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Ellen Tests Positive for COVID

By Hannah DiPilato

Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has shut down her talk show until January after testing positive for Covid-19. 

“Hi Everyone,” DeGeneres wrote. “I want to let you all know that I tested positive for Covid-19. Fortunately, I’m feeling fine right now. Anyone who has been in close contact with me has been notified, and I am following all proper CDC guidelines. I’ll see you all again after the holidays. Please stay healthy and safe,” wrote Ellen on The Ellen DeGeneres Show’s official Twitter account

The announcement to cancel the show came from a spokesperson from Telepictures studio. “Following Ellen’s announcement this morning, we have paused production on the Ellen DeGeneres Show until January,” said the statement. 

The show had returned to the air in Septmeber after a summer of employees reporting the show as a “toxic work environment.” Ellen made an apology about these allegations during the September premire. 

“As you may have heard this summer, there were allegations of a toxic work environment at our show,” DeGeneres said during the first episode back on the air. “And then there was an investigation. I learned that things happened here that never should have happened. I take that very seriously. And I want to say, I am so sorry to the people who were affected. I know that I’m in a position of privilege and power. I realized that with that comes responsibility and I take responsibility for what happens at my show. This is The Ellen DeGeneres Show. I am Ellen DeGeneres. My name is there. My name is there. My name is on underwear. We have had a lot of conversations over the last few weeks about the show, our workplace and what we want for the future. We have made the necessary changes. And today we are starting a new chapter.”

DeGeneres has apologized to her staff for the environment of the show. Employees reported accounts of sexual misconduct, racism and “culture of fear.”  This has resulted in many celebrities turning down the oppurtunity to be featured on the show. Although the show has featured big celebrities such as Justin Bieber and Jimmy Kimmel in the past, celebrities don’t want to be featured on a show with such negative backlash. 

Ever since the show’s return to air, the once popular talk show is now struggling to stay on top. According to Buzzfeed, the show hasn’t been able to book A-List celebrities for appearances. The show has also lost advertisers as well as seeing a large dip in viewer ratings. Usually Decemeber is a busy time for The Ellen Show because of the “12 Days of Giveaways” segment that runs through the holiday season. 

This year The Ellen Show planned to give the gifts to those impacted by coronavirus such as frontline workers and affected families. However, an employee has said this year’s gifts that will be given to the audience are much less extravagant than usual. 

“In a typical year, ‘12 Days of Giveaways’ is huge. We’ve basically claimed Christmas on daytime TV. When you think of Christmas on TV, you think of The Ellen Show,” said the employee. “Everyone wants to be in the audience. Everyone wants the gifts. And so we line up all these crazy sponsors, and people love it. But this year, our ‘12 Days’ is more condensed. We don’t have as many sponsors.”

Although the show is postponed until January, DeGeneres has signed a contract that continues the talk show through 2022. While the show is struggling more than usual, executives have said the show isn’t going anywhere.

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Paris Jackson’s Late-Night Debut

Paris Jackson made her late-night television debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! performing “let down” from her debut album wilted. This eleven-song album was released via Republic Records in early November. Upon its release, wilted received widespread critical acclaim and climbed to #1 on the iTunes US Alternative Albums Chart. Filmed at the world-famous Viper Room on the Sunset Strip, the performance illuminates the nuances of her presence and understated, yet palpable star-power.

Jackson has gained amazing reviews from a variety of publications. Rolling Stone labeled Jackson’s music as “well-crafted indie-pop,” while People said “Paris Jackson is blazing her own path in the music industry.” While talking about her album, wilted, the New York Post said, “There is a dreamy wooziness, a sultry torchiness, a haunting moodiness to ‘wilted’…”

While Paris hails from one of the most successful families in music history, she is best known for her activism, acting & modeling work, the latter of which has seen her front campaigns for international brands like Calvin Klein, grace the cover of top fashion magazines, including numerous Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar titles, and make her runway debut earlier this year at Jean-Paul Gaultier’s final show.

