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STUNNA GAMBINO – VULTURES DON’T KRY

On August 18, 2022, 20-year-old rising star from Washington Heights, Stunna Gambino, releases his new album Vultures Don’t Kry  via RCA Records. The release arrives alongside a music video for “Everyday Struggles.” On Vultures Don’t Kry, Stunna merges expressive vocals with unfiltered honesty. The album plays like a motivational street survival guide laced with melody, menace and the lessons he learned from the streets of Washington Heights. Listen to Vultures Don’t Kry HERE and watch the music video for “Everyday Struggles” HERE.

Vulture’s Don’t Kry includes previously released singles “Warzone” featuring A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, “Demons”, “Man Down” and “Frozen.” The 15-track album also features 2KBABY on “Ghetto,” Lil Perco on “Self Worth” and another collaboration with A Boogie Wit da Hoodie on “Demons.” With each track on Vultures Don’t Kry, Stunna’s rhymes are reflective and cathartic, diving into his classic pained melodies as he raps about guarded love and the unspoken truths of his surroundings. See full tracklist below.

Vultures Don’t Kry tracklist:

  1. Everyday Struggles
  2. PTSD
  3. Warzone feat. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie
  4. Dying 2 Live
  5. Frozen
  6. 4Real
  7. Ghetto feat. 2KBABY
  8. Man Down
  9. Demons feat. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie
  10. Jodeci
  11. What If
  12. Self Worth feat. Lil Perco
  13. Konfident
  14. Save Yo Tears
  15. Bad Guy

About Stunna Gambino:

Stunna Gambino’s made a career out of speaking up. Merging expressive vocals with unfiltered honesty, the 20-year-old rapper creates gripping trench tales of triumph and heartbreak to explore his emotions, and in the process, he’s giving others the courage to raise their voice, too. Raised on the sounds of Lil Wayne, Alicia Keys, Green Day, Mariah Carey, and more, Gambino wrote his first rhymes at around the age of 9. By age 12, he began saving money to hit up a recording studio in Harlem and record his first solo tracks. When he was 14, the  songs he uploaded to SoundCloud regularly eclipsed 80,000 streams. In 2021, after releasing his glittering Underrated project in 2019, he continued building his buzz when he tapped in with The Kid Laroi and Polo G for “Not Sober,” a melodic rumination on escaping pain through self-medication. With spurts of emotional transparency and slurred crooning, the track earned over 105 million Spotify streams, making it his biggest appearance yet. Riding the momentum of Vultures Don’t Cry, Gambino wants to collect platinum plaques while diving into the worlds of art and acting. From there, who knows? “There’s so much shit I wanna do, and I got one foot in the door right now,” he reveals. “This isn’t even the beginning.”

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LATTO – P*SSY

Today, ATL-based Queen Of Da Souf rapper Latto drops her timely new single and video “PUSSY” via RCA Records – HERE to listen / HERE to watch. The latest single is a reply to the overturning of Roe v. Wade that happened at the end of last month. In addition to using her platform to spread awareness and be vocal on this crisis, Latto is also donating a portion of the proceeds from this release to Planned Parenthood. Recently, Latto delivered a show-stopping medley performance of “It’s Givin” and “Big Energy (Remix)” – for the latter she brought out Mariah Carey and Young Dirty Bastard – after winning her first-ever award for “Best New Artist” at the 2022 BET Awards – watch the performance HERE / watch her acceptance speech HERE.

WATCH “PUSSY” HERE.

For the video co-director (alongside Latto who also directed) and cover art, Latto chose powerful women to collaborate with on this important release – director Sara Lacombe and artist Katie McIntyre. Both chimed in on their experience working on the project and with Latto:

Sara Lacombe on working on the video and the overall concept with Latto: “It was really important for Latto and I to collaborate on this video especially with woman’s rights being such a hot topic at the moment. Let’s be honest, America has always been good at oppressing people. So, for women, our rights, how the world treats us, gender roles and our overall place in society isn’t just news it’s something we deal with every single day, sometimes loudly and sometimes quietly. We are repeatedly reminded of how we ought to behave or who we should be, constantly being forced into a box. This video is symbolic that we can be both hard (her lyrics) and soft (the world we placed her in) at the same time. The world is always going to tell us who to be, that’s probably never going to stop, that’s why it’s more important than ever for woman to stand in their truths and know who they are.”

