Posts tagged with "recording artist"

Khalid- Know Your Worth

Multi-platinum global superstar Khalid drops the music video for “Know Your Worth.” The video premiered on MTVU, MTV Live and MTV Biggest Pop.

The video is directed by Daniel Russel. Watch HERE.

“Know Your Worth” (Khalid x Disclosure ) was released earlier this year via Right Hand Music Group / RCA Records and has amassed over 78M streams globally.

Check out Khalid performing it on The Ellen DeGeneres Show HERE.

*Photo Credit: ro.lexx

DEF JAM × BLENDA

LISTEN HERE 
 
About Blenda:

Artist BLENDA, born Blenda Shimba Kabondo was raised in Sweden in a small Stockholm suburb, raised by her two Congolese parents. With her father being guitarist in their local church, BLENDA was early introduced to music and has since then studied jazz and has her roots in traditional gospel. BLENDA decided early in 2018 to take a break from music to go deeper and find her authority as a woman. Her faith in God and her feminist ideals and strong Congolese roots has created a new raw sound. She experiments with synthetic harmonies and melodies from Congo mixed up with a progressive touch of Pop, RnB, and tribe. 

In 2019 BLENDA was flown out to New York, being the first time overseas she ended up signing a record deal with legendary record label Star Trak Entertainment and Def Jam Recordings and which makes her one of the few Swedish artists to sign an american record deal and will mark her new journey on international water. 

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GASHI – Cabin Fever

“The whole world is stuck inside right now or doing what they can to keep others healthy and safe.  I just wanted to share some of my art to help everybody get through this very surreal time period. Stay inside if you can, be safe and I can’t wait to see you all once we get through this.” – GASHI

Cabin Fever Track List

1. Greatness

2. Never Forget

About GASHI

Born in Libya, GASHI spent much of his young life as a refugee, moving from country to country.  His family eventually settled in Brooklyn, NY, where he was introduced to music at a very young age.  GASHI absorbed a melting pot of musical influences throughout his youth, resulting in the formation of his own unique sonic palette that blends together different genres of music.  His dynamic sound has allowed GASHI to collaborate with a wide range of talents ranging from Chris Brown to Travis Scott.  He released his self-titled debut album last fall which has over 420 million streams combined worldwide.  GASHI is currently putting the finishing touches on his sophomore album set to come later this year.

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Arlissa – Healing

Arlissa, the London-bred singer-songwriter who last year ignited major buzz with a string of critically acclaimed singles, returns with “Healing,” available today via Def Jam Recordings. “Healing” is the newest advance track from Arlissa’s hotly anticipated debut album set to arrive in 2020.  “Healing,” co-written by Ryan Williamson and Kameron Alexander, was produced by Rykeyz.

The music video for “Healing,” also out today, “was super inspired by Ayahuasca,” said Arlissa. “It’s something I’ve always wanted to do. It really helps you face your demons and raise your vibration. So with that in mind, the video is all about breaking free from all that binds you; It’s about growth, and rebirth; shedding your skin and becoming the person you were always meant to be.”

Arlissa’s defiant 2019 anthem “We Won’t Move” was included as one of two original compositions on the Def Jam soundtrack for The Hate U Give, the celebrated film adaptation of the Angie Thomas book. The song garnered early buzz when Arlissa debuted it at the movie’s Toronto Film Festival premiere, followed by performances on ABC’s Good Morning America, and Wendy Williams. Arlissa went on to feature on the Ariana Grande helmed soundtrack for last year’s Charlie’s Angels and pen R3HAB and Zayn’s hit song “Flames.”
 
Arlissa had been piling up a string of independent hits when Brit DJ/producer Jonas Blue’s electronic remix of “Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie” broke through in early 2018.  She debuted the acoustic version of “Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie” on NBC’s Today Show, as Elvis Duran’s Artist of the Month. The performance sent the song into viral overdrive, virtually tripling the worldwide streams and views of the original.    

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LECRAE – Set Me Free

Grammy-Award winning artist, best-selling author, entrepreneur and social activist LECRAE released his new single “Set Me Free” today via Columbia Records/Reach Records. “Set Me Free” featuring Def Jam recording artist, singer, and rapper, YK Osiris (“Worth It,” “Valentine”), produced by GAWVI is the first song to drop from Lecrae’s upcoming album to be released later this year.  
 
“As I went through my own restoration process, I realized there were things that had held me down, keeping me from being all that God had created me to me. My prayer is that we’re all set from shackles like negative thoughts that keep us from experiencing true freedom!”
 
Along with the song, Lecrae also released the official video featuring YK directed by Bobby Hanaford. Click here to watch the video.
 
“Set Me Free” is available everywhere now. Click here to stream/purchase.

Read Lecrae’s open letter amid the coronavirus outbreak on Billboard here.

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Nothing But Thieves

Nothing But Thieves have released their bold brand new single Is Everybody Going Crazy? along with the lyric video via Sony Music UK/RCA Records. Watch HERE.
 
Is Everybody Going Crazy? is the band’s first new music since their 2018 EP What Did You Think When You Made Me This Way and their 2017 acclaimed album Broken Machine, which charted at #2 in the UK album chart.
 
Produced by Mike Crossey (The 1975, Arctic Monkeys and Wolf Alice), it is a fresh sound for the band that delivers in spades. Opening with a gritty rock riff, the track launches into lead singer Conor’s triumphantly versatile and intensely euphoric vocal, which builds into a frenzied dark pop chorus that is as at home on the dancefloor as it is filling stadiums. Lyrically it discusses a fractured, barely recognisable civilisation and desire for escapism.
 
