Friday, March 31, 2017

adidas Originals launches “Original Is Never Finished” music videos

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adidas Originals Launches “Original Is Never Finished” Music Videos With Remixed Soundtracks Of The Song “My Way” by Snoop Dogg, Desiigner and MadeinTYO

-   Snoop Dogg, Desiigner and MadeinTYO remix the iconic song “My Way” by Frank Sinatra for adidas Originals in “Original Is Never Finished” music videos -
-   adidas Originals turns to Twitter to launch “Original Is Never Finished” music videos during music’s big night –
-   adidas Originals collaborates with creators through open source to inspire a new generation redefining the meaning of originality–

adidas Originals collaborates with music visionaries Snoop Dogg, Desiigner and MadeinTYO to release remixed tracks of the iconic song “My Way” by Frank Sinatra in two new music videos on music’s biggest night. As a spinoff to the brand’s recent campaign film “Original Is Never Finished”, adidas Originals continues to push the boundaries of creativity by reimagining their very own work with three musical artists. On the launch of the two new videos, the brand turned to Twitter for a takeover teasing both the songs and videos, which officially led up to the final reveal on the social platform. Reaffirming the notion original is never finished, adidas Originals continues to turn to its creators, inspiring them to redefine the meaning of originality.

“As a brand we believe in creative freedom and are always challenging ourselves to push the bounds,” says Alegra O’Hare, VP of Global Communications adidas Originals & Core. “Open source lies at the core of Originals’ DNA and is integrated into everything we do; what we create, who we create with and how we communicate. The decision to recreate our very own campaign film, just weeks after it debuted, and launch two new re-imagined videos via social media just felt right.”

First launched back in January, “Original Is Never Finished”, delivers a visual representation bringing to life the idea that recreating in your own way will always be entirely original. The film explores the brand’s philosophy, the past empowers the future, through a montage of scenes exploring the rich creative past of all spheres of creativity, music, art, film and even sport. With the release of the two new “Originals Is Never Finished” music videos, adidas Originals hands over the reins of the iconic song “My Way” by Frank Sinatra, to the musical artists Snoop Dogg, Desiigner and MadeinTYO for them to remix it and make it their own.

In one video featuring, Snoop Dogg, the rapper and songwriter is captured recording the track within his studio. “I’ve been doing things my way from day one – A1 to Day 1 – and doing things my way is the only way,” says Snoop Dogg. “You need to be connected to the record and give it a second life, and extend the music from its original form.” The result is an original soundtrack remixed by the artist himself.

In another video, award nominee for Best Rap Performance, Desiigner, depicts a recreation of the famous painting, St. Sebastian by Sandro Botticelli, giving this iconic work of art new meaning for today’s generation. In another scene, adidas Originals’ repurposed their very own NMD product into masks and MadeinTYO joins a company of masked dancers to perform his original remix of “My Way”. This collaborative video featuring the two artists reinforces the notion that if you push something far enough, it becomes original again.

Conceptualized under the creative direction of Johannes Leonardo, adidas Originals’ global creative agency of record, these new music videos and remixed tracks both reaffirm the brand’s philosophy, idea of the past as a canvas to create new ideas. "After opening the conversation with our recent campaign film, we are looking to continue challenging our audience’s idea of originality. By remixing, hacking and handing over our film’s song, we put the power into the hands of the creators, in an ongoing process to prove that "Original is never finished"." - Matthew Edwards, Creative Director at Johannes Leonardo.

To release the video and song, adidas Originals took to Twitter, with a take over on the social platform during music’s big night. The artists all contributed to the social chatter posting to their personal channels in support of the reveals. Simultaneously as social media was abuzz with the new video and song, adidas Originals broadcast its brand campaign film “Original Is Never Finished” during music’s big night, further strengthening the notion of what it means to be original.

