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JAKE SCOTT SIGNS WITH ELEKTRA RECORDS

Pop singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Jake Scott has officially signed to Elektra Records. After generating north of 400 million streams independently, selling out tours, and receiving praise from Forbes, Billboard, American Songwriter, and more, the Arkansas-born and Los Angeles-based artist kicks off the next chapter of his career and will be unveiling his first release under the newly minted deal very soon.

Jake spoke exclusively to Consequence about the signing, stating, “I’ve been waiting a long time to sign a record deal – it had to be the right timing, the right label, and most importantly, the right people. As soon as I met Gregg, Mike and the rest of the Elektra team, I knew I’d found the perfect partnership. To say I’m excited is an understatement. Signing with Elektra is a dream come true, and I cannot wait to continue my musical journey with them!”

Elektra Music Group Co-Presidents, Gregg Nadel and Mike Easterlin, remarked, “Jake is a tremendous talent with an unrivaled work ethic. A true songwriter, Jake has worked tirelessly to become the brilliant artist and performer he is today. We at Elektra are excited for the world to get to know him the way we have these last few months and couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of his continued journey.”

This week, he launches his first-ever, headlining tour across North America [tour itinerary below]. The dates kick off at Cambridge Room in Dallas, TX on January 14, and includes stops at Basement East in Nashville, TN on January 20, Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY on January 25, and the legendary Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA on February 10.  A very limited number of tickets are available only for the Philadelphia, PA show on January 28 which was upgraded to the Ardmore Music Hall due to overwhelming demand. For tickets and more information on the upcoming dates, click here.

Last year, he made major waves throughout popular music and culture. Beyond generating hundreds of millions of streams as an independent artist, his 2021 Goldenboy EP earned widespread acclaim. Billboard hailed it as “his most introspective music to date” and added, “Scott’s gradual rise matches his no-frills sound. With a knack for catchy melodies, his songs make for easy listening supported by buoyant pop production, heartfelt narratives, and a buttery voice to boot.Meanwhile, American Songwriter observed, “he found a creative energy, voice, and songwriting perspective all his own,and Forbes profiled him and plugged his virtual donut shop, Goldenboy, in partnership with Grubhub. He also performed on KTLA. Additionally, he canvased the country on tour with LANY throughout the fall. Not to mention, multiplatinum country star Russell Dickerson tapped him to feature on “She Likes It.”

Now, he’s gearing up for a massive 2022. Stay tuned for a whole lot more from Jake Scott very soon.

ABOUT JAKE SCOTT:

Delivering impactful anthems with impressive consistency and grinding tirelessly, Jake Scott has quietly arrived as a proven pop maverick with a dynamic style and a whole lot to say. Born in Fayetteville, Arkansas and based in Los Angeles, the singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist initially transformed into an independent phenomenon. Beyond co-writing for the likes of Jason Mraz, Aloe Blacc, and Carrie Underwood, he unveiled music at a prolific pace before doubling down and dropping one song per month from the beginning of 2018 until the end of 2020. Audiences embraced favorites such as “Like No One Does,” “Tuesdays,” “Favorite T-Shirt,” “She,” and “I Don’t Miss You.” He sold out his very first headline tour and built a diehard fan base, gathering 350 million global streams, averaging nearly 3 million monthly listeners on Spotify, and attracting hundreds of thousands of followers across social media. Along the way, he garnered praise from Billboard, Forbes, and American Songwriter. He opened up LANY’s 2021 fall tour and returns to the road for a sold out headline run in 2022. Signing to Elektra Records, Jake forges ahead yet again with new music very soon.