Katie McIntyre on working on the cover art for the single: “This track is an instant classic. It was amazing to get to create a powerful piece of art for Latto. I think it adds another dimension to the message that she is putting a spotlight on a feminist artist with this cover. This cover is all about the rise of the collective feminine against opposing forces. The woman in front of this outdated institution is breaking the ground with her body, just like we will break new ground in the continuing fight for women’s rights. This cover asks you to look at what you’re most afraid of, see the power in it, and know that it’s stronger than your attacks. It says: we are not beautiful, we are sublime.”

In March of this year Latto released her critically acclaimed album777 that debuted in the top 20 at #15 on the Billboard Hot 200 chart and top 10 at #6 on the Billboard Top Rap Albums chart. It’s recently landed on various outlets “Best of the Year (So Far)” lists including Rolling Stone, Billboard, XXL, Consequence of Sound and more – here to listen. Her latest project includes the electric single “Wheelie” featuring 21 Savage, her top 10 Billboard-charting hit single “Big Energy” (plus the “Big Energy (Remix)” with Mariah Carey and DJ Khaled) and her melodic track “Soufside,” which paid homage to her roots in ATL. Latto recently went on her first headlining tour this past year, the 777 Tour, and she’s gearing up to hit the road again as a guest on Lizzo’sTheSpecial Tour which kicks off September 23rd in Florida.

For the past two years and counting,Latto’s made it known that she’s the one you bitches hate, but they can’t get past. To start off 2021 , Latto released “The Biggest,”the first official release under her new moniker, which explained the 23-year-old rapper’s reasoning for the stage name change, her intentions and moving forward with this new phase of her career. Following that with the release of her hit RIAA-certified Platinumsingle “Big Energy”in September 2021 has made Latto inescapable. She went on to make history with the single as the first female rapper to ever have a #1 record at Pop, Rhythm and Urban Radio with the same single. Overall, she’s also the first female artist in 12 years to accomplish this feat, joining the company of Rihanna (“Rude Boy”), Alicia Keys (“No One”), Beyoncé (“Irreplaceable”), Mary J. Blige (“Be Without You”) and Mariah Carey (“We Belong Together”), the last five to previously achieve this. In November 2021, Latto had her late-night television debut on Late Night With Seth Meyers performing the certified smash hit and followed it with a medley performance of her tracks “Sunshine” and “Big Energy” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

With this new chapter of her career, Latto’s star continues to rise with elevated performances and accolades. She received her first-ever nominations for “Best New Artist” and “Best Female Hip-Hop Artist” at the 2021 BET Awards. She followed that with performances at the 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards and 2021 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs). She performed amedley of “Big Energy” and “Soufside” at the BET Hip Hop Awards and at the VMA’s she gave fans a sneak peek snippet of “Big Energy” prior to its release along with performances of her RIAA-certified Platinum singles “Bitch From Da Souf” and “Muwop” on their Extended Play Stage. In addition to her VMAs performance debut, she received her first VMA nomination for “MTV Push Performance of the Year” for “Sex Lies.” At the close of 2021 and beginning of 2022 she was nominated for two 2021 Soul Train Awards and one 2022 NAACP Image Award for Chris Brown’s “Go Crazy (Remix)” with Young Thug, Lil Durk and Future. In 2022, she was also nominated for “Top Rap Female Artist” for the 2022 Billboard Music Awards and gave a new, elevated performance of “Big Energy” – HEREto watch.

With over 880 million streams worldwide across all platforms and accolades continuing to rack up from her success, it’s clear that Latto has set the stage to become a global superstar.

*Artwork by Katie McIntyre (@katie.mcintyre)

Buy/Stream/Watch “PUSSY”:

Multi: HERE.

YouTube: HERE

Buy/Stream 777 Album:  HERE

Watch “Wheelie” featuring 21 Savage: HERE

Watch “Big Energy” HERE.

Watch “Soufside” HERE.

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BABYFACE × ELLA MAI – KEEPS ON FALLIN’

Babyface & Ella Mai collaborate together for the very first time on the timeless new single “Keeps On Fallin.” With her silky, soulful vocals, Ella Mai extols a longtime lover who can still give her butterflies. Babyface weighs in, reminding her that she’s the inspiration for this lasting love. The dreamy jam interpolates “Can We Talk,” Tevin Campbell’s 1993 hit, which Babyface wrote and produced with Daryl Simmons.

“When I first heard Ella’s voice, I thought, what an incredible and distinctive voice, I have to get in the studio with her!” Babyface recalls. “Well, I did and it was everything I imagined and more!”

“Working with Babyface was an absolute dream come true for me,” says Ella Mai. “To be welcomed and praised by someone so talented and acclaimed, I couldn’t have asked for our Keeps On Fallin sessions to be any better. We sang, we wrote, we laughed and we talked. Babyface is so humble and a pleasure to work with, I hope this record is the start of many more.”