Links to Videos + soundtracks
Desiigner/MadeInTYO video:
Snoop Dogg video:

Music Video, Soundtrack and Artist Credits:
Artist Name: Snoop Dogg
Track name: Original is Never Finished (remix)

Artist Name: Desiigner and MadeInTYO
Track Name: Original is Never Finished (remix)

Thursday, March 30, 2017


Press release


OVATION PRODUCTIONS proudly announces its new theater offering to all musical theater fans with “SISTER ACT,” the Broadway and West End smash hit musical comedy based on the hit 1992 film that has more than 6 million audiences jumping to their feet worldwide as it rocks beginning June 27 up to July 9 at the Theatre at Solaire.

Be prepared for dazzling dance routines and a vast inspiration of musical styles from Motown, Barry White, soul and funk to great big disco anthems.

SISTER ACT features an original score with music by Tony® and 8-time Oscar® winner Alan Menken (Disney’s Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Enchanted, Little Mermaid), lyrics by Tony and Academy Award-nominee Glenn Slater (The Little Mermaid), and a book by multi-Emmy Award winners Cheri and Bill Steinkellner (“Cheers”) with additional book material by Tony and Olivier Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane (Xanadu, The Little Dog Laughed). Directed on Broadway by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks (Guys and Dolls, A Funny Thing…Forum, Smokey Joe’s Café), the production features choreography by Tony and Olivier Award nominee Anthony Van Laast (Mamma Mia, Bombay Dreams) and is based on the Touchstone Pictures motion picture Sister Act written by Joseph Howard.

            Produced by Whoopi Goldberg, TROIKA Entertainment and Sister Act On Tour, LLC, SISTER ACT received five 2011 Tony® Award nominations including BEST MUSICAL, BEST ORIGINAL SCORE (Alan Menken (music)/Glenn Slater (lyrics), and BEST BOOK OF A MUSICAL (Cheri & Bill Steinkellner and Douglas Carter Beane).

The original film's locations of Reno and San Francisco have been changed to Philadelphia and the action now is set in the 1970s. When disco diva wannabe Deloris Van Cartier sees her gangster boyfriend Curtis Shank commit a murder at the grungy club where she's performing, she reports the crime to the police and is placed in the witness protection program. Disguised as a nun named Sister Mary Clarence, she is placed in the convent of the Holy Order of the Little Sisters of Our Mother of Perpetual Faith, where she finds herself up against the rigid Mother Superior. Deloris uses her singing talent to inspire the other nuns to create a more contemporary choir, and they become the hit of the community. Word of their success reaches Curtis and his mob, who arrive on the scene to settle their score with Deloris and find themselves battling not only her, but a gang of feisty nuns and the Mother Superior as well.

            SISTER ACT will be the funniest and funkiest musical ever to rock Manila very soon.

With only a limited two-week run, don’t miss this blissfully silly heavenly hit show.

The performance schedules of SISTER ACT are as follows:
June 27 – 8 pm - Opening Night (Tuesday)
June 28 – 8 pm – Gala Night (Wednesday)
June 29, June 30 – 8 pm (Thursday – Friday)
July 1 and 2 – 2 pm and 8 pm (Saturday – Sunday)
July 4, 5, 6 and 7 – 8 pm (Tuesday - Friday)
July 8 and 9 – 2 pm and 8 pm (Saturday – Sunday)
Duration: Two hours and 30 minutes. With one 15-minute intermission.
Venue:   The Theatre at Solaire,  1 Aseana Avenue, Entertainment City, Paranaque City.
Tickets: Call TICKETWORLD - 8919999
Connect SISTER ACT through the following:
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Twitter: @ovationprod
See you at the theater !!!!!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017


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The box-office hit “Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady: The Musical” is back on stage fully re-imagined and revamped through the fresh eyes of rip-roaring millennials. This pun-filled musical extravaganza brims with Carlo Vergara’s acerbic wit, flamboyant production numbers, and superhero-supervillain action sequences that pack a punch.

