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Internet Money – Lemonade

Platinum Selling “Lemonade” is #6 on Billboard Hot 100 & With Over 545 Million Global Streams

Following the release of their debut album B4 The Storm and the global success “Lemonade”, Internet Money returns once more with a new remix of “Lemonade” featuring 6x Platinum-selling Reggaetón artist Anuel AA. With 18M+ streams in Spanish-speaking territories alone, the new remix arrives in celebration of the single’s success both in the U.S. and around the world.

The original version of “Lemonade,” featuring NAV, Gunna, and Don Toliver, was released on August 14 alongside a Cole Bennett-directed music video. Certified platinum last month, the song has accumulated over 341M Spotify streams. Produced by hitmakers Taz Taylor, Nick Mira, Pharaoh Vice and E-Trou, “Lemonade” is a laid-back jam, that sees the emcees delivering creative flexes with breezy melodies atop gently plucked guitars, played by Alec Wigdahl. The song is currently #6 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart and #6 on their Global 200 chart.

Put together over a two-week period during quarantine at the Internet Money headquarters in LA, B4 The Storm features contributions from Future, Kevin Gates, and Swae Lee, as well as artists that Internet Money has built with from the beginning, like Juice WRLD, Trippie Redd, and Lil Skies. B4 The Storm celebrates what Internet Money had accomplished in such a short time and showcases the tireless work ethic of a dynamic group with their eyes set on the future.

Starting as a type-beat factory and growing into a global powerhouse, Taz Taylor and Internet Money have earned 3 Grammy nominations, 58 platinum plaques, 33 gold, and 14 Billboard #1 hits since 2018. The collective is behind some of the biggest rap and R&B hits of the past few years, including Juice WRLD’s “Lucid Dreams” (1.3 billion Spotify streams), Trevor Daniel’s “Falling” (#1 Billboard Mainstream Pop, 37 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 with #17 peak), Lil Tecca’s “Ransom” (700 million Spotify streams, #4 Hot 100), and XXXTentacion’s “Fuck Love” ft. Trippie Redd (the most-played song in SoundCloud history). With B4 The Storm, Taz Taylor and Internet Money set out to confirm their status as the music industry’s most powerful hitmaking collective.

Buy/Stream “Lemonade” Remix with Anuel AA HERE

B4 THE STORM TRACKLIST:
1. Message ft. TyFontaine
2. Really Redd ft. Trippie Redd, Lil Keed, & Young Nudy
3. Lost Me ft. Iann Dior, Lil Mosey & Lil Skies
4. Right Now ft. Cochise & TyFontaine
5. Familiar ft. TheHxliday
6. J-Lo ft. Lil Tecca
7. Thrusting ft. Swae Lee & Future
8. Speak ft. The Kid Laroi
9. Blastoff ft. Juice WRLD & Trippie Redd
10. Take It Slow ft. 24kGoldn & TyFontaine
11. Somebody ft. Lil Tecca & A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie
12. Giddy Up ft. Wiz Khalifa & 24KGoldn
13. Block ft. Trippie Redd & StaySolidRocky
14. Devastated ft. Lil Spirit
15. Let You Down ft. TyFontaine & TheHxliday
16. No Option ft. Kevin Gates
17. Lemonade ft. Don Toliver, Gunna & NAV

THE BACKGROUND:

Internet Money:
Internet Money was born out of necessity, a hybrid company that has filled in the gaps between the rap industry, the producer community, and the online marketplace. Disillusioned with the industry, and the way he saw rap producers being taken advantage of, Taz Taylor formed the collective in 2016 as a way to share the knowledge he’d gained from years spent selling his “type beats” online and navigating the internet’s ever-growing impact on the production landscape.

Four years in, Internet Money has expanded as a collective, including Grammy-nominated producers like Nick Mira and JR Hitmaker, and produced for Drake, Trippie Redd, Juice WRLD, and many more. “When you’re in Internet Money, you get the same opportunities that I do, you’re gonna be working with the same artists that I’m working with, and getting credits with them,” Taylor says. “Instead of working with a bunch of people we don’t know, we just have our own network that’s one big family.” Following their success breaking major artists like Trevor Daniel, and co-producing his multi-platinum hit “Falling,” Taylor and Internet Money partnered with Elliot Grange’s 10K Projects in 2019 to launch their own label.