“Keeps On Fallin” which marks Babyface’s first release since signing to Capitol Records is from his forthcoming project. He produced the track with D’Mile (H.E.R., Silk Sonic, Ty Dolla $ign).

Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds is one of the most celebrated creative forces in music. He has contributed to over 800 million records sold and over a billion records streams. Babyface has produced and written 125 Top 10 hits, 42 No. 1 R&B hits and 16 No. 1 pop hits. As a recording artist, songwriter and producer, he has won a total of 12 GRAMMY Awards and ranks as the only individual in GRAMMY history to be honored as “Producer of the Year” four times. He has also won five Soul Train Awards, five NAACP Image Awards, four American Music Awards and numerous other honors. In addition, Babyface produced and co-wrote the Oscar-winning song “When You Believe,” sung by Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey, and co-founded the legendary record label LaFace.

In 2018, Ella Mai’s first single, “Boo’d Up,” broke the record for the most weeks at No. 1 of any song by a woman on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart. It is now RIAA-certified 7x Platinum. Her follow-up single, the 5x Platinum “Trip,” peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100, and her debut album, Ella Mai, has almost six billion streams and is 2x Platinum. In addition to her chart-topping domination and success, Ella Mai has won a number of awards, including her first GRAMMY for Best R&B Song, three Billboard Music Awards including the coveted Top R&B Artist, three iHeartRadio awards including R&B Artist of the Year, three Soul Train Awards, an NAACP Image Award and a BET Viewers’ Choice Award. After a busy four years that included touring the world and the release of RIAA-certified Gold track “Not Another Love Song” to bridge projects, Ella kicked off her sophomore season with her single “DFMU (Don’t F**k Me Up).” If the adage is true and history always repeats itself, get ready for Ella Mai to dominate the music and cultural zeitgeist once again with her new album, Heart On My Sleeve.

DIDDY KILLED BBMAs

ICON SEAN “DIDDY” COMBS KILLED THE BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS DELIVERING A SURPRISE PERFORMANCE MEDLEY INCLUDING THE DEBUT OF HIS NEW SINGLE “GOTTA MOVE ON” FEATURING BRYSON TILLER PRE-ORDER HERE

“GOTTA MOVE ON” IS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-PURCHASE HERE

COMBS ALSO PERFORMED “FIRST CLASS” AND “MO MONEY, MO PROBLEMS” 

On the heels of announcing his new R&B label Love Records and a new album with Motown Records, Billboard Music Awards Host, Executive Producer and Performer Sean “Diddy” Combs AKA LOVE opens the show with a surprise performance and special guests.

Moreover, Combs performed his brand-new single “Gotta Move On” featuring Bryson Tiller, “First Class” with Jack Harlow, and “Mo Money, Mo Problems” with son Christian King Combs alongside of Teyana Taylor.

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Sean “Diddy” Combs AKA LOVE announces his official return to music and first single as a lead solo artist with his debut performance of “Gotta Move On” featuring Bryson Tiller. The single available now for pre-order. Diddy’s role as Host, Executive Producer and Performer at the Billboard Music Awards sets the stage of what’s to come in his new era of LOVE. He hits the stage 25 years after winning his first Billboard Music Award.

“Gotta Move On” is via his new R&B record label ‘LOVE RECORDS’ on his upcoming album in partnership with Motown Records.

Not only is Diddy one of the highest-selling artists in history, he is also one of the most accomplished music producers of all time. LOVE RECORDS represents Combs’ triumphant return to R&B as an Executive Producer, Curator and A&R of his forthcoming album. Combs will continue his oversight on his successful Bad Boy Entertainment label. He is a cultural icon, innovator and mogul. In addition to his catalog of hit records, Diddy has produced and creatively shaped the sound for superstars Mary J. Blige, The Notorious B.I.G., Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Boyz II Men, Britney Spears, Kanye West and many more.

LOVE RECORDS will be dedicated to R&B music and will release singles and collaborative projects from a collective of world-class artists, producers and songwriters. 

Get ready for the year of LOVE.

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Diddy Launches Love Records

Making history again, Sean “Diddy” Combs AKA Love announced today the launch of his new R & B record label ‘LOVE RECORDS’ and simultaneously signed a one time album deal with Motown Records. The new label will be dedicated to R & B music and will release singles and collaborative projects from a collective of world-class artists, producers and songwriters. The announcement marks Combs’ official return to music.

