“THE GOOD SIDE,” A NEW SONG FROM TROYE SIVAN, IS OUT TODAY

Today, Troye Sivan shared another new song, “The Good Side.” Available for download and streaming HERE, it follows last week’s release of hisnew single, “My My My!” Both songs are from his forthcoming album, which will be out this spring on Capitol Records.

Tune in to “Saturday Night Live” on January 20 to see Troye perform as this week’s musical guest.

Troye Sivan     Photo Credit: Hedi Slimane

“My My My!” was the top trending topic worldwide after its release last week and the official video, directed by Grant Singer (Lorde, The Weeknd), became the #1 trending clip on YouTube. After only six days, cumulative worldwide streams surpassed 25 million.

Pitchfork named it the “Best New Track” and observed, “With his throbbing new single “My My My!” – one of the first great songs of this young year – Sivan is celebrating pure joy, the feeling of being swept up and rendered invincible by new love.” TIME placed it on its list of “5 Songs You Need to Listen to This Week” and Rolling Stone hailed it as “a joyous preview of his upcoming album.” Idolator noted, “the searing track has all the makings of a major hit.”

OUT said, “Gone are the emotionally pure days of the heart-wrenching Blue Neighbourhood trilogy of videos or his house party sleepover visuals for ‘Youth.’ In their place, the Australian singer has a sensual, swaggering new video…” NPR Music observed, “It’s an infectious celebration of sexual desire.”

Troye was recently selected by designer Pierpaolo Piccioli to be the face of the Valentino Spring 2018 menswear advertising campaign. His 2015 debut album, Blue Neighbourhood(Capitol Records), topped the iTunes charts in 66 countries. It has sold more than two million adjusted albums worldwide and is certified Gold in the U.S. Streams across all platforms exceed 1.5 billion while video views have surpassed 500 million.

The New York Times hailed Troye as a “prototype for tomorrow’s global pop star” and he appeared on the covers of Rolling Stone, Out and V Magazine. Associated Press named Blue Neighbourhoodas the No. 1 album of 2015 and Rolling Stone awarded it four stars.The single “Youth” claimed the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot Club Play chart and has been certified Platinum in the U.S. His numerous awards include a Billboard Music Awards trophy and two GLAAD Media wins.

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Post Malone Breaks Records

Post Malone shatters the record for “Longest #1 Run on the Spotify Global Chart” with “rockstar” [feat. 21 Savage]. The RIAA double-platinum smash now holds the top spot on the chart for an unprecedented and unmatched 108 days and counting with no signs of slowing or stopping either. It’s the perfect milestone for “the 21st century’s biggest rockstar” to kick off the new year.

Get it HERE via Republic Records.

The song’s achievements continue mounting at a rapid pace. Quickly achieving a RIAA double-Platinum certification, it has 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 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 650+ million worldwide streams, global consumption exceeds 6 million and it currently clinched the #1 on the Global Spotify Chart for 108 days in a row and counting.

Check out the “rockstar” remix featuring Nicky Jam and Ozuna HERE!

Hey Violet Release Debut Album From The Outside on June 16th

 

The band co-wrote all songs on the album which was produced by Julian Bunetta.  Watch the video for their new single “Break My Heart,” HERE: https://heyviolet.lnk.to/BreakMyHeartVe.

The song was included on Spotify’s New Music Friday Playlist and has racked up over eight million streams combined.  Idolator says “Break My Heart” is a “monstrous electro-anthem” and declares, the band is “destined to have a massive year.”

Alternative Press calls the track “irresistible,” while Nylon raves, “Hey Violet knows how to write a good pop hook and ‘Break My Heart’ is a testament to that. This song has spunk.” “Break My Heart” is the follow-up to Hey Violet’s smash single “Guys My Age,” which has more than 41 million combined streams, while the video has over 14 million views.

Watch the video HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LzWUAkpNrQ.

“Guys My Age” was named one of the Best Songs of 2016 by The New York Times, who called it “teen-pop’s revenge: an urgent dark song about sexual rebellion” and one of the 20 Best Songs of 2016 by V Magazine. Hey Violet was also nominated for a 2017 iHeart Radio award for Best Underground Alternative Band and been dubbed an Artist Primed For A Breakout in 2017 by Billboard and a 2017 Artist To Watch by The Guardian, PopCrush and more.  The band recently wrapped up a sold out North American headline tour, graced the March cover of Alternative Press, and performed “Guys My Age” on both The Late Late Show With James Corden and Late Night With Seth Meyers.  Check out their new track “O.D.D.” which Rookie Magazine says is “a track dedicated to a feeling of unrest and a lack of belonging that strikes home to many.”

