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LISA LOEB × STEPHEN KRAMER

On August 24GRAMMY-winning singer/songwriter LISA LOEB will join Canadian-American comedian/actor, musician, and podcast host STEPHEN KRAMER GLICKMAN (Nickelodeon’s Big Time Rush) for an unforgettable evening of story and song.

With an expansive catalogue of 15 impressive studio albums and acclaimed children’s music from nearly three decades, the legendary musician behind era-defining hits like ‘Stay (I Missed You)‘ and ‘I Do‘ will join the viral TikTok performer for a special show at Hollywood’s The Bourbon Room starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 for GA and $50 for VIP which guarantees the best seats in the house, and are on sale now at HERE.

The must-see show will be filled with personal stories and other surprises woven in each set, as well as some joint musical performances and candid conversation from Loeb and Glickman.

Loeb is excited to mark her Bourbon Room debut as her first show back in Hollywood since the 2020 COVID lockdown. I love playing songs from my entire catalogue and telling stories. Every show is different than the last: the audience, the venue, the pre-show snacks you never know what’s going to happen!

The prolific musician oscillates between crafting sophisticated pop gems for her adult fans and beautifully crafted songs for kids of all ages, including Feel What U Feel, her most recent children’s album which took home a 2018 Grammy Award for Best Children’s Album. Most recently, she released her 2020 album A Simple Trick To Happiness, released just days before the COVID-19 lockdown in the States, receiving rave reviews.

She also recently conceived and collaborated on a collection of 10 mini-musicals titled TOGETHER APART with fellow Brown University alumni, including Julie Bowen (Modern Family), JoBeth Williams (Poltergeist), and others about connecting in the time of a pandemic. Last summer, she appeared on millions of screens daily in a recent commercial from GEICO, performing a parody of her 1994 hit Stay (I Missed You), which was the first-ever song to go to No. 1 on the charts by an at-the-time unsigned artist.

Loeb also keeps busy with her popular eyewear line, her philanthropic Camp Lisa Foundation, her film, television, and voiceover work, and a daily show on SiriusXM’s 90s on 9 channel.

Stephen Kramer Glickman is best known for having played Gustavo Rocque on the Nickelodeon series Big Time Rush for five years and for starring alongside Jennifer Aniston and Andy Samberg in the animated film, Storks. His debut album The Moving Company went viral on TikTok when his cover of Crazy was used in videos by Addison Rae, Lizzo, Ben Platt and more, establishing 600M plays on the app, causing Ceelo Green to reach out and book Glickman to open for him on the road. Glickman has performed at various universities and clubs, and was recently the opening performance of the NAMM Show.

To purchase tickets ($30-$50) for the special show, or for more information, visit Lisa Loeb’s official website at HERE or HERE.

Doors open at 7 p.m. The Bourbon Room is located at 6356 Hollywood Blvd, 2nd Floor, Hollywood, CA. Come early for dinner, stay late for great music. Tweet Lisa requests at @LisaLoeb

Tickets on sale now here.

Imagine Dragons new release via 360 Magazine

IMAGINE DRAGONS – NIGHT VISIONS

IMAGINE DRAGONS CELEBRATE 10th ANNIVERSARY  OF LANDMARK DEBUT ALBUM WITH NIGHT VISIONS (EXPANDED EDITION) ON SEPTEMBER 9

INCLUDES TWO NEVER-BEFORE-HEARD DEMOS – “LOVE OF MINE” & “BUBBLE”

AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER IN PHYSICAL & SUPER DELUXE FORMATS

Commemorating a major milestone, GRAMMY®-winning, multi-Platinum band Imagine Dragons will celebrate the 10th anniversary of their groundbreaking debut LP with Night Visions (Expanded Edition) (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope/UMe) on September 9, 2022. It notably boasts nine additional studio tracks and two previously unreleased songs recorded contemporaneously entitled “Love of Mine” and “Bubble. The Expanded Edition will be available at all DSPs and in physical formats— 2-LP (which boasts the original cover art plus a 10th-anniversary cover art lithograph), 2-CD, or 2-Cassette. An exclusive limited-edition, canary-yellow 2-LP vinyl of the Expanded Edition will also be available.

The Super Deluxe Edition consists of 4 CDs + 1 DVD (Original Album, Bonus Tracks, Night Visions Live, Remixes, and The Making of Night Visions on DVD) and much more.

Pre-order the Expanded EditionHERE. Pre-order the Super Deluxe EditionHERE.

The seven-times platinum Night Visions first arrived on September 4, 2012, paving the way for a bold new future for rock music. It bowed at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 and yielded some of the most impactful, inimitable, and inescapable anthems of the last decade. It has impressively eclipsed over 20 million in global consumption, while the diamond-certified Hot 100 Top 3 smash “Radioactive” (14x-platinum) garnered a GRAMMY® Award nod in the category of “Best Rock Performance” out of two nominations, including Record of the Year.” The record also occupied a spot on the Billboard Top 200 for 408 weeks.

