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New Music Video for Celeste – A Little Love

Celeste today shares the video for her new track “A Little Love” released via Interscope Records. The song was written and recorded for the UK John Lewis and Waitrose Christmas advertising campaign called “Give A Little Love” and has been widely praised as a Christmas classic in the making. “A Little Love” entered the Top 40 in the UK Official Charts the week after release as well as the Top 100 in Amazon and Apple Music Charts and #1 on the Shazam Chart. The John Lewis and Waitrose ad itself has had over 10 million combined views to date.

YouTube Music EMEA has today named Celeste as the next talent in their Artist On The Rise series, which celebrates and supports the most exciting new artists in the UK. The video for “A Little Love” was directed by Silent Tapes Films – who also directed the haunting video for Celeste’s “Strange”- and premiered on YouTube this morning.

“A Little Love” is the first original song commissioned by John Lewis and Waitrose for their Christmas advertising campaigns which – inspired by the kindness shown by the British public during the pandemic – encourages viewers to give a little love to others. Two new joint ads encourage the nation to spread kindness and help raise £4m for two charities – Home-Start and FareShare. A further £1m will be donated by Waitrose and John Lewis branches to local charities supporting families in need. Every time “A Little Love” is downloaded Celeste and Polydor Records will make a donation to the campaign.

Brit-Award winning Celeste was approached by John Lewis Partnership and asked to write a song which reflects the poignant theme of this year’s ad campaign, which celebrates kindness as the nation is encouraged to “Give A Little Love.” Celeste says, “I felt honoured to be asked to take part. I wanted to create something that felt classic but still true to who I am as a writer and performer.”

Commenting on the song Claire Pointon, Customer Director for John Lewis said; “We immediately knew that Celeste was right for our campaign. Her voice is timeless and magical. Her song blew us away.”

CELESTE’S ACHIEVEMENTS

The song marks another milestone in the ascension of the British-Jamaican soul singer and songwriter who won both the BRITs Rising Star Award and BBC Music’s Sound last year and is the breakthrough artist of 2020. It follows the release last month of “Hear My Voice” which was co-written with Golden Globe®-nominated composer Daniel Pemberton and is the focus track of the Netflix film The Trial of the Chicago 7, written and directed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Aaron Sorkin. “Hear My Voice” is predicted by Variety to be an Oscars contender for Best Original Song at the Academy Awards next year.

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lilspirit – serpent

Bay Area native lilspirit releases his latest single “serpent,” out now on 10K Projects/Internet Money Records. The single arrives at the end of the young pop-R&B artist’s biggest year yet. He dropped his debut album American Spirit in May, featuring hit track “droptopbitch” (8.9M+ Soundcloud streams), earning him acclaim from Ones to Watch, Office Magazine, Lyrical Lemonade and more. This year, lilspirit also appeared on Internet Money’s star-studded album B4 The Storm with his track “Devastated,” written and produced alongside Taz Taylor, Nick Mira and Alec Wigdahl. As lilspirit prepares to release his next project in early 2021, he wanted to treat fans to one last single before the holidays with “serpent.”

LISTEN TO “serpent” HERE

Born Geno Gitas, lilspirit grew up in the Bay Area and started playing piano as a little kid, later taking up guitar and drums. At the age of 14, he began producing his own music with the help of Garage Band and beats lifted from YouTube, mining inspiration from the underground rappers he’d discovered on SoundCloud. Soon after dropping out of high school his sophomore year, lilspirit headed down to L.A. to live with his sister—a dark-pop singer/songwriter who makes music under the name Ellise. Along with producing a number of songs for Ellise, lilspirit continued working on his own material, increasingly tapping into his incredible talent for crafting melodies

Last October, lilspirit put out a self-produced single called “Ugly,” a stark R&B-pop song speaking the unapologetic truth about a toxic relationship. In a drastic departure from the emo-rap-leaning tracks he’d previously released, “Ugly” showed off lilspirit’s soulful vocals and sophisticated sense of melody (a gift partly honed through his classical training in piano). As his following grew exponentially, the 19-year-old artist soon caught the attention of Internet Money Records/10K Projects, who signed lilspirit to a record deal just a month after “Ugly” premiered.

