JHENÉ AIKO’S SAIL OUT EP DEBUTS #1 ON THE R&B CHARTS –
BIGGEST EP DEBUT WEEK IN DEF JAM HISTORY!!
25-YEAR OLD STAR CURRENTLY TOURING NORTH AMERICA WITH DRAKE
NEW SINGLE “THE WORST” IN PLAY EVERYWHERE NOW
JHENÉ SIGNED TO ARTIUM/DEF JAM BY PRODUCER NO I.D., ISLAND DEF JAM EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF A&R
K. MICHELLE UNVEILS HUGELY ANTICIPATED HEADLINE TOUR;
BET MUSIC MATTERS PRESENTS “THE REBELLIOUS SOUL TOUR
WITH K. MICHELLE AND SPECIAL GUEST SEVYN STREETER”;
TOUR GETS UNDERWAY NOVEMBER 4TH IN SAN FRANCISCO;
TICKETS GO ON SALE TODAY, OCTOBER 4TH
(New York, NY – October 4, 2013) — Atlantic recording artist K. Michelle has announced early details of her eagerly anticipated winter headline tour. Dubbed “The Rebellious Soul Tour with K. Michelle and Special Guest Sevyn Streeter,” the US trek is presented by BET’s “Music Matters,” the network’s influential campaign highlighting the next generation of superstars. Accompanying Michelle as special guest on all dates will be her Atlantic labelmate, singer/songwriter Sevyn Streeter.
“The Rebellious Soul Tour with K. Michelle and Special Guest Sevyn Streeter,” gets underway November 4th in San Francisco and then continues through early December (see attached itinerary). Tickets are on sale – please check local listings for additional ticket information. Read more…
Who: Nikki Rich
What: The Nikki Rich Show
Why: The Nikki Rich Show has been dominating across the globe in online-radio. The Nikki Rich Show began April of 2011 currently 1/2 Million Listeners world wide. We have achieved by continuously branding our name and “succeeding as we help build brands”. We are constantly looking for ways to expand and bring awareness to not only signed but also unsigned artists and underground talent opportunities every day. The Nikki Rich show is your source for the hottest Interviews. Interviewing Celebrities, Entrepreneurs, local Artist, Movie and Reality TV Stars, Music Producers and Sports Athletes Across the Globe. The Nikki Rich Show is Syndicated on College Underground Radio, Also heard on Tune In, ITunes podcast and on Youtube
Where: Based in Charlotte,NC
When: Established April 4th, 2011
JUSTIN BIEBER’S ARTIST MADISON BEER SIGNS TO ISLAND RECORDS
OFFICIAL DEBUT SINGLE “MELODIES” RELEASED ON iTUNES AND VIDEO PREMIERES AT #1 MUSIC SITE VEVO !
(Sept. 12, 2013 – New York, NY) Rising 14-year-old sensation Madison Beer, now part of the Island Records, today releases her official debut single, “Melodies.” The song is available on iTunes and its accompanying video featuring Justin Bieber debuted on preeminent music site VEVO. “Melodies” has been added to Radio Disney, and the video can be found on RadioDisney.com in conjunction with the VEVO premiere! Read more…
Tell us about your latest project Oh Mama Hey and Blow?
I have 2 songs released this year, the first is Oh Mama Hey out on Tommy Boy Records. It is a song I co wrote with DJ /Producer Chris Cox, who house music fans know him as “Thunderpuss”… We had an awesome response with the song, It went to number one on the Billboard Dance Chart within 4 weeks. The new one is “Blow” which is out on Subliminal Records. This track I co wrote with the multi talented Armand Pena, Harry Romero and Alex Alexi. These guys are hot right now …
The video is hot too please go to YouTube and check it out.
How does it feel to be back on the billboard charts?
It’s always great to be on the top of the charts lol! A lot people don’t realize that I’ve remained consistently on the charts over the last 10 years, I may not be on mainstream radio but I’m definitely still up in da club! Read more…
IGGY AZALEA TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE “CHANGE YOUR LIFE” WITH ADDITIONAL TRACKS & REMIXES ON OCT. 8th –VIDEO PREMIERES ON VEVO WORLDWIDE!
