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LEWIS THOMPSON × CLEMENTINE DOUGLAS – ENCHANTÉ


LEWIS THOMPSON RETURNS WITH ADDICTIVE NEW HOUSE SINGLE “ENCHANTÉ” FEATURING CLEMENTINE DOUGLAS

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British hitmaker Lewis Thompson has released his addictive new house single “Enchanté” featuring Clementine Douglas, out now via Sony Music U.K./RCA Records. Listen HERE.

Speaking about the track, Lewis says: “Enchanté! I grew up listening to dance music from all over the world and Enchanté is a cocktail of my favorite influences from Chicago to Paris, all written and produced in London featuring Clementine Douglas on vocals. Enjoy!”

The single follows Take Me Back,” Lewis’ recent release with David Guetta which garnered over22 million worldwide streams and is currently in Billboard’s Top 40 Dance US Airplay Chart. Having producer and writing credits on 8 Top 10 UK singles and already over 10 billion streams behind him, Lewis has carved a name for himself as one of the most prolific and in demand producers on the scene. He’s produced and co-written some of the UK’s biggest hits including Joel Corry’s “Sorry,” Lonely,” “Out Out,” “Bed,” and the enormous #1 single with MNEK “Head & Heart,” as well as Anne-Marie & Little Mix’s collaboration “Uh Oh” and recent international smash “Crazy What Love Can Do” with David Guetta, Ella Henderson and Becky Hill. Not stopping there, Lewis was recently named ASCAP Songwriter of the Year 2022.

Rising talent Clementine Douglas is fast gaining attention for her distinctive vocal delivery. Collaborating with some of music’s biggest names ranging from Chase & StatusSub FocusSonny Fodera through to Dom Dolla and TSHA, Clementine is fast becoming the go to dance vocalist of the moment. 

“Enchanté” is out now and looks set to follow the path of Lewis Thompson’s recent successes, as he continues to make his way to the forefront of dance music.

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QUINN XCII – THE PEOPLE’S CHAMP

QUINN XCII ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM THE PEOPLE’S CHAMP OUT JANUARY 27

PRE-ORDER THE PHYSICAL ALBUM HERE

Hot off the heels of his latest single “Common” feat. Big Sean, today Platinum-Certified singer and songwriter Quinn XCII reveals his upcoming fifth studio album The People’s Champ will be released on January 27th. Watch the album trailer HERE.
 
Quinn XCII says, “I’m so excited to officially enter this new era – the music, the live show, everything we are working on and have to share with you. There is a lot coming, and I appreciate you all being patient with me.”
 
Stay tuned for Quinn XCII’s next single from the album, set for release on December 2nd.
 
ABOUT QUINN XCII

Quinn XCII (pronounced Quinn Ninety-Two) is the kind of person you root for. He’s a very grateful husband and an endlessly loyal friend. He goes through shitty days and good days (just like the rest of us do), but he writes about them both in his music without filter or pretense. Despite “making it” (he hates that turn-of-phrase, by the way!), he doesn’t put himself on a pedestal whatsoever. Rather, he acts, speaks, and sings with the approachability of the guy who just gave you his spot in the checkout line or waited for the next elevator. Back in 2015, Quinn XCII emerged with a disarmingly catchy and dynamic personal style of his own punctuated by alternative nuances and unexpected (yet undeniable) pop prowess. He has earned successive Platinum singles, including “Kings of Summer” with ayokay, “Straightjacket,” and “Love Me Less” with MAX. In addition, he has a handful of Gold singles, including “Flare Guns” feat. Chelsea Cutler, “Another Day In Paradise,” “Stacy,” and “Always Been You.” During 2021, his album Change of Scenery II captured #1 on the Apple Pop Chart and #1 on the Spotify US Debut Album Chart. Simultaneously, he ignited anthems alongside Logic, blackbear, Chelsea Cutler, Jeremy Zucker, Ashe, Louis The Child, Gryffin, Illenium, and more. Not to mention, he has sold out headline tours coast-to-coast, selling over 350,000 tickets as a headliner, and graced the stages of festivals such as Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Firefly, Governors Ball, Summerfest, and Electric Forest. Beyond applause from BillboardRolling StonePaper Magazine, and  Interview Magazine, he lit up television shows, including Jimmy Kimmel Live!The Late Late Show with James CordenLive with Kelly and RyanThe Today Show, and more. Now, he kicks off his next chapter with his new singles for Republic Records, “Backpack” and “Common” feat. Big Sean, taken from his forthcoming fifth-studio album The People’s Champ, out January 27th.
 
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Chloe Baily sings national anthem at MLB WORLD SERIES.

SCORPIO SEASON

360 MAGAZINE reports on latest news for the month of November, while celebrating the scorpion horoscope.


CHLOE BAILEY sings the national anthem at Game 3 of the 2022 World Series.

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28yro American rapper Takeoff, powerhouse hip hop trio Migos, shot down in a bowling alley in downtown Houston. According to his label, Quality Control Music, he was killed by a stray bullet. Additional stories can be found at Houston Chronicle and Fox 26 Houston.


