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Lil Nas X × Vevo

Grammy Award-winning artist Lil Nas X and director Christian Bresauer have partnered exclusively with Vevo for the latest installment of Vevo Footnotes, revealing every hidden reference and new information about the making of their iconic Industry Baby music video.

WATCH THE MAKING OF INDUSTRY BABY | VEVO FOOTNOTES

In the visual for the now Platinum-certified hit song, Lil Nas X discusses the inspiration and controversy surrounding the making of the video. He also talks about personal items he used on the set, improvised choreography and the most uncomfortable scenes to film with co-star Jack Harlow. The song appears on Lil Nas X’s chart-topping album MONTERO out now.

Below is a complete outline of The Making of Industry Baby | Vevo Footnotes, including key insight from the music video’s executive director and more from Lil Nas X himself.

FOOTNOTES OUTLINE:

0:10 Narration: The Grammy’s in Nas’s jail cell are his actual Grammys.

0:18 Narration: The poster in his cell is an image from the BET Awards show he performed at three days prior to shooting the music video.

0:35 – 0:41 Lil Nas X: I wanted to go to a place people would least expect me to go in a music video. An overly masculine place and make it gay asf. I also wanted to visualize the theme of breaking free from the shackles society places on you.

0:54 – 0:59 Christian Breslauer: This Visual is essentially a giant metaphor to represent Nas’s unwillingness to conform to the industry standards or be caged in because of his beliefs. No matter the scenario he will be who he is and no prison is strong enough to contain him.

1:08 Narration: Nas improvised this choreography on the spot.

1:27 Lil Nas X: I think Shawshank Redemption is a great movie, but it was in no way the main inspiration of the video. Although, it is responsible for the hole in the wall scene.

1:54 Narration: The security guard getting punched by Nas is Colton Haynes, the star of Teen Wolf.

2:22 -2:42 Lil Nas X: The hardest part of making this music video? Honestly? Twerking in front of Jack Harlow. Very uncomfortable lmao. I felt like Jack was in a very similar situation that I was in — having a super huge song and having people counting you out. That’s how I knew he would be perfect for this song.

2:56 – 3:03 Lil Nas X: My favorite scene is where we’re all dancing in the courtyard, but I’m proud of the entire video. I knew the controversy was inevitable, but I thought the video would be super fun, which it was.

3:10 – 3:15 Christian Breslauer: The prison location was our most ambitious day of the two. Choreography scenes in general take the most time to shoot and we only had an hour to shoot each one. We made it happen though, thanks to an Allstar crew.

3:22 – 3:29 Lil Nas X: The song felt like a victory lap but also an underdog anthem, and that’s what I wanted the lyrics to reflect. I wanted a song to remind people I’m not going anywhere.

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Interview with Casey McQuillen

By: Skyler Johnson

Since American Idol’s first inception in 2002, no one could have guessed how popular the show would be and how many new musicians would gain popularity through the years, including Kelly Clarkson, Adam Lambert, and Jennifer Hudson. Casey McQuillen performed on the show in season 13 and became a top 48 musician. Since then she’s done an anti-bullying concert series, and was interviewed by Kelly Clarkson, as well as released a lot of great music. I had the pleasure of interviewing McQuillen on her life and career up to this point.  

  1. How did you first get into music? 

I started writing music from a really young age!  It was when I learned to play some guitar around the age of 12, though, that I started performing and posting my music on the internet.  Since then, I’ve been lucky to have an amazing relationship with my audience, and many of my fans have been following my music for close to 15 years.

2. What, do you feel, is your biggest success as a singer/songwriter?

As a singer/songwriter, I think my biggest success has been writing about really difficult topics and conveying them on stage in a way that makes audiences feel connected and understood.  I wrote my song “Beautiful” at 17 about the pressures of conforming to beauty standards, and the response I’ve received from audiences all across the country inspired me to continue to be painfully honest in my writing.  The title track on my upcoming album “Can A Heart Go Bad?” addresses very personal and painful mental health issues, and though I’m a bit scared to share it the world, I’m confident my vulnerability will allow for a deeper connection with the listening audience.

3. Who are your biggest influences and why?

I would say Taylor Swift is my biggest songwriting influence because I’ve been listening to her music at every step of my career.  Other artists I feel very inspired by include Colbie Caillat, Kate Voegele (whom I had the honor of opening for), and Adele. All of these women write beautiful, complex stories into their songs, and I try to emulate that.

4. How important was it for you to campaign for anti-bullying?

I was picked on a ‘normal’ amount as a kid, but it was through self-reflection in songwriting years later that I realized how deeply I’d internalized a lot of the insecurities I’d developed in middle & high school, and how long those issues had continue to stick around in the back of my psyche.  Somewhere in my heart, I assumed the kids saying and doing mean things to me must be right, or why else would they treat me so badly?  In my anti-bullying concert series, I tell my story and sing the songs I wrote about growing up in that environment.  With perspective, we’re able to discuss that bullies bully because they’re insecure, not because there’s anything wrong with you.  And through these examples, I hope to help curb the cycle of internalized insecurity for the next generation.

