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Reebok Retro Basketball sneakers announced via 360 MAGAZINE.

REEBOK RETRO BASKETBALL

Reebok confirms slate of soveted retro basketball releases for February.

Four Iconic Court Sneakers, Including Return of Pump Twilight Zone

Reebok Basketball has confirmed for February 2023 the return of four unique and iconic retro basketball sneakers from its rich archive, including the much-anticipated revival of its Pump “TZ” OG. 

Answer IV Black/Grey (HR1062, $170) – Available Feb. 3 (adult unisex sizing) from Reebok.com and select retailers, Iverson’s Answer IV – with its fast lines, tattoo sock liner, and unique zippered shroud – returns from AI’s historic 2001 MVP season in its OG stealth black/grey colorway.

Shaq Attaq OG “Azure Blue” (HR0499, $180) – Available Feb. 10 (adult unisex sizing) from Reebok.com and select retailers, Shaq Attaq – Shaq’s first signature shoe – was presented to the larger-than-life rookie  star in 1992, with the “Azure Blue” colorway designed to match his away team uniforms. Highlighting Reebok’s disruptive approach to performance footwear in the early ‘90s, Shaq Attaq combined “Shaq” branding elements with a first-of-its-kind custom-fit Pump bladder and carbon fiber footplate, providing Shaq with comfort, stability, and style on court as he tore down rims and records.

Question Mid “Yellow Toe” (FX4278/FX4286/ID4634/ID4643, $170) – Available Feb. 10 (full-family sizing) exclusively from Foot Locker and Reebok.com, this special “Yellow Toe“ colorway of Iverson’s signature Question Mid – most recently revived in fall 2021 – returns once again, paying homage to L.A.’s alternate all-white uniforms.

Pump TZ (HQ8803, $170) – Available Feb. 17 (adult unisex sizing) from Reebok.com and select retailers (on the heels of a 2022 collaboration with high-fashion design house Maison Margiela), Reebok’s iconic Pump TZ returns for the first time since the early 2010’s. The eye-catching model first hit courts in 1990 with its distinct high-cut design, groundbreaking Pump technology, and TPU re-enforced upper placing it amongst the highest-performing and most disruptive basketball sneakers on the market.  

Further storytelling and content supporting each launch will be shared throughout the month of February. For more information, visit Reebok.com/basketball. Throughout 2023, Reebok will offer fans a more expansive look into the brand’s rich archive with expected bring backs of its rarest and most interesting heritage models and game-changing designs.

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Beyoncé Renaissance World Tour announced via 360 MAGAZINE.

Beyoncé – Renaissance World Tour

Beyoncé announces  Renaissance World Tour. To date, the arena/stadium tour has numerous dates in Europe and North America, beginning in May and ending in September.

Five years have passed since On The Run II Tour, co-headling her husband Jay-Z. Her last solo tour, The Formation World Tour, was in 2016.

Beyoncé Renaissance Tour Dates


About Renaissance

Beyoncés seventh studio  Renaissance,” has arrived. This is Beyoncé’s first album in six years and first since her world-conquering Lemonade. The 16-song project cites production by Hit-Boy for her song THIQUE.” Hit-Boy, who’s no stranger to collaborating with artists, is responsible for producing a string of anthemic records for Beyoncé (Sorry,” “Flawless,” and “Bow Down / I Been On” to name a few). 

Beyoncé stated in her Instagram post, “Creating this album allowed me a place to dream and to find escape during a scary time in the world. It allowed me to feel free and adventurous in a time when little else was moving. My intention was to create a safe place, a place without judgment. A place to be free of perfectionism and overthinking. A place to scream, release, feel freedom. It was a beautiful journey of exploration. I hope you find joy in this music. I hope it inspires you to release the wiggle. Ha! And to feel as unique, strong, and sexy as you are.”

Last July, Parkwood Entertainment, an imprint of Columbia Records, made pop history with Renaissance artwork.

Beyoncé’s cover art displayed her prominently seated on a crystal horse with a black background. While both of her hands appear to be placed on the steed, her upper half is on the side and facing us.


