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Wiz Khalifa And Rae Sremmurd Announce Co-Headline Dazed & Blazed Summer 2018 Amphitheater Tour

Lil Skies and OT Genasis To Join As Support

Tickets On Sale Friday, May 18th at LiveNation.com

Multi-platinum selling artists Wiz Khalifa and Rae Sremmurd (Slim Jxmmi and Swae Lee) today announced their co-headlining Dazed & Blazed Summer 2018 Amphitheater Tour, produced by Live Nation. The two rap and hip hop superstars will be joined by Lil Skies and OT Genasis as support on various dates of the outing. The 27-city summer amphitheater tour will kick off July 21 in Detroit, MI and keep the good times going across Toronto, Chicago, Atlanta, Austin, and more, before wrapping August 30 in Phoenix, AZ.

Fans can expect a night of high energy performances with both artists being known for their incredible live shows, filled with all of their hits and crowd favorites. Wiz Khalifa continues to be a staple in rap and popular music with his combination of mellow and party music, including “Young, Wild & Free,” “Black and Yellow,” “See You Again,” and many more. Rae Sremmurd equally bring the heat to the stage with their range of chart-topping hits and collaborations including “No Type,” “Black Beatles,” “Powerglide,” “Guatemala,” “Brxnks Truck,” and the list continues. The tour will be a can’t-miss event bringing together two influential and culture shaping artists, who continue to march to the beat of their own drums, for one epic co-headlining night.

Tickets will go on sale to general public beginning Friday, May 18th at LiveNation.com.

Wiz Khalifa VIP Packages will be available beginning Tuesday, May 15th at 12PM EST through Artist Arena. Visit http://www.wizkhalifa.com for more information.

Rae Sremmurd VIP Packages will also be available beginning Tuesday, May 15th at 12PM EST through Future Beat. For more information, visit http://www.raesremmurd.com. About Wiz Khalifa Multi-platinum selling, Grammy and Golden Globe nominated recording artist Wiz Khalifa burst onto the scene with mainstream success with the release of his first major label debut, ROLLING PAPERS‎ in 2011. ‎ROLLING PAPERS spawned the hugely successful hits “Black and Yellow,” “Roll Up” and “No Sleep” and gave Wiz the platform to win the award for Best New Artist at the 2011 BET Awards and Top New Artist at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards. His sophomore studio album, BLACC HOLLYWOOD, ‎debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart and featured the hit single “We Dem Boyz.” Soon after Khalifa’s track,‎ “See You Again,” off the FURIOUS 7 soundtrack, catapulted to the top of the charts across 95 countries. Holding the #1 spot for 12 consecutive weeks, “See You Again” broke records by being Spotify’s most-streamed track in a single day in the United States and in a single week in 26 countries. In addition to winning 3 Teen Choice Awards in 2015, “See You Again” continued its success by winning a Critics’ Choice Award in the category Best Song, winning two Billboard Music Awards in the categories Top Hot 100 Song and Top Rap Song, earning three Grammy Award nominations in the categories Song of the Year, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best Song Written for Visual Media, and a Golden Globe nomination in the category Best Original Song – Motion Picture. In 2016 Wiz announced his partnership with RiverRock Cannabis on an exclusive line of regulated cannabis products, his first such collaboration in the regulated cannabis industry and renewed his partnership with RAW Rolling Papers. Wiz released his album KHALIFA in February of 2016 as a thank you to fans which includes the tracks “Bake Sale” featuring Travis Scott, “Zoney” and “Elevated.” In June, Wiz released TGOD MAFIA PRESENTS: RUDE AWAKENING with Juicy J and TM88. He recently co-headlined “The High Road Summer Tour” with Snoop Dogg and released his mixtape LAUGH NOW, CRY LATER introducing the chart topping hit, “Letterman.” He’s also preparing to release a new studio album called ROLLING PAPERS 2 which will be available everywhere July 13th.

