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GAVIN JAMES SHARES HIS NEW SINGLE ‘SOBER’

Setting eternally relevant themes to classic melodies with an ear for modernist production, Gavin James’ unassuming authenticity and songcraft has been the key to him unlocking 1.5 billion streams, 6 million monthly listeners at Spotify, and 32 international Platinum or Gold records. His million+ social media followers are similarly engaged by an artist simply being who he is. Today he shares his new single ‘Sober’.

If you haven’t yet discovered Gavin, his brand new single ‘Sober’ is the perfect introduction. It’s a stadium-scaled expression of the kind of sorrowful sentiment that you’d normally keep close to your chest: the ever-relevant young adult experience of wondering whether a love is fuelled by intoxication or if there’s something more substantial to hold onto.

Gavin says, “Sober is a song about being in love with someone and then in the morning they all of a sudden don’t love you back. It’s pretty much about their sobering reality that you are not for them and you’re left alone replaying the relationship in your head … so you’re sad about it and you sing it real loud with a piano

There’s a bravery in sharing such an emotion in a song that’s equally at home on the airwaves as it is unifying audiences at shows. And that’s matched by his judgement in deploying the full-strength of his emotive vocals only where it matters the most. Helping Gavin achieve his full potential on the track are some A-list collaborators. Production comes from Patrick Pyke Salmy and Ricardo Muñoz, who have been dominating charts across Europe with Zoe Wees’ hits ‘Control’ and ‘Girls Like Us’. The track was subsequently mixed by Mitch McCarthy (Olivia Rodrigo, Driver’s License).

From early favourites such as‘Always’ and ‘Nervous’ to recent releases ‘Man on the Moon’ and ‘Boxes’, Gavin’s talents have been embraced by countless big names. He has played shows with Niall Horan, Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith, while Jimin of BTS amassed 256 million likes when he sang along to ‘Nervous’ on the South Korean streaming service V Live. Gavin’s most recent ‘Boxes’ EP hit number 1 in the album and airplay charts in Ireland last year.

A 29-year-old Dubliner, Gavin James has come a long way from his early days busking on Grafton Street. His international touring has resulted in 250,000 ticket sales for his headline shows, which included two nights at Dublin’s 13,000 capacity 3Arena. As we await the return of live music, Gavin has spent recent weeks sharing footage of some unforgettable moments of his previous shows, with electrifying scenes stretching from Brazil to Ireland’s Electric Picnic festival.

AVA MAX UNLEASHES POWERFUL
NEW SINGLE “EVERYTIME I CRY”

Global pop sensation Ava Max unleashes her powerful new single “EveryTime I Cry” TODAY! An undisputed summer smash, the highly-anticipated, adrenaline-fueled track is pure electropop perfection.

Of the empowering single, Ava says, “After every struggle you go through you become a little bit stronger. And every tear you shed is not wasted, but becomes your river of hope.”

Making her mark as one of the most-streamed female artists in the world, Ava’s previous single “My Head & My Heart” exploded on the charts upon its release, racked up more than 401 million global streams and skyrocketed into the Top 15 on Pop radio. It followed Ava’s last Platinum single Kings & Queens,” which has over 1 billion million global streams, held the #1 spot on the Hot AC chart for 8 straight weeks and peaked at #2 on Pop radio.

Ava is the daughter of Albanian immigrants and has grinded since grade school, exploding in the music world on a global scale with her 2018 triple-platinum smash Sweet but Psycho.” Streamed over 2.1 billion times by 2020, the song clinched a spot in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks. Ava only accelerated this rapid rise to pop superstardom with the Gold-selling So Am I [927 million global streams], Salt [1.5 billion global streams], “Kings & Queens” [1 billion global streams] and “Who’s Laughing Now [301 million global streams]. In the middle of this whirlwind, she pieced together her 2020 full-length debut album, Heaven & Hell, which quickly rose to Gold certification upon release.

