SERENA RYDER’S MUCH ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM UTOPIA OUT MAY 26

Serena Ryder

NEW VIDEO FOR “ELECTRIC LOVE” PREMIERE ON PEOPLE.COM 

Ryder to kick-off festival season headlining CBC Music Fest on May 27

13 April 2017 (TORONTO, ON) – Multi-award winning songstress, Serena Ryder will release of her new record, UTOPIA, on May 26 via Serenader Source/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. The lead single “Electric Love” hits radio waves today and you can view the flashy new video that premiered on people.com. The track will be available to download and stream tomorrow and fans can pre-order the album and limited edition bundles here.

“Electric Love is a song about feeling the magnetic energy between two people.” Serena describes, “It goes beyond race, religion and sexual identity. Whether you like it or not, the force is out of your control and it’s up to the individuals to decide if they should to act on it or not…but I would.”

For this new album, Ryder was inspired by the Cherokee parable of the Two Wolves. The story states we all have a fight inside us between good and evil, light and dark; the “two wolves.” Ryder found personal resonance in this duality and during the songwriting process explored both sides to create a balance, her UTOPIA.

“I found in a lot of the songs there was that dynamic when I looked back,” Ryder reflects. “So many people, when they put out a record, it’s all dark or it’s all light and happy. But on this record there’s a lot of juxtaposition of both those things – the light and the dark. I was wondering what if you married the two. “

Ryder’s genre-defying songwriting is showcased on UTOPIA. She has found the fine balance of blending her singer-songwriter sensibilities, her rock intuition while effortlessly lacing in the undeniable catchiness of what makes a song pop.

UTOPIA follows the critical and commercial hit, Harmony (double platinum certified). Harmonyproduced the unstoppable, triple-platinum single, “Stompa” and platinum, “What I wouldn’t Do” and garnered three Juno Awards plus a 2014 MuchMusic Video Award. Ryder was also awarded a 2014 Canadian Screen Award for Achievement in Music for her original song for “It’s No Mistake” from the movie The Right Kind of Wrong.

Serena Ryder and her band will perform at multiple festival dates this summer, including CBC Music Fest on May 27 in Toronto with a headlining tour to come this fall. For full list of tour dates, please visit serenryder.com.

UTOPIA TRACKLISTING

  1. Got Your Number
  2. Electric Love
  3. Sanctuary
  4. Me and You
  5. Firewater
  6. Killing Time
  7. Ice Age
  8. Hands
  9. Wild and Free
  10. It’s No Mistake
  11. Wolves
  12. Utopia

Deluxe Only Tracks

  1. Rollercoaster
  2. Saying Hello
  3. Hurts
  4. Fire Escape
  5. The Flame

DECLAN MCKENNA ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM

Declan McKenna

Declan McKenna releases his debut album ‘What Do You Think About The Car?’ on the 28th July 2017 through Columbia Records.

 

The record was recorded in London and LA alongside producer James Ford, except Listen To Your Friends, which was produced by Rostam Batmanglij, Paracetamol, produced by Neil Comber, and Brazil, produced by Max Marlow.

 

To coincide with the album’s announcement, Brazil, the track that kick-started Declan’s career at the age of fifteen, is announced as his new single and launches with a Taz Tron Delix directed video.

 

Watch the video to Brazil here: https://www.vevo.com/watch/declan-mckenna/brazil-(official-video)/GB1101600138

 

British musician Declan McKenna is a pertinent example of why the future might not be quite so bleak after all. That isn’t specifically ‘our’ future per se, for that, sadly, remains under a heavy raincloud, but for a new generation light bulbs are switching on, emphatically. Green shoots, fresh interpretations, young minds that won’t/can’t sit back and suck it all up. These guys are apparently smarter than that. They’ve got notions of their own, questions to be answered, and maybe even some answers to questions. Answers. Imagine. No pressure.

