HEALTH

The Tortured Poets Department

LISTEN TO THE TORTURED POETS DEPARTMENT HERE

Today, Taylor Swift released THE TORTURED POETS DEPARTMENT. The 16-track album of new recordings is Taylor’s 11th original studio album. The music video for the album’s first single, “Fortnight (feat. Post Malone),” premieres at 8 pm ET tonight.

THE TORTURED POETS DEPARTMENT tracklisting:

  1. Fortnight (feat. Post Malone)
  2. The Tortured Poets Department 
  3. My Boy Only Breaks His Favorite Toys 
  4. Down Bad 
  5. So Long, London 
  6. But Daddy I Love Him 
  7. Fresh Out the Slammer 
  8. Florida!!! (feat. Florence + the Machine) 
  9. Guilty as Sin? 
  10. Who’s Afraid of Little Old Me? 
  11. I Can Fix Him (No Really I Can)
  12. loml 
  13. I Can Do It With a Broken Heart 
  14. The Smallest Man Who Ever Lived 
  15. The Alchemy 
  16. Clara Bow

ANITTA – BAILE FUNK EXPERIENCE

GRAMMY® Award-nominated international superstar Anitta announces her long-awaited and highly anticipated tour, the BAILE FUNK EXPERIENCE. Kicking off on May 18th in Mexico City, Mexico, the 20+ date tour produced by Live Nation, is a unique funk experience in special intimate venues that hits cities around the world, giving fans an authentic taste of the iconic funk parties in Brazil. The tour includes Anitta’s first ever North American leg which will bring her to Los Angeles, New York City, Miami, Chicago, Toronto and more. Following the North American leg, Anitta will bring the BAILE FUNK EXPERIENCE to South America and then Europe including Bogota, Buenos Aires, London, Paris, Ibiza and more. See below for full tour routing.

U.S. TICKETS:

  • Tickets for U.S. dates will be available starting with Citi and Verizon presales (details below) beginning tomorrow, April 9. Additional presales will run throughout the week ahead of the general onsale beginning Friday, April 12 at 10am local time at anitta.com
  • CITI PRESALE: Citi is the official card of the BAILE FUNK EXPERIENCE. Citi cardmembers in the U.S. will have access to presale tickets beginning Tuesday, April 9 at 10am local time until Thursday, April 11 at 10pm local time through the Citi Entertainment program. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com.
  • VERIZON PRESALE: Verizon will offer customers an exclusive presale for Anitta’s BAILE FUNK EXPERIENCE in the U.S. through Verizon Up. Customers will have access to purchase presale tickets for select shows beginning Tuesday, April 9th at 10 AM local to Thursday, April 11th at 10 PM local. For more details visit Verizon Up.

EUROPE + UK TICKETS

  • Tickets for the Europe dates will go on sale Friday, April 12 at 10am local time at anitta.com.

SOUTH AMERICA + MEXICO TICKETS

  • Tickets for the Mexico City and South America dates will go on sale Thursday, April 11 at 10am local time at anitta.com.

VIP: Fans can also purchase VIP Packages which may include general admission tickets with priority access to the floor, a meet & greet and photo op with Anitta, exclusive VIP merchandise item and more. VIP package contents vary based on offer selected. For more information, visit vipnation.com.

While the BAILE FUNK EXPERIENCE marks Anitta’s first string of North American dates, the GRAMMY-nominated star is no stranger to performing for her North American fans and the world. At the end of 2023, Anitta was a headliner at TikTok In The Mix, the first-of-its-kind live global experience on TikTok, where she performed to a sold out crowd of 17,000 fans at Sloan Park in Mesa, AZ and shattered viewing records with over 33.5 million viewers in total watching the broadcast. In 2022, Anitta once again made headlines and broke records as the first female Brazilian solo act to perform at Coachella. Following her performance, Variety proclaimed,  she “wowed” the crowd with a set that featured a “mind-boggling mixture of genres, emphasizing the Brazilian and Latin music that rose her to stardom.” 