“A true hit-maker” – Forbes

“This is pop at its most shimmery and divine” – Wonderland

“Ava Max Claims Her Throne…” – Rolling Stone

“One of pop music’s brightest stars” – People

ED SHEERAN ANNOUNCES TIKTOK UEFA EURO 2020 LIVESTREAM SHOW
ON 25TH JUNE 2021

This morning, Ed Sheeran announced (with help from sporting icon David Beckham) that he will be performing at TikTok’s UEFA EURO 2020 Show.

@edsheeran

Playing @tiktok’s UEFA Euro 2020 LIVE show, filmed this with goldenballs himself @davidbeckham, tune in from 9pm BST 25th June x #EdTikTokLIVE

♬ original sound – Ed Sheeran

The gig will be livestreamed only on TikTok from his home ground of Portman Road, Ipswich Town – kicking off at 9pm BST.

BELLA POARCH SMASHES RECORDS WITH DEBUT SINGLE “BUILD A BITCH” ON WARNER RECORDS

#1 ON GLOBAL YOUTUBE VIDEO CHART & BIGGEST DEBUT EVER FOR A NEW ARTIST WITH OVER 75 MILLION VIEWS

“cute and furious” – The New York Times

‘“Build a Bitch” is an audacious, darkly comic slice of new-school pop” – Billboard

“Deftly dismantling the impossible standards of beauty that we are put under, it’s also incredibly catchy” – VOGUE

Aftertaking over the internet as the third-biggest TikTok star and #1 Asian-American influencer in the world, Bella Poarch is continuing to break records left and right with the release of her debut single “Build a Bitch.” The acclaimed video, directed by Andrew Donoho and creative directed by Sub Urban, scored the biggest debut ever on YouTube for a new artist, entering both the Global and U.S. YouTube Video charts at #1, with a whopping 75 million views and counting. Meanwhile at Spotify, “Build a Bitch” is rapidly climbing the charts, currently sitting at #27 on the Spotify Top 200 globally and #40 on the Top 100 Spotify songs chart.

Currently the track is at;

94 MILLION YOUTUBE PLAY

21 MILLION SPOTIFY STREAMS

#26 IRISH CHARTS

#146 SHAZAM

Bella says, “Being in the navy taught me a few things – patience, discipline, and family. To be honest, I can’t believe the reaction everything is getting and I’m so grateful to my fans for all of their support. I couldn’t have done this without them. They are my family. Mahal na mahal ko kayong lahat 💕”

“From the moment we spotted Bella Poarch, we knew we had a star on our hands. She’s already captivated millions around the globe by being her most authentic self, but now she’s able to let her true musical artistry shine,” said Aaron Bay-Schuck and Tom Corson, co-Chairmen of Warner Records.  “Bella has a distinct and clear vision and the raw, undeniable talent to see it through. All of us at Warner Records are excited to bring Bella’s world to life – and this is truly only the beginning.”

TWENTY ONE PILOTS RELEASE NEW SONG “SATURDAY”

NEW ALBUM SCALED AND ICY OUT NOW

GRAMMY® Award winning duo Twenty One Pilots have shared “Saturday,” the third track to be released from their widely anticipated new album, Scaled And Icy, is out now, via Fueled By Ramen [album artwork / tracklist below]. “Saturday” is available now on all streaming platforms along with an official lyric video on the band’s YouTube channel.

“Saturday” follows Twenty One Pilots’ recently released album track “Choker,” which is accompanied by a music video directed by Mark Eshleman for Reel Bear Media, and Scaled And Icy’s lead single, “Shy Away,” which is currently #1 at Alternative Radio for a fourth consecutive week.  Having ascended to #1 at the format in just three weeks, “Shy Away” places the duo in an elite group of acts with multiple songs to rise to #1 at the format in three weeks or less including: U2, R.E.M., The Cure, Linkin Park, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Foo Fighters. All three songs are available as an instant grat downloads with all pre-orders of Scaled And Icy, available now in a variety of formats including a special edition box set limited to 35,000 copies worldwide.

