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LLOYISO SIGNS WITH UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP

RISING VOCAL POWERHOUSE LLOYISO SIGNS WITH UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP SOUTH AFRICA AND REPUBLIC RECORDS

After taking over social media and emerging as an international phenomenon, South African singer and songwriter Lloyiso announces his signing with Universal Music Group South Africa and Republic Records. Simultaneously, he reveals the release of his debut single “Seasons” today. He notably makes history as the first South African artist to sign to Republic Records.

Listen to “Seasons”: HERE

Over the past month, he has teased out “Seasons” on TikTok. Thus far, it has inspired 13K-plus creates on the preview alone and the live version of the song has received over 2 million views thus far on YouTube. Now, the official release highlights his powerhouse vocals front and center over strains of dramatic piano. The momentum builds towards a soulful and soaring refrain, “It’s been hard to accept that seasons change and feelings fade, so all I ask, don’t call me.

“It’s an honor to work with Monte Lipman and the team at Republic Records in launching the career of this amazingly talented soul, Lloyiso. Witnessing the signing of the first South African artist on the Republic roster will inspire others on the continent, and we’re proud to be leading that charge one artist at a time,” says Sipho Dlamini, CEO Universal Music Africa – Sub Saharan Africa.

Welcoming Lloyiso to the label, Republic Records Executive Vice President of A&R Brett Alperowitz commented, “Lloyiso has all the makings of a career superstar—knockout vocals, incredible songwriting, and an amazing story to tell. He’s the rare talent who not only transcends genres, but crosses borders as well.”

Kgosi Mahumapelo, CEO of Ambitiouz Entertainment (South Africa’s leading independent record label who reached an agreement with UMGSA and Republic Records to enable Lloyiso to move teams), stated on Lloyiso’s new signing, “We believe the world is ready to be touched by Lloyiso. Partnering with Universal South Africa and Republic Records, who both have a proven track record of successfully breaking new talents on a global scale, will ensure that the world gets to hear and experience raw South African talent.”

Hailing from just outside of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, singer, songwriter, and producer. Lloyiso wields the kind of voice that instantly tugs at heartstrings. It’s the kind of voice that shines in any arena—whether in front of a laptop camera or under the lights of a festival stage. It’s the kind of voice that makes you stop what you’re doing and sing along. At 16-years-old, he appeared on South African Idol and placed fifth in the competition. Following “three weeks at university, he left school and focused on music inspired by the likes of Sam Smith and Kanye West. He performed anywhere possible, singing in exchange for dinner at local pubs. He even recorded in English and ten different African languages. Taking over social media, Lloyiso amplified his voice globally by posting covers on Facebook before embracing YouTube. He gained the endorsement of everyone from Kygo to Tyga and gradually amassed an enthusiastic audience. Nailing viral renditions of Rihanna, Billie Eilish, Lewis Capaldi, and more, he launched his TikTok during 2020, generating tens of millions of views and attracting the attention of labels worldwide. Finding his home, he notably made history as the first South African artist signed to Republic Records. Now, he conveys feeling in its purest form through a series of 2021 singles ignited by his debut “Seasons.”

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Lil Tecca – We Love You Tecca 2 Deluxe Edition

After turning up with the most anticipated hip-hop sequel of the summer, multi-platinum rapper Lil Tecca drops the Deluxe Edition of his second full-length album, We Love You Tecca 2, via Galactic Records/Republic Records. He expanded the record with five new tracks now available on all streaming platforms, including the fan favorite “TRANSYNPHONY” as well as previously released bangers that were only available on YouTube such as “GRAMMY (FREESTYLE),” “VIRGO,” and more.

Check out the full tracklisting below.

Listen to We Love You Tecca 2 [Deluxe Edition]: HERE

Right out of the gate, We Love You Tecca 2 has already amassed tens of millions of global streams to date. In addition, it has received widespread acclaim. HYPEBEAST cited among “the 10 best projects” of the week. HotNewHipHop proclaimed, “Lil Tecca has already proven to be a solid hitmaker in the industry, and with each new album, he impresses his fans with his summer vibes, catchy melodies, and solid hooks.” HipHopDX highlighted his “infectious jubilance,” and wrote, “Tecca’s bubbling raps have always straddled the line between Hip Hop and pop, finding catchy melodies throughout.” REVOLT declared the album “has more hits than a great number of artists twice his age.”

