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YouTube Originals Unveils October Sustainability Slate

YouTube Originals unveiled today the full schedule and first looks at its October sustainability slate that launches on Saturday, October 23 with “Dear Earth,” a global celebration of the planet that brings together a wide-range of global leaders, celebrities, musicians, and creators ready to educate, inspire and motivate audiences to create a better and more sustainable planet. 

The upcoming YouTube Originals programming slate aims to address sustainability challenges the world faces and offer solutions that can be adopted to inspire change. The week of sustainability premieres includes: 

Saturday, October 23

“Dear Earth” – Watch the trailer HERE – Set a Reminder HERE  

In the lead up to the UN’s Climate Change Conference (COP 26), and following the format of last year’s impactful “Dear Class of 2020,” “Dear Earth” is a 100 minute special event that inspires viewers to join the sustainability movement. Featuring an opening address from Kermit the Frog, keynote addresses from leaders like President Barack Obama, a keynote address and performance by K-POP supergroup BLACKPINK, dramatic feats by pro cyclist Danny MacAskill and skier JT Holmes that bring to life the realities of climate change, as well as creators like Dream, ZHC and Odd1sOut sharing practical ways to get involved and make a difference, and much more. Climate Change affects us all… even SpongeBob SquarePants who also joins “Dear Earth” to give a special performance.  

“Climate Games” 

“Climate Games” follows YouTube creators and elite athletes over two special episodes as they undertake spectacular challenges designed to deliver a key climate message. Skier JT Holmes and creator Physics Girl team up to measure how quickly the ice is melting on the snowy mountains of British Columbia, and pro cyclist Danny MacAskill is given free reign at a renewable energy factory where he attempts a series of tricks designed to demonstrate the percentage of the world’s energy that currently comes from renewable sources.

Monday, October 25

“Seat at the Table” – Watch the trailer HERE

“Seat at the Table” is an 11-part series that follows YouTube creator and climate activist Jack Harries on a 100-day trip across the UK to uncover the often overlooked voices of the young people whose lives are being most affected by the climate crisis, both in the UK and elsewhere around the world. The testimonies of the young people Jack speaks to will form the basis of an impactful film which Jack will present to world leaders at COP26 in Glasgow. The series also features appearances from key voices on the subject including Sir David Attenborough, Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE & Simon Amstell, alongside YouTube creators Jamal Edwards & Rachel Ama.

Tuesday, October 26

“Shut It Off ASAP” – Watch the trailer HERE

AsapSCIENCE-Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown-are two city boys leaving the comfort of their YouTube channel and heading to the countryside. “Shut It Off ASAP” takes Mitch and Greg to a remote farm in Canada where they try their hand at turning off access to their basic needs in order to find sustainable alternatives. Over six episodes, they’ll turn off access to necessities like Food, Power, Water, Cooling, and some guilty pleasures while incorporating alternatives ASAP. They’ll use hard science to go green with everything from regenerative farming to a hot tub powered by garbage. FarmTubers, First Nations guides, and experts will join them to help execute a vision of living completely off the grid and deliver takeaways that can be replicated back at home. 

Wednesday, October 27

“Brave Mission: Rewild the Planet” – Watch the trailer HERE

From YouTube’s Brave Wilderness and Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way and Madica Productions in partnership with Re:wild, “Brave Mission: Rewild the Planet” is an edge-of-your seat global expedition led by Mark Vins of Brave Wilderness; featuring hands-on experiences with the planet’s most breathtaking endangered species and the local guardians who sacrifice everything in the battle to save them and the ecosystems they call home. Vins heads to Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and meets with the legendary Emanuel de Merode and trackers–women and men who put their lives on the line to protect the country’s mountain gorillas–for a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with the world’s largest primates. Vins explores how the environmental impact of an illegal coal trade is threatening both human and gorilla ways of life and how a new sustainable energy solution may be the answer to saving them all.

