In order to kick things off, the PCAs is calling for fan nominations. What movies have you obsessed over this past year? Which TV shows had you planted on the couch for an hours-long binge session? Who are the celebrities you just can’t get enough of? Which albums have you been playing on a loop since the day they were released?
Submit your top picks in TV, movies, music and pop culture during the fan favorite nomination phase starting today, Tuesday, Oct. 12 through Thursday, Oct. 14.
This means you’ll get to nominate your favorites before official voting even begins! Each day during this special phase, you’ll be able to submit up to 25 nominations per category, per platform—AKA the official PCAs voting site, Twitter or Facebook.
Participating is the perfect way to increase the likelihood that your pop culture picks make the cut, landing a spot on the PCAs ballot when official voting for the 40 award categories begins on Oct. 27.
Then, before you know it, the 2021 PCAs will be here on Tuesday, Dec. 7!
This year is particularly exciting as the PCAs will air simultaneously on E! and NBC. While the 2021 ceremony marks the fourth consecutive year the show has been broadcast on E!, this year will be the first time ever that the show will also be on NBC.
Head to the PCAs voting site now to help the artists, movies, TV shows and pop culture moments you love get that much closer to the ballot!
The People’s Choice Awards is an awards show currently run by E! News, recognizing people in the entertainment industry since 1975. Unlike other awards shows, anyone can vote for their favorite celebrity/entertainer.
YouTube Originals premieres “Noted: Alicia Keys The Untold Stories” – the new documentary series filled with breathtaking, introspective moments and visual displays, while following the 15-time GRAMMY Award-winning artist and worldwide-celebrated music icon, Alicia Keys expose it all in her four- part becoming story. Available now to stream for free now only on Alicia Keys’ official YouTube Channel.
Fresh off of her AK20 celebration of her smash debut album Songs In A Minor and putting the finishing touches on her eighth and most exciting album to date, Keys captured it all for an intimate performance docuseries. Informed by life defining memories and meaningful conversations with artists and loved ones, Keys brings viewers into a whole new experience combining the documentary and performance worlds in a way fans never have seen before.
“Noted” comes at a very exciting time for Keys as she released her new single “LALA” this month featuring Swae Lee (stream HERE). “LALA” demonstrates Keys at her best, owning her lane as only the musical genius can, and fans can watch Alicia being her best and boldest and rawest she’s ever been in “Noted.” Following the release of “LALA,” Keys returned to the MTV VMAs stage for the debut live performance of the song with her hometown, New York City, shining behind her. The next day, Alicia radiated beauty and elegance as she stepped onto the carpet at the 2021 MET Gala wearing AZ Factory and Van Cleef & Arpels. Watch as she prepares behind the scenes Getting Ready with Alicia Keys.
Alicia Keys “The Untold Stories” joins a robust slate of music-focused YouTube Originals including “Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil,” “Ice Cold: The Untold Story of Hip-Hop Jewelry,” “K-Pop Evolution,” “Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert,” “BRAVAS,” “Justin Bieber: Seasons” and “Justin Bieber: Next Chapter,” “The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash,” “MALUMA: Lo Que Era, Lo Que Soy, Lo Que Seré” and “Ariana Grande: Dangerous Woman Diaries.”
The music icon stars and serves as executive producer of “Noted: The series was directed by TT The Artist and also produced by Jason Bergh and Westbrook Media’s Lukas Kaiser, Brad Haugen and Jae Trevits. Susanne Daniels is Global Head of Original Content for YouTube. Alex Piper, Head of Unscripted for YouTube Originals, and Nicole Emanuele, Development Lead for YouTube Originals, oversee the project for the global platform.
DELUXE ALBUM IN DEFENSE OF MY OWN HAPPINESS (COMPLETE) AVAILABLE NOW
Breakthrough singer, songwriter and musician Joy Oladokun releases her brand new cover of The Who’s classic Who Are You. Stream/purchase HERE.
After CBS Marketing reached out, the critically acclaimed artist personally produced, arranged, sang, and recorded the cover to soundtrack the official trailer for CSI: Vegas which premiered on ET Online. Watch it HERE. CSI: Vegas premieres on Wednesday October 6, 2021 (10:00 – 11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network and will be available to stream live and on demand on the CBS app and Paramount+.
Earlier this summer, Joy unveiled the deluxe edition of her latest album, in defense of my own happiness (complete). It’s out now via Amigo Records/Verve Forecast/Republic Records. Stream/purchase HERE.
The special extended edition includes all 14 tracks from her major label debut, in defense of my own happiness, as well as the ten additional songs from her self-released 2020 record, in defense of my own happiness (the beginnings), and one new track, judas—listen HERE.
In celebration of the new music, Oladokun unveiled an incredible performance on NPR’s Tiny Desk (Home) Concert, was featured on NPR’s All Things Considered speaking with host Ari Shapiro, and made her debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert performing sunday from Nashville’s newly opened National Museum of African American Music. Watch/share HERE.