Taz Taylor:
Taz Taylor has never cared about fame or clout. To hear the multi-platinum producer and Internet Money founder tell it, everything he’s done — from turning his online production hustle selling “type beats” into a $500,000 per year business to forming his own label — has been born out of necessity and guided by intuition. “I’ve been so tunnel vision during the last five years to make sure I got to this point,” he says. “It was just like, Let’s keep building.”

Though the 27-year-old has only been in the industry for a few years, his accomplishments in that time have come at a staggering pace, notching, by his estimation, over 500 placements and around 200 gold and platinum plaques between himself and the other producers on his Internet Money team. As their leader, Taylor has quickly become a new sort of rap mogul, one who’s built his steadily growing empire from a deep knowledge of the way’s music moves online, and he’s done it all from the humblest of beginnings.

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Carmen DeLeon releases new single X video – Juegas

Carmen DeLeon is joined by acclaimed Colombian artist FEID on her new single, “Juegas,” a playful, romantic ode to the start of a new relationship.

View “Juegas” Official Video HERE

Paired with a pop-infused beat, the song’s lyrics evoke the “butterflies in the stomach” deeling that are a hallmark of infatuation. Listen to “Juegas,” which was released today by Capitol Music Group and Universal Music Latin Entertainment, HERE.

Earlier this month, FEID received TWO 2020 LATIN GRAMMY nominations for BEST REGGAETON PERFORMANCE and BEST URBAN MUSIC ALBUM, both recognizing the success of his collaboration with Justin Quiles on PORFA and his breakthrough album, FERXXO (VOL. 1: M.O.R.).

“Juegas” is the follow-up to “Volver,” the summer 2020 single that launched Carmen DeLeon’s career. She and FEID wrote the new song with Maxium, Mista Bombo, Leon Yamil and Jonathan Tobas. It was produced by Maxium, Mista Bombo and Leon Yamil.

“Juegas” is as authentic as it comes, especially when DeLeon describes what she draws inspiration from and how she puts pen to paper.

Carmen DeLeon says, “I wrote “Juegas” one night in Miami around one a.m. with one of my best friends. I wanted to write a love song that focused on the need to give and receive in a relationship. To me, that’s the best part of living life with a partner. I hope that people feel inspired when they hear this song and understand the importance of giving and receiving.”

Directed and produced by Gian Rivera (aka “Death of Gian”), who helmed Feid‘a video for “PORFA (Remix),” the official video for “Juegas” was shot in Miami and is infused with the kind of energy and enthusiasm that is characteristic of DeLeon’s style and artistic sensibility. Much like the theme of reciprocity that DeLeon highlights, the song’s combination of vibrant beat, melody and lyrics remind listeners that music is the ultimate antidote. Watch the video HERE.

Volver,” Carmen DeLeon’s debut single, has already amassed more than 800,000 combined global streams. It was produced by Tainy, the Puerto Rican mastermind who’s been responsible for some of the biggest hits in reggaeton and trap. In a few short months, DeLeon has grown a considerable following on her social channels, with 30,000 monthly listeners on Spotify and more than two million views on her YouTube channel. Born in Venezuela, she is now based in Miami.

Euphoria said, “Carmen DeLeon commands the world as her stage with fiery gusto and an undeniable sense of positivity. Further proving her right as music’s next breath of fresh air, the spry 19-year-old artist masters the microphone with “Volver,” a fiery ode to budding passion and power.”

Wonderland noted, “Sharing her struggles with anxiety, the highs and lows of these uncertain times and how it’s okay not to be okay, DeLeon brings her Latin roots to the fore on the laid-back tune, reminding us all exactly why she’s a force to be reckoned with.”

Praising the sing-along banger, Idolator declared, “Carmen DeLeon needs to be on your pop radar.”

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Lunay illustrated by Maria Soloman for 360 MAGAZINE

Lunay

Breakout Artist Lunay Showcases How Latinx Music Has Lent New Vision to Fashion

‘As artists like Lunay, Bad Bunny, Rosalia, J Balvin and more continue to dominate music, here’s a look at how they’re tapping into their culture to influence their fashion.’

Read article HERE.

LUNAY is also scheduled to take part in the virtual “On The Rise Panel” during Billboard’s upcoming Latin Music Week.

