NFT driven agency ART IS and Pilar Zeta welcomed VIP attendees to “The Space of Variations“ solo exhibition on Saturday, May 14, at the Praz Delavallade Gallery in L.A. Presented and produced by ART IS, “The Space of Variations” marks Zeta’s first solo exhibition in the United States, following the success of her recent large-scale immersive artwork—”Hall of Visions“— commissioned by Faena Art in Miami Beach during Art Basel 2021. Artworks are also currently on display HERE.
The Argentinean artist and Creative Director has manifested her aesthetic in numerous mediums from her fine artwork to music videos, album artwork, set design, and live performances, having collaborated with influential musical artists such as Coldplay, Lil Nas X, Camila Cabello and Katy Perry. Now with this ART IS partnership, Zeta moves into the metaverse.
Through their partnership, ART IS and Pilar Zeta sought to transcend fine art’s traditional material limitations and explore infinite digital platforms and otherworldly dimensions. Zeta showcased physical works alongside animated NFT artworks produced by ART IS, each in dialogue with each other and presenting myriad variations of Zeta’s iconic egg forms, a universal token of rebirth and creation, and a series of arches that offer glimpses into parallel universes.
Physical artworks on display included oil paintings and large and small-scale totemic mixed-media sculptures (combining different semi-precious minerals such as opal, agate, jade, and gold). A series of animated NFT artworks was also presented, and opening night event attendees enjoyed the opportunity to interact live with the artist and commission customized NFTs, minted to their specifications by ART IS blockchain experts.
ART IS Founder Dom Wojnarowski said, “At ART IS, we are proud to partner with artists like Pilar Zeta, minting NFTs and producing digital and physical exhibitions to amplify their artwork in the Metaverse and beyond. This event encapsulates the value and utility that ART IS promises to our exclusive NFT collector community: unforgettable experiences with some of the leading new artists of our generation and first access to their remarkable artworks.”
Artist Pilar Zeta said, “ART IS was the perfect partner for this exhibition as they understand my vision and worked closely with me to capture the essence of each physical work of art as an NFT work that also unfolds in the digital realm.”
ART IS also partnered with Zeta to produce an exclusive NFT art series featuring her signature egg motif, with six distinct one-of-one designs. The series represents the third chapter in Zeta’s recent narrative journey, following “Hall of Visions” and “The Space of Variations.”
Leading with the egg’s central themes of creation, rebirth, spirit, and intuition, the nascent 1/1 NFT egg series entered the Metaverse on May 4, 2022.
One of the longest-running nameplates in the auto industry, and with 20 straight years as America’s #1 selling midsize sedan, the 2023 Camry keeps things rolling with a refreshed Nightshade Special Edition. The Camry was among the first Toyota models to offer the distinctive Nightshade edition, a factory designer package without the customizer’s price. And, for 2023, Toyota offers three moods of Nightshade with the choice of Midnight Black, White and the new Reservoir Blue exterior colors.
The Nightshade Special Edition gives the 2023 Camry the look and stance of a premium sport sedan. The 2023 Camry Nightshade is available in SE grade front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive and hybrid models. The black front grille with Sport Mesh insert is borrowed from the Camry TRD model. The Nightshade also wears a black rear spoiler, mirror caps, exterior badges and, for 2023, adds black-trimmed headlights and taillights for a stronger dose of attitude.
The standout new design feature for the distinctive Nightshade is the 19-inch matte bronze aluminum alloy wheels. These rims give a look that really pops against any of the three body colors offered. The standard SE grade features carry over, including the sport-tuned suspension.
The Nightshade Edition is designed to appeal to drivers who enjoy a car that gets a little extra attention or for those who appreciate getting a designer look at a value price. That appeal is growing. The Nightshade package accounted for about 5% of Camry sales in 2021 and, for 2022, is on track to be about 7%.
