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FLO – Cardboard Box

London-based girl group FLO releases the acoustic video for their buzzing single “Cardboard Box.” 

Watch the acoustic video for “Cardboard Box” HERE and the official video HERE. In the video, they showcase their love for honeyed harmonies and rich emotion, fusing the classic old school R&B they still obsess over.

When British girl group FLO broke onto the music scene with “Cardboard Box,” their fearless debut single and official video that has captured the essence of a group at the helm of their music and visual identity, the world took note. Receiving love from global superstars including Missy Elliot, SZA, Victoria Monet and JoJo, with one tweet stating “the uk girl groups are coming hard,” featuring a clip of “Cardboard Box,” has led to over 3 million views.

Already receiving critical praise from, i-D, NME, Complex, and more, “Cardboard Box” is a staggering introduction to the world of FLO. The lyrics are harmonized over an immaculate MNEK production that fuses early ‘00s R&B, complete with irreplaceable-esque guitar figures and dancehall flavors. With an ethos of self-love, female empowerment and supporting women in music, FLO have already built a loyal fanbase on TikTok (over 150k followers and  4.1m likes) having been called “the future of R&B” (Complex) for their stripped back acapella sessions, giving new life to their favorite tunes with unbreakable chemistry.

FLO’s origin story speaks to their name—it flowed. Stella spent the first few years of her life in Mozambique before moving to the UK aged five, and met Renée at school in London, where they bonded over their joint love of singing and were familiar with Jorja via social media. Jorja was born in Germany and grew up in Hertfordshire and was on her own musical journey, but it was a chance meeting at an audition where they all locked eyes: “I saw the girls and we screamed across the room. I knew from that moment we were about to start something big,” says Jorja.

For the past two years FLO have honed everything from their sound to their look (“Us but elevated,” as Stella succinctly puts it), working with the likes of LOXE (Grammy-nominated, NAO), KABBA, Aston Rudi (Mahalia), newcomer Jamal Woon, and KAYTRANADA collaborator Lauren Faith. The sisterly bond within FLO runs deep, having all been raised by powerful single mothers and understanding the gravity, hustle and tenacity of picking this career path. It is clear that FLO’s natural bond is crystalline, and the life situations they are beginning to navigate have only brought them closer and stronger together. Join the story NOW of our next big homegrown girl group.

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Jonas Blue × Sam Feldt

Multi-Platinum UK producer Jonas Blue and renowned Dutch DJ/producer Sam Feldt unveiled Endless Summer, a collaborative project that celebrates the joyful escapism found in summer raves and brings that positive energy to the rest of the year. Astralwerks gave fans a taste of what’s in store, releasing the duo’s first single, “Till The End,” with multi-Platinum artist and songwriter Sam DeRosa. Out of the box, Endless Summer delivers an irresistible dose of sun-kissed, dancefloor euphoria, centered around horns, sophisticated drops and DeRosa’s impassioned vocals. Listen to “Till The End” and view the trippy, kinetic visualizer, which includes performance footage of Blue and Feldt HERE. 

“Till The End” marks the beginning of an exciting new collaborative chapter for two of dance music’s most revered figures. Endless Summer will be touring the world this year and playing B2B sets at numerous festivals.

Jonas Blue‘s touring schedule also includes a residency in Las Vegas, shows in Ibiza, across the U.S., Europe and more. He kicked off 2022 with “Don’t Wake Me Up” with Why Don’t We, the first single from his forthcoming album, Together. The song has racked up over 75 million combined global streams. Across all his releases to date, which include “Fast Car,” “Perfect Strangers,” “Mama” and “Polaroid,” his collaboration with Liam Payne, Jonas has amassed more than 14 billion global streams, 70 million single sales and 130 Platinum certifications. He boasts production credits on such global hits as Ava Max‘s “My Head & My Heart” and recently released his remix of “Run Into Trouble” by Alok and Bastille.