Certified platinum or multi-platinum in 15 countries, Night Visions comprises the aforementioned “Radioactive, diamond-certified “Demons” (10x-platinum), “It’s Time” (6x-platinum), “On Top Of The World” (4x-platinum), “Bleeding Out” (platinum), “Amsterdam” (platinum), and “Hear Me” (gold).

Experience the ultimate configuration of Night Visions this fall.

Check out the full tracklisting for Night Visions (Expanded Edition) below.

CD1

  1. Radioactive
  2. Tiptoe
  3. It’s Time
  4. Demons
  5. On Top Of The World
  6. Amsterdam
  7. Hear Me
  8. Every Night
  9. Bleeding Out
  10. Underdog
  11. Nothing Left To Say / Rocks

CD2

  1. Cha-Ching (Till We Grow Older)
  2. Working Man
  3. My Fault
  4. Round And Round
  5. The River
  6. America
  7. Selene
  8. Fallen
  9. Cover Up
  10. Love of Mine (Demo)
  11. Bubble (Demo)

Imagine Dragons recently made history again. “Thunder” achieved a diamond certification, enshrining the quartet as “The First Band/Group in Music History to Achieve FOUR Diamond Singles.” Meanwhile, their new double-disc opus Mercury — Acts 1 & 2 (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope) bowed at #12 on the Billboard Top 200 and earned some of the best reviews of the band’s career to date. Rolling Stone attested, Imagine Dragons still know how to efficiently stomp stadiums into rubble,” and American Songwriter hailed it as “a celebration of life.” Consequence of Sound applauded, Act II is an even more intimate gesture that further explores themes of loss and recovery, and The Associated Press summed it up best as “the sound of a band getting its arena groove back.

The 32-track epic album debuted on Friday, July 1st, and marks the boldest artistic statement of the band’s career thus far. Executive produced by Rick Rubin, the double album includes hit singles “Enemy,” “Bones,” and “Sharks” and expands on 2021’s Mercury — Act 1. While Act 1 explores themes such as love, faith, pain, passion, and loss, Act 2 focuses on sorting through personal loss and the biggest existential questions of their career.

Listen to Mercury — Acts 1 & 2 HERE. Target is also offering an exclusive CD featuring an alternative cover and extra track, available HERE.

To bring both halves of the record to life on stage, Imagine Dragons will take to the road and kick off a massive US stadium tour that will begin in August, making stops in Boston, Toronto, and their hometown of Las Vegas before wrapping up in Los Angeles, CA in September. The summer tour marks the band’s biggest North American shows of their career. Check out the full itinerary HERE.

About Imagine Dragons

​​With over 66 million album equivalents and 55 million digital songs sold, not to mention over 110 billion combined streams, Imagine Dragons are one of rock’s biggest bands of the past decade, and they’ve fully reinvented the genre in that time. In short, they own Billboard’s Top 3 rock songs of the 2010s — “Believer,” “Thunder,” and “Radioactive.” Formed in 2009, Imagine Dragons developed a grassroots following with a series of independent EPs before making their major-label debut on KIDinaKORNER/Interscope with 2012’s Continued Silence EP. That same year, their LP debut NIGHT VISIONS entered the Billboard 200 at No. 2, while lead track “Radioactive” topped Billboard’s Hot Rock Songs, won a GRAMMY® for Best Rock Performance, and achieved RIAA Diamond status. After achieving their first #1 at Alt Radio with “Radioactive,” the band immediately repeated this feat with “Demons,” marking the first back-to-back #1’s for the band, with both songs in the Top 5 simultaneously. NIGHT VISIONS is now 7x platinum in the US alone. 2015’s platinum-selling Smoke + Mirrors debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. The 3x platinum-selling album EVOLVE followed in 2017, earning a GRAMMY® nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album and unleashing three No. 1 Alternative radio hits: “Believer,” GRAMMY®-nominated “Thunder,” and “Whatever It Takes.” All three songs were also top 5 hits at Alternative radio. “Believer” was the quickest song to reach #1 for Imagine Dragons, taking only 8 weeks to reach the top of the charts, with “Thunder” following closely in its rise to the #1 spot. With these singles, it marked the second time Imagine Dragons had back-to-back #1s, making Imagine Dragons one of only four bands to ever achieve simultaneous Top 5 singles and the only band to repeat this feat. The band’s fourth album and platinum-selling, ORIGINS, debuted atop Billboard’s Top Alternative Albums and Top Rock Albums charts, while its lead single “Natural” spent nine weeks at No. 1 at alternative radio.

