Posts tagged with "The Weeknd"

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SUMMER WALKER – SUMMER SERIES

R&B streaming supernova Summer Walker is back to release her Amazon Music Live EP Summer Series. The five-track offering includes live performances of fan-favorite Summer records, including “Over It,” “Playing Games,” “Session 32,” “Throw It Away,” and “Unloyal.” Stream “Summer Series (Amazon Music Live),” here

Summer has enjoyed a string of stellar performances over the last few months, beginning with her sold-out concert, A Hot Summer Night, last June. She continued her fiery onslaught at London’s Wireless Festival last month, where her rousing effort amazed the crowd and left her awestruck by their courteous reception. 

This week, she’ll take her talents to New York’s Hulu Theatre this Friday at the prestigious Madison Square Garden before heading out to Detroit’s Fox Theatre on August 17th. In recent months, Walker also landed prominent feature appearances alongside fellow music heavyweights Kendrick Lamar (“Purple Hearts”) and The Weeknd (“Best Friend (Remix).”

After being nominated for the Billboard Music Awards and BET Awards, Summer earned another nomination at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards. Nominated for Best R&B Video, Summer’s R&B scorcher “No Love (Extended Version)” featuring Cardi B and SZA sits at 19 million on YouTube and remains a contender for song of the year in the R&B space. 

In its original form with Summer Walker and SZA,No Love” instantly lit up charts upon its debut last November. The song surged to No. 1 on Apple Music’s U.S. Top 100 chart and, though it wasn’t an official single at the time, also debuted at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 to become Summer Walker‘s highest-charting hit. The collab appears on Summer’s Still Over It, which broke the record for the album for the most one-week streams ever by a female R&B artist and was the first R&B album by a female act to top the Billboard 200 since 2016. Those achievements led Summer to be honored with the Chartbreaker Award at Billboard’s annual Women in Music.

Summer Walker ‘Amazon Music Live EP Summer Series’ EP

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THE WEEKND × SUMMER WALKER

THE WEEKND “Best Friends” (Remix) WITH SUMMER WALKER OUT NOW

 LISTEN HERE

The Weeknd teams up with Summer Walker for a remix of “Best Friends”. He is currently on his sold out After Hours Til Dawn stadium tour. 

THE WEEKND AFTER HOURS TIL DAWN TOUR 2022 REMAINING NORTH AMERICAN DATES:

SAT 6-Aug Miami, FL Hard Rock Stadium
THU 11-Aug Atlanta, GA Mercedes-Benz Stadium
SUN 14-Aug Arlington, TX AT&T Stadium
THU 18-Aug Denver, CO Empower Field at Mile High
SAT 20-Aug Las Vegas, NV Allegiant Stadium
TUE 23-Aug Vancouver, BC BC Place
THU 25-Aug Seattle, WA Lumen Field
SAT 27-Aug San Francisco, CA Levi’s Stadium
TUE 30-Aug Phoenix, AZ State Farm Stadium
FRI 2-Sep Los Angeles, CA SoFi Stadium

Rosalía illustration by wanny ng for 360 magazine

TRIUMPH OF ROSALIA IN MADRID

Rosalía surrenders and triumphs with the M of Madrid and Motomami in her two shows full of hits.

The Catalan singer offered two wild and innovative pop shows at the WiZink Center before an ecstatic audience. We couldn’t wait to hear Rosalía sing in concert. And finally, this Tuesday, July 19, and Wednesday, July 20, we saw the creator of Motomami gather her fans in Madrid.

On Tuesday, she appeared in a total red look with an unstructured board skirt, bullfighter leather jacket, bodysuit, extra-long braids, and high boots. The Spanish singer appeared under her iconic helmet. On Wednesday, she acted with the same look but in a different color by using black and nude yellow for the second time.

Just a few minutes after 9:30 p.m., the first reflections of the helmets of the Motomami universe appeared behind the stage. It sounded like “Chica, que dices?!” with the motorcycles roaring. The singer began the show with Saoko‘s unbeatable song, which is a shot of energy to start both concerts on top.