About Rae Sremmurd Mississippi-bred brothers Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi make up the hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd. Their third album SR3MM arrives as the follow-up to SremmLife 2—a 2016 album offering the multi-platinum No. 1 hit “Black Beatles” (ft. Gucci Mane). SremmLife 2 drew acclaim from the likes of the New York Times, who noted that “thanks to the more-meditative production,SremmLife 2 is at times a commentary on and an updating of decades of Southern club rap.” Meanwhile, Pitchfork pointed out that tracks like “Black Beatles” “push their talents to new heights by redefining what the duo can and will do.”

Released in 2015, Rae Sremmurd’s first full-length SremmLife debuted at the top of Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Rap Albums charts, in addition to cracking the Top 5 on the Top 200 Albums chart in its first week. SremmLife also scored Rae Sremmurd five platinum-selling singles, including “No Flex Zone” and “No Type.”

DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE Coca-Cola Roxy Friday, October 19

Death Cab For Cutie will be at the Coca-Cola Roxy on Friday, October 19th at 8:00pm.

Reserved Balcony Tickets are $47.00 and General Admission Standing Room Floor tickets are $39.50. All ages are welcome.

Tickets are on sale Friday, May 4th at 10am at Ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 800-745-3000.

For more information, visit deathcabforcutie.com, or www.cocacolaroxy.com.

CAMILA CABELLO, CLEAN BANDIT, STEFFLON DON & JONAS BLUE JOIN CAPITAL’S SUMMERTIME BALL

CAMILA CABELLO, CLEAN BANDIT, STEFFLON DON, JONAS BLUE AND YUNGEN CONFIRMED FOR CAPITAL’S SUMMERTIME BALL WITH VODAFONE

THE UK’S BIGGEST SUMMER PARTY JUST GOT EVEN BIGGER!

CAMILA CABELLO, CLEAN BANDIT, STEFFLON DON, JONAS BLUE AND YUNGEN CONFIRMED FOR CAPITAL’S SUMMERTIME BALL WITH VODAFONE EVEN MORE HUGE ARTISTS TO BE ANNOUNCED TOMORROW MORNING ON CAPITAL BREAKFAST WITH ROMAN KEMP TICKETS GO ON SALE THIS THURSDAY – 8AM – AT CAPITALFM.COM

This morning on Capital Breakfast, Roman Kemp revealed that even more of the world’s hottest artists will be performing at Capital’s Summertime Ball with Vodafone on Saturday 9th June at London’s Wembley Stadium.

International superstar Camila Cabello was the first act confirmed on Capital Breakfast today. The multi-platinum singer-songwriter will jet in to perform for fans at Capital’s Summertime Ball with Vodafone next month. She’s had an incredible year with her debut solo album reaching number two in the UK album chart and number one in the US. Her latest single ‘Never Be The Same’ was a top ten smash hit, with its predecessor ‘Havana’ topping The Official Vodafone Big Top 40, as well as singles charts around the world. Winner of Best Female at The Global Awards, Camila is sure to send fans into a frenzy when she makes her first ever solo appearance at Capital’s Summertime Ball, in what will be her first London show this year.

Roman went on to reveal that Clean Bandit will also perform at Capital’s Summertime Ball with Vodafone. The Grammy Award-winning trio are responsible for some huge anthems and have sold more than 13 million singles and 1.6 million albums worldwide. They will take to the stage for what’s sure to be an electrifying performance for 80,000 Capital listeners next month.

Next up Roman announced that British hip-hop and grime artist Stefflon Don will be joining the star-studded line-up for Capital’s Summertime Ball with Vodafone. One of this year’s hottest stars, she has been making waves with hits including ‘Hurtin’ Me’ featuring French Montana.

BRIT-nominated DJ and producer Jonas Blue will also perform at this year’s Capital’s Summertime Ball with Vodafone. He’s sure to wow Capital listeners with an electric set when he takes the stage at the UK’s biggest summer party.

