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ELHAE illustration by Siwoo Lee and Motown Records for 360 Magazine

ELHAE – SEPARATED

WATCH THE VISUAL FOR “SEPARATED” HERE

STREAM “SEPARATED” HERE

Emerging as a melodic force of nature, rare groove enthusiast, singer and lyricist, Elhae releases his music video for “Separated“ out now. A follow up to his infectious “Fun Fact“ single featuring Rick Ross, “Separated” showcases a more complex side of Elhae that his fans have yet to experience. The beautifully shot visual, directed by Loris Russier, captures the emotional dynamic between two lovers who are desperately trying to hold on to their union, but ultimately realize that they’re better off apart. The visual portrays raw imagery with emotional highs and lows as Elhae painfully sings of heartbreak and love lost. Watch it HERE.

Praised by XXL as being “the next R&B sensation that’s about to make a huge wave in the industry,” the visual encompasses all the elements of a classic period piece tied into a modern-day love story, proving that Elhae’s creativity and talent are both layered and timeless. “Choosing “Separated” as a single was a no-brainer for me. I just think it’s such a relatable song in the sense that everyone’s been there before, in that heartbroken space, that disappointed space.” Elhae continues, “It’s not an easy topic for most, but on the other side of it usually comes growth and wisdom.”

“I was really stoked to have Loris Russier direct the video. My creative director Siwoo Lee really put me on to his work and I just loved the colors he was using, the shots and angles he used to convey emotion.” Elhae continues “I knew he’d be the right guy for the job. Although it’s impossible to show a whole relationship in 3 minutes, the goal was to try to show how good things can be and then instantly not be with someone you love. The song is really emotional, and I just wanted to pair that with something just as emotional visually. I love how everything came out and excited to work on more projects with Loris in the future.”

Known for his creativity and incredible attention to detail, Elhae’s vision for the single’s cover art was inspired by the parable of Samson & Delilah, a story of man who lost his strength due to putting his trust into the wrong woman. Produced by P2J (Beyonce’s Brown Skin Girl) and co-written by Ari PenSmith (Doja Cat, Snoh Aalegra) “Separated” showcases Elhae in rare form as he boldly sings “I’m man enough to take the blame for my mistakes, it’s unfortunate you wanna try again, I can’t relate.”

In addition to XXL, Elhae has garnered glowing praise from The FaderBillboardVibeThe Source, and more. His 2016 album All Have Fallen produced hits like “Doesn’t Matter” (feat. Kehlani) and “Needs,” which has over 19M Spotify streams. 2017’s Aura II EP boasted the Ty Dolla $ign-assisted “Bang Your Line,” which adds to its 24M Spotify streams every day. Outside his solo work, Elhae has collaborated with stars like Lecrae and Eric Bellinger. Following his 2018 Coachella performance, he released his conceptual album Trouble in Paradise (2019).

About Elhae:

North Dakota-born and Georgia-raised singer, artist, and visionary ELHAE approaches R&B like a film director would, choosing every element carefully, ensuring an intricate level of cohesion, and building his own world. Since catching fire in 2015 on the independent Aura EP, he worked towards eventually architecting such a world. The follow-up All Have Fallen yielded fan favorites such as “Doesn’t Matter” [feat Kehlani] and “Needs,” which clocked 19 million-plus Spotify streams. In between, he garnered glowing praise from the likes of The FaderBillboardVibeThe Source, and more as Sprite named him among its P.O.U.R. (Purveyors of Urban Reality) program. The 2017 sequel to Aura, the Aura II EP, boasted “Drama,” “Something,” and the popular “Bang Your Line” [feat. Ty Dolla $ign]. The latter ignited 24 million Spotify streams and counting. Meanwhile, he lent his voice to high-profile collaborations with Lecrae, Eric Bellinger, and many others in addition to supporting blackbear on tour.

2018 saw him grace the stage of Coachella for the first time in front of 40,000 fans as he diligently worked on new tunes in Los Angeles, Miami, and Atlanta. Inspired by childhood favorite albums such as Kid Cudi’s Man on the Moon: The End of Day, Childish Gambino’s Because the Internet, and Kendrick Lamar’s Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City, he developed an airtight vision with a detailed plotline for his next release. In 2019, the vision unfolds over the course of his twelve-track conceptual project, Trouble In Paradise [Atlantic Records], introduced by the intoxicating first single “Hennessy.” His sound is about to blow up on the biggest canvas possible now.

ELHAE image Siwoo Lee by Motown Records for 360 Magazine

ELHAE still image by Loris Russier and by Motown Records for 360 Magazine

Ivory Layne – Confetti

Rising Nashville-based singer songwriter Ivory Layne releases her debut EP ‘Confetti’ today, alongside focus track ‘Lonely Hearts’.

A collection of powerfully emotive songs that shows the breadth of and scope of Layne’s talents, the ‘Confetti’ EP includes critically acclaimed singles ‘December’, a surging rush of modern day soul pop, and Layne’s rousing feminist anthem ‘God Save The Queens’.