IGGY AZALEA TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE “CHANGE YOUR LIFE” WITH ADDITIONAL TRACKS & REMIXES ON OCT. 8th ON ISLAND RECORDS –VIDEO PREMIERES ON VEVO WORLDWIDE!
“WORK” VIDEO TOPS 20 MILLION VIEWS, AND IGGY IS NOMINATED AS “ARTIST TO WATCH” AT MTV VMAs !
NATIVE AUSTRALIAN IGGY TO JOIN BEYONCÉ ON THREE-WEEK AUSTRALIAN LEG OF “THE MRS. CARTER SHOW WORLD TOUR” !
(September 9, 2013 – New York, NY) International phenom Iggy Azalea will release her new single, CHANGE YOUR LIFE, on Island Records in the U.S. on October 8th. The new single, “Change Your Life”, featuring T.I., will be serviced to Mixshow and Rhythm radio formats, and today, the video for “Change Your Life” premiered worldwide on #1 music destination VEVO: Read more…
ATLANTA, GEORGIA – SEPTEMBER 3, 2013 – Nigerian rapper, DanO, is scheduled to perform during the One Mic One Night Talent Showcase, on October 5th, at 7:00P.M.
DubShot Records teams with Hip Hop Star Mighty Casey to form new project Knight Blade, first single “I Got That…” Now Available on digital retail
TGT MAKE LONG AWAITED DEBUT AS “THREE KINGS” ARRIVES AT LAST;
UNDISPUTED R&B SUPERGROUP CELEBRATE
WITH SUCCESSFUL TOUR AND EXCLUSIVE NATIONAL EVENTS;
NEW SINGLE, “I NEED,” IMPACTING NOW;
“THREE KINGS” AVAILABLE TODAY IN STORES & AT ALL DSPS
Atlantic recording group TGT (Tyrese, Ginuwine, Tank) has announced this week’s release of their hugely anticipated debut album. “THREE KINGS” – which features the hit singles, “Sex Never Felt Better” and “I Need” – arrives today in stores and all digital retailers.
TGT recently heralded the album’s release with this summer’s smash “Three Kings Tour,” a nationwide tour that included sold out headline dates and showstopping main stage performances at such events as New York’s Groovin In The Park, Virginia’s 46th annual Hampton Jazz Festival, and the 2013 Essence Music Festival in New Orleans. In addition, the superstar trio hosted a series of exclusive listening parties, personally introducing “THREE KINGS” to fans in such cities as Dallas, Chicago, and Washington, DC. Read more…
THE MANY FACES OF “KEY & PEELE” RETURN FOR THIRD SEASON NEW SEASON PREMIERES ON COMEDY CENTRAL® WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 AT 10:30 P.M. ET/PT
Guest Stars Include James Callis, Andrew Daly, David Giuntoli, Gabriel Iglesias, Colin Hanks
Natasha Leggero, Jack McBrayer, Metta World Peace, Jason Schwartzman,
Malcolm-Jamal Warner and Freddie Wong
Sketches Include Substitute Teacher, East-West Bowl Name Derby II, Obama’s Stance on Drone Strikes
and Metta World Peace Delivers the News
Hit Obama/Luther Web Originals Return to cc.com and COMEDY CENTRAL YouTube Channel
NEW YORK, August 15, 2013 – COMEDY CENTRAL is bringing back the sketch-comedy duo Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele for a third season of the hit series “Key & Peele,” airing Wednesday, September 18 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT with 13 new episodes, following “South Park.” In the new season “Key & Peele” once again offers up a hilarious look at the world utilizing the stars’ lively chemistry and smart observations. Several classic characters from the first two seasons, including Hingle McCringleberry and Ozamataz Buckshank; Karim and Jahar; Wendell and Mr. Garvey, will return along with new, entertaining personalities guaranteed to make you laugh. Fans can also tune in September 11 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT for a special episode filmed in their Hollywood production offices, as Key and Peele look back at some of the fan’s favorite sketches from past seasons. In addition, viewers will get a sneak peek at season three. “Key & Peele” received its first Emmy® nomination for Outstanding Make-up for a Multi-Camera Series or Special (Non-Prosthetic). Read more…
