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New Music Video for Celeste – A Little Love

Celeste today shares the video for her new track “A Little Love” released via Interscope Records. The song was written and recorded for the UK John Lewis and Waitrose Christmas advertising campaign called “Give A Little Love” and has been widely praised as a Christmas classic in the making. “A Little Love” entered the Top 40 in the UK Official Charts the week after release as well as the Top 100 in Amazon and Apple Music Charts and #1 on the Shazam Chart. The John Lewis and Waitrose ad itself has had over 10 million combined views to date.

YouTube Music EMEA has today named Celeste as the next talent in their Artist On The Rise series, which celebrates and supports the most exciting new artists in the UK. The video for “A Little Love” was directed by Silent Tapes Films – who also directed the haunting video for Celeste’s “Strange”- and premiered on YouTube this morning.

“A Little Love” is the first original song commissioned by John Lewis and Waitrose for their Christmas advertising campaigns which – inspired by the kindness shown by the British public during the pandemic – encourages viewers to give a little love to others. Two new joint ads encourage the nation to spread kindness and help raise £4m for two charities – Home-Start and FareShare. A further £1m will be donated by Waitrose and John Lewis branches to local charities supporting families in need. Every time “A Little Love” is downloaded Celeste and Polydor Records will make a donation to the campaign.

Brit-Award winning Celeste was approached by John Lewis Partnership and asked to write a song which reflects the poignant theme of this year’s ad campaign, which celebrates kindness as the nation is encouraged to “Give A Little Love.” Celeste says, “I felt honoured to be asked to take part. I wanted to create something that felt classic but still true to who I am as a writer and performer.”

Commenting on the song Claire Pointon, Customer Director for John Lewis said; “We immediately knew that Celeste was right for our campaign. Her voice is timeless and magical. Her song blew us away.”

CELESTE’S ACHIEVEMENTS

The song marks another milestone in the ascension of the British-Jamaican soul singer and songwriter who won both the BRITs Rising Star Award and BBC Music’s Sound last year and is the breakthrough artist of 2020. It follows the release last month of “Hear My Voice” which was co-written with Golden Globe®-nominated composer Daniel Pemberton and is the focus track of the Netflix film The Trial of the Chicago 7, written and directed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Aaron Sorkin. “Hear My Voice” is predicted by Variety to be an Oscars contender for Best Original Song at the Academy Awards next year.

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Sheck Wes – 2020 Draft

Harlem rapper and basketball enthusiast Sheck Wes has released a new track — aptly titled — “2020 Draft.” Earlier today, Sheck posted to socials that he has been in training camps and in talks with teams, warming up the baseline for the new release. The song which comes with its official music video follows Sheck’s signature combination of hard hitting song balanced with his entertaining personality. Sheck Wes recruits Ronnie 2K, Zack Bia, John O,  Moe Black, Mok Lite, Father Steve, Cian Moore, Kidthewiz, and Sturdy Max all of which can be seen in the comedic visual. In “2020 DRAFT” we see Sheck in training mode, “showtiming” in subway cars, dribbling on the courts and all around being the larger than life New York personality we have come to know. Listen to track below, or via video above.

SHECK WES “2020 DRAFT /#BEENBALLIN” ESINGLE

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The “Mo Bamba” phenom soundtracked a summer and beyond with his viral hit. Since then he’s released a debut album Mudboy (2018, Cactus Jack/ G.O.O.D. Music/ Interscope Records) walked countless fashion shows in New York, Paris, Dubai, London, starred in Kanye West’s opera and more recently, splitting his time between Harlem and Senegal to build community projects and youth programs in the region. The 22 year old Jackboi artist has travelled the globe performing his high energy tracks and adding his signature as features on tracks with Juice Wrld, Chase B, DJ Snake, and more. Now at work on his follow up album (coming out in 2021), Sheck Wes continues to create music that riles up any crowd with his larger than life personality and signature sound.