A highly prolific writer and musician who spends nearly every day in the studio—and recorded more than 80 songs in the past two months alone—lilspirit hopes that outpouring might leave a positive impact on his audience. “It touches my heart when fans reach out and tell me that a song I wrote helped them get through a hard time in their lives,” he says. “But at the same time, I’m not really thinking about all that when I’m writing. I’m just making music because I love to make music, so making any kind of song feels like therapy for me.”

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Alicia Keys to teach MasterClass as announced by 360 MAGAZINE.

Alicia Keys MasterClass

MasterClass, the streaming platform where anyone can learn from the world’s best across a wide range of subjects, today announced that 15-time Grammy Award®-winning artist Alicia Keys will teach a class on songwriting and producing. For the first time ever, Keys will not only reveal her complete approach to songwriting but also share her inspiring philosophies on how to unlock authenticity, empathy and vulnerability. Keys’ class is now available exclusively on MasterClass, where subscribers get unlimited access to all 90+ instructors with an annual membership.

“Alicia is simply a legend,” said David Rogier, founder and CEO of MasterClass. “She appeals to and unites her audience with empathy and empowerment. In her MasterClass, Alicia not only breaks down her creative process, but deconstructs her most influential songs. She inspires all of us to control our power and purpose.”

Designed for artists of all levels, Keys’ MasterClass will share her rare and valuable insight into songwriting with soul. Within the intimate setting of her personal studio, Keys will take members through her entire process, starting with developing lyrics at the piano in the Live Room, recording and layering vocals in the Iso Booth, and finally, arranging sonics in the Control Room. Breaking down the anatomy of her many anthemic tracks, she explains the various influences and elements that come together to create her signature authentic and retro-futuristic sound, including how she harnesses the power of specific vocal arrangements and experiments with instruments and software. Fans will appreciate her rare deconstruction of the creative process behind one of her most iconic hits, “Fallin’.” Keys will also go beyond her technical skills to discuss her take on inequalities in the music industry and how she’s creating more space at the table for those whose voices are silenced. Offering a rare look at the wealth of knowledge and experience behind her monumental career, her class will empower members to define their purpose, channel their empathy and find their authentic rhythm.

“I cannot stress enough the power you have when you’re truly confident in yourself,” said Keys. “In my MasterClass, I’m excited to connect on a different level. We’re gonna talk about what I’ve learned, my process and how to access what’s inside of you, so you can connect and get it out into the world.”

A talented performer from a young age, Keys scored her first No. 1 hit in 2001 with “Fallin’,” which was featured on her debut album, Songs in A Minor, and landed her her first five Grammy Awards, including those for Song of the Year and Best New Artist. She’s released six more critically acclaimed studio albums since her debut: The Diary of Alicia Keys (2003), As I Am (2007), The Element of Freedom (2009), Girl on Fire(2012), Here (2016) and, most recently, Alicia (2020). As one of the most influential songwriter-performers of the last two decades, Keys has been honored with countless awards, including 15 Grammy Awards, 17 NAACP Image Awards, nine Billboard Music Awards, five American Music Awards and seven BET Awards, as well as the Starlight Award by the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In addition to her singing career, Keys is also acclaimed for her humanitarian work, philanthropy and activism. At just 22 years old, she co-founded and serves as the global ambassador of the nonprofit HIV/AIDS-fighting organization Keep a Child Alive; she launched the We Are Here Movement, a petition to demand racial justice and equality; and in 2018, Keys formed She Is the Music, a music-industry group for female advancement.

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Lecrae inspires DJJ youth

Lecrae inspires DJJ youth

Grammy Award-winning artist Lecrae shared his road to restoration with the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) youth during a visit to the Rockdale Regional Youth Detention Center (RYDC). There, he inspired youth to reach for their dreams. Lecrae is not only a platinum-selling recording artist but also New York Times best-selling author, entrepreneur, speaker, thought leader, and philanthropist.

Youth from DJJ’s Chat and Chew Book Club at the Rockdale RYDC and female youth from the Macon Youth Development Campus (YDC) discussed life topics with Lecrae, including how he handles his success, money management, maintaining integrity in difficult situations, and the importance of self-worth. 