Watch The LOS40 MUSIC AWARDS 2022 GALA again: ROSALÍA, AITANA, DAVID GUETTA, ANITTA, AND MORE WINNERS OF THE NIGHT. The night of November 4 was full of the most important music awards: performances, anecdotes, and improvised dances. Click HERE to know the winners of the LOS40 Music Awards 2022.


Aaron Carter: singer and rapper brother of Nick of the Backstreet Boys dies at 34. Aaron was found dead in the bathroom of his home in Lancaster, California on Saturday, November 5. The cause of his death could point to an overdose due to mental health problems and addictions that he had.


The transgender ‘influencer’ Nikita Dragun, has been imprisoned in a male prison after being arrested for going naked by a pool in Miami.


University of Kentucky student has been permanently banned from campus due to his constant hurling of racist slurs at a black student.


Chris Evans, the sexiest man of 2022 according to People magazine: “My mom will be very happy”.


Taylor Swift becomes the most listened-to singer on Spotify for the first time. Since the release of her new album ‘Midnights‘ on October 21, her listeners have increased and she is close to the 80 million barriers on the platform.


Vogue‘ sues rappers 21 Savage and Drake for making believe they were on the cover of the magazine. The two artists created a fake magazine cover and thanked the director for taking them out. Condé Nast asks them for $4 million.


SELENA GOMEZ ‘MY MIND & ME‘: the emotional documentary about the life of the artist, gives us reasons for hope. In the documentary, which includes images that have been recorded by the protagonist herself, you can already know all the facets of Selena Gomez, as an actress, composer, singer, producer, businesswoman, and activist. However, we can also see her in her most complicated moments.


”The Savage x Fenty Show Vol. 4” by Rihanna drops in the new lingerie collection. Lace, brocade, tight silhouettes, transparencies, and glitter, together with incredible makeup and hairstyles, create an ode to diversity and sensuality. The show is now available on Amazon Prime Video.


Takeoff Funeral: With his coffin surrounded by black and white flowers; family and friends gave the last goodbye to the member of Migos in Atlanta. On November 1, rapper Takeoff was killed in a drive-by shooting. He received a tribute from family and friends at Atlanta’s State Farm Arena which was attended by Cardi B, Justin Bieber, and Drake to remember the musician’s legacy. A choir set the farewell, which was attended by hundreds of people who, since the early hours of November 11, formed outside the stadium of the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA, which had the illuminated sign “Celebrating the life of Takeoff”.


Taylor Lautner and Taylor Dome have officially tied the knot. The couple announced that they will both be sharing the last name ‘Lautner’.


Two planes have collided in the wings over the Dallas air show.


Transgender model wins local ‘Miss America’ pageant for the first time ever. Teenager Brian Nguyen has recently become the first transgender contestant to win at a Miss American event. This appears after a new court ruling that established transgender contestants could be eliminated from competitions without any repercussions.


Beyoncé officially breaks Jay-Z‘s record as the most nominated artist in Grammys history. The singer has obtained 9 nominations at the Grammy 2023 and winning four of them would become the artist with the most awards at this award.


The world’s population has officially reached 8 billion people.


The Black Panther: Wakanda Forever movie had a $180 million opening weekend domestically and has grossed $330 million globally so far.


A 22-year-old gunman killed 5 people and injured 25 before being subdued by “heroic” patrons at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs.


Frank Watson, a popular NYC LGBTQIA+ party promoter and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. member, passed away suddenly and untimely on Saturday, November 19, 2022, due to some undisclosed reasons. He will always be remembered.


Lids Foundation recently partnered with NBA Skills Coach, Chris Brickley to give back to the local community with a holiday shopping trip for 12 youths from Covenant House. Chris Brickley and The Lids Foundation spread cheer with a holiday shopping trip for 12 youths from Covenant House. The children were each given $500 to spend in-store at the Lids American Dream Mall store. The Lids Foundation provides support to local communities and charitable organizations to serve community members of all ages.

Speaking about the importance of this partnership, Chris shared, “It means a lot to me, to help out the youth. It’s one of my life goals to put smiles on kids’ faces. I think the Covenant House is a really special place and thank you to the Lids Foundation for helping to make this happen.”

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DOUGIE B – KEEP IT 100

DOUGIE B PROMISES TO “KEEP IT 100” ON NEW SINGLE OUT NOW

MORE MUSIC COMING SOON

Unloading even more heat, Bronx rap phenomenon Dougie B drops a hard-hitting and hypnotic new single entitled “Keep It 100” via Republic Records today. Listen to “Keep It 100” – HERE.

On the track, guitar snakes around a pummeling beat in between a breathy exhale, lacing the rhythm with manic intensity. Dougie B sinks his teeth into the production with a dominant and gruff flow. He confesses, “I’m hearing demons. All I see is red, before he observes, “My money get longer, the more I get older. It illuminates the punchy, passionate, and powerful force at the heart of his relentless approach to hip-hop, bringing the grit back to the East Coast and taking no prisoners in the process.

