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POST MALONE × SWAE LEE: “SUNFLOWER” CERTIFIED 17X-PLATINUM via 360 MAGAZINE.

POST MALONE × SWAE LEE: “SUNFLOWER” CERTIFIED 17X-PLATINUM

POST MALONE AND SWAE LEE NOW HAVE THE HIGHEST-CERTIFIED SINGLE IN RIAA HISTORY

“SUNFLOWER” CERTIFIED 17X-PLATINUM

GRAMMY® Award-nominated 5x diamond-certified artist Post Malone has made history once again. His anthem Sunflower” with Swae Lee officially emerges as the “the highest-certified single in RIAA history, going 17x-platinum as of this month. He has reached rarified air with the biggest single of his generation.

His acclaimed blockbuster 2022 album, Twelve Carat Toothache [Mercury Records/Republic Records] is available now. Listen to Twelve Carat ToothacheHERE.

This week, Post will conclude the Twelve Carat Tour—an extensive 38-show outing across North America with special guest Roddy Ricch—with four sold out arena shows in Los Angeles.
Stay tuned for more soon.

TICKETS:  Tickets are on sale at livenation.com

TWELVE CARAT TOUR DATES:
*With Roddy Ricch
Tue Nov 15 – Los Angeles, CA – Crypto.com Arena*
Wed Nov 16 – Los Angeles, CA – Crypto.com Arena*

About Republic Records
A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records has been recognized by Billboard as the industry’s #1 label over the last 10 years. It is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Billy Porter, Bo Burnham, Ciara, Clairo, Coi Leray, Conan Gray, Daddy Yankee, Drake, Eddie Vedder, G Herbo, Glass Animals, Florence + the Machine, Greta Van Fleet, Hailee Steinfeld, Jack Johnson, James Blake, James Bay, Jessie JJimmy FallonJohn Legend, John Mellencamp, Jonas Brothers, Julia Michaels, Kid Cudi, Kim Petras, Lil WayneLorde, Metro Boomin, NAV, Nicki Minaj, Of Monsters and Men, Pearl Jam, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, Swedish House Mafia, Taylor SwiftThe WeekndTwice, TXT, 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, Federal Films, HYBE, Imperial, JYP, Lava Records, Mercury Records, Republic Records: Kids & Family, Republic Nashville, Universal Arabic Music, Uptown Records, Victor Victor, Wicked Money Family, XO, Young Money, among others.

DOUGIE B - KEEP IT 100 via 360 MAGAZINE.

DOUGIE B – KEEP IT 100

DOUGIE B PROMISES TO “KEEP IT 100” ON NEW SINGLE OUT NOW

MORE MUSIC COMING SOON

Unloading even more heat, Bronx rap phenomenon Dougie B drops a hard-hitting and hypnotic new single entitled “Keep It 100” via Republic Records today. Listen to “Keep It 100” – HERE.

On the track, guitar snakes around a pummeling beat in between a breathy exhale, lacing the rhythm with manic intensity. Dougie B sinks his teeth into the production with a dominant and gruff flow. He confesses, “I’m hearing demons. All I see is red, before he observes, “My money get longer, the more I get older. It illuminates the punchy, passionate, and powerful force at the heart of his relentless approach to hip-hop, bringing the grit back to the East Coast and taking no prisoners in the process.

Building up for a major moment, Dougie B has consistently released new songs for the past few weeks.  “Keep It 100” serves as a worthy follow-up to last week’s lyrical onslaught Mad Max featuring TG Crippy. This  arrived on the heels of his intense and infectious single and video Wreck” with Yagi B. The thrilling music video matched the energy as the duo and their crew mobbed through a New York City playground performing their signature “geeking” dance moves.

Sharing more than his music, Dougie B launched a new YouTube vlog series titled, “The Life Of Dougie B.” The show chronicles his everyday activity as he elevates his rap career while maintaining his fun personality. Watch the first episode —HERE.

These bangers landed in the wake of his eventful summer, which saw the release of UZI.” Upon arrival it incited critical applause. HotNewHipHop declared, Dougie B has proven himself to be an important figure in New York’s drill scene.DJ Booth also touted him among “10 Rappers You Should Know Right Now On Audiomack” and praised, “Over scattered percussion and sampled strings, Dougie B delivers threats and boasts in a hoarse yell, turning something that once belonged to the internet into something intensely regional.” Also Variety included him in their highlight “The Voice of New York is Drill” while COMPLEX applauded him as a key player in their feature, “Sample Drill Is Taking Over New York Rap.”

Piling up tens of millions of streams, he made waves on Kay Flock’s viral “Shake it” [feat. Cardi BDougie B, & Bory300] which earned his Billboard Hot 100 debut. It also landed on the New York Times’ coveted feature The Playlist and one of Billboard’s “Best Songs of 2002 So Far.” Meanwhile, Huffington Post noted it “highlights New York’s ever-evolving drill scene.

“I’m Back” and “Forever On That” finally made their way to retail stores. He initially teased the songs on YouTube, inciting a groundswell of excitement in the process. The hard-hitting and hypnotic “Forever On That” surpassed 6 million views during its initial upload on Kay Flock’s YouTube Channel and soared to #1 on YouTube “Trending. Maintaining this momentum, the instantly irresistible “I’m Back” also vaulted to #7 on “Trending. The two-pack illuminates the strength of his airtight flow and knack for a knockout hook. These songs affirm Dougie B as one of the hottest rising stars in New York right now.

