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IMAGINE DRAGONS’ DAN REYNOLDS HOSTS 2ND ANNUAL LOVELOUD FESTIVAL POWERED BY AT&T ON JULY 28, 2018 AT RICE ECCLES STADIUM IN SALT LAKE CITY, UT TO ENCOURAGE GREATER LOVE, COMMUNICATION, AND UNDERSTANDING FOR OUR LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY

LINE UP INCLUDES GRAMMY® AWARD- WINNING ARTISTS IMAGINE DRAGONS, ZEDD AND LINKIN PARK’S MIKE SHINODA, GRACE VANDERWAAL, NEON TREES’ TYLER GLENN, VAGABON AND A.W.

STAND UP COMEDIAN, ACTOR AND WRITER CAMERON ESPOSITO TO PERFORM AND EMCEE LOVELOUD FESTIVAL

LOVELOUD TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY, APRIL 6TH AT 10AM MST AT SMITHSTIX.COM

PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT LOCAL AND NATIONAL LGBTQ+ CHARITIES INCLUDING
ENCIRCLE, TREVOR PROJECT, TEGAN AND SARA FOUNDATION & MORE

Salt Lake City, UT – April 2, 2018 – Dan Reynolds, lead singer of Imagine Dragons today
announced the second annual LOVELOUD Festival (http://loveloudfest.com) designed to
ignite the vital conversation about what it means to unconditionally love, understand,
accept, and support LGBTQ+ youth in our communities. The 2018 LOVELOUD Festival
will be powered by AT&T.

AT&T supports various initiatives that promote safety and inclusion for LGBTQ youth, including The Trevor Project’s suicide prevention and crisis intervention service. Together, through music and an inspiring message, LOVELOUD and AT&T can share our vision of a future where LGBTQ youth are connected to love and acceptance.

LGBTQ+ teen suicide, often caused by a lack of communication or an absence of
acceptance, is one of the most troubling issues in the community. The numbers are
staggering:
• Suicide is the second leading cause of death in the US for youth (teenagers) according to
the Center for Disease Control.
• LGBTQ+ youth that come from a home or community where they are not accepted are
eight times more likely to commit suicide.

“We at LOVELOUD are determined to help create a more loving and accepting environment for them, while also hoping to raise more than $1 million dollars for local and national LGBTQ+ charities” said founder and Imagine Dragons front-man Dan Reynolds. “We look forward to a day dedicated to celebrating their diversity while listening to great music and inspiring speakers.”

LOVELOUD Festival will take place Saturday, July 28, 2018 in Salt Lake City, UT at the
Eccles Stadium and feature performances by Grammy® Award-winning artists Imagine
Dragons, Zedd and Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda along with Grace Vanderwaal, Neon
Trees’ Tyler Glenn and A.W. Stand-up comedian, actor and writer Cameron Esposito will also perform and emcee the day’s festivities. More performers and speakers will be
announced in the coming weeks.

LOVELOUD tickets will go on sale Friday, April 6 at 10AM MST. Festival goers can
purchase tickets HERE. Doors open for the LOVELOUD Festival at 2pm and the music
begins at 3:30pm. The festival will feature food, beverages and a number of other
activities for fans of all ages and interests. The LOVELOUD Foundation will donate
proceeds from this year’s event to benefit LGBTQ+ organizations including Encircle, the Tegan and Sara Foundation and the Trevor Project.

“LOVELOUD’s inspiring goal is to raise $1 million dollars for LGBTQ+ organizations in
one day, and we know that this amazing program of music and speakers will entertain,
educate and inspire everyone who comes out in support on July 28th," said Tegan and Sara. “We started the Tegan and Sara Foundation to bring resources and attention to
issues affecting the LGBTQ community, and we are proud to work with the LOVELOUD
team to amplify their urgent message of acceptance and unconditional love.”

As part of this quest, Dan Reynold’s created a documentary centered around
LOVELOUD, called Believer. The film received runner up for the “Festival Favorite Award” at Sundance Film Festival 2018 and will premiere on HBO in June.

