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LUCES DE NEÓN by Warner Music Latina via 360 Magazine

MYKE TOWERS “LUCES DE NEÓN”

TOWERS PREPARES TO MAKE HISTORY WITH THREE SOLD OUT SHOWS AT THE COLISEO DE PUERTO RICO ON SEPTEMBER 16, 17, AND 18

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One of the music industry’s leading artists and rap virtuosos, Myke Towers, once again exhibits his masterful versatility as a global artist with the release of “Luces de Neón.” The song is available to stream on all digital platforms today.

Luces de Neón” sees Myke bring his powerhouse lyrical dexterity that has established him as one of this generation’s most dominant and noted singer-songwriters. On the track, a captivating synth-heavy melody lays the foundation for the identity of the song as it intertwines with a hypnotic and enticing reggaeton beat. Mesmerized by his female protagonist in this lustful tale, Towers confesses his strong desires through the lines of his steamy wordplay.

Having recently wrapped up a month-long tour through Europe with most of the venues completely sold out and crowds that consisted of over 30,000 plus fans in attendance, the prolific performer is also in preparations to make history with three upcoming sold out shows at the emblematic Coliseo de Puerto Rico. Towers’ long awaited homecoming run will take place on September 1617, and 18.

Earlier in the year, Towers celebrated a tremendous win at the 2022 ASCAP Latin Music Awards, where he was recognized with the special 2022 ASCAP Latin Songwriter of the Year award for his triple-platinum single “Bandido,” his contribution to Sebastián Yatra’s chart-topping “Pareja del Año,” and other songs with artists including Jay Wheeler, Wisin, Los Legendarios, MTZ and Rauw Alejandro.

His legacy is further cemented by the success of albums such as “Easy Money Baby” (2020), “Lyke Mike” (released in April 2021), his EP “Para Mi Ex” which featured his hit track “Bandido” alongside Juhn, reaching the No.1 spot on Billboard’s US Latin Airplay charts. His album “Lyke Mike” was recognized in both Complex and Billboard’s “Best Album of 2021” lists. Towers ended 2021 on a high note with the release of his single “Experimento,” off of his highly anticipated forthcoming studio album. The Puerto Rican singer-songwriter also premiered his track “Almas Gemelas” to fans across the globe with an unforgettable performance at the 2021 Premios Juventud Awards. Adding to his international appeal, the multi-platinum selling artist also became the first lifestyle ambassador to sign a global deal with PUMA Motorsport to focus on streetwear and car culture.

Currently, Myke Towers is putting the finishing touches on his upcoming album which is slated for release this year.

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MYKE TOWERS – ANDE CON QUIEN ANDE

On August 19, 2022, Global superstar and singer-songwriter, Myke Towers, continues to lead with chart-topping music for his release “Ande Con Quien Ande.” For the track, Towers teams up with fellow Puerto Rican hitmaking singer and rapper Jhayco to bring this summer female anthem to life. The song and video are available to stream on all digital platforms today.
 
With each hit, Towers continues to solidify himself as a household name by creating music that resonates and reverberates across the music industry and global fans alike. “Ande Con Quien Ande” is the perfect culmination of Towers’ talents as he brings his unique lyrical heat and flow to a song that seeks to empower women to go out and be truly unapologetic about who they are and what they want. Paired with Cortez’s vocals, “Ande Con Quien Ande” is a certified summer hit. The video, directed by Mike Ho, weaves a story of three friends getting ready for a night out on the town where they are seeking to let loose and truly have fun.“Ande Con Quien Ande” comes on the heels of a busy and successful year for the Urban phenomenon – having recently wrapped up a month-long tour through Europe with most of the venues completely sold out and crowds that consisted of over 30,000 plus fans in attendance.

Earlier in the year, Towers celebrated a tremendous win at the 2022 ASCAP Latin Music Awards, where he was recognized with the special 2022 ASCAP Latin Songwriter of the Year award for his triple-platinum single “Bandido,” his contribution to Sebastián Yatra’s chart-topping “Pareja del Año,” and other songs with artists including Jay Wheeler, Wisin, Los Legendarios, MTZ and Rauw Alejandro.
 
His legacy is further cemented by the success of albums such as “Easy Money Baby” (2020), “Lyke Mike” (released in April 2021), his EP “Para Mi Ex” which featured his hit track “Bandido” alongside Juhn, reaching the No.1 spot on Billboard’s US Latin Airplay charts. His album “Lyke Mike” was recognized in both Complex and Billboard’s “Best Album of 2021” lists.