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Embrace Beyoncé’s IVY PARK capsule, IVYTOPIA, featuring IMG Models’ Joan Smalls.

Beyoncé inside British Vogue

Img nyfw program of fashion shows via 360 magazine.

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IMG UNVEILS PROGRAMMING FOR NEW YORK FASHION WEEK: THE SHOWS FEBRUARY 2023 SEASON

IMG, the official organizer and operator of New York Fashion Week’s central event, New York Fashion Week (NYFW): The Shows presented by Afterpay, announced its slate of programming and events to complement the Official NYFW Schedule released by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) in partnership with IMG in January 2023. NYFW: The Shows is produced by IMG FOCUS. and will take place February 10-15, 2023, live at Spring Studios and virtually at NYFW.com.

This season, NYFW: The Shows and the American Collections Calendar will begin on Friday, February 10th with IMG Fashion Alliance designer Rodarte. Following the runway show, IMG will host a party at the newly opened Jac’s On Bond celebrating designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy on their Fall 2023 collection.

On Saturday, February 11th, IMG Model Ella Emhoff will host a one day only ‘Ella Emhoff Likes To Knit’ pop-up at Spring Studios, welcoming the industry to preview her handmade, one-of-a-kind knitwear. The pop-up will close with a cocktail party at Spring Place.

In collaboration with IMG, the Black in Fashion Council Discovery Showrooms supported by Shopify: the commerce platform that powers millions of small businesses and global brands, will return for a sixth season. The Showrooms will feature designers Cise, Diotima, Ella Lisque, Jeofroi, Made by Ciraco, Madamette, Oak and Acorn, Sincerely Ria and Torlowei. The BIFC Discovery Showrooms will run February 11-15, offering visibility to emerging Black designers with leading fashion stakeholders. Alumni of the BIFC Discovery Showrooms include Theophilio, House of Aama, Harbison, A. Potts, Kenneth Nicholson, and Marrisa Wilson.

Afterpay, the leader in Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) payments, has created all-access experiences for consumers and will be supporting the next generation of designers with RunwayX by Afterpay, a new space at Spring Studios built exclusively to showcase emerging creatives who represent the future of fashion. Beginning Saturday, February 11th, RunwayX by Afterpay will have two runway shows daily, with Aknvas, BruceGlen, Colin LoCascio, KGL, Melke, Private Policy, Sukeina and Tia Adeola.

In the lobby of NYFW: The Shows, Afterpay has created The Afterpay Xperience, an immersive takeover open to the public with live runway show viewing parties, photo moments, a customization station using deadstock materials and more. Consumers can register for free tickets at NYFW.com/Afterpay. On February 13th, NYFW: The Talks will return with the Future of Fashion presented by Afterpay. An expert panel will discuss fashion technology and innovation featuring Natalie McGrath, VP of Marketing at Afterpay; Lior Cole, American Fashion Model and Web3 Entrepreneur; Leila Mashouf, Co-Founder and CTO of Rubi Labs; and Matt Choon, CEO and Founder of Bowery Showroom; with moderator Nikki Ogunnaike, Senior Digital Director of Harper’s Bazaar.

Throughout the week, TRESemmé will be hosting styling appointments at their NYFW: The Shows Salon, where attendees will also have the chance to view a short film from the latest Pro Infusion campaign titled, ‘Fluid,’ which features a mesmerizing underwater routine centered around the fluidity of hair produced by Creative Director, IMG Model and award-winning Choreographer, Parris Goebel, and performed by the USA Olympic Artistic Swimming Team. Coming straight from The Big Game in Arizona, Parris Goebel will speak on a NYFW: The Talks panel presented by TRESemmé to discuss Fluidity in Fashion and Beauty alongside designer Jonathan Simkhai and Celebrity Hairstylist Lacy Redway.

IMG will roll out two new social series for Black History Month. The first, ‘Spotlight Series – Black Impact,’ highlights designers, models, photographers, stylists, executives, and industry leaders who have left their mark on the industry. The second, ‘Where It Came From,’ will be an educational series with history lessons on trends including Logomania, Luxury Sneakers, and the Portrait Neckline, and their origins in the Black community.

