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Jonas Brothers Announce North American Headline Tour

After building overwhelming anticipation, GRAMMY® nominated multiplatinum powerhouse trio–Jonas Brothers—announce the details for their 40-city Happiness Begins Tour this summer and fall with special guests Bebe Rexha and Jordan McGraw.  The announcement coincides with the launch of the pre-order for the band’s highly anticipated comeback album Happiness Begins, as well as the launch of their official merch store online today.
 
Pre-order Happiness Begins (Republic Records) HERE.  For exclusive items from the newly launched official merchandise store visit HERE.
 
Produced by Live Nation, the “Happiness Begins Tour Presented by American Airlines and Mastercard” kicks off August 7th in Miami, FL and will make stops in Atlanta, Boston, New York, Chicago, Dallas and more before wrapping October 20th in Los Angeles, CA at the famous Hollywood Bowl. This marks the first headline tour for the Jonas Brothers in almost a decade.
 
American Airlines AAdvantage® Mastercard® credit card holders will be among the first to have access to tickets through an exclusive pre-sale beginning on Tuesday, May 7 at 10am local time. Cardholders will also have the chance to purchase the ultimate Jonas Brothers experience—from the best seats in the house, to early access and exclusive premiums. Cardholders may also get the unexpected, because when you use your Mastercard, you never know when you might get a Priceless Surprise. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, May 10 at LiveNation.com.
 
“We’re so excited to announce this tour and get in front of our fans again! To kick things off we’ve partnered with   American Airlines and Mastercard to offer their cardholders special access and experiences throughout our tour. We can’t wait for everyone to see what we have planned!” – Jonas Brothers
 
The Jonas Brothers have also partnered with Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan platform to ensure tickets get in to the hands of their fans, not scalpers or bots. Fans can register now through Monday, May 6 at 10pm ET HERE for the Verified Fan presale. Registered fans who receive a code will have access to purchase tickets before the general public from Wednesday, May 8 at 10am local time through Thursday, May 9 at 10pm local time. Additionally, TIDAL subscribers will also have access to an exclusive presale beginning Thursday, May 10 at 10am local time through 10pm local time. TIDAL members can find details for purchasing  tickets on TIDAL.com/JonasBrothers or via the TIDAL mobile, web and desktop apps. 
 
Jonas Brothers VIP packages will be available & sold exclusively through HOST VIP. VIP package details will be announced on Friday, May 3 prior to all ticketing pre-sales. VIP packages will be available for purchase on May 10. A limited number of LaneOne Premium Packages will also be available, including amazing seats in first 5 rows, GA First On Floor, B-Stage VIP Bar area, transportation, preferred entrance and more.  Check LaneOne for details.
 
The Happiness Begins pre-order will include instant grat downloads of the band’s hit singles “Sucker” and “Cool,” produced by GRAMMY® Award-winning songwriter, producer, and lead singer of the multi-platinum band OneRepublic, Ryan Tedder. The third instant grat titled “Only Human,” produced by GRAMMY® Award-winning producer Shellback, will follow. Not only will this be the group’s first album since 2009, but it stands out as one of 2019’s most anticipated records.
 
These announcements set the stage for the boys to light up the Billboard Music Awards tonight with what promises to be a blockbuster performance. The band is expected to perform their first #1 hit at Top 40 radio “Sucker,” which has just clenched its second consecutive week at #1. Be sure to tune in to NBC at 8:00pm ET.  Next up, you can catch them on Saturday Night Live on May 11.

“Sucker” now exceeds 445 million global streams to date. During release week, it clinched #1 on Apple Music, #1 on Spotify, and #1 on iTunes in North America. Globally, it reached #1 on Apple Music, #1 on YouTube, #1 on Twitter, and #2 on Spotify, as well as the #1 Streaming Song and #1 Digital Song. Speaking of making history, the rollout of “Sucker” marked “the first time a band debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart this century.” Continuing the runaway success, “Cool” has notched 70 million global streams and soared to #1 on iTunes Overall Top Songs Chart and Top Music Videos Chart.

Homecoming

Netflix released Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé, which presents an intimate look at her historic 2018 Coachella performance that paid homage to America’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Interspersed with candid footage and interviews detailing the preparation and powerful intent behind her vision, Homecoming gives a peek into the process and emotional physical sacrifices it took to conceptualize and execute a performance of that magnitude that became a cultural movement. This stand-alone Netflix original is now available globally on Netflix.

