Posts tagged with "YouTube"

Lenay Releases “La La Land”

Lenay is a pop singer-songwriter on the verge of superstardom, with the upcoming release of her first single, “La La Land.” “La La Land” features soaring vocals, poppy snare hits, and a relaxing electronic ambiance. Lenay is currently working on her debut album, after years of working as a host on MTV’s 10 on Top in New York with co-hosts ranging from Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, and Macklemore.

Born in the Congo, Africa, Lenay grew up in Minnesota, lived in Santiago, Chile, and now lives in Los Angeles.  While living in Chile, Lenay started her Spanish YouTube channel, which now boasts over 5 million subscribers and over 8 million combined followers across all social media platforms. 2018 will be a massive year for Lenay, as it will see the launch of her own personal live streaming app via Fanhero. She will also publish the first in a series of comic books with Planeta Group, join the Puma Womens’ family, and release her long-anticipated new music, filled to the brim with some of today’s top collaborators.

Ella Mai and Bruno Mars 24K Magic World Tour

10 Summers and Interscope Records’ breakout star Ella Mai will be joining the esteemed Bruno Mars on his 24K Magic World Tour. Ella Mai will appear on seven of the tour’s October dates, kicking off her run in Brooklyn, NY at the Barclays Center. The announcement marks yet another accomplishment for the UK songstress whose debut single, “Boo’d Up” is now RIAA Certified Double-Platinum.

Ella Mai’s latest single, “Trip,” is also being met with high praise, with SPIN describing it as, “a bouncy R&B jam with another earworm hook so infectious you can’t help but put your hands up.” As the 23-year old embraces her sweeping success, she has made a point of documenting her journey on YouTube in the form vlogs titled Ellasodes. The first episode highlights her BET Awards experience, while the latest video will detail her Essence Festival performance. Ella Mai is currently on the road, headlining her own sold out Boo’d Up tour.

Loren Gray’s New Single

Just recently, Loren Gray makes her major label debut by releasing her new single “My Story.”

The 16-year old phenomenon, with her magnetic vocals and honest words, offers a fresh perspective on bad boys and bad choices.

The song was released by the American-based major record label, Virgin Records.

To give music to your ears, you can download/stream her new single here.

Gray recorded “My Story” at Alpha Dog Studio Complex in London with producer Sky Adams.

Originally, Gray was known for being seen as a Los Angeles-based social media superstar who has more than 13 million Instagram followers–crazy, right?

Now, she can start being known as the one with music with her new super cool hit.

Her love her music started at age 13 when she sang a Vance Joy cover onstage at a meet-and-greet tour event.

“My hear was racing, but then I ended up getting this great reaction which made me realize, okay. I can do this,” says Gray.

Determined to creating her own distinct brand of pop music, she began uploading her songs online. Her YouTube videos start gaining attraction and popularity with over six million views each.

At age 14, she revealed her natural finesse as an entrepreneur by negotiating her own deal with Target. With their help, she created a fashion line inspired by vintage pop art.

 

Queen Latifah and Common at the Hollywood Bowl

Queen Latifah & Common

Wednesday August 22nd

Hollywood Bowl | 8:00 PM

The ever-versatile Queen Latifah returns to her throne for a soul-driven set showcasing the emotional power of her voice and her sophisticated presence as a singer. Fresh off his second Academy Award® nomination for Best Original Song – an award he won in 2013 for “Glory” – rapper, poet, and actor Common fuses social justice and large-hearted positivity for a highly charismatic performance.

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Juke Ross Shares New Single “Hey Lil’ Mama”

Today, Guyanese singer/songwriter JUKE ROSS shares his brand new single “Hey Lil’ Mama.” It’s available now via Republic Records.

Get it HERE.

“Hey Lil Mama” arrives on the heels of his recent release “Fresh Roses” and debut EP Grey. Carried by wistful melodies, wonderfully nostalgic lyrics, and lithe acoustic guitar, “Hey Lil’ Mama” illuminates his songwriting skills and smooth delivery on the breathy and bright hook. It’s emblematic of his delicate emotionality and ability to serve up a gorgeous anthem every time he hits the studio.

“Hey lil’ Mama is a song about reflecting on a past relationship and ultimately hoping the best for that someone. I started the song back in 2016 right in the middle of moving from Guyana to Atlanta and finished it in the middle of 2017 just after moving to NY and truly realizing how huge the world truly is,” explains Juke

Located on South America’s northern mainland, the celebratory and life-affirming spirit of Guyana remains an undercurrent of JUKE ROSS’s songwriting. The youngest of 14 siblings, he can recall falling in love with music at a young age. The family radio played everything from Caribbean standards to Bob Dylan and Michael Jackson, and he would sit and listen for hours on end. Inspired by his nurse mom, he enrolled in medical school. In the midst of his studies, guitar beckoned to him. JUKE feverishly began penning music. Among those early compositions, he created “Colour Me,” which became an independent phenomenon, landed him a deal with Republic Records, and positioned him as one of 2017’s most exciting artists to watch!

Nav and Travis Scott Release Music Video For “Champion”

Today platinum-certified Toronto rapper and producer NAV shares the music video for “Champion” feat. Travis Scott. Watch it HERE. The song is the latest single from his full-length debut album, Reckless [XO/Republic Records]. Get it HERE.

Taking over an oceanside estate, NAV filmed the video in Hawaii during the top secret sessions for Scott’s new album, ASTROWORLD, on which he’s also featured. Directed by XO’s very own Amir “Cash XO” Esmailian, the video co-stars Atlanta rapper Gunna, rising star Sheck Wes as well as Don Toliver, the latest artist to join Scott’s Cactus Jack Records.

NAV’s quiet infiltration of pop culture continues with “Champion.” It follows up the success of a string of now RIAA-certified platinum hits, including “Myself,”“Some Way” [feat. The Weeknd], and “Wanted You” [feat. Lil Uzi Vert].

NAV has quietly arrived as one of rap’s most innovative and infectious voices. Early last year he joined forces with powerhouse producer Metro Boomin for the collaborative album, Perfect Timing. Meanwhile, 2016 saw him not only co-produce the GRAMMY Award-nominated “Back To Back” for Drake, but he also featured on and produced the platinum-selling “Beibs in the trap” for Travi$ Scott’s blockbuster Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight. A streaming phenomenon, he regularly averages over 7.6 million monthly listeners on Spotify making him one of the most-listened-to artists worldwide. In addition to selling out solo shows coast to coast, he also joined The Weeknd for The Starboy Tour. Over the last year he’s garnered production credits on tracks with Kodak Black, Gucci Mane, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, and most recently The Carters [Jay-Z & Beyonce]. This tastemaker favorite has also received praise from Rolling Stone, Complex, Billboard, and The Fader.

Marco Mckinnis Releases Visuals For “CPR”

Virginia-born R&B artist Marco McKinnis revealed visuals for his new single “CPR” . Watch it HERE .

The music video premiered on Fader.com and showcases Marco’s creativity as he was very hands own in the making of the video.  “CPR” sets the tone for Marco’s re-entry into the music space. It highlights his impressive vocal range and stark sense of soul and sets the mood for what he has in store for the future.

Marco has quietly risen to the forefront of R&B’s buzzing new vanguard. He stood out as the only feature on Rex Orange County’s universally lauded Apricot Princess, and he lent his powerhouse voice to two anthems from Big Wave More Fire by electronic duo DJDS—known for their production on Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo. Those vocals come to life on stage as evidenced by recent touring alongside Luke James and Yeek.