Building up for a major moment, Dougie B has consistently released new songs for the past few weeks.  “Keep It 100” serves as a worthy follow-up to last week’s lyrical onslaught Mad Max featuring TG Crippy. This  arrived on the heels of his intense and infectious single and video Wreck” with Yagi B. The thrilling music video matched the energy as the duo and their crew mobbed through a New York City playground performing their signature “geeking” dance moves.

Sharing more than his music, Dougie B launched a new YouTube vlog series titled, “The Life Of Dougie B.” The show chronicles his everyday activity as he elevates his rap career while maintaining his fun personality. Watch the first episode —HERE.

These bangers landed in the wake of his eventful summer, which saw the release of UZI.” Upon arrival it incited critical applause. HotNewHipHop declared, Dougie B has proven himself to be an important figure in New York’s drill scene.DJ Booth also touted him among “10 Rappers You Should Know Right Now On Audiomack” and praised, “Over scattered percussion and sampled strings, Dougie B delivers threats and boasts in a hoarse yell, turning something that once belonged to the internet into something intensely regional.” Also Variety included him in their highlight “The Voice of New York is Drill” while COMPLEX applauded him as a key player in their feature, “Sample Drill Is Taking Over New York Rap.”

Piling up tens of millions of streams, he made waves on Kay Flock’s viral “Shake it” [feat. Cardi BDougie B, & Bory300] which earned his Billboard Hot 100 debut. It also landed on the New York Times’ coveted feature The Playlist and one of Billboard’s “Best Songs of 2002 So Far.” Meanwhile, Huffington Post noted it “highlights New York’s ever-evolving drill scene.

“I’m Back” and “Forever On That” finally made their way to retail stores. He initially teased the songs on YouTube, inciting a groundswell of excitement in the process. The hard-hitting and hypnotic “Forever On That” surpassed 6 million views during its initial upload on Kay Flock’s YouTube Channel and soared to #1 on YouTube “Trending. Maintaining this momentum, the instantly irresistible “I’m Back” also vaulted to #7 on “Trending. The two-pack illuminates the strength of his airtight flow and knack for a knockout hook. These songs affirm Dougie B as one of the hottest rising stars in New York right now.

ABOUT DOUGIE B
Dougie B has walked through life’s flames and emerged on the other side with a powerful and potent story to share. The 20-year-old Bronx, NY rapper opens up with no shortage of street grit and hauntingly hypnotic hooks, earning tens of millions of views and streams independently as part of a rising new vanguard alongside the likes of Kay Flock and B-Lovee. He immediately gravitated towards music as a kid. He initially drew inspiration from watching his uncle rap. At just 13-years-old, he witnessed tragedy firsthand when his father died from a series of epileptic seizures. He moved upstate with his mom, but their relationship fractured and he returned to the city. In between making his way on the streets, he listened to the likes of GunnaYoung ThugG HerboChief KeefKodak Black, and the late King Von. In and out of jail, he spent a year behind bars before returning home in summer 2020. He joined forces with Sha Ek and Kay Flock on the banger “No More Free Dougie B,” cracking over 2 million YouTube views. Alongside Kay Flock and B-Lovee, he unleashed “Brotherly Love” in 2021, amassing north of 20 million views. Other anthems included “Geeked” with CHII WVTTZSET DA TREND, and CBLU as well as “Turnt” with B-Lovee. With all of this momentum, he caught the attention of Republic Records and inked a deal with the label at the top of 2022. Now, he approaches the game with unbridled ambition on a series of 2022 singles and his debut project.

About Republic Records
A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records has been recognized by Billboard as the industry’s #1 label over the last 10 years. It is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Billy Porter, Bo Burnham, Ciara, Clairo, Coi Leray, Conan Gray, Daddy Yankee, Drake, Eddie Vedder, G Herbo, Glass Animals, Florence + the Machine, Greta Van Fleet, Hailee Steinfeld, Jack Johnson, James Blake, James Bay, Jessie JJimmy FallonJohn Legend, John Mellencamp, Jonas Brothers, Julia Michaels, Kid Cudi, Kim Petras, Lil WayneLorde, Metro Boomin, NAV, Nicki Minaj, Of Monsters and Men, Pearl Jam, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, Swedish House Mafia, Taylor SwiftThe WeekndTwice, TXT, 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, Federal Films, HYBE, Imperial, JYP, Lava Records, Mercury Records, Republic Records: Kids & Family, Republic Nashville, Universal Arabic Music, Uptown Records, Victor Victor, Wicked Money Family, XO, Young Money, among others.

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KYGO – THRILL OF THE CHASE

KYGO RELEASES NEW ALBUM

THRILL OF THE CHASE

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Today, global superstar, producer, and DJ Kygo shares his brand-new album, Thrill Of The Chase, out now via RCA Records.