For their fifth studio album—Imagine Dragons’ first new music since 2018—the band teamed up with esteemed producer Rick Rubin. 2021’s Mercury — Act 1 debuted in the Billboard 200 top 10 and at No. 2 on Billboard’s Top Alternative Albums and Top Rock Albums charts. It also launched the singles “Wrecked,” “Cutthroat,” and “Follow You,” with the latter reaching No. 1 on both Mediabase’s Alternative Radio and Billboard’s Alternative Airplay charts. “Follow You” marked the band’s quickest ascent to the top of that Billboard chart, surpassing the respective seven- and eight-week climbs for “Natural” (2018) and “Believer” (2017). Then came “Enemy.” Originally released as the theme to Netflix’s Arcane, the hit racked up more than 4.6 billion combined global streams across two versions (including a collaboration with GRAMMY®-nominated, Atlanta-based rapper J.I.D), helping make Imagine Dragons the highest streaming American band in the US in 2021. In 2022, they expanded the world of Mercury with a double album, Mercury – Acts 1 & 2, including the single “Bones,” which has gathered over 380 million streams to date, and the accompanying music video has scored 38 million-plus YouTube views.  Sorting through personal loss and the biggest existential questions of their career, singer/songwriter Dan Reynolds says the two-part release is about learning to “accept the unknown” and “let go,” healing feelings Imagine Dragons are hoping to share with fans as they embark on some of their biggest shows ever this summer.

Sylo "Millions" press images via Pat Ryder for use by 360 Mag

Sylo – Millions

Known for delectable tracks like “Ginny” and “FOMO,” Sylo (formerly Sylo Nozra) is back today with a new name and new single “Millions.” Introducing this chapter in his artistry, the Korean-Canadian alt R&B aficionado takes a step into a more intimate side of his musicality that showcases his sultry vocals over delicate production. Written in a remote cottage last fall, “Millions” is a silky love letter written in the form of manifesting none other than millions of dollars. Listen HERE.

Fusing acoustic instrumentation with intentionally stripped back production, Sylo continues to build out his own breed of modern alt R&B. A breezy listen from front to back, ‘Millions‘ is a tender, windows down type of song that begs for the warmer months to come.

Giving a closer look into the track, Sylo said, “This song isn’t about being rich. It’s about letting my imagination run wild.”

At the end of April through early May, Sylo will be joining MICHELLE for a North American run that will hit Philadelphia, Boston, DC and New York. All tour and ticketing info can be found HERE.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES w/ MICHELLE

April 26 Philadelphia, PA – philaMOC

April 27 Washington, DC – Songbyrd

May 3 Boston, MA The Sinclair

May 5 New York, NY The Bowery Ballroom

ABOUT SYLO

Raised in Toronto, ON, Sylo’s take on R&B is inspired by his environment. He was born into a Korean family with religious roots. This inspired him to sing as a child in church services, leading him to learn several instruments at once. Sylo’s musical talents were further enhanced by his older sister who played 90s R&B and hip-hop to full effect. Once he learned how to apply his inspirations onto his own productions, he became driven to write and perform his own songs for the world. Sylo has now become known for his silky records that were created in his own bedroom studio. The work has received global recognition, charting virally on both Spotify and Apple Music. Additionally, his songwriting skills have placed him in studios amongst GRAMMY-winning/nominated songwriters in Los Angeles, London and Toronto. This year will see Sylo on tour supporting MICHELLE and more new music to come.

Imagine Dragons video for bones in 360 MAGAZINE

IMAGINE DRAGONS – BONES

GRAMMY®-winning, multi-Platinum band Imagine Dragons unleash an epic video for their latest single, the defiantly upbeat “Bones.” In the clip, directed by visual pioneer Jason Koenig, a zombie apocalypse plagues Wall Street, turning the trading floor into a ghoulish nightclub complete with scattered limbs, ’80s fashion, and dancing undead. The video for “Bones” made its broadcast premiere on MTV Live, MTVU and on the Paramount Times Square billboards. Watch the video for “Bones” HERE. The song is available HERE via KIDinaKORNER/Interscope.

Frontman Dan Reynolds is almost unrecognizable in the video as he takes care of business as a day trader. Things take a hard left, however, when brain-eating, dancing zombies appear. In many ways, it’s a love letter to Michael Jackson’s seminal 1983 “Thriller” video — which just happens to be a favorite of Reynolds’ children.

“It definitely served as the inspiration for the ‘Bones’ video,” Reynolds says. “I’ve always loved that ‘Thriller’ was both scary and playful. I didn’t know as a kid if I wanted to watch it again or not for fear of the ensuing nightmares, but I always came back for more with my eyes half-closed.” For his interpretation, the hitmaker came up with a sardonic twist: “The idea of punishing Wall Street with a zombie infection felt like an enjoyable time. And it was.”