TOUR DATES:

1/14 Dallas, TX Cambridge Room (SOLD OUT)

1/15 Houston, TX Bronze Peacock – House of Blues (SOLD OUT)

1/16 Austin, TX Antone’s (SOLD OUT)

1/18 Fayetteville, AR George’s Majestic Lounge (SOLD OUT)

1/20 Nashville, TN Basement East (SOLD OUT)

1/21 Atlanta, GA Terminal West (SOLD OUT)

1/22 Charlotte, NC The Underground (SOLD OUT)

1/23 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle (SOLD OUT)

1/25 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg (SOLD OUT)

1/27 Washington, DC DC9 (SOLD OUT)

1/28 Philadelphia, PA Ardmore Music Hall (VENUE UPGRADE)

1/29 Cambridge, MA Sonia (SOLD OUT)

1/31 Toronto, ON The Garrison (SOLD OUT)

2/2 Ann Arbor, MI Blind Pig (SOLD OUT)

2/3 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge (SOLD OUT)

2/4 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry (SOLD OUT)

2/6 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge (SOLD OUT)

2/7 Salt Lake City, UT Soundwell (SOLD OUT)

2/9 San Francisco, CA Brick & Mortar (SOLD OUT)

2/10 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour (SOLD OUT)

2/11 San Diego, CA Voodoo Room (SOLD OUT)

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GRAMMY MUSEUM HOSTS ‘THE DROP’: Givēon

“TIMELESS TOUR” KICKS OFF NOVEMBER 28TH IN DETROIT

CHECK OUT GIVĒON’S HILARIOUS CHICKEN SHOP DATE WITH UK’S AMELIA DIMZ HERE!

Last night, The GRAMMY Museum® hosted their former student now Multiplatinum GRAMMY Nominated R&B star, GIVĒON for their latest edition of The Drop series. GIVĒON participated in a short Q&A followed by an acoustic performance of his hit singles “For Tonight,” “Heartbreak Anniversary,” and “Like I Want You.”

GIVĒON is on fire this month as he recently received 5x American Music Award nominations, 4x People’s Choice Award nominations and 2x Soul Train Award nominations. He is up for New Artist of the Year, Collaboration of the Year, Favorite Male R&B Artist, Favorite R&B Album and Favorite R&B Song at the AMA’s, and The Song of 2021, The New Artist of 2021, The Music Video of 2021 and The Collaboration Song of 2021 at the People’s Choice Awards!

GIVĒON also has updated venues for 5 stops on Timeless Tour. The 14-city tour went on sale September 17th and sold out in a matter of minutes. The tour will kick off on November 28th in Detroit, MI at the Majestic Theatre. 

GIVĒON recently released his latest heartfelt single, “For Tonight”, the first song off his highly anticipated debut album. “For Tonight” is produced by Sevn Thomas (Drake, Rihanna), Jahaan Sweet (Eminem, Kehlani) and Akeel Henry (WizKid, SwaeLee) and is accompanied by a music video directed by Academy Award nominated filmmaker, Sophia Nahli Allison.

ABOUT GIVĒON

Givēon has made himself one of music’s brightest stars by bringing vivid color, depth, and soul to songs that capture the intensity of life’s twists and turns. After coming to fame via Drake’s “Chicago Freestyle,” the CA native became a force in his own right. Givēon had a whirlwind 2020 after releasing his Platinum-certified “Like I Want You” (230 million cross-platform streams in the US). He kept the momentum with “Heartbreak Anniversary,” a gauzy ballad that peaked at #16 on the Billboard Hot 100, garnered over 684 million streams, and earned 2X Platinum status. In March 2020, Givēon’s debut EP, Take Time, confirmed his evocative songwriting prowess and would be nominated for Best R&B Album at the 2021 GRAMMY’s. His fall When It’s All Said and Done EP further explored the peaks and valleys of love and, when re-packaged with its predecessor in 2021, hit #5 on the Billboard 200. After being nominated for a 2020 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding New Artist, he won BET’s 2021 Best New Artist, and his audience is growing—to the tune of over 1.7 billion streams globally. He even hit #1 on the Hot 100 in March on Justin Bieber’s “Peaches.” That hit helped him win award for Best Pop Song at the 2021 MTV VMA‘s where he was nominated for seven awards including Best New Artist, Best R&B and Best Pop Song. Drake then invited Givēon back into his world, this time for a sizzling verse on Certified Lover Boy’s “In the Bible” with Lil Durk—one of a guaranteed run of thrilling collabs to come. And at his festival debut, Lollapalooza 2021, he found a sea of voices who knew his lyrics. But success has never really been a goal—Givēon just wants to bear his soul.