5. What made you want to campaign for anti-bullying? 

It would have meant a lot to me as a young student to have a role model at school. I think I would have felt a lot less alone knowing that someone I looked up to had had similar experiences to me and made it out on the other side.  I want to be that person for these kids.

6. How was your experience performing on American Idol?

American Idol was great practice in performing under pressure.  I’ve found that my career cycles in these long preparation periods with my team, all culminating in big, high-pressure performances or interviews.  Being exposed to such high-stakes performances at such a young age on American Idol gave me a lot of confidence in my ability to be myself and have fun during those moments.

7. Was it odd seeing yourself on camera? 

I’ve been on camera most of my life, so I’m pretty used to it.  I started posting on YouTube and developing a following at a pretty young age, so it wasn’t that odd.  However, Idol was definitely the first time I’d ever been exposed to stage lighting and cameras, which are so bright and intimidating.  Before my Idol audition, they had me wait in this little box with a red light, and when it turned green, I opened the door and walked out onto the audition stage.  So, I truly hadn’t seen the lights until the moment the cameras were on me.  It definitely threw me for a loop!

8. How was being on The Kelly Clarkson Show, what was that experience like?

Honestly, it was one of the most surreal moments of my life.  It was very nerve-wracking, but Kelly Clarkson is the sweetest person and had even left me a hand written note in my dressing room welcoming me to the show and thanking me for my work in the community.  Small details like that really helped me feel at ease before the show, and she’s so friendly and funny that I felt like the interview was a breeze.  It was probably my favorite experience so far in my career.

9. Are you excited to go on tour?

I am PUMPED!  I was having so much fun touring with artists like Eric Hutchinson and Tyler Hilton before the pandemic, and it was so disappointing to have to cancel so many shows and stay off stage for so long.  But we are BACK baby, and I feel so honored to be hitting the road with the talented Clark Beckham this fall.  Come see us!

10. Are there any upcoming projects you’re allowed to tell us about?

My album “Can a Heart Go Bad?” will be coming out soon, so make sure to follow me on Apple Music and Spotify to stay up to date with all my releases.  I’m really proud of the album and I hope everyone will have a chance to hear it!

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Vevo × Sam Williams

Vevo, the world’s leading music video network, announces the release of Nashville singer songwriter Sam Williams‘ DSCVR performances of “The World: Alone” and “Glasshouse Children,” off his forthcoming album, Glasshouse Children set to be released August 20 via Mercury Nashville. Vevo DSCVR focuses on the development of emerging artists, through performance content and careful curation. Vevo has a long history of helping emerging artists break through to new and wider audiences. Past alumni of Vevo’s DSCVR series include HARDY, Mitchell Tenpenny and Jade Bird. Vevo is committed to working with artists at an early stage of their career to create unique content that brings their music to life visually and provides exposure to new audiences through the platform.

Sam Williams, the grandson of country pioneer Hank Williams and son of outlaw legend Hank Jr., is the latest in a long line of American originals, but not here for the sake of tradition or legacy. Writing with a singular voice and style, he fuses gut-wrenching honesty and plainspoken poetics with raw vulnerability and deep empathy for a profound and cinematic sound.

Glasshouse Children was introduced to the world with the release of slow-burning single “The World: Alone” following the sudden death of Sam’s sister Katie, leading Sam to discover a deeper purpose in life. “That song was never slated to be a single,” says Williams, “but I knew no other way to honor Katie’s memory. She was front row at my Opry debut and always my biggest cheerleader. I wrote the track a year before her passing, having no idea I would be detailing a tragedy and the loss of a dream, but the music lives and grows, and I understand now that I was destined to do this and have to carry on.” It was released on what would have been Katie’s 28th birthday.

The album’s title track, “Glasshouse Children,” is an orchestral reflection on how past trauma can shape present strength. The haunting tune was co-written with Ronnie Bowman and The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, and highlights Williams tender, plaintive vocals throughout.

WATCH “THE WORLD: ALONE” AND “GLASSHOUSE CHILDREN”  VEVO

Vevo × Billie Eilish

Vevo, the world’s leading music video network, announces the release of Billie Eilish’s Official Live Performance of “Your Power” off her forthcoming album, Happier Than Ever via Darkroom/Interscope Records. Vevo’s Official Live Performances are the result of close creative collaboration with artists and their teams, resulting in a series of very special exclusive performances.

“All of us at Vevo have been huge fans of Billie for years and love working with her. We got to collaborate with her so closely on these Official Live Performances evident in how much they blend with her aesthetic and the creative sound of this new material.” says JP Evangelista, Vevo’s SVP of Content, Programming & Marketing, “Billie is always so involved in the vision of her music videos, and her detailed input is a huge part of what makes these performances special. It’s been such a pleasure watching her blossom into the superstar that she is today, from her first music videos, to very intimate fan shows, Billie is truly one of a kind. We look forward to more successful future collaborations”

Billie Eilish and Vevo have a long and collaborative history, working together for exclusive live performances of “my boy” through their DSCVR Artists to Watch program, “you should see me in a crown” and “bitches broken hearts” for Vevo LIFT and “when the party’s over,” “bellyache,” and “you should see me in a crown” for Vevo’s LIFT Live Sessions in 2018.

