CHRIS BROWN’S ‘ROYALTY’ DEBUTS AT #1 ON THE R&B/HIP-HOP CHARTS
Chris Brown, the Grammy Award winning and multi-platinum-selling singer-songwriter, enters at #1 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and #3 on the Billboard 200 chart with Royalty. This chart entry marks Brown’s biggest first week sales debut since his 2011 album F.A.M.E.; making it his sixth #1 solo album debut on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and his seventh Top Ten solo album debut on the Top 200 chart.
Leading up to the December 18th release of Royalty, Brown kicked off release week with three special sold-out “Royalty Live” concerts in Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Additionally, Brown released a series of daily video premieres for album tracks “Back To Sleep,” “Wrist” feature Solo Lucci,” “Anyway” featuring Tayla Parx, “Picture Me Rollin’,” and “Little More (Royalty)” featuring a cameo by his daughter Royalty.
CAGE THE ELEPHANT’S “TELL ME I’M PRETTY”DEBUTS AT #3
Cage the Elephant’s fourth studio album Tell Me I’m Pretty debuts at #3 on the Billboard Top Rock Albums Chart and #3 on the Billboard Alternative Albums Chart. The album was released on December 18th and lead single “Mess Around” held the #4 spot on the Billboard Alternative Radio chart and #3 and #4 on Mediabase’s Alternative and AAA Formats, respectively. Cage the Elephant will perform on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on January 5th, 2016.
Cage the Elephant will be playing at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA on January 19th and at iHeart Theater in Los Angeles, CA on January 20th, which will be broadcasted live across the country on iHeart stations and online. They will also open for Metallica in San Francisco at AT&T Park on February 6th on the eve of Super Bowl 50 and perform at Hangout Music Festival in May 2016.
MUSIC VIDEO FROM LIGHTSHOW “M.O.B”
Southeast DC’s representer Lightshow unleashes a new music video for his hit single “M.O.B.” The visual directed by Chop N Shoot Films was released over the holiday weekend as a special gift to the fans. “M.O.B” can be found on his If These Walls Could Talk mixtape available now on Spinrilla.
VIDEO: Lightshow – M.O.B (Dir. Chop N Shoot Films):
RAC FEATURE IN SPIN.COM
As we head into the New Year, we have a new song from Grammy nominated artist RAC (pronounced Ar-Ay-Cee). You can listen/share “Magic Hour” and read a feature interview on Spin.com. Spin calls the song “an elegant pop dream of that beautifully waning moment of the day when everything glows just before dark, features vocals by mod-pop heroine Little Boots.”
TIESTO X TONY JUNIOR
New collaboration from Tiësto and Tony Junior “Get Down” is a heavy-hitting house track that will leave you wanting more. The track builds on a serious bassline, with a tantalizing build and explosive drop. The distorted synths are overlain with addicting vocals creating a high energy club anthem.
Voted “The Greatest DJ of All Time” by Mixmag, and the #1 DJ by Rolling Stone, Grammy Award winning artist Tiësto is a worldwide phenomenon. With both his singles “Wasted” and “Red Lights” off of his 2014 album and A Town Called Paradise achieving gold status, Tiësto’s resume also includes a Grammy for his remix of John Legend’s “All of Me,” as well as hosting duties on the online TV series Your Shot USA. Most recently, the producer released Club Life Vol. 4 – New York City, the fourth installment of his Club Life mix album series based on his Sirius XM Club Life channel, in addition to continuing his residences at Las Vegas’ Hakkasan and Wet Republic pool at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino.
NEW ALBUM BY CC
C.C. aka Cornell Carter is releasing his third full-length album, In The Moment, on January 15th 2016, a collection of 13 genre-diverse tracks spanning smooth R&B, hip-shaking funk, and heart-piercing soul numbers. This new album, two years in the making, is a mix of the past and present, solid classics and contemporary chart-toppers. The album as a whole demonstrates C.C.’s diversity as both a vocalist and a master of musical interpretation and performance. His vocal delivery shows an impressive range; sometimes smooth, sometimes funky, yet always engaging and infectious.
C.C. has had many once in a lifetime musical experiences to draw from, but two of the highest points of his career so far has been sharing the stage as an opening act for the late great Godfather of Soul James Brown and the legendary Ray Charles. In addition to his various headline performances, C.C. has also opened for other household name brand artists such as: The Whispers, The Temptations, Natalie Cole, and Kool and The Gang, among many other renowned world-class musicians and artists.
“IN MY HEAD” REMIX
Fresh from playing multiple sets at the main stage of Australia’s famed Stereosonic Festival, Tyson O’Brien aka Generik has been commissioned by Warner Australia to do an official remix of the Galantis song “In My Head” as a free download. A huge hit in Galantis’ festival sets across North America and the World in 2015, “In My Head” is a euphoric pop house song that is contagious from the moment that it starts. Gererik’s remix takes elements from the original and adds a bouncy house bassline to it that is sure to make even the most impassioned dance floors move from side to side. It is now available for free download on his Soundcloud as of Christmas Day, making it the perfect holiday gift to get partygoers around the world ready for New Year’s Eve.
SIRIUSXM PRESENTS “KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND
KC and The Sunshine Band’s music has served as the ultimate soundtrack for parties around the world since they boogied onto the music scene over 40 years ago with electric mega-hits like “Shake, Shake, Shake (Shake Your Booty),” “That’s The Way I Like It,” and “Boogie Shoes,” lighting up dance floors. To amp up New Year’s Eve celebrations and ring in 2016, satellite radio network SiriusXM will broadcast the multi-platinum selling and GRAMMY-winning band’s full concert, LIVE from the Thunder Valley Casino Resort in Lincoln, California on its 70’s on 7 channel as part of an exclusive LIVE concert series. The show will begin at 1:30 a.m. on the East Coast on Friday, January 1.