About Sam Feldt

Sam Feldt is best known for his Platinum-selling version of the Robin S classic “Show Me Love,” which peaked at #3 in the UK Singles chart. He is also recognized for the hits “Post Malone,” which has amassed over 600 million streams, “Pick Me Up” (with Sam Fischer), “Follow Me” (with Rita Ora) and “Stronger” (ft. Kesha). On the live side, he has performed at the renowned Ultra Miami Festival on the Mainstage as well as at Coachella.

About Sam DeRosa

Raised in New York and now based in Los Angeles, Sam DeRosa made her debut as a recording artist with the 2020 EP The Medicine, which included her smash hit “Pill for This.” The track climbed to #3 on the pop iTunes charts and sat at #6 globally for two straight weeks. An acclaimed songwriter, she also penned TikTok star Dixie D’Amelio‘s break out Top 40 single “Be Happy“, which has over 300 million streams across all platforms, and co-wrote “Broken” for Lovelytheband, which became the longest-charting song in rock radio history. 

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Steven Sanchez Late Night Debut

Last night, buzzing singer and songwriter Stephen Sanchez made his late-night television debut performance on Late Night With Seth Meyers, delivering a thrilling rendition of his breakout hit “Until I Found You”—watch HERE.

Sanchez recently shared a new version of the single with Los Angeles singer and songwriter Em Beihold (pronounced bye-hold), out now via Mercury/Republic Records. Listen to “Until I Found You” with Em Beihold—HERE.

Coming up next, Sanchez will continue his headline tour at LA’s Moroccan Lounge on May 14th and 16th. The original LA date sold out almost instantly and due to overwhelming demand he added a second show—both of which are now completely sold out! Meanwhile, he makes his Bonnaroo debut on the WHO Stage June 16-19 in Manchester, TN. Check out the full confirmed itinerary and purchase tickets HERE!

The original “Until I Found You” has notably collected nearly 35 million global streams, averaging hundreds of thousands of streams daily. The song peaked at #3 on the Spotify Viral US Chart and peaked at #8 on Spotify Viral Global Chart. Even the piano version cracked over 1.6 million Spotify streams.In addition, Sanchez recently released his debut What Was, Not Now EP, which was executive produced by Ian Fitchuck (Kacey Musgraves, James Bay). With only eight songs out, Stephen has already created a massive following which all began after posting his song “Lady By The Sea” online which has now hit 8.3 million Spotify streams. Since then, he has reached viral success on Tiktok with nearly 7.8 million likes on the platform, has over 236,000 fans and has amassed nearly 190 million views across all videos posted. Be on the lookout for more from Stephen Sanchez coming soon!

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Ka$dami – Phoenix

Continuing his meteoric breakthrough, 17-year-old rapper, entrepreneur, visionary and the DMV’s hottest rising star KA$HDAMI revealed a new single entitled “Phoenix.” Listen HERE

On the track, an otherworldly beat rattles underneath his entrancing, engaging and ethereal flow. His hypnotic delivery instantly captivates before his voice takes flight on an airy refrain. The track dissolves into piano before the momentum picks back up with another round verbal wizardry. 

It serves as the follow-up to last month’s “posed2be.” The latter instantly drew critical acclaim. In addition to plugs from Our Generation Music and more, HotNewHipHop wrote, “it’s been a pleasure to watch him evolve and reach new levels with each of his releases.”

Everything just heralds the arrival of his anxiously awaited new project World Damination coming soon.

Within less than a year, KA$HDAMI has skyrocketed to the forefront of the culture as an innovator, and he’s got the receipts to prove it. Beyond posting up 40 million total YouTube views, he has generated over 200 million global streams, notching two songs with 30 million-plus streams—”Look N The Mirror!” and “Reparations.” He has infiltrated top playlists such as Spotify‘s Most Necessary, Internet People, and big on the internet; Apple Music‘s The Plug and Cloud Rap; and Amazon‘s Fresh Hip-Hop and Breakthrough Hip-Hop. His various co-signs range from Internet Money, Lil Tecca and Cole Bennett to UnoTheActivist, Yung Bans and Trippie Redd who invited him to hit the stage during his Chicago Lyrical Lemonade set and even shared the tracklisting of his HYPERNOVA mixtape. Establishing himself as an entrepreneur, he owns and runs his own clothing line, KA$HWAYZ. Acclaim has also followed from Pitchfork (“Must Hear Rap Song of the Day”), Pigeons & Planes (“Best New Artists”), and more. 