The tour will follow the release of Anitta’s new album, Funk Generation, out April 26th via Republic Records/Universal Music Latin Entertainment. Pre-order/Pre-save Funk Generation HERE. Anitta recently gave fans a preview of what they can expect from the upcoming album, with the fiery lead single “Double Team” (ft. Brray & Bad Gyal) alongside an official music video – listen HERE and watch the video HERE. The single was produced by Botlok and the music video was directed by Sam Hayes.

Funk Generation follows Anitta’s three track bundle, Funk Generation: A Favela Love Story, which was released in 2023 as a precursor to the new album. The three tracks were “Funk Rave,” “Used To be” and “Casi Casi,”which became fan favorites. After the successful release, Anitta began to close out the year with “BELLAKEO”, a joint track with Peso Pluma – watch the official video HERE. “BELLAKEO” went on to become Anitta’s highest-charting entry on the Billboard Hot 100 to date. Anitta released “Joga pra Lua,” in collaboration with producers Pedro Sampaio and DENNIS. as her final single of 2023 to end the year with a bang.

DOWNUPRIGHT

Downupright Unveils Highly Anticipated Album ‘We’re Doomed We’re Dancing: Sixty Apocalypses

Downupright, the musical brainchild of Bill Boulden (they/them), is proud to announce the release of their groundbreaking album We’re Doomed We’re Dancing: Sixty Apocalypses, an album truly unlike anything else. The album explores the end of the world sixty different ways across sixty different genres, each with their own reaction to their own unique apocalypse. It’s already had interest from Earmilk, Critical Reactions, The DJ Sessions, and more.

Discover how the vivacity of Crunk, the beats of Jersey Club, and even an unexpected Opera all weave their answers into the nonstop party mix- and that’s just the beginning. We’re Doomed We’re Dancing is a celebration of collaboration: backers played a pivotal role in bringing this album to life, shaping its direction and choosing themes, tracks, and guests, and the final product accordingly features a full fifty different musicians.

Executed, mixed, and mastered by Downupright (they/them), the album is full of Easter Eggs and nods to everyone from Lil Jon to Billie Eilish.

“We’re Doomed We’re Dancing: Apocalypses” is now available wherever you stream music.

About Downupright:

Downupright is Bill Boulden (they/them), from Buffalo, NY. Bill started making digital music around the age of ten by goofing with Microsoft MIDI Studio and some Casio keyboards. Across the next thirty-one years, Bill would go on to learn Cakewalk, Sonar, Reason, Serum, and Ableton as each became the next big thing. They released many projects across those years under a variety of different artist names, each one getting them closer to what would become their pinnacle project: We’re Doomed We’re Dancing: Sixty Apocalypses.

You can support Downupright at:

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Summer Body Tips

Achieving your summer body isn’t as hard as we think, and usually starts with making simple lifestyle changes. No matter how far you are from your end goal, you need to start NOW! Any successful plan involves a combination of regular exercise, a balanced diet, and healthy lifestyle choices. Here are ten fitness and nutrition tips to help you work towards your 2024 Summer Bod goals:

1. Set Realistic Goals: Define clear and achievable fitness goals for the summer. Whether it’s losing a certain amount of weight, building muscle, or improving overall fitness, setting realistic targets is essential.

2. Regular Exercise Routine: Establish a consistent exercise routine that combines cardiovascular activities (e.g., running, swimming) with strength training. Aim for at least 4 workouts per week.

3. Emphasize Weight Training: Incorporate both cardiovascular exercises and strength training into your workouts. Cardio burns calories, while strength training helps build lean muscle mass, boosting metabolism. So if you want your results to stick around long after summer, focus primarily on muscle building. Slow progress is much more sustainable.

4. Balanced Nutrition: Focus on a balanced and nutritious diet. Include a variety of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains, and healthy fats. Avoid excessive consumption of processed foods, sugary drinks, and high-calorie snacks.

5. Stay Hydrated: Hydration is crucial for overall health and fitness. Drink plenty of water throughout the day, especially during workouts. Water helps with digestion, regulates body temperature, and supports energy levels.