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Celeste – A Little Love

Celeste today shares her new track “A Little Love” released via Interscope Records. The song was written and recorded for the UK’s John Lewis and Waitrose Christmas advertising campaign called “Give A Little Love,” which was unveiled today. “A Little Love” is the first original song commissioned for their Christmas advertising campaigns which – inspired by the kindness shown by the British public during the pandemic – encourages viewers to give a little love to others. Two new joint ads encourage the nation to spread kindness and help raise £4m for two charities – Home-Start and FareShare. A further £1m will be donated by Waitrose and John Lewis branches to local charities supporting families in need. Every time “A Little Love” is downloaded Celeste and Polydor Records will make a donation to the campaign.

Brit-Award winning Celeste was approached by John Lewis Partnership and asked to write a song which reflects the poignant theme of this year’s ad campaign, which celebrates kindness as the nation is encouraged to “Give A Little Love.” Celeste says, “I felt honoured to be asked to take part. I wanted to create something that felt classic but still true to who I am as a writer and performer.”

Commenting on the song Claire Pointon, Customer Director for John Lewis said; “We immediately knew that Celeste was right for our campaign. Her voice is haunting and magical. Her song blew us away.”

The song marks another milestone in the ascension of the British-Jamaican soul singer and songwriter who won both the BRITs Rising Star Award and BBC Music’s Sound last year and is the breakthrough artist of 2020. It follows the release last month of “Hear My Voice” which was co-written with Golden Globe®-nominated composer Daniel Pemberton and is the focus track of the Netflix film The Trial of the Chicago 7, written and directed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Aaron Sorkin. “Hear My Voice” is predicted by Variety to be an Oscars contender for Best Original Song at the Academy Awards next year.

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DaVido – A BETTER TIME

Nigerian Afropop sensation DAVIDO has officially released his eagerly anticipated third studio album A BETTER TIME out now via Davido Worldwide Entertainment/ Sony Music U.K. /RCA Records. The 17-track album is available on all DSPs and streaming services – LISTEN HERE.

A BETTER TIME sees the two-time MTV European Music Award winner call for unity at a time of civil unrest across Nigeria and other African nations as he pulls together sounds from all corners of his beloved continent, Africa. A BETTER TIME features African talent from across Nigeria (Tiwa Savage, Mayorkun, Bella Shmurda & C Kay) Ghana (Mugeez), Kenya (Sauti Sol) and South Africa (Sho Madjozi). Davido also reconnects with frequent collaborators Fresh VDM, Peruzzi and Speroach Beatz. Across the waters in the United States, Davido connects with a stellar line up of notable features. On “Birthday Cake” he collaborates with rap legend Nas and Grammy Award winning producer Hit-Boy. “Shopping Spree” sees Davido reunite once again with Chris Brown and Young Thug. Additional appearances from Atlanta’s finest Lil Baby on So Crazy and pop superstar Nicki Minaj.

The album’s first single FEM (produced by Napji) earned widespread praise and shot straight to the No.1 spot in the Apple Music charts in over 8 countries including Nigeria, where it held the top position for 4 weeks. “FEM” became the unofficial protest song embraced by the #ENDSARS movement against police brutality in Nigeria. The track has since enjoyed over 40 million streams globally, viewed over 11m times on YouTube and reached #19 on US iTunes chart.

“One thing about Africans – rich or poor, happy or sad, is that no matter what the situation going on in your country, you always find a reason to smile and just be happy. We (African people) always like to celebrate and A BETTER TIME is that outlet to be free, be happy and hopeful for a better future.” Davido commented.

A BETTER TIME is executive-produced by Davido and his son Ifeanyi Adeleke and follows the highly praised 2019 sophomore album A Good Time which has achieved over 1.2 billion streams to date globally.