A Camry for Everyone, and Up to 52 MPG
Currently in its eighth design generation, the Toyota Camry is also just one year shy of its 40th anniversary in America. A wide array of model choices, plus Camry’s alluring, coupe-inspired design and renowned Toyota quality and value, are a few reasons why Camry maintains leadership in the mid-size sedan category. All told, the 2023 Camry offers 18 different choices, offering a model for nearly every budget and taste. Notably, the Nightshade Edition is offered on all four-cylinder and hybrid models.
Five 4-cyl. FWD grades – LE, XLE, SE, SE Nightshade, XSE
Five 4-cyl. AWD grades – LE, XLE, SE, SE Nightshade, XSE
Five hybrid grades – LE, XLE, SE, SE Nightshade, XSE
Three V-6 grades – XLE, XSE and performance-tuned TRD
As fuel economy has recently zoomed to the top of many buyers’ priority lists, it is worth pointing out the outstanding fuel efficiency ratings across the Camry line. The LE Hybrid is the champ, with a manufacturer-estimated 51 MPG city/53 MPG highway/52 MPG combined rating. The LE FWD gas model is also a standout in its class, with manufacturer-estimated 28/39/32 MPG ratings.
Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+
The Camry has been a repeat IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK recipient. This is the organization’s highest rating and one that acknowledges the standard Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+ system that includes:
Pre-collision System with Pedestrian Detection with Intersection Support
Extensive use of high-tensile-strength steel in the TNGA-K platform along with innovative fastening methods, including laser screw welding and advanced adhesives, give Camry its rock-solid feeling on the road. Optimally tuned MacPherson-type strut front suspension and multi-link rear suspension endow the Camry with a ride-handling balance befitting luxury vehicles (SE, XSE and TRD grades also have sport-tuned springs and shocks).
Camry engineers prioritize a quiet ride, and the current-generation model improved on that by incorporating noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) countermeasures previously found exclusively on luxury models. Extensive sound-absorbing insulation includes foam/vibration-dampening materials throughout the vehicle, along with a thicker dash silencer mat across the entire firewall section. A special vibration-damping coating is applied over a wider area of the underfloor, and noise-proofing material encompasses more surface area under the headliner.
High-Style, High-Function Cabin
The Camry’s interior melds functionality, elegant styling and impeccable fit and finish. The dash design gives the driver a sporty cockpit-type feel while treating both the driver and the front passenger to expansive outward visibility.
Surfaces throughout the cabin employ soft-touch premium materials. Interior trim in all grades gives a sophisticated, higher-tech look with linear dark, wood inlay or patterned metal, depending on the model grade. Interior color choices, depending on exterior color, include Ash, Macadamia or Black. The sport-oriented XSE grade also offers an exclusive Cockpit Red interior for a touch of exotic sports car flavor.
Exquisite stitching on the front- and rear-seat surfaces, one example of the high level of craftsmanship, is found throughout the vehicle. The XLE grade features a luxurious-looking textured herringbone seat pattern. Ventilated front seats are available on the XLE and XSE.
The Camry relays information to the driver via three available displays. A floating 7- or 9-inch central touch-screen display combines audio and navigation. Customizable features and smart phone-like touch screen icons help ensure familiar and convenient operation.
For even greater functionality, Camry also offers an available 7-inch multi-information display within the instrument cluster. Available on XLE and XSE, a 10-inch color Head-Up Display (HUD) projects vital information, including speed and turn-by-turn navigation directions, onto the lower portion of the windshield.
The Camry LE features standard air conditioning, while all other grades step up to automatic dual-zone climate control. The system specific to the hybrid versions uses an electric compressor and humidity sensor. Rear seat vents come standard on the XLE and XSE Hybrid grades and are available as a package upgrade on the LE and SE.
High Power, Efficiency and Value
The 2023 Camry offers a choice of three powertrains: 2.5-liter Dynamic Force four-cylinder, 3.5-liter V-6 and next-generation Toyota Hybrid System (THS II). The Dynamic Force 2.5-liter engine is a strong but smooth operator, yielding an impressive 203 hp at 6,600 rpm and 184 lb.-ft. of peak torque at 5,000 rpm (206 hp and 186 lb.-ft. for XSE grade, which uses a dual-outlet exhaust). Most AWD grades have 202 hp, while the Camry XSE AWD grade has 205 hp with dual-outlet exhaust.