“I am grateful Lecrae was able to spend this vital time with our youth,” said Commissioner Tyrone Oliver. “It is important for youth to hear positive messages from someone they admire and respect. Lecrae’s story is truly inspirational and we will continue to provide opportunities like these to youth to show them that their past experiences do not determine their future.”  

Lecrae donated copies of his book, I Am Restored: How I Lost My Religion but Found My Faith, to youth ahead of his visit to the Rockdale facility. He performed several of his hit records, including the single “Set Me Free” off his latest album, Restoration. Approximately ten female youth from the Macon YDC were able to join the Chat and Chew virtually. 

“Today was incredible,” said Lecrae about his visit with DJJ youth. “They had great questions and it was very authentic. My hope for youth in these circumstances is that they understand that this is not the end of their story.”

He shared the critical role his faith plays in his everyday life, his struggles with growing up in a rough neighborhood, his experiences with incarcerated loved ones, what motivates him to be better, and how writing helped him process his emotions. 

Lecrae first began visiting incarcerated youth before his first album after one of his closest friends asked him to volunteer. “Hopefully, it is a seed planted,” said Lecrae. “The work is never done and I’m just a little blip on the radar, but I feel like the staff here is continuing to do the work. I’m glad that I could support everything that they are already doing.”

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The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice is a multi-faceted agency that serves the state’s youthful offenders up to 21 years of age. The Department’s mission is to transform young lives by providing evidence-based rehabilitative treatment services and supervision, strengthening youth and families’ well-being, and fostering safe communities.

Run The World Release Their Self-Titled Debut Album

The girl power-fueled multi-hyphenate group Run The World release their self-titled debut album via Columbia Records’ Jam Jr. Listen to Run The World here.

Supporting the mission of making sure others feel empowered, the girls are sure to put an emphasis on that theme with their debut album. The collection features their singles “Rainbow” and “Diamond Hearts,” as well as three additional new original tracks and their covers of hit song Christina Aguilera’s “Beautiful” and Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Want To Have Fun.”

You’re loved and you should always love yourself because you are beautiful inside and out,” the group says about their album. “You should always help someone out that you feel that is in need. If you see someone being torn down, always bring them up. We’re always going to bring you up through our music.”

The group also sprinkled a little holiday cheer in their project with their dazzling rendition of the classic “Last Christmas.”  The group also shared their music video to “Last Christmas” today – watch the holiday festive video HERE.

Run The World are Hayley LeBlanc, Kheris Rogers, Jessalyn Grace and Corinne Joy.

RUN THE WORLD TRACKLIST

  1. Rainbow
  2. One Love
  3. Flow
  4. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
  5. Diamond Hearts
  6. Beautiful
  7. Winner

“Run The World is your next girl group obsession”
– Girls’ Life

“It’s about time for a new girl group to rise up and fill the hole left by Fifth Harmony, and Run The World just might be the one to do it.” 
– Idolator

“Best news ever: Hayley LeBlanc, Jessalyn Grace, Kheris Rogers, and Corinne Joy are joining forces and teaming up to form Run The World. They might be the newest kids on the block, but they’re about to — yep, you guessed it — run the world!” 
Tiger Beat

“Kheris Rogers, Hayley LeBlanc, Jessalyn Grace and Corinne Joy make up your favorite new girl group: RUN THE WORLD! As individuals, they’re so inspiring, but together, they take girl power to a whole new level!” 
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Morgan Wallen – Dangerous: The Double Album

MORGAN WALLEN UNLEASHES TRIPLE THREAT PREVIEW OF DANGEROUS: THE DOUBLE ALBUM

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Big Loud Records’ CMA New Artist of the Year Morgan Wallen barrels forward full speed ahead this week, launching the pre-order for his highly-anticipated sophomore album Dangerous: The Double Album and dropping a triple shot of brand-new music today.

The trio – “Somebody’s Problem” (writers: Wallen, Rodney Clawson, Jacob Durrett, Ernest Keith Smith), “Still Goin Down” (writers: Wallen, Michael Hardy, Ryan Vojtesak), and “Livin’ The Dream” (writers: Wallen, Ben Burgess, Jacob Durrett, Michael Hardy) – continues to crack open the broad range of Wallen’s 30-track double dip.