Tongue-in-cheek comedy, family drama, romance and live action converge in Ateneo Blue Repertory’s 25th Anniversary Season Finale. They partner with Dalanghita Productions in bringing to life the famed comic book world of Zsazsa Zaturnnah, but this time focusing on new characters.

“Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady” tells the story of a lowly labandera, Mely, and her young and wild sister, Viva, who struggle to fulfill their dreams in a world that gives a premium to foreign super heroes with white skin and well-educated barako men who always get the job. They seem to fight to be favored in a society that has no room for them.

When Mely lands a job as the maid for Fuwerza Filipinas, she steps up to this unique challenge for the sake of her family. However, her sibling relationship with Viva becomes more complicated when an unsettled past keeps coming back and a forbidden romance happens amidst an ongoing war between Fuwerza Filipinas, the superheroes, and Kayumanggilas, the supervillains. "Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady" is a journey about compassion, heroism, and redemption.

“Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady” ushers in a new artistic team led by Issa Manalo Lopez, Director, who recently performed politically charged pieces “I” and “Colonized”. With additional lyrics and composition by Kevin Maske, an Ateneo alumna and awardee of Loyola Schools Awards for the arts and music, he comes in as Musical Director of Vincent de Jesus’ original music. Delphine Buencamino, who has essayed the role of Apolinario Mabini in Tanghalang Pilipino’s “Mabining Mandirigma” and has also choreographed Tanghalang Ateneo’s “Janus Silang at ang Tiyanak ng Tabon”, UP Dulaang Lab’s “Oresteia”, Ateneo Entablado’s “Desaparesidos”, and PETA’s “3 Stars and a Sun” directs movement as Choreographer. J Laspuña, whose previous soundscape collaborations include “Disco1081”, “I”, and “Kapit” does Sound Design.  Carlo Tabije and Ben Padero, the award-winning Production Designers of the film “Heneral Luna”, creates the highly imaginative Set and Costumes. Joseph Matheu, Lighting Designer and Co-Producer of Twinbill’s “Asher Lev”, does the Lights Design.

            The cast boasts of up and coming talented young actors of Philippine theatre. Natasha Cabrera, who previously played Viva in the musical’s commercial run, comes back to the production to play Mely – (Maid of Fuwerza Filipinas). She shares the role with EJ Pepito of PETA’s “3 Stars and a Sun”. Jerome Fugoso plays Senyor Blangko (Lead Super Villain of Kayumanggilas). Ateneo blueREP’s Kassandra Barnes and Ashe Uy alternate as Viva (Mely’s younger sister), Hans Braga as Leading Man (Newest Member of Fuwerza Filipinas), and Arianna Norton as Madre de Dios (Lead Superhero of Fuwerza Filipinas).

            Lending support is a mix of theatre professionals and fresh young actors. These include Dulaang UP’s Sheryll Ceasico (Nanay, Mely and Viva’s mother), Ateneo blueREP’s Celine Bengzon (Nena Babushka) and Monica Lopez Gamboa (understudy), Nikki Cadiz (Windang Woman), Shawn Landayan (Popoy Pusakal), Johnason Wei (Bazooka Man), Wrench Canicosa (Marakas Marko), Maia Dapul (Itak-Atak) and Senanda Gomez (understudy), Jason Tan Liwag (Jeryc Sans Rival) and Ale Reynoso (alternate), Rando Torregosa (Henyotik).

            The ensemble is composed of Joyce Buen, Miko Insame, Bryan Mendoza, Rion Cairus Reyes, Joseph Matthew Tuazon, Lexi Cruz, Erin Locsin, Jason Cabrera, Titus Villanueva, Wynken Gelito, and Kyla Maegan Frencillo.

            The production aims to foster learning by partnering professionals with creative student team members such as Ateneo blueREP’s Marcel David and Jamie Gutierrez (Assistant Directors), Chab Ocampo (Dramaturgy), Alex Masucol (Assistant Musical Director), Evee Raypon (Assistant Choreographer), and Pilar Matoto (Assistant Sound Designer).