The acclaimed artist’s first full-length body of work since his 2020 release Golden HourThrill Of The Chase is a collection of songs that trace Kygo’s career over the past few years, showcasing his signature lush, piano-driven production while highlighting his penchant for genre experimentation. 

Across the 14-track album – which features collaborations with X Ambassadors, DNCE, Lukas Graham, Sam Feldt, Plested, Dean Lewis, and more – Thrill Of The Chase runs the gamut of vibrant, disco and house-infused singles like Dancing Feet and Fever to the soulful and melodic Lost Without You and Freeze.”

“‘Thrill Of The Chase’ is a collection of songs I worked on over the last two years that started during Covid and ended with sessions in Los Angeles,” says Kygo of the release. “I’ve had the chance to play or tease the unreleased music throughout the year at shows and the feedback was unbelievable. A few of the songs on ‘Thrill Of The Chase’ are different from anything I’ve ever made in the past and I’m really excited for everyone to finally hear the album in its entirety.”

Recently coming off headlining performances at Life Is Beautiful, Lollapalooza, BottleRock, and a sold-out show at Ullevaal Stadion in Oslo, last month Kygo teased several tracks off Thrill Of The Chase to fans during his headlining show at Madison Square Garden in New York. Later this year, Kygo will be hitting the road to tour across South America, with select dates in Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Lima, and more. 

Full tracklist for Thrill Of The Chase is below, listen to the album here

Thrill Of The Chase Tracklist
1. Gone Are The Days (feat. James Gillespie)
2. Love Me Now (feat. Zoe Wees)
3. Lonely Together (feat. Dagny)
4. Undeniable (feat. X Ambassadors)
5. Thrill Of The Chase
6. Dancing Feet (feat. DNCE)
7. Fever (feat. Lukas Graham)
8. Woke Up In Love (with Gryffin feat. Calum Scott)
9. How Many Tears (with Sam Feldt feat. Emily Warren)
10. Never Really Loved Me (feat. Dean Lewis)
11. The Way We Were (feat. Plested)
12. Lost Without You (feat. Dean Lewis)
13. All For Love
14. Freeze

About Kygo

Whether behind the piano in his studio or headlining a sold-out festival, Kygo quietly reaffirms his status as a prodigious talent, forward-thinking producer, dynamic DJ, and influential global superstar. The Norwegian musician born Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll first introduced himself in 2013 and quietly became one of the most ubiquitous hitmakers in the world. Amassing 23 billion cumulative global audio and video streams by 2022, he has broken numerous streaming records. Kygo earned one of his biggest hits with the multiplatinum “It Ain’t Me” (feat. Selena Gomez), going Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and clocking over 2.9 billion streams worldwide. In 2019, Kygo unleashed “Higher Love” with Whitney Houston and generated another 1.4 billion combined streams/views worldwide and peaked at #1 on Dance Radio in addition to leaving his imprint on a classic. He heralded his 2020 critically acclaimed third full-length album Golden Hour [Sony Music International/Ultra Records/RCA Records] with the anthems “Like It Is” (feat. Zara Larsson & Tyga), “Lose Somebody” (with OneRepublic), and “I’ll Wait” (feat. Sasha Alex Sloan). The album has garnered over 2.5 billion streams worldwide. Following Golden Hour, Kygo released his remix of Tina Turner’s “What’s Love Got To Do With It” and Donna Summer’s “Hot Stuff” to rave reviews.

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GIVĒON – THE FIRST NOEL

GIVĒON’S “THE FIRST NOEL (AMAZON ORIGINAL)” IS NOW LIVE EXCLUSIVELY ON AMAZON MUSIC!

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ABOUT GIVĒON

GIVĒON has always used his raw, evocative songwriting to mine a confusing world for answers, and that approach has connected to the tune of over 1 billion global streams and nearly 1 billion YouTube views thus far. But, lately he’s been fixed on a problem he can’t solve. As he puts it, “Sometimes the truth is rewarded, and sometimes it’s frowned upon. Does a little deception make us feel better?” This sort of tension is at the heart of GIVĒON’s work. His debut album Give or Take shows off the emotional curiosity and deep warmth of his songs over cinematic R&B arrangements. This sensitivity and love for storytelling traces back to his upbringing in Long Beach, CA, where his mother shielded him and his brothers from the area’s gang culture and encouraged him to sing. After years of hustle, he bonded with producer Sevn Thomas (Drake, Rihanna) in 2019 and placed “Chicago Freestyle” on Drake’s 2020 mixtape Dark Lane Demo Tapes. GIVĒON’s March 2020 debut EP Take Time held his first top 40 Hot 100 hit, “Heartbreak Anniversary,” and by March 2021, his When It’s All Said and Done… Take Time compilation debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 (It’s since gone Platinum, and highlight “All to Me” went Gold—his 10th RIAA certification). Since then, the seven-time Grammy nominee has been forging connections in person on tour, and he’s been hard at work writing Give or Take. Its arrival shows just how much he’s grown, both as an introspective songwriter and an empathetic human being.

