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CHINESE KITTY – TOP BITCH

RISING RAP STAR CHINESE KITTY DROPS TOP BITCH SINGLE & MUSIC VIDEO FEAT. LIGHTSKINKEISHA 

FULL-LENGTH DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM SMD TO ARRIVE THIS MONTH WITH FEATURES FROM FRENCH MONTANA, FIVIO FOREIGN, DAVE EAST & MORE

Rising rap star Chinese Kitty releases her latest club-ready single Top Bitch feat. LightSkinKeisha along with an accompanying visual. Produced by KeanuGoinStoopid x Irate Genius and released via EMPIRE, Top Bitch is an explosive track filled with bossed up flexes. The seductive music video directed by Mills Miller brings the fiery single to life.

Top Bitch is reclaiming any accomplishment you want as a woman. It doesn’t matter what you wanna do. If you tell yourself that you’re not gonna stop, that you can do it, then you’re a top bitch, period,” says Chinese Kitty.

The track is the first single off Chinese Kitty’s full-length debut studio album SMD slated to arrive later this month – which will include features from French Montana, Fivio Foreign, Dave East and LightSkinKeisha. Fans can expect a slew of bangers and unapologetic bars along with more lavish music videos. Kitty will be performing tracks off the project at this year’s Rolling Loud (New York City) where she will be gracing the festival stage for the second time.

SMD follows Kitty’s 2019 mixtape Kitty Bandz which features knockout tracks such as Opps feat. Cuban Doll and Hitstick.

About Chinese Kitty
Rather than sugarcoat a single word, Chinese Kitty says everything she needs to say in her music. There’s no pretense and no cap. Instead, she just bodies beats with unapologetic East Coast intensity, slips into seductive bars like an apex temptress, and doles out knockout hooks with fire and force. She dropped Kitty Walk as her debut in 2018. Through hustling and emerging as an it-girl in New York nightlife, she organically cultivated an impressive social media audience. After DM-ing Hitmaka, she wound up on the powerhouse remix for Thotbox alongside Young MA, Dreezy, DreamDoll, and Mulatto. She revealed her Kitty Bandz mixtape in 2019, yielding anthems such as Opps feat. Cuban Doll (524K Spotify streams), Hitstick (293k Spotify streams), and Stories of a Ghetto Kitty (271K Spotify streams). In the aftermath of its arrival, she lit up the stage at Rolling Loud New York and drew the attention of Noisey and more. Building an audience of nearly 4 million followers across social media platforms, the rapper, and entrepreneur unleashes one unfiltered and uncompromising banger after another on her full-length debut album, SMD [EMPIRE].

TOP BITCH OUT NOW HERE

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BRETT NEWSKI – IT’S HARD TO BE A PERSON

Songwriter and touring musician Brett Newski (who has played alongside the Pixies, Violent Femmes, Courtney Barnett, Manchester Orchestra, Better Than Ezra and more) is releasing his first illustrated book, It’s Hard to be a Person: Defeating Anxiety, Surviving the World, and Having More Fun, accompanied by a soundtrack to the book featuring 8 original songs. The book has been endorsed by Stelth Ulvang of The Lumineers, “I love how easy Newski makes it to plow through the dark stuff with some well-placed humor and grit.

Newski been featured on Rolling Stone, NPR, American Songwriter, SiriusXM, Boston Globe, and Billboard. He continues to tour over 100 dates per year. He’s also the host of the popular podcast, Dirt from the Road, where he chats with musicians about their strangest travel stories, mental health boosts, and how to navigate the hurdles of being a person in modern times. Guests include All American Rejects, Dashboard Confessional, Nada Surf, Stelth Ulvang (The Lumineers), Guster, Heartless Bastards, The Verve Pipe, Toad the Wet Sprocket and Barenaked Ladies co-founder, Steven Page.

Starting with couple of doodles Newski posted to social media making light of his struggle with anxiety and depression, they garnered a surprising and overwhelming response and he decided to make his relatable coping mechanism of drawings into a series. Now, Newski presents three years’ worth of drawings in his new book, It’s Hard to be a Person, offering mental health boosts through humor and relatable quips about the perils of living in our world with a mental illness. Newski’s drawings offer a warmth and innocence that comforts readers and reflects their own experiences to assert that, despite the taboo of mental illness, most of us relate to each other on a deeper level when it comes to mental health.

Newski’s book shares the message of:

  • How anxiety is useful and can cultivate creativity
  • Using humor to overcome mental health struggles/phobias
  • How creating music, art, and writing can help ease anxiety and depression
  • Helping introverts shine
  • Shared experiences – how art can connect us by allowing us to express difficult emotions
  • The importance of speaking up about mental health issues
  • Dispelling the stigma around mental health, therapy, and discussing difficult things

Book and album preorder available here.

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Stephanie June QxA

With the release of her new single and music video for “Cry Baby Cry,” NYC singer Stephanie June delivers a pop ballad that’s “just in time for summer,” capturing the feeling of catharsis, about taking a break from seeking answers, and giving yourself the thing you want most. Filmed at the annual “Dance Walk” in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the video captures New York in this singular moment in time as it experiences a rebirth, channeling the energy of the summer into “a breezy pop experience.” We sat down with the passionate and talented Stephanie June to chat about her eagerly-awaited release of “Cry Baby Cry,” how the pandemic affected her song writing, and the energy of New York City.

What reaction are you expecting when “Cry Baby Cry” is released?