Towers ended 2021 on a high note with the release of his single “Experimento,” off of his highly anticipated forthcoming studio album “MICHAEL.” The Puerto Rican singer-songwriter also premiered his track “Almas Gemelas” to fans across the globe with an unforgettable performance at the 2021 Premios Juventud Awards. Adding to his international appeal, the multi-platinum selling artist also became the first lifestyle ambassador to sign a global deal with PUMA Motorsport to focus on streetwear and car culture.
 
Towers is currently putting the finishing touches on his upcoming album “MICHAEL” which is slated for release later this year.
 

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TAYLOR SWIFT: NEW ALBUM

The artist is working on a new more experimental and romantic album. Taylor Swift is in Nashville recording songs.

She has been involved in controversy after it was reaffirmed that she is one of the most polluting people in the world with her private plane. But beyond the important consumption that the artist of her private jet makes, there are musical novelties that could pleasantly surprise her followers. According to the British outlet The Sun, the singer would be recording new songs for the near future, an album after two years without releasing one.

The Sun has contacted sources close to Taylor and has confirmed that she is in Nashville writing and recording. She plans to release a more experimental and romantic album, far removed from what we are used to hearing with her own heartbroken songs. Because the artist’s love life is doing very well, thanks to her love affair with Joe Alwyn.

This new album could contain a variety of genres and new sounds. Even Taylor Swift is looking forward to collaborating with up-and-coming producers and singers in the music industry.

It would be the first completely new album we could hear from Taylor Swift in two years. In 2020, she wowed us with two unbelievably great albums in Evermore and Folklore.

In this time, she has also amazed us with the re-recordings of some of her previous musical works, such as Red (Taylor’s Version) and Fearless (Taylor’s Version), thus becoming the owner of the rights to her own songs.

Article: Andrea Esteban

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SABRINA CARPENTER

Sabrina Carpenter announces the release date of ‘Emails I Can’t Send,’ her long-awaited album

WATCH THE “BECAUSE I LIKED A BOY” VIDEO HERE.

The 13-track album chronicles Sabrina is various transformations through ultra-personal songwriting as well as passionate, palpable, and powerful performances. Whether it be the extreme dynamics of “Tornado Warnings”or the honest and powerful “Because I Liked A Boy,” the album showcases her at her most raw and real: Emails I Can’t Send, finds Sabrina at her most vulnerable and gives audiences an intimate look into her personal growth and strength.

Recently, she made headlines by starring in Emergency, which premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. She appeared as a guest on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to discuss the movie as well as more upcoming music. Watch HERE. She also just launched her first fragrance in partnership with Scent Beauty. The gourmand fragrance, developed in partnership with Firmenich, features notes of chocolate marshmallow, vanilla, Chantilly cream, and sugared musks. The Discovery Size fragrance is available now at ScentBeauty.com, with the full-size Eau de Parfum to follow in September.

ABOUT SABRINA CARPENTER

Sabrina Carpenter has enchanted an audience of millions as a singer, songwriter, actress, designer, producer and style icon. In her music, she has delivered one anthem after another on stage and in the studio, earning multiple gold certifications, and performing to sold out crowds far and wide. On-screen, she has generated mega-fandom throughout television and film. Sabrina had her first leading role in the 2019 movie The Short History of the Long Road, which premiered at The Tribeca Film Festival with rave reviews and earned her the Jury Award for Best Performance at the 2019 SCAD Savannah Film Festival. Sabrina also led the cast and executive produced Netflix Work It which debuted at #1 on the platform upon its release in 2020. In the same year, Sabrina made her Broadway debut starring in Mean Girls. She then starred in Justin Baldoni is Warner Bros feature (Disney+). Her growing musical catalog encompasses gold single Thumbs, Sue Me and Why and the albums; Singular: Act I; Singular: Act II. Of her music, Time Magazine wrote: she is one to watch and V Magazine added With two successful pop albums and a hard-hitting social commentary under her belt, Carpenter’s career has matured faster than many of her Disney-bred predecessors. In addition to her growing list of acting and music credits, in 2020 she was selected for Forbes prestigious 30 Under 30 list. She also co-stars in the recently released comedy thriller film Emergency (Amazon Prime), which premiered at Sundance Film Festival.

