Posts tagged with "Grammy award"

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ANDERSON .PAAK RECEIVES TWO GRAMMY NOMINATIONS

“…a spirited .Paak runs laps around those who choose to stay mum during these trying times” Billboard

Esteemed singer, songwriter, producer, and three-time Grammy Award Winner Anderson .Paak has been nominated for two Grammys. The nominations are for Best Music Video: “Lockdown” and Best Melodic Rap Performance: “Lockdown”. Both follow his Best R&B Album win for Ventura and Best R&B Performance win for “Come Home” featuring Andre 3000 earlier this year. He won his first Grammy in 2019 for Best Rap Performance for his song, “Bubblin.”

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “LOCKDOWN” HERE

.Paak released his highly regarded single “Lockdown” earlier this year on Juneteenth via Aftermath Entertainment, exclusively distributed by 12Tone Music, LLC. Inspiration for the song came from .Paak’s participation in a Los Angeles Black Lives Matter protest where peaceful protestors were being shot with rubber bullets by the police. A video directed by Dave Meyers featuring Andra Day, Jay Rock, Syd, SiR, Dumbfoundead & Dominic Fike followed in addition to a bundle including the remix with JID, Noname, and Jay Rock. The cast & crew who participated in the “Lockdown” video donated their salaries to Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM), Dream Defenders, and Color of Change. 

Reacting to his multiple nominations, .Paak shares “THE PEOPLE ARE RISING!!!!! Special shout out to everyone involved!!! J.LBS, Rae Khalil, Vicky Nguyen, Jeff Gitty, Jhair Lazo, Dave Myers, Syd, SiR, Dumbfoundead, Dominic Fike, Jay Rock, Andra Day, my Full Stop Management, Aftermath Entertainment, 12Tone Music, and .Paak House teams! This song was our offering to the movement and I wouldn’t have been able to write it without the inspiration of the people that are out there fighting every day for equality and justice. I’m honored to be nominated. Thank you to the Recording Academy and everyone who voted. Special shout out to all the nominees!” 

.Paak was also featured on this year’s Grammy Award nominated albums from Nas (Kings Disease) and Free Nationals (Free Nationals). He was a co-producer on John Legend’s “One Life” from his album, Bigger Love.  

Born Brandon Paak Anderson in Oxnard, California, the three-time Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter, and producer played drums as a teen in his church band and later famously worked at a marijuana farm, all while honing his musical chops pursuing his dreams. His extraordinary talent was evident in his first incarnation as Breezy Lovejoy and it was fully realized in his transformation into Anderson .Paak.

Sam Smith's "Stay With Me" has been RIAA Diamond Certified as announced by 360 MAGAZINE and illustrated by Kaelen Felix.

Sam Smith “Stay With Me” Now RIAA Diamond Certified

Sam Smith’s 2014 breakthrough single, “Stay With Me,” has earned an RIAA Diamond certification, surpassing the 10-million threshold counting song sales and streams in the United States.  The soulful track is from Smith’s debut album, In The Lonely Hour, which won the GRAMMY® Award for Best Pop Vocal Album while “Stay With Me” took honors in both Record and Song of the Year categories and Smith was named Best New Artist.

“Stay With Me” became a worldwide hit, debuting at No. 1 on the U.K. chart and topping the charts in numerous countries. In the U.S., “Stay With Me” was played across eight radio formats and climbed to No. 1 at five formats. View the official video, which has amassed more than one billion views worldwide, HERE.

In addition to the Diamond certification for “Stay With Me,” Smith has earned a host of new certifications. In The Lonely Hour is now 5X Platinum while The Thrill of It All, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in 2017, has been certified Platinum.

New song certifications include:

“I’m Not The Only One” – 7X Platinum

“Too Good At Goodbyes” – 6X Platinum

“Lay Me Down” – 5X Platinum

“How Do You Sleep?” – 2X Platinum

“Leave Your Lover” – 1X Platinum

“Writing’s On The Wall” – 1X Platinum

“To Die For” – Gold

“One Last Song” – Gold

“How Do You Sleep?” and “To Die For” are from Smith’s critically acclaimed new album, Love Goes, out now on Capitol Records. The New York Times declares, “Smith’s voice is a prodigious instrument: a pearly, androgynous croon, at once powerful and defenseless.” The sound of ‘Love Goes’ is sweeping and luxurious: intimacy blown up to cinematic scale.  Each song feels elaborately hewed.”  NPR raves, “Sam Smith is known for their soulful voice and its satin falsetto.  But the singer’s lyrics, whether in a ballad or a bop, aren’t just about loving or losing others: They’re also about the love of the genuine, the true, the self.”  The album also includes new single, “Diamonds” – a dazzling dancefloor anthem that  showcases Sam’s unforgettable vocals in a defiant tale of love lived without regret- “My Oasis,” the cross-continental collaboration with Burna Boy, and multi-platinum global hit “Dancing with a Stranger”featuring Normani.