LOVELOUD’s inaugural festival bowed August 26, 2017 in Orem, UT at Brent Brown
Ballpark. The event drew 17,000 concertgoers and featured live music from Imagine
Dragons, Neon Trees, Krewella, Nicholas Petricca of Walk the Moon (Acoustic), Joshua
James, and Aja Volkman. In 2017, LOVELOUD Foundation lent its support to various
charities such as Encircle and Stand4Kind, as well as national charities, The Trevor
Project and GLAAD.

The LOVELOUD Foundation is a catalyst to bring communities and families together to
help ignite the vital conversation about what it means to unconditionally love our LGBTQ+youth. LOVELOUD offers hope to young people, letting them know they’re not alone and encouraging acceptance in the home and community. It all begins with talking about, sharing and showing the realities of what LGBTQ+ teens face daily. The LOVELOUD Foundation is a 501c3.

AT&T’s commitment to equality and inclusion for the LGBTQ community began in 1975,
when the company became one of the first American corporations to adopt a policy
prohibiting discrimination against employees based on sexual orientation. AT&T also has a long-standing commitment to fostering an inclusive workplace. LEAGUE at AT&T
(Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Allies Employee Organizations of AT&T) is one of the oldest LGBTQ Employee Resource Groups (ERG) in the nation. In 1998, AT&T
adopted one of the first domestic partner benefits programs for LGBTQ employees. In
2006, AT&T was one of the first U.S. corporations to offer transgender-inclusive health
care benefits. At AT&T, diversity and inclusion will always be top priorities.

Teyana Taylor Explains Why She No Longer Has Sex Every Day

Written By | Chantilly Post

Teyana Taylor & Iman Shumpert are officially in parenthood.

Teyana Taylor and her husband Iman Shumpert are just days away from their reality show premiere of Teyana & Iman. Chatting with Page Six before the series airs on March 26th on VH1, the 27-year-old explains why she and her beau no longer have sex every day like they used to.

Speaking of a shower scene that viewers will see in the show, Teyana says it was “the closest” that Iman and she got that night.

“When we got home, Junie was c–k-blocking, she did not let us do anything,” she says of their two-year-old daughter. “Do not let the shower scenes fool you! Don’t get it twisted — when we get it in, we get it in good — but when Junie is around, we can kiss that goodbye.”

She even explains how Junie has to sleep with them. “Junie falls asleep on my head. Even if Iman kisses me, she will move my face and kiss him, then she will bring me and his head together and we will do a three-way kiss — she has to be involved.”

The actress/rapper – who has a Kanye West produced project on the way – says that this is just all a part of being a parent.

“Pre-Junie sex was every day. Post-Junie, Mama is tired. I would be down, Mama and Papa had to go to work. Junie did not want to go to sleep, and one thing I will not do is make love in front of my baby,” she says. “Junie has a room, but she likes to sleep with us. Now we have to plan it out. That is just parenthood. We can’t complain.”

"Teyana & Iman" Shows The Life "Of A Positive Black Family" In Hollywood

 

Broadway’s Tony Award®-Winning Best Musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder to play the Fox Theatre from March 13-18, 2018

The Tony® Award winner for Best Musical, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, will play the Fox Theatre in Atlanta from March 13-18, 2018 in its first national tour.

Tickets are limited and are on sale now. Tickets start at $33.50 and are available by visiting FoxTheatre.org by calling 1-855-285-8499 or visiting the Fox Theatre Box Office (660 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308). Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 404-881-2000. Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice. For more information, please visit AGentlemansGuideBroadway.com or BroadwayInAtlanta.comTicket inventory is limited.

Gentleman’s Guide will play at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre March 13-18, 2018. The performance schedule is as follows:

Tuesday-Thursday                             7:30 p.m.
Friday                                               8 p.m.
Saturday                                           2 p.m., 8 p.m.
Sunday                                             1 p.m., 6:30 p.m.

Gentleman’s Guide tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, a distant heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession, by any means necessary. All the while, he’s got to juggle his mistress (she’s after more than just love), his fiancée (she’s his cousin but who’s keeping track?), and the constant threat of landing behind bars! Of course, it will all be worth it if he can slay his way to his inheritance… and be done in time for tea.