On the acting front, Paris has taken on several TV and film roles, collaborating with acclaimed industry professionals, including Lee Daniels, Charlize Theron, Joel Edgerton, and Rachel Winters. Aside from music, Paris’ biggest passion has always been in using her platform to shine light on causes important to her, notably going off script while presenting at the Grammy Awards and MTV VMAs, to highlight the Dakota Access Pipeline and events of racial injustice in Charlottesville, respectively.

Paris also serves as an Ambassador for the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) and is passionate about continuing her godmother’s legacy of ridding the stigma and finding a cure for the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

Keep up with Paris Jackson on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Watch her live performance here

Nothing But Thieves Releases New Single – “Impossible”

Southend five-piece Nothing But Thieves have announced the release of new single Impossible, which is available now. The song follows recent singles Is Everybody Going Crazy? and Real Love Song and is taken from their forthcoming third album Moral Panic. They have also announced a huge UK, Ireland and European tour for Autumn 2021, including a headline show at London’s The O2.

THEIR NEW ALBUM, MORAL PANIC, WILL BE RELEASED ON OCTOBER 23RD.

LISTEN: IMPOSSIBLE

Nothing But Thieves are no strangers to powerful anthems, and with Impossible, they’ve written another vast soundscape. Produced by Mike Crossey (The 1975, Arctic Monkeys and Wolf Alice), Impossible is an exuberant track opening with raw emotion before launching into a huge chorus full of elated melody and affecting lyrics of hope and passion. The band says,

“In a way ‘Impossible’ is the complete antithesis of everything else on the album, which has a lot of anxiety and confusion about what’s happening on this planet. This became the opposite, zooming into one person’s head, just being lifted up and transported by a feeling of possibility and hope. It was a moment of relief that both we and the album needed.”

Recent single Real Love Song was included as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record in the World before being added to the B List on Radio 1 and has already achieved 3.5 million streams worldwide. Richly anthemic and wildly grandiose, it builds triumphantly with a hymn-like euphoric melody alongside singer Conor’s poignant almost operatic vocals. Amidst mesmerising animations and a gritty performance from the band themselves, the Basak Erol directed video showcases the dreamlike story of three characters seeking love in the wrong places.

Remaining on the Radio 1 Playlist for 8 weeks, as one of the longest running tracks on their playlist, Is Everybody Going Crazy? was the band’s biggest Airplay hit to date, achieving almost 12 million streams worldwide and welcomed the exciting return of Nothing But Thieves. A gritty dark rock song, lyrically it discusses a fractured, barely recognisable civilisation and desire for escapism, which proved curiously relevant to the world right now.

Real Love Song, Is Everybody Going Crazy? and recent release Unperson is the band’s first new music since their 2018 EPWhat Did You Think When You Made Me This Way, their 2017 acclaimed album Broken Machine, which charted at #2 in the UK album chart, and their debut self-titled album Nothing But Thieves. Their third album Moral Panic will be released on 23rdOctober, with the pre-orders now live here and Unperson available as an instant grat.

The past few years have been quite a ride for Nothing But Thieves. Amassing over 700,000 album sales and 750 million streams so far, they have built up a loyal and wide following for their impactful alt rock sound, cementing themselves as one of the best current rock bands in the world. Selling 150,000 tickets on their last album campaign, which included a sold-out show at London’s Alexandra Palace and selling out their entire worldwide Broken Machine headline tour, their success has been global.

The band have performed on TV shows such as The Late Late Show With James Corden and Jimmy Kimmel Live!, after their debut became the bestselling debut from a UK rock band in the US in 2015 and played packed out international shows from Poland to Amsterdam, where they headlined an arena to 6,000 fans. After intimately debuting new songs at Tufnell Park Dome earlier recently for a BRITs/War Child gig, they were set to tour internationally earlier this year, including a show to 6,500 people at Moscow Adrenaline Stadium.