Since the release of their 2014 debut album, In The Lonely Hour, Sam Smith has become one of the most celebrated artists to emerge on the music scene in recent history.  Sam has sold over 25 million adjusted albums worldwide, amassed over 30 billion career streams, sold out world tours, won four GRAMMY Awards®, an Oscar, a Golden Globe and three BRIT Awards.

Love Goes follows 2017’s The Thrill Of It All, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and also topped the charts in the U.K., Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands and Belgium. Awarded four stars by Rolling Stone, the album included the hit single “Too Good At Goodbyes,” which recently became Smith’s second song to receive over a billion streams on Spotify, after “Stay With Me.” Smith, who has won GRAMMY®, BRIT, Golden Globe and Oscar awards, recently featured on Tiwa Savage’s new song, “Temptation.”  View the full list of Smith’s RIAA certifications HERE.

The Recording Industry Association of America® (RIAA) is the trade organization that supports and promotes the creative and financial vitality of the major music companies. Its members comprise the most vibrant record industry in the world, investing in great artists to help them reach their potential and connect to their fans. Nearly 85% of all legitimate recorded music produced and sold in the United States is created, manufactured or distributed by RIAA members.

In support of this mission, the RIAA works to protect the intellectual property and First Amendment rights of artists and music labels; conduct consumer, industry and technical research; and monitor and review state and federal laws, regulations and policies. RIAA also certifies Gold®, Platinum®, Multi-Platinum™, Diamond and Los Premios De Oro y Platino™ sales and streaming awards.

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Ampium – Open Their Eyes

Ampium, is an 18-year-old Australian EDM superstar and his new song, “Open Their Eyes.”

Ampium is innovative in his EDM hits and music production and always staying ahead of the trends with his work.

“I always strive to create music that feels a year ahead, and ‘Open Their Eyes’ sounds like the future. Creating inspiring progressive music is one of my true escapes from day to day life. The message is to empower my generation to do great things.” said Ampium.

“Open Their Eyes” is a House track that explores new creative musical concepts and exemplifies his musical growth over the last few months. In fact, his maturing as an artist has been quite extraordinary over the last six months. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he has led to an array of opportunities to create hits with major singer-songwriters and producers from Zhiko, Sam Martin, Sherman De Vires, and local Adelaide acts. In addition, Ampium has the support of many reputable musicians and producers, including Sam Martin, KRUNK, and Jesse James.

His sound is the embodiment of a young man facing his fears to pursue an extraordinary dream. Ampium’s mantra is evident in his music, “The powers we all possess are there for us. Throw caution to the wind, face your fears and you will find the answers.” This fearless message shines in his work ethic and music, especially “Open Their Eyes.”

About Ampium

George Encheff, aka Ampium, is an Electronic Dance Music house musician born and raised in Adelaide South Australia. He is well known locally having played with names such as Vyce Verso & Lunar Society. A massive contributor to George’s production is Mario Spate, Ampium’s lead sound engineer and mentor. He lends his support to the Progressive House community locally and globally and works with independent artists across all genres of music.

The new song will WOW Ampium’s core fans, and exponentially grow his following. It’s a House track that explores new creative musical concepts. His growth as an Artist has been quite extraordinary over the last 6 months. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an array of opportunities to create hits with major singer-songwriters and producers from Zhiko, Sam Martin, Sherman De Vires, local Adelaide acts and playing at Artist shows pre-COVID.

Ampium has an upcoming EP in the works with a planned release for next year. This new work evokes a feeling of connection to the music and involves the listener in an almost ethereal experience. With so much happening in the world right now, Ampium plans to continue collaborating with other musicians and songwriters. In this EP, he hopes to express how his personal challenges can be present in each song and can tell stories about the lives and difficulties faced by Gen Z.