6. Reduce Liquid Calories: Drinking alcohol or sugar filled coffee, soda, juices can fill your daily diet with unnecessary and progress killing calories. Alcohol consumption can negatively affect hormone balance and production, as well as sleep and countless other bodily necessary bodily functions. Limit where possible. Celebrate your progress in the summer when we’ve achieved your goal!

7. Limit Added Sugars and Processed Foods: Cut down on foods and beverages high in added sugars. Processed foods often contain hidden sugars and can contribute to excess calorie intake. Opt for whole, unprocessed foods instead.

8. Prioritize Protein Intake: Include an adequate amount of protein in your diet to support muscle growth and repair. Good sources of protein include lean meats, fish, eggs, dairy, legumes, and plant-based options like tofu and quinoa. Supplements can help, but whole foods are always best. 

9. Get Sufficient Sleep: Quality sleep is essential for recovery and overall well-being. Aim for 7-9 hours of sleep per night to support your body’s ability to repair and rejuvenate.

10. Practice Consistency and Patience: Achieving a summer body is a gradual process. Stay consistent with your exercise routine and healthy eating habits. Understand that results take time and be patient with your progress. The slower the progress often the longer the results. Stay disciplined!

About the Author

happy to introduce you to Brandsway Creative’s newest client, Alex Propson, star of Bravo’s Below Deck Sailing Yacht, and the newest season of Winter House. Alex unintentionally fell into the world of sailing and has recently become a certified captain (and he looks great doing it).

Beyond his reality TV fame, Alex is also a fitness expert, drawing thousands on Instagram broadcasts with his workouts. He’s on a mission to expand his reach and continue connecting with his followers in this way. When he’s not hitting the gym, you’ll find Alex perfecting his grooming routine for those fabulous locks or enjoying the bachelor life. 

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Moneybagg Yo + ROB49

Hip-hop superstar Moneybagg Yo releases “BUSSIN,” a thrilling new Tay Keith and Wheezy produced single featuring New Orleans ascendant ROB49. Grafting his bulletproof baritone onto supercharged 808s, Bagg serves up couplets that are equal parts pummeling and infectious. Coming in for the second verse, ROB49 matches Bagg’s energy with force, proving himself to be the perfect counterpart for this undeniable hit. Today’s release comes alongside an official music video, which made its broadcast premiere this morning on BET Jams, BET Hip Hop and on the Paramount+ Times Square billboards.

Stream “BUSSIN” HERE via CMG/N-Less Entertainment /Interscope Records. Watch official music video HERE.

“BUSSIN” was first teased by Moneybagg Yo during girlfriend Ari Fletcher’s long-awaited Ceiling Challenge, (which has Bagg playing co-star) – watch HERE. Upon posting, the video generated a huge reaction online, garnering over 20M views on Instagram in just 5 hours, and quickly rising to #5 on Twitter trending. This hotly anticipated record marks Moneybagg Yo’s first single since “Big Dawg,” a Sexyy Red-assisted single from CMG the Label’s Gangsta Art 2 compilation album. Before that, Bagg reminded fans of his knack for songwriting craft with Hard to Love, a sprawling mixtape that included engrossing tracks like “F My BM,”“Quickie,” the RIAA Gold-Certified, “On Wat U On” featuring GloRilla, “Motion God,” “Keep It Low” featuring Future,  and “Ocean Spray,” a track that served as the first single and received support from Rolling Stone, Billboard, XXL, The FADER, and more. 

