Vevo announces the release of Jacquees live performance of Who’s The Atlanta-based singer-songwriter has cooked up his own smooth, slick, and simmering brand of 21st century R&B with an old school twist. Jacquees first taste of the spotlight came at a young age, explaining, I got inspired and with encouragement from my mom I signed up for my first school talent show in 2004. He went on to win the show for the next four years.
Years later, Jacquees decided to reach out to fellow rising star and frequent collaborator Rich Homie Quan about a meeting with Cash Money Records Co-C.E.O. Bryan Birdman Williams. Birdman saw the video for his swagger-driven soul anthem Soldier featuring Rich Homie Quan and offered him a deal with Cash Money Records and Rich Gang Management. Jacquees has one goal in mind and it doesn’t differ much from that of his idols. I just want people to listen to my music and feel good. You know how a certain song will make you remember a certain time? That’s what I hope my music does. Who’s is streaming now on all platforms. Keep up with exclusive content from artists all over the world at YouTube.com/Vevo.
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Debut Album Frequency To Be Released In 2019
Watch the Nirvana official video HERE
Stream Nirvana HERE
Today, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, rapper and producer, Maejor, released the official video for his track Nirvana featuring Yashua and Jeon. The video was directed by Chad Tennies and was filmed in the streets of Atlanta. Rich with color, the video is a vibrant representation of the new track, which showcases Maejor’s unique style of Latin-infused hip-hop. Nirvana is the first single to be released from Maejor’s debut solo album Frequency, which is due later this year. Watch the official video HERE and stream the track HERE.
Nirvana follows a string of U.S chart successes, including Maejor’s hit single Lolly featuring Justin Bieber & Juicy J, which peaked at number 19 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, and Vai Malandra his 2017 collaboration with Brazilian superstar Anitta, which reached the #1 spot on the Brazilian charts as well as #18 at the Global Spotify chart. The video has been viewed nearly 300 million times and the song streamed over 200 million times worldwide. Maejor has written and produced for Justin Bieber, Trey Songz, Keri Hilson, Ciara, T-Pain, Ne-Yo and Wiz Khalifa and is part of the alternative electronic-pop duo AREA 21 alongside Dutch superstar DJ Martin Garrix. Those successes have contributed to Maejor’s impressive following, which includes over 2 million monthly listeners a month on Spotify and 1 million followers on Instagram.
“LOVELY” ACOUSTIC VIDEO OUT NOW!
Watch the clip HERE
Emerging singer/songwriter Billy Raffoul releases an acoustic performance of his new single “Lovely” today. “Lovely” was written by Raffoul and produced by Greg Kurstin and Raffoul and was released last month on Interscope Records. “Lovely” will appear on Raffoul’s forthcoming debut album which will be released later this year.
Raffoul will hit the road this spring supporting Parachute on their North American tour. The extensive run of dates with Parachute will bring Raffoul to New York’s Gramercy Theater, Nashville’s Cannery Ballroom, D.C.’s 9:30 Club, Boston’s Royale as well as two dates at Los Angeles’ Troubadour. Raffoul is looking forward to widening the reach of his live show, a stripped-back performance currently featuring only Raffoul, his guitar, and his drum pedals.
Growing up in the small farming town of Leamington, Ontario, Raffoul first started writing songs at age 10, thanks in no small part to the influence of his father—a musician who’s opened for everyone from Joe Cocker to Bon Jovi. After landing his first paying gig—playing to long-haul drivers at a local truck stop—Raffoul began playing at nearby bars and clubs at age 16, often driving into Detroit for shows. He eventually connected with a manager and moved down to Nashville to push forward with his music career. Soon after scoring a deal with Interscope Records, Raffoul released the critically hailed song “Driver” and followed that with his debut EP 1975 in June 2018. Critical praise followed with NPR raving, “Billy Raffoul has stepped into the spotlight.” Over the past few years, Raffoul has opened for heavyweight artists like, Kings of Leon, X Ambassadors, NEEDTOBREATHE and Kaleo, captivating crowds with his understated yet intensely passionate stage presence.
