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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.

Zander Bleck

Zander Bleck’s single, “Mercy Me” is definitely the summer rock jam. Zander’s incredible vocals and funk pop rock beats make for the perfect on repeat summer road trip tune. Check out more on Zander below!

A spellbinding voice, vibrant charisma and a compelling artist in ascension: Zander Bleck creates epic, anthemic music to propel rock and into the future.

A small town kid from rural New Jersey, Zander grew up geographically close to the towering spires of Manhattan. A talented musical family were prime influences as he absorbed the music of legendary artists from far before his time. A competitive athlete in high school, he moved to New York where modeling paid the bills and set the stage for his journey. “I developed a certain type of fearlessness,” Zander remembers. “When you get that hardened skin it prepares you well for the music business.”

After early successes with his East Coast band “Monument” , Zander went solo. He began focusing on his voice and his writing. Fate connected him to multiple Grammy-winning songwriter Holly Knight and he traveled to Los Angeles to write and record “Temptation,” the song that he recalls, “…changed everything.”

His distinctive voice captured the attention of producer RedOne, hot off the success of Lady Gaga. In US Today RedOne called Bleck’s voice “A mixture of Jim Morrison, Bono, and Freddie Mercury” and added, “There’s no singer like that right now.” RedOne introduced Zander to Jimmy Iovine at Interscope Records and a deal was made. When an executive shakeup reordered the label, Zander shifted to Capitol Records. But his major label launch was not to be.

“I had to get tough or die,” Zander remembers. “It was time to be true to myself.” Social media was key. “I was getting an instant response. Rather than going through the chain, here was the artist and the audience. When I sing a song on social media the message is immediate, to thousands of people all over the world. I started dedicating myself to this connection.”

See some of his music at his Spotify link here: http://open.spotify.com/track/7ngCXZgsvjWFLekfY1kuLS?si=ttrQgqcgS36rcCpDFqauzg

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