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Francesco Yates

Francesco Yates is a 26-year-old Canadian singer/songwriter. His music effortlessly blends the pop sound with nuances of R&B and soul. 360 Magazine’s Vaughn Lowery had the chance to sit down with Francesco and chat about his early beginnings in the music industry, and what’s to come for his career.

Listen to Francesco Yates on the 360 MAG Podcast HERE.

Originally from Toronto, Canada, Francesco draws his early inspiration from the iconic movie School of Rock. At age 11, the film felt like a dream to him, one that he knew he was going to chase after. Being surrounded by differing music that his parents would play throughout his childhood, too, influenced his artistry.

Francesco recalled hearing his dad listen to “Brown Sugar” by D’Angelo, and other artists like Bob Marley and Led Zeppelin. Being introduced to a diverse palette of performers gave Francesco the opportunity to play and experiment with his own music. “I never felt boxed in, y’know,” he stated.

Having a more classical musical background, Francesco also learned to play the piano at a young age. He still accredits his experience with the piano as a major shaping factor for his career. Incorporating his self-proclaimed “piano chops” into music production, this allowed Francesco to experiment with his sound. With the piano being the initial instrument, he was trained in, he loves to create music with the keys.

At just 16-years-old, Francesco landed a record deal with Atlantic Records, something that he never saw happening. He remembers the feelings that he felt when signing over, stating, “I felt like a deer in headlights.” He made sure to soak learn everything he could during the experience, asserting that “the lessons I learned are invaluable.”

Francesco’s debut EP was released in 2015 while being co-produced by Robin Hannibal and Pharrell Williams. The opportunity to work with such legendary artists is one that he surely did not take lightly. Francesco remembered Williams vision that he had for him, always offering up this one piece of advice. He recalled Williams stating, “the only thing you gotta do is play guitar and chew bubblegum and not look at the audience, that’s what you gotta do,” referring to Francesco’s effortless self-assurance.

Francesco’s latest track, entitled “JIMI” combines his natural imaginative flow with a seemingly pop/R&B/rock feel. He recollected on the writing process for the track, and how the lyrics nearly popped into his head instantly. Using the beloved piano to advance the writing process, “JIMI” hints to Francesco’s laid back, modern vibes

The track carries a feel-good, upbeat aura throughout. The chorus is met by Francesco’s uplifting, impressive voice when he sings out to a lover, “I think I love you, baby, like I love my guitar.”

Modernly as an independent artist, Francesco’s excited for what the future holds next. He hopes to continue to grow and build his own imprint, his own record label. When discussing his number one goal to achieve in the next few years, Francesco communicated that he would love to play theater tours consistently. He’s not driven by the metrics and streaming numbers that he could generate, but more motivated by his passion for his craft. Francesco simply wants to “just be happy and be living.”

We’ll see Francesco join the Backstreet Boys on their North American tour stops in Canada beginning July 24. Opening up for such an iconic group comes as nothing new to Francesco, as he’s opened up for other popular artists like Justin Timberlake in the past. Being able to have opportunities to open for incredible artists has ultimately shaped the way that Francesco works, always striving to learn from other musicians.

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LOYLE CARNER × HATE

London’s dominant lyricist, Loyle Carner, releases his new single “Hate,” a remarkable departure from anything he’s done before and a stunning beacon for everything to come. Stream “Hate” — HERE.

A bold, quantum leap forward from the critically and commercially successful UK Top 3 album, “Not Waving, But Drowning,” this is hardly music aiming simply for the pop charts; instead, it is turbo charged with the kind of fury and potency, confusion, and anxiety that make up the modern experience of being Black and British at this particular point in time. However, this is no mere philosophical exercise; the result is Carner’s most ambitious track. Powered by lush, almost cinematic production, it is a visceral no holds barred essay about lives lived in the cross-hairs of society, fuelled by fear, exhaustion, frustration, and political awakening. It’s a full-bore, high-stakes, facing-up-to-death riposte, as urgent as it is compelling. At its core, Carner is keen to remind us, “I fear the color of my skin/ I fear the color of my kin” – and here he’s driven to document every unsparing detail. 

Loyle put it best, “One of the few songs made from a hateful place. I was angry at the world, frightened, and overwhelmed. It’s unfiltered. Really just a stream of consciousness that builds to an understanding that hate is rooted in fear. It reminds me of times the red mist takes over, and how alone you feel when the rest mist passes. Arrogant and self-righteous but at the same time vulnerable and somber. I listen to this one in my car at night. Especially after an argument when you need to get space and take a breath.”