Billy Raffoul – ‘Lovely’ eSingle
NEW Tasty Seasoning Blends by Make it Tasty
With the new Tasty Seasoning Blends by McCormick, you can now purchase and use the exact spices featured in your favorite Tasty videos.
Tasty, the world’s largest social food network, launched its first global food product, Tasty Seasoning Blends by McCormick, which includes 5 different flavor profiles that make cooking Tasty recipes even easier. The full Tasty Seasoning Blend Kit including all five pucks is available for direct-to-consumer purchase in the US, UK, and Canada; find it here.
In addition Tasty and McCormick are building upon their strong relationship, announcing McCormick as the official spice of Tasty. Together with the launch of Tasty Seasoning Blends by McCormick, the Tasty audience can purchase and use the exact spices featured in their favorite Tasty videos.
A range of five different varieties – from Fiery to Zesty – has you covered to flavor your favorite foods. The Tasty Seasoning Blend Kit features all five of these unique flavor combinations, which were created based on the Tasty audience’s favorite flavors and formats with expert culinary guidance. The flavors are:
Savory: Tomato, basil, oregano
Jazzy: Cayenne, paprika, garlic
Hearty: Garlic, onion, red bell pepper
Fiery: Sriracha, lime, garlic
Zesty: Lemon peel, thyme, basil
“Foodies and cooks alike are always looking for more inspiration and convenience when it comes to seasoning their food in new and exciting ways,” said Tasty Creator and spice expert Kanchan Koya PhD. “With Tasty Seasoning Blends by McCormick, it’s easier than ever for chefs of all skill levels to bring to life the recipes they see in their feeds and enjoy a wide set of flavors.”
Tasty Seasoning Blend Kit (includes all 5 seasoning blends in puck form) will be available direct-to-consumer online on March 22 for $24.99 here. Individual Tasty Seasoning pouches, sold at $1.99/each, are launching at retailers nationwide in the US and Canada June 2019, with UK retail launching in 2020. Individual bottles are launching at US retailers nationwide September 2019.
Adisa Mullings, New York based photographer, content developer and member of GVI Films worked alongside model Modesta Boafo, makeup artist Tatiana Ward, hair stylist Stephanie LaBelle and wardrobe stylist Lunden to create the following photo series.
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“Boom. The world’s most famous brothers are back.” – Vogue
“The Jo Bros may not quite be in the year 3000, but “Sucker” nonetheless serves up a grown-up vision of The Jonas Brothers we didn’t know we were expecting.” – NPR
“It’s 2019 and there’s a new Jonas Brothers song, and those two things go together a lot better than we ever anticipated.” – Billboard
“The Jonas Brothers feel grown up without losing their boy band charm.” – Esquire
This week, GRAMMY® Award-nominated multi-platinum powerhouse trio — the Jonas Brothers —reclaim their place at the top of the charts and popular culture with their new single and music video “Sucker.”Get it HERE via Republic Records.
Taking the world by storm, it captures #1 on Apple Music, #1 on Spotify, and #1 on iTunes in North America. Globally, it clinches #1 on Apple Music, #1 on YouTube, #1 on Twitter, and #2 on Spotify. Since its release, it scored over 20 million Spotify streams and is over 50 million YouTube views and counting. At radio, it emerges as the “#1 Greatest Gainer for Top 40, ”impacting now.
Not to mention, “Sucker” garnered unanimous critical acclaim. Among widespread praise, it was dubbed “an absolute jam” by Billboard, christened “a banger” by Esquire, described as “an impeccably sweet-and-sour pop rock-tune” by Rolling Stone, and best noted as “a grown-up vision of The Jonas Brothers we didn’t know we were expecting” by NPR.
To celebrate the release, the band took over New York City for an intimate and packed secret reunion show. It marked their first time on stage in nearly six years, and they returned with a historic gig that left fans clamoring for more.