They have now announced a brand new UK, Ireland and European tour for Autumn 2021, including their biggest ever headline London show at O2 Arena. Tickets go on sale on Friday 18th September at 9am, with pre-sale tickets available from Wednesday 16thSeptember at 9am for all pre-orders of ‘Moral Panic’. Full dates are as follows:

September 2021

Thurs 30th         Dublin                Olympia

October 2021

Sat 2nd                Belfast               Ulster Hall

Wed 6th              Plymouth          Pavillions

Thurs 7th            Cardiff                Motorpoint Arena

Fri 8th                  London              O2 Arena

Sun 10th             Birmingham     O2 Academy

Mon 11th           Glasgow            Barrowland

Thurs 14th         Manchester     O2 Victoria Warehouse

Sat 16th              Nottingham     Motorpoint Arena

Mon 18th           Barcelona         Razzamataz 2

Wed 20th           Paris                   Casino de Paris

Sun 24th             Wiesbaden       Schlachtohof

Tues 26th           Leizig                 Täubchenthal

Thurs 28th Berlin Columbiahalle

November 2021

Tues 2nd             Munich              Tonhalle

Wed 3rd             Milan                 Fabrique

Fri 5th                  Zurich                 Halle 622

Sat 6th                 Luxembourg    Atelier

Mon 8th              Copenhagen    Amager Bio

Tues 9th              Stockholm        Fryhuset

Thurs 11th         Köln                    Palladium

Fri 12th               Amsterdam      Ziggo Dome

Nothing But Thieves are Conor Mason (vocals, guitars), Joe Langridge-Brown (guitars), Dominic Craik (guitars, keyboard), Philip Blake (bass guitar) and James Price (drums).

To Watch/Listen to “Impossible”:

https://nbthiev.es/impossible

To Pre-Order Moral Panic:

http://nbthiev.es/moralpanic

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Elle King × Jimmy Kimmel Live – The Let Go

“….’Elle King: In Isolation’ finds the wrenching emotive singer still haughty and bawdy…As far as recording at home and straight, King’s new music is deeper, rawer, yet even more empowered than in her past.” – Variety

“…a powerful trio of quarantine cuts. The songs are fierce (‘The Let Go’), fearless (‘The Only One’), and funny (‘Over Easy’), centering King’s raspy, athletic vocals over simple guitar and piano arrangements.” – American Songwriter

“Delivering a raw, unabridged version of herself …Spiritual, forthright and gritty, Elle King is the uncut version of a pop-star. A belter, expert writer, and multi-instrumentalist, King’s soul has wrangled itself free through her musical body and mind. She’s an electric performer, showing every melody on her face and tracing the lines with her fingers.” — Ladygunn

Multi-platinum and award-winning recording artist Elle King will be performing her latest single “The Let Go” on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Tune in tonight. The single is currently #1 most added at AAA Radio.

“The Let Go” is featured on her latest ep ELLE KING: IN ISOLATION, a collection of raw demos/songs she’s recorded acoustically while quarantining at home in LA. She is working on her third studio album for RCA Records.

Click HERE to watch the “at home” performance video filmed in her living room for “The Let Go” that premiered on Rolling Stone.

RECENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Several films and television shows licensed Elle King’s music, streaming now. Her outrageously fun take on the song “My Neck My Back” is featured in the Netflix film The Wrong Missy, and her single “Baby Outlaw” can be heard in the Charlize Theron-starring film The Old Guard. Elle also makes a special appearance performing with her father Rob Schneider on his-just released Netflix comedy stand-up special  entitled “Asian Momma, Mexican Kids” and her track “Ain’t Gonna Drown”from her debut album Love Stuff  is  spotlighted in the final episode of “Yellowstone Season 3,” which aired last night on the Paramount Network.

ABOUT ELLE KING

Multi-platinum and award-winning recording artist Elle King has enjoyed over 1.2 billion streams worldwide. Her sophomore critically acclaimed album Shake The Spirit was released in late 2018. In addition, it follows her debut album Love Stuff, a mix of rock and roll, blues, country, with some pop. Love Stuff introduced the world to Elle King and featured her breakthrough single “Ex’s & Oh’s,” which earned her two GRAMMY nominations and was certified double platinum. Her breakthrough single hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Rock Songs Chart, and topped the AAA, Hot AC, and Alternative Radio charts, leading King to become the second female artist in 18 years to reach No. 1 at the latter format. Additionally, she’s collaborated with Dierks Bentley on “Different for Girls,” their #1 Country Airplay chart topper and CMA Award-winning single for “Musical Event of the Year.”