Next to be added to the line-up on Capital Breakfast with Roman Kemp this morning was one of the UK’s hottest breakthrough stars, Yungen, whose latest single ‘Mind On It’ features fellow Summertime Baller Jess Glynne.

Tune in to Capital Breakfast tomorrow morning from 6am and throughout the week to hear Roman reveal which massive names will be joining Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes, Charlie Puth, Jess Glynne, Rudimental, Clean Bandit, Jax Jones, Jonas Blue, Stefflon Don and Yungen at Capital’s Summertime Ball with Vodafone.

Ashley Tabor OBE, Founder & Executive President of Global, said: “Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better… this is going to be one incredible show! We can’t wait to welcome some of this summer’s hottest artists to the iconic Wembley stage at Capital’s Summertime Ball with Vodafone. Make sure you don’t miss the Capital Breakfast Show tomorrow to hear who else will be joining us on Saturday 9th June.”

Post Malone releases new album beerbongs & bentleys

ALBUM PLATINUM STATUS UPON RELEASE

RECEIVES 13 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS NOMINATIONS

SOLD OUT NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH 21 SAVAGE UNDERWAY

Today, history-making multiplatinum Dallas, TX artist Post Malone unleashes his second full-length album and the biggest musical event of 2018, beerbongs & bentleys [Republic Records].

Get it at https://postmalone.lnk.to/bbPR and exclusive beerbongs & bentleys bundles available now at shop.postmalone.com.

Given the overwhelming performance of previously released tracks at streaming platforms such as quintuple-platinum record-breaking #1 smash “rockstar” [feat. 21 Savage], platinum “Candy Paint,” and platinum anthem “Psycho” [feat. Ty Dolla $ign], making beerbongs & bentleys platinum upon its release. It’s also pacing for a #1 bow on the Billboard Top 200 — which will be his first atop the chart.

beerbongs & bentleys represents yet another creative breakthrough for the genre-defying maverick. The track listing flaunts the #1 smash “rockstar” [feat. 21 Savage], “Candy Paint,” and the recent hit “Psycho” [feat. Ty Dolla $ign]. It’s rounded out by “Spoil My Night” [feat. Swae Lee], “Ball For Me” [feat. Nicki Minaj], and additional collaborations with YG and G-Eazy.

May 20 sees him descend upon the 2018 Billboard Music Awards with a total of 13 nominations—including Top Male Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Rap Artist, and Top Billboard 200 Album in addition to two nominations in the Top Streaming Song (Audio) category.

Post’s massive summer headline tour is now underway with support from 21 Savage and SOB RBE sponsored by blu. The full confirmed itinerary can be found below.

Get tickets HERE.

Most recently, “rockstar” shattered the record for “Longest #1 Run on the Spotify Global Chart” with “rockstar” [feat. 21 Savage]. The track held the top spot on the chart for an unprecedented and unmatched 114 days. Quickly achieving a RIAA 5X-Platinum certification, it spent eight consecutive weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, the longest stay atop the chart for a rap song in 2017. It also made history as “The first U.S. Hip-Hop Song to be #1 for 4 Consecutive Weeks in the UK since Run D.M.C.’s ‘It’s Like That’ in 1998” and set Canada’s record for “All Time Streams in One Week.” With over 1+ billion worldwide streams, global consumption exceeds 8 million.

Post Malone with 21 Savage and special guest SOB x RBE Tour Dates at http://www.postmalone.com/tour

Track listing:

“Paranoid”

“Spoil My Night” feat. Swae Lee

“Rich & Sad”

“Zack and Codeine”

“Takin’ Shots”

“rockstar” feat. 21 Savage

“Over Now”

“Psycho” feat. Ty Dolla $ign

“Better Now”

“Ball For Me” feat. Nicki Minaj

“Otherside”

“Stay”

“Blame It On Me”

“Same Bitches” feat. G-Eazy & YG

“Jonestown (Interlude)”

“92 Explorer”

“Candy Paint”

“Sugar Wraith”

Pregnant Cardi B Slays ‘La Modelo’ In One of Her Last Performances Before Maternity Leave

Written By | Liz Calvario

Cardi B brought the party to the 2018 Billboard Latin Music Awards.