 

Global politics and millennial futures aside for the moment, and eighteen-year-old Declan McKenna is becoming a comparatively wisened hand at this music industry game. A solitary track he posted to Bandcamp at the age of fifteen brought with it all the attention that the industry could at once foist. Legend has it that young Declan would finish school mid-afternoon in Hertfordshire, and schlep up to Liverpool Street on the train whilst still in his school uniform to meet with dozens of artist managers to determine who he could trust, and who could look beyond that track and gauge the bigger picture.  Whilst that circus was in play, he was selected by Michael Eavis to perform at Glastonbury Unsigned, (the acceptable face of Battle of the Bands, if you squint a bit), winning said battle by a landslide, and performing twice at the Glastonbury Festival that same Summer. Tick.

 

The song in question was called Brazil. It called out the heads of FIFA (topical of the time), and focused on the body’s innate corruption. That rolling stone continued to gather its moss, and if you search “Declan McKenna Brazil Sky News” on YouTube, you’ll find a bemused sixteen year old Declan discussing the song under the heat of Sky’s studio lights. He wears a big grin on his face for the most part. Not over-awed. He wrote a great song, and he’ll talk about it. Simple.

 

Inevitably a record deal soon arrived, and Declan started to piece together a live band (and what a band they’ve since become). He had a clutch of songs in various states of undress, one of which, Paracetamol, immediately stood out.  Alongside the colourful Casio squiggles and a melody-heavy chorus, was a story being told inspired by the tragic case of Leelah Alcorn, a transgender teenager in the US who committed suicide and posted her reasons for doing so on Tumblr. From the perspective of the media, Declan wrote Paracetamol to address the misunderstood reporting of transgender teens that regularly minimise the characters to their trauma alone. He explained it all in greater detail in a blog for The Guardian and the song’s eventual video provides a telling, crucial narrative to the song.

 

The introductory singles that followed kept true to Declan’s USP, each with their own socially aware story to tell. Bethlehem, for example, was written about religion being used to justify hate crime, and the instant, infectious Isombard focused on a US newsreader’s misinterpretation of the story he is trying to tell – as the propaganda rolls, said newsreader gets more and more confused by what he’s trying to say. It’s inspired by a poem by E. E Cummings, and is a fascinatingly complex narrative. Complex narratives are almost integral to what Declan does.

 

Watch Declan perform Isombard on Later with Jools Holland: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlVZMUFAa00

 

So, in a short period of time, Declan has become synonymous with wrapping his fizzing alt-pop songs in smart, engaged lyrical content. Crucially perhaps, none of the activist in Declan comes at the expense of his ear for a melody, and on the current single, The Kids Don’t Wanna Come Home, we have the song that perfectly encapsulates who Declan is and what he’s trying to do. It’s an absolute corker.

 

The song was inspired by a series of events that occurred over the span of 2015, and was still a work-in-progress until the attack that took place in Paris on the 13th of November left him with a very real sense of fear and vulnerability he had yet to experience. Upon leaving Paris in the early hours of the morning, Declan realised that he had just experienced first-hand what he’d tried to express before in the song – the powerlessness of a young person in today’s world, experiencing the shock and the terror, and helplessly watching those in positions of power cause so much uncertainty for the future.

 

Kids… is Declan’s rally against the widespread assumption that the younger generation are self-obsessed and merely glued to their mobile phones. In reality, Declan argues, he and his friends are more politically engaged than ever, and care about things such as conflict, the economy, and climate change. The frustration that they were, until very recently, too young to vote on something that directly affects their futures. Despite those very real frustrations, The Kids Don’t Wanna Come Home is a song that elicits a feeling of hope, and how ultimately the youth want to positively fight for change through both art and conversation.

 

Amen to that. To the future.

 

There will be stories behind each and every one of the tracks that make up ‘What Do You Think About The Car?’, but you’d need to ask him. Ultimately though, it’s a record of fantastic, smart tunes written by a young, inspiring and inspired musician.

