ICON SEAN “DIDDY” COMBS KILLED THE BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS DELIVERING A SURPRISE PERFORMANCE MEDLEY INCLUDING THE DEBUT OF HIS NEW SINGLE “GOTTA MOVE ON” FEATURING BRYSON TILLER PRE-ORDER HERE
“GOTTA MOVE ON” IS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-PURCHASE HERE
COMBS ALSO PERFORMED “FIRST CLASS” AND “MO MONEY, MO PROBLEMS”
On the heels of announcing his new R&B label Love Records and a new album with Motown Records, Billboard Music Awards Host, Executive Producer and Performer Sean “Diddy” Combs AKA LOVE opens the show with a surprise performance and special guests.
Moreover, Combs performed his brand-new single “Gotta Move On” featuring Bryson Tiller, “First Class” with Jack Harlow, and “Mo Money, Mo Problems” with son Christian King Combs alongside of Teyana Taylor.
Sean “Diddy” Combs AKA LOVE announces his official return to music and first single as a lead solo artist with his debut performance of “Gotta Move On” featuring Bryson Tiller. The single available now for pre-order. Diddy’s role as Host, Executive Producer and Performer at the Billboard Music Awards sets the stage of what’s to come in his new era of LOVE. He hits the stage 25 years after winning his first Billboard Music Award.
“Gotta Move On” is via his new R&B record label ‘LOVE RECORDS’ on his upcoming album in partnership with Motown Records.
Not only is Diddy one of the highest-selling artists in history, he is also one of the most accomplished music producers of all time. LOVE RECORDS represents Combs’ triumphant return to R&B as an Executive Producer, Curator and A&R of his forthcoming album. Combs will continue his oversight on his successful Bad Boy Entertainment label. He is a cultural icon, innovator and mogul. In addition to his catalog of hit records, Diddy has produced and creatively shaped the sound for superstars Mary J. Blige, The Notorious B.I.G., Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Boyz II Men, Britney Spears, Kanye West and many more.
LOVE RECORDS will be dedicated to R&B music and will release singles and collaborative projects from a collective of world-class artists, producers and songwriters.
Rising country star Laine Hardy will perform his latest hit, “Memorize You,” on ABC’s “The Bachelorette.” The episode will feature the romantic performance for the newest Bachelorette, Katie Thurston and her lucky date. This episode of “The Bachelorette,” currently in its 17th season, is scheduled to air Monday July 5 on ABC.
About Katie Thurston
After appearing in the landmark 25th season of “The Bachelor,” Katie Thurston emerged as a leading voice, who repeatedly stood up against bullying and negativity in the house; and women all over America applauded her for speaking up for what she believes. The 30-year-old Washington native became an instant fan favorite for her memorable arrival on night one. Unapologetically herself, Katie is adventurous, daring and ready for a man with whom she can build a life. A marketing manager with an innate social media savvy and humorous outlook on life, she is a witty storyteller who wants a man that will laugh along with her and is ready to step into the spotlight for her own love story to be told.
About Laine Hardy
A native of Livingston, Louisiana (pop. 2,000) Laine Hardy was six when he picked up his first guitar and later joined his brother playing in local clubs and bars for upwards of six hours a night, inspired by artists ranging from Luke Combs and Elvis Presley to Mark Broussard. After winning American Idol in 2019, Laine focused on songwriting and touring, headlining shows in Denver, Indianapolis, Sacramento, Minneapolis, Lexington and more. Laine’s 2020 “Ground I Grew Up On” virtual tour, made 20-plus online stops to date, with views at 2 Million and counting. Catch Laine as he hits the road with the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour. Kicking off on July 22, Laine will headline shows coast to coast spanning the fall. Tickets for The Monster Energy Outbreak Tour featuring Laine Hardy go on sale July 1.
On May 14, 2021, Laine released feel-good summertime track and video, “Memorize You,” written by Michael Tyler, Eric Arjes and Steven Dale Jones, and produced by Michael Knox (Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett). Follow his socials to keep up to date on his new music plans for the rest of the year!
