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FOR KING + COUNTRY: “WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR?” TOUR

MULTI-GRAMMY® AWARD WINNING FOR KING + COUNTRY ANNOUNCE

“WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR?  THE TOUR PART II”

WITH U.S. & CANADIAN PERFORMANCES KICKING OFF ON IN HONOLULU, HAWAII

ON MARCH 25, 2023 
 
TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-SALE FROM NOVEMBER 1-3 FOR THE 31-CITY TOUR

Multi-GRAMMY® Award winning duo and Curb | Word Entertainment recording artist FOR KING + COUNTRY announce their upcoming 2023 “What Are We Waiting For?  The Tour Part II.” The U.S. and Canadian tour will kick off on March 23, 2023 in Honolulu, Hawaii and will continue through May 31 in Vancouver, BC. Tickets can be pre-ordered November 1-3, and go on sale on November 4 for the 31-city tour.  To purchase tickets click HERE.  
 
Brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone will continue their successful “What Are We Waiting For? tour in 2023, featuring their latest Billboard 200 charting album, which was recently nominated for an upcoming American Music Award for “Best Inspirational Artist,” a Billboard Award for “Top Christian Artist,” and was just awarded three Dove Awards this year.  The duo also recently dropped a new version of their song “Love Me Like I Am” featuring Multi-Platinum recording artist Jordin Sparks HERE, and a new version of their #1 hit single “For God Is With Us” with Lady A’s Hillary Scott HERE.
 
“WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR?  THE TOUR PART II” DATES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
 
3/25/23             Blaisdell Arena                                     Honolulu, HI
4/5/23               Resch Center                                        Green Bay, WI
4/6/23               Vibrant Arena at the Mark                     Moline, IL
4/7/23               Nationwide Arena                                 Columbus, OH
4/8/23               Colonial Life Arena                               Columbia, SC
4/13/23             Mississippi Coast Coliseum                   Biloxi, MS
4/14/23             Brookshire Grocery Arena                     Bossier City, LA
4/15/23             Bell County Expo                                  Belton, TX
4/16/23             American Bank Center                          Corpus Christi, TX
4/20/23             Blue Cross Arena                                  Rochester, NY
4/21/23             MVP Arena                                          Albany, NY
4/22/23             Chartway Arena                                    Norfolk, VA
4/23/22             Toyota Oakdale Theatre                        Hartford, CT
4/27/22             First National Bank Arena                     Jonesboro, AR
4/28/22             Hartman Arena                                     Wichita, KS
4/29/22             United Wireless Arena                          Dodge City, KS
4/30/22             Baxter Arena                                        Omaha, NE
5/2/23               El Paso County Coliseum                      El Paso, TX
5/4/23               Foster Communications Coliseum          San Angelo, TX
5/5/23               Reed Arena                                           College Station, TX
5/6/23               Ford Park                                              Beaumont, TX
5/7/23               United Supermarkets Arena                   Lubbock, TX
5/11/23             Enmarket Arena                                    Savannah, GA
5/12/23             iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre            West Palm Beach, FL
5/13/23             Macon Coliseum                                   Macon, GA
5/14/23             The Orion Amphitheater                        Huntsville, AL
5/24/23             Centennial Hall                                     Winnipeg, AB
5/25/23             Elim Church                                         Saskatoon, SK
5/26/23             ChristCity Church                                 Edmonton, AB
5/27/23             ChristCity Church (2 shows)                  Edmonton, AB 
5/29/23             WinSport Arena                                    Calgary, AB
5/31/23             Queen Elizabeth Theatre                        Vancouver, BC
 
 
ABOUT FOR KING + COUNTRY
 
FOR KING + COUNTRY is one of the music industry’s most respected and decorated duos.  Brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone have been awarded four GRAMMY® Awards, 10 GMA Dove Awards, a Billboard Music Award, and 16 K-LOVE Fan Awards; and have been nominated for three American Music Awards.  Their 11 No. 1 songs have produced an astonishing 1.8 billion career streams.  The RIAA Platinum-selling act’s live show has been hailed as a must-see concert event that continues to wow sold-out crowds whether in the U.S., Australia, Germany, Netherlands, or New Zealand.  FOR KING + COUNTRY’s WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR?, released this year, became the duo’s second Top 10 album on the Billboard 200; following their RIAA Gold certified album, BURN THE SHIPS, which also debuted in the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. The duo has had seven consecutive No. 1 songs including “For God Is With Us,” “joy.,” “TOGETHER” (feat. Kirk Franklin & Tori Kelly),” and the 11-week Platinum smash, “God Only Knows.”  The global hitmakers have collaborated with a diverse list of artists including Jordin Sparks, Hillary Scott, Dolly Parton, NEEDTOBREATHE and Timbaland, amongst others. Joel and Luke Smallbone are committed to numerous philanthropic efforts focused on human trafficking, children in need, as well as numerous programs in support of the arts.  For more information about FOR KING + COUNTRY visit:   www.forkingandcountry.com
 
ABOUT CURB | WORD ENTERTAINMENT
In 2016, Curb Records acquired Word Entertainment, combining two of the music industry’s most respected brands, and more than a century of collective experience.  Today, Curb and Word are two of the world’s leading independent music companies.  Owned and operated by Mike Curb, the Curb | Word family includes the labels: Curb, Word, Squint, Fervent, Sidewalk, MCC and IVAV, as well as Curb Publishing, Word Publishing, 25 Live, Curb Films, Word Films, Word Entertainment, and Curb Sports, representing top artists and entertainers in Country, Christian, Pop, Rock and Hip-Hop.  For more information visit www.curb.com.
 