ABOUT MONEYBAGG YO:

In just a few years, Bagg has cemented himself as one of the most versatile voices in hip-hop — a rapper’s rapper with an ear to the club and the streets. Beyond the undying love he receives from his hometown, he’s been celebrated by critics and fellow rappers alike. He has been nominated for Billboard Music Awards and iHeartRadio Awards, received acclaim from publications like Pitchfork and the New York Times, seen his collaboration with Yo Gotti, Mozzy, and Lil Poppa,“Big League,” chosen as the official song of the 2022 NBA Finals, and collaborated with A-list stars like Kanye West, 2 Chainz, and YG

Much of Moneybagg Yo’s appeal is in the way he effortlessly blends street sensibilities with the glow up of a modern trap star. Since breaking through in 2016, he’s gone on to quickly become one of the most celebrated rappers in his generation and beyond. In 2021, the Memphis native hit a major career, securing his first No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 chart with critically acclaimed project, A Gangsta’s Pain. The album, which moved over 110K units during its first week of release and earned the title of one of the biggest hip-hop debuts of the year, was also No. 1 on the Top R&B / Hip-Hop Albums chart and Top Rap Albums chart in the first week. This also marked Bagg’s eleventh time charting, and specifically his fifth release to peak within the Top 10. Now, he is RIAA certified 3X platinum for both “Wockesha” and “Time Today”, and certified platinum for “Go” (with Big30) A Gangsta’s Pain and Time Served. All these accolades and more prove that Moneybagg Yo has earned his spot as a respected rap titan at the peak of his powers.

Follow Moneybagg Yo:
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CHRISTY LEE ROGERS SERIES

Zoe Saldaña, Sigourney Weaver and Kate Winslet, stars of 20th Century Studios’ “Avatar: The Way of Water,” posed for renowned underwater photographer Christy Lee Rogers for a series of photographs celebrating our oceans to raise funds to support The Nature Conservancy (TNC).

James Cameron, the film’s producer/director/writer, is a long-time supporter of ocean conservation. Rogers created these artworks in her unique style, breaking usual conventions and shooting the actresses through the play of light refracting through the water to evoke the feel of a painting.

Cameron said: “I have long admired Christy’s art and began collecting her works several years ago. Her unique style of shooting her subjects underwater naturally inspired me to suggest she do a special shoot with our cast.”

The artworks, released on March 8, 2024, are available as four limited edition, museum quality photographs signed by Rogers, as well as a series of high-quality prints both signed by Rogers and unsigned, available for purchase through Fraser Scott at A Gallery Artists Ltd. via Rogers’ website at www.christyleerogers.com/avatar

Cameron said: “I have long admired Christy’s art and began collecting her works several years ago. Her unique style of shooting her subjects underwater naturally inspired me to suggest she do a special shoot with our cast.”

The artworks, released on March 8, 2024, are available as four limited edition, museum quality photographs signed by Rogers, as well as a series of high-quality prints both signed by Rogers and unsigned, available for purchase through Fraser Scott at A Gallery Artists Ltd. via Rogers’ website at www.christyleerogers.com/avatar

JSCREEN HIGHLIGHTS RAD51D

This March, JScreen Highlights Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Awareness Month

JScreena national non-profit public health initiative dedicated to preventing genetic diseases and hereditary cancer, encourages the public to learn about triple-negative breast cancer.

Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) accounts for approximately 10-20% of breast cancer and is often aggressive and difficult to treat. Many cases are related to mutations in cancer susceptibility genes, such as BRCA1 and BRCA2. Genetic testing for these and other cancer-related genes can help prevent breast cancer or lead to early detection and more effective treatment. 

JScreen’s mission is to make comprehensive cancer genetic testing and counseling easy, accessible, and affordable. A unique feature of JScreen’s process is access to licensed genetic counselors who provide consults via phone or secure video conferencing. Genetic counselors help ensure that people understand their results and next steps so they can be proactive about their health. 