Meanwhile, the heart-crushing title track outlines just why Billboard tipped her to become “the new Adele”, while ‘Lonely Hearts’ is a sublime combination of classic songwriting and widescreen production that places her in the sphere of contemporary pop polymaths like Maggie Rogers.

Produced by Nick Atkinson and Edd Holloway aka The Barn Productions (Lewis Capaldi, Gabrielle Aplin, Dean Lewis) Jimmy Robbins (Keith Urban, Maren Morris, Miranda Lambert) and Ivory herself, the Confetti EP is Ivory’s first UK release since signing with Justin Timberlake’s development company Villa 40 and showcases the unique voice and masterful songwriting that caused Timberlake to sit up and take notice of Ivory’s talents.

Layne says‘In a world constantly asking “what do you believe?”, I see the Confetti EP as my answer. It’s been my musical collection of lessons learned over the last seven years, touching on themes of personal growth, heartbreak, love, mental health, and letting go. I began this EP having barely co-written, never been in a relationship, still new to Nashville, and with one academic trip abroad under my belt. I finished writing it last year in London, having visited so many times it felt like home, crafting songs about dates gone wrong for the right reasons and the beauty found in every season when you take the time to look. I’m still writing as I’m living, it’s the nature of art itself, but the Confetti EP will always hold a special place as the diary of my early twenties, where I’ve been and where I want to go.” 

Tipped for stardom by the likes of Billboard, V Magazine and Live Nation’s Ones To Watch, Layne’s remarkable talent has garnered critical acclaim as well as attracting a wealth of stellar collaborators.

In just a few years, she’s worked with Grammy award-winning producer Ed Cash (Dolly Parton, Amy Grant) on her debut EP; collaborated with Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness and Needtobreathe; written for other artists alongside co-writes with some of Nashville’s finest including Jimmy Robbins, Shane McAnally and Lori McKenna. Layne’s sharpness in the writer’s room has also landed her two global ad campaigns, one for prestigious jewellery house Swarovski and another for cable giant, HBO.

The Confetti EP is primed to cement Layne’s reputation as one of the world’s finest, rising female talents.

ABOUT IVORY LAYNE

Since signing with Justin Timberlake’s artist development company Villa 40 Ivory has been earmarked by the likes of Billboard  and V Magazine, garnered critical acclaim and attracted a wealth of stellar names. She has worked with Grammy award-winning producer Ed Cash (Dolly Parton, Amy Grant); collaborated with Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness and Needtobreathe ; and written for other artists alongside Nashville’s finest (such as Jimmy Robbins, Shane McAnally and Lori McKenna). While her sharpness in the writer’s room has landed her two global ad campaigns, one for prestigious jewellery house Swarovski and another for cable giant, HBO.

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Lewis Brice x “It’s You”

Lewis Brice celebrates love with a “subtle yet goosebump inducing music video” (says Tricia Despres) for his endearing single “It’s You.” People exclusively premiered the video for the “perfectly romantic love song” (says Alison Bonaguro), which was co-written by Brice with Ben Simonetti and Niko Moon, and co-produced by Lee Brice and Simonetti. The single has been one of Brice’s most successful to date, amassing more than 15 million streams since its release.

The song’s sweet sentiment effortlessly comes to life in the intimate video which features Brice’s girlfriend, Denelle Manzer. The video was directed by Chase Lauer (Sam Hunt, Lee Brice, Brett Young, Trace Adkins) and Becca Heup (Mitchell Tenpenny, Walker Mcguire, Filmore, Jerrod Niemann) at the Analog at the Hutton Hotel in Nashville.

“When I envisioned the video for ‘It’s You’ in my head, I saw something simple and sweet, no big crowds or anything over the top,” shared Brice. “This song is a personal one and has a lot of meaning to me so it was important that the video stayed true to the message of the song. I don’t need anything else, it’s you I need.”

“It’s always so much fun to get in the studio and work with my brother on his music,” said Lee Brice. “I’m proud of ‘It’s You’ and how well it has done and was honored to co-produce it with Ben Simonetti. It’s such a special song that comes from the heart.”

“It’s You” has seen tremendous streaming success. In addition to garnering more than 15 million streams, the single has been added to key country and all-genre playlists, most recently Amazon’s Country Heat. Additionally, the single has spent four weeks on the Spotify Daily Viral 50 Charts and three weeks on the Spotify Weekly Viral 50 Charts, garnering around 870k streams weekly across all streaming services. The love song was co-written by Brice with Ben Simonetti and Niko Moon. Ben Simonetti also produced the track, which has been featured on pivotal playlists including Spotify’s Global Viral, Hot Country, US Viral, Breakout Country and New Boots, Apple Music’s Breaking Country, Pure Country Radio, Pandora’s New Country Radio playlists, and many more. Fans can watch Brice perform this single and more fan favorite hits during his weekly Monday night Happy Hour, “Live with Lewis,” at 5 p.m. CST on his Facebook and Instagram.