ABOUT DOUGIE B
Dougie B has walked through life’s flames and emerged on the other side with a powerful and potent story to share. The 20-year-old Bronx, NY rapper opens up with no shortage of street grit and hauntingly hypnotic hooks, earning tens of millions of views and streams independently as part of a rising new vanguard alongside the likes of Kay Flock and B-Lovee. He immediately gravitated towards music as a kid. He initially drew inspiration from watching his uncle rap. At just 13-years-old, he witnessed tragedy firsthand when his father died from a series of epileptic seizures. He moved upstate with his mom, but their relationship fractured and he returned to the city. In between making his way on the streets, he listened to the likes of GunnaYoung ThugG HerboChief KeefKodak Black, and the late King Von. In and out of jail, he spent a year behind bars before returning home in summer 2020. He joined forces with Sha Ek and Kay Flock on the banger “No More Free Dougie B,” cracking over 2 million YouTube views. Alongside Kay Flock and B-Lovee, he unleashed “Brotherly Love” in 2021, amassing north of 20 million views. Other anthems included “Geeked” with CHII WVTTZSET DA TREND, and CBLU as well as “Turnt” with B-Lovee. With all of this momentum, he caught the attention of Republic Records and inked a deal with the label at the top of 2022. Now, he approaches the game with unbridled ambition on a series of 2022 singles and his debut project.

About Republic Records
A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records has been recognized by Billboard as the industry’s #1 label over the last 10 years. It is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Billy Porter, Bo Burnham, Ciara, Clairo, Coi Leray, Conan Gray, Daddy Yankee, Drake, Eddie Vedder, G Herbo, Glass Animals, Florence + the Machine, Greta Van Fleet, Hailee Steinfeld, Jack Johnson, James Blake, James Bay, Jessie JJimmy FallonJohn Legend, John Mellencamp, Jonas Brothers, Julia Michaels, Kid Cudi, Kim Petras, Lil WayneLorde, Metro Boomin, NAV, Nicki Minaj, Of Monsters and Men, Pearl Jam, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, Swedish House Mafia, Taylor SwiftThe WeekndTwice, TXT, 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, Federal Films, HYBE, Imperial, JYP, Lava Records, Mercury Records, Republic Records: Kids & Family, Republic Nashville, Universal Arabic Music, Uptown Records, Victor Victor, Wicked Money Family, XO, Young Money, among others.

LLOYISO - “WHAT I WOULD SAY” via 360 MAGAZINE

LLOYISO – “WHAT I WOULD SAY”

DYNAMIC SOUTH AFRICAN SINGER LLOYISO RETURNS WITH NEW SINGLE “WHAT I WOULD SAY”

LISTEN HERE

NEW BODY OF WORK COMING IN 2023

Crossing boundaries and borders with a showstopping voice, South African singer and songwriter Lloyiso unveils his new single “What I Would Say” today via Universal Music Group South Africa/Republic Records.

Listen to “What I Would Say”: HERE

The track’s cinematic keys and soaring guitar uplift his dynamic delivery to heavenly heights. He leverages his expansive range, projecting with power and passion on the confessional chorus. With unfiltered emotion, his words ring out, “I’ve been praying, if we were in a movie scene, living in a Hollywood screen, I’d say I love you ‘til the morning comes.” 
 

His most recent single “Speak” has amassed over 7.8 million streams. Right out of the gate, OkayAfrica touted it as one of “The 20 Best South African Songs of 2022 So Far, and hailed it as “an emotive, piano-laden ballad that, like most of his songs, highlights his soothing voice. Additionally, last year he made his international debut with the single “Seasons. Right out of the gate, it tallied 21.3 million streams and garnered a ton of buzz. Off of the success of both tracks, Lloyiso has been nominated for the “Songwriter of the year | Most Promising Artiste” award at the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) 2022.
 
Last year, he made his international debut with the single Seasons. Right out of the gate, it tallied 21.3 million streams and garnered a ton of buzz.

Right now, Lloyiso is finishing up his debut EP, expected early next year.

Hailing from just outside of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, singer, songwriter, and producer. Lloyiso wields the kind of voice that instantly tugs at heartstrings. It’s the kind of voice that shines in any arena—whether in front of a laptop camera or under the lights of a festival stage. It’s the kind of voice that makes you stop what you’re doing and sing along. At 16-years-old, he appeared on South African Idol and placed fifth in the competition. Following “three weeks at university, he left school and focused on music inspired by the likes of Sam Smith and Travis Scott. He performed anywhere possible, singing in exchange for dinner at local pubs. He even recorded in English and ten different African languages. Taking over social media, Lloyiso amplified his voice globally by posting covers on Facebook before embracing YouTube. He gained the endorsement of everyone from Kygo to Tyga and gradually amassed an enthusiastic audience. Nailing viral renditions of Rihanna, Billie Eilish, Lewis Capaldi, and more, he launched his TikTok during 2020, generating tens of millions of views and attracting the attention of labels worldwide. Finding his home, he notably made history as “the first South African artist signed to Republic Records.” Following the 2021 fan favorite “Seasons,” he connects like never before with the powerful piano-driven ballad “Speak” in 2022 with much more to come.

About Republic Records
A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records has been recognized by Billboard as the industry’s #1 label over the last 10 years. It is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Billy Porter, Bo Burnham, Ciara, Clairo, Coi Leray, Conan Gray, Daddy Yankee, Drake, Eddie Vedder, G Herbo, Glass Animals, Florence + the Machine, Greta Van Fleet, Hailee Steinfeld, Jack Johnson, James Blake, James Bay, Jessie JJimmy FallonJohn Legend, John Mellencamp, Jonas Brothers, Julia Michaels, Kid Cudi, Kim Petras, Lil WayneLorde, Metro Boomin, NAV, Nicki Minaj, Of Monsters and Men, Pearl Jam, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, Swedish House Mafia, Taylor SwiftThe WeekndTwice, TXT, 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, Federal Films, HYBE, Imperial, JYP, Lava Records, Mercury Records, Republic Records: Kids & Family, Republic Nashville, Universal Arabic Music, Uptown Records, Victor Victor, Wicked Money Family, XO, Young Money, among others.