Her lead single off of Shake The Spirit “Shame,” marked her fourth radio #1 single. Also, it led Elle to make history, scoring number 1 singles on the Adult Pop Songs, Adult Alternative Songs, Alternative Songs and Country Airplay charts. Her follow up single “Baby Outlaw” achieved Top 15 charting at AAA Radio. Rolling Stone wrote of her Austin City Limits live set: “Elle King is a little bit country, a little bit rock n’ roll, but ultimately, she’s punk as fuck.” Variety wrote of her Philadelphia Shake The Spirit tour date “…King churned the clotted cream of punkish country, raw R&B, crotchety rock and deep blues into rich, buttery musical drama with her band, The Brethren… (she) belted, crooned, purred, sauntered and swaggered her way through a tautly rocking set…one thing became very clear: nearly every song that came before (the finale) was equally contagious, catty-cool, and hit-worthy.”

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Burna Boy – “Wonderful”

GRAMMY-NOMINATED GLOBAL SUPERSTAR BURNA BOY RELEASES OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR “WONDERFUL” ARRIVES AFTER BEING CROWNED AS BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT AT THE BET AWARDS FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR

“JA ARE A,” ORIGINALLY SEEN ON BEYONCE’S THE LION KING: THE GIFT SOUNDTRACK, TO ALSO BE SEEN ON THE RECENTLY ANNOUNCED BLACK IS KING VISUAL ALBUM UPCOMING ALBUM TWICE AS TALL DUE FOR RELEASE LATER THIS SUMMER

WATCH HERE

GRAMMY/BRITs-nominee and two-time recipient of BET’s Best International Act award, BURNA BOY, officially unveils an official music video for his newest single “Wonderful” from his upcoming 4th studio album TWICE AS TALL. You can watch/share the official video HERE.

The “Wonderful” visual arrives after his second-consecutive win as the BET Award’s Best International Act which was presented to him this year by Naomi Campbell. Using his acceptance speech as an opportunity to share the importance of unity he went on to say, “I’d like to use this opportunity to say that sometime around 1835 there was a mission to turn the nation of Africa into a dominated nation. Now is the time to overturn that and go back to the royalty that we were because in order for black lives to matter, Africa must matter.”

Burna Boy continues into 2020 after wrapping an extremely successful 2019. His GRAMMY-nominated album (Best World Music Album), AFRICAN GIANT, saw incredible critical acclaim at its release and now adorns a galore of ‘best of’ lists – including Pitchfork’s 50 Best Albums of 2019, NPR’s Best Albums of 2019, Billboard’s 50 Best Albums of 2019, Rolling Stone’s 50 Best Albums of 2019, Complex’s Best Albums of 2019, and many more. He was also named Apple Music’s Up Next Artist. He was also seen on Beyonce’s THE LION KING: THE GIFT with “JA ARA E” in addition to the official “Queen & Slim” soundtrack with “My Money, My Baby.”

The Nigerian star made his U.S. late night television debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! followed by appearances on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. He also appeared on NPR’s Tiny Desk, performing four live songs including his global hit “Ye.”

He also had an extensive year of live performances, traveling across North America on his THE AFRICAN GIANT RETURNS TOUR with sold-out stops in Toronto, New York, and LA through September, spending an additional two months for its European leg from Paris through Leicester, and had two fiery live sets at both weekends of Coachella.

ABOUT BURNA BOY:

Burna Boy was born in Port Harcourt City and started producing music when he was ten years old. After graduating from school, Burna relocated to London for university. After two years, he dropped out and moved back to Nigeria to pursue his passion. A creative by the name of LeriQ allocated studio space for Burna to record and produce.

His father always listened to dancehall and reggae music, an early influence and integral part of his musical style. Burna’s grandfather managed Fela Kuti for the first 15 years of his career, a relationship that would come to shape Burna’s sound and his understanding of himself as an artist that represents Nigeria, and more broadly Africa, to the world. Burna Boy classifies his own music as Afro-fusion, a genre he coined.