“Lunay is Urbano’s Next Superstar! …when a new artist does manage to cut through the fray, we really should pay attention, [and LUNAY is] one of the freshest upcoming stars in the game. Every single he’s released thus far has been a hit… the 19-year-old from Puerto Rico is on a rapid ascent… and Épico [was] a 14-track wonder of reggaeton, dancehall and trap influences that mark a young artist who is already well on his way to mainstay status – Remezcla

“A Billboard Latin Artist On The Rise… Discovered by Latin producers Chris Jeday and Gaby Music, Lunay… Lunay has had entries on the Billboard Hot 100, Hot Latin Songs and Latin Airplay charts, [and] became a household name with his 2019 hit ‘Soltera’ and its remix featuring Daddy Yankee and Bad Bunny.” – Billboard

“Watch out, because he’s on his way. Lunay has all eyes on him… The Puerto Rican regggaeton artist is following in the footsteps of those who came before him – and getting their seal of approval.” – HOLA

ABOUT LUNAY

While a large number of new Latin music artists are looking to continue the surge in global success of Reggaeton, Latin Trap and other Rhythmic music styles in Spanish, it has become clearly evident that Puerto Rico’s dynamic, still only 19, musical“wunderkind” (RS), LUNAY is the genre’s undisputed new generation superstar. After bursting into the playlists and video streams of fans across the world with “Soltera” and it’s soon to follow, and widely regarded ‘Song of Summer’ remix with Daddy Yankee and Bad Bunny, LUNAY’s credits were quickly boasting two #1 Latin Airplay singles, a rare #1 full album debut with the 14-track ‘ÉPICO,’ and over a Billion views quickly collected on YouTube. With the support of super-producers Chris Jedi, Gaby Music, and their Star Island label, Lunay’s rapid rise has already resulted in a trophy case full of breakthrough artist award recognition including: the 2019 LATIN AMA’S “NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR, 2019 BILLBOARD “ARTIST ON THE RISE” recognition, SPOTIFY TOP 3 “BREAKOUT ARTISTS OF YEAR, 2019 APPLE MUSIC “UP NEXT ARTIST” and FOUR PREMIOS JUVENTUD victories: “ON THE RISE ARTIST” & ”REMIX OF THE YEAR” (2019) and most recently “BREAKING THE INTERNET” & NEW GENERATION – MALE (2020). Following a few quiet months due to the Covid pandemic postponing a series of highly-anticipated concert appearances, LUNAY is once again resuming his ascent to the upper reaches of the genre with recent features alongside Lil Mosey and Jhay Cortez, and his recent standout single “Relaciones” – which Rolling Stone hailed as the week’s best new Latin music track upon its release.

Connect With LUNAY: INSTAGRAM / TWITTER / FACEBOOK / TIKTOK

Bad Bunny To Receive Hispanic Heritage Award for Vision

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) announced today that Puerto Rican music superstar and social activist Bad Bunny will receive the Hispanic Heritage Award for Vision during the October 6th broadcast of the 33rd Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards.

“The Hispanic Heritage Foundation is honored to recognize the transcendent impact of Bad Bunny as an artist and as an activist through the Vision Award,” said Jose Antonio Tijerino, President and CEO of HHF.  “Bad Bunny understands his responsibility to serve as powerful voice for those who need to be heard as well as a source of inspiration for our youth. He radiates his Latinx and Puerto Rican pride in everything he does from the stage to the community to the entire world.”

Bad Bunny is unquestionably one of the most popular current music artists in the world. The multi-platinum Latin Grammy winner and Grammy nominee, constantly manages to shatter language and stereotype barriers, becoming an international entertainment and cultural icon. Recognizing the huge impact he has had in propelling Latin music to it’s largest-ever global audience, Bad Bunny recently became the first-ever Reggaeton & Trap artist to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine. His role as a genre leader has also led him to headline many of the world’s biggest concert stages during prominent music festivals and international concert tours.

Bad Bunny’s most recent album, Las Que No Iban A Salir debuted #1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums” chart – dethroning himself, and managing to simultaneously hold the top-three chart positions, with “YHLQMDLG” at #2 and “X 100PRE” at #3. Upon its earlier release, YHLQMDLG” also saw Bad Bunny become the first Reggaeton artist to debut at #2 on the “Billboard 200”album chart, and he has become one of the Latin artists with the most entries on the overall “Hot 100,” with a total of 24 charting hits. Each of Bad Bunny’s releases has left a forceful mark on the history of Latin music, with his artistic creativity and cultural representation demonstrating his character as one of the most impactful artists of the moment and a constantly growing position in the global music industry.