Produced by Swedish duo Mattman & Robin, “Bones” is the first taste of Imagine Dragons’ forthcoming double album Mercury — ACTS 1 & 2 which is scheduled for release on July 1. The double album is available for pre-order HERE.

“Enemy,” has racked up more than 1.6 billion combined global streams across two versions (including a collaboration with GRAMMY-nominated, East Atlanta-based rapper J.I.D). “Enemy,” which was tapped for Riot Games’ animated series “Arcane,” is currently No. 5 at Top 40, No. 7 at Hot AC and No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song spent 7 weeks at No. 1 at Alternative radio. “Enemy” and “Bones” are destined to be highlights on Imagine Dragons’ Mercury World Tour where summer tour dates were recently added. The summer tour marks the bands biggest North American shows of their career. The tour kicks off this August in Salt Lake City, UT with special guests Macklemore and Kings Elliot on select dates and making stadium stops in Boston, Toronto, and their hometown of Las Vegas before wrapping up in Los Angeles, CA in September. Check out the full itinerary HERE.

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THE CHAINSMOKERS × JAJA TEQUILA

Last night, The Chainsmokers and JAJA Tequila kicked off the Big Game weekend in the best way possible at the MaximBet Music at the Market powered by DirecTV!

Grammy-winning duo and JAJA Tequila co-owners Alex Pall and Drew Taggart of The Chainsmokers performed a fun and energetic set, including their new single “High,” to an excited crowd. Throughout the evening, guests enjoyed delicious JAJA Tequila cocktails including the JAJA Kickoff Mule (JAJA Tequila Blanco, ginger beer & lime) and the JAJA Tailgate Paloma (JAJA Tequila Reposado, sparkling pink grapefruit & lime).

While working on new music, The Chainsmokers have also been hard at work creating fun and unique fan experiences for JAJA Tequila. The MaximBet Music at the Market powered by DirecTV event featured a 1980’s retro-futuristic theme complete with arcade games, celebrity poker tournaments and more!

Photo: Presley Ann Slack

October - Selena Gomez - ELLE Canada illustration by Anh Hoang use by 360 Magazine

October – Selena Gomez – ELLE Canada

KO MÉDIA REVEALS A FORWARD-LOOKING  SEPTEMBER ISSUE OF ELLE CANADA

KO Média is excited to unveil the October issue of ELLE Canada featuring Selena Gomez. The multi-hyphenate star opens up about her mental illness, shooting her new Hulu show with Steve Martin and releasing her first record in Spanish. “I focused so hard on making sure the language I was speaking — and the way I was speaking it — was authentic,” she says in the candid interview. “I wanted it to exude love. I wanted it to talk about pain but in a way that was confident. There is a song about girls saying goodbye to things that aren’t good for us.” One thing Gomez has said goodbye to is her access to Instagram. “I suffer from mental illness, and [social media] just wasn’t adding anything to my life,” she says, adding that once she gave it up, “I felt like I was suddenly able to be so present.”

Other stories of self-care and self-discovery in this issue include Canadian Grammy-winning artist Alessia Cara finding stability as her star continues to rise; Nesta Cooper on coming into her own opposite Jason Momoa in the second season of See; and Mohawk actor Devery Jacobs’ experience working on an Indigenous set and being an activist in her community. Rounding out the bunch is Jonathan Van Ness who, with six seasons of Queer Eye behind them, is now focused on feeding their own well-being, inside and out.

For readers who need some me time, we offer up Canada’s best spas to visit this fall, whether you want a full-body scrub en plein air in B.C. or a lakefront Nordic spa experience in Nova Scotia. Plus, the magazine looks at why dawn is the new time to get things done and how to properly care for sensitive or irritated skin (just in time for winter!).

In fashion, this edition is all about looking back — on the overt tackiness of the early-aughts (which is making a comeback for a surprising reason); the 40-year legacy of Max Mara’s 101801 coat; and the coming-together of two friends to design Markoo’s cool, effortless aesthetic.

And we get serious, diving into the history (and current reality) of medical misogyny, dissecting the downfall of the girl boss and what it says about women in power, and exploring the healing effect of restorative tattooing.

Ending on a lighter note, this issue has everything from forest-inspired fragrances and the next generation of Canadian winemakers to dinner party glow-ups and a mother-daughter road trip.

The October issue of ELLE Canada will hit stands and Apple News+ on October 20, 2021.