JANELLE MONÁE ANNOUNCES “THE ELECTRIC LADY” TOUR;
NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TREK TAKES OFF OCTOBER 13TH
AT PHILADELPHIA’S ELECTRIC FACTORY;
NEW SINGLE “PRIMETIME (FEAT. MIGUEL)” PREMIERES TODAY;
ARTIST’S HUGELY ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM
AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER;
“THE ELECTRIC LADY” ARRIVES AT LAST ON SEPTEMBER 10TH
Bad Boy/Wondaland/Atlantic recording artist Janelle Monáe has announced plans for her upcoming North American headline tour. The dates – which celebrate the acclaimed artist’s eagerly anticipated new album, “THE ELECTRIC LADY” – get underway October 13th at Philadelphia’s Electric Factory and then continue through late November (see attached itinerary). Additional dates extending into 2014 will be announced soon. Ticket sales begin at most venues on Friday, August 23rd – please check local listings. Read more…
BIG SEAN DEBUTS STUNNING NEW VIDEO FOR ‘HALL OF FAME’ STANDOUT TRACK “FIRE”
VIDEO STARS MILEY CYRUS, DIRECTED BY MATTHEW WILLIAMS FOR DONDA
HALL OF FAME IN STORES AUGUST 27 ON G.O.O.D. MUSIC/DEF JAM RECORDINGS
“The Detroit rapper has grown…into something way more formidable, someone who’s leveled up from quick-hitting, quotable bursts into someone who can carry the ball on his own. “Fire”, from Sean’s forthcoming Hall of Fame LP, is a vibrant, pillowy piece of Graduation-style production that finds Sean in total control of his surroundings.” – PITCHFORK
(August 2, 2013 – New York, NY) Big Sean’s legions of fans have ignited the web for the hotly anticipated video premiere of the autobiographical “Fire,” the brand new advance track from HALL OF FAME, the Detroit rapper’s long-awaited second album, due in stores on August 27th on G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Recordings. Beautifully striking, haunting visuals epitomize the “Fire” video, which stars Miley Cyrus, and was directed by Matthew Williams for DONDA. Read more…
by Denene Millner
I officially give up on Black radio stations that play Hip Hop.
I’m over the disrespect. Finished with the blatant disregard for the audience. Totally through with their insistence on force-feeding curse-filled, misogynistic, lyrical porn through the airwaves and expecting this self-respecting, intelligent, passionate African American mother to take it to the head, sans complaint or concern.
What’s got my Victoria’s Secrets in a bunch? Last week, on my way back from dropping my kids off at school, I tuned into Atlanta’s R&B/Hip Hop station V103 to listen to one of my favorite morning show hosts, Ryan Cameron and his cast of funny, down-to-Earth co-horts (whom I can’t listen to with kids in the car) when on came a new song fresh off the New Orleans plantation that is Cash Money Records: Birdman’s “Tapout,” featuring Lil’ Wayne, Future, Mack Maine and Nicki Minaj. What I heard was so foul, so vile, so effing inappropriate, that I actually had visions of smashing my own damn radio with a sledgehammer. Witness the opening lyrics to this musical madness, courtesy of Wayne: Read more…
KING E.N.J. INFECTIOUS STRIP CLUB ANTHEM “BREAK IT DOWN” TAKING OVER CLUBS AND HOT SPOTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY RAPPER USES HIS PLATFORM TO ENCOURAGE SAFE SEX
Entrepreneur rapper, King E.N.J. has club-goers and sexy ladies dancing on tables as his strip club anthem “Break It Down” takes over clubs and hot spots across the country. The new party single, which is already invading radio and dance floors, hits the streets on March 20th. King’s debut album, Straight Werewolfin’, will be released in Spring, 2013 on his independent label, Werewolf Mafia Entertainment. Both the album and digital single will be available on iTunes.