While Louisiana is home, Nashville is where he is destined to be. There, he met his producer Michael Knox and the pair went to work on Laine’s 2020 music releases including his single “Tiny Town” (Michael Tyler), and tracks “Ground I Grew Up On” (Brandon Kinney, Josh Thompson, Brett Beavers), “Let There Be Country” (Jason Afable, Steve Moakler, Tim Nichols), “Other LA” (Laine Hardy, Andy Sheridan, Erik Dylan and Dan Isbell) on Buena Vista Records / Industrial Media’s 19 Recordings. The songs, which earned Laine a Taste of Country RISER designation, tell the stories of Laine’s childhood on the bayou where on an average day you’ll find him fishing, riding his four-wheeler, spending time with his family, dogs, and feasting on jambalaya or his grandmother’s traditional Korean kimchi.
Multi-platinum entertainer Chris Young and ACM award winning artistKane Brown will perform their Billboard and Mediabase top 10 and rising collaboration, “Famous Friends,” on TODAY with Hoda & Jenna this Thursday, May 27 on NBC, celebrating the resilient class of 2021.
Already a No. 1 smash on SiriusXM’s The Highway, Canadian country radio and Music Row’s CountryBreakout radio chart, the “Famous Friends” music video, which features Chris and Kane’s own hometown famous friends, is nominated for Collaborative Video of the Year at the 2021 CMT Awards.
Written by Chris with Cary Barlowe and Corey Crowder from a headline tour stop in Tampa in 2018, “Famous Friends” was teased by Chris and Kane on social media last year. The autobiographical song mentions Rutherford County, where Chris grew up in Tennessee, and Kane’s hometown of Hamilton County along with Nashville’s Davidson County.
An anthemic tribute to the names, faces, and legendary stories that make up each hometown, “Famous Friends” is Chris and Kane’s first collaboration since working together on Kane’s 2017: “Setting the Night On Fire.” Additionally, the song reunites the former tour mates from Chris’ 2018 Losing Sleep Headlining Tour—which included a sold-out hometown show at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena—and is a full-circle moment since Kane’s first live concert experience as a young Country fan was at a Brad Paisley and Chris Young tour stop.
About Chris Young
Multi-platinum RCA Records Nashville entertainer Chris Young has accumulated an impressive list of accomplishments, including membership in the iconic Grand Ole Opry, more than 4 Billion on-demand streams, 13 Million singles sold, 11 career No. 1 singles, 21 R.I.A.A. Gold/Platinum/Multi-Platinum certified projects, 2 Grammy nominations, 3 Country Music Association nominations and 4 Academy of Country Music nominations along with a win for Performance of the Year at 2020’s CMT Music Awards.
As a prolific creator, Chris has given fans 7 studio albums in 15 years including Losing Sleep, his third project in less than two years. The title track is certified Platinum while “Hangin’ On” is his ninth No. 1 as a songwriter. Losing Sleep (2017) and I’m Comin’ Over (2015) debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart with “I’m Comin’ Over” becoming Young’s first 2x Platinum single. These accomplishments and more landed him in the Top 20 of Billboard’s top country artists of the decade.
Named “one of his era’s finest traditionalists” by the Associated Press, Chris has quickly become an international ambassador for country music, performing to capacity crowds around the world including the sold-out C2C Festival in the UK. With a hit-packed set that highlights his eleven chart-toppers — including back-to-back No. 1s “Losing Sleep,” “Sober Saturday Night,” “Think Of You,” and “I’m Comin’ Over” — the Grammy and ACM nominated vocalist headlined the RaisedOnCountry World Tour, playing to over 400,000 fans in 3 countries in 2019.
Scaled And Icy, is highlighted by album standouts “Saturday,” “Choker“and lead single “Shy Away,”which is currently #1 at Alternative Radio for a fourth consecutive week. Having ascended to #1 at the format in just three weeks, “Shy Away” places the duo in an elite group of acts with multiple songs to rise to #1 at the format in three weeks or less including: U2, R.E.M., The Cure, Linkin Park, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Foo Fighters.