The four-cylinder engine uses a very high compression ratio (13:1) and Toyota’s innovative D-4S fuel injection, which employs both direct injection and additional port injectors. The engine is chock-full of Toyota’s most advanced technologies, including Dual VVT-i with VVT-iE (Variable Valve Timing intelligent system by Electric motor) and laser-clad valve seats. A variable cooling system, variable oil pump and a cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system all contribute to the engine’s high thermal efficiency and outstanding fuel economy ratings. Notably, regular-grade fuel is specified for all 2023 Camry models, helping to bolster value for the customer.
V-6 Performance at a High Level
The 2023 Toyota Camry is one of the few midsize sedans to still offer a V-6 engine and this one is a gem. It is standard for the TRD and is available for the XLE and XSE grades, as well.
The 24-valve, DOHC 3.5-liter engine is equipped with the D-4S direct injection system, along with a specially-developed VVT-iW (Variable Valve Timing-intelligent Wide) variable valve timing system for the intake, with VVT-i on the exhaust. The VVT-iW system can switch the engine to the Atkinson cycle, which reduces pumping losses by delayed closing of the intake valves. Output is outstanding, with 301 horsepower at 6,600 rpm and 267 lb.-ft. of peak torque at 4,700 rpm.
Direct Shift 8-speed Automatic
In all Camry gas grades, both the 2.5-liter engine and the 3.5-liter V-6 are teamed with the Direct Shift eight-speed automatic transmission that delivers satisfyingly crisp-yet-smooth quick-shifting to deliver an exemplary blend of performance and refinement. Close mid-range ratios improve passing performance, while the wide range of torque converter lock-up yields a more direct driving feel and contributes to fuel efficiency. Control logic optimizes precise matching of engine torque on downshifts for smoother transitions.
The November 18 release of Michael JacksonThriller 40is a double CD set comprised of Michael’s original masterpieceThriller. The second disc will be full of surprises for fans. It will include never-released tracks which were worked on by Michael for the Thriller album. To date, the album has amassed in excess of 100 million in sales worldwide.
In the US, Walmart will have an exclusive version of the original Thriller album with an alternate 40th anniversary cover, while Target will have an exclusive version of the original album with a commemorative Thriller 40 vinyl slip mat. Both of these will also be available outside the US from various retailers.
Mastered from the original analog master tapes, Mobile Fidelity will also make available the original Thriller album as a One-Step 180g 33RPM LP, pressed at RTI and strictly limited to 40,000 numbered copies as well as a hybrid SACD . (An UltraDisc One-Step 180g 45RPM 2LP set of Thriller will be released at a future date.)
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Several activations are planned between now and the end of the year to honor Michael’s epic creation which won a record setting 8 Grammys, smashed musical barriers and changed the frontiers of pop music and videos forever. Michael Jackson’s Thriller has spent more than 500 weeks on the Billboard album chart and has sold over 100 million albums since its release on November 30, 1982. The first such activation is the first drop of new merchandise featuring the special Thriller 40 logo which is now available exclusively through the MichaelJackson.com Official Site.
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Thrillerholds a modern-day record of 37 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard. It was the first album in history to spend each of its first 80 weeks in the album chart’s Top 10, a feat only reached by one other album in the nearly four decades since. During its 112th week on Billboard’s album chart, it became the first title ever to be certified RIAA 20X multi-Platinum (October 30, 1984) and became the first title ever to be certified more than RIAA 30X multi-Platinum in 2015 and since has been certified at 34x Multi-Platinum.
Worldwide, Thriller went to #1 in practically every country in the world, including the UK, France, Italy, Australia, Denmark, Belgium, South Africa, Spain, Ireland, New Zealand, Canada and apartheid South Africa and remains the biggest selling album of all time with sales in excess of 100 million. Seven tracks from the album became Top 10 singles, and three, Beat It, Billie Jean, and Thriller, went No. 1.