As the first black woman to headline Coachella, Homecoming recognizes the African American visionaries who inspired Beyoncé, including HBCU alums Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, activist Marian Wright Edelman, and scholar W.E.B. Du Bois, in addition to cultural luminaries such as Nina Simone, Maya Angelou, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Audre Lorde. Beyoncé’s personal knowledge of the relevance and celebration of HBCUs started with her father, Mathew Knowles, an alumnus of Fisk University.
Shot over eight months, the film follows the global entertainer as she returns to the stage after the birth of her twins, highlighting the comprehensive preparation involved in creating her groundbreaking performance, which included four months of band rehearsals followed by four months of dance rehearsals with over 150 musicians, dancers, and other creatives, — all of whom were hand-picked by the artist herself.
In juggling dual roles as both the director of her live performance and the film that captured the process of making it, Beyoncé says, “It was one of the hardest jobs I have taken on but I knew that I had to push myself and my team to go beyond great to legendary. We knew nothing like this was ever done on a festival level before and it needed to be iconic beyond compare. The performance was an homage to an important part of African American culture. It had to be true to those who know and entertaining and enlightening to those who needed to learn. In making the film and re-telling the story, the purpose remained the same.”
Many in the cast; band, singers, dancers and steppers are former HBCU students, immersed in the HBCU marching band tradition. They joined Beyoncé’s own group of performers, some who have toured with her for years. Viewers not only get to see the intense dance rehearsals and talent of these amazing artists, but hear their personal journey from HBCU student to artist and the lifelong impact that comes with performing alongside Beyoncé in this historic concert.
“So many people who are culturally aware and intellectually sound are graduates from historically black colleges and universities, including my father,” she says in the film. “There is something incredibly important about the HBCU experience that must be celebrated and protected.”
As a treat to her fans, the film also includes, in the end credits, her remake of “Before I Let Go” by Frankie Beverly and Maze, a 1981 R&B classic that’s commonly performed at HBCU games. The single will be available on the film’s soundtrack, Homecoming: The Live Album, available today from Parkwood Entertainment and Columbia Records. smarturl.it/BH9102
Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé was directed and produced by Beyoncé Knowles-Carter. Longtime collaborator Ed Burke served as co-director. Steve Pamon and Erinn Williams are executive producers.
Set List

“Crazy In Love”

“Freedom”

“Lift Ev’ry Voice And Sing”

“Formation”

“Sorry”/”Me, Myself and I”

“Kitty Kat”

“Bow Down”

“I Been On”

“Drunk In Love”

“Diva”

“Flawless” (Remix)

“Feeling Myself”

“Top Off”

“7/11”

“Don’t Hurt Yourself”

“I Care”

“Partition”

“Yoncé”

“Mi Gente (Remix)”

“Mine”

“Baby Boy”

“You Don’t Love Me (No, No, No)”

“Hold Up”

“Countdown”

“Check On It”

“Déjà Vu”(featuring JAY-Z)

“Run the World (Girls)”

“Lose My Breath” (featuring Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams)

“Say My Name” (featuring Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams)

“Soldier” (featuring Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams)

“Get Me Bodied” (With Solange Knowles dancing)

“Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”

“Love On Top”

About Netflix
Netflix is the world’s leading internet entertainment service with over 148 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.
About Parkwood Entertainment
Parkwood Entertainment is an entertainment and management company founded by entertainer and entrepreneur, Beyoncé in 2010. With headquarters in New York City the company houses departments in music and video production, management, marketing, digital, creative, philanthropy, fashion, publicity and a record label. Under its original name, Parkwood Pictures, in 2008, the company released the film Cadillac Records (2008), in which Beyoncé starred and co-produced. The company also released the film, Obsessed (2009), with Beyoncé as star and executive producer. Parkwood Entertainment produced The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour (2013-2014) and The Formation World Tour (2016), and co-produced the ON THE RUN TOUR (2014) and ON THE RUN II (2018).

