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GloRilla’s “FNF (Let’s Go)” Anthem Soars To No. 1 At U.S. Urban Radio

Today, GloRilla’s breakout single FNF (Let’s Go) with HitKidd reached No. 1 at U.S. Urban Radio, marking the latest milestone in a year full of memorable and life-changing accomplishments for the Memphis hip-hop artist.

The success of “FNF (Let’s Go)” has quickly taken the music industry by storm, sparking the viral #FNFChallenge on TikTok, generating over 32 million views (and counting) on YouTube and resulting in GloRilla’s acclaimed debut on the Billboard Hot 100.

It ultimately paved the way for GloRilla to sign to Yo Gotti’s esteemed CMG record label in partnership with Interscope RecordsSince then, she has continued to maintain her momentum, releasing her new single “Tomorrow,” that appeared on CMG’s dynamic compilation album, Gangsta Art. Additionally, she is also riding the steady rise of her collaboration with Duke Deuce for “Just Say That.”

GloRilla will also have her own standout set to perform those songs – and additional cuts from her discography – at Made in America 2022 in Philadelphia during Labor Day weekend. She also recently appeared at Rolling Loud Miami and Wireless Festival in the UK.

The latter festival appearance immediately boosted the rising star’s visibility in the UK as “FNF (Let’s Go)” was added to the BBC 1 Xtra A List shortly after her performance. GloRilla’s fast ascension has garnered widespread support across the hip-hop community, receiving co-signs from the likes of Travis ScottCardi B, Saweetie, Latto and many more.

She was recently named Billboard’s July 2022 Chartbreaker, where she detailed the backstory behind the creation of “FNF (Let’s Go).”

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DUNCAN LAURENCE – ELECTRIC LIFE

As combined global streams of his breakout hit Arcade soar past 10 billion, Duncan Laurence returns with a new single, Electric Life. One of his most personal songs to date, Electric Life is the first track to be released from Laurence’s sessions with his fiance, songwriter Jordan Garfield, and producer Paul Phamous (Frank Ocean, Nick Jonas). Out today via Capitol RecordsElectric Life is available for streaming / download HERE. View the lyric video HERE.

Duncan Laurence says, “In ‘Electric Life’ I sing about a warm, loving and grateful feeling towards loved ones who have passed away. It is a positive song about the transformation of deep sorrow into a feeling of hope. Delving into your memories like that probably comes closest to a brief visit to heaven and being there with all the ones you have lost.

While the song’s subject matter is weighty, Laurence was determined to cloak it in dynamic, colorful production inspired by 70s icons like Elton John and Queen. It starts with piano, which is a reference to Arcade, and then it explodes into this up-tempo pre-chorus, he explains. You can sing about sad things, but there has to be a little bit of sunshine poking through those big gray clouds.

On June 22, Laurence invited a small audience to come to the Fabrique Des Lumieres in Amsterdam, where he performed Electric Life live for the very first time. View highlights HERE.

Laurence won the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with Arcade giving a performance that was hailed as powerful by The New York Times and haunting by The Guardian. The song took the #1 spot on Spotify’s Global Viral chart on release and ultimately took off on Tik Tok with now over 56 billion views on the platform. It has attained Gold/Platinum certifications in 37 countries, including Platinum in the U.S. Arcade was Capitol Records #1 most-streamed track of 2021. Laurence marked the milestone with a year-end live performance on the rooftop of the iconic Capitol Tower in Hollywood.

Placing in the top 30 of the Billboard Hot 100, Arcade was the first Eurovision Song Contest winner to enter the prestigious chart in 45 years. A top 10 hit at U.S. Adult Contemporary radio, the single also placed on numerous international charts, peaking at No. 1 in five countries and climbing into the top 30 of the UK Official Singles chart and the top 10 of the Shazam Global Pop Chart. Laurence performed Arcade with a string quartet on TODAY and was joined by FLETCHER for a performance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Kelly Clarkson even covered the song on her own show. Now, with Electric Life, Laurence begins a new era.

Listen To Electric Life HERE

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NIJA – LOVE LIKE THIS

Nija returns with the smooth and sultry summer single Love Like This. The track finds her mixing joy with vulnerability as she adjusts to the happy reality of finding someone who truly loves and accepts her, baggage and all. Nija wrote the song with frequent collaborator Jack Rochon (6LACK, Jesse Gold) and IamTash (Pop Smoke), who co-produced. Listen to Love Like This, which was released today by Capitol Records, and view the visualizer HERE.

