “Happier,” has topped charts around the world, with cumulative streams exceeding 3.5 billion. It is certified 5x Platinum in the U.S. and has sold more than 15 million units in the rest of the world. “Happier” held the No. 1 position for three consecutive weeks on Billboard’s BDS and Media base/Top 40 Radio Airplay chart. It has spent a record-breaking 56 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic songs tally.

ABOUT ALESSIA CARA:

2018’s “Best New Artist” GRAMMY Award winning Canadian singer/songwriter and Def Jam Recordings artist Alessia Cara emerged onto the music scene in 2015 with her first release, “Here,” a global anthem that grabbed the world’s attention when it garnered over 500,000 streams on Soundcloud in its first week. “Here” went on to become Spotify’s Most Viral Song of 2015, selling over 3 million copies. Her five-track EP, Four Pink Walls, soon followed, leading to the release of her RIAA platinum debut album KNOW-IT-ALL (November 2015). Alessia’s multi-platinum #1 hit single of 2016, “Scars to Your Beautiful,” was her gut-wrenching take on female identity, on body image and on deleterious behaviors in the name of beauty. “Stay,” her #1 hit with Zedd, sold over 2 million copies and received Song Of The Summer raves. Also in 2016, Alessia lent her voice to “How Far I’ll Go,” penned by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the official song for Disney’s animated film Moana. The 4x-platinum “1-800-273-8255,” her historic collab­o­­­ration with fellow Def Jam artist Logic, was one of 2017’s landmark singles with over 4 billion streams worldwide, contributing to her being named the most-streamed new female artist of 2017.  “Growing Pains” (June 2018) was the prelude to Alessia’s second album, her critically acclaimed THE PAINS OF GROWING (released in November), which included the follow-up single releases “Trust My Lonely” and “Out Of Love.”



A JUNO award winner for 2016 Breakthrough Artist of the Year in her native Canada, Alessia went on to receive the “Rule Breaker” honor at the Billboard Women in Music annual event. She won MTV VMAs in 2017 for Best Electronic Dance Video (for “Stay”) and Best Fight Against The System (for her multi-platinum #1 Billboard Pop Song “Scars To Your Beautiful,” which she and Logic performed with Khalid as the climactic moment of that year’s GRAMMY broadcast). Alessia also won back-to-back ASCAP Pop Awards for “Stay” and “Scars To Your Beautiful”; along with Dance Song of the Year (for “Stay”) at the iHeart Radio Music Awards. She has earned nominations for Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock at the 2017 American Music Awards, the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Breakout Artist, the Billboard Music Award for Top New Artist, the BET Award for Best New Artist, the BBC Award for Song of The Year, and many other top honors. Most recently Alessia was nominated for two Latin GRAMMY Awards for Record and Song of the year for “Querer Mejor.”

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Mandy Moore – I’d Rather Lose

Mandy Moore released her second single today titled “I’d Rather Lose,” from her forthcoming new album. The song follows the release of the singer-songwriter’s first new single “When I Wasn’t Watching,” which NPR raved “the song sways with Stevie Nicks energy” and The Atlantic described as “…folkie rock pop, building on a lineage running from Fleetwood Mac to Haim.” Moore’s warm vocals shine through on both new tracks which will appear on her first new album in a decade, due out early next year via Verve Forecast. Click HERE to listen to the single and for audio video, click HERE.

“We live in a cultural moment of “win at all costs” and that may afford small victories in the short term but this song tries to explore the idea of trying to live according to your moral compass, whatever that might be,” says Moore. “It’s easy to run out of patience and give into temptations on any given day, but it seems like the only way of achieving the kind of long term peace of mind we’re all looking for, requires a recommitment to the concepts of honesty and integrity that ground us. On a macro level, that’s what this song aims to hit on – abandoning some game you never subscribed to in the first place.”

Newly signed to Verve Forecast (a label whose roster also includes such esteemed artists as T Bone Burnett and J.S. Ondara), Moore began recording the new album earlier this year. In a purposeful departure from the more tightly structured pop of her previous material, she’s worked closely with long-time collaborator and producer Mike Viola and with her husband, Taylor Goldsmith (singer/guitarist/songwriter for L.A.-based folk-rock band Dawes), creating the album’s lyrics on her own and recording each song live with a full band setup.

As a result of that more organic production approach, songs like “When I Wasn’t Watching” and “I’d Rather Lose,” embody a bright vitality that wholly fulfills Moore’s initial vision for the album. “I wanted to make a very California-sounding record – something that feels sunshiny and airy and natural, something you could listen to driving up and down the PCH with all the windows rolled down on a beautiful weekend day,” she notes.