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Beyoncé’s Homecoming

Writers: Vaughn Lowery, Tara McDonough, Stella Iman Dugall

Every once in a while pop culture encounters a rip in its continuum. The latest breach comes from one of the most effervescent entertainers of all time, Beyoncé Giselle Knowles Carter, as the first Black female to headline one of the most prolific festivals since the iconic Woodstock. Introspective yet intimate, Homecoming is positioned to be one of the most immersive concert series in the history of music and streaming services. Beyoncé, the Director and Executive Producer of the film, creates a visually captivating story from the beginning to end. The documentary answers a plethora of questions, at which the infamous Beyhive has had about the historical moment.

With intermittent quick cuts of her family before, during and after the epic performance, Beyoncé gives herself permission to exhibit her vulnerability. After all, she planned to take the stage at Coachella in 2017 before she was pregnant with her twins. The tour was postponed and we fast forward to ‘Mrs. Carter’ having to deal with the aftermath of a complicated pregnancy, which ultimately ends in a c-section. Similar to friend, and professional tennis superstar, Serena Williams, Beyoncé bounced back harder than ever after her tough pregnancy. Throughout the piece she digs deep and pummels through some of the most difficult days she has ever encountered. She even speaks to her weighing 218 lbs and how she was only able to zip her costume up after months of hard work alongside of a dedicated clean/raw food diet – no meats, carbs, sugars. The director of photography expertly captured an extremely intimate and vulnerable side to the strong and flawless Queen Bey.

Inspiration

Having family members as graduates of some of the prominent HBCU (historically black colleges and universities), Beyoncé was able to tap into the most celebrated moments of their collegiate life. Her full show not only highlighted the history of these schools but also their social networks and fraternal organizations; transforming the stage into one of the most dynamic Black Southern spaces of cultural legacy and pride. Much of it was enunciated with their boot dancing, a traditional dance style for HBCU called J-Setting, in between transitions. These dance formations visually anchored the performance. Contortionists contributed an urban Cirque du Soleil vibe to the display which can be more accurately described as an infused gumbo of Chicago (the musical), Moulin Rouge! and the Off-Broadway play Stomp. To date, the pyramid stage has been persevered onsite at this year’s Coachella as an art installation.

A group of 200 people shared the stage with Queen Bey including Jay Z, Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams and Solange Knowles. The expansive crew that Beyonce worked and practiced with for 8 months is featured in the documentary, as each individual had their own part in making the event a success. The dancing in her set is not technical, but emotional. The crowd, as well as audiences watching the documentary at home, are meant to feel something from just the way Beyoncé and her dancers, who she handpicked herself, move with each other. The concert experience not only exhibits the immense talent of HBCU musicians but works towards using this heightened exposure to aid these institutions that have been struggling with little resources and grants since their establishment.

After the the release of Homecoming, Netflix will more than likely notice a spike in downloads/subscriptions; Beyonce will notice an increase in her fan base and HBCU enrollment rates will most likely skyrocket. Overall, most audience members will be thrashed into a world of black honor, history and preservation. While the Pew Report notes that there is a varying “black/white digital divide” concerning internet usage, (87% whites, 80% blacks), there is little divide when it comes to mobile platforms. The growth of black presence in media, such as on social media, in streaming services and more, will only continue due to the imminent success of Beyoncé’s partnership with Netflix. Her myriad of success as a dominant Black woman breaks down barriers in the same way Jordan Peele has done for young Black filmmakers across the diaspora. This will become one of the most treasured pieces of mass media and should offer encouragement to both women and minorities to bust through the glass ceiling on all fronts especially digitization and technology.

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Illustrator: Alejandra Villagra

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Jake Miller “Based On A True Story”

JAKE MILLER’S EP BASED ON A TRUE STORY. AVAILABLE NOW

EP SKYROCKETS TO TOP 3 OF ITUNES POP ALBUMS CHART

WAIT FOR YOU” DEBUTS ON BILLBOARD’S TOP 40 CHART

Singer, songwriter, and producer Jake Miller‘s highly anticipated EP BASED ON A TRUE STORY. is available everywhere now via RED MUSIC. The 6-song EP, which is written and produced by Miller, debuted on 17 international New Music Friday playlists and skyrocketed to the Top 3 of iTunes’ Pop Albums Chart upon release off the strength of lead hit single “WAIT FOR YOU,” which debuted on this week’s Billboard‘s Top 40 chart and has clocked 6 million U.S. streams to date. CLICK HERE to listen to BASED ON A TRUE STORY. available now on all digital service providers.