Diddy’s Album is the first project under the LOVE RECORDS imprint set to be released this summer in partnership with Motown Records, uniting the three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning executive with Motown for the first time in his decorated 30-year career.

“Music has always been my first love, LOVE RECORDS is the next chapter about getting back to the love and making the best music of my life,” said Sean “DIDDY” Combs. “For the Label I’m focused on creating timeless R&B music with the next generation of artists and producers. Motown is the perfect partner for my album and I’m excited to add to its legacy.”

Motown Records C.E.O. and Chairwoman Ethiopia Habtemariam stated, “This is a major moment for Motown, as Diddy is one of this century’s most important voices in music and culture; To be a part of his next evolution and album is nothing short of monumental.”

Not only is Diddy one of the highest-selling artists in history, he is also one of the most accomplished music producers of all time. LOVE RECORDS represents Combs’ triumphant return to R&B as an Executive Producer, Curator and A&R of his forthcoming album. Combs will continue his oversight on his successful Bad Boy Entertainment label.

He is a cultural icon, innovator and mogul. In addition to his catalog of hit records, Diddy has produced and creatively shaped the sound for superstars Mary J. Blige, The Notorious B.I.G., Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Boyz II Men, Britney Spears, Kanye West and many more.

Stay tuned for the release of new music coming and tune in to the 2022 Billboard Music Awards on May 15 as Combs will serve as host and Executive Producer.

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Brett Kissel × 98° – Ain’t the Same

Fans of country and pop music alike are in luck: platinum-selling country artist Brett Kissel has released a new single in collaboration with pop and R&B vocal group 98°, titled “Ain’t the Same.” The track is available on all streaming platforms. Listen HERE.  

The upbeat song tells the story of a narrator professing his feelings to the love of his life, explaining that life “ain’t the same” without her. The track also features a clever chorus that parallels the narrator’s relationship and famous pairings that just aren’t quite right when not together. With vivid lyrics such as “the beach ain’t the same without the sun / Coke ain’t the same without the rum / Vegas needs them neon lights / tequila needs that lime,” the song puts a fresh, lighthearted spin on the concept of finding one’s perfect match.

Kissel felt inspired to write the song for his wife, Cecilia, alongside co-writers Karen Kosowski and Tim Nichols. He explained, “We kept landing on how much sweeter everything is when we get to experience life’s gifts with the people we cherish most… and, how things just ‘Ain’t the Same’ if you’re missing the key ingredient. For me, that’s my wife Cecilia, who was the inspiration for the song.”

“Ain’t the Same” also offers a unique blend of pop and modern country. The single highlights Kissel’s warm, rich vocals and ability to express emotions with his music. Kissel’s voice, paired with the infectious harmonies of 98°, works together to convey the joy of spending life with that particular person.

Kissel described his excitement for working with the group, explaining, “98° is such an iconic group, and the fact that they are making their first foray into the country music space with me is such an honor. They’ve collaborated and had massive hits with legends like Mariah Carey and Stevie Wonder, so to work with them on this project and have a blast with them in-studio and on our video shoot in LA… it’s the coolest thing.”

About 98°

98° has sold over 10 million records worldwide and achieved eight top 40 singles in the U.S. From the late 90s to the early ‘00s, the group reached top-five on the Billboard Hot 100 with the songs “Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche),” “Because of You,” “The Hardest Thing” and collaborated with the great Stevie Wonder on the hit “Thank God I Found You” (with Mariah Carey and Joe) as featured artists. “Ain’t The Same” marks 98°‘s first foray into Country Music and comes on the heels of their 25th career Anniversary Year.

About Brett Kissel

Kissel has previously received recognition for other powerhouse collaborations, releasing a DND remix of his Platinum-certified single “She Drives Me Crazy” with multi-platinum selling superstar Nelly. His charismatic personality, energetic stage presence and music style have propelled him to the top of the Canadian Country music charts, with two Gold-certified albums, three Platinum (including the album version of “She Drives Me Crazy”), eight Gold singles and 15 top-10 radio hits to his credit. 2019-2020 was a storybook year for Brett, winning the JUNO Award (equivalent to the American Grammy) for Country Album of the Year and earning the Canadian Country Music Association’s Fans’ Choice Award, following a record-breaking 112-date tour that reached every single province and territory. In 2019, he completed two legs of his headlining tour, marked as Canada’s most extensive tour ever, selling out venues and electrifying fans from coast to coast. The Canadian press crowned him “The New King of Canadian Country.” The accolades continued in 2020, when Brett was the big winner of the CCMA Awards, earning four trophies, including Fans’ Choice, Male Artist of the Year, and Album of the Year.Kissel launched in the U.S. in the Fall of 2019 with the release of “Drink About Me.” The music video for the song featured Bachelor Nation fan favorites Kaitlyn Bristowe and Jason Tartick. View HERE. The video premiered on Entertainment Tonight and garnered attention from PEOPLE Magazine, OK! Magazine, Bustle, E! News and many more outlets. The music video received significant airplay on CMT Music, and since its release, it has garnered over 40 million streams in the US and Canada combined.  As one of the top acts on the Canadian Country music scene, Brett Kissel is on the brink of becoming a household name across the United States. Having toured with Garth Brooks and Brad Paisley, the young entertainer is no stranger to the stage. Kissel is currently in the studio finishing up his upcoming album, due out later in 2022.