Hate” comes accompanied by a powerful video shot by Carner himself alongside Greg Hackett, which feels like it perfectly distills the message of the track. Watch it HERE.

Of the many voices in music today, Carner’s is among the most vital and exciting, netting him Mercury and Brit Awards nominations and making him one of the most beloved artists on the UK music landscape.

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The Grammy Awards

Sunday, April 3, the 64th Grammy Awards were held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Trevor Noah hosted the esteemed award show where looks were turned on the red carpet, performances were given and winners were crowned.

A good number of awards were bestowed before the telecast commenced, including The Best Rap Album award won by Tyler, the Creator’s Call Me If You Get Lost. The Grammy’s have had a longstanding history of opposition with hip-hop dating all the way back to 1989. A pattern of not broadcasting or platforming hip-hop has grown to be infamous with the Grammy’s, hinting as to why many artists in the genre were not in attendance and have even boycotted the show.

Of the most captivating performances of the night included Olivia Rodrigo, who walked away with a stunning three Grammy Awards by the end of the night. She took to the stage while performing her breakout 2021 hit, ‘Drivers License,’ which ultimately won the Grammy for Best Pop Solo Performance.

Other noteworthy acts included Billie Eilish’s rendition of her hit ‘Happier Than Ever,’ and Lil Nas X joined by Jack Harlow to perform fan favorite ‘Industry Baby.’

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy sent in a pre-taped message to the Vegas showing in which he spoke on the significance of music and support for Ukraine right now. While words were spoken, John Legend took to the stage to perform “Free,” with Ukrainian artists Siuzanna Iglidan, Mika Newton and Lyuba Yakimchuck.

Zelenskyy began his speech, stating, “The war doesn’t let us choose who survives and who stays in eternal silence, […] Our musicians wear body armor instead of tuxedos. They sing to the wounded in hospitals. Even to those who can’t hear them. But the music will break through anyway.

“We defend our freedom. To live. To love. To sound. On our land, we are fighting Russia which brings horrible silence with its bombs. Fill the silence with your music. Fill it today. Tell our story. Tell the truth about the war on your social networks and TV. But not silence.”

One of the most touching moments of the night came from Jazmine Sullivan‘s superb acceptance speech as her album was named the R&B Album Grammy winner.

Sullivan spoke to the inspiration of the piece, and how the album embodied a voice for Black women, while stating, “I wrote this project to deal with my own shame and unforgiveness around decisions I made in my 20s that weren’t favorable. But what it ended up being was a safe space for Black women to tell their stories, for us to learn from each other, laugh with each other, and not be exploited at the same time. That’s what I’m most grateful for. Shoutout to all Black women who are just living their lives and being beautiful.”

We also saw Doja Cat and SZA receive their first wins for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for their collaboration on “Kiss Me More.” Their acceptance speech rung more lighthearted, with both artists cracking jokes about Doja rushing to the bathroom prior to the announcement. SZA teased, “Bro, you went to the bathroom for five minutes. Are you serious?” to which Doja replied, “I have never taken such a fast piss in my whole life.”

The pair continued to thank express their gratefulness to each other and those around them, to which Doja showed emotional rawness while raving, “I like to downplay shit, but this? It’s a big deal. Thank you, everybody.

See the full list of 2022 Grammy Award winners.

Record of the Year

“Leave the Door Open,” Silk Sonic

Album of the Year

“We Are,” Jon Batiste

Song of the Year

“Leave the Door Open,” Brandon Anderson, Christopher Brody Brown, Dernst Emile II and Bruno Mars, songwriters (Silk Sonic)

Best New Artist

Olivia Rodrigo

Best Pop Solo Performance

“Drivers License,” Olivia Rodrigo

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

“Kiss Me More,” Doja Cat featuring SZA

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

“Love for Sale,” Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga

Best Pop Vocal Album

“Sour,” Olivia Rodrigo

Best Dance/Electronic Recording

“Alive,” Rüfüs Du Sol

Best Dance/Electronic Music Album

“Subconsciously,” Black Coffee

Best Alternative Music Album

“Daddy’s Home,” St. Vincent

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

“Tree Falls,” Taylor Eigsti

Best Rock Performance

“Making a Fire,” Foo Fighters

Best Metal Performance

“The Alien,” Dream Theater

Best Rock Song

“Waiting on a War,” Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Rami Jaffee, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear, songwriters (Foo Fighters)

Best Rock Album

“Medicine at Midnight,” Foo Fighters

Best R&B Performance

“Leave the Door Open,” Silk Sonic

“Pick Up Your Feelings,” Jazmine Sullivan

Best Traditional R&B Performance

“Fight for You,” H.E.R.

