Rostrum/Atlantic recording artist Wiz Khalifa has made a spectacular chart debut with his acclaimed new album. 'BLACC HOLLYWOOD' arrived at #1 on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 with sales in excess of 90,000 - Wiz' first time ever at the top of the overall chart. The album is also standing tall atop a range of other rankings, including Billboard's 'Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums,' 'Rap Albums,' 'R&B Albums,' and 'Digital Albums' charts.
The GRAMMY Award-nominated rapper's third full-length label release 'BLACC HOLLYWOOD' showcases such recent singles as 'KK (Feat. Project Pat & Juicy J),' 'You and Your Friends (Feat. Snoop Dogg & Ty Dolla $ign),' and the critically acclaimed hit, 'We Dem Boyz.' Released earlier this year, 'We Dem Boyz' proved an immediate hip-hop hit, earning total sales approaching 500,000 while ascending to the top 5 on Billboard's 'Hot Rap Songs' chart. In addition, the Detail-produced track's official companion video - directed by Ethan Lader (Bruno Mars, Ty Dolla $ign) - is an online blockbuster with close to 39 million individual views at www.youtube.com/watch?v=UX6K7waag5Q. An additional array of official audio and companion videos can be found at Wiz's official YouTube channel www.youtube.com/taylorgangent.
Along with its remarkable popular success, 'BLACC HOLLYWOOD' has received an incredible response from such national publications as Rolling Stone, which hailed the album for its 'supremely chill singsong flows about how much Wiz loves to get high, over beats as softly enveloping as a cloud of sweet smoke.' 'A surprisingly strong offering,' noted Billboard, 'rooted in simplicity and banking heavily on Khalifa's natural charisma...(Wiz) seems more certain about and comfortable with who and where he is than ever before. And where he is, is a new creative zenith.'
Having spent his summer heralding 'BLACC HOLLYWOOD' on the third annual 'Under the Influence of Music Tour,' Wiz has slated a number of live dates through November, including Austin, Texas' Fun Fun Fun on November 9th. For complete information, please see www.wizkhalifa.com/tour.
Wiz will celebrate both the success of 'BLACC HOLLYWOOD' and the recent unveiling of the Fall 2014 Wiz Khalifa Collection by Converse with a major meet-and-greet appearance, scheduled for tomorrow, August 28th at New York City's Footaction (112 W 34th St.) between 6PM and 8PM. For more information re: the Fall 2014 Wiz Khalifa Collection by Converse - featuring the new Converse Chuck Taylor All Star ILL - please visit play.converse.com/blog/2014/08/20/wiz-khalifa-collection-by-converse-2.
Wiz Khalifa lit up the hip-hop universe with his 2011 Rostrum/Atlantic debut album, 'ROLLING PAPERS,' highlighted by the 4x platinum-certified #1 single, 'Black and Yellow,' the 2x platinum-certified hit 'Roll Up,' and the platinum-certified 'No Sleep.' 'O.N.I.F.C.' made an incredible chart debut upon its release in 2012, arriving at #1 on Billboard's 'Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums' and 'Top Rap Albums' charts, not to mention coming in at #2 on the overall SoundScan/Billboard 200.
In addition to his massive popular success, Wiz has earned a career total of five GRAMMY nominations, including nods for such blockbuster tracks as the chart-topping 'Black and Yellow' and 2012's RIAA gold-certified 'Remember You (Feat. The Weeknd).' Other nominated tracks include 2011's 'Young, Wild & Free (Feat. Bruno Mars),' Wiz's 3x platinum-certified, top 10 smash partnership with Snoop Dogg (featured on their 2011 collaborative soundtrack, 'MAC & DEVIN GO TO HIGH SCHOOL'), and Maroon 5's 2012 worldwide hit, 'Payphone (Feat. Wiz Khalifa).'
