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Pearl Jam – “Gigaton” Debut

PEARL JAM’S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED GIGATON DEBUTS AS #1 ROCK ALBUM

“Pearl Jam come roaring back with a superb new album.” – Associated Press

“Pearl Jam Combine Fury and Maturity on Gigaton.” – Rolling Stone

“Pearl Jam’s best in a generation.” – Paste Magazine

“Their legacy will remain set.” – Stereogum

Pearl Jam’s Gigaton has been hailed “superb”, “fascinating and ambitious”, “inspiring and engaging”, “their finest studio hour” and “Pearl Jam’s best in a generation.” The critics and fans alike have praised the bands latest release and it has now bowed at #1 on the Billboard Top Rock Albums Chart this week. Additionally, it landed in the Top 5 of the Billboard Top 200. Internationally the album debuted #1 in Italy and Austria, Top 5 in Netherlands, Switzerland, Australia, Germany, Belgium, Norway, Canada, and Finland and Top 10 in the UK, Ireland, and New Zealand.

Get it at www.pearljam.com

At Metacritic, Gigaton registered the group’s second highest cumulative critical score—only bested by their diamond-certified 1991 debut, Ten. Among numerous positive reactions, Associated Press exclaimed, “Pearl Jam come roaring back with superb new album.” In a four-out-of-five star review, Rolling Stone wrote, “The group has blended the miasmic angst of ‘Jeremy’ and ‘Alive’ with a sense of tenderness and even flashes of hope.” UPROXX promised, “Pearl Jam is reliable on ‘Gigaton’ at a moment when nothing else is,” and Spin christened it “Their best album since the late nineties.”

Opening up about the album, Eddie Vedder and Jeff Ament appeared on the
Bill Simmons Podcast for a marathon two-hour interview. Check it out HERE.

Speaking on their eagerness to return to the road, Vedder said:

“We’re kind of reclusive by nature. So, in some ways it feels normal to be away from people, that’s not necessarily out of my wheelhouse…but I just keep thinking that first time we’ll be in front of people, it’s even hard to imagine when or how, it’s going to be different. It’s not like we didn’t appreciate it before, it’s just even tenfold.” Regarding the seven-year creative journey to Gigaton, he revealed: “It grew on its own. It just started different, and it ended different, and everything that happened in the middle was different, and that’s what felt great about it. At some point, we had to finish. At some point, we zeroed in and thought, ‘Okay, I think we got this and now let’s nail these bits and pieces” …This last fall we really leaned in heavy and hard and gave ourselves a little bit of a deadline finally, which was cool, I thought it was very mature and grown-up of us to say, ‘Okay, now let’s actually finish! That can be the hard part’…After all of that fun, now we have to set it down in concrete.” In terms of the full sequence and final vision, he related it to a formative childhood memory:

“Certain things find their spot. It’s like a setlist. I think that’s why they maybe let me take a first crack at some of that stuff, because of the whole setlist thing. We still make records to be listened to—not that everyone will listen to a record track one to twelve in a row or side A or Side B—but we still make ‘em in case somebody does want to listen to it like that, that’s how we make em…In a way, it’s also like a live show, we put the songs together in a way that have a flow and an energy, the one song passes the torch to the next…Really I think a lot of comes back to keeping score when I was a little kid in baseball games…Obviously, I wasn’t good at math and didn’t go to school for acounting, but what I did do was stare at the scoreboard at Wrigley Field and I think that really helped me.” Gigaton represents Pearl Jam at the peak of progression. From moments of guitar-fueled catharsis such as “Who Ever Said” through the icy absolution of “River Cross,” the lyrics, riffs, and rhythms transmit a message of hope, culminating on Eddie Vedder’s final words, “Here and now…won’t hold us down…share the light…won’t hold us down.”

Produced by Josh Evans and Pearl Jam, Gigaton marks the band’s first studio album since GRAMMY® award-winning, Lightning Bolt, which was released on October 15, 2013. Internationally, the album is available and distributed by Universal Music Group.

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FAMOUS DEX – WHAT I LIKE

Today, Chicago’s turn-up king Famous Dex releases a new single and music video for his song “What I Like” off of his forthcoming sophomore album. For the single, Dex also taps fellow multi-platinum recording artists Tyga and Rich The Kid — adding layers to the already vibrant track. Rich The Kid provides the infectious hook and Tyga laces the beat with his trademarked flow, making you subconsciously bounce in your seat. On the opposite side of the sonic spectrum from his first single off of the album, “Proofread” ft. Wiz Khalifa which took a more melodic approach, Dex returns back to his signature sound with “What I Like.”