The music on Thriller was so singular for the time it defied any definition of rock, pop or soul that had gone before. Beat It was a new kind of pop-rock hybrid and demolished the longstanding segregation between black and white music with Eddie Van Halen’s incendiary guitar. On The Girl Is Mine, two men, one white and one Black, banter about the same girl. On the same album were songs like the African-rooted Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ and the rhythm and blues-based Billie Jean.
Michael set out to revolutionize how to tell a story and entertain on a grand scale through film but faced roadblocks. Despite the luscious cinematography, dramatic narrative and spectacular choreography of Billie Jean, a fledgling MTV, which was programming white rock artists almost exclusively, refused to play it. Epic persisted. Once the wall came crashing down, MTV’s ratings soared and a door was opened for a generation of African American artists. “He was MTV’s Jackie Robinson,” said cultural critic Touré.
Next, came the unforgettable short film for Beat It, which featured Michael bringing two gangs together through the power of music and dance. And then there was Thriller. Premiered at the AVCO Theatre in Los Angeles in 1983, it sold out every night for three weeks. No other video before or since has generated such excitement and has such a hold on our attention, such that 40 years later we all share it as a collective memory and it remains the only music video to be inducted into the elite National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.
Music from Thriller and Michael’s other hit albums is featured in the hit Las Vegas show Michael Jackson ONE, at the Michael Jackson ONE Theater in Mandalay Bay Resorts and Casino and in the acclaimed Broadway musical MJ The Musicalat the Neil Simon Theatre in New York, which was nominated for 10 Tony Awards last week. Michael Jackson One by Cirque du Soleil is an electrifying fusion of dance, acrobatics, virtual parade of ‘wow’ moments that introduces the audience to the world of Michael’s music. Powered by his greatest hits heard like never before in an amazing state-of-the-art surround sound environment. ONE takes the audience on a visual and musical immersion through 63 dancers and artists with aerial performances, vivid choreography and driving stunts that use urban/hip hop language as a tool for exploration.
Michael has sold more than 1 billion records and remains one of the top streaming artists in the world.
Getting engaged is one of the most exciting events in a lifetime. It’s a moment you share with your loved one before getting into marriage. And the fun in it is when you receive an engagement ring. Also, it’s a sensitive time with mixed reactions and expectations, so ensure you get the ring your partner will love as much as possible. Here’re several aspects of etiquette that focus on the engagement ring topic. It’ll help you make the right decision depending on the situation.
Choosing An Engagement Ring
There’re many options when it comes to selecting an engagement ring, such as a Moissanite halo ring, so it’s important that you select the right one. Consider several etiquette-related factors as you decide the type of ring that suits you and your partner.
It’s important to shop together as a couple in order to find what suits you both. However, other couples have a hint of what their partners love, so they go on to buy a ring. Also, you can wait for your ring to be designed and created into what you prefer. It’ll help you prepare well for the proposal, as well as save time doing things related to the engagement. Or, you can forgo an engagement ring altogether.
Paying For The Ring
In a normal setup, it’s the groom that buys the ring. But some couples decide to share the costs. Men should know what their partners prefer before spending money on an engagement ring. This includes the price, meaning what you can afford, or whether you can share costs with your partner. However, even modern women expect their men to buy the rings. They consider it romantic and the start of a healthy marriage.
When couples get engaged, they believe that the marriage will last till death separates them. But broken engagements and marriages mean the couples may have an engagement ring on hand. If the wearer loves the ring, he or she may consider reusing it. Or, both partners can consider purchasing new rings not related to the past relationship. Also, previously used rings can undergo renovations.
Men’s Engagement Rings
Most men wear a wedding band; however, they can wear an engagement ring as a symbol of their approaching weddings. Men’s engagement is different from women’s, but style preferences are available in many options. If the man wears an engagement ring, some people may think the wedding has already happened. Couples should be ready to explain their preferences.
Wearing The Ring
The location you put your ring lies with you. You should know the traditional ring placement prior to the wedding, as well as during and after the wedding. It’s traditional that the engagement ring is worn on the ring finger. The ring finger is on the left hand. There are also right-hand rings that jewelers advocate for, but the ultimate choice lies with the couples.
