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Grammy® award-winning icon Ciara’s new single, ‘Jump’ feat. Coast Contra, out now

After teasing its arrival and stirring up excitement to a boiling point, GRAMMY® Award-winning artist, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Ciara unveils her anxiously awaited new single and music video “JUMP” [feat. Coast Contra]. It officially marks her debut for Republic Records and Uptown Records in conjunction with her own Beauty Marks Entertainment.

“JUMP” sets the pace for Ciara’s next chapter. Bursting out of the gate with a bang, the frenetic production underlines her confident and catchy verses before the unshakable hook promises, “It’s a party when I make that thing jump.” It reups her classic dancefloor-ready R&B with a jolt of uncontainable energy and spirit. Adding to hype, it features a slick verse from viral HipHop group Coast Contra. Signed to Area 51 Music/Virgin Music the talented crew of emcees includes Eric Jamal (Philadelphia, PA), Rio Loz (Cali, Columbia), and twin brothers Ras & Taj Austin (Los Angeles, CA).

Upholding a tradition of showstopping visuals, she serves up a cinematic event befitting of this anthem. Directed by Dave Meyers [Kendrick Lamar, Ariana Grande], the clip moves at lightspeed. Ciara not only dances atop a moving subway train, but also leads a succession of highly choreographed routines. It also boasts no less than 14 outfit and glam changes, speaking to her status as a style icon.

“JUMP” will make you move!

Prior to release, Billboard, Variety, and more celebrated Ciara’s exciting announcements about new music, while HYPEBAE already pegged “JUMP” as a “summer anthem.”

Most importantly, it sets the stage for her first full-length album in four years and eighth LP overall, coming soon.

The summer of Ciara is underway now.

Throughout her unbelievable career thus far, Ciara has emerged as one of the most impactful, influential, and important artists of 21st century. Beyond streams in the billions, she has earned dozens of multiplatinum, platinum, and gold certifications worldwide and delivered timeless anthems such as “One Step, Two Step” [feat. Missy Elliott], “Goodies,” “Body Party,” “I Bet,” “Level Up,” and more. Beyond appearances across film and television, she stars in The Color Purple next year. Meanwhile, her entrepreneurial endeavors include everything from her production company Why Not You Productions, co-owner of Ten To One rum, and as well as The House of LR&C, the fashion house she launched with her husband Russell Wilson in 2020. Not to mention, she sits on the board of the Why Not You Foundation and also co-authored the New York Times Bestselling children’s picture book Why Not You? However, she’s about to kick off her biggest, boldest, and brightest chapter yet now with her 2022 debut for Republic Records, Uptown Records, and Beauty Marks Entertainment.

Post Malone releases Twelve Carat Toothache

GRAMMY® Award-nominated RIAA diamond-certified Dallas, TX artist Post Malone presents his anxiously awaited fourth full-length and one of the most anticipated albums of 2022, Twelve Carat Toothache [Mercury Records/Republic Records].

In addition to massive anthems “Cooped Up” [with Roddy Ricch] and “One Right Now” [with The Weeknd], the record boasts appearances from an all-star cast of guests, including Doja Cat, Fleet Foxes, Gunna, and The Kid LAROI. Musically, Post collaborated with longtime cohorts such as producers and co-writers Louis Bell, Billy Walsh, and Andrew Watt as well as Omer Fedi and more.

Last month, he made his debut on Saturday Night Live with showstopping performances of “Cooped Up” [feat. Roddy Ricch] and “Love/Hate Letter To Alcohol” [feat. Fleet Foxes]. Taking over popular culture, Post also contributed his take on the iconic “Chip ‘N Dale: Rescue Rangers” for Disney’s Chip ‘N Dale: Rescue Rangers Original Soundtrack.

Twelve Carat Toothache stands out as his first full-length in three years since the triple-platinum Hollywood’s Bleeding crashed the Billboard Top 200 at #1.

Late last year, Post tested the waters with the explosive “One Right Now” with The Weeknd. It vaulted into the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 and drummed up over 1 billion streams in a few months’ time.

TRACKLISTING

Reputation
Cooped Up (with Roddy Ricch)
Lemon Tree
Wrapped Around Your Finger
I Like You (A Happier Song) (with Doja Cat)
I Cannot Be (A Sadder Song) (with Gunna)
Insane
Love/Hate Letter To Alcohol (with Fleet Foxes)
Wasting Angels (with The Kid LAROI)
Euthanasia
When I’m Alone
Waiting For A Miracle
One Right Now (with The Weeknd)
New Recording 12, Jan 3, 2020

John Legend releases song for the summer “Dope”, first track from his forthcoming new album

“Dope,” produced by Ian Kirkpatrick and Ryan Tedder, is co-written by Legend, Charlie Puth, Ryan Tedder, Ian Kirkpatrick and rapper J.I.D, who is also featured on the track. The moving and infectious song sets the tone for getting summer started with its block-party vibes and sensual lyrics about everything you find dope about that someone special.

“I’m so thrilled to be releasing new music,” says John Legend. “The past year or so has been so exciting for me creatively. I have been writing and collaborating with some of the most talented people in music, and we have some great new material to share with the world. ‘Dope’ is one of my favorites. I love the energy of the song. I loved collaborating with my gifted co-writers and producers, and J.I.D is one of my favorite emerging artists in hip-hop. I hope the song can be a part of people’s soundtrack for this summer.”

The EGOT artist has been teasing “Dope” during his critically acclaimed, sold-out first run of his new Vegas Residency, “Love in Las Vegas.” Billboard raves about the show, saying “…Legend held the full house in his hands as they danced, screamed and aah-ed their way through a generous set encompassing the multiple Grammy winner’s seven-album catalog of hits and fan faves.” Upcoming dates of the residency are August 5-20 and October 14-29 and you can get tickets HERE.

Legend first shared part of “Dope” on the iHeart Awards, where he did a special fan-favorite dueling piano performance with the song’s co-writer, Charlie Puth. The track is the first release from Legend’s forthcoming album, his first with new label partner Republic Records, following the release of his latest GRAMMY Award winner for Best R&B Album, Bigger Love.