Paving the way for the record, Lil Tecca popped off on the single “Repeat It” [with Gunna]. It has already eclipsed 34 million cumulative streams and has garnered widespread critical praise. Complex remarked, “Tecca’s vibrant flow skates along the track’s silky production,” and Vibe featured it on “New Music Friday.” Meanwhile, UPROXX dubbed it “a boastful effort that sees both rappers promising to keep up a consistent flex.”

For the project, he teamed up with Internet Money founder and super producer Taz Taylor [XXXTentacion, Juice WRLD] as Executive Producer, who also produced Tecca’s hit single “Ransom.” Together, they assembled a blockbuster sonic vision uplifted by Tecca’s rhyme acrobatics and hypnotic hooks.

The sequel carries on the legacy of its predecessor, We Love You Tecca. In 2019, the original mixtape bowed at #4 on the Billboard Top 200, went platinum, and amassed 6.6 billion-plus streams.

About Lil Tecca

Posting up over 8 billion streams and claiming multiple platinum certifications, Lil Tecca has quietly cemented himself as one of rap’s most vital rising superstars. In 2020, his full-length debut album, Virgo World, bowed in the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200 and yielded two Hot 100 entries—namely “Dolly” with Lil Uzi Vert and “When You Down” feat. Lil Durk with Polo G. HotNewHipHop praised it as a great starting point for the 18-year-old.” Tecca first exploded with his platinum-certified mixtape, We Love You Tecca, and his breakout quadruple-platinum single “Ransom” in 2019. He reeled in acclaim from New York Times, Billboard, HYPEBEAST, Complex, and many others in addition to selling out shows on his first headline run, the We Love You Tecca World Tour. He launches into his next chapter with his second album We Love You Tecca 2.

We Love You Tecca 2 Tracklist

  1. MONEY ON ME
  2. REPEAT IT FT. GUNNA
  3. NEVER LEFT
  4. CAUTION
  5. SEASIDE FT. IANN DIOR
  6. NO DISCUSSION
  7. YOU DON’T NEED ME NO MORE
  8. FEE
  9. CHOPPA SHOOT THE LOUDEST FT. TRIPPIE REDD & CHIEF KEEF
  10. DID THAT
  11. ABOUT YOU FT. NAV
  12. LOT OF ME
  13. INVESTIGATION
  14. YOU GOTTA GO DO BETTER
  15. BANK TELLER FT. LIL YACHTY
  16. NADA
  17. MY SIDE
  18. WHATEVER
  19. SHOOTERS
  20. EVERYWHERE I GO

Deluxe Edition

  1. HOLD ON
  2. TRANSYNPHONY
  3. VIRGO
  4. GRAMMY (FREESTYLE)
  5. SHOW ME UP
Lil Tecca_Money on Me_Artwork from Amaiya Davis, Republic Media Records, for use by 360 Magazine

LIL TECCA RELEASES SINGLE – MONEY ON ME

Multiplatinum rapper Lil Tecca drops his new track “Money On Me” via Galactic Records/Republic Records.

Listen to “Money On Me” here.

Once again, he pulls up with rich wordplay highlighted by incisive bars and another head-nodding hook. As always, Tecca delivers nothing short of verbal excellence with a wealth of quotable lines.

It arrives on the heels of his last single “Never Left,” which has gathered over 93 million streams to date and serves as his ninth Hot 100 hit. Lyrical Lemonade hailed it as “an absolute banger in every sense of the word,” and Rap Radar raved, “Lil Tecca’s back like he’s ‘Never Left’.” The Musical Hype praised the flows as “compelling, energetic, and rhythmic,” while HotNewHipHop added it “proves that his melodic instincts are still sharp.”