With her second single out today, Moore looks forward to embarking on the next chapter of her music career with a newfound sense of agency. “I very much feel like I’m at the helm of the ship now, where I’m stepping back into music completely on my own terms,” she says. “Everything that’s happened up until this point has gotten me to where I am today, and I’m so excited to just keep moving forward.”

About Mandy Moore

An Emmy-, Grammy- and Golden Globe-nominated actress, singer, and songwriter, Mandy Moore first came to national attention with her platinum-selling 1999 debut album So Real. With her sophomore effort I Wanna Be with You arriving in 2000 and her self-titled third album released in 2001, she starred in the film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’s A Walk to Remember in 2002, winning an MTV Movie Award for Breakthrough Female Performance. Over the next decade, Moore appeared in a dozen films and released a series of celebrated albums: 2003’s Coverage, 2007’s Wild Hope, and 2009’s Amanda Leigh. Since 2016, she’s starred on the critically acclaimed NBC series “This Is Us,” earning Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for her role as matriarch Rebecca Pearson. With the fourth season of “This Is Us” premiering in late-September 2019, Moore will next be seen alongside Woody Harrelson in Roland Emmerich’s feature film Midway. 

*Photo by Lauren Dukoff

Teyana Taylor, Kehlani, 360 MAGAZINE

Teyana Taylor × Kehlani

LISTEN TO “MORNING” 
 
WATCH THE VIDEO

EARLY LISTEN TO “MORNING”HERE
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE
 

Teyana Taylor – multi-hyphenate R&B superstar singer, songwriter, producer, director, dancer/choreo­grapher, actor, fitness guru, model, mother and Harlem native  – announces the release of “Morning” featuring Kehlani, the brand new single and steamy video, both available today via G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Recordings.  “Morning” is the second advance track from THE ALBUM, following up the R&B smash “How You Want It? (HYWI?)” featuring King Combs.
 
THE ALBUM is the long-awaited follow-up to Teyana’s KTSE, one of the five G.O.O.D. Music/ Def Jam albums produced by Kanye West during his 2018 sojourn in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  Released in June, KTSE (acronym for Keep That Same Energy) set off an 18-month chain reaction for Teyana, starting with its summertime RIAA- certified Gold smash “Gonna Love Me.”  Teyana performed “Gonna Love Me” (in a medley with “Rose In Harlem,” also from KTSE) on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.  Hip-hop audiences embraced the Gonna Love Me” remix featuring Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface KillahMethod Man and Raekwon, whose video was directed by Teyana herself.
 
KTSE spun off a hot new single and video for Teyana in early 2019, the explicit “WTP (Work This P***y).”  The video was nominated last week for “Best Dance Perform­ance” at the upcoming BET Soul Train Awards, airing live from Las Vegas on November 17. The third single from KTSE was the evocative “Issues/Hold On.”  After slaying the audience with the song live on Ellen in April 2019, Teyana was surprised on-air when Ellen presented her with the RIAA gold award plaque for “Gonna Love Me,” bringing it all full circle.
 
As she continues to direct her own videos, Teyana – aka ‘Spike Tee’ – was again at the helm of the clip for her recent single, How You Want It? (HYWI?) featuring King Combs, released in August. 
 
About TEYANA TAYLOR:
Being a jack of trades has allowed Teyana Taylor to become a master of all. From her smoky melodic vocals to her dynamic dance moves, the entertainer dips in dives between her talents that also include producing, songwriting, acting, directing and everything in between. When it comes to describing herself, the Harlem native can only think of one word: Everything.
 
“I literally can do everything. I never look at anything as being impossible,” she explains. “I exhaust all options to make what happen when I need to make happen.” Her mantra made her an early favorite to artists like Pharrell, who she signed her first deal with, and later choreographed videos for artists like Beyonce and Jay-Z. Her love for the arts and R&B later earned her the title of the first woman signed to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music imprint.
 
Between R&B’s identity crisis in the 2010s, Teyana dropped her debut album VII, with tracks like “Maybe” (featuring Yo Gotti and Pusha T) and the sultry “Just Different” shaping her musical persona. The critically acclaimed album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart in 2014, cementing her position in today modern R&B field. “I fought for that raw, hood necessary R&B and now I feel like it’s better than ever,” she says.
 