Released this year via Amigo Records/Verve Forecast/Republic Records (stream/purchase here), in defense of my own happiness finds Oladokun forging her own path, sharing the unique perspective she’s gained from living in today’s world as a black, queer woman and first-generation child of Nigerian immigrants. Born in Arizona and now living in Nashville, her musical exploration began at age ten when she was inspired to learn guitar after seeing a video of Tracy Chapman—the first time she’d ever seen a black woman play the instrument.
Recently named one of the Best Albums of 2021 So Far by Rolling Stone and Variety, and one of Billboard’s Best Albums by LGBTQ Artists of 2021 So Far, in defense of my own happiness features special collaborations with Maren Morris (Bigger Man), Jensen McRae (wish you the best) and Penny & Sparrow (heaven from here) and continues to receive widespread critical praise.
Furthering her breakout year, Oladokun will tour throughout the fall including performances at Newport Folk Festival, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, and Austin City Limits as well as several dates supporting Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit and Dermot Kennedy.
Oladokun has continued to receive widespread attention in the past year, including recent performances of album track, breathe again, on NBC’s TODAY and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The song also received a key placement on NBC’s This Is Us, propelling the track to reach #3 on Shazam’s U.S. Top 200 while also charting globally. Additionally, Oladokun has been named a member of the inaugural #YouTubeBlack Voices Class of 2021, an NPR Music/Slingshot’s 2021 Artists to Watch, a Billboard LGBTQ Artist of the Month, Spotify’s RADAR US: Artists to Watch 2021, Amazon Music’s Artists to Watch 2021 and Vogue’s #1 New LGBTQ Artists to Listen to Now, and was recently highlighted as part of HULU’s Your Attention Please: The Concert, alongside 24kGoldn, Kiana Ledé, Lil Yachty, and Swae Lee. In addition to This Is Us, her music has been featured on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, ABC’s Station 19 and NBC’s America’s Got Talent. Oladokun also recently teamed up with the ever-popular life simulation game The Sims 4 as part of their first-ever in-game music event alongside Bebe Rexha and Glass Animals.
The trio debuted “When We Move,” the first single from Common’s upcoming album A Beautiful Revolution (Pt. 2), available September 10th. The track features Seun as a vocalist and saxophonist alongside Black Thought, cofounder and MC of The Tonight Show house band The Roots. A sequel to the 2020 release of A Beautiful Revolution (Pt. 1), Pt. 2 highlights talents such as multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Brittany Howard, singer PJ, guitarist and singer Marcus King, guitarist Isaiah Sharkey, and poet Morgan Parker.
Seun joined the studio performance at Rockefeller Plaza virtually from the New Afrika Shrine in Lagos, Nigeria, where he played live. Founded by Fela, the original Afrika Shrine was a club that served as a cultural gathering spot from its 1972 opening until his death in 1997. The Kuti family built the New Afrika Shrine in 2000, creating a newer and larger community hub in the same ethos as the Shrine.
Led by Fela’s daughter Yeni, The New Shrine features weekly performances from his son Femi and monthly performances from Seun alongside Egypt 80, his father’s former band that he now leads. It is also the host of Felabration, a weeklong music festival created in memory of Fela and held during his birthday annually. The 24/7 venue is a massive draw for visiting musicians, including Bootsy Collins, Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, Skepta, and Bono.
Merging the history of African jazz, soul, and funk music with the contemporary hip hop and rap scene, Seun and Common celebrate the longstanding influence of Black culture. While Pt. 1 was intended to “channel all of our pain and outrage into something productive, inspirational, and good,” said Common to Rolling Stone. “Pt. 2 was created with hope and inspiration in mind,” said his recent statement. “The spirit of the album was meant to emulate what a greater day would sound and feel like.”
“Jaguar Century: 100 Years of Automotive Excellence” by Giles Chapman
“Jaguar Century” is a lavishly illustrated large-format retrospective examining 100 years of Jaguar, one of the most acclaimed marques in automotive history. Established in 1922 by William Lyons and William Walmsley, the Swallow Sidecar Company transformed into one of the auto industry’s most revered car brands, synonymous with performance and luxury. “Jaguar Century” chronicles this company and its remarkable vehicles, from the 1935 Jaguar SS sporting saloon to today’s F-Type sports cars, F-PACE SUV, and X-Type sedans—filled with images, history, and in-depth analyses of the incredible cars Jaguar has created year after year.
Automotive historian Giles Chapman showcases how company visionaries developed the brand in the trying economic times leading up to World War II before resetting Jaguar during England’s bleak postwar years. “Jaguar Century” will make a great addition to any holiday gift list, just in time for the marque’s 100 anniversary next year.
Publishing September 28, 2021 by Motorbooks ∙ Hardcover, 224 pages ∙ $75.00 US, $99.00 CAN ISBN: 9780760368664
“DAMANHUR Social Alchemy, Magical Temples and the Superindividual” by Jeff Merrifield
What is Damanhur? It is an alternative way of life. A societal model for the betterment of humanity, an experiment in human consciousness. A collective of people devoted to the sustainability of communal living; an ecovillage and spiritual community based in Northern Italy. Founded by Falco Tarassaco in the mid-70s, Damanhur has grown from humble beginnings to become a prime mover in spiritual-artistic standing and research and the ecological protection of the planet.