 

Album Tracklisting:

Humongous / Brazil / The Kids Don’t Wanna Come Home / Mind / Make Me Your Queen / Isombard / I Am Everyone Else / Bethlehem / Why Do You Feel So Down / Paracetamol / Listen To Your Friends

 

Declan McKenna Live:

21st March – O2 Academy 2, Oxford

22nd March – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

23rd March – The Garage, London SOLD OUT

15th May – Thekla, Bristol

16th May – Junction 2, Cambridge

17th May – Gorilla, Manchester

19th May – Academy 2, Dublin

20th May – Oh Yeah Music Centre, Belfast

21st May – King Tuts, Glasgow SOLD OUT

23rd May – Heaven, London

24th May – O2 Institute 2, Birmingham

26th May – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

27th May – Sound City Festival, Liverpool

30th May – Concorde 2, Brighton

15th July – Latitude Festival, Southwold

25th August – Reading Festival

26th August – Leeds Festival

ARKELLS RELEASE BRAND NEW SONG, “KNOCKING AT THE DOOR” TODAY

Arkells

07 April 2017 (Toronto, ON) – Less than a week after performing at the 2017 JUNO Awards, gold-selling alt-rockers Arkells release “Knocking At The Door”, an upbeat and empowering track written while on their most recent tour. The band teased the release of the brand new single earlier this week on their socials with visual teasers titled “Knocking,” “At,” “The” and finally “Door” late last night. “Knocking At The Door” is available digitally now and will be featured on a Deluxe Edition of the band’s most recent album, Morning Report. The Deluxe Edition of the album will be released later this spring via Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company.

“We kicked off this year with a tour across North America. The top of 2017 proved to be an inspiring time to travel the continent, and the experience of playing for different communities began to inform new musical ideas,” said frontman, Max Kerman. “Every night on stage, new melodies, words and arrangements began percolating throughout the band. When we came home we got right to work on this song. We didn’t want to wait around to release it. We wanted you to hear it now.”

Listen to “Knocking At The Door”.

With no shortage of new music for fans, Arkells released a “My Heart’s Always Yours” remix EP last month featuring remixes by alt-pop phenom Lights and indie darlings The Darcys. Also last month, Arkells and Québec musician Anik Jean released “Alive”, the first single taken from the BON COP, BAD COP 2 soundtrack, scheduled for release on April 28. Sung in both English and French, Anik Jean collaborated with Arkells frontman Max Kerman and drummer Tim Oxford for the song, as well as with Antoine Gratton for the orchestration direction.

Since the release of Morning Report, Arkells have spent much of the year touring, playing some of the biggest festivals in the U.S., including Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo; building their audience and solidifying their reputation as a passionate, high-energy, live-rock authority. In addition to performing at the 2017 JUNO Awards this past weekend, they were nominated for Group of The Year and Rock Album of The Year. This summer, Arkells are slated to play a host of marquee festivals including Coachella, Shaky Knees, Osheaga and Festival d’été de Québec, and they have a sold-out show with July Talk at Budweiser stage in Toronto on June 24.

THE CHAINSMOKERS’ DEBUT ALBUM MEMORIES…DO NOT OPEN OUT TODAY

The Chainsmokers

ALBUM FEATURES COLLABORATIONS WITH COLDPLAY,

JHENE AIKO, FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE AND MORE

 CONFIRMED AS MUSICAL GUEST ON NBC’S SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE TOMORROW NIGHT

(April 7, 2017) Grammy Award-winning artist/producer duo  release their debut album Memories…Do Not Open today. Alex and Drew celebrated the release last night at a special event with Samsung in New York City and will continue today with the launch of their pop-up box activation. From 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. today only, fans can visit the pop-up at the corner of Houston St. & Lafayette St. in Lower Manhattan and experience the album in a very special way as the album’s cover art comes to life.

 

Memories…Do Not Open includes both of the duo’s current singles, “Something Just Like This” with Coldplay — which is certified Platinum in Canada and has received over 175 million streams on Spotify — as well as the Top 5 radio hit and 2x Platinum-certified single “Paris”— whose official videos have surpassed 265 million combined views to date. The 12-track album also features exciting collaborations with Jhene Aiko, Florida Georgia Line, Emily Warren and Louane. Check out a special letter from Alex and Drew explaining the meaning behind each track HERE. Full track list is below.