Listen HERE: https://heyviolet.lnk.to/ODDYO.

Hey Violet’s Brand New Moves EP debuted as the #1 album on iTunes in the U.S., and U.K. The Los Angeles Times compared their move “from grimy punk to shiny pop” to the Go-Go’s, while Galore declared front woman Rena Lovelis, “emits an unheard of level of rock-stardom for such a small girl without even singing a single note. But when she does sing, it’s as if Courtney Love, Gwen Stefani, and Hayley Williams crashed into each other and made a whole new generation of rock star.  ”Hey Violet is Rena Lovelis, her sister Nia Lovelis (drums), Miranda Miller (keys, vocals), Casey Moreta (lead guitar) and Iain Shipp (bass).

From its very first seconds, Hey Violet’s full-length debut bursts with the unstoppable energy of a band that’s truly come into its own. Building off the gritty alt-rock of their early days and boldly expanding their sonic possibilities, From the Outside dreams up a sharp-edged pop sound full of new-wave synth and bubblegum melody, glossed-up grooves and shimmering beats.

 

In the past year, the L.A.-based five-piece have more than proven the power of their immaculately crafted alt-pop. Having amassed over 40 million combined streams since its September release, Hey Violet’s smash single “Guys My Age” was named one of the Best Songs of 2016 by the New York Times (who hailed the track as “teen-pop’s revenge: an urgent dark song about sexual rebellion”)  and one of the 20 Best Songs of 2016 by V Magazine.  Along with touring North America on a sold-out headline run, Hey Violet were recently crowned an Artist To Watch by the likes of The Guardian, PopCrush and more.  Adding to that acclaim, the Los Angeles Times lauded the band for “moving from grimy punk to shiny pop like the Go-Go’s once did,” while Billboard declared Hey Violet primed for a breakout in 2017.

 

From the Outside arrives as the follow-up to 2016’s Brand New Moves—a critically praised EP that debuted as the #1 artist album on iTunes in the US and UK. Throughout the album, frontwoman Rena Lovelis joins her sister Nia Lovelis (on drums) and fellow bandmates Miranda Miller (on keys/vocals), Casey Moreta (on lead guitar), and Iain Shipp (on bass) in turning out hook-driven pop that’s emotionally intense but massively catchy. According to Rena, whose magnetic vocal presence electrifies each song, that heightened emotionality has much to do with a creative atmosphere conducive to secret-spilling. “A lot of the time, ideas came from conversations we had in the studio about what was going on in our lives,” she says. “Everyone would open up and we’d draw from all those experiences and then turn them into songs.”

 

Produced by Julian Bunetta, From the Outside channels Hey Violet’s true-to-life subject matter into love songs both deeply romantic and defiant in attitude. The album-opening “Break My Heart,” for instance, offers up a dreamily masochistic track dubbed a “monstrous electro-anthem” by Idolator. Alternative Press calls the track “irresistible,” while Nylon raves, “Hey Violet knows how to write a good pop hook and ‘Break My Heart’ is a testament to that. This song has spunk.” On “Hoodie,” throbbing beats and wistful melody meet with painfully detailed lyrics about post-breakup obsession. “We all have those old things of our exes’ lying around the house,” says Rena, referring to the keepsake of the song’s title. “You hold onto it because you can’t let that person go, but then one day you don’t need it anymore—you can finally move on.” On “Like Lovers Do,” meanwhile, Hey Violet show the ever-expanding scope of their sound and deliver a dreamlike waltz laced with gossamer guitar lines and Rena’s beautifully spooky vocal work.

 

A different form of serenade, “O.D.D.” was conceived as “an ode to our fans who feel different and outside the norm,” as Rena explains. “I think a lot of people who listen to our music have had those moments where it’s like you were just dropped down from Mars, and you’re completely out of place on Planet Earth,” she adds. Powerfully haunting, the acoustic-guitar-laced track delicately explores isolation in its clever but cutting lyrics (“I’m the girl in the back of the class/Pink hair but I’m wearing all black”). And on “This Is Me (Breaking Up With You),” Hey Violet close out From the Outside with a gloriously hyped-up anthem fueled by crunchy guitar tones and a fiercely chanted refrain. “When we wrote that song, I sat down and listed all these things to tell the poor guy I’m breaking up with in the song—stuff like, ‘Please don’t cry, ‘cause I’m not in the mood,’” says Rena. “It’s a little sassy and a little rude, but in a way that’s so fun.”

