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Shaggy – It Wasn’t Me (Hot Shot 2020)

REGGAE ICON SHAGGY TO RELEASE “IT WASN’T ME (HOT SHOT 2020)” A NEW, MODERN VERSION OF HIS CLASSIC SMASH AVAILABLE APRIL 10

IN CELEBRATION OF THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS 10 MILLION-SELLING ALBUM ‘HOT SHOT,’ A BRAND-NEW ALBUM  ‘HOT SHOT 2020’- FEATURING UPDATED VERSIONS OF HIS BIGGEST HITS TO BE RELEASED

Reggae/dancehall icon, SHAGGY will unleash a new single, “It Wasn’t Me (Hot Shot 2020)” featuring vocalist, Rayvon, available April 10 on all digital platforms worldwide. Pre-save the new single HERE.

“It’s been 20 years since my album, Hot Shot and the now infamous ‘anthem’ “It Wasn’t Me” was released, says Shaggy, “and to commemorate this milestone, I decided to reproduce this classic hit. In doing so, I wanted to make sure we stayed true to the integrity of the original recording while finding ways to modernize it, being that the song remains a recurrent hit, garnering a new & younger fan base each year.”

He continues, “While it may come as a surprise, “It Wasn’t Me” is actually an anti-cheating song! In the original version, the ‘apology’ from Rik Rok comes at the very end, yet by then, most DJ’s had mixed or gone into another song, so it was often missed … the point is that the guy who was cheating didn’t follow the player’s advice.”

“I enlisted my longtime collaborator, Rayvon – one of the smoothest reggae voices in the game – to be on the new track,” he adds. “The end result feels fresh and revitalized while maintaining its pop sensibility and dancehall roots.”

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of his diamond-selling album, Hot Shot, a brand-new album entitled Hot Shot 2020 will soon be released featuring revamped and modernized versions of all of Shaggy’s most beloved hits such as “Angel,” “Boombastic,” “Oh Carolina,” among many others, plus a few other surprises! Additional details to soon be announced.

About Shaggy

When it comes to making dancehall reggae hits that rock the world and stand the test of time, nobody does it better than Shaggy.

The two-time GRAMMY Award-winning reggae icon has sold more than 30 million albums to date, racking up no fewer than eight singles in the Billboard Hot 100, including two No. 1 hits, as well as seven albums on the Billboard 200 and four in the Top 40. Shaggy’s success in the UK is equally impressive: 16 Top 40 singles, nine of them reaching the Top 10, and four that shot to No. 1 including “It Wasn’t Me”—the largest-selling collaboration in UK chart history.

The smash records from Shaggy have kept on coming, from the certified diamond 2000 album Hot Shot, which boasted two No. 1 singles, through to 2018’s 44/876, a collaborative project with British rock icon Sting. 44/876 clocked millions of streams, entered the Top 40 in 14 different countries, remained atop the Billboard Reggae Album chart for over five months, and earned Shaggy another GRAMMY Award for Best Reggae Album.

A proven hitmaker, Shaggy has also been using his platform to help his community and beloved home, Jamaica. His Shaggy & Friends charity concerts have raised millions for the Bustamante Children’s Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica.

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NYC “Guardian Angels” Help Homeless

Guardian Angels Wash, Feed Homeless on NYC Subways Amid COVID-19

‘Nearly 1 in every 125 New Yorkers is homeless’

In the vast NYC Subway system, there are 472 stations and 23 different subway lines. Even during normal times, the homeless and the many Emotionally Disturbed Persons choose the subways and trains to ride back and forth on to stay warm and dry, says  Curtis Sliwa, founder of the  Guardian Angels, a non-profit organization that has been helping people worldwide since 1979.

Now that we are under the Corona Virus Spread, NYC being the worst area, the presence of the homeless and EDP’s, is more pronounced. They are in desperate need of help but no Government agencies are doing interventions. They have locked their offices and sheltered in. The NYC Guardian Angels have filled the void.

The Guardian Angels walk up and down the trains first doing Wellness Checks. Then they approach the homeless who live on the train and have them wash their hands with alcohol wipes. The Angels give them a care package with water, food and wipes. They also use disinfectant and wipe down the areas that the homeless are either sitting in or laying down on. No one else is doing this.

“Nobody is tending to the homeless and emotionally disturbed, a population where Coronavirus could spread like wildfire,” Guardian Angel founder  Curtis Sliwa recently told The Post.