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Shaggy – It Wasn’t Me (Hot Shot 2020)

REGGAE ICON SHAGGY TO RELEASE “IT WASN’T ME (HOT SHOT 2020)” A NEW, MODERN VERSION OF HIS CLASSIC SMASH AVAILABLE APRIL 10

IN CELEBRATION OF THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS 10 MILLION-SELLING ALBUM ‘HOT SHOT,’ A BRAND-NEW ALBUM  ‘HOT SHOT 2020’- FEATURING UPDATED VERSIONS OF HIS BIGGEST HITS TO BE RELEASED

Reggae/dancehall icon, SHAGGY will unleash a new single, “It Wasn’t Me (Hot Shot 2020)” featuring vocalist, Rayvon, available April 10 on all digital platforms worldwide. Pre-save the new single HERE.

“It’s been 20 years since my album, Hot Shot and the now infamous ‘anthem’ “It Wasn’t Me” was released, says Shaggy, “and to commemorate this milestone, I decided to reproduce this classic hit. In doing so, I wanted to make sure we stayed true to the integrity of the original recording while finding ways to modernize it, being that the song remains a recurrent hit, garnering a new & younger fan base each year.”

He continues, “While it may come as a surprise, “It Wasn’t Me” is actually an anti-cheating song! In the original version, the ‘apology’ from Rik Rok comes at the very end, yet by then, most DJ’s had mixed or gone into another song, so it was often missed … the point is that the guy who was cheating didn’t follow the player’s advice.”

“I enlisted my longtime collaborator, Rayvon – one of the smoothest reggae voices in the game – to be on the new track,” he adds. “The end result feels fresh and revitalized while maintaining its pop sensibility and dancehall roots.”

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of his diamond-selling album, Hot Shot, a brand-new album entitled Hot Shot 2020 will soon be released featuring revamped and modernized versions of all of Shaggy’s most beloved hits such as “Angel,” “Boombastic,” “Oh Carolina,” among many others, plus a few other surprises! Additional details to soon be announced.

About Shaggy

When it comes to making dancehall reggae hits that rock the world and stand the test of time, nobody does it better than Shaggy.

The two-time GRAMMY Award-winning reggae icon has sold more than 30 million albums to date, racking up no fewer than eight singles in the Billboard Hot 100, including two No. 1 hits, as well as seven albums on the Billboard 200 and four in the Top 40. Shaggy’s success in the UK is equally impressive: 16 Top 40 singles, nine of them reaching the Top 10, and four that shot to No. 1 including “It Wasn’t Me”—the largest-selling collaboration in UK chart history.

The smash records from Shaggy have kept on coming, from the certified diamond 2000 album Hot Shot, which boasted two No. 1 singles, through to 2018’s 44/876, a collaborative project with British rock icon Sting. 44/876 clocked millions of streams, entered the Top 40 in 14 different countries, remained atop the Billboard Reggae Album chart for over five months, and earned Shaggy another GRAMMY Award for Best Reggae Album.

A proven hitmaker, Shaggy has also been using his platform to help his community and beloved home, Jamaica. His Shaggy & Friends charity concerts have raised millions for the Bustamante Children’s Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica.

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Khalid- Know Your Worth

Multi-platinum global superstar Khalid drops the music video for “Know Your Worth.” The video premiered on MTVU, MTV Live and MTV Biggest Pop.

The video is directed by Daniel Russel. Watch HERE.

“Know Your Worth” (Khalid x Disclosure ) was released earlier this year via Right Hand Music Group / RCA Records and has amassed over 78M streams globally.

Check out Khalid performing it on The Ellen DeGeneres Show HERE.

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Donald Glover – 3.15.20

Today, Grammy, Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning recording artist, actor and producer Donald Glover presents 3.15.20, his first full-length release under Wolf+Rothstein/RCA Records. The album is available in two forms on all digital streaming platforms – a continuous play version under “Donald Glover Presents,” and a standard track-by-track version under Childish Gambino.” Click here to listen.

To promote a communal vibe, fans across the globe can experience the album simultaneously at DonaldGloverPresents.com for a limited time.

3.15.20 contains 12 tracks with appearances by Ariana Grande21 Savage and Khadja Bonet. See full track list below.