Here’s an overview of playlists including “It’s You”:

Spotify Hot Country

Spotify New Boots

Spotify Wild Country

Spotify New Music Nashville

Spotify Next From Nashville

Spotify Breakout Country

Apple Music Soundcheck

Apple Music Country Lovin’ (Canada)

Apple Music Breaking Country

Apple Music Light My Fire

Apple Pure Country Radio

Radio Disney Country Playlist

YouTube Country Paradise

Pandora New Country Radio

Spotify Global Viral 50

Spotify US Viral 50

Spotify Country Songs 2020 – Best Country Music Playlists 2020

Spotify May 2020 Monthly Country Music Hits

Spotify Country Top Tracks

Spotify Canada Viral 50

Spotify Viral

Spotify As 50 virais do mundo

Apple Country Risers

Sirius XM On the Horizon

Pandora Country Love Songs

Pandora Emerging Artists

Amazon Fresh Country

For more information and the latest news on Lewis Brice, follow him on FacebookTwitter and Instagram and visit his website.

ABOUT LEWIS BRICE:

Lewis’s debut self-titled EP, produced by himself and his brother Lee Brice, was released via Pump House Music on July 14th, 2017 to glowing reviews, landing at No. 11 on the US iTunes Country chart. Since then, Lewis has been named one of Rolling Stone Country’s “New Country Artists You Need to Know” and Billboard’s “Country Artists to Watch in 2018”. Tracks from the EP were featured on SiriusXM The Highway, CMT Music, and Spotify’s New Boots & Wild Country playlists, and its lead single ‘Best Ex Ever’ reached the Top 40 of MusicRow’s Country Breakout radio chart. The next chapter of Lewis’ music was unveiled with “Blessed” as the first single from his forthcoming second collection of songs, which was introduced to the world by a special Thanksgiving acoustic performance premiere with his brother, Lee Brice. The single was also recognized internationally when Brice received a British Country Music Award for International Song of the Year. Following by “It’s You,” a huge streaming success, which amassed more than 14 million streams since its release and placement on key playlists including Spotify’s Global Viral, Hot Country, US Viral, Breakout Country and New Boots, Apple Music’s Breaking Country, Pure Country Radio, Pandora’s New Country Radio playlists and many more, Brice’s streaming continues to flourish as his music garners more than 30 million overall streams. With more new music on the horizon, 2021 promises to be the best year yet for Lewis Brice!

ORSON WILDS SHARE STRIPPED-BACK VERSIONS OF “STAND UP” & “MOTHERS DAUGHTERS”

After releasing their debut singles “Stand Up” and “Mothers Daughters,” Canadian duo Orson Wilds has pared down the grandiosity of the tracks, releasing stripped-back versions of each. Together, the reimagined tracks showcase Orson Wilds’ raw talent and their ability to scale the group’s size back while still maintaining the potency of their songwriting. Both acoustic cuts are available now on all streaming platforms, while the acoustic version of “Mothers Daughters”; is joined by a new music video streaming on the band’s YouTube channel.

In its original form, “Stand Up” was called “the kind of song that sounds like it’s trying to get a whole amphitheater’s worth of people on their feet” by The Alternative, while FLOOD Magazine said that the “Mothers Daughters” video finds “the Canadian duo is doing everything they can to be added to your must-see list once venues start opening back up.”

The studio versions of “Mothers Daughters” and “Stand Up” were both recorded and produced by Will Yip (Panic! At The Disco, Turnstile, Title Fight), and will be included on the band’s forthcoming debut album expected to arrive later this year. Released in December, the band’s debut single “Stand Up” is already closing in on one million streams globally. The track was commended by Uproxx, Northern Transmissions, and The Alternative upon its release, with Uproxx declaring it “one of the most anthemic indie rock jams since Arcade Fire dropped Wake Up.” Both tracks are available now on all streaming platforms. Watch the official video for “Stand Up” here and “Mothers Daughters” here.

Orson Wilds, fronted by Eric Reid and Brianna Bordihn, have only played a handful of shows in the Southern Ontario area, focusing mainly on the honing of their craft and sound. This hard work paid off when Yip, an enthusiastic producer with bustling industry savvy, was so taken by the compositional strength of Orson Wilds’ songs that he took the band under his wing, helped them produce two new singles, and signed them to his imprint. Though Reid and Bordihn represent the core of Orson Wilds, an ever-evolving collective of friends and family round out the live iteration of the band with stomping uplifting electric guitars, horns and woodwind sections, and thrashing, urgent percussion.

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Teddy Swims – “My Bad”

Newly minted Artist To Watch” by Rolling Stone, ace Atlanta singer/songwriter Teddy Swims is back with his first new single and music video of 2021 entitled “My Bad” today. Get it HERE and watch the video HERE.