Billie worked closely with Vevo’s team to create a performance that was rooted in simplicity, allowing the music to speak for itself. Shot on 35mm film, the duo is surrounded by burnt orange velvet curtains, bringing a retro, 1950’s feel to the space. Billie’s delicate vocals quickly fill the cozy room, telling a story that keeps viewers riveted without so much as one special effect.

‘HAPPIER THAN EVER’ DEBUTS AT #1 IN THE U.S. [DARKROOM / INTERSCOPE RECORDS]

#1 IN CANADA, UNITED KINGDOM, AUSTRALIA, GERMANY, FRANCE, ITALY, BELGIUM, AUSTRIA, DENMARK, NETHERLANDS, NORWAY, SWITZERLAND, IRELAND AND NEW ZEALAND. 

VINYL SALES SEE LARGEST DEBUT WEEK IN 30 YEARS

“Billie Eilish remains brilliant.” – Associated Press

“Intentional and authentic” – NPR

“Secures her status as a generational great.” – NME

“Some of the most dynamic, emotionally complex and brilliantly produced music of her career thus far.” – Paste

“Happier Than Ever climbs down from the gilded world of fame to offer a candid report from the coming-of-age trenches, where the past is embarrassing, the future feels excruciatingly distant, and the present is simply exhausting. Eilish doesn’t pretend to have it all figured out.” – Pitchfork

“A mature, deeply personal album.” – The Ringer

“A thoughtful, confident statement of intent.” – SLANT

“A  joyous experience.” – VARIETY

“Eilish is best in the shadows, exploring our messiest impulses.” – Associated Press

“She is owning her body, and the lust and rage and pain and the rational and the irrational pangs that come with it.” – Vulture

“It’s the unwavering vulnerability of Eilish’s songwriting that makes Happier Than Ever most impressive.” – SPIN

“Her candidly politicized reads on misogyny are powerful, especially from a 19-year-old who has to do her learning in public, making art out of trauma she has every right to keep to herself.” – Rolling Stone Magazine

“Billie Eilish proves all she needs is herself on the stunning left turn, ‘Happier Than Ever’ – Uproxx

“Each song shines in its own way.” – USA Today

An album that, like its predecessor, sets itself apart from the sonics most contemporary pop stars favor.” – Vulture

A smart, ambitious record that never stops interrogating itself.” – AV Club

“It’s rare that the most famous musicians are also the ones taking the most risks and writing some of the best music around, but Billie Eilish is one of those musicians.” Brooklyn Vegan

“‘Happier Than Ever’ Is a Rebellion, a Wink—and a Demand for Respect” – Daily Beast

“[The] superstar continues to break pop’s status quo.” – Grammy.com

“Eilish is clearly not interested in simply replicating the formula that made her debut album such a world-conquering smash — and the emotional turmoil chronicled in these post-fame songs perhaps suggest why. We’ve seen her in a crown, but in its most antagonistic moments, “Happier” feels like an abdication.”  – The New York Times

“Excellent.” – Washington Post

Billie Eilish‘s sophomore album ‘Happier Than Ever’ has officially debuted at Number 1 on the Billboard 200 in the U.S., as well as in Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. ‘Happier Than Ever’ also now officially holds the record for highest vinyl sales upon release over the last 30 years. This is her second Number 1 album in the U.S. and in multiple countries around the world.

Fans and critics across the globe have praised Eilish, applauding her unflinching defiance and unwavering artistic approach, as she continues to rule the pop landscape instead of pandering to it. The 16-track full-length proves to be another welcomed triumph for popular music. A combination of non-fiction and fantasy, Eilish steps out into the limelight as one of the most treasured, talented and intricate songwriters of her generation. Weaving razor-sharp wit, everyday observations, secrets and escapades, all-the-while exploring what it is to be a complex human being, navigating the modern world. Listeners are left enchanted and captivated by this new chapter, as she delivers her rawest, most confessionary work to date.

The album’s essence, artwork and color palette was inspired by some of her all-time favorite recording artists Julie London, Frank Sinatra and Peggy Lee, and the 1950’s and 60’s “golden era’ they once reigned. Produced by her brother FINNEAS at his home studio in Los Angeles, ‘Happier Than Ever’ solidifies Billie Eilish once again, as one of the most crucial pop artists of our time. Listen to ‘Happier Than Ever’ HERE.

In other news, seven-time GRAMMY® Award-winning Billie Eilish will make her Disney+ debut with “Happier than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles,” a cinematic concert experience, premiering globally on Friday, September 3. Fresh off the heels of her brand-new album, “Happier than Ever,” the Disney+ original will feature an intimate performance of every song in the album’s sequential order – for the first and only time – from the stage of the legendary Hollywood Bowl. 