Thursday, October 28

“SiGNALS” – Watch the trailer HERE

“SiGNALS” is the abridged story of our relationship with plastic – from the origins and lifecycle of a plastic bottle to the myths of recycling. A live-action and animation mash-up, told through a series of chapters, “SiGNALS” is a call to action for the internet age. Produced by artists and activists from around the world (Japan, Hawaii and the United States, South Africa, Indonesia, Netherlands, Germany, and more), each chapter also takes on a different format – from stop-motion animation to photorealistic CG to live-action comedy. “SiGNALS” stars Bretman Rock as the voice of a plastic bottle and is created by Mackenzie Sheppard (Cannes Young Director Award winner) and Kaz Firpo (Eternals), who co-produced with Airi Yamawaki.

Saturday, October 30

“YouTube Originals Presents: TED Countdown”  

In partnership with TED Countdown, a global initiative to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis, YouTube Originals presents TED’s latest free, virtual global livestream event on October 30. In the leadup to COP26, viewers can tune in to the livestream on TED’s YouTube channel and catch the biggest highlights from their recent summit featuring speakers addressing a realistic pathway to a net zero future.  

YouTube’s investment in sustainability programming is just one part of Google’s ongoing commitments to climate action – from products to operations – sustainability is a part of everything Google does. YouTube Originals sustainability slate will also support our nonprofit partners Count Us In (through Leaders’ Quest Foundation USA), who’s ambitious goal is to inspire 1 billion citizens to significantly reduce their carbon pollution and challenge leaders to deliver bold, global change, as well as Re:wild, an organization that works to protect and restore the diversity of life on Earth through innovative collaborations. The sustainability slate will have the Donate Now button feature enabled (where available) to raise funds for these organizations and help fight against climate change. 

Susanne Daniels is Global Head of Original Content for YouTube. Nadine Zylstra is Head of Family, Learning and Impact for YouTube Originals and Luke Hyams is Head of YouTube Originals, EMEA.

About YouTube Originals

YouTube Originals are award-winning series, specials and livestream events for YouTube’s two billion active monthly users that entertain, inspire, connect, and educate audiences through authentic storytelling from YouTube creators, music artists and celebrities. By tapping into the platform’s growing global community, fan engagement product capabilities, and innovative content, YouTube Originals amplify the most popular and unique aspects of YouTube.  Fans can experience YouTube Originals content for free through the standard YouTube platform (ad-supported), or through a paid subscription to YouTube Premium, which adds ad-free, bonus/exclusive content, and early binge access to select programming. YouTube Originals are available in over 100 countries worldwide.  Keep up with the latest YouTube news by visiting the global platform’s official blog.

"ARS & FNS" BY BIGKAYBEEZY image via Interscope Records from Noelle Accardi at U Music for use by 360 Magazine

BIGKAYBEEZY – ARS & FNS

“ARS & FNS” BY BIGKAYBEEZY OUT NOW

FULL LENGTH PROJECT COMING SOON 

Today, Chicago-bred rapper BigKayBeezy continues to make waves with his latest single “Ars & FNs”. The record exudes effortless confidence and magnetic bravado with Beezy‘s bars hitting over a heavy beat. The track is just a taste of what’s to come for the ascending star, with his full length project ‘Don Juan’ coming soon.

Listen to “Ars & FNs” by BigKayBeezy HERE.

ABOUT BIGKAYBEEZY:

BigKayBeezy released his debut album in 2020. The project – titled GG4L – introduced a rising star with dark and deeply personal lyrics, while his second project of the year, Bad Intentions, showcased his more playful side and an innate ability to imbue rhymes with effortless confidence and magnetic bravado. The project features his most successful track to date, the Polo G-assisted remix of booming, braggadocious “Bookbag 2.0” which has already amassed over 18 million streams to date. He also recently showcased his talents on the ferocious “Walk Down,” featuring Pooh Shiesty, an instant hit record (now at 5M streams to date) which highlights his ability to go toe-to-toe with the hottest rappers in the game. On “Don Juan Pt. 2” he continues to flex with a drill flow reminiscent of his legendary forebears in Chicago. Still, even with these star-making collaborations and testaments to his talent, he isn’t letting himself look too far ahead. He’s taking his time, exploring all the sounds he’s always wanted to try on.