More than just a music powerhouse, Wiz is also a fashion-forward icon and entrepreneur. In addition to deals with Raw Rolling Papers (http://rawthentic.com/raw-life/raw-wiz/) and luxury headwear designer Flat Fitty (flatfitty.com/product-category/wiz-khalifa-collection), Wiz recently announced a new partnership with leading active lifestyle brand Neff for the 'BLACC HOLLYWOOD' collection, available exclusively at Zumiez. The line - which features snapbacks, t-shirts, sweatshirts, and hoodies capturing the album's timeless black-and-white design - follows Taylor Gang and Neff's previous collaboration, the 26-piece 'Taylor Gang Ent.' apparel collection. For more information, please log on to www.zumiez.com. (more...)
Atlantic recording artist Ty Dolla $ign has announced plans for a major North American headline tour. The 'In Too Deep Tour' will get underway October 1st at San Antonio's White Rabbit and then travel through late November (see itinerary below). For complete details, please log onto www.dollasignworld.com/tour. Recently named as one of XXL Magazine's 'XXL Freshmen 2014,' Ty is also busy completing work on his hugely anticipated debut album, titled 'FREE TC,' due out later this year. (more...)
A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters .
BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's MAMMA MIA! below! (more...)
Find out which husband is pushed over the edge during the season
premiere following the season two finale cliffhanger. Who survives to
tell the tale? Will the truth come out? While Kevin ponders a new
venture with comedy heavyweight George Lopez, the other hubbies
get their hustle on this season as Nick runs for political office, Boris
gets in touch with his spiritual side and Duane “Shake” Martin pushes
the limits to get a piece of everyone's action! (more...)
iLuminate, the hit show in NYC where music, dance and technology fuse together, announced today that the show's original song Light It Up (From 'iLuminate') is now available on iTunes. The song was written by iLuminate's Musical Director, Kanobby, exclusively for the show, and is played during the finale. (more...)
Musiek Media Group (MMG) is pleased to announce the launch of its IP connected device concert series, leading off with music icon, Snoop Dogg. 'Snoop Dogg & Friends' take the stage with the live band 1500, DJ Quik, including a tribute to 2PAC and Nate Dogg. (more...)
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Larry Rosen Productions (LRP), and Concord Music Group announce a landmark agreement to provide an exclusive recording contract offer to record and release an album on Concord Records to the winner of the 2014 Sarah Vaughan International jazz Vocal Competition, now known as the SASSY awards. (more...)
This weekend, on Sunday August 10th, Boys Noize and Baauer will play the Boysnoize Records presents show alongside L-Vis 1990, Le1f (DJ), Pilo, Samo Sound Boy and Spank Rock at New York's Governors Island. (more...)
By special arrangement with Hulu, Off-Broadway's long-running hit iLUMINATE has created a spectacular new commercial for the on-demand streaming giant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qT8ct-ABl-U&list=UUPP56EmLKcMhG4Cron9tYKg. Now in its second smash year, iLUMINATE recently put a new block of seats on sale through January 4, 2015 at New World Stages. iLuminate wowed the nation with their groundbreaking light suits and innovative dance moves on NBC's "America's Got Talent," where the dance-in-the-dark sensation was selected as one of the hit show's top finalists after judge Piers Morgan called them "The Best New Act in America!" (more...)
Point Foundation (Point) will present its Leadership Award to songwriter Diane Warren, whose work has been recognized with Grammy and Golden Globe awards and multiple Academy Award nominations. The Point Leadership Award is given to an individual who has achieved prominence in their professional career and unequivocally supported the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community. Warren has repeatedly spoken out against bigotry of all kinds, including discrimination directed at the LGBTQ community. The 'It Gets Better' musical theater project that is touring the U.S. in support of LGBTQ youth includes songs of Warren's alongside those of Gnarls Barkley, Kelly Clarkson and Alanis Morissette. (more...)
Due to overwhelming demand, the Off-Broadway hit iLUMINATE, now in its second smash year, today put a new block of seats on sale through January 4, 2015 at New World Stages. iLuminate wowed the nation with their groundbreaking light suits and innovative dance moves on NBC's 'America's Got Talent,' where the dance-in-the-dark sensation was selected as one of the hit show's top finalists after judge Piers Morgan called them 'The Best New Act in America!' (more...)
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