The production team is composed of Alicia Florentino (Head Stage Manager), Patricia Tan Palanca (Stage Manager), Twinkle Liboon and Mikee Alvero (Production Managers), Luis Yatco and Charlene Odeste (Assistant Stage Managers), Miko Castro (Head Technical Director), Jesse Lim (Set Technical Director), Danielle Teo (Set Technical Director Deputy), John Paul Manlapaz (Props Technical Director), King Morales (Lights Technical Director), Zerah Alba (Sounds Technical Director), and Gayle Mendiola and Tenny Cayco (Costumes and Makeup Technical Directors).

            Heading the committees are Russ Santos (Chief Finance Officer), Stephanie Escuadro (Front-Of-House Head), JM Munar (Corporate Relations Head), Mitchie Cabrera (Public Relations Head), Jeff Pascual (Documentations Head), Pocholo Comsti and Niño Constantino (Logistics Head), Chris Cancio (Design and Publications Head), Jamie Gutierrez (Art Director), Tara Oppen (Special Projects Committee Representative), and Fifi Santelices and Adrian Chio (HR Representatives).

            “Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady” is set to open on April 19 and will run for two weeks until April 30, 2017. The show starts promptly at 8 p.m. (Thursday-Sunday). Matinee shows (Saturday-Sunday) start at 3 p.m.  The show will be at Rizal Mini Theater, Faber Hall, Ateneo de Manila University.

For ticket inquiries, please contact Stephanie Escuadro at 09568452030 or reserve through blueREP’s website:

            Connect to Ateneo Blue Repertory online through the following social media networks:

Twitter:          @_blueREPERTORY

Instagram:    @blueREPERTORY

Tuesday, March 28, 2017


Press release

Breaking News: Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning pop icon Britney Spears is coming to Manila on June 15, 2017 at the Mall of Asia Arena for her first-ever and much-awaited concert in the Philippines.

Iconic pop sensation Britney Spears is one of the most successful and celebrated entertainers in pop history with nearly 150 million records worldwide. In the U.S. alone, she has sold more than 70 million albums, singles and songs, according to Nielsen Music. Born in Mississippi and raised in Louisiana, Spears became a household name as a teenager when she released her first single “…Baby One More Time,” a Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 smash and international hit that broke sales records with more than 20 million copies sold worldwide and is currently 14x Platinum in the U.S.
Her musical career boasts countless awards and accolades, including six Billboard Music Awards and Billboard’s Millennium Award, which recognizes outstanding career achievements and influence in the music industry as well as an American Music Award and the 2011 MTV Video Vanguard Award. So far, Spears has earned a total of six No.1-debuting albums on the Billboard 200 chart and 22 top 40 hit singles on the Billboard Hot 100 — four of which went to No. 1. Spears has been nominated for eight Grammy Awards and won for Best Dance Recording in 2005.
Her cutting-edge pop concert Las Vegas residency, “Britney: Piece of Me,” at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino has been voted “Best Show in Las Vegas” and “Best Bachelorette Show in Las Vegas.” Spears has also been creating fragrances for over ten years, and currently has 21 fragrances available in over 85 countries around the world.
Tickets to Britney Spears – Live in Manila will be on-sale beginning April 5 at 10AM. Book online at or call 470-2222. Presented by Bench and Wilbros Live.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Angelina Cruz's rendition of "Can't Help Falling In Love" now available digitally!

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(March 21, 2017, Manila Philippines) Sunshine Cruz's eldest daughter Angelina Cruz releases her rendition of "Can't Help Falling In Love" which is now available on iTunes, Spotify, Deezer, Apple Music, Amazon and Spinnr. The 15-year old stunner's rendition of James Arthur's "Say You Won't Go" caught the attention of netizens when her video quickly went viral. Angelina's latest cover was originally recorded by Elvis Presley and later covered by A-Teens, F4, Corey Hart and recently Daniel Padilla.