She continued to sing hits, one after another. CandyLa Fama, and Bizcochito were played in the first part of the two concerts, some of the greatest hits of her latest work.

With all the eclecticism, all the avant-garde, and all the groundbreaking elements of her disco, she knew how to transfer to the stage without great artifice, thus creating a historical show. Not only did we get a chance to listen to this new kind of music style, but we also got to feel the organic vein of hers settling into her setlist. Thus, we heard how Dolerme interpreted with no more elements than his voice and guitar. 

In the way that her most recent album is a tribute to all the music that the artist likes, Rosalía scored a fun medley with mythical Latin songs: Gasolina by Daddy Yankee and Papi Chulo by Lorna. She also included them in her two performances, the Blinding Lights remix with her friend The Weeknd.

As we have already been observing in other tour’s concerts, the composer wanted to premiere new songs live: Despechá, Libertad, Dinero, or Aislamiento.

Motomami is an album that mixes flamenco, reggaeton, bolero, some jazz, and rap, perfect for you to listen to live.

Article: Andrea Esteban

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SHM × Ushuaïa Ibiza

Things are heating up ahead of Ibiza’s most anticipated season to date as The Night League, the team behind Ushuaïa Ibiza, announce their latest headline show from the titans of the electronic music world—Swedish House Mafia. The trio make a welcome return to Ibiza’s most iconic outdoor stage to perform an exclusive show on Sunday July 17th, ahead of their impending Paradise Again World Tour, adding to a long line of legendary Ibiza performances from the band.

Together as Swedish House Mafia, Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso‘s contribution to the electronic music world is nothing short of historic. From their formation in 2008 the trio conquered the world with their unique sound, defining the era with stadium-filling hits such as “Don’t You Worry Child“, “Leave The World Behind“, “One” and “Miami To Ibiza“. The trio topped the charts the globe over, won numerous industry awards and performed headline shows at the world’s biggest festivals and concert arenas.

Now ten years on from announcing their split, the Swedish House Mafia are back with a brand new album, Paradise Again, which marks the first new music from the group in eight years and features lots of towering tracks like album standout “Heaven Takes You Home“, throbbing basslines, and exuberant vocals, including collaborations with The Weeknd, A$AP Rocky, Shake 070, Ty Dolla $ign, Sting and many more. With a world tour headlining the biggest stages in the world, including their recent momentous performance at Coachella, the trio looks ready to write a new chapter of electronic music history and continue their meteoric success.

The electronic music supergroup’s last performance at Ushuaïa Ibiza was one of the most memorable shows in the club’s history, so as they continue their long-standing history with Ibiza’s #1 open-air club this summer, the trio’s return to Ibiza is a landmark occasion not to be missed.

Ushuaïa Ibiza is known across the globe for creating world-class music experiences featuring the biggest artists on the planet alongside mind-blowing production, avant-garde visuals and a powerful sound system. When paired with the all-conquering sounds of the Swedish House Mafia, it will be one of the most unforgettable nights of the summer.  Ticket on sale now, get yours before it’s too late.

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$kinny – Have A Nice Trip

Today, Los Angeles-based, Saudi-Arabian singer, rapper, songwriter, and producer $kinny drops his anxiously awaited new album Have A Nice Trip via Universal Arabic Music. The album was executive produced by Swizz Beatz—listen HERE.

The album features his new single Salam” with Swizz Beatz and French Montana, out today alongside the official music video—watch HERE. The video stars $kinny, Swizz Beatz, and French Montana and includes impressive video effects that portray iconic Saudi Arabian monuments and Arabic elements, allowing the three artists to continue to bring their Arabic culture into the mainstream.

On “Salam,” $kinny says, “‘Salam’ is a magical record. It started off with an Instagram post from Swizz listening to my song. He sent me a direct message, and we ended up in a studio that same night. It was one of the greatest moments in my career so far. We played that song at least 100+ times that night!”

