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Puro Pro Headphone Review

By: Emily Bunn

 Calling all audiophiles! The Puro Pro Hybrid Active Noise Cancelling Volume Limited Headphones with Built-In Mic are the newest audio accoutrement that will sound like music to your ears, literally. Listen to today’s top hits, like Gwen Stefani’s “Slow Clap” feat. Saweetie, or The Weeknd’sSave Your Tears” feat. Ariana Grande.

With the Puro Pro Hybrid headphones, you can jam out to your favorite songs without compromising your hearing. Users can choose between having a maximum volume of either 85dB or 95dB. On the 85dB setting, users can safely listen to tunes for up to eight hours. On the 95dB setting, users can safely rock out for up to 50 minutes with no fear.

While cranking your favorite tunes, immerse your ears in a luxurious studio-grade listening experience with the Puro Balanced Response Curve. With 40mm dynamic drivers, listeners are guaranteed clear, crisp vocals and full, dynamic bass audio. The dynamic range of the headphone is 20Hz – 20kHz, with less <1 percent total harmonic distortion. Further, the Puro Pro’s leather ear cushions and headband allows for a comfortable listening experience. The design is foldable, so these headphones are perfect for on-the-go travel. Marrying high-quality design and premium audio capabilities, the Puro Pro’s allow you to rock out like never before.

Even when you’re surrounded by external noise, the premium active noise cancelling (ANC) technology of the Puro Pros promise significant noise reduction. Users have the option of choosing between two levels of ambient noise cancelling ability, offering both general and deep noise reduction. The headphones include five microphones– four of them for ambient noise cancelling, and one for communicating via calls.

Your personalized concert can be longer than ever before with the long battery life of the Puro Pros. With a playtime of up to 28 hours with active noise cancellation, or 32 without ANC. The Puro Pros allow for 300 hours of standby time. Access your favorite tunes on all your device with the headphone’s Bluetooth 5.0 capability.

The Puro Pros take listening to music up a notch, with pitch-perfect performance and practical design. If you aren’t completely satisfied, however, the company offers a one year warranty and thirty day money back guarantee. The Puro Pro Hybrid Active Noise Cancelling Volume Limited Headphones with Built-In Mic are available for purchase here.

Features

  • Volume Limited (85 dB and 95dB)
  • Puro Balanced Response Curve
  • Ambient Noise Reduction
  • Microphone
  • Wireless
  • Long-lasting Battery Life
  • Custom 40mm Dynamic Drivers
  • Dynamic Range of 20Hz – 20kHz with <1% total harmonic distortion

Contents

  • Hard Carrying Case
  • 5mm Limiter Audio Cable
  • Charging Cable
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Puro Pro Headphone image via Noyd Communications Inc.

Save Your Tears by The Weeknd feat. Ariana Grande for use by 360 Magazine

THE WEEKND × ARIANA GRANDE – SAVE YOUR TEARS

THE WEEKND RELEASES SAVE YOUR TEARS REMIX AND OFFICIAL VIDEO FEATURING ARIANA GRANDE

LISTEN HERE
 
WATCH HERE

The Weeknd unveils the much anticipated “Save Your Tears Remix” with Ariana Grande via XO/Republic Records. Listen to “Save Your Tears (Remix)” HERE. 

Watch the official animated video with both stars directed by Jack Brown and produced by Blinkink HERE.

The diamond-selling icon paired with Grammy winner Grande, continuing a tradition of epic collaborations together such as “Love Me Harder” and “off the table.”

The original Save Your Tears remains a standout from The Weeknd’s historic multi-platinum 2020 opus After Hours. The song not only went double platinum and eclipsed 1 billion streams, but it also currently holds #1 at Top 40 Radio.

The Weeknd is the Most Streamed R&B Artist of 2021 and After Hours remains the most streamed R&B album of this year continuing on from its release in early 2020. He has 2 songs in the Top 5 Most Streamed Globally with “Blinding Lights” and “Save Your Tears”.

