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thuy – i hope u see this (deluxe)

Vietnamese singer-songwriter thuy (pronounced twee) released the deluxe edition of her critically-acclaimed debut EP, i hope u see this. The fourteen-track project is a reflection of thuy‘s truth, unraveling the complexities of love through a utopia of harmonies that spotlight heartbreak, love, empowerment, and self-confidence. i hope u see this (deluxe) introduces five more reasons as to how thuy is paving the future for modern R&B in her own right. 

“The deluxe project is a continuation of the theme that I’m closing the door on the past in order to enter a new chapter in my life,” thuy said with excitement about the deluxe EP.  

i hope u see this (deluxe) is a cohesive body of work that celebrates thuy‘s innate musicality. It’s a consistent approach, meant to be played in any setting that honors emotion. Songs like “distance between us” prove that thuy’s regaining control over those overwhelming thoughts and unwanted feelings that have sapped her energy over the years. Her smooth vocals permeate the work, flirting over bouncy percussion that grinds into a catchy hook with “inhibitions” featuring P-Lo

When trying to make sense of thuy, you’re introduced to a fiery songstress that’s capable of making the best out of a bad situation. “in my bag” featuring Destiny Rogers channels those elements of misfortune into a deeper meaning that encourages listeners to remain focused in the face of adversity.  Diving deeper into the remix, thuy explains, “the ‘in my bag’ remix with Destiny Rogers is a major women empowerment anthem and that’s why I knew I wanted to get another female artist on it. Destiny Rogers was the perfect feature for this remix; she just exudes confidence and drive. I wanted to really embody the idea that women can be bosses and to never count us out of anything because we always come out on top!”

About Thuy

thuy is a recording artist and songwriter who marked her debut in 2015 with her first radio record, “Hands on Me”. Born and raised in the Bay Area, the now LA-based artist has released several records showcasing her angelic vocals, skillful songwriting, and modern R&B stylings. Having amassed over 150 million streams and garnered support from premier publications including Billboard, Rolling Stones, Paper, VIBE, Harper’s Bazaar, Lyrical Lemonade, MTV, NBC, Flaunt, and more thuy is setting herself apart in the pop R&B scene.

As a Vietnamese-American recording artist, thuy was featured in Paper’s first feature on Southeast Asian-American artists, highlighting how the rising artist has “carved out a space for herself both within and beyond the community of self-made Asian-American musical artists that have emerged in the streaming era.”2021 marked a turning point for thuy, who released her debut EP: i hope u see this. The project shares a beautiful and introspective collection of records touching on heartbreak, love, empowerment, and self-confidence. Through the project, thuy hopes that her music continues to inspire confidence in others and to be a voice for those who want to feel seen.

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Jubel – So Sick

Swedish pop-duo Jubël shared their rendition of Ne-Yo‘s “So Sick.” Listen to “So Sick” HERE via Warner Records. On “So Sick,” the duo is staying true to the original’s smooth R&B while adding their trademark sound of organic guitars and breezy summer feel good vibes. 

The Swedish duo has been performing “So Sick” live and at radio shows for years, as Ne-Yo’s “So Sick” was a personal favorite of the duo growing up. After being requested by fans, Jubël is finally releasing it as a single along with a behind-the-scenes making of the track. Watch the BTS footage HERE

The release follows the massive success of Jubël’s breakthrough track “Dancing In The Moonlight” ft NEIMY, which received multi-platinum certifications across Europe and a remix from Tiësto while landing #1 on the UK radio play chart and Top 10 on the UK airplay year-end chart.

“We’re like a live band with electronic elements and influences,” Jubël says. “We have songs with pop-structures, but it’s all very danceable, four-on-the-floor music.” That winning formula has garnered the chart-topping, platinum-selling group millions of cross-platforms streams—all within a couple short years. 