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The Weeknd – After Hours

THE WEEKND SHARES AFTER HOURS SHORT FILM

“BLINDING LIGHTS” BECOMES THE WEEKND’S 7TH #1 ON BILLBOARD’S HOT R&B SONGS CHART, THE MOST FOR ANY ARTIST EVER

MORE TOUR DATES ADDED IN VANCOUVER, LOS ANGELES, TORONTO, LONDON AND MIAMI

WATCH THE SHORT FILM HERE

The Weeknd has shared a new short film titled “After Hours” ahead of the release of his album of the same name on March 20th. The film follows him as he leaves the stage of his acclaimed performance of “Blinding Lights” on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and heads into the desolate late night streets of Los Angeles before delirium sets in. This week “Blinding Lights” became The Weeknd’s 7th #1 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Songs chart, the most for any artist. Internationally “Blinding Lights” has been the #1 airplay song in both Germany and France for 7+ consecutive weeks, and it has recently hit #1 in Australia as well. Impressively, it has been the #1 song on the official charts in France and the UK for 3 consecutive weeks and counting.

On June 11th, The Weeknd will set off on his massive 62-date world tour, The After Hours Tour, across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and France with support from Sabrina Claudio and Don Toliver in the US, and 88GLAM and Sabrina Claudio in Europe. Due to overwhelming demand, additional shows have been added to the After Hours Tour including a 4th O2 in London, 3rd Staples Center in LA, 3rd Scotiabank in Toronto, and a 2nd AA Arena in Miami. Any tour tickets purchased online come with one (1) CD of The Weeknd’s forthcoming project, After Hours. You will receive an additional email after purchase with instructions on how to redeem for your album (applies to US and Canada residents only). Tickets and more info can be found at theweeknd.com/tour.

Watch After Hours (Short Film)

Pre-order After Hours:

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The After Hours Tour Dates:
June 11 – Vancouver, BC – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
June 12 – Vancouver, BC – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
June 14 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
June 17 – Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Place
June 22 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
June 24 – Chicago, IL – United Center
June 26 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
June 27 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesar’s Arena
June 29 – Toronto, ONT – Scotiabank Arena
June 30 – Toronto, ONT – Scotiabank Arena
July 2 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
July 4 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun
July 7 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
July 8 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
July 11 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
July 13 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
July 15 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
July 16 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
July 18 – Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena
July 19 – Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena
July 21 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center
July 23 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
July 24 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
July 25 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
July 27 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
July 29 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena
July 31 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
August 1 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
August 3 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena
August 4 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center
August 6 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
August 8 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
August 9 – San Diego, CA – Pechanga Arena
August 11 – Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena
August 14 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
August 15 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
August 16 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
August 19 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
August 20 – Ft. Worth, TX – Dickies Arena
August 22 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
August 23 – Omaha, NE – CHI Health Center Omaha
August 25 – St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
August 26 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
August 28 – Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
August 31 – Toronto, ONT – Scotiabank Arena
September 1 – Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Arena
September 3 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
October 11 – London, UK – O2 Arena
October 12 – London, UK – O2 Arena
October 13 – London, UK – O2 Arena
October 15 – Newcastle, UK – Metro Radio Arena
October 16 – Birmingham, UK – Arena Birmingham
October 18 – Glasgow, UK – SSE Hydro
October 19 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
October 23 – London, UK – O2 Arena
October 26 – Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis
October 27 – Amsterdam, Holland – Ziggo Dome
October 29 – Berlin, Germany – Mercedes-Benz Arena
October 31 – Munich, Germany – Olympiahalle
November 8 – Hamburg, Germany – Barclaycard Arena
November 9 – Cologne, Germany – Lanxess Arena
November 12 – Paris, France – AccorHotels Arena

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THE WEEKND – BLINDING LIGHTS VID

Watch “Blinding Lights” official video HERE.

