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“Be Yourself” by Karamanti is now available on iTunes & all other digital stores (@Blakkwuman22 @ariosolegato @ZojakWorldWide)

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Karamanti’s latest single, Be Yourself, which is on the Arioso Legato and Blakkwuman22 Music labels is now available for digital download. It is being distributed by Zojak Worldwide and is the first single from Karamanti’s upcoming album, which is slated for release in the Fall.

Click here to listen and download Be Yourself from iTunes.

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Erykah Badu will be headlining AfroChic’s 7th annual Cultural Arts Festival in Toronto on July 14-15 (@AfroChicTO @fatbellybella)

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Two words: Erykah Badu!! That’s right – she’ll be headlining AfroChic’s 7th annual Cultural Arts Festival this year in Toronto on July 14-15! Celebrate African-Canadian Art, Music and Culture with art exhibits, fashion showcases, local vendors, and special performances – including one from the Multi-Platinum, Neo-Soul recording artist herself. Not to mention you’ll be going home with some free samples.

Tickets are on sale now on their website. Grab yours now before they sell out!

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Lauryn Hill Announces Names Of Artists To Be Featured On Her ‘The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill’ Tour (@MsLaurynHill)

Ms Lauryn HillMs Lauryn Hill has taken to her Facebook page to share the names of all the artists that will be featured on her much anticipated ‘The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill’ tour.

Her guests will be: Dave Chappelle, Nas, SZA, M.I.A, A$AP ROCKY, Santigold, De La Soul, Busta Rhymes, Big Boi, Talib Kweli, Dave East, Kelela, Shabbazz Palaces, Protoje, Patoranking, Mr. Eazi, Jo Mersa Marley, Bambaata Marley, Tierra Whack, Iman Omari, Raury, Victory, Kojo Cue & Shaker.

Tickets and VIP Experiences available at mslaurynhill.com

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Mary J. Blige Makes Cameo Appearance In Maroon 5’s New Video (@maryjblige @maroon5)

maroon 5 & mary j bligeAt the end of May, the American pop / rock band Maroon 5 shared the visuals for their single “Girls Like You,” which is a collaboration with rap artist Cardi B. The video is jam packed with cameo appearances by some of the biggest women in music, sports and T.V.

The queen of hip-hop and R&B, Mary J. Blige, is among the all-star lineup, which includes: Jennifer Lopez, Camila Cabello, Gal Gadot, Tiffany Haddish and several others.

Click here or on the image above to watch the video.

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Registration opens June 25th for 2019 SXSW Artist Submissions (@sxsw)

Budlight Event - 2017 SXSW Conference and FestivalsArtists can start to apply for the 2019 SXSW ‘Showcasing Artist’ slots as of June 25th. Selected artists will benefit from career changing exposure and publicity provided by the amazing mix of influential participants who attend SXSW every year.

Showcasing at SXSW means performing in one of Austin’s famous live music venues for 30,000 industry reps, 3,000 media members, and thousands of fans and fellow musicians from all over the world.

Click here for more information.

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Janelle Monáe’s ‘Dirty Computer Tour’ Dates & Locations (@JanelleMonae)

Janelle MonaeOn Monday, June 11th, RnB singer Janelle Monáe will kick off her Dirty Computer Tour. The singer will be making stops in several cities across the United States and will even cross the border into Canada for shows in Ontario and Vancouver. Some shows will see other international acts join Janelle Monáe; artists such as The Weeknd, Meek Mill, Erykah Badu and several others.