On his more recent singles, like “Heartless,” he’s dabbled in a stirring sing-song flow as indebted to R&B as it is to rap. But no matter what mode he chooses to operate in there are two universal truths: his bleak bass-laced beats will blow out even the sturdiest of speakers, and his bars would tear up any rap battle blowing through the Windy City. “I remember stealing from Walmart/Now I’m a Target/So please don’t get me started,” he croons on “Heartless.” Just like his rising fame and success, this versatility comes naturally to Beezy but it was also a conscious choice he made early in his career. Now gearing up to release his full project ‘Don Juan’ he’s excited to continue his momentum.

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Nio Garcia × Bad Bunny × J Balvin – AM Remix

AM REMIX BY NIO GARCiA WITH BAD BUNNY AND J BALVIN TAKES OVER BILLBOARD’S CHARTS, THE SONG IS ONE OF THE MOST LISTENED SONGS GLOBALLY

# 1 Latin Digital Songs Sales, # 7 Global chart, # 10 Global 200,

# 4 on Hot Latin Songs, # 2 Latin Streaming Songs

Just a week after its release, AM remix by Nio Garcia with J Balvin and Bad Bunny has become the most powerful song of the summer and has entered on Billboard’s most important lists. The track made its official debut and, thisweek, is at #1 on Latin Digital Songs Sales, #2 on Latin Streaming Songs, #7 on the Global chart, # 10 on the Global 200, #41 on the Hot 100 and # 4 on Hot Latin Songs.

AM remix, released under Flow La Movie and distributed by GLAD Empire, is a refreshing song that tries to highlight the desire and passion between a man and a woman who enjoy life to the fullest without any commitment. In this version Bad Bunny and J Balvin give it their personal touch by raising the subject to a new level. Without a doubt, the song was written by the artists themselves and produced by Yama, Xound, Botlok and Flow La Movie.

I am extremely happy and very grateful to the fans, to Balvin and Bad Bunny and my work team who have given me their support from the beginning. It really gives me immense joy to know that the song is one of the favorites worldwide. says Nio Garcia.

So far, AM remix has more than 66 million views on YouTube and is still in the Top 10 of the platform’s trending videos.

On the other hand, the original version of AM is one of the most listened to songs globally on Spotify and in addition to being among the 15 most popular songs on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart (which unites all genres from the Latin market such as Tropical, Regional Mexican and, of course, reggaeton), this week it received a gold record certification by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).

ABOUT NIO GARCIA

Nio Garcia is a Puerto Rican urban music singer who in 2012 joined the renowned company in the industry, Flow Music; a company founded and managed by legendary producer DJ Nelson. In 2013 his career transcended in Latin America when he starred in the film Reggaeton The Movie, which is based on the reggaeton genre in the nineties. In mid-2015 he was signed by the Flow La Movie company and together with Flow Music he presented his first single, Infinitamente. His career transcended with the hit Te Bote (2018) with Darell, Casper Mágico, Nicky Jam, Ozuna and Bad Bunny, which won No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart. His music video has surpassed 2 billion views on YouTube.

Watch the official video for AM Remix here.

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Big Bratt – Paid in Full

Today, Cinematic Music Group’s up-and-coming rapper Big Bratt delivers brand new music video for “Paid in Full.” Built on a massively heavy beat, the track spotlights the 17-year-old rapper’s larger-than-life presence and tremendous lyrical talents. The song comes alongside a gritty and cinematic visual, which pays homage to the original 2002 film of the same name. “Paid In Full” is available now at all digital retailers, listen HERE.

Recently recognized by DJ BOOTH as one of “10 rappers you should know right now”, Bratt flawlessly raps in “Paid In Full” with unstoppable confidence and charisma oozing from every bar. Naming Lil Baby among her main influences, the Chattanooga-bred rapper first showed her supreme skills on her official debut single Rich Rollxn—a 2020 release that reflects on the then-recent death of her godbrother.

“My songs are talking about life, struggles, losing friends, females, boys, growing up in the neighborhood I grew up in—anything that comes to mind,” says Bratt. “When I’m in my zone, I’m gonna make it into something good.”