Next up, he takes the stage at Lyrical Lemonade – Summer Smash August 20 and Rolling Loud – Los Angeles December 14-15.

Be on the lookout for more from Lil Tecca very soon.

Posting up over 3 billion streams and claiming multiple platinum certifications, Lil Tecca has quietly cemented himself as one of rap’s most vital rising superstars. In 2020, his full-length debut album, Virgo World, bowed in the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200 and yielded two Hot 100 entries—namely “Dolly” with Lil Uzi Vert and “When You Down” feat. Lil Durk with Polo G. Thus far, the record has clocked over 300 million streams and counting. HotNewHipHop praised it as “a great starting point for the 18-year-old.” Tecca first exploded with his platinum-certified mixtape, We Love You Tecca, and his breakout quadruple-platinum single “Ransom” in 2019. He reeled in acclaim from New York Times, Billboard, HYPEBEAST, Complex, and many others in addition to selling out shows on his first headline run, the We Love You Tecca World Tour. He launches into his next chapter with lots of new music in 2021.

LIL TECCA RELEASES ANTICIPATED NEW TRACK “REPEAT IT” FEAT. GUNNA

NEW ALBUM WE LOVE YOU TECCA 2 COMING SOON

LISTEN HERE

Back with more heat, multiplatinum rapper Lil Tecca unleashes his new track “Repeat It” feat. Gunna today via Galactic Records/Republic Records.

Listen to “Repeat It”: HERE

Hyping anticipation for the official release, Tecca initially previewed the track on Instagram, and it impressively has generated over 1.5 million views. On the official version, he lights up a piano-driven beat with his nimbly spun wordplay. Meanwhile, multiplatinum superstar Gunna rolls through with his signature drip, igniting the production.

It follows up his anthemic “Money On Me,” which has already amassed over 5 million streams and counting. In addition to plugs from Revolt TV and more, HotNewHipHop observed, “Tecca floats as he sing-raps tales of paradise and the benefits of the lavish lifestyle.

Everything just sets the stage for his anxiously awaited new album and one of the year’s most-anticipated sequels, We Love You Tecca 2, coming soon.

Watch Tecca repeat his dominance in 2021…

His single “Never Left” has gathered over 116 million streams to date and serves as his ninth Hot 100 hit. Lyrical Lemonade hailed it as “an absolute banger in every sense of the word,” and Rap Radar raved, “Lil Tecca’s back like he’s ‘Never Left’.” The Musical Hype praised the flows as “compelling, energetic, and rhythmic, while HotNewHipHop added it “proves that his melodic instincts are still sharp.

Following a standout set at Rolling Loud – Miami, he takes the stage at Lyrical Lemonade – Summer Smash August 20 and Rolling Loud – Los Angeles December 14-15.

Posting up over 7 billion streams and claiming multiple platinum certifications, Lil Tecca has quietly cemented himself as one of rap’s most vital rising superstars. In 2020, his full-length debut album, Virgo World, bowed in the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200 and yielded two Hot 100 entries—namely “Dolly” with Lil Uzi Vert and “When You Down” feat. Lil Durk with Polo G. Thus far, the record has clocked over 300 million streams and counting. HotNewHipHop praised it as “a great starting point for the 18-year-old. Tecca first exploded with his platinum-certified mixtape, We Love You Tecca, and his breakout quadruple-platinum single “Ransom” in 2019. He reeled in acclaim from New York Times, Billboard, HYPEBEAST, Complex, and many others in addition to selling out shows on his first headline run, the We Love You Tecca World Tour. He launches into his next chapter with lots of new music in 2021.

About Republic Records

A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Black Thought, Drake, Florence + the Machine, Greta Van Fleet, Hailee Steinfeld, Jack Johnson, James Blake, James Bay, Jessie J, John Mellencamp, Jonas Brothers, Julia Michaels, Kid Cudi, Lil Wayne, Lorde, Metro Boomin, NAV, Nicki Minaj, Of Monsters and Men, Pearl Jam, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings, Boominati Worldwide, Brushfire, Casablanca Records, Cash Money, Lava Records, XO, Young Money, among others. Republic also maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with Universal Music Latin Entertainment (J Balvin and Karol G).  In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey), Sony Pictures (Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse) and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises. Extending further into the worlds of film, television, and content, Republic launched Federal Films in order to produce movies and series powered by the label’s catalog and artists. Its first production was the Jonas Brothers documentary Chasing Happiness for Amazon Prime Video.