I think this song is going to make people really happy. I wrote it as an emotional ballad, but then my producers, Daniel Alvarez and Jordan Dunn-Pilz, and I turned it into an upbeat summer pop song.  So the energy is high, but once you peel away that layer, the lyrics bring you to a different place. I imagine people listening to it in the car with the top down, screaming the lyrics uncontrollably. I think people will hear it and think – ‘I’ve felt that, I’ve been there.’

What are you most excited about concerning the release of your new single?

I’m excited to bring some much needed good energy to this world. All of my friends are ready to be free and live their lives this summer. I can’t wait to get to sing this song live. Writing music makes me so happy, but at a certain point you’ve been with a song long enough, and it’s time to give it wings. I hoarded my music for way too long, which I honestly now feel is pretty selfish. So I’m just excited to share it with people and let them love it as much as I do.

Can you speak about why your music video was chosen to be filmed at the “Dance Walk” in Williamsburg, Brooklyn?

I asked my friend Seth Hagenstein, a brilliant director, if he’d be up for making this video. We got to brainstorming and thought it would be amazing to capture the energy of New York at this particular moment in time–the city revived and the excitement on the streets palpable. He wanted to mirror the complicated feelings in the song with the layered experience of going back into the world fully. He had his friend Gilaad Amir organize a “Dance Walk” for 100 friends. It was seriously one of the coolest things I’ve ever been a part of. People were joining from off the street. It didn’t feel like a video shoot – Seth just captured the joy everyone was experiencing in the moment. So ultimately the video feels really organic and spontaneous, which I love. He created a really beautiful piece of art that elevates the song.

What message do you want “Cry Baby Cry” to convey to fans?

I want fans to hear this song and be empowered to own their experiences. I wrote it at the height of Covid/quarantine, when it felt like the world was ending. It’s about having very intense feelings for someone and giving over to those feelings for a moment. I wrote it stream-of-consciousness style, so it takes you on a journey. Ultimately I think the listener will feel some cognitive dissonance between the lyrics and the upbeat vibe. This is intentional. Not every relationship is straightforward and simple, but even the “wrong relationship” can have a place in our life story.

What was your transition from theater to songwriting like?

I’ve been writing songs since I was a kid, but planned to spend my life singing in theater and immersing myself in fascinating characters. All through acting classes, a teacher would say something and it would inspire a lyric. I’d come home at night to my piano and write songs – that was my happy place. A big lesson you get in acting class is – don’t create a picture in your head of what the scene will look like. Let it happen and be completely in the moment, let the moment change you. There were actors in my classes who were living and breathing theater. That made me realize music has always been like breathing for me. So ultimately I took that lesson, and it brought me back to my first love.

Who would be your dream music collaborator to work with?

Ohh this is a tough one. So many incredible artists I’d love to work with. Mark Ronson would be a total dream. I met him on the street once and was completely starstruck. He created some timeless magic with Amy Winehouse, one of the greatest to ever do it. And he’s built a diverse body of work. He doesn’t impose too much of his own style – he lets true artistry shine through. And he’s a die hard New Yorker, which we share.

How has the pandemic affected/changed your songwriting processes?

The pandemic has majorly changed my process. It’s given me the time and space to really hear my thoughts. I’ve been writing completely for myself. The uninterrupted, guilt-free sessions were just unheard of before the pandemic. And this time has made me realize that there is never a dull moment in life – there is always something going on internally to write about. You know those movies where nothing significant is really happening but everything is happening, like “Lost in Translation?” Some of what I’ve been writing feels like that. It’s the little in between moments that are interesting to me.

There’s also a more selfless nature to writing these days. I think more about how people will relate, how to change their day. I wrote my first single, “They Say New York Is Dead,” when I had Covid. It poured out over two days and I recorded it in my apartment. I shared it because I knew a lot of people were feeling what I was feeling. There’s been so much boiling under the surface for everyone. So to get to unearth all of it and write about it has been fun.

Can you share any other exciting releases you have coming up in 2021?

I plan to release an EP of 6 songs in October, which I’m super excited about. I’ve written a lot over the last couple years, so I’m still figuring out what will be on there. It’ll be stylistically diverse for sure. Can’t wait for you guys to hear.

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THE SNUTS ANNOUNCE FALL US HEADLINE TOUR

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW HERE

CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED DEBUT ALBUM W.L. AVAILABLE NOW HERE

Rising Scottish indie rockers The Snuts have announced they will embark on their first ever US headline tour this Fall. The tour will kick off on October 5 in Baltimore, MD, and wrap on October 14 in San Francisco, CA. Girlhouse will provide support. Tickets for all dates are on sale beginning today HERE.

Last month, The Snuts released their critically acclaimed debut album W.L. The album debuted at number 1 in the UK, and marked the biggest debut from a British band in five years. Additionally, The Snuts became the first Scottish band to achieve a UK Number 1 with their debut album in 14 years. W.L. is available physically and digitally via Parlophone Records/Elektra Records now HERE.

W.L. is highlighted by current single “Glasgow, heartfelt ballad “Somebody Loves You,” the hip-hop driven “Elephants,” the anthemic “Always,” and festival-ready track, “All Your Friends.” Dork Magazine praised, “W.L. is a masterclass in ballads and risk-taking that proves music works best when it comes from the heart.” NME proclaimed “The Scottish rockers are creating an arsenal of anthems for festival season’s return.” Atwood Magazine hailed, “The four-piece have rewritten the song sheet for British indie bands with their open-ended and genre-merging record.”