Grammy winning, multi-platinum recording artist and international superstar, Ariana Grande, is the first artist to hold the top three Billboard Hot 100 spots since The Beatles in 1964with “7 Rings,” “Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored,” and “Thank U, Next.”  In 2020, she became the first and only artist to have 5 singles debut at #1 in the charts history.

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.

NOW That’s What I Call Music! Vol. 78 by Universal Music Group for use by 360 Magazine

NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL MUSIC! New Releases

NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL MUSIC! PRESENTS TODAY’S TOP HITS ON ‘NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL MUSIC! Vol. 78′

Celebrate The Best Of The 90s With ‘NOW That’s What I Call A Decade! 1990s’

NOW That’s What I Call Music!, the world’s bestselling multiple-artist album series, showcases today’s biggest hits across chart-topping numbered volumes and themed releases. NOW’s latest numbered volume, NOW That’s What I Call Music! Vol. 78, will be released April 30 on CD and digitally. On the same date, NOW That’s What I Call A Decade! 1990s will also be available on CD and digitally.

Preorder NOW:

NOW That’s What I Call Music! Vol. 78 (CD, Digital)

NOW That’s What I Call A Decade! 1990s (CD, Digital)

‘NOW 78’ features 16 major current hits from today’s hottest artists, including Olivia Rodrigo’s “drivers license,” Taylor Swift’s “willow,” Ariana Grande’s “34+35,” SZA’s “Good Days,” tracks from The Weeknd, Glass Animals, Miley Cyrus, Dua Lipa, and more. Each numeric NOW release also features “NOW Presents What’s Next” bonus tracks, previewing tomorrow’s biggest hits; NOW 78 features 7 hot new tracks from Mimi Webb, Leyla Blue, Tone Stith, Peach PRC, Camino, Twin XL and a special bonus track from new K-pop stars TRI.BE.

Check out the album trailer HERE

NOW That’s What I Call A Decade! 1990s celebrates 1990-1999 with 18 of the decade’s biggest chart-topping hits, including Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing,” Lenny Kravitz’s “American Woman,” Mariah Carey’s “Vision Of Love,” Sheryl Crow’s “All I Wanna Do” and Smash Mouth’s “All Star.”

NOW That’s What I Call Music! debuted in the U.S. in 1998, following 15 years of multi-platinum international triumph. The series has sold more than 250 million albums worldwide, topping 104 million in the U.S. alone. 68 previous releases in NOW’s numeric U.S. series have reached Billboard’s Top 10, and 19 volumes have reached Number One.

NOW That’s What I Call Music! is a joint venture from Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment. NOW and NOW That’s What I Call Music! are registered trademarks of Universal Music Group and its affiliates.

NOW That’s What I Call Music! is the soundtrack to your life, available everywhere you are.

NOW That’s What I Call Music! Vol. 78

1. Olivia Rodrigo drivers license
2. Justin Bieber & benny blanco Lonely
3. Taylor Swift Willow
4. Ariana Grande 34+35
5. Dua Lipa We’re Good
6. Ava Max My Head & My Heart
7. The Weeknd Save Your Tears
8. Jason Derulo Take You Dancing
9. Miley Cyrus ft. Dua Lipa Prisoner
10. Doja Cat Streets
11. SZA Good Days
12 Machine Gun Kelly ft. blackbear my ex’s best friend
13. The Kid LAROI WITHOUT YOU
14. CJ Whoopty
15. Glass Animals Heat Waves
16. Luke Combs Better Together

NOW Presents What’s Next:

17. Mimi Webb Reasons
18. Leyla Blue What A Shame
19. Tone Stith Devotion
20. Peach PRC Josh
21. Camino Burning Fire
22. Twin XL Slow Heart
23. TRI.BE DOOM DOOM TA

NOW That’s What I Call A Decade! 1990s

1. Mariah Carey Vision Of Love
2. Sheryl Crow All I Wanna Do
3. Blind Melon No Rain
4. New Radicals You Get What You Give
5. Lenny Kravitz American Woman
6. Spin Doctors Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong
7. Smash Mouth All Star
8. Britney Spears …Baby One More Time
9. Will Smith Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It
10. Montell Jordan This Is How We Do It
11. Boyz II Men I’ll Make Love To You
12 Whitney Houston I Will Always Love You
13. All 4 One I Swear
14. Aerosmith I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing
15. Wilson Phillips Hold On
16. Joan Osborne One Of Us
17. Blues Traveler Runaround
18. Sublime What I Got