Love Like This is about a Monica & Quincy, you can have the last slice type of love, says Nija, referring to the two basketball stars whose love story inspired the film Love & Basketball.

The new single comes on the heels of the Jersey native’s early 2022 debut solo project, Don’t Say I Didn’t Warn You, which has amassed over 34 million combined global streams. It found a place among the top 10 R&B Albums on Apple Music and in the top 50 of the all-genre album chart. DJ Flex put a Jersey Club spin on the album’s 10 songs for the Jersey Club Remixes, which followed in March.

Naming Nija one of the 15 Hip-Hop & R&B Artists to Watch in 2022, Billboard noted, The 24-year-old multihyphenate showcases her expert R&B and drill mix on Ease My Mind (Come Over), sultry melodies on Finesse and lyrical panache on On Call tantalizing. V Magazine put Don’t Say I Didn’t Warn You atop its list of the best new music, and noted, With a cavalcade of smooth and polished R&B and hip-hop beats and production choices, Nija comes in hard. Teen Vogue observed, Throughout the ten tracks, the singer-songwriter fuses the confident swagger of rap with modern R&B, priming herself for a takeover of the music industry.

Nija, who is one of Vevo DSCVR Artists To Watch 2022, had written scores of Billboard Hot 100 hits before she had even turned 21. Rolling Stone called her one of music’s most sought-after songwriters. Now the three-time GRAMMY Award-winning contributor is gaining widespread acclaim for her own music and relishing in the freedom to fully express herself.

Download / Stream Love Like This HERE

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FLETCHER – NEW SINGLE

Critically acclaimed queer icon FLETCHER shares her new single Becky’s So Hot; a thrillingly intimate portrait of lusting after her ex’s new girlfriend. The track is the latest single from her forthcoming debut album Girl Of My Dreams, due out via Capitol Records on September 16. Download/stream Becky’s So Hot HERE.

Built on a feverish vocal performance from FLETCHERBecky’s So Hot explores a particularly complex form of passion.

Says FLETCHER, I wrote Becky’s So Hot a couple years ago after I was creeping on my ex’s new girlfriend’s Instagram while I was in the studio. I accidentally liked a picture of her wearing a vintage t-shirt of my ex’s, one that I’ve worn before. The complexities of moving on were something I wanted to explore and it felt more interesting to me to write something from the perspective of being in awe of her; sort of like damn it kinda stings that she’s so hot, but I can’t even be mad about it because I get it, she’s hot. Girl Of My Dreams picks up where THE S(EX) TAPES leaves off and weaves through my dreams, fears, fantasies, messy moments, and all the fleeting feelings in between. It paints a picture of how pain can evolve and so can you.

Becky’s So Hot sets FLETCHER‘s expression of desire to an intense sonic backdrop (scorching guitar work, trembling rhythms, fiercely pounding drums) with production by long-time collaborator One Love and newcomer Pink Slip. With its dizzying collision of longing and frustration, jealousy and pleasure, the track affirms FLETCHER‘s gift for bringing the most nuanced emotions to wildly dazzling life (from the chorus: Are you in love like we were?/If I were you I’d probably keep her/Makes me wanna hit her when I see her/Cause Becky’s so hot in your vintage T-shirt.

The second song released from Girl Of My DreamsBecky’s So Hot arrives as the follow-up to Her Body Is Bible (a June release praised by EUPHORIA as a sexy yet emotional single that shows the tenderness of a WLW relationship using religious themes that she manages to give a complete 180-turn to). Executive-produced by Malay (Frank Ocean, Lorde) who also helmed FLETCHER‘s you ruined new york city for me and THE S(EX) TAPES, a 2020 EP that hit No. 1 on iTunes across all genres Girl Of My Dreams reveals her inner world more fearlessly than ever before, documenting the deeply transformative experiences on her way to self-discovery. Fans can pre-order the album HERE and watch the album trailer HERE.

FLETCHER has become known for her magnetic live show, with nearly 100,000 tickets sold globally this year.

FLETCHER will hit the road this fall for the Girl Of My Dreams Tour, a 25-date headlining run of North America. Kicking off on October 10 at House of Blues Orlando, the tour will continue through November 18 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, with sold-out stops at legendary venues like the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. All tickets are on sale now; go HERE for more info, and check out the tour trailer HERE.