About Amazon Music

Amazon Music is an immersive audio entertainment service that connects fans, artists, and creators through music, podcasts, and culture. Amazon Music brings fans closer to what they love, with curated and personalized playlists, artist livestreams, artist merch, and Amazon Exclusive podcasts. Prime members get access to over 100 million songs in shuffle mode, All-Access playlists, plus the largest catalog of top ad-free podcasts, included with their membership. Customers can upgrade to Amazon Music Unlimited for full, on-demand access to 100 million songs in HD and a growing catalog of Ultra HD and Spatial audio. Anyone can listen to Amazon Music by downloading the free Amazon Music app, or wherever they listen to music including Alexa-enabled devices. Learn more at www.amazon.com/music

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WIZKID “MORE LOVE, LESS EGO” by Fawaz Ibrahim via 360 MAGAZINE

Wizkid – MORE LOVE, LESS EGO

NIGERIAN GRAMMY AWARD WINNING SUPERSTAR 

WIZKID 

RELEASES HIS FIFTH STUDIO ALBUM 

MORE LOVE, LESS EGO

VIA STARBOY/SONY MUSIC INTERNATIONAL/RCA RECORDS

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“Africa’s biggest pop star” GQ

“To see Wizkid perform is to comprehend his prowess as an entertainer.”Vogue 

“Nigerian superstar Wizkid has a global audience listening.” Billboard 


Today, GRAMMY Award-winning and multi-Platinum selling Nigerian superstar Wizkid release his fifth studio album More Love, Less Ego via Starboy/Sony Music International/RCA Records – click here to listen. Prior to the album dropping, Wizkid released Money & Love and his P2J-produced (whose credits also include Beyoncé, Doja Cat andBurna Boy) single “Bad To Me.” To coincide with his latest release, Apple Music will release an Apple Music Live performance with Wiz on November 14th and his first-ever Madison Square Garden show in New York is happening on November 16th – buy tickets here.

Listen to the album More Love, Less Ego HERE

Watch “Bad To Me” HERE

Recently, Wizkid reached a momentous career milestone as his 2020 Grammy nominated album Made in Lagos, with over a billion streams to its name, was awarded Gold Certified from the RIAA. The album’s 2021 deluxe version had the Justin Bieber remixed lead single Essence” (featuring Tems) that peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, won a 2022 BET Award for “Best Collaboration”  and a 2022 NAACP Image Award for “Outstanding International Song,” in addition to being the first Nigerian song to chart on both the Hot 100 and Global 200 charts. The original Grammy nominated version of the single featuring Tems is a 2x Platinum smash hit that reached #1 at Urban Radio and #1 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart.


Also, this year, Wizkid has collaborated with Chris Brown for his track Call Me Every Day”, headlined Rolling Loud in Toronto, and performed at festivals around the world including Roots Picnic in Philadelphia, Afro Nation in Portugal, Oh My Fest in Amsterdam, Essence Fest in New Orleans, and more. Wiz is currently up for two nominations – “Favorite Afrobeats Artist” and “Favorite R&B Song” (“Essence” with Tems) for the 2022 American Music Awards.

More Love, Less Ego Album Tracklist

01 Money & Love

09 Balance 

03 Bad To Me

04 2 Sugar feat. Ayra Starr

05 Everyday

06 Slip N Slide feat. Skillibeng & Shenseaa

07 Deep                                                                                                                      

08 Flower Pads

02 Wow feat.Skepta & Naira Marley

10 Pressure 

11 Plenty Loving

12 Special feat. Don Toliver

13 Frames (Who’s Gonna Know)

About Wizkid:

Grammy award winning singer/songwriter Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun (aka Wizkid) began his career in music when he was just 11 years old in Lagos, Nigeria. His first record, Lil Prinz, was recorded in 2001 in collaboration with Glorious Five, a group consisting of Balogun and his friends from church. In 2006, he started pursuing music full-time, at first collaborating with various Nigerian pop acts including OJB JezreelNaeto C, and Banky W. By 2011, he was ready to record his debut studio album as a solo artist: Superstar was released via Empire Mates Entertainment to great critical and public acclaim across Africa, propelling him to stardom in his home country. After multiple delays and label disagreements, Balogun released his sophomore album titled Ayo in 2014. This second studio album had a multitude of guest appearances, including a spot from Femi Kuti. It also featured Balogun’s global breakthrough track “Ojuelegba.” Not only did the single cement his status as one of Nigeria’s biggest pop acts, it was also picked up and remixed by Drake and Skepta, thrusting Wizkid into the international spotlight. In return, Wizkid appeared on Drake‘s 2016 smash single “One Dance.” 

In March 2017, it was announced that Wizkid had signed a major deal with RCA and Sony International, which released his third LP, Sounds From the Other Side, later that year. A handful of singles appeared in advance of the album, including “Daddy Yo”, “Sweet Love” and “Come Closer”, and were successful; the latter is certified Gold in the USA and the UK . 