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TYGA – Ayy Macarena

TYGA UNVEILS MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “AYY MACARENA” FEATURING MACARENA ORIGINATORS LOS DEL RÍO
 
#MACARENACHALLENGE EXPLODES ON SOCIAL MEDIA


Today, GRAMMY® Award-nominated multiplatinum modern hip-hop icon Tyga shares the music video for his latest single “Ayy Macarena.”
 
Watch it HERE.
 
Get it HERE.
 
The visual opens with “Macarena” originators Los del Río flanking a microphone on a bright jazz club stage. Soon, the camera pans over to Tyga dressed-to-the-nines in a booth before intercutting footage of him breaking down the song’s dance moves on a Los Angeles street alongside two dancers.
 
The video seamlessly alternates between eye-popping cinematic set-pieces and more fiery dancing as the crossover hit blares in the background. “Ayy Macarena” exploded as yet another hit from the star, crossing over 35 million Spotify streams and 29 million views on the YouTube static audio in under a month’s time.
 
It shows no signs of stopping or slowing down either.
 
Additionally, it ignited the #MacarenaChallenge around the globe. Cemented as one of the world’s most viral challenges, it has generated over 850K videos viewed over 300 million times and counting across YouTube, TikTok, and Triller, taking over five continents with support from some of the biggest platform influencers in the world.
 
 
ABOUT TYGA:
As a rapper, entrepreneur, and influential force, Tyga maintains his place at the forefront of hip-hop and the culture. Since emerging in 2008, his influence consistently grew year after year to affect nearly every facet of the mainstream. Throughout his career, he earned dozens of multiplatinum certifications around the world, including the quadruple-platinum “Rack City,” triple-platinum “Faded,” and double-platinum “Ayo” with Chris Brown, to name a few. In 2018, he turned up with his most successful single to date “Taste” [feat. Offset]. Not only did it go six-times platinum and clinch #8 on the Billboard Hot 100, but it generated over 1 billion cumulative streams. It also paved the way for his 2019 opus, Legendary, released via his own Last Kings Records / Empire Distribution. Legendary crashed the Top 20 on the Top 200 chart, scored a gold certification release week, and accumulated 5 billion streams in under a year. Tyga perennially holds a place in the Top 30 of the “Most Streamed Artists on Spotify.” His influence continues to grow with each subsequent album.
 

Of Monsters and Men Perform Television Debut of “Alligator”

Multiplatinum Icelandic quintet OF MONSTERS AND MEN performed their return single Alligator” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Watch HERE.

The performance follows the announcement of their North American fall FEVER DREAM Tour in support of their new album FEVER DREAM out July 26th.  Every online ticket purchased comes with one (1) CD of Of Monsters and Men’s new album, FEVER DREAM. Ticket purchasers will receive an email with additional instructions on how to redeem the album. US/Canadian residents only. One (1) CD per ticket. Not valid for Fan to Fan Resale.

OF MONSTERS AND MEN went from the talk of Iceland to the top of the global conversation on their 2011 debut, My Head Is An Animal. Not only did the record go platinum, but it also produced an international smash in the form of “Little Talks. The breakthrough single earned a quintuple-platinum certification from the RIAA, made history as “the first song by an Icelandic band to cross 1 billion streams on Spotify, and landed the band performance on Saturday Night Live. The group appeared on official soundtracks for franchises such asThe Hunger GamesThe Walking Dead, and Beat Bugs, to name a few.

In addition to performing at festivals such as CoachellaLollapaloozaFirefly, and beyond, they supported Florence + the Machine on a high-profile arena tour. In the midst of this rapid rise, 2015’s Beneath The Skin bowed in the Top 3 of the Billboard Top 200 and the band starred in an episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones in the same year.

Pre-order FEVER DREAM here and check out tickets here.

Check out tour dates here

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Jeremih Announces Tour Dates

(June 12, 2018 – New York, NY) Multi-platinum Def Jam icon Jeremih announces his 5-week, 24-city tour of the U.S. and Canada starting on August 3rd in Tampa, FL with Teyana Taylor and friends. The highly anticipated track “The Light” with prolific singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Ty Dolla $ign was released last week – listen HERE.