Stream “Open Their Eyes”:

YouTube Music | Spotify

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Alessia Cara × Save the Children

Alessia Cara announces release of THIS SUMMER: LIVE OFF THE FLOOR out on July 17th

Grammy Award®-winning singer-songwriter Alessia Cara gives fans around the world an intimate look into her creative process and the live evolution of her deeply personal songs with the release of her new EP, THIS SUMMER: LIVE OFF THE FLOOR. The EP will be available on July 17th but you can pre-save the album now here. Alessia will be donating her share of net royalties to Save the Children for the next 21 years which she explains in an Instagram post. Here is part of what Alessia said:

“I put out an EP last September and shortly after recorded a live off the floor version, which was set to come out this summer. Then the world flipped upside down, so I decided to donate all my proceeds from this EP for the next 21 years to ‘Save the Children’, a global organization that saves and improves the lives of children who have been denied their rights by ensuring they have shelter, food, protection, healthcare, and education. This includes the 12 million kids currently suffering in Yemen, Indigenous children in Canada, children of colour in vulnerable communities, and anyone who needs help across 117 countries.”

THIS SUMMER: LIVE OFF THE FLOOR presents newly recorded live performance versions of all six songs from the original This Summer EP. Recorded in a live floor studio session with a group of masterful players, including lush string arrangements, LIVE OFF THE FLOOR will include bonus live versions of Alessia’s landmark global hits “Here” and “Scars To Your Beautiful” her double platinum hit.

About Alessia Cara:

2018’s “Best New Artist” Grammy Award Winning Canadian singer/songwriter and Def Jam Recordings artist Alessia Cara emerged onto the music scene in 2015 with her first release, “Here,” a global anthem that grabbed the world’s attention when it garnered over 500,000 streams on Soundcloud in its first week. Alessia’s multi-platinum #1 hit single of 2016, “Scars to Your Beautiful,” was her gut-wrenching take on female identity, on body image and on deleterious behaviors in the name of beauty. “Stay” her #1 hit with Zedd sold over 2 million copies and received Song Of The Summer raves. Also in 2016, Alessia lent her voice to “How Far I’ll Go,” penned by Lin-Manuel Miranda, official song for Disney’s animated film Moana. The 4x-platinum “1-800-273- 8255,” her historic collaboration with fellow Def Jam artist Logic, was one of 2017’s landmark singles with over 9 billion streams worldwide, contributing to her being named the most-streamed new female artist of 2017. Her critically acclaimed THE PAINS OF GROWING included the follow-up single releases “Trust My Lonely” and “Out Of Love.”

A JUNO award winner for 2016 Breakthrough Artist of the Year in her native Canada, Alessia went on to receive the “Rule Breaker” honor at the Billboard Women in Music annual event. She won MTV VMAs in 2017 for Best Electronic Dance Video and Best Fight Against The System. Alessia also won back-to-back ASCAP Pop Awards for “Stay” and “Scars To Your Beautiful”; along with Dance Song of the Year at the iHeart Radio Music Awards. She has earned nominations for Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock at the 2017 American Music Awards, the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Breakout Artist, the Billboard Music Award for Top New Artist, the BET Award for Best New Artist, the BBC Award for Song of The Year, and many other top honors.

About Save the Children:

Save the Children believes every child has the right to survive and thrive. Since the aid organizations founding more than 100 years ago, Save the Children has changed the lives of over 1 billion children. In Canada and 116 countries around the world, they do whatever it takes to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. Save the Children strives to ensure children’s unique needs are met and their voices are heard– every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

For further information about Save the Children visit their website here.

About CARAS:

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/L’académie canadienne des arts et des sciences de l’enregistrement (CARAS) is a not-for-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music industry and to contribute toward higher artistic and industry standards. CARAS’ mandate is comprised of four key pillars: Educate through our music education charity MusiCounts programs and initiatives, Develop emerging artists through mentorship and development programs, Celebrate Canadian artists with year-round JUNO Awards showcasing, and Honour music icons through the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. For more information on The JUNOS or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit here.

