KIDinaKORNER/Interscope rock band X Ambassadors’ latest single “BOOM” was co-written by the band and produced by Ricky Reed (Twenty One Pilots, Leon Bridges).Visceral and instinctive, “BOOM” is a quick-fire anthem for emphatic recovery and personal revolutions. As its beat rocks, personal demons and toxic relationships recede in the rearview mirror. The artwork for “BOOM” is written in Braille and designed in a yellow-on-black colorway. For Casey Harris, the band’s keyboardist and Sam Harris’ brother, who was born blind, it is the first physical manifestation of his work that he has been able to experience visually. He has just 10% of his vision. “BOOM” will be featured on the band’s forthcoming album, the follow up to their debut platinum selling album VHS, later this year.
Multiplatinum, record-breaking superstar Ariana Grande, kicked off her Sweetener World Tour last night in Albany, NY. The tour will continue through 2019 with stops worldwide, including a headlining Coachella performance next month. See photos from last night HERE. Full Sweetener World Tour schedule HERE.
In addition to her previous RIAA certifications, Ariana has been awarded multiple new certifications commemorating her stratospheric success over the past six months. Her awards now include a platinum certification for her 2018 album Sweetener, a platinum certification for last month’s thank u, next album, a triple-platinum certification for “no tears left to cry,” and a double-platinum certification for “God is a woman.”
Death Race For Love, the second studio album by Chicago artist Juice WRLD, has debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, with 165K equivalent units. Additionally, Death Race For Love marked the second-biggest streaming week of any album released this year, with over 200 million global streams. The album was released March 8 on Grade A Productions/ Interscope Records.
Death Race For Love includes the single “Robbery,” released February 13, which debuted at #27 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and peaked at #2 on the Soundcloud chart. “Robbery” accumulated over 21 million global streams in its first week of release. The album also features the single “Hear Me Calling,” which hit 6.7 million global streams within the first 3 days of its release.
Death Race For Love arrives as the follow-up to Goodbye & Good Riddance, Juice WRLD’s massively successful 2018 debut. Along with his double-platinum single “All Girls Are the Same,” the platinum-certified album features his biggest hit to date: the four-times-platinum “Lucid Dreams,” which earned over a billion total video and audio streams last year. In addition, Goodbye & Good Riddance includes Juice WRLD’s chart-climbing single “Armed and Dangerous.”
Juice WRLD will be performing at this year’s Coachella festival. He will then begin his headlining North American tour on April 25 at the PNE Forum in Vancouver, BC and wrap the tour June 8 at The Bomb Factory in Dallas, TX, with support from Ski Mask The Slump God and The Lyrical Lemonade All-Stars. Tickets are available here, along with a limited run of exclusive merch collaborations, with VLONE, Lyrical Lemonade, Half Evil, and Ransom.
With his powerful wordplay and soulful storytelling, Lil Poppa turns each of his songs into an up-close account of life in his hometown of Jacksonville, FL. Today the dynamite young talent — and birthday boy — announced the release date and cover art for his upcoming project Under Investigation 2. Poppa released two new singles titled “Dangerous” and “Man of The Year” — the latter of which came with a music video that has already racked up over 135,000 views in less than a week.
Reaffirming his status as an unprecedented live performer, Denver-based artist Nick Miller—known professionally as ILLENIUM—will grace the stages at two of North America’s most hallowed venues in 2019. He hosts his biggest continental headline show to date at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY on September 21 and launches a two-night stand at Colorado’s legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater October 11and 12. A special pre-sale begins tomorrow, March 13, while general on-sale commences March 15. Tickets will be available here: http://illenium.com/tour/.
In other big news, the critically acclaimed force will unveil an official remix package for his latest single, “Crashing” Featuring Bahari, this Friday March 15. The original version has garnered over 4.3 million Spotify streams and emerged as an emotionally charged fan favorite.
For the remix package, he recruited the talents of a diverse array of producers, including DROELOE, KLOUD, and Rock Mafia. Additionally, the tracklisting showcases a shuddering and stunning stripped take on the song, highlighting the angelic and airy vocal over gorgeous piano. The remixes add a whole new dimension to the tune, which EDM.com dubbed, “yet another instant classic.”