Swizz Beatz comments, “Being the executive producer of Have a Nice Trip was easy because $kinny is super talented. He’s not just an artist, he writes and produces, which made the process even better!! My favorite part of making ‘Salam’ was the energy the record has. I know it will give off!!” French Montana adds, “That hook represents everything I stand for.”

Today, Variety ran an exclusive piece on the new single and album—read it HERE.

$kinny presents Saudi culture from a fresh perspective, infusing the traditions, inspirations, and sounds of his heritage into an otherworldly brand of hip-hop irreverent of borders and boundaries, yet firmly rooted in the future. He says, “My vision is to make timeless music. From hard energetic records to smooth melodic vibes that take you for a ride, I’m here to push the envelope and give the world a new vibe. I hope my music helps my fans go through the bad and good times. I want my songs to be there for them when they’re happy or sad… also that they should be confident in who they are and always be themselves, dreams come true so be careful what you wish for.”

In March, $kinny dropped his first two singles from the album, “Saudi Most Wanted” and TAMAM” feat. Fat Money. The songs were released with music videos, which instantly trended at #1 and #3 respectively on YouTube in Saudi Arabia upon release. On Have A Nice Trip, he blends cultures and brings people together like never before. Additional collaborations on the album include Belly and King Bach. It follows $kinny’s 2020 single “My Blocka” and breakout projects, 2017’s Late Night Blvd  EP and 2019’s Thank You For Nothing.

Stay tuned for more to come from the buzzing artist this year.

HAVE A NICE TRIP TRACKLIST

  1. “Saudi Most Wanted”
  2. “TAMAM” feat. Fat Money
  3. “Gas”
  4. “Salam” with Swizz Beatz & French Montana
  5. “You Feel Nothing”
  6. “Mind Your Business”
  7. “Blicky” feat. Belly
  8. “Never Leave Me Lonely”
  9. “Higher Than The Moon”
  10. “Cartier”
  11. “Everyday Ballin” feat. King Bach
  12. “My Blocka”
  13. “Wallahi”

ABOUT $KINNY
Music delivered solace for $kinny, and he consistently reciprocates now. The Saudi-Arabian artist grew up in Los Angeles as the child of an American mom and Saudi-Arabian dad. As such, he experienced life in between philosophies, traditions, and cultures. In the midst of this ebb and flow, he embraced music wholeheartedly. Since emerging in 2015, he has generated tens of millions of streams and incited tastemaker applause from the likes of The FADERViceXXL MagazineHotNewHipHop, and more. 2017’s Late Night Blvd EP saw him go bar for bar with titans such as Freddie Gibbs and Ice T. However, Thank You For Nothing established him as an international force to be reckoned with. It clinched #1 on Apple Music Middle East as the banger “Never Snitch (Alhumdulilah)” vaulted to #1 on Apple Music Middle East and took over YouTube as #1 on Trending. As a producer, his influence can be felt across Belly’s See You Next Wednesday as he cooked up Die For It” feat. The Weeknd & Nas and Money Table” feat. Benny the Butcher. Signing to Universal Arabic Music, he ignites his biggest and boldest chapter yet in 2022 with his new album Have A Nice Trip, featuring his latest single “Salam” with Swizz Beatz & French Montana.

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Rosalía – CANDY

To celebrate the arrival of MOTOMAMI, Rosalía treats fans to another eye-popping visual with the music video for “CANDY.” Watch the video which features Rosalía partaking in her favorite pastime of karaoke HERE.

Rosalía launched a once-in-a-lifetime immersive experience on TikTok LIVE. Drawing a massive audience well over a million viewers, she performed 14 tracks from the record during a mind-blowing show, giving each song its own distinct feel and visual. The event was personally conceptualized and created by Rosalía, directed by Stillz, and produced by CANADA with all the footage impressively filmed exclusively on mobile phones. 