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Paul McCartney New Release

PAUL McCARTNEY FLAMING PIE ARCHIVE COLLECTION LIMITED NUMBERED DELUXE EDITIONS TO INCLUDE REMASTERED ORIGINAL ALBUM, BONUS TRACKS, PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED MATERIAL, EXCLUSIVE BOOKS, PHOTOS, ARTWORK, & MUCH MORE

TO BE RELEASED JULY 31 VIA MPL/CAPITOL/UMe

PRE-ORDERS LIVE NOW

All Pre-Orders Include YOUNG BOY EP

Paul McCartney proudly announces the thirteenth installment in his GRAMMY Award-winning Archive Collection: On July 31, Paul’s critically acclaimed and universally beloved tenth solo album Flaming Pie will be the latest to receive the Archive Collection treatment, being released on formats including a 5CD/2DVD/4LP Collector’s Edition, a 5CD/2DVD Deluxe Edition, plus 3LP, 2LP and 2CD editions.

All digital pre-orders for the Archive Collection release of Flaming Pie will include YOUNG BOY. Also available as a stand-alone for digital download & streaming, the EP recreates the 1997 “Young Boy” maxi single and features the remastered Flaming Pie single “Young Boy,” a home-recorded version of the song, the original B-side “Looking For You,” and excerpts of “Oobu Joobu Part 1,” also from the original single. The two music videos for the track have been restored and will also be published on the same day. Two additional EPs will be available with “The World Tonight” arriving on June 26 and “Beautiful Night” on July 17.

Originally released May 5, 1997, Flaming Pie ended a four-year gap between McCartney studio albums. Recorded largely in the wake of Paul’s involvement in the curation and release of The Beatles Anthology series, Flaming Pie was shaped and inspired by that experience, with Paul remarking at the time “(The Beatles Anthology) reminded me of The Beatles’ standards and the standards that we reached with the songs. So in a way it was a refresher course that set the framework for this album.”

Produced by Paul, Jeff Lynne and George Martin and featuring a supporting cast of family and friends including Ringo Starr, Steve Miller, Linda McCartney and son James, Flaming Pie is equal parts a masterclass in songcraft and a sustained burst of joyful spontaneity.

With highlights ranging from the uplifting and inspirational opener “The Song We Were Singing” to the raucous title track (named for a quote from an early John Lennon interview on the origin of The Beatles’ name: “It came in a vision – a man appeared on a flaming pie and said unto them, ‘from this day on you are Beatles with an A.’”) to the pensive “Calico Skies,” and featuring singles “Young Boy,” “The World Tonight” and “Beautiful Night,” Flaming Pie would represent yet another pinnacle in Paul’s solo catalogue:

Released to rapturous reviews, the album would be Paul’s most commercially successful release of the ‘90s, achieving his highest chart positions since the ‘80s and would receive gold certifications in the US, UK, Japan and more.

As the thirteenth release in the Paul McCartney Archive Collection, Flaming Pie will be available in formats including a numbered, limited seven-disc (5CD/2DVD) Deluxe Edition Box Set comprised of the original album remastered at Abbey Road Studios, 32 bonus audio tracks including unheard home recordings and demos, alternative studio recordings, rough mixes and B-sides including selections from Oobu Joobu parts 1-6, Flaming Pie At The Mill CD (Paul’s hour-long tour of his studio), video content including the In The World Tonight documentary, original music videos, EPKs, interviews, performances and behind-the-scenes material. 

A 128-page book containing previously unpublished images by Linda McCartney, expanded album artwork from the archives and the story behind the album written by Chris Heath – including track-by-track information, recipes and new interviews with Paul, Ringo Starr, Jeff Lynne, Steve Miller and key album personnel, studio notes, handwritten lyrics, the 1997 Flaming Pie issue of Club Sandwich, the official newspaper of the Paul McCartney Fanclub, downloadable 24bit 96kHz HD audio, and more.

A 4LP/5CD/2DVD Collector’s Edition  — strictly limited to 3,000 numbered copies issued in a cloth wrapped two-piece collector’s box — will feature everything in the Deluxe Edition plus a marbled art print portfolio of six silkscreened Linda McCartney art prints, exclusive vinyl versions of the remastered album cut at half speed across 2LPs in an exclusive gatefold sleeve, an LP of home recordings in a hand-stamped white label sleeve, and “The Ballad of the Skeletons” – Paul’s 1996 collaboration with Allen Ginsberg, also featuring Philip Glass and Lenny Kaye – released for the first time on vinyl and cut at 45 RPM with vinyl etching and poster.

Additional Flaming Pie Archive Collection formats will include 2CD (remastered album + 21 tracks of bonus audio), 2LP (remastered album cut at half speed across two 180g LPs in gatefold sleeve with booklet), and 3LP (remastered album cut at half speed across two 180g LPs in gatefold sleeve with booklet, plus single 180g LP of unreleased home recordings in hand-stamped white label sleeve both housed in a slipcase). The release will also be available on streaming platforms.