Directed by Robert Rodriguez and Oscar-winner Patrick Osborne the special will also include animated elements, taking viewers on a dreamlike journey through Billie’s hometown of Los Angeles and its most iconic backdrops. “Happier than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles” features FINNEAS, the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, the Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, and world renowned Brazilian guitarist, Romero Lubambo, with Orchestra Arrangements by David Campbell. “Happier than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles” was produced by Interscope Films and Darkroom Productions, in associate with Nexus Studios and Aron Levine Productions, with Kerry Asmussen as the Live Concert Director and Pablo Berron as Director of Photography.

Starting February 3 in New Orleans, Billie Eilish’s sold-out HAPPIER THAN EVER, THE WORLD TOUR commences. The arena run will be making 32 stops across North America, before heading over the Atlantic for an 18-date arena tour through Europe and the United Kingdom, starting June 3. For merchandise and more details go to Eilish’s website.

Tonight, Billie Eilish will be performing and talking on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. 

‘Happier Than Ever’ the album is out everywhere now.

LISTEN

‘HAPPIER THAN EVER’ (ALBUM)

Getting Older

Billie Bossa Nova

Oxytocin

Lost Cause

Not My Responsibility

Everybody Dies

NDA

Happier Than Ever

I Didn’t Change My Number

my future

GOLDWING

Halley’s Comet

OverHeated

Your Power

Therefore I Am

Male Fantasy

WATCH ‘HAPPIER THAN EVER” (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)

2022 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES* – SOLD OUT

02/03  – Smoothie King Center – New Orleans, LA

02/05 – State Farm Arena – Atlanta, GA

02/06 – Spectrum Center – Charlotte, NC

02/08 – PPG Paints Arena – Pittsburgh, PA

02/09 – Capital One Arena – Washington, DC

02/10 – Bryce Jordan Center – University Park, PA

02/12 – KeyBank Center – Buffalo, NY

02/13 – Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA

02/15 – Centre Bell – Montreal, QC

02/16 – Scotiabank Arena – Toronto, ON

02/18 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY

02/19 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY

02/20 – TD Garden – Boston, MA

02/22 – Prudential Center – Newark, NJ

03/08 – Legacy Arena – Birmingham, AL

03/09 – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN

03/11 – Yum! Center – Louisville, KY

3/12 – Little Caesars Arena – Detroit, MI

03/14 – United Center – Chicago, IL

03/15 – Xcel Center – St. Paul, MN

03/16 – CHI Health Center – Omaha, NE

03/19 – Ball Arena (formerly Pepsi Center) – Denver, CO

03/21 – Vivint Arena – Salt Lake City, UT

03/24 – Rogers Arena – Vancouver, BC

03/25 – Climate Pledge Arena – Seattle, WA

03/29 – Chase Center – San Francisco – CA

03/30 – Golden 1 Center – Sacramento, CA

04/01 – T-Mobile Arena – Las Vegas, NV

04/02 – Gila River Arena – Glendale, AZ

04/06 – The Forum – Los Angeles, CA

04/08 – The Forum – Los Angeles, CA

04/09 – The Forum – Los Angeles, CA

2022 EU/UK TOUR DATES – SOLD OUT

June 3 – SSE Arena – Belfast, UK=

June 4 – 3Arena – Dublin, IE

June 5 – 3Arena – Dublin, IE

June 7 – AO Arena – Manchester, UK

June 8 –  AO Arena – Manchester, UK

June 10 – The O2 – London, UK

June 11 – The O2 – London, UK

June 12 – The O2 – London, UK

June 14 – The SSE Hydro – Glasgow, UK

June 15 – Utilita Arena – Birmingham, UK

June 16 – The O2 – London, UK

June 18 – Ziggo Dome – Amsterdam, NL

June 19 – Festhalle – Frankfurt, DE

June 21 – Lanxess Arena – Cologne, DE

June 22 – Accor Arena – Paris, FR

June 25 – The O2 – London, UK

June 28 – Sportpaleis – Antwerp, BE

June 30 – Mercedes-Benz Arena – Berlin, DE

July 2 – Hallenstadion – Zurich, CH

*Members of the Verizon customer loyalty program, Verizon Up, will receive access to US dates on this tour.

Limited quantities of Super Tickets will be available in 2022 for Verizon Up members to claim through the My

Verizon app.

About Billie Eilish

With the release of her highly anticipated sophomore album ‘Happier Than Ever,’ the 19-year-old Los Angeles native remains one of the biggest stars to emerge in the 21st century. Since the release of her debut single “ocean eyes” in 2015, Eilish continues to shatter the ceiling of music with her genre-defying sound. Fast forward from her humble breakout, her album WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in the U.S as well as 17 additional countries around the world upon release in 2019, and was the most streamed album of that year. WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? was written, produced and recorded entirely by Billie Eilish and brother FINNEAS in their childhood home of Los Angeles.  Billie Eilish went on to make history as the youngest artist to receive nominations and win in all the major categories at the 62nd GRAMMY® Awards, receiving an award for Best New Artist, Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Vocal Album. Billie Eilish is also the youngest artist to write and record an official James Bond theme song, ‘No Time To Die.’ Most recently, Billie Eilish was nominated for four additional awards at the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards in 2021, and took home both Record of the Year for ‘everything i wanted,’ and Best Song Written For Visual Media for ‘No Time To Die.’ Billie Eilish’s latest album ‘Happier Than Ever’ was written by Billie and her brother FINNEAS, who also produced the album.

