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  • July16th

    Kid Cudi is a popular hip hop and rock recording artist originally from Cleveland, Ohio. He moved to Brooklyn with his dreams in mind and on a mixtape readily awaiting its discovery. He gained major recognition in 2008 after the release of his first official mix taped named, A Kid Named Cudi. He is currently signed under Republic Records, in addition to his own label, Wicked Awesome Records, which was independently founded by the artist in 2011.

    Kid Cudi is currently up to a few projects this year already. He is soon to be co-starring on Comedy Bang! Bang! which premieres Thursday, July 7th on IFC. People who know Cudi personally say that he is a naturally funny guy- so the show is definitely a different, yet appropriate direction his career is taking him.

    But no worries, Kid Cudi will never forget his creative origins. His upcoming album Speedin’ Bullet to Heaven is still unknown as to when it will be dropped but his Twitter account leads to much discussion about his emotional journey creating his music and the importance of taking the time to do so. For more information, check out his social media channels for updates.

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  • July13th

    Selena Gomez recently surprised her fan following when she announced on Instagram that she is the newest Celebrity Brand Ambassador for Pantene.

    maxresdefaultBesides producing music for her upcoming album, the 22-year old singer has been busy creating a new Pantene campaign, which is said to be released in August 2015. Judging by the pictures of the upcoming campaign, Selena will be rocking a sleek white gown, beautiful gold jewelry and of course her voluminous, dark locks.

    This major ad campaign was perfect for Gomez, as she states in a behind the scenes shoot, “I’ve used it [Pantene] my whole life, and their message for women — being ‘strong is beautiful’ — and what they represent is so what I embody and what I want my fans to feel comfortable in”. Fans are pleasantly surprised, knowing that this is Selena’s first beauty campaign. We are excited to see what Gomez and Pantene have in store for the future!

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  • June17th

    Taylor Swift did it again- another No. 1 on the Hot 100 chart- this time with her new single “Bad Blood” and it’s must see music video. “Bad Blood”, which features rapper Kendrick Lamar, went from No. 53 last week o
    n Billboard’s Hot 100 chart to now No. 1.

    It’s not just the catchy song people are talking about- the music video, which T-Swift herself produced, is full of Taylor’s A-list friends. The star studded cast involves Gigi Hadid, Ellie Goulding Lena Dunham, Hailee Steinfeld, Zendaya and Lily Aldridge and of course Taylor’s BFF, Karlie Kloss, just to name a few.

    Taylor released each member of the cast with their screen names for the video, which each of them got to pick, on her twitter before it premiered at the Billboard Music Awards on May 17th.

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  • September15th

    Lately, it’s hard to avoid Tinashe’s single hit, “2 On,” as it makes the rounds across national broadcasts and millions of headphones. But then again, why would you want to? With its poppy beat, heady lyrics, and swift interlude by rapper ScHoolboy Q, it might just be the song of the summer.

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    Though Tinashe’s name is most associated with her Billboard chart-topping reputation, she’s been steadily building a career in the entertainment world for years. What began as an interest in ballet flourished into a passion for acting and music that led Tinashe to finish school early to pursue her dreams.

    Tinashe’s first plunge into a music career was as a member of girl group, “The Stunners.” She ultimately broke away to establish a solo career, diligently watching YouTube videos to teach herself how to use the complicated and expensive equipment that she set up in her childhood bedroom. In 2012, she released “In Case We Die” and “Reverie” to generally positive reviews, praised as “brilliant” and likened to established talents Cassie and Rihanna.

    Tinashe describes the trend of her musical style as dark and chilling beats topped with lighter, sweet vocals. Besides “2 On,” she’s also released “Vulnerable,” featuring Travi$ Scott. Similar to the vein of dark tones in previous songs, her soft vocals in “Vulnerable” overlay somber beats and a brash rap segment. Male rappers will continue to add an edge to Tinashe’s music, as Future and ASAP Rocky are expected to appear in a few of her upcoming songs.  If it’s anything like her previous work, “Aquarius” is sure to be an album that astounds its audience and establishes Tinashe as a prominent music figure.

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  • September15th

    After a whirlwind year, Jess Glynne has become one of the UK’s most talked-about talented new artists. She began 2014 by collaborating on two number one tracks; “My Love” with Route 94 and “Rather Be” with Clean Bandit – the fastest-selling single of the year so far.