Being a dynamic wordsmith, King uses his platform in the clubs and as an artist to promote safe sex and HIV/AIDS awareness in young adults. He finds time during, and in between live performances, to promote his condom line, Werewolf King Condom. Making it clear that as he promotes a fun, easygoing lifestyle in his music, it’s necessary to be responsible in your sexual activity and business. “Everybody goes out and parties, ain’t nothin’ wrong with doing that,” explains King, “but wrap it up,” he advises. Read more…
Billboard And Nielsen Add YouTube Views To Its Platforms; Data Enhances Hot 100 And Other Billboard Charts To Reflect Online Video Activity
“Harlem Shake” Debuts at No. 1 on Newly Revamped Hot 100 and Streaming Songs Charts
New York, NY – February 21, 2013 – Billboard and Nielsen announced today the addition of U.S. YouTube data to its platforms, which includes an update to the methodology for the Billboard Hot 100, the preeminent singles chart. The YouTube data is now factored into the chart’s ranking, enhancing a formula that includes Nielsen’s digital download track sales and physical singles sales; as well as terrestrial radio airplay, on-demand audio streaming, and online radio streaming, also tracked by Nielsen.
Billboard is now incorporating all official videos on YouTube captured by Nielsen’s streaming measurement, including Vevo on YouTube, and user-generated clips that utilize authorized audio into the Hot 100 and the Hot 100 formula-based genre charts – Hot Country Songs, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, R&B Songs, Rap Songs, Hot Latin Songs, Hot Rock Songs and Dance/Electronic Songs – to further reflect the divergent platforms for music consumption in today’s world. Read more…
Who: Red Barton is a world traveler and the Founder and Host of Carnival Live, LLC -www.carnivallive.tv
What: Carnival Live also known as Carnival Live TV (CLTV) is an interactive global portal for EVERYTHING Carnival! We bring various international and regional Carnival festivities to web viewers, and highlight the beauty, energy, and importance of culture and tradition through annual Carnival celebrations around the world. We also provide our audience an opportunity to share their Carnival experiences and lifestyles.
Through live video, pictures, other media and testimonials, we capture Carnivals in their purest form. We showcase the music, food, and get to know the locals of every place we visit! Tourism is also a major aspect of our business, so we highlight the best of everything – including hotels, restaurants, activities, shops, events, and more. Viewers get the full experience of Carnival and Carnival Live TV provides the ideal tourist experience for each country that we visit. You will also find interesting photos, the latest music, trivia challenges, relevant news, customized recommendations, the latest Carnival information, and more. Read more…
CARNIVAL LIVE TV UNVEILS NEW WEBSITE
Carnival Live TV Gives People A Look At Carnivals Worldwide And Stimulates The Economy Through Tourism
|Brooklyn, NY – February 12, 2012 –After much anticipation, Carnival Live also noted as Carnival Live TV (CLTV), finally unveils its new website to the world Read more…|
WHO: Aiko Tanaka
WHAT: I Don’t Camouflage
WHY: “I Don’t Camouflage” is an ongoing movement highlighting those who dare to stand out. It is especially for the youths who are going through identity crisis. I Don’t Camouflage has been running a video interview series featuring the personal side of creative professionals, including Pharoahe Monch, Jean Grae, Quincy Jones III, among others. Theme song of I Don’t Camouflage, featuring M1 of Dead Prez and Celia of Les Nubians, is available to listen and download on the website www.idontcamouflage.com
WHERE: www.idontcamouflage.com youtube.com/idontcamouflage
WHEN: July 2011
FROM FINALLY FAMOUS TO THE HALL OF FAME: BIG SEAN PREMIERES NEW SINGLE “GUAP” & ANNOUNCES DEC. 18TH RELEASE DATE FOR NEW ALBUM HALL OF FAME
“GUAP” BLASTS OFF AT RADIO, UKNOWBIGSEAN.COM, AND AROUND THE WORLD – THURSDAY, OCT. 25th, 7:00 p.m. (ET) !