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Vevo Releases Arlo Parks Live Performance

Vevo, the world’s leading music video network, announces the release of Arlo Parks‘ live performances of “Too Good” and “Hope” off her new album Collapsed In Sunbeams. Arlo Parks previously worked with Vevo when she was named one of their 2020 Artists To Watch, releasing performances of “Angel’s Song” and “Super Sad Generation.” 

Rarely does a new, independent artist demand such intrigue, which is testament to the power behind her songs and their ability to resonate with an audience. The impressive trajectory of Arlo Parks has cemented the notion that she is an incredibly special artist, demonstrating soul and compassion beyond her years.

About Arlo Parks

Since the release of her debut single “Cola” in 2018 Arlo has been applauded by BBC Radio 1 host Huw Stephens as “a brilliant new talent.” 2019 saw the release of “Super Sad Generation,” with The Guardian applauding her as “the sound of emo 2.0” and “the hopeful new voice of the super sad generation.”

Her new album, Collapsed In Sunbeams, which includes “Too Good” and “Hope” has garnered even more praise, with The Guardian again applauding the new material “a diaristic, near-perfect debut” and Variety saying it “marks the arrival of a major new voice.” Not limited to media admiration, Arlo has also received cosigns from the likes of Billie Eilish, Phoebe Bridgers, Clairo and Michelle Obama.

About Vevo

Vevo is the world’s leading music video network, connecting an ever-growing global audience to high quality music video content for more than a decade. Founded by Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment in 2009, Vevo offers fans worldwide a vast array of premium content to choose from, showcasing official music videos alongside a constantly developing lineup of live performances and innovative original programming. From top superstars to rising new talents, Vevo brings incomparable cross-promotional support to artists across the musical spectrum, at every stage of their careers.

Vevo has consistently evolved over the past decade to lead within today’s ever-changing media landscape, embracing partnerships with a number of leading distribution platforms to deliver extraordinary content within ad-supported environments. With more than 26 billion views across television, desktop and mobile devices each month, Vevo brings music videos to the world when, where, and how fans want them.

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STUNNA GIRL – WHERE YOU BELONG

STUNNA GIRL RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE WHERE YOU BELONG

NEW MIXTAPE STUNNA THIS STUNNA THAT AVAILABLE NOW

Coming through with even more heat, buzzing Sacramento, California rapper and #RUNWAYCHALLENGE queen Stunna Girl unveils the music video for Where You Belong today. It’s the latest single from her 2021 mixtape, Stunna This Stunna That, out now.

The visual shows yet another side of the rising star. The cinematic clip directed by Azzie Scott threads together an unpredictable narrative, beginning with Stunna Girl and her man in a city apartment. She sings to the camera, “Come home to me, ‘cause you know where you belong, and those words soon take on a deeper meaning. It seems like her co-star may be up to no good, until a sweet surprise changes the narrative altogether. You’ve got to watch it to find out!

Stunna Girl continues to turn heads. office magazine conducted an in-depth interview and exclusive photo shoot with her. They raved, “You know Stunna Girl when you hear her. Whether it’s from her squeaky, invigorating rap musings, her signature “HAANNNN” tagline, or just the aura of it all—she captures your attention” and called her “savage and raucous, never not sure of herself, and always in-your-face.

She also recently uncovered the music video for 10 Times, maintaining her incredible momentum.

Right out of the gate, Stunna This Stunna That earned critical acclaim. HotNewHipHop raved, “It’s a 12-track project filled with bangers from top to bottom, and she sat down with Hip Hop Wired for an extensive interview. LA Weekly predicted Stunna This Stunna That “should see Stunna Girl’s already blossoming profile go up another level in 2021.

Her rapid-fire flows, head-turning bars, and endless attitude drive Stunna This Stunna That at high speed. On the project, “Ask About Me” couples an unshakable chant with punchy verses over throwback production. She lives up to the title of “Unfuckwittable” by tearing through a bass-y beat with no apologies. “No Real Bitches Left” affirms her outlier status, while the melodic conclusion “Where You Belong” illuminates her vocal range.

She capped off a breakout 2020 with “Rotation.” Not only did it generate just shy of 1 million total streams and views, but it also received critical acclaim. FLAUNT Magazine raved, Stunna Girl is the definition of a bad bitch who’s ready to take over the rap game single-handedly.

She dropped a succession of bangers last year. “Runway” clocked 31 million Spotify streams and sparked the #RUNWAYCHALLENGE with nearly 4 million Tik Tok creates. “Like I Said Tho” and “Lil Boy Cash” increased her momentum, while “Rotation (Game Mix)” graced the Madden 2K21 Official Soundtrack.

Stay tuned for a lot more from Stunna Girl.

ABOUT STUNNA GIRL

Dripping with attitude and ready to inspire confidence, Stunna Girl is ready for her close-up. “I want you to get off the wall. Don’t just stand there to stand there!” The /singer created a viral frenzy for her 2019 style anthem, “Runway.” After releasing a project independently and inking a deal with Epic Records, she is inevitably poised to be one of Hip-Hop’s most anticipated voices of the new decade. “I’m a threat!” she promises.

