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Melii Releases “See Me”

Harlem-based singer/songwriter/rapper Melii has shared her new track See Me” and its accompanying video. Released via Rule#1/Interscope Records, “See Me” showcases the up-and-coming artist’s hypnotic delivery, bilingual vocal skills, and unapologetic lyrics.

With its video directed by Kristen White, “See Me” finds Melii bringing her signature raw honesty to a sparse and soulful R&B stunner. Set against a laid-back beat and slow-burning groove, the 20-year-old artist’s vocals shift from warm and vulnerable to hypnotically fierce, again proving her powerful charisma as a performer and songwriter.

“See Me” arrives on the heels of “Como Si Na,” an all-Spanish hip-hop ballad released in September. Hailed by Vibe as a “certified banger,” “Como Si Na” landed on a “5 Songs You Need to Listen to This Week” from TIME magazine (who noted that Melii is “just as comfortable flexing her attitude as a rapper and modulating her vocals with care, turning the track into an infectious display of her talent”).

Melii’s recent releases also include “La Envidia Mata,” that Rolling Stone praised a “sledgehammer of a single.”

Due out soon, Melii’s debut project Phases is a narrative-based exploration of her past, from the painful memories to the major triumphs that ultimately led to her breakout success. Since first gaining attention with her bilingual remix of Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow,” Melii has drawn acclaim for singles like “Icey (Spanish Remix)” (named “one of the year’s starkest rap hits” by Jon Caramanica of the New York Times). She’s alsoearned admiration from Billboard, who stated that “Every few years, a new artist emerges from Harlem, ready to take on the rap world…In 2018, that spotlight belongs to Melii.”

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.

Janet Jackson to Debut New Single

Appearance Marks Jackson’s First Late Night Performance in 14 Years

Global music superstar Janet Jackson is set to debut her new single, “Made for Now,” in collaboration with Daddy Yankee, on the Friday, Aug. 17 telecast of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

The appearance marks Jackson’s first performance on late-night television in 14 years. She last served as musical guest on “Saturday Night Live” in 2004. This will also be Jackson’s first appearance on “The Tonight Show” with Fallon as host.

From Universal Television and Broadway Video, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” is executive produced by Lorne Michaels and produced by Gerard Bradford, Mike DiCenzo and Katie Hockmeyer. Jamie Granet-Bedermanproduces. “The Tonight Show” tapes before a live studio audience from Studio 6B in 30 Rockefeller Center.

ABOUT JANET JACKSON
Janet Jackson is one of the most influential entertainers of the modern era. Her music has earned her six Grammy Awards, two Emmy Award nominations, a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination, as well as dozens of American Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards and Billboard Music Awards. She has also received many accolades as an actress, including an NAACP Best Supporting Actor Award. Jackson is a published author, dancer, businessperson, philanthropist and one of the biggest-selling artists in popular music history. With sales of over 160 million records worldwide, Jackson stands as one of the best-selling artists of all time with a string of hits that have left an indelible impression on pop culture. Her music and artistry have opened doors through which other top artists have followed, many acknowledging her impact on their musical perceptions.

ABOUT DADDY YANKEE

Daddy Yankee remains one of the most recognized and influential names in urban music and Latin dance. He was named one of the most influential Hispanics in the world by both CNN and Time magazine. He has sold more than 17 million albums and has over 60 million fans combined on his social networks. Daddy Yankee is considered the King of Reggaeton and continues to reign with the recent global success of “Despacito,” which was named the most-streamed song and most-watched video of all time, and most recently “Dura,” the second most-watched video in 2018. He was also named Billboard magazine’s Top Latin Artist of 2017. Other global hits by Daddy Yankeeare “Gasolina,” “Rompe” and “Limbo,” among others.

Remember ft. Jacob Banks

Today sees Seinabo Sey release the video for Remember ft. Jacob Banks LINK HERE.

The video was directed by Sheila Johansson and NewLand and premiered on Dazed. Speaking to Dazed about the song, Seinabo explains, It’s about wanting to be remembered for all of the good things, and hoping that you can walk out of a relationship whether it be with myself in time, or with a person feeling a sense of freedom. After writing the song herself, Seinabo teamed up with friend and fellow artist Jacob Banks, who transformed the track into a love song.

Seinabo recently announced her new single, I Owe You Nothing and accompanying b-side Remember ft. Jacob Banks. Both are now available to buy and stream on all platforms via Virgin Records. This announcement marked Seinabo’s first new music in over two years since the release of her critically acclaimed debut album Pretend in 2015.

Listen to/Share I Owe You Nothing and Remember HERE

The new music sees Seinabo crafting songs revolving around the issues about which she has been vocal on social media and in her enchanting live performances: womanhood and feminism, identity, body positivity and an adherence to loving yourself.