    Described as the new queen of house music, Glynne released her own debut single “Right Here” which charted in the Top Ten. She performed at Wireless and Glastonbury and has received praise by fellow British singers, Adele and Lilly Allen. With her debut album on the horizon and a tour commencing in October, Glynne is one of the British singers to watch out for!

    Twitter | Instagram | Right Here Music Video

  • July15th

    18 year old Austin Mahone got his big break into the music industry just
    like singing sensation Justin Bieber did; through  YouTube. Austin started posting videos of him singing covers on the website in June of 2010, a year later he stepped it up a notch and began making his own personal music videos. As he continued to get better, his fan base, now known as “Mahomies” continued to get bigger as well. He racked up a total of 55 million views on YouTube all together. All it usually takes to get noticed on YouTube by big recording companies is for one video to go viral. For Austin, it was a video he posted in October of 2011 of him singing a cover to Justin Bieber’s hit holiday song “Mistletoe”.

    In August of 2012 Mahone announced that he had officially been signed to Chase/Universal Republic Records. He slowly started releasing singles, his first was titled “11:11” followed by his second single “Say Somethin”. It was after these releases that he was chosen as one of the opening acts for Taylor Swifts Red Tour. 

    From there his career began to take off, and not only with just music. In November of 2012 Mahone became the new “Teen Ambassador” for Lil Waynes Trukfit Fashion Clothing Line, and even starred in commercials for McDonalds and Hot Nuts. Mahone has won numerous awards such as MTV VMA “Artist to Watch”, MTV EMA “Best Push Artist” and “Artist on the Rise”. He currently has a hot summer single out “Mmm Yeah” with PitBull. Austin, who is now also signed with Young Money Entertainment, and Cash Money Records is now gearing up to kick off his first head lining tour “MTV’s Artist To Watch Tour” which starts this February in Miami.

    Check out his hit song with Pitbull here !

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  • June19th

    p_xedSweet and fun Moxie Raia brings a hot and edgy twist to the world of music.According to Perez Hilton she is a mix of “Miley Cyrus meets Lana del Ray”. Moxie was catapulted into the spotlight when her first debut single “Buffalo Bill” was picked up and remixed by Tiesto. Just last month she proved she was a force to be reckoned with as she killed it both singing and dancing at a premiere showcase at DBA in Los Angeles.

    Moxie Raia is one of the artists under The Brain Management Company, and quickly started collaborating and writing songs with the other talent and artists in 2012. A year later in 2013 Moxie began to slowly release her mixtape called “Reckless.Passionate.Youth” (RYP) which contained 5 songs. The mixtape was produced by other artists in The Brain Management Company and big music producers such as Benny Cassette and Kanye West. The mixtape was
    generated a lot of buzz from bloggers and Moxie has taken off ever since.

    Between her edgy look, sweet personality, and lustrous lyrics and voice Moxie is destined to be queen of the music charts.

    Check out her music video for her hit “Buffalo Bill” here!

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  • June12th

    Emp_Of-16609This bilingual Brooklyn bred vocalist, Lorely Rodriquez better known as “Empress Of” is about to make this summer a whole lot hotter, as she jumps on board with the new wave of female electronic pop artists. Rodriquez originally introduced her music to the public through a series of 15 YouTube clips that would display about a minute of her electronic pop talent. She went on to name this bedroom originated project Colorminutes and only displayed her name and phone number for listeners. This hidden project eventually took off and was released in small colored cassette tapes by a label called Big Love.

    Since then 23 year old has taken off and went on her first tour alongside soul singer Jamie Lidell, as well as making numerous musical appearances all over. She has three tracks out now – Champagne, Don’t Tell Me, and Hat Trick. Her music and vocals have been compared to artists as sweet and innocent as Lana Del Ray and as bold and daring as Bjork. Empress Of being the perfect combination of the two spectrums writes and records her own music in both English and her native language of Spanish. Check out her sound cloud to hear her latest EP’s!

     

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  • May29th

    Jamie-Campbell-Bower-Hunger-TV-I-Dare-You-jamie-campbell-bower-35627147-1280-72025 year-old Jamie Campbell Bower is truly the definition of a triple threat. The actor, singer, and model has completely engrossed himself in all three of his talents. Bower has starred in several well-known movies and TV shows, he is the lead singer of his band, and he represents high-end brands of clothing.