Born and raised in Northern California, music offered a refuge from a tragic home life. After dealing with a tough upbringing, which saw her having to balance family problems with her own, she knew that she could draw upon her life experiences as creative fuel. Stunna Girl came out of the other side with a newfound sense of confidence and focus, diving headfirst into fulfilling her long standing musical dream. In 2019, she became a major player in the local Sacramento music scene and made waves with her independent debut album, YKWTFGO. When the #RunwayChallenge organically exploded on TikTok, she inspired a viral movement facilitated by millions of videos by fans and influencers such as Nikita Dragun, and more. The song proved so gripping that by the end of the year, TikTok proclaimed her as the fourth top artist on the platform for the year, behind only Lil Nas X, Mariah Carey and Lizzo.

Her nimble raps, fearless rhymes, and unapologetic spirit went on to receive attention from TIMEBuzzFeedThe New Yorker, Teen Vogue and more with Pitchfork saying that there is “no question that women especially may find her confidence genuinely empowering”.

As she told Genius for their coveted Verified series, she freestyled “Runway” in 30 minutes with the intention of creating a motivational anthem. “When I was in the studio, that’s how I felt. Like, ‘Bitch, you look like you’re fresh off the runway. I really just wanted to keep making music that got people to move.” Now, with her major label debut EP on the way, she’s about to shine like never before in 2020.

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Vevo × Ariana Grande

Vevo, the world’s leading music video network, announces the release of Ariana Grande‘s Official Live Performance of “safety net” featuring Ty Dolla $ign from her album Positions. Vevo’s Official Live Performances are the result of close creative collaboration with artists and their teams, resulting in a series of very special exclusive performances.

“We are so excited to release these exclusive video performances to Ariana’s fans” says JP Evangelista, SVP, Content, Programming & Marketing. “We’ve loved Ariana’s music for years, and it’s been such a privilege to watch her artistry grow and evolve. An immensely creative and collaborative artist is key to these visually stunning performances and Ariana embodies that – her efforts translated beautifully onscreen. We look forward to seeing her continue to blossom and hope everyone enjoys watching these.”

Ariana’s “safety net” Official Live Performance is rooted in the concept of duality, with the superstar serenading viewers under a single spotlight and purple tint while walking through a field of flowers. Vevo has previously worked with Ariana Grande in 2013 and 2016 for her “Vevo Presents” performances of “Dangerous Woman,” “Be Alright,” “Leave Me Lonely,” “Greedy” and “Into You.” Ariana was one of Vevo’s Top 10 Worldwide Most Watched Artists of 2020 and shattered the Vevo 24 Hour View Count Record in 2018 with her video for “thank u, next” with a staggering 50 million views.

Keep up with exclusive content from artists all over the world on Vevo’s YouTube page.

Watch safety net HERE.

VEVO AND ARIANA GRANDE RELEASE EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE OF “positions”

“positions” MARKS THE SIXTH AND FINAL VIDEO RELEASED BY VEVO AS PART OF GRANDES OFFICIAL LIVE PERFORMANCE SERIES

Vevo, the world’s leading music video network, announces the release of Ariana Grande’s Official Live Performance of “positions” from her album Positions. Vevo’s Official Live Performances are the result of close creative collaboration with artists and their teams, resulting in a series of very special exclusive performances. “positions” follows Ariana’s previous Vevo Official Live Performances of “pov,” “safety net (feat. Ty Dolla $ign,)” “my hair,” “34+35” and “off the table (feat. The Weeknd)”.

“We are so excited to release these exclusive video performances to Ariana’s fans” says JP Evangelista, SVP, Content, Programming & Marketing. “We’ve loved Ariana’s music for years, and it’s been such a privilege to watch her artistry grow and evolve. An immensely creative and collaborative artist is key to these visually stunning performances and Ariana embodies that – her efforts translated beautifully onscreen. We look forward to seeing her continue to blossom and hope everyone enjoys watching these.”

Ariana’s Official Live Performances are rooted in the concept of duality, with the superstar serenading viewers under a single spotlight and purple tint while walking through a field of flowers. Vevo has previously worked with Ariana Grande in 2013 and 2016 for her “Vevo Presents” performances of “Dangerous Woman,” “Be Alright,” “Leave Me Lonely,” “Greedy” and “Into You.” Ariana was one of Vevo’s Top 10 Worldwide Most Watched Artists of 2020 and shattered the Vevo 24 Hour View Count Record in 2018 with her video for “thank u, next” with a staggering 50 million views.

Keep up with exclusive content from artists all over the world on Vevo’s Youtube.

ABOUT VEVO

Vevo is the world’s leading music video network, connecting an ever-growing global audience to high quality music video content for more than a decade. Founded by Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment in 2009, Vevo offers fans worldwide a vast array of premium content to choose from, showcasing official music videos alongside a constantly developing lineup of live performances and innovative original programming. From top superstars to rising new talents, Vevo brings incomparable cross-promotional support to artists across the musical spectrum, at every stage of their careers.