Hailing from Whitburn, West Lothian, The Snuts have truly found their stride on W.L. Produced by Tony Hoffer (Beck, Phoenix, M83) and recorded at the Firepit London, the album encapsulates the band’s journey from four working class kids growing up with a dream, to becoming one of the UK’s most exciting new bands.

Adored for their uninhibited, sweat-drenched live shows, the band will also embark on a largely sold-out tour of the UK and Ireland this Fall. The massive trek will include a run of special unplugged dates, as well as three sold out hometown shows at Glasgow’s Barrowland. A complete list of upcoming live dates and ticket information can be found HERE.

The Snuts US Tour Dates – JUST ANNOUNCED

October 05, 2021 – BALTIMORE, MD – Metro Gallery

October 06, 2021 – PHILADELPHIA, PA – Underground Arts

October 08, 2021 – NEW YORK, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg

October 09, 2021 – CAMBRIDGE, MA – The SInclair

October 13, 2021 – LOS ANGELES, CA – The Echo

October 14, 2021 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The Independent

The Snuts UK and Ireland Tour Dates

September 01, 2021 – GLASGOW – Oran Mor Auditorium (17:30)* – SOLD OUT

September 01, 2021 – GLASGOW – Oran Mor Auditorium (20:00)* – SOLD OUT

September 02, 2021 – GLASGOW – Oran Mor Auditorium (17:30)* – SOLD OUT

September 02, 2021 – GLASGOW – Oran Mor Auditorium (20:00)* – SOLD OUT

September 07, 2021 – EDINBURGH – The Caves* – SOLD OUT

September 08, 2021 – EDINBURGH – The Caves* – SOLD OUT

September 12, 2021 – MANCHESTER – Blues Kitchen* – SOLD OUT

September 13, 2021 – LEEDS – Wardrobe* – SOLD OUT

September 14, 2021 – KINGSTON – Pryzm* – SOLD OUT

September 20, 2021 – GLASGOW – Barrowland – SOLD OUT

September 21, 2021 – GLASGOW – Barrowland – SOLD OUT

September 22, 2021 – GLASGOW – Barrowland – SOLD OUT

September 28, 2021 – ABERDEEN – Tunnels* – SOLD OUT

September 29, 2021 – ABERDEEN – Tunnels* – SOLD OUT

September 30, 2021 – DUNDEE – Church* – SOLD OUT

October 03, 2021 – DUNDEE – Church* – SOLD OUT

October 16, 2021 – BIRMINGHAM – O2 Institute

October 24, 2021 – DUBLIN – Button Factory – SOLD OUT

October 25, 2021 – BELFAST – Empire

October 28, 2021 – EDINBURGH – Corn Exchange – SOLD OUT

November 02, 2021 – EXETER – Phoenix

November 03, 2021 – CARDIFF – Globe – SOLD OUT

November 04, 2021 – LONDON – O2 Forum Kentish Town

November 06, 2021 – DERBY – The Venue – SOLD OUT

November 07, 2021 – OXFORD – O2 Academy

November 08, 2021 – NORWICH – Waterfront

November 13, 2021 – HULL – Asylum

November 14, 2021 – LEEDS – Stylus – SOLD OUT

November 15, 2021 – BRISTOL – Fleece

November 18, 2021 – MIDDLESBROUGH – Town Hall Crypt – SOLD OUT

November 19, 2021 – SHEFFIELD – Leadmill – SOLD OUT

November 22, 2021 – BRIGHTON – Concorde 2

November 23, 2021 – COLCHESTER – Arts Centre

November 24, 2021 – BLACKPOOL – Waterloo – SOLD OUT

November 26, 2021 – MANCHESTER – O2 Ritz – SOLD OUT

* Unplugged with strings

The Snuts are: Jack Cochrane (vocals/guitar), Joe McGillveray (guitar), Callum Wilson (bass) and Jordan Joko’ Mackay (drums).

*Photo credit: Gary Williamson

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TWENTY ONE PILOTS – SCALED AND ICY

TWENTY ONE PILOTS RELEASE NEW ALBUM: SCALED AND ICY. STREAM IT HERE

TWENTY ONE PILOTS – LIVESTREAM EXPERIENCE BROADCASTS WORLDWIDE TONIGHT AT 8PM ET / 5PM PT

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PERFORMING AT THE BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS ON MAY 23

GRAMMY Award winning duo Twenty One Pilots have released their widely anticipated new album, Scaled And Icy, which is available today on all streaming platforms and in a variety of formats including a special edition box set limited to 35,000 copies worldwide at this website.

Scaled And Icy, is highlighted by album standouts “Saturday,” “Choker“and lead single “Shy Away,”which is currently #1 at Alternative Radio for a fourth consecutive week. Having ascended to #1 at the format in just three weeks, “Shy Away” places the duo in an elite group of acts with multiple songs to rise to #1 at the format in three weeks or less including: U2, R.E.M., The Cure, Linkin Park, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Foo Fighters.

Twenty One Pilots’ first-ever one night only global streaming event, Twenty One Pilots – Livestream Experience,” will broadcast worldwide tonight, May 21st An official pre-show for the event will kick-off at 5:00PM ET / 3:00PM PT with Twenty One Pilots’ live performance starting at 8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT ”Twenty One Pilots – Livestream Experience” promises to be an unforgettable live performance from the duo, with a catalog spanning setlist and the live debut of new material from Scaled And Icy. A Team Twenty One Pilots Production, the multi-dimensional live performance is being produced by longtime collaborators and creative partners: TNSN DVSN, Reel Bear Media, Element1, lili STUDIOS, and hosted on Maestro’s livestream platform Sponsored by Chipotle and Hot Topic, tickets for the groundbreaking global streaming event are available at this website, where ticket holders can access an interactive virtual experience and immerse themselves in exclusive merch, content, and more before the official performance.