"Can't Help Falling in Love" is produced by award-winning producer Ito Rapadas and released by Universal Records. Follow us on Instagram @universalrecordsph, Twitter and YouTube @universalrecph and Facebook @universalrecordsphfanpage

Friday, March 24, 2017


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Dance music veteran David Guetta has joined forces with rap royalty, Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne, on ‘Light My Body Up.’

Effortlessly bridging the gap between electronic and urban artists, David Guetta’s unique vision and innate ability to fuse the two worlds has seen him produce some of the hottest collaborations on the planet time and time again – and this latest one will certainly not disappoint.

Rising through the ranks to achieve a level of stardom that most producers can only dream of, ground-breaking two-time Grammy award-winner Guetta has amassed a staggering 50 million album and single sales2 billion streams on Spotify alone, provided the original soundtrack for the UEFA Euro 2016 soccer championship, and played every major music event under the sun. Continuing his tour de force across the dance music festival circuit he will headline Ultra on Sunday, March 26th, marking his11th straight year at the festival and leaving no doubt as to why David Guetta is widely regarded a global pillar of the genre and the world’s most successful DJ.

Nicki Minaj is no stranger to working with David Guetta. The pair previously teamed up on ‘Hey Mama’, ‘Turn Me On’ and ‘Where Them Girls At’ – all of which were met with enormous success, with ‘Where Them Girls At’ surpassing 120 million streams on Spotify, and ‘Hey Mama’ recently crossing 1 billion views on YouTube.

Hailed as ‘the most influential female rapper of her time’ by the New York Times, international megastarNicki Minaj was the first female artist to be included on MTV’s Annual Hottest MC List and was included in TIME’s 2016 100 Most Influential People list. As further proof of her extraordinary global impact, in 2010 Minaj became the first female solo artist to have seven singles simultaneously charting on the US Billboard Hot 100, and has sold an impressive 20 million singles as a lead artist and 60 million singles as a featured artist worldwide. Last week, Minaj reached another incredible milestone as she marked her 73rd career Billboard Hot 100 entry – tying Aretha Franklin for the most total appearances among women in the 58-year history of the Hot 100 chart.

Hip-hop authority Lil Wayne shot to stardom when in 1991, at the age of 9, he became the youngest member to join Cash Money Records. Fast forward to 2012 – with 109 entries in the Billboard Hot 100 chart, Lil Wayne surpassed Elvis Presley’s longstanding record to become the male with the most entries in the monumental chart. The founder of Young Money Entertainment has an impressive twelve studio albums under his belt, selling over 100 million records worldwide to make him one of the best-selling artists of all time – not bad for someone who has only just celebrated his 34th birthday.

“Light My Body Up” is out now and available on all platforms including Apple Music, Deezer, iTunes, & Spotify.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017


Press release

CRY BABY is one of only eight debut albums released in 2015 to be certified platinum!

CRY BABY features the PLATINUM certified single “Dollhouse” and two certified GOLD singles, “Pity Party” and “Carousel, and has spent an incredible 80 WEEKS on the Billboard 200 chart and has garnered over 575 million streams.

CRY BABY  debuted at #1 on Alternative Albums, #5 on Top Albums, and #6 on Billboard 200!

Melanie’s YouTube channel has nearly 4.5 million subscribers and boasts 800 million views on her videos which are all self-written and self-directed. In addition, all wardrobe for Melanie is self-styled and makeup is done by Melanie herself. 

Melanie has gone on to release a video for 12 out of the 13 tracks on Cry Baby with the thirteenth and final video for “Mad Hatter” currently in production.  Her most recent video release for “Mrs. Potato Head” is Melanie’s fastest growing video to date – earning 1.5M views in just 3hrs and now  boasting an impressive 26M views!

Melanie has also become a touring force completely selling out her CRY BABY TOUR in the US, Latin America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand and performing at major 2016 festivals including LollapaloozaPanoramaBumbershootAustin City LimitsVoodooMidtownand Osheaga!