The Hispanic Heritage Awards were created by Latinos at the White House in 1987 to commemorate the establishment of Hispanic Heritage Month in America and are considered among the highest honors by Latinos for Latinos and are supported by 40 national Hispanic-serving institutions. Past Honorees of the Hispanic Heritage Awards have included Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Rita Moreno, Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, Gloria Estefan, Oscar Hijuelos, Martin Sheen, Ricky Martin, Rubén Blades, Fania All-Stars, Junot Diaz, José Feliciano, Carlos Vives, Oscar de la Hoya, Alejandro Sanz, Juanes, Antonio Banderas, Juan Luis Guerra, Anthony Quinn, J Balvin, Residente, Eugenio Derbez, Zoe Saldana, Juan Marichal, Los Tigres Del Norte, Oscar de la Renta, America Ferrera, Pedro Martinez, Luis Fonsi, Alejandro Fernandez Andy García, Canelo Alvarez, Gael Garcia Bernal, the Latin Grammys, Diego Luna, and many more.

In keeping with current COVID-19 mitigation guidance and with the safety of participants in mind, this year will see the October 6th Hispanic Heritage Awards broadcast on PBS presented in a unique documentary style, with honoree profiles and special performances filmed in more personal and intimate settings. Watch for details on the additional special honorees and performers of the 33rd Hispanic Heritage Awards to be revealed in the coming weeks.

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Tainy × J Balvin – Agua

Boundary-pushing producer and artist, Tainy, and globally renowned artist J Balvin release “Agua,” the first single off of the official soundtrack from the upcoming animated film The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge On The Run. The song is out on NEON16/Interscope Records and available on all streaming platforms today.

The multiple Latin GRAMMY winning producer collaborated with J Balvin to create a song that captures the true essence of the beloved animated children show’s new feature film. The video which is set to release in the coming weeks, was directed by 36 Grados and filmed using the same cutting-edge animation seen in the film to help further bring to life the infectious beat created by Tainy that perfectly pairs with J Balvin’s signature silky smooth flow. The song further showcases Tainy’s incredibly skillful ability and talent as a producer and artist as he uses SpongeBob’s signature flute sound as the base for the beat of the track. Tainy then adds his unique style of sound to the track, cementing it as a certified summer anthem.

In the lyric video that is accompanying the song release today, we get a glimpse of SpongeBob and his best friend Patrick Star embarking on a journey to the Lost City of Atlantic City as J Balvin’s lyrics take us through the deep sea celebration.

Both Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon partnered with Tainy and Lex Borrero of NEON16 and Interscope Records to help them create a soundtrack that was innovative, bubbly and lively much like the title character of the animated film. The album is executive produced by the award-winning producing duo and was especially curated to help bring the film to life. The soundtrack will feature a strong collection of global artists from across different genres like Tyga, Swae Lee, Lil Mosey, Weezer, Snoop Dogg, The Flaming Lips, Kenny G., Cyndi Lauper and more.

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Sael – “Last Night”

Sael, the new Argentine exponent of the urban genre, presents his most recent single “Last night”

Sael is part of the prestigious record label Black Koi Entertainment.

Sael, the new sensation of the urban genre that Argentina has given, is ready to challenge his colleagues and demonstrate your talent in this competitive industry, from the hand of one of the largest producers credibility and success of the moment: “Sky Rompiendo”. Empirically, Sael started his path in music as a producer. With a talent innate, was able to develop tracks and models that later became converted in his first artistic demos. Colombia gave him the opportunity to rub shoulders with artists such as J Balvin, Yomo, Lenny Tavarez and El Sisas, this last became its road manager and the main point of support for “exploit” your artistic career.

His most important artistic moment to date was the moment in the one who “Sky Breaking “(the producer responsible for much of the success of the career and successes J Balvin musicals) noticed his undeniable talent and decided to sponsor him under his seal Black Koi Entertainment record label. “I do not believe in coincidences, I have fought and I have persevered to achieve my dreams, and I am blessed to have the right people to my side,” stated the singer. His new promotional single “Anoche”, a reggaeton with influences from pop was written and produced by Sael, and is now available in all platforms digital. The theme premieres in conjunction with his lyric video official, which is also available on the official YouTube channel of the artist.

