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.
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WATCH “LENTO” | VEVO
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.
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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MARVEL UNLIMITED NOW OFFERING FREE ACCESS TO ICONIC COMIC BOOK STORIES
Free comics stories will be made available for one month on the service starting April 2 for fans to experience different corners of the Marvel Universe while social distancing
Each free story comes from comic book collections and runs available for purchase in print at your local comic book shop and wherever books are sold.
Marvel Unlimited, Marvel’s digital comics subscription service, is now offering all fans FREE access to some of Marvel’s most iconic stories from recent years, including now-classic Marvel Comics events and critically acclaimed runs featuring the Avengers, Spider-Man, Black Widow, Captain America, Captain Marvel, and more. Fans who are social distancing will be able to escape into the Marvel Universe and revisit their favorite stories from a curated selection of complete story arcs – completely free – on Marvel Unlimited, starting Thursday, April 2 until Monday, May 4.
To access Marvel Unlimited’s free comics offering, download or update the Marvel Unlimited app for iOS or Android at the respective Apple and Google Play app stores, and click “Free Comics” on the landing screen. No payment information or trial subscriptions will be required for the selection of free comics.
This month’s free comics will feature instant Marvel Comics classics and can’t-miss events including:
* AVENGERS VS. X-MEN
* CIVIL WAR
* AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RED GOBLIN
* BLACK PANTHER BY TA-NEHISI COATES VOL. 1
* THANOS WINS BY DONNY CATES
* X-MEN MILESTONES: DARK PHOENIX SAGA
* AVENGERS: KREE/SKRULL WAR
* AVENGERS BY JASON AARON VOL. 1: THE FINAL HOST
* FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 1: FOUREVER
* BLACK WIDOW VOL. 1: S.H.I.E.L.D.’S MOST WANTED
* CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER ULTIMATE
* CAPTAIN MARVEL VOL. 1: HIGHER, FURTHER, FASTER, MORE
Customers on the Marvel Comics App and webstore as well as comiXology will also have free access to these stories for a limited time.
Each of these extraordinary epics owe their origins to some of Marvel’s greatest comic books released in print over the years. In celebration of that tradition, Marvel has added an information page to each story with details on how to find your local comic book shop and start your very own Marvel collection of back issues and printed trades.
To find these stories and more of Marvel’s greatest comic books in print, please reach out to your local comic book shop to ask about services they may offer, including holding or creating pull lists, curbside pick-ups, special deliveries and other options to accommodate. Find and support your local comic book shop HERE.
Marvel Unlimited is Marvel’s member subscription service that gives members unlimited access to over 27,000 issues of Marvel’s classic and newer titles, delivered digitally through your desktop web browser and the Marvel Unlimited mobile app. Classic and newer issues are added every week of all your must-read series, including Amazing Spider-Man, Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy – as soon as 6 months after they hit the shelves.
To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com.
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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.”
GRAMMY® Award-nominated multiplatinum modern hip-hop icon Tyga releases his new single “Bored in the House” featuring Curtis Roach. Get it HERE.
The track, produced by Pliznaya, comes a week after Tyga posted his now viral TikTok lip-syncing Curtis Roach’s original rap. Tyga’s 10-second take on being bored in his house has garnered more than 35 million views and over 4.5 million likes in just 7 days.
“Bored in the House” arrives hot on the heels of Tyga’s red-hot collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion “Freak” and his previous viral smash “Ayy Macarena”, which has totaled nearly a-quarter-of-a-billion streams and counting. Tyga also dropped a remix of “Ayy Macarena” featuring Latin superstar Ozuna. About this version, Billboard wrote, “Ozuna’s 30-second rap verse is about a man who makes the ladies swoon with his luxurious lifestyle.” The animated clip already cracked 6 million views and counting. View it HERE.
As a rapper, entrepreneur, and influential force, Tyga maintains his place at the forefront of hip-hop and the culture. Since emerging in 2008, his influence consistently grew year after year to affect nearly every facet of the mainstream. Throughout his career, he earned dozens of multiplatinum certifications around the world, including the quadruple-platinum “Rack City,” triple-platinum “Faded,” and double-platinum “Ayo” with Chris Brown, to name a few. In 2018, he turned up with his most successful single to date “Taste” [feat. Offset]. Not only did it go six-times platinum and clinch #8 on the Billboard Hot 100, but it generated over 1 billion cumulative streams. It also paved the way for his 2019 opus, Legendary, released via his own Last Kings Records / Empire Distribution. Legendary crashed the Top 20 on the Top 200 chart, scored a gold certification release week, and accumulated 5 billion streams in under a year. Tyga perennially holds a place in the Top 30 of the “Most Streamed Artists on Spotify.” His influence continues to grow with each subsequent album.