Unlike our politicians who spend every day blaming one another for this Corona Virus Flu spreading, the Guardian Angels, are showing how people should not wait around for our leaders to figure out that they must work together on these problems.

The Guardian Angels say “FEAR NOT.” Take proactive measures. Mother Teresa and her nuns didn’t wait for governments to deal with the Lepers in the Leper colonies. They took proactive measures and helped those who had Leprosy. By the way, they didn’t wear masks or gloves. We are safe and we will continue to come to the aid of those who have been forgotten and ignored. The Homeless and the many EDP’s.

According to the non-profit The Bowery Mission, nearly one in every 125 New Yorkers is homeless,  reports Emily Drooby of NetTV

About the Guardian Angels
In 1979, New York City was the crime capital of the United States. Along with many NYC natives, Curtis Sliwa grew tired of the subway threats, street fights and fearful nights. These dangers and lack of control were the impetus for Sliwa’s groundbreaking idea: The Guardian Angels. Conceived as a grassroots opportunity for individuals to rally with one another, The Guardian Angels quickly became an international phenomenon. Known by their signature red berets, the Angels’ persona stood for justice and the empowerment of individuals.

Today, The Guardian Angels have expanded into 14 countries and over 140 cities. The volunteer organization continues to flourish as individuals assume local responsibility for their communities. It is a constant example of the power of “Us and We, not I and Me.”

Website: https://guardianangels.org

Kygo – Like It Is ft. Tyga and Zara Larsson

KYGO DEBUTS NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO “LIKE IT IS” FT. TYGA AND ZARA LARSSON

Global superstar, producer and DJ, Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll – a.k.a. Kygo, releases new single and video for “Like It Is” ft. Tyga and Zara Larsson today. Click HERE to listen and HERE to watch. It is the first single off Kygo’s upcoming third album Golden Hour out via Sony Music International/Ultra Records/RCA Records. “Like It Is” follows the release of Kygo’s “Higher Love” with Whitney Houston. The song has accumulated 651 million audio and video streams combined and charted at Top 40 radio. “Higher Love” is a cover of the 1986 Steve Winwood classic. The Whitney Houston estate presented Kygo with the archival recording of Whitney’s version, which was previously released as a Japan-only bonus track on her I’m Your Baby Tonight physical album in 1990. Upon hearing the Whitney track, Kygo raced into the studio, thrilled to be given the opportunity to make music with one of the greatest female vocalists of all time. “Higher Love” was written by Steve Winwood, Will Jennings and produced by Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll and Narada Michael Walden.  Stay tuned for more from Kygo very soon.

Kygo is a Norwegian-born, world-renowned producer, songwriter, DJ and music marvel who has turned himself into an international sensation in unprecedented time. The musical prodigy and producer/DJ has amassed over 14.6 billion combined audio and video streams worldwide and 3.3 billion total YouTube views to date. He was crowned Spotify’s Breakout Artist of 2015, as songs including “Firestone (feat. Conrad Sewell)” and “Stole The Show (feat. Parson James)”, which was certified gold or platinum in sixteen countries, helped him become the fastest artist to reach 1 billion streams on Spotify. Kygo’s first album, Cloud Nine, debuted at #1 on iTunes Dance Albums Chart and at #1 on Nielsen Soundscan’s Electronic Albums chart. The album received tons of positive attention from critics, in which Rolling Stone called it “unfailingly gorgeous”. Kygo made his U.S. television debut on The Late Late Show with James Corden where he performed an acoustic version of “Stole The Show (feat. Parson James)”. He has also performed on Good Morning America, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

In 2016, Kygo landed on the cover of Billboard Magazine surrounding his colossal success. Later that year, he performed “Carry Me” at the Rio Olympic Closing Ceremony with singer-songwriter Julia Michaels; calling it “one of the biggest performances of his career.” Continuing his success, Kygo released “It Ain’t Me” with Selena Gomez which reached Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and amassed over 949 million Spotify streams to date with USA Today declaring the song one of 2017’s most potent contenders for the official song of the summer, explaining that the tropical house-flavored beats “scream summer.” Kygo continued to take over 2017 by releasing his EP Stargazing following his sophomore studio album, Kids In Love, an eight-track body of work, adding on his global Kids In Love tour starting in Helsinki, Finland and ending in Boston, MA. He also released “First Time” with Ellie Goulding which charted at #1 on iTunes in 14 countries and debuted at #9 on the Billboard Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, and the music video has garnered over 96 million YouTube views. His follow up single “Remind Me To Forget” featuring Miguel saw major success with over 812 million total combined streams and the video has garnered over 74 million YouTube views, along with his release “Born To Be Yours” with Imagine Dragons, which has over 379 million Spotify streams.