PHOTO CREDIT: MASON CASTILLO

Written and largely produced by Joseph in isolation over the course of the past year at his home studio, with Dun engineering the album’s drums from across the country, Scaled And Icy is the product of long-distance virtual sessions and finds the duo processing their upended routines along with the prevailing emotions of 2020 – anxiety, loneliness, boredom, and doubt. The duo had to forgo their normal studio sessions but reached a new of level of introspection in the process, adopting a more imaginative and bold approach to their songwriting. The result is a collection of songs that push forward through setbacks and focus on the possibilities worth remembering. Scaled And Icy is Twenty One Pilots’ first studio album in three years and follows their RIAA Platinum certified LP, Trench.

In 2020, Twenty One Pilots surprised fans with standalone singles “Level of Concern” and “Christmas Saves The Year.”  “Level of Concern” reigned at Alternative Radio for 12 weeks straight and cracked the Top 25 on Billboard’s “Hot 100” chart, while also achieving RIAA Gold certification, and propelling the band to victory at last year’s American Music Awards where they took home the award for “Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock.”  “Christmas Saves The Year” arrived at the tail end of 2020 and debuted on Billboard’s “Alternative Airplay” chart becoming the first holiday-themed song to make the list since 2012.

Twenty One Pilots scored one final accolade in the final moments of 2020, officially breaking the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDfor the longest music video with their history-making regenerative visual for “Level of Concern.” Conceived by the band with interactive director Jason Nickel, and award-winning storyteller / director Jason Zada, the first-ever ‘Never-Ending Music Video’ pulled in fan created content from over 162,000 user submissions, in real time, live on YouTube.  Powered by Imposium, every three minutes and forty seconds a new music video was created and streamed live to YouTube, containing brand new content from fans. Besting the previous record holder, Pharrell and his 24-hour long video for “Happy,” Twenty One Pilots’ ‘Never-Ending Music Video’ for “Level of Concern” broadcasted for 177 days straight with a total run time of 4,264 hours, 10 mins, 25 seconds. 

Twenty One Pilots’ 2018 LP Trench ushered in a new era for the duo from Ohio.  Earning Platinum certification from the RIAA, the album was met with critical acclaim with Billboard declaring, “Trench revels in the confounding genre-blurring and cavernous conceptualism that has defined Twenty One Pilots.”  A true global phenomenon having surpassed two billion streams worldwide, Trench is highlighted by the RIAA Gold and Platinum certified alternative hits “The Hype,” “Chlorine,” and “Jumpsuit.” “Jumpsuit” stands as the decade’s fastest rising song to reach #1 on Billboard’s “Alternative Songs” chart and earned the duo their fourth GRAMMY® nomination (Best Rock Song). The acclaimed conceptual collection also features the RIAA Gold-certified “Nico And The Niners” and the RIAA Platinum-certified single “My Blood.”

Twenty One Pilots

Scaled And Icy

Good Day

Choker

Shy Away

The Outside

Saturday

Never Take It

Mulberry Street

Formidable

Bounce Man

No Chances

Redecorate

VANCE JOY UNVEILS NEW SINGLE “MISSING PIECE” OUT NOW

MULTI-PLATINUM SINGER-SONGWRITER RELEASES FIRST NEW MUSIC IN MORE THAN THREE YEARS

“MISSING PIECE” TO BE FEATURED ON ABC’S GREY’S ANATOMY

Missing Piece” is the first taste of new music from Vance Joy in three years, and follows on from his recent collaboration with fellow superstars Benny Blanco and Marshmello on “You.” Written virtually during a COVID lockdown with Joel Little (Taylor Swift, Khalid, Lorde), “Missing Piece” was inspired by people all over the globe being separated from their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic and is a song for our times.

“’Missing Piece’ is a song about being separated from someone you love,” Vance says. “It can be tough but when what you have is good you know that these separations are just small stuff; you’re both holding the line. It’s about the stillness you find when you are together. I wrote it with Joel Little on a zoom call. I’m a big fan of his great songwriting and production. I think we tapped into something that’s relatable given so many people around the world have been separated recently due to restricted travel.”