Once again, his rich vocals take center stage on the track, simmering with soul, spirit, and swagger. In the accompanying music video, he steps into the squared circle as wrestler “Magic Dirty.” 

About the song, he said, “We wrote this song about my fear of commitment. The video was a real dream come true, and I was able to set foot in an actual ring for the first time in my life. I hope people enjoy watching this as much as we enjoyed making it!” 

It’s a big day for Teddy. In addition to the single dropping, he makes his national television debut on NBC’s The Kelly Clarkson Show where he’ll perform “My Bad.” 

Teddy recently appeared on the latest episode of Allen Stone’s “Live At The Lodge” on Stone’s YouTube channel. The two teamed up to cover the Hall & Oats classic “Sara Smile. Watch it HERE. Teddy will also appear on Allen’s special Valentine’s Day virtual concert on February 12th.

To cap off a breakthrough 2020, Teddy enlisted Country star Thomas Rhett to feature on a new version of “Broke.Inciting critical applause, Billboard described it as “Guaranteed to make you smile and tap your toes at the same time. A winning combination.The original “Broke”—Teddy’s second original release—earned raves from the likes of Idolator, Flaunt, and American Songwriter, the latter of which praised Teddy’s “honest, emotional” sentiments. Music critic Bob Lefsetz was similarly wowed by “Broke,” writing, “I’d say it’s a one listen smash, but that’s not an accurate description, IT’S A FIFTEEN SECOND SMASH!”).  Teddy got his start by posting covers on YouTube out of his bedroom. His bold voice immediately resonated as he impressively attracted an audience of 1.7 million through a steady stream of both hilarious and heartfelt moments.

About Teddy Swims

Teddy Swims contains multitudes. It’s right there in his name— “Swims” is an acronym for “Someone Who Isn’t Me Sometimes,” and it’s a kind of shorthand for everything he stands for. There’s the fact that his voice sounds cozy and rich over any of the many genres he loves to mix up, from the pop and soul most have heard, on to gospel, hip-hop, and hard rock. But it’s even bigger than the Atlanta singer and songwriter’s rich baritone. To Teddy, the concept goes beyond his art, it means empathy, connection, using music to serve a greater good, and staying true to your people—in his case, a core group of about a dozen buds, bandmates, producers, and other various visionaries who knew him well before he became Teddy Swims.

“I’m too hard on myself,” says Teddy, though you wouldn’t know it from his bright, boisterous presence in his songs and videos. “I’m always in my head. You gotta have the guy behind you who says, ‘Man, this is great!’ Well, I’ve got 12 of those guys, and they’re the best people I know.” 

Today, of course, Teddy has a following of millions who’ve gravitated to him on the strength of his funk-laced originals and unexpected covers (like his version of Shania Twain’s “You’re Still the One,” which Twain herself has praised). But getting here has been a wild journey. The man born Jaten Dimsdale grew up in Georgia, a preacher’s grandson with a powerful voice of his own. He played football and a handful of roles in high school musicals, but it was a particularly active time in Atlanta’s metal, punk, and rap scenes—music called to him. Teddy being Teddy though, it was all of the music. Taking his place behind the mic in a handful of acts, he rapped, screamed, and even cooed cover songs at wedding receptions. By 2018, he was in multiple bands including a progressive jam crew called Elefvnts.  

By 2019, Teddy was out of a job and a home, crashing with his dad while hoping for a lifeline. He unwittingly made one for himself when, on a whim, he shared a video of him singing Michael Jackson’s “Rock With You” on YouTube. “It was the 10-year anniversary of his death,” Teddy recalls, “and we just thought we’d pay homage. Within a few days, it was going crazy.” As it turns out, that clip was Teddy’s first step in making his way from broke to “Broke.” More covers followed—spanning Marvin Gaye to Billie Eilish—showcasing his talent, humor, style, and ease in the studio, and garnering more and more fans in the process. Teddy upgraded his situation, but not in the way most burgeoning stars would. That core team of his have been with him night and day ever since, quite literally. They live in the same house; they share the same dreams. 

“I wasn’t willing to give up the people around me who keep me sane and safe,” Teddy says. “We figured if we all put our heads together and focused on this, we wouldn’t need anybody else.”

But Teddy knows there’s always room for more under his roof. After signing to Warner Records in early 2020, he released his first original song—the frisky, funked-up “Picky”—and took off on a sold-out cross-country headlining tour. Then came “Broke,” a raucous clap-along anthem about the joys of (finally) making and spending mad cash, produced by Julian Bunetta (One Direction) and reworked version featuring Grammy-nominated superstar Thomas Rhett.  The tracks and their accompanying videos comprise a glorious celebration of excess that’s plenty justified by all of the reverent nods to James Brown and Teddy’s goofily sweet sense of humor. “Girl, whatchu want? Go pick it out,” he sings slyly. “My wallet lookin’ bigger than my belly now.” 