One of Broadway’s most celebrated musicals, Gentleman’s Guide received ten 2014 Tony® Award nominations, winning four awards: Best Musical, Direction of a Musical, Book of a Musical, and Best Costume Design. In addition, it won the Best Musical prizes from the Drama League, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle, and received a 2015 Grammy® Award nomination for Best Musical Show Album.

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder features a book and lyrics by Robert L. Freedman and music and lyrics by Steven Lutvak. The creative team for this production includes direction and choreography by Peggy Hickey (Anastasia), based on Broadway’s original Tony Award-winning direction by Darko Tresnjak (Anastasia) and her own original choreographyThe design and production team is comprised of two-time Tony Award nominee Alexander Dodge, scenic design (AnastasiaThe Hunchback of Notre Dame); Tony Award-winning Linda Cho, costume design (Anastasia); Adam Cates, Associate Director and Choreographer (Anastasia); Philip S. Rosenberg, lighting design (The Elephant ManIt’s Only a Play); four-time Tony Award-nominated Dan Moses Schreier, sound Design (Into the Woods, American Psycho); Aaron Rhyne, projection design; and Jason Styres, CSA, casting. Original orchestrations are by Jonathan Tunick and Vocal Arrangements are by Dianne Adams McDowell and Steven LutvakPaul Staroba serves as Music Supervisor.

Gentleman’s Guide received critical acclaim on Broadway, where The New York Times raved “GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE will LIFT THE HEARTS of all those who’ve been pining for what sometimes seems A LOST ART FORM.” The Hollywood Reporter enthused Gentleman’s Guide “Restores our faith in musical comedy!” and Time Magazine said “Just as I was about to give up on musicals, along comes A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER!”

Rent 20th Anniversary Tour at Fox Theatre

In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway…and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production.

A re-imagining of Puccini’s La BohèmeRENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters—love.

Get Your Tickets!

Please Note: RENT is a story which addresses adult themes and controversial issues. Parental guidance is suggested. It is not recommended for children under 13.

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Atlanta Ballet Presents Black Swan

A mixed rep program featuring Swan Lake Act III and a world premiere by Craig Davidson

ATLANTA – In March, Atlanta Ballet presents two sensational works
highlighting the rich legacy and promising future of classical dance. Audiences will fall under the spell of the iconic third act of Marius Petipa’s Swan Lake, staged by Atlanta Ballet Artistic Director Gennadi Nedvigin. This timeless masterpiece is complimented by the world premiere of Remembrance/Hereafter from emerging choreographer Craig Davidson, exhibiting the extraordinary versatility of Atlanta Ballet dancers.

Audiences will have the chance to witness the exquisite choreography of “The Father of
Classical Ballet” with the splendor of Swan Lake Act III. Petipa’s celebrated work exudes
passion, choreographic complexity, and technical brilliance. Building upon the tradition of the classical masters, Australian choreographer Craig Davidson presents a transformative world premiere showcasing the transcendence of dance. This sublime new work will be accompanied by a live quartet performing Franz Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden” to give audiences a truly immersive experience.

“Along with the expressive dexterity of movement in Craig Davison’s spectacular world
premiere, it is enthralling to witness Atlanta Ballet Company members bring fresh energy to the celebrated excellence of Swan Lake,” shared Artistic Director Gennadi Nedvigin. “This mixed-repertory program gives Atlanta audiences the opportunity to experience a well-balanced array of folkloric, classical, and contemporary dance styles.”

Atlanta Ballet’s Black Swan mixed repertory program runs for four performances from Friday, March 16 to Sunday, March 18 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre – 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339. To purchase tickets, visit www.atlantaballet.com

Swan Lake Act III
Choreography by Marius Petipa & staged by Gennadi Nedvigin
From one of the most celebrated classical ballets in history, Swan Lake Act III marks the
pivotal moment in which Prince Sigfried mistakes Odile, daughter of the evil sorcerer Von Rothbart, for his true love, Odette. Captivated by her sorcery, the beguiled Prince Siegfried dances with Odile in the famed Black Swan Pas de Deux from which the program borrows its title. Atlanta Ballet Artistic Director Gennadi Nedvigin will stage this choreographic masterpiece, leaving audiences enchanted by its poignant evocations and precise technicality.