In addition, IMG will be digitally activating with Black Beauty Roster, a digital diversity & inclusion platform focused on diversifying beauty across fashion and media. BBR will bring followers real-time coverage backstage at Studio 189, highlighting hairstylists and makeup artists within their network who will be showcasing methods for styling textured hair and shade matching, live on Instagram and TikTok.

As the official partner of NYFW: The Shows, On Location, a premium experience provider, will offer fashion fans access to once-in-a-lifetime moments that only take place at NYFW. Tickets can be purchased to shows including Altuzarra, Badgley Mischka, Christian Cowan, Sergio Hudson, Bibhu Mohapatra, Puppets and Puppets, and The Blonds among others, HERE.

NYFW: The Shows is presented by Afterpay with official partners TRESemmé®, Yahoo, Core Hydration® and OTRTM Premium Cocktails.

Through NYFW: The Shows, IMG supports designers in various capacities, including runway and fashion presentations, content, programming and premium experiential hospitality. The official expanded programming schedule for NYFW: The Shows February 2023, which features more than 125 designer activations is now live HERE.

The digital destination of NYFW: The Shows is NYFW.com, the go-to destination for exclusive designer content, live streamed fashion shows, cultural programming, and commerce surrounding New York Fashion Week. Shows and presentations will also be presented on Runway360, CFDA’s centralized digital hub. Followers can also get a front row seat to Fashion Week by following @NYFW across TikTokInstagramTwitter and Facebook.


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Gonçalo Santana releases Brainless via 360 MAGAZINE.

Gonçalo Santana – Brainless

‘Brainless is a poignant piece of prose. Each single is thoughtfully conceived and evokes emotions. The future of this Swiss crooner is bright.’360

Gonçalo Santana is a singer, songwriter, and producer based in Switzerland. Heavily influenced by his family, Gonçalo discovered his passion for music at an early age. Thanks to his father, also a singer, Gonçalo was exposed to a variety of distinguished artists. Like Prince, Luther Vandross, Bruce Springsteen, and Stevie Wonder. He began to write his first verses at the age of Eleven on the napkins and notebooks of boredom. In the end, some songs were even recorded by him and in a more professional manner by his father. Over the years, Gonçalo sought refuge to express himself through words that led to the songs.

In November 2021 Gonçalo released Empty Poetry. Produced by Portugal’s singer and producer Macaia. After taking the time to release new music, Gonçalo Santana released his second single called Verity in 2022, which exceeded 20,000 feeds on Spotify alone. An R&B-inspired song from the early 2000s. On January 27th, Gonçalo Santana finally released its first EP, Brainless.

About Brainless

Brainless came to life when Gonçalo Santana was in a place of vulnerability. Each song represents a mark in time for him, where he felt the need to express himself in order to get it out of his head. Almost every song from Brainless comes from a personal experience. Musically, Gonçalo felt the need to go back in time and resurrect a genre of music that didn’t get much attention in our current times. That’s when he teamed up with the Portuguese music producer Macaia and created 6 songs heavily inspired in the old school R&B and Gospel music.

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Marvel's Planet of the Apes released new cover via 360 MAGAZINE.

PLANET OF THE APES

This April, Eisner-winning writer David F. Walker (Luke CageBitter Root) joins forces with artist Dave Wachter (Iron Fist: Heart of the DragonStar Wars: The High Republic – Trail of Shadows) in Marvel’s highly-anticipated new PLANET OF THE APES comic series! The all-new ongoing series will continue the thought-provoking and thrilling conflict over which species will dominate Earth.

This new era of apes kicks off with part 1 of “Devolution.” The ALZ-113 virus has rampaged across planet Earth, and humanity is crumbling. While well-meaning researchers hunt for a cure, a fanatical group of humans has their own solution: kill all apes. Peacekeeper Juliana Tobon is one of the few willing to stand against them, but the crisis is spreading, and soon apes will witness the true depths of human cruelty…

“Not only is PLANET OF THE APES my favorite film franchise, it was my favorite series of comics from Marvel when I was a kid,” Walker said. “Both the films and the comics ignited my imagination and helped me fall in love with the art of storytelling. To be part of Marvel’s return to the PLANET OF THE APES is more than an honor, it is a childhood dream come true.”

