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H.E.R. – Lights of Festival

FOUR-TIME GRAMMY AWARD WINNER & ACADEMY AWARD WINNER H.E.R. ANNOUNCES DAY-TO-DAY LINEUP OF “LIGHTS ON FESTIVAL” BAY AREA

SOLD-OUT TWO DAY AFFAIR TO TAKE PLACE ON SEPTEMBER 18-19 IN CONCORD, CA

FEATURING HEADLINING SET BY H.E.R. & FRIENDS AS WELL AS SUPERSTARS ERYKAH BADU, BRYSON TILLER, ARI LENNOX, TY DOLLA $IGN, & MORE

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Academy Award-winning and four-time Grammy Award-winning R&B artist H.E.R. and partner Live Nation Urban announce the day-to-day lineup of highly-anticipated “Lights On Festival” in Concord, CA. The recently sold-out festival will be taking over the Concord Pavilion on Saturday, September 18, and Sunday, September 19.

Once again, H.E.R. curated a legendary lineup, including neo-soul goddess Erykah Badu, Bryson Tiller, Ari Lennox, Ty Dolla $ign, Keyshia Cole, and more. H.E.R. notably headlines with a very special H.E.R. & Friends set where she will be joined by some very special guests.

Following its introduction in 2019, H.E.R.’ s Lights On Festival initially made history as the first female-owned and curated festival in decades. More than just music, it boasts other attractions such as a film screening tent, live art installations, R&B Museum, Guitar Lounge, and a massive arcade. A few of this year’s festival partners include Fender, Hilton, and Amazon.

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VanJess × Lucky Daye – Slow Down

Nigerian-American sister duo VanJess release a slinky new rendition of their song “Slow Down” featuring Keep Cool/RCA Records labelmate and fellow R&B heavyweight Lucky Daye. An undeniable standout in what Rolling Stone calls one of the best projects of 2021 (‘Homegrown’ EP), the Top 15 R&B radio single that has amassed nearly ten million global streams exemplifies their glimmering, nostalgic sound.

Listen to “Slow Down” Ft. Lucky Daye here.

On “Slow Down,” VanJess’ on-point harmonies are accentuated by a brassy saxophone line and romantic production from Snakehips & Jonah Christian. In May they made their national television debut on the Tamron Hall Show performing the “sultry ballad” (NPR Music).

Watch the performance here.

‘Homegrown’ – the short yet expansive project – was released February 5th via Keep Cool/RCA Records and is the follow up to their debut album, ‘Silk Canvas,’ which caught the attention of critical gatekeepers for its unique soul/funk integration and careful collaborations.

The project hosts a robust group of collaborators, including KAYTRANADA, Devin Morrison and Jimi Tents. VanJess takes the listener through an alluring sonic journey that weaves through groovy, high energy beats and slowed down, sensual harmonies. From start to finish, the nine-song collection is a showcase of VanJess’ elevated vocal and visual stylings – a testament to the incredible heights they’ve reached since their debut album in 2018.

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About Vanjess

Growing up between Nigeria, and California, VanJess have brought an entirely new take to contemporary R&B, one that pays tribute to 90’s greats like TLC, SWV, and Aaliyah, while instinctually inciting an inimitable style. The sisters cut their teeth online with a string of viral covers, bursting onto the scene with their self-released debut album, a definitive R&B statement, and a smooth, seductive record that took the R&B world by storm.

VanJess have previously worked with KAYTRANADA, Ari Lennox, and Xavier Omgr, to name a few, and recently collaborated with some of their most acclaimed peers on songs including “Stickin’” (Sinead Harnett and Masego, who appeared on VanJess 201 – debut LP), “Say Yes” (TOKiMONSTA), “I Had A Love Song” (Ant Saunders), and “Floating” (Mannywellz).

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BRIC CELEBRATE BROOKLYN! FESTIVAL

THE 43rd ANNUAL BRIC CELEBRATE BROOKLYN! FESTIVAL STUNNED ON OPENING NIGHT FEATURING HEADLINER ARI LENNOX, A SURPRISE PERFORMANCE BY J. COLE, KAMAUU, ADELINE AND NESTA AT PROSPECT PARK

BRIC AND NYC PARKS UNVEILED THE OFFICIAL RENAMING OF THE “LENA HORNE BANDSHELL” AS PART OF THE CITY-WIDE INITIATIVE TO HONOR THE BLACK EXPERIENCE IN NYC

BRIC, the Brooklyn-based leading arts and media institution, kicked off their 43rd annual BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival with an official return to live, in-person performances. While last year’s season of the free concert series was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and reinvented as a virtual two-day event, this season will follow in BRIC’s tradition of bringing the Brooklyn community together by celebrating the culture, music, and people that make the borough one of a kind.