Most recently, HYPERNOVA. raked in tens of millions of streams as XXL raved, “His sense of humor is more off the wall, and his beat choice is unique,” and cited him among “the ranks of new rappers making a name for themselves in the game.” HotNewHipHop highlighted “his growth as an artist throughout his career.”

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Sheryl

On March 11, a full-length documentary film directed by Amy Scott, entitled Sheryl, about the singer-songwriter’s life and career will premiere at SXSW, ahead of the May 6 premiere on SHOWTIME. An intimate story of song and sacrifice, Sheryl navigates an iconic yet arduous musical career while the artist battles sexism, ageism, depression, cancer, and the price of fame, before harnessing the power of her gift.

In conjunction, UMe/Big Machine Records will release a new album called Sheryl: Music From The Feature Documentary digitally and on 2CD on May 6. The release features Sheryl Crow’s biggest hits, including “If It Makes You Happy,” “Soak Up The Sun,” “All I Wanna Do, “My Favorite Mistake,” “Redemption Day,” and many more, as well as deep tracks and three newly recorded songs. To preorder Sheryl: Music From The Feature Documentary, click HERE

“I am excited for the premiere of my documentary,” said Crow. “I hope people will find strength and courage through my story. It was a journey through years and years of incredible memories, and I am proud of the beautiful documentary that Amy Scott made about my life.” 

About Sheryl Crow

Sheryl Crow is a nine-time GRAMMY award recipient and an American music icon. Her first nine studio albums have sold 35 million copies worldwide; seven charted in the Top 10, and five were certified for multi-platinum sales. Crow has been feted by a new generation of singer-songwriters who have covered her songs and talked about her influence, including Phoebe Bridgers, H.E.R, Haim, Maren Morris, Lorde, Sasami, Best Coast, and Brandi Carlile.

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Autumn! – Everything!

Back with another insane visual, buzzing Louisiana-born and Houston-based rapper and producer Autumn! presents the frenetic music video for his next single “Everything!.” It sets the stage for the track’s arrival at all digital platforms this Monday, April 25 via Victor Victor/Republic Records.

Watch “Everything!” HERE

The clip unleashes a barrage of explosive vignettes. Against static-y filters, Autumn! rips through the hyper-charged production with a magnetically melodic flow. The clip jarringly jumps from psychedelic moments into digital chaos. It perfectly mirrors the track’s push-and-pull.

It also bulldozes a path for the release of his anxiously awaited new mixtape Antagonist! on April 29. Pre-order/pre-save HERE.

He set the stage for the project with “One Way!“, “Bentley Bentayga!“, and, most recently, “Jumpin!” The tracks have already generated tens of millions of streams and counting. “Jumpin!” incited critical applause immediately. Lyrical Lemonade raved, “His personality is always showstopping, while his flows are very intricate and unique, and that is no different in his song ‘Jumpin!’,” and Our Generation Music christened him, “definitely one of the most versatile artists rising out of this new scene.”

To celebrate the arrival of the mixtape, he’ll take over Gramercy Theater in New York City on May 1 for the Antagonist! Release Show: tickets are available HERE. He’s also on the bill for Lyrical Lemonade’s Summer Smash in Chicago, IL on June 17.Autumn! alchemizes otherworldly sonic architecture and emotionally charged melodies, stretching the boundaries of hip-hop in the process. Originally hailing from Louisiana, he initially bubbled up as a producer under the name of TwinUzis, deftly manipulating synths and bass into a fascinating sonic framework of his own. Establishing himself as an artist, he unleashed music on Soundcloud at a prolific pace with the Solitary EP, Golden Child, Chapter 1, Not Much Longer EP, and Not Much Left EP in 2021. “Nina!” generated 2.44 million Soundcloud streams, while “Still The Same (Remix)” feat. Lil Tecca popped off to the tune of 3 million Soundcloud streams. Signing to Victor Victor in 2021, it’s about to be Autumn! season as he readies more music soon.