The Paul McCartney Archive Collection debuted with the November 2, 2010 re-release of Paul McCartney and Wings’ 1973 milestone Band on the Run, which won the 2010 GRAMMY Award for Best Historical Album, while the Archive Collection’s Deluxe Edition Box Set of the 1976 classic Wings Over America took the 2013 GRAMMY for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package.

Every release in the ongoing Paul McCartney Archive Collection is supervised by Paul himself, who oversees all aspects of each and every title from remastering to the curation of lost tracks, outtakes, artwork, photographs and video from his personal vaults, and much more.

The result is one of the most ambitious and personal undertakings of its kind, one that encompasses more than 50 years of cherished, classic material from the most successful songwriter and recording artist in music history.

Flaming pie- Paul McCartney Archive Collection

DELUXE EDITION

· Numbered cloth wrapped clam shell box
· CD portfolio containing 5CDs and 2DVDs
· 128-page book containing previously unpublished images by Linda    McCartney, expanded album artwork from the archives and the story    behind the album – including track-by-track information, recipes and new  interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Jeff Lynne, Steve Miller and  key album personnel, written by Chris Heath.
· Facsimiles of John Hammel studio notebook, Club Sandwich Magazine, Flaming Pie plectrum, and envelope containing handwritten lyrics for 8 tracks and The Flame newspaper

CD1 – Remastered Album

1. The Song We Were Singing
2. The World Tonight
3. If You Wanna
4. Somedays
5. Young Boy
6. Calico Skies
7. Flaming Pie
8. Heaven On A Sunday
9. Used To Be Bad
10. Souvenir
11. Little Willow
12. Really Love You
13. Beautiful Night
14. Great Day

CD2 – Home Recordings

1. The Song We Were Singing [Home Recording]
2. The World Tonight [Home Recording]
3. If You Wanna [Home Recording]
4. Somedays [Home Recording]
5. Young Boy [Home Recording]
6. Calico Skies [Home Recording]
7. Flaming Pie [Home Recording]
8. Souvenir [Home Recording]
9. Little Willow [Home Recording]
10. Beautiful Night [1995 Demo]
11. Great Day [Home Recording] 

CD3 – In The Studio

 1. Great Day [Acoustic]
 2. Calico Skies [Acoustic]
 3. C’mon Down C’mon Baby
 4. If You Wanna [Demo]
 5. Beautiful Night [Run Through]
 6. The Song We Were Singing [Rough Mix]
 7. The World Tonight [Rough Mix]
 8. Little Willow [Rough Mix]
 9. Whole Life [Rough Mix]
 10. Heaven On A Sunday [Rude Cassette]

CD4 – Flaming Pies

 1. The Ballad Of The Skeletons
 2. Looking For You
 3. Broomstick
 4. Love Come Tumbling Down
 5. Same Love
 6. Oobu Joobu Part 1
 7. Oobu Joobu Part 2
 8. Oobu Joobu Part 3
 9. Oobu Joobu Part 4
 10. Oobu Joobu Part 5
 11. Oobu Joobu Part 6

CD5 – Flaming Pie At The Mill

DVD1 – In The World Tonight

DVD2 – Bonus Film

1. Beautiful Night
2. Making Of Beautiful Night
3. Little Willow
4. The World Tonight [Dir. Alistair Donald]
5. The World Tonight [Dir. Geoff Wonfor]
6. Young Boy [Dir. Alistair Donald]
7. Young Boy [Dir. Geoff Wonfor]
8. Flaming Pie EPK 1
9. Flaming Pie EPK 2
10. In The World Tonight EPK
11. Flaming Pie Album Artwork Meeting
12. TFI Friday Performances

Plus downloadable 24bit 96kHz HD audi

COLLECTOR’S EDITION

· All the contents of the Deluxe Edition plus:
· Numbered cloth wrapped two-piece collector’s box
· 4LPs including: exclusive remastered album cut at half speed across
2LPs; hand-stamped white label vinyl featuring home recordings;
exclusive “The Ballad Of The Skeletons” 12” single with vinyl etching
and poster
· Exclusive marbled art print portfolio housing six Linda McCartney art
prints
· Watch the unboxing video HERE