The band say, “There is a quiet sadness about the verses. The character in the song doesn’t understand the world around themselves or relate to the people in it. What they once thought were the principles or morals they were meant to follow no longer seem to apply.  Others seem to revel in the lunacy. In a place like that, it makes you realise that you need something to hang onto, like an anchor. There are a few elements of escapism throughout the song, whether it is through another person, stealing a moment to switch off or changing their mentality.”
 
The past few years have been quite a ride for Nothing But Thieves. Amassing over 700,000 album sales and 750million streams so far, they have built up a loyal and wide following for their impactful alt rock sound, cementing themselves as one of the best current rock bands in the world. Selling 150,000 tickets on their last album campaign, which included their biggest UK headline tour to date and a sold-out show at London’s Alexandra Palace, and selling out their entire worldwide Broken Machine headline tour, their success has been global.
 
The band have performed on US TV shows such as James Corden and Jimmy Kimmel, after their debut became the bestselling debut from a UK rock band in the US in 2015 and played packed out international shows from Poland to Amsterdam, where they headlined an arena to 6,000 fans. After intimately debuting new songs at Tufnell Park Dome recently for a BRITs/War Child gig, they will be touring internationally this spring, including a show to 6,500 people at Moscow Adrenaline Stadium at the end of March. 
 
Nothing But Thieves are Conor Mason (vocals, guitars), Joe Langridge-Brown (guitars), Dominic Craik (guitars, keyboard), Philip Blake (bass guitar) and James Price (drums).

*Photo Credit: Jack Bridgeland

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Rod Wave – Pray 4 Love

Rapper-singer Rod Wave (Alamo/Geffen Records) has just released the title single from his forthcoming second studio album, Pray 4 Love. Combining all the elements of a classic hip hop track, Rod Wave’s wordplay and intensity shines across the nostalgic beat, produced by Tre Gilliam (Kevin Gates/Quando Rondo).

The 20-year-old Florida native continues to garner a steady following, with fans noting the lure of his authenticity and unique delivery. Earlier this month, Rod Wave’s visibility soared with the Lyrical Lemonade debut of his video for “Thief in the Night.” The black and white Cole Bennett-directed visual, has exceeded 7.5MM views on YouTube to date. Both tracks are slated to appear on the official album, due April 3rd.

You can listen to “Pray 4 Love” HERE

In 2018, Rod Wave started laying the framework for his sound through a series of mixtapes, including the Hunger Games trilogy and PTSD. By mid-2019, he was prepared to release his debut studio album, Ghetto Gospel, which peaked at #10 on the Billboard 200. The record produced the platinum single, “Heart on Ice” and received coverage on PitchforkCreative Loafing, XXL and more.

Rod Wave recently announced the postponement of his sold out 22-stop Ghetto Gospel tour due to the current global pandemic. In the interim, he is gearing up for the release of Pray 4 Love

Rod Wave’s “Pray 4 Love” eSingle

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Queen Naija – Butterflies Pt. 2

Preserving unprecedented momentum from a breakthrough 2019, platinum-certified R&B singer and songwriter Queen Naija officially shares her new single “Butterflies Pt. 2” today. Get it HERE via Capitol Music Group. It stands out as the sequel to her recently platinum-certified 2018 single “Butterflies.”

Earlier this week, she teased out the track on YouTube with a “Memory Video.” View it HERE. The clip impressively neared 1 million views in less three days. It intercuts intimate real-life moments between Queen Naija and her boyfriend Clarence White. Cycling through actual Facetime chats and iPhone video, it seamlessly reflects the vulnerability of the track itself. Over acoustic guitar-laced minimal production by Rice N’ Peas [Kiana Ledé, Bazzi], emotion shines through the verses as she confesses, “I still get butterflies.”

“Butterflies Pt. 2” sets the stage for an even bigger 2020 as she readies her anxiously awaited full-length debut album for release very soon.

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Sam Smith – To Die For

Sam Smith debuts an acoustic version of their latest single, “To Die For,” along with an ambient visual, available to watch HERE. Download/stream the acoustic version HERE. 

Filmed and recorded live in Los Angeles, this version sees the single stripped down to a piano and cello, with Smith’s vocals front and center in a sentimental performance reminiscent of their earliest releases.

The original version was released on Valentine’s day alongside the profound Grant Singer- directed video and the announcement of Smith’s long-awaited third album, To Die For, out May 1 on Capitol Records. 
Opening with a sample from the 2001 cult film Donnie Darko, the new track pairs soaring strings and evocative piano with Smith’s distinctive vocals and the plaintive confession, “I just want somebody to die for.” The global superstar recorded the song with Jimmy Napes and Stargate, who also collaborated with Smith on 2017’s “Too Good At Goodbyes,” now certified 4x Platinum in the U.S. Listen to “To Die For” HERE. 

Smith recently unveiled a behind the scenes clip of the making of their official video for the title track. Watch it HERE.

Since the release of their 2014 debut album, In The Lonely Hour, Sam Smith has sold over 25 million adjusted albums worldwide. They have won four GRAMMY Awards®, an Oscar, a Golden Globe and three BRIT Awards. Smith’s sophomore album, The Thrill Of It All, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in 2017 and also topped the charts in the U.K, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands and Belgium. Awarded four stars by Rolling Stone, the album included the hit single “Too Good At Goodbyes,” which recently became Smith’s second song to receive over a billion streams on Spotify, after “Stay With Me.” Smith’s 2019 collaboration with Normani, “Dancing with a Stranger,” sold more than 10 million units and racked up over two billion streams worldwide. A No. 1 airplay hit in the U.S. & U.K., the song achieved Platinum status in 19 countries, including the U.S., where it is certified 2x Platinum. Smith’s follow up single, “How Do You Sleep?” amassed over 600 million streams worldwide.