NOW That’s What I Call A Decade! 1990s by Universal Music Group for use by 360 Magazine

Doja Cat and SZA illustrated by Heather Skovlund (Photo Credit Jamal Peters) for 360 Magazine

Doja Cat × SZA

WELCOME TO PLANET HER DOJA CAT RELEASES NEW SINGLE “KISS ME MORE” FT. SZA

NEW ALBUM PLANET HER SET FOR RELEASE SUMMER 2021

Today, global superstar Doja Cat unveils the first taste of Planet Her. “Kiss Me More” ft. SZA, the highly anticipated first single off her much buzzed about new album was written by Doja Cat, SZA, Yeti Beats, Rogét Chahayed, tizhimself and Carter Lang and produced by Yeti Beats. It arrives with an epic music video, directed by Warren Fu (The Weeknd, Kehlani), which offers the first glimpse into the brand-new world Doja is creating.

Doja’s domination continues with the news that her 3rd album, Planet Her is coming summer 2021 via Kemosabe/RCA Records.

Check out “Kiss Me More” ft. SZA

Just last month, 3-time GRAMMY nominee Doja Cat, took to the Grammy Stage for a show stopping performance of her smash hit “Say So” which was highly celebrated. She also graced the cover of V Magazine and released the music video for her runaway viral smash “Streets” which was directed by Christian Breslauer and starred actor/model Kofi Siroboe.

About Doja Cat:

Born and raised in L.A., 3-time GRAMMY nominee Doja Cat made her first upload to Soundcloud in 2013 at just 16-years-old. She developed a knack for music by studying piano and dance as a kid and listening to the likes of Busta Rhymes, Erykah Badu, Nicki Minaj, Drake, and more. Soon, she went from obsessing over Catwoman (the Halle Berry version) to “crate digging” on YouTube. The budding talent taught herself Logic and how to compose on a midi controller. Signed to Kemosabe/RCA in 2014, she released her Purrr! EP and followed that with her debut album Amala in spring 2018but it was her August 2018 release of “Mooo!” which catapulted her into the mainstream and was met with critical acclaim.

Doja Cat released her sophomore album Hot Pink in November 2019 to mass critical acclaim, the album was a platinum success with over 10.3 billion streams worldwide. Hot Pink features “Juicy” which hit #1 at Rhythm radio, “Say So” her Grammy nominated #1 smash record and “Streets”, the viral sensation that sound tracked the ‘Silhouette Challenge,’ one of the biggest TikTok trends to date.

The success of “Say So” which hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has been RIAA certified 3x platinum and streamed over 5.4 billion times catapulted Doja into global superstardom. In 2020 she took home the Best New Artist Award at the MTV VMAs, the MTV EMAs and the AMAs (where she also won the Best Female Soul/R&B Artist Award.) She has been nominated for countless awards including 3 GRAMMY Awards, 4 American Music Awards, 4 MTV VMA Awards, 2 BET Awards, and 2 People’s Choice Awards.

Doja’s creativity and showmanship as a performer have been praised time and time again, she has delivered unique and show stopping performances on nearly all the major Award Show stages including the GRAMMY Awards, the American Music Awards, the Billboard Awards and the MTV VMA and EMA Awards. Her last tour sold out in 10 minutes and she has played numerous festivals including Rap Caviar Live Miami, Posty Fest, Day n Vegas and Rolling Loud LA.