ILLENIUM has ignited some of the biggest stages across the country. His 2018 Awake 2.0 Tour sold out every single date, including three nights at San Francisco’s Bill Graham Auditorium and NYC’s Terminal 5 respectively, and two nights at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago. ILLENIUM looks to 2019 with performances at ULTRA Music Festival in Miami, FL on March 30, and Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, TN on June 16, while his Hakkasan Las Vegas residency continues through August.
With more music on the way, ILLENIUM stands on the precipice of an historic 2019. Get ready!
ILLENIUM creates immersive emotional experiences, displaying an adeptness for crafting aural arrangements that vary in style, beauty, complexity and depth. With two full-length albums to his credit and sundry singles and remixes, he has surpassed the one billion stream mark across his discography.
His debut album, Ashes, was released to critical acclaim in early 2016. Awake followed in 2017 and hit #1 on in the iTunes Electronic Dance Charts in 12 countries. Named one of the “10 Best Dance/Electronic Albums of 2017” by Billboard, it included such singles as “Feel Good” (with Gryffin featuring Daya) and “Crawl Outta Love.” Praising the album as “a gorgeous collection of future bass, piercing vocals, and barefaced lyrics,” Dancing Astronaut said, “While it might seem premature to call an album a ‘masterpiece,’ no other title would fit Awake so well.” Billboard observed, “The phoenix is ILLENIUM ‘s mascot, and Awake is the emergent moment of that story.”
ILLENIUM’s Awake Live headline tour captivated audiences across the country, and sold out such renowned venues as The Shrine, Terminal 5, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, Aragon Ballroom and Red Rocks. His remix of Flume’s “Say It” earned him an Electronic Music Award for “Best Remix” in 2017. ILLENIUM’s recent collaborations include “Don’t Give Up On Me” with Kill The Noise ft. Mako and “Gold (Stupid Love)” with Excision ft. Shallows.
ILLENIUM North American Tour Dates:
“comethru,” taken from Jeremy’s latest EP summer, has an impressive 66 million streams on Spotify, and its video has over 24 million views to date and is featured on YouTube’s “Artist On The Rise” Trending Tab. On working with Bea to bring this remix to life, Jeremy says, “It’s been amazing to see how well this song has been received. I wanted to do something exciting for my fans and give it a new spin. I’ve been a fan of Bea for long time and thought she’d be the perfect addition the song. We got together a couple of weeks ago to make this remix, and I’m psyched about the way it came out.”
Recently returning from a sold out European and UK headline tour, fans can expect new music from Jeremy this spring.
Growing up in suburban New Jersey, 23-year-old singer, songwriter and producer Jeremy Zucker has always been surrounded by music. In 2015, he released his EP breathe as a freshman at Colorado College pursuing a degree in Molecular Biology. He cranked out songs in his dorm room and released them over Soundcloud—one every week. He later transferred them over to Spotify, where breathe’s lead single “Bout It” became the catalyst, hitting Spotify’s Discover Weekly playlist. Following the massive streaming success of his 2017 single “talk is overrated” featuring blackbear, 2018’s intensely personal EP glisten delivered the groundbreaking song “all the kids are depressed,” the first widespread glimpse into Zucker’s songwriting ethos. The track has over 56 million Spotify streams to date and its powerful video, directed by Drew Kirsch (Felix Jaehn, blackbear, Louis the Child, Quinn XCII), has over 7 million views to date. Last May, he graduated from Colorado College and put his degree aside to finally pursue his dream of making music, which resulted in his latest EP, summer,. As Zucker enters this next phase of his career, he brings a new love letter to life that fans will undoubtedly connect with.
Pittsburgh-born and GRAMMY® Award-nominated artist, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Kevin Garrett announces an 18 city headlining North American tour. The run will kick off on April 30th in Philadelphia, PA at The Foundry and wrap on May 31st in Atlanta, GA at Vinyl ATL. Full tour routing below and tickets are on-sale today HERE!