Vevo has consistently evolved over the past decade to lead within today’s ever-changing media landscape, embracing partnerships with a number of leading distribution platforms to deliver extraordinary content within ad-supported environments. With more than 26B views across television, desktop and mobile devices each month, Vevo brings music videos to the world ߝ when, where, and how fans want them.

Vevo is available on YouTube, Samsung, Samsung TV Plus, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Echo Show, PlutoTV, Apple TV, Roku, Comcast (Xfinity X1 and Xfinity Flex), VIZIO, Sky (NowTV and SkyQ), Foxxum, XITE, NetRange, Redbox, T-Mobile Play, Virgin Media, Xumo, Telstra and Vewd.

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MAROON 5 ACHIEVES 15TH #1 AT HOT AC

MAROON 5 ACHIEVES 15TH #1 AT HOT AC EXTENDING THEIR RECORD FOR MOST #1s BY ANY ARTIST ALL-TIME

NEW ALBUM JORDI NOW CERTIFIED GOLD BY THE RIAA

UPCOMING 2021 HEADLINE TOUR ACROSS NORTH AMERICA LAUNCHES AUGUST 10th

Three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning multi-platinum band Maroon 5 have made history once again. The group’s latest smash Beautiful Mistakes (feat. Megan Thee Stallion) has captured #1 at Hot AC, marking their 15th career #1 and extending their record for “most #1 entries by any artist at the format.” It also notably stands out as three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning multiplatinum rapper Megan Thee Stallion’s first #1 at Hot AC. It is available on the band’s seventh full length album, JORDI, which also recently picked up a Gold Certification from the RIAA.

Beyond collecting millions of streams, JORDI has earned critical acclaim. Variety cited its “bangers and much-needed good vibes,” and Atwood Magazine attested, “Many of the ingredients that make ‘Beautiful Mistakes’ the enjoyable single that it is are included on much of the rest of JORDI.”

Additionally, the band just shared the music video for their new single Lost, which was directed by GRAMMY® Award winner and recent collaborator Sophie Muller, and also stars Adam Levine’s wife supermodel Behati Prinsloo. The track is set to impact radio on July 12.

The summer of Maroon 5 has only just begun. The band will embark on a full-scale North American Headline Tour in August following the postponement of their tour in 2020 (dates listed below). Tickets are on sale now. Canvasing the country for eight weeks, and produced by Live Nation, the tour kicks off on August 10 in Auburn, WA at White River Amphitheatre and stops at legendary venues such as Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL on August 30 and Fenway Park in Boston, MA on September 12. Additionally, the group will play its biggest hometown headline show ever at the new Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, CA on October 2 before the tour ends on October 8 at Concord Pavilion in Concord, CA. blackbear will support on all dates. As part of their upcoming 2021 tour, Maroon 5 is set to be one of the headliners at the iHeart Music Festival in Las Vegas and the Music Midtown Festival in Atlanta this September. Sophie Muller will also be serving as the tour’s creative director.

On their new album release, Maroon 5 welcomed GRAMMY® Award-nominated songwriter and producer J Kash as executive producer. Additionally, a bevy of legendary guests and high-profile friends join Maroon 5. The first release off the album, Beautiful Mistakes features Megan Thee Stallion. blackbear joins the band on Echo, while the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Stevie Nicks teams up with the group for Remedy.

Next up, Academy® Award winner H.E.R. guests on Convince Me Otherwise, and the late Juice WRLD makes a posthumous appearance on Can’t Leave You Alone. The album also includes the band’s triple platinum hit Memories and a Memories remix featuring late legend Nipsey Hussle and superstar rapper YG. Up-and-coming Zimbabwean artist Bantu is also featured on One Light. The album is available in Standard and Deluxe configurations. The physical Deluxe is available exclusively at Target and includes Button (feat. Anuel AA, Tainy) and Jason Derulo’s Lifestyle (feat. Adam Levine). The Target version also boasts a limited-edition cover and poster. All deluxe formats (physical and digital) also include the original version of Memories. Check out the full tracklisting below.

To date, the universally renowned Los Angeles band have achieved three GRAMMY® Awards, over 75 million in album sales, 400 million singles worldwide and earned gold and platinum certifications in more than 35 countries. Maroon 5’s last studio album, Red Pill Blues featured the global hit single Girls Like You, ft. Cardi B which reached #1 at Top 40, #1 at Adult Pop, #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for seven consecutive weeks. The track accumulated over 1.2 billion Spotify streams and over 3 billion YouTube/VEVO views; notably becoming the most-watched video on VEVO in 2018. The band’s last #1 pop single Memories has also surpassed 1 billion Spotify streams and amassed over 725 million YouTube views. Maroon 5 has over 52 million monthly Spotify listeners, and have toured in 30+ countries selling over 6,750,000 tickets worldwide.