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The Voice Season Finale

Season 21 of NBC’s four-time Emmy Award-winning competition series The Voice will be a night of stargazing when Carrie Underwood and John Legend, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Alicia Keys, Walker Hayes, Keke Palmer, and Tori Kelly take the stage during the two-hour live season finale on Tuesday, Dec. 14 (9-11 p.m. ET/PT).

One of the five finalists–Girl Named Tom and Hailey Mia from Team Kelly, Jershika Maple from Team Legend, and Wendy Moten and Paris Winningham from Team Blake – will be crowned the winner on the live telecast. Superstar coaches will also perform with their final artists.

Grammy Award winners Carrie Underwood and John Legend will perform their holiday duet, “Hallelujah,” which appears on Underwood’s Christmas album, “My Gift (Special Edition).” The original song was written by Legend and Toby Gad (“All of Me”) and the music video for “Hallelujah” was directed by acclaimed director and photographer Randee St. Nicholas and was honored as CMT’s 2020 Video of the Year.

Coldplay will perform a very special performance of “My Universe,” their collaboration with BTS, which debuted at #1 on the U.S. Billboard chart and was streamed more than 100 million times in its first week of release.

Global superstar and Season 21 Mega Mentor Ed Sheeran will be performing “Shivers,” the latest single off of his new album ‘=’ which debuted at #1 on Billboard 200, marking the 4x-Grammy winner’s fourth consecutive full-length release to top the chart. ‘=’ also features the chart-topping lead single “Bad Habits,” which recently received a Grammy nomination for Song of the Year. Continuing his chart dominance, Sheeran’s “Shivers” and “Bad Habits” are simultaneously sitting in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Artist, singer, songwriter, musician, entrepreneur and former coach, Alicia Keys returns to “The Voice” for a special performance of her new song, “Old Memories.” Keys will perform her instant classic from her new album “KEYS (Original and Unlocked),” a double album out Dec. 10. The album takes a unique approach as it showcases two versions: “Original,” which highlights Keys’ signature musicality and “Unlocked,” which explores the music through a sampled experience.

Walker Hayes makes his debut performance on “The Voice” with recent smash hit “Fancy Like.” Stereogum calls it “the biggest country crossover hit of 2021,” and it marks the Monument Records artist’s second #1 single and the first from his forthcoming album, set for release in January. “Fancy Like” has been atop every country streaming and sales chart since its release in June. The track has spent a whopping 16 weeks and counting at the #1 spot on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs, is among the top 5 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Songs, top 5 at Country Radio, top 5 at Pop Radio and is the fastest RIAA Double Platinum Certified Country song of the year.

Don’t miss Keke Palmer and Tori Kelly performing a duet of “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home),” the latest single from the “Sing 2” original motion picture soundtrack. This season’s Top 13 artists will join them and the performance will be introduced by Matthew McConaughey and Nick Kroll from “Sing 2.”

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NEW SING 2 SINGLE RELEASED

ILLUMINATION, UNIVERSAL PICTURES AND REPUBLIC RECORDS RELEASE NEW SING 2 SINGLE “CHRISTMAS (BABY PLEASE COME HOME)” BY KEKE PALMER FEATURING SCARLETT JOHANSSON, TARON EGERTON, REESE WITHERSPOON & TORI KELLY

SING 2 ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK AVAILABLE ON DECEMBER 17, 2021

SING 2 IN US THEATERS DECEMBER 22, 2021

Today, Illumination, Universal Pictures and Republic Records unveil the latest single from the Sing 2 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack: “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” by Keke Palmer [feat. Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton, Reese Witherspoon & Tori Kelly].

Energizing a holiday classic, Palmer uplifts the Mariah Carey staple with a rafter-shaking performance. Meanwhile, Johansson, Egerton, Witherspoon and Kelly shine just as brightly, carrying this powerhouse collaborative cover to the heavens. Don’t miss Keke Palmer and ToriKelly performing the tune with the Top 13 artists from NBC’s The Voice on the hit music competition series’ December 14 finale.

“Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” arrives on the heels of the previous Sing 2 single “Suéltate” by Sam i [feat. Anitta, Bia, & Jarina de Marco]. The video for the high-energy bilingual banger has already amassed more than 2.1 million YouTube views and the song has generated more than 1 million total streams.

The Sing 2 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack releases Friday December 17, 2021. The soundtrack accompanies the new chapter in Illumination’s blockbuster animated franchise, Sing 2, which opens in US theaters on December 22, 2021.