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KEVIN GARRETT – Gone Again

Pittsburgh-born and GRAMMY® Award-nominated artist, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Kevin Garrett unveils the music video for his newly released single, “Gone Again” today! He said about the song, “‘Gone Again’ is about bracing for impact with rose colored glasses on. It’s an attempt at looking at something good in your life with lower expectations in fear of losing it.”

Click HERE to watch!

Kevin said on the video concept, “The director and I aligned on creating a visual that maintains tension, but points to loosening up ever so slightly.”

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Kevin recently dropped is new EP Made Up Lost Time (HERE) and announced that he will be opening up for Lennon Stella on her upcoming North American tour. Click HERE for more info.

Last year, Kevin released his much-anticipated full-length debut album, HOAX. The year also saw him make late night television debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, performing the lead single off the project, “It Don’t Bother Me At All.” Click HERE to watch his performance!

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Jhené Aiko scores the highest-selling album!

Grammy®-nominated multi-platinum singer/songwriter Jhené Aiko scores the highest-selling album of her career as CHILOMBO debuts at #1 on the Billboard Top R&B Albums chart, and #2 on the Billboard 200, on first week overall consumption of over 152,000 units. CHILOMBO ranks as the biggest album debut from a female R&B artist since Beyoncé’s Lemonade (April 2016).

The chart-topping CHILOMBO, released March 6th via Artclub/Def Jam Recordings, arrives on the strength of over 170MM global streams in its debut week and over cumulative streams over 700 million to date for its five massive advance tracks, with

● “B.S.” (feat. H.E.R.) – over 25 million first week (released March 5th)
● “Triggered (Freestyle)” – over 330 million streams, certified RIAA platinum
● “None Of Your Concern” (feat. Big Sean) – over 127 million streams
● “Pu$$y Fairy (OTW)” – over 94 million streams
● “Happiness Over Everything (H.O.E.)” (feat. Future, Miguel) – over 25 million streams

CHILOMBO’s massive debut streams makes Jhene the top UMG artist for the week at Apple Music in the U.S., and the #1 female artist for the week at YouTube.

CHILOMBO is Jhené’s fourth top 10 long-player as a soloist, following her RIAA gold debut EP Sail Out (#8, 2013), Souled Out (#3, 2014), and the RIAA gold Trip (#5, 2017). She also visited the Top 10 as one-half of the Twenty88 duo, alongside Big Sean, reaching #5 with their self-titled album on Def Jam in 2016.

Jhené, who has reached #1 trending on Twitter in the U.S. and worldwide three times since the release of CHILOMBO, has gained 500,000 new Instagram followers in the last 30 days. She is currently the #1 Female Artist on YouTube for the week of March 6-12th with over 21.5 million views.

CHILOMBO proclaims the artist’s full name, Jhené Aiko Efuru CHILOMBO, as it celebrates her coming into her own personal power. The initial jam sessions where she freestyled the lyrics to each song, took place on The Big Island of Hawaii where Jhené’s great grandmother was born. Jhené was inspired by the beauty and power of the island’s volcanoes, having visited throughout the years. Chilombo means wild beast. The volcano is symbolic of the beautiful, yet powerful beast. Jhené Aiko is Chilombo. In contrast to her 2017 album, Trip, which intricately detailed the process of grieving, CHILOMBO finds Jhené embracing her strength and power, and coming into her confidence as a woman, a creator and a healer. She has always embraced magic in her particular brand of soulful, trippy, ethereal R&B, but now on CHILOMBO she has taken it all to another level.