 

For Hey Violet, a spirit of fun reigned supreme throughout the making of From the Outside. During the pre-production period, the Lovelis sisters headed out to the desert with a team of co-writers for a low-key writing camp complete with elaborate pancake breakfasts. “I have two mice—Clementine and Ramona—and I brought them with me to the camp,” Rena recalls. “We were staying right next to golf course and sometimes we’d sneak on and play golf, and I’d take my mice and let them walk on the grass. We ended up getting in trouble, but it was so much fun. What sticks in mind now is not just all these great songs we came up with, but all the beautiful experiences we had and all the memories we made with these new friends of ours.”

 

Born in New York but raised in L.A., the Lovelis sisters grew up on bands like Nine Inch Nails and began playing music before the age of ten. In middle school, several years after Nia took up drums and Rena started on bass guitar, the sisters posted an online ad seeking bandmates and soon hooked up with Miranda (a Florida native and sometimes poet who learned to play piano from her grandfather). Several years later, the trio connected with Casey (a fellow music obsessive who’d picked up guitar at 7-years-old) and asked him to officially join the band with an onstage proposal at the Viper Room. By 2015, Hey Violet had earned a passionate following, largely due to their years of gigging around L.A. Soon after they’d signed with Hi Or Hey Records in March 2015, their debut EP I Can Feel It shot to #1 on iTunes in five countries. After releasing Brand New Moves and playing to a sold-out Madison Square Garden crowd as a support act for 5SOS, Hey Violet added Iain to their lineup and, in early 2017, embarked on their headline tour.

 

Recently nominated for an iHeart Radio award for Best Underground Alternative Band, Hey Violet took home the Next Big Thing prize at last year’s Teen Choice Awards. As they gear up for a headline tour of Europe, the band members are building up their live show by experimenting with electronic production and creating their own interludes to weave throughout each set. “Over the past year we’ve become much more self-sufficient as a band,” says Rena. “We put all of our hearts and our souls into this album and came up with something that we all love and feel really connected to, and because of that we’re stronger than ever before.”

Kolade Olamide

Rising artist  Kolade Olamide has released a killer album dubbed ‘Hit List’ which effortlessly fuses Electro, R&B, Pop and Dance.

‘Hit List’ continues to bring out Kolade’s compelling lyricism and razor sharp production prowess.

Kolade has built his reputation on being a talented lyricist, a prolific songwriter and a dope music producer.

“My love for creative writing has led me to pen original lyrics so I am like a storyteller using music to tell stories. I started as a lyricist, making beat and putting my lyrics into music which has given room for a lot of hit songs”, said Kolade.

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“The album titled ‘Hit List’ is part of this vision of turning my writing to music as a prolific songwriter that has ventured into multiple genres like Dance, Pop, Hip Hop, R&B, Electronic and Rap”, he said.

He further cements his mark on the music industry today by not limiting himself to one genre as he produces Pop, Hip Hop, Dance, Rap, Country, R&B and Gospel.

His unique hit making ability is compelling and he’s well-known for composing songs with hooky melody and groundbreaking beats.

Multi-talented Kolade writes, arranges, produces and promotes his own music.

“Hit List” has seen airplay on multiple radio stations across the world.

Kolade’s hauntingly beautiful video ‘Trap in the night’ has already clocked over multiple views on YouTube.

He’s an artiste of rap genre as well as a gifted poet and he’s been a major game changer in the domain of contemporary music.

‘Hit List’ is released on Kolade Olamide Ayodeji Entertainment, the songwriter’s own independent record label.



Post Malone Invades Oxford Social Club

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Photo credit: Arlene Ibarra

Over the weekend, hip hop artist Post Malone shut down San Diego’s newest hot spot, Oxford Social Club with an unforgettable performance for Friday night party-goers. Arriving cool and casual dressed with his entourage in tow, Post Malone, stopped to take pictures and sign autographs with fans before hitting the stage.