Furthermore, Twenty One Pilots will follow their livestream with a special TV performance this coming Sunday, May 23rd at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards which will air at 8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT on NBC.

Written and largely produced by Joseph in isolation over the course of the past year at his home studio, with Dun engineering the album’s drums from across the country, Scaled And Icy is the product of long-distance virtual sessions and finds the duo processing their upended routines along with the prevailing emotions of 2020 – anxiety, loneliness, boredom, and doubt. The duo had to forgo their normal studio sessions but reached a new of level of introspection in the process, adopting a more imaginative and bold approach to their songwriting. The result is a collection of songs that push forward through setbacks and focus on the possibilities worth remembering. Scaled And Icy is Twenty One Pilots’ first studio album in three years and follows their RIAA Platinum certified LP, Trench.

In 2020, Twenty One Pilots surprised fans with standalone singles “Level of Concern“ and “Christmas Saves The Year.” ”Level of Concern” reigned at Alternative Radio for 12 weeks straight and cracked the Top 25 on Billboard’s “Hot 100”chart, while also achieving RIAA Gold certification, and propelling the band to victory at last year’s American Music Awards where they took home the award for “Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock.” ”Christmas Saves The Year” arrived at the tail end of 2020 and debuted on Billboard’s “Alternative Airplay” chart, becoming the first holiday-themed song to make the list since 2012.

Twenty One Pilots scored one final accolade in the final moments of 2020, officially breaking the GUINNESS WORLD RECORD for the longest music video with their history-making regenerative visual for “Level of Concern.” Conceived by the band with interactive director Jason Nickel, and award-winning storyteller / director Jason Zada, the first-ever “Never-Ending Music Video” pulled in fan created content from over 162,000 user submissions, in real time, live on YouTube Powered by Imposium, every three minutes and forty seconds a new music video was created and streamed live to YouTube, containing brand new content from fans. Besting the previous record holder, Pharrell and his 24-hour long video for “Happy,” Twenty One Pilots’ “Never-Ending Music Video” for “Level of Concern” broadcasted for 177 days straight with a total run time of 4,264 hours, 10 mins, 25 seconds

Twenty One Pilots’ 2018 LP Trench ushered in a new era for the duo from Ohio Earning Platinum certification from the RIAA, the album was met with critical acclaim with Billboard declaring, “Trench revels in the confounding genre-blurring and cavernous conceptualism that has defined Twenty One Pilots.” A true global phenomenon having surpassed two billion streams worldwide, Trench is highlighted by the RIAA Gold and Platinum certified alternative hits “The Hype,”“Chlorine,”and “Jumpsuit.” “Jumpsuit” stands as the decade’s fastest rising song to reach #1 on Billboard’s “Alternative Songs”chart and earned the duo their fourth GRAMMY nomination (Best Rock Song). The acclaimed conceptual collection also features the RIAA Gold-certified “Nico And The Niners“ and the RIAA Platinum-certified single “My Blood.”

Twenty One Pilots

Scaled And Icy

1      Good Day

2      Choker

3      Shy Away

4      The Outside

5      Saturday

6      Never Take It

7      Mulberry Street

8      Formidable

9      Bounce Man

10  No Chances

11  Redecorate

“Twenty One Pilots Livestream Experience” Tickets HERE

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Nicki Minaj × Beam Me Up Scotty

NICKI MINAJ RELEASES LANDMARK 2009 MIXTAPE BEAM ME UP SCOTTY ON STREAMING PLATFORMS FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER TODAY
 
FEATURING THREE BRAND NEW TRACKS “SEEING GREEN” WITH DRAKE & LIL WAYNE, “FRACTIONS” AND “CROCODILE TEETH (REMIX)” WITH SKILLIBENG
 
Listen HERE

Nicki Minaj, the most successful female rapper of all time, unleashes her groundbreaking 2009 mixtape, Beam Me Up Scotty, on streaming platforms for the first time today. This year marks the 12-year anniversary of the iconic collection, and the first time she has blessed fans with its commercial release.
 
Listen HERE.
 
The seminal mixtape cemented Nicki as a future icon when it initially landed on April 18, 2009.

Recognized as an undisputed landmark release, Beam Me Up Scotty launched Nicki’s first hit “I Get Crazy” [feat. Lil Wayne]. At the time, the song vaulted into the top 20 of the Billboard Hot Rap Songs chart and top 40 of the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Beyond reworking notable hits such as Soulja Boy Tell’em’s “Donk,DJ Khaled T-Pain’s “Go Hard,” and V.I.C.’s “Get Silly, the 23-track opus heralded Nicki as an elite rapper with expansive vision and earth-shattering promise.  Her signature flow scorched originals such as “Kill Da DJ” and “Keys Under Palm Trees” and placed her in grasp of the throne as Queen
 
Expanding the original tracklisting, she also locks and loads Beam Me Up Scotty with standalone anthems “Boss Ass Bitch (Remix)” and “Chi-Raq” (with G Herbo) as well as three brand new tracks including her new song “Seeing Green” (with Drake & Lil Wayne), “Fractions,” and “Crocodile Teeth (Remix)” (with Skillibeng).” Check out the full tracklisting below.