Twenty One Pilots’ first-ever one night only global streaming event, “Twenty One Pilots – Livestream Experience,” will broadcast worldwide tonight, May 21st An official pre-show for the event will kick-off at 5:00PM ET / 3:00PM PT with Twenty One Pilots’ live performance starting at 8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT ”Twenty One Pilots – Livestream Experience” promises to be an unforgettable live performance from the duo, with a catalog spanning setlist and the live debut of new material from Scaled And Icy. A Team Twenty One Pilots Production, the multi-dimensional live performance is being produced by longtime collaborators and creative partners: TNSN DVSN, Reel Bear Media, Element1, lili STUDIOS, and hosted on Maestro’s livestream platform Sponsored by Chipotle and Hot Topic, tickets for the groundbreaking global streaming event are available at this website, where ticket holders can access an interactive virtual experience and immerse themselves in exclusive merch, content, and more before the official performance.
Furthermore, Twenty One Pilots will follow their livestream with a special TV performance this coming Sunday, May 23rd at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards which will air at 8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT on NBC.
Written and largely produced by Joseph in isolation over the course of the past year at his home studio, with Dun engineering the album’s drums from across the country, Scaled And Icy is the product of long-distance virtual sessions and finds the duo processing their upended routines along with the prevailing emotions of 2020 – anxiety, loneliness, boredom, and doubt. The duo had to forgo their normal studio sessions but reached a new of level of introspection in the process, adopting a more imaginative and bold approach to their songwriting. The result is a collection of songs that push forward through setbacks and focus on the possibilities worth remembering. Scaled And Icy is Twenty One Pilots’ first studio album in three years and follows their RIAA Platinum certified LP, Trench.
In 2020, Twenty One Pilots surprised fans with standalone singles “Level of Concern“ and “Christmas Saves The Year.” ”Level of Concern” reigned at Alternative Radio for 12 weeks straight and cracked the Top 25 on Billboard’s “Hot 100”chart, while also achieving RIAA Gold certification, and propelling the band to victory at last year’s American Music Awards where they took home the award for “Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock.” ”Christmas Saves The Year” arrived at the tail end of 2020 and debuted on Billboard’s “Alternative Airplay” chart, becoming the first holiday-themed song to make the list since 2012.
Twenty One Pilots scored one final accolade in the final moments of 2020, officially breaking the GUINNESS WORLD RECORD for the longest music video with their history-making regenerative visual for “Level of Concern.” Conceived by the band with interactive director Jason Nickel, and award-winning storyteller / director Jason Zada, the first-ever “Never-Ending Music Video” pulled in fan created content from over 162,000 user submissions, in real time, live on YouTube Powered by Imposium, every three minutes and forty seconds a new music video was created and streamed live to YouTube, containing brand new content from fans. Besting the previous record holder, Pharrell and his 24-hour long video for “Happy,” Twenty One Pilots’ “Never-Ending Music Video” for “Level of Concern” broadcasted for 177 days straight with a total run time of 4,264 hours, 10 mins, 25 seconds
Twenty One Pilots’ 2018 LP Trench ushered in a new era for the duo from Ohio Earning Platinum certification from the RIAA, the album was met withcritical acclaim with Billboard declaring, “Trench revels in the confounding genre-blurring and cavernous conceptualism that has defined Twenty One Pilots.” A true global phenomenon having surpassed two billion streams worldwide, Trench is highlighted bythe RIAA Gold and Platinum certified alternative hits “The Hype,”“Chlorine,”and “Jumpsuit.” “Jumpsuit” stands as the decade’s fastest rising song to reach #1 on Billboard’s “Alternative Songs”chart and earned the duo their fourth GRAMMY nomination (Best Rock Song). The acclaimed conceptual collection also features the RIAA Gold-certified “Nico And The Niners“ and the RIAA Platinum-certified single “My Blood.”
Twenty One Pilots
Scaled And Icy
1 Good Day
3 Shy Away
4 The Outside
6 Never Take It
7 Mulberry Street
9 Bounce Man
10 No Chances
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