A BETTER TIME – TRACKLIST

  1. FEM
  2. JOWO
  3. SOMETHING FISHY
  4. HOLY GROUND ft. NICKI MINAJ
  5. HEAVEN
  6. VERY SPECIAL
  7. THE BEST ft. MAYORKUN
  8. SHOPPING SPREE ft. CHRIS BROWN & YOUNG THUG
  9. SUNLIGHT
  10. TANANA ft. TIWA SAVAGE
  11. MEBE ft. MUGEEZ
  12. LA LA ft. CKAY
  13. SO CRAZY ft. LIL BABY
  14. BIRTHDAY CAKE ft. NAS & HIT-BOY
  15. I GOT A FRIEND ft. MAYORKUN & SHO MADJOZI
  16. FADE ft. BELLA SHMURDA
  17. ON MY WAY ft. SAUTI SOL 

ABOUT DAVIDO

Born in Atlanta, Georgia and raised in Nigeria, 27-year-old Davido (real name David Adedeji Adeleke) has been a champion for the continent of Africa. He chose to chase his music dreams and whilst doing so earned over 30 awards including a MOBO for Best African Act, MTV EMA for Best International Act, three MTV Africa Music Awards, two BET Awards and two Nigerian Teen Choice Awards for “Top Featured Artist” and “Choice Male Artist.”

With an unmatched work rate, Davido has delivered back to back hits since his musical debut in 2011. Breaking out with successive singles “Back When,” “Dami Duro,”  “Gobe,” “Aye” and “Skelewu,” the latter would enjoy attention from Major Lazer and Wiwek who went on to remix the single. His musical elevation would see further global collaborations with Chris Brown, Pop Smoke, Summer Walker, Young Thug, Mayorkun and more. With a discography attesting to over a billion global streams and 400 million video views, the Afrobeats forerunner has very much established himself as a force to be reckoned with.

2019 marked a monumental year for Davido, born David Adeleke. It kick-started with a sold-out date at Londons prestigious O2 Arena – making him the first solo African artist to do this. He created waves across America with his smash hit single Fall which is certified gold in the US and in Canada.

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Masego – Mystery Lady × Don Toliver

Today, Masego releases “Mystery Lady” ft. Don Toliver. The track is the final single off his upcoming EP, Studying Abroad, out this Friday, November 13th via EQT Recordings and Capitol Records. Crisp and flirty, “Mystery Lady” is a joyride through love-filled dreams featuring Masego’s breathy croons and Toliver’s slick wordplay.

Listen to “Mystery Lady”: HERE

Studying Abroad is a concept experience that lyrically chronicles a relationship from sultry start to its explosive finish. The highly-anticipated six-track collection shows Masego evolving in real-time, an expansion both in terms of production choice and collaborative partners. Sonically, it explores uncharted territory by sampling from an international palette of sounds and styles. Featuring an eclectic group of producers like D’Mile (Usher), Jack Dine (Stormzy), Jonah Christian (Nicki Minaj), IzyBeats (Mala Rodriguez) and Kojo Asamoah (Ari Lennox), who have their own unique sounds and influences, Studying Abroad shows a new and reflective side of the “musical polyglot” (LA Times).

Pre-save Studying AbroadHERE

To celebrate the release, Masego has announced a special live stream set where he will perform songs off Studying Abroad for the first time. Tune in on Tuesday, November 17th at 12 pm PT / 3 pm ET via YouTube.

Previously released singles “Passport” (Vice Music’s “Best Songs to Usher In Fall”) and “Silver Tongue Devil” (ft. Shenseea) will appear on the adventurous new EP. The tracks together have already accumulated over 6.5M global streams combined across platforms.

Learn more about Masego through GQ’s 10 Essentials: HERE

Studying Abroad is the official follow up to Lady Lady, Masego’s 2018 debut that firmly put the singer/producer/multi-instrumentalist on the map or, all over the map, to be precise: In the almost two years since its release, Masego has toured the world, headlining sold-out tours and starring on festival stages across every continent but Antarctica. The album was no less of a success with listeners: “Tadow,” the lead single, has surpassed half a billion streams and been certified gold by the RIAA; that same song has been used in over two million videos creates on TikTok; and the project cemented him as a name to watch in the burgeoning generation of like-minded Black musicians, with features and collaborations across marquee projects from the likes of Kehlani, Dreamville, KAYTRANADA and more.