Last night – Sael | Video Letter

Jay Wheeler * New Record Label

Jay Wheeler lives a “PLATONIC” love in his new production record labels. “PLATÓNICOS”, the most anticipated urban music album of the year, is available in all digital platforms. 

Jay’s artistic career:

Wheeler passed from being a promise to becoming a solid reality. The romantic singer-songwriter Puerto Rican has become the “master” of the lyrics that honor the love in the urban genre industry, and his new album “PLATÓNICOS” shows.

The young man who managed to sensitize thousands during a presentation in his native Puerto Rico, due to its honest tears of joy mounted on one of the scenarios most emblematic of his country, has become an architect of love songs in the most criticized and underrated music genre in the industry Latin. His new record production is called “PLATÓNICOS”, and it is without place to doubt, one of the most awaited urban music albums by fans of gender. It is made up of 12 songs produced by the “father” of reggaeton Dj Nelson, with the collaboration with other major producers.

With more than 30 million views on YouTube on topics such as “Another More Night” with Farruko and more than 19 million reproductions in his emblematic “I fell in love”, Jay Wheeler has managed to earn his place in the industry. Your new musical project is full of surprises and collaborations with great artists from gender, and its distinctive romantic style and his talent for letters that “caress” the heart are embodied in “PLATONICS”.

Wheeler has used his social networks to offer his fans small advances small advances from the album, whose first promotional single is the song “Fuiste tú”. A song very special for the singer, since he himself confessed that it is his favorite song of the entire album “First God, I thank my audience for so much support, you keep my humility intact and the desire to fight for my dreams is on the surface. This disk is the fruit of much effort and I hope you love it, “said Wheeler. Enjoy “PLATÓNICOS” on your favorite digital platform.

Jay Wheeler – Fuiste Tu (Official Video)

Nio Garcia x Casper Magico, 360 MAGAZINE

Nio García × Casper Mágico

Nio García and Casper Mágico return to unite their talent to make history once again with the release of their new hit “Bandida” under Flow La Movie with distribution by GLAD Empire.

In “Bandida,” Casper and Nio sing about a woman who is totally independent- someone who is not accountable to anyone. The song was written by Nio and Casper and produced by Xound.

Flow La Movie, Nio García, and Casper Mágico also released the music video for “Bandida,” which was directed by Abez Media. It shows the bandit leading an important operation in the middle of the night with her friends- from her appearance, no one thinks she is capable of robbery.

“Bandida” has reunited the creators of “Te Boté,” which broke records in 2018. Currently, both artists are in the studio working on new music independently as well as collaborations with other artists.

Watch the music video here.

ABOUT NIO GARCIA

Nio García is a Puerto Rican urban musician. In 2012, García signed to Flow Music, a company founded and managed by legendary producer DJ Nelson. In 2013, his career skyrocketed in Latin America when he starred in the “Reggaeton the Movie,” which is based off of the reggaeton genre of the 90s. In 2016, García signed to Flow La Movie. “Te Boté,” on which he collaborated with Darrell, Casper Mágico, Nicky Jam, Ozuna, and Bad Bunny, conquered No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs list. Its music video racked up over 2 billion views on YouTube and more than 735 million streams on Spotify.

ABOUT CASPER MAGICO

Julio Alberto Cruz García, best known in the latin music industry as Casper Mágico, was born on June 21, 1989, in Carolina, PR. His interest in music began at 8 years old when he began to write lyrics as a hobby with Emmanuel Gazmey (today known as Anuel AA). In 2005, they officially became a duo called “Anuel y Casper” and released their first song, “Ella Dice Que Te Ama,” but the duo came to an end in 2010 when Casper Mágico went to prison. In 2015, Casper officially signed his first official contract with Flow La Movie as a solo artist. By December 2017, Casper Mágico launched and “Te Boté” was released in collaboration with Darrell. After several months the track caught the eye of Nicky Jam, Ozuna, and Bad Bunny, who then teamed up for a powerful remix. The “Te Boté” remix topped charts as it grew in popularity around the world. It was included on the Billboard Magazine Hot 100 List, which includes all genres in the United States, and stayed there for 21 weeks. Today, Casper Mágico continues as a very successful musician- so much so that he is one of the 500 most popular artists in the world. He started off 2020 with the release of his song “Sola y Vacía,” which reunited him with his great friend Anuel AA. He is currently preparing to launch his new collaboration with Nio García.