And for all his talk about pop-star excess, Teddy is a man who makes every cent count. After releasing his timely cover of Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On?” in June, he donated all royalties to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. He also pays his crew members a salary, plus bought his Dad a new truck. All of which is to say: he puts his money where his mouth is, and wears his heart on his sleeve. As for what’s next, Teddy’s expanded his family to include folks like Dallas Davidson (Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan), Dave Cobb (Brandi Carlile, John Prine), and Boy Matthews (Keith Urban, Duke Dumont). And he’s counting down the days until the world is able to hear the wide-ranging sound he’s crafting: “Everything from straight hip-hop to R&B to ’80s metal,” he says. Sure, that doesn’t help us predict what Teddy Swims is going to do next, but if there’s one thing his moniker doesn’t quite convey, it’s that no matter what or how or who he’s singing, Teddy is always Teddy—and bringing all his influences and experiences and inspirations into glorious harmony is exactly what Teddy does best.

Sarcastic Sounds × Claire Rosinkranz × Clinton Kane – change ur mind

Following a series of solo singles, remixes, and features over the past year, 20-year-old producer/singer Sarcastic Sounds has returned with new song “change ur mind.” Featuring Claire Rosinkranz and fellow Columbia label-mate Clinton Kane, the lo-fi tune is about loving someone even though it’s not enough to save the relationship. Listen HERE.

In speaking about the track, Sarcastic Sounds recalls: “‘change ur mind’ began as a voice note over a year ago. I recorded it last March, but let it sit around for a while not thinking much of it. My manager sent it to Claire, who did an amazing verse for it and made me realize the song could be really special. Then my label suggested getting Clinton on it, who killed it and made the song complete. What I think is so cool about this track is that everyone takes a turn singing the different parts in their own way and interprets them differently. I also appreciate having two actual singers on the song to make up for my voice. :)”

“So stoked Sarcastic thought of me for this song,” says Claire. “I caught a really cool vibe when I first heard the track, which made it really easy to write to.”

Clinton adds: “My team sent this track to me when I was staying at a hotel in Las Vegas. Honestly I was scared to even try it because it was a very different sound from my original music, but I wrote my part in 20 mins; I can now confirm that I am not just a singer/songwriter, but I am also a rapper x The song turned out so amazing, and I’m so stoked to be on this with 2 amazing artists! xx”

“change ur mind” was released alongside an official video featuring all three artists. Sarcastic Sounds, Claire, and Clinton each self-filmed their portions, which editor Sterling Larose then pieced together and layered with fun graphics to create the colorful visual. Watch HERE.

ABOUT SARCASTIC SOUNDS

Hailing from Toronto, Sarcastic Sounds has a very diverse musical direction that blends lo-fi, hip-hop, alternative, and pop. He has cemented himself as a staple in the lo-fi music scene with over 500M streams and previous hits such as “I Don’t Sleep” and “it’s OK to Cry.” In addition to his solo career, Sarcastic Sounds has carved his place as a young producer after garnering buzz from Battle of the Beat Makers and landing a producer credit on “Mahogany” from Lil Wayne’s album Funeral. Recently, Sarcastic Sounds has remixed, produced, and collaborated with the likes of Powfu, Alec Benjamin, Rxseboy, StaySolidRocky, Dermot Kennedy and more.

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ABOUT CLAIRE ROSINKRANZ

At just 16-years-old, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and ballerina, Claire Rosinkranz buzzed to the forefront of the conversation this summer with the independent release of her debut EP, BeVerly Hills BoYfRiEnd in June 2020.  Her song “Backyard Boy” gained unprecedented traction on TikTok, inspiring nearly 3 million video recreations, and sparking a highly competitive signing effort from labels around the world.  In addition to generating nearly 80 million Spotify streams, it captured #1 on the Spotify Global and U.S. Viral 50 Charts, with the EP approaching 270 million global streams. With outlets like BuzzFeed, Billboard, Rolling Stone, Coup de Main and Genius chronicling her rapid rise, not to mention The New York Times naming “Backyard Boy” one of their “Best Songs of 2020,” Claire Rosinkranz is poised to become one of the year’s most unexpected and significant breakout acts.

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ABOUT CLINTON KANE

Clinton Kane is one of those people who actually does all of the things the rest of us wish we could do, such as hightail it to Santorini alone with nothing more than a backpack… The Norwegian-Filipino singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist pens pop with “chords that soothe you and lyrics that bite you. While growing up between Perth, Australia and The UK, the self-taught singer, guitarist, pianist, and drummer ultimately found solace in music. Writing and performing quelled growing anxiety and stress as he went from popular YouTube covers to a prolific series of independent originals. Signing to Columbia Records, Clinton turned heads with his this is what it feels like EP in 2019. To kick off 2020, he lent his voice to Martin Garrix’s smash “Drown” followed by original solo songs “i don’t want to watch the world end with someone else” and “Fix It To Break It.” After amassing more than 218 million global streams and gaining over half a million followers on TikTok in the past four months, Clinton might just inspire you to live a little louder with new music expected to drop next month.