LP1 – Remastered Album

Side 1

1. The Song We Were Singing
2. The World Tonight
3. If You Wanna

Side 2

1. Somedays
2. Young Boy
3. Calico Skies
4. Flaming Pie

LP2 – Remastered Album

Side 3

1. Heaven On A Sunday
2. Used To Be Bad
3. Souvenir

Side 4

1. Little Willow
2. Really Love You
3. Beautiful Night
4. Great Day

LP3 – Home Recordings

Side 1

1. The Song We Were Singing [Home Recording]
2. The World Tonight [Home Recording]
3. If You Wanna [Home Recording]
4. Somedays [Home Recording]
5. Young Boy [Home Recording]

Side 2

1. Calico Skies [Home Recording]
2. Flaming Pie [Home Recording]
3. Souvenir [Home Recording]
4. Little Willow [Home Recording]
5. Beautiful Night [1995 Demo]
6. Great Day [Home Recording]

LP4 – The Ballad Of The Skeletons

Side 1

1. The Ballad Of The Skeletons

Side 2

1. Somedays
2. Young Boy
3. Calico Skies
4. Flaming Pie

LP2 – Remastered Album

Side 3

1. Heaven On A Sunday
2. Used To Be Bad
3. Souvenir

Side 4

1. Little Willow
2. Really Love You
3. Beautiful Night
4. Great Day

LP3 – Home Recordings

Side 1

1. The Song We Were Singing [Home Recording]
2. The World Tonight [Home Recording]
3. If You Wanna [Home Recording]
4. Somedays [Home Recording]
5. Young Boy [Home Recording]

Side 2

1. Calico Skies [Home Recording]
2. Flaming Pie [Home Recording]
3. Souvenir [Home Recording]
4. Little Willow [Home Recording]
5. Beautiful Night [1995 Demo]
6. Great Day [Home Recording]

2LP FORMAT

LP1 – Remastered Album

Side 1

1. The Song We Were Singing
2. The World Tonight
3. If You Wanna

Side 2

1. Somedays
2. Young Boy
3. Calico Skies
4. Flaming Pie

LP2 – Remastered Album

Side 3

1. Heaven On A Sunday
2. Used To Be Bad
3. Souvenir

Side 4

1. Little Willow
2. Really Love You
3. Beautiful Night
4. Great Day

2CD FORMAT

CD1 – Remastered Album

1. The Song We Were Singing
2. The World Tonight
3. If You Wanna
4. Somedays
5. Young Boy
6. Calico Skies
7. Flaming Pie
8. Heaven On A Sunday
9. Used To Be Bad
10. Souvenir
11. Little Willow
12. Really Love You
13. Beautiful Night
14. Great Day

CD2 – Bonus Audio

1. The Song We Were Singing [Home Recording]
2. The World Tonight [Home Recording]
3. If You Wanna [Home Recording]
4. Somedays [Home Recording]
5. Young Boy [Home Recording]
6. Calico Skies [Home Recording]
7. Flaming Pie [Home Recording]
8. Souvenir [Home Recording]
9. Little Willow [Home Recording]
10. Beautiful Night [1995 Demo]
11. Great Day [Home Recording]
12. Beautiful Night [Run Through]

Anthony Ramos, 360 MAGAZINE, Republic Records

Anthony Ramos’ New Single

Today, celebrated actor and singer Anthony Ramos just debuted his brand new single “Mind Over Matter”. The single premiered on Apple Music’s Beats 1 with Ebro Darden and is available at all digital retailers now.
 
Get it HERE. Listen to the interview with Ebro HERE.
 
Ramos performed the track earlier today for the first time on Billboard Live. Watch HERE.
 
The upbeat “Mind Over Matter” illuminates another facet of Ramos’s slick, soulful, and swaggering signature sound. Backed by a funk-y bass line and driving beat punctuated with flirty female vocals and moans, the track shuffles towards a Prince-style hook as sexy as it is seductive.
 
The song paves the way for his anxiously awaited full-length debut, The Good & The Bad [Republic Records], on October 25, 2019.
 
Pre-order it HERE.
 
Last month, Ramos dropped the music video for the title track “The Good & The Bad,” which Vogue premiered.  Watch it HERE.
 
Ramos performs at the Sayers Club in LA on October 3rd and kicks off “The Good & The Bad” Tour at Lincoln Hall on November 1st in Chicago. The jaunt rolls through major markets across North America until its conclusion at Imperial in Vancouver November 19. Check out the full itinerary and details below.
 