DOUGIE B “Wreck” via 360 MAGAZINE

DOUGIE B – “Wreck”

DOUGIE B READY TO “WRECK” ON NEW SINGLE WITH YAGI B OUT NOW

WATCH VIDEO HERE
 
WATCH THE LIFE OF DOUGIE B VLOG HERE

Returning with more heat, Bronx rap phenomenon Dougie B unleashes an intense and infectious new single and video entitled “Wreck” with Yagi B today via Republic Records.

Listen to “Wreck” —HERE. Watch the music video to “Wreck” HERE.

On the track, incisive drill production rumbles as he launches into a raw rapid-fire flow. As the bass rattles, his storytelling begins, “Ran so fast they don’t tell him where his shoes at.Yagi B pulls up with an equally punchy cameo of his own. Together, they deliver an explosive and engaging anthem laced with thrilling lyrical mastery. The music video matches the energy as the duo and their crew mob through a New York City playground performing their signature “geeking” dance moves.

Sharing more than his music, this week Dougie B launched a new YouTube vlog series titled, “The Life Of Dougie B.” The show follows his everyday activity as he elevates his rap career while maintaining his fun personality. Watch the first episode —HERE.

It lands in the wake of his eventful summer which includes the release of “UZI.” Upon arrival it incited critical applause. HotNewHipHop noted, “His flow is high energy and relentless; it seems like he barely stops to take a breath in the song’s two and a half minute runtime,” and declared, Dougie B has proven himself to be an important figure in New York’s drill scene.” DJ Booth also touted him among “10 Rappers You Should Know Right Now On Audiomack” and praised, “Over scattered percussion and sampled strings, Dougie B delivers threats and boasts in a hoarse yell, turning something that once belonged to the internet into something intensely regional.” Also Variety included him in their highlight “The Voice of New York is Drill” while COMPLEX applauded him in their feature, “Sample Drill Is Taking Over New York Rap.”

It just paves the way for more music from Dougie B soon.

Piling up tens of millions of streams, he made waves on Kay Flock’s viral Shake it [feat. Cardi BDougie B, & Bory300], landing on the New York Times’ coveted feature The Playlist and one of Billboard’s “Best Songs of 2002 So Far.” Meanwhile, Huffington Post noted it “highlights New York’s ever-evolving drill scene.”Complex went as far as to crown him a “key player” in the New York Sample Drill movement.

“I’m Back” and “Forever On That” finally made their way to retail stores. He initially teased the songs on YouTube, inciting a groundswell of excitement in the process. The hard-hitting and hypnotic “Forever On That” surpassed 6 million views during its initial upload on Kay Flock’s YouTube Channel and soared to #1 on YouTube “Trending. Maintaining this momentum, the instantly irresistible “I’m Back” also vaulted to #7 on “Trending. The two-pack illuminates the strength of his airtight flow and knack for a knockout hook. These songs affirm Dougie B as one of the hottest rising stars in New York right now which has landed him a performance on the upcoming Rolling Loud New York festival.

The 20-year-old Bronx rapper has independently earned millions of views and streams of his music as part of a rising new vanguard alongside brothers-in-arms Kay Flock and B-Lovee. Their quintessential “Brotherly Love” has amassed nearly 24 million views to date and launched an entire Bronx drill movement informed by their grim realities. He recently made his Billboard Hot 100 debut with “Shake It” alongside Kay Flock and Cardi B, with the track’s video garnering 26 million views on YouTube and earning major looks from PitchforkBillboardInsiderComplexThe Source, and more. He has also impressively exceeded 3 million monthly listeners on Spotify.

ABOUT DOUGIE B
Dougie B has walked through life’s flames and emerged on the other side with a powerful and potent story to share. The 20-year-old Bronx, NY rapper opens up with no shortage of street grit and hauntingly hypnotic hooks, earning tens of millions of views and streams independently as part of a rising new vanguard alongside the likes of Kay Flock and B-Lovee. He immediately gravitated towards music as a kid. He initially drew inspiration from watching his uncle rap. At just 13-years-old, he witnessed tragedy firsthand when his father died from a series of epileptic seizures. He moved upstate with his mom, but their relationship fractured and he returned to the city. In between making his way on the streets, he listened to the likes of GunnaYoung ThugG HerboChief KeefKodak Black, and the late King Von. In and out of jail, he spent a year behind bars before returning home in summer 2020. He joined forces with Sha Ek and Kay Flock on the banger “No More Free Dougie B,” cracking over 2 million YouTube views. Alongside Kay Flock and B-Lovee, he unleashed “Brotherly Love” in 2021, amassing north of 20 million views. Other anthems included “Geeked” with CHII WVTTZSET DA TREND, and CBLU as well as “Turnt” with B-Lovee. With all of this momentum, he caught the attention of Republic Records and inked a deal with the label at the top of 2022. Now, he approaches the game with unbridled ambition on a series of 2022 singles and his debut project.

Follow Dougie B on Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Spotify.