The album’s first single “Your Song Saved My Life” marks the first new music from U2 since 2019. Bono, lead singer of U2, makes his animated film debut in Sing 2 as the voice of rock legend Clay Calloway. The band are very familiar with creating original songs for film, having received two Academy Award nominations for Best Original Song among their many honors over the years. 

The soundtrack features three original works – U2’s “Your Song Saved My Life,” Sam i feat. Anitta, BIA & Jarina De Marco on “Suéltate,”, and a record from Adam Buxton with Fancy Feelings feat. DSCOSTU entitled “Tippy Toes”. The soundtrack also features a special Sing 2 Mix of the record “Soy Yo” by Bomba Estéro as well as a cover of “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” from Keke Palmer ft. Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton, Reese Witherspoon & Tori Kelly.

The soundtrack also includes additional music from the film, including contributions from superstars Halsey, Pharrell Williams, Elton John and Billie Eilish, as well as performances by cast members Tori Kelly, Scarlett Johansson, Reese Witherspoon, Nick Kroll, Taron Egerton and more. 

Check out the full track listing below.

TRACKLISTING:

  • Your Song Saved My Life (From Sing 2) – U2
  • Let’s Go Crazy – Tori Kelly, Taron Egerton, Reese Witherspoon & Nick Kroll
  • Can’t Feel My Face – Kiana Ledé
  • Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – Elton John
  • Heads Will Roll – Scarlett Johansson
  • Holes – Mercury Rev
  • bad guy – Billie Eilish
  • Sing 2 Audition Medley – Sing 2 Cast
  • Where the Streets Have No Name – Tori Kelly, Taron Egerton, Scarlett Johansson, Reese Witherspoon & Nick Kroll
  • Higher Love – Kygo x Whitney Houston
  • There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back – Taron Egerton & Tori Kelly
  • Suéltate (From Sing 2) – Sam i feat. Anitta, BIA & Jarina De Marco
  • Stuck In a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of – Scarlett Johansson
  • Soy Yo (Sing 2 Mix) – Bomba Estéro
  • A Sky Full of Stars – Taron Egerton
  • Could Have Been Me – Halsey
  • I Say A Little Prayer – Tori Kelly & Pharrell Williams
  • Break Free – Reese Witherspoon & Nick Kroll
  • I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For – Scarlett Johansson & Bono
  • Tippy Toes – Adam Buxton with Fancy Feelings feat. DSCOSTU [BONUS TRACK]
  • Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – Keke Palmer feat. Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton, Reese Witherspoon & Tori Kelly [BONUS TRACK]

About Sing 2

This holiday season, the new chapter in Illumination’s smash animated franchise arrives with big dreams and spectacular hit songs as the ever-optimistic Buster Moon and his all-star cast of performers prepare to launch their most dazzling stage extravaganza yet …all in the glittering entertainment capital of the world. There’s just one hitch: They first have to persuade the world’s most reclusive rock star—played by global music icon Bono, in his animated film debut—to join them.

Buster (Oscar® winner Matthew McConaughey) has turned the New Moon Theater into a local hit, but Buster has his eyes on a bigger prize: Debuting a new show at the Crystal Tower Theater in glamorous Redshore City.

But with no connections, Buster and his cast—including harried mother Rosita (Oscar® winner Reese Witherspoon), rocker Ash (Scarlett Johansson), earnest Johnny (Taron Egerton), shy Meena (Tori Kelly) and, of course, provocateur Gunter (Nick Kroll)—have to sneak their way into the world-famous Crystal Entertainment offices, run by ruthless mogul Jimmy Crystal (Emmy winner Bobby Cannavale). 

In a desperate attempt to get Mr. Crystal’s attention, Gunter spontaneously pitches an outrageous idea that Buster quickly runs with, promising that their new show will star rock legend Clay Calloway (Bono). Problem is, Buster has never met Clay, an artist who shut himself away from the world more than a decade ago after the loss of his wife. Even worse, Buster has failed to realize that Mr. Crystal is an egocentric gangster who would rather drop somebody off the roof of a building than be lied to.

As Gunter helps Buster dream up an out-of-this-world theatrical masterpiece, and the pressure (and sinister threats) from Mr. Crystal mount, Rosita’s leading role in the show gets ripped away and handed to Mr. Crystal’s spoiled daughter, Porsha, played by Grammy-nominated artist Halsey. Desperate to save the show, and his life, Buster embarks on a quest to find Clay and persuade him to return to the stage.

What begins as a dream of big-time success becomes an emotional reminder of the power of music to heal even the most broken heart.

Sing 2 is written and directed by acclaimed returning filmmaker Garth Jennings and features additional new characters played by music superstar Pharrell Williams, Black Panther’s Letitia Wright and comedians Eric André and Chelsea Peretti. The film is produced by Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and by Janet Healy. Sing 2 combines dozens of hit songs from pop to rock, K-pop to Latin, and from artists including Billie Eilish, Drake, U2, The Weeknd, Prince, Taylor Swift, BTS, Cardi B, Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello. With electrifying performances, breathtaking artistry and Illumination’s signature humor and heart, Sing 2 is sure to be the definitive feel-good cinematic event of the year.