PRAISE FOR MASEGO

“Musical shapeshifter, the creator of a blueprint for a new kind of sound” – NPR Music

“Sophisticated” – Pitchfork

“Smooth and lavish energy that’s become his musical signature” – Vogue

“A musical polymath whoߣs equally funny, flirtatious, and sensitive” – FADER

“Truly pushing boundaries” – Highsnobiety

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GIVĒON × Jimmy Kimmel Live – Stuck On You

Watch rising Long Beach singer/songwriter GIVĒON makes his late night TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live performing his latest single “Stuck On You.

Watch it HERE on Vevo/YouTube.

The song can be found on his critically acclaimed new EP, When It’s All Said And Done, available now. Get it HERE via Epic Records.

Right out of the gate, When It’s All Said And Done garnered widespread critical acclaim from Teen VOGUE, Complex, Okayplayer, Lyrical Lemonade, Hollywood Life, OnesToWatch, and more.

Additionally, he spoke to Vice and Elle in-depth about the new EP. Vice claimed, “On When It’s All Said and Done, GIVĒON merges his distinct tone with his talent for turning storylines into raw lyrics.

The surprise four-track project reflects the scope of his expansive and enigmatic style. Earlier this week, He previewed the EP with the single “Stuck On You.GIVĒON’s deep baritone resounds alongside lush piano for one last late-night confession. Warm vocals thread around dreamy guitar on “Still Your Best” where he pleads, “Are you serious? Are you kidding me? What’s the deal. During “Last Time” [feat. Snoh Aalegra], he locks into a call-and-response with Snoh as airy production echoes beneath their intimate invitation to “come over. The track sustains a collaborative partnership as Snoh invited him to open her 2019 headline tour. Bringing everything together, the project serves as a continuation of his debut EP TAKE TIME.

Check out the full tracklisting below.

GIVĒON made a major impression this year. TAKE TIME yielded fan favorites such as “LIKE I WANT YOU, “HEARTBREAK ANNIVERSARY, “FAVORITE MISTAKE, and more. He also incited widespread tastemaker applause.  UPROXX and OkayPlayer touted TAKE TIME among “The Best Albums of 2020 So Far.” Not to mention, he joined forces with Drake for “Chicago Freestyle, which generated 160 million Spotify streams and counting.

When it’s all said done, GIVĒON asserts himself as the future of R&B.

TRACKLISTING:

  1. When It’s All Said And Done (Intro)
  2. Still Your Best
  3. Last Time [feat. Snoh Aalegra]
  4. Stuck On You

ABOUT GIVĒON 

Twenty-five year old singing sensation GIVĒON is gearing up for a big finish to 2020. The Long Beach native has already landed in stardom, thanks to his vocals on Drake’s “Chicago Freestyle,” coupled with the release of his own single “Like I Want You.” The video was met with over 17 million views on YouTube alone, and the single has reached over 105M US streams to date across streaming platforms, peaking at #16 on the Billboard Emerging Artist chart and #25 on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart. His debut EP Take Time was met with critical acclaim, as everyone from Billboard to NPR recognized this rising star’s reach. He even grabbed a song placement on Season 4 of HBO’s Insecure with his track “World We Created.”

By August, GIVĒON reworked “Like I Want You” (dubbed “Side A”) with “Side B” being a cover of D’Angelo’s classic “Untitled (How Does It Feel),” serendipitously also recorded at NYC’s Electric Lady Studios where D’Angelo recorded the hit. His new EP When It’s All Said And Done, picks up where Take Time left off, detailing the peaks and valleys of a love story gone awry. With a Rat Pack-style vibe and elevated storytelling woven tightly through his music, GIVĒON is here to give R&B the re-up it needs. And he’s just getting started.