 

The Chainsmokers will embark on their 40-city Memories…Do Not Open North American arena tour next week. The tour will stop in major cities across the U.S. and Canada before concluding in June and features brand new production elements with part DJ set and part live band performances. Every ticket purchased online for the tour includes a copy of Memories…Do Not Open. For tour and ticket information visit http://www.thechainsmokers.com/shows.

 

Alex and Drew are set to perform tomorrow night on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.”

 

Track List:

  1. The One
  2. Break Up Every Night
  3. Bloodstream
  4. Don’t Say (ft. Emily Warren)
  5. Something Just Like This (with Coldplay)
  6. My Type (ft. Emily Warren)
  7. It Won’t Kill Ya (ft. Louane)
  8. Paris
  9. Honest
  10. Wake Up Alone (ft. Jhene Aiko)
  11. Young
  12. Last Day Alive (ft. Florida Georgia Line)

 

HALSEY RELEASES NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO “NOW OR NEVER”

halsey

05 APRIL 2017 (TORONTO, ON) – GRAMMY® Award-nominated multi-platinum, alternative pop maverick Halsey has returned with her brand new single “Now Or Never”. The video, which was shot in Mexico City and co-directed by Halsey and Sing J Lee [CHVRCHES, Muse, Years & Years], vividly comes to life as a gritty, cinematic reflection of the song. Watch it HERE.

The track is the first taste of her anxiously awaited second full-length album, hopeless fountain kingdom which Halsey executive produced alongside Benny Blanco, Greg Kurstin, Lido and Ricky Reed. Set for release on June 2, 2017 via Astralwerks/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company, the album is now available to preorder. Those who pre-order will receive an instant download of “Now Or Never”.

“The video for “Now Or Never” (my directorial debut!) is one part in the center of a long narrative that tells the story of two people in love despite the forces trying to keep them apart,” says Halsey. “On its own the song is about two impatient young lovers, but in the context of the hopeless fountain kingdom universe, the stakes are much higher for these two star-crossed lovers.” 

Produced by Benny Blanco, Cashmere Cat and Happy Perez, “Now Or Never” rattles with a soulful refrain over dystopic, shuddering synths. The vocals segue from a delicate croon into an R&B-style bridge, highlighting her impressive range. Listen to it HERE.

Halsey catapulted onto the scene in 2015, with her full-length Gold selling debut BADLANDS. She quickly followed her amazing debut success with sold-out arena tours and received a 2017 GRAMMY® nomination in the category of “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance” for “Closer,” her double-platinum megahit with The Chainsmokers. Prepare to leave BADLANDS. Welcome to hopeless fountain kingdom.

 

MARY J. BLIGE TO RELEASE STRENGTH OF A WOMAN

Mary J. Blige

31 MARCH 2017 (Toronto, ON) – Nine-time GRAMMY® Award-winner, Golden Globe® Award nominee and multiplatinum R&B legend Mary J. Blige will release her 13th studio album, STRENGTH OF A WOMAN, on April 28 via Capitol Records/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company.  Produced by DJ Camper, Bam, Hit-Boy, and KAYTRANADA, the highly anticipated release will feature collaborations with Kanye West, Quavo (of Migos), DJ Khaled and Missy Elliot amongst others. Pre-order the album HERE.

Available today, the album’s latest single, “Love Yourself”, features vocals from Kanye West and production by DJ Camper.  Listen to the track HERE.  The single proves Blige remains at the top of her game, displaying the soulful songstress’ signature R&B sound, delivered with yet another powerful vocal performance.  Watch the lyric video HERE.

“Love Yourself” follows the successful tracks “U + Me (Love Lesson)” and “Thick of it”. The latter marks a career milestone for Blige.  Co-written by MJB along with Jazmine Sullivan, the song earned global recognition when it topped the Urban AC charts for over 15 weeks.

