BLACK EYED PEAS RELEASE NEW SINGLE “BE NICE” FT. SNOOP DOGG

LISTEN HERE (June 5, 2019 — Los Angeles, CA) – Multi-platinum group Black Eyed Peas debuted their anthemic new single, “Be Nice,” feat. Snoop Dogg last night on NBC’s new songwriting competition series, Songland.  The series provides talented up-and-coming songwriters with a one-of-a-kind opportunity to collaborate with visionary music producers who are responsible for today’s…

GRAMMY-AWARD WINNER ELLE VARNER RELEASES NEW SINGLE “KINDA LOVE”

(New York, NY-April 12, 2019) Grammy-Award winner Elle Varner is setting the tone for 2019 with the release of her second single this year. With the summer clearly on her mind, Elle releases new single “Kinda Love,” which is an island-infused smash just in time to be a female summer anthem. Co-written with Grammy-nominated songwriter Stacy Barthe, Elle continues…

RISING LA RAPPER BLUEFACE GRACES THE COVER OF THE FADER ON STANDS NOW!

Rapper Blueface continues to conquer with his smash hit “Thotiana” from the album Famous Cryp (5th Amendment/eOne): -#1 most viewed music video last week on YouTube (U.S.) #1 artist on Spotify Viral 50 week of 2/14 190 MILLION Streams #4 Digital Song Sales #5 Rap Streaming Songs #6 Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs #6 Hot Rap…

2019 ESSENCE Festival Unveils Epic 25th Anniversary Performance Line-Up – July 4-7, New Orleans, LA

February 25, 2019 11:34 AM Eastern Standard Time NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The ESSENCE Festival®, the world’s largest entertainment and cultural experience, celebrates its 25th anniversary during Fourth of July weekend in New Orleans and today unveiled part one of its epic 25thanniversary performance line-up. The impressive schedule currently features more than 80 of the most talented and…

INDIA LOVE TEAMS UP WITH UK-BASED FASHION RETAILER PRETTY LITTLE THING FOR LATEST MUSIC/VISUAL RELEASE “#Pretty” FEATURING will.i.am

Los Angeles, CA – Feb 22, 2019 – For her first release of 2019, recording artist, model, and influencer India Love collaborates with popular UK-based fashion retailerPRETTY LITTLE THING for the will.i.am-produced and featured single “#Pretty” through eOne Music. The music video will be released February 21, 2019, at Midnight EST. As part of the countdown excitement for the premiere of #Pretty music video…

Comedians Jess Hilarious & DC Young Fly Set to Host the Second Annual BET Social Awards

February 21, 2019 03:24 PM Eastern Standard Time NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Best known for their own viral videos, comedians @DCYoungFly, and @Jesshilarious_official will serve as the hosts for the second annual “BET SOCIAL AWARDS.” This LIVE one-hour event will feature special guests and exciting performances in an electrifying night that will celebrate viral social media moments over the past…

GRAMMY AWARD WINNER LIL’ KIM RELEASES NEW SINGLE “GO AWFF”

New York, NY-February 15, 2019) Grammy award winner and music icon Lil’ Kim closes out New York Fashion Week with the release of her new single “Go Awff.” Originally previewed in September at the VFiles Fashion Show while strutting down the catwalk, Kim is excited to finally give her fans what they’ve been waiting for…

Kelly Rowland Set to Host 2019 ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards

February 05, 2019 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Singer / actress, Kelly Rowland, has been confirmed to host the 12th annual ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards in Beverly Hills, CA. ESSENCE, the number one media, technology and commerce company serving Black women, will celebrate the artistry and activism of actress Amandla Stenberg (“The Hate U Give”), actress/singer and author Jenifer Lewis (“Black-ish”),…

ENTERTAINMENT ONE CELEBRATES RAPPER BLUEFACE IN NEW YORK

(New York, NY- January 31, 2019). Entertainment One (eOne), the label famous for artists like The Game, Royce 5’9”, Ray J, Lil Kim and more, is excited about the success of its newest hitmaker Blueface and his single “Thotiana,” which has climbed the charts in a matter of weeks. Last night, eOne hosted a private cocktail dinner at the famed Philippe…

20th Annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration to Air on BET Networks on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 8:00PM ET/PT

January 23, 2019 11:34 AM Eastern Standard Time NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Returning to BET Networks for the sixth consecutive year on February 2, 2019, The 20thAnnual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration will be hosted by National radio and TV personality Rickey Smiley. The annual NFL-Sanctioned event will take place during Super Bowl LIII week, filming in front of a live audience on Thursday,…

GRAMMY AWARD WINNER ELLE VARNER RELEASES NEW SINGLE “POUR ME” FT. WALE

(New York, NY-January 18, 2019) Grammy-award winner Elle Varner kicks off 2019 with a brand, new single, “Pour Me” featuring Wale, and U.S. dates across the country. “Pour Me” was produced by Nascent and Jimmy Varner and features a laid back, R&B groove that has Elle reminiscing about a lost love. “The track is the…

ESSENCE Spotlights Art + Activism at Oscar-Week Celebration: 2019 Black Women in Hollywood Awards Honoring Amandla Stenberg, Kiki Layne, Jenifer Lewis and Regina Hall

January 14, 2019 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ESSENCE, the number one media, technology and commerce company serving Black women, today revealed the four extraordinary honorees for its annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards, celebrating the global influence of Hollywood’s leading female artist-activists—both in front of the camera and behind-the-scenes. The highly-anticipated Oscar-week luncheon will be…

PLATINUM SELLING R&B SUPERSTAR TANK GETS “DIRTY” IN VISUAL FOR NEW SINGLE NEW ALBUM COMING SPRING 2019

(New York, NY – January 11, 2019) Grammy-nominated R&B superstar Tank is back to kick off 2019 with his new single “Dirty,” via R&B Money/Atlantic Records. Co-written with longtime collaborator J. Valentine and produced by Cardiak (“When We”), “Dirty” is a follow up to his platinum-selling hit “When We.” The sultry single continues with Tank’s unforgettable lovemaking lyrics that come to life in…

Elle Varner joins Marsha Ambrosius on her Nyla tour in select cities

Marsha Ambrosius is taking NYLA on the road once again on her own U.S. tour. The songstress just hopped off of Maxwell’s 50 Intimate Nights Tour and now she’s taking her latest album to more fans on her upcoming 29-city tour. She’ll be joined by labelmate and singer/songwriter Elle Varner who just released some new…

All-Star Lineup Pays Tribute at “Aretha! A GRAMMY® Celebration For The Queen Of Soul” on Jan. 13, 2019

December 27, 2018 09:30 AM Eastern Standard Time SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Recording Academy™, AEG Ehrlich Ventures, Clive Davis, and CBS will pay tribute to the legendary career of 18-time GRAMMY®winner and 2008 MusiCares® Person of the Year honoree Aretha Franklin by presenting “Aretha! A GRAMMY Celebration For The Queen Of Soul.” Performing songs from her…