Pushing her art to the next level, Seinabo has taken much of the creative direction for the new record into her own hands, spending the past few months in Gambia (her father’s home country) to film music videos and shoot a plethora of breathtaking new images which encompass her new direction. In the I Owe You Nothing video, Seinabo blends the rich, bright colours of local fabrics with confidence that is evident throughout, she explains I figured it’s time I stand up for myself and this is my best way of doing that.

Seinabo rose to critical acclaim in 2015 following the release of two EPs and her debut album Pretend, which TIME magazine called One of the Year’s Best Debut Albums and SPIN named one of the Best Albums of 2015. Certified Gold in Sweden, Pretend earned her a 2015 Swedish Grammy Award for Best Newcomer and Best Pop award the following year.

The boundary-blurring artist has topped the Hype Machine chart five times and racked up more than 400 million  global Spotify streams to date, including at least 250 million for the album’s lead single, Younger. Kygo’s remix of Younger climbed to No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Play chart. Seinabo spent three years touring the globe in support of the album, stunning audiences with her expressive, soulful voice. She has played festivals such as Way Out West, Glastonbury and Roskilde. Her television performances include Late Night with Conan O’Brien and Later with Jools Holland.

Seinabo will be releasing more music this year and will perform at Stockholm’s 12,000-capacity Globe Arena on Friday, October 5.

TAYLOR SWIFT TOUR

TAYLOR SWIFT’S REPUTATION STADIUM TOUR

U.K. & IRELAND DATES ANNOUNCED

 

 

TICKETS ON SALE ON FRIDAY 1 DECEMBER

 

 

London, U.K. (24 November 2017) – Following the release of Taylor Swift’s unanimously critically-acclaimed U.K. #1 album, reputation, the ten-time GRAMMY award winner has today announced the U.K. & Ireland dates for Taylor Swift’s reputation Stadium Tour

 

Taylor Swift’s reputation Stadium Tour is set to arrive in Dublin, Manchester and London. Tickets go on-sale to the general-public Friday 1 December 2017. Subscribers of TaylorSwift.com will have access to purchase tickets in advance beginning Wednesday 29th November.

 

Taylor Swift’s reputation Stadium Tour is produced and promoted by Live Nation and S.J.M. Concerts in the UK, MCD in Ireland, and the Messina Touring Group (MTG) and AEG Presents in North America. General ticketing and on-sale information is currently available at TaylorSwift.com.

 

TAYLOR SWIFT’S REPUTATION STADIUM TOUR

U.K. & IRELAND DATES

 

DATE                         MARKET                     BUILDING

8 June 2018                Manchester                 Etihad Stadium

15 June 2018              Dublin                          Croke Park

22 June 2018              London                        Wembley Stadium Connected by EE

                       

About Taylor Swift

 

Taylor Swift’s critically acclaimed sixth studio album, reputation, topped iTunes album charts in 111 countries and debuted at no.1 on the Official UK Albums Chartsthe Official Irish Albums Charts and the Billboard 200 album chart. Selling over 1.29 million copies in the U.S. week of release, it is the highest selling album there this year. Taylor is the only artist in history to have four albums selling over one million copies in their first week of release in the U.S. (2010’s Speak Now, 2012’s RED, 2014’s 1989 and 2017’s reputation).

 

Taylor Swift’s chart-topping first single, “Look What You Made Me Do,” from her sixth album, reputation, broke multiple records within hours of its release. With over 10 million streams, it is the most-streamed song in a one-day period ever, the lyric video for “Look What You Made Me Do” broke the standing record with over 19 million views, while the music video shattered the original most viewed video (28 million) record with 43.2 million views in only 24 hours.

 

Taylor is a ten-time GRAMMY winner, a singer, songwriter, musician and producer.  She is the youngest person in history to win the music industry’s highest honour, The GRAMMY Award for Album of the Year and she is the first female solo artist to win this prestigious award twice. Rolling Stone listed Taylor as one of the 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time. Time magazine has named her one the of the 100 Most Influential People in the world and one of only eight candidates for their most prestigious honour, 2014 Person of the Year. A Brit and Emmy award winner, Taylor is Billboard’s youngest-ever Woman of the Year and the only artist to have been awarded this honour twice.

 

About Live Nation Entertainment

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Media & Sponsorship. 

VEVO HALLOWEEN EVENT

VEVO HALLOWEEN EVENT TO FEATURE PERFORMANCES FROM KHALID, JULIA MICHAELS, AMINÈ, JESSIE REYEZ

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.

 
 

About Vevo

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