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Jon Batiste × Tori Kelly – SING

Academy Award, BAFTA, Golden Globe winning artist and activist Jon Batiste debuts SING Feat. Tori Kelly. The uplifting and soulful track is from his upcoming release WE ARE: THE DELUXE EDITION (October 15 on Verve Records).  The set features six new tracks and features including Tori Kelly, BJ The Chicago Kid, Abi Bernadoth, Big Chief Romeo and Big Freedia.

On WE ARE, released earlier this year, Batiste presented a captivating musical experience to the world rooted in catharsis, joy, freedom, contemplation and sensuality. It’s a love letter to his southern roots and the heritage of Black Music with guest appearances by Mavis Staples, Quincy Jones, Zadie Smith, PJ Morton, Trombone Shorty, St Augustine Marching 100, his father Michael Batiste, grandfather David Gauthier and many more.

Now, Batiste continues the celebration by bringing a new cohort of guests into the fold, including singer Tori Kelly, who joins Batiste on the inspirational ballad “SING,” and BJ The Chicago Kid who joins Jon on the D’Angelo-infused “Adulthood.”  Big Freedia lends her signature joyful bounce to “FREEDOM,” “an exhilarating…celebration of independence” (Entertainment Weekly) and French star Abi Bernadoth joins Batiste on his empowering anthem WE ARE. Several new songs, including “WORK IT OUT” and “TELL THE TRUTH”–Uptown Remix–originally released on Batiste’s Record Store Day piece from 2020–will make their streaming and digital debut on October 15.

This year the musician’s hit song “I NEED YOU” reached #1 on the AAA Radio Charts and his album WE ARE debuted in the Billboard Top R&B Charts, Top Album Charts, and Top 200. His “I NEED YOU” music video has surpassed 13M views, he’s appeared on American IdolLive with Kelly and Ryan, The Today Show, The Late Late Show with James Corden, CBS This Morning as guest and co-host, and of course The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Most recently, Jon Batiste continues his amazing year with stellar performances at Global Citizens Live and the Emmy Awards. 

Album Track List

  1. I NEED YOU
  2. FREEDOM
  3. CRY
  4. BOY HOOD
  5. SING Feat. Tori Kelly
  6. WE ARE
  7. ADULTHOOD Feat. BJ The Chicago Kid
  8. WHATCHUTALKINBOUT
  9. MAVIS
  10. FREEDOM Bounce Remix Feat. Big Freedia
  11. TELL THE TRUTH
  12. UNTIL
  13. TELL THE TRUTH – Uptown Remix Feat. Big Chief Romeo of the 9th Ward Hunters, Michael Batiste, Mardi Gras Indian Show
  14. MOVEMENT 11’
  15. WORK IT OUT
  16. ADULTHOOD
  17. SHOW ME THE WAY
  18. SING
  19. WE ARE Feat. Abi Bernadoth
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SAM SMITH × SUMMER WALKER – YOU WILL BE FOUND

FROM DEAR EVAN HANSEN (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK) OUT TODAY 

UNIVERSAL PICTURES TO RELEASE DEAR EVAN HANSEN IN THEATERS NATIONWIDE ON SEPTEMBER 24

Multi-platinum, GRAMMY® Award, BRIT, Golden Globe and Oscar- winning artist and songwriter Sam Smith and acclaimed Soul Train, iHeart Music, ASCAP and Billboard Award winning R&B singer/songwriter Summer Walker release their version of “You Will Be Found,” the next song to be unveiled from the DEAR EVAN HANSEN (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK), today. Dear Evan Hansen (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) will be released September 24 through Interscope Records. Listen to “You Will Be Found” Sam Smith featuring Summer Walker HERE.

Last month, Universal Pictures & Interscope Records unveiled new renditions of the film’s iconic anthems “Waving Through A Window” and “You Will Be Found” performed by Tony®, Grammy® and Emmy® winner Ben Platt, who originated the role of Evan Hansen on Broadway and reprises the role for the film.  Other songs that have been released from the soundtrack include Carrie Underwood and Dan +Shay’sversion of “Only Us” and a brand-new song written specifically for the Universal Pictures release, “The Anonymous Ones,” written by Benj Pasek, Justin Paul and Amandla Stenberg.  A co-star in the movie, Stenberg’s performance of the song as featured in the film was released last week along with a version by SZA.

The full lineup of artists has been revealed for the soundtrack, including Sam Smithwith Summer Walker, SZA, Carrie Underwood and Dan + Shay, FINNEAS and Tori Kelly. Plus, the 16-track album features new recordings by the film cast of these beloved songs with music and lyrics by the Oscar®, Grammy®, and Tony® winning songwriting team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman). Among the new songs, the Soundtrack also includes “A Little Closer” performed by Colton Ryan and “The Anonymous Ones” performed by Amandla Stenberg, who wrote the lyrics and music with Pasek and Paul. FINNEAS and SZA add their renditions of these originals to the soundtrack.

Pre-order the Dear Evan Hansen: (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).  —HERE.

The film premiered last week at the Toronto International Film Festival and Universal Pictures will release Dear Evan Hansen in theaters nationwide on September 24th.