“These are by far my 6 favorite songs I’ve ever made,” says Jake of his new EP BASED ON A TRUE STORY. “I hope you laugh, smile, dance, and cry to these songs. I poured my heart into every lyric and every beat and I couldn’t be more proud. My artistry has evolved tremendously but I’m still learning and growing every day. I can’t wait for you guys to hear what I’ve spent the last 6 months creating.”

In support of his new EP, Jake today releases a bundle that includes a physical and digital download of BASED ON A TRUE STORY. with an exclusive t-shirt and pin set. In addition, Miller recently launched a new set of “NIKES”-themed merchandise that includes robust hoodies, long sleeve and short sleeve t-shirts, totes, and shoelaces. Fans can purchase the EP bundle and new merchandise via Jake’s official Sony Thread Shop web store at shop.jakemiller.com/store.

Jake recently announced his spring headlining ‘WAIT FOR YOU’ Tour that kicks off on April 11 in Las Vegas and will hit 21 cities across the U.S. including major markets in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, and Nashville. The tour will include support from special guests Logan Henderson and Just Seconds Apart. Prior to hitting the road, Jake will play iHeartRadio’s Blossom Bash alongside Meghan Trainor and MAX in Washington, D.C. on April 5th as part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

Tickets for all shows are available online HERE.

 

UPCOMING TOUR DATES

April 5 – Washington, D.C. – The Anthem

April 11 – Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl at the Hard Rock*

April 12 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red*

April 13 – Tucson, AZ – The Rock*

April 16 – Dallas, TX – The Prophet Bar*

April 17 – Houston, TX – House of Blues Bronze Peacock Room*

April 19 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room*

April 23 – Nashville, TN – The Cowan*

April 25 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia*

April 26 – Asbury Park, NJ – House of Independents*

April 27 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club*

April 28 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza*

April 30 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall*

May 1 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Rex Theater*

May 3 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall*

May 4 – Detroit, MI – The Loving Touch*

May 5 – Chicago, IL – Chop Shop*

May 7 – Minneapolis, MN – The Fine Line Music Café*

May 11 – Tacoma, WA – Alma Mater*

May 12 – Portland, OR – The Hawthorne Theatre*     

May 14 – Oakland, CA – The New Parish*

May 17 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre*

*Logan Henderson and Just Seconds Apart will support entire Wait For You Tour

 

ABOUT JAKE MILLER

When an artist controls his destiny, he builds a lasting legacy.

Critically acclaimed Miami-raised and Los Angeles-based pop singer, producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Jake Miller takes matters into his own hands. Not only does he craft all of his beats and pen lyrics, but he also plays guitar and piano. This artisan approach adds a tactile touch and heartfelt honesty to pop augmented by funked-out swagger and soulful style. That sound not only pushed his cumulative plays past the 200-million-mark, but also caused the likes of USA Today to predict, “Miller seems to be on the precipice of the next level of fame. Now, the multi-talented rising star stands poised to reach those heights on his 2019 debut EP BASED ON A TRUE STORY.for RED MUSIC, and he personally built the foundation to do so.

“I feel like I’ve been working towards this for the past two years,” he explains. “Everything in my life changed-from relationships to business. I became happy when I realized I could produce my own material, be independent, and do all of this by myself. For the first time, it really felt like me.”

Since his emergence, Miller has quietly and diligently worked towards such artistic freedom. In 2015, he earned a breakthrough with “First Flight Home,” which moved over 100,000 digital singles. That same year, his Overnight EP yielded the fan favorite title track, which co-starred Olympic Gold Medalist Simone Biles in its sexy video. On this steady rise, he attracted a diehard following known as “the Millertary” and comprising 1 million Instagram followers, 600K Twitter followers, and 1.1 million Facebook “likes” and counting.  He shared the stage with everyone from Ariana Grande to Shawn Mendes, and he garnered the endorsement of People Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Billboard, Just Jared, and more. Entertainment Weekly proclaimed him among “9 Artists to Hear Now” and Live Nation pegged him on its Ones To Watch. Going independent in 2017, he taught himself how to produce and make beats, leading to a pair of full-length releases2:00AM IN L.A. and Silver Lining–buoyed by hits such as “Can’t Help Myself” and “The Girl That’s Underneath” [feat. Jabbar Hakeem].