COUNTDOWN BEGINS TO DEC. 18th RELEASE OF HALL OF FAME, SECOND ALBUM FOR G.O.O.D. MUSIC/DEF JAM RECORDINGS
BIG SEAN ON FIRE AT RADIO WITH SMASH CRUEL SUMMER SINGLES “CLIQUE” & “MERCY,” HOT 100 MONSTER “AS LONG AS YOU LOVE ME” WITH JUSTIN BIEBER; DETROIT MIXTAPE & RED-HOT STREET RECORD “BURN” Read more…
To commemorate new era, Mickey Factz will release his 10th and last solo mixtape “Ynot”, Nov th. – And it is done in true Mickey Factz fashion. Fans will be able to purchase a limited-edition boxset titled “Mickey Factz: The Artistic Collection,” which contains CDs with all the artwork of his 9 previous mixtapes and “Ynot.” The twist- The CDs will be blank. Fans are given the power to choose how they want to organize & receive the music. Datpiff.com is hosting the mixtapes for free download and sponsoring“Ynot” with a countdown to the release. In order, the countdown features and revisits each mixtape. Each mixtape will contain never before released tracks such as “Locked Away (NERD Remix).” The “Limited-Edition Boxset” will be available on amazon.com. All information is available at MickeyFactz-TheArtisticCollection.com.
“SOLID” Available for National Voter Registration Day 9/25/12
West Coast Based Hip-Hop Collective ‘The Rej3ctz’ Release New Single ‘Solid’ featuring President Obama & Michelle Obama to Raise Youth Awareness of the 2012 Election
LOS ANGELES , CALIF. , September 24, 2012— Emerging hip-hop superstars Mowii, Pee W33 and Bounc3 of the REJ3CTZ take a political stance to raise awareness of current issues affecting America and its international relations with the release of their socially conscious and patriotic song/visual presentation “SOLID” featuring highlights from the recent campaign speeches of President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama at the Democratic National Convention. In time for National Voter Registration Day 9/25/12, the REJ3CTZ hope “SOLID” increases focus on the 2012 elections, especially among younger voters. The song will be featured on their highly anticipated mixtape “THE CR33ZTAPE: Rated R” hosted by the LA Leakers JustinCredible and DJ Sourmilk releasing late September 2012. Read more…
CEELO GREEN TO CELEBRATE THE SEASON WITH “CEELO’S MAGIC MOMENT”; DISNEY’S THE MUPPETS JOIN GRAMMY WINNING SUPERSTAR FOR ORIGINAL HOLIDAY SONG “ALL I NEED IS LOVE”; CHRISTINA AGUILERA PERFORMS DUO WITH GREEN ON “BABY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE”; ROD STEWART AND DISNEY’S THE MUPPETS SET TO TAKE THE STAGE WITH GREEN FOR “CEELO AND FRIENDS” AT PLANET HOLLYWOOD RESORT & CASINO; ALBUM IN STORES OCTOBER 30TH
Elektra recording artist CeeLo Green has announced early details of his eagerly awaited holiday album, “CEELO’S MAGIC MOMENT.” The album – which features the Grammy Award-winning superstar performing a collection of holiday classics – arrives everywhere on October 30th.