The 25-year-old pregnant rapper took the stage during the award’s ceremony in Las Vegas on Thursday night to perform the Spanglish single “La Modelo” with Latin artist Ozuna. Cardi stepped out in a blush-colored body-hugging dress with pink sequin sleeves, which she paired with nude platform heels.

“Make sure you all to tune in to my performance with my good old friend,” Cardi shared on Instagram before her sizzling performance. “I don’t know if you want it to be a surprise. When I get there, I’m going to ask him.”

Prior to taking the stage, Cardi shared clips of her with her good pal Quavo, who also performed with Karol G, in the audience.

After the show, the “Bodak Yellow” singer thanked everyone for their support and shared that her fiance, Offset, had also attended the show to watch her perform.

On Wednesday, the expecting mother announced that she was taking a break from performing so she could focus on herself and her baby-to-be.

“So I just wanted to make this a little clear and everything. Broccoli Fest will be my last performance for a little while,” she shared. “Shortie keep growing. I be looking like I be moving and everything, but in reality, a b**ch barely can breathe! I want to thank y’all for understanding. I’ll be back for the Bruno Mars tour and everything.”

Global Pop Icon Britney Spears Partners With Epic Rights to Debut a New Line of Branded Merchandise

Lifestyle collection to reflect the many facets of the legendary entertainer

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., April 24, 2018 — Generated by the momentum of Britney Spears’ award-winning and record-breaking Las Vegas residency, “Britney: Piece of Me,” and in anticipation of her upcoming tour, the multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning pop icon is joining forces with global brand management and licensing company Epic Rights to develop and launch a line of high quality fashion and lifestyle branded products that reflect her personal sense of style, lifestyle, artistry, and creativity.

“I am excited to collaborate with Epic Rights to create a new contemporary lifestyle collection,” said Britney Spears.

“We see this new lifestyle collection as Britney’s next step in connecting with her legions of loyal fans around the globe,” added Larry Rudolph, who manages Britney Spears. “Sharing her style and fashion sense through products she has developed is a testament to her authenticity as well as her commitment to and appreciation of the fans that have made it all possible.” “Britney continues to be one of the biggest pop stars in the world with numerous multi-platinum records and awards over the past 20 years. As a passionate artist, successful businesswoman and devoted mother, her strive for excellence is unparalleled,” added Dell Furano, CEO of Epic Rights.

With one of the bestselling fragrance lines of all time, with Elizabeth Arden, available in over 85 countries and her recent campaign starring as the face of Kenzo, Spears and Epic Rights together, will continue to expand her brand presence in the marketplace, globally. Spears’ personal involvement in all aspects of the collection will ensure authenticity across a number of targeted categories including fashion apparel, hair care, accessories, exercise and electronics. The anticipated retail launch for the Britney Spears Lifestyle program is Spring 2019.

Epic Rights will also manage Spears’ e-commerce initiatives including Amazon.

Spears recently announced her tour across the U.S. and Europe, following her record-breaking, four-year headlining residency, “Britney: Piece of Me,” at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, where Spears received rave reviews from both critics and fans alike since opening in Dec. 2013. As the first contemporary superstar resident in the city, and with over 250 shows, the record-setting residency was sold out on a regular basis, generating over $140 million gross revenue and selling nearly 1 million tickets. Spears’ tour—which sold out in minutes prompting additional shows–kicks off on July 12 in National Harbor, MD and concludes on Aug. 24 in London.

Lil Wayne stars in new Bumbu commercial!

Lil Wayne stars in a hilarious new commercial for Bumbu, a premium craft rum from Barbados.

It’s Wayne’s first major commercial since 2016, when his appearances in unorthodox ads for Apartments.com and Samsung went viral.