Beginning with its launch later today (details available via Jeremih’s social media platforms), all items in Jeremih’s store (shop.jeremih.com) will include a free ticket-access code for the opportunity to purchase up to two tickets, starting tomorrow June, 13th. A limited number of VIP Meet & Greet packages will also be available for each city, on each date’s primary ticketing platform. Jeremih’s VIP offerings will include a personal photo and meet & greet with the artist, as well as exclusive Jeremih merchandise items. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 15th.

Jeremih’s 2015 release, Late Nights contained a trio of double-platinum R&B/hip-hop/pop crossover hits: “Don’t Tell ‘Em” (featuring YG), “Planes” (featuring J. Cole), and “Oui.”  Jeremih, whose combined YouTube views have passed the 730 million mark,has the distinction of charting 17 RIAA gold, platinum, and multi-platinum smash singles, including “Birtnday Sex,” “Down On Me,” “Imma Star (Everywhere We Are),” and many more.

Teyana Taylor is one of the most renowned entertainers of her generation. As a respected recording artist, dancer, choreographer, fitness aficionado, actress and model, she has made waves across a multitude of industries. Her Vh1 reality show Teyana & Iman was highly successful, with the finale show coming in at the #1 watched show on cable television on a Monday night in the 9pm time slot. Teyana opened Junie Bee’s Nail Salon, a 90’s inspired salon in Harlem in an exclusive partnership with OPI Products. Coming up, she will star alongside Blaire Underwood and recording artists French Montana in the Netflix film The Afterparty. She will also star in Vh1’s scripted series, Hit The Floor, premiering on July 10 with upcoming movies Honey 4 and The Trap with Mike Epps and T.I. following. Her collection with GCDS launched recently and she has an ongoing partnership with her own Reebok shoe line.

Teyana’s dance performance in Kanye West’s “Fade” music video became one of the biggest viral sensations, attracting 100 million + YouTube views and won the 2017 MTV VMA for Best Choreography.

Her highly anticipated album, executive produced by Kanye West releases June 22.

JEREMIH TOUR DATES

With TEYANA TAYLOR & Friends

Date                City                             Venue                                                

Aug.     3          Tampa, FL                  The Ritz Ybor

4          Orlando, FL                 The Plaza Live

7          Atlanta, GA                 Center Stage Theater

9          Norfolk, VA                 The NorVa

10        Philadelphia, PA         Union Transfer

11        Washington, DC         9:30 Club

13        New York, NY             Playstation Theater

14        Boston, MA                 Royale

16        Toronto, ON                The Phoenix Concert Theater

17        Detroit, MI                   The Majestic

18        Chicago, IL                  Riviera Theatre

21        Nashville, TN              Marathon Music Works

22        Kansas City, MO         Arvest Bank Theater at The Midland

24        New Orleans, LA        The Joy Theater*

25        Dallas, TX                   The Bomb Factory

26        Houston, TX                Warehouse Live*

28        Denver, CO                 Ogden Theatre

30        Tempe, AZ                  Marquee Theatre*

Sept.    1          Los Angeles, CA         The Novo

3          Santa Ana, CA            The Observatory Orange County

4          San Diego, CA            The Observatory North Park

5          San Francisco, CA     The Regency Ballroom

7          Seattle, WA                 The Showbox SODO

8          Portland, OR               Crystal Ballroom

Belly Drops Visual for “What You Want” feat. The Weeknd

NEW YORK, NY (May 31, 2018) — Today, multiplatinum-certified Academy® Award-nominated and GRAMMY® Award-winning rapper, songwriter, and producer BELLY uncovers the music video for his latest single “What You Want” [feat. The Weeknd]. Watch it HERE.

Get it HERE via XO/Roc Nation/Republic Records.

Once again, he raised the bar with this cinematic visual. Shot by trendsetting director Colin Tilley, BELLY and The Weeknd descended upon an operational penitentiary to shoot the tripped-out clip.

The video intercuts a myriad of stark and stirring visuals offset by intense performances. It measures up to the hypnotic soundscape produced by NAV and Belly’s in-house producers The ANMLS and co-produced by Cirkut.

The single continues to increase anticipation for the arrival of BELLY’s forthcoming project—Midnight Zone—due out later this year. It also boasts the banger “4 Days” [feat. YG] and “Man Listen,and recently released anthem “Maintain” [feat. NAV].