Announced exclusively on Variety this morning, “Missing Piece” will make an impressive television debut on tonight’s new episode of Grey’s Anatomy airing THURSDAY, MAY 20 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. Grey’s Anatomy music supervisor Kasey Truman and Vance Joy spoke with Variety about the song’s meaningful use in the show, with the outlet declaring: “‘Missing Piece’ is a tried-and-true love song, centred on the feeling of finally finding — as the title suggests — your missing puzzle piece. Over uplifting guitar riffs, Joy sings in the chorus: ‘Because when I’m in a room with you, that missing piece is found / You know when you’re by my side, darling, nothing can break us down.’”

“Missing Piece” arrives with a charming, playful video from Melbourne based director Annelise Hickey and sees Vance Joys love going to extreme lengths to deliver him his forgotten lunch.

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

2021 has already seen Vance Joy teaming up with superstar producers Benny Blanco and Marshmello for the recent single, “You,” which proved an immediate hit upon its arrival earlier this year, reaching the top 20 on both Billboard’s “Alternative Airplay” and “Rock Airplay” charts while earning critical acclaim from such national publications as Rolling Stone, which declared it to be “a sweet and uplifting bit of pop-rock that finds Joy crooning over Blanco and Marshmello’s horn-inflected production.”

Vance Joy’s blockbuster second studio album, Nation of Two, made a remarkable chart debut upon its February 2018 release, entering the SoundScan/Billboard 200 at #10 while also making a top 5 arrival on the “Current Album Sales” chart. Fueled by such RIAA gold certified hit singles as “Lay It On Me” and “Saturday Sun,” the album has since earned more than 500 million worldwide streams as well as Australia’s ARIA Music Award for “Best Adult Contemporary Album.”

Hailed by Entertainment Weekly for its “piercing vignettes of young love and emotional restlessness,” Nation of Two in turn followed Vance Joy’s RIAA platinum certified 2014 debut album, dream your life away, highlighted of course by the 6x platinum certified worldwide megahit, “Riptide.”

Known as a charming, celebratory live performer, Vance Joy has lit up audiences around the world on a string of sold out headline tours as well as special guest turns on stadium runs by avowed fans like Taylor Swift and P!nk. 2018 saw the release of Live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, recorded earlier that same year at the historic Colorado venue during the acclaimed Australian singer-songwriter’s epic “Nation of Two World Tour.”

SKRILLEX, STARRAH & FOUR TET RELEASE NEW TRACK “BUTTERFLIES”

Skrillex has shared his new track “Butterflies” marking the first official new music of his since 2019. Listen HERE!

On “Butterflies” Skrillex taps renowned producer Four Tet and musical powerhouse Starrah for this house inspired song. The track highlights Skrillex’s penchant for collaboration and curation pairing his dynamic and nuanced production with two of music’s most credible and respected artists.

DIAMOND-CERTIFIED, GRAMMY®-NOMINATED
BEBE REXHA
UNVEILS BRAND NEW ALBUM BETTER MISTAKES

Diamond-certified, Grammy®-nominated, global superstar Bebe Rexha unleashes her anticipated sophomore album, Better Mistakes, via Warner Records. Get it HERE

About the album, Bebe commented, “This is it! It’s everything I’ve always wanted an album to be. I’m not holding anything back about my life and who I am. I felt like all of this time and work allowed me to say everything I needed to. I hope you all love it as much as I do. It really is Bebe fucking Rexha.”

To celebrate the release, the pop disruptor will headline and host her first-ever livestream, A Night With Bebe Rexha: The Better Mistakes Livestream Concert, on Thursday, May 20 at 6pm PT/9pm ET. She’s gearing up to perform hits from the new record for the very first time. Tickets are available HERE with exclusive merch packages. Audiences may enjoy repeat viewings for up to 24 hours after the livestream airs.

The music video for “Break My Heart Myself” featuring Travis Barker made its global broadcast premiere on MTV Live, MTVU and across MTV’s global network of channels, as well as on the Viacom CBS Times Square Billboard today.

Making headlines, Bebe recently sat down for an exclusive joint interview with GRAMMY® Award-winning legend Alicia Keys for Interview Magazinewho described Better Mistakes as “a collection of songs about lived experiences and lessons learned under the limelight.” 