Diplo Cabo from Jordan Calvano, INFAMOUS PR for use by 360 Magazine

Diplo Announces Four-Day Cabo Experience

Grammy-winning electronic producer and Mad Decent boss Diplo has announced details for the debut of Diplo’s Higher Ground Cabo Weekender in partnership with leading travel experience company Pollen Presents. With headline performances taking place at The Me by Melia Resorts and Hotel from Feb 17-21, 2022, the event will unite lovers of deeper shades of dance music from all over the world for a four-day experience showcasing the Higher Ground label in an intimate and entirely new format.

Attendees will be immersed in pool and boat parties, beach activities, club nights, morning yoga, outdoor excursions, and more including performances from a Diplo curated lineup gathering his friends, collaborators, and Higher Ground artists.

The experience will include multiple headline performances by Diplo himself at The Me. Additional performances soundtracking the four-day event will include Australian-born house star Sonny Fodera, silky UK house icons Gorgon City, British house music DJ and producer Duke Dumont, Manchester production duo Solardo, legendary genre-crossing hitmaker Paul Woolford, beloved modern house phenom VNSSA, rising star John Summit, tech house producer GW Harrison, beloved party starter J.Phlip, Los Angeles house artist J. Worra, London based house and techno duo MANT, innovative genre-bending producer Melé, and more to be announced.

Over the past 15 years, Diplo has become known as one of the world’s most coveted producers and performers, effortlessly skipping between house and techno, hip-hop, trap, country, ambient and more. His production accolades include keystone work with Justin Bieber, Skrillex, Sia, Madonna, M.I.A and countless others. Beyond his founding membership of Major Lazer, he is also a member of the super-groups Jack Ü alongside Skrillex and LSD with Sia and Labrinth, along with his Silk City project with Mark Ronson.

Higher Ground sees Diplo gather his devout fan base around authentic tones of house and techno. In its short tenure, the label has already seen premiere releases from the likes of Aluna, Sonny Fodera, Walker & Royce, VNSSA, Wax Motif, Wilkinson, MK, and Andhim. Longtime friend of Diplo and Crosstown Rebels boss Damian Lazarus blessed the imprint in 2020 as the North American home for his ‘Flourishes’ LP and his collaborative single with Diplo and Jungle.

Travel experiences for Diplo’s Higher Ground Cabo will include a four day, four night stay at The Me and a variety of additional 4* and 5* hotel options, along with access to all parties, performances, and outdoor activities. Monthly payment plans are available in the lead up to the event with a $30 deposit and at no additional interest. Pollen Presents also offers a COVID-19 Money Back Guarantee making the event 100% refundable if it is cancelled or rescheduled due to COVID-19.

More information on rooms and prices can be found on the Pollen Presents website.

About Pollen

Pollen is a leading travel company building, curating, and delivering the best experiences for members all over the world. Members enjoy these experiences together with the people they love, creating stronger relationships and unforgettable memories. Members immerse themselves in multi-day itineraries that combine live entertainment, parties, and relaxation time in more than 50 popular destinations. Members can discover and book these experiences exclusively on pollen.co and the Pollen app. Pollen has already launched bespoke mini-breaks with mega stars like J Balvin, Marshawn Lynch and Ozuna.

Phase 1 Artist List (A – Z)

Diplo

Duke Dumont

Gorgon City

GW Harrison

J.Phlip

J. Worra

John Summit

MANT

Melé

Paul Woolford

Solardo

Sonny Fodera

VNSSA

Isabelle Fries makes a brief splash inside 360 MAGAZINE

ISABELLE FRIES

At 22 years old, Isabelle Fries has started to make a name for herself in the music industry. Not only is she gifted in her art, she has an extremely large heart.

Born in Sydney, but raised in Denver, Colorado, Fries found her inclination for singing at a young age. “I knew I wanted music to be a part of my life since I was about 7, but as I got older I was able to recognize that it is a labor of love for me,” she expressed. “I have never searched for fame through my music.” 

Not long after, she discovered her heart had room for another love, philanthropy. At just 15 years old, Fries became the first youth board member and youth leader for the Global Livingston Institute (GLI) an NGO in Uganda who’s mission is to educate students & community leaders on innovative approaches to international development and empower awareness, collaboration, conversations and personal growth. 

Through working with this organization, Isabelle travelled to Uganda to teach, perform and empower. In 2017, Fries performed in front of 20,000 people in Uganda at the annual iKnow HIV Awareness Concert Series along with other musicians from around the world, using music to breakdown barriers, bring people together and provide free medical testing and awareness for HIV for over 8,500 Ugandans.  

“I became a part of GLI when I was 15 and fully threw myself into their mission and their work. It is what opened my eyes to one of my passions I am now pursuing in international education. They really focus on young voices and drawing on perspectives from all types of individuals which is why I was asked to be on the board at such a young age. GLI is truly one of the most important things in my life so I could not be more thankful to be a part of it.” 