In Jeff Merrifield’s book, he writes with reverence about this community that has fascinated him for over two decades. His book is an introduction to the intricacies, philosophies and structures of the seemingly closed-off Damanhur, the guide to the lessons of this community.
DAMANHUR Social Alchemy, Magical Temples and the Superindividual by JEFF MERRIFIELD (10th August; Watkins/Penguin Random House; £18.99/$29.95; 9781786783707
“Move Like Water × Be Fluid” is a stunning memoir documenting the author’s journey from a childhood in the Detroit’s subsidized, section 8 housing to a successful career in fashion and media. The arc of this remarkable passage twists and turns in surprising ways, ensuring readers will believe in the concept that this life truly is what you make it. The text will debut as an exclusive multi-volume installation within 360 MAGAZINE and marks the inception of the brand’s foray into publishing.
This provocative coming-of-age story explores the power of branding strategy, a technique the writer developed at an early age and carried with him throughout his lifetime. Lowery, from the time he was a young child, is able to comprehend that one’s innate, individual self is their greatest commodity in life. Through the highs and lows that inform his experience, he stays true to that ideal. Lowery puts forward a raw and compelling narrative of a child, and later a man, who repeatedly picks himself up, reimagines his life, and finds innovative ways to move forward.
Move Like Water x Be Fluid is available in PDF format on Blurb.
Signed copies of Vaughn’s memoir, Move Like Water × Be Fluid, are available in ourshop.
“Bodega Cat” by Louie Chin
Already a recipient of starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly and Kirkus Reviews, Louie Chin’s “Bodega Cat” has been selected by the Junior Library Guild as a Spring 2020 Gold Standard in the City Elementary category. Referred to as “the subscription box for the modern librarian,” the Junior Library Guild plays a pivotal role in stocking library inventories nationwide with the highest caliber of books for children. Of the thousands of applicants, only 3% receive this annual distinction and over 95% of JLG Gold Standard books go on to win other book awards. Congratulations to Louie Chin, and to editor Jordan Nielsen!
Born and raised in New York, Louie Chin is an illustrator who creates commercial and editorial content. He has always been an animal-lover, and there is one family pet in particular from which he drew inspiration for “Bodega Cat”: a spirited and feisty orange tabby cat named Simba. His favorite bodega order is coffee and an egg and sausage sandwich on a toasted roll. “Bodega Cat” is the first book that he both wrote and illustrated. He currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.
Animals & Cats / City & Town Life / People & Places, Hispanic & Latino Hardcover, 10.5 x 10.5 Inches, 32 Pages ISBN: 978-1-57687-932-0, $17.99 US/$23.99 CAN
“The Fragile Skin of the World” by Jean-Luc Nancy
The world is everything that passes between us – ourselves and everything that happens to us, everything that becomes of our contacts, our gazes, our movements; and through referrals from skin to skin, from the fleeting to the immemorial, you reach without even knowing it the entire actuality of the world: the act of its existence. This act is made up of works and disasters, splendors, horrors, and catastrophes. As long as it is ours, it is the act of an infinite emergence that is all the sense there is: a sense that incessantly goes from skin to skin and is itself never enveloped by anything.
The texts in this volume are all oriented by the concern for what is currently happening to us – we, late humanoids – when we arrive at an extremity of our history, whether this extremity should turn out to be a stage, a rupture, or quite simply a last breath.
Jean-Luc Nancy is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Université Marc Bloch in Strasbourg and teaches Political Philosophy and Media Aesthetics at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee.“The Fragile Skin of the World” will be published in November 2021.
“Passion for Practice with Musings From Music Masters” by Becky Chaffee
Becky’s new book for anyone playing an instrument, Passion For Practice With Musings From Music Masters, is an imaginative visual presentation expressing music practice concepts. Whether you take private lessons or you learned an instrument in grade school and need to take some lessons to get started again, this book will encourage you. The better you are, the more fun you’ll have. Regular practicing can be rough, but Ms. Chaffee’s book helps you to practice smarter, making it more of a fun challenge than rote practice.
Both an art book and a practice reference book, Passion For Practice With Musings From Music Masters contains personal practicing stories and suggestions from musicians around the world, including famous musicians, Grammy award-winning musicians, and principals of sections in major orchestras on all instruments. You might also enjoy her first book, Have Fun With Your Music to inspire young musicians to make practicing their own. Buy this book to inspire music practice or as a gift for a music teacher’s studio.
Becky Chaffee grew up in a musical household and raised two musical children. She has degrees in civil engineering from UC Berkeley and Cornell University. She enjoys playing flute for her music club. Through her music gifts company, Becky raises funds for music education and has distributed $1,000s to youth. Much of the artwork in her books is presented on note cards, prints and Tee shirts that sell in music stores and symphony gift shops such as the Brevard Music Center, Nashville and San Francisco Symphony Gift Shops, SW Strings, and so on.