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Lila Iké – The ExPerience

LILA IKÉ SHARES THE EXPERIENCE

HER DEBUT EP OUT TODAY, MAY 15 ON

IN.DIGG.NATION COLLECTIVE/SIX COURSE/RCA RECORDS

Buy/Stream HERE

The free-spirited versatile artist Lila Iké is quickly climbing the ranks fusing a genre-bending sound of reggae, hip hop and R&B. Today (May 15), the 26-year-old singer unleashes her debut EP The ExPerience via RCA Records in conjunction with Six Course Records and In.Digg.Nation Collective.

Lila Iké has become one of the most sought-after musicians to emerge from Jamaica right now. She can freestyle and sing in the same breath. Her lyrics are razor sharp. Her cadence is bold. Her vocals are angelic, forming a cosmic combination and force to be reckoned with.

She breathes a delicate testimony of love, infatuation, and spiritual guidance on her 7-track debut. The EP features previously-released hits such as “Where I’m Coming From,” where she reflects on her journey thus far over a trap-inspired beat produced by Kasadie “Caspa” Jones, and “Second Chance,” a romantic plea to her ex floating on a revitalized version of Dennis Brown’s 1985 “Promised Land” reggae riddim, reinvented by producer Alfred Simpson. Pivoting from the singles that earned her international acclaim in 2018 and 2019, Lila Iké unveils playful seduction on  “I Spy,” released last month and produced by Izy Beats (the hitmaker behind Koffee’s “Toast”). Beckoning with innocent flirtation over soft guitar licks, Lila in a sweet falsetto sings, “I spy I spy, that you see something you might like. Won’t you come over if you really mean it.” The ExPerience is lush with a wave of new anthems that tread through the thick, potent smoke of introspection and intimacy. “Solitude” relishes in silence and peace-of-mind in a sea of a wobbling bass and whisks of guitar and violin. On “Stars Align,” Lila flips the instrumental from Protoje’s “Bout Noon” into an anthem about falling in love through the metaphor of making music. The ExPerience gets under the skin, treading blissful and melancholy moods that are true to life’s peaks and valleys.

Lila Iké says her debut EP “is an experience of me, showing my versatility and the different tones, values and vibes of a woman. This is a mixture of songs influenced by reggae, but it does not define the sound. It has trap dancehall on “Where I’m Coming From” and soulful vibes on “Forget Me.” It gets sweet and jazzy on “Stars Align” and “I Spy” has this reggaeton and pop feel. It is a beautiful time for this kind of music to come from Jamaica, we are showing people there is no linear way of anything.”

Also joining Lila Iké on her anticipated EP The ExPerience is a cast of Jamaica’s most in-demand producers. Phillip “Winta” James, known for his work with Protoje, Nas & Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley and Mortimer, produced “Forget Me” and “Stars Align” (along with Lamont “Monty” Savory). A trio of the island’s most promising young beatmakers, Ziah x JLL x Iotosh, are responsible for “Solitude.” Also, behind the boards is GRAMMY-nominated artist Protoje, who executive produced The ExPerience with Lila Iké, and is credited for crafting the sound of “Thy Will,” which is influenced by Sly and Robbie’s “More Baltimore.”