This wasn’t the only organization Fries carried out philanthropic work with. She volunteered in Haiti with The Road to Hope, an International Affairs Intern with Creative Visions in Malibu, California and a community worker with CEPIA in Costa Rica.

Isabelle still wanted to do more for Eastern African communities. She founded the “Bulamu Raise Your Voice Community Foundation (BCF)” and was able to draw on inspiration from one of her other life-long devotions: swimming. 

For twelve years, she swam competitively breaking records, winning State Championships and being a leader on her teams until complications from several autoimmune disorders forced her out of the water. This was never a part of her plan, but she was able to alter her life’s path and kept pushing through

“It is not something that I let control my life or hold me back from living. I take care of myself in every way I can and find strength in what I am able to do and learn new ways to improve my way of life,” she expressed. 

One of Fries’ missions with both GLI and BCF is to raise awareness for water safety on Lake Bunyonyi in Uganda by teaching swimming to prevent drownings. By working closely with GLI and the headmaster of the Kazi Primary School, Fries has been able to carry out this initiative, as well as implementing academic, music and sports curriculum.  

She said that the community of Lake Bunyonyi changed her life by seeing how they are such powerful and driven people. “I don’t go for my own benefit or to be a ‘white savior’ ,” she asserted. “When I work in Uganda, I give the individuals I work with support and resources and they truly do the rest.”

Isabelle was fortunate enough to meet one of her long time role models, Michael Phelps. Fostering a relationship with someone who has shaped her life in so many ways in and out of the water has been such a blessing, says Fries. This lead to her working with the Michael Phelps Foudation (MPF), where she took the opportunity to become certified in their “IM Water Safety Program” which is implemented in The Boys and Girls Clubs of America.

When given the opportunity again to combine her music and philanthropy through the MPF, she couldn’t resist. Isabelle was asked to open for country singer, Eric Church, at a MPF benefit concert in Chicago at the iconic Arcada Theater. “Swimming is an incredibly big part of my life as I was a serious competitive swimmer from the ages of 5 to 18, therefor having the chance to combine my music with my love and passion for swimming and water safety was very special and meaningful.” 

Now a recent graduate of The University of Southern California, Fries splits her time living between Denver and Los Angeles, continuing to pursue her passions: music and philanthropy, while working in Denver at a non-profit dedicated to mentoring students. Isabelle holds a degree in International Relations with minors in Spanish as well as  Non-Profits, Philanthropy and Volunteerism. 

While studying at USC, Isabelle was fortunate enough to catch the eye of Grammy-winning, multi-platinum producer/mixer Rob Chiarelli, who she’s fostered an incredibly close relationship with. 

She began releasing music signed with Chiarelli’s label Streetlamp records this year, already finding a widespread and loyal audience across all music platforms using her rich, soulful vocal that could be compared to the sound of Lauren Daigle or Adele. She recently released her 6th single, a raw piano ballad called “All We Had. When people listen to her music, Fries always wants to make them truly feel – whatever that feeling may be. Through channeling lyrics with her songwriters from her own life experiences, the emotions she is able to elicit are special to her. 

While the music may be interpreted differently for each unique individual, her raw style is something she hopes help guide those listeners on whatever journey they want to take. “I’ve always said, I love music because it lets you feel something you didn’t think you could.”

This is definitely something she mirrors artistically with one of her musical inspirations, Amy Winehouse. Growing up performing jazz music, Fries describes this genre as a big part of her musical identity, so she was instantly drawn to Winehouse’s style which she catalogs as “authentic, raw and groundbreaking. Amy created music unapologetically.”

But Fries’ number one music icon is Sir Elton John. “His music was always around me when I was growing up. My parents loved all music from that time and exposed me to it at a very young age which is one of the reasons it is the type of music I love the most. 

However, Elton John’s music was different for me, it felt like poetry and real emotion. His sound and songs are like stories that you never want to end. When I began to listen to him more I realized this is the type of music I want to sing and be a part of.” 

Feeling very blessed to have found such a supportive team, guiding her in finally being able to put her own original songs out there into the world, she is excited to evolve using her music to help create change, perform live again, and continue to build upon her body of work. While she’s away in the studio recording, we’ll be out here patiently waiting for more music, while she continues to use her voice to make the world a better place. 

Shania Twain – The Woman in Me: Diamond Edition

International icon Shania Twain, the best-selling female country artist of all-time in the US, announced the 25th anniversary of her GRAMMY-winning breakthrough album with The Woman in Me: Diamond Edition, on Good Morning America August 14 during their “Summer Concert Series.” Watch the performances below.