She has performed on major national late-night TV outlets including CONANLast Call with Carson Daly and the outdoor stage on Jimmy Kimmel Live!.  Immediately following the Jimmy Kimmel Live! performance, “Pity Party” hit Top 10 on iTunes.

Melanie recently launched her first fragrance release, “Cry Baby Perfume Milk” – the first fragrance to be distributed by a record label.  The original fine fragrance is co-created by Melanie and Takasago’s Catherine Selig and is available now at

Wednesday, March 22, 2017


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Vice has premiered his spring break-ready new single “Obsession” featuring Jon Bellion (via APG / Atlantic Records). Soon to be at the fingertips of millions, the track is certain to become a breezy feel-good anthem.

The single follows on the heels of genre-bending singles “Firetruck” featuring Sage The Gemini and TK Kravitz & “Steady 1234” featuring Jasmine Thompson & Skizzy Mars. The latter of which won’s NextWave competition, was deemed “a new level of cool” by NYLON and boasts over 75 million plays worldwide thanks to massive playlist support via Today’s Top HitsTeen PartyMood Booster & more.

Named one of “America’s Best DJs,” Vice performs on stage at some of the hottest festivals across the country (including CoachellaUltra Miami) and holds residencies at Marquee (Las Vegas, New York), LIV Miami andCreate (Los Angeles). Inspired by his many travels, Vice’s music has the distinct ability to take listeners around the world to places such as Ibiza, Tokyo, London and Hong Kong, like he did with his hit song “World Is Our Playground.”

Vice keeps his sound fresh and innovative by collaborating with a wide variety of artists, ranging from A-list to indie – working with everyone from RihannaCapitol CitiesLinkin Park to Kelly Rowland. He combined his passion for music along with his love of sneakers by setting up in-store DJ booths in the CRSVR Boutiques that he owns in California and Las Vegas, creating a unique retail experience where “music meets fashion.” He has plans to open more locations and take things to international in the very near future.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Christian Bautista renews contract with Universal Records

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Christian Bautista signed the contract with Universal Records executives on March 14, 2017. Present during the contract signing were Universal Records General Manager Kathleen Dy-Go, Operations Manager Peter Chan and Christian's manager Carlo Orosa. Christian signed with Universal Records in 2009 and the partnership has produced bestsellers like the Diamond Record "A Wonderful Christmas" and 4x Platinum certified "Romance Revisited: The Love Songs of Jose Mari Chan"

Christian is currently working on new materials for his upcoming album which will be released very soon. The Kapuso star was last seen on GMA's Superstar Duets and will also be part of Jennilyn Mercado-starrer My Love From The Star. Christian was also handpicked to sing the 50th Anniversary ASEAN theme.

Monday, March 20, 2017


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Artist Partner Group, Atlantic Records and Universal Pictures continue the historic rollout of “FAST & FURIOUS 8: THE ALBUM with another blockbuster new single/video: “Good Life” from the ultimate Bay Area-duo of multi-platinum superstar G-Eazy & GRAMMY®-nominated R&B songstress Kehlani. The musical companion to the film will arrive in stores and at all online retailers Friday, April 14, the same day Universal Pictures’ FAST & FURIOUS 8 opens in theatres across the country.

“Good Life” by G-Eazy & Kehlani is joined by a new high-energy companion video that includes never-before-seen footage from FAST & FURIOUS 8. The “Good Life” video was released today and has since been shared on the official “FAST AND FURIOUS” Facebook page, which has more than 60 million likes.

“Kehlani is one of my favorite people on earth. She's incredibly talented but beyond that she has a special soul,” said G-Eazy. “It's easy for us to work together because we go way back, that's one of my closest homies. She has a great energy and this song is all about that.”