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Kiana Led × Kehlani – Ur Best Friend

KIANA LED RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO FOR UR BEST FRIEND WITH KEHLANI

NEW ALBUM COMING SOON

Continuing to electrify the culture, platinum-selling Phoenix native and Los Angeles-based artist Kiana Led unveils the music video for her buzzing single Ur Best Friend with Kehlani via The Heavy Group/Republic Records today. GRAMMY Award-nominated multiplatinum R&B femme fatale Kehlani even directed the red-hot video herself, which features an appearance by Vic Mensa. You have to see it to believe it

Watch the music video for Ur Best Friend: HERE

Listen to Ur Best Friend: HERE

Right out of the gate, Ur Best Friend amassed nearly 2 million worldwide streams to date. In addition to plugs by HYPEBAE and more, UPROXX raved, Kiana and Kehlani bring their talents together. HotNewHipHop rated the song very hot and predicted it’s poised to climb the charts. SoulBounce dubbed it a sneaky link anthem for Summer 2021, and Revolt praised how they fuse their R&B talents together effortlessly in the new track about giving into temptation.

On the track, a throwback beat simmers in the background with skittering cymbals, airy keys, and head-nodding bass. Kiana’s voice wraps around this thick soul smoke as Kehlani counters with a show stopping turn of her own. Together, these two R&B femme fatales turn up with a scorching and sizzling collaboration punctuated by raw soul. Be on the lookout for the premiere of the music video.

It paves the way for her next album coming very soon. She’s kept busy this year with collaborations with G-EAZY, THEY., Niko Walters, D-Nice, and Femme It Forward, flexing her dynamic diversity.

It all sets the stage for the release of Kiana’s new album this fall!

ABOUT KIANA LED

Kiana Led is way more than an R&B singer. Her poetic lyrics (set to an alluring blend of early classic R&B, soul, pop, hip-hop, and singer/songwriter genre) and relatability have led to notable success, including the platinum-certified EX from 2018’s breakout Selfless EP, and hits like Mad At Me and Chocolate feat. Ari Lennox and achieved nearly 2 billion streams globally.

KIKI, her self-described coming of age debut album, bowed in the Top 5 of various charts, the Billboard Top R&B Albums Chart, Apple Music R&B/Soul Albums Chart, and iTunes R&B/Soul Albums Chart, as well as the Top 10 of the Apple Music Overall Albums Chart. The album has impressively gained over 440 million streams in addition to industry praise from ELLE, Billboard, Highsnobiety, VIBE and many more.

For more information and the latest on Kiana Led visit YouTube, Instagram and Twitter.

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Carter Ace – The One and Lonely

CARTER ACE RELEASES NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO THE ONE AND LONELY

WATCH HERE

His inclusion of varying genres like old school jams and G-funk into his inventive music combined with the therapeutic nature of his lyrics give listeners a personable feeling that leaves listeners craving more  – Flaunt

…clearly genius to be found within the madness… – British GQ

The first thing I thought when I heard [Carter Ace] was, ‘He sounds like a combination of Anderson Paak and Pharell,’ and then [I realized] that he could even be better than both of them put together. – Magnetic Magazine

Posting up 10 million-plus streams and receiving acclaim from GQ, Flaunt, and more, Cameroonian American singer, songwriter, and rapper Carter Ace releases his brand new single and video The One and Lonely today via Let’s Get It Records/Republic Records.