Catch BELLY on tour this summer and get ready to enter Midnight Zone.

BELLY packs the punchiest flow and wildest wordplay north of the border. Carving out a devout underground following in addition to making a name for himself as a songwriter, he landed a RIAA Platinum-certified smash with “Might Not” [feat. The Weeknd] from his 2015 project Up For Days. 2016’s Another Day In Paradise followed, boasting cameos from the likes of Travis ScottKehlaniB-Real, and Lil Wayne. Inzombia placed hip-hop in a state of shock and awe with the hit “Frozen Water” [feat. Future] as well as collaborations with heavy hitters such as Young Thug, Jadakiss, Ty Dolla $ign, and more. Most recently, he maintained that cognizance on 2017’s tape Mumble Rap. Executive produced by Boi-1da, BELLY, and Dannyboystyles, the project included Pusha T harking back to the art of spitting, slyly name-checking modern “Mumble Rap” as it unseats the movement with classic charisma and rambunctious rhymes and pays homage to the past, while moving ahead at lightspeed. His influence extends beyond his own discography though. Belly co-authored Beyonce’s “6 Inch” featuring The Weeknd, which is taken from the acclaimed visual album Lemonade. He also co-wrote six tracks from the chart-dominating triple-platinum 2015 epic, Beauty Behind The Madness, including “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)”, receiving an Academy® Award nod for “Best Original Song” and notching the GRAMMY® Award for “Best R&B Performance.” Additionally, he co-wrote on The Weekend’s GRAMMY® Award-winning Starboy in 2016. 2017 saw him contribute a standout 24 bar “Interlude” to DJ Khaled’s blockbuster Gratefulbefore joining G-Eazy’s powerhouse remix of “No Limit” as a co-writer alongside A$AP Rocky, French Montana, and Juicy J.

BELLY’S 2018 TOUR DATES

June 1 – Governor’s Ball – New York, NY

June 28 – Milwaukee Summerfest  – Milwaukee, WI

July 2 – XOYO – London, UK

July 6 – Frauenfeld Festival – Zurich, Switzerland

July 7 – Wireless Festival – London, UK

July 13 – Woo Ha! Festival – Utrecht, Holland

July 15 – Longitude Festival – Dublin, Ireland

July 14 – Lovebox Festival – London, UK

August 16 – Pukkelpop Festival – Kiewit, Belgium

August 18 – Blockfest Festival – Tampere, Finland

August 24 – Reading Festival – Reading, UK

August 25 – Leeds Festival – Leeds, UK

September 22 – iHeartRadio Daytime Village – Las Vegas, NV

Belly f/ The Weeknd “What You Want” Links:

Main / Landing Page: http://Belly.lnk.to/whatyouwant

iTunes: http://Belly.lnk.to/whatyouwantDL/itunes

Apple Music: http://Belly.lnk.to/whatyouwantDL/applemusic

Spotify: http://Belly.lnk.to/whatyouwantDL/spotify

Google Play: http://Belly.lnk.to/whatyouwantDL/google-play

iHeart: http://Belly.lnk.to/whatyouwantDL/iheartradio

Amazon: http://Belly.lnk.to/whatyouwantDL/amazon

SoundCloud: http://Belly.lnk.to/whatyouwantDL/soundcloud

TIDAL: http://Belly.lnk.to/whatyouwantDL/tidal

Post Malone x “beerbongs & bentleys”

History-making multiplatinum Dallas, TX artist Post Malone unlocks the digital pre-order for his forthcoming second full-length album and what will be the biggest musical event of 2018, beerbongs & bentleys [Republic Records]. Order HERE.

 

Post Malone also revealed the album’s powerhouse tracklisting. In addition to the quintuple-platinum record-breaking #1 smash “rockstar” [feat. 21 Savage], gold-certified “Candy Paint, and recent Billboard Hot 100 hit “Psycho” [feat. Ty Dolla $ign], it boasts “Spoil My Night” [feat. Swae Lee], “Ball For Me” [feat. Nicki Minaj],“Same Bitches” [feat. G-Eazy & YG], and more. beerbongs & bentleys is available via digital streaming platforms Friday, April 27th.