About Jubel

Consisting of Sebastian Atas as primary producer and lead vocalist and Victor Sjöström as the key songwriter and player of all instruments, both artists started off in their local EDM scene with Victor DJing and Sebastian producing.  With nearly 700 million streams worldwide, Jubël continues to deliver dance-pop hits like “Dancing in the Moonlight,” as well as “Weekend Vibe” and “Dumb” off of their 2021 EP, 6115 Orange Street which received acclaim from FLAUNT, The Music Essentials and more. 

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Mimi Webb × Jimmy Fallon

Mimi Webb just had her Late-Night TV debut performing “House on Fire” on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon! Watch HERE.

The music video for the song, which now has 2.3 million views and counting, can be found HERE

Music Week also recently announced Mimi Webb as the newest addition to their BBC Radio 1’s Brit List. The prestigious offering comes after selling out her first upcoming sold-out February UK tour including a sold out Shepherd’s Bush show. In addition to receiving widespread acclaim from Wonderland, teenVOGUE, Refinery 29, Euphoria, CLASH, FLAUNT, and Consequence of Sound, to name a few. With a voice just loud enough to give you goosebumps, Mimi Webb shines on her debut Seven Shades of Heartbreak EP and more to come.

About Mimi Webb

Mimi Webb projects a voice as magnetic, massive, and magical as her personality. As “the girl next door” with a hell of vocal range, she’s quick to laugh, will let you know precisely what’s on her mind, and isn’t afraid to be heard. Originally hailing from the UK town of Canterbury, the pop singer and songwriter turns up the volume on every emotion with skyscraping runs and open-heart honesty.

Inspired by the likes of Amy Winehouse, Emelie Sandé and Sam Smith, she started writing songs of her own at 13-years-old in diaries before eventually learning guitar. Around the same time, she enrolled in The BRIT School—known for alumni such as Adele, Amy Winehouse, Jessie J and more. Three years later, she left home, moved in with a host family, and attended the prestigious BIMM [British Institute of Modern Music]. In 2019, she uploaded a handful of early compositions and collaborations online, landed management, and inked a deal with Epic Records. Mimi Webb‘s impromptu acapella videos exploded with over 20 million views on TikTok, paving the way for a string of original fan favorites such as “Before I Go,” “I’ll Break My Heart Again,” “Reasons,” and “Good Without.” Amassing close to half a billion streams, she made waves with international hits: “Good Without” and “Dumb Love.” The singles concurrently captured places in the Top 15 on the UK Singles Chart, which cemented Mimi as “the first UK female artist, since Dua Lipa in 2017, to land two singles in the UK Top 15 before the release of her debut album.”

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BabyJake Tour

Singer, songwriter, and producer BabyJake returned with a tour announcement—this summer, he will be embarking on his first-ever headline tour across the US dubbed “Bonnie & The Bayonets Tour”. The string of dates kicks off on May 22nd in San Antonio, TX and continue to Washington DC, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and more in July and August—see the full list of dates HERE. Tickets can be purchased HERE.

Last summer, BabyJake released his debut album, The Sun Wakes Up Earlier Now—listen HERE. The 11-track, genre-blurring album features his hit singles, “My Anxiety” and “Do I Fit In Your Shoes?“. The Sun Wakes Up Earlier Now [SB Projects/Republic Records] was recorded in Los Angeles, and BabyJake co-wrote and co-produced the songs with various collaborators, including Bipolar Sunshine, Lizzy McAlpine, and Linda Perry, to name a few.

On April 29th, BabyJake will drop an Urban Outfitters exclusive vinyl of The Sun Wakes Up Earlier Now—fans can pre-order the LP now HERE.