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Sam Smith – Love Goes

Sam Smith’s third album, Love Goes is out now on Capitol Records. To celebrate the release of Love Goes, Smith returns to the iconic Abbey Road Studios for a world exclusive livestreamed pay-per-view performance tonight at 8pm GMT in partnership with American Express. For this exclusive show, Smith will sing tracks old and new with intimate performances of the GRAMMY Award winning “Stay With Me,” “Lay Me Down” and “Too Good At Goodbyes,” as well as treating viewers to the world premiere of new music from Love Goes- including new single “Diamonds,” a dazzling dance-floor anthem that showcases Sam’s unforgettable vocals in a defiant tale of love lived without regret.

Smith wrote the track with Shellback (Adele, Maroon 5, Taylor Swift) and Oscar Holter (The Weeknd, Tove Lo). The official video, was directed by Emmy award winning filmmaker Luke Monaghan, who also teamed up with Smith on such videos as “Too Good At Goodbyes,” “Writing’s on the Wall” and “Not the Only One.” Their work together has amassed over 2.5 billion streams.

Says Smith, “The last two years has been the most experimental time of my life, personally but also musically. Every time I went into the studio, I promised myself I would shoot for the stars and have no limitations. The result has been so magical and so therapeutic and FUN. My love for music is so broad and all of my musical guilty pleasures became pleasures. No guilt, no shame, just the love of singing and creating and dancing. I am so thankful to every human who embraced my creativity and direction and allowed me to be whoever I wanted to be in that studio on that day listen to these songs with an open heart and treat each song like a different flower from the garden, have fun with them, I tried not to take myself too seriously when writing a few of these songs. I hope they make you smile, because they made and make me.”

Smith worked with a roll call of revered collaborators including Steve Mac (Ed Sheeran, Celine Dion), Shellback/MXM (Robyn, Pink, Britney Spears), Labrinth masterminds Stargate as well as good friend Guy Lawrence (Disclosure) and long-term collaborator Jimmy Napes to curate a collection of songs written over the course of the past two years, all displaying individuality with each one telling a different story.

The artwork for Love Goes and stunning new video for “Kids Again,” Smith worked with world-renowned British fashion/photographer/filmmaker Alasdair McLellan (Vogue, Kim Jones, Louis Vuitton) to bring their vision to life. Watch the “Kids Again” video which premiered on YouTube’s “RELEASED” series HERE.

Alongside “My Oasis,” the cross-continental collaboration with Burna Boy, Love Goes also features previously released bonus tracks with other notable co-collaborators including Normani, on the multi-platinum global hit Dancing with a Stranger,” Calvin Harris on “Promises” and Demi Lovato on “I’m Ready” , along with Smith’s chart-topping track “How Do You Sleep?” and more.

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.”

TRACK LISTING – LOVE GOES

  1. Young
  2. Diamonds
  3. Another One
  4. My Oasis (feat. Burna Boy)
  5. So Serious
  6. Dance (ߢTil You Love Someone Else)
  7. For The Lover That I Lost
  8. Breaking Hearts
  9. Forgive Myself
  10. Love Goes (feat. Labrinth)
  11. Kids Again

BONUS TRACKS

  1. Dancing With A Stranger (Sam Smith & Normani)
  2. How Do You Sleep?
  3. To Die For
  4. Iߣm Ready (Sam Smith & Demi Lovato)
  5. Fire On Fire
  6. Promises (Calvin Harris & Sam Smith)

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BENEE – Plain × Lily Allen & Flo Milli

New Zealand’s platinum sensation BENEE reveals her new single, “Plain” feat. Lily Allen & Flo Milli—listen HERE! It stands out as the latest song to be unveiled from her anxiously awaited full-length debut, Hey u x, out November 13th—pre-order it HERE now.

Sending a message to an ex, dreamy guitar fades in and out of the background as BENEE croons, “What a shame your girl’s so plain, she’s got nothing on me. Hope she stays the hell away, I don’t want to see her.The song features a gorgeously melancholic cameo from Lily Allen, while Flo Milli raps over the bouncy beat with a razor-sharp rhyme of her own. The track unites three dynamic and diverse female voices on one understated, yet undeniable send-off.