Latto's Big Energy makes history graphic with stats via Amanda Zimmerman RCA Records for use by 360 MAGAZINE

Big Latto Breaks Records

ATL-based Queen Of Da Souf rapper Latto makes history with her smash hit single “Big Energy.” As the track goes #1 this week at Top 40 Radio, she is the first female rapper to ever have a #1 record at Pop, Rhythm and Urban Radio with the same single. Overall, she’s the first female artist in 12 years to accomplish this feat, joining the company of Rihanna (“Rude Boy”), Alicia Keys (“No One”), Beyoncé (“Irreplaceable”), Mary J. Blige (“Be Without You”) and Mariah Carey (“We Belong Together”), the last five to previously achieve this. Available on all platforms via RCA Records, the Tom-Tom Club-sampled “Genius of Love” single is on Latto’s new album 777 out now.

 Listen to Latto’s new album 777  HERE

 Watch “Big Energy” HERE

 Listen to “Big Energy (Remix)” with Mariah Carey & DJ Khaled HERE

 Additional milestones for “Big Energy” include reaching RIAA-certified Platinum status, skyrocketing to the top 5 at #4 (peak #3) on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #1 on Billboard’s Hot Rap Songs and Hot R&B/Rap Songscharts plus having a star-studded remix with Mariah Carey & DJ Khaled. Latto’s latest project 777, released March 25th, debuted in the top 20 at #15 on the Billboard Hot 200 chart and top 10 at #6 on the Billboard Top Rap Albums chart. To continue the momentum of an incredible few months, Latto performed a show-stopping medley of her tracks “Sunshine” and “Big Energy” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – watch HERE. You can hear Latto’s new album live on her headlining 777 Tour that’s currently underway –click HERE to purchase tickets.

For the past two years and counting,Latto’s made it known that she’s the one you bitches hate, but they can’t get past. To start off 2021 , Latto released “The Biggest,” the first official release under her new moniker, which explained the 23-year-old rapper’s reasoning for the stage name change, her intentions and moving forward with this new phase of her career. Following that with the release of her hit single “Big Energy”in September 2021 has made Latto inescapable. In November 2021, Latto had her late-night television debut on Late Night With Seth Meyers performing the certified smash hit. With this new chapter of her career, Latto’s star continues to rise. She received her first-ever nominations for “Best New Artist” and “Best Female Hip-Hop Artist” at the 2021 BET Awards. She followed that with performances at the 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards and 2021 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs). She performed amedley of “Big Energy” and “Soufside” at the BET Hip Hop Awards and at the VMA’s she gave fans a sneak peek snippet of “Big Energy” prior to its release along with performances of her RIAA-certified Platinum singles “Bitch From Da Souf” and “Muwop” on their Extended Play Stage. In addition to her VMAs performance debut, she received her first VMA nomination for “MTV Push Performance of the Year” for “Sex Lies.” She was also nominated for two 2021 Soul Train Awards and one 2022 NAACP Image Award for Chris Brown’s “Go Crazy (Remix)” with Young Thug, Lil Durk and Future. Most recently, she was nominated for “Top Rap Female Artist” for the 2022 Billboard Music Awards.

From her appearances on LA Leakers and Funk Flex with her viral freestyles to her feature on soundtracks for Halle Berry’s Bruised and F9: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to her energetic appearances and sets at festivals – her elevation to the top remains unmatched. With over 880 million streams worldwide across all platforms and accolades continuing to rack up from her success, it’s clear that Latto has set the stage to become a global superstar.

Check out her new album 777 out now via RCA Records and stay tuned for more coming soon.