The evening commenced with opening remarks from BRIC’s President Kristina Newman-Scott, the Executive Producer of Celebrate Brooklyn! Lia Camille Crockett, Comptroller Elect Brad Lander, President of Prospect Park Alliance Sue Donoghue, and NYC Parks Commissioner Mitch Silver. Commissioner Silver announced the official renaming of the Prospect Park Bandshell to the “Lena Horne Bandshell.” With a strong endorsement from Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, the historic concert venue has been renamed in honor of Brooklyn-born Lena Horne, who was a social justice and civil rights activist, trailblazing dancer, actress and singer in theater, film and television. The renaming supports BRIC’s commitment to championing diverse culture-shifters and elevating artists from around the world and around the block.

Queens-based artist Nesta opened the night of incredible music performances, paying homage to his Jamaican roots with an R&B twist, performing songs including “Str8 From The Heart,” “Poison,” “Brag,” “Frontin’,” “Why Not Love,” and “Already There.” Next, the politically conscious rapper, poet, and Brooklynite KAMAUU had his fans on their feet and singing word for word during his set, which featured songs “Purl,” “Bamboo,” “Switch Up,” “Ivy,” “Sunbogalo,” “Jambo,” his crowd-pleasing reinvited cover of “Hey Ya,” “Clover,” “Icarus,” “Gold,” and “Mango,” featuring French-Caribbean singer and bassist Adeline, who joined him on stage. KAMAUU also performed a special preview of an unreleased record for the fans.

Finally, headliner Ari Lennox graced the stage with soulful renditions of her songs “Whipped Cream,” “Broke,” “New Apt,” “Facetime,” “Chicago Boy,” “I Been,” “Up Late,” “40 Shades,” “Speak to Me,” and a medley of old favorites, “Goat,” “Backseat,” and “Night Drive.” Towards the end of her set, Ari Lennox treated the crowd to an unbelievable surprise performance with artist J. Cole, who sang his verse on her hit-single “Shea Butter Baby.” The Brooklyn audience was filled with palpable excitement and resounding cheers for J. Cole, who praised Ari Lennox before leaving the stage. The night ended with Ari singing “BMO,” and the energy of the park overflowed with pure joy.

The BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival will continue through September 18 with upcoming performances including The Roots, Wizkid, D-Nice with special guests, Glass Animals, Skip Marley, Vijay Iyer, Rita Indiana, Mr. Eazi, Trombone Shorty, Junglepussy, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Yaeji, and more!

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NJOMZA – LIMBO

NJOMZA REVEALS DETAILS OF LIMBO EP, OUT JUNE 18 FEATURING RUSS, ARI LENNOX, METRO MARRS, AND MORE

NEW SINGLE OVER & DONE PROD. BY TOMMY BROWN, SKRILLEX, LIAM HALL, EPIKH PRO

Los Angeles-based singer NJOMZA has revealed the details of her brand-new EP LIMBO available June 18 via Since the 80s / Motown Records. With features from Russ, Ari Lennox, WurlD, and Metro Marrs, NJOMZA perfectly blends the colorful sound of modern pop with soulful R&B.

Throughout LIMBO, NJOMZA’s lyrics take listeners on a heartfelt journey through introspection and life’s growing pains – perfectly heard with newest single over and done. With a curated list of collaborators: written by NJOMZA, Olu (Earthgang), and Liam Hall, and produced by Tommy Brown, Skrillex, Epikh Pro, etc., it’s sure to be an instant pop anthem. While the track acts as a cry to lost love, the visual, directed by Griffin Olis/Catch Rec, walks viewers through the stages of heartbreak: loneliness, anger, acceptance, and ultimately a freeing release for hope to come.

The Grammy-nominated Kosovo-Albanian singer has already made an imprint in music by co-writing several of the biggest pop records of the last decade. With over 70+M global streams to date (25+M U.S.), press praise from Us WeeklyMTVRefinery 29FlauntSPIN, and many more, and a newly announced slot on Lollapalooza‘s 2021 bill, NJOMZA shows no signs of slowing down through this LIMBO era.

LIMBO TRACKLIST

  1. winter in atlanta featuring Russ
  2. limbo
  3. not you featuring WurlD
  4. over and done
  5. little to a lot featuring Metro Marrs
  6. honestly
  7. tidal wave featuring Ari Lennox

PRE-ORDER LIMBO EP HERE.

About NJOMZA

With inspiration stemming from artists like Amy Winehouse, The Weeknd, & Frank Ocean, NJOMZA is continuously evolving & thriving, metamorphosing into her own being: an uniquely innovative artist with a creative vision who knows what she wants. As she gears up to drop her long-awaited debut album, NJOMZA continues to grow, evolve & keep it real carving out artistic visions as she creates her own path: “I like to switch it up,” affirms NJOMZA. “I don’t want to have a recognizable sound. [I’d rather be] fresh every time I do something. My music will evolve just as I do [with] each project representing a different chapter and time in my life.