TOUR DATES

8/10 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre

8/12 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre

8/14 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater

8/16 Dallas, TX Dos Equis Pavilion

8/18 Maryland Heights, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

8/19 Milwaukee, WI American Family Insurance Amphitheater

8/21 Noblesville, IN Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center

8/23 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre

8/25 Burgettstown, PA The Pavilion at Star Lake

8/26 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center

8/28 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center

8/30 Chicago, IL Wrigley Field

9/1 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Amphitheater

9/2 Toronto, Ontario Budweiser Stage

9/4 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion

9/5 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium

9/7 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live

9/8 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion

9/10 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center

9/12 Boston, MA Fenway Park

9/13 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center

9/15 Raleigh, NC Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek

9/23 West Palm Beach, FL iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre

9/24 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre

9/27 Del Valle, TX Germania Insurance Amphitheater

9/28 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman

10/1 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion

10/2 Los Angeles, CA Banc of California Stadium

10/5 Chula Vista, CA North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre

10/7 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre

10/8 Concord, CA Concord Pavilion

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ARIANA GRANDE – pov Vevo Exclusive

VEVO AND ARIANA GRANDE RELEASE EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE OF pov

pov marks the first video released by Vevo as part of Grande’s Official Live Performance series

Vevo, the world’s leading music video network, announces the release of Ariana Grande’s Official Live Performance of pov from her album Positions. Vevo’s Official Live Performances are the result of close creative collaboration with artists and their teams, resulting in a series of very special exclusive performances.

We are so excited to release these exclusive video performances to Ariana’s fans,” says JP Evangelista, SVP, Content, Programming & Marketing. “We’ve loved Ariana’s music for years, and it’s been such a privilege to watch her artistry grow and evolve. An immensely creative and collaborative artist is key to these visually stunning performances and Ariana embodies that – her efforts translated beautifully onscreen. We look forward to seeing her continue to blossom and hope everyone enjoys watching these.

Ariana’s pov Official Live Performance is rooted in the concept of duality, with the superstar serenading viewers under a single spotlight and purple tint while walking through a field of flowers. Vevo has previously worked with Ariana Grande in 2013 and 2016 for her Vevo Presents performances of Dangerous Woman, Be Alright, Leave Me Lonely, Greedy and Into You. Ariana was one of Vevo’s Top 10 Worldwide Most Watched Artists of 2020 and shattered the Vevo 24 Hour View Count Record in 2018 with her video for thank u, next with a staggering 50 million views.

About Vevo

Vevo is the world’s leading music video network, connecting an ever-growing global audience to high quality music video content for more than a decade. Founded by Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment in 2009, Vevo offers fans worldwide a vast array of premium content to choose from, showcasing official music videos alongside a constantly developing lineup of live performances and innovative original programming. From top superstars to rising new talents, Vevo brings incomparable cross-promotional support to artists across the musical spectrum, at every stage of their careers.

Vevo has consistently evolved over the past decade to lead within today’s ever-changing media landscape, embracing partnerships with several leading distribution platforms to deliver extraordinary content within ad-supported environments. With more than 26B views across television, desktop and mobile devices each month, Vevo brings music videos to the world ߝ when, where, and how fans want them.

Vevo is available on YouTube, Samsung, Samsung TV Plus, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Echo Show, PlutoTV, Apple TV, Roku, Comcast (Xfinity X1 and Xfinity Flex), VIZIO, Sky (NowTV and SkyQ), Foxxum, XITE, NetRange, Redbox, T-Mobile Play, Virgin Media, Xumo, Telstra and Vewd.

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Mimi Webb Shares New Single Dumb Love

With over 116 million total streams, widespread worldwide critical acclaim, and growing global buzz, UK pop singer and songwriter Mimi Webb shares a new single and music video entitled “Dumb Love.”

On this stirring ballad, piano keys resound as she grasps on to a formative romance through her nostalgically vivid lyrics. As her powerful delivery echoes, she recalls, “We had that dumb love.” The accompanying visual directed by Elliot Simpson brings the story to life with a ton of emotion and a sharp sense of humor as Mimi Webb reconnects with an old flame at a wedding where everything else just seems to go wrong in hilarious fashion.

About the song, she commented, “I think we’ve all had ‘dumb love’ at some point! You fall crazy head over heels for someone, and it’s all about that fresh new love feeling you get. That ‘is this actually real’ feeling & sometimes, it’s the most real, because ‘dumb love’ really never ends.”

Next up, Mimi Webb will embark on her first proper headline tour. It kicks off in Dublin, Ireland at Academy 2 on Thursday October 28, visits cities across the UK, and concludes in London on November 2 at Scala.

Artist Pre-Sale tickets in UK/Ticketmaster Ireland will go on sale Monday June 14 at 9am local BST time. General tickets will go on sale Wednesday June 16 at 9am local BST time. Check out the full itinerary below and click HERE to sign up to receive early pre-sale access to Mimi’s upcoming tour dates.

In other big news, her breakout single “Good Without” just went Platinum in Ireland and Silver in the UK. It is approaching nearly 68 million global streams and counting. Mimi Webb also just made her television debut with a performance of the song on ELLEN in the past week. Watch HERE.

Right now, she’s also putting the finishing touches on her forthcoming debut EP—due out this year.

Watch “Dumb Love” HERE via YouTube/Vevo.

Listen to “Dumb Love” HERE via EPIC Records.