Of the collaboration, BENEE says, “I wanted to make it a song someone could listen to when they find out their ex is with someone new. The feeling sucks, so I wanted ‘Plain’ to make ya feel like you have the upper hand. Lily and Flo Milli both have such cool sass, and both their verses really elevated the track!”

Just over a week ago, BENEE first shared the details for Hey u x. Blending, bending and breaking genres like only she can, the much-anticipated record boasts an all-star cast of collaborators, including Grimes, Gus Dapperton, Mallrat, Kenny Beats, Bakar and Muroki. Hey u x includes BENEE’s Platinum-Certified smash hit “Supalonley” feat. Gus Dapperton, which has amassed over 2.1 billion global streams to date, as well as her recently released pop bops, “Night Garden” feat. Kenny Beats and Bakar and “Snail.” See the full album tracklist below. The album artwork was designed by Californian artist Terry Hoff.

Earlier this month, BENEE announced the launch of Olive, her very own record label based in New Zealand. Her first signing is Muroki, a 19-year-old artist from Raglan, New Zealand, who is featured on Hey u x and accompanied her on her sold-out arena tour across New Zealand. Plus, the breakout artist recently reached new heights with nominations at the MTV EMAs(PUSH Best New Artist Category), E! People’s Choice Awards (The New Artist of 2020 Category) and New Zealand’s Aotearoa Music Awards (Single of the Year, Best Solo Artist, Best Pop Artist).

Hey u x TRACKLIST

  1. “Happen To Me”
  2. “Same Effect”
  3. “Sheesh” feat. Grimes
  4. “Supalonely” feat. Gus Dapperton
  5. “Snail”
  6. “Plain” feat. Lily Allen & Flo Milli
  7. “Kool”
  8. “Winter” feat. Mallrat
  9. “A Little While”
  10. “Night Garden” feat. Kenny Beats & Bakar
  11. “All The Time” feat. Muroki
  12. “If I Get To Meet You”
  13. “C U”

ABOUT BENEE

Stella Rose Bennett, who records as BENEE, grew up in Auckland, New Zealand on a steady diet of downer Soundcloud rap, James Blake breakup hymns, and artists who valued experimentation like Bjork, Groove Armada, and Radiohead, which her parents exposed her to at an early age. One day, on a whim, Bennett put some Gnarls Barkley and Amy Winehouse covers she’d sung directly into GarageBand up on Soundcloud, and soon, she was in the studio with producer Josh Fountain, working on original songs. Last year, Bennett released two EPs—FIRE ON MARZZ and STELLA & STEVE, which went platinum and gold in New Zealand, respectively. Additionally, she was named Apple Up Next Artist July 2020, nominated for MTV VMA “Push Best New Artist” 2020, MTV EMA “Best Push” Artist 2020, E! People’s Choice Awards New Artist of 2020 and nominated for New Zealand’s 2020 Aotearoa Music Awards in the Single of the Year, Best Solo Artist, and Best Pop Artist categories. In 2019, she took home four trophies at the New Zealand Music Awards: Single of the Year (“Soaked”), Best Solo Artist, Best Pop Artist, and Breakthrough Artist of the Year.

All of which set the stage for what would become her debut studio album, Hey u x, which is out November 13th. Hey u x is a fascinating album that exists in two opposing eras of modern society: the (relatively) carefree pre-COVID-19 era, and the post COVID world, where lockdowns and intense isolation are now a regular part of life. Each of the songs on the album offer up a discrete universe of heartbreak, loneliness, and personal growth, shot back to the listener as quiet communiques. “I’m writing music for one human listening to the music,” Bennett says. “I want them to feel as connected as they can to my mind. Like a message that you send to a friend.” On Hey u x, musical genres are to be explored and adopted, songs are constructed from otherworldly concepts, and a sense of playfulness hangs over even the most melancholy moments. Like much of what Bennett has achieved thus far, it all seems so casual that it could be accidental, but there’s a deep purpose behind her music and her worldview.