LADY ANTEBELLUM SHARES THE PULSE BEHIND SIXTH STUDIO ALBUM

Lady Antebellum

30 March 2017 (TORONTO, ON) – With a new sense of history and possibilities, Lady Antebellum reveals the cover art and track listing behind their sixth studio album HEART BREAK, out June 9 via Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. Fans can now pre-order the ACM-nominated trio’s upcoming release at www.ladyantebellum.com.

Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott had a new mission — setting aside time to put themselves in new surroundings, and concentrate on writing and exploring musical endeavours with no distractions. They rented a house in Florida, living and working under the same roof, and when the creative process proved successful, the trio set up a second retreat in southern California.

“When we started working on this record, the goal was to give ourselves some space from the day to day,” said Scott. “Surrounding ourselves in a new environment with sunny beaches and warm weather really helped free our minds to focus solely on our art. We took some of our favorite writers and other writers we hadn’t worked with before to a new inspiring backdrop, where we were able to just write and soak up the journey. And it was on our first trip in Florida when we wrote ‘Heart Break’ that we felt it all click.”

Alongside producer busbee, their desire to shake things up was made evident by their current Top 20 single “You Look Good”, complete with a funky horn arrangement. Elsewhere, HEART BREAK ranges from the sweet melancholy of “Somebody Else’s Heart” to the dramatic, surging ballad “Hurt”, which is a powerful vehicle for Scott’s voice as she soars over a spare rhythm section and classic string arrangement. With the clever extended metaphor of its lyrics and percolating groove, “Army” has a feel that’s a throwback to ‘70s pop, while the bright, breezy lift-off of “Think About You,” with an R&B-style guitar bouncing off of a banjo lick, is entirely of the moment.

“Being together every day, living in a house together, that was the special ingredient this time,” continued Haywood, “And then in the studio, busbee added a whole new layer. He’s such an integral part of this new chapter for us.”

The trio had a hand in writing eleven songs on HEART BREAK, resulting in their most intimate and heartfelt work to date. As Lady A gears up to get back on the road, the group is excited to add this new range of sounds and colors into a set already packed with a familiar arsenal of hits.

“This record is really our story,” adds Kelley. “They have a universal feel to them, but there’s a lot of our personal stories here.”

 

HEART BREAK TRACK LIST:

  1. Heart Break (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, Jesse Frasure, Nicolle Galyon)
  1. You Look Good (busbee, Ryan Hurd, Hillary Lindsey)
  1. Somebody Else’s Heart  (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, busbee, Shane McAnally)
  1. This City (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, Sarah Haze, Will Weatherly)
  1. Hurt (Jon Green, Melissa Peirce, Ben West)
  1. Army (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, busbee, Nicolle Galyon)
  1. Think About You (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, Sara Haze, Will Weatherly)
  1. Good Time To Be Alive (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, busbee, Will Weatherly, Emily Weisband)
  1. Big Love in a Small Town (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds)
  1. Stars (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, busbee)
  1. Teenage Heart (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, Jon Green)
  1. Home (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, busbee)
  1. Famous (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, Eric Paslay)

 

After taking time to pursue solo projects last year, Lady Antebellum’s “renewed energy” (People) follows more than 18 million units, nine Number One hits, ACM and CMA “Vocal Group of the Year” trophies three years in a row, and countless other honors including Billboard Music Awards, People’s Choice Awards and Teen Choice Awards.

Lady A will hit more than 65 shows in six countries including Toronto on June 27 at the Budweiser Stage, on their YOU LOOK GOOD WORLD TOUR presented by NABISCO, with special guests Kelsea Ballerini and Brett Young.

For more information about new music and upcoming tour dates, visit www.ladyantebellum.com.

BLEACHERS RELEASES NEW SINGLE “DON’T TAKE THE MONEY”

BLEACHERS

(Los Angeles, CA)—Bleachers releases new single, “Don’t Take The Money” today. “Don’t Take The Money” is the explosively dynamic, heart-pounding first single off of their upcoming sophomore album, which is set for release early summer via RCA Records. “Don’t Take The Money” is available now at all digital retail providers.

 

Click HERE to listen.