 

Furthermore, he took over the 2018 Billboard Music Awards with a stunning 13 nominations. Among those nods, he’s up for the evening’s top prizes, including Top Male Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Rap Artist, and Top Billboard 200 Album in addition to two nominations in the Top Streaming Song (Audio) category. 

 

Next week on April 26, he kicks off his massive summer headline tour with support from 21 Savage and SOB RBE sponsored by blu. The full confirmed itinerary can be found below. Get tickets HERE.

 

Most recently, “rockstar” shattered the record for “Longest #1 Run on the Spotify Global Chart” with “rockstar” [feat. 21 Savage]. The track held the top spot on the chart for an unprecedented and unmatched 114 days. Quickly achieving a RIAA 5X-Platinum certification, it spent eight consecutive weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, the longest stay atop the chart for a rap song in 2017. It also made history as “The first U.S. Hip-Hop Song to be #1 for Consecutive Weeks in the UK since Run D.M.C.’s ‘It’s Like That’ in 1998” and set Canada’s record for “All Time Streams in One Week.” With over 1+ billion worldwide streams, global consumption exceeds 8 million.

 

TRACKLISTING:

  1. “Paranoid”
  2. “Spoil My Night” feat. Swae Lee
  3. “Rich & Sad”
  4. “Zack and Codeine”
  5. “Takin’ Shots”
  6. “rockstar” feat. 21 Savage
  7. “Over Now”
  8. “Psycho” feat. Ty Dolla $ign
  9. “Better Now”
  10. “Ball For Me” feat. Nicki Minaj
  11. “Otherside”
  12. “Stay”
  13. “Blame It On Me”
  14. “Same Bitches” feat. G-Eazy & YG
  15. “Jonestown (Interlude)”
  16. “92 Explorer”
  17. “Candy Paint”
  18. “Sugar Wraith”

 

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RICH HOMIE QUAN RELEASES VIDEO FOR « 34″

 

Listen to Rich Homie Quan’s Debut Album, Rich As In Spirit, Here

 

“Quan’s official debut is a triumph of willpower and talent, a detail-oriented collection with immaculate production that rightfully reestablishes his place in rap.”Pitchfork

 

“Iillustrates what it was that made Quan so undeniable in the first place”  –The Ringer

 

“His strongest release to date, sounding very much like the culmination of refining his craft”Complex

 

On March 16th, Following years of anticipation, countless mixtapes, and numerous multiplatinum singles, the rapper delivered his biggest and boldest body of work to date befitting of a storied reputation as one of Atlanta’s preeminent voices. He introduced the record with the one-two punch of singles “Changed” and “The Author.” Most recently, Quan turned up with more masterful melodies on “Understood.” Over production from Nard & B, he delivers pensive and powerful bars like “When my teacher was gone, she said I wouldn’t be shit, but see my teacher was wrong ».

 

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Today, multiplatinum and critically applauded Atlanta trailblazer Rich Homie Quan releases his anxiously awaited full-length debut, Rich As In Spirit, in stores and at all digital retailers via RAIS/Motown. It’s available HERE.

Following years of anticipation, countless mixtapes, and numerous multiplatinum singles, the rapper delivers his biggest and boldest body of work to date befitting of a storied reputation as one of Atlanta’s preeminent voices. He introduced the record with the one-two punch of singles, Changed and The Author. Most recently, Quan turned up with more masterful melodies on Understood. Over production from Nard & B, he delivers pensive and powerful bars like “When my teacher was gone, she said I wouldn’t be shit, but see my teacher was wrong

Immediately, the track garnered critical praise. XXL wrote, Understood finds Rich Homie Quan showcasing his melodic flow as he calls out his haters and brags about his riches, while HotNewHipHop said the, Rich As In Spirit album is shaping up to be an impressive drop.

Throughout a staggering 19 tracks, Quan goes as hard as ever when it comes to the hooks and rhymes from the opener Reflecting to the finale Bossman. Upon release, Changed immediately drew acclaim from THE FADER, Billboard, Stereogum, and XXL. To promote the release, he performed the track on MTV’s Total Request Live HERE. Additionally, he got deep on this episode of Complex’s Droppin’ Cash.
Now, Rich As In Spirit not only represents every side of Quan, but also sees him in top form ready to take flight like never before.