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Zedd x Griff release new single – “Inside out”

Today, GRAMMY® award-winning global superstar Zedd releases his brand-new single entitled “Inside Out” featuring rising U.K. singer-songwriter, Griff.

The upbeat, feel-good track, features Zedd’s signature style that has made him the critically acclaimed artist/DJ/producer he is today. Paired with Griff’s incredible vocals, “Inside Out” is poised to be another one of Zedd’s standout tracks. The song is available now at all digital retail providers via Interscope Records.

Zedd says about “Inside Out”, “I started working on ‘Inside Out’ roughly a year and a half ago and I’m incredibly proud for it to finally see the light of day. We are in such a tense state of the world right now; I feel like this song can provide people with a much-needed sense of hope. I always strive to push myself to try new things, musically. With that in mind, this song feels very new but also familiar at the same time. A huge thank you to Griff for bringing such an intense level of emotion to ‘Inside Out’ with her beautiful voice!!”

Griff also notes, “This song for me is about any relationship in your life that’s worth holding onto, whether its platonic or romantic. I feel like these days everything is about how things look on the outside, and so the idea of loving someone from the inside first, feels like quite an important thing to say right now. It’s so surreal for Zedd to want a new artist like me to sing on this track, and I’m just super grateful and excited to be involved in this.”

Click HERE to watch the lyric video.

In addition to the release of “Inside Out,” Zedd will also be participating in The MDA Kevin Hart Kids Telethon, an event benefitting the Muscular Dystrophy Association and Help From the Hart Charity. The event will be streamed live on October 24 at 8pm ET on LOL Network platforms including YouTube and Pluto TV, plus Facebook, TikTok, Triller, and Twitch. The event will feature entertainment, comedy, musical performances, and MDA’s Let’s Play For A Cure gaming elements. MDA’s Let’s Play For A Cure consists of seven weeks of live gaming and Esports events produced and livestreamed by MDA, culminating in the final marathon stream headlined by Zedd. The marathon stream will kick off at 4pm ET on October 24 with Zedd going live at 7PM ET on his Twitch channel. This will run simultaneously with The MDA Kevin Hart Kids Telethon.

About Zedd

Multi-platinum, GRAMMY® Award-winning artist/DJ/producer Zedd made his debut with “Clarity” after signing with Interscope in 2012 and has been breaking down barriers surrounding music genres ever since. Throughout his career, Zedd has worked with a diverse range of artists to create hits, including Foxes on “Clarity” (which earned Zedd a 2014 GRAMMY® “Best Dance Recording”), Hayley Williams on RIAA platinum-certified hit, “Stay The Night” (which racked up more than 400 million streams), and Selena Gomez on the platinum-certified track, “I Want You To Know,” which spent four weeks at #1 on Billboard’s “Hot Dance/Electronic Songs” chart. He’s also collaborated with Alessia Cara on their hit single “Stay” which held the #1 spot at Top 40 radio for six consecutive weeks and earned Zedd his second GRAMMY® Award nomination, and with Maren Morris and Grey on the monster hit “The Middle,” which earned Zedd is second #1 at Top 40 radio. Digitally, the song has amassed over 1 billion streams and earned Zedd three GRAMMY® nominations including “Record Of The Year,” “Song Of The Year,” and “Best Pop Duo or Group Performance.”

About Griff

Griff is well on her way to becoming the next face of British Pop—and a next-generation type of pop star, at that. Born to Chinese and Jamaican parents just out of Watford, U.K., Griff began making music by borrowing her brother’s logic: teaching herself how to produce songs secretly from her classmates (many of whom only found out what Griff was up to when they heard her on Annie Mac). Hailed by Vogue as a “multicultural, multi-hyphenated, and multi-talented…utterly unique teenager” and by NME who called her “A phenomenon…the teenage boss about to take charge of pop,” Griff’s musical creativity draws no boundaries. Aside from making her own beats, sewing her own clothes, and shooting a music video on her iPhone under lockdown, Griff’s raw and vulnerable lyrics also prove she is mature beyond her years. With songs about friendship. (“1,000,000 X Better”), mental health (“Say It Again”), those stinging formative breakups (“Forgive Myself”) and the importance of family (“Good Stuff,” a moving account of Griff’s family fostering children), Griff manages to draw from her own difficult experiences and turn them into something uniformly positive making her particular model of bedroom-pop fitting for a legion of young girls to follow.