TheFair Trade Handbook, Edited by Gavin Fridell, Zack Gross and Sean McHugh
Framed within the common goal of advancing trade justice and South-North solidarity, The Fair Trade Handbook presents a broad interpretation of fair trade and a wide-ranging dialogue between different viewpoints. Canadian researchers in particular have advanced a transformative vision of fair trade, rooted in the cooperative movement and arguing for a more central role for Southern farmers and workers. Contributors to this book look at the issues within global trade, and assess fair trade and how to make it more effective against the broader structures of the capitalist, colonialist, racist and patriarchal global economy. The debates and discussions are set within a critical development studies and critical political economy framework. However, this book will appeal to a wide range of readers, as it translates the key issues for a popular audience.
Dodge Viper by David Zatz
The story of Chrysler Corporation’s 1990s image-building V10-engined sportscar – now in eBook format! The Viper stunned Americans by showing that Dodge, known for tame cars and minivans, could make a brutal monster of a sports car. At Le Mans, Team Viper showed they could handle turns, too, winning its class at a fraction of the usual cost. This book covers the Viper from concept to rough rocket to world-class supercar.
This is not just a gushing tribute to the Dodge Viper, the author provides an objective view of the full story, using business, historical, and enthusiast perspectives. The book looks at the business case for each generation, the development stories and their outcomes, and describes some of the issues owners may have to watch out for, particularly in the early models.
Clairo’s critically acclaimed sophomore album Sling, released on July 16th via FADER Label/Republic Records, debuted at #1 on Billboard Alternative Albums Chart, #2 on Top Rock Albums Chart, and Top 20 on Top 200 Chart. This is the highest album charting debut for the 22-year-old American artist, songwriter, and producer. Listen to Slinghere.
Co-produced with Grammy® Award winning producer Jack Antonoff, Sling was recorded at Allaire Studios in Upstate New York and features 12-tracks including “Blouse,” which the 22-year-old performed live on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last month. Watch the breath-taking performance here.
In celebration of the widely adored record, Clairo recently announced her 2022 headlining North American tour dates, which are quickly selling out. Tickets are on sale now at here.
Praised for her diary-worthy stories earmarked by her devilishly sharp commentary and angelically intimate vocals. The singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer has quietly threaded these stories into the fabric of popular culture since she first surfaced as a phenomenon out of her dorm bedroom. Following the success of her 2018 debut, Diary 001 EP, Clairo unveiled her 2019 full-length debut album, Immunity (FADER Label). The now 22-year-old received critical acclaim from the likes of Billboard, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, NME, NPR, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, and many more. Beyond performing on TV shows like Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!, and most recently The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, she has notably sold out headline tours as well as joined the bills of Coachella and Lollapalooza. Her growing catalog includes the platinum-certified “Pretty Girl” and gold-certified “4Ever” and “Flaming Hot Cheetos,” in addition to “Are You Bored Yet?”—her platinum collaboration with Wallows. To date, she has amassed over 3 billion streams and counting. In 2021, she turns the page on the next chapter with her highly anticipated sophomore album, Sling—out everywhere now.
About Republic Records
A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Black Thought, Drake, Florence + the Machine, Greta Van Fleet, Hailee Steinfeld, Jack Johnson, James Blake, James Bay, Jessie J, John Mellencamp, Jonas Brothers, Julia Michaels, Kid Cudi, Lil Wayne, Lorde, Metro Boomin, NAV, Nicki Minaj, Of Monsters and Men, Pearl Jam, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings, Boominati Worldwide, Brushfire, Casablanca Records, Cash Money, Lava Records, XO, Young Money, among others. Republic also maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with Universal Music Latin Entertainment (J Balvin and Karol G). In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey), Sony Pictures (Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse) and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises. Extending further into the worlds of film, television, and content, Republic launched Federal Films in order to produce movies and series powered by the label’s catalog and artists. Its first production was the Jonas Brothers documentary Chasing Happiness for Amazon Prime Video.
The Underground, Chicago’s Most Iconic Nightclub Reopens July 16
The popular venue breaks fifteen months of COVID closure to usher in a new era for Chicago’s post-pandemic social scene into an unprecedented fifteenth year!
Fifteen years ago, The Underground Chicago was founded by pioneering entrepreneur Billy Dec and the Underground Family as a subterranean shelter to protect the city’s elevated nightlife and entertainment community. This space was created to preserve creative expression in music, cocktails, fashion, art and design. Its status is one of the most sought-after nightlife hotspots, with performances by John Mayer, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Common, Kanye West, Ludacris, and Nelly. The Underground Chicago has also hosted special appearances by Justin Bieber, Usher, LaBron James, David Beckham, Will.I.Am, Miley Cyrus, and countless others. The Underground Chicago’s presence as one of the most celebrated nightclubs in the nation has never wavered, with accolades ranging from the Chicago Tribune (“No. 1 Celebrity Spot”) and Cosmopolitan (“One of the Sexiest Places in the World”) to Victoria’s Secret (“Chicago’s Sexiest Bar/Nightclub”) and Entertainment Weekly (“Hottest Nightclub”). The Underground Chicago also received the Concierge Favorites Award in 2020 for being one of the top “Nightlife Destinations” in Chicago.