About Republic Records
A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records has been recognized by Billboard as the industry’s #1 label over the last 10 years. It is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Billy Porter, Bo Burnham, Ciara, Clairo, Coi Leray, Conan Gray, Daddy Yankee, Drake, Eddie Vedder, G Herbo, Glass Animals, Florence + the Machine, Greta Van Fleet, Hailee Steinfeld, Jack Johnson, James Blake, James Bay, Jessie J, Jimmy Fallon, John Legend, John Mellencamp, Jonas Brothers, Julia Michaels, Kid Cudi, Kim Petras, Lil Wayne, Lorde, Metro Boomin, NAV, Nicki Minaj, Of Monsters and Men, Pearl Jam, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, Swedish House Mafia, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, Twice, TXT, 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, Federal Films, HYBE, Imperial, JYP, Lava Records, Mercury Records, Republic Records: Kids & Family, Republic Nashville, Universal Arabic Music, Uptown Records, Victor Victor, Wicked Money Family, XO, Young Money, among others.

SPIRITED OST ALBUM VIA 360 MAGAZINE

SPIRITED × REPUBLIC RECORDS

REPUBLIC RECORDS TO RELEASE SPIRITED ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK ON NOVEMBER 18TH

SHARES “BRINGIN’ BACK CHRISTMAS” BY RYAN REYNOLDS & THE SPIRITED ENSEMBLE TODAY

Republic Records will release of Spirited Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on November 18. Pre-order/Pre-save the Spirited Original Motion Picture SoundtrackHERE. The highly anticipated Apple Original Film and new holiday epic from director Sean AndersSpirited, premieres globally November 18 on Apple TV+.

Check out the lyric video HERE

To herald the Soundtrack, the first single “Bringin’ Back Christmas” performed by star Ryan Reynolds and The Spirited Ensemble arrives today. It offers up a fresh take on the holidays! Listen to “Bringin’ Back Christmas”HERE.

The 12-track album features new original music penned for the film by the Academy Award-winning duo of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul [La La Land & The Greatest Showman] and performed by stars Will FerrellRyan Reynolds, Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer, and more.

Check out the full tracklisting below.

Stay tuned for more from Spirited soon! Get in the spirit now…

TRACKLISTING 

  1. Will Ferrell, Patrick Page, Sunita Mani, & The Spirited Ensemble – “That Christmas Mornin’ Feeling”
  2. Will Ferrell – “Present’s Lament”
  3. Ryan Reynolds & The Spirited Ensemble – “Bringin’ Back Christmas”
  4. Octavia Spencer – “The View From Here”
  5. Patrick Page & Ryan Reynolds – “The Story of Your Life (Marley’s Haunt)”
  6. Ryan Reynolds, Will Ferrell & The Spirited Ensemble – “Good Afternoon”
  7. Ryan Reynolds & Will Ferrell – “The Story of Your Life (Clint’s Pitch)”
  8. Will Ferrell & The Spirited Ensemble – “Unredeemable”
  9. Octavia Spencer & Will Ferrell – “The View From Here (Riverwalk)”
  10. Ryan Reynolds, Will Ferrell, Patrick Page & Sunita Mani – “Do A Little Good”
  11. Ryan Reynolds, Will Ferrell, Octavia Spencer, Patrick Page, Andrea Anders, Marlow Barkley, Jen Tullock & The Spirited Ensemble – “That Christmas Mornin’ Feeling (Curtain Call)”
  12. Will Ferrell, Sunita Mani, Patrick Page & The Spirited Ensemble – “Ripple (Cut Song)”

ABOUT SPIRITED:

Each Christmas Eve, the Ghost of Christmas Present (Will Ferrell) selects one dark soul to be reformed by a visit from three spirits. But this season, he picked the wrong Scrooge. Clint Briggs (Ryan Reynolds) turns the tables on his ghostly host until Present finds himself reexamining his own past, present and future. For the first time, ‘A Christmas Carol’ is told from the perspective of the ghosts in this hilarious musical twist on the classic Dickens tale. From director Sean Anders (“Daddy’s Home,” “Instant Family”), written by Sean Anders and John Morris, with original songs by Oscar winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (“La La Land” & “The Greatest Showman”) and production numbers choreographed by Chloe Arnold (“The Late Late Show with James Corden”), this modern retelling is a sweet and spicy holiday treat. 

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, Bastille, Billy Porter, Bo Burnham, Clairo, Conan Gray, Daddy Yankee, Drake, Eddie Vedder, G Herbo, Glass Animals, Florence + the Machine, Greta Van Fleet, Hailee Steinfeld, Jack Johnson, James Blake, James Bay, Jessie J, Jimmy Fallon, John Legend, John Mellencamp, Jonas Brothers, Julia Michaels, Kid Cudi, Kim Petras, Lil Wayne, Lorde, Metro Boomin, NAV, Nicki Minaj, Of Monsters and Men, Pearl Jam, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, Swedish House Mafia, Taylor SwiftThe Weeknd, TOMORROW X TOGETHER, Twice, Victor Victor 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, HYBE, Imperial, JYP, Lava Records, Universal Arabic Music, Victor Victor, XO, Young Money, among others. In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Sing and Sing 2), 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. With projects that align with Republic’s artists and brand, Federal Films is building a diverse slate that will bring compelling stories to audiences around the world. Initial documentary releases include Jonas Brothers’ Chasing Happiness,  Ariana Grande: Excuse Me, I Love You  and The Velvet Underground. Upcoming theatrical films include They Cloned Tyrone, The Hating Game and Marlowe.

BOYWITHUKE × Oliver Tree via 360 MAGAZINE

BOYWITHUKE × Oliver Tree

BOYWITHUKE & OLIVER TREE DROP AMERICAN PSYCHO-INSPIRED MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “SICK OF U” OUT NOW

LISTEN TO “Sick Of U” HERE
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

Gold-selling singer, songwriter, and producer BoyWithUke unveils the cinematic music video for his latest single “Sick Of U” feat. Oliver Tree, out now via Mercury Records/Republic Records—watch HERE

In the visual for “Sick of U,” BoyWithUke and Oliver Tree reimagine a classic scene from American Psycho with a twist. BoyWithUke does his best Patrick Bateman impersonation as he hacks up his guest—who sings back to him from a trash bag and while the dirt covers his final resting place. It matches the manic push and pull of this rapidly rising anthem from this dynamic duo.