Yesterday, the Jonas Brothers announced a partnership with Amazon Studios, Philymack, and Federal Films– a division of Republic Records, to release an upcoming documentary about the Jonas Brothers, to premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories.
Anthony Mandler’s director’s cut of the Sucker music video was also released. Watch HERE.
This week, they continue their takeover of The Late Late Show with James Corden. This late-night “residency” spanned everything from their first on-camera interview to a hilarious skit where the host kidnapped the band and reunited them with help from none other than Dr. Phil. You have to see it to believe it. However, there’s more to come.
Watch clips from last night’s episode HERE, and be sure to tune in for more this week.
Jonas Brothers are back and about to have their biggest year yet.
The preeminent male group of this century, Jonas Brothers opened the floodgates for a new era of titans in pop music. They earned three consecutive number one albums and sold out shows throughout three continents. Selling over 17 million-plus albums with over 1 billion streams worldwide, they’ve achieved dozens of platinum and gold certifications. Jonas Brothers notably received a GRAMMY® Award nomination in the category of “Best New Artist,” garnered “Breakthrough Artist” at the American Music Awards, won Billboard’s “Eventful Fans’” Choice Award for “Best Concert Tour of the Year,” and took home a Mexican Grammy, showcasing their international influence. The tremendous success of the band provided a launch pad for the successful and storied solo careers of Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas, and Kevin Jonas, who have kept loyal fans yearning for a reunion, until now.
Watch Video of Baby Sea Otter Reunited With its Mother in Morro Bay
Morro Bay Harbor Department Saves the Day for This Otter Family
In between cloudbursts yesterday, a baby sea otter was reunited with its mother. The baby, spotted alone by one of the community’s commercial fishermen, got assistance from the Harbor Department, the Marine Mammal Center and Mike Harris of Fish & Wildlife. The city of Morro Bay caught this video of the baby being released before swimming to its mother.
As the Harbor Department commented, “All in a day’s work.”
For the last couple years, thereߣs been an abundance of pure unadulterated cuteness going on in the seaside town due to an increase in California Sea Otter families that call Morro Bay home. Mommas and babies are everywhere eating and grooming each other as if no one is watching. But we are and we canߣt look away – they are so dang cute! Now is the perfect time to catch a glimpse of these sea creatures in their natural habitat since Morro Bay harbor is experiencing the highest count to date of these adorable critters. A survey taken last May of the Morro Bay harbor documented adult sea otters and nine pups, a significantly higher number than the typical five or fewer otters frequenting the harbor in the early 2000s.
“Large gatherings of otters throughout the harbor have attracted tourists and locals all along the waterfront to experience them in their natural habitat,” explains Jennifer Little, Executive Director of Discover Morro Bay. “You can watch along the shore or rent paddleboards and watch from a safe distance on the water as they forage for food and groom their young. They use rocks and other tools to break open crab and local food sources and are so fun to watch. We’ve seen up to 30 or 40 of them at a time floating around on their backs and enjoying life in Morro Bay.”
Just plop down a beach chair along the Morro Bay Harbor Walk and start watching – they’re everywhere and easy to find. If there isnߣt a family of otters hanging out already, they will soon appear. The southeast side of Morro Rock is a great landmark for sea otter viewing as is Coleman beach at the intersection of Embarcadero and Coleman Drive. There are also public viewing spots all along the Embarcadero for wildlife viewing in between the plethora of restaurants, boutique shops and wine bars. To get an even closer look, paddle out in a kayak or rent a boat at Bay Cruisers and Electric Boats. Visitors can also take a ride on the Lost Isle Tiki boat to see the otters and the ever-barking sea lions, which includes a quick detour to the Morro Bay natural sand spit. Kayaks can be rented at Kayak Horizons and the Kayak Shack.
Experts say what’s really driving the population increase is the abundance of food they find in the waters of Morro Bay. Sea otters are integral to the health of the Morro Bay harbor environment. When viewing otters be very careful as they are wild animals and may react poorly if approached. When viewing from the water, it’s best to stay at least five kayak lengths away at all times and enjoy them in a responsible manner.