After a 15-month closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Underground’s reopening over the weekend of July 16-17 heralds the return of Chicago’s nightlife. “The COVID pandemic has wiped out many live music and nightclub venues across the country,” says Dec. “Historically, nightclubs have had a pivotal role in cultural evolution. The Underground family fought to stay alive and reopen because we see it as a major responsibility—it’s our duty to elevate our community platform so people can come together to celebrate music, fashion, dance, art and design. After an unprecedented and impactful run, we look forward to constantly elevating and innovating our industry and The Underground experience fueled with excitement, creativity, service and positive energy.”
Just as the country’s emergence from the influenza pandemic of 1918 brought about the Roaring Twenties, Dec and the Underground team are launching a secret new sister venue inspired by the Roaring 20’s called The Underground Cocktail Club. Set to open Lollapalooza weekend, the cocktail club will be housed in the same building as The Underground, but with a separate entrance. This new club will evoke an elevated feel of the 20s with an explosion of color and a heightened focus on cocktails and live performance with a 1920’s decorated stage over and behind the bar. Details will be announced in the coming weeks.
On Friday, July 16, The Underground Chicago will host dance tracks by DJ A-Trak. (DJ A-Trak was Kanye West’s original tour DJ, was named one of the 50 Most Important People in EDM by Rolling Stone and has been called the Global Ambassador of DJ Culture, appearing on the covers of Billboard and Complex magazines).
On Saturday, July 17 Select Model Management will host a Summer Soiree. Doors open at 10 PM. For Table Reservations, please visit HERE/Reservations.
Billy Dec is a two-time Emmy Award-winning TV personality, actor, attorney and serial entrepreneur. Dec is the Founder/CEO of celebrated businesses like Sunda New Asian Restaurants and Underground nightclub, as well as cutting-edge advertising agency COACT and HR firm HR Pro, both built on aggregating top independent talent in their respective industries. Dec can regularly be seen on NBC’s TODAY Show, acting in films and on TV shows like Criminal Minds and Empire, and hosting his own podcast “The Meal of Your Life!” He is hosting/producing a new documentary for PBS called Food Roots, which he recently shot in his mother’s 7,641 native islands of the Philippines. Dec is a Chicago-Kent College of Law and Harvard Business School alum. He was a presidential appointee for five years, serving on the White House Advisory Commission on Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders, and the White House Bullying Prevention Task Force. Dec has served on many local committees, boards and commissions to serve the community, and recently donated and distributed more than 5,000 meals to individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more HERE.
Vevo, the world’s leading music video network, announces the release of Billie Eilish’s Official Live Performance of “Your Power” off her forthcoming album, Happier Than Ever via Darkroom/Interscope Records. Vevo’s Official Live Performances are the result of close creative collaboration with artists and their teams, resulting in a series of very special exclusive performances.
“All of us at Vevo have been huge fans of Billie for years and love working with her. We got to collaborate with her so closely on these Official Live Performances evident in how much they blend with her aesthetic and the creative sound of this new material.” says JP Evangelista, Vevo’s SVP of Content, Programming & Marketing, “Billie is always so involved in the vision of her music videos, and her detailed input is a huge part of what makes these performances special. It’s been such a pleasure watching her blossom into the superstar that she is today, from her first music videos, to very intimate fan shows, Billie is truly one of a kind. We look forward to more successful future collaborations”
Billie worked closely with Vevo’s team to create a performance that was rooted in simplicity, allowing the music to speak for itself. Shot on 35mm film, the duo is surrounded by burnt orange velvet curtains, bringing a retro, 1950’s feel to the space. Billie’s delicate vocals quickly fill the cozy room, telling a story that keeps viewers riveted without so much as one special effect.
‘HAPPIER THAN EVER’ DEBUTS AT #1 IN THE U.S. [DARKROOM / INTERSCOPE RECORDS]
#1 IN CANADA, UNITED KINGDOM, AUSTRALIA, GERMANY, FRANCE, ITALY, BELGIUM, AUSTRIA, DENMARK, NETHERLANDS, NORWAY, SWITZERLAND, IRELAND AND NEW ZEALAND.