Recently, Nicki’s hit “Anaconda” passed 1 billion views on YouTube. She’s the first female rapper to accomplish such a feat on a solo track and now has six music videos with over the billion-view mark.  
 
This year, Nicki will also release a new docuseries coming to HBO Max. The series is directed by six-time Emmy nominee Michael John Warren, who made his directorial debut with Jay-Z’s “Fade to Black.” Each of the six half-hour episodes of this untitled project will explore Nicki’s brilliantly creative mind and tell the story of her personal and professional journey. With complete honesty, Nicki will guide viewers through the most challenging and fulfilling times in her life, navigating highs, lows and misguided agendas in her stratospheric rise to fame and her journey to motherhood.
 
Until then, experience Beam Me Up Scotty again or for the first time now and stay tuned for more from Nicki Minaj.

TRACKLISTING:
 

  1. Seeing Green (with Drake & Lil Wayne)
  2. Fractions
  3. Crocodile Teeth (Remix) [with Skillibeng]
  4. Chi-Raq (with G Herbo)
  5. Boss Ass Bitch (Remix) [with PTAF]
  6. Intro
  7. Itty Bitty Piggy
  8. I Get Crazy (feat. Lil Wayne)
  9. Kill Da DJ
  10. Nicki Minaj Speaks
  11. Slumber Party (feat. Gucci Mane)
  12. Shopaholic (feat. Gucci Mane, Bobby V, & F1Jo)
  13. Gotta Go Hard (feat. Lil Wayne)
  14. Nicki Minaj Speaks #2
  15. Best I Ever Had (Remix)
  16. Keys Under Palm Trees
  17. Silly
  18. Easy (feat. Gucci Mane & Rocko)
  19. Nicki Minaj Speaks #3
  20. Envy
  21. Can Anybody Hear Me?
  22. Still I Rise
  23. Beam Me Up Scotty

About Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj has set the tone in music, fashion and beauty for more than a decade – making history and building her superstar personal brand along the way. 
 
Minaj was the first Woman with 100 Billboard Hot 100 Hits, with an astounding 114 entries total to date (the most among female hip-hop acts), two #1 hits, 59 top 40 Hot 100 hits (also a record among female hip-hop acts), and 19 top 10 Hot 100 hits (another record among female hip-hop acts). She also holds the record as a songwriter for the “Most Billboard Hot 100 Entries Among Women in the 2010s.”  Recently, Nicki’s hit “Anaconda” passed 1 billion views on YouTube. She’s the first female rapper to accomplish such a feat on a solo track and now has six music videos with over the billion-view mark. Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2020, her landmark debut Pink Friday sold over 375,000 copies in its first week, according to MRC Data, – the largest sales week for a female hip-hop artist since Lauryn Hill in 1998. 
 
In addition to music, Minaj has made numerous TV and film appearances, including as a judge on “American Idol” along with film roles in 2014’s “The Other Woman” alongside Kate Upton, Cameron Diaz, and Leslie Mann and 2016’s “Barbershop: The Next Cut.” She’s also done voiceover for “Ice Age: Continental Drift.” What’s more, she’s had high-profile deals with Fendi, Adidas, H&M, Diesel, Mercedes-Benz, Sprint and Pepsi, released a nail polish collection with OPI and was the face of MAC’s Viva Glam campaign. Her branded lipstick, according to Racked, was the brand’s highest-selling Viva Glam lipstick of all-time. Not to mention, she is a co-owner of TIDAL, and her BEATS 1 QUEEN radio show stands out as “the highest-rated show in Apple Music history.
 
After a decade since Pink Friday introduced her to the mainstream, 2020 was another big year for Nicki Minaj with two number ones on the Billboard Hot 100. These achievements further sealed her place in history among the most influential artists ever.
 
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Album cover for Not in Chronological Order by Julia Michaels courtesy of Republic Records and Marisa Bianco

Julia Michaels – Little Did I Know

GRAMMY NOMINATED ARTIST JULIA MICHAELS RELEASES EMOTIONAL VIDEO FOR STUNNING NEW BALLAD “LITTLE DID I KNOW” CO-WRITTEN WITH JP SAXE

Last week, Grammy® Award-nominated multi platinum singer and songwriter Julia Michaels released her full-length debut album, Not In Chronological Order, to critical acclaim.

Watch the newly released video for “Little Did I Know,” directed by Blythe Thomas, HEREWritten with Grammy® Award-nominated singer-and-songwriter JP Saxe, the song is a stunning ballad and standout track from the album. Set to perform on The Ellen Degeneres Show May 7th. New album Not In Chronological Order available now!

About Julia Michaels

Over the past few years, no songwriter has had more of an impact on reshaping pop music than Grammy® Award-nominated and multi platinum-selling artist Julia Michaels, whose razor-sharp perspective on love, loss, and the wide spectrum of the human experience has deservedly catapulted her to the forefront of her industry. Lauded for her work on hit singles by artists like Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Niall Horan, Dua Lipa, Janelle Monáe, Shawn Mendes, P!NK, Ed Sheeran, Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani, Hailee Steinfeld, The Chicks, Keith Urban, Jessie Ware, and more, Julia has spent the last decade honing her craft and delivering fans some of the most evocative music of a generation.