About SZA:

Born in St. Louis and raised in Maplewood, NJ, nine-time Grammy nominee SZA released her major label debut album Ctrl (TDE/RCA) in 2017. Revered for its raw and honest lyrics, it landed at No. 1 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart, No. 2 on the R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart and No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart, according to Nielsen Music. Pitchfork proclaims it “an opulent, raw R&B album that constantly tests the borders of the genre.” The now RIAA-certified 2x Platinum albumreceived five Grammy nominations in 2018 and more than half the songs on Ctrl are now certified Platinum and Gold. Her hit song “All the Stars” with Kendrick Lamar from Black Panther: The Album, Music from and Inspired By, earned her another four Grammy nominations in 2019. SZA has won various awards since the release of Ctrl including Billboard Music Awards’ Top R&B Female Artist, BET Awards’ Best New Artist, Soul Train Music Awards’ Best R&B/Soul Female Artist and Best New Artist, MTV Video Music Awards’ Best Visual Effects for the “All the Stars” with Kendrick Lamar and NAACP Image Awards’ Outstanding New Artist in 2018. In 2019, she won NAACP Image Awards’ Outstanding Duo or Group for “All the Stars” with Kendrick Lamar and Outstanding Soundtrack/Compilation for the Black Panther Soundtrack. SZA also received Billboard’s 2019 Women in Music Rule Breaker award.

In 2020, SZA released the hypnotic track “Hit Different” featuring Ty Dolla $ign along with the stunning visual that took the internet by storm. To close out the trying year, SZA gifted fans on Christmas Day with the hopeful track “Good Days,” followed by a trippy visual released in March. The single quickly became SZA’s greatest gainer solo single release, peaking at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and marking her first time in the chart’s top ten as the main artist. To this day, SZA continues to set the standard on creativity and break records. Approaching its 200th week, Ctrl remains on the Billboard 200 chart and holds the record for the longest run for any Black female artist’s debut album.

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The Weeknd Donates 2 Million Meals

Superstar The Weeknd Donates 2 Million Meals to Hungry People in Ethiopia Through the United Nations World Food Program

This $1 million donation will provide lifesaving food to those living in the Tigray Region

Multi-platinum selling singer, songwriter and record producer Abel Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd, has donated $1 million to World Food Program USA, the U.S. affiliate of the United Nations World Food Program, which was the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, in support of hunger relief efforts in Ethiopia. The significant donation, which equates to 2 million meals, will provide lifesaving food to those affected by conflict in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray Region.

This generous gift will support the U.N. World Food Program’s efforts to ramp up emergency food assistance response to reach up to 2 million people in the next six months. So far, the humanitarian agency has provided corn, rice and vegetable oil to 60,000 people in towns in the eastern and southern parts of the region. In addition to delivering emergency food assistance in Tigray, the U.N. World Food Program has started providing nutrition support for vulnerable pregnant or breastfeeding women as well as children in the region, planning to reach 875,000 people. The U.N. World Food Program has also delivered three rounds of monthly food rations in the two accessible and operational refugee camps in Tigray.

“My heart breaks for my people of Ethiopia as innocent civilians ranging from small children to the elderly are being senselessly murdered and entire villages are being displaced out of fear and destruction. I will be donating $1 million to provide 2 million meals through the United Nations World Food Program and encourage those who can to please give as well,” said Abel Tesfaye (The Weeknd).

“We are extremely concerned about the food security situation in Tigray,” said World Food Program USA President & CEO Barron Segar. “As poor households exhaust food stocks, people will fall deeper into emergency levels of hunger. This generous donation from The Weeknd will provide immediate lifesaving food for people who need it urgently.”

The government estimates that 4.5 million people need emergency food assistance until late this year and has requested the U.N. World Food Program support 1.4 million of them. The outbreak of conflict in Tigray last November coincided with the peak harvest period, meaning employment and incomes were lost, markets were disrupted, food prices rose and access to cash and fuel became very difficult.

About the United Nations World Food Program/World Food Program USA

The United Nations World Food Program is the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and the world’s largest humanitarian organization, saving lives in emergencies and using food assistance to build a pathway to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change.

World Food Program USA, a 501(c)(3) organization based in Washington, DC, proudly supports the mission of the United Nations World Food Program by mobilizing American policymakers, businesses and individuals to advance the global movement to end hunger. Our leadership and support help to bolster an enduring American legacy of feeding families in need around the world. To learn more about World Food Program USA’s mission, please visit this website.