In conjunction with the tour announce, Kevin also drops track “Running From.” The song is the last to be released prior to the release of his debut album HOAX, out next Friday, March 22nd via AWAL. The album is available for pre-order HERE!
Kevin said about the song, “My friend Sean made the initial track with which I wrote this song. ‘Running From’ at face value is about being taken advantage of, but it’s more an inward reflection on why we back off from time to time and how we hold back with walls we don’t even know we’re building.”
Kevin introduced HOAX with the stark and simmering 2018 release of his single “In Case I Don’t Feel.” Backed by delicately plucked acoustic guitar and plaintive piano, he relays an unfiltered message. He has also recently unveiled tracks “Faith You Might” and “Don’t Rush.”
Three-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated and BRIT Award-winning multiplatinum singer-songwriter James Bay gave his debut television performance of “Peer Pressure” last night on Late Night with Seth Meyers.
Watch the performance HERE.
The performance set the stage for more music to come. Get “Peer Pressure” HERE via Republic Records.
Next up, BAY has returned to the states for his North American headline tour having just played two sold-out shows at New York’s Beacon Theater. The run is set to stop at LA’s The Wiltern on March 25th before wrapping up at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre in April. In addition, this summer BAY will join Ed Sheeran on his European stadium tour. Check out the full itinerary below and purchase tickets here: http://www.jamesbay.com/tour
Drama Relax has shared his latest single, “Your Love” ft. Tory Lanez & Lil Tjay. The Long Island-bred singer/songwriter/producer’s second release for Interscope Records, “Your Love” is available now via all digital retailers.
Listen to “Your Love” by Drama Relax ft. Tory Lanez & Lil Tjay HERE.
As the follow-up to his Interscope debut single “Private,” “Your Love” again showcases Drama Relax’s melodic flow and emotionally honest lyrics. With its bright and airy beats, the track also builds a brilliant contrast between its smooth texture and the powerful intensity of verses from Tory Lanez and South Bronx rapper Lil Tjay.
“Your Love I’m sure is very relatable to a lot of people who are in a new relationship and have those really intoxicating feelings.” Says Drama Relax. “Working with Tory Lanez and Lil TJay on this was amazing, those guys killed their parts”
Along with “Private,” “Your Love” is set to appear on Drama Relax’s upcoming debut project, due out soon from Interscope.
Tonight in Portland, Oregon, Drama Relax continues his run of West Coast dates as the support act for hip-hop artist Mike Stud. Later this month, he’ll embark on a national tour supporting Texas-bred singer/songwriter SoMo. Kicking off on March 29 in Nashville, the SoMo tour wraps up on May 11 in Dallas. See the full list of tour dates below.
Drama Relax Tour Dates
March 13 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom (supp. Mike Stud)
March 15 – Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre (supp. Mike Stud)
March 16 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s (supp. Mike Stud)
Mar 29 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom (supp. SoMo)
Mar 30 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West (supp. SoMo)
April 3 – New Orleans, LA @ HOB New Orleans (supp. SoMo)
April 5 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall (supp. SoMo)
April 7 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Elevation 27 (supp. SoMo)
April 9 – Washington, DC @ Union Stage (supp. SoMo)
April 10 – Philadelphia, PA @ The TLA (supp. SoMo)
April 11 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club (supp. SoMo)
April 13 – Fairfield, CT @ The Warehouse (supp. SoMo)
April 14 – New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre (supp. SoMo)
April 16 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s (supp. SoMo)
April 17 – Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom (supp. SoMo)
April 19 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe at Old National Center (supp. SoMo)
April 20 – St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall (supp. SoMo)
April 23 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theater (supp. SoMo)
April 24 – SLC, UT @ The Complex (supp. SoMo)
April 28 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos (supp. SoMo)
May 1 – LA, CA. @ The Roxy (supp. SoMo)
May 3 – San Diego, CA @ Music Box (supp. SoMo)
May 4 – Mesa, AZ @. Club Red (supp. SoMo)
May 7 – Tulsa, OK @. Cain’s Ballroom (supp. SoMo)
May 9- Austin, TX @ The Parish (supp. SoMo)
May 10 – Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock (supp. SoMo)
May 11 – Dallas, TX @ (supp. SoMo)