Listen to The One and Lonely HERE

Watch The One and Lonely HERE

Produced by Kieran Watters [Dizzy Fae, Tinashe], the track captures the punchy power of Carter’s idiosyncratic style. He intensely freestyles over otherworldly keys and psychedelic-spiked riffs courtesy of his guitarist Fahem Erfan and keyboardist John Redwood. The momentum just never relents. The surreal accompanying visual pairs seventies-style vibes with high-octane imagery of Carter wilding out in a dress shirt about 12 sizes too big, staring down paparazzi, and running through the desert. It seamlessly bottles the uncontainable energy of The One and Lonely.

This track is about creating art in the void of loneliness, intensified during the last year with the forced isolation of the pandemic and navigating my growing success. In this void, the pressure to create has turned into a distracting white noise as I recognize that I am truly ‘the One and Lonely.’ As the track morphs static noise into inspirational melodies, I realize I don’t know my purpose, so I might as well enjoy the ride, says Carter Ace on the track.

Rising up out of the San Fernando Valley, Carter Ace initially incited waves through the culture with If It Don’t Work in 2017. A year later, he served up I Think I’m Normal with production by Isom Innis of Foster The People. It notably eclipsed 3.4 million Spotify streams as he buzzed to the forefront of the conversation with features in GQ and Flaunt. Joe Jonas heard his music and immediately reached out, signing him to Let’s Get It Records in conjunction with Republic Records.

Now, Carter formally introduces himself with much more music to come. Get ready!

About Carter Ace

For as much as Carter Ace’s music may draw on international inspiration, the execution of his genre-agnostic alchemy remains damn near intergalactic. The Cameroonian American singer, songwriter, rapper, and artist seamlessly integrates otherworldly R&B, hard-hitting hip-hop, neo-soul drip, space funk, and even a little punk straight from the San Fernando Valley into a simmering signature style cooked up by his equally badass live band. Born in Los Angeles, he split his childhood between the United States and West Africa. With dad an artist and mom a dancer in his band, music surrounded Carter. During middle school in the Valley, he started to perform anywhere and everywhere with a stage, cutting his teeth at all-age venues, restaurants, and underground gigs. At the same time, he studied the likes of OutKast, Kanye West, and D’Angelo. Along the way, he assembled a group of likeminded players (who are with him to this day), including guitarist Fahem Erfan, keyboardist John Redwood, drummer Gio Alford, and bassist Daniel Durant. Grinding nonstop, he started to put up numbers on singles such as If It Don’t Work, I Think I’m Normal, and Come Back 2 Me, landing a deal with Joe Jonas’s Let’s Get It Records and Republic Records during 2020. After generating 10 million streams independently and earning looks from GQ, Flaunt, and more, this buzzing iconoclast continues to bust every sonic border on a series of 2021 singles led by The One and Lonely.

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YSN Flow – Chrome Hearts

YSN FLOW RELEASES NEW TRACK & VIDEO CHROME HEARTS TODAY, NEW PROJECT COMING IN THE FALL PRODUCED BY LUNCHMONEY LEWIS 

Continuing a breakout 2021, rising rapper YSN Flow reveals his new track and video Chrome Hearts today.

Listen to Chrome Hearts HERE

Watch Chrome Hearts HERE 

Once again, he shines over the song’s skittering beat. He delivers one quotable bar after another before locking into the hypnotic hook. In the accompanying visual, he flashes cash as he hangs out the window of a white SUV and turns up in the sneaker shop. As usual, he asserts overwhelming star power on screen. The song will appear on his upcoming new project that will come out this fall, which will showcase YSN Flow’s elevated soundscape.

‘Chrome Hearts’ is a song explaining my lifestyle change and the mentality I’ve lived by ever since I’ve had my first hit song. In the song you’ll hear me talk about a lot of my goals, and many of the reasons as to why I dedicate my all to my music career, says YSN Flow on the track.

Just prior, YSN Flow racked up another 1.1 million streams with Pac Man and also attracted acclaim from The Musical Hype. Its predecessor Do It Again feat. Doe Boy ignited streaming platforms and received the endorsement of FLAUNT and more. 

Next up, he’s set to take the stage at Rolling Loud NY on October 29.