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QUEEN NAIJA × ARI LENNOX – SET HIM UP

QUEEN NAIJA & ARI LENNOX UNVEIL CINEMATIC VISUAL FOR “SET HIM UP

Track Is One Of Five Previously Unreleased Songs On “missunderstood…. still

The Deluxe Edition Of Queen’s Chart-Topping Debut Album Out

Watch “Set Him Up” Visual HERE

Pre-Save “missunderstood…. still” HERE

Today, Queen Naija and GRAMMY nominated singer-songwriter Ari Lennox unveiled the official video for “Set Him Up” with a YouTube premiere. The single is from “missunderstood….still,” the deluxe edition of Queen Naija’s chart-topping debut album, which was released by Capitol Records. View the official video, which was directed by Val Vega (JP Saxe, The Color Brown, JP Wilde) and shot in Atlanta, HERE. Santiago Salviche served as executive producer and Carla Johnson as producer.

Released last week, “Set Him Up” earned a spot on the playlist of The New York Times, with critic Jon Pareles observing, ”Over a slow-motion strut of a bass line and a glass of chardonnay in the lyrics, Queen Naija and Ari Lennox sweetly intertwine their voices, enjoying each other’s explicit details about their latest hookups.” HotNewHipHop praised the “sultry single” and The Source noted, “[‘Set Him Up’ is] a seductive tag team between the two sirens as they glide over the all-too familiar scenario of dealing with the same man at the same time.”

“Missunderstood….still” features five previously unreleased songs including “Love Is…” ft. J.I The Prince of NY, plus ”Butterflies Pt. 2” Remix feat. Wale alongside the album’s original 18 tracks. See below for track listing.

Pre-save “missunderstood….still” HERE.

Queen has amassed over 2.5 billion combined global career streams to date. After its release last fall, “missunderstood” took the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Top R&B Albums chart and earned a place in the top 10 of the Billboard 200. The single ”Butterflies Pt. 2” hit No. 1 on the Mediabase and BDS Urban AC charts shortly after, giving the 24-year-old Detroit-area native her third chart-topper at the format, following the 2x Platinum ”Medicine” and the Platinum-certified ”Karma.” Follow-up single “Pack Lite” was recently certified Gold by the RIAA.

Flaunt said, “Equipped with a smooth and sultry voice and infectious energy, each one of her R&B ballads are real, honest, and relatable.” Essence Girls United noted, “Queen Naija’s album, missunderstood, touches the soul in a way that only Black music can.” “Queen Naija is, without question, who R&B heads should be checking for,” declared DJ Booth.

Track Listing for “missunderstood….still”

Bonus tracks in bold

  1. Supa Vibe
  2. Set Him Up ft. Ari Lennox
  3. Love Is… ft. J.I The Prince of NY
  4. Empty
  5. Insecure
  6. Passionate
  7. Butterflies Pt. 2 Remix ft. Wale
  8. Intro
  9. Too Much To Say
  10. I’m Her ft. Kiana Lede
  11. Pack Lite
  12. Lie To Me ft. Lil Durk
  13. Dream
  14. Love Language
  15. Without You ft. Russ
  16. Say What You Mean
  17. Bitter Skit ft. Pretty Vee
  18. Bitter ft. Mulatto
  19. One Time ft. Toosii
  20. Pressure
  21. Five Seconds ft. Jacquees
  22. Pretend
  23. Trial And Error
  24. Butterflies Pt. 2
  25. Beautiful

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

Spillage Village – Spilligion

Spillage Village will release its highly anticipated album “Spilligion” Friday, and they released a brand new song Monday titled “Hapi” to build excitement.

The song features the vocals of Mereba, Olu and Benji along with spoken word from Big Rube.

Clocking in at over six minutes, “Hapi” almost sounds like a sermon delivered by four different voices telling the stories of their lives, everything they’ve seen and everything they hope to see improve.

They also released the track list for the brand new album which comes with a few pleasant surprises in the form of features from Chance The Rapper, Ari Lennox, Buddy, Masego and Lucky Daye.

As “Hapi” might indicate, the song titles come from scripture and religious texts and are determined by the content and messages of the lyrics.

The official track list is as follows:

  1. Intro
  2. Baptize
  3. PsalmSing
  4. Ea’Alah (Family)
  5. Mecca
  6. Judas (feat. Chance The Rapper, Ari Lennox, Buddy and Masego)
  7. Oshun
  8. Cupid (feat. Lucky Daye)
  9. Shiva
  10. End of Daze
  11. Hapi (feat. Big Rube)
  12. Jupiter

To preorder “Spilligion,” you can click right here. To learn more about Spillage Village, you can click right here.