In the making of those albums, he found his creative compass.

“When I started out, I would go to sessions and work with other producers,” he says. “However, I took all of 2017 and dedicated myself to learning how to produce. I went to Guitar Center and bought thousands of dollars’ worth of equipment that I didn’t know how to use like a grand piano and a saxophone. Then, I stayed in my apartment and watched thousands of hours of YouTube tutorials. I wanted to download as much info into my brain as possible, so I didn’t need anybody else going forward. That set the stage for me.”

Signed to RED MUSIC in the midst of a stacked headline tour, he dove into making more music. Miller turned the first page of this new chapter with the 2018 single “WAIT FOR YOU.” Merging eighties-esque synth bass and expansive melodies, it clocked over 1 million global streams in under two months.

The 2019 follow-up single “NIKES” illuminates another side of the artist. Backed by rich production, thick bass, and hummable guitar courtesy of Miller, it paints a nostalgic, yet personal picture of a broken relationship with lines like, “I still got your Nikes laying in my closet right there in the corner teasing in me…All they do is bring back memories.”

“I had gotten out of an eight-year relationship, and I realized that I had a pair of shoes sitting in my corner that weren’t mine,” he recalls. “It’s basically reminiscing on what we had. It’s emotional about the past, but it makes you think about the future. My favorite songs can hype you up and cause you to get emotional too.”

His forthcoming six-song EP entitled BASED ON A TRUE STORY. thrives on that dynamic diversity, hinging on an upbeat funky strut throughout and incorporating everything from live choir to horn sections. It showcases the scope of his sound.

In the end, Miller has just begun building his legacy.

“When you think of me as a person and an artist, I hope it inspires you to take life by the horns,” he leaves off. “If you want something, just go after it. No one is going to work as hard for you as you are. I want my story and music to inspire you to keep going towards being the best at whatever you want to be.”

Jake Miller’s BASED ON A TRUE STORY EP is available everywhere now.  

 

BASED ON A TRUE STORY. EP Tracklist:

  1. SKINNYDIP
  2. NIKES
  3. WAIT FOR YOU
  4. LONDON LIGHTS
  5. NOBODY ELSE
  6. WHAT IF YOU FELL IN LOVE?

 

Listen to BASED ON A TRUE STORY. On:

Spotify

Apple Music

iTunes

Amazon Music

TIDAL

Watch “WAIT FOR YOU” On:

YouTube

Listen to “WAIT FOR YOU” On:

Spotify

Apple Music

Amazon Music

YouTube

Follow Jake Miller On:

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Twitter

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Gunna Releases Debut Album

GUNNA RELEASES HIS DEBUT ALBUM DRIP OR DROWN 2

Features Include: Young Thug, Lil Baby, and Playboi Carti

“Drip Or Drown 2” Tour Kicks Off March 31st!

Tickets Available On here 

Recently dubbed YouTube’s Artist On The Rise, Billboard chart-topping rapper Gunna returns with the official release of his debut studio album, Drip Or Drown 2 available everywhere via Young Stoner Life Records/300 Entertainment. Drip Or Drown 2 is Gunna’s official album return since the immense success of projects such as  “Drip Season 3” and the gold-certified collaborative mixtape with Lil Baby titled Drip Harder. The project exceed it’s first week sales with an astounding 130,000 equivalent album units to take the #4 spot on the Billboard’s Top 200 chart, which included the double platinum single “Drip Too Hard.”

The 16-track album offers features from Lil Baby, Playboi Carti, and Young Thug who is also credited as one of the album’s executive producers (Jeffery Williams) alongside Turbo and  Wheezy. When asked about the album, the longtime friend and Young Stoner Life Records founder says:

“I’m extremely proud of my brother, his debut album is going to change the scope of  music for the rest of the year. I watched him put his everything into making this masterpiece and that’s the beauty of it.” – Young Thug

Drip Or Drown 2 was introduced with two bubbling singles “One Call,” which peaked at #56 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts and “Speed It Up.”

Listen to Drip Or Drown 2 here!