Thus far, YSN Flow has pulled in 130 million streams worldwide since he emerged in 2018. At the same time, he has garnered unanimous critical acclaim from The Source, Revolt, Bleu Mag, Elevator Mag, AllHipHop, HipHopDX, and more. Plus, his 2020 mixtape Long Story Short landed on the 5 New Albums You Need to Hear This Week on Audiomack from Audiomack/DJ Booth. Along the way, he has also collaborated with heavy-hitters such as Justin Rarri, Lil Tjay and Quando Rondo.

Stay tuned for more from YSN Flow soon.

Follow YSN Flow via his Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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KyleYouMadeThat – Poof Be Gone

KYLEYOUMADETHAT RELEASES NEW TRACK POOF BE GONE FEAT. YUNG BABY TATE, YVETTE AND CHEERLEBRIDEE

Turning up with even more heat, rising Toronto artist and producer KyleYouMadeThat unveils his new track Poof Be Gone feat. Yung Baby Tate, Yvette and Cheerlebridee via The Heavy Group/Republic Records.

Listen to Poof Be Gone HERE.

Bass thumps as the sample militantly bumps, Poof be gone.  Through the rattle of heavy drums, Yung Baby Tate tears into KyleYouMadeThat’s production with raucous and raunchy bars, while Yvette drips confidence. He initially teased the sound on TikTok, and it has already spawned over 676K user-generated videos, including videos from Lizzo, Tia Mowry, JoJo Siwa, Charli D’Amelio and more, creating a massive dance trend on the platform.

It’s the bounciest and boldest banger of the summer.

Recently, KyleYouMadeThat dropped the Justis Bratt-assisted Haha and received looks from RESPECT Magazine, SOOH, and more in addition to putting up numbers.

Just prior, KyleYouMadeThat linked with Shaylen and Bryce Vine for Do Si Do, which attracted widespread acclaim. Billboard cited it among Spotify Editors’ Picks for New Music Friday, and Entertainment Tonight even touted it on its weekly roundup. He also joined forces with multiplatinum rapper YBN Nahmir, Joseph Black and YB Redencion for the intimate and introspective single Make You Happy.

He popped off alongside Coi Leray and Kaash Paige on All About Cake. Inciting excitement among tastemakers, DefPen noted, KyleYouMadeThat is making a major name for himself in the world of R&B and hip-hop, and HipHopDX praised how KyleYouMadeThat switches up tempos in his new single ‘All About Cake’. It has already spawned north of 10 million TikTok dance videos with creations by everyone from Lizzo to Charli D’Amelio.

Meanwhile, his debut single HOOPLA—the collaboration between KyleYouMadeThat and NLE Choppa—has racked up nearly 2 million streams to date and earned critical acclaim. HotNewHipHop enthusiastically described it as a bouncy banger. HOOPLA initially exploded on Tik Tok when KyleYouMadeThat shared nothing more than the beat on his page. Dance influencer Karaleigh Cannella shared a viral dance soundtracked by the production, and Seventeen praised it among The Hottest TikTok Dances You Can’t Stop Doing.

KyleYouMadeThat already moved the internet, and now he’s set to move the culture. Soundtracking 16 million-plus videos on Tik Tok and generating views in the billions by 2021, the Toronto-born artist, producer, and creative cooks up genre-defiant anthems and curates viral moods. After years producing for the likes of Trey Songz, Ryan Leslie, and Tinashe, he found himself stuck at home at the onset of the Global Pandemic. He leveled up all-around, becoming more proficient at graphic design, photo editing, and video editing. He also studied Tik Tok and pledged to get a viral hit. He didn’t just go viral; he practically broke the platform. Crystal Dolphin incited videos by dozens of influencers such as Charli D’Amelio [102 million followers], Addison Rae [71 million followers], SpencerX [50 million followers], and Loren Gray [50 million followers] as well as superstar Jason Derulo. Not to mention, the success translated to other platforms with 56 million streams on Spotify. Meanwhile, All About Cake inspired videos by everyone Kimberlyloazia [31.8 million followers] and Tony Lopez [23 million] to three posts from Lizzo. It would be his off-kilter sonic sensibility that shined through the loudest though, defining a whole wave in the process under the radar. Now, he asserts himself as both a trend architect and precise hitmaker on a series of 2021 singles for The Heavy Group/Republic Records.