In 2017, Julia embarked on a solo career, separate from her work synthesizing the stories of the stars around her, with her 5x-platinum selling debut single “Issues.” A year later, her peers recognized her stunning work with Grammy® Award nominations for “Best New Artist” and “Song of the Year.” Committing to her solo work, Julia released a series of critically acclaimed EPs, including 2017’s fan-favorite Nervous System and 2019’s critically acclaimed Inner Monologue Part 1 and Inner Monologue Part 2. She also embarked on The Inner Monologue Tour, which marked her first-ever headline tour throughout the U.S. following an enviable run touring the world with an incredible array of artists, including Maroon 5, Keith Urban, Shawn Mendes, Niall Horan, and P!NK.

To date, Julia has notched 25 Billboard Hot 100 entries as a songwriter, including two number 1’s for Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” and Selena Gomez’s “Lose You to Love Me,” in addition to four top 10 hits, including her debut single “Issues.” Of those 25, she has charted four Hot 100 entries as a recording artist including “Issues,” “I Miss You,” “Coming Home” and “If the World Was Ending,” for which she received her third Grammy® Award nomination in the category of “Song Of The Year” with collaborator JP Saxe.

“Writing this song with the person I love helped me realize that I could write a beautiful song about love without deriving it from toxicity,” says Julia.  “Shooting the music video was incredibly vulnerable for me, because when I wrote the song, I associated it with a significant other. When I made the music video, however, director Blythe Thomas made a wall of mirrors, and it forced me to sing these words to myself. I don’t think I’ve ever been that kind to myself, and that scared me. All that emotion in that video is incredibly real. If this process has taught me anything, it’s that sometimes we’re not as kind to ourselves as we should be. I’m grateful to have experienced this moment, and I hope fans resonate with this song and video in a special way like I did.” – Julia Michaels

PJ Harvey White Chalk image via FunHouse Ent. for use by 360 Magazine

PJ HARVEY – WHITE CHALK

PJ HARVEY WHITE CHALK : AVAILABLE JUNE 25 ON VINYL

WHITE CHALK – DEMOS: AVAILABLE JUNE 25 ON CD, VINYL AND DIGITAL

BACK CATALOG: AVAILABLE ON VINYL IN 2020/2021

LISTEN TO THE DEMO VERSION OF “WHEN UNDER ETHER”  HERE

June 25 sees the reissue of PJ Harvey’s seventh album White Chalk, which will be released on vinyl, alongside an album of previously unreleased demos which will be available on CD, vinyl and digital.

Produced by Flood and John Parish, and featuring collaborators Jim White and Eric Drew Feldman, White Chalk charted at number 11 in the U.K. White Chalk received extensive critical acclaim upon its release in September 2007, including 5 stars from the Observer Music Monthly and praise from Mojo, Uncut, Rolling Stone, Village Voice and more.

The reissue was cut by Jason Mitchell at Loud Mastering under the guidance of John Parish.

WHITE CHALK is repressed on vinyl. Out June 25 on UMe/Island. Pre-order here

WHITE CHALK – DEMOS is available on digital, CD, and vinyl on June 25 on UMe/Island. Pre-order here

THE PEEL SESSIONS 1991-2004 is repressed on vinyl. Out May 28 on UMe/Island. Pre-order here

UH HUH HER is repressed on vinyl. Out April 30, 2021 on UMe/Island. Pre-order here

UH HUH HER – DEMOS is available on digital, CD and vinyl on April 30 on UMe/Island. Pre order here

STORIES FROM THE CITY, STORIES FROM THE SEA is repressed on vinyl. Available now on UMe/Island. Order here.

STORIES FROM THE CITY, STORIES FROM THE SEA – DEMOS is available now on digital, CD and vinyl on UMe/Island. Order here.

IS THIS DESIRE? is repressed on vinyl. Out now on UMe/Island. Order here

IS THIS DESIRE? – DEMOS is available now on digital, CD and vinyl on UMe/Island. Order here

DANCE HALL AT LOUSE POINT is repressed on vinyl. Out now13 on UMe/Island. Order here

TO BRING YOU MY LOVE is repressed on vinyl. Out now on UMe/Island. Order here

TO BRING YOU MY LOVE – DEMOS is available now on digital, CD and vinyl on UMe/Island. Order here

RID OF ME is repressed on vinyl for the first time since its original release in 1993. Out now on UMe/Island. Order here.

4-TRACK DEMOS was also reissued on stand-alone vinyl on August 21 on UMe/Island. Order here.

DRY – DEMOS is available on digital, CD and vinyl on UMe/Island Records. Order here.

DRY (studio album) is available on Too Pure/Beggars Archive on vinyl. Order here.

Praise for WHITE CHALK

“An ethereal album like none other. White Chalk emphasizes PJ’s incredible voice and musical abilities in a way like never before.” – 360 Magazine

“An album of lonely beauty and piercing sorrow…PJ Harvey at the peak of her considerable powers” – 8/10, Uncut

Singular…nothing Harvey has done in the past…can prepare you” – 5 stars, Observer Music Monthly

A brave and brilliant refocusing of her energies, virtually a rebirth” – 8/10, Mojo

Reissue on vinyl of the seventh PJ Harvey studio album White Chalk. The album was produced by PJ Harvey, Flood and John Parish and originally released in September 2007. White Chalk features the singles “When Under Ether,” “The Piano” and “The Devil.” Reissue is faithful to the original recording and package, with cutting by Jason Mitchell at Loud Mastering under the guidance of original co-producer John Parish.  