777 Tracklist:

1.    777  Pt.1                                                      

2.    777 Pt.2                                                      

3.   Wheelie feat. 21 Savage                            

4 .   Big Energy                                                  

5 .  Sunshine feat. Lil Wayne & Childish Gambino        

6 .  Like A Thug feat. Lil Durk                         

7 .  It’s Givin                                                     

8.   Stepper feat. Nardo Wick                           

9.   Trust No Bitch                                         

10.  Bussdown feat. Kodak Black                                 

11.  Soufside                                                     

12.  Sleep Sleep                                               

13.  Real One      

Artwork via RCA Records for use by 360 Magazine

Goya Menor × Nektunez – Ameno Amapiano Remix

Goya Menor and Nektunez unveil the music video for their viral hit single, “Ameno Amapiano Remix (You Wanna Bamba),” out now via B1 Recordings/Sony Music UK/RCA Records

With a fusion of choral vocals and deep house, jazz, and lounge sounds, the song went viral in December and less than two months later reports over 5 million daily YouTube views, hit over 10 million streams on Spotify, and reached #2 on the global Shazam charts. The hype was triggered on TikTok, where the remix has inspired more than 3 million creations on the platform that collectively have been watched an astonishing 8 billion times. 

Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, and NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal have all joined in on the Ameno Challenge, following the Kalin Brothers’ original post in December, which has been viewed over 55 million times to date. It’s long overdue that the official video for the viral hit track is released and finally gets its masterminds Goya Menor and Nektunez together in front of the camera. When the Kalin Brothers agreed to fly out to Lagos to be part of the production, the official video shoot turned into a full circle moment for everyone. 

Shot in Lagos and directed by renowned filmmaker Moe Musa who has worked with the likes of Davido and Wizkid, the video introduces the artists who have become world-famous overnight in stunning mystical settings. Along the way, a misunderstanding is cleared up: lines like “You want to bamba—you wanna chill with the big boys” are not party talk, but Goya’s warning to the youth not to lose themselves in religious cults and other seductions. 

About Goya Menor

Born in Nigeria, Goya Menor is an Afro-Fusion artist who has continued to gain traction before breaking through with “Ameno Amapiano Remix (You Wanna Bamba).” A promising artist, Goya comes armed with energy, diversity, and above all, hype and vibes.

About Nektunez

At the remix controls is Nektunez, a US-based Ghanaian producer, singer, songwriter, and composer who has spent years honing his signature sound while studying politics. Having recently signed a deal with B1 Recordings, he says: “It was always my dream to work with Sony—especially with someone like Wolfgang Boss, who helped Kygo, among others, to break through, one of my musical idols. I’m looking forward to an exciting journey and sharing my music with the world.”

Muni Long 'One Night Only' performance poster art via Austin Thach for use by 360 MAGAZINE

MUNI LONG ANNOUNCES ‘ONE NIGHT ONLY’

Muni Long teams up with Femme It Forward and Amazon Music to celebrate her new music with a single ‘One Night Only’ live performance showcase in Los Angeles. Throughout the show, fans will have the opportunity to see Muni stage hits like “Hrs and Hrs” live.

Taking place at Moroccan Lounge on Valentine’s Day 2022, you’ll want to grab at ticket to see Muni’s impeccable vocality in person. Buy your tickets HERE.

Muni Long

Acclaimed R&B/pop songwriter and artist Muni Long has perfected her craft over the years. Originally known as Priscilla Renea, she began her journey with music as a songwriter for the likes of Rihanna, Madonna, Mariah Carey and Selena Gomez, working for the best of the best in the music industry. After making the decision that she wanted to bask in the spotlight for herself, she hit the scene as Muni Long, opening up her own solo career. Her debut EP Black Like This was full of innovative R&B/pop tracks about personal experiences with relationships. Muni released the Public Displays of Affection EP in November of 2021 with her record label Supergiant Records. This EP housed her viral hit “Hrs and Hrs,” which swiftly rose to No. 17 on the Billboard 100.

Femme It Forward

Producing musical concerts, festivals, content/music and more, Femme It Forward serves as a female-led entertainment firm that aims to lift up and showcase women in the industry of music. Nurturing inventive and inspired women in the field, Femme It Forward cultivates one-of-a-kind events to celebrate the power of women.

Mariah Carey Makes History

Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” continues to make pop music history this year as the artist’s perennial yuletide standard (cowritten and coproduced by Mariah Carey and Walter Afanasieff in 1994) keeps breaking new records while lighting up the 2021 holiday season.

This December, “All I Want for Christmas is You” became the first and only holiday single to take home the RIAA’s coveted Diamond Award (in recognition of ten million sales and streaming units in the United States).

Listen to Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas is You” here.