Bebe initially teased this chapter with the 2020 single “Baby, I’m Jealous” [feat. Doja Cat], eclipsing 70 million Spotify streams and 54 million views on the blockbuster music video.

Bebe architected a pop opus with Better Mistakes. The opener “Break My Heart Myself” [feat. Travis Barker] hinges on manic bursts of energy and her signature vocal acrobatics uplifted by stadium-ready drums courtesy of legendary blink-182 stickman Travis Barker. Creaky guitar cuts through a glitchy beat on “Die For A Man” [feat. Lil Uzi Vert] as Bebe promises, “I would never die for a man, change who I am. Meanwhile, elusive galactic hip-hop titan Lil Uzi Vert rolls through with a raw and rare cameo. Then, there’s “Amore” [feat. Rick Ross]. Her confident vocals set the stage for Rozay to pull up and do what he does with a gruff and laidback flow. The record culminates on “Mama.” Massive orchestral strings resound as she delivers one final anthem, this time, for her mom. The final confession says it all, “I messed up again, but I swear my heart is as gold as it gets.” Check out the tracklisting below.

Powerhouse songwriter/producer Justin Tranter and Jeff Levin served as the album’s Executive Producers. Better Mistakes also boasts production from the likes of Mike Elizondo, Jussifer, Michael Kennan, The SixLostboy Crow, and more. 

With her show-stopping voice and straight-from-the-heart lyricism, Bebe has emerged as pop’s most dynamic, diverse, and disruptive outlier on her own terms. Her vocals and pen powered the RIAA Diamond-certified (10x Platinum) crossover mega-smash Meant To Be featuring Florida Georgia Line. Last week, the Grammy®-Nominated smash hit officially joined the extremely exclusive ONE BILLION STREAMS club at Spotify, marking Bebe’s second song to cross this magic line. Bebe and Martin Garrix’s “In The Name of Love” surpassed one billion streams on the platform earlier last year. Bebe now becomes only one of 10 female artists who have achieved two or more billion streaming tracks on Spotify. 

Beyond over a dozen platinum singles and collaborations, Bebe’s 2018 debut, Expectations, reached platinum status and spawned two platinum singles—I’m A Mess and I Got You.” Writing at a prolific pace and pushing herself with every subsequent song, she’s sacrificed to get to the forefront of pop—and she’s going to continue to reign there with her new album.

BETTER MISTAKES TRACKLISTING:

1. Break My Heart Myself (Feat. Travis Barker)
2. Sabotage
3. Trust Fall
4. Better Mistakes
5. Sacrifice
6. My Dear Love (Feat. Ty Dolla $Ign & Trevor Daniel)
7. Die For A Man (Feat. Lil Uzi Vert)
8. Baby, I’m Jealous (Feat. Doja Cat)
9. On The Go (Feat. Pink Sweat$ & Lunay)
10. Death Row
11. Empty
12. Amore (Feat. Rick Ross)
13. Mama

ABOUT BEBE REXHA

Diamond-selling and two-time Grammy®-nominated New York City native Bebe Rexha is a musical force to be reckoned with. Her RIAA Platinum-certified debut album Expectations (released June 2018 on Warner Records) contained the Platinum single “I’m a Mess” and global chart-topping smash “Meant to Be” (featuring Florida Georgia Line), now RIAA Certified Diamond.  “Meant to Be” held the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for a record-setting 50 straight weeks, the longest reign ever by a female lead artist, and won Top Country Song at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards and Best Collaboration at the 2018 iHeart Radio Music Awards. It was subsequently nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance at the 61st annual Grammy Awards® in February 2019, where Bebe was also nominated for Best New Artist.   