An engagement ring is important in most relationships. It’s not just a piece of sparkling jewelry as it means a lot since it’s a transition from dating to marriage. Understanding good etiquette in engagement rings, such as the Moissanite halo ring is critical when it comes to honoring the ring, as well as the commitment it represents.
The impact of Bitcoin on the advertising sector in Paris could be far-reaching, as this emerging new form of currency has already begun to disrupt the financial markets. As more businesses begin to accept Bitcoin for their goods and services, they will likely begin to advertise their products and services using this new form of payment. It could create a shift in the advertising landscape. Just go to the article to begun.
Companies may begin to explore more innovative and cutting-edge marketing strategies that incorporate Bitcoin as part of their overall campaign. Furthermore, many consumers who hold Bitcoin will likely become interested in supporting businesses that accept this digital currency, furthering the Bitcoin economy. In short, the potential impact of Bitcoin on the advertising sector in Paris is significant.
One potential impact of Bitcoin on the advertising sector in Paris is increased efficiency and cost savings. In addition, because Bitcoin transactions are non-reversible, advertisers will no longer have to worry about fraudulent charges or chargebacks, which can be a significant source of expense for many businesses.
Additionally, because there is no central intermediary like a bank or payment processor, transaction fees are lower with Bitcoin than with traditional methods such as credit cards.
Another potential impact of Bitcoin on the advertising sector is greater transparency. It could lead to more targeted and effective marketing strategies, helping businesses to reach their ideal customers more efficiently.
Overall, the impact of Bitcoin on the advertising sector in Paris is likely to be multifaceted and ongoing.
The positive impact of Bitcoin on the advertising sector of Paris
Bitcoin has had a positive impact on the advertising sector of Paris. Bitcoin allows for micro-transactions, which are perfect for online advertising. Thanks to Bitcoin, advertisers can now pay for ads in a fraction of a second without worrying about chargebacks or fraud. It has resulted in more businesses being willing to invest in online advertising, which has led to more job opportunities being created in the advertising sector of Paris.
Furthermore, Bitcoin allows advertisers to target their ads at specific demographics and geographic areas, which is impossible with traditional payment methods. As a result, businesses can now reach their target audiences much more effectively than ever before. Overall, the positive impact of Bitcoin on the advertising sector of Paris has been very significant.
Bitcoin has allowed businesses to target their ads more effectively. The positive impact of Bitcoin on the advertising sector of Paris has been very significant.
The negative impact of Bitcoin on the advertising sector of Paris
Bitcoin has had a significant negative impact on the advertising sector in Paris. The rise of this digital currency has led to an increase in online transactions where people purchase goods or services with Bitcoin. While the use of cryptocurrencies can increase revenues by attracting new customers, it is also detrimental to the advertising sector in Paris.
One of the main reasons for this negative impact is that advertisers must be able to track and target potential customers based on their location and browsing history. However, with the use of Bitcoin, it becomes much more difficult for them to do so. Because there is no central database for tracking transactions, they cannot see where their ads are being viewed.
As a result, advertisers must rely on more traditional methods such as billboards and television advertisements, which are much less profitable.
Additionally, the use of Bitcoin has also made it harder for businesses in the advertising sector to remain competitive. Because there is no control over what transactions take place and how much money is exchanged, businesses cannot keep up with the changing prices of Bitcoin.
Overall, the negative impact of Bitcoin on the advertising sector in Paris is significant. The rise of this digital currency has made it more difficult for
While Bitcoin has the potential to revolutionize the way we think about and use money, its impact on the advertising sector of Paris is still unclear. Some experts believe it could open up new opportunities for businesses and advertisers alike, while others worry that its decentralized nature could lead to fewer customers and less revenue.
Ultimately, only time will tell how Bitcoin will affect the advertising landscape in Paris.
Bitcoin has had a profound impact on the market for Nokia stock. While the company’s share price has been volatile in recent months, it appears that Bitcoin-related activity is having a positive effect on the stock. In particular, it seems that Nokia’s association with blockchain technology is helping to boost investor confidence in the company. Platform like Oil Profit also using bitcoin.