To Buy or Stream Zedd & Griff’s “Inside Out”:

Retail: https://smarturl.it/InsideOutZG

Amazon: https://smarturl.it/InsideOutZG/amazonunlimited

Apple Music: https://smarturl.it/InsideOutZG/applemusic

Deezer: https://smarturl.it/InsideOutZG/deezer

iTunes: https://smarturl.it/InsideOutZG/itunes

Pandora: https://smarturl.it/InsideOutZG/pandora

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Kiana Ledé – KIKI

By Cassandra Yany

Platinum-selling artist Kiana Ledé released seven brand new songs Friday to expand her critically acclaimed album KIKI. These tracks help the Phoenix-born and LA-based singer to show more seduction, spirit and soul than she has before.

The deluxe version includes the single “Only Fan” featuring Jacquees, on which lustful verses, airy guitar and a steady beat create a throwback R&B energy. The two artists sing back and forth as Jacquees’ falsetto reaches a hypnotic peak. The album now contains a bonus track, “Youth” featuring GRAMMY Award-winning blues rock artist Gary Clark Jr., who brings smooth vocals and a head-bobbing riff to the song. 

KIKI was first released on April 3 and earned a spot in the Top 5 of the Billboard Top R&B Albums Chart, Top 5 of the Apple Music R&B/ Soul Albums Chart, Top 5 of the iTunes R&B/ Soul Albums Chart and Top 10 of the Apple Music Overall Albums Chart. It has garnered over 50 million streams and received praise from notable outlets such as ELLE, Billboard, Highsnobiety, Vibe and more.

Recently, Kiana Ledé teamed up with Usher for “This Day” from the Netflix original film Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey.

About Kiana Ledé

Just who is Kiana Ledé? On the one hand, you know her as a fierce and fiery force in R&B responsible for bangers such as the platinum-certified “EX,” “Mad At Me” and “Chocolate” feat. Ari Lennox and has received over 1 billion streams globally and praise from Complex, Vibe, Billboard, ROLLACOASTER Magazine and more. But, who is she? “KIKI,” she answers. On her aptly titled full-length debut, she reveals every side of herself: the vulnerability, the vitality, the anger, the lust, the loyalty, the joy, the darkness, and the truth as evinced on song.

Long before all of this, the songstress “from South Phoenix with Black, Mexican, Native American, and White ancestry” grew up between divorced parents. She played classical instruments and competed in pageants—but popped wheelies on dirt bikes and got under the hood to fix a car or two. Eventually, an adventurous spirit carried her from Arizona to Los Angeles where she began a journey that comes full circle in 2020.

Deluxe Album Tracklisting (Previously Unreleased)

  1. Ladylike
  2. Chocolate (LoFi Remix) [feat. Ari Lennox]
  3. Must Be Mine [feat. Ant Clemons]
  4. Amazing
  5. Only Fan [feat. Jacquees]
  6. None For You

Original Tracklisting

  1. Cancelled
  2. Movin
  3. Mad At Me
  4. Chocolate [feat. Ari Lennox]
  5. Forfeit [feat. Lucky Daye]
  6. Second Chances [feat. 6lack]
  7. Crazy
  8. Plenty More
  9. Skiterlude
  10. Labels [feat. Moneybagg Yo & Bia]
  11. Honest
  12. Feel A Way
  13. Good Girl [feat. Col3trane]
  14. Attention
  15. Separation [feat. Arin Ray]
  16. Protection
  17. No Takebacks
  18. Bonus: Youth [feat. Gary Clark, Jr.]

Listen to KIKI (Deluxe) here

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**Photo Courtesy of Republic Records