DRIP OR DROWN 2 TRACK LIST

  1. WIT IT
  2. OUTSTANDING
  3. ONE CALL
  4. CASH WAR
  5. RICHARD MILLIE PLAIN
  6. YAO MING
  7. IDK WHY
  8. DEREK FISHER FEAT. LIL BABY
  9. BABY BIRKIN
  10. SPEED IT UP
  11. HEADED SNAKE FEAT. YOUNG THUG
  12. BIG SHOT
  13. ON A MOUNTAIN
  14. OUT THE HOOD
  15. SAME YUNG N*GGA FEAT. PLAYBOI CARTI
  16. WHO YOU FOOLIN

Following his album release, Gunna is teaming up with Tidal to give his fans a release show experience in NYC, to be exclusively live streamed via TIDAL on February 26, you can purchase your tickets. Additionally, Gunna will embark on his “Drip Or Drown 2” tour following the performance, kicking off at Anaheim, CA on March 31st  and will trek through cities including Chicago, Detroit, New York, Atlanta, Houston and more through end of May. Purchase your tickets here!

Drip Or Drown 2 Tour Dates

31-Mar  – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues

1-Apr – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues

2-Apr – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern

3-Apr – San Diego, CA – House of Blues

6-Apr – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst

7-Apr – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore

8-Apr – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades

10-Apr – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo

11-Apr – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater

13-Apr – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot

14-Apr – Denver, CO – Summit

16-Apr – Chicago, IL – House of Blues

17-Apr – Toronto, ON – The Phoenix

18-Apr – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall

22-Apr – New York, NY – Irving Plaza

23-Apr – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts

24-Apr – Boston, MA – House of Blues

25-Apr – Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont Theater

26-Apr – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa

27-Apr – Washington, DC – Broccoli City Festival

30-Apr – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz

1-May – Charlotte, NC  – The Fillmore

2-May – North Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues

6-May – Houston, TX – House of Blues

7-May – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theater

9-May – Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall

11-May – Miami, FL – Rolling Loud

14-May – Tampa, FL  – The Ritz Ybor

15-May – Orlando, FL – The Beacham

16-May – Atlanta, GA  – Tabernacle

About Gunna

When the history books open up, “Drip” will forever be associated with the meteoric and platinum rise of Gunna. Dubbed “The King of Drip” and pegged “to take over the rap world” by Interview, he generated over one billion cumulative streams and achieved one platinum and two gold certifications within a year. Now, he submerges the whole game in “Drip” on his 2019 full-length debut, Drip or Drown 2 [Young Stoner Life Records/300 Entertainment], and singles “One Call” and “Speed It Up.”

Born and raised in College Park, GA, he immediately gravitated towards innovative hip-hop from the likes of OutKast, Cam’Ron, and Future. Signed to YSL Records, he famously teamed up with label boss Young Thug and Travis Scott on “Floyd Mayweather” from 2016’s Jeffery. Shortly after, he dropped the seminal mixtape Drip Season. 2017 saw him serve up the sequel Drip Season 2 and Drip or Drown. He ascended to superstardom during 2018. Drip Season 3 put up unbelievable numbers, earned Drake’s fandom, and garnered looks from Rolling Stone, GQ, Vogue, Complex, and more. Not to mention, he joined forces with frequent collaborator Lil Baby for the collaborative Drip Harder, which bowed at #4 on the Billboard Top 200. The project yielded the platinum Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 hit “Drip Too Hard” and gold “Never Recover” [with Drake]. He teamed up with Travis Scott and NAV for the ASTROWORLD favorite “Yosemite,” Mariah Carey for “Stay Long Love You,” and Metro Boomin for “Space Cadet,” which they performed on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Plus, he participated in fashion shows for  Pyer Moss, Off-White, and Yohji Yamamoto.

Now that Drip Season is underway, it’s never going to end.

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OZUNA MAKES HISTORY WITH 23 NOMINATIONS

The OZUNA music phenomenon stands with the astonishing 23 nominations at the annual Billboard Latin Music Awards ceremony in 2019. In this way, the Puerto Rican singer breaks records, becoming the most nominated artist during a single gala in all history of this prestigious award.

After taking the prized award as “Artist of the Year” at the 2018 awards gala, Ozuna returns to the same stage, with an extremely solid artistic career, which has led him to become an icon of urban music of this new generation. Notably, the artist recently surpassed the record of Justin Bieber as an artist with more videos that exceed one billion views on YouTube, with a total of 7 videos, in addition to being crowned as the most viewed artist globally in 2018.