Get tickets HERE.
 
Born and raised in Bushwick and of Puerto Rican descent, Anthony Ramos first made his mark originating the dual roles of John Laurens and Philip Hamilton in the TONY® and GRAMMY® Award-winning Broadway smash Hamilton.  In 2018, Ramos ignited his music career as an independent solo artist on his own terms. Not only did he lend his voice to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Almost Like Praying” benefit single, but he also began architecting a sharp and soulful signature take on contemporary music. He teamed up with producer Will Wells [Logic, Pentatonix] for The Freedom EP, which garnered acclaim from Billboard and many others.
 
Ramos recently wrapped the lead in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s highly-anticipated ‘In the Heights’ movie directed by Jon M. Chu for Warner Bros to be released in June 2020.
 
Most recently, he appeared in the Academy Award-winning film A Star Is Born, directed by Bradley Cooper and starring Lady Gaga where he played ‘Ally’s’ (GaGa) best friend and the critically-acclaimed Netflix series She’s Gotta Have Itcreated by Spike Lee, based on his 1986 film.

This summer, Ramos made his Republic Records debut with the release of “Dear Diary.” A heartening confessional, “Dear Diary” sets the tone and marks the introduction to his forthcoming full-length album “The Good & The Bad.”
 

ELLE VARNER RELEASES “ELLEVATION”

GRAMMY-AWARD WINNING SINGER-SONGWRITER ELLE VARNER RELEASES NEW PROJECT “ELLEVATION” TODAY!

RELEASES NEW VIDEO FOR “KINDA LOVE”

Grammy-Award winner Elle Varner is excited to release her highly anticipated new project ELLEVATION via Entertainment One (“eOne”). Previously, Elle released singles “Loving U Blind” and “Pour Me” featuring Wale as well as her new single “Kinda Love” and has released the video for the island vibe-feeling single today. Executive produced by Elle, ELLEVATION features Rapsody, songwriting by Stacy Barthe and production from Nascent, Jordan Ware, Jason Avalos, Los Hendrix, with Vocals produced by Jimmy Varner and mixed by Gordon Williams. ELLEVATION is currently available on all streaming platforms as well as Amazon, Target and Walmart stores.

WATCH “KINDA LOVE” HERE

GET/BUY “ELLEVATION” HERE

Elle kicked off the July 4th weekend with a performance of “Kinda Love” live on Good Morning America to rave reviews (click here to view) and followed up with a performance at the 25th Anniversary of the ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans. She is currently planning a tour for the early fall and will be appearing at the Howard Theater on July 18 in Washington, D.C. and at Sony Hall on July 19. For more information log onto www.ellevarner.com.

“ELLEVATION” TRACKLIST 

    1. Coffee On The Roof
    1. Pour Me (feat. Wale)
    1. 1 to 10 
    1. Wishing Well (feat. Rapsody)
    1. Number One Song
    1. Loving U Blind
    1. Kinda Love
    1. Casanova
  1. Be Encouraged

ALESSIA CARA × VEVO X

ALESSIA CARA PERFORMS LIVE FOR VEVO X

WATCH “NOT TODAY” FROM THE NEW ALBUM “THE PAINS OF GROWING,” OUT NOVEMBER 30 HERE

Grammy Award winning singer / songwriter Alessia Cara’s premiere’s “Not Today” live on VEVO alongside new remixes for “Trust My Lonely” ahead of the November 30th release of her second album, THE PAINS OF GROWING. THE PAINS OF GROWING is a self-penned, auto-biographical album chronicling her personal experiences over the past several years.

Alessia will be releasing her highly-anticipated second album, THE PAINS OF GROWING on November 30th via Def Jam Recordings. The 15-track album will include both current singles “Trust My Lonely” and
“Growing Pains.” 

PRE-ORDER THE PAINS OF GROWING HERE

LISTEN TO “TRUST MY LONELY (REMIXES)” HERE

WATCH “NOT TODAY” HERE

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “TRUST MY LONELY” HERE

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “GROWING PAINS” HERE

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CREED II: The Album Is Out Now Soundtrack Feat. Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, and More

Interscope Records is thrilled to announce the release of Creed II: The Album— the original motion picture soundtrack for the latest installment in the legendary Rocky saga. Executive-produced by Grammy-Award-winning producer/songwriter Mike WiLL Made-It, Creed II: The Album features appearances by more than two dozen of the biggest names in hip-hop.