About BabyJake

BabyJake promises he’s “bringing back rock ‘n’ roll.” However, this isn’t your parents’ rock ‘n’ roll. It’s got all of the style, swagger, and spirit of the seventies, but it’s lit up by a fresh fire. The Florida-born and Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, and producer exudes enough star power to pull off a cowboy hat and flare jeans, but he’s also a byproduct of the times with a natural predilection for viral impact. In 2019, he introduced himself with the gold-selling “Cigarettes on Patios,” crashing viral charts and piling up 100 million-plus streams. During 2020, the artist remained prolific with his debut EP, Don’t give me problems, give me wine. In its wake, Flaunt predicted, BabyJake is on his way to superstardom,” while he earned acclaim from Billboard, Wonderland, V Magazine, Notion, TMRW Magazine, American Songwriter, The Line of Best Fit, Ones to Watch, This Song is Sick, and Lyrical Lemonade, to name a few.  Along the way, he collaborated with everyone from 24kgoldn to Dillon Francis and Louis The Child.

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Mimi Webb – House on Fire

Mimi Webb‘s “House on Fire” lands at number 6 on the UK Singles Charts. The song debuted at number 3 on New Music Friday on Spotify and number two on Apple Music. 

She is currently touring across the UK and opening for Tate McCrae in North America starting March 10th in Seattle, Washington. You can find the full list of tour dates HERE.

About Mimi Webb

Mimi Webb projects a voice as magnetic, massive, and magical as her personality. As “the girl next door” with a hell of vocal range, she’s quick to laugh, will let you know precisely what’s on her mind, and isn’t afraid to be heard. Originally hailing from the UK town of Canterbury, the pop singer and songwriter turns up the volume on every emotion with skyscraping runs and open-heart honesty.

Inspired by the likes of Amy Winehouse, Emelie Sandé, and Sam Smith, she started writing songs of her own at 13-years-old in diaries before eventually learning guitar. Around the same time, she enrolled in The BRIT School—known for alumni such as Adele, Amy Winehouse, Jessie J, and more. Three years later, she left home, moved in with a host family, and attended the prestigious BIMM [British Institute of Modern Music]. In 2019, she uploaded a handful of early compositions and collaborations online, landed management, and inked a deal with Epic Records. Mimi Webb’s impromptu acapella videos exploded with over 20 million views on TikTok, paving the way for a string of original fan favorites such as “Before I Go,” “I’ll Break My Heart Again,” “Reasons,” and “Good Without.” Amassing close to half a billion streams, she made waves with international hits “Good Without” and “Dumb Love.” The singles concurrently captured places in the Top 15 on the UK Singles Chart, which cemented Mimi as “the first UK female artist, since Dua Lipa in 2017, to land two singles in the UK Top 15 before the release of her debut album.”

Music Week also recently announced Mimi Webb as the newest addition to their BBC Radio 1’s Brit List. The prestigious offering comes after selling out her first upcoming sold-out February UK tour including a sold out Shepherd’s Bush show. In addition to receiving widespread acclaim from Wonderland, teenVOGUE, Refinery 29, Euphoria, CLASH, FLAUNT, and Consequence of Sound, to name a few. With a voice just loud enough to give you goosebumps, Mimi Webb shines on her debut, Seven Shades of Heartbreak EP with more to come.

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Kendy X × Dreamdoll × Kalan.FrFr – For Me

Rising Westcoast R&B artist Kendy X sets her mark with today’s remix release of “For Me” with Bronx-born rapper Dreamdoll and Los Angeles’ own Kalan.FrFr. Available to stream and purchase now, the trifecta forces unleash an irresistible remix to Kendy X’s debut single, which was met with praise last year upon immediate release.  

Kendy X shares “For Me is the most important song on the EP, because it shows the transformation into a bad bitch.” She continues with, “The whole project is about finding yourself and becoming the woman you are meant to be and not changing for anybody. On For Me, I’m saying, this is for me. I can get shit on my own. I can do whatever I want to do. It’s meant to empower women. I’ve been listening to Kalan.FrFr since high school, so it was a dream to do a song with him. DreamDoll is such a powerful woman who demands respect. She embodies the spirit of the song.”

A soon-to-be expert with weaving elements of R&B, Hip Hop, and New-Age Pop with her forthcoming body of work, “For Me” Remix serves as a savory exemplification for the gleaming rising star as she prepares to keep the momentum at a staggering high this year.   