Morgan Wade, a country music singer, learned that she was positive for a RAD51D gene mutation that put her at a higher risk (15-30%) for triple negative and other types of breast cancer. There’s also a 10-20% risk for ovarian cancer. She was 28 at the time and decided to undergo risk-reducing double mastectomy surgery. Wade’s mother, Robin Fonville, also tested positive for the RAD51D gene mutation and had prophylactic surgery as well. As Wade told Emily Goldberg a Cancer Genetic Counselor at JScreen, “I did not realize how easy and simple it was to get genetic testing, and so now I recommend it to everyone to take control of their health,” said Wade.  You can view the video here: Morgan Wade, Robin Fonville, & JScreen’s Genetic Counselor on Life-Saving Cancer Genetic Testing (youtube.com)

According to Melissa Berry, Board Chair of the Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Foundation, Founder of Cancer Fashionista, and JScreen Advocate, “I am living proof that genetic testing can save your life. If I didn’t get tested for the BRCA gene, I wouldn’t have been closely monitored and I wouldn’t have been diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer at such an early stage. I consider myself very lucky and it’s my obligation to share this knowledge with as many women as I can,” Berry says. “My partnership with JScreen is a very natural one, as it underscores my passion for being proactive, knowing your family history, and ensuring that genetic testing is accessible to everyone.” 

About JScreen

JScreen is a national non-profit public health initiative dedicated to preventing genetic diseases and cancer common in Jewish and other populations. Headquartered in Atlanta at Emory University School of Medicine, the JScreen initiative provides convenient at-home access to cutting-edge genetic testing technology, patient education, and genetic counseling services. JScreen believes the combination of education, access to premier genetic screening technologies, and personalized, confidential support are the keys to preventing devastating diseases.

Please visit JScreen.org for more information.

LE SSERAFIM – EASY

The fearless quintet LE SSERAFIM (KIM CHAEWON, SAKURA, HUH YUNJIN, KAZUHA, and HONG EUNCHAE) has finally returned today with their highly-anticipated 3rd Mini Album EASY.

EASY captures the band’s exploration and expansion from their previous musical style. From the lead single “EASY”, rooted in the trap genre, to “Good Bones”, characterized by a hard rock sound, “Swan Song”, boasting a soft melody, “Smart”, featuring a groovy feel, and “We got so much”, filled with captivating vocals, the five-track album showcases LE SSERAFIM’s versatile and ever-evolving musicality.

In continuation from FEARLESS, ANTIFRAGILE, and UNFORGIVEN, the new album also draws from LE SSERAFIM’s genuine thoughts and emotions. All members contributed to the songwriting process, further enhancing the authenticity of the album’s theme surrounding anxiety and vulnerability beneath a confident exterior. EASY is ultimately set out to present the group’s heartfelt narrative with unprecedented candor.

Through the lead single “EASY”, LE SSERAFIM declare their determination to pave their own path and “make it look easy” through unmeasurable hard work and effort in the face of hardships. Their performance for the single is particularly highlighted in the music video also unveiled today on HYBE LABELS’ YouTube channel. 

Shot in Los Angeles and directed by Director and Choreographer Nina McNeely, who has worked with global artists like Doja Cat and The Weeknd, the music video for “EASY” skillfully captures not only the powerful stage presence of the group, but also the individuality of each member. Their free-flowing moves, rooted in old-school hip-hop dance, exude a relaxed yet charismatic demeanor that leave viewers in awe. While the fusion of trap and old-school hip-hop creates a captivating blend in sound, the bold camera movements reflecting McNeely’s unique style enhances the essence and charms of LE SSERAFIM’s performance.

In light of the new album, LE SSERAFIM COMEBACK SHOWCASE ‘EASY’, dedicated to their fandom FEARNOT, will be held today at Korea University’s Hwajeong Gymnasium at 8 PM KST and live streamed on the global fandom life platform Weverse and HYBE LABELS’ YouTube channel.

Demonstrating their escalating acclaim, the unrivaled performers are poised to heat up the stage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 13 and 20. LE SSERAFIM distinguishes themselves as the fastest-invited Korean act to perform at the festival, securing a spot on the lineup just a year and a half after their debut.

Follow LE SSERAFIM:

Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | TikTok | YouTube | Spotify | Apple Music

Photo: Source Music

REEBOK + WHR

Reebok and Western Hydrodynamic Research Use Low Impact Materials to
Create Beach Utility-Inspired Footwear

Today, Reebok, the irreverent sports culture brand, and Western Hydrodynamic Research (WHR) announces the inaugural collection between the two brands showcasing two of Reebok’s cult classic silhouettes: the Club C 85 and Beatnik.