About FLETCHER

Praised by leading outlets likeTIME, Wonderland, Harper’s Bazaar, Interview Magazine, GQ, NME, The Guardian, and more, acclaimed singer/songwriter FLETCHER hails from Asbury Park, New Jersey, where she cultivated her passion for music and her unforgettably candid storytelling. In 2019 she released her debut you ruined new york city for me. The widely lauded EP features her breakthrough hit Undrunk, a track that spent several weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, scored the #1 spot on Spotify’s Viral Chart, and emerged as the fastest-rising song at pop radio from a new artist in the past five years. Released in September 2020, FLETCHER’s THE S(EX) TAPES hit No. 1 on iTunes across all genres and drew praise from outlets likeTeen Vogue, SPIN, PAPER, GQ, and more, with the EP’s gold-certified lead single Bitter fast approaching 200 million global streams. FLETCHER continued her triumphant run with recent singles girls girls girls a bold reimagining of Katy Perry’s iconic I Kissed a Girl (released with Perry’s early stamp of approval) and Cherry featuring trailblazing pop star Hayley Kiyoko. FLETCHER was also nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Breakthrough Music Artist and landed on Forbes 30 Under 30 list for 2022. FLETCHER‘s music as amassed over one billion combined streams worldwide. She will release her debut album Girl Of My Dreams via Capitol Records on September 16 and her new single Becky’s So Hot is out now.

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DNCE – GOT ME GOOD

DNCE, led by frontman Joe Jonas, with Jack Lawless on drums and JinJoo Lee on guitar, initially shook-up popular music and culture with the release of their RIAA quintuple-platinum certified single “Cake By The Ocean” back in 2016. The song permeated the pop culture at large, becoming an unstoppable hit, crashing the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, and emerging as “one of the most-played songs of the year at Top 40 radio. Achieving global consumption of 10 million-plus units and 3.2 billion streams, it went triple platinum in Australia and Sweden, double-platinum in Canada, The UK, New Zealand, Poland, and Spain, and platinum in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, and Portugal. The release of their gold-certified self-titled full-length debut album, DNCE [Republic Records], followed, which featured other hit singles such as the platinum-certified “Toothbrush.” The band closed out 2016 at #8 on the Billboard Top Artists – Duo / Group Chart, #11 on the Radio Songs Chart, and #13 on the Pop Airplay Songs Chart.

Meanwhile, they garnered “Best PUSH Artist” at the 2016 MTV European Music Awards and “Best New Artist” at the MTV Video Music Awards. The band has tallied 5 billion global streams and 3.5 million global album equivalents. 2022 marks their momentous return as they teased their comeback on a collaboration with Kygo for the unshakable and undeniable anthem “Dancing Feet” before unleashing their official single “Move.” Billboard applauded “Move” as a “dance party-perfect single,” and People summed it up best as “infectious.” With a unique and intoxicating hybrid of rock, pop, dance, and funk like no other, DNCE will make your move more than ever now. Get ready for DNCES’ best party hit yet, Get me good; Listen HERE.

Ty Dolla $ign × Capella Grey – OT

Bronx singer-songwriter Capella Grey returns with OT a breezily stylish new single laced with West Coast funk and guest vocals from the one and only Ty Dolla $ign. OT (slang for “out of town”) evokes positive vibes and the carefree lifestyle of an eligible bachelor – a fitting release for the beginning of summer. Accompanied by a luxurious, sun-drenched new video set in Cali, OT evokes positive vibes and the carefree lifestyle of an eligible bachelor – a fitting release for the beginning of summer.

Leading things off is Capella, who slides into the bouncy bass as he lets loose a credo for all the ballers without borders: “Why would I take a shorty OT? / There’s already shorties OT / Why would I bring sand to the beach / When they’re all on me and they’re all OD? ” For his part, Ty opens with a quippy rhetorical question about why he’d ever bring a baddie to Tulum. After all, they all go to Tulum. Playful and effortlessly stylish, OT emits energy and sunshine.