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Legendaddy Garners 600M Streams

Daddy Yankee‘s critically acclaimed chart-topping magnum opus and final album, LEGENDADDY, has already eclipsed 600 million global streams and counting in less than a month! Speaking to the excitement around the last chapter of his genre-defining career, his farewell tour, “LA ÚLTIMA VUELTA” (The Last Round), has already sold out in advance of its launch this summer. He also recently shared the music video for “X ÚLTIMA VEZ” with Bad Bunny. It has generated 40 million-plus views thus far.

Upon release, LEGENDADDY landed as the #1 Latin Album in the World! It bowed at #1 on the Billboard Top Latin Albums Chart, arriving as his fifth consecutive #1 debut on the respective chart. Additionally, it catapulted into the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200 at #8, marking his highest position on the chart to date and the first Top 10 in 15 years since 2007’s El Cartel: The Big Boss. Additionally, it soared to #1 on the Spotify Weekly Top Albums Chart.

LEGENDADDY incited widespread critical applause. Variety proclaimed, “Spanning over three decades of music, the 19-track collection captures the essence of reggaeton, salsa, dancehall, rap, trap, bachata, EDM, and Caribbean influencers,” and The New York Times noted, “The most dynamic moments come when Yankee reaches for the magic of the past—whether indulging in boastful hubris or summoning listeners into dance floor reverie.” Rolling Stone awarded the record “4-out-of-5 stars” and raved, “He’s going out in a blaze of glory.

Right out of the gate, LEGENDADDY took over Spotify worldwide, ascending to #1 on the Global Album Chart, achieving the biggest streaming day of his career on Spotify with a staggering 35.7 million streams—almost double his prior career best. The album reached #1 in 19 markets, including Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Mexico, Spain and more on Apple Music‘s all-genres list. Additionally, five of the album’s music videos have vaulted into the Top 10 on YouTube. He has bested his own personal records with the album—and it has only just begun to catch fire too.

Listen to LEGENDADDY HERE.

However, his goodbye is hardly an occasion for tears. Instead, LEGENDADDY might just be the biggest part of the century as he invites a variety of A-list friends to celebrate over three decades of music on this 19-track opus. To herald the record’s arrival, he accompanied the release with nine exhilarating and high-energy music videos for “AGUA,” “LA OLA,” “ZONA DEL PERREO,” “HOT,” “BOMBÓN,” “EL ABUSADOR DEL ABUSADOR,” “IMPARES,” and for his single: “REMIX.” The single’s head-nodding beat and reggaeton production underscore hard-hitting verses and a rafter-reaching refrain. It pops off as a banger on par with his most applauded output. The accompanying visual proves equally scorching, stylish, and sexy.

Watch all of the videos HERE.

From the epic Michael Buffer-led opener “LEGENDADDY” through the emotional finale “BLOKE,” LEGENDADDY traverses a myriad of styles and sounds made famous by Daddy Yankee throughout his iconic run thus far. Other highlights on the album include “CAMPEÓN,” which tackles his career and what it took for him to be a champion in the industry as well as his staple signature tropical fusion sound that he melds together so well with the Luny (Luny Tunes)-produced “RUMBATÓN.”

Not to mention, he attracted his most superb guest list yet. Rauw Alejandro and Nile Rodgers rolls through for “AGUA,” while he and Bad Bunny turn up on “X ÚLTIMA VEZ.” There’s also the unshakable and unforgettable “ZONA DE PERREO” with Natti Natasha and Becky G and “HOT” with Mr. Worldwide himself, Pitbull. Lil Jon and El Alfa team up for the international banger “BOMBÓN” and on “PASATIEMPO,” he links up with Myke Towers for an explosive anthem, while “PARA SIEMPRE” sees him turn up with Sech. He also collaborated with some of the industry’s hottest producers including Play-N-Skillz, Luny (Luny Tunes), Tainy, OMB, JBD, Dímelo Flow, Slow Mike, Nekxum, BK, Jhon El Diver, Wiso, Alex Killer, G.O.K.B., Maki Váez, Scott Summers, Chris Jedi, Gaby Music, Muzik Junkies, DJ Morphius and Blu Rey.

