Popcaan has unveiled a new project titled FIXTAPE via Unruly / OVO Sound. FIXTAPE arrived as the dancehall icon capped off Jamaican Independence Day and includes a star-studded lineup, such as the Nineteen85-produced track “TWIST & TURN” featuring Drake and PARTYNEXTDOOR. Additional guest appearances include French Montana, Preme, Masicka, Stylo G, Dane Ray, Frahcess One, Tommy Lee, and Jada Kingdom. FIXTAPE continues Popcaan's historic narrative as one of the most prominent global superstars in the reggae space today. It is also the follow-up to his Vanquish mixtape, which released back in December of 2019 after it was announced that he had signed to OVO Sound.
Popcaan has amassed over 683 million streams and currently has more than half-a-billion YouTube views along with 1.14 million subscribers.
Jamaica’s Popcaan is an international superstar who has become synonymous with dancehall for the better part of a decade. Having made an impact initially via his association with Vybz Kartel, he went on to become a global sensation and was culturally relevant in the United States by the time he released his debut album, the critically-lauded Where We Come From, which debuted at #2 on Billboard's Reggae Albums chart in 2014. Popcaan has collaborated with many notable artists, including appearances on high-profile tracks like Jamie xx's "I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times)," Drake’s “Know Yourself,” as well as Gorillaz' track "Saturnz Barz.” In 2018, he released his acclaimed sophomore full-length album Forever, which also debuted at #2 on Billboard's Reggae Albums Chart. In 2019, it was announced at Popcaan’s popular Unruly Fest that he signed to OVO Sound.
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''J Balvin is a legend and the most influential reggaeton artist today.''
NOW and THEN Magazine
"the evolution and future of reggaeton music"
Consequence of Sound
"J Balvin is one of the most influential reggaeton artists of this modern age."
"[reggaeton's] most visible star"
The New York Times
"Now with his own seat at the table, J Balvin will no doubt sigue rompiendo"
"J Balvin has a sixth sense for a smash hit"
Following the successful launch of his critically acclaimed and 2X Platinum Certified album, Colores, J Balvin embarks on a new musical journey with the release of "Un Día (One Day)," a star-studded collaboration alongside fellow global superstars Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny and Tainy. A song about longing and nostalgia, this new bilingual anthem collides two worlds together: the house genre with the best of Latin rhythms, all while incorporating a medley of unforgettable rhymes and catchy beats that will almost make you forget this is a song about heartbreak.
Executive produced by NEON16, "Un Día (One Day)" also arrives with a music video directed by Stillzand stars the famous Spanish actress Úrsula Corberó, protagonist of the Netflix series Money Heist. The single is the newest collaboration between Balvin, Bad Bunny and Tainy, following Balvinand Bad Bunny's critically-acclaimed 2019 EP OASIS as well as Balvin and Tainy's recent collaboration "Agua" from The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run soundtrack. However, this moment marks the first crossover between the three artists and Dua Lipa, who recently released her critically acclaimed #1 sophomore album Future Nostalgia in March.
About J Balvin:
"Reggaeton's Global Ambassador" - 4-time LATIN GRAMMY winner J Balvin is now one of the top streaming music artists in the world, regardless of language, and has developed a legion of fans worldwide. Hailed by Billboard as "the biggest breakout act Latin music has seen in many years" and Pitchfork as "the face of modern Reggaeton," Balvin is leading a second generation of Musica Urbana stars that have propelled Latin music to an unprecedented global embrace. His latest album, Colores, saw both critical acclaim and commercial success. With "Blanco," "Morado" and "Rojo" going #1, J Balvin became the artist with the most #1 songs on the Latin Airplay charts in history, with 23 of his songs earning that spot over the course of his career. With his music and impact on the culture, Balvinhas cemented himself as not only a leader of Reggaeton but as a torchbearer of the new state of Latin music by continuously expanding the limits of the genre and paving the way for "la nueva escuela."
About Dua Lipa:
Global pop superstar Dua Lipa released Future Nostalgia, her #1 UK sophomore album, this year to worldwide acclaim. It is one of the best reviewed albums of the year so far and debuted in the top 5 of the Billboard 200 Album Chart. Upon release, Future Nostalgia was the most streamed album in a day by a British female artist globally in Spotify history. She has frequently been the biggest female artist in the world on the platform, and is currently the fifth biggest artist overall with nearly 60 million monthly listeners. The album's certified platinum lead single "Don't Start Now" is a worldwide hit with one billion streams on Spotify alone, and a #2 spot on the Billboard Hot 100, a career high for the pop star. The track also broke her personal best record of weeks at #1 at US Top 40 radio. Duafollowed the success of "Don't Start Now" by releasing smash UK single "Physical," and "Break My Heart," all of which sat on the Billboard Hot 100 and top 10 at UK radio simultaneously. Future Nostalgia is the follow up to Dua's eponymous 2017 debut, which is certified platinum and spawned 6 platinum tracks. She made BRIT Award history in 2018 by becoming the first female artist to pick up five nominations, with two wins for British Breakthrough Act and British Female Solo Artist, and received two Grammy awards for Best New Artist and Best Dance Recording in early 2019.
About Bad Bunny:
Bad Bunny is proclaimed as one of the most popular artists in the world. The multi-platinum artist, winner of the Latin GRAMMY and nominated for the GRAMMY, constantly manages to break language and stereotype barriers around the globe, becoming an international culture and entertainment icon. Following the huge impact he has had on mass audiences, Bad Bunny became the first Latin Reggaeton artist in history to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. He is also the second male personality to appear alone on the cover of Playboy magazine, after its founder, Hugh Hefner. His leadership within the Reggaeton and Trap genres has led him to dominate large stages during prominent music festivals and international concert tours.
