Soulful vocalist Ari Lennox (Dreamville/Interscope Records) returns with a flirty new video for her latest single, “BUSSIT.” Donning an array of vibrant colors, Ari and her sassy clique bring their fun energy and sensual moves to the Tajana B. Williams directed visual. The track itself is equally enjoyable, pairing Ari’s neo-soul vocals with a memorable, ear-catching melody. “BUSSIT” was one of the lead tracks from the Revenge of the Dreamers III: Director’s Cut deluxe album. You can view the video HERE.
Last month, Ari surprised fans with the release of her three-track Shea Butter Baby (RemixEP). Soliciting crooner Durand Bernarr, rapper Smino and the popular Doja Cat, the project featured remakes of “FaceTime,” “I Been” and “BMO.” Ari’s acclaimed debut album, Shea Butter Baby, garnered the artist significant press while landing on eight year-end lists for “Top Album,” including those compiled by the Associated Press, Billboard, NPR and Complex. You can listen to the Shea Butter Baby (Remix EP) HERE.
Ari is still reeling from an exciting 2019, which included: a sold-out Shea Butter Baby Tour; a guest spot on Lizzo’s Cuz I Love You Tour; and an impressive set in front of 40,000 fans at the inaugural Dreamvile Fest. Additionally, she earned three 2019 Soul Train Award nominations. This year, Ari earnednominations at the NAACP and now postponed iHeart Music Awards, andshe received a coveted GRAMMY nomination for her work on the Dreamville album, Revenge of the Dreamers III.
Ari Lennox “BUSSIT”eSingle
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Vevo announces the release of Lauren Jauregui’s live performance of “Lento.” Lauren Jauregui is an artist, singer, songwriter, creative and humanitarian. Having spent most of 2019 in the studio, writing and recording new music, the award-winning artist and activist is ready to enter this new phase of her career, with even more new music on the horizon and an album in the works. True to her artistic ethos, this next phase finds her fully expressing her creativity in every aspect of her art, from writing songs to conceptualizing and editing her own music videos. Outside of the studio, Jauregui has spent much of her life engaging in political activism and using her wide-ranging social platform as a mouthpiece to share her views. With over 14 million combined followers actively engaging across all social media platforms, Jauregui understands the power of her platform and her voice as a young member of society. She is politically outspoken and actively involved in protests, whether it’s marching with students from Parkland, FL for gun reform or speaking on women’s and LGBTQ+ rights. As she gears up for a busy 2020, Lauren is making it her duty to continue her activism, imploring her fans to be vocal about their stances and always fight for human rights. “Lento” is the first official solo release of Lauren’s in 2020, following her wildly popular “Invisible Chains.” “Lento” is now streaming on all platforms. Keep up with exclusive content from artists all over the world on YouTube.com/Vevo.
Vevo is the world’s largest all-premium music video provider, offering artists a global platform with enormous scale through its distribution partners. Vevo connects artists with their audience globally via music videos and original content, working directly with them to find unique ways to bring their music to life visually. Vevo also works with emerging artists, providing them with a platform of global scale and reach, to find and grow their audience. Reaching 26 billion monthly views globally, Vevo has over 400,000 music videos in its catalogue.
The Goldbergs (ABC)
Dragons: Rescue Riders (Netflix)
The Amazing World of Gumball (Cartoon Network)
For Jacob Hopkins, acting is the family business. Born in Los Angeles, Jacob was discovered at the age of five when he accompanied his Dad, who is an actor, to a meeting with his agent. Taken with his blue eyes and easy charm, the agent asked, “Who is this and does he want to act?” Within weeks of this encounter he was cast in his first role, as the charming and curious little boy Brian in the film, The Minis. Soon after, he booked the first of several national commercials including an ad for Kmart opposite the angelic Jaclyn Smith.
Jacob’s big break came when he landed a role on the fifth season of the popular HBO series True Blood. In the critically acclaimed show, Jacob played Alexander Drew, the youngest (looking) member of the Vampire Authority. Having turned at the age of nine, his character was an impetuous vamp who liked to taunt those around him. Jacob shared the screen with fellow Authority chancellors Christopher Meloni, Peter Mensah, and Carolyn Hennesy as well as lead actors Alexander Skarsgard and his Priest co-star Stephen Moyer.
At eighteen, he is making his mark in the voice over world. He can currently be heard on Netflix’s Dragons: Rescue Riders as Axel Finke. The show is a spin off of the fan favorite movie, How to Train Your Dragon. He also honed his comedic chops as the voice of Gumball Watterson in Cartoon Network’s animated hit The Amazing World of Gumball, one of his favorite shows. The BAFTA Award-winning series chronicles the adventures of an amusing twelve-year-old cat with a fair for misadventure, and his extraordinary suburban family, who live in constant conflict with their ordinary town. The second highest-rated cartoon on the network, Gumball has been praised for its “first-rate silliness” and “really clever spin on domestic chaos” by Variety.