About Big Bratt:

Raised on Southern hip-hop legends like Boosie, 8Ball, and MJG, Bratt stepped into the studio for the first time as a little girl. During her high school years, she learned how to make beats and started sharing her remixes on social media, and soon began putting her fierce work ethic to the test. “Before I got my vehicle I was always catching the bus or getting an Uber to Nashville… three hours away,” says Bratt. “It was hard but I didn’t care what it took; I just knew I needed to get to the studio.”

Now at work on her debut project, Bratt has teamed up with producers like Bankroll Got It (Stunna 4 Vegas, Smokepurpp, Lil Pump) to further develop her sound. “The whole goal of this project is to be motivational,” she says. “I want all the females my age to know they deserve more, but they can’t be lazy or depend on anybody else to make it happen. It’s time [for them] to go get it on their own.”

Sting & Shaggy

Sting and Shaggy are excited to unleash the official video for ‘Gotta Get Back My Baby’ today featuring Golden Globe-nominated actor Steven Bauer (Scarface/Breaking Bad) and directed by Michael Garcia. The track appears on Sting & Shaggy’s collaborative album 44/876 (Cherrytree/A&M/Interscope Records), which to date has spent sixteen weeks atop Billboard’s Reggae chart. Watch the video HERE.

Set in Miami and inspired by the hilarity and hijinks of classic buddy-cop TV shows and films, the light-hearted video sees the pair playing detectives reporting to their police Captain (Bauer) and partnering up for a host of frenzied action and stunts on a mission to find Roxy, a dangerous fugitive, in an exhilarating visual that encapsulates the spirit of the duo’s compelling and dynamic partnership.

The track, co-produced by Teflon (Wyclef Jean, Fat Joe, Ruff Ryders) and Martin Kierszenbaum (Sting, Mylène Farmer, Lady Gaga), appears on Sting and Shaggy’s chart-topping, island-inspired album, 44/876 (Cherrytree/A&M/Interscope Records), which debuted at #1 in Germany and has reached Gold status in both France and Poland.

Check out a making-of the video EPK here: http://bit.ly/2CyAfCO

Hailed “one of the most anticipated concerts of the year” and “a reggae rock dance party that never lets up,” Sting & Shaggy are currently on the road with their 44/876 Tour in North America, before heading to South America later this month in October and Eastern Europe in November. For complete tour itinerary, please visit: www.sting.com/tour.

While in the US, Sting is currently at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and No. 2 on Billboard’s Hot 100 with JuiceWRLD’s “Lucid Dreams” which samples “Shape of My Heart,” written by 16-time Grammy Award winner, Sting and his longtime guitarist, Dominic Miller.

For further information, please visit:
www.sting.com
www.shaggyonline.com
www.cherrytreemusiccompany.com

Shaggy x Massari

Legendary reggae musician, Shaggy teamed up with Canadian crooner, Massari to release their new record, “Why” via 300 Entertainment and Brooklyn Knights Entertainment. With an accompanying lyric video, “Why” is an uptempo club jam with a smooth chorus.

“Why” comes shortly after Shaggy released his brassy reggae record with Sting, “Don’t Make Me Wait.” The surprise duo are gearing up to release their collaborative album, 44/876 via A&M/Interscope Records. After a string of performances and appearances on the 60th Anniversary Grammy Awards and Good Morning America, the two Grammy winners will embark on a European tour this summer.

Shaggy’s legacy in entertainment goes beyond reggae music. His multi-platinum singles “Oh Carolina”, “Boombastic,” “It Wasn’t Me” and “Angel,” have ushered in an undeniable influx of Caribbean-inspired flare into today’s pop music. Shaggy’s unparalleled ability to bring reggae music to the mainstream and has kept him at the forefront of pop culture. Just yesterday, Shaggy joined television show host and comedian, James Corden for a hilarious politically-charge skit on The Late Late Show with James Corden.

Fans will undoubtedly love the new music coming from Shaggy this year, keep a look out for the “Why” music video coming soon!

Watch “Why Ft. Massari” Lyric Video.

Listen to “Why Ft. Massari”.

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