 The crowd went wild when the “White Iverson” artist got on the mic to perform his hit songs “Too Young“, “Flex” and current Billboard charting hit, “Congratulations“. Malone kept the party going, performing even after the lights came on.

Wendy Williams New App!

ENTERTAINMENT AND MEDIA MOGUL WENDY WILLIAMS

LAUNCHES ENTERTAINMENT AND LIFESTYLE MOBILE APP

NEW YORK, NY – May 25, 2017 – Media mogul, entrepreneur and Emmy® nominated talk show host Wendy Williams, is expanding her winning formula into Mobile with the official launch of her new entertainment and lifestyle app, Wendy Digital, available on Apple and Android, starting today.  The app aims to provide a fun content-rich entertainment experience that indulges users with a daily dose of pop culture.

Wendy Digital will feature daily celebrity ‘Hot Topics’ where users can chime in on the show’s discussion, and catch behind-the-scenes footage of Wendy ‘on the go,’ including never-before-seen celebrity interviews and video content through ‘Suddenly Wendy’. Entertainment and celebrity knowledge will be tested and rewarded through the app’s ‘E-Trivia’ section. The app also features a ‘Shopping’ section, making it easy for users to browse and purchase Wendy’s outfit of the day, her latest HSN Collection, along with her favorite product recommendations.

Wendy is introducing her own line of emoticons, WenMoji, with the launch, giving users a fun way to express themselves with a set of her widely known catch phrases, including her popular ‘How you Doin’.

“A part of what I love about my show, is the connection I have with my audience and fans, whether it be in the studio, or while they’re watching at home,” said Wendy Williams. “Now through my app, I have a brand new platform where I can continue to engage with my fans, and be able to share more behind-the-scenes intel into my life outside of the show.”

Wendy Digital is available through the app store for free. For more information on the Wendy Williams app, visit www.wendywilliamsdigital.com

Introducing Brunette Bombshell × Disney Star Ronni Hawk

Ronni Hawk can be seen on the hit Disney Channel series “Stuck in the Middle.” Opposite a talented cast, Ronni plays the pretty, yet self-absorbed Rachel; the eldest of the Diaz’s seven children. “Stuck in the Waterpark – The Movie” will share the Diaz family adventures as they embark on a family vacation that doesn’t exactly go according to plan! The movie will also be available on Disney Channel’s multiple on-demand platforms including the app and Disney Channel vod.


In light of her newfound success, Ronni, who has considered herself an environmentalist since a very young age, is eager to use her position in the public eye to give back to those in need. Influenced by her father’s philanthropic work providing dental services and basic needs to communities in third world countries, Ronni has recently partnered with Thirst Project to raise funds and awareness surrounding the worldwide water crisis. With the launch of her campaign, Ronni will call on her fans to join her in raising money to fund projects building wells in communities where water is scarce.


Following in the footsteps of her mother, Ronni fell in love with performing while studying ballet as a young child. Ronni danced six hours a day, dividing her time between the Bak School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, Florida, and the Boca Ballet Theatre. It was here that she discovered her interest and abilities in acting in an effort to expand her range of performance. During a weekend acting workshop for aspiring actors, Hawk connected with two acting coaches from LA who encouraged her to pursue her newfound passion and suggested she try Hollywood.


At the age of 13, Ronni seized an opportunity and flew to Los Angeles to meet with agents and managers. The first agent she interviewed with signed her on the spot in all categories, TV/Film, Commercial, Print and Voiceover. With the support of her friends and family, Ronni flew between the two coasts for auditions and training. At 15, she booked the role of “Rachel” on “Stuck in the Middle” and stayed in Los Angeles and began shooting the Disney sitcom.


Ronni’s experiences as a young dancer taught her the importance of self-control and prepared her for performing in front of large audiences. It was Ronni’s spirit and determination that prevented the rigors of the industry from having a negative impact on her self-confidence. Hawk equates much of her drive and focus as an actress to the intensity and strictness necessary to perfect the craft of dance. Ronni is also quick to thank great coaches, tutors and her family for all of their help, support and encouragement. For her current role, Ronni references TV favorites including “Vampire Diaries,” “The Originals” and “Peaky Blinders,” but looks forward to growing into dramatic roles as her career matures. She looks to the careers of film icons such as Leonardo Dicaprio, Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie and Robin Williams and classic works like “The Dead Poets Society” for inspiration.

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**Images of Hawk from spread will be available in our upcoming mid/late May print issue.

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