World Premiere: Remembrance/Hereafter
Praised internationally for his impassioned, sinuous movements, Craig Davidson has worked alongside world-renowned choreographers including William Forsythe, Jiří Kylián, Mats Ek, David Dawson, Wayne McGregor, Jacopo Godani, Nicolo Fonte, Jorma Elo, and Alexander Ekman. Staged on Atlanta Ballet dancers, the world premiere of Remembrance/Hereafter will be accompanied by a live quartet to provide audiences with a distinctive sensory experience.

Atlanta Ballet’s Don Quixote Full of Life

Written By | Bianca Theodore

Ole’!

The Atlanta Ballet bought traditional Spanish culture to life in the Cobb Energy Centre for the opening night of Don Quixote

The ballet was as grand as the culture it stems from; as vibrant as the bright reds and oranges of the Riviera inspired tutus, and as lively as the Flamenco like dancing.

As the show took us on an artistic journey into 16 th century Spanish culture, we simultaneously followed Don Quixote’s adventures as he battled dragons and saved damsels in distress.

However, his comical heroism was a sideshow to the true story being told: Kitri and Basilio’s forbidden love. The romance between the beautiful Kitri and the humble barber stole the show, capturing the audience’s hearts. With every coy bat of Kitri’s fan and cheeky flip of her tutu, Basilio fell just a little more in love, and so did we.

Atlanta Ballet newcomer Sergio Masero played Basilio with expert precision, nailing every dramatic dip and rapid aerial turn. Erica Alvarado was equally as charming as Kitri, the perfect counterpart to her star-crossed lover.

Don Quixote himself, played by Nathan Griswold, held his own, providing both comedic relief and daunting routines. The choreography itself was a star of the show, an electrifying blend of traditional Spanish dance and bold ballet, from folk dance like fandango to daring leaps and lifts.

The CGI background and acrobatic stunts ushered the Cervantes classic into the 21 st century, modernizing an otherwise classic rendition of the well-known ballet. The dance sequences kept the show firmly anchored in its ballet roots, interspersed throughout Quixote’s heroic endeavors and wild adventures.

Whether they were there for the romance or Quixote’s quest for knighthood, the audience loved every bit of it. From the floor to the balcony, practically every seat in the house was full.

The echo of bouts of laughter and applause rang throughout the theatre the entire night, and the cast took its final bow to a standing ovation and bouquet of roses.

There’s something for everyone in the Atlanta Ballet’s Don Quixote. Be it love or laughter, the show is full of life, as all great art should be.

Fifty Shades Freed

50 Shades

IN THEATERS FEBRUARY 9

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson return as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades Freed, the climactic chapter based on the worldwide bestselling “Fifty Shades” phenomenon. Bringing to a shocking conclusion events set in motion in 2015 and 2017’s blockbuster films that grossed almost $950 million globally, the film arrives for Valentine’s Day 2018.

Believing they have left behind shadowy figures from their past, newlyweds Christian and Ana fully embrace an inextricable connection and shared life of luxury. But just as she steps into her role as Mrs. Grey and he relaxes into an unfamiliar stability, new threats could jeopardize their happy ending before it even begins.

Also returning from prior Fifty Shades entries are Academy Award® winner Marcia Gay Harden, Eric Johnson, Rita Ora, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk, Jennifer Ehle, Eloise Mumford, Max Martini, Callum Keith Rennie, Bruce Altman and Robinne Lee, who are joined for the first time by Arielle Kebbel and Brant Daugherty.

Fifty Shades Freed is directed by Fifty Shades Darker’s James Foley (Fear, House of Cards) and once again produced by Michael De Luca, Dana Brunetti and Marcus Viscidi, alongside E L James, the creator of the culture-spanning blockbuster series. The screenplay is by Niall Leonard, based on the novel by James.