Below are some of the dates and locations for the Dirty Computer Tour. For the full tour, visit Janelle Monáe’s official website: http://www.jmonae.com

0611 MARYMOOR PARK (REDMOND, WA, US)
0612 QUEEN ELIZABETH THEATRE (VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA)
0613 MCMENAMINS EDGEFIELD AMPHITHEATERE (PORTLAND, OR, US)
0616 THE MASONIC (SAN FRANCISCO, CA, US)
0620 CAL COAST CREDIT UNION OPEN AIR THEATRE (SAN DIEGO, CA, US)
0626 PEARL CONCERT THEATRE, PALMS CASINO RESORT (LAS VEGAS, NV, US)
0628 GREEK THEATRE (LOS ANGELES, CA, US)
0630 THE COMPLEX (SALT LAKE CITY, UT, US)
0701 PARAMOUNT THEATRE (DENVER, CO, US)
0703 STATE THEATRE (MINNEAPOLIS, MN, US)
0705 CHICAGO THEATRE (CHICAGO, IL, US)
0706 BMO HARRIS PAVILION (MILWAUKEE, WI, US)
0707 20 MONROE LIVE (GRAND RAPIDS, MI, US)
0709 FOX THEATRE (DETROIT, MI, US)
0710 TAFT THEATRE (CINCINNATI, OH, US)
0711 THE PAGEANT (ST LOUIS, MO, US)
0713 RYMAN AUDITORIUM (NASHVILLE, TN, US)
0714 MURAT THEATRE, OLD NATIONAL CENTRE (INDIANAPOLIS, IN, US)
0716 REBEL TORONTO (TORONTO, ON, CANADA)
0718 HULU THEATER AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN (NEW YORK, NY, US)

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Jill Scott’s ‘Live In The Moment Tour’ Summer 2018 (@missjillscott)

1200px-Jill_Scott_2012Three-time GRAMMY award-winning singer-songwriter Jill Scott will be heading out on the road this summer. The artist is confirmed for 13 cities, making stops in both Canada and the United States. The tour, which is dubbed ‘Live in the moment,’ will kick off on Thursday, June 21st at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake, MN.

All dates, locations and ticket information are available on Jill Scott’s website.

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Kelly Clarkson and John Legend to Perform at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards (@johnlegend)

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Dick Clark Productions and NBC have announced that “2018 Billboard Music Awards” host, Kelly Clarkson, and two-time Billboard Music Award winner, John Legend, will both perform on the three-hour live telecast, airing Sunday, May 20th at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on NBC.

The artists will join previously announced performers BTS, Camila Cabello, Ariana Grande, Dua Lipa and Shawn Mendes on a night filled with music’s biggest names. The show will feature performances from this year’s hottest musical acts, unexpected collaborations and buzzworthy moments that celebrate 60 years of the Billboard Hot 100.

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Janet Jackson to Receive ICON Award at the 2018 Billboard Music Award (@JanetJackson)

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Dick Clark Productions and NBC have announced that music legend, Janet Jackson, will be honored with the prestigious ICON Award at the “2018 Billboard Music Awards,” and will deliver a highly-anticipated performance that will be her first on television in nine years.

Hosted by “The Voice” coach Kelly Clarkson, the “2018 Billboard Music Awards” will broadcast live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 20 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on NBC.

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Soul Singer Pearl Collaborates With Aimo & Chaos On New Afro-House Single “Just Like Music” (@Pearlsound @DeAimo @chaos_demor)

Just Like MusicDenmark based soul singer, Pearl, recently connected with producer, pianist and trumpeter Chaos, and Botswanian DJ/Producer Aimo on a new track titled “Just Like Music.” The song is nothing short of amazing! With approximately five different mix, there is something on this record for everyone, regardless of their musical preference.

For those familiar with house / techno / trance, “Just Like Music” brings its listeners to a time, maybe in the early 90s, when authentic house music dominated the airwaves.

Click here or on the image above to listen and download “Just Like Music.”

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Kevin Downswell’s Realignment Mini Tour (Jamaica-June) @kevinDownswell @djnicholas2 @RondellPositive @AshaalaShanae

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Kevin Downswell Ministries presents “Realignment Chapter 2.” This is a mini tour stopping at the Manning High School in Sav-La-Mar on June 15th, Manchester High School in Mandeville on June 16th and Ranny Williams Center in Kingston on June 23rd.

Joining Kevin Downswell will be Jonathan Nelson, DJ Nicholas, Rondell Positive, Ashaala Shanae and many more.