Best R&B Song

“Leave the Door Open,” Brandon Anderson, Christopher Brody Brown, Dernst Emile II and Bruno Mars, songwriters (Silk Sonic)

Best Progressive R&B Album

“Table for Two,” Lucky Daye

Best Rock Album

“Medicine at Midnight,” Foo Fighters

Best R&B Performance

“Leave the Door Open,” Silk Sonic

“Pick Up Your Feelings,” Jazmine Sullivan

Best Traditional R&B Performance

“Fight for You,” H.E.R.

Best R&B Song

“Leave the Door Open,” Brandon Anderson, Christopher Brody Brown, Dernst Emile II and Bruno Mars, songwriters (Silk Sonic)

Best Progressive R&B Album

“Table for Two,” Lucky Daye

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

“Younger Me,” Brothers Osborne

Best Country Song

“Cold,” Dave Cobb, J.T. Cure, Derek Mixon and Chris Stapleton, songwriters (Chris Stapleton)

Best Country Album

“Starting Over,” Chris Stapleton

Best New Age Album

“Divine Tides,” Stewart Copeland and Ricky Kej

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

“Humpty Dumpty (Set 2),” Chick Corea, soloist

Best Jazz Vocal Album

“Songwrights Apothecary Lab,” Esperanza Spalding

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

“Skyline,” Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette and Gonzalo Rubalcaba

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

“For Jimmy, Wes and Oliver,” Christian McBride Big Band

Best Latin Jazz Album

“Mirror Mirror,” Eliane Elias With Chick Corea and Chucho Valdés

Best Gospel Performance/Song

“Never Lost,” CeCe Winans

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song

“Believe for It,” CeCe Winans; Dwan Hill, Kyle Lee, CeCe Winans and Mitch Wong, songwriters

Best Gospel Album

“Believe for It,” CeCe Winans

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

“Old Church Basement,” Elevation Worship and Maverick City Music

Best Roots Gospel Album

“My Savior,” Carrie Underwood

Best Latin Pop Album

“Mendó,” Alex Cuba

Best Música Urbana Album

“El Último Tour Del Mundo,” Bad Bunny

Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album

“Origen,” Juanes

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)

“A Mis 80’s,” Vicente Fernández

Best Tropical Latin Album

“Salswing!,” Rubén Blades y Roberto Delgado & Orquesta

Best American Roots Performance

“Cry,” Jon Batiste

Best American Roots Song

“Cry,” Jon Batiste and Steve McEwan, songwriters (Jon Batiste)

Best Americana Album

“Native Sons,” Los Lobos

Best Bluegrass Album

“My Bluegrass Heart,” Béla Fleck

Best Traditional Blues Album

“I Be Trying,” Cedric Burnside

Best Contemporary Blues Album

“662,” Christone “Kingfish” Ingram

Best Folk Album

“They’re Calling Me Home,” Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi

Best Regional Roots Music Album

“Kau Ka Pe’a,” Kalani Pe’a

Best Reggae Album

“Beauty in the Silence,” Soja

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

“Love for Sale,” Dae Bennett, Josh Coleman and Billy Cumella, engineers; Greg Calbi and Steve Fallone, mastering engineers (Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga)

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

Jack Antonoff

Best Remixed Recording

“Passenger” (Mike Shinoda Remix); Mike Shinoda, remixer (Deftones); track from: “White Pony” (20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

Best Global Music Performance

“Mohabbat,” Arooj Aftab

Best Global Music Album

“Mother Nature,” Angelique Kidjo

Best Children’s Music Album

“A Colorful World,” Falu

Best Spoken Word Album

“Carry On: Reflections for a New Generation From John Lewis,” Don Cheadle

Best Comedy Album

“Sincerely Louis C.K.,” Louis C.K.