Last year, in addition to setting the tone with her single “For Me,” Kendy X swiftly made a lasting mark with her strides as a co-founder of The Rose Fest Music Festival. Kendy X and a team of creatives, including her sister Ry Dope and creative director Phillip Riian created a platform for emerging musicians to showcase their bubbling stardom on a major platform stage with appeal compared to music festivals alike. The inaugural festival, which took place in Orange County, California, received national attention for the powerful initiative that also called on established artists such as Mozzy, Eric Bellinger, Rubi Rose, Day Sulan, Stunna Girl, and more to headline the joyous event. Kendy X made her eagerly awaited debut performance at The Rose Fest Music Festival, where she performed “For Me” along with an array of soon-to-be-released music that is set to make up her official debut project that is currently on the horizon. 

About Kendy X

Kendy X gained her grind mentality from a childhood dedicated to gymnastics and now she applies it to music with her own scorching and sizzling brand of R&B. The Chicago-born and Long Beach-raised singer,  and songwriter hustles with the heart of an athlete as she simultaneously projects a fresh and fiery presence across the culture.

Kendy X’s vision begins to unfold on her 2022 independent debut project and much more to come. “Even though gymnastics and music are completely different, gymnastics taught me work ethic and how to perform in front of people,” she affirms. “The dedication helped me in the long run. I learned how to put all of my effort into what I want to do—and just do it.”

She devoted the first eighteen years of life to gymnastics, until torn ligaments in her knee derailed an ambition to compete in The Olympics. Along the way, she picked up cello and piano in middle school and always wrote songs of her own. Inspired by her older sister Ry Dope, she penned her first tune at just six-years-old. Meanwhile, her dad played multiple instruments, specializing in guitar and songwriting and enjoying local success back in Chicago.

Despite its influence on the periphery of her life, she fully embraced music in 2019.

“After I stopped training, music came in,” she admits. “I found my new passion to focus on. It always got me through difficult times. This moment was no exception.”

From that point forward, she went full steam ahead throughout 2021. Kendy X hit the studio and recorded what would become her soon to be released EP. Produced by Ayo & Keyz [Cardi B, Chris Brown, Bryson Tiller], the first single “For Me” served as a slick and sexy introduction to her signature style. As the original version generated over 1 million total streams, Kalan.FrFr and DreamDoll stunted on the Remix with surefire star power.

In the end, Kendy X has become just what she was always meant to be—a force of nature.

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Tay Money × Saucy Santana – Hello

Dallas-based rapper Tay Money joins forces with fellow rap star Saucy Santana on new record “Hello.” Esteemed for her catchy flows and edgy beats, Tay Money mixes her country flare with Saucy Santana’s impeccable vibes on this new hit. Paired with the drop of an official music video, the comic book style intro goes dark fast as the two “smash the gas on his wallet, turn him to a crash dummy.”

Stream “Hello” by Tay Money HERE, and watch the official music video HERE.

Hello” debuts following Tay’s own viral sensation “The Assignment,” which is just another track that has gained Tay critical acclaim. Released in September, the track had fans talking about it on TikTok two months prior to its release. The sound itself has now surpassed #2 on Instagram reels this week and #3 on TikTok US, averaging to 20K TikTok creative videos each day and a little bit under 800K to present day.

About Tay Money

A validated freshman in the game, Tay Money has amassed a supportive fanbase and millions of streams swiftly. Her country twang paired with her unique and creative melodious styling sets her apart from other rappers in the industry. Her breakout hit of “Trapper’s Delight” drafted immediate success, generating over 1.1 million views for the official music video in 2018.

Continuing her trendy streak, Tay released both “Bussin” (11 million YouTube views), “Bussin 2.0” with Saweetie (7 million YouTube views) and “Brat” featuring Mulatto, two tracks that are showcased on her latest EP Blockedt. Tay continues to be endorsed day in, and day out, as FLAUNT named her “one of the biggest women rappers in Texas.” Tay continues to prep and get ready amidst the release of her upcoming EP.