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Jack Curley – Tomorrow

ENGLISH SINGER-SONGWRITER JACK CURLEY ANNOUNCES ‘TOMORROW’ EP OUT APRIL 24TH ON PARLOPHONE

LISTEN TO THE TITLE TRACK HERE

English singer-songwriter Jack Curley announces his debut EP ‘Tomorrow’, due for release on April 24th via Parlophone. The announcement comes alongside the release of the title track. ‘Tomorrow’ follows ‘Wait For Me’, the 21-year-old’s most recent single and his debut ‘Alice’, which have accumulated 9 million streams combined and seen support from Spotify’s New Music Friday, Clash, Music Week and Spindle Magazine, to name a few. It’s easy to hear why Jack’s career is moving as fast as it is – his voice. Effortlessly soulful, expressive and with a maturity far beyond his years, it’s that rare thing, completely timeless. The delicate yet simple instrumentation and production bring Jack’s vocals to the fore, while the songwriting, inspired by greats such as The Beatles, Freddie Mercury, and Elton John is instantly classic. Lyrically, Jack deals with relatable everyday experiences and universal themes. In the case of ‘Tomorrow’, the fear of having to tell a partner that the relationship isn’t working, as Jack elaborates, “Tomorrow is a song about a past relationship not really going to plan, but struggling to tell her that it wasn’t working, and then bottling it last minute when you planned to tell her.”

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The weeknd, 360 MAGAZINE

THE WEEKND – #1 ALBUM

“When I started making this album, I never imagined it would be released as we face a worldwide pandemic.” says The Weeknd “I always felt that music helped me in hard times and I hope that this body of work can do the same for others. It’s been amazing to see the real heroes shine in our world right now, the healthcare workers, the grocery store clerks and staff, delivery people, first responders – everyone putting their lives on the line to help others. This album is for them and any small joy or relief it can bring.”

THE WEEKND CAPTURES #1 ALBUM AND #1 ON BILLBOARD HOT 100 WITH AFTER HOURS AND BLINDING LIGHTS

AFTER HOURS DEBUTS AS BIGGEST ALBUM OF 2020

THE WEEKND BREAKS HIS OWN STREAMING RECORD, NOW HAS THE #1 AND #2 STREAMING R&B ALBUMS OF ALL TIME

ALBUM SURPASSES 2 BILLION GLOBAL STREAMS, CLOSING IN ON 2 MILLION IN GLOBAL CONSUMPTION

The Weeknd’s latest album, After Hours (XO/Republic Records) was released to massive critical and fan acclaim and has now been crowned the year’s biggest release, earning over 2 billion global streams and nearly 2 million in global consumption. The Grammy Award winning artist has not only captured a #1 album debut, but the single “Blinding Lights” has simultaneously captured the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming his 5th #1 on the chart. In addition, After Hours has become the #1 R&B streaming album of all time, breaking the record previously held by The Weeknd’s 2016 release, Starboy. The artist now holds the #1 and #2 top streaming R&B albums of all time with After Hours and Starboy. After Hours is topping the charts across the globe, debuting #1 in Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy and New Zealand. The album debuted at #1 on Apple Music in over 85 countries and dominated the global Spotify Chart, capturing 7 of the Top 10. Additionally, “Blinding Lights” has been the #1 airplay song and #1 official single in multiple countries for several consecutive weeks as well as Spotify’s #1 Global Song for 37 days and counting. The record has also has crossed over 5 million in Single Consumption.

The #1’s were aplenty for the release, #1 Billboard Debut of 2020 (After Hours), #1 Billboard Top 200 (After Hours), #1 Billboard Hot 100 (Blinding Lights), #1 Billboard R&B Album (After Hours), #1 Billboard Digital Song (Blinding Lights), #1 All-Time R&B Streaming Week (After Hours) and #1 Global Shazam (Blinding Lights).

Previous to album release the first two singles, “Heartless” and “Blinding Lights”, had already taken the world by storm, earning RIAA Platinum status and bringing The Weeknd into the Top 10 artists of all time for RIAA singles. “Heartless” became The Weeknd’s 4th #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, while “Blinding Lights” became his 5th #1 Hot 100 and his 7th #1 on the Hot R&B Songs chart, the most for any artist ever. The Weeknd continued the trend by accumulating over 1 million pre-saves on Apple Music, the most the platform has ever seen.