You can also follow Spillage Village on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Ari Lennox – BUSSIT

Soulful vocalist Ari Lennox (Dreamville/Interscope Records) returns with a flirty new video for her latest single, “BUSSIT.” Donning an array of vibrant colors, Ari and her sassy clique bring their fun energy and sensual moves to the Tajana B. Williams directed visual. The track itself is equally enjoyable, pairing Ari’s neo-soul vocals with a memorable, ear-catching melody. “BUSSIT” was one of the lead tracks from the Revenge of the Dreamers III: Director’s Cut deluxe album. You can view the video HERE.

Last month, Ari surprised fans with the release of her three-track Shea Butter Baby (RemixEP). Soliciting crooner Durand Bernarr, rapper Smino and the popular Doja Cat, the project featured remakes of “FaceTime,” “I Been” and “BMO.” Ari’s acclaimed debut album, Shea Butter Baby, garnered the artist significant press while landing on eight year-end lists for “Top Album,” including those compiled by the Associated PressBillboardNPR and Complex. You can listen to the Shea Butter Baby (Remix EP) HERE

Ari is still reeling from an exciting 2019, which included: a sold-out Shea Butter Baby Tour; a guest spot on Lizzo’s Cuz I Love You Tour; and an impressive set in front of 40,000 fans at the inaugural Dreamvile Fest. Additionally, she earned three 2019 Soul Train Award nominations. This year, Ari earnednominations at the NAACP and now postponed iHeart Music Awards, andshe received a coveted GRAMMY nomination for her work on the Dreamville album, Revenge of the Dreamers III

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ARI LENNOX – REMIX

Esteemed vocalist Ari Lennox (Dreamville/Interscope Records) displays her sultry stylings once again as she presents the Shea Butter Baby (Remix EP). Lennox solicits stellar crooner Durand Bernarr, rapper Smino and the popular cross-genre Doja Cat for the three track EP, released today. Each track offers its own unique take on the original, while still maintaining Lennox’s soulful vibe; with production courtesy of J. Cole, Craig Brockman, Omen, Ron Gilmore and Elite. The project includes remakes of “I Been” and “Facetime,” while Doja Cat lends her distinct sound and verse to “BMO.” The latter served as the third official single from Lennox’s acclaimed debut album, Shea Butter Baby, which also spawned the hit records, “Shea Butter Baby” with J. Cole and fan favorite, “New Apartment.”  The album landed on eight year-end lists for “Top Album,” including those compiled by the Associated Press, Billboard, NPR and Complex. You can listen to the Shea Butter Baby (Remix EP) HERE.

Ari Lennox’s unprecedented success was marked by an exciting 2019. The DC-born singer-songwriter preceded the release of her debut album by performing in front of 40,000 fans at the inaugural Dreamville Festival. The songstress continued on to headline the sold-out Shea Butter Baby Tour before joining Lizzo’s Cuz I Love You Tour. In August, Lennox headlined Live Nation Urban’s Femme It Forward music series in Philadelphia, PA. Her work earned her nominations at the 2019 Soul Train. This year, Lennox earned nominations at the NAACP and iHeart Music Awards, and she received a GRAMMY nomination for her work on the Dreamville album, Revenge of the Dreamers III. Lennox continues to work on new music as she looks forward to an equally captivating 2020.

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Ari Lennox “BMO” Music Video

Dreamville/Interscope Records is pleased to announce the release of singer-songwriter Ari Lennox’s extra-sensory new video for “BMO.” Directed by child., the down-to-earth clip features the D.C.-born diva booed up and chilling in all her glory, watch HERE.

“BMO” is the third official single from Lennox’s critically acclaimed debut album, Shea Butter Baby, which dropped in May of this year.  A fan favorite, the song has catapulted up the charts and is currently Top 20 at Urban Radio, and #34 and rising on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart.

Meanwhile, the project’s lead single, also called “Shea Butter Baby” (featuring label head and MC J. Cole), is currently #13 at Urban AC Radio and still climbing. The accompanying music video, directed by Bennett Johnson, has amassed a whopping 18 million views on YouTube alone.

On August 24th, Lennox will headline Live Nation Urban’s Femme It Forward music series in Philadelphia, PA..  The singer, who recently wrapped an impressive U.S. run in support of her album, will also join Lizzo’s Cuz I Love you Too Tour for another spin around the states.

That cross-country trek launches Friday, September 7th in New Orleans, LA and will conclude on Friday, October 25th in Las Vegas, NV. Once she’s fulfilled her duties stateside, Lennox will then head overseas for the Shea Butter Baby International Tour and play shows in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Belgium and the United Kingdom. Ari Lennox recently delivered an intoxicating and smooth performance of “I’ve Been” on COLORS, check it out HERE.

Shea Butter Baby is available now on digital retailers worldwide.