    Bower went to the Bedales School in Hampshire, where they enforced creativity and individuality. Amidst his enrollment in this school, Bower tried out for a roll in the widely-known movie, “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” To his surprise, he got the roll he had tried out for. This was just the beginning of his success in acting, though. Bower went on to act in movies like RocknRolla, Winter Wartime, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part I, and all 3 of the Twilight series. He has also been seen in TV shows such as, The Prisoner and Camelot. Talk about a busy man – but Bower didn’t think so. Amongst his many talents, he feels as though keeping busy with all of them at the same time is another talent he acquires.

    Jamie Campbell Bower has maintained a band even throughout all of his movie auditions. He is the lead singer of the band titled, “The Darling Buds”. This band is a cross between Acoustic and Black Metal. He is joined by his two band members, Tristan Marmont and Dan Smith. The three originated in London, England, where they would play locally for their fans. They have since branched out to other areas to spread their music.

    Think Jamie is done? Think again. Jamie Campbell Bower represents the fashion industry as he is seen in Burberry Catalogs. Jamie has presented awards at British Fashion Week and has sat front row at New York Fashion Week. The wonderful thing about Jamie is that he is not only and actor and a singer, but he also dresses as such. He does a fantastic job at constituting himself in every way possible. Just by looking at him you can see that he is passionate about theater. His style screams “Hollywood”. Jamie Campbell Bower steadily rocks skinny jeans, fedoras, and trench coats just on a normal day. The fashion icon has been spotted on multiple occasions dressing almost like a that of a woman and only he could pull that off!

     For more on Jamie, click on the links below!

    Jameson Empire Awards Interview – Interview MagazineSinging “Better Man”Burberry Campaign

  • May29th

    james-maslow-dancing-stars-400The handsome, 23 year-old, James Maslow, was raised in La Jolla, California. His parents encouraged him to pursue his singing career and put him into choir at just 6 years old. Naturally, James Maslow fell in love with the performing arts. He began his acting career at the age of 10, where he appeared in San Diego Opera’s show titled La Bohème. At the age of 14, Maslow then performed in the musical, Les Misérables. Switching from school to school, Maslow finally went on to graduate from the Coronado School of the Arts in 2007.

    Maslow debuted his first acting gig on the hit Nickelodean series, iCarly, in 2008. Maslow continued to work with Nickelodean as he starred in the famous TV show/band named “Big Time Rush”. Being apart of this is what really helped Maslow take off with his acting and singing career. Big Time Rush went on to become one of the most popular boy bands of all time. The band/show’s ratings skyrocketed, the tours sold-out within minutes, and the fan base spread worldwide. Maslow hit it big time. He appeared in several teen magazines, such as: Glitter, Imagazine, and Seventeen. Big Time Rush came out with several albums which contained songs written by James Maslow himself. Some of these songs include: “Epic”, “Elevate”, “Love me Love me”, and “Music Sounds Better With U”. Aside from being the “hottie” of the band, he is also the most musically inclined. Maslow plays the guitar, drums, piano, sings, and writes his own music. Wow! James really does have a knack for music.

    Branching off from Big Time Rush, James Maslow was seen on season 18 of ABC’s sensational TV show, Dancing With the Stars. He partnered up with the lovely Peta Murgatroyd. Not surprisingly, the couple danced their way to week 10. They were sent home with only 4 weeks left of the season. In making it that far on the show, Maslow as an individual created a fan base that blossomed. He became so much more than just a member of a successful band, he became a true Hollywood star himself. With almost 3 million followers on Twitter, Maslow’s fans are eager to see more from him.

    Throughout his career he has appeared in a number of magazines. Aside from the teen magazines, Maslow is seen in OK!, M-Mag, and Fitness RX. He will appear on the cover of Men’s Health in the summer of 2014.

    James Maslow has a wide range of interests and excels at each one of them. Aside from singing, acting, modeling, and playing instruments, James has another hobby: writing scripts. He claims that during his free time he enjoys getting creative and putting together scenarios on paper. James Maslow is on talent overload!! He is an extremely bright individual and that is clear through the way he presents himself in public. Interview after interview, Maslow’s wit and perspicacious personality have portrayed him as a go-getter. Great things are expected from James Maslow in the near future.

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