Earlier this year, Marvel Comics proudly announced that the PLANET OF THE APES franchise would be returning to Marvel with all-new stories, collections, and an exciting variant cover program. Marvel Comics and PLANET OF THE APES have a deep history that goes back over 40 years. Marvel first published PLANET OF THE APES stories in 1974, and in 1975, Marvel published ADVENTURES ON THE PLANET OF THE APES, full-color adaptations of the iconic Planet of the Apes films. The legendary science fiction franchise has spanned over five decades with media including comics, books, films, television series, video games, and toys and Marvel is thrilled to explore the storytelling limits of this groundbreaking saga once again!

Check out Joshua Cassara’s brand-new cover below and witness the start of a new revolution when PLANET OF THE APES #1 arrives in April! For more information, visit Marvel.com.

TIËSTO Remix released via 360 MAGAZINE.

TIËSTO REMIX

TIËSTO REMIXES DEAN LEWIS’ GLOBAL HIT ‘HOW DO I SAY GOODBYE’ OUT NOW

Dean To Play Dates In New York and Los Angeles

Global superstar DJ/Producer Tiësto has remixed Dean Lewis’ emotionally charged global hit ‘How Do I Say Goodbye’. The GRAMMY® Award-winning, platinum-certified, international icon sparks up the tempo, reworking Dean’s full-hearted vocals for an exhilarating electronic remix. 

On the remix, Dean says, Tiësto is one of the greatest DJ’s of all time and when I heard his remix I was blown away!”

“I was thrilled to pick up the tempo and put my spin on this track” said Tiësto“The message of the song as well as Dean’s vocals are very moving, and I hope this version can get people moving on the dance floor!”

“How Do I Say Goodbye” was written about the looming loss of Dean’s father, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2019. Fortunately, through treatment his father has regained his health and is now in remission. With his version, Tiësto has brought that feeling of elation with the euphoric build-up in the new remix. 

‘How Do I Say Goodbye” continues to resonate with fans across the globe with a growing 256 million total streams worldwide. “How Do I Say Goodbye” is now certified platinum in Australia, gold in Switzerland, Norway and Belgium. With over 21.4 million monthly listeners on Spotify, ‘How Do I Say Goodbye” peaked at #68 on the Spotify Global Chart, #13 on Spotify US Viral Chart and UK Top 50 Spotify chart. On TikTok, it has had 150K+ unique creations, while at radio it has just broken into the Top 20 at Hot AC in the US. In his native country, the single has hit the Top 15 on ARIA Single Chart and #12 on the Hot 100 Airplay Chart.

Dean spent most of 2022 touring the world, playing over 80 shows throughout the US, Europe, UK + Australia. In Australia all 18 shows sold-out for his Sad Boi Summer Winter Tour and in March he will return to play Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, and Hordern Pavilion, Sydneyas part of his The Future Is Bright world tour. Before then Dean will come stateside to perform for audiences in New York and Los Angeles. See below for U.S. dates.

February 13     New York, NY    Mercury Lounge

February 15  Los Angeles, CA  Masonic Lounge at Hollywood Forever

About Dean Lewis

Australian singer-songwriter, Dean Lewis has sold 4.4M+ albums and EPs worldwide and his music has attracted 8.2+ billion streams to date. He was welcomed into the Spotify Billions club for his hit ‘Be Alright’ which now has 3.8 billion streams + has grown 22M Spotify monthly followers.  ‘Be Alright’ has been certified 11x platinum in Australia, triple platinum in the U.S.A, platinum in the UK and platinum+ in 23 other countries. Dean has 2.7M Tik Tok followers and 1.4M YouTube followers. Lewis was an Apple Up Next artist in 2019 and played over 200 shows that year, including sold-out U.S. and Australian tours plus many shows and festival slots around Europe. That same year, Dean collaborated with Dutch superstar DJ/producer Martin Garrix on their hit single ‘Used To Love’ and kicked another bucket-list career goal when he performed at the AFL Grand Final.