About Lila Iké

(Pronounced Lee-lah Eye-kay) Born Alecia Grey, Lila Iké grew up in the cool hills of Manchester, Jamaica. She and her three sisters were raised in a single-parent household by her mother. As the second eldest child, she had a drive and responsibility to push forward and provide for her family. Upon Lila’s relocation to Kingston, Jamaica’s capital city, the ambitious singer connected with artists like Jah9, Kabaka Pyramid and Protoje – leaders in what’s been called the reggae revival – each of whom she now considers her advisors. Protoje quickly signed Lila to his management company and label In.Digg.Nation Collective. After appearing as a featured guest on tracks by Protoje (“Flight Plans”), Royal Blu (“Believe”) and Koro Fyah (“Got it For You,” “Raggamuffin”) and on mixtapes by Addis Pablo and Yaadcore, she began building her own catalog of impressive solo material including “Biggest Fan,” (2017), “Gotti Gotti” (2017), “Second Chance” (2018), “Where I’m Coming From” (2019), “Sweet Inspiration” (2019) and “I Spy” (2020). Iké also was an x-factor on Protoje’s latest single “Not Another Word,” a power collaboration with Agent Sasco, released April 2019. Whether she was flying solo or rolling with Protoje, Lila has been tearing up stages across the globe. She embarked on her very first solo tour last year throughout Europe during the summer. She was booked on all the major reggae festivals, including a main stage slot at 2019 Rototom Sunsplash (Benicassim, Spain), the genre’s largest festival worldwide. Her and labelmate Sevana also joined Protoje on his sets at Reggae Sumfest (Montego Bay, Jamaica) and BRIC’s Celebrate Brooklyn! (NYC, USA). Shortly after, she opened for Protoje on his U.S. tour along the West Coast. Lila recently collaborated with PUMA Middle East and performed on their stage in Dubai at Sole DXB Festival 2019 in December. 2020 is a promising year for Lila Iké. Already on “Artists To Watch” lists and featured from the likes of New York Times, NPR, The FADER, NYLON, BBC 1xtra’s Hot for 2020, RELIX Magazine and COMPLEX, the singer is poised and ready to let you know who she is and where she is coming from. Get ready for The ExPerience.

Praise for Lila Iké

“…Lila Ikè wastes no time pushing Jamaica’s next wave of reggae forward. Admire the realness.” NPR

“Lila Iké, a singer from central Jamaica whose star is on the rise, has no use for coyness…her talent lies in the ability to use a soft touch even as she’s calling the shots” The New York Times

“…one of the more exciting rising artists to come out of Jamaica with a handful of undeniable tracks…so sweet and warm that it’ll make you dream that you were on a beach instead of quarantine” The Fader

“With an incredible vocal range, mesmerizing vibrato and effortless runs, Lila Iké is steadily carving out her own space…” NYLON

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J BALVIN, 360 MAGAZINE

J BALVIN × VEVO


WATCH “AZUL” OFFICIAL LIVE PERFORMANCE | VEVO

WATCH “NEGRO” OFFICIAL LIVE PERFORMANCE | VEVO

WATCH “ROJO” OFFICIAL LIVE PERFORMANCE | VEVO

Vevo and J Balvin release the official live performances of “Azul,” “Negro” and “Rojo.” J Balvin’s live performance series was announced last week with the release of “Amarillo.”

Vevo live performances are part of a very special series that connects artists to their audiences at scale. Through close collaboration with the artist, Vevo creates visuals to give fans a unique take on the original songs. Khalid, Future, Karol G and Miley Cyrus have all worked collaboratively with Vevo to produce new and original, visually stunning video content offering fans a different retrospect on their music.

“Azul,” “Negro” and “Rojo” come off J Balvin’s new album Colores. The follow-up to his 2018 full-length Vibras, the new album finds the Reggaeton powerhouse going back to his roots, opting for only two features (Mr. Eazi and frequent producer Sky Rompiendo) to showcase the infectious sounds and flows that have made him a household name. The album also arrives just days after J Balvin made history becoming the Latin Urban artist with the most #1 singles on the Latin airplay charts after “Blanco” took the top spot this week. This title, along with Colores, not only cements his status as a leader of Reggaeton but as a torchbearer of the new state of Urbano, Balvin continually expanding the limits of the genre and paving the way for “la nueva escuela.”

The album continues J Balvin’s reign as one of the biggest stars in the world. 2019 saw him perform in the opening segment of The GRAMMY Awards, named the Premio Lo Nuestro “Artist of the Year” for an unprecedented third consecutive time, collect his fourth LATIN GRAMMY and the “Favorite Latin Artist” American Music Award, and saw him become the first Reggaeton artist on Saturday Night Live. Throughout the year, J Balvin also connected with millions of fans live by taking his stunning “ARCOIRIS” (Rainbow) Tour across the United States and throughout the world, while further etching his name in Urbano music history as the first Reggaeton artist to perform on the mainstage at Coachella, leading EDM festival Tomorrowland, and as the first-ever Latin artist to Headline at Lollapalooza. Most recently, J Balvin performed in the Super Bowl LIV halftime show alongside Jennifer Lopez to perform his hit song “Mi Gente,” notches another #1 single, and appeared on the cover of Billboard.

“Azul,” “Negro” and “Rojo” are now streaming. Keep up with exclusive content from artists all over the world on YouTube.com/Vevo.