“Somebody’s Problem” is a twisty, deceptively sweet love song, where “Still Goin Down” adds to Wallen’s collection of signature, Tennessee-pride-riddled, hometown anthems, touting the lifestyle he knows from experience. “Livin’ The Dream” is Wallen’s most self-reflective slow burner to date, gripping from the start and brutally honest.

LISTEN TO “SOMEBODY’S PROBLEM,” “STILL GOIN DOWN,” AND “LIVIN’ THE DREAM

Following fan favorites “This Bar” and “Heartless,” and current singles “More Than My Hometown” and “7 Summers,” the Joey Moi-produced trifecta of new music builds on the sonic foundation laid by Wallen’s PLATINUM #1 debut album, If I Know Me, combining modern production styles with traditional Country lyricism and instrumentation, exuding “an authenticity fans can feel” (PEOPLE).

PRE-ORDER DANGEROUS: THE DOUBLE ALBUM HERE

This weekend, Wallen is nominated for two American Music Awards, Favorite Male Artist – Country and Favorite Album Country (If I Know Me), and performed an exclusive version of his verging #1 single “More Than My Hometown” for Xfinity in celebration of the big night.

Releasing January 8, Dangerous: The Double Album is already becoming one of 2021’s most exciting new releases, with Billboard anticipating, “if Wallen’s sophomore LP sounds like ‘More Than My Hometown,’ country music is likely going to have a new superstar.”

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Holiday Jazz Albums Available in New Vinyl Set

FOUR TIMELESS HOLIDAY JAZZ TITLES BY ELLA FITZGERALD, KENNY BURRELL, RAMSEY LEWIS AND JIMMY SMITH BOXED UP FOR NEW VINYL SET, VERVE WISHES YOU A SWINGING CHRISTMAS

MOST ALBUMS REPRESSED FOR FIRST TIME IN MORE THAN 50 YEARS AVAILABLE NOW VIA VERVE/UMe

This holiday season, Verve Records/UMe is boxing up some of the most classic jazz holiday titles and wrapping them in a new vinyl box set titled Verve Wishes You a Swinging Christmas. This lavish collection brings together Ella Fitzgerald’s Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas (1960), Kenny Burrell’s Have Yourself a Soulful Little Christmas (1966), Ramsey Lewis’s Sound of Christmas (1961) and Jimmy Smith’s Christmas ‘64 (1964) (also known as Christmas Cookin’) for the first time. With the holidays just around the corner, it’s the perfect swinging, syncopated backdrop to get you in the Yuletide spirit and soundtrack your festivities.

Purchase Verve Wishes You a Swinging Christmas now: https://Verve.lnk.to/SwingingChristmas

Since the dawn of jazz, the genre’s innovators have pulled material from all corners of the Great American Songbook and beyond as springboards for improvisation — and the Christmas canon is no exception. On Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas, the First Lady of Song approaches Great American Christmas songs like “Jingle Bells,” “Sleigh Ride,” “The Christmas Song,” and “Frosty the Snowman” with vivacity and sophistication. Sixty Christmases after its release, the album’s timeless appeal has only grown over the years. In a retrospective review, All Musicproclaimed, “this is as good as jazz Christmas albums get,” and just last year, Rolling Stone ranked it No. 1 on their “40 Essential Christmas Albums” list, calling the set “superb” and praising Fitzgerald’s “exquisite phrasing and subtlety.” In celebration of the album’s 60th anniversary, “Frosty The Snowman” has received its first-ever official video, a charming animated video by Fantoons Animation Studio that features Ella and Frosty in a winter wonderland storybook setting. Watch here: https://youtu.be/Hmw4Fu4XupE

Verve Wishes You a Swinging Christmas includes a variety of jazz greats’ instrumental takes on the Christmas canon via three albums that haven’t seen a vinyl reissue since the ‘60s. On Have Yourself a Soulful Little Christmas, guitar master Kenny Burrell serves up soulful renditions from the carol book (“The Twelve Days of Christmas,” “Away in a Manger”), down the church aisle (“Mary’s Little Boy Chile,” “Children Go Where I Send Thee”) and the R&B wheelhouse (“Merry Christmas, Baby”). JazzTimes declares it “was and is a landmark album” while All Music admires Burrell’s “pensive, meditative, precise playing” and calls it “a must-have.”