Dear Evan Hansen opened on Broadway in December 2016 and became a generation-defining phenomenon, winning six Tony Awards, including for Best Musical and for Ben Platt as Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical. The show’s cast album would go on to earn a Grammy®. Now, in the film, Ben Platt returns as Evan Hansen, an anxious, isolated high schooler aching for understanding and belonging amid the chaos and cruelty of the social-media age.

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being A Wallflower, Wonder), the film is written for the screen by the show’s Tony® winner Steven Levenson with music and lyrics by Pasek & Paul. Dear Evan Hansen stars six-time Oscar®nominee Amy Adams, Oscar® winner Julianne Moore, Kaitlyn Dever (Booksmart), Amandla Stenberg (The Hate U Give), Colton Ryan (Little Voice), Nik Dodani (Atypical) and Danny Pino (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit).

The film is produced by Marc Platt (La La Land, Into the Woods, Mary Poppins Returns) and Adam Siegel (2 Guns, Drive), and is executive produced by Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, Michael Bederman and Stacey Mindich.

Tracklist:

  1. Waving Through A Window – Ben Platt & Dear Evan Hansen Choir
  2. For Forever – Ben Platt
  3. Sincerely Me – Colton Ryan, Ben Platt & Nik Dodani
  4. Requiem – Kaitlyn Dever, Danny Pino & Amy Adams
  5. If I Could Tell Her – Ben Platt & Kaitlyn Dever
  6. The Anonymous Ones – Amandla Stenberg
  7. You Will Be Found – Ben Platt, Amandla Stenberg, Liz Kate, DeMarius Copes, Isaac Powell, Hadiya Eshe’, Kaitlyn Dever & Dear Evan Hansen Choir
  8. Only Us – Kaitlyn Dever & Ben Platt
  9. Words Fail – Ben Platt
  10. So Big / So Small – Julianne Moore
  11. A Little Closer – Colton Ryan
  12. You Will Be Found – Sam Smith feat. Summer Walker
  13. The Anonymous Ones – SZA
  14. Only Us – Carrie Underwood & Dan + Shay
  15. A Little Closer – FINNEAS
  16. Waving Through A Window – Tori Kelly

About Sam Smith:

Sam Smith has become one of the most celebrated artists to emerge on the music scene in recent history.  Smith’s critically acclaimed latest album Love Goes, out now on Capitol Records, builds on the 30+ billion career streams they have amassed and the global success of their multi-Platinum debut and sophomore albums, In the Lonely Hour and The Thrill of It All, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 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 along with Smith’s songs “I’m Not The Only One” and “Stay With Me,” have each received over a billion streams on Spotify alone.  Smith has sold over 30 million adjusted albums worldwide and won GRAMMY, BRIT, Golden Globe and Oscar awards.

About Sumer Walker:

Atlanta based singer/songwriter Summer Walker’s 2019 debut album, Over It, contains the platinum-certified single “Come Thru” and the 2x platinum hit single “Playing Games.” Her acclaimed effort helped her win Soul Train Music Awards in 2019 and 2020 for Best New Artist and Album of the Year, respectively. In 2020, she won an iHeart Music Award for Best New R&B Artist and Top R&B Female Artist for Billboard that same year. “Come Thru” and “Playing Games” also helped Walker win several ASCAP Awards as well. Last year, she graced several illustrious magazine covers, including Rolling Stone’s Musicians on Musicians issue, and Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Power Players issue. She recently launched her new imprint Ghetto Earth Records in a joint venture with Interscope Records last December. Summer is currently putting the finishing touches on her second album.

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Soul Icon Aretha Franklin is the Subject of Upcoming Film: Respect

Respect is a new biopic that covers an iconic female performer, Civil Rights Activist, and Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin.  Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom, Respect is the remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice.

It will star another icon in her own right, Jennifer Hudson, as Franklin. This is not her first time acting, and has also been in films like Spike Lee’s Chi-raq and in the first season of the Fox hit series: Empire. Given her background as a singer, her acting chops and what we’ve seen of the film so far, I’m certain Hudson will be excellent. The film also stars Forest Whitaker (Star Wars, Black Panther) and Tituss Burgess (The Unbreakable Kimmy Shmidt.)   

According to Billboard, the film has had a rough journey, being originally slated for release in the fall of 2020, and has been delayed several times due first to the pandemic and then because of a number of other factors. Thankfully, the film is finally set to release so we’ll get to see the film that’s been in the works for so long. 

Director Liesl Tommy makes her feature film debut with Respect. She’s previously been known for directing plays. Tommy is the first Black woman ever nominated for a Tony award for Best Direction of a Play in 2016 for Eclipsed, and is an Associate Artist at the Berkeley Rep and an Artist Trustee with the Sundance Institute’s Board of Trustees. 

With a story by Callie Khouri (Oscar® winner for Writing, Thelma & Louise) and Tracey Scott Wilson, and screenplay written by Tracey Scott Wilson. Wilson and Tommy have worked together creatively since the 2009 play The Good Negro written by Wilson, directed by Tommy at The Public Theatre. Wilson was a writer on FX’s hit series: The Americans which garnered her a Peabody Award as well as an Emmy® and WGA Award nominations.