CeeLo has invited a star-studded guest list to his holiday extravaganza (see attached track listing), including the one and only Disney’s The Muppets, who join Green on an original song soon to become a holiday classic, “All I Need Is Love.” CeeLo and The Muppets will also appear in the track’s companion music video. “CEELO’S MAGIC MOMENT” gathers a captivating array of seasonal staples, all newly reworked and re-energized in Green’s incomparable and inventive style. The visionary singer/writer/rapper/producer puts his distinctive stamp on such holiday favorites as “White Christmas,” “Silent Night,” and “Run Rudolph Run.” “CEELO’S MAGIC MOMENT” also sees Green joining his The Voice co-star, GRAMMY Award winner Christina Aguilera for the seasonal favorite “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” Additionally, CeeLo will share the mic with the legendary Rod Stewart for an unforgettable rendition of the R&B standard, “Merry Christmas, Baby.” Other guests on the album include acclaimed a capella group Straight No Chaser who join Green on “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch.” The album was executive produced by Green who collaborated with producer Adam Anders, known for his work on Fox’s Glee. Read more…
A3C Hip-Hop Festival Partners With iHipHop Distribution For “A3C Volume 2″ First Single by OCD: Moosh & Twist
Building upon last year’s extraordinary compilation album, the A3C Hip-Hop Festival has once again partnered with iHipHop Distribution to bring a diverse array of new hip-hop to fans across the globe with A3C Volume 2. Last year’s compilation album, A3C Volume 1, catapulted the festival’s artists to a new level as fans across the world were able to share in the experience of concert-goers and discover flourishing new artists such as Freddie Gibbs, Action Bronson, XV, Rockie Fresh, Chase N. Cashe, Jarren Benton, Main Attrakionz, and Soul Khan, just to name a few. The album also featured established, and even timeless, acts such as Dead Prez, M.O.P., Bun B, RZA, 9th Wonder, Murs, and Ski Beatz. iTunes raved, “loaded with 45 tracks, ‘Volume 1’ showcases much-loved and well-established acts from around the country…there’s really something here for everybody.” Read more…
As the first major star to join the roster of the newly revitalized Motown Records, multi-platinum, three-time Grammy Award-winning artist NE-YO moves into the next phase of his career with “Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself),” the new single pick from his new album, R.E.D., arriving in-stores on September 18th. “Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself),” launches globally today and officially impacts at Pop and Rhythm radio in the weeks ahead .
“Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself)” is the follow-up to R.E.D.’s first advance single, “Lazy Love,” which heated up Urban radio. The explicit version of the “Lazy Love” video has generated over 320,000 views since it premiered late last month on NE-YO’s website (http://www.neyothegentleman.com/lazylove/) and on BET’s “106 & Park.” The video has also logged over 880,000 YouTube views to date. The video is also in rotation on VH1 Soul and MTV Jams.
For Immediate Release
June 21, 2012
KARMIN’S ”BROKENHEARTED” CERTIFIED PLATNIUM; #1 ON BILLBOARD’S DANCE CLUB PLAY CHARTS; TOP 10 AT U.S. RADIO
TOURING THIS SUMMER WITH FLO RIDA AND CEE-LO GREEN
NOMINATED FOR TWO TEEN CHOICE AWARDS Read more…
Global superstar Justin Bieber officially takes the wraps off his eagerly anticipated new studio album today, BELIEVE, scheduled for June 19th release by the Island Def Jam Music Group.
BELIEVE takes flight on the wings of “Boyfriend,” its first worldwide smash single, which hit #1 at iTunes the second it was released, and set a world-record for debuting #1 on iTunes in 32 countries. The “Boyfriend” video has shattered all YouTube records since its MTV premiere (on May 3rd). The clip generated 8 million views in its first 24 hours, and has garnered over 44 million views to date.
BELIEVE is Executive Produced by Scott “Scooter” Braun and Usher Raymond IV, and track producers include Max Martin, Mike Posner, MdL, Diplo, Hit-Boy, The Messengers, Zedd, Rodney Jerkins, and Justin’s vocal producer, Kuk Harrell. The album features guest appearances by Ludacris, Nicki Minaj, Drake, and Big Sean.
BIG K.R.I.T. LIVE FROM THE UNDERGROUND
ALBUM COVER ARTWORK – IN STORES JUNE 5TH
By Kel Spencer
Webster’s defines a Slave as; 1.) a person who is the property of and wholly subject to another; a bond servant. 2.) a person entirely under the domination of some influence or person: ie “a slave to a drug.” So I ask you… What are you a slave to? What are you influenced by? What do you serve? What’s that thing that when it calls, you go running?
“Yalwz could stay ’round here if ya wants to but I’ze a going fa muh freedomz, even if I gotsta die!” Read more…