Cast & Crew

CAST

Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Eric Johnson, Rita Ora, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk, Jennifer Ehle, Eloise Mumford, Max Martini, Callum Keith Rennie, Bruce Altman, Arielle Kebbel, Robinne Lee, Brant Daugherty, and Marcia Gay Harden

DIRECTOR

James Foley

SCREENPLAY BY

Niall Leonard

BASED ON THE NOVEL BY

E L James

PRODUCER

Michael De Luca, E L James, Dana Brunetti, Marcus Viscidi

Ed Sheeran gets engaged to fiance Cherry Seaborn

Written By | Lauren Franklin

The singer told fans he popped the question before New Year – and the cats are ‘chuffed too’

ED Sheeran has announced that he and girlfriend Cherry Seaborn are engaged.

Taking to Instagram on Saturday afternoon the singer, 26, posted a picture of him with his arms around the 25-year-old high-flying accountant Cherry, as he kissed her on the cheek.

He captioned the snap: “Got myself a fiancé just before new year. We are very happy and in love, and our cats are chuffed as well xx”

Fans immediately flooded the image with congratulations.

One wrote: “Awww congrats Ed so happy for you !!!!!”

A second yelled: “IM SCREAMING SO HAPPY FOR YOU MY GINGER BISCUIT CONGRATS”

Ed Sheeran

The pair who met at school have been dating since mid 2015

And another confused follower wondered: “I don’t know if I’m sad or happy….”

The Suffolk-born pair have been dating since mid 2015, but met years before at at Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham, where Ed is believed to have had a crush on his classmate.

When asked last year if his relationship with Cherry has the potential to be a “marriage thing”, the pop star said: “I’m pretty… Yeah I feel pretty good about it.”

Ed also confessed he’d “love” to start a family with his old school pal.

Ed Sheeran

Ed has previously spoke of his desire for marriage and children with Cherry

After being questioned as to whether he was excited to become a dad in the future, he said: “Massively, yeah. I wanted to be a dad, like, last year.

“I’m ready, let’s go – tour bus babies, little fat, chubby babies that just walk around.”

Ed Sheeran

He has also had to dismiss rumours that he’d popped the question last year

 

New Music Report – New Releases Week of January 15th

Written By | Nicole Mastrogiannis, James Dinh & Isha Thorpe

Happy Monday! Kickstart your week (and 2018) ahead by checking out all of the new music that has just been released that you need to be listening to. From new albums from Camila Cabello and BØRNS, to new songs from Troye Sivan and Black Eyed Peas, to new collaborations from Carrie Underwood & Ludacris and Hailee Steinfeld & BloodPop, take a look at this week’s New Releases.

Camila Cabello – Camila

Almost a year after her departure from Fifth Harmony, Camila Cabello has made the full circle transition to a solo pop star with the release of her self-titled debut album, Camila. Fueled by the release of her smash single, “Havana,” the short and sweet set clocks in at just 11 tracks and hears the starlet spreading her wings without her former singing sisters. Full of mid-tempo cuts, the collection hears Cabello singing a happier tune than what was initially set to be the direction for her debut. Despite not having the creative control that she wanted as a bandmate in 5H, the singer was able to explore her voice and vulnerability in ways that is brand-new for her artistry. See: “Havana” and “Into It”

Troye Sivan – “My My My!”

After doing his fair share of teasing, Troye Sivan‘s new single, “My My My!” and its accompanying music video has been released, and the comeback track serves as the pop star’s new declaration of love and freedom. Produced by Ozgo (Britney SpearsTaylor Swift), “My My My” is a dance cut that is intended to keep you on your feet with consistent synth, heavy vocoder effects on the chorus, and most importantly, the essence of free-spirited romance. It was written by Ozgo, Leland, James Alan Ghaleb and Sivan himself. “Oh my, my, my!/ I die every night with you/ Oh my, my, my!/ Living for your every move,” he sings on the chorus. In a press release for the single, the YouTuber-turned-chart-topper revealed the track is meant to help you move the way your body wants you to move. “‘My My My!’ is a song of liberation, freedom and love,” the 22-year-old said. “Throw all inhibition to the wind, be present in your body, love wholeheartedly, move the way you’ve always wanted to, and dance the way you feel- hopefully to this song!”