The film is set to release in theatres on August 13, 2021. To watch the new trailer, click HERE.

JENNIFER HUDSON ANNOUNCES ORIGINAL SONG FROM ARETHA FRANKLIN BIOPIC RESPECT: “HERE I AM (SINGING MY WAY HOME)” CO-WRITTEN WITH CAROLE KING OUT FRIDAY

RESPECT ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK OUT AUGUST 13 VIA EPIC RECORDS

IMPACTING RADIO ON JUNE 21

Academy® Award-winning actress and GRAMMY® Award-winning recording artist Jennifer Hudson announces a new original song entitled “Here I Am (Singing My Way Home),” co-written with four time GRAMMY® Award winner, Kennedy Center Honoree, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee Carole King (marking their first collaboration) and Jamie Hartman [Lewis Capaldi, Christina Aguilera] out Friday. GRAMMY® Award-winning Black Eyed Peas co-founder and mega-producer will.i.am produced the track. Hudson announced the collaboration on her social platforms this morning – HERE

Paving the way for Hudson’s blockbuster bigscreen turn as Aretha Franklin, it will appear on the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to RESPECT and serve as the film’s only original song. Hudson was handpicked by Franklin to portray her in the film from MGM, which opens in theatres nationwide on August 13. The soundtrack will be available on the same day.

Get “Here I Am (Singing My Way Home)” HERE Friday via Epic Records. 

Pre-order the Soundtrack HERE

Hudson added, “Music is such a living and breathing character in this film, as it was in Ms. Franklin’s life. The process of creating this song was like constructing the greatest tribute I could possibly offer to her spirit. It was the final exhale of this extraordinary project and one that I let out with complete fulfillment. Being able to do so with Carole and Jamie was an incredible privilege. Carole is one of the greatest songwriters of all time and, whether we were trading stories, playing piano together over video conference, or working through lyrics, it was always a masterclass – both in life and music. Jamie and I have collaborated together in the past and it’s always so wonderful to create with him – he is continuously thinking outside of the box in a way that deepens the musical experience in indescribable ways. Our goal was to show that music was always the anchor for Ms. Franklin, in all that she did, and I hope this song illustrates the strength of her voice – both literally and figuratively – which always brought her home.”

About the collaboration, King commented, “Writing a song with Jamie Hartman and Jennifer Hudson felt both familiar and fresh at the same time. The process of songwriting continues to amaze me.  One minute there’s nothing, and then a song grows out of the seed of an idea.  The seed was dormant when Jennifer, Jamie, and I first met virtually. Jennifer and I had previously performed together, and I was excited about writing with her for no less than a film called Respect in which Jennifer plays Aretha Franklin! I’m so pleased to have not just one but two songs as part of the soundtrack of Respect-the 21st century song “Here I Am (Singing My Way Home)” and my 20th century co-write with Gerry Goffin, “(You Make Me Feel Like a) Natural Woman.”

Epic Records Chairwoman and CEO Sylvia Rhone said, “What Jennifer, Carole, and Jamie have created together is nothing short of historic. It celebrates the legacy of Aretha Franklin by channeling her spirit and style in an original, no less. As soon as I heard it, I was speechless. It has all the elements of a future American songbook staple.”

“Here I Am (Singing My Way Home)” highlights Hudson’s earthquaking range with a seismic crescendo. Right out of the gate, she proclaims, “It’s time for me to sing” over glorious church organ before twinkling piano wraps around her vocals. It officially impacts Hot AC and Urban AC on Monday June 21.

One of the biggest, boldest, and brightest voices in contemporary music, Jennifer Hudson stands alone. Not only is she a two-time GRAMMY® Award winner and best-selling author, but she has received an Academy® Award, a Golden Globe®, and countless other honors as an actress. Her self-titled 2008 debut Jennifer Hudson earned a platinum certification, the 2011 follow-up I Remember Me went gold, and 2014’s JHUD drew a GRAMMY® nod. She has starred in films ranging from Dreamgirls and Sex and the City to Chi-Raq and Sing, in addition to taking over Broadway in The Color Purple, for which the soundtrack garnered Hudson another Grammy win. Along the way, she became a best-selling author and served as a coach on The Voice UK and U.S.  In 2019, she appeared as Grizabella in the big-screen adaptation of Cats, and she also contributed “I’ll Fight” to the critically acclaimed documentary RBG, garnering an Academy® Award nomination. In 2021, she stars as Aretha Franklin in director Liesl Tommy’s highly anticipated biopic Respect, of which she is also an executive producer. Franklin personally chose Hudson to star. She will be releasing new music soon.

Jennifer Hudson and RESPECT dazzled the crowd Sunday night at a premiere fit for a queen 

Celebrating the legacy of Aretha Franklin was director Liesl Tommy and costars Marlon Wayans, Marc Maron, Tituss Burgess, Audra McDonald, Tate Donovan, Hailey Kilgore, Saycon Sengbloh, Skye Dakota Turner, screenwriter Tracey Scott Wilson, producers Scott Bernstein, Jonathan Glickman and Stacey Sher, and more.