The box cranks the fun up a notch with Sound of Christmas by the Ramsey Lewis Trio, which features bassist Eldee Young, drummer Isaac “Red” Holt, and string arranger Riley Hampton. By swerving around any potential treacle and keeping things light at a mere 29 minutes, Lewis and his colleagues ensured Sound of Christmas was a highly accessible slice of holiday cheer. “Lewis avoids the overly reverent… in favor of songs he can tear through with the brisk gait of a sleigh ride and the delight of a full stocking,” All About Jazz mused.“[H]is sensitivity to the tastes of the public served him well here.”

Rounding out the collection is a yuletide offering from Jimmy Smith, the master of the Hammond B-3 organ. On Christmas ‘64, which was known for decades as Christmas Cookin’ after being reissued in 1966 with the alternate cover and title, Smith offers up a mix of secular Christmas songs and traditional carols backed by a big band and several trios. He makes a heel-turn from dignified orchestral overtures, like on “We Three Kings (of Orient Are),” injecting the proceedings with funky, down-home energy to get bodies moving this December. “It’s hard to believe that ‘Silent Night’ could ever swing as much as it does here,” All About Jazz noted. But all you have to do is drop the needle on these bluesy interpretations to believe Christmas could be so danceable. For the first time in more than five decades, the LP will be released with its original cover and title.

Why wait until the Christmas shopping rush to secure your vintage sounds? Verve Wishes You a Swinging Christmas offers four titles in their original packaging, all beamed from jazz’s past to warm up your holiday season in the present.

Ella Fitzgerald Wishes You a Swinging Christmas (1960)

Side A:

  1. Jingle Bells
  2. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
  3. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  4. What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?
  5. Sleigh Ride
  6. The Christmas Song

Side B:

  1. Good Morning Blues
  2. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
  3. Winter Wonderland
  4. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  5. Frosty the Snowman
  6. White Christmas

Kenny Burrell — Have Yourself a Soulful Little Christmas (1966)

Side A:

  1. The Little Drummer Boy
  2. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  3. My Favorite Things
  4. Away in a Manger
  5. Mary’s Little Boy Chile
  6. White Christmas

Side B:

  1. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  2. The Christmas Song
  3. Go Where I Send Thee
  4. Silent Night
  5. Twelve Days Of Christmas
  6. Merry Christmas Baby

Ramsey Lewis — Sound of Christmas (1961)

Side A:

  1. Merry Christmas Baby
  2. Winter Wonderland
  3. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
  4. Christmas Blues
  5. Here Comes Santa Claus

Side B:

  1. The Sound Of Christmas
  2. The Christmas Song
  3. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  4. Sleigh Ride
  5. What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

Jimmy Smith — Christmas ‘64 (a.k.a. Christmas Cookin’) (1964)

Side A:

  1. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  2. Jingle Bells
  3. We Three Kings (Of Orient Are)
  4. The Christmas SongSide B:
  1. White Christmas
  2. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
  3. Silent Night
  4. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

The Go-Go’s Documentary Released

2020 CRITICS CHOICE DOCUMENTARY AWARD WINNER ‘THE GO-GO’S’ TO BE RELEASED ON DVD, BLU-RAY, AND DIGITAL FORMATS 

“Club Zero” Official Video Premieres With A Charlotte Caffey, Kathy Valentine & Jane Wiedlin Live Chat On YouTube

“Anyone who still thinks The Go-Go’s are just a footnote in ‘80s music history lessons will come away properly schooled.” – ROLLING STONE

“A treasure trove of archival footage that thoroughly excavates the group’s early punk bona fides.” – NEW YORK TIMES

“A laudably forthright, well-researched and perceptive testament to the power of pop music.” – NPR 

“They created their own space in a male-dominated corner of the music world – in their case, the rough-and-ready LA punk scene, where they formed in 1978 – and transcended it with a mix of sisterhood, spirit and irrepressible pop songs.” – BBC

Multi-platinum Los Angeles rock band The Go-Go’s, featuring Charlotte Caffey, Belinda Carlisle, Gina Schock, Kathy Valentine and Jane Wiedlin, will see the release of their universally acclaimed, 2020 Critics Choice Award-winning documentary THE GO-GOs on DVD and Blu-ray formats (Polygram/UMe) and through digital download & rental services (Eagle Rock Entertainment) on February 5, 2021. Pre-order the DVD and Blu-ray here.