No conversation about 21st century hip-hop would be complete without mentioning the impact of Rich Homie Quan. An unbreakable and unbeatable hot streak of mixtapes culminated on 2012’s I Go In On Every Song and Still Going In Reloaded. He literally became a part of the rap lexicon with the gold Type of Way platinum Lifestyle as part of Rich Gang with Young Thug and Birdman, double-platinum smash Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh), which was so ubiquitous it popped up on Dwayne Johnson‘s playlist, and red-hot feature on YG’s triple-platinum My Hitta Last year, the 2017 mixtape Back To The Basics garnered praise from Noisey who reaffirmed, “He’s still very much in the conversation as one of the most exciting MCs in Atlanta.” The Back To The Basics movie used Quan’s engaging narration to link together official videos for six of the mixtape’s songs.

Rich As In Spirit solidifies his place at the forefront of the conversation yet again.

Track Listing • Rich As In Spirit

1. Reflecting
2. Fuck Wit Me
3. 34
4. The Author
5. Same Year
6. Never Fold
7. Long Enough
8. No No No
9. Perfect Flower
10. Achieving
11. Deep
12. Foot Soldier
13. Let’s Go Up
14. Changed
15. Understood
16. 4rm Me To U
17. Simon Says
18. Think About It
19. Bossman

James Bay

Three-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated and BRIT Award-winning multiplatinum singer-songwriter James Bay will release his anxiously awaited second full-length album, Electric Lighton Friday, May 18, 2018 via [Republic Records]. Full track list below as well as the album pre-order Here!

Starting today fans can pre-order Electric Light which will unlock an instant download of critically acclaimed single “Wild Love” and brand-new track “Pink Lemonade.” Premiering as Apple Music Beats 1“World Record” today, “Pink Lemonade” illuminates another shade of Electric Lightshowcasing Bay’s evolution with a louder sound and transistor guitars. The song comes out right in time for his NBC Saturday Night Live debut performance on Saturday, March10th with host Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us, Black Panther). Check out “Pink Lemonade”Here!

After selling out his spring headline tour, Bay is also announcing details for his expanded North American and European run. Adding nearly 30 new dates, the tour takes Bay across North America and Europe making stops at New York’s Beacon Theater on September 18th and Los Angeles’The Greek Theatreon October 7th. Fan pre-sale for these newly added shows will begin on Wednesday, March 14th at 10am local time, with the public on-sale taking place on Friday, March 16th at 10am local time. Fans can gain access to pre-sale tickets with purchase of any item from shop.jamesbay.com and every pair of online tickets comes with a copy of Electric Light (offer valid for US residents only). Tickets can be found at www.jamesbay.com.

Aspiring to push his own musical boundaries with Electric Light Bay noted: “If I had to describe my first album visually it would probably be a flame – while this new album is about a real sonic and artistic evolution for me. The feeling of a 100 watt bulb expanding and brightening is what I envisioned. Electric Light came to my mind and I knew it was perfect.”

Composed in East London’s Baltic Studios, Bay co-wrote and co-produced Electric Light with longtime friend and collaborator Jon Green and brought onboard Paul Epworth [Adele, Florence and The Machine] to add final production elements to the record. Released on February 8th, single “Wild Love” has already reached 10 million Spotify streams and counting in addition to racking up nearly 3 million views from its official music video co-starring Natalia Dyer of Stranger Things. Watch the “Wild Love” music video here. Across the globe it has earned widespread critical acclaim from NME,Forbes, Harpers Bazaar, Time, GQ UK,Rolling Stone, People, Clash, Billboard, and more.

Be on the lookout for more news from BAY and pre-order Electric LightHERE via Republic Records.