The Bumbu ad sees Lil Wayne partying with both beautiful women and goats – a visual pun on G.O.A.T., or “Greatest of All Time” – a moniker frequently used for the multi-platinum selling Wayne. The party kicks into high gear when Wayne asks someone to “pass the Bumbu,” which as the ad tells us, is the G.O.A.T. among the world’s best rums.

“Bumbu is a totally different kind of drink,” says Lil Wayne. “I fell in love with the bottle and the taste the first time I tried it. Now it’s Bumbu everywhere – in the studio, parties, the VIP. All my people are on this Bumbu now.”

Lil Wayne sports a “Bumbu Krewe” jacket – championing his elite “krewe” of rappers and tastemakers who drink and support Bumbu, a dark rum dramatically packaged in a stout glass bottle with an oversized cork and gleaming metal “X” icon.

The commercial is directed by Eif Rivera, whose resume of music videos includes Nicki Minaj, 50 Cent, Nas, Kanye West, and Lil Wayne. It was written in-house by Bumbu’s creative team.

Brett Berish, CEO of Sovereign Brands, owner of Bumbu, says: “Bumbu is a small-batch, limited production rum and we’ve been fortunate to have more demand than supply since it was first released. Lil Wayne was one of the first people to see it and became one of our earliest supporters. As Bumbu has grown and we’ve been able to bring it to new places around the world, making a video with Wayne was a fun and easy choice for us. It’s a perfect way to kick off our first-ever marketing campaign for this wonderful brand.”

Adds Wayne, “Bumbu listens to the streets. You have to. Like my businesses, there’s no outside agency speaking for Bumbu. This was a raw idea that made us laugh out loud. We had fun doing it. And that’s really what separates Bumbu as an independent company….probably why we get along so well!”

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Janelle Monáe Announces Long Awaited Return To The Road With ‘Dirty Computer Tour’

Janelle Monáe Announces Long Awaited Return To The Road With ‘Dirty Computer Tour’ Featuring Special Guest St. Beauty

New Video For “I Like That” Released Today From Upcoming Album ‘Dirty Computer’ Available Everywhere This Friday, April 27th

Tickets On Sale To General Public Starting Wednesday, May 2 at LiveNation.com

LOS ANGELES, April 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — GRAMMY®-nominated singer-songwriter, producer, actress, and activist Janelle Monáe has announced her return to touring with her upcoming North American Dirty Computer Tour. Fellow Wondaland artists Alexe Belle and Isis Valentino, known together as the soulful duo St. Beauty, will join the tour as a special guest. Monáe made a big splash with the recent announcement of her upcoming Dirty Computer album, releasing buzzworthy visuals for hot singles Make Me Feel,” “Django Jane” and “PYNK,” giving fans an exciting peek in to the creative vision for her new music. The 27-city tour produced by Live Nation will kick off June 11 in Seattle, WA and make stops across famous amphitheaters and theaters in Los Angeles, Detroit, Nashville, New York, Atlanta, Miami and more before wrapping August 4 in Atlanta, GA. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Wednesday, May 2at LiveNation.com.

As an extension of their two year partnership, Monáe and Belvedere Vodka will co-create signature experiences along the tour, including music-inspired cocktails and VIP activations at major tour stops.

Monáe also released a brand new music video today for her previously released single “I Like That.”

Her highly-anticipated third album Dirty Computer will be released this Friday, April 27th and is available for pre-ordernow. Every online U.S. ticket purchased for Janelle Monáe’s 2018 tour includes a standard digital copy of her new album, Dirty Computer. Instructions on how to redeem a copy will be sent to ticket purchasers via email on release day, April 27th 2018. Notable outlets such as NPR, Billboard, and W Magazine, among others, have praised Monáe’s cinematic range and vision on this album. The trailer is streaming now via YouTube and Monáe’s official website. Release date for the accompanying narrative film to be announced soon.