Other guests included Timbaland, Jennifer Holliday, Debbie Allen, Michael K. Williams, Tori Kelly, Derek Hough, Jordin Sparks, and more

After the premiere, attendees celebrated outside, complete with food trucks and music from Donald Taylor and the LA Mass Choir. Aretha Franklin’s granddaughter Grace Franklin graced the audience with her grandmother’s favorite song, “Ain’t No Way,” and Aretha’s son Edward Franklin sang “My Girl.” 

Buy your tickets now to see RESPECT in theaters this Friday!

Find out what it means.

IN THEATERS AUGUST 13

Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom, RESPECT is the remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice.

DIRECTOR: Liesl Tommy

SCREENPLAY BY: Tracey Scott Wilson

STORY BY: Callie Khouri and Tracey Scott Wilson

PRODUCERS: Harvey Mason Jr., Scott Bernstein, p.g.a., Jonathan Glickman, Stacey Sher

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Jennifer Hudson, Liesl Tommy, Sue Baden-Powell, Aaron L. Gilbert, Jason Cloth

CAST: Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald, Marc Maron, Tituss Burgess, Kimberly Scott, Saycon Sengbloh, Hailey Kilgore, Heather Headley, Skye Dakota Turner, Tate Donovan and Mary J. Blige

RATED: PG-13

FROM METRO GOLDWYN MAYER PICTURES, IN ASSOCIATION WITH BRON CREATIVE AND ONE COMMUNITY

ABOUT RESPECT

From MGM, Respect follows the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom, Respect is the remarkable true story of Franklin’s journey to find her voice.

Jennifer Hudson, Executive Producer/Actor, of "RESPECT" image shot by and copyedighted to Eric Charbonneau,via Aleana Reyes at EPK.TV by United Artists Releasing. © 2021 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc. for use by 360 Magazine
Sing Illustration by Mina Tocalini

Tori Kelly – Solitude

Today, two-time GRAMMY winner Tori Kelly drops her acoustic version of Drake’s “Time Flies” in anticipation for her upcoming EP, Solitude. Her lullaby cover precedes the five-song EP that Tori recorded during quarantine which will be released on August 14.

Tori penned three of the EP’s tracks at home. After recording acoustic demos, she worked remotely with producers Monro, Spencer Stewart and Stint to complete “Value” and “Don’t Take Me Home.” On the funky, exuberant “Unbothered” – a much-needed dose of hope, looking to the good times ahead. The EP closes with the highly personal “Glad,” a soulful ballad that Tori wrote for her husband, producing and recording the song herself. In addition to the work for her upcoming EP, Tori began collaborating with other artists online via her “QuaranTEA with Tori” series and working on new music.

“I’ve never been more thankful for my home studio than I have during this season of being quarantined,” says Tori Kelly. “In some ways, it felt like I was going back to my roots, when I would be in my room, making songs and posting covers on YouTube. A lot of change has happened since my last album, so it felt great to just freely write what was on my heart and be inspired by different stories. I had so much fun creating this EP and I’m excited to share this new chapter of my music.”

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LaLaLa Festival 2020

Simple Plan, Tori Kelly, Aurora, and more surprises from Indonesia’s Biggest International Forest Music Festival

As if it never ceases to surprise the public, LaLaLa Festival is loyal to its promise to announce the lineup of its performers in a unique way. Continuously, The Group and The Imaginary Boys as the organizer, continue took a surprising step in announcing his lineup with a little game on his Instagram account @ lalala.fest. LaLaLa Festival announces a series of new lineups that will be staging an action at the upcoming LaLaLa Festival 2020, precisely on 18-19 April 2020. The largest International Forest Music Festival in Indonesia will once again take place at Orchid Forest Cikole, Lembang-Bandung, which is famous for its natural beauty.Having previously been successful in attracting public attention for successfully confirming the presence of Tori Kelly, Heize, and Jeff Bernat, where the LaLaLa Festival was honored to be the first stage in Indonesia to be visited by Ms. Kelly, singer with 2 Grammy trophies in 2019 in the category of Best Gospel Album and Best Gospel Performance / Song. Do not stop there, LaLaLa Festival returns surprised Indonesian music lovers with the announcement of Simple Plan, Aurora and Shinichi Osawa (Mondo Grosso) as the next international lineup.Simple Plan is a phenomenal name in the pop-pink music industry, especially for those born in the decade of the 90s. First formed in 1999 Simple Plan managed to bewitch his fans with neat and timeless songs starting from “Welcome To My Life”, “Jetlag”, to “Perfect”, all of them still ringing closely in the ears of their fans.

Meanwhile, Aurora who was born with the full name Aurora Aksnes is a Norwegian musician who released her first EP in 2015. The song titled “Into the Unknown” which became the soundtrack of the film “Frozen 2″ managed to get a nomination at the eventprestigious Academy Awards. Often associated with forests and nature through their life stories and music, many Aurora fans think that LaLaLa Festival is the perfect stage for this eccentric musician.”We take into account everything in the selection of the lineup, including we will always involve the audience in determining who will be a performer at the LaLaLa Festival 2020. Not only up to here, we will continue to provide other surprises”, said Carmel Puma as the Founder of LaLaLa Festival and The Group. Not only the three international performers above, the series of homeland viewers who were also announced in the past two days will also certainly celebrate the upcoming LaLaLa Festival 2020 – starting from Maw & Wang, Vutura Mantra, Svmmerdose, Reality Club, Amygdala, Stars & Rabbit, Petra, Sal Priadi, Danilla, until Kunto Aji.
 