Hailee Steinfeld & BloodPop – “Capital Letters”

BloodPop continues on with his pop takeover and a new contribution to the soundtrack to the Fifty Shades Freed soundtrack, and it features Hailee Steinfeld. After the release of Rita Ora and Liam Payne surprising “Your Song,” “For You” keeps the urge for romance high as the pop star delivers a number meant for the dark clubs. Combining the pulsating bass and Seinfeld’s glistening vocal performance is pleasant and perfectly suited for this kind of franchise. “For worse or for better, gonna give it to you in capital letters,” she coos. Fifty Shades Freed hits theaters nationwide on February 9.

Marshmello x Lil Peep – “Spotlight”

Lil Peep still lives on in his new collaboration with Marshmello called “Spotlight,” which dropped last Friday, and hears the talents combining forces for a track about enduring heartbreak. Even though the released version isn’t the final product of the late rapper’s contribution to the team-up, the EDM heavyweight has released it anyways with the intention of keeping the MC’s legacy alive for his family and friends. It feels like heartbreak from beginning to end. “Peep brought an excitement to music that was unparalleled to anybody I’ve ever met,” Marshmello said in a statement. “We started an idea together, that unfortunately we were never able to officially finish together. When I listen to this track now I get chills wishing he could hear it. This record is dedicated to Peep’s mother, family, friends and his fans. [Peep] will live forever through his music and that is something we should all be extremely thankful for.” In addition to the release of the song, Peep’s mother, Liza Womack, unveiled an excerpt of a 2013 high school essay written by the rapper. “In my life I find [cultural resistance] very important and vital to me growing as a person, because my art will always grow with me. If someone were to limit the growth of my art and ideas, I wouldn’t be able to express who I am the way I want to,” he wrote.

Eminem featuring 2 Chainz & Phresher – “Chloraseptic (Remix)”

Eminem has released his “Chloraseptic (Remix)” featuring 2 Chainz and Phresher. Minutes into the new version of Em’s REVIVAL track, many fans started speculating if his bars were aimed at anyone specific…like Joe Budden. When Em’s latest album was released, Budden was one of the first people to proudly say that he didn’t like it. The former “Everyday Struggle” co-host even called it wack. Not only did Budden say that on his podcast, but he also repeatedly said it on REVOLT TV’s “This Year Was Dope/Trash.” The interesting thing about this is that Budden signed to Em’s Shady Records imprint in 2011. So, it was surprising for Budden to diss someone who was so close to him and who did so much for him. On Twitter, D12 bandmate Bizarre later confirmed that Slim Shady was, indeed, talking to the controversial hip hop figure for dissing his latest project. And believe us when we tell you, Em didn’t bite his tongue. Not once.

Carrie Underwood featuring Ludacris – “The Champion”

Finally! Some new Carrie Underwood music! Carrie’s new material comes in the form of an inspiring song called “The Champion,” for NBC’S upcoming Super Bowl LII show open (as well as included in the network’s 2018 Olympic Winter Games coverage), and it features rapper Ludacris. “The Champion” features motiving lyrics as Carrie sings in the chorus, “I am invincible, unbreakable/Unstoppable, unshakeable/They knock me down, I get up again/I am the champion, you’re gon’ know my name/You can’t hurt me now, I can’t feel the pain/I was made for this, yeah, I was born to win/I am the champion.”

In a press release, Carrie explains of the song, “When we were writing ‘The Champion,’ our main focus was to celebrate athletes at the top of their game, but we also wanted the song to resonate with people in their everyday lives. We hope the lyrics will inspire people to push themselves beyond their limits to conquer anything they are trying to accomplish or overcome. There’s a champion in every single one of us!”

Jay Rock featuring Kendrick Lamar, James Blake & Future – “King’s Dead”

DAMN. This new Black Panther soundtrack already sounds like FIRE. Being curated and executive produced by the one and only Kendrick Lamar, we’ve already heard the rapper’s track with SZA called “All The Stars” and a snippet of Lamar and Vince Staples’s track. Now, we have Jay Rock’s “King’s Dead.” As soon as you hear the beat on this, you’ll instantly know that the track is nassttyyy. It definitely fits the Black Panther movie with its gritty production and its hot bars from Lamar, James Blake and Future. This combination makes “King’s Dead” one of the meanest tracks we’ve heard in the New Year, thus far.