The Alison Ellwood-directed THE GO-GO’S documentary, which first premiered at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival, aired over the summer on Showtime to rave reviews, achieved a 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and won a 2020 Critics Choice Award for “Best Music Documentary” in addition to receiving the honor of “Most Compelling Living Subjects in a Documentary.”

The candid and archive-rich documentary assesses the group’s place in music history and offers full access to The Go-Go’s, including past members as well as longtime members of their inner circle. With their roots in the L.A. punk scene, they were bad girls and genuine punk rockers, and this serious appraisal of their story is the first to set the record straight about their historical ascent to global stardom.  A major highlight of the film focuses on their collaborative efforts in writing a new song, the female empowerment anthem “Club Zero,” which became the first Go-Go’s single in nearly 20 years and hit the Top 10 on the Rock Digital Song Sales chart.

Today, Nov. 20th at 3:00PM PT, Charlotte Caffey, Kathy Valentine & Jane Wiedlin chat live with fans & premiere the song’s official video at 3:15PM PT (which includes footage from the documentary of their performance at L.A.’s legendary Whisky a Go-Go interspersed with other live clips) on The Go-Go’s Official YouTube Channel here.

In June, The Go-Go’s will perform a series of summer 2021 North American tour dates in conjunction with the documentary release. Starting at San Francisco’s Masonic Auditorium, they’ll perform at intimate venues across North America, giving fans a chance to see them up close and personal.

Summer 2021 North American tour dates: 

Jun 18            The Masonic                         San Francisco, CA +

Jun 23            Humphreys                           San Diego, CA + 

Jun 24            Humphreys                           San Diego, CA + 

Jun 27            Pechanga Resort Casino     Temecula, CA + 

Jun 29            Orpheum Theater                 Los Angeles, CA + 

Jun 30            Orpheum Theater                 Los Angeles, CA + 

Jul 7               Theatre at Westbury             Westbury, NY 

Jul 8               Parx Casino                          Bensalem, PA 

Jul 10             Foxwoods Resort Casino     Mashantucket, CT 

Jul 11             Stone Pony                           Asbury Park, NJ + 

The Go-Go’s skyrocketed to superstardom after they released one of the most successful debut albums of all time, 1981’s Beauty And The Beat, a collection of hook-laden, infectious songs that stayed at No. 1 on the Billboard charts for six consecutive weeks, spawning the hits “Our Lips Are Sealed” (named one of Rolling Stone’s Top 100 Pop Singles) and “We Got The Beat” and also earned them a Grammy nomination for “Best New Artist.” Their 1982 follow-up, Vacation, hit Top Ten on the Billboard 200 and featured the Top Ten title track “Vacation.” They have sold over 7 million records worldwide and have the notable distinction of being the only all-female band to write their own songs and play their own instruments on a No. 1 album. In January The Go-Go’s will be honored at the 2021 She Rocks Awards, which pays tribute to women in the industry, as they continue to blaze new trails, kicking down the doors for women in particular.

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Jason Derulo x Nuka – Love Not War

MULTI-PLATINUM GLOBAL SUPERSTAR JASON DERULO JOINS FORCES WITH NUKA TO RELEASE BRAND NEW SINGLE LOVE NOT WAR (THE TAMPA BEAT)

 
 
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Multi-Platinum global superstar Jason Derulo joins forces with Nuka to release brand new single “Love Not War (The Tampa Beat)” out now on Robots + Humans/Columbia Records, stream here. The hypnotic siren infused instrumental finds Jason Derulo in his element.With a staggering 40 million followers across TikTok, Derulo is the biggest musician across the platform. The undeniably catchy yet enigmatic instrumental from 19-year-old New Caledonian producer Nuka captured the attention of many and amassed over 200 billion impressions worldwide. Derulo being a big fan of the viral sensation, sifted through the videos and across the internet sought after the creator. Regardless of the miles that separated the two artists, the power of music brought the two artists together to create a new hit “Love Not War (The Tampa Beat).”