LOOTE MUSIC, 360 MAGAZINE

LOOTE MUSIC

Emotions turn on a dime. In the span of just one Loote song, you might get up and dance, sit back down and let out a tear, or return to your feet and fall in love again. In a similar manner, the New York duo—Jackson Foote and Emma Lov—fashion self-described “cry jams” out of alternative, electronic, and pop elements. Bathed in the glow of neon production and artful instrumentation, the pair put on a different kind of party…

“We make music you can jam out to while you cry,” says Jackson. “It’s funny, but it’s true.”

“The songs are a vibe,” Emma elaborates. “I feel like we’re always in the middle. So many people are worried about losing themselves, finding themselves, and not knowing who they are when they come out on the other side. It’s a struggle I dealt with for a long time too. We’ve figured out how to talk about this in our music, because we found the right midpoint between these emotions. We exist in our own crevice of what you’d call pop.”

They occupy this space quite comfortably as well.

Since first united by a professor at SUNY Purchase College, these two kindred spirits have quietly positioned themselves for pop ubiquity. The group’s 2018 debut EP, single., gathered nearly 150 million cumulative streams in under a year. As they averaged over 8 million monthly listeners on Spotify, “High Without Your Love” and “Your Side of the Bed” both leapt past the 40 million-mark, while superstar Joe Jonas lent his inimitable pipes to “Longer Than I Thought.” In between supporting Eric Nam on tour and performing at the Hot 100 Festival, they attracted critical acclaim from the likes of Billboard, Idolator, Baeble, Substream, and many more. Jackson co-produced and co-wrote Zara Larsson’s “Ruin My Life” which recently was certified gold. Additionally, they collaborated with David Guetta and Brooks on the 2019 smash “Better When You’re Gone.”

Rileyy Lanez – “Left 4 Me”

RISING R&B SINGER/SONGWRITER RILEYY LANEZ DEBUTS NEW SONG “LEFT 4 ME”

Watch the Official Video HERE

Today, budding R&B songstress Rileyy Lanez has released a new song “Left 4 Me” – listen HERE. Written by Rileyy and producers Click N Press (Dreamville, Queen Naija), “Left 4 Me” chronicles how one can feel alone and fed up with imbalances in a relationship. The track comes alongside an official video with Rileyy’s hometown of NYC as the backdrop. Watch HERE.

In speaking about the track, Rileyy says: “‘Left 4 Me’ is about a time I was so busy dwelling on the person I was with and making their mind up instead of focusing on me. Writing the song was a lesson in disguise instead of dwelling on something I can’t have, it taught me to focus on all the things I do have and that’s myself, my career, happiness, freedom etc. The video shows that shift, I’m literally in the street dancing with my girls, releasing the hurt, being free, and moving on.”

Born and raised in the Bronx, 19-year-old Rileyy Lanez pulls no punches with her heart-on-her sleeve R&B music. In May of 2019, she released her original song “I’m Leaving,” which has over 16M streams and 7M+ video views. Rileyy is also featured on Lil Tjay’s album track “Post To Be,” and just last week she launched her vlog series “LANEZ LIFE” – watch the first episode HERE.

Stay tuned for more from Rileyy Lanez coming soon!

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Clinton Kane – Fix It To Break It

CLINTON KANE SHARES NEW SONG “FIX IT TO BREAK IT”

LISTEN HERE

Singer/songwriter Clinton Kane has released his latest song “Fix It To Break It.” The track showcases Clinton’s heartfelt songwriting as he details the decline of a relationship.

Clinton teamed up with Martin Garrix last month on the DJ/producer’s smash single “Drown.” Kane’s emotive vocals offer great depth to winning collaboration and are a perfect fit with Garrix’ characteristic style. Check out Matroda’s remix of the song HERE.

Stay tuned for more from Clinton Kane coming soon!

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5 Reasons Why You Need Coin Tubes

Coin collection is a significant way to preserve history. The safety of your coins is essential if you want to avoid damage. A coin tube is one of the most simple and effective ways in which you can protect your collection.

Coin tubes are available in different styles. You can get round, clear plastic tubes or opaque square plastic tubes. If you’re still wondering why you should get one, check out the following benefits.