About Rosalía

Rosalía is a Grammy & Eight-Time Latin Grammy Winner who has quickly “leapt to the forefront of the global pop landscape” on the strength of her innovative musical fusions and distinctive style. She has repeatedly shattered barriers for both female and Spanish language artists, while being widely hailed as: “a complicated genius… reflecting femininity and strength… a new generation leader… making Flamenco a global phenomenon… while becoming Earth’s Most Exciting Pop Star.” With the May 2018 release of her innovative breakthrough single “Malamente (Cap.1: Augurio)” and the fall arrival of her landmark album El Mal Querer, fans worldwide quickly embraced Rosalía’s phenomenal vocal capability meshed with her now fully realized fusion of classic Flamenco and other timeless music styles of Spain, with R&B, hip-hop, contemporary Latin-American rhythms and electronic beats. Coupled with Rosalía’s strong influences from industrial visual arts, female empowerment, fashion and choreography, it became clear to critics that: “El Mal Querer is a boundary-breaking modern masterpiece… that has resonated like a shockwave… it stands out from virtually everything else on the global pop landscape.” As a result of the album’s long-running impact, and additional 2019 singles that followed, Rosalía garnered a GRAMMY Award, standout GRAMMY performance, the historic first-ever Best New Artist Grammy nomination for a Spanish Language artist, and eight Latin Grammys, including Album of the Year. Additional acclaim has included 2 MTV VMA‘s, multiple magazine covers-including the annual Sunday New York Times Magazine‘s special Culture Cover, highly praised Coachella and Lollapalooza festival appearances, the most watched global YouTube video of 2019 for a female artist, and “Best Music of the Decade” picks from Rolling Stone, Billboard, GQ, The LA Times, Pitchfork and more. While Rosalía has spent a large majority of time immersed in the creative process of writing and recording her eagerly-awaited next album, she also finalized landmark brand partnerships with Nike and MAC‘s “Viva Glam” campaign, lead the field of LATIN GRAMMY winners for the second year in a row became the first-ever all-Spanish language music artist to grace the cover of VOGUE in the United States (with the January 2021 “Vogue Values” issue, photographed by Annie Leibovitz), and joined Travis Scott, Bad Bunny, the Weeknd, Billie Eilish, Arca, Tokisha and more on massive streaming collaborative tracks. She now begins her next creative chapter with the music of MOTOMAMI.

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12on12 × Swizz Beats – ‘Long Live Jazz’

This February we see the creative vinyl company known as 12on12 and record producer Swizz Beatz joined forces to build their latest vinyl phenomena, ‘Long Live Jazz.’ Pre-order HERE.

Known for their unique and fresh outlet for music consumption, 12on12 elevates themselves in this new partnership with Swizz Beats. For this special bespoke collectors’ edition project, Swizz compiled a set of hand-picked tracks that represent his own passion for the genre of jazz music.

Throughout the collection, we are taken through a listening experience full of rich, historical jazz greats like Miles Davies and Kenny Dorham. We even see modern, jazzed renditions of modern pop hits from artists like The Weeknd revised by the upcoming jazz artists of today, such as Immanuel Wilkins.

The 12” vinyl record art showcases images from Swizz’s personal compilation (The Dean Collection). The cover record art was shot by Kwame Brathwaite in New York during a 1968 Garvey Day Celebration. Brathwaite is known for his extensive work in the realm of jazz, having been a co-founder of the African Jazz Arts Society and Studios (AJASS), and is renowned for photographing stars like Stevie Wonder and Bob Marley, as well as jazz icons Miles Davies and John Coltrane.

Swizz Beats spoke on this project, stating, “Jazz has always been magic to our ears. I feel like it should definitely get more attention! This is the first step to pay homage to the great craft & art. Photography is also one of the best expressions of art and should be shown more often. Art & Music are brothers and sisters so I thought it was a great match. I’m a big fan of Kwame and I also love I’m able to share pieces from my collection through music!”