About The Weeknd

Filtering R&B and pop through an ambitious widescreen lens, The Weeknd took over popular music and culture on his own terms. The multi-platinum and Diamond certified star is one of the most listened to artists in the world on Spotify (over 51 billion streams) and is a top 10 artist of all time for RIAA singles. His 2020 album After Hours is the #1 most streamed R&B album of all time (followed by his 2016 album Starboy at #2), and his 80’s nostalgic track “Blinding Lights” went 5X RIAA-certified platinum and broke the record for Billboard’s longest-running #1 on its US radio chart. The track quickly became his fifth to go #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Alongside his gilded musical career, he’s graced the covers of TIME, Forbes, Variety, Rolling Stone, Esquire, Harper’s Bazaar, and GQ along with late night TV stages with heralded performances on SNL, Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert and the VMA’s where he accepted the awards for Video of the Year and Best R&B. In recent times he has made acting appearances in TV and film with 2019’s film Uncut Gems as well as starring in and co-writing an episode of the hit show American Dad. He generously shares, with over $2M in donations made in 2020 to various charities. The continuous record breaking of charts, sales and streams, headlining the biggest festivals and stadiums in the world including this year’s Super Bowl, and his ever mysterious public persona combined solidifies The Weeknd as one of the most compelling and significant artists of the 21st century.

The Weeknd illustration by Heather Skovlund for 360 Magazine

The Weeknd × House of Balloons

THE WEEKND TO RE-RELEASE LANDMARK DEBUT MIXTAPE HOUSE OF BALLOONS IN ITS ORIGINAL FORM ON ALL DIGITAL SERVICE PROVIDERS FOR 10YEAR ANNIVERSARY  

MIXTAPE AVAILABLE MARCH 21
 
LAUNCH TO INCLUDE 1,000 LIMITED EDITION VINYL AND EXCLUSIVE MERCHANDISE

Ten years ago, an anonymous force emerged from the shadows in Toronto and took the first step towards changing popular music forever. The story started before nominations at the Academy Awards and halftime shows at the Super Bowl. On March 21, 2011, The Weeknd first unveiled his groundbreaking debut mixtape House of Balloons. A decade later to the date, it will be made available on all streaming platforms for the first time in its original incarnation, including original samples. This marks the first time House of Balloons has appeared on DSPs in its purest and most powerful form.
  
Additionally, The Weeknd will unveil an exclusive merchandise drop to celebrate the moment. Among many highlights, it features a collaboration with Daniel Arsham’s new interpretation of the iconic cover art and 1,000 limited-edition vinyl. Fans may purchase on the website on March 21 @ 3 PM EST for 48 hours only.
 
In Daniel Arsham’s words, “the summer of 2011 will always be marked by House of Balloons. Like a time travel device, the album transports me back to that specific moment in time every time I listen. It is a great privilege to work with The Weeknd and the XO Team to reimagine the iconic album art of House of Balloons as an eroded sculpture for the ten-year anniversary.  Alongside the transparent vinyl and eroded album artwork – we also worked on a collection of merchandise including a Varsity Jacket, blending my own aesthetic with that of The Weeknd’s.”  The interior of the varsity jacket will feature a custom camouflage pattern, mixing The Weeknd’s silhouette with Arsham Studio colorways inspired by and reminiscent of The Weeknd’s outfit at his first live show in 2011 at Toronto’s Mod Club.
 
Capping off 2011, House of Balloons graced over a dozen year-end lists. Complex christened it the “best album of 2011, while it landed in the Top 10 of annual roundups by Stereogum at #5, The A.V. Club at #6, and Pitchfork at #10. It closed out the year as Metacritic’s “third-best reviewed project of the year.” As the genesis of The Weeknd’s mythos, its influence only continues to grow.

