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Norwegian pop singer/songwriter Sigrid followed her elder siblings into the music business, signing a major-label deal with Island at just 20 years of age. Born Sigrid Solbakk Raabe on September 5, 1996 into a music-loving family and brought up in the sunny seaport of Ålesund in western Norway, about 300 miles from Oslo, she was the youngest of three siblings, each of whom had their own musical career. Her sister Johanne was a classically trained singer who had studied in Italy and Spain, while her brother Tellef had tasted indie success at home with his own band. Growing up influenced by classic artists like Joni Mitchell, Chet Baker, and Neil Young, she was taught to play the piano at an early age by her grandmother and guitar by her brother, and for ten years was a dancer, studying several different styles.

After a stint in her brother’s band, Sigrid turned her hand to songwriting and launched her solo career in October 2013 at the tender age of 16 with the single “Sun,” which saw her featured on NRK’s (Norwegian state television) hip tastemaker show Urørt (Untouched). Two further singles, “Two Fish” and “Known You Forever,” alongside spellbinding performances at several major European music festivals, sealed her reputation as a superbly talented songwriter and performer. With her rich, powerful, versatile voice and elfin good looks, she seemed ready-made for pop superstardom, and the ensuing bidding war finally saw her signed to Island. She delivered on the promise with her epic, anthemic debut single for the label, “Don’t Kill My Vibe,” released in February 2017. Co-written and produced by Martin Sjølie (Ella Henderson, Sam Smith), it was unveiled with much fanfare on BBC Radio 1, becoming their “Hottest Record in the World,” and immediately racked up millions of plays on streaming services. The equally successful single “Strangers” followed that November. ~ John D. Buchanan

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Making history as the highest ever billed female DJ at last year’s Coachella, Alison Wonderland has unveiled her brand new single ‘Church‘, with the production out today.

A powerfully cathartic release, laced by Alison’s rich vocals, the single follows previous track ‘Happy Place’ and blends a downtempo crushing melody with strong bassline elements from the highly acclaimed singer, DJ, and producer.

In the accompanying official video, directed by Bo Mirhosseni, Alison can be seen leading a church choir from their altar, into a dark, night-time setting where Alison and her new found friends explore the darker sides of their soul, an embodiment of the stark contrast between Alison’s pure and soothing vocals, and grittier breakdown of the track.

Laced with soaring synths, ‘Church’ relates to “realising your self-worth, when the person you’re with doesn’t” according to Alison. This article originally appeared in Broadway World

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After announcing the dates for her North American tour, pop singer Hayley Kiyoko released a brand-new remix of her song “Curious” with songwriting team Marian Hill. The duo are best known for their song “Down,” which peaked at No. 21 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2017.

“Curious” is Kiyoko’s lead single from her upcoming album, Expectations, out everywhere March 30. This article originally appeared in Billboard

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After seeing her fourth album ‘The Architect’ hit Number 1, Brit Award winning Paloma Faith releases her new single ‘Til I’m Done’, impacting 16th February on RCA Records.

Following the radio favourites ‘Guilty’ and ‘Crybaby’ and produced by TMS, ‘Til I’m Done’ is a disco-funk driven track impossible not to dance to as Paloma sings about her independence and strength. “I wanted to write something more modern,” she says. “On previous albums, I’ve been more concerned with the past but now I’m looking forward because of motherhood and wanting to change things for a better future. It’s a marriage of old and new.”

After three years away Paloma has made a stunning comeback which has not only seen her garner her first Number 1 album (already gold, and fast on its way to platinum), but also seen her perform and host Sounds Like Friday Night, sing a duet with finalist Grace on the X Factor Finals show, and give a stand out performance at the Royal Variety Show. This article originally appeared in Vents Magazine

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Late last year, Diplo teamed up with Danish pop star MØ for the single “Get It Right.” And at least according to Jimmy Fallon, that single will appear on a new Diplo EP called California. Today, Diplo has shared another track that might end up on California. On “Look Back,” he teams up with the enormously appealing Virginia singer DRAM for a warm, soulful power ballad. “Look Back” reminds me of the stuff on Florida, the often-overlooked, mostly-instrumental debut album that Diplo released back in 2004. This article originally appeared in Stero Gum

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Director: Brandon Dermer
Producer: Jon Carlo Alvarez
Director of Photography: John Frost
Production Designer: Justin McClain
Editor: Andrew Wilsak
Colorist: Ryan McNeal
VFX: Brandon Sachs

“Friends” marks one of the hottest collaborations of this year and has all the elements of yet another Anne-Marie global smash. Marshmello’s stellar, throwback production combines with Anne-Marie’s next-level vocals, buckets of sass and, of course, matchless humour to create a sonic masterpiece. Recorded at Sarm Studios at the end of 2017, Friends is a continuation of a budding friendship – in 2016, Marshmello remixed Anne-Marie’s ARIA double platinum and Australian Top 10 breakthrough hit, “Alarm”.

Marshmello, the anonymous Producer/DJ, is taking the music industry by storm. Becoming one of the fastest rising dance producers in history, he has received over two billion streams and counting, making him one of Spotify’s Top 10 most-listened to artists in the world. Catapulting his career with his official remix of Jack U and Justin Bieber’s global hit Where Are U Now, Marshmello has gone on to collaborate with a wide variety of top artists, most recently with Selena Gomez on Wolves, which hit #1 on the US Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart and clocked over 300 million streams. His previous single Silence feat. Khalid has also received over 300 million streams to date and his debut album Joytime, that released in 2016, reached the Top 5 on the US Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart.

Bolstering her place in pop’s hot property with her female-forward hits and co-signed to Major Toms/Asylum, former 3 x world karate champion Anne-Marie has collaborated with a wealth of household names over her career to date including Rudimental, a band whom she toured the world with as their lead vocalist for two years,  and Clean Bandit. Featuring on the trio’s monster track “Rockabye”, she spent six weeks at the top of the ARIA charts and the song amassed 5 x ARIA platinum sales.

Shooting onto the pop scene with her debut single Alarm after a plethora of early internet buzz, Anne-Marie followed-up with her one million-selling and UK Top 10 hit and ARIA gold single “Ciao Adios” last year. Showcasing her versatility and as a special Christmas treat to fans, the 5 x BRIT Award nominee gave us an emotional masterclass and a taste of her highly-anticipated debut album with her timeless track “Then” with an accompanying performance video at the end of 2017. This article originally appeared in Warner Music

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Machine Gun Kelly explores a relationship’s bitter end with his colorful “The Break Up” video. Director Jordan Wozy follows the rapper and his ex as they air grievances over the phone, shifting through color-coded rooms that include one filled with cacti and another with “Fuck You” balloons.

After years of hard knocks and hard partying, the Cleveland rapper may finally be breaking big. All he has to do is stay alive

The rapper also marked Valentine’s Day by launching another unsentimental project: his 1-800-The-Break-Up website, which allows users to text custom relationship-ending messages or pre-set, greeting card-styled disses. (Samples of the latter include “Wanna see a magic trick? Poof! You’re single” and “Our relationship is like a fat guy – it’s not working out.”)

“The Break Up” appears on the deluxe reissue of the rapper’s third LP, 2017’s bloom. Last year, he also teamed with X Ambassadors and Bebe Rexa for the single “Home,” featured on the soundtrack to Will Smith action-thriller Bright.

Machine Gun Kelly – who was recently cast as Tommy Lee in the upcoming Motley Crue biopic The Dirt – will join Fall Out Boy on their upcoming North American Mania tour, which kicks off August 29th in Uniondale, New York. This article originally appeared in RollingStone

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