Jack White – “Connected By Love”

Jack White fans have been anxiously awaiting for the musician to release his third full-length solo album, and they are now one step closer. White has released a brand new single called “Connected By Love,” and it’s the first taste of his new record BOARDING HOUSE REACH, along with another newly released track called “Respect Commander.” Jack’s new single is explanatory as he sings about the fact that in some way, despite the many differences between everyone in the world, we are all “Connected by Love.” In the chorus, he sings, “‘Cause I know we’re connected by love/Yes, I know we’re connected, connected, connected by love/Yeah, I wanna be directed by your love/Connected by love.” Read more about “Connected By Love” HERE.

Black Eyed Peas – “STREET LIVIN'”

It’s been eight years since Black Eyed Peas released a body of work. The group has had massive success in pop music, over the years, but things are now being switched up, since Fergie is no longer in the group. Black Eyed Peas just released a new video for their track “STREET LIVIN'” and it’s very socially conscious. The visual takes aim at the prison system complex, police brutality, and racism, as it shows photos of historical moments such as Dr. Martin Luther King kneeling during a protest and more. This new track and video is definitely needed now. Respect to the group for recognizing this and using their voice to speak about something more than just catchy, pop music ideas. Speaking for social change, that’s real hip hop.

Fall Out Boy – “Wilson (Expensive Mistakes)”

Fall Out Boy‘s seventh studio album M A N I A is finally almost here, and a week before its official release, the guys have shared a new song from the record called “Wilson (Expensive Mistakes).” And along with the track is a funny infomercial style music video, selling things like “holy miracle water,” “crap in a bottle,” a throwback outfit of Pete Wentz’s, and even the dancing llamas that keep popping up in all of the band’s M A N I A visuals. The song itself combines the electronic elements that Fall Out Boy has been experimenting with on this new album, with their pop/rock sound.

Carnage featuring Mac Miller & MadeinTYO – “Learn How To Watch”

Carnage previously dropped joint projects with Young Thug and G-Eazy. Now, he’s giving us some more heat with his new track “Learn How To Watch” featuring Mac Miller and MadeinTYO. Miller spits on the beat: “I’m a beast, I’m a dog, I’m a canine / See the way I make her go down like a bass line/ Back when I was just a youngin’, didn’t have me nothin’ / Always up to somethin’ / Started gettin’ money / Now I’m off and runnin’.” Along with his usual “ooh” and “skrt skrt” adlibs, Tokyo adds, “Stack up my guap / Weight in the pot/ Rubbin’ the spot / Learn how to watch.”

Enrique Iglesias featuring Bad Bunny – “EL BAÑO”

New year, new music from Enrique Iglesias … and it’s steamy. Enrique’s new single is called “EL BAÑO,”which translates to “the bathroom” or “the bathtub.” See what we mean when we say steamy? No? Well, then take a look at the music video. It involves a gorgeous model, Enrique, a bathtub, and a lot of skin … if you catch our drift. “EL BAÑO” also features Latin recording artist Bad Bunny, who was recently just nominated for an iHeartRadio Music Award for Best New Latin Artist.

BØRNS – Blue Madonna

BØRNS‘ sophomore album, Blue Madonna, is out and the collection sees the 26-year-old alt pop singer combining forces with Lana Del Rey on a set that hears him making his way through the stages of a breakup. Needless to say, it can be a heavy listen. Produced entirely by Tommy English, who worked with the singer on his debut album, the 12-song collection begins with his recently-released LDR collab, “God Save Our Young Blood” and sifts through topics like trajectory of heartbreak, sleepless nights and those feelings when all isn’t mutual. See: “God Save Our Young Blood” and “Supernatural.”

