As promised, Jonzing World’s new artist Gdzilla released his debut single today called ‘High Tension’. Over the Amapiano-style production featuring infectious rhythms and soulful melodies, the recently unmasked Lagos State artist sings in his local dialect on the hook about giving naysakers full pressure and high tension that seems to match the pressure of the “gbedu” drum. To catch the groove, stream the uptempo dance track below. It is the lead record from Gdzilla’s forthcoming EP, set to come out next Friday, December 8.
Today, South Africa’s latest sensation, Tyla, released three new tracks, including ‘Truth or Dare’—a record she has teased on social media for a few weeks. Alongside her