It is evident from the growth in trading volumes on the stock market, which has increased significantly over the last few months.
Few reasons for the change in investment
Many investors see Nokia as an innovator in blockchain technology and believe that it has excellent potential for development in the future.
Nokia is regarded as a strong player in the telecommunications sector, and investors feel that blockchain technology can help boost the company’s growth in this area.
Some analysts have pointed out that Nokia is well-positioned to take advantage of the increased adoption of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
The company already has extensive experience developing mobile payment solutions.
As a result of these factors, Nokia benefits from the current Bitcoin boom. While there is no guarantee that this positive trend will continue, it seems likely that the company’s stock price will continue to rise shortly as more investors become aware of its potential.
Nokia isn’t the only company seeing benefits from the Bitcoin boom. Several other companies, including IBM, Microsoft, and Amazon, have also been associated with cryptocurrency in recent months.
However, Nokia is one of the few stocks that has seen its price increase due to Bitcoin-related activity. It indicates that investors believe that the company has real potential to capitalize on blockchain technology.
Positive effects of Bitcoin on the Nokia market
The positive effects of Bitcoin on the Nokia market are as follows:
First, Bitcoin can help to increase its international market share of Nokia.
Bitcoin can help to expand its customer base of Nokia.
Bitcoin can help to improve its brand image of Nokia.
Bitcoin can enable Nokia to offer more competitive pricing and product offerings to consumers, which may help drive sales growth.
With the growing adoption of Bitcoin, Nokia has more significant opportunities to engage with customers and build lasting relationships with them.
Overall, Nokia has many benefits from adopting Bitcoin, and it represents an exciting opportunity for the company to grow and thrive in a rapidly changing global marketplace.
Adverse effects of Bitcoin on the Nokia market
Nokia was once the dominant player in the mobile phone market, but companies like Apple and Samsung have overtaken it. One of the reasons for Nokia’s decline is its failure to embrace new technology, such as smartphones and apps. Another reason is the rise of Bitcoin.
Bitcoin is a digital currency that can transfer funds quickly and securely between users. It is not controlled by any country or central bank, which can use it to avoid monetary regulations. It has made it a popular choice for criminals who use Bitcoin for money laundering and the purchase of illegal goods such as drugs and firearms.
It has caused concern among financial regulators, who fear that the use of Bitcoin could contribute to another financial crisis. As a result, they have called on governments to introduce limits on the amount of Bitcoin bought or sold. Still, these calls have been ignored due to opposition from business groups who argue that such measures would stifle innovation in the digital currency sector.
It is especially true of companies dealing with virtual currencies, as banks are unwilling to risk losing even more money in the event of a crash in the Bitcoin market.
It has caused problems for Nokia, which was one of the first companies to develop apps for use on smartphones and tablets.
The effects of Bitcoin on Nokia are both significant and far-reaching. While it remains to be seen how these companies will adapt in the long term, it is inevitable that cryptocurrency is here to stay and is already having a significant impact on the business world.
For better or worse, Bitcoin will continue to make waves in the months and years.
“You have this skill set to take something so dark and find something funny about it,” said Wayans, “It doesn’t mean you don’t deal with that pain. It’s just you go, okay what’s funny about it?”
This week’s episode is perfect for the current moment as we are coming off the heels of Mother’s Day and are still in the midst of Mental Health Awareness Month. In their poignant discussion, Flowers and Wayans reveal the heartbreak and potential for comedy and healing within the struggles of losing their mothers.
“My new set right now, I talk about the most traumatic thing that ever happened to me, which was losing my mother,” said Wayans, “And that’s crazy that you would make a set about losing your mother. Like what’s funny about that? I don’t know. It helped to heal me.”
“Understanding the Human Condition with Dr. James Flowers” is a weekly podcast in which Dr. Flowers and his most-admired mentors, respected colleagues and VIP guests share valuable insight into underlying health causes, conditions and issues. These in-depth yet approachable episodes are a great resource for both private individuals and industry professionals. New episodes are released every Thursday on YouTube, Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and iHeartRadio.