2016 saw Monáe embark on her film acting career with stellar performances in two milestone films, Hidden Figures and Moonlight; both films received Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, with the latter winning the award at the 89th Academy Awards.

Meek Mill released from prison

Meek Mill has been released from prison.

After spending nearly five months incarcerated after a controversial sentence of two to four years in prison for violating probation, the Philadelphia rapper was out and en route to a basketball game on Tuesday evening. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered an immediate release for Mill earlier in the day, directing the judge to release him on “unsecured bail.”

“I’d like to thank God, my family, my friends, my attorneys, my team at Roc Nation including JAY-Z, Desiree Perez, my good friend Michael Rubin, my fans, The Pennsylvania Supreme Court and all my public advocates for their love, support and encouragement during this difficult time,” the rapper, whose full name is Robert Rihmeek Williams, said in a statement obtained by CNN. “While the past five months have been a nightmare, the prayers, visits, calls, letters and rallies have helped me stay positive.”

Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin, a vocal supporter of Mill, shared an Instagram photo of Mill on the way to a 76ers game on Tuesday night.

Mill received a two-to-four year prison sentence in November for violating probation on a 2008 gun and drug case. (He was arrested in 2017 after being involved in a fight and arrested again later for popping wheelies on a dirt bike.) Judge Genece Brinkley cited a failed drug test and the rapper’s noncompliance with a court order restricting his travel in her sentencing order.

Earlier this month, the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office recommended a new trial for Mill. But after a judge denied Mill bail, his plea was moved to the state’s Supreme Court.

The case has sparked outrage from criminal justice reform activists. Mill received widespread support from notable artists and athletes, including Colin Kapernick, rappers Jay-Z, T.I. and Rick Ross, New England Patirots owner Robert Kraft, comedian Kevin Hart and the 76ers’ Rubin.

“I think what the support did is bring the overall problem of the criminal justice reform that’s needed to light,” Rubin told CNN in an interview Tuesday. “There’s so many other people that have been wrongfully convicted.”

Mill thanked the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office for its support.

“To the Philly District Attorney’s office, I’m grateful for your commitment to justice. I understand that many people of color across the country don’t have that luxury and I plan to use my platform to shine a light on those issues,” he tweeted. “In the meantime, I plan to work closely with my legal team to overturn this unwarranted conviction and look forward to reuniting with my family and resuming my music career.”

Meek Mill granted bail

Written By | Deena Zaru

Meek Mill will soon leave prison.

After spending nearly five months in jail following a controversial November ruling, the Philadelphia rapper, who received a sentence of two to four years in prison for violating probation, was granted bail on Tuesday by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

“I’d like to thank God, my family, my friends, my attorneys, my team at Roc Nation including JAY-Z, Desiree Perez, my good friend Michael Rubin, my fans, The Pennsylvania Supreme Court and all my public advocates for their love, support and encouragement during this difficult time,” the rapper, whose full name is Robert Rihmeek Williams, said in a statement obtained by CNN. “While the past five months have been a nightmare, the prayers, visits, calls, letters and rallies have helped me stay positive. To the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office, I’m grateful for your commitment to justice — not only for my case, but for others that have been wrongfully jailed due to police misconduct.”

Mill received a two-to-four year prison sentence in November for violating probation on a 2008 gun and drug case. (He was arrested after being involved in a fight and arrested again for popping wheelies on a dirt bike.) Judge Genece Brinkley cited a failed drug test and the rapper’s noncompliance with a court order restricting his travel in her sentencing order.

Earlier this month, the Philadelphia district attorney’s office recommended a new trial for Mill. But after a judge denied Mill bail, his plea was moved to the state’s Supreme Court.

The case has sparked outrage from criminal justice reform activists. Mill received widespread support from notable artists and athletes, including Colin Kapernick, rappers T.I. and Rick Ross, New England Patirots owner Robert Kraft, comedian Kevin Hart and Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin.

Rubin told CNN he hopes to pick up Mill from prison on Tuesday evening.

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