About Jhené Aiko:
Grammy®-nominated singer/songwriter Jhené Aiko was already more than a decade deep in the music game when she arrived at Def Jam in 2011; having been featured on singles, albums and mix tapes by A-listers Kendrick Lamar, Wale, Big Sean, Logic, J. Cole, Drake, and many more. Jhené made history when Sail Out, her phenomenal #1 debut EP of 2013, became the biggest-selling EP in Def Jam history. The EP’s success was propelled by her sizzling BET Award-winning and Grammy®-nominated #1 platinum crossover hit “The Worst” (over 117 million combined YouTube views to date). The EP also included “Bed Peace” featur­ing Childish Gambino (over 37 million combined YouTube views); “3:16am” (over 14 million combined YouTube views); plus collaborations with Kendrick Lamar and Vince Staples. The momentum kept up when Jhené joined Drake on his 39-city North American Would You Like A Tour? She appeared with him on NBC’s Saturday Night Live, which led to her own solo dates on Conan, The Late Show with David Letterman, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Jhené’s brilliant debut album of 2014, Souled Out entered the Soundscan R&B chart at #1, containing “The Pressure,” described by Billboard as “an otherworldly neck-snapper” (over 14 million YouTube views to date). The release of Souled Out was celebrated on NBC’s The Today Show. In 2016, Jhené collaborated with fellow multi-platinum Def Jam superstar Big Sean on their debut duo project, TWENTY88. The duo made their tv debut on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Jhené’s critically hailed second album, Trip, was released September 2017, entering the Soundscan R&B chart at #1. Her third album, CHILOMBO (March 2020) acknowledged her full name, Jhené Aiko Efuru Chilombo, and contained the singles “Triggered” (RIAA platinum), “None Of Your Concern,” “Pu$$y Fairy (OTW),” “Happi­ness Over Everything (H.O.E.)” (featuring Future, Miguel), and “B.S.” (featuring H.E.R.).

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Tyga – Freak

GRAMMY® Award-nominated multiplatinum modern hip-hop icon Tyga unleashes a new single entitled “Freak” [feat. Megan Thee Stallion]. Get it HERE.
 
This marks the very first collaboration between the Los Angeles MC and Houston’s red-hot queen of hip-hop. On the track, Tyga serves up his slick signature bars before an immediately hashtaggable and hypnotic hook. Meanwhile, Megan makes a stunning cameo with explosive attitude and star-power fully on display. Additionally, they team up in the sexy and cinematic music video, projecting the song’s energy widescreen.
 
Watch it HERE.
 
“Freak” arrives hot on the heels of Tyga’s smash “Ayy Macarena.” Totaling nearly a-quarter-of-a-billion streams and counting, he recently dropped the remix featuring Latin superstar Ozuna. About this version, Billboard wrote, “Ozuna’s 30-second rap verse is about a man who makes the ladies swoon with his luxurious lifestyle.” The animated clip already cracked 3 million views and counting. View it HERE.
 

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Ro James – Touchy Feely

Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Ro James releases a new track “Touchy Feely” from his forthcoming sophomore album which is due out via ByStorm Entertainment/RCA Records. Click HERE to listen.

Produced by MP808 (Meek Mill, Lil Uzi Vert), “Touchy Feely” follows the release of the forthcoming album’s lead single “Last Time,” which is currently climbing the Urban Adult radio chart and has nearly 10 million streams and video views combined worldwide. “Last Time” is written by James and Verse Simmonds (Meek Mill, Chris Brown) and produced Soundz. Simmonds and Soundz are the same team behind James’ Grammy-nominated, RIAA certified platinum single “Permission,” which is from his critically-acclaimed debut album ELDORADO.

James is also set to embark on select dates on the Gallant “Sweet Insomina Tour” this spring. They will stop in cities across the US including New York, Philadelphia and Boston before wrapping in Silver Spring MD on March 20th. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click HERE.

Listen to “Touchy Feely,” catch him on tour and keep an eye out for more from Ro James coming soon.

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Lil Baby – My Turn

Lil Baby has dropped his new album, My Turn, out today on Quality Control Music / Wolfpack Global / Motown Records / Capitol Music Group. Listen HERE. Baby has been one of the most dominant names in rap since he started and My Turn sees him at the top of his game so far. In the past year Baby has reached over 11 billion global streams, had five consecutive #1 songs at Urban radio (“Yes Indeed”, “Drip Too Hard” with Gunna, “Close Friends”, “Baby” with DaBaby, and “Woah”), won his first ever award at the BET Awards for Best New Artist, earned a Grammy nomination with “Drip Too Hard” for Best Rap/Sung Performance and had three Top 100 albums in 2019 alone. Watch the video for “Heatin Up” at 3PM EST. “Woah” is RIAA certified platinum and “Sum 2 Prove” is RIAA certified gold.

My Turn marks Baby’s first new project since 2018’s Street Gossip and Baby calls it, “my best work to date.” The album also sees guest spots from Lil Wayne, Future, Young Thug, Gunna, Lil Uzi Vert, Moneybagg Yo, Rylo Rodriguez and 42 Dugg throughout. With such a rapid rise and a relentless stream of hits, it’s clear that Lil Baby is one of the greatest modern success stories in hip-hop.

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