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DEC 09 2014

KID INK TO RELEASE BRAND NEW ALBUM FULL SPEED ON FEBRUARY 3, 2015

  

ALBUM AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER ON DECEMBER 15

INCLUDES INSTANT DOWNLOAD OF “BODY LANGUAGE” AND “COOL BACK” 

[New York, NY – December 9, 2014] Chart-topping, multi-platinum selling hip-hop artist Kid Ink announces today that his major label sophomore album, Full Speed, will be released on February 3, 2015 via Tha Alumni Music Group/88 Classic/RCA Records.  The album will be available for pre-order on December 15 at all digital music retail providers.  Fans who pre-order the album will receive an instant download of “Body Language” and “Cool Back.” More details on Full Speed will be revealed soon.

The album’s first single, “Body Language” featuring Usher and Tinashe, has been streamed over 12 million times worldwide and declared as “another infectious rap track with a club-ready beat and an R&B assist” by MTV. The eye-catching video has received nearly 8 million views and earned MTV Jams’ “Jam of the Week” status.

“I named my last album ‘My Own Lane’ because that's exactly how I felt at the time. After having an amazing year, I feel like I am just now hitting my stride and I’m going full speed in my own lane on this album.”

And what an amazing year it has been for the West coast native! Selected by Shazam as one of the “2014 New Artists to Watch” and chosen by MTV International as their first PUSH campaign artist of 2014, Ink released his major label debut album, My Own Lane, on January 7, 2014.  My Own Lane entered at #1 on Billboard’s Rap Albums chart, #2 on Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart and #3 on both the Top 200 and Top Digital Albums charts, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Since its release, the album has accrued worldwide TEA and album sales of over 730,000! The album’s hit single “Show Me” is RIAA-certified double platinum in the US, gold in Australia and Canada.  The single holds the record for the most weeks at #1 on the Rap Airplay chart for 18 weeks and was the #1 airplay record at Rhythmic radio for 2014 making Ink the #2 airplay artist at that format behind Chris Brown. Ink’s follow-up single, “Main Chick,” is certified gold and was the most added song at Urban Mainstream radio at the time of release. The videos for both aforementioned songs were viewed over 126 million times with “Show Me” garnering VEVO certified status crossing 100 million views. Not one to rest on his laurels, Ink has performed over 200 shows in over 24 countries this year, inclusive of his recent sold-out “My Own Lane European Tour.”

With an impressive 2014 under his belt, the lane is wide open for more success for Kid Ink in 2015.   

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Keep Up With Kid Ink

Official Site: http://kidinkmusic.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialKidInk

Twitter: https://twitter.com/kid_ink

Instagram: http://instagram.com/kidinkbatgang

VEVO: http://www.youtube.com/kidinkofficialvevo

DEC 08 2014

RCA Picks Up 33 GRAMMY Nominations!

Congratulations to the following artists on their GRAMMY nominations this year! 

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JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE

ALBUM OF THE YEAR – BEYONCE ‘BEYONCE’

*AS A PRODUCER ON THE ALBUM*

 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR – PHARELL ‘G I R L’

*AS A FEATURED ARTIST ON THE ALBUM*

 

ALICIA KEYS

ALBUM OF THE YEAR – PHARELL ‘G I R L

*AS A FEATURED ARTIST ON THE ALBUM*

 

SIA

RECORD OF THE YEAR – ‘CHANDELIER’ 

SONG OF THE YEAR – ‘CHANDELIER’

POP SOLO PERFORMANCE – ‘CHANDELIER’

BEST MUSIC VIDEO – ‘CHANDELIER’

 

 USHER

BEST R&B PERFORMANCE– ‘GOOD KISSER’

BEST R&B PERFORMANCE– ‘NEW FLAME’ W/ CHRIS BROWN & RICK ROSS

BEST R&B SONG– ‘GOOD KISSER’

BEST R&B SONG– ‘NEW FLAME’ W/ CHRIS BROWN & RICK ROSS

 

CHRIS BROWN

BEST URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM – X

BEST R&B SONG– ‘NEW FLAME’ FT. USHER & RICK ROSS

BEST R&B PERFORMANCE– ‘NEW FLAME’ FT. USHER & RICK ROSS

 

MALI MUSIC

BEST URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM – MALI IS…

BEST GOSPEL PERFORMANCE/SONG – ‘I BELIEVE’

ANTHONY HAMILTON

BEST TRADITIONAL R&B PERFORMANCE– ‘AS’ W/ MARSHA AMBROSIUS

 

CAGE THE ELEPHANT

ALTERNATIVE ALBUM:  MELOPHOBIA

DEC 08 2014

Leona Lewis’ “Christmas With Love” On iTunes!

Leona brings the holiday cheer with her holiday album, Christmas, With Love now available for a special price this holiday season. Get it now on iTunes here.

DEC 05 2014

Win a Trip for Two to the 57th GRAMMY Awards® in 2015

Pre-order the 2015 The GRAMMYs® Nominees Album on Amazon Music & enter for a chance to win a trip for two to the 57th GRAMMY Awards® in 2015 by clicking here.

DEC 05 2014

R&B LEGEND CHARLIE WILSON ANNOUNCES FOREVER CHARLIE TOUR WITH SPECIAL GUESTS KEM AND JOE

Pre-Sale Tickets: December 9

Tickets On Sale Nationally: December 12

The New Album Forever Charlie In Stores January 27, 2015

 

New York, NY – Grammy nominated artist Charlie Wilson announced today his new national tour Forever Charlie will kick off on February 12, 2015 in Cleveland, OH and will wrap on March 27 in Oakland, CA. The tour is named after Wilson’s upcoming album that is slated for a January 27 release on RCA Records.  Charlie Wilson’s new single “Goodnight Kisses” was the #1 most added song at Urban Radio and Billboard says about the single “…Over snap-and-swing doo-wop-inspired production, the GAP Band co-founder sings sweetly about his loved one’s smoochies. At 61 years old, Wilson is still as convincing a romantic as ever.”

Fans who pre-order Forever Charlie,from the singer’s official on-line store, will gain first access to pre-sale tickets for the upcoming tour (http://myplay.me/1cv2).  At the time of purchase, buyers will receive a pre-sale code. This particular pre-sale will begin on December 9 at 10 AM local time. The general public on-sale begins December 12 starting at 10 AM local time. Detailed information will be available on www.charliewilsonmusic.com.

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Wednesday, December 10 at 10 AM through Thursday, December 11 at 10 PM.  All times are local.

VIP packages will be available and will include a seat within the first 10 rows and a meet and greet with Charlie Wilson (among other exclusive VIP tour items).

“I am so glad to be on the road once again and to bring my show to so many cities across the country.  It’s going to be a special night for all the ladies that will join me and my special guests!” says Charlie Wilson. “I am looking forward to sharing the stage with my two talented friends Kem and Joe. They are both artists that I admire and am honored to have them on my tour. We are planning a show the audience won’t ever forget.”

Jeff Sharp, Vice President of Urban Touring AEG Live says “The Forever Charlie Tour is the most prominent R&B tour for an adult urban audience that is scheduled to hit the road in 2015 thus far. The fact that three of the most important male vocalist/entertainers of our era are sharing the same stage nightly is something that brings AEG as a company to commit any and all of its many assets to the project.”