BoyWithUke built anticipation for the track on social media prior to its arrival. He teased the song on TikTok with a series of posts, generating millions of views on videos of a bloody Oliver Tree in BoyWithUke’s signature mask and even getting his instantly recognizable hairstyle straightened. As for the song itself, the alternative pop disruptor breaks boundaries once again, dipping in and out of glitchy production punctuated by tightly threaded organic instrumentation. Meanwhile, he and Oliver Tree trade catchy lines worthy of the ultimate breakup text. Building towards an emotional sendoff, BoyWithUke reminds, “Life goes on and on.
 
BoyWithUke continues racing towards a major mainstream breakthrough. His following has grown beyond 6 million on TikTok, 2.5 million on YouTube, and 2.2 million on Spotify. His full-length debut album, Serotonin Dreams, only fueled this explosion. Beyond tallying hundreds of millions of streams, The Honey Pop hailed it as “the album of our dreams” and raved, “each song on Serotonin Dreams snakes into our minds in a different way, making some of our deepest emotions feel understood and making some of our favorite playlists feel like they just found a new winner to add.”     
 
Serotonin Dreams features collaborations with various artists, including blackbear (“IDGAF”), mxmtoon (“Prairies”), and Powfu (“Contigo”). Consequence declared BoyWithUke has proven himself to be particularly prolific” and “‘Understand’ shows potential to be the next of BoyWithUke’s hits.” Leading up to the anxiously awaited release of Serotonin DreamsBoyWithUke dropped his viral singles “Long Drives” and IDGAF feat. blackbearBillboard praised “IDGAF” as “a gently heartbroken kiss-off anthem about moving on from a toxic ex,” while Ones To Watch described it as “perfectly petty in all the right ways, BoyWithUke and black bear match earworm, radio-ready production with unapologetic low blows.” Indie Shuffle proclaimed, BoyWithUke has slowly become a household name in the indie music scene; now working with Blackbear, the combo of melancholia and high-energy pop has made for a gallery of pure entertainment and an addictive earworm at that!”
 
The tracks followed BoyWithUke’s 2021 gold-certified smash hit “Toxic,” which has amassed over 1.2 billion global streams to date and peaked at #1 on the Alternative Radio Chart for two consecutive weeks. Not to mention, his record-breaking live performance of the song for Genius’ Open Mic series is the platform’s “the #1 most-viewed video on Genius with over 86 million views and counting.
 
Earlier this summer, BoyWithUke sold out his first-ever headline shows in New York and Los Angeles.
 
You may be sick of your ex, but you’ll never be sick of BoyWithUke and Oliver Tree!


BoyWithUke Links
TikTok // Instagram // YouTube


About BoyWithUke
What do we know about BoyWithUke? If you quickly scan TikTok, you can figure out he is a musical artist who writes and produces all of his own music, creating songs in his dorm room on GarageBand while hiding his face from the public with his now signature glowing mask. Take a deeper look, and you’ll see he frequently posts “minute long songs,” many times written in response to requests from fans. His biggest hit to date was written after a fan commented “make a song about toxic friends plzzzx,” and the response was the song “Toxic.” The song describes how it feels when you realize all your friends are terrible people (people you’d probably be better off without), but the thought of being alone makes you feel even worse. The song has taken over as it vaulted into the Top 10 at Alternative Radio and has reached nearly 1.2 billion global streams to date. Not to mention, his performance of “Toxic” has emerged as the platform’s second highest-viewed Genius video to date with nearly 60 million views and counting. Up next, he will be continuing his sold out international headline tour and releasing his debut album Serotonin Dreams that features new single “IDGAF” ft. blackbear. The project will be the follow up to previous full length projects Melatonin Dreams, Fever Dreams, Trouvaille EP, and his latest Faded EP (featuring numerous songs created from his TikTok “minute long songs” project).
 
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, Bastille, Billy Porter, Bo Burnham, Clairo, Conan Gray, Daddy Yankee, Drake, Eddie Vedder, G Herbo, Glass Animals, Florence + the Machine, Greta Van Fleet, Hailee Steinfeld, Jack Johnson, James Blake, James Bay, Jessie J, Jimmy Fallon, John Legend, John Mellencamp, Jonas Brothers, Julia Michaels, Kid Cudi, Kim Petras, Lil Wayne, Lorde, Metro Boomin, NAV, Nicki Minaj, Of Monsters and Men, Pearl Jam, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, Swedish House Mafia, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, TOMORROW X TOGETHER, Twice, Victor Victor 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, HYBE, Imperial, JYP, Lava Records, Universal Arabic Music, Victor Victor, XO, Young Money, among others. In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Sing and Sing 2), 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. With projects that align with Republic’s artists and brand, Federal Films is building a diverse slate that will bring compelling stories to audiences around the world. Initial documentary releases include Jonas Brothers’ Chasing Happiness,  Ariana Grande: Excuse Me, I Love You  and The Velvet Underground. Upcoming theatrical films include They Cloned Tyrone, The Hating Game and Marlowe.

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TWICE REVEALS ‘BETWEEN 1 AND 2’

Twice, the South Korean girl group, reveals all the details of their new music mini album: BETWEEN 1 AND 2. Their new project will be released on August 26.

