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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

Apr 08 2022 – Washington, DC @ Union Stage

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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.’

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Tay Money × Saucy Santana – Hello

Dallas-based rapper Tay Money joins forces with fellow rap star Saucy Santana on new record “Hello.” Esteemed for her catchy flows and edgy beats, Tay Money mixes her country flare with Saucy Santana’s impeccable vibes on this new hit. Paired with the drop of an official music video, the comic book style intro goes dark fast as the two “smash the gas on his wallet, turn him to a crash dummy.”

Stream “Hello” by Tay Money HERE, and watch the official music video HERE.

Hello” debuts following Tay’s own viral sensation “The Assignment,” which is just another track that has gained Tay critical acclaim. Released in September, the track had fans talking about it on TikTok two months prior to its release. The sound itself has now surpassed #2 on Instagram reels this week and #3 on TikTok US, averaging to 20K TikTok creative videos each day and a little bit under 800K to present day.

About Tay Money

A validated freshman in the game, Tay Money has amassed a supportive fanbase and millions of streams swiftly. Her country twang paired with her unique and creative melodious styling sets her apart from other rappers in the industry. Her breakout hit of “Trapper’s Delight” drafted immediate success, generating over 1.1 million views for the official music video in 2018.

Continuing her trendy streak, Tay released both “Bussin” (11 million YouTube views), “Bussin 2.0” with Saweetie (7 million YouTube views) and “Brat” featuring Mulatto, two tracks that are showcased on her latest EP Blockedt. Tay continues to be endorsed day in, and day out, as FLAUNT named her “one of the biggest women rappers in Texas.” Tay continues to prep and get ready amidst the release of her upcoming EP.

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Jay Wheeler Nominated for Premio Lo Nuestro

Urban music’s most charming voice, the artist whose success only increases with the passing of the hours, the digital sensation of reggaeton and the “hopeless romantic,” Jay Wheeler, rises with 2 new nominations for Premio Lo Nuestro 2022.

The year 2021 “painted” very well for Jay Wheeler, since he not only made his music known on an international scale, but he also began to appear at the most important awards ceremonies in Latin music. Such was the case of Premio Lo Nuestro 2021, a historic night in his artistic career, where he was crowned Revelation Artist of the Year, a category that undoubtedly sets the standard in the music industry.

This year, the artist who carries a solid musical career on his shoulders is one of the nominees for Premio Lo Nuestro 2022 in the following categories: Remix of the Year for the song “La Tóxica Remix” feat. Farruko, Sech, Myke Towers & Tempo, and he also stands out in the category Tropical Song of the Year for the song “Cómo Olvidar” feat. Olga Tañón.

And with his sights set on the statuette, Jay Wheeler hopes to have the support of his fans, who will be able to vote for his idol through the web portal HERE.

He spoke on this experience, stating, “It fills me with happiness to know that those who vote are the fans themselves, there is no greater honor than being the favorite of those who really consume urban music.”

About Jay Wheeler

José Ángel López Martínez, artistically known as Jay Wheeler, is an urban latin singer born in Puerto Rico on April 25, 1994. In 2016 he released “freestyle” and created a cover to Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself,” reaching 1 million views on YouTube. In 2018 with Dynamic Records he released his first single and music video “Por Tu Culpa.” His romantic and melodic style provoked amazement among his fans and in 2019 he released “Mensaje De Voz,” captivating his fans with an emotional record. By the summer of 2019, he reached millions of followers along with a viral music video. Due to this success, DJ Nelson became interested in Jay and wanted to meet him. At this time, Dynamic Records and Flow Music united and started working with him on two singles “Te Soñé” and “Otra noche más.”

In November of 2019, he premiered his first album “Platónico” (composed of 13 songs), and within his album the track “Otra noche más” ft. Farruko Remix. In February of 2020, he launched the first digital urban concert Platonico Unplugged, a live acoustic version of his first album. In June 2020 he premiered his second album “Platónicos,” with the participation of various artists such as Dalex, Brytiago, Feid, Nio Garcia, Miky Woodz, Myke Towers, Alex Rose and Casper Megico. Jay Wheeler has participated in collaborations with Cauty, Lenny Tavarez, Bryant Myers and so many more. Among his many collaborations, he joined forces with Onell Diaz for a project highlighting suicide prevention. Jay Wheeler is considered an important phenomenon within the music industry and his talent continue to reach millions making him La Voz Favorita.

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Jaxx – Too Often

21-year-old artist Jaxx recently debuted his new single “Too Often,” on January 21. Showcasing a vibrant vibe throughout, Jaxx expresses how better days are ahead and how he’s on his way to living out his dream. He sings, “’Bouta live my dream, yeah like that, gotta feed my team, count up fast, better days I know you wish you had.”

The single has rose to notoriety quickly, catching spots on Billboard’s Fresh Picks. Billboard noted that Jaxx “combines expressive melodies and free flexes on his playful and confident new single.” The single gained praise from Teen Vogue as well, landing a place on their Best New Music, mentioning that the single “drips will the feel-good swagger.”

The limitless vibe that is ever present in “Too Often” has made it a hit. Listen to “Too OftenHERE.

About Jaxx

Originally from Arizona, Jaxx had a prospective pro skateboarding career before the thought of making music even crossed his mind. When he reached his later teen years, his older brother began delving into making music, which inspired Jaxx. He decided he would go after this newfound dream, recording his first few songs on his iPhone in the church parking lot.

His first song that gained traction was “Ride With Me,” a melodious song all about loyalty, that achieved over 100K streams. Jaxx continued his journey in the music realm with popular singles “Road 2 Nowhere” and “Like This!” Later joining forces with Internet Money, Jaxx released “Domino,” his 2021 out-of-this-world single that achieved more praise than he had ever seen before.