Jacob is definitely no stranger to the small screen. Following his success on True Blood, he landed a recurring role on ABC’s The Goldbergs. In this hilarious comedy, Jacob plays Chad Kremp, who is a cool and preppy kid on the surface, but a geek at heart. His character becomes instant friends with Adam Goldberg (Sean Giambrone) as they share a love for all things geeky. The series also stars Jeff Garlin and Wendi McLendon-Covey. Jacob was also seen in the Lifetime Movie Missing at 17, which tells the poignant tale of the struggles a family faces when their teenage daughter goes missing. As the younger brother Andrew, Jacob plays a pivotal role in helping his parents find his missing sister. Other notable television credits include guest roles on CBS’s How I Met Your Mother as well as NBC’s About A Boy and Animal Practice.
Jacob has also ventured on to the big screen. His first feature film was Priest, where he had a small but memorable role opposite Paul Bettany and Stephen Moyer. Jacob also lent his talents to the short film The Boy Who Cried Fish, where he gave a moving performance as an autistic child. Jacob’s performance was praised by fans and critics alike, earning him a “Best Male Performer” award at the Action on Film Festival. In Just a Little Heart Attack he played the very smart son of Elizabeth Banks, who also directed the project. Most recently, he starred as the supporting lead in CBS Films Middle School: Worst Years of My Life as Miller. Jacob further showcased his acting prowess in two web series. He was cast in RCVR, which was honored as Best Drama Web Series at the 2012 International Academy of Web Television Awards and Supermoms, where he co-starred opposite Joey Lauren Adams.
Jacob’s versatility, talent and intelligence allow him to bring such wonderful characters to life. One of his fellow actors proclaims, “Jacob is one amazing and talented kid. A real pro.” He has established himself as a multidimensional actor who is sure to have a bright future in the industry. Jacob resides in Los Angeles with his parents and older brother, Gerad. He is an accomplished martial artist and enjoys Taekwondo. In his spare time, Jacob loves to play sports, read, draw, and spend time with family and friends.
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Global superstar, producer and DJ, Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll – a.k.a. Kygo, teams up with Sasha Sloan for new track “I’ll Wait.” Listen HERE. The song is now available across all streaming platforms and will be featured on Kygo’s upcoming third album Golden Hour out via Sony Music International/Ultra Records/RCA Records.
The collaboration reunites Kygo and Sloan who previously worked together on “This Town” for Kygo’s Stargazing EP in 2017.
“I’ll Wait” follows the release of Kygo’s single “Like It Is” ft. Tyga and Zara Larsson and Kygo’s “Higher Love” with Whitney Houston, the latter of which has more than 651 million audio and video streams combined and charted at Top 40 radio. “Higher Love” is a cover of the 1986 Steve Winwood classic. The Whitney Houston estate presented Kygo with the archival recording of Whitney’s version, which was previously released as a Japan-only bonus track on her I’m Your Baby Tonight physical album in 1990. Upon hearing the Whitney track, Kygo raced into the studio, thrilled to be given the opportunity to make music with one of the greatest female vocalists of all time. “Higher Love” was written by Steve Winwood, Will Jennings and produced by Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll and Narada Michael Walden.
LINDSAY LOHAN RELEASES NEW SINGLE “BACK TO ME”
Trailblazing new artist Isaac Dunbar releases his new track “comme des garçons (like the boys)” via RCA Records. The song is written by Isaac and Rory Adams and produced by Isaac. Listen HERE. His forthcoming EP isaac’s insect’s is set to be released next Thursday, April 9th.
E! News included Isaac in their Next-Gen of Pop article calling him an artist you need to know and he was included in Idolator’s 40 Artists To Watch In 2020. “comme des garçons (like the boys)” follows Isaac’s previously released tracks “scorton’s creek” which Idolator called “His Best Single Yet”, “makeup drawer” which PAPER exclusively premiered the video, “isaac’s insects” where Billboard called him “the real deal”, “onion boy” and “body” which led TIME magazine to call his voice “lovely” and stated that he has “a keen ear — and intuition — for turning pop into relatable confessions.”
About Isaac Dunbar
The 17-year-old budding artist supported girl in red on her North American and European run of show dates last fall and released his highly anticipated EP balloons don’t float here last summer. It garnered the attention of notable tastemakers like Zane Lowe, The FADER, Ones To Watch, and Hillydilly, which stated: “it’s only a matter of time until he gets worldwide recognition.” Hailing from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Isaac’s EP melds complex sounds and atmospheric, beat-driven production to create melodic and introspective tracks. The unique brand of distorted ballads combined with lush, multilayered dream-pop harmonies and malleable, heady synth drops creates a genre-bending EP. Isaac is looking forward to releasing his new EP under RCA Records this spring and will hit the road on his first headlining tour later this year.