Seven years after their formation, Twice has prepared an eleventh mini-LP, revealing more about each member of the group. The girl band made up of Momo, Jeongyeon, Sana, Nayeon, Mina, Jihyo, Dahyun, Tzuyu, and Chaeyoung continues to show off their great creative talents through bringing music to life. Their latest music project, Between 1 and 2, will be released soon.

The album will be on sale on August 26 and will include 7 songs. Check out the final track list below:

Talk that Talk

Queen of Hearts

Basics

Trouble

Brave

Gone

When we were kids

The girl band released their fourth Japanese album Celebrate 0n July 27. It contains nine tracks, including previously released singles, “Just Be Yourself,” and “Doughnut,” in addition to the album’s lead single, “Celebrate.” Their album Celebrate can now be heard on Asian streaming platforms. The group plans to begin promoting Between 1 and 2 which will be released with Talk that Talk as the lead single.

Article: Andrea Esteban

Bts illustration by Kaelen Felix for 360 magazine.

All You Need To Know K-POP

By: Conan Zhang, Elle Grant × Kai Yeo

Korean pop music, known as K-Pop is becoming a global force. With forceful sounds, charismatic performances, and colorful concepts, it is a maximalist’s dream perception of music. The fans are dedicated, if not overwhelming in their dedication to their favorite artists. Recently, the political successes of K-pop fans are making just as many headlines: fans crashed Donald Trump’s Tulsa rally and have been at the forefront of vocalizing issues related to Black Lives Matter. Who are the artists that inspire such loyalty and such action? Read into 360’s introduction to some of the twenty-first century mainstays below.

Seo Taiji And Boys

Debuted in 1992, Seo Taiji and Boys were and influential 3-member band and are known as the first “boy group” in K-pop industry consisting of Seo Taiji himself, alongside fellow members Yang Hyun Suk and Lee Juno. Their debut single, “Nan Arayo (I Know),” was an instantly catchy hit that topped the charts for a record-breaking, seventeen consecutive weeks and propelled the group to pop mega-stardom.

In April 2017 it was announced that Seo Taiji was assembling a group of modern K-Pop acts to cover songs from his past to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his debut with Seo Taiji and Boys. The first act announced for the project was BTS,  with other acts including Urban Zakapa and Younha. The first single from this project, a cover of “Come Back Home” (from Seo Taiji and Boys IV) recorded by BTS, was released with a music video on July 5, 2017.

In case you’re new to K-pop, it might be helpful to add that BTS was also invited by Seo Taiji to perform their rendition of Come Back Home and other acts at their 25th anniversary concert.

PSY

Heard of Gangnam Style? Born Park Jae-sang on December 31 1977, he is better known as the artist PSY. He is a South Korean singer, rapper, songwriter, and record producer. PSY is famous in Korea for his funny videos and stage performances. After releasing Gangnam Style on 15 July 2012, the video crossed over 2 billion views in less than two years (so many that it broke YouTube). This song can also arguably be named the first breakout Korean hit to become popular in the West. The song’s refrain was entered into The Yale Book of Quotations as one of the most famous quotations of 2012.

Since his international success, PSY has gone on to found his own record company P NATION and currently mentoring other artists.

Big Bang

No introduction needed, Big Bang is a South Korean boy band under YG Entertainment. The group consists of four members: G-Dragon, T.O.P, Taeyang, and Daesung; They are named as “Kings of K-pop,” Bigbang have greatly helped spread the Korean Wave internationally. A fifth member, Seungri, left the group and the industry in disgrace following an the Burning Sun sex scandal, of which he was an organizer, a moment that blighted K-pop’s reputation at home.

Eighteen of Big Bang’s singles have been number one hits in South Korea and have remained atop the Melon charts for a record 51 weeks. The group has sold over 150 million records globally, which rank them among the best-selling boy bands in the world. Forbes Korea ranked them as one of the most powerful celebrities in South Korea from 2009 to 2016 (placing 2nd in 2009, 2012 and 2014, and they were the first Korean artists to be included on the Forbes Celebrity 100 and 30 Under 30 list of most influential musicians in the world (2017).

Currently with 4 members discharged from military service, fans are eagerly waiting to see what happens next.

CL 

Lee Chae-rin, better known by her stage name CL, rose to fame as girl group 2NE1’s leader in 2009, one of the best-selling girl groups of all time. As a solo artist, CL made her debut with “The Baddest Female” in 2013 and has continued to pursue her own career following the group’s hiatus in 2015. The release “Hello Bitches” (2015) led CL to become the first female Korean solo artist to place onto the Billboard Hot 100, and the third Korean artist to do so overall.

In November 2016, YG announced the disbandment of 2NE1 after nearly two years of hiatus, and CL subsequently remained under the label. Shortly after leaving YG in December 2019, she released her solo EP project In the Name of Love (2019), consisting of six tracks written during the three years since her previous single “Lifted.” Her debut studio album, Alpha, was released in October 2021.

BTS

BTS, an abbreviation for Bangtan Boys, was formed in 2010 while the group debuted in 2013. The team is made up of seven members including Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook. The members co-write and co-produce almost every song that they perform, marking a shift in the K-Pop industry to including artists in the songs they sing and promote.

Originally intended to be a Korean hip-hop group, they are now producing music in a wide range of genres. Their songs often focused on personal and social hot topics, mentioning mental health, troubles of school-age teenagers.

Having sold over 20 million albums on the Gaon Music Chart, BTS is now the best-selling artist in South Korean history and holds the best-selling album in South Korea with the work Map of the Soul: 7. The group’s numerous accolades include six American Music Awards, nine Billboard Music Awards, 24 Golden Disc Awards, and nominations for a Grammy Award and a Brit Award. They are undoubtedly the current Kinds of K-Pop and have broken through to Western popularity unlike any other artist.