Protect Against Acid

Acid can come from several different sources. As time passes, acid can penetrate the cardboard papers and paper coin sleeves, causing toning and tarnish, particularly to copper and silver coins.

You’re also likely to get acid from adhesives that are mostly utilized in packaging. Wood furniture and daily household materials, such as cleaning solutions and vapors, are other acid sources.

Protect from Air Pollution

Air pollution is not only harmful to human health but also coins. It is common in urban areas where smog from vehicles and industries penetrates through the buildings. Although specific measures have been taken to limit the dangerous gases emitted by cars, they still exist in sufficient quantity for coin damage.

In that case, an openly stored coin will not be spared. Fortunately, with coin tubes, you can avoid this damage.

Keep Off the Human Touches

You may think that this is absurd, but touching your coins with bare hands is enough to cause damage. High-grade rare coins are most susceptible to this kind of problem.

The damage takes place once your fingers come into contact with mint state or proof coins. Once this happens, the oil on your hands will stick to the coin surfaces, which can cause discoloring and microscopic scratching on your coins.

All in all, this can be avoided by storing your collection in a durable and airtight coin tube. Consequently, you will no longer have to worry about contamination that can result from your hands.

Protect the Coins from a fall

Dropping your coin on a hard surface is another way in which it can be damaged. The impact can cause an irreversible effect that can lower the quality of your piece. A corroded, dented, scratched or gouged coin is a damaged one.

Fortunately, with the right environment, you will not have to worry about this. Coin tubes can protect your coins against any potential harm. That will, in return, preserve the quality of your pieces.

Humidity

Humidity is a dangerous enemy of a coin. That is because silver and copper are the common materials used during production. The two metals tend to react immediately when they come into contact with water. However airtight coin tubes can protect your coins.

Coin tubes are an excellent way to store and organize your coins and keep them safe from
contamination. If you need one, places like Hobbymaster are here to help you.

Sheri Hunter – Daring to Live

Author Sheri Hunter’s new memoir, Daring to Live: How the Power of Sisterhood and Taking Risks Can Jump-Start Your Joy, is being made into a film: DeVon Franklin, the producer behind the drama Breakthrough (that made over $50 million worldwide in 2019), has signed on to produce the film adaptation of Daring to Live for Paramount Pictures (additional details here).

But don’t wait for the movie – increase your joy now with thispowerful, poignant memoir, available from Baker Books. 

Elevated by the author’s sharp wit and gift for storytelling,Daring to Live details Sheri’s journey to conquer grief, loss and fear… a journey that includes best friends, skydiving, motorcycles – even climbing Kilimanjaro! 

When her husband, Mannard, unexpectedly passed away at age 50, Sheri Hunter was devastated. With her whole world collapsing around her, she turned to her friends. Years before, she and these friends – the “Dare Divas” – had gone on a whitewater rafting trip. Now they sought out other adventures to help Sheri heal – ziplining, skydiving, mountain climbing, and more. Through these death-defying activities and the unwavering support of her friends, Sheri slowly found the strength to move forward in life. 

“When I lost Mannard, I faced deep sorrow and shock, of course. But I distinctly remember that one feeling overshadowed all the others: supreme abandonment. This feeling was so permeating, it led me to question my place in life itself,” says Sheri in Daring to Live.  

“Fortunately, the Dare Divas were there to pick me up, and strengthen my resolve and joy for life. Our dares took on a therapeutic role. As I reflected on each challenge, I saw thesedares were teaching me a series of life lessons for my new life without Mannard – and that it was possible to have a satisfying, fulfilling life again.”  

This empowering travelogue pairs emotionally resonant, confessional storytelling with spiritual takeaways, challenging readers to engage fully in their own lives, surround themselves with friends who will support them, and face life’s challenges with courage and faith.

Read Daring to Live: How the Power of Sisterhood and Taking Risks Can Jump-Start Your Joy– no jump from of an airplane at 13,000 feet necessary! Then again, maybe that’s just what’s needed… 

About the Author:  Sheri Hunter is a marketing professional who has served as a producer for Michigan’s national news affiliates, including CBS and NBC. She is a freelancer for several daily newspapers, including the Oakland Press, the Morning Sun News, and has been featured in MORE Magazine and National Geographic Traveler.

A popular keynote speaker, Sheri loves to show others that living outside of our comfort zones helps us discover amazing things about ourselves, even if those acts aren’t as extreme as jumping out of an airplane at 13,000 feet. Sheri lives in Michigan.