Listen to Creed II: The Album here!

Creed II: The Album includes two previously released singles: “Kill ‘Em With Success” by Eearz, ScHoolboy Q & 2 Chainz, and “The Mantra” by Pharrell & Kendrick Lamar. In addition, the soundtrack features J. Cole, Rae Sremmurd, Trouble, Lil Wayne, Nas, Rick Ross, Gucci Mane, Nicki Minaj, A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, Vince Staples, Young Thug, and more. See the full track listing below.

Due out November 21 and directed by Steven Caple Jr., Creed II stars Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone. In creating Creed II: The Album, Mike WiLL collaborated directly with Jordan and Caple Jr., as well as with composer Ludwig Göransson and music supervisors Fam Rothstein and Jen Malone.

“There was a time where movie soundtracks had people just as excited as am artist’s album, and that’s the feeling I was going for when creating this project,” says Mike WiLL. “After people hear the music, I want them to say movie soundtracks are back.”

The founder of Ear Drummer Records, Mike WiLL is the mastermind behind such massive hits as Beyoncé’s “Formation,” Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy Award-winning and seven-times-platinum “HUMBLE.,” and Rae Sremmurd’s “Black Beatles,” which spent seven weeks on top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Track listing for Creed II: The Album:

  1. Lil Wayne– “Amen (Pre Fight Prayer)”
  2. Bon Iver— “Do You Need Power? (Walk Out Music)”
  3. Crime Mobb & Slim Jxmmi– “We Can Hit (Round 1)”
  4. Eearz, ScHoolboy Q & 2 Chainz– “Kill ‘Em With Success”
  5. Nas & Rick Ross– “Check”
  6. Young Thug & Swae Lee– “Fate”
  7. Ari Lennox & J. Cole– “Shea Butter Baby”
  8. Pharrell & Kendrick Lamar– “The Mantra”
  9. Rae Sremmurd & Kodak Black— “Watching Me”
  10. Eearz, Gucci Mane, YG, Trouble, Quavo & Juicy J— “F.I.G.H.T”
  11. A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg & Nicki Minaj– “Runnin”
  12. Tessa Thompson & Gunna— “Midnight”
  13. Ama Lou— “Bless Me (Demo)”
  14. Vince Staples– “Ice Cold (Final Round)”
  15. Ella Mai— “Love Me Like That (Champion Love)”

About Creed II:

Creed II will be distributed theatrically in the U.S. by Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures (MGM), while Warner Bros. Pictures will distribute the film internationally. The film arrives as the sequel to the Academy Award-nominated Creed, a 2015 release directed by Black Panther’s Ryan Coogler. The next chapter in the Adonis Creed story follows his life inside and outside of the ring as he deals with newfound fame, issues with his family, and his continuing quest to become a champion. Creed II also starts Florian “Big Nasty” Munteanu, Tessa Thompson, Dolph Lundgren, and Phylicia Rashad.

About Mike WiLL Made-It:

Born in 1989 in Atlanta, Mike WiLL Made-It began making beats at age 14 and soon found his first production client in Gucci Mane. In 2006, he founded EarDrummers Entertainment, then later established Ear Drummer Records (a label and production company known for signing breakout hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd). Having produced platinum-certified singles for iconic artists like Miley Cyrus and Rihanna, Mike WiLL is now widely recognized as a cultural heavyweight in hip-hop, pop, and beyond.

The Return

LOGIC RELEASES NEW SINGLE
“THE RETURN”

ABOUT LOGIC:

Multi-Platinum, Grammy Nominated artist Logic – among the top streaming artists in the world with billions of streams to date – burst onto the music scene through a series of mixtapes that led to a significant, rabid underground fan base. His tapes – Young, Broke, and Infamous; Young Sinatra; Young Sinatra: Undeniable; Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever, – garnered millions of downloads and streams, jumpstarting a worldwide tour all before signing a record deal with Def Jam Recordings in 2014. Since then Logic, has not slowed down dropping his debut album Under Pressure in 2014, following by The Incredible True Story in 2015, the first installation of the Bobby Tarantino mixtape in 2016, his third album Everybody in 2017 and most recently Bobby Tarantino II. The surprise release came fresh after his show-stopping Grammy Awards® performance of the 4x-platinum “1-800-273-8255” (National Suicide Preven­tion Lifeline) featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid. Logic most recently performed “One Day” with Ryan Tedder at the MTV Video Music Awards.

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