After spicing up the R&B charts, Teyana was blessed with the arrival of her daughter Junie with husband and NBA star Iman Shumpert in 2015. “I do all of this for my baby. She’s who I do it for,” she says about Iman “Junie” Tayla Shumpert Jr., her main source of inspiration. “I always show her how to be a leader and a businesswoman. I want her to believe that she can be anything she wants to be and it not be a shocker that she’s a female doing it all.” Soon after, Teyana went on to star in the internet-breaking video for Kanye West’s “Fade,” and scored her first MTV Moonman for “Best Choreography” at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards.
 
But it wasn’t until the release of her sophomore project K.T.S.E. in June 2018 that the world experienced Teyana’s talents. With her all-female production company The Aunties, Teyana self-directed videos for “WTP,” the Gold-selling single “Gonna Love Me,” and recently, “Issues/Hold On.” She has also directed videos for her peers like T.I. (“You”), Monica (“Commitment”) and Lil Duval (“Pull Up” featuring Ty Dolla $ign) with fans like Ms. Lauryn Hill and Elton John praising her boss moves.
 
Part of what makes Teyana stand out from the rest is her ability to move with precision and poise in everything she does. From the studio to the stage, every idea is a project with the singer front and center with a vision all her own. With her musical inspirations like Aaliyah, Teena Marie, Mint Condition and Janet Jackson speaking to her soul, Teyana is aware her mission is larger than life. “I’m working on me every day and I think that’s my purpose,” she says, comparing her life to a never-ending book. “I’m still going, still mastering and being a better me.”
 

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Lewis Capaldi – Bruises

After topping the U.K. Official Singles chart for a nearly unprecedented seven weeks, Lewis Capaldi’s “Someone You Loved” is No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in its 24th consecutive week on the tally and the first No. 1 single from a debut U.K. artist since February 2016.

In addition, “Someone You Loved” is No. 1 on the U.S. Top 40 Radio chart for the second week running, spent 2 weeks at No. 1 on the Hot AC Radio chart, No. 1 on the U.S. Shazam chart for the eighth consecutive week and hit top 5 on the U.S. Spotify chart. Worldwide streams of the track are approaching two billion. Already certified Platinum by the RIAA, “Someone You Loved” has now earned 2.5 million equivalent song units in the U.S. It is certified Platinum or greater in a total of 18 countries. Watch the official video HERE

The 23-year-old Scottish singer-songwriter recently performed on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”  He made his U.S. late night television debut on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” in June. The following week, he performed “Someone You Loved” on “The Late Late Show with James Corden” and, in a first for the show, Corden invited Capaldi back to perform for a second night in a row. Capaldi recently wrapped a sold-out headline tour of North America and his March 2020 tour of the UK and Ireland sold out in mere seconds, making him the first artist in history to sell out arenas prior to the release of a debut album. Full itinerary can be found here.

Capaldi’s debut album, Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent, is the fastest selling UK debut of 2019 with 90,000 albums sold in the first week. To date, it has sold over 1.5 million adjusted albums worldwide and combined global streams now exceed 2.6 billion.

Earlier this month, Capaldi released the four-track Bruises EP, which includes the album version of “Bruises” plus a Live Orchestral Version, a guitar acoustic and the Steve Void Remix. Watch the official video for “Bruises” HERE. After Capaldi self-released “Bruises” two years ago, he became the fastest unsigned artist to reach 25 million plays on Spotify.

Robert Christgau, reviewing for Noisey, awarded Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent an A- and hailed it as “a feat of uncommon emotional intelligence.” The Los Angeles Times says, “Capaldi uses his powerful chest voice to reach the cheap seats. In the weathered grain of his singing, you can hear a performer capable of turning pain into beauty.” Stereogum declares, “Capaldi is establishing himself as a Stateside force…sending shivers down millions of spines whenever he switches into performance mode,” TIME says, “Lewis Capaldi has the kind of deep, textured voice that you could listen to for hours,” and the Associated Press raves, “Capaldi’s album (hits) you in the gut with piercing lyrics anchored by his gravelly voice…packed with emotion and passion.”

Capaldi was hailed as a 2018 Vevo DSCVR Artist To Watch and a 2019 Vevo LIFT Artist, longlisted for the BBC Sound Of 2018 Poll, and won Breakthrough Artist of the Year honors at the Scottish Music Awards. He was nominated for the BRIT Awards Critics’ Choice award and named an MTV UK PUSH Ones To Watch artist. Capaldi has toured with Ed Sheeran, The Killers, Bastille, Rag’n’Bone Man, Niall Horan, and Sam Smith, and performed at such festivals as Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Firefly, Mountain Jam, Splendour in the Grass, Fuji, and Osheaga.