The Weeknd by Republic Records Media for 360 Magazine

THE WEEKND – BLINDING LIGHTS

“BLINDING LIGHTS” BECOMES THE ONLY SONG IN HISTORY TO SPEND A FULL YEAR (52 WEEKS) IN THE TOP 10 OF THE BILLBOARD HOT 100

DIAMOND­ CERTIFIED ARTIST THE WEEKND SURPASSES 80 MILLION RIAA DIGITAL SONG CERTIFICATIONS, MOVING INTO THE TOP 10 FOR MOST DIGITAL SINGLE CERTIFICATIONS OF ALL TIME

“BLINDING LIGHTS” IS THE BEST-SELLING SONG OF THE PAST YEAR WORLDWIDE AS RECOGNIZED BY THE IFPI WITH THE COVETED “GLOBAL DIGITAL SINGLE AWARD”

Exceeding yet another impressive benchmark, diamond-selling Toronto artist The Weeknd’s smash single “Blinding Lights” has again broken chart records spending its 52nd week in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. It becomes the first song in the history of the chart (which began Aug. 4, 1958) to spend a full year’s time in the top 10.

Additionally, The Weeknd has received the 2020 IFPI Global Digital Single Award for the septuple-platinum smash “Blinding Lights.” The Global Digital Single Award recognizes the best-selling single of the year worldwide across individual track downloads as well as paid and ad-supported streams. This marks his very first IFPI honor.

In its continued dominance, his blockbuster chart-dominating fourth full-length album, After Hours, has also garnered multiple new certifications from the RIAA. After Hours has reached double-platinum status while standout tracks “Save Your Tears, “After Hours, and “In Your Eyes” have all progressed to platinum. Additionally, “Blinding Lights” has officially been minted seven-times platinum. With these developments, he has reeled in a staggering total of 80 million-plus RIAA Digital Song Certifications, placing him in rarified air and in the “The Top 10 Most Digital Single Certifications of All Time.

The Weeknd recently announced the After Hours World Tour. The 104-date global tour will kick off on January 14, 2022 in Vancouver at Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena with stops in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, Paris, London and more, before wrapping November 18 in Glasgow at SSE Hydro. The announcement comes just days ahead of the multi-platinum singer’s headlining Super Bowl performance, and also includes a handful of rescheduled dates shifting from 2021 to be a part of the After Hours World Tour in 2022. Tickets are on sale now. Full routing can be found HERE.

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.

 

Hope Tale - "Girl Eats Sun"  EP

Hope Tale – “Girl Eats Sun”  EP

Today, London-based up and comer Hope Tala continues to build the heat around her name with the reveal of her stunning new EP, Girl Eats Sun, featuring standout Aminé-collaboration, Cherries.”

LISTEN TO GIRL EATS SUN HERE!

Girl Eats Sun solidifies Hope Tala as an artist set to do big things in 2021. With her unique blend of R&B and bossa nova, Hope Tala has crafted a sound that already feels recognizable to her, and there is plenty more on the way.

“Since I started writing music, I’ve used fruit imagery; I’ve always been inspired by the Garden of Eden and the story of Adam and Eve,” Hope Tala states, speaking on ‘Cherries.’ “I think of ‘Cherries’ as being a really corporeal song –  there’s a lot of lyrical content about how the body portrays feeling and emotion, and when I was writing it I used the symbol of cherries as my focal point to help me understand where these two worlds – material and emotional – collide.”

With EP track “All My Girls Like To Fight” currently spinning across BBC Radio 1 as Introducing Track Of The Week, Hope Tala has had a prolific couple of months, returning after a year away to reveal “All My Girls Like To Fight” and “Crazy” to widescale plaudits from Billboard, Refinery29, MTV, Wonderland, The Line Of Best Fit, NOTION, DORK and CLASH, as well as featuring on key Spotify playlists Pollen & Alternative R&B. Girl Eats Sun is the follow up to Hope Tala’s stellar EP Sensitive Soul, a project acclaimed by areas such as Rolling Stone, Vogue and more and featuring Hope Tala’s breakthrough single “Lovestained,” a track which has racked up over 10 million streams since last year. 