On this occasion, the “bold-eyed black man” of Reggaetón takes over the most important categories of the twenty-ninth installment of these awards, thanks to the resounding success of the songs that come from his albums “ODISEA” and “AURA”, both productions released to the market under the independent label DIMELO VI and distributed by Sony Music Latin. Also, with his collaboration in the anthem “Te Boté”, and of course, the single that revolutionized Spotify, all digital platforms and brought together three different cultures in the same melody: “Taki Taki”, a song that knew how to show the world the level and artistic quality of this young Dominican-Puerto Rican root interpreter.

Ozuna will say “present” in the following categories of the night, in which he appears as a singer and composer:

Artist “Latin Rhythm” of the Year, Soloist / Latin Rhythm Artist of the Year, Solo

The Billboard Latin Music Awards gala will be televised from Las Vegas, Nevada on Telemundo, on Thursday, April 25.

 

ZAYTOVEN & DEITRICK HADDON RELEASE HOLIDAY EP

Today, Zaytoven & Deitrick Haddon release their collaborative holiday EP, Greatest Gift, via Familiar Territory/Motown. Get it HERE.

 

GRAMMY Award-winning multiplatinum super producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Zaytoven and iconic gospel singer Haddon unwrap seven smooth original Christmas anthems. Powered by piano-driven production, warm R&B and upbeat hip-hop energy punctuate delicate delivery and stunning vocal runs. Holiday Bae-cation warms up the season just as much as a crackling fire does, while Make Love On Christmas brings the seduction with a big bow.

 

Drawing critical applause, The New York Times named it among Holiday Music for the Joyful, the Lonely and the Skeptical, going on to write the gospel singer Deitrick Haddon has over the last decade been one of the genre’s limit pushers, tugging at its musical and ideological boundaries. In the producer Zaytoven, one of the architects of Atlanta trap music and also a church-trained musician he has found a worthy collaborator.

 

2018 remains a landmark year for Zaytoven. He dropped his critically acclaimed full-length debut, Trap Holizay. Among a track listing of bangers, Mo Reala [feat. Future] ignited 6 million-plus Spotify streams.

 

Releasing a bevy of projects, he joined forces with Lecrae for the powerful, passionate, and poetic Let the Trap Say Amen in addition to re-teaming with Future for one of the year’s most-anticipated sequels, Beast Mode 2. Meanwhile, he linked up with Usher for A. Once again extending his influence, Zaytoven also starred in the independent film Birds of a Feather 2, which follows his journey. The film co-starred Kash Doll, Trouble, Al Nuke, OJ Da Juiceman, Josiah McCormick, and other surprise cast members.

 

Everything set the stage for an even bigger, better, and bolder 2019.

 

ALLAN RAYMAN RELEASES OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “CRUSH”

Singer/songwriter Allan Rayman has released the official music video for “Crush, the latest track off his new album, Harry Hard-On, released last month via Republic Records/KIDindaKorner/Universal Music Canada. The artist is currently on a headlining European tour, a list of dates and ticket information is below.

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “CRUSH” HERE!

“Crush” has received praise from music fans and critics alike, Time Magazine recently featured the track, noting, “Rayman’s voice contains multitudes: a rough ache, a smooth hum, a rock star’s confidence.” The video for the critically acclaimed song was directed by Steph Verschuren, who most recently collaborated with Rayman on the video for his current single, “Rose” as well as the videos for his 2017 hit “Word of Mouth” and “Go My Way.”

Crush” is Rayman’s latest song off his musical project, Harry Hard-On which mixes elements of 80’s rock and that familiar 90’s grunge sound Rayman utilized throughout his earlier projects; Courtney EP and Roadhouse 01 long-player, with R&B and hip-hop influence present throughout the album. The 9-track body of work weaves in and out of anthems and ballads alike, with the lead single, “Rose, shaping the storyline by exploring the dark side of fandom with the idea that no matter how big or small an artist is, you never know who is in the audience.

Tickets to Rayman’s headlining European tour can be purchased HERE.

XXXTentacion Foundation & EMPIRE Present ‘Skins’

Kicking off Art Basel on Thursday December 6, the XXXTentacion Foundation and EMPIRE will host the official SkinsAlbum Release Party at RC Cola Plant in Miami, FL.