LP Info

  • 1LP, 180g black vinyl
  • Full color outer sleeve, with printed inner sleeve

LP Track list

Side 1: 

  1. The Devil
  2. Dear Darkness
  3. Grow Grow Grow
  4. When Under Ether
  5. White Chalk

Side 2:

  1. Broken Harp
  2. Silence
  3. To Talk To You
  4. The Piano
  5. Before Departure
  6. The Mountain

Collection of unreleased demos written for the seventh PJ Harvey studio album White Chalk, including demos of “When Under Ether,” “The Piano” and “The Devil.”  Features new artwork with previously unseen photos by Maria Mochnacz. Artwork is overseen by Maria with Rob Crane. Mastering by Jason Mitchell at Loud Mastering, under the guidance of long time PJ Harvey producer John Parish.

LP Info

  • 1LP, 180g black vinyl
  • Full color outer sleeve, with printed inner sleeve
  • Artwork includes previously unseen photos

LP Track list

Side 1: 

  1. The Devil – Demo
  2. Dear Darkness – Demo
  3. Grow Grow Grow – Demo
  4. When Under Ether – Demo
  5. White Chalk – Demo

Side 2:

  1. Broken Harp – Demo
  2. Silence – Demo
  3. To Talk To You – Demo
  4. The Piano – Demo
  5. Before Departure – Demo
  6. The Mountain – Demo

CD Info:

  • Gatefold outer sleeve
  • Printed inner sleeve

CD Track list

  1. The Devil – Demo
  2. Dear Darkness – Demo
  3. Grow Grow Grow – Demo
  4. When Under Ether – Demo
  5. White Chalk – Demo
  6. Broken Harp – Demo
  7. Silence – Demo
  8. To Talk To You – Demo
  9. The Piano – Demo
  10. Before Departure – Demo
  11. The Mountain – Demo

Digital Info

  • 11-track digital release in standard definition, MFiT and HD formats

Digital Track List

  1. The Devil – Demo
  2. Dear Darkness – Demo
  3. Grow Grow Grow – Demo
  4. When Under Ether – Demo
  5. White Chalk – Demo
  6. Broken Harp – Demo
  7. Silence – Demo
  8. To Talk To You – Demo
  9. The Piano – Demo
  10. Before Departure – Demo
  11. The Mountain – Demo

UMe/Island have announced a comprehensive reissue campaign which will see PJ Harvey’s back catalog, plus her two albums in collaboration with John Parish, released on vinyl across 2020 and 2021. For the first time, each of PJ Harvey’s accompanying album demos will be available as a stand-alone album on CD, vinyl and digital

This catalog project will celebrate every aspect of Harvey’s recording career and provide a comprehensive look at the evolution of a singular and extraordinary artist.

PJ Harvey White Chalk image via FunHouse Ent. for use by 360 Magazine

Lunay illustration by Maria Soloman for 360 Magazine

LUNAY – LE GUSTA QUE LA VEAN

Lunay Will Release Eagerly Awaited New Single “Le Gusta Que La Vean” This Friday, April 30

The Track Is The First Advance Single From The Fast-Rising & Award-Winning Young Puerto Rican Star’s Special El Niño Project Coming In May

Tonight, April 27, Lunay Can Also Be Seen Performing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, As He Joins Collaborator Nicki Nicole On Their Recently Released Duet “No Toque Mi Naik”

This Friday, April 30, will see Puerto Rico’s leading next generation Reggaeton star Lunay release his new song and video “Le Gusta Que La Vean” (‘She likes to be seen’). “Le Gusta Que La Ven” represents the first advance single from Lunay’s eagerly awaited and expansive El Niño project. El Niño will be the first major release this May from Chris Jedi & Gaby Music’s newly formed independent label: La Familia Records.  The El Niño project also represents Lunay’s follow-up to his #1 charting, 14-track 2019 debut album “Epico”- which delivered two #1 Latin Airplay singles, and over a billion YouTube views while Lunay quickly garnered nearly a dozen significant best new artist and genre awards including the Latin AMA’s “New Artist Of The Year” recognition.

Stay tuned for more detail on “Le Gusta Que La Ven” and El Niño on Friday, but also make sure to tune-in to this evening’s broadcast of TheTonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon as Lunay will join Nicki Nicole in a medley performance including their recent collaborative hit single “No Toque Mi Naik,” which has collected over 25 million streams in just the last month.

LUNAY Will Release His Highly Anticipated Second Album “EL NIÑO” This Friday, May 21st

With An Uplifting Celebration Of Youth Before He Turns 21, Reggaeton’s Leading Next Generation Star Delivers The Eagerly Awaited Follow-Up To His #1 Charting Smash Debut “Epico” And The First Album Release From Super Producer Team Chris Jedi and Gaby Music’s New Independent Label “LA FAMILA”

New Single & Video “VUDU” ft. Chencho Corleone Also Arrives Friday

Lunay is Urbano’s Next Superstar! …when a new artist does manage to cut through the fray, we really should pay attention, [and LUNAY is] one of the freshest upcoming stars in the game. [he] is on a rapid ascent… and Épico [was] a 14-track wonder of reggaeton, dancehall and trap influences that mark a young artist who is already well on his way to mainstay status.”- Remezcla

Latin music’s leading next generation Reggaeton star, and a “Billboard 21 under 21” selection, Lunay will release his eagerly awaited second album “El Niño” this Friday, May 21st. A creative representation of the life he is living now before his 21st birthday later this year, the album is the follow-up to Lunay’s 2019 #1 charting, debut album “Epico”- which delivered two #1 Latin Airplay singles, and over a Billion YouTube views while propelling him to garner nearly a dozen significant best new artist and genre awards, including the Latin AMA’s “New Artist Of The Year” recognition.  Including collaborations with Chencho Corleone, Anitta, Bryant Meyers, Zion, Chanell and Juliito, “El Niño” is also the very first album release from La Familia Records – the recently launched independent label of Lunay’s super producer duo of Chris Jedi and Gaby music.