Claudia Moross, founder and chief of 12on12, too, raved about the collaboration, stating, “Our goal is to create transcending experiences through music and art, the combination of playing the record while exploring the thoughtfully curated artwork commissioned for the sleeve allows for a precious moment of cultural enjoyment. 12on12’s are very much pieces of art that can be collected and treasured.

“With Swizz’s finger on the pulse and his well-documented history within music and art, the brand will be upping the ante as we look to work with the very best artists, both visual and musical, to curate future Vinylworks. I am really looking forward to the next chapter for 12on12 and with the expertise and passion Swizz Beatz brings to the table I’m really excited for what’s to come for the brand.”

12on12, too, worked with Vinyl Me, Please (VMP) for the delivery of ‘Long Live Jazz.’ VMP is a critical link in the world of vinyl as they work to produce vinyl packages. In 2022, they are expected to ship 800,000 vinyl records, observing the true affect of music on the world.

Claudia Moross added more insight on this, saying, “12on12’s partnership with Vinyl Me, Please gives us the opportunity to reach a large, dedicated base of avid music and visual media fans who might enjoy our unique Vinylworks.”

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The Weeknd – Dawn FM

The Weeknd’s surprise album Dawn FM is leading the charts around the globe. Debuting at #1 Apple Music US and in 125 countries, and #1 Spotify US and worldwide. Dawn FM accumulates over 500 million streams to date. Listen to Dawn FM [XO/Republic Records] HERE.

Despite the release of the album coming suddenly, Dawn FM has been a smash hit. Dawn FM may just snatch up the spot as The Weeknd’s best album thus far. The single “Sacrifice” came out at #1 on Spotify US and global, while the collection The Highlights, too, ranks among the Billboard Top 10 at #6. Having two albums rank in the top ten is conventionally unheard of, a resounding accomplishment for The Weeknd.

Playing off the theme of an afterlife-esque radio station network, Dawn FM transforms viewers to a new universe. The abrupt announcement of the album ultimately worked in the favor of The Weeknd, with Dawn FM now ranking as his second global #1 album during the pandemic, following the renowned After Hours was released in March 2020, featuring the #1 All Time Hot 100 hit “Blinding Lights.”

Dawn FM has gained quick critical acclaim, registering The Weeknd’s leading aggregate score on Metacritic at ’88.’ Variety spoke on the album, stating, “After Hours has resonated for nearly two years after its release, and in the face of another phase of a daunting pandemic, it seems that Dawn FM – possibly The Weeknd’s best and most fully realized album to date – will help carry fans through this one as well.” Rolling Stone, too, raved about Dawn FM, rating it “4-out-of-5 stars, The Weeknd focuses those interstellar ambitions to anoint us with the most enchanting music to the portal through purgatory.”

Dawn FM sees features from Tyler, the Creator, Lil Wayne, Quincy Jones, Oneohtrix Point Never and Jim Carrey.

If you haven’t listened to this album yet, you are truly missing out on a sonic, one-of-a-experience by the superstar himself, The Weeknd.

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Fai Khadra x Oliver Peoples

To celebrate their newly launched collaboration, Fai Khadra and Oliver Peoples‘ CEO, Rocco Basilico, hosted an intimate dinner on a helipad in Los Angeles, at 6100 Wilshire Blvd. Designed by Fai Khadra, guests sat under a helium light balloon, on a custom style harkness table.

Among the attendees were: The Weeknd, Kendall Jenner, Hailey Bieber, Luka Sabbat, Kendall Visser, Steve Lacey, Simi & Haze, Zack Bia, Pedro Cavaliere, Jasmine Daniels, Syd Tha Kyd, Travis Bennett, Christina Nadin, Charlotte Day Wilson, and Gabriella Karefa Johnson, among others.