Available now, via Mercury Nashville/UMG Recordings, Inc., the Diamond Edition contains a newly remastered version of the genre-busting, multi-platinum album.  The Diamond Edition also includes previously unreleased tracks, live recordings, and mixes that trace the evolution of an album that changed the way country music sounded. The Woman in Me: Diamond Edition will be available in two- and three-CD configurations, with the remastered album available in LP and Limited-Edition color variant LP versions, as well.

Listen or pre-order The Woman in Me: Diamond Edition now HERE. Pre-order The Woman in Me: Diamond Edition now and receive the “Any Man Of Mine” digital EP, which includes the remastered album track, the Live From Las Vegas version, and the Shania Vocal Mix.

The three-CD box set contains 16 previously unreleased tracks, including five live performances recorded in December 2019 during Twain’s residency at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas, and an entire “Shania Vocal Mix” containing early takes of 11 songs from nearly a year before the album’s release. In addition to the five Las Vegas performances, the “Live & Remixed” disc, available on both the two- and three-CD editions, features two tracks recorded in September 1998 at Dallas’ Reunion Arena for the Shania: Live DVD that also was carried on DirecTV; and nine remixes that show how Twain and producer, Robert John “Mutt” Lange, continued to adapt her sound as she began to cross into pop and international markets – and even into dance clubs.

Eight of the 12 songs from The Woman in Me appeared on Billboard’s country singles chart, with four – “Any Man of Mine,” “(If You’re Not in It for Love) I’m Outta Here!,” “You Win My Love” and “No One Needs to Know” – reaching No. 1. “Any Man of Mine” also gave Twain her first Top 40 crossover hit. The Woman in Me spent 29 weeks atop the country albums chart and was 1995’s best-selling country album. It won a GRAMMY for Best Country Album in 1996 and later was ranked No. 8 on CMT’s list of 40 Greatest Country Albums.

The Woman in Me: Diamond Edition is accompanied by a 48-page booklet containing liner notes from Twain, a 3,000-word essay written by renowned pop-culture journalist Eve Barlow, and photographs from John Derek, Albert Sanchez, Mark Tucker, Bo Derek, and Alexander E. Harbaugh.

The Woman in Me, Twain’s second album, debuted at No. 65 on the Billboard country chart in February 1995, entering the Billboard 200 three weeks later at 197. The album continued to climb steadily, finally hitting No. 1 on the country chart in July, the same week “Any Man of Mine”became Twain’s first chart-topping country single. By that point, the album was already gold; by the end of 1995, it had sold 4 million copies, making it the year’s top-selling country album. In 1996, it passed Patsy Cline’s Greatest Hits to become the best-selling album by a female country artist (a title Twain’s 1997 follow-up, Come on Over, would claim in 1999). The Woman in Me reached Diamond status for shipments of 10 million copies in 1997, then 12 million in 2000. It has sold an estimated 20 million copies worldwide.

Twain has sold 48 million albums in the US, making her the sixth best-selling female artist in the country, and 100 million albums worldwide. She is the only female artist to have three consecutive albums certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association for shipments of 10 million units.

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SHANIA TWAIN – THE WOMAN IN ME – DIAMOND EDITION TRACK LISTS

LP / LIMITED-EDITION LP

THE WOMAN IN ME – REMASTERED ALBUM

1.     Home Ain’t Where His Heart Is (Anymore) (Side A)

2.     Any Man Of Mine (Side A)

3.     Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under? (Side A)

4.     (If You’re Not In It For Love) I’m Outta Here! (Side A)

5.     The Woman In Me (Needs The Man In You) (Side A)

6.     Is There Life After Love? (Side A)

7.     If It Don’t Take Two (Side B)

8.     You Win My Love (Side B)

9.     Raining On Our Love (Side B)

10.  Leaving Is The Only Way Out (Side B)

11.  No One Needs To Know (Side B)

12.  God Bless The Child (Side B)

2CD

THE WOMAN IN ME – REMASTERED ALBUM

1.     Home Ain’t Where His Heart Is (Anymore)

2.     Any Man Of Mine

3.     Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?

4.     (If You’re Not In It For Love) I’m Outta Here!

5.     The Woman In Me (Needs The Man In You)

6.     Is There Life After Love?

7.     If It Don’t Take Two

8.     You Win My Love

9.     Raining On Our Love

10.  Leaving Is The Only Way Out

11.  No One Needs To Know

12.  God Bless The Child

LIVE & REMIXED

1.     You Win My Love [Live From Las Vegas]

2.     No One Needs To Know [Live From Las Vegas]

3.     Any Man of Mine [Live From Las Vegas]

4.     Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under [Live From Las Vegas]

5.     (If You’re Not In It For Love) I’m Outta Here! [Live From Las Vegas]

6.     Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under [Dance Mix]

7.     Any Man Of Mine [Alternate Mix – Without Steel Guitar]

8.     The Woman In Me (Needs The Man In You) [International Acoustic Version – Without Steel Guitar]

9.     (If You’re Not In It For Love) I’m Outta Here! [Dance Mix]