Electric Light Tracklist

1. Intro

2. Wasted On Each Other

3. Pink Lemonade

4. Wild Love

5. Us

6. In My Head

7. Interlude

8. Just For Tonight

9. Wanderlust

10. I Found You

11. Sugar Drunk High

12. Stand Up

13. Fade Out

14. Slide

JAMES BAY 2018 TOUR DATES:

March 15th •London • Brixton Electric SOLD OUT*

March 25th •Seattle, WA • The Showbox                    SOLD OUT*

March 27th •San Francisco, CA • The Fillmore                      SOLD OUT*

March 28th • Los Angeles, CA • Belasco Theater • SOLD OUT*

March 31st • Chicago, IL • Metro • SOLD OUT*

April 2nd • Washington, D.C. • Lincoln Theatre • SOLD OUT*

April 3rd •Brooklyn,NY • Brooklyn Steel •   SOLD OUT*

April 5th • Royale NightClub • SOLD OUT*

April 6th • Philadelphia, PA • Theatre of Living Arts (TLA) • SOLD OUT*

April 8th • Toronto, ON • Danforth Music Hall • SOLD OUT*

NEW TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED:

May 27th • SWANSEA • Radio 1 Biggest Weekend+

May 29th • London • The Roundhouse+

May 30th • Manchester • Albert Hall+

June 1st • Sheffield • O2 Academy+

June 2nd • Bristol • Colston Hall+

June 3rd • Cambridge • Corn Exchange+

June 5th •Newcastle • 02 Academy+

June 6th • Leicester • De Montfort Hall+

June 23rd • Newcastle • Isle of Wight Festival+

June 8th • Paris • Elysee Montmartre+

June 11th • Amsterdam • Melkweg+

June 12th • Berlin • Huxleys+

June 29th • Glasgow • TRNSMT Festival+

August 17th • RIZE Festival • Chelmsford- Hyland Park+

September 13th • Atlanta, GA • Coca Cola Roxy Theatre+

September 14th • Nashville, TN • Ascend Amphitheater+

September 15th • Durham, NC • Durham Performing Arts Center +

September 18th • New York, NY • Beacon Theater+

September 20th • Washington, DC • The Anthem+

September 25th • Philadelphia, PA • Penn’s Landing – Festival Pier+

September 26th • Boston, MA • Blue Hills Bank Pavilion+

September 28th • Toronto, ON • Woodbine Park+

September 29th • Detroit, MI • Masonic Temple Theatre+

October 1st • Chicago, IL • Aragon Ballroom+

October 2nd • Minneapolis, MN • State Theatre+

October 5th • Salt Lake City, UT • Union event Center+

October 7th • Los Angeles, CA • The Greek Theatre+

October 11th • Berkeley, CA • The Greek Theatre+

October 13th • Vancouver, BC • Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre+

October 14th • Seattle, WA • Paramount Theatre+

October 15th • Portland, OR • Rose Garden – Theater of the Clouds+

*Previously Announced Tour

+ New Tour Dates

For Tickets for all shows, please go to www.jamesbay.com

James Bay Links:

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James Bay is the definition of a modern day rock star.  Following the release of his debut album Chaos And The Calm, featuring—“Hold Back The River” and “Let It Go”— BAY was nominated for “Best Rock Album,” Best Rock Song,” and “Best New Artist” at the 2016 Grammy Awards. In the UK, the record became the “Biggest New Artist Album Release” that year and has been certified Gold in the United States, Germany, Australia, Switzerland, platinum in Canada, Ireland, Netherlands, Sweden, double platinum in the UK and has sold nearly 3.5 million albums in global consumption, and 2.7 billion streams worldwide. Receiving the BRIT’s Critics Choice award in 2015, BAY has gone on to receive a win for “Best Male Solo Artist” at the BRITS, International Newcomer at the ECHO Awards, “Best New Act” & “Best Solo Artist” at the Q Awards, “Most Performed Work” at the Ivor Novello Awards and was nominated for “Best New” & “Best PUSH” at the MTV EMA’s and a MTV VMA for “Best New Act.” On the other side of the globe, he has received a nod for “Best International Artist” at the ARIA Awards in Australia. In addition to selling out shows and performing at festivals across the globe, BAY lent a new version of his song “Running” for the 2016 Sports Relief charity,  is an advocate for the international non-profit Wateraid, designed his own signature line for Topman, and Epiphone created the Limited Edition James Bay Signature “1966 Century” Guitar in his name.

ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS

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