Best Musical Theater Album

“The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical,” Emily Bear, producer; Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear, composers/lyricists (Barlow & Bear)

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

“The United States vs. Billie Holiday,” Andra Day

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media

“The Queen’s Gambit,” Carlos Rafael Rivera, composer

“Soul,” Jon Batiste, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, composers

Best Song Written For Visual Media

“All Eyes On Me [From Inside],” Bo Burnham, songwriter (Bo Burnham)

Best Immersive Audio Album

“Alicia,” George Massenburg and Eric Schilling, immersive mix engineers; Michael Romanowski, immersive mastering engineer; Ann Mincieli, immersive producer (Alicia Keys)

Best Immersive Audio Album (for 63rd Grammy Awards)

“Soundtrack of the American Soldier,” Leslie Ann Jones, immersive mix engineer; Michael Romanowski, immersive mastering engineer; Dan Merceruio, immersive producer (Jim R. Keene and the United States Army Field Band)

Best Engineered Album, Classical

“Chanticleer Sings Christmas,” Leslie Ann Jones, engineer (Chanticleer)

Producer of the Year, Classical

Judith Sherman

Best Orchestral Performance

“Price: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3,” Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor (Philadelphia Orchestra)

Best Opera Recording

“Glass: Akhnaten,” Karen Kamensek, conductor; J’Nai Bridges, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Zachary James and Dísella Lárusdóttir; David Frost, producer (The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus)

Best Choral Performance

“Mahler: Symphony No. 8, ‘Symphony of a Thousand,’” Gustavo Dudamel, conductor; Grant Gershon, Robert Istad, Fernando Malvar-Ruiz and Luke McEndarfer, chorus masters (Leah Crocetto, Mihoko Fujimura, Ryan McKinny, Erin Morley, Tamara Mumford, Simon O’Neill, Morris Robinson and Tamara Wilson; Los Angeles Philharmonic; Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, Los Angeles Master Chorale, National Children’s Chorus and Pacific Chorale)

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

“Beethoven: Cello Sonatas – Hope Amid Tears,” Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax

Best Classical Instrumental Solo

“Alone Together,” Jennifer Koh

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album

“Mythologies,” Sangeeta Kaur and Hila Plitmann (Virginie D’Avezac De Castera, Lili Haydn, Wouter Kellerman, Nadeem Majdalany, Eru Matsumoto and Emilio D. Miler)

Best Classical Compendium

“Women Warriors – The Voices of Change,” Amy Andersson, conductor; Amy Andersson, Mark Mattson and Lolita Ritmanis, producers.

Best Contemporary Classical Composition

“Shaw: Narrow Sea,” Caroline Shaw, composer (Dawn Upshaw, Gilbert Kalish and Sō Percussion)

Best Instrumental Composition

“Eberhard,” Lyle Mays, composer (Lyle Mays)

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella

“Meta Knight’s Revenge (From ‘Kirby Superstar’),” Charlie Rosen and Jake Silverman, arrangers (The 8-Bit Big Band featuring Button Masher)

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals

“To The Edge Of Longing (Edit Version),” Vince Mendoza, Arranger (Vince Mendoza, Czech National Symphony Orchestra and Julia Bullock)

Best Recording Package

“Pakelang,” Li Jheng Han and Yu, Wei, Art Directors (2nd Generation Falangao Singing Group and the Chairman Crossover Big Band)

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package

“All Things Must Pass: 50th Anniversary Edition,” Darren Evans, Dhani Harrison and Olivia Harrison, art directors (George Harrison)

Best Album Notes

“The Complete Louis Armstrong Columbia and RCA Victor Studio Sessions 1946-1966,” Ricky Riccardi, album notes writer (Louis Armstrong)

Best Historical Album

“Joni Mitchell Archives, Vol. 1: The Early Years (1963-1967),” Patrick Milligan and Joni Mitchell, compilation producers; Bernie Grundman, mastering engineer (Joni Mitchell)

Best Music Video

“Freedom,” (Jon Batiste); Alan Ferguson, video director; Alex P. Willson, video producer.

Best Music Film

“Summer of Soul,” (Various Artists); Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, video director; David Dinerstein, Robert Fyvolent and Joseph Patel, video producers.


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Martin Garrix Gains Spotify Billion Streams

Dutch artist Martin Garrix just added another reputable accomplishment to his resume, now earning his second Spotify billion streams plaque for his hit ‘Scared To Be Lonely,’ in partnership with Dua Lipa. This comes as his second song to receive such esteem, behind ‘In The Name Of Love,’ another collaboration track with Bebe Rexha.