Watch Jimmy Kimmel Live! on ABC on Wednesday January 22 at 11:35pm/10:35pm CST

The Weeknd has shared the music video for his global hit “Blinding Lights” and will be performing the song on Jimmy Kimmel Live! tomorrow night with a special performance. The song launched with the Mercedes-Benz EQC campaign for which The Weeknd served as creative director, and he also performed the song as part of a creatively unprecedented two-night musical takeover on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in December.
 
“Blinding Lights” has earned over 330 million streams since it’s year end release and has hit #1 across streaming platforms and airplay charts in several major international markets. Watch the music video below and tune in to the Kimmel performance tomorrow night.

Brittany Howard × Jimmy Kimmel

“History Repeats,” From Howard’s Debut Solo Album, Jaime, Nominated For Two GRAMMY Awards – Best Rock Performance And Best Rock Song

Howard Will Also Perform On “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah”

On December 4 And “TODAY Show” On December 5

Brittany Howard will celebrate her two new GRAMMY nominations with a trio of television performances. Tune in tonight to see her perform on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” She’ll visit “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” on Wednesday, December 4. On Thursday, December 5, Howard will perform on “TODAY Show” in the 8:00 AM hour and also during “3rd Hour TODAY.”

“History Repeats” – from her debut solo album, Jaime – has been nominated in two GRAMMY categories: Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song, bringing her total career nominations to 11. She has won four GRAMMY Awards in her role as lead vocalist/guitarist for the chart-topping band Alabama Shakes. View Howard performing “History Repeats” on “Later…With Jools Holland” HERE.

The New York Times observed, “‘History Repeats,’ the densely layered funk song that opens the album, links personal neuroses – recurring kinds of self-destructive relationships – and societal patterns.” NPR praised the track as “a swirling, punch-drunk and funk rumination on the ways repeated mistakes can hold us back.” Afropunk hailed it as “an instant anthem….and a metaphor for the human condition.”

Jaime, available HERE, was awarded four stars by Rolling Stone, MOJO and Q. “Stay High,” the album’s first single, spent three weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Adult Alternative Songs chart. Views of the official video, which stars Terry Crews (“Everybody Hates Chris,” The Expendables films, Deadpool 2), have surpassed seven million.

Howard –who has performed everywhere from the Obama White House to the main stage at Lollapalooza, where she sang with Paul McCartney at his invitation – wrapped up her North American headline tour last week with performances at The Fillmore in San Francisco and the Fox Theater in Oakland. She spoke with the San Francisco Examiner about the genesis of Jaime in this feature. Her confirmed 2020 dates include a trio of UK shows and performances at the Highwater and Shaky Knees festivals. Additional dates will be announced soon.

*Photo credit:  Danny Clinch

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Kanye is King

Billionaire Kanye West returns to the top of the album charts in historic fashion again this week, as his ninth solo studio album, JESUS IS KING, debuts at #1 on the US album chart, surpassing the Beatles and once again tying Eminem for the most consecutive #1 album debuts in chart history, with nine.
 
JESUS IS KING, which arrived in stores on October 25th via G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Recordings, immediately went to #1 on Apple Music in more than 90 countries, #1 on Spotify, #1 on Amazon, and was the #1 Trending Album on Twitter. JESUS IS KING becomes the most streamed first week in Kanye’s entire career in the US and the UK. 

This week, JESUS IS KING tops the Rap Albums chart, the Christian Albums chart, and the Gospel Albums chart simultaneously. In addition, all eleven tracks on JESUS IS KING debuted on the Hot 100, led by “Follow God” at #7 – giving Kanye over 100 career entries on the Hot 100 songs chart.
 
The October 25th release of JESUS IS KING coincided with the global opening of the IMAX film of the same name. Kanye premiered the album and film experience at a special listening and screening event at the Los Angeles Forum. 
 
The onslaught of release-week activities included JESUS IS KING merch pop-up, a live-streamed JESUS IS KING Sunday Service Experoence at the Forum in LA, and a special performance on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live from the Oculus in New York City. Kanye also joined CBS Late Late Show host James Corden for a 20-minute episode of ‘Airpool Karaoke’ that trended at #2 on YouTube and has been viewed over 11 million times in less than a week. 
 