Early in her career, Bebe won the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences’ Best Teen Songwriter Award, and then formally burst onto the scene when she wrote “The Monster,” a worldwide hit for Eminem and Rihanna that was certified 6x Platinum by the RIAA. Bebe went on to co-write and carry the instantly recognizable hook for the 3x Platinum “Hey Mama,” by David Guetta, which was nominated for a Billboard Music Award for Top Dance/Electronic Song.  Bebe also hit #1 on the Billboard Pop and Rap charts with her 5x Platinum “Me, Myself & I” with G-Eazy. In 2017, Bebe released the critically acclaimed EPs, All Your Fault: Part 1 (with the Platinum single “I Got You”), and All Your Fault: Part 2 (with “Meant to Be”).  In conjunction with Grammy® Week 2019, Bebe launched the Grammy® Music Education Coalition’s (GMEC) national campaign on behalf of its new All-Star Ambassador program, whose members also include Luis Fonsi, Rita Ora, Kristin Chenoweth, Regina Spektor and others. In October 2020, Bebe released her lead single, “Baby, I’m Jealous” feat. Doja Cat, which was followed in March 2021 with “Sacrifice,” her second single from her forthcoming Spring 2021 new album.  To date, Bebe has amassed over 4 billion YouTube views and over 12 billion total global streams and counting.  

COLDPLAY TO RELEASE HIGHER POWER NEW SINGLE OUT FRIDAY, 7 MAY

Coldplay’s brand new single, Higher Power, has today been confirmed for release on Friday, May 7th via Parlophone / Atlantic.

Said Coldplay on Twitter:

“Higher Power is a song that arrived on a little keyboard and a bathroom sink at the start of 2020. It was produced by Max Martin who is a true wonder of the universe. It’s out on Friday 7 May. Love c, g, w & j”

The announcement confirms fan rumours that have circulated since last week, when cryptic billboards around the world pointed to a mysterious website called alienradio.fm.

Fans managed to decipher the letter-like symbols to uncover the song title and release date.

The track is available to pre-order / pre-save on streaming platforms, from here.

WEEZER new single ‘I NEED SOME OF THAT’ out now and new album ‘VAN WEEZER’ out May 7th

OK Humans — the time has come to welcome Weezer’s long-awaited homage to metal to the world:  Van Weezer will be released on May 7 via Crush Music/Atlantic Records.  A new song from the album, “I Need Some Of That,” has been released today as well.

“I Need Some Of That” is out everywhere now. This is where it’s at. http://Weezer.lnk.to/INeedSomeOfThat

CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER VAN WEEZER

“I Need Some Of That” follows the release of last year’s Hero and Beginning Of The End,” as well as 2019’s End Of The Game,” all of which appear on Van Weezer. The band also gave fans a sneak peek of Van Weezer song “Blue Dream” in last year’s Simpsons episode, in addition to performing the show’s iconic theme song at the episode’s end.  A full track listing for Van Weezer is below. 

Van Weezer, the band’s fifteenth studio album, is produced by Suzy Shinn (Panic! At The Disco, Fall Out Boy).  The inspiration for this album derives from the deepest roots of Weezer – metal!  What has metal got to do with Weezer, you ask? In his earliest years, Rivers was a huge KISS fan; Brian was a big Black Sabbath fan; Pat worshipped at the altar of Van Halen and Rush; Scott loved Slayer and Metallica. The last time this vein of harder rock was mined by Weezer was on their much-loved 2002 album Maladroit; Van Weezer is primed to take that album’s sonics many steps further courtesy of producer Suzy Shinn.

Van Weezer follows the release of the band’s first-ever orchestral album, OK Human, earlier this year.  OK Human’s lead single, “All My Favorite Songs,” hit #1 at Triple A radio, and is currently top 5 and growing at Alternative. 

Weezer has sold over 10 million albums in the U.S., and over 35 million records worldwide since their debut album’s release in 1994.  The catalogue has included such megahits as “Buddy Holly,” “Undone (The Sweater Song),” “Say It Ain’t So,” “El Scorcho,” “Hash Pipe,” “Island In The Sun,” “Beverly Hills,” “Pork and Beans,” and more.

Watch Matt Damon and Leslie Jones debate Weezer on SNL in 2018

Van Weezer album cover:

Van Weezer track listing:

  1. Hero
  2. All The Good Ones
  3. The End Of The Game
  4. I Need Some Of That
  5. Beginning Of The End
  6. Blue Dream
  7. 1 More Hit
  8. Sheila Can Do It
  9. She Needs Me
  10. Precious Metal Girl

CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER VAN WEEZER

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