“Secures her status as a generational great.” – NME
“Some of the most dynamic, emotionally complex and brilliantly produced music of her career thus far.” – Paste
“Happier Than Ever climbs down from the gilded world of fame to offer a candid report from the coming-of-age trenches, where the past is embarrassing, the future feels excruciatingly distant, and the present is simply exhausting. Eilish doesn’t pretend to have it all figured out.” – Pitchfork
“A mature, deeply personal album.” – The Ringer
“A thoughtful, confident statement of intent.” – SLANT
“A joyous experience.” – VARIETY
“Eilish is best in the shadows, exploring our messiest impulses.” –Associated Press
“She is owning her body, and the lust and rage and pain and the rational and the irrational pangs that come with it.” – Vulture
“It’s the unwavering vulnerability of Eilish’s songwriting that makes Happier Than Ever most impressive.” – SPIN
“Her candidly politicized reads on misogyny are powerful, especially from a 19-year-old who has to do her learning in public, making art out of trauma she has every right to keep to herself.” – Rolling Stone Magazine
“Billie Eilish proves all she needs is herself on the stunning left turn, ‘Happier Than Ever’ – Uproxx
“Each song shines in its own way.” – USA Today
An album that, like its predecessor, sets itself apart from the sonics most contemporary pop stars favor.” – Vulture
“A smart, ambitious record that never stops interrogating itself.” – AV Club
“It’s rare that the most famous musicians are also the ones taking the most risks and writing some of the best music around, but Billie Eilish is one of those musicians.” Brooklyn Vegan
“‘Happier Than Ever’ Is a Rebellion, a Wink—and a Demand for Respect” – Daily Beast
“[The] superstar continues to break pop’s status quo.” – Grammy.com
“Eilish is clearly not interested in simply replicating the formula that made her debut album such a world-conquering smash — and the emotional turmoil chronicled in these post-fame songs perhaps suggest why. We’ve seen her in a crown, but in its most antagonistic moments, “Happier” feels like an abdication.” – TheNew York Times
“Excellent.” – Washington Post
Billie Eilish‘s sophomore album ‘Happier Than Ever’ has officially debuted at Number 1 on the Billboard 200 in the U.S., as well as in Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. ‘Happier Than Ever’ also now officially holds the record for highest vinyl sales upon release over the last 30 years. This is her second Number 1 album in the U.S. and in multiple countries around the world.
Fans and critics across the globe have praised Eilish, applauding her unflinching defiance and unwavering artistic approach, as she continues to rule the pop landscape instead of pandering to it. The 16-track full-length proves to be another welcomed triumph for popular music. A combination of non-fiction and fantasy, Eilish steps out into the limelight as one of the most treasured, talented and intricate songwriters of her generation. Weaving razor-sharp wit, everyday observations, secrets and escapades, all-the-while exploring what it is to be a complex human being, navigating the modern world. Listeners are left enchanted and captivated by this new chapter, as she delivers her rawest, most confessionary work to date.
The album’s essence, artwork and color palette was inspired by some of her all-time favorite recording artists Julie London, Frank Sinatra and Peggy Lee, and the 1950’s and 60’s “golden era’ they once reigned. Produced by her brother FINNEAS at his home studio in Los Angeles, ‘Happier Than Ever’ solidifies Billie Eilish once again, as one of the most crucial pop artists of our time. Listen to ‘Happier Than Ever’ HERE.
In other news, seven-time GRAMMY® Award-winning Billie Eilish will make her Disney+ debut with “Happier than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles,” a cinematic concert experience, premiering globally on Friday, September 3. Fresh off the heels of her brand-new album, “Happier than Ever,” the Disney+ original will feature an intimate performance of every song in the album’s sequential order – for the first and only time – from the stage of the legendary Hollywood Bowl.
Directed by Robert Rodriguez and Oscar-winner Patrick Osborne the special will also include animated elements, taking viewers on a dreamlike journey through Billie’s hometown of Los Angeles and its most iconic backdrops. “Happier than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles” features FINNEAS, the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, the Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, and world renowned Brazilian guitarist, Romero Lubambo, with Orchestra Arrangements by David Campbell. “Happier than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles” was produced by Interscope Films and Darkroom Productions, in associate with Nexus Studios and Aron Levine Productions, with Kerry Asmussen as the Live Concert Director and Pablo Berron as Director of Photography.
Starting February 3 in New Orleans, Billie Eilish’s sold-out HAPPIER THAN EVER, THE WORLD TOUR commences. The arena run will be making 32 stops across North America, before heading over the Atlantic for an 18-date arena tour through Europe and the United Kingdom, starting June 3. For merchandise and more details go to Eilish’s website.
Tonight, Billie Eilish will be performing and talking on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
‘Happier Than Ever’ the album is out everywhere now.
03/19 – Ball Arena (formerly Pepsi Center) – Denver, CO
03/21 – Vivint Arena – Salt Lake City, UT
03/24 – Rogers Arena – Vancouver, BC
03/25 – Climate Pledge Arena – Seattle, WA
03/29 – Chase Center – San Francisco – CA
03/30 – Golden 1 Center – Sacramento, CA
04/01 – T-Mobile Arena – Las Vegas, NV
04/02 – Gila River Arena – Glendale, AZ
04/06 – The Forum – Los Angeles, CA
04/08 – The Forum – Los Angeles, CA
04/09 – The Forum – Los Angeles, CA
2022 EU/UK TOUR DATES – SOLD OUT
June 3 – SSE Arena – Belfast, UK=
June 4 – 3Arena – Dublin, IE
June 5 – 3Arena – Dublin, IE
June 7 – AO Arena – Manchester, UK
June 8 – AO Arena – Manchester, UK
June 10 – The O2 – London, UK
June 11 – The O2 – London, UK
June 12 – The O2 – London, UK
June 14 – The SSE Hydro – Glasgow, UK
June 15 – Utilita Arena – Birmingham, UK
June 16 – The O2 – London, UK
June 18 – Ziggo Dome – Amsterdam, NL
June 19 – Festhalle – Frankfurt, DE
June 21 – Lanxess Arena – Cologne, DE
June 22 – Accor Arena – Paris, FR
June 25 – The O2 – London, UK
June 28 – Sportpaleis – Antwerp, BE
June 30 – Mercedes-Benz Arena – Berlin, DE
July 2 – Hallenstadion – Zurich, CH
*Members of the Verizon customer loyalty program, Verizon Up, will receive access to US dates on this tour.