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TWICE Perform “DEPEND ON YOU” for TIME 100 Talks

Global K-pop hit-makers, TWICE, started the New Year with an angelic performance of their track “DEPEND ON YOU” for the prestigious TIME 100 Talks. Off the group’s recent chart topping sophomore full-length album Eyes wide open, TWICE rehearsed and shot this extraordinary stripped down and first-time performance of “DEPEND ON YOU” from Seoul, and chose the track specifically to inspire hope, as the world continues to face a worldwide pandemic. Watch the exclusive TIME100 performance HERE.

TWICE’s 2020 chart-topping albums, MORE & MORE and Eyes wide open, were included in TIME, Billboard, Teen Vogue, PAPER and BuzzFeed’s roundup of top albums of the year. Eyes wide open continues on an upward climb on the Billboard Top 200 album chart, where it currently sits in the top 100. The group recently performed “I CAN’T STOP ME” for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s #PLAYATHOME YouTube series. Upon its premiere, the video attracted 45K fans and shot to 1M views within the first 12 hours. Watch the performance HERE.

Throughout the last six years, TWICE has become globally renowned phenomenon’s, rapidly taking the U.S. and beyond by storm. Catching notice from Rolling Stone, the outlet recorded that TWICE’s streams rose 120% in 2020 from 2019, with K-pop up 31% overall. Having graced Allure Magazine’s May 2020 cover, the group have been praised by the likes of Harper’s Bazaar, TIME, Billboard, MTV, Forbes, Teen Vogue, Elle and BuzzFeed to name a few. 2020 marked the first time TWICE have been included in Billboard’s Artist 100 and Billboard 200 lists with their album MORE & MORE, becoming the fifth all-female musical act from their country to rank on the 200 chart. In addition, their second album last year, Eyes wide open, hit the top five slot on the all-genre iTunes US Album Sales Chart and debuted at No. 8 on Billboard’s World Albums chart; and the album’s lead single debuted in the top 10 of the all-genre iTunes US Song Sales Chart.

ABOUT TWICE

Formed under K-pop powerhouse, JYP Entertainment in 2015, TWICE is one of the best-selling K-pop girl groups of all time regarding physical album sales. The group first rose to prominence with their debut title song “Like OOH-AHH”, and 2016 breakthrough single “CHEER UP” which went on to top multiple Korean pop charts and won ‘Song of the Year’ at the Melon Music Awards and Mnet Asian Music Awards. The group were also included in Variety’s Youth Impact Report as the only K-pop group included in the list. The group was included in Forbes Korea Power Celebrity issue in both 2019 and 2017; and were also included in 18th place and as the only Asian act in Billboard’s 21 Under 21 2017: Music’s Next Generation issue. In 2019, the group successfully completed their World Tour, TWICELIGHTS, which included sold-out shows in the U.S. at The Forum in Los Angeles, the Prudential Center in Newark (where they performed in front of 11,000 fans), and a show at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago. Last year, TWICE’s album MORE & MORE made its first ranking on the Artist 100 and Billboard 200 lists. Their second 2020 album, Eyes wide open, hit the top five slot on the all-genre iTunes US Album Sales Chart and debuted at No. 8 on Billboard’s World Albums chart; and the album’s lead single debuted in the top 10 of the all-genre iTunes US Song Sales Chart. Since 2015, the 9-member group have maintained the reins of K-pop super stars, having released a number of consecutive hits including “TT”, “KNOCK KNOCK”, “SIGNAL”, “LIKEY”, “Heart Shaker,” “FANCY”, “Feel Special”, “MORE & MORE,” and “I CAN’T STOP ME.”

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NJOMZA X “LUCKY”

Los Angeles-based singer, NJOMZA, has released the live version of Lucky via SinceThe80s/Motown. In the heartfelt single, NJOMZA’s songwriting prowess reflects on the relationships in her life while reminding others to cherish and love the people close to them. In December, she released a black-and-white video directed by herself and Griffin Olis that incorporated home-video footage and other shots, but today is back with a visual in the comfort of her home with a live band.

“Lucky” is the latest release for NJOMZA where uDiscover Music said it’s “a return to the melodic form that caught the attention of NJOMZA’s listeners early in her career.” It follows the gauzy, sensual single “Bite,” which has garnered over 2.5 million total streams and press from MTV, Refinery 29, Flaunt, Dujour, and more. With incredibly strong vocals and melodies, she effortlessly flows between both soulful R&B and alternative pop music and racked up over 50 million global streams to date with releases like 2019’s “No One Is Spared” and her Vacation and Sad For You EPs. The Kosovo-Albanian singer has made quite an imprint in music having been signed to the late Mac Miller’s REMember Music label when she was a teen to co-writing several of the biggest pop records of the last decade.