“The continued love for my song never ceases to amaze me and fill my heart with a multitude of emotions,” said Mariah. “It blows my mind that ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’ has endured different eras of the music industry. The RIAA DIAMOND award?! Wowww! I’m so fortunate to have the greatest fans on Earth, my Lambily, who continue to support my legacy. I love you.”

“Mariah is the Queen of Christmas,” said President of the Commercial Music Group at Sony Music Entertainment, Richard Story. “Her Sony Music family congratulates her on breaking yet another record, and continuing to make history as the first and only artist to achieve this incredible milestone.”

“Mariah Carey is one of the top Gold & Platinum awarded artists of all time, and ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ becoming the only holiday song to achieve Diamond is a remarkable milestone forever etched in music history. Congratulations and happy holidays to Mariah and her amazing Sony team,” said Mitch Glazier, Chairman and CEO, RIAA.

Carey also spotlights the global fan-favorite “All I Want for Christmas is You” in the Apple TV+ smash-hit, Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special, with a show-stopping performance of the record-breaking song, along with her twins, son Moroccan and daughter Monroe. On the heels of this exciting news, Carey debuts her all-new holiday extravaganza Mariah’s Christmas: The Magic Continues, premiering globally today and available now on Apple TV+.

On Tuesday, December 7, Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) will make two Mariah Carey films, Live at the Tokyo Dome and First Vision, available for digital purchase and rental for the first time in the United States. Showcasing more than 80 minutes of music, including a stunning live version of “All I Want for Christmas is You,” Mariah Carey: Live at the Tokyo Dome captures the artist’s historic first concert in Japan, lensed during her 1996 Daydream World Tour. Mariah Carey: First Vision gives viewers an inside look at Mariah on the cusp of her meteoric rise to superstardom; this 1991 film contains early music videos, behind-the-scenes footage, an interview and songs from her very first live performance at New York’s intimate Tatou Club in 1990. Currently available in the US only, four additional Mariah Carey films–Fantasy: Mariah Carey at Madison Square Garden, Here is Mariah Carey, Mariah Carey Around the World and Mariah Carey: MTV Unplugged +3–will be released worldwide via SPE on December 7.

Billboard recently named Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” as the #1 record on their Greatest of All Time Holiday 100 Songs list. The song first cracked the Top 10 of the Hot 100 in December 2017 and, in December 2019, 25 years after its original release, became the second holiday single ever to hit #1 on the Hot 100, breaking the record for longest span from release date to #1. “All I Want for Christmas is You” hit #1 again in 2020, giving it a five week total in the top slot, a new milestone for a holiday recording.

Recorded in August 1994 at The Hit Factory in New York, “All I Want for Christmas is You” was originally released in October 1994 as the first single from Mariah’s Merry Christmas album, a showcase for Mariah’s interpretations of familiar holiday songs alongside the new material she’d composed with co-writer Walter Walter Afanasieff. “All I Want for Christmas Is You” went on to become one of the best-selling singles (of any genre) of all time and the best-selling holiday ringtone in the United States for several years running.

When “All I Want for Christmas is You” hit #1 on the Hot 100 in 2019, it was Mariah’s 19th claim on the top spot, a record for a solo recording artist; when her holiday single hit #1 the following year, Mariah became the first artist to have a Hot 100 # 1 in four separate decades (the 1990s, the 2000s, the 2010s and the 2020s).

Having charted every holiday season since its original release, Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You”–which The New Yorker called “one of the few worthy modern additions to the holiday canon”–has become an essential seasonal standard that continues to bring the spirit of Christmas to the hearts of music lovers the world over.

“All I Want for Christmas is You” is Carey’s biggest international success, topping the charts in twenty-six countries including Australia, Canada, France, and Germany. In 2020, the holiday classic topped the charts in the United Kingdom for the first time, spending a record 69 weeks in the UK Top 40 before reaching #1. “All I Want for Christmas is You” is the all-time best-selling Christmas single by a female artist and one of the top-selling physical singles in music history. It’s the first holiday ringtone to be certified double platinum by the RIAA.

As of December 20, Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” makes an unprecedented return to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, rising from No. 2. The carol logs its sixth total week atop the Hot 100 and becomes the first song in the chart’s history to have led in three distinct runs on the ranking (2019, 2020, 2021). Additionally, the record tops both the Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts. The two global charts rank songs based on streaming and sales activity culled from more than 200 territories, as compiled by MRC Data.

The song was first released on Carey’s album Merry Christmas in 1994 and, as streaming has grown and holiday music has become more prominent on streaming services’ seasonal playlists, it hit the Hot 100’s top 10 for the first time in December 2017, before ascending to No. 1 in both December 2019 (for three weeks) and December 2020 (two).