Martin Garrix spoke on this massive success, stating, “It’s crazy to have another one of my songs hit one billion streams on Spotify! ‘Scared To Be Lonely’ is a song very close to my heart. Even though the song has been released quite some time ago, it’s amazing to see that so many people are still listening to it.”

Though the renowned ‘Scared To Be Lonely’ made its premiere in January of 2017, and the song has continued to gain praise, now earning a mass billion streams on Spotify. The collab with Dua Lipa followed that of Garrix and Bebe Rexha’s ‘In The Name Of Love,’ offering a new, fresh perspective.

Dua Lipa and Martin Garrix struck gold with the song when it first came out, with ‘Scared To Be Lonely’ even landing amongst the top 10 of charts in a variation of countries across the globe and taking rankings on the Hot 100 and UK Singles Chart. This brand-new attainment of one billion streams on Spotify for the platinum song adds to its success story.

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Joy Crookes Announces US Tour

British singer/songwriter Joy Crookes announces her very first headlining United States tour with performances spanning coast to coast. The tour commences April 2 in Los Angeles at The Roxy, making stops in Boston, Philadelphia, New York and Washington, DC. Exclusive pre-sale for the show begins February 10 at 10 AM PST, with tickets becoming available on-sale February 11 at 10 AM PST.

Catch the full tour schedule below and visit www.joycrookes.com to snatch up your own tickets!

Crookes’ first headlining US tour comes following her newly issued debut album, Skin. The album itself released in October of 2021 gaining widespread attention, landing at #5 on the official UK album charts. Accredited as an executive on the album by the side of Blue Mary, Skin is an intimate and transforming piece of work imagined out of Crookes’ fresh, personal point of view.

Showcasing a variety of hits that Crookes created leading into her early twenties, the album covers themes including mental health, relationships and politics, all touched with her personal vibe. Skin has swiftly picked up critical honor from The New York Times, NPR, Vogue, ELLE and Harper’s Bazaar.

Stream Skin HERE.

Crookes recently shared the music video for her current single, ‘19th Floor,’ which comes from her album Skin. She speaks on the inspiration for the video, stating, “We wanted to create visuals that were reflective of the complexity and beauty of community, especially the immigrant community within London. The song is a recognition of all the obstacles immigrants have to overcome to build a life in somewhere like the UK, an acknowledgment of the journey that my Grandmother for example had to face to get to the 19th floor of a South London tower block and the heights that she has managed to reach.”

Watch the official video for ‘19th Floor’ HERE.

About Joy Crookes

South London singer/songwriter Joy Crookes has notarized herself in the music industry as a Brit nominated sensational artist. Fans take to her out-of-the-box point of storytelling showcased through her music. In each piece of her own work, she is able to articulate her own esteemed sense of creativity that she possesses at the mere age of 22. Accumulating a mass hundreds of millions of streams, she has named herself a staple in upcoming British music.

JOY CROOKES U.S TOUR DATES:

Apr 02 2022 – Los, Angeles, CA @ The Roxy

Apr 05 2022 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair

Apr 06 2022 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry

Apr 07 2022 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre

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'Honest' cover art via Leo Lavoro for use by 360 MAGAZINE

Peking Duk × Slayyyter – Honest

The high-engery, Australian music duo Peking Duk start off 2022 with a bang, debuting their hot new single ‘Honest featuring the one and only Slayyyter.

Stream ‘Honest’ (feat. Slayyyter) HERE and catch the visualizer HERE.

The song was produced and written with the Australian likes of KLP. Illustrated as a pulsing dance hit sure to get you up out of your seat, the duo had a few words to say regarding the release of this hit. Peking Duk stated, “This song came together as a result of an impromptu jam we had after running 10ks and almost dying in the process. Heading straight into the studio we realized there was some fuego in the ideas we were recording and there was only one person to call to take it to the next level – KLP. We wrote the lyrics alongside the theme that the music created – A sweaty journey through thunder, mountaintops, marching to the drums and chanting as we follow each other. Slayyyter was down to jump on board and add her vocals to the mix and we couldn’t be more stoked with the magic that we now get to share with the world. Play it loud and scream it proud.”

The notarized duo has accumulated over 445 million streams internationally around a variety of streaming platforms combined with 27 million video views! There most noteworthy breakout hits include the 5 x platinum ‘Stranger,’ 4 x platinum ‘Fire’ and 3 x platinum ‘High.’

Peking Duk music duo press photo via Leo Lavoro for use by 360 MAGAZINE