Oliver Peoples and Fai Khadra collaborated to launch an exclusive range of sunglasses that fuses the design aesthetics of Oliver Peoples with the influential mindset of Fai. Fai Khadra is a multidisciplinary creative who has built a strong profile in the design world, captivating an audience of musicians, luxury brands, and galleries across the globe. His cultural relevance and innovative perspective bring an impactful, avant-garde point of view to the collaboration.

The event was creatively directed by Fai. He conceptualized every element of the evening from the custom-built layout, from the original table and bar set-up to the several course menu. Overall, Fai Khadra’s goal was to create a holistic aesthetic designed for his peers.

“We are thrilled to collaborate with Fai Khadra. Fai will become a leader in the creative space of design and brought a clear vision to the collaboration. As a brand, Oliver Peoples has always been defined by vintage-inspired details made for the modern wearer. Fai’s innovative creative direction aligned with our aesthetic seamlessly,” said Rocco Basilico (CEO).

About Oliver Peoples

Oliver Peoples was founded in 1987 with the opening of its first boutique on the iconic Sunset Strip. The frames were inspired by an estate collection of vintage American made eyewear purchased by the Founders of the brand in the late 1980s. This vintage aesthetic, along with the unique culture of Los Angeles, elements of fashion, film, art, music, and the Southern California lifestyle, remains at the core of the brand’s DNA and serves as inspiration for designs with global appeal. Oliver Peoples eyewear is hand-crafted of the finest quality materials, with a focus on exclusive product details and superior lens technology.

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Interview with Clubhouse

By: Skyler Johnson

Indie pop outfit Clubhouse (Forrest Taylor, Ari Blumer, Zak Blumer, Forrest Taylor, Michael Berthold) recently released Are We Going Too Slow, featuring the song: “Home Videos.” 360 Magazine interviewed the band about their music, fame, and their midwestern upbringings.  

You all have been friends for a very long time? How did you meet? What are some of the most important memories you have together outside of the band?

[Max] I met Zak and Ari when we were in middle school, and we started playing together doing covers mostly. We started writing originals and taking things more seriously when we went to college, where we met Mike and Forrest. Some of our favorite memories together are from this big party we have every year for the holidays. All of our families get together to have the most ridiculous white elephant gift exchange.

What, as a band, are you most proud of having accomplished?

[Forrest] We’re really proud of this new EP. It’s the first true body of work we’ve done and we’re so excited to share it with everyone!

What would you say are the core things that inspire and drive the band?

[Zak] I think the biggest thing is that we’re constantly bouncing ideas off each other in the studio. We all co-write and produce, so being able to explore with everyone’s different styles is what drives the creative inspiration.

What was the inspiration behind the name Clubhouse?

[Ari] When we were younger, there was this separate little office/studio space in my backyard. In high school we hung out there all the time, so when we were thinking of a name, ‘Clubhouse’ just kind of felt right.

What are your favorite memories of being from the Midwest? What do you think the Midwest should be proud of/known for?

 [Mike] I’m from Cleveland so some of my favorite Midwest memories are getting together with friends and family in the fall to watch the Browns! My favorite part about the Midwest is that time of year, with the leaves changing color and the temperature getting a little cooler.

What is the best fan interaction you’ve had?

[Max] We had a fan reach out to us a while ago asking me to write out a lyric from The Weeknd in my handwriting and send it to her so she could get it tattooed on her!

What would you like to accomplish as a band? Are there any awards you’d like to win or a venue you’d love to play at?

[Mike] A venue I’ve always wanted to play at is Red Rocks. That would be so incredible!

How has the band adjusted or repositioned while dealing with Max Reichert’s cancer diagnosis? How has it made you closer or strong?

[Zak] Going through something like that together was the hardest thing imaginable. But through all of that I think we really found ourselves. We stopped caring so much about how we were going to define our music and just started creating for fun again. We bonded for life going through that.

What are you the most proud of when you look back at the creation of Are We Going Too Slow?

 [Forrest] We were really able to bring in all of the different sounds and styles we love on this project. We didn’t force ourselves into any box, just made the music we love.