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Normani’s debut solo single with Khalid ‘Love Lies’ surpasses 200M streams on Spotify

Khalid and Normani‘s ‘Love Lies‘ has amazingly surpassed 200 million streams on Spotify.

‘Love Lies’ was released commercially for digital download through RCA Records this year on February 14 as the second single from the movie soundtrack for Love, Simon.

It is Normani’s debut solo single. It entered at number 43 on the Bilboard Hot 100, opening with 22,000 downloads and 11.7 million streams in its first week. This tied Fifth Harmony with Destiny’s ChildThe Go-Go‘s and Labelle for the most members (three) from an all-female group to chart solo on the Hot 100, with Normani being the third.

It also scored the highest first-week position for a debut single by a girl group member.

The duo gave a sultry performance of the single on ‘The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon‘ last month on April 10 (see below).

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.

Cardi B, Khalid, Lorde, Childish Gambino & Thirty Seconds to Mars Playing Pre-Grammy Parties: See the List

Written By | Gil Kaufman

Music’s biggest night will be turned into music’s biggest week thanks to a string of A-list parties and shows planned all over New York, in the lead-up to Sunday night’s (Jan. 28) 60th annual Grammy Awards. Starting Wednesday night (Jan. 24), the city will be lit up with big-name acts warming up stages all over Manhattan in special showcases and parties starring some of your favorite acts.

Wednesday, Jan. 24

CITI At Irving Plaza

Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Place, New York, 8 p.m.

Thirty Seconds to Mars launch Citi’s second edition of the Sound Vault Series, with a show at the 1,025-capacity Irving Plaza.

Ally Coalition Talent Show

Town Hall, 123 W. 43rd Street, 7 p.m.

4th annual all-star Ally Coalition Talent Show, benefiting LGBTQ causes, which will feature sets from Kacey Musgraves, Lorde, Bleachers, Shamir, members of The National and Spoon, Aparna Nancherla, Phoebe Robinson, Jacqueline Novak and Andrew Dost.

Mastercard House

60 10th Ave., 9 p.m.

Best new artist Grammy nominee SZA hits the stage.

Thursday Jan. 25

CITI at Irving Plaza

Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Place, New York, 8 p.m.

The National are next up at Irving Plaza for the CITI series.

The Grill/The Pool

The Seagram Building, 99 East 52nd St.

Grammy performer/nominee Cardi B who will play a Warner Music Group-sponsored gig before what will surely be a big night for the “Bodak Yellow” rapper.

The Rainbow Room

30 Rockefeller Plaza, 65th Floor, 7 p.m.

Alicia Keys and hubby Swizz Beatz will hold it down at the Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing Event.

Skylight Clarkson SQ

550 Washington St.,

Khalid, SZA, Julia Michaels and Alessia Cara will hit the Spotify Best New Artist 2018 Pre-Grammy Party.

Metropolitan Pavilion

125 W. 18th St., 4-7 p.m.

The Canada “Northern Beat” Showcase will feature Daniel Caesar, Neon Dreams, Dear Rouge and Iskwe.

Mastercard House

60 10th Ave., 9 p.m.

The #TBT Night brings some major hip-hop firepower from the likes of EPMD, Big Daddy Kane, Biz Markie and Ghostface Killah with Raewkwon.

Location TBD

Delta Airlines Party with Julia Michaels, Funk Flex and Vanessa Hudgens.

Friday Jan. 26

CITI at Irving Plaza

Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Place, New York, 8 p.m.

Eminem storms the stage for a rare ballroom gig at Irving Plaza for a CITI show.

Carnegie Hall

57th St. and 7th Ave., 2:30 p.m.

The suit and tie crowd will check in at Carnegie Hall for the Grammy Salute to Classical Music’s tribute to Leonard Bernstein hosted by legendary pianist Lang Lang with performances by Ledisi and Isabel Leonard.

Radio City Music Hall

45 Rockefeller Plaza, 7:30 p.m.

The MusiCares Tribute Concert to Fleetwood Mac will bring sets from Lorde, John Legend, Harry Styles, Keith Urban, Haim and OneRepublic.

Mastercard House

60 10th Ave., 9 p.m.

Portugal. The Man and Francis and the Lights light up the night.

The Pool

The Seagram Building, 99 E. 52nd St, 9 p.m.

Khalid and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band will keep the party going at the Nielsen pre-Grammy party at The Pool.

The Cadillac House

330 Hudson Street, 9:30 p.m.

Republic Party

Esther & Carol

341 Broome St., 6-9 p.m.

Morgan Stanley/Lava/ConcertPass Party

Venue TBD

The Chainsmokers Grammy Party

48 Lounge

1221 Avenue of the Americas, 8 p.m. – 1 a.m.

EMPIRE Grammy Party

Saturday Jan. 27

The Standard

848 Washington St., 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

ASCAP Grammy Nominee reception

Apollo Theater

253 W. 125th St., 1-3 p.m.

BMI “How I Wrote That Song” panel with RedOne, Faith Evans and more artists TBA.

Mastercard House

60 10th Ave., 3 p.m.

Austin Brown live in-store performance.

Spring Studios

6 St. Johns Lane, 11:30 a.m.

This low-key UMG Showcase will feature a number of emerging and established UMG acts.