LEGENDADDY stands out as his first album in ten years and his boldest, brightest, and biggest musical statement ever.

For one last time, he will canvas the world on his sold-out “LA ÚLTIMA VUELTA” (The Last Round) tour. Promoted by Cardenas Marketing Network and Raphy Pina, MR Sold Out, the five-month trek includes some of the rapper/songwriters’ biggest headline shows in North America and Latin America to date.

On his retirement, Daddy Yankee said, “Today, I’m announcing my retirement from music by giving you my best production and concert tour. I will say goodbye celebrating these 32 years of experience with this new collector’s item, my album LEGENDADDY. I’m going to give you all the styles that have defined me in one single album.”

That album is LEGENDADDY, and it is here forever.

About Daddy Yankee

As a culture creator, game-changer, agent of change, and groundbreaker, Daddy Yankee has consistently inspired, impacted, and influenced generations of creators. An indisputable icon, he remains one of the most influential artists of all time, bringing reggaeton worldwide for the first time. Latin music and culture would not look, sound or feel the same without him. It’s hard to even imagine the genre itself without “Gasolina,” “Despacito” [with Luis Fonsi] or “Con Calma” [with Snow], and more.

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Florence + The Machine – Free

Florence + the Machine unveiled a new single, “Free” with a video starring acclaimed actor Bill Nighy as Florence’s anxiety and directed by Autumn de Wilde—listen and watch HERE. The track is the latest from Florence’s forthcoming fifth LP Dance Fever, out May 13.

Florence has shared three songs from Dance Fever thus far—”My Love” (plus remixes from co-producer Dave Bayley of Glass Animals and Meduza), “King” and “Heaven is Here“—all of which arrived alongside videos by the acclaimed director de Wilde featuring choreography by Ryan Heffington.

The Tour

Tickets for Florence’s North American headline dates this year are on sale now. The tour kicks off September 2 in Montreal with further stops at New York’s Madison Square Garden, Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl and many more. Arlo Parks, Sam Fender, King Princess, Yves Tumor, Japanese Breakfast and Wet Leg will join as support on select dates. One dollar from every ticket sold will benefit Choose Love to aid refugees worldwide. See the full schedule HERE.

Additionally, Florence will play two very special, intimate shows this spring: April 29 in Los Angeles at the Los Angeles Theatre and May 6 at Lincoln Center‘s Alice Tully Hall in New York—both shows sold out in seconds.

The Album

Dance Fever was recorded in London over the course of the pandemic in anticipation of the world’s reopening. It conjures up what Florence missed most in the midst of lockdown—clubs, dancing at festivals, being in the whirl of movement and togetherness—and the hope of reunions to come.

The image and concept of choreomania—a Renaissance phenomenon in which groups of people danced wildly to the point of exhaustion, collapse and death—became a focal point of inspiration. Forced off the road for the first time in more than a decade, dance offered Florence propulsion, energy and a way of looking at music more choreographically.

Starting, as ever, armed with a notebook of poems and ideas, Florence had just arrived to New York in March 2020 to begin recording when Covid-19 forced a retreat to London. Holed up at home, the songs she had begun started to transform, ultimately arriving somewhere that Florence describes as “Nick Cave at the club.”

Dance Fever is an album that sees Florence at the peak of her powers, coming into a fully realized self-knowledge, poking sly fun at her own self-created persona, playing with ideas of identity, masculinity and femininity, redemption and celebration.Dance Fever was produced by Florence, Jack Antonoff and Dave Bayley of Glass Animals.