His most recent album, Las Que No Iban A Salir debuted #1 on Billboard's "Top Latin Albums," dethroning himself over his previous albums, with YHLQMDLG at #2 and X 100PRE at #3. Bad Bunny is one of the Latin artists with the most entries to the global "Hot 100" list, with a total of 24 hits. In addition, with his album YHLQMDLG, he became the first Latino artist in history to achieve the position #2 on the global list "Billboard 200." Each of Bad Bunny's releases has left their forceful mark on the history of Latin music. His artistic power and leadership in the entertainment world demonstrate his character as one of the most impactful artists of the moment and reaffirm his expansive position in the music industry.
NEW OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR “NO WOMAN NO CRY” REVEALED FOR INTERNATIONAL REGGAE DAY JULY 1
WHY SHOULD I / EXODUS 6-TRACK EP OUT NOW. LISTEN HERE
BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS – LIVE AT THE RAINBOW AVAILABLE TO STREAM NOW
LEGEND PICTURE DISC AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER HERE
1 JULY 2020 (TORONTO, ON) - In observance of the late and legendary Bob Marley's 75th Birthday, and in honor of the July 1 International Reggae Day celebrations, an official music video for Bob Marley's "No Woman No Cry," premiered today. Directed by Kristian Mercado Figueroa and shot in Jamaica and New York City, the powerful visual explores two tales of a family divided by country but connected by their love and want for a better life for their children. We see a strong and loving Mother strive to look after her children in their homeland. At the same time, the Father works tirelessly, isolated in New York City, working as a taxi driver to better provide for his family back home. The video shines a light on the importance of family and connection while confronting the genuine struggles many families face in the modern world, often forced apart due to poverty.
Watch the video for "No Woman No Cry" on Bob Marley's official YouTube channel
In addition to the new "No Woman, No Cry" music video being revealed for International Reggae Day, new music videos as well as all 4 Bob Marley: Legacy Episodes, including the latest installment, Rhythm of the Game, which explores Bob's longstanding connection between Soccer and his music, will be streaming on Bob Marley's official YouTube channel.
A brand new HD music video for "Lively Up Yourself" will also premiere on July 3, via Bob Marley's official YouTube channel. Filmed in 4K, the video features Bob Marley at the top of his career.
On July 24, one of the world's best-selling and most loved albums of our time, LEGEND will be released as a limited-edition picture disc. Featuring many of Bob's most memorable songs, from "One Love/People Get Ready" to "Get Up, Stand Up," "Is This Love" to "Jammin'," "Could You Be Loved" to "Three Little Birds," and eight more classics, in celebration of #BobMarley75, the album will be available in a limited edition picture disc presenting the iconic cover shot backed with a previously unseen image of Bob. Pre-order HERE.
June 26 marked the release of Bob Marley's Why Should I | Exodus, 6-track EP. Featuring unique remixes, dub versions, and a 12" extended version of Exodus, the EP is out worldwide from today, listenHERE.
On June 12, Bob Marley and the Wailers' legendary "Live At The Rainbow" show was live-streamed in its entirety on Bob Marley's Official YouTube Page. Shot in London on June 4, 1977, amid the punk explosion, Bob was in exile following the release of his legendary Exodus LP; also just six months removed from an assassination attempt as well as a severe toe injury. The concert – the last of the Exodus tour due to the injury – has an undeniable charged, political energy to it. The live show aired in its original performance sequence for the first time this month, having been restored from film to HD video and from original analog to 24-bit audio Watch Bob Marley & The Wailers "Live At The Rainbow" on Bob Marley's Official YouTube Channel HERE.
In this digital era, Bob Marley remains one of the most followed posthumous artists on social media, and MARLEY75 will serve to bring his music and message to the digital foreground, reaching new audiences and perspectives with innovative content and groundbreaking technology. Special live events, exclusive digital content, recordings, exhibitions, plus rare and unearthed treasures will also be revealed throughout the year. Bob Marley's music continues to inspire generation upon generation, as his legacy lives on through his message of love, justice, and unity, a sentiment needed more than ever in 2020. In conjunction with Tuff Gong and UMe, a division of the Universal Music Group, the Marley family will continue to ensure the highest quality, integrity, and care is taken to honor Bob's legacy and to celebrate one of the 20th century's most important and influential figures.
Additional information on MARLEY75 events will be revealed soon.
ABOUT BOB MARLEY
Bob Marley, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, is notable not only as the man who put reggae on the global map but, as a statesman in his native Jamaica, he famously brought together the country's warring factions. Today, Bob Marley remains one of the 20th century's most important and influential entertainment icons. Marley's lifestyle and music continue to inspire new generations as his legacy lives on through his music. In the digital era, he has the second-highest social media following of any posthumous celebrity, with the official Bob Marley Facebook page drawing more than 70 million fans, ranking it among the Top 20 of all Facebook pages and Top 10 among celebrity pages. Marley's music catalog has sold millions of albums worldwide. His iconic collection, LEGEND, holds the distinction of being the longest-charting album in the history of Billboard magazine's Catalog Albums chart and remains the world's best-selling reggae album. Marley's accolades include inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1994) and ASCAP Songwriters Hall of Fame (2010), a GRAMMY® Lifetime Achievement Award (2001), multiple entries in the GRAMMY® Hall Of Fame, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (2001).