Stay tuned for more to come from NJOMZA this year…

“NJOMZA’s music is poignant, haunting, and ethereal.” – 360 Magazine

“NJOMZA is pop’s best-kept secret that is bound to not be a secret for much longer.” –Ones To Watch    

“The singer-songwriter has transcended genres with her smooth, buttery vocals.” – Flaunt

“…an authentic groove that can only come from NJOMZA” – Du Jour    

“The sultry songstress…has been solidifying her sound which features hints of the sonics and neo-soul beats directly found in ’90s R&B.” – HYPEBAE    

“NJOMZA sets the tone of romanticized escapism.”- Billboard

About NJOMZA:

It is NJOMZA’s diverse background that allows her to shine bright. She was born in Germany to Kosovar-Albanian parents and grew up in Chicago. NJOMZA gained notoriety after Mac Miller caught one of her uploaded YouTube covers, promptly signing her to his REMember Music label. Settling in Los Angeles, she cameoed on “Planet God Damn” from Miller’s acclaimed 2016 offering, The Divine Feminine. Thereafter, NJOMZA unveiled her acclaimed debut EP, Sad For You, in 2017 which received early praise from the likes of Noisey, Complex, Pigeons & Planes, Office Magazine, and more. In 2018, NJOMZA inked a deal with Motown Records and released her second EP, Vacation. 2019 saw NJOMZA embark on her first-ever U.S. headline tour, in addition to touring with “3 Nights” hitmaker Dominic Fike overseas. She also made her festival debut at New York City’s famed Governor’s Ball, performing on both the Honda Stage and the Bud Light Dive Bar Sessions Stage, followed by a performance at Albania’s Sunny Hill Festival. Most recently, NJOMZA is recognized for her songwriting work on Ariana Grande’s GRAMMY-nominated thank u, next album. NJOMZA’s total career streams have surpassed 50 million. She is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on her full-length debut album.

About Since The 80s:

You don’t have to be a baby of the ‘80s to understand how the special time period changed music forever; not only in Hip-Hop but the entertainment industry as a whole. As an artist first label, management and publishing company, Since the 80s serves to help creatives & manifest their destiny and bring to fruition their wildest visions. Known for launching the career of 21 Savage, Since The 80’s currently represents a wide range of artists such as Asiahn, JID, Earthgang, NJOMZA, Metro Marrs, Christo, Benji, and more. Since The 80’s prides themselves on taking the lessons from those who came before them and using them to evolve the game -1 artist and 1 fan at a time. Since the 80s doesn’t exist to repeat history but to make new history while paying homage and recognizing the efforts and achievements of those before them.

Debut Music Video for QueloQue – Major Lazer × Paloma Mami

Major Lazer debuts the music video for “QueLoQue” featuring multi-platinum, rising global artist Paloma Mami today—watch it here. The track is from Major Lazer’s new album and their first since 2015, Music Is The Weapon, out now to critical acclaim and featuring collaborations with Nicki Minaj, J Balvin, Anitta, Khalid and many more.

Directed by Sam Hayes, the video is a tribute to the iconic Hype Williams videos of the 90’s, featuring a playful performance from Paloma Mami as well as sci-fi backdrops and fisheye lenses. New York-born, Chilean artist Paloma Mami is one of Latin music’s biggest rising stars. In only 2 years Paloma has generated 1B+ streams worldwide as well as various multi-platinum and platinum singles capturing the eyes of some the biggest names in music.

Music Is The Weapon continues to fulfill Major Lazer’s goal of making the world smaller by making the party bigger. Coming five years after Peace Is The Mission and countless world tours—with stops in seldom-visited destinations including Pakistan, Cuba and Nigeria—Music Is The Weapon highlights the group’s thoroughly global approach. The album includes songs in five languages and features collaborations with a roster of emerging artists and superstars from around the globe whom the group has encountered on their travels.

In addition to Paloma Mami’s feature on track “QueLoQue,” Jamaican rising stars Sheensea and BEAM feature on “Tiny” and Indian producer Nucleya and vocalist Rashmeet Kaur on the desi bass track “Jadi Buti.” Anitta returns to the group’s fold on the Latin Grammy-nominated “Rave de Favela,” following their 2017 collaboration “Sua Cara,” which was one of the first times the now-superstar was heard outside of her native Brazil. Mr Eazi—who Lazer first collaborated with in 2017 and with whom they have toured Africa—joins fellow Nigerian K4mo and the legendary Nicki Minaj on the Afrobeat-inspired “Oh My Gawd.”

The chart-topping “Que Calor” with J Balvin and El Alfa embraces the reggaeton and dembow that have made the two titans of Latin music worldwide—sounds that Major Lazer first explored in 2013 with “Watch Out For This (Bumaye)” with Busy Signal (the Jamaican superstar who is featured on the Soca track “Sun Comes Up” and with whom the band has been collaborating since their very earliest releases). The result is the ultimate showcase of Major Lazer’s ability to produce massive singles and highlight vibrant sounds from up and coming artists around the world.