10.  (If You’re Not In It For Love) I’m Outta Here! [Mutt Lange Mix]

11.  You Win My Love [Mutt Lange Mix]

12.  God Bless The Child [Single Mix – Country Version]

13.  God Bless The Child [Single Mix – Without Banjo]

14.  (If You’re Not In It For Love) I’m Outta Here! [Live/DirecTV Mix]

15.  Home Ain’t Where His Heart Is/The Woman In Me/You’ve Got A Way [Medley – Live/DirecTVMix]

3CD

THE WOMAN IN ME – REMASTERED ALBUM

1.     Home Ain’t Where His Heart Is (Anymore)

2.     Any Man Of Mine

3.     Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?

4.     (If You’re Not In It For Love) I’m Outta Here!

5.     The Woman In Me (Needs The Man In You)

6.     Is There Life After Love?

7.     If It Don’t Take Two

8.     You Win My Love

9.     Raining On Our Love

10.  Leaving Is The Only Way Out

11.  No One Needs To Know

12.  God Bless The Child

LIVE & REMIXED

1.     You Win My Love [Live From Las Vegas]

2.     No One Needs To Know [Live From Las Vegas]

3.     Any Man of Mine [Live From Las Vegas]

4.     Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under [Live From Las Vegas]

5.     (If You’re Not In It For Love) I’m Outta Here! [Live From Las Vegas]

6.     Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under [Dance Mix]

7.     Any Man Of Mine [Alternate Mix – Without Steel Guitar]

8.     The Woman In Me (Needs The Man In You) [International Acoustic Version – Without Steel Guitar]

9.     (If You’re Not In It For Love) I’m Outta Here! [Dance Mix]

10.  (If You’re Not In It For Love) I’m Outta Here! [Mutt Lange Mix]

11.  You Win My Love [Mutt Lange Mix]

12.  God Bless The Child [Single Mix – Country Version]

13.  God Bless The Child [Single Mix – Without Banjo]

14.  (If You’re Not In It For Love) I’m Outta Here! [Live/DirecTV Mix]

15.  Home Ain’t Where His Heart Is/The Woman In Me/You’ve Got A Way [Medley – Live/DirecTVMix]

THE WOMAN IN ME – SHANIA VOCAL MIX

1.     Home Ain’t Where His Heart Is (Anymore)

2.     The Woman In Me (Needs The Man In You)

3.     No One Needs To Know

4.     Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?

5.     Is There Life After Love?

6.     If It Don’t Take Two

7.     You Win My Love

8.     Any Man Of Mine

9.     Raining On Our Love

10.  (If You’re Not In It For Love) I’m Outta Here!

11.  Leaving Is The Only Way Out

C.Y.M, Ayo N Keyz, Grammy-winning, 360 MAGAZINE

CYM Releases “Karma,” First Single from Long-Awaited Second EP “Love CYM”

Today, rising R&B singer and songwriter CYM announced the release of her new single, “Karma.” The song was officially released on October 9th and will mark CYM’s first single from her upcoming EP, Love CYM set to launch late December 2019. It was produced by Grammy-winning duo Ayo N Keyz (Cardi B, Chris Brown, Jaden Smith).

“I am so excited about my new single ‘Karma’ and wanted to reconnect with my loyal fans while showing a different aspect of my creativity. I had the opportunity to work on this single with Ayo N Keyz to help me bring my vision for this song to life. The song is about pent up anger and frustration from a relationship that felt one-sided with no reciprocity. Writing this song was cathartic because it was coming from personal experience, and I know so many people can relate to moving on from bad relationships on to something better,” says CYM.

CYM first burst on the scene in the summer of 2016. Her infectious hit Bombs Away was released with much fanfare. The accompanying music/video received thousands of streams on YouTube and plays on Soundcloud as well as spins from radio stations around the country. The success of Bombs Away earned CYM an opening spot on Tory Lanez’, “I Told You” tour. Her debut album Shadows developed in collaboration with K Mack, Liana Banks, Yobo, J-Dot and Rocc featured songs inspired by her musical tastes. It possesses references to pop, R&B, Latin and Caribbean music. Critics praised CYM’s previous single, “Gun Play,” featuring Rich Homie Quan for its trap-infused beat with a twist of pop.

Ayo N Keyz asserts, “When we first heard CYM’s vocals on Shadows, we knew she had something different to offer. Few talents today have the ability to fuse musical genres with such ease. When the opportunity presented itself to collaborate on Love CYM, we jumped on it. We were thrilled to be part of the process and can’t wait for people to hear this exciting new sound.” For more information, please follow @iamcym on Instagram.


Check out CYM’s new music video, “Karma” here.