Following his impressive international campaign, Wizkid refocused energy on his Starboy imprint in Africa. From releasing viral records like “Soco” with his affiliate acts to securing partnerships with brands such as Puma, Wizkid has solidified himself as a millennial pioneer for African entertainment. As an ode to his hometown, Wizkid released his fourth full-length project titled Made in Lagos in 2020 with guest appearances from Burna BoySkeptaDamian MarleyH.E.R, Ella Mai, and more. The album is the highest charting Nigerian album on the Billboard 200 of all time, the longest charting Nigerian album of the century on Billboard World Albums chart, and the first and only African album to be RIAA certified Gold in the US with half a million in sale units. Hit single “Essence” became the first Nigerian song to feature on the Billboard Hot 100 and peak #1 on US urban radio. Made in Lagos, along with his Grammy award winning feature with Beyonce and five sellout shows at the o2 Arena, prove Wizkid’s movement to be one of lasting global impact.

Listen to More Love, Less Ego:

Multi: https://Wizkid.lnk.to/MoreLoveLessEgo

Watch “Bad To Me”:

YouTube: https://Wizkid.lnk.to/BTMVid

Follow Wizkid:

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CHACE -“BELATED SUFFOCATION” via 360 MAGAZINE

CHACE – BELATED SUFFOCATION

CHACE RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM

“BELATED SUFFOCATION”

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INCLUDES RECENT SINGLES “MARIYA” AND “IN MY HEAD

Billboard: “Shanghai-based Pop and Dance Music Prodigy”

COMPLEX: “Rapidly Rising”

VICE: “The Face of China’s Rising EDM Scene”

After four years of polishing, the all-around producer Chace’s first personal album the thought-provoking and psychedelic “Belated Suffocation” is out now via Astralwerks / Fabled Records. Listen HERE.

“Belated Suffocation” chronicles his creation and thoughts under this present time. It contains diversified electronic music styles with a complete conceptual framework and shows the multi-dimensional color of Chace. Filled with hypnotic production, bouncy beats, and magnetic vocals, Chace proves he’s in it for the long-haul. It contains recent singles “Mariya” and “In My Head.” From the lyrics, music creation, vocals, to the production behind the scenes, Chace does it all.

“46 Step” is the first prelude of the album. It lays the keynote for the whole album with mystery, announces the return of Chace, and opens the album with his unique personality.

“Cinematic” is one of the main tracks of the album. In his creation, Chace constantly surpasses himself, breaks through his original strength, plays the role of MV director for the first time, and participates in the production behind the scenes. The track explores the transition between virtuality and reality. The narrative texture of the film creates his own chace-house style.

“Mariya” is the centerpiece and heart and soul of his debut album. In the process of creation, Chace continues to surpass and challenge himself. “Mariya” continues the mysterious tone of the album’s previous singles and focuses on the track’s mood and psychedelic atmosphere. Chace still arranges the music, writes the lyrics, sings and produces everything himself.

Chace, Zhu Yihan, China’s hottest talented music producer, received global attention early on and became the first Chinese DJ to take the stage at iconic Belgian electronic music festival Tomorrowland. He is currently the guest music director of the new music program at the world’s leading hotel brand, W Hotel. Since releasing his debut EP Destination, Chace’s music – a delirious mix of evocative house, UK garage, and pop – has earned him praise from tastemakers across the world. Billboard dubbed him a “pop and dance music prodigy,” COMPLEX called him a “Rapidly rising producer,” and VICE stated that he’s “The face of China’s rising EDM scene.”

Following years of industry experience as a producer, DJ and band member, Chase established the HOWSHOOD label in 2019, and the MontiArk label last year, both of which are at the center of domestic electronic music. In the summer of 2020, Chace formed the Mandarin rock band with two friends, and with the band’s original album and members opened their first national tour with the theme of “Echo.” In 2021, Chase was named DJ MAG CHINA AWARDS Producer of the Year.

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Sky Rompiendo × Casa Spotify Medallo

‘Sky Rompiendo’ goes to Medellín for the successful closing of Casa Spotify Medallo

Alejandro Ramírez, also known as Sky Rompiendo, the award-winning producer, composer, DJ and artist born in Medellín, has returned to his homeland to participate in the closing of the Casa Spotify Medallo on November 3.

Coming back to Medellin was really wonderful for the 15-time Latin Grammy nominee and 3-time Billboard Latin nominee, as he spoke about “The Future of Music, which was the theme of the panel held at Casa Medallo. Sky recalled the music he heard before dedicating himself to the urban genre, speaking about the role of other genres in the emergence of the Medellin Sound, as well as the differences between other sounds like Puerto Rico and Argentina.  Sky expressed his opinion on when the wonderful sound that now represents us throughout the world began.