Joe’s Pub

425 Lafayette St., 1-3 p.m.

Folk Alliance Grammy event at Joe’s Pub honoring nominees Olivia Chaney, The Secret Sisters, Dar Williams, Guy Davis, Fabrizio Poggi and Ashley Campbell.

Mastercard House

60 10th Ave., 9 p.m.

Dua Lipa will rock the stage at this Billboard-presented event.

CITI at Irving Plaza

Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Place, New York, 8 p.m.

Grammy nominee Childish Gambino playing at CITI’s Irving Plaza series.

Sunday Jan. 28

CITI at Irving Plaza

Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Place, New York, 8 p.m.

Dave Matthews will plug in at Irving Plaza to cap the CITI series.

The Whitney

99 Gansevoort St.

Sony After Party

Spring Studios

6 St. Johns Lane

UMG After Party

Barney Greengrass

541 Amsterdam Ave. 1-4 a.m.

Glassnote After-After Party

Bryant Park Grill

25 W. 40th St., 9:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Concord Music Group After Party


Tinashe To Drop Three New Songs: ‘No Drama,’ ‘Me So Bad’ & ‘Faded Love’

Written By | James Dinh

It’s been a long time coming for Tinashe‘s Joyride, but the 24-year-old is making another attempt at putting the car into high gear with three brand-new songs: “No Drama,” “Me So Bad” and “Faded Love.”

At the top of the weekend, Tinashe took to social media to share the big news and it’s one heck of a way to make a splash onto the scene. Even though no release dates were attached to the announcement, you can only imagine they’ll have to be arriving in the next few days, especially considering she also reportedly has a performance scheduled for TRL on Thursday. In addition the photo, the singer also posted a small trailer hyping up this new chapter. “I’ve made this my life,” she captioned the clip. JoyRide will serve as the follow-up to her 2016 EP, Nightride. Peep the announcements below!

It’s been a long time coming for this Tinashe project, but the persistence is incredible. With three songs, we can hope that at least one will catch on. In fact, rumor has it that the star has recruited some major rappers on each of the tracks, including Offset on “No Drama,” French Montana on “Me So Bad” and Future on “Faded Love.”

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Camila Cabello

Multiplatinum global superstar Camila Cabello will release her self-titled full-length debut, Camila [SYCO/Epic Records], on January 12, 2018. The pre-order went live Decemeber 07, 2017. Get it HERE. It immediately unlocks instant grat downloads of “Never Be The Same” and “Real Friends.” Earlier this week, she personally announced the title and release date and revealed the cover art on Instagram. The post rapidly cracked 1 million “likes,” while the hashtag #CAMILAoutJanuary12 exploded as a Twitter trending topic, soaring to #2 worldwide and #5 US on the trending charts.
A powerful, passionate, and personal journey for the singer, Camila represents a major milestone. She describes it as “the soundtrack to the past year of my life,” inviting listeners closer than ever before.

The album features the international mega-hit “Havana” [feat. Young Thug]. It is currently #1 on the Pop Radio Chart in addition to remaining #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 for five consecutive weeks.

Lighting up airwaves, “Havana” is the superstar’s second Top 40 #1 as a solo artist following a previous number one for “Bad Things” with MGK. Moreover, she becomes “the first debut female artist of 2017 to reach #1 at Top 40.” At radio, According to Billboard, she emerges among a select group of “artists who had notched multiple number ones with and without a group,” placing her in good company with Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, and Adam Levine. Her streak at the top shows no signs of slowing down either.

“Havana” stands out as the biggest smash of her career to date. It recently vaulted to #1 on the iTunes Overall Top Songs Chart, #2 on the Spotify Top Global Chart, and #3 on the Spotify Top U.S. Chart as she became the “4th most streamed artist in the world” on Spotify.

Total Spotify streams have surpassed 406 million, while the music video is quickly closing in on 301 million YouTube/VEVO views. Recently, it climbed to #1 in the UK and has held that spot for five consecutive weeks, making her the longest-running female #1 since Adele.

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Continuing to heat up, “Havana” earned an RIAA double-platinum certification. In addition, she teamed up with Daddy Yankee for the Official Remix of the song, which features the songstress singing the song in Spanish for the first time! Listen to it HERE.

November 2017, she jetted across the pond to perform “Havana” at the MTV Emas. Watch it HERE. The show-stopping set became one of the night’s most talked about moments. It follows up her electrifying performance of the single at the Latin American Music Awards.

The runaway success of “Havana” continues to translate around the globe with platinum certifications in Canada, Australia, Sweden, and Ireland and gold in New Zealand, Norway, and Chile. In addition, it spent two consecutive weeks at #2 on the official singles charts in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. Moreover, it remains among Top 5 for airplay in the UK, Australia, Ireland, and New Zealand as well as Top 10 in Germany. On iTunes, it clinched #1 on iTunes in 80 countries, including the UK—for two straight weeks—Ireland, Brazil, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, Portugal, Greece, The Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia, and more. Meanwhile, it’s Top 10 in 88 countries and counting. At Spotify, the single is top 10 in 31 countries, namely the UK, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, the Netherlands, Germany, and across Asia. It’s the top-selling song globally on iTunes for 28 days and counting.

Find Camila online at:
Twitter: @Camila_Cabello
Instagram: @Camila_Cabello
Facebook: @97camilacabello
Snapchat: CamilaCabello

Pre-order HERE!