Queen Naija × Big Sean – Hate Our Love

Detroit natives Queen Naija and GRAMMY-nominated, multi-Platinum artist Big Sean team up on the soulful new single “Hate Our Love.“ The deeply romantic track, which samples the classic 70s hit “Sounds Like A Love Song,“ celebrates the kind of love that thrives despite hard times and haters.

“What I‘d like for people to take away from ‘Hate Our Love‘ is don‘t let anybody come in between anything or anyone that you love,“ says Queen Naija. “I‘m so excited to finally collaborate with Big Sean on a record, it’s been a dream of mine for a while now. With both of us being from Detroit, it felt like the perfect match up and I hope everyone loves the song!“

Big Sean topped the Billboard 200 for the third time with his 2020 album DETROIT 2. His six-song EP with Hit-Boy, What You Expect, was released last fall. He will be performing at Coachella in April.

Queen has amassed over three billion combined global streams in her career to date. Her debut album, missunderstood, entered Billboard‘s Top R&B Albums chart at No. 1 and earned a place in the top 10 of the Billboard 200. Nominated for a 2021 American Music Award in the Favorite R&B Album category, it includes the No. 1 hit “Butterflies Pt. 2“ and the Gold-certified singles “Pack Lite“ and “Lie To Me“ ft. Lil Dirk. Views of the official video for the fan favorite “I‘m Her“ ft. Kiana Lede has surpassed 3.2 million and the track has racked up over 37 million combined streams worldwide. The deluxe edition of the album, missunderstood, still, includes five previously unreleased songs.

Flaunt said, “Equipped with a smooth and sultry voice and infectious energy, each one of her R&B ballads are real, honest, and relatable.“ Essence Girls United noted, “Queen Naija‘s album, missunderstood, touches the soul in a way that only Black music can.“ “Queen Naija is, without question, who R&B heads should be checking for,“ declared DJ Booth.

JOHN K – A LOT

The RIAA-certified platinum pop singer/songwriter John K celebrated the new year by releasing his hot new single, “A LOT.” Listen to the song HERE via Epic Records and watch the music video HERE.

The track produced by WYNNE [MGK, Jaden Smith] was created and written in collaboration by John and songwriter Steph Jones. Steph, too, co-wrote John’s critically acclaimed single, “if we never met.” Throughout his new single, “A LOT,” John seemingly sings out to an ex-lover while guitar riff blends in the background. John references his ex directly, pondering, “Do you ever wear my sweatshirt when it’s colder?” As the chorus sets off, John declares, “I think about you a lot.”

John spoke about the single and its meaning, stating, “I never realized how often I say the word ‘a lot’ until I wrote this song. The story is about that feeling when you can’t get someone out of your head, except for now that person is out of the picture. It’s about replaying memories over and over, thinking about the person you wish you never lost. A simple concept really, but I felt like it was one my fans would relate to right away. You ever mess something up so bad and then all you have left is the memory of how good it used to be? That’s A LOT.”

The music video was directed by Erik Rojas [Jessie J, Dillon Francis] and illustrates the lyrics that John sings to a tee. Throughout the video, the camera cuts to reminiscent times shared between lovers to scenes of John alone at the bar.

John joins Marc E. Bassy on his North American winter tour. The tour is set to begin on February 14 at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis, MN, continuing through many top locations throughout the country, concluding March 12 in San Diego, CA at Observatory North Park. The full list of tour dates will be below, and you can visit www.ticketmaster.com to snatch up tickets.

About John K

John K was originally born and raised in Orlando, FL, but now is a Los Angeles-based singer/ songwriter. Musical talent ran in John’s family, as his father was an amateur guitarist and his grandmother the daughter of a professional trumpet player. His passion for music ran in his blood, which made no surprise when John asserted himself into the industry in 2017. John’s breakthrough song “if we never met,” holds platinum accreditation, and has been appreciated by Billboard, Flaunt, L’Officiel and Rolling Stone. John’s total streams add up to over half-a-billion, and his career just continues to grow. Most lately, John released his album in case you miss me [Epic Records] in 2021, and as we dive into 2022, we cannot wait to see what else is up his sleeve.