 

Bleacher’s Jack Antonoff says about the track, “‘Don’t Take The Money’ is a phrase I say in my head all the time. It has nothing to do with actual money. It means to follow the light. Don’t ignore a gut feeling. ‘Don’t take the money.’ I repeat it to myself when I’m trying to stay on track. Specifically in this song I’m writing about my relationship and the verse and chorus run quickly through the past and the fight leading to the euphoria of seeing the light with someone else.”

 

Bleachers will be performing at the NXNE Music Festival in Toronto on Friday, June 23rd, tickets can be purchased HERE. Additionally, Bleachers will be embarking on a North American headlining tour this spring.  The tour will be kicking off on Tuesday, April 25th in New York City and will be making stops in a number of cities including Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, and Detroit.  Tickets go on sale on Saturday, April 1st at 10am and can be purchased HERE.  See full list of tour dates below.

 

Tour Dates

TUE 4/25 Studio at Webster Hall New York, NY  
THU 4/27 The Roxy Los Angeles, CA  
SUN 5/14 Shaky Knees Festival Atlanta, GA  
SAT 5/20 WKQX PiQniQ @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Tinley Park, IL  
SUN 5/21 Slowdown Omaha, NE  
TUE 5/23 Rawkus Colorado Springs, CO  
WED 5/24 X96 Spring Thing @ Gallivan Center Salt Lake City, UT  
SAT 5/27 Sasquatch Festival George, WA  
FRI 6/2 Governor’s Ball New York, NY  
SUN 6/11 Radio 104.5 Birthday Celebration at BB&T Pavilion Philadelphia, PA  
TUE 6/13 The National Richmond, VA w/ MUNA  
WED 6/14 The Underground Charlotte, NC w/ MUNA  
FRI 6/16 Express Live! Columbus, OH w/ MisterWives & MUNA
SUN 6/18 Firefly Music Festival Dover, DE  
TUE 6/20 The Sinclair Cambridge, MA w/ MUNA  
WED 6/21 Anthology Rochester, NY w/ MUNA  
FRI 6/23 Rams Head Live! Baltimore, MD w/ MUNA  
SUN 6/25 St. Andrews Hall Detroit, MI  
TUE 6/27 Deluxe @ Old National Center Indianapolis, IN w/ MUNA  
WED 6/28 Delmar Hall St. Louis, M O w/ MUNA  
FRI 6/30 Kansas City Live! Kansas City, MO w/ MUNA

THE CHAINSMOKERS SHARE NEW TRACK “THE ONE”

Chainsmokers

THE CHAINSMOKERS SHARE NEW TRACK “THE ONE

FROM UPCOMING DEBUT ALBUM MEMORIES…DO NOT OPEN

ALBUM FEATURES COLLABORATIONS WITH COLDPLAY,

JHENE AIKO, FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE AND MORE

Ahead of the release of their debut album Memories…Do Not Open next month, GRAMMY® Award-winning artist/producer duo The Chainsmokers have revealed their upcoming album’s latest offering, “The One.” The song premiered today via Apple Music as Zane Lowe’s World Record on Beats 1. In partnership with Apple Music, a custom Snapchat lens is now available within the U.S. highlighting “The One” and the album cover art.

 

The new track is one of 12 on the highly-anticipated release available on April 7 and features collaborations with Coldplay, Jhene Aiko, Florida Georgia Line, Emily Warren and Louane – see full track list below. Fans who pre-order the album will receive instant downloads of “The One,” “Something Just Like This” with Coldplay — which is certified Platinum in Canada and has received over 115 million streams on Spotify—as well as the Top 5 radio hit and Canadian Double Platinum-certified single “Paris”—whose official videos have surpassed 225 million combined views to date.

 

Fresh off their win for MTV’s Woodie of the Year at SXSW, Alex and Drew are set to perform on NBC’s Saturday Night Live on April 8. The duo recently won five awards at the 2017 iHeart Radio Music Awards, including Best New Artist, Best New Pop Artist, Dance Album of the Year (for Collage), Dance Artist of the Year and Dance Song of the Year (for “Closer feat. Halsey”). These wins follow their GRAMMY® Award win for Best Dance Recording (“Don’t Let Me Down feat. Daya”) earlier this year.