“Collaborating with G is always special because it’s deeper than music, it’s friendship, it’s wanting a day-one to succeed alongside you… succeeding with family,” said Kehlani. “Being a part of the album and the Fast and Furious franchise is an honor. As not only a fan of great action films, but a super fan of this specific franchise, I honestly couldn’t even believe I was chosen. I grew up watching the Fast and Furious films, waiting for the next one with my little siblings. It really brought us together. And the music video has all the amazing elements the films have: dope cars, real friendship, cool cities and kick-ass individuals.”

“Good Life” is the follow-up to G-Eazy’s RIAA platinum-certified “WHEN IT’S DARK OUT,” which debuted at No. 1 onBillboard’s “Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums” and “Top Rap Albums” charts upon its 2015 release. The album is highlighted by the 4x-platinum certified No. 1 smash, “Me Myself & I,” (Feat. Bebe Rexha), a true global phenomenon that earned more than 1 billion streams worldwide. GRAMMY®-nominated Kehlani recently released her critically acclaimed Atlantic Records debut album “SWEETSEXYSAVAGE” – featuring the hit singles “Distraction” and “CRZY” – which made a phenomenal debut upon its January 2017 release, entering the SoundScan/Billboard 200 at No. 3 while also coming in at No. 1 on the “Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums” chart.

In the past two weeks since the March 3 announcement of “FAST & FURIOUS 8: THE ALBUM,” the soundtrack has seen a storm of high-profile media attention for not only the reveal of the “STACKED” track listing, but also with the release two smash singles: “Go Off,” from Lil Uzi Vert, Quavo & Travis Scott; and “Hey Ma” (Feat. Camila Cabello) [Spanish Version], from Pitbull & J Balvin. Combined, the two singles/music videos have been streamed more than 37 million times worldwide in just two weeks.

Last Friday marked the epic release of “Hey Ma” (Feat. Camila Cabello) [Spanish Version], the historic first-time-ever collaboration from Latin GRAMMY® Award-winning global reggaeton superstar J Balvin and the GRAMMY® Award-winning international music icon Pitbull, made even more special with the featured inclusion of rising Cuban-American chart-topping singer/songwriter Camila Cabello. The track skyrocketed to No. 1 on the iTunes chart in ten countries, including the US Latin chart, and hit the top 10 in 22 countries worldwide. “Hey Ma” (Feat. Camila Cabello) [Spanish Version] is streaming now at the official Warner Music En Español YouTube channel, where it drew more than 10 million individual views in its first 72 hours alone. English language versions of the Latin anthem and its companion video will premiere on the album and film’s North American release day, April 14.

Pitbull & J Balvin’s “Hey Ma” (Feat. Camila Cabello) [Spanish Version] was also greeted with a tsunami of media attention spanning Rolling StoneE! OnlineEntertainment WeeklyPop CrushLatina, and many more. VIBE raved: “(Cabello’s) crossover appeal is ever-present as she shines next to the genre-bending Pitbull and reggaetonero great J Balvin with ease.” agreed: “It's hard to picture anyone else shining alongside Mr. 305 and the Colombian pop star as brilliantly as (Cabello) does.” “Catchy AF,” affirmed Teen Vogue, noting Pitbull & J Balvin’s “Hey Ma” (Feat. Camila Cabello) [Spanish Version] is “unsurprisingly, ~flames emojis.~”

FAST & FURIOUS 8: THE ALBUM” exploded out of the gate with “Go Off,” which drew wide-ranging media coverage, spanning Entertainment WeeklyMTVThe FADERComplexPigeons and PlanesXXLSPINYAHOO! Music, and countless others. Rolling Stone praised the video for its “cuts of the rappers that seamlessly dovetail in to match the movie's action-packed scenes.” “Go Off” “echoes the (FURIOUS) series’ aesthetic qualities,” declaredPitchfork, “with plenty of pyrotechnics and sports cars, as well as clips from the new movie itself.” The all-star hip-hop track is spinning now at multi-format radio outlets nationwide, while its explosive companion video – which racked up more than 5 million views in its first week alone – is streaming now at Lil Uzi Vert’s official YouTube channel.