BLACKPINK

Blackpink is a girl group formed by YG Entertainment, featuring four team members: Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé and Lisa. In August 2016, they debuted with their single album Square One, which is features the extremely popular songs “Whistle” and “Boombayah.”

Blackpink is ranked as the highest-charting female Korean act on the Billboard Hot 100 and they broke a huge number of online records since they released “Kill This Love” (2019) and “How You Like That” (2020), each become the most-viewed music video within the first 24 hours of release. Though this record was eventually broken by BTS, it is nonetheless just one of many examples proving the quartet’s impact on society.

IU

Lee Ji-eun is well known as IU. She is a South Korean singer-songwriter and actress. The name IU is a combination of the letters ‘I’ and ‘you’ which means “you and I become one through music.” She debuted as a singer when she was fifteen with her first mini album Lost and Found (2008). Her work “Good Day” won her five consecutive weeks at the top position of South Korea’s Gaon Digital Chart. In the year of 2019, “Good Day” was ranked number one on Billboard’s “100 Greatest K-Pop Songs of the 2010s” list.

NCT

NCT are a K-pop group created by SM Entertainment. NCT stands for Neo Culture Technology, and the idea is that they’re a group of infinite members who are constantly shifting into different sub-units in different cities around the world. Currently consisting of 5 sub-units – NCT U, NCT 127, NCT Dream, NCT 2018, WayV.

Currently, NCT is made up of 21 members – we know, it’s a handful! The members are: Taeil, Johnny, Taeyong, Yuta, Kun, Doyoung, Ten, Jaehyun, Winwin, Jungwoo, Lucas, Mark, Renjun, Jeno, Haechan, Jaemin, Chenle, Jisung, Xiao Jun, Yang Yang, and Hendery.

After debuting in 2016, they have won 7 awards from 19 nominations and are continuing their stardom today. Pionerring the “noise music” trend and have so far been the only ones that do it well – “Simon Says.” Find out more information about them through their show NCT Life streaming on YouTube for free.

TWICE

Like many of today’s K-pop acts, Twice originated from a reality competition show. The 2015 series Sixteen involved that many JYP entertainment “trainees” – the term used for aspiring idols-in-training, preparing for a potential debut. After a series of challenges and fighting for a place in the final lineup, the remaining nine formed a new ensemble, also known as Twice.

After the announcement of the label’s new girl group, founder and CEO of JYP explained that Twice refers to the act of making an impact “once through the ears and once through the eyes.” As so, the group’s fame has been propelled by hit after hit of vibrant sound through bright and colorful music videos. Their unique sound can be heard especially in “TT” and “Cheer Up.”

More on K-pop

These men and women are just of a few forcing open the door to K-Pop in the west after being mainstays in South Korean and Asian popular culture for years. This list features artists from the first to third generation of K-Pop stars, known as the generations to push international boundaries of popularity. In this new decade of the twenty-first century, K-Pop is more popular than ever. Stars of the fourth generation, coinciding with the Gen Z age group, are achieving international successes early on in their forebearers above could only dream of just years ago. A great deal of this success is owed to the listed artists, who have collectively decades breaking barriers and sharing music. New groups like ITZY, TXT, Ateez and Enhypen are achieving new heights, learning from the elders while paving the way for the future.

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TWICE × Taste of Love

TWICE’s new album, Taste of Love, marks their first Billboard Top 10 as the hit reaches #6.

Global K-pop icons, TWICE, officially reached the #6 chart-topping position on the Billboard 200 chart with their new album, Taste of Love, as well as #1 on the Billboard Top Album Sales Chart. This high Billboard 200 ranking marks a first for the group, jumping up 66 slots from their most recent #72 position for Eyes wide open. Taste of Love pushed the musical boundaries for the group, while in return earning TWICE their first top 10 album to date. The group initially ranked in the Billboard 200 chart in June 2020 with their album MORE & MORE, closely followed by Eyes wide open later that same year. To say TWICE had an impressive 12 months would be an understatement, but the group’s driving force remains the same. The focus has always been and will continue to be, the bond between TWICE and their fans, ONCE.

“We look forward to growing more and more with our fans,” said TWICE in a group statement. “Thank you for being with us.” 

TWICE has worked diligently to get to this point. In 2019, the group successfully completed their World Tour, TWICELIGHTS, which included sold-out shows in the U.S. at The Forum in Los Angeles, the Prudential Center in Newark (where they performed in front of 11,000 fans), and a show at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago. In February 2020, TWICE signed with Republic Records and launched their original  YouTube series “TWICE: Seize the Light.” With the higher chart rankings coming in just this time last year, the group turned it up a notch with their recent broadcast hits. TWICE performed I CAN’T STOP ME off MORE & MORE for Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s #PLAYATHOME YouTube series. Within the last 6-months, TWICE has been gracing screens everywhere. They performed on the prestigious TIME 100 Talks, had their U.S. broadcast debut on The Kelly Clarkson Show, and last week performed their new single Alcohol-Free on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. 

Throughout the last six years, TWICE has become a globally renowned phenomenon, rapidly taking the U.S. and beyond by storm – including the moment they graced Allure Magazine’s May 2020 cover. Their 2020 chart-topping albums, MORE & MORE and Eyes wide open, were included in TIME, Billboard, Teen Vogue, PAPER, and BuzzFeed’s roundup of top albums of the year. MORE & MORE also marked the first time TWICE have been included in Billboard’s Artist 100 and Billboard 200 lists, becoming the fifth all-female musical act from their country to rank on the 200 charts. In addition, Eyes wide open, hit the top five slot on the all-genre iTunes US Album Sales Chart, debuted at No. 8 on Billboard’s World Albums chart, and ranked #72 on the Billboard 200 Chart.