The team at WHR is focused on designing and developing beach utility products that facilitate connection to the ocean. This collection draws inspiration from that beach utility ethos and features a
variety of recycled fabrics and suede to emulate the durability and connection to the environment that
WHR pieces have become known for. To bring the shoes to life, WHR mined Reebok’s library of low impact materials to find pieces that could execute that vision.

“We are honored to be on Reebok’s roster of collaborators,” said WHR Founder, Pat Towersey. “We
have been so excited to put our spin on the Club C 85, an iconic shoe that has been part of popular culture since the ‘80s, and of course the Beatnik, which is the perfect slide.”

The Club C 85 ($130, 100200688) and Beatnik ($120, 100200687) both feature suede accents and gum
outsoles to add definition and dimensions amidst the recycled materials. Further detailing includes the
WHR logo embroidered into the signature Beatnik strap and a WHR patch adhered to the footbed of the
Club C 85.

Paired with the collection is campaign content concepted and shot by creative and photographer Emma
Berson. The concept plays with the ambiguity of the WHR brand and balances the serious tone of the
brand name with a lighter, more playful execution.

The Reebok x Western Hydrodynamic Research Beatnik will be available in unisex sizing exclusively at
whr.institute beginning February 9th, 2024. The Reebok x Western Hydrodynamic Research Club C 85 will see an initial release at whr.institute beginning February 9th, 2024, before a global release at select
retailers on February 16th, 2024.

About Western Hydrodynamic Research

WHR is a community based organization that provides immersive experiences, educational programs,
and beach utility products.
All WHR products are designed to be functional and durable while enhancing the users’ experience and
connection to their environment.

The WHR Institute suggests that you wear our products hard and forever.

OAKLEY MOTOCROSS

NEW CUTTING EDGE CAMPAIGN REDEFINES CULTURE-DEFINING INNOVATION STANDARDS AND REESTABLISH OAKLEY AS AN MX INDUSTRY LEADER

Oakley’s motocross goggles have become a symbol of style and performance, reflecting the brand’s commitment to pushing boundaries and redefining industry standards…again. Loyal to motorsports, the brand is committed to pushing the sport for future generations and is setting the stage for the next 50 years of innovation. Our Origins Ride With Us.

Together we have created a new vision for the future of MX while paying homage to the brand’s two-wheeled past. The film opens teasing a set of Oakley MX Grips, the first milestone in Oakley’s motocross history and a groundbreaking product that proved the brand’s prowess in developing high-performance accessories. The story continues with the introduction of an undeniable mark on the sport with its commitment to innovation and cutting-edge product design. 

The introduction of Oakley MX goggles into the space signified a pivotal moment in the motocross world, as Oakley began its dedicated journey enhancing the performance and safety of riders while also being a staple for style. Oakley’s goggles have graced the faces of motocross legends such as Jeff Ward, Ricky Carmichael, Johnny “O’Show” O’Mara,  James “Bubba” Stewart to current and future legends like Eli Tomac and Chase Sexton, earning a reputation for being the goggle of choice for those who require nothing but the best.

To this day, Oakley continues to commit to meeting the specific needs of riders, while setting a new standard in goggle performance with the Airbrake MX. Featuring Prizm Lens Technology, Triple-Layer face foam for comfort, ventilation to avoid fog, switchlock technology and more, these goggles allow athletes enhanced vision and optimized performance. 

Our Origins Ride With Us can be viewed on Oakley’s YouTube channel or @OakleyMotorSports on Instagram beginning Saturday, January 27th, 2024.

The campaign video, filmed and produced by Tyler Ravelle, is officially available on Oakley’s YouTube channel, HERE. The film pays homage to Oakley’s two-wheeled past, opening up by teasing a set of Oakley MX Grips, the first milestone in Oakley’s motocross history and a groundbreaking product for both the brand and the MX industry.