Tour Dates

February 2022

2/14 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater*

2/16 – Chicago, IL @ HOB*

2/17 – Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom*

2/18 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Elevation*

2/19 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall*

2/22 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s*

2/24 – Philadelphia, PA @ TLA*

2/25 – Boston, MA @ Big Night Live*

2/26 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza*

March

3/1 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore*

3/3 – Charlotte, NC @ Underground*

3/4 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Heaven*

3/5 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery*

3/6 – St. Louis @ Delmar Hall*

3/10 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren*

3/11 – Anaheim, CA @ HOB*

3/12 – San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park*

*With Marc E. Bassy

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3Breezy – Can’t FWU

After reeling in tens of millions of streams and earning acclaim from American Songwriter, FLAUNT Magazine, and more, rising Camden, New Jersey, R&B/hip-hop artist 3Breezy unveils a new single and music video entitled “Can’t FWU,” out now on Capitol Records. Listen HERE.

On the track, he leans into thumping drums and smooth guitar with a melodic cadence. Pouring his heart out about a doomed relationship, he croons the hook, “I can’t fuck with you,” before warning, “Take a look at where ya at, I told you in the end Breezy gonna have the last laugh.” Directed by AROD2UP, the accompanying visual brings the story to life as it pulls no punches in its depiction of a rough breakup with a light at the end of the tunnel when our hero moves on.

It stands out as the follow-up to his recent single “Self Love.” Inciting critical acclaim right out of the gate, American Songwriter hailed it as “technically elegant and sonically moving” and promised it “sets the bar high for Breezy’s upcoming music.” It also garnered looks from Imprint, Hip Hop XXIV, and more. However, FLAUNT summed Breezy up best, christening him “Your new favorite R&B/hip-hop artist.”

The single paves the way for Breezy’s new project Catch A Breeze, which is available for pre-order and is set to be released on November 12. The album caps off an incredible journey from Breezy who, in unprecedented fashion, changed plans from being a veterinary technician to producing and releasing his own songs. Now, he wants everybody to Catch A Breeze.

Check out the full tracklisting below!

3Breezy will also be releasing a documentary in November, giving us an inside where he comes from, family in his life, and upcoming music.

“Self Love” followed on the heels of his June video for “Message to Her,” which was itself a tender, introspective R&B ballad inspired by a DM from a fan who was in a tough place. The record, self-released by Breezy last November, already has 3.5 million plays and, overall, in his short journey he’s amassed nearly 30 million streams in the U.S. alone. Breezy kicked off his career in October 2020, quickly issuing a number of singles and his debut mixtape, Murda She Wrote, captivating audiences with his easy knack for storytelling and deep sincerity.

As Breezy prepares his new project, Catch a Breeze, he’s only just beginning to fully explore this sensitive side of himself, crooning hazy confessionals and uplifting anthems over modern production. Breezy’s empathy runs deep, he grew up in a rough part of Jersey, surrounded by sisters and aunts who helped him learn how to listen, and how to be strong for others. Having good shoulders to lean on has led to Breezy becoming just that for his listeners. Though he has only been making music for about a year, songs like “Self Love” and “Message to Her” continue to prove he’s a bonafide hitmaker capable of intensely personal songcraft.

Tracklisting

  1. Henny On Ice
  2. Forever (feat. KB Mike)
  3. Toxic Traits
  4. Alone In Baja
  5. Can’t FWU
  6. Message To Her
  7. Self Love
  8. Last Love Song (feat. Sally Sossa)
  9. Gangsta Wit It
  10. Life Of The Party
  11. All On Me
  12. Shit I Like (feat. Rocko Ballin)
  13. Breezy Story
  14. On A Search