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☝Enter YouTube Star and #1 Billboard-charting artist Peter Hollens, a self-made influencer whose beloved music vids are filmed in a studio behind his house. His new, highly-polished EPIC HAND WASHING SONG is already going viral, and 100% of the proceeds are going to fight coronavirus with the slogan “Share the Video, not the Germs”.
☝Watch EPIC HAND WASHING SONG: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gfOHEaHdjo
☝PRESS release: https://peterhollens.com/press/
“When I started making this album, I never imagined it would be released as we face a worldwide pandemic.” says The Weeknd “I always felt that music helped me in hard times and I hope that this body of work can do the same for others. It’s been amazing to see the real heroes shine in our world right now, the healthcare workers, the grocery store clerks and staff, delivery people, first responders – everyone putting their lives on the line to help others. This album is for them and any small joy or relief it can bring.”
THE WEEKND CAPTURES #1 ALBUM AND #1 ON BILLBOARD HOT 100 WITH AFTER HOURS AND BLINDING LIGHTS
AFTER HOURS DEBUTS AS BIGGEST ALBUM OF 2020
THE WEEKND BREAKS HIS OWN STREAMING RECORD, NOW HAS THE #1 AND #2 STREAMING R&B ALBUMS OF ALL TIME
ALBUM SURPASSES 2 BILLION GLOBAL STREAMS, CLOSING IN ON 2 MILLION IN GLOBAL CONSUMPTION
The Weeknd’s latest album, After Hours (XO/Republic Records) was released to massive critical and fan acclaim and has now been crowned the year’s biggest release, earning over 2 billion global streams and nearly 2 million in global consumption. The Grammy Award winning artist has not only captured a #1 album debut, but the single “Blinding Lights” has simultaneously captured the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming his 5th #1 on the chart. In addition, After Hours has become the #1 R&B streaming album of all time, breaking the record previously held by The Weeknd’s 2016 release, Starboy. The artist now holds the #1 and #2 top streaming R&B albums of all time with After Hours and Starboy. After Hours is topping the charts across the globe, debuting #1 in Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy and New Zealand. The album debuted at #1 on Apple Music in over 85 countries and dominated the global Spotify Chart, capturing 7 of the Top 10. Additionally, “Blinding Lights” has been the #1 airplay song and #1 official single in multiple countries for several consecutive weeks as well as Spotify’s #1 Global Song for 37 days and counting. The record has also has crossed over 5 million in Single Consumption.
The #1’s were aplenty for the release, #1 Billboard Debut of 2020 (After Hours), #1 Billboard Top 200 (After Hours), #1 Billboard Hot 100 (Blinding Lights), #1 Billboard R&B Album (After Hours), #1 Billboard Digital Song (Blinding Lights), #1 All-Time R&B Streaming Week (After Hours) and #1 Global Shazam (Blinding Lights).
Previous to album release the first two singles, “Heartless” and “Blinding Lights”, had already taken the world by storm, earning RIAA Platinum status and bringing The Weeknd into the Top 10 artists of all time for RIAA singles. “Heartless” became The Weeknd’s 4th #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, while “Blinding Lights” became his 5th #1 Hot 100 and his 7th #1 on the Hot R&B Songs chart, the most for any artist ever. The Weeknd continued the trend by accumulating over 1 million pre-saves on Apple Music, the most the platform has ever seen.
Emotions turn on a dime. In the span of just one Loote song, you might get up and dance, sit back down and let out a tear, or return to your feet and fall in love again. In a similar manner, the New York duo—Jackson Foote and Emma Lov—fashion self-described “cry jams” out of alternative, electronic, and pop elements. Bathed in the glow of neon production and artful instrumentation, the pair put on a different kind of party…
“We make music you can jam out to while you cry,” says Jackson. “It’s funny, but it’s true.”
“The songs are a vibe,” Emma elaborates. “I feel like we’re always in the middle. So many people are worried about losing themselves, finding themselves, and not knowing who they are when they come out on the other side. It’s a struggle I dealt with for a long time too. We’ve figured out how to talk about this in our music, because we found the right midpoint between these emotions. We exist in our own crevice of what you’d call pop.”
They occupy this space quite comfortably as well.
Since first united by a professor at SUNY Purchase College, these two kindred spirits have quietly positioned themselves for pop ubiquity. The group’s 2018 debut EP, single., gathered nearly 150 million cumulative streams in under a year. As they averaged over 8 million monthly listeners on Spotify, “High Without Your Love” and “Your Side of the Bed” both leapt past the 40 million-mark, while superstar Joe Jonas lent his inimitable pipes to “Longer Than I Thought.” In between supporting Eric Nam on tour and performing at the Hot 100 Festival, they attracted critical acclaim from the likes of Billboard, Idolator, Baeble, Substream, and many more. Jackson co-produced and co-wrote Zara Larsson’s “Ruin My Life” which recently was certified gold. Additionally, they collaborated with David Guetta and Brooks on the 2019 smash “Better When You’re Gone.”