For the closing of this event held by Spotify in the capital of Antioquia, Sky, who has thirteen #1 singles on the Billboard charts under his belt, was part of an open-air concert that took place on Calle del Perpetuo Socorro. Over 2,000 people came to see Sky perform in the country responsible for the successes of world-renowned artists such as J Balvin, Karol G, Anitta, Rosalía, Ozuna, Raw Alejandro and Manuel Turizo, just to name a few.

It was a pleasure to have one of the great talents that Medellin, Colombia has given to the world come back home to perform.

Elton John and Roblox team up via 360 Magazine.

Elton John × Roblox

Elton John Presents: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road

Step Into Elton John’s World on Roblox, Inspired by His Life, Legacy & Legendary Self-Expression

The Persistent Immersive Experience Includes Community-Created Digital Fashion and Music Celebration Timed to Artist’s Global Tour and Interactive Challenges
 

Today, Elton John unveils his own world, Elton John Presents: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road, on Roblox, a global online platform connecting millions of people through shared experiences. Created by Elton John and Rocket Entertainment with Roblox creators and support from Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, the virtual experience is live now, offering fans a new way to enjoy his timeless music, express themselves through his iconic fashion co-created with the community, and experience Elton’s impact on popular culture in a new, creative, and unique way.

This unique experience will let fans follow the yellow brick road through an interactive world inspired by Elton’s life and legacy and discover it through the eyes of the Roblox community, learning what Elton’s unparalleled influence means to them. The experience includes Elton’s iconic digital fashion and photographs of memorable moments, interactive challenges set to his greatest hit songs, daily scavenger hunts, and trivia quizzes. Designed in collaboration with more than 20 Roblox community creators, the digital fashion collection on virtual display is inspired by Elton’s most celebrated outfits and eyewear, including free items made with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Major League Baseball and inspired by the outfit Elton wore at his legendary concert in 1975. Fans can try on complete outfits or mix-and-match individual items to recreate Elton’s look on their avatar and shop the full collection available to visitors globally.

Speaking of Beyond the Yellow Brick Road, Elton says: ‘I’m absolutely thrilled to be launching beyond the Yellow Brick Road on Roblox. I’ve seen the joy that Roblox has brought to my boys, and the possibility it creates by the ability to interact with fans in such an exciting and forward-looking way has been mind-blowing to me. I’ve always been myself and used my image, eyewear, and music to express myself, and Roblox really encourages that self-expression. Now my fans can do the same, and that’s really exciting. At every step of my career, I’ve always wanted to push forward and look to the future, and Beyond the Yellow Brick Road is the next step on that journey as I prepare to step away from live touring after 50 years on the road. It’s genuinely thrilling, and I can’t wait to see the response from my fans and the Roblox community.”

David Furnish, CEO of Rocket Entertainment, says: “Elton is a visionary creative with a life full of major music and fashion moments significant to the culture of then and now and lived his life like an avatar! Beyond the Yellow Brick Road is an extraordinary collection of some of these moments that we have had a lot of fun recreating with the Roblox community since Rocket Entertainment began this project. As Elton says farewell to touring at Dodger Stadium, we’re excited for the opportunities that spaces like Roblox offer to ensure Elton’s music and legacy may continue to bring joy to the world.”

Sir Lucian Grainge, Chairman & CEO of Universal Music Group, says: “In the decades we’ve worked together, my commitment to Elton has been to build the largest global audience for his creative genius, spanning his recorded music, songwriting, fashion, and performances. As Eltonwraps up his monumental final tour, we are extremely excited to help bring Beyond the Yellow Brick Road to life so that new generations of fans, now and for years to come, will continue to be entertained and inspired by his songs and music.”

The Roblox community is also invited to a special performance taking place within the Beyond the Yellow Brick Road experience on Roblox starting on November 17th, with additional performances re-airing hourly through November 20th. Reimagined for limitless creative expression on Roblox, this series of ten-minute virtual performances – made up of Elton’s best-loved songs – will offer fans of all ages anywhere in the world an entirely new way to feel part of his final ever U.S. shows. Forming part of his record-breaking and critically acclaimed Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, the special performances will coincide with Elton’s run of Dodger Stadium shows (November 17th – 20th), which will see Elton make history once again as he returns to the iconic L.A. venue for the first time since his legendary performance in 1975.

Virtual experience visitors are also able to earn and collect yellow bricks, the currency used in ‘Beyond the Yellow Brick Road,’ as they explore interactive challenges, allowing them the chance to gain VIP access to hear a dedicated message from Elton and have their avatar appear on stage with him at his final Dodger Stadium show on November 20th. After the Dodger Stadium concerts,‘Elton John: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road’ will continue to live on – with new experiences, music, fashion, and more – as an immersive timeless capsule of his craft in the metaverse.