As a music festival that also marks the first appearance of several performers in Southeast Asia and Indonesia, many fans have been securing their tickets since the beginning of the sale. With Presale 2 running out, LaLaLa Festival reopens Presale 3 ticket sales to satisfy fans who have run out of tickets before. Through the website www.lalalafest.com, fans can buy tickets for 2 days for Rp 750,000, -, what a pleasant surprise considering various international scale performers who have confirmed their presence at this music festival.\Not yet finished there, LaLaLa Festival said that there are still many international and local performers that will be announced at a later date. Since the announcement of the lineup used by LaLaLa Festival this time is unusual, don’t hesitate to follow the LaLaLa Festival Instagram account at @ lalala.fest for more information!

Tori Kelly Releases “Change Your Mind”

“Change Your Mind”, the soulful new single from Tori Kelly, is out now and available at all digital retailers. Tori penned the song with Jimmy Napes (Sam Smith, Disclosure, Mary J. Blige), who also produced it. Download / stream “Change Your Mind” HERE.

Tori is nominated for two awards at the upcoming 61st GRAMMY awards: Best Gospel Album for her new passion project, Hiding Place, and Best Gospel Performance/Song for the collection’s lead single, “Never Alone” (Feat. Kirk Franklin), which recently topped Billboard’s Hot Gospel Songs chart. Produced by Franklin, a 12-time GRAMMY Award winner, Hiding Place debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart, earning more first-week streams than any gospel album in history. The collection features guest artists Lecrae, Jonathan McReynolds and The Hamiltones.

Hot on the heels of the release of “Change Your Mind”, Tori will be embarking on her North American headline tour. The “Acoustic Sessions Tour” will kick off on 25th February at the Fox Theatre in Tucson, include a concert at the historic Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles (on 28th February)  and show at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn (on 3rd Aril)  and wrap up at The Fillmore in New Orleans on 13th  April.  The outing follows Tori’s fall 2018 Hiding Place tour, which included sold-out shows in such cities as Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, DC, Atlanta and Dallas.

Tori’s 2015 debut album Unbreakable Smile entered the Billboard 200 at No. 2 and contained the Gold-certified singles “Nobody Love,” “Should’ve Been Us” and “Hollow.” Hailed as an artist to watch by such publications as Rolling Stone, USA Today and SPIN, she was nominated for a GRAMMY in the Best New Artist category and received the Billboard Women in Music Breakthrough Artist award. Unbreakable Smile has earned more than one billion cumulative streams worldwide and sold 1.3 million adjusted albums.

Tori Kelly Sets Record With New Project Hiding Place

Hiding Place & Grammy-nominated artist Tori Kelly’s new passion project has set the record for the most first-week streams ever for a gospel album.

The collection, which was produced by 12-time GRAMMY Award winner Kirk Franklin, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart and had the highest-selling week of any 2018 gospel album.

Hiding Place also topped Billboard’s Gospel Streaming Songs and Gospel Digital Song Sales charts plus the Apple Music Christian genre chart.

Tori was joined by Kirk Franklin and a choir last night when she performed the lead single Never Alone on The Late Show with James Corden. View their performance here! She and Franklin will also perform at the Annual GMA Dove Awards, which will be held October 16th in Nashville and air on TBN on Sunday, Oct. 21.

Tickets are on sale now at www.torikellymusic.com for Tori’s Hiding Place tour, which will kick off on Oct. 18 with a sold out concert at The Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA. The headline run includes shows at Warner Theatre in Washington DC (Oct. 28), Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium (Nov. 8), New York City’s Riverside Church (Oct. 30) plus two sold-out nights at the Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles (Nov. 16 & 17). See below for itinerary.

Idolator observed, there was always the sneaking suspicion that the 25-year old’s voice could soar even higher, that she could open near heart even wider. That promise finally comes to fruition on Hiding Place. Kelly’s talent transcends genres.

Tori Kelly wants her new album Hiding Place to be a light in the dark for fans,” says PEOPLE magazine

Half of the songs on Hiding Place were penned by Franklin alone while the remaining tracks came from a collaboration between the two artists the first time that Franklin had ever co-written in his decades long career. The collection also features guest artists Lecrae, Johnathon McReynolds, and The Hamiltones.

Tori’s 2015 debut album Unbreakable Smile landed her on Artist to Watch–lists from the likes of Rolling Stone. It entered the Billboard 200 at No. 2 and contained the Gold-certified singles Nobody Love, Should’ve Been Us, and Hollow.

Unbreakable Smile has racked up more than one billion cumulative streams worldwide and sold 1.3 million adjusted albums. Following its release, Tori was nominated for a GRAMMY in the Best New Artist category and received the Billboard Women in Music Breakthrough Artist award.