About Dr. James Flowers
The esteemed host, Dr. James Flowers is one of the most recognized and respected names in the field of chronic pain, mental health, and substance use disorders, both nationally and internationally. Dr. Flowers is the founder of J. Flowers Health Institute located in Houston, Texas.
LA-based singer/songwriter and rapper MILES unveiled his new single, “THE INTERNET,” featuring LA by-way-of Toronto pop-punk artist LØLØ. Punctuated by bouncy guitars, breezy beats and a melodic flow, the track is a sunny anthem leading into the summer season. Listen HERE. The accompanying music video is also out and highlights the challenges of dating in the modern era. Of the song’s inspiration, MILES explained with a laugh, “It’s about scrolling online during quarantine, seeing beautiful women, and knowing there’s no chance.” Watch the new visual HERE.
Of the new collaboration, LØLØ added, “I got connected with MILES through my manager and label, and we instantly hit it off in a session. A few weeks later, I saw him tease a song concept on TikTok, and I made a duet to it, without thinking too much into it. He saw it, felt there was something there, and we got back into the studio and actually turned it into a collab.
MILES creates big, high-energy tracks that people can relate to when navigating life and relationships. Early Risingcalled “MISS INDEPENDENT,” MILES’ first-released single of 2022, a “brilliant feel-good track that continues his exciting trajectory to becoming a household name,” while MUD Magazinepraised his “unique sound” that is setting him up to be “one of [their] favorite artists.” MILES is also currently in the studio working on new original music, slated for release this summer. Stay tuned for more to come.
MILES’ story might be almost as wild as his fusion of breezy hip-hop, earthshaking pop, and grimy rock. The St. Louis-born and Los Angeles-based singer and rapper bobs and weaves past genre lines with an unpredictable and undeniable style of his own. Predestining their son for music, mom and dad named him in homage to jazz icon Miles Davis. In turn, MILES cranked his old man’s jazz records as well as Kirk Franklin, Bill Withers, Lauryn Hill, Black Eyed Peas and Lil Wayne. Slowly, but surely, MILES developed a following online before cooking up “WHAT IN TARNATION” (2020) back in St. Louis. Beyond inspiring thousands of TikTok videos, it raked in millions of streams as he signed to Elektra Records. He maintained his momentum with the captivating, high-energy follow-up singles “DESPERADOS” and “MOSH PIT.” His new releases with Elektra kickstart a new era for this exciting artist to watch.
Born and raised in Toronto and now calling LA home, LØLØ has become an undeniable presence in the pop-punk genre. The singer-songwriter has created a striking presence both online and on stage with her effortlessly cool attitude and sharp lyricism. In 2020, LØLØ created a buzz on TikTok where she reimagined music’s biggest hits. Putting her adept lyrical skills to use, she rewrote verses from the opposite perspective of the song’s subject, while still maintaining the original integrity of each song’s tempo and rhyme scheme. Most notably, her take on Taylor Swift‘s “Betty” from “Betty’s Perspective” caught the attention of Swifties and went viral on the platform. In late 2021, LØLØ released her electric EP overkill, which came directly on the heels of her 36-stop US tour with pop-punk titans New Found Glory and Less Than Jake. LØLØ has been compared to Paramore and Avril Lavigne by Billboard, as well as receiving critical acclaim from Paper Magazine, MTV, Kerrang!, American Songwriter, Ones to Watch, Alternative Press, and many more. People Magazine called her an “Emerging Artist making their mark in music” and to date she’s amassed over 35 million streams on Spotify with her numbers continuing to climb exponentially. LØLØ is on the brink of superstardom, so stay tuned as there’s much more to come.
“Finish Line,” performed by global superstar Rita Ora and written by award-winning songwriter Diane Warren, was released across all music streaming platforms and is the soundtrack for ESPN‘s upcoming four-part Title IX docuseries, 37 Words. A true passion project across the company, ABC Owned Television Stations’ race and culture team played a pivotal role in securing the song and was part of a majority-women-led team responsible for the creative vision of the “Finish Line” music video. An exclusive clip of the music video premiered Sunday, May 15, during ABC’s American Idol. Emmy Award-winning producer and host Ryan Seacrest interviewed both Ora and Warren live.