OT only continues a lengthy winning streak for Capella, who’s become one of New York’s fastest-rising stars over the last year. Pairing a flexible voice with an equally malleable style, the Capitol Music Group signee has captivated fans with a nostalgic, shape-shifting mix of R&B, dancehall, and soul. Last year, his breakout single, “Gyalis,” peaked at No. 38 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and, to date, the track has earned over 55 million Spotify streams. Combining sensuous vocals with a feature from Nija, he continued building momentum with “Confujawn,” a thoughtful rumination on a struggling relationship. With OT at his back and summer just ahead, Capella is all set to make the rest of 2022 his biggest year yet.

BlueBucksClan – JUST HIT ME

On June 21, Los Angeles rap duo BlueBucksClan shares the flex-filled new single Just Hit Me. Listen via Out The Blue Records / Capitol Records is available. The unfiltered anthem is accompanied by a luxurious visual shot in and around one of the group’s live shows. “Just Hit Me” is the first new single from the group since March’s acclaimed EP See The Difference.

On “Just Hit Me,” pristine synth melodies are buoyed by a bouncy bassline and percussion deeply rooted in the West Coast rap tradition. DJ handles the first verse, spitting smoothly about the privileges his lifestyle affords him. “They let me look up in the back when I can’t find things,” he raps. “Wearing shit up out the store ain’t gotta iron these.” Jeeezy Obama, for his part, also celebrates his ascension to a life of luxury, detailing all the perks that such a rise entails. It’s another reminder of the casual brilliance of BlueBucksClan’s stylish bars.

Directed by LewisYouNasty, the video for “Just Hit Me” features shots of the California duo performing before rapturous crowds and hanging in fancy cars. It’s all tied together with inventive editing, which underscores how surreal the scale of their success can feel. Above all, the clip is a showcase of their effortless camaraderie and well-earned confidence.

With Just Hit Me,” BlueBucksClan build on the momentum of recent projects like See the Difference and Clan Virus 2The praise for the latter was overwhelming with Pitchfork calling them “L.A.’s best duo.” Complex and Billboard also recently hailed them as “Rappers to Watch.” BlueBucksClan have now amassed more than 177 million streams in the US alone – a number that’s sure to only grow with the arrival of singles like Just Hit Me.

Ne-Yo – You Got the Body

Ne-Yo brings the heat in his new single “You Got the Body” and his new album Self explanatory will be released on July 15th.

ABOUT NE-YO:

Ne-Yo, the three-time GRAMMY Award-winning R&B hitmaker, iconic songwriter, actor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, has sold a cumulative 20+ million adjusted albums worldwide. His debut single, 2005’s “So Sick” hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified quadruple Platinum. Since then, the Motown Records/Compound Entertainment recording artist has racked up a collection of hits including “Sexy Love” “Closer” “Because of You” “Miss Independent” and “Push Back” [feat. Bebe Rexha and Stefflon Don]. Three of his albums have entered SoundScan’s Top Current Albums chart at No. 1. Ne-Yo has also proven to be as powerful with his pen as he is in the studio and on stage. The Las Vegas native quickly became known as a go-to hitmaker, penning bangers like Rihanna’s “Unfaithful” “Russian Roulette” and “Take a Bow” along with Beyoncé’s 2006 breakup anthem “Irreplaceable” and songs for such artists as Jennifer Hudson, Usher, Carrie Underwood, and Celine Dion, among others. Ne-Yo‘s film and television credits include NBC’s World of Dance, Empire, Stomp the Yard, Save the Last Dance, Battle: Los Angeles, George Lucas’ Red Tails, The Wiz Live! and Starz Step Up: High Water.

Most recently, Ne-Yo released a slew of new singles Stay Down[feat. Yung Bleu], “Don’t Love Me,” and “You Got the Body” paving the way for his anxiously awaited eighth album, Self Explanatory, due out July 15, 2022

BABYFACE × ELLA MAI – KEEPS ON FALLIN’

Babyface & Ella Mai collaborate together for the very first time on the timeless new single “Keeps On Fallin.” With her silky, soulful vocals, Ella Mai extols a longtime lover who can still give her butterflies. Babyface weighs in, reminding her that she’s the inspiration for this lasting love. The dreamy jam interpolates “Can We Talk,” Tevin Campbell’s 1993 hit, which Babyface wrote and produced with Daryl Simmons.

“When I first heard Ella’s voice, I thought, what an incredible and distinctive voice, I have to get in the studio with her!” Babyface recalls. “Well, I did and it was everything I imagined and more!”