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About Billie Eilish
With the release of her highly anticipated sophomore album ‘Happier Than Ever,’ the 19-year-old Los Angeles native remains one of the biggest stars to emerge in the 21st century. Since the release of her debut single “ocean eyes” in 2015, Eilish continues to shatter the ceiling of music with her genre-defying sound. Fast forward from her humble breakout, her album WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in the U.S as well as 17 additional countries around the world upon release in 2019, and was the most streamed album of that year. WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? was written, produced and recorded entirely by Billie Eilish and brother FINNEAS in their childhood home of Los Angeles. Billie Eilish went on to make history as the youngest artist to receive nominations and win in all the major categories at the 62nd GRAMMY® Awards, receiving an award for Best New Artist, Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Vocal Album. Billie Eilish is also the youngest artist to write and record an official James Bond theme song, ‘No Time To Die.’ Most recently, Billie Eilish was nominated for four additional awards at the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards in 2021, and took home both Record of the Year for ‘everything i wanted,’ and Best Song Written For Visual Media for ‘No Time To Die.’ Billie Eilish’s latest album ‘Happier Than Ever’ was written by Billie and her brother FINNEAS, who also produced the album.
KEVIN HART AND JASON BIGGS LEAD E!’S HILARIOUS NIGHT OF FUN AND GAMES BEGINNING TUESDAY, AUGUST 31
Beginning at 10pm ET/PT, Season Two of Celebrity Game Face, Hosted and Executive Produced By Kevin Hart, Returns with Wilder Games and More Hysterical Moments
Immediately Following at 11pm ET/PT, New Series Jason Biggs’ Cash At Your Door Takes Over the Neighborhood with Outlandish Trivia and Cash Prizes
E! invites viewers to a fun, entertaining game night filled with competitive challenges, trivia and laugh-out-loud moments beginning Tuesday, August 31. Kicking off the night at 10pm ET/PT is the season two return of Celebrity Game Face executive produced and hosted by Kevin Hart and HartBeat Productions. Then, at 11pm ET/PT, the series premiere of Jason Biggs’ Cash At Your Door executive produced and hosted by Jason Biggs, where he surprises unsuspecting families for a chance to win a major cash prize from the comfort of their own living room.
Celebrity Game Face Season Two logline:
Celebrity Game Face returns with new celebrity contestants and crazier games, as they go head-to-head with the hopes of winning the Hart of Champion trophy and awarded money for their charity of choice. Each team will compete in at-home games such as Pardon My Pecker where teammates must pop the most balloons with a chicken beak, Cookie Face where players place a cookie on their forehead and twist their face to the cookie in their mouth and Blow Hard where players blow out massive candles wearing a mouth stretcher.
Celebrity pairings this season include: Aasif Mandvi & Shaifali Puri, Chrissy Metz & Bradely Collins, D’Arcy & Jason Carden, Desus & Mero, Fortune Feimster & Jax, Gronk & Camille, Jason Biggs & Jenny Mollen, Kenan Thompson & Chris Redd, Ludacris & Eudoxie, Nelly & Shantel Jackson, Susan Kelechi Watson & Napiera Groves, T-Pain & Vanessa Fraction and more!
Catch up on the entire first season of Celebrity Game Face on Peacock beginning August 1.
Jason Biggs’ Cash At Your Door logline:
From the producers of the hit format Cash Cab (Lion Television USA), actor and comedian Jason Biggs is the host of the new game show, Jason Biggs’ Cash At Your Door, where Biggs unexpectedly shows up at the front door of everyday people who believe they’re on a show highlighting their homes. Instead, families will be put to the test and work together through three rounds of wide-ranging trivia, for a chance to win $25,000. With the help of a few celebrity guests including former baseball great CC Sabathia, and Bravo stars Dolores Catania and Ryan Serhant, Biggs will make sure his knock is worth answering!
Celebrity Game Face is produced by Critical Content and HartBeat Productions with Kevin Hart, Jenny Daly, Tom Forman, Jon Beyer, Bryan Smiley, Mike Stein, Michael Canter and Jeff Krask serving as Executive Producers.
Jason Biggs’ Cash at Your Door is produced by Lion Television USA with Jason Biggs, Allison Corn, Tony Tackaberry, Stan Hsue and Adam Dolgins serving as executive producers, with the format by Ami Amir. The format was created by Matar and is distributed by All3Media.