Ansel Elgort – “Supernova”

Following the success of Baby DriverAnsel Elgort is back in the music game with a brand new single called “Supernova,” along with its accompanying music video, directed by award-winning director Colin Tilley (Justin Timberlake, Kendrick Lamar). Over a trap beat, Ansel sings in the chorus, “I met you in California/You told me you loved him in Georgia/Your heart’s in the ground frozen over/My heart’s in the sky supernova.” In a statement, Ansel said of the song:

“With ‘Supernova’ I made something that I knew I’d want to hear. Finally for the first time with my music it really feels like it’s really coming from me. I was able to let my subconscious take over and never second-guess any artistic impulse while writing. I wrote this song behind the mic in the booth in the same session Scott Storch and Angel Lopez laid down the production. We were able to vibe off each other while Scott, Angel and I continued to tweak the production during the singing and writing process. Mostly this song was done in one session. I’m especially excited about my music project at this moment. Can’t wait to share more of the new stuff.”

Noah Kahan & Julia Michaels – “Hurt Somebody”

Noah Kahan has returned with another version of “Hurt Somebody” and the duet rendition features Julia Michaels. After Matoma‘s reimagining of the cut, Kahan’s duet explores the layers of vulnerable love. “Taking it slowly, I’m afraid to be lonely/ Nobody told me, it’s harder than I thought to tell the truth,” he sings on the cut. “Unbelievably excited and honored to have the incredible Julia Michaels on this song with me. She is high among the greatest songwriters working and one of the best artists around. To have her on this song is a privilege, she brought this track to the next level, and I hope you love it as much as I do,” Kahan wrote on Facebook.

Dan + Shay – “Tequila”

Country duo Dan + Shay have such a way with words. Their 2016 single “From The Ground Up” melted hearts across the country, and this year they’ve managed to work their magic again on a song called “Tequila,” and it’s not the drinking song that you might imagine. The duo took the idea that people can have certain memories that are linked to certain things, like tequila. So when you smell tequila or taste tequila, you’re brought right back to that memory, and in this case it’s a former relationship. Genius.

In the song, the guys sing, “But when I taste tequila, baby I still see ya/Cutting up the floor in a sorority T-Shirt/The same one you wore when we were/Sky high in Colorado, your lips pressed against the bottle/Swearing on a Bible, baby, I’d never leave ya/I remember how bad I need ya, when I taste tequila.”

Hunter Hayes – “This Girl”

Prepare your cold, icy heart to melt, because Hunter Hayes‘s new song “This Girl” will do exactly that. “This Girl” was co-written by Hunter, Jordan Schmidt, Andy Albert and Jessie Jo Dillon, and is about the love of your life (in this case, it’s Hunter’s longtime girlfriend makeup artist Libby Barnes). The chorus is full of sweet lyrics like, “How lucky am I that I get to love this girl?/I get to see that side of her that no one knows but me/She’s a one of a kind/It’s a one and a million chance that I would find her hand in mine/It’s crazy I’m the lucky guy, the guy that gets to love this girl.”

In a press release, Hunter said of the song, “‘This Girl’ was such a fun song to write. Musically, going back to the roots of stuff I grew up listening to, and, lyrically, highlighting that side of someone that you only get to see when you’ve known each other for a while and how special those moments can be.”

Serena Williams & Daughter Alexis Grace The Latest ‘Vogue’ Magazine Cover

Written By | Isha Thorpe

Serena Williams and her newborn daughter, Alexis Olympia, are the new cover stars of Vogue‘s February 2017 issue.

When we first learned that Williams was engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and then, expecting a child with him; overjoyed wasn’t the word. We were so happy that the tennis champ found love and was expanding her family. So, imagine our surprise when we saw Williams and her new addition gracing the latest cover of the top fashion publication in the world.

The cover was shot by photographer Mario Testino. It shows the athlete rocking a sexy red dress, while holding her baby — who rocks a cute white onesie — on her left side. We also can’t help but notice the massive engagement ring on Williams’ left hand.

“When I first saw this @voguemagazine cover it brought tears to my eyes,” Williams captioned the cover on IG. “All Vogue covers are special but to share this one with my beautiful daughter @olympiaohanian also the youngest Vogue cover star makes it moment I will never forget.”

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While speaking about being a mother and businesswoman, and never setting limits on herself, Williams said: “I think sometimes women limit themselves. I’m not sure why we think that way, but I know that we’re sometimes taught to not dream as big as men, not to believe we can be a president or a CEO, when in the same household, a male child is told he can be anything he wants. I’m so glad I had a daughter. I want to teach her that there are no limits.”

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