“Finish Line” is a women empowerment anthem that will support “37 Words,” a four-part ESPN docuseries from documentary filmmakers Dawn Porter and Nicole Newnham, as part of The Walt Disney Company‘s Fifty/50 initiative led by ESPN. The Fifty/50 initiative commemorates the 50th anniversary of the passing of Title IX, the federal civil rights law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in any educational institution receiving federal funding and gave women the equal opportunity to play.
“I knew that I wanted to be a part of the Fifty/50 initiative because it celebrates the 50-year anniversary passing of Title IX,” said multi-award-winning songwriter Diane Warren. “This powerful initiative inspired me to write ‘Finish Line’ as an uplifting anthem that reminds us to never give up the fight. It may be 50 years since the law was passed, but we are still pushing for the fundamental human right of equality. Rita Ora understood the message of never giving up within this song. She sang it so movingly with the conviction it needed.”
“I love working with Diane. She is such a brilliant songwriter and collaborating with her is always a joy,” said global superstar Rita Ora. “When she brought this song to me, I was so moved by the lyrics and the passion they evoked and knew instantly that I had to be involved with the project. The fight for women’s equality is a global issue. Every day, women around the world are fighting to be seen, heard and respected. We must continue to work to empower one another as we strive to make equality a reality for women in every part of the world.”
“As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Title IXacross The Walt Disney Company, it is a true gift to have two such prolific, powerhouse artists as Rita Ora and Diane Warren contribute their talent and passion to a song that celebrates and encourages girls and women around the country,” said Debra O’Connell, president of Networks for Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution. “‘Finish Line’ is a fantastic and empowering anthem, brought to life by an extraordinary and inspiring group of women. I’m incredibly proud of this collaboration and thrilled to showcase it on our Networks as part of theFifty/50 initiative.”
Singer-songwriter Jay Wheeler has received six well-deserved nominations for the Tu Musica Urbano Awards 2022. The musical phenomenon is true to his vibe—he does not follow styles or trends—his music is original and genuine, allowing him to position himself as the genre’s “favorite voice.”
The genre’s most romantic singer-songwriter, who just released the album El amor y yo, has the most nominations at the only global gala honoring the genre’s most remarkable performers, producers and composers.
Considered one of the leaders of the new generation of urban music performers, Jay Wheeler stands out in the following categories:
“I’m still a dreamer who can’t believe what I’m living. Thank you to my fans for their unwavering support; this would not have been possible without you”, said Wheeler.
Premios Tu Musica Urbano will air for the first time on Telemundo screens Thursday, June 23.
About Jay Wheeler
Wheeler is an urban Latin singer born in Puerto Rico on April 25, 1994. In 2016, he created a cover to Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself” reaching 1 million views on YouTube. In 2018, with Dynamic Records, he released his first single and music video: “Por Tu Culpa“. His romantic and melodic style provoked amazement among his fans and in 2019 he released “Mensaje De Voz” captivating the public. By the summer of 2019, he had reached millions of followers along with a music video going viral. Due to this success, DJ Nelson became interested in Jay and wanted to meet him. In November of 2019, he premiered his first album Platonico (composed of 13 songs), and within his album the track: “Otra Noche Mas Remix” ft. Farruko. In February of 2020, he launched the first digital urban concert, Platonico Unplugged, a live acoustic version of his first album. In June 2020, he premiered his second album, Platonicos, with the participation of various artists such as Dalex, Brytiago, Feid, Nio Garcia, Miky Woodz, Myke Towers, Alex Rose and Casper Magico. Jay Wheeler has participated in collaborations with Cauty, Lenny Tavarez, Noriel, Alex Rose, Bryant Myers, D Ozi and Larry Over. Among his many collaborations, he joined forces with Onell Diaz for a project highlighting suicide prevention. Jay Wheeler is considered an important phenomenon within the music industry and his talent continue to reach millions making him “La Voz Favorita”.
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