Carey’s gift that keeps on giving (and leading) paces six holiday classics in the Hot 100’s top 10, with Brenda Lee’s “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” rising to No. 2 and Wham!’s “Last Christmas” returning to the tier at No. 9.

A deeper look at Carey’s latest Hot 100 coronation with “Christmas,” on Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings:

Airplay, streams & sales: Carey’s “Christmas” drew 37.6 million U.S. streams (up 16%) and 26.1 million radio airplay audience impressions (up 7%) and sold 7,400 downloads (up 7%) in the Dec. 10-16 tracking week, according to MRC Data.

The song spends a 13th total week at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart and rises 9-7 on Digital Song Sales; and 24-23 on Radio Songs. It also leads the multi-metric Holiday 100 chart for a 49th week, of the chart’s 54 total weeks since the list launched in 2011; it has topped the tally for 34 consecutive weeks, dating to the start of the 2015-16 holiday season, and dominates as the top title on the recently-revealed Greatest of All Time Holiday 100 Songs chart.

Since its release, the song has upped its U.S. totals to 4.3 billion in radio audience, 1.4 billion streams and 3.7 million in download sales.

No. 1 in a third separate chart run: Carey’s “Christmas” first topped the Hot 100 dated Dec. 21, 2019, and led again on the next two lists, dated Dec. 28, 2019, and Jan. 4, 2020.

The following holiday season, it returned to No. 1 on the chart dated Dec. 19, 2020, and, after a week at No. 2 (below Taylor Swift’s “Willow”), topped the Jan. 2, 2021, dated tally.

As “Christmas” rules the latest, Dec. 25, 2021-dated chart, it claims its sixth total week at No. 1 in its third seasonal run at the summit, becoming the first song in the Hot 100’s 63-year history to lead in three distinct chart runs. The track has re-entered the survey each November or December dating to 2012.

(As “Christmas” has made four interrupted climbs to the top of the Hot 100, on charts dated Dec. 21, 2019, Dec. 19, 2020, Jan. 2, 2021, and now Dec. 25, 2021, it ties 24kGoldn’s “Mood,” featuring iann dior, beginning in October 2020, and Drake’s “Nice for What,” in 2018, as the only songs with four separate ascents to No. 1; unlike “Christmas,” the latter two tracks logged their four distinct rises to No. 1 over unbroken chart stays.)

Longest span atop the Hot 100: Carey’s “Christmas” now boasts the longest span from a song’s first week at No. 1 on the Hot 100 to its latest: two years and four days (Dec. 21, 2019-Dec. 25, 2021).

It passes the only other song to lead the Hot 100 over multiple runs: Chubby Checker’s “The Twist,” which topped the tally dated Sept. 19, 1960, before, thanks to new popularity among adult audiences, leading the lists dated Jan. 13 and 20, 1962, ruling again after a gap of a year, three months and three weeks. (Still, that break remains the longest between Hot 100 reigns.)

Most weeks at No. 1 for a holiday hit: With its sixth week atop the Hot 100, Carey’s “Christmas” extends its record for the most time at No. 1 among holiday songs. The only other seasonal single to jingle to the apex, “The Chipmunk Song,” by David Seville & the Chipmunks, spent four weeks on top beginning in December 1958.

Carey’s record 85th week atop Hot 100: With “Christmas,” Carey claims her record-extending 85th week at No. 1 on the Hot 100, dating to the chart’s Aug. 4, 1958, inception.

Most Weeks at No. 1 on Hot 100
85, Mariah Carey

60, Rihanna
59, The Beatles
52, Drake
50, Boyz II Men
47, Usher
41, Beyoncé
37, Michael Jackson
34, Elton John
34, Bruno Mars

“Christmas” became Carey’s 19th Hot 100 No. 1, the most among soloists and one away from The Beatles’ overall record 20. It also made Carey the first artist to have ranked at No. 1 on the chart in four distinct decades, dating to her first week on top with her debut single, “Vision of Love,” in 1990.

Further, “Christmas” is Carey’s record fifth Hot 100 No. 1 to rule for six weeks or more. She one-ups Boyz II Men, Drake and Usher, each with four such leaders.

Plus, it’s not only fitting that “Christmas” leads the Hot 100 dated Dec. 25, 2021, but Carey is the only artist to top the chart on multiple rankings dated Dec. 25: her “Hero” began a four-week stay at No. 1 on the Dec. 25, 1993, Hot 100. (This week’s chart is the 10th dated Dec. 25 in the list’s history.)