Follow KevinYouMadeThat for more upcoming releases via his Soundcloud, Instagram and TikTok.

Kiana Ledé – KIKI

By Cassandra Yany

Platinum-selling artist Kiana Ledé released seven brand new songs Friday to expand her critically acclaimed album KIKI. These tracks help the Phoenix-born and LA-based singer to show more seduction, spirit and soul than she has before.

The deluxe version includes the single “Only Fan” featuring Jacquees, on which lustful verses, airy guitar and a steady beat create a throwback R&B energy. The two artists sing back and forth as Jacquees’ falsetto reaches a hypnotic peak. The album now contains a bonus track, “Youth” featuring GRAMMY Award-winning blues rock artist Gary Clark Jr., who brings smooth vocals and a head-bobbing riff to the song. 

KIKI was first released on April 3 and earned a spot in the Top 5 of the Billboard Top R&B Albums Chart, Top 5 of the Apple Music R&B/ Soul Albums Chart, Top 5 of the iTunes R&B/ Soul Albums Chart and Top 10 of the Apple Music Overall Albums Chart. It has garnered over 50 million streams and received praise from notable outlets such as ELLE, Billboard, Highsnobiety, Vibe and more.

Recently, Kiana Ledé teamed up with Usher for “This Day” from the Netflix original film Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey.

About Kiana Ledé

Just who is Kiana Ledé? On the one hand, you know her as a fierce and fiery force in R&B responsible for bangers such as the platinum-certified “EX,” “Mad At Me” and “Chocolate” feat. Ari Lennox and has received over 1 billion streams globally and praise from Complex, Vibe, Billboard, ROLLACOASTER Magazine and more. But, who is she? “KIKI,” she answers. On her aptly titled full-length debut, she reveals every side of herself: the vulnerability, the vitality, the anger, the lust, the loyalty, the joy, the darkness, and the truth as evinced on song.

Long before all of this, the songstress “from South Phoenix with Black, Mexican, Native American, and White ancestry” grew up between divorced parents. She played classical instruments and competed in pageants—but popped wheelies on dirt bikes and got under the hood to fix a car or two. Eventually, an adventurous spirit carried her from Arizona to Los Angeles where she began a journey that comes full circle in 2020.

Deluxe Album Tracklisting (Previously Unreleased)

  1. Ladylike
  2. Chocolate (LoFi Remix) [feat. Ari Lennox]
  3. Must Be Mine [feat. Ant Clemons]
  4. Amazing
  5. Only Fan [feat. Jacquees]
  6. None For You

Original Tracklisting

  1. Cancelled
  2. Movin
  3. Mad At Me
  4. Chocolate [feat. Ari Lennox]
  5. Forfeit [feat. Lucky Daye]
  6. Second Chances [feat. 6lack]
  7. Crazy
  8. Plenty More
  9. Skiterlude
  10. Labels [feat. Moneybagg Yo & Bia]
  11. Honest
  12. Feel A Way
  13. Good Girl [feat. Col3trane]
  14. Attention
  15. Separation [feat. Arin Ray]
  16. Protection
  17. No Takebacks
  18. Bonus: Youth [feat. Gary Clark, Jr.]

Listen to KIKI (Deluxe) here

Follow Kiana Ledé:

Instagram | Twitter | Facebook

**Photo Courtesy of Republic Records

Daddy Yankee illustration by Kaelen Felix for 360 Magazine.

DADDY YANKEE

Emerging as an inescapable worldwide hit, global superstar, music entrepreneur and Reggaeton icon Daddy Yankee taps none other than Sisqófor the official remix of “Don Don” with Anuel AA and Kendo Kaponi. The song premiered tonight on the Billboard Latin Music Awards with an electric performance from the four artists. The track is now available via Universal Music Group’s Ingrooves Music Group and Republic Records, along with Daddy Yankee’s El Cartel Records.