“The collective continues its artistic evolution” – BILLBOARD

“The young women have shown their multifaceted approach to music and ability to showcase new charms with each release, with “Alcohol-Free” being no exception” – ROLLING STONE

“TWICE succeed in their desire to bring their fans ‘good vibes’ in unprecedented times” – NME

About TWICE:

Formed under K-pop powerhouse JYP Entertainment in 2015, TWICE is one of the best-selling K-pop girl groups of all time regarding physical album sales. The group first rose to prominence with their debut title song Like OOH-AHH, and the 2016 breakthrough single CHEER UP which went on to top multiple Korean pop charts and won ‘Song of the Year’ at the Melon Music Awards and Mnet Asian Music Awards. The group was also included in Variety’s Youth Impact Report as the only K-pop group included in the list. The group was included in Forbes Korea Power Celebrity issue in both 2019 and 2017; and was also included in 18th place and as the only Asian act in Billboard’s 21 Under 21 2017: Music’s Next Generation issue. In 2019, the group successfully completed their World Tour, TWICELIGHTS, which included sold-out shows in the U.S. at The Forum in Los Angeles, the Prudential Center in Newark (where they performed in front of 11,000 fans), and a show at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago. Last year, TWICE’s album MORE & MORE made its first ranking on the Artist 100 and Billboard 200 lists. Their second 2020 album, Eyes wide open, hit the top five slot on the all-genre iTunes US Album Sales Chart and debuted at No. 8 on Billboard’s World Albums chart; and the album’s lead track debuted in the top 10 of the all-genre iTunes US Song Sales Chart. The group hit their first top 10 album for Taste of Love, ranking it at #6 on the Billboard 200 chart. TWICE recently performed Alcohol-Free on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, CRY FOR ME on The Kelly Clarkson Show, I CAN’T STOP ME on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s #PLAYATHOME digital YouTube series, and DEPEND ON YOU on TIME100 Talks.

TWICE Perform “DEPEND ON YOU” for TIME 100 Talks

Global K-pop hit-makers, TWICE, started the New Year with an angelic performance of their track “DEPEND ON YOU” for the prestigious TIME 100 Talks. Off the group’s recent chart topping sophomore full-length album Eyes wide open, TWICE rehearsed and shot this extraordinary stripped down and first-time performance of “DEPEND ON YOU” from Seoul, and chose the track specifically to inspire hope, as the world continues to face a worldwide pandemic. Watch the exclusive TIME100 performance HERE.

TWICE’s 2020 chart-topping albums, MORE & MORE and Eyes wide open, were included in TIME, Billboard, Teen Vogue, PAPER and BuzzFeed’s roundup of top albums of the year. Eyes wide open continues on an upward climb on the Billboard Top 200 album chart, where it currently sits in the top 100. The group recently performed “I CAN’T STOP ME” for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s #PLAYATHOME YouTube series. Upon its premiere, the video attracted 45K fans and shot to 1M views within the first 12 hours. Watch the performance HERE.

Throughout the last six years, TWICE has become globally renowned phenomenon’s, rapidly taking the U.S. and beyond by storm. Catching notice from Rolling Stone, the outlet recorded that TWICE’s streams rose 120% in 2020 from 2019, with K-pop up 31% overall. Having graced Allure Magazine’s May 2020 cover, the group have been praised by the likes of Harper’s Bazaar, TIME, Billboard, MTV, Forbes, Teen Vogue, Elle and BuzzFeed to name a few. 2020 marked the first time TWICE have been included in Billboard’s Artist 100 and Billboard 200 lists with their album MORE & MORE, becoming the fifth all-female musical act from their country to rank on the 200 chart. In addition, their second album last year, Eyes wide open, hit the top five slot on the all-genre iTunes US Album Sales Chart and debuted at No. 8 on Billboard’s World Albums chart; and the album’s lead single debuted in the top 10 of the all-genre iTunes US Song Sales Chart.

ABOUT TWICE

Formed under K-pop powerhouse, JYP Entertainment in 2015, TWICE is one of the best-selling K-pop girl groups of all time regarding physical album sales. The group first rose to prominence with their debut title song “Like OOH-AHH”, and 2016 breakthrough single “CHEER UP” which went on to top multiple Korean pop charts and won ‘Song of the Year’ at the Melon Music Awards and Mnet Asian Music Awards. The group were also included in Variety’s Youth Impact Report as the only K-pop group included in the list. The group was included in Forbes Korea Power Celebrity issue in both 2019 and 2017; and were also included in 18th place and as the only Asian act in Billboard’s 21 Under 21 2017: Music’s Next Generation issue. In 2019, the group successfully completed their World Tour, TWICELIGHTS, which included sold-out shows in the U.S. at The Forum in Los Angeles, the Prudential Center in Newark (where they performed in front of 11,000 fans), and a show at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago. Last year, TWICE’s album MORE & MORE made its first ranking on the Artist 100 and Billboard 200 lists. Their second 2020 album, Eyes wide open, hit the top five slot on the all-genre iTunes US Album Sales Chart and debuted at No. 8 on Billboard’s World Albums chart; and the album’s lead single debuted in the top 10 of the all-genre iTunes US Song Sales Chart. Since 2015, the 9-member group have maintained the reins of K-pop super stars, having released a number of consecutive hits including “TT”, “KNOCK KNOCK”, “SIGNAL”, “LIKEY”, “Heart Shaker,” “FANCY”, “Feel Special”, “MORE & MORE,” and “I CAN’T STOP ME.”

CONNECT WITH TWICE

Twitter: @JYPETWICE
Facebook: @JYPETWICE
Instagram: @TWICETAGRAM
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