Following the April release of advance single & video “Le Gusta Que La Vean” (‘She likes to be seen’), this Friday’s album release will also be accompanied by a video debut of “VUDU” ft. Chencho Corleone as the collections new single (see full track list below on Back cover album art).

“I wanted to make an album before I was 21 to reflect everything that I am right now – what I’m living and what I’ve learned so far – making fun songs for the streets and the clubs, while still being El Niño inside and outside the studio. I’m thrilled with the creative collaborations on the album, as they are all people I really admire, and I am eternally grateful to be able to be part of La Familia with incredible support from two of the most important producers in the world in Chris & Gaby.” –Lunay

ABOUT LUNAY

While a large number of new Latin music artists are looking to continue the surge in global success of Reggaeton, Latin Trap and other Rhythmic music styles in Spanish, it has become clearly evident that Puerto Rico’s dynamic, still only 20, musical “wunderkind” (RS), Lunay is the genre’s undisputed new generation superstar.  After bursting into the playlists and video streams of fans across the world with “Soltera” and it’s soon to follow, and widely regarded ‘Song of Summer’ remix with Daddy Yankee and Bad Bunny, LUNAY’s credits were quickly boasting two #1 Latin Airplay singles, a rare #1 full album debut with the 14-track ‘ÉPICO,’ and over a Billion views quickly collected on YouTube.  With the support of super-producers Chris Jedi, Gaby Music, and their La Familia label,  Lunay’s rapid rise has already resulted in a trophy case full of  breakthrough artist award recognition including: the 2019 Latin Ama’s “New Artist Of The Year, 2019 Billboard “Artist On The Rise” Recognition, Spotify Top 3 “Breakout Artists Of Year, 2019 Apple Music “Up Next Artist” and four Premios Juventud Victories: “On The Rise Artist” & ”Remix Of The Year” (2019) And Most Recently “Breaking The Internet” &  New Generation – Male (2020). Following a few quiet months due to the Covid pandemic postponing a series of highly anticipated concert appearances, Lunay resumed his ascent to the upper reaches of the genre with features alongside Lil Mosey and Jhay Cortez, and the standout single “Relaciones” – which Rolling Stone hailed as the week’s best new Latin music track upon its release.  Lunay’s visibility continued to grow across the Fall of 2020 with a WWD cover profile spotlighting his first fashion collaboration with Pull & Bear,” a nationally broadcast Halloween concert, and selection to Billboard’s prestigious “21 under 21” list of the music industry’s top young artists.

Lunay image by JPRP Music + More for use by 360 Magazine

LUNAY El Nino tracklist via La Familia Records from John Reilly at JRPR for use by 360 Magazine

Camino Press Photo by Def Jam Recordings for use by 360 Magazine

Camino QxA

Camino, an Atlanta-based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, is an inspirational, soulful pop and R&B powerhouse with his debut EP, Burning Fire, to be released on April 23. Burning Fire regales the tale of Camino’s past­– both painful and joyous­­­–as he struggled with homelessness after his move from Mississippi to Atlanta, followed his tenacious passion for music, and eventually landed an impressive record deal with Def Jam Recordings. Camino’s music is authentic, invigorating, and raw­. Here at 360 Magazine, we sat down with Camino to discuss how he found inspiration to pursue music in his darkest moments, dream music collaborations, and the upcoming release of his full-length album.

1. What response are you anticipating when your EP, Burning Fire, drops? 

Honestly, I don’t know. I obviously hope the response is amazing, but I honestly don’t know. I just hope people like it and find a way to connect to it.

2. How would you describe the sound of Burning Fire in three words? 

Cinematic, anthemic and vulnerable   

3. Who was your biggest musical inspiration in writing Burning Fire?

My aunt and uncle inspired the song, and it is about them and their story. But musically, Imagine Dragons and Adele, most definitely.  

4. What kept you going to pursue music when it may have felt like the odds were stacked against you? 

God and faith. I know I’m meant to do music. It’s the only thing I’m good at and it’s the only thing that makes me truly happy­­­­–like truly to my core happy.   

 

5. Who would be your dream artist to collaborate with? 

Billie Eilish, Adele, Sam Smith and Lewis Capaldi are all incredible. I’d love to collaborate with any of them. 

6. Did your move from Mississippi to Atlanta influence the music you were listening to and drawing inspiration from? 

Yes, absolutely. Coming from a small city like Jackson, Mississippi compared to Atlanta, Georgia was such a huge leap for me. It gave me more confidence to write the songs I wrote and instilled the passion in me to create the songs I did.  


7. How are you feeling about already being signed such a notable label as Def Jam Recordings? Incredible. God is the greatest. Def Jam is home. They are incredible and provide every resource I need. Shoutout to my team I LOVE Y’ALL!   

8. Looking ahead, do you have more plans for releasing any other music in 2021?  

Yes, full-length album coming. That is my true masterpiece. Just stay tuned–I’m so excited to share with the world.