“At the core of ‘Girl Eats Sun’ is an assertion of confidence and boldness,” Hope Tala explains, speaking on Girl Eats Sun. “The title is a paraphrase of ‘if you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen’ – as the girl eating the sun I’m daring and fearless. I chose this title because I feel as if the songs and stories on this project are more vivid and inventive than anything I’ve released thus far, and I’ve pushed my sound in different, exciting directions.”

Now represented by Dina Sahim and Wassim “SAL” Slaiby at SAL&CO (The Weeknd, Doja Cat, Brandy, Bryson Tiller), Hope Tala is ending 2020 with a flourish. Look out for more in 2021.

Connect with Hope Tala on Spotify, Apple, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook

Command Sisters – Feel Good

Command Sisters released a brand new single titled “Feel Good” through 21 Entertainment/Universal Music Canada/Republic Records.

You can hear the song by clicking right here.

Command Sisters comprises of sisters Charlotte and Sarah Command, who are looking to turn popular culture red. The two built a distinct sound and style that set them apart from everyone else when they were just children.

Sarah Command was inspired by guitar players like Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and Orianthi while Charlotte Command pulled from Sia and The Weeknd. Combining the styles of the two gave the duo a sharp sound that combines pop vocals with edgy instruments.

They don’t just pull audiences in with their music. They’ve carefully cultivated a look that matches their music, using high fashion to attract attention.

To this point in their careers, they’ve played all over the United States and Canada, and they’ve partnered with the likes of Martin Guitars, PRS Guitars, Marshall Amps, MAC Cosmetics and Boss/Roland.

They’ve also mastered social media posting high quality content daily.

The release of “Feel Good” comes right off the release of “Lonely Lullaby” and the debut singles from Command Sisters titled “I Can Do What I Want To” and “I Like It,” which released in the summer.

They recorded all of the tracks in Los Angeles with award-winning producer Tim Pagnotta, who has worked with bands like WALK THE MOON, Weezer, Blink-182 and Neon Trees. They’ve set themselves up perfectly for the release of their debut EP, which will drop early in 2021.

When talking about “Feel Good,” Command Sisters said we need something to make us all, well, feel good.

“This song means shamelessly going after what you want and not apologizing for that! Doing the things that make YOU feel good, regardless of what people say. It’s all about self love,” they said.

You can learn more about them by clicking right here. You can also follow them on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and TikTok.

The Weeknd and Maluma illustration by Kaelen Felix for 360 Magazine

Maluma x The Weeknd

MALUMA and THE WEEKND have joined forces to release a one-of-a-kind remix of global hit “HAWÁI”, along with its new music video via Sony Music Latin/RCA Records. Both are available now!

The Weeknd’s signature vocals go bilingual (English/Spanish) on the “HAWAÍ” Remix marking the first time the GRAMMY Award-winning artist sings in Spanish.

“I have always admired The Weeknd so it feels nothing short of a dream come true to have him collab on ‘HAWÁI’ Remix – he brought another flow to it and sang in both Spanish and English which is impressive,” expressed Maluma.

The melodious banger written by Maluma, The Weeknd, Keityn, Edgar Barrera and Bull Nene, was produced by the Rude Boyz. It tells the classic tale of a relationship breakup set in the modern Instagram age, where the story one tells and the pictures one posts can be deceiving.

Like with the original “HAWÁI”, the remix video, was shot by renowned director Jessy Terrero of Cinema Giants; but this time, instead of Miami, it took place in Los Angeles and features both artists.

“HAWÁI” has dominated Latin and global charts since its release. It has remained at #1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart for eight weeks; #1 on Billboard’s Latin Streaming Songs chart for nine weeks; and #1 on the Billboard Latin Airplay chart for three weeks (having scored his eighteenth #1 song on the chart). With “HAWÁI” Maluma has been at #1 on YouTube’s chart of the most viewed videos worldwide for multiple weeks and remains on the chart’s top ten.

The twenty-six year old global Latin music idol has also reached #1 on the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart and #2 on Spotify’s Global Top 50 chart. Internationally “HAWÁI” has reached #1 on radio, Spotify and Apple Music in 17+ countries.

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