The event is produced by SWARM and powered by 1AMLiveXLive is set to livestream the concert for fans around the world. Tickets are $20 and a portion of the proceeds benefit local Florida organizations supporting homeless shelters, single mothers and at-risk youth. The livestream begins at 9pm. Media can submit an online application to cover the event HERE.

Tickets to attend can be purchased HERE.

Primed to be a highlight of 2018’s Art Basel, this exclusive event both celebrates the arrival of the iconic artist’s third full-length album, Skins, and his enduring spirit. Meanwhile, the mega-anticipated album will be available everywhere at the stroke of midnight via Bad Vibes Forever and EMPIRE.

Pre-order it HERE.

The party promises to be a night to remember, to say the least. Among many highlights, fans get the opportunity to hear the record first during an exclusive preview. To celebrate the song collaboration “One Minute” featuring Kanye West on XXXTentacion‘s SkinsYEEZY will debut a 3-piece merch capsule, printed on YEEZY blanks, featuring graphics by JJ Villard. In addition, Bravado curated a limited-edition collection inspired by the album, that will be exclusively available at the event. Attendees will also be able to pick up a special issue of Generation X magazine. The publication features an exclusive new interview with XXXTentacion c and producer and co-executive producer of ? and SkinsJohn Cunningham. Not to mention, never-before-seen photos adorn the issue created, curated, and published by the artist’s team and Tiny Splendor. Building a truly immersive space, photo experiences allow attendees to capture unforgettable moments as Member’s Only’s DJ Scheme spins a tribute set for the evening’s soundtrack.

Rounding out the night, powerhouse producers DJ Carnage and London On Da Trak take the stage for a once-in-a-lifetime concert joined by some of XXXTentacion’s biggest A-list supporters, admirers, collaborators and friends including Trippie ReddSki Mask the Slump GodPnB RockMatt OxMember’s Only and more!

Fueling anticipation further, the tracklisting for Skins has been uncovered today. A fitting swan song for the young legend, these ten tracks tap into the unbridled, unbreakable, and undeniable catharsis that endeared XXXTentacion to millions worldwide.

The glitchy choir of “Guardian angel” gives way to some of his most precise and potent rapping, hinging on rapid fire rhymes. Haunting piano burns against his emotive lyricism on the steamrolling of “Train food” as he offers up a detailed and diaristic confession, “I was lost.” “Staring at the Sky” snaps from an acoustic moan into a thunderous scream backed by drums from none other than blink-182’s Travis Barker. Over ominous guitars, Kanye West locks into a pummeling duet with XXXTentacion on the rap/rock mash-up “One Minute,” also featuring Barker’s percussive talents. Everything culminates on the delicate and dark dreamscape of “what are you so afraid of.” A faint acoustic murmurs beneath his soulful delivery on the final question, “What are you so afraid of? Is it love?”

Check out the full tracklisting of XXXTentacion’s transformative masterpiece below.

The single “BAD!” preceded the record, clocking over 150 million YouTube views to date. It also debuted at #16 on the Billboard Hot 100 and is pending RIAA gold certification. Adding on to a long list of awards and accolades this year, XXXTentacionJohn Cunningham and X’s manager Solomon Sobande were honored in Variety Magazine’s 2018 Hitmaker issue for their work on “SAD!,” which is this year’s third most popular song according to BuzzAngle Music.

Skins showcases a true artist at the height of his powers only growing stronger. Feel it this week.

VIC MENSA in Fuse’s ASMR Digital Series

Rapper and songwriter/producer VIC MENSA talks about his ensemble at Paris Fashion Week, the upcoming debut of his 93 Punks jacket line, the time he wore leather pants while horseback riding, and his new EP ‘Hooligans’ – which drops on December 14 – in an all-new episode of Fuse’s popular digital series Mind Massage. The episode posted today on fuse.tv.

Fuse’s Mind Massage features ASMR’s (autonomous sensory meridian responses) by some of your favorite hip hop stars as they chow down on their favorite foods and discuss their career, upbringing and more. Fans can check out new episodes from this digital series every week on fuse.tv. Past episodes include appearances by DiggyQuincyJay IDKWiz Khalifa and Mya, among others.

Check out his Mind Massage interview below!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMM5wSIpsp4