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Shenseea × 21 Savage

Shenseea released the official music video for her hit track: “R U That” featuring Atlanta rapper 21 Savage. Directed as a casting call, Shenseea is seen in vignettes of themed rooms auditioning men while in head-to-toe jewel-toned looks. “R U That” is currently on radio rotation at the #25 spot on mainstream R&B/Hip Hop and appears on Shenseea’s album ALPHA—which debuted at #2 on the Billboard Reggae album charts. To watch the video, click HERE

Shenseea is one of Jamaica’s brightest dancehall acts cosigned by some of music’s biggest luminaries including Cardi B, Rihanna, Ye, Christina Aguilera, Drake and beyond including her most recent collaborators Megan Thee Stallion and 21 Savage. The road towards ALPHA has been a legendary one for Shenseea who has been crowned Apple‘s “Up Next” artist, MTV‘s “Push” artist as well as iHeart Radio‘s “On The Verge” artist. In 2021, she was tapped by Kanye West to add her rap and vocal stylings to two different songs on the now Grammy-nominated DONDA (“Ok Ok Pt 2” and “Pure Souls”) and played her first-ever U.S. festival with Rolling Loud Miami and New York. With her talents in songwriting, performing and directing, Shenseea is set to be one of the year’s breakout acts to watch.

About Shenseea

Shenseea has ascended through Jamaica’s dancehall ranks to become one of the genre’s most sought-after artists. She broke through the scene with her viral single “Loodi” feat. Vybez Kartel; the following year, Shenseea toured Europe with dancehall superstar Sean Paul. In 2019, Shenseea signed with Interscope Records (under Rick Immigrants Records) and released her first label single “Blessed” featuring Tyga (now with over 57M views on Youtube). The track which came with a music video was praised by the likes of Hypebeast, FADER, PAPER Magazine, VIBE and more; it quickly racked up over 1,000,000 views overnight. While at work on her debut album, Shenseea has been feeding her fans with one-off singles like Bad Habit, Good Comfort, Sidechick Song and more, racking millions of plays across DSPs and Youtube.

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Duke Deuce × Dante Smith – Running Out of Love

Emerging as a genre-shifting force, critically acclaimed rising Memphis star Duke Deuce unveils a new single and music video entitled “Running Out of Love” [feat. Dante Smith]. Listen to it HERE via Quality Control Music/Motown Records/Made Men Movement. Watch the music video HERE.

On the track, guitar wails in the background as Duke’s hypnotic melodies take hold. He leans into another side of his sound with chantable harmonies and otherworldly arena-ready energy. In the accompanying video, he rocks a black bandanna, black shades, and black-studded leather vest as he performs with rockstar-level charisma. It hints at just how dynamic he is!

It arrives on the heels of “Falling Off” feat. Rico Nasty. The latter has generated 588K Spotify streams and 391K YouTube views on the music video. Attracting praise, Complex and Rolling Stone plugged it, and UPROXX raved, “Over a fitting metal guitar riff that evokes the wild energy of the glam-rock 80’s rappers boast of their inexhaustible energy, scream-rapping, “it ain’t no fallin’ off’.”

Its predecessor “I Ain’t Worried Bout It” remains a fan favorite as well. Receiving acclaim right out of the gate, Rap Radar observed, “The Memphis star moves fearlessly,” while REVOLT raved, “Duke Deuce is on a roll.”

Stay tuned for so much more from Duke Deuce very soon.

About Duke Deuce

Crunk music was never dead, but Memphis rapper Duke Deuce has taken it upon himself to inspire a new generation to tear the club up. With inexhaustible energy and a booming voice, the 28-year-old has been reclaiming the ecstatic subgenre for his hometown, making music as grim as it is gleeful, and turning up all the while. Rapping about harrowing realities and detailing the benefits of his hard-won success, Duke has reached millions of rap fans who dig his music’s intensity as much as they do the playful dancing (a.k.a. gangsta walking) he does in his videos. With each release, Duke makes the case that crunk is more than music. It’s a way of life.