“Love Not War (The Tampa Beat)” follows on from a string of anthemic singles released by Derulo over the past year, with “Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)” having over 1 billion combined streams worldwide to date and the latter “Take You Dancing” amassing over 205 million global streams and counting.

 
 
About Jason Derulo
A true multi-platform powerhouse, Jason Derulo undoubtedly ranks among the top pop and urban artists of this or any era, with 5 #1 OCC singles, with 11 RIAA platinum-certified singles, 15 billion combined global streams, close to 7 billion YouTube views, and worldwide singles sales well in excess of 190 million. The wildly talented singer, songwriter, dancer, and entertainer first drew acclaim through songwriting collaborations with such like-minded icons as Lil Wayne, Pitbull, Diddy, and Sean Kingston. Derulo kicked off his remarkable solo career with 2009’s chart-topping, 5x platinum-certified “Whatcha Say” and never looked back, rolling out five acclaimed albums and an epic string of hugely successful hit single including “In My Head,” “Ridin’ Solo,” “Talk Dirty (Feat. 2 Chainz),” and “Want You To Want Me,” all of which received 4x platinum certification from the RIAA. Additional platinum and multi-platinum hits include the 3x platinum “Wiggle (Feat. Snoop Dogg),” the 2x platinum “Swalla (Feat. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign)” and “Trumpets,” and the platinum-certified “Don’t Wanna Go Home,” “It Girl,” “The Other Side,” and “Marry Me.” As if all that weren’t enough, Derulo has been an in-demand featured artist, creating international hits with such diverse stars as Pitbull, Florida Georgia Line, Little Mix, Flo Rida, Gucci Mane, and Sofía Reyes. Among his countless career accomplishments, Derulo is among social media’s biggest stars of any genre, currently boasting over 113 million fans and followers across all platforms.
 
 
About Nuka
New Caledonian 19-year-old producer Nuka unassuming uploaded a beat he called 4 Brylean (WayzRmx2018) to his SoundCloud page in 2018, alongside many other Siren inspired remakes and production edits he had shared. Two years later the audio had been catapulted into the limelight across the online universe of Tik Tok. In the midst of lockdown and a global pandemic, Tik Tokers around the world had gravitated towards the uplifting, hypnotic sounds of Siren music. Whilst, Jawsh685 had taken the genre mainstream with his single “Savage Love”, NUKA’s instrumental remained at the helm of the growth of the genre across Tik Tok. However, now being called the Tampa Curhat Beat – named after the initial Tik Tok uploader – the audio had been condensed into 10 seconds and paired a catchy dance to match. Undeniably one of the most used sounds on audio, NUKA’s instrumental became the soundtrack to over 23 million Tik Tok videos, boasting to over 200 billion impressions. For comparison more videos and impressions than Powfu’s “DeathBed,” Regard’s “Ride it” & Sam Fisher’s “This City” combined! While the song seemed to have reached all the ends of the earth, with various remakes of the track, claims to creation, and even a new title, NUKA was none the wiser.
 
 
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Internet Money – Lemonade

Platinum Selling “Lemonade” is #6 on Billboard Hot 100 & With Over 545 Million Global Streams

Following the release of their debut album B4 The Storm and the global success “Lemonade”, Internet Money returns once more with a new remix of “Lemonade” featuring 6x Platinum-selling Reggaetón artist Anuel AA. With 18M+ streams in Spanish-speaking territories alone, the new remix arrives in celebration of the single’s success both in the U.S. and around the world.

The original version of “Lemonade,” featuring NAV, Gunna, and Don Toliver, was released on August 14 alongside a Cole Bennett-directed music video. Certified platinum last month, the song has accumulated over 341M Spotify streams. Produced by hitmakers Taz Taylor, Nick Mira, Pharaoh Vice and E-Trou, “Lemonade” is a laid-back jam, that sees the emcees delivering creative flexes with breezy melodies atop gently plucked guitars, played by Alec Wigdahl. The song is currently #6 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart and #6 on their Global 200 chart.