“Working with Babyface was an absolute dream come true for me,” says Ella Mai. “To be welcomed and praised by someone so talented and acclaimed, I couldn’t have asked for our Keeps On Fallin sessions to be any better. We sang, we wrote, we laughed and we talked. Babyface is so humble and a pleasure to work with, I hope this record is the start of many more.”

“Keeps On Fallin” which marks Babyface’s first release since signing to Capitol Records is from his forthcoming project. He produced the track with D’Mile (H.E.R., Silk Sonic, Ty Dolla $ign).

Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds is one of the most celebrated creative forces in music. He has contributed to over 800 million records sold and over a billion records streams. Babyface has produced and written 125 Top 10 hits, 42 No. 1 R&B hits and 16 No. 1 pop hits. As a recording artist, songwriter and producer, he has won a total of 12 GRAMMY Awards and ranks as the only individual in GRAMMY history to be honored as “Producer of the Year” four times. He has also won five Soul Train Awards, five NAACP Image Awards, four American Music Awards and numerous other honors. In addition, Babyface produced and co-wrote the Oscar-winning song “When You Believe,” sung by Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey, and co-founded the legendary record label LaFace.

In 2018, Ella Mai’s first single, “Boo’d Up,” broke the record for the most weeks at No. 1 of any song by a woman on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart. It is now RIAA-certified 7x Platinum. Her follow-up single, the 5x Platinum “Trip,” peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100, and her debut album, Ella Mai, has almost six billion streams and is 2x Platinum. In addition to her chart-topping domination and success, Ella Mai has won a number of awards, including her first GRAMMY for Best R&B Song, three Billboard Music Awards including the coveted Top R&B Artist, three iHeartRadio awards including R&B Artist of the Year, three Soul Train Awards, an NAACP Image Award and a BET Viewers’ Choice Award. After a busy four years that included touring the world and the release of RIAA-certified Gold track “Not Another Love Song” to bridge projects, Ella kicked off her sophomore season with her single “DFMU (Don’t F**k Me Up).” If the adage is true and history always repeats itself, get ready for Ella Mai to dominate the music and cultural zeitgeist once again with her new album, Heart On My Sleeve.

MGK X BLACKBEAR More than life

MGK – MORE THAN LIFE

Fresh off his latest No. 1 album, Machine Gun Kelly announces the release of his new song, more than life coming Friday, June 10 via Bad Boy/Interscope Records. The crunching track features rising pop prodigy glaive and exhibits MGK’s gift for relaying passionate pain as he weighs his fears of vulnerability with the acceptance of newfound love in the lyrics. The blistering new track will appear as the one new song on the vinyl edition of MGK’s No. 1 album mainstream sellout, which will arrive June 24. Pre-save More than life.

In addition to the new song and vinyl announcement, the mainstream sellout era reaches a massive moment as MGK begins the album’s namesake tour this week in Austin, TX. The U.S. trek spans 41 dates from June through August and includes MGK’s headlining slot at the 2022 Lollapalooza festival. After that summer stint, he’ll head to Europe for 15 stops in September and October. Supporting acts include a killer lineup of Avril LavigneTravis Barker, WILLOWblackbearTrippie ReddIann Dior, and more rotating throughout the tour. Tickets are on sale NOW – purchase yours HERE.

Upon its release in March, mainstream sellout became MGK’s second consecutive No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, the first rock No. 1 since AC/DC in 2020, and started with the biggest debut week for a rock album since Paul McCartney over a year earlier. The album, which NME declared “will continue to speak to the millions who see Machine Gun Kelly as the savior of punk rock,” also topped music charts around the world, including in the U.K. and Australia. Mainstream sellout contained several Billboard Hot 100 hits with artists like WILLOW emo girl, Lil Wayne ay!, blackbear make up sex, and Bring Me the Horizon maybe. The album also includes twin flame, the emotional track that MGK performed and dedicated to his family at the Billboard Music Awards in May in one of the night’s standout moments. mainstream sellout is available HERE.

Beyond the music wins, fans can also catch MGK in his new stoner comedy film, Good Mourning, available on-demand and select theatres. The film, which NME praised as “providing sheer, silly entertainment, filling the comedy void left by the likes of Seth Rogan and Jonah Hill perfectly,”  features appearances from a sea of stars, including Megan Fox, Becky G, Dove Cameron, Zach Villa, Boo Johnson, Pete Davidson, and Whitney Cummings.