Listen to “Don Don (Remix)” feat. Sisqó with Anuel AA and Kendo Kaponi: HERE

On the remix, GRAMMY® Award-nominated multiplatinum hip-hop icon Sisqó pulls up with a classic turn-of-the-century verse as quotable as it is nostalgic. Meanwhile, the original “Don Don” has already amassed over 100 million streams and debuted in the Top 10 of the BillboardHot Latin Songs Chart.

Daddy Yankee is widely recognized for leading and elevating Reggaeton into a global cultural and musical phenomenon, which has fueled an explosion in popularity for Latin music around the world. With a career that transcends language, geography and demographics, Daddy Yankee is one of the most popular and followed artists in the world today, with more than 60 million followers across social media and more than 7 billion streams in the last 12 months alone on YouTube, where he is among the Top 20 Global Artists. He has additionally sold more than 17 million albums, charted 50 hit songs on Billboard charts and he is the only Latin Artist with four Spanish-language songs to reach the Top 20 of Billboard’s Hot 100.

Daddy Yankee remains one of the most recognized and influential names in urban music and Latin dance. He was named one of the most influential Hispanics in the world by both CNN and Time Magazine. He has sold over 17 million albums and over 60 million fans combined on his social networks. Daddy Yankee is considered the King of Reggaeton and one of the founders of the global movement. He continues to reign with the global success of “Despacito,” which was named the most streamed song and the most watched video of all time. In 2018, his single “Dura” was the 2nd Most Watched Video in 2018 and in 2019, “Con Calma” marked the number “Most Watched” video globally on YouTube. He was also named Billboard Magazine’s Top Latin Artist of 2017. Other global hits by Daddy Yankee are “Gasolina,” “Rompe,” “Limbo,” and most recently “Que Tire Pa’Lante.”

Yankee’s philanthropic work through “Daddy’s House” has been recognized by Billboard with the Spirit of Hope Award. Among his many accomplishments, Yankee has also received over 100 awards including Latin Music Billboard Awards, Latin GRAMMYs, American Music Awards, Latin American Music Awards, among others. In 2014 Daddy Yankee was also honored with the ASCAP “Voice of Music Award.”

WILLOW RELEASES SELF-TITLED ALBUM

Multi-platinum singer, songwriter, actress, fashion icon and philanthropist WILLOW releases her new self-titled album today.

Listen to WILLOW: HERE.

Co-produced by WILLOW and her close friend Tyler Cole, the eight-song record establishes WILLOW as a musical poet with a style all her own.  Raw and honest lyrics featured on top of alternative and R&B productions highlight her inimitable creative spirit. Sonically, WILLOW elicits a vivid image of breezy drives along the coast with the top down and summer-night campfires.

This is WILLOW.

WILLOW transcends categorization. She first made history when 2010’s “Whip My Hair” went double-platinum, cementing her as “the youngest artist in history to achieve a double-platinum single. Evolving from this frenetic template, 2015’s ARDIPTHECUS gave way to the artful alternative power of The 1st, which New York Times fittingly dubbed the, “soundtrack to your adolescence. She graced the covers of Teen Vogue, W Magazine, and I-D Magazine in addition to Vanity Fair’s “Hollywood’s Next Wave” issue. Beyond receiving the 2016 Fashion Award for “New Fashion Icons,” Maison Margiela, Chanel, and Stance Socks have all sought her out to front campaigns. She holds the distinction of being “the youngest transatlantic Top 20 artist” and garnered “Outstanding New Artist” at the 2011 NCAAP Image Awards. She fights human trafficking alongside her mother’s organization Don’t Sell Bodies. Plus, she cohosts Red Table Talk on Facebook Watch. Every day, she defies boundaries and borders and defines herself as an individual through and through.

WILLOW Tracklist
1. Like A Bird
2. Female Energy Part 2
3. Time Machine
4. PrettyGirlz
5. Samo Is Now
6. then (interlude)
7. U KNOW feat. Jaden
8. Overthinking IT

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