Put together over a two-week period during quarantine at the Internet Money headquarters in LA, B4 The Storm features contributions from Future, Kevin Gates, and Swae Lee, as well as artists that Internet Money has built with from the beginning, like Juice WRLD, Trippie Redd, and Lil Skies. B4 The Storm celebrates what Internet Money had accomplished in such a short time and showcases the tireless work ethic of a dynamic group with their eyes set on the future.

Starting as a type-beat factory and growing into a global powerhouse, Taz Taylor and Internet Money have earned 3 Grammy nominations, 58 platinum plaques, 33 gold, and 14 Billboard #1 hits since 2018. The collective is behind some of the biggest rap and R&B hits of the past few years, including Juice WRLD’s “Lucid Dreams” (1.3 billion Spotify streams), Trevor Daniel’s “Falling” (#1 Billboard Mainstream Pop, 37 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 with #17 peak), Lil Tecca’s “Ransom” (700 million Spotify streams, #4 Hot 100), and XXXTentacion’s “Fuck Love” ft. Trippie Redd (the most-played song in SoundCloud history). With B4 The Storm, Taz Taylor and Internet Money set out to confirm their status as the music industry’s most powerful hitmaking collective.

Buy/Stream “Lemonade” Remix with Anuel AA HERE

B4 THE STORM TRACKLIST:
1. Message ft. TyFontaine
2. Really Redd ft. Trippie Redd, Lil Keed, & Young Nudy
3. Lost Me ft. Iann Dior, Lil Mosey & Lil Skies
4. Right Now ft. Cochise & TyFontaine
5. Familiar ft. TheHxliday
6. J-Lo ft. Lil Tecca
7. Thrusting ft. Swae Lee & Future
8. Speak ft. The Kid Laroi
9. Blastoff ft. Juice WRLD & Trippie Redd
10. Take It Slow ft. 24kGoldn & TyFontaine
11. Somebody ft. Lil Tecca & A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie
12. Giddy Up ft. Wiz Khalifa & 24KGoldn
13. Block ft. Trippie Redd & StaySolidRocky
14. Devastated ft. Lil Spirit
15. Let You Down ft. TyFontaine & TheHxliday
16. No Option ft. Kevin Gates
17. Lemonade ft. Don Toliver, Gunna & NAV

THE BACKGROUND:

Internet Money:
Internet Money was born out of necessity, a hybrid company that has filled in the gaps between the rap industry, the producer community, and the online marketplace. Disillusioned with the industry, and the way he saw rap producers being taken advantage of, Taz Taylor formed the collective in 2016 as a way to share the knowledge he’d gained from years spent selling his “type beats” online and navigating the internet’s ever-growing impact on the production landscape.

Four years in, Internet Money has expanded as a collective, including Grammy-nominated producers like Nick Mira and JR Hitmaker, and produced for Drake, Trippie Redd, Juice WRLD, and many more. “When you’re in Internet Money, you get the same opportunities that I do, you’re gonna be working with the same artists that I’m working with, and getting credits with them,” Taylor says. “Instead of working with a bunch of people we don’t know, we just have our own network that’s one big family.” Following their success breaking major artists like Trevor Daniel, and co-producing his multi-platinum hit “Falling,” Taylor and Internet Money partnered with Elliot Grange’s 10K Projects in 2019 to launch their own label.

Taz Taylor:
Taz Taylor has never cared about fame or clout. To hear the multi-platinum producer and Internet Money founder tell it, everything he’s done — from turning his online production hustle selling “type beats” into a $500,000 per year business to forming his own label — has been born out of necessity and guided by intuition. “I’ve been so tunnel vision during the last five years to make sure I got to this point,” he says. “It was just like, Let’s keep building.”

Though the 27-year-old has only been in the industry for a few years, his accomplishments in that time have come at a staggering pace, notching, by his estimation, over 500 placements and around 200 gold and platinum plaques between himself and the other producers on his Internet Money team. As their leader, Taylor has quickly become a new sort of rap mogul, one who’s built his steadily growing empire from a deep knowledge of the way’s music moves online, and he’s done it all from the humblest of beginnings.

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