About E! Entertainment
E! is the only global, multi-latform brand for all things pop culture, and airs some of the most sought-after reality series on TV, including The Bradshaw Bunch, Botched and E! True Hollywood Story, Celebrity Game Face and new series We Got Love: Teyana and Iman.E! News is the leading multi-platform publisher delivering breaking entertainment news and pop culture coverage 24/7 across E!’s website and all digital and social media. The brand’s programming slate includes Daily Pop, Nightly Pop and digital shows: E! News’ The Rundown and BingE! Club on Snapchat. Live from E! keeps fans connected to their favorite stars on pop culture’s biggest nights and the E! People’s Choice Awards celebrates the best in pop culture and is the only award show for the people, by the people. E! is part of the NBCUniversal Television and Streaming portfolio, which includes NBCU’s broadcast, cable and streaming platforms: NBC, Bravo, E!, Oxygen, SYFY, Universal Kids, USA Network and Peacock. For more information, visit their website.
About Critical Content
Critical Content is a leading global independent content studio. Launched in October of 2015, the company focuses on unscripted and scripted programming for broadcast, cable and digital platforms. Critical Content currently has more than 50 projects in production for more than 30 different networks. Recent series include Catfish (MTV), Get Organized (Netflix), World’s Greatest Vacation Rentals (Netflix), Black Woman OWN the Conversation (OWN), Ginny & Georgia (Netflix) Very Cavallari (E!) Celebrity Game Face (E!), The Blended Bunch (TLC), Extreme Unboxing (A&E), The Great Food Truck Race (Food Network), Disney’s Fairytale Weddings (Freeform), Racing Wives (CMT), HOME FREE (FOX), American Spring Live (PBS), Portals To Hell (Travel), Hanging With The Hendersons (Animal Plant), StartUp (Crackle, Amazon), and Limitless (CBS).
About HartBeat Productions
Founded by Kevin Hart, HartBeat Productions is multi-platform production company creating unique content for worldwide audiences. With a focus in Feature Films, Television and Digital Content, HartBeat aims to provide content from culturally diverse storytellers that resonate on a global scale. HartBeat has a first-look production deal with Netflix, together the two companies will produce feature films. HartBeat’s most recent feature film Fatherhood, which premiered on Netflix in June has been viewed by more than 61 million accounts worldwide making it one of Netflix’s most successful original dramatic movies on the platform. Additionally, HBP partnered with Motor Trend to create and produce Kevin Hart’s Muscle Car Crew, which is currently available to stream on the Motor Trend app. In 2021 HBP also produced the critically acclaimed Showtime documentary The One and Only Dick Gregory which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. In 2020 HBP produced Kevin Hart’s standup special Zero F**ks Given which was Netflix’s most watched comedy special of the year with over 20 million views. HartBeat’s first feature film Night School had the highest grossing opening weekend for a comedy in 2018. Other projects include Dave, which was FXX’s most watched comedy ever and currently on air in second season. Other credits include London Hughes comedy special Catch a D**k, Celebrity Game Face on E! The Next Level and Hart of the City on Comedy Central. HartBeat currently has numerous Film and Television projects in various stages of development.
About Lion Television USA
Based in New York, Lion Television USA is headed by Allison Corn and Stan Hsue and has produced programming for Bravo, Discovery Channel, Investigation Discovery, PBS, History, A&E, Smithsonian, E!, Cooking Channel, MSNBC, CBS, HBO, VH1, MTV, Fox, History, and National Geographic, among others. Recently, the company rebooted their global hit Cash Cab on Bravo, as well as premiered Where Murder Lies and The Murder List on discovery+, Crimes Gone Viral on Investigation Discovery and the documentary film Just One Man for Smithsonian Channel.
Among the company’s many credits include Diabolical, The Deadliest Decade, The Lies that Bind, Grave Mysteries, Hometown Homicide, Six Degrees of Murder, Dead on Arrival, Follow Your Past, Sexy Beasts, Deadly Devotion, Money From Strangers, Junk Food Flip, Restaurant Redemption, History Detectives, MegaDrive, Easy Chinese, America Revealed, How Dogs Got Their Shapes, Puppies v. the World, Rebuilding the World Trade Center and many more.
Critically acclaimed band WALK THE MOON return today with an exciting drop of three new songs. First single “Can You Handle My Love??” which was a collaboration between WTM, Tommy English (BORNS, Kacey Musgraves, Andrew McMahon) and K.Flay and produced by Tommy English and Mike Crossey comes alongside a colorful and dynamic music video which was shot in Los Angeles last month. You can listen to the new single HERE. You can watch the accompanying music video HERE.
Tonight, the band will be performing “Can You Handle My Love??” on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers.
Alongside “Can You Handle My Love??” comes new tracks “Giants” and “I’m Good” rounding out the first new taste of WALK THE MOON music in over a year. You can stream the band’s other new releases HERE. The band has been in the studio, working remotely in many cases, finishing up their highly anticipated fourth studio album titled HEIGHTS which will be released this fall 2021. With the band members separated from each other and from their producers, they often collaborated virtually, building this new body of work in a way they never have before.
“‘Can You Handle My Love??’ is a song about how trying to be perfect is totally ridiculous. Whoever hears these songs, I want them to be reminded of what they love about life.” —Nicholas Petricca, Lead Singer
WALK THE MOON will be hitting the road this fall on their “Dream Plane” tour which kicks off September 20th, 2021 in Tampa, FL. Tickets will be on sale to the public on Friday, July 16th at 10am local time. To purchase tickets go HERE.
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