 

The Chainsmokers continue their unprecedented year of success by breaking and matching four major records. “Closer feat. Halsey,” certified 9X Platinum in Canada, has surpassed the mark for most weeks at No. 1 (27 weeks) on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart. The lyric video for current single “Something Just Like This” with Coldplay broke YouTube’s record for most single-day views of a lyric video; the video was streamed more than nine million times in the first 24 hours following its release. Alex and Drew recently became the third group/duo in history to have three different singles in the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 simultaneously (“Something Just Like This” with Coldplay, “Paris” and “Closer feat. Halsey”), an incredibly rare feat only previously accomplished by The Beatles and the Bee Gees. “Closer feat. Halsey” also tied the record for most weeks in the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 (32 weeks).

 

The Chainsmokers will embark on their 40-city Memories…Do Not Open North American arena tour in next month. The tour will stop in major cities across the U.S. and Canada before concluding in June. Multi-platinum artist Kiiara will join as special guest on all dates. Every ticket purchased online for the tour includes a copy of Memories…Do Not Open. For tour and ticket information visit http://www.thechainsmokers.com/shows.

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Release “Speak to a Girl”

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Release “Speak to a Girl”

 

New Single Available for Airplay, Download and Streaming Now

 

Grammy award-winning superstars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill released their newest collaboration, “Speak to a Girl,” to country radio yesterday.  The new single on Arista Nashville is available now to download/stream HERE.

 

As previously announced, Tim and Faith will perform “Speak to a Girl” on the 52nd  Academy of Country Music Awards™” on Sunday, April 2 (live 8:00-11:0o PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network, marking its television world premiere.

 

“Speak to a Girl,” co-penned by Shy Carter, Dave Gibson and Joe Spargur, and co-produced by Byron Gallimore, McGraw and Hill, is the lead single from a Tim McGraw and Faith Hill album to be released by Sony Music Entertainment in 2017.

 

About Faith Hill:

Faith is one of the top-selling and most-awarded female artists of all time with 5 Grammy Awards, 12 Academy of Country Music Awards, 3 Country Music Association Awards, 4 Billboard Music Awards, 4 American Music Awards, and 4 People’s Choice Awards. She has consistently broken chart records with her #1 singles and has had major crossover success with the hits “This Kiss,” “Breathe,” “The Way You Love Me,” “Cry” and “There You’ll Be.” She has had multiple albums top both the Billboard Top 100 and Country charts simultaneously and with only seven original studio albums, has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide. She has had 3 network TV specials that garnered top ratings and has appeared and performed on every major award show, including twice on the prestigious Academy Awards.  In 2000, Faith performed the National Anthem to a global audience of over 88.5 million viewers at Super Bowl XXXIV in Atlanta and is only one of three artists ever to perform both “The Star Spangled Banner” and “God Bless America” at Super Bowls.

 

Connect with Faith at:  FaithHill.com, Facebook.com/FaithHill, on Instagram @FaithHill, on Twitter @FaithHill and on YouTube at youtube.com/FaithHill.

 

About Tim McGraw:

Tim McGraw has sold more than 50 million records and dominated the charts with 43 worldwide #1 singles.  He’s won 3 Grammy Awards, 16 Academy of Country Music Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards, 11 American Music Awards, 3 People’s Choice Awards and numerous other honors. His iconic career achievements include being named the BDS Radio’s Most Played Artist of the Decade for all music genres and having the Most Played Song of the Decade for all music genres with “Something Like That.”  He is the most played country artist since his debut in 1992, with two singles spending over 10 weeks at #1 (“Live Like You Were Dying” and “Over and Over”). His recent multi-week number 1 single and video “Humble and Kind,” off his DAMN COUNTRY MUSIC won multiple awards at the CMA Awards, American Music Awards and Grammy Awards. His critically acclaimed acting skills were highlighted in the award-winning movies Friday Night Lights and The Blind Side. Tim is currently appearing in and narrating the smash hit movie The Shack.