FAST & FURIOUS 8: THE ALBUM” showcases 13 exclusive new tracks curated specifically for FAST & FURIOUS 8, including unparalleled collaborations by Young Thug, 2 Chainz, Wiz Khalifa & PnB Rock; Jeremih, Ty Dolla $ign & Sage The Gemini; and PnB Rock, Kodak Black & A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie. Exclusive new tracks from Migos, Post Malone, 21 Savage, Lil Yachty, Kevin Gates, and more round out the star-studded collection (see tracklisting below).

FAST & FURIOUS 8: THE ALBUM” marks the return of the hugely successful partnership between Atlantic Records and Universal Pictures. The two companies previously teamed up for “FURIOUS 7: ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK,” which proved a chart-busting smash upon its 2015 release. The soundtrack topped the SoundScan/Billboard 200 while hitting No. 1 on the iTunes Store’s overall “Top Albums” chart in 77 countries. The album is highlighted by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s emotional tribute “See You Again.” The song has officially entered the history books as one of the decade’s biggest singles, topping Billboard’s “Hot 100” for a stunning 12 weeks. Currently certified 7x platinum by the RIAA, “See You Again” is indeed a planetary phenomenon, with worldwide streams in excess of 5 billion. The song’s deeply touching companion video now exceeds 2.5 billion individual views – the first-ever hip-hop video to achieve the billion-view milestone and YouTube’s second most-viewed video of all time.

FAST & FURIOUS 8: THE ALBUM” was produced by Warner Music Group executives Mike Caren (GRAMMY®-nominated producer and Creative Officer of Warner Music Group, as well as CEO of both Artist Publishing and Partner Groups) and Kevin Weaver (Atlantic Records President of Film & TV and GRAMMY® Award–winning producer). Longtime collaborators Caren and Weaver most recently worked together co-producing the critically-acclaimed Furious 7 soundtrack, including the multi-platinum single “See You Again,” alongside Universal Pictures, and the recent Suicide Squad smash soundtrack album. Caren has been responsible for signing more than 20 gold and platinum-selling artists including Trey Songz, T.I., Flo Rida and Wiz Khalifa. Weaver, a five-time GRAMMY® nominee, has been at the helm of Atlantic Records’ Film/TV division, garnering massive success for countless projects, with highlights including the Furious 7 soundtrack/singles and the multi-platinum single “We Own It” by Wiz Khalifa & 2 Chainz from Fast & Furious 6 with Universal Pictures. The production of this album saw a new addition to the creative team with Artist Publishing and Artist Partner Group Vice President Jeff Vaughn (Kevin Gates, Kehlani, Sage The Gemini), who provided A&R oversight on the album alongside Caren and Weaver. All of the film’s music was overseen by GRAMMY® nominated President of Film Music & Publishing for Universal Pictures Mike Knobloch and music supervised for Universal Pictures by Senior Vice President Rachel Levy. Knobloch and Levy have worked together on the music oversight and supervision of numerous award-winning projects including Fifty Shades of GreyFifty Shades Darker, the films of the Despicable Mefranchise, and Sing.

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On the heels of 2015’s Furious 7, one of the fastest movies to reach $1 billion worldwide and the sixth-biggest global title in box-office history, comes the newest chapter in one of the most popular and enduring motion-picture serials of all time: FAST & FURIOUS 8

Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game—and the rest of the crew has been exonerated—the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life.  But when a mysterious woman (Oscar® winner Charlize Theron) seduces Dom into the world of crime he can’t seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before.   

From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, our elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world’s stage…and to bring home the man who made them a family.

For FAST & FURIOUS 8, Vin Diesel is joined by a returning all-star cast that includes Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Elsa Pataky and Kurt Russell.  In addition to Theron, the series welcomes newcomers Scott Eastwood and Oscar® winner Helen Mirren.  The film is directed by F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton) and produced by returning producers Neal H. Moritz, Michael Fottrell and Diesel.