Off the back of his # 1 Debut album release – 2019’s chart-topping, multiple-award-winning, multiple-Platinum-certified ‘A Place We Knew’ – Dean has cultivated and captivated a huge global fanbase. After ‘Half A Man’ was performed by a contestant on X Factor in Denmark earlier this year, this track from his debut album received a second life when it flew to the top of the Danish charts.

In 2022, Dean released his second album ‘The Hardest Love’ which hit the ARIA Top 5 and featured singles ‘How Do I Say Goodbye’, ‘Hurtless’ + ‘Looks Like Me’.  Dean performed ‘Hurtless’ on X Factor Denmark’s finale, this impassioned breakup song climbed to #8 on the Danish charts and topped the Swedish Heatseeker chart, the song now has 116M+ streams + is platinum in Australia.  Looks Like Me’ has hit 84M+.   Dean’s most recent collab with Norwegian DJ/Producer Kygo (2022) has also had over 70M+ streams.  

Dean wrapped up 2022, winning the Tik Tok award in Australia for AU Artists with Most New Followers + AU Most Viewed Artists.

About Tiësto

Tiësto is a Grammy® Award-winning, platinum-certified, international icon. The DJ and producer is the only artist to ever hold the titles of “The Greatest DJ of All Time” courtesy of Mixmag, and “#1 DJ” according to Rolling Stone. From his underground dance floor bangers to his high-profile Las Vegas residency and crossover success, Tiësto created the blueprint that defines what it means to be a success in today’s dance music world. In Tiësto’s true fashion, he continues to expand across genres, always evolving his craft. With over 36 million albums sold, 10+ billion cumulative streams, and a social platform with an audience exceeding 30 million fans spanning the globe, he continues to revolutionize the dance music landscape. Tiësto’s first release since signing with Atlantic Records, “The Business” has dominated airplay and charts worldwide since its September 2020 release, garnering over 1.7 billion streams to date, and was nominated for Best Dance/Electronic Recording at the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards. It also held a steady position on Apple & Spotify’s “Today’s Top Hits” & “Today’s  Hits” playlists, and hit #1 at US Dance Radio. “The Business” is certified Platinum in 15 countries and gold in 8 countries and held a place on the Top 10 official singles chart in 10 countries as well as Top 50 on Spotify in 31 countries. Tiësto made history with single “Don’t Be Shy” with Karol G, which marked the first English song ever for Karol G, and the first Latin Artist collaboration for Tiësto, and currently has 968M streams, over 1.2 million TikTok creates, and over 326 million views on the official music video. “The Motto” with Ava Max is sitting at 1.1B streams, “Hot in It” with Charli XCX at 175M streams, and most recently released “10:35” feat. Tate McRae is at 152M streams.  

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Sirha Lyon 2023 daily contest winners in France via 360 MAGAZINE.

Sirha Lyon Daily Winners

Below are today’s winners and last day schedule for Sirha Lyon 2023

January 22nd contest results:

  • Flexitarian Contest  Gold medal: Tanguy Escandel and Guy Barbin ; Silver medal: Damien Pinot and Stéphane Fonlupt ; Bronze medal: Thomas Cosse and Flavien Carucci
  • Barista French ChampionshipGold medal: Brice Robin ; Silver medal:  Tom Balerin ; Bronze medal: Marie Picoche
  • European Butcher CompetitionGold medal: Nolwenn Coureau and Paolo Desbois ; Silver medal: Alban Fillion and Patrick Larbi ; Bronze medal: Monia Andreoni and Madji Youri
  • Coffee in Good Spirits France Championship:  Gold medal: Charlène Cabioche ; Silver medal: Alexis Figini ; Bronze medal: Imad Hachad
  • France Cezve/Ibrik ChampionshipGold medal: Pierre de Chantérac ; Silver medal: Louai Zaidan ; Bronze medal: Elias Sfeir
     

Sirha Food Forum – Theme: Increased human creativity

Competitions:

  • Bocuse d’Orlast day of competition. This year, the candidates will compete on monkfish for the platter test and on the theme “Feed the Kids” for education on eating well. This year, the jury is chaired by Davy Tissot, Bocuse d’Or 2021 and the honorary president Dominique Crenn.
    Schedule: 9am to 6pm – Sirha Chefs Area. Awards ceremony at 6pm.
     