ABOUT MAJOR LAZER

Major Lazer is the global dance trio of Diplo, Walshy Fire and Ape Drums. Named for the group’s fictional figurehead, a one-armed Jamaican Zombie War commando, Major Lazer’s mission is to free the universe with music. The band has released three acclaimed albums, 2009’s Guns Don’t Kill People…Lazers Do, 2013’s Free The Universe and 2015’s Peace Is The Mission, featuring “Lean On” with DJ Snake and MØ—one of the most successful songs of all time.

ABOUT PALOMA MAMI

Paloma Mami is a New York born, Chilean artist that exploded onto the scene in 2018 with her independently released single “Not Steady,” a Spanglish viral sensation that left a huge digital footprint. The track was the first she ever recorded (!) and set her up to ink her first major recording contract. After her discovery, Paloma decided to focus her efforts and passion on establishing a musical career. Her efforts have proved to be successful, as she is the first Chilean artist of her generation with the potential to become a global artist. In only 2 years, Paloma has generated 1B+ Streams WW, 1.8M+ YouTube subscribers and has released various multi-platinum, platinum and gold singles capturing the eye of some of music’s biggest names. With a delicate but powerful voice, her music mixes Latin Urban, R&B, and Trap/Soul, creating an undeniably unique sound. Paloma Mami is very clear about what she intends to accomplish with her music.

MUSIC IS THE WEAPON TRACKLIST

  1. Hell and High Water (feat. Alessia Cara)
  2. Sun Comes Up (feat. Busy Signal & Joeboy)
  3. Bam Bam (feat. French Montana & BEAM)
  4. Tiny (feat. BEAM & Sheensea)
  5. Oh My Gawd with Mr Eazi (feat. Nicki Minaj and K4mo)
  6. Trigger (feat. Khalid)
  7. Lay Your Head On Me (feat. Marcus Mumford)
  8. Can’t Take It From Me (feat. Skip Marley)
  9. Rave de Favela (feat. MC Lan & Anitta)
  10. Que Lo Que (feat. Paloma Mami)
  11. Marijuana (feat. Nucleya & Rashmeet Kaur)
  12. Que Calor (feat. J. Balvin & El Alfa)

SYSTEM OF A DOWN  – Livestream Fundraising Event

GRAMMY® Award-winning multiplatinum alt-rock band SYSTEM OF A DOWN reveal the details of a very special Livestream Fundraising Event on Saturday January 30, 2021, culminating with the music video premiere of their 2nd single “Genocidal Humanoidz.” The group once again steps up to support humanitarian efforts in their ancestral homeland of Armenia when needed most. The Livestream will be broadcast exclusively on the band’s official YouTube Channel.

In the tragic aftermath of the most egregious violence to affect the area since 1994, soldiers for the Defense Army of Artsakh and Armenia (many of them volunteers) suffered war crimes at the hands of the invaders- Azerbaijan abetted by Turkey and their Syrian mercenaries. These young men, wounded in the conflict, remain in dire need of prosthetics, advanced treatment, and medical care. SYSTEM OF A DOWN is hosting the Livestream in order to raise money to rehabilitate and outfit soldiers who have lost arms and legs with life-changing prosthetic limbs. Additionally, funding will benefit the introduction of groundbreaking laser therapy for the treatment of chemical burns from banned white phosphorous weapons. All proceeds from the Livestream will be donated to this noble cause.

The Livestream launches at 9am PT/12pm ET. The band will welcome a roster of guests to join them for interviews. These include representative for Armenia Fund USA Maria Mehranian, Armenian-American musician Sebu Simonian, Good Day LA’s Araksya Karapetyan, Harvard Clinician Dr. Lilit Garibyan (who leads the charity “Face Of Angel” which has established medical laser treatments in Armenia and now aims to provide medical scar laser treatments to soldiers with burn and trauma scars), Armenian Parliamentarian Narek Mkrtchyan, (who is leading the development of a new prosthetic hand lab and initiative with Homeland Defenders Rehabilitation Center), and director Adam Mason of Deep Sky Animation who helped create the “Genocidal Humanoidz” music video. A special video from Lt. Colonel Sargis Stepanyan from Armenian Wounded Heroes Fund and additional videos of support from VIP friends of the band will be showcased throughout the livestream. Wrapping up the event, the video debuts worldwide at 11am PT/2pm ET. Viewers may donate throughout the entire stream on the band’s YouTube channel.

In November 2020, SYSTEM OF A DOWN released new music for the first time since 2005 in order to rally for Armenia. They released “Protect The Land” and “Genocidal Humanoidz” and pledged royalties earned, including from purchases on Bandcamp, to the major non-profit, Armenia FundAlong with other donations from fans on their social pages, they have raised over $600K so far.

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