As what goes for the future, Jaxx aims to continue to grow his career and his fanbase, which is already on the rise. Heading into the studio often, Jaxx has been able to expand his career and really prep for what’s to come. He truly deems the best of his work has yet to come. “Since I’ve been making music, every song keeps getting better, I’m more excited to put out new music than I’ve ever been.”

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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.

Variety Hitmakers Celebration

Variety’s fifth annual Hitmakers celebration took place on Saturday December 4th, 2021, where an array of top individuals in the music industry were recognized for their revolutionary accomplishments in the year of 2021. The invitation-only brunch event was presented by Peacock and the streamer’s comedy series “Girls5Eva.” Amazon Music hosted a red-carpet pre-show before the celebration underwent.

360 Magazine was the guest of Wagoneer, the official partner of the Hitmakers celebration. The all-new 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer was showcased onsite at the event. The brand-new Wagoneer encompasses an innovative style paired with progressive technology. The Wagoneer showcases a pioneering spirit paired with legendary capability. What Wagoneer does in the realm of automobile experiences is exactly what the honorees of this celebration do in the music industry; they both push the envelope and delve into uncharted territory, ultimately making history.

The brunch and celebration acknowledged distinguished writers, executives, producers and artists that have had a hand in the most groundbreaking music of the year. Billie Eilish, Finneas, the City Girls, Lana Del Rey, Jack Harlow, Lil Nas X, Normani, Olivia Rodrigo and Kali Uchis were all in attendance. Such awards that were recognized at the event included:

City Girls – The Future is Female Award presented by Motown Records

Lil Nas X – Innovator of the Year

Normani – Collaborator of the Year

BTS “Butter” – Record of the Year

Olivia Rodrigo – Songwriter of the Year

Jack Harlow – Hitmaker of Tomorrow

Lana Del Rey – Decade Award

Billie Eilish and Finneas – Film Song of the Year

Kali Uchis – Crossover Award

Steven Victor – Hitbreaker of the Year

Polo G – Rising Star ward presented by Amazon music

Ron Perry and Jennifer Mallory Columbia Records – Label of the Year

Mike Dean – Producer of the Year

Wendy Goldstein – A&R Award

Max Lousada – Executive of the Year

Austin Rosen – Manager of the Year

As the awardees were recognized for their successes throughout the year, several cameos were showcased. BTS curated a video accepting their award for Record of the Year for the song “Butter.” Like BTS, Steven Victor, too, sent in a video accepting his award for Hitbreaker of the Year. Other cameo videos congratulating the esteemed group of individuals were sent in from the Jonas brothers, Ed Sheeran and the cast of Girls5eva.

The impeccable design of the venue curated an unforgettable experience for all the honorees and attendees. Several photo op sceneries were created at the outside portion of the venue. The event even had a Girls5eva gif booth where guests could curate their own original gifs. All around, the venue was decorated with bouquets of flowers at each table and at the main stage. Guests were offered brunch inside of the venue that had a wide assortment of delicious treats.

Variety’s Hitmakers celebration showcased and celebrated a wide array of esteemed individuals in the music industry. These groundbreaking names in the music industry were truly honored at the event.

By: McKinley Franklin

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REZZ × MENACE

Electronic dance DJ/ producer Rezz released her new track “Menace” via Rezz Music/RCA Records on January 7, 2022.  The track serves as a bonus track on her latest album Spiral that hit the scene in November. Listen HERE.

The Canadian DJ/ producer is known for her original sound with gerne-altering electronic pieces. Released in 2019, Rezz’s first independent project Beyond the Senses EP attracted media from Alternative Press, SPIN and Billboard, who all referred to the EP as “her most impactful project to date.” The EP received The JUNO Award for Electronic Album of the Year in 2020. Accumulating tens of millions of streams, selling out major venues and headlining festivals around the world, Rezz is a force to be reckoned with, and “Menace” adds to the list of her groundbreaking works.

Rezz has been giving sneak peeks of the track “Menace” during live performances awaiting the official release of the track. Speaking about the new track, Rezz says, “this is one of my personal favorites ! Whenever I play it live it feels very climactic and like we’ve all achieved a victory of some sort lol”

Rezz’s fourth album Spiral was reviewed by EDM.com as “…REZZ’s most cohesive work yet. The album captures her signature sound beautifully while simultaneously showcasing her growth and versatility as a music producer.” The album includes popular songs like “Chemical Bond” with Deathpact, “Taste of You” with Dove Cameron and “Sacrificial” with PVRIS. Your EDM described “Taste of You” as “an absolute earworm,” while Alternative press regarded “Sacrificial” as “the perfect blend of both artists’ strengths and distinct artistry.”

Rezz begins her North American “Spiral Tour” on February 4, 2022, in Vancouver, BC. Tour dates will be listed below, and can be purchased HERE.

“Spiral Tour” Dates

Feb 4 – PNE Forum, Vancouver, BC

Feb 18 – Masonic Temple, Detroit, MI

Feb 19 – Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

Feb 25 – Armory, Minneapolis, MN

Feb 26 – Factory, St. Louis, MO

Mar 4 – Terminal 5, New York, NY

Mar 5 – Terminal 5, New York, NY

Mar 11 – The Met, Philadelphia, PA

Mar 12 – Echostage, Washington, DC

Mar 18 – Riverworks, Buffalo, NY

Mar 19 – Express Live!, Columbus, OH

Apr 1 – Bayou, Houston, TX

Apr 2 – South Side Ballroom, Dallas, TX

Apr 30 – Frost Amp, Stanford, CA

May 13 – WaMu Theatre, Seattle, WA

May 14 – Portland Expo Center, Portland, OR