‘Elton John Presents: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road’ is the latest new frontier that Elton John is embracing during a dazzling period of creativity and cultural relevance. Having topped the U.K. single charts last summer with ‘Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)’ with Dua Lipa, his latest smash hit single ‘Hold Me Closer’ has seen Elton stepping into the limelight with Britney Spears for her first studio recording since 2016. With a chart-topping memoir ‘Me’ and acclaimed musical fantasy ‘Rocketman’ in recent years, and the ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour continuing to be lauded by fans and critics alike, his collaboration on Roblox continues to reinforce Elton’s ongoing relevance. As fans prepare to bid farewell to Elton John as a touring artist, ‘With Elton John Presents: Beyond The Yellow Brick Road’ they can continue to experience all aspects of Elton’s world in the forward-thinking and thoroughly modern manner we’ve come to expect from one of the greatest pop culture icons of the 20th and 21st century.

Join Elton Beyond the Yellow Brick Road on Roblox at roblox.com/eltonjohn.

ABOUT ELTON JOHN: 

Elton’s career achievements to date are unsurpassed in their breadth and longevity. Elton is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time. In the UK and US charts alone he has 1 diamond, 32 platinum or multi-platinum, and 21 gold albums as well as over 70 Top 40 hits. He has sold more than 300 million records worldwide. 

He holds the record for the biggest-selling single of all time, “Candle in the Wind 1997”, which sold over 33 million copies. Released in 2017 ‘Diamonds’ the Ultimate Greatest Hits album, became Elton’s 40th UK Top 40 album and has spent over 200 consecutive weeks in the top 75 of the UK album charts, over 110 of these in the top 20, and in August 2022 surpassed the threshold for 1 million combined chart unites in the UK. This release celebrated 50 years of his songwriting partnership with Bernie Taupin. August 2018 saw Elton named as the most successful male solo artist in Billboard Hot 100 chart history. At present, he has logged 70 Billboard Hot 100 entries, including nine No. 1s and 28 Top 10s. ‘The Lockdown Sessions’, an album of collaborations recorded during the COVID-19 Pandemic, was released in October 2021 and went straight to number 1 in the UK album Charts, becoming Elton’s 8th UK number 1 album in the process. It’s lead single “Cold Heart (PNAU Remix) with Dua Lipa” became a bona fide global hit, reaching number 1 in the UK and Australian singles charts. Its success meant that Elton became the first ever solo artist to score a UK Top 10 hit single in 6 consecutive decades. His most recent release, “Hold Me Closer,” featuring Britney Spears debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, providing Elton with his tenth Top 10 hit. The song also climbed to #1 in Australia and Canada, #3 in the UK, and most notable, #1 on iTunes in over 40 countries upon release. In America, Elton John holds the record for longest span between Billboard top 40 hits at 50 years.   

Elton announced the ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour at New York’s Gotham Hall in January 2018. Encompassing 5 continents, and over 350 dates, this 5-year-long tour started in September 2018 and marks his retirement from touring after more than 50 years on the road. In 2019 it was named Billboard’s Top Rock Tour and Pollstar’s Major Tour Of The Year. To date, Elton has delivered more than 4,000 performances in more than 80 countries since launching his first tour in 1970. 2019 also saw the release of ‘Rocketman’ and global bestselling autobiography, ‘ME’. An epic fantasy musical motion picture of Elton’s life, ‘Rocketman’ has been a commercial and critical hit, taking close to $200m at the box office. It has won an Oscar, two Golden Globe Awards and a Critics’ Choice Award and garnered BAFTA nominations. Its soundtrack was also nominated for a GRAMMY Award. 

Among the many awards and honors bestowed upon him are six GRAMMYs, including a GRAMMY Legend award, a Tony and two Oscars, a Best British Male Artist BRIT Award, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Kennedy Center Honor, Legend of Live Award, 13 Ivor Novello Awards between 1973 and 2001 and a knighthood from HM Queen Elizabeth II for “services to music and charitable services”. Most recently, Elton was awarded the 2021 iHeartRadio “Golden Icon” Award in recognition of his incredible influence on music and pop culture. In February 2022, he topped the inaugural Pollstar Artist Power Index, a weekly rank of the world’s most popular artists based on streaming, touring, airplay, and social media metrics.  

In 1992, Elton established the Elton John AIDS Foundation, which today is one of the leading non-profit HIV/AIDS organizations and has raised over $515 million to date in the global fight against HIV/AIDS. In June 2019 President Emmanuel Macron presented Elton the Légion d’honneur, France’s highest award, for his lifetime contribution to the arts and the fight against HIV/AIDS. Elton was awarded the Companion of Honor in the 2021 New Year Honors list. The highest acknowledgement in the list, Elton became one of only 64 people to hold the honor. September 2019 saw The Royal Mail issue a set of 12 stamps as a tribute to Elton being one of the most popular and enduring music artists of all time. Elton was only the second individual music artist to be featured in a dedicated stamp issue. In July 2020 the Royal Mint released an Elton John commemorative coin, the second in their music legends series to celebrate ‘one of the most successful and enduring artists of all time’. Always a tireless champion of new artists, Elton has been a leading industry voice in lobbying the government for young artists visa-free touring rights in Europe post Brexit.