JESUS IS KING is available in a variety of formats, including limited edition blue vinyl and cassette, along with exclusive merchandise offerings at shop.kanyewest.com.

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Hot Girl Summer

“Megan Thee Stallion is at the forefront of the ‘Women’s Rap Renaissance!'”360 MAGAZINE

“This is the year of the ‘hot girl summer’ ”  NBC NEWS


“The lifestyle choice of summer 2019: Hot Girl Summer.” –HUFFINGTON POST


“If you’ve logged onto Twitter or swiped through your Instagram at any point this summer, you’ve definitely seen a post declaring it’s a hot girl summer. The now-ubiquitous phrase, a call to live your most confident and unapologetic life, was coined in the early months of the season by Houston rapper Megan Thee Stallion.” – TIME MAGAZINE


“Houston rapper Megan Thee Stallion, and her definitive tweet that this season is made for hot girls, made the phrase the season’s most ubiquitous meme, an internet-wide catchphrase.” – WIRED


“Her power lies directly in her self-confidence, honesty, and unmitigated desire to dominate-and not just when it comes to life itself; these qualities pour through her music.” – COMPLEX


“[Megan Thee Stallion] exudes a confidence of an artist that has been mastering the game for at least a decade.” –BILLBOARD


“Her music is unapologetically Southern, with her thick Houston accent bouncing effortlessly over sensual and bare trap beats, allowing her lyricism and delivery to shine through.” –ROLLING STONE


“If you don’t know the name Megan Thee Stallion, you will soon: she’s one of the fastest rising rappers and finds herself rooted in a pop culture moment that’s all about the yeehaw agenda, country-trap and sex-positive messaging.” – PASTE

If one thing is clear, Megan Thee Stallion owns Summer 2019! The Houston based MC and cultural icon, Megan Thee Stallion, continues her hot girl hot streak today with the release of new single, “Hot Girl Summer” feat. Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign. The single boasts production from hip-hop icon Juicy J and features a sample from the hit City Girls’ song “Act Up.” The track is named after the biggest cultural phenomenon of 2019, established by Megan, known as #HOTGIRLSUMMER. The phrase and viral meme not only encompasses everything Megan stands for but has also become a rallying cry for men and women around the world and is catapulting Megan into a household name.

When explaining #HOTGIRLSUMMER Megan states, “it’s just about women and men being unapologetically them, just having a good-ass time, hyping up your friends, doing you, not giving a damn about what nobody gotta say about it.”

Megan has had a monumental year that includes this week’s digital cover of PAPER Magazine, a print cover of The FADER’s Summer issue, being named as one of XXL Magazine’s 2019 Freshman, a late-night TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and multiple radio hits such as “Cash Shit” and “Big Ole Freak.” Her critically-acclaimed project Fever has been praised by the likes of Rolling Stone, The Fader, XXL, Billboard, Pitchfork, Paper, and more.

Beyond being a successful rapper, Megan is currently a college student, environmental activist, philanthropist, Chance the Rapper’s occasional dietary consultant, and life coach for the world at large. Megan has hosted beauty pageants that award scholarships to “hotties” who also happen to be students, organized the first “Hottie Beach Clean Up” in Los Angeles, and still has time to regularly spread the word of hot girl summer on social media. With each move she makes she continues to set herself apart as the most unique, inspirational, and driven artist out right now, so it’s no wonder she can count Kylie Jenner, Drake, Jada Pinkett Smith, Nicki Minaj, etc. as some of her fans.

Due to climate change, hot girl summer will be continuing well into the Fall when Megan joins Meek Mill and Future for their North American Legendary Nights Tour with YG and Mustard (select tour dates below)., but for now she shows no signs of slowing down. Stay tuned for more news as #HOTGIRLSUMMER is far from over!

READ THE PAPER DIGITAL COVER STORY FEATURING MEGAN THEE STALLION: http://www.papermag.com/megan-thee-stallion-2639723905.html

NEW SINGLE FEATURING NICKI MINAJ AND TY DOLLA $IGN OUT NOW; LISTEN HERE
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