  • European Sugar Art ChampionshipThe last day of competition for the candidates who will have to create an artistic work of art in pulled sugar, blown sugar, ribbon and other original techniques. This year they will have to impress the honorary president Stéphane Glacier, M.O.F., on the theme of Salvador Dalí.
    > Schedule: 9am to 5pm – Sirha Bake & Pastry. Awards ceremony at 5pm.
     
  • French National Cheesemongers’ contest : final and awards ceremony. For the 14th edition of the competition, 8 candidates will put forward their knowledge and know-how during 5 practical and theoretical tests. Who will win the title of French champion?
    > Schedule: 9am to 12pm – Sirha Food Trade. Awards ceremony at 5pm.
     
  • Cheese & Chef : This competition features 8 pairs of chefs and cheesemongers who will have two hours to prepare a cheese and a basket of goodies on a plate. The candidates will have to compose under the watchful eye of Hervé Mons, M.O.F. and president of the competition.
    > Schedule: 12:30pm to 4:30pm – Sirha Food Trade. Awards ceremony at 5pm.

To discover the exhibition of the 81 Sirha Innovations products, including the twelve winning products of the Sirha Innovation Awards, go to the Place des Lumières until 23rd January.

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Lola Brooke releases new music via 360 MAGAZINE.

BoogieWit Da Hoodie

Primed for global impact, Brooklyn M.V.P. and 2023’s artist to watch, Lola Brooke will support multi-platinum chart-topping rap superstar A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie on his upcoming international headline tour. This marks her very first international tour, introducing audiences everywhere to her show-stopping stage presence and powerhouse performances. The North American leg kicks off on February 7 at Mission Ballroom in Denver, CO, canvases the country, and concludes with a massive homecoming gig on March 4 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. She jets across the pond for the UK leg, beginning on March 22 at O2 Victoria Warehouse in Manchester, UK. Tickets are available HERE. Lola also plans to perform at multiple high profile showcases at SXSW in Austin this March. 

Lola continues her meteoric rise on her own terms. Her breakout single “Don’t Play With It” [feat. Billy B] has eclipsed over 50 million streams and cracked the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay Chart at #29 while she just teamed up with Flo Milli and Maiya The Don for the official remix to “Conceited.” Rolling Stone pegged her as one of “11 Rappers Set to Make it Big in 2023” and raved, “she bellows her bars like they could knock down walls.” POPSUGARconfirmed, “Lola Brooke’s big moment has finally arrived.” 

There’s no stopping or slowing Lola Brooke down though…

Recently signing to Arista Records in collaboration with Team Eighty Productions, Lola has been deemed as a ‘musician set to take over in 2023’ via Vogue, ‘artist you need to know before 2023‘ via Ebony MagazineHot 97‘s ‘Who’s Next: Class of 2022,’ and one of the ‘Best Female Rappers of 2022’ via HipHopDXLola Brooke has established herself as a breakout talent and the next New York artist to watch. With over 50 million streams to date, Lola’s most acclaimed hit, “Don’t Play With It,” stands as one of the most in-demand songs in today’s current music landscape. The Recording Academy via GRAMMY.com recently highlighted the smash single as a viral phenomenon that defined Rap music’s dominance on the social media platform. To date, the track has garnered over 500k + TikTok video creations, peaked at #9 on TikTok Viral chart, and has garnered 100 + million views on the platform. The track and official music video have charted Top 50 on both the US Shazam and YouTube Music Video Charts with 16 + million YouTube views. “Don’t Play With It” has recently earned placements on coveted playlists across major platforms, including Apple Music’s “Rap Life,” “High Maintenance,” “#OnRepeat” and Spotify‘s “RapCaviar,” “Most Necessary” and “Feelin’ Myself” while Lola has been crowned as a 2023 Artist to Watch by Apple Music.

All signs point to a massive new year for Lola. Last week, Lil Kim invited Lola to perform at her ‘Harlem Festival Of Culture with The Jump Off With Lil Kim And Friends‘ show at the Apollo Theater. The momentous moment, which also served as Lola’s first time performing at the Apollo, was topped off as Lil Kim praised the rising star furthermore stating “I’m so proud of you.” Lola also recently pulled up at Future’s sold-out show at Barclays Center in her hometown of Brooklyn, NY, as well as a recent A Boogie wit da Hoodie show eliciting massive roars from the crowd as soon as she hit the stage.

Lola recently unleashed her latest lyrical salvo “Here I Come.” Showcasing her slick, savage, and sharp flow, the track and official music video have earned her widespread acclaim. Right out of the gate, Pitchfork highlighted it as “The must-hear rap song of the day” and warned, “Her aura is intimidating; like a black widow, she shows that she’ll seduce and devour to get to the top.” REVOLT christened it “a bold new declaration of her presence in the music scene,” and OkayPlayer touted it among the “Best Hip-Hop Videos to Drop Last Week” and noted, “Lola Brooke’s ‘Here I Come’ is a swift-paced video that centers on her gritty and fiery rhymes.”

However, it just paves the way for more to come. With Arista Records and Team Eighty Productions in her corner, Lola Brooke has her sights set on 2023 with plans for more music very soon.

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Nct 127 releases ay-yo via 360 magazine.

NCT 127 + AY-YO

Today, K-Pop phenomenon NCT 127 have released “Ay-Yo,” a repackaged version of their fourth studio album “질주 (2 Baddies)[우남W2] .” “Ay-Yo” features three brand-new tracks, including its title track by the same name. The physical album is set to release on March 3rd in the US.

Today’s repackage release features a total of 15 tracks including 12 tracks from the 4th album along with 3 new tracks “Ay-Yo”, “DJ”, and “Skyscraper (摩天樓[우남W3] ; 마천루)”. Title track “Ay-Yo” is a hip-hop dance track with a core message of moving forward with intention in the midst of uncertainty, as the band continues to establish the values they carry with them. Additionally, “DJ” is a funky up-tempo track that details how the members become DJs themselves, gifting special moments with their own-selected playlists. “Skyscraper (摩天樓; 마천루)” is a powerful hip-hop track detailing ambition, overcoming limits and climbing to the top. With the continued participation of famous writers from the 4th album “질주 (2 Baddies)” such as KENZIE, Dem Jointz, Andreas Öberg, and producer Simon Petré, the album is further enhanced by the additional rapping talent of members TAEYONG and MARK on “DJ” and “Skyscraper (摩天樓; 마천루)”.

The repackage arrives four months following the original release of “질주 (2 Baddies)” this past September. The album debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200, making the group only the second K-Pop artist in history to land three albums in the Top 5. The album was praised for its versatility, with Billboard writing, “The album’s sound, meanwhile, shows off the idols’ eclectic versatility as they run through R&B, pop, electronic dance and hip-hop-leaning sounds,” and NYLON claiming, “They’re charismatic and confident, and they’re not afraid to get loud with it.”

NCT 127 recently completed an arena tour across U.S. and South America. The engagements included stops across the United States, Chile, Columbia, and Mexico, as well as three back-to-back shows in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Just this past week, the group also hosted a special virtual event and concert experience on Roblox, a global immersive 3D platform that reimagines the way people come together to connect, create and express themselves. In celebration of their special anniversary, “127 Day,” The NCT 127 Concert Experience included a free interactive virtual concert performance and additional experiences including featured avatar drops. The event marked the first concert in a dedicated K-pop experience on the platform, as well as the largest ever official group performance by any band on Roblox, with nine band members performing virtually. The NCT 127 World experience has so far drawn over 4 million total visits.

Listen to “Ay-Yo” HERE[우남W4] .

Ay-Yo TRACKLIST
1. Ay-Yo
2. Faster
3. 질주 (2 Baddies)
4. Time Lapse
5. DJ
6. 불시착 (Crash Landing)
7. Designer
8. 윤슬 (Gold Dust)
9. 흑백 영화 (Black Clouds)
10. Playback
11. Skyscraper (摩天樓; 마천루)
12. Tasty (貘)
13. Vitamin
14. LOL (Laugh-Out-Loud)
15. 1, 2, 7 (Time Stops)

ABOUT NCT 127:
With 3.9M+ monthly Spotify listeners, 15M+ Instagram followers, and 8.9M[우남W5] + Twitter followers, NCT 127 is known for having not only a loyal and active fanbase but also amazing hit songs and impressive stage performances.
NCT 127 is the acronym for “Neo Culture Technology” and the number 127, which represents the longitudinal coordinate of Seoul, Korea, the home of K-pop. The band made its debut in July 2016 with the mega-hit “Fire Truck” and have since found great success with massive singles “Cherry Bomb” and “Simon Says.” Regular-Irregular”[우남W6] , NCT 127’s full-length debut, claimed the No. 1 spot on the iTunes Album charts in over 22 regions around the world.

Members include TAEIL, JOHNNY, TAEYONG, YUTA, DOYOUNG, JAEHYUN, JUNGWOO, MARK, and HAECHAN.
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Sam Smith releases Gloria via 360 MAGAZINE.

Sam Smith – Gloria Album

Multi-Platinum, GRAMMY®, BRIT, Golden Globe, and Oscar winning artist/songwriter Sam Smith released Gloria, their fourth studio album, today via Capitol Records. Download/stream the album HERE. Smith will perform at the 65th Annual GRAMMY Awards® on February 5 and kick off the North American leg of GLORIA The Tour on July 25. The official video for Smith’s new single, “I’m Not Here To Make Friends,” was unveiled today. Smith declares, “I’m not here to make friends…I need a lover!” on the bold disco-pop track, which they wrote with Stargate and Jessie Reyez and recorded with producer Calvin Harris in Los Angeles.

In the accompanying video, Smith emerges from a helicopter, dressed in the stunning hot pink gown they wore on “Saturday Night Live,” and is escorted into a sumptuous costume ball held at a historic English estate. Helmed by Ukrainian director Tanu Muiño (Katy Perry, Normani), the video was shot at Ashridge House, which was once a royal residence to King Henry VIII and Princess Elizabeth I. La Big Bertha makes a cameo appearance.

Watch “I’m Not Here To Make Friends” HERE.

Gloria also includes “Gimme” feat. Koffee and Jessie Reyez, which Billboard hailed as “a lush, dancehall riff,” and the GRAMMY®-nominated, RIAA-certified Platinum single “Unholy” feat. Kim Petras, which spent three weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and four weeks atop the UK Official Singles Chart. Amassing over one billion combined global streams to date, “Unholy” was hailed as one of the best songs of 2022 by numerous critics.

View their recent performance of “Unholy” on “Saturday Night Live” HERE. See Smith, accompanied by a choir, perform the album’s title track for the audience – and Sharon Stone – HERE. “Gloria” is not a nod to a person, past or present, but to that bristling, enigmatic life force, which Smith has christened Gloria. They see it as “my queer love hymn, saying life is a song to Gloria, the thing I can’t put a word to. I don’t know if it’s nature or a feminine energy inside me that I’m setting free.”

Smith’s fourth album is not only a creative revelation but something of a personal revolution. After three soulful, poignant albums – In The Lonely Hour (2014), The Thrill Of It All (2017) and Love Goes (2020) – that were rewarded with a staggering 37 million albums sold, 276 million singles, 50 billion multi-platform streams and a host of honors that include four GRAMMY Awards, three BRITs, one Oscar and a Golden Globe, Smith embarked on their fourth album with a self-appointed challenge.

“I was not gonna write a heartbreak album,” Smith declares. “A challenge that was huge! I wanted this to be the opposite. When I was a kid, just walking out of the house, I needed armor. Rihanna, Robyn, Beyoncé, they were my armor. And I feel like SGloria is the album I needed that I never had.”

“Sam Smith’s ‘Gloria’ Is Their Deepest Album Yet,” observed Rolling Stone, noting that it “features guests like Kim Petras, Koffee, and Ed Sheeran, but their own personal growth is at the heart of the music.” Smith explains, “It feels like emotional, sexual and spiritual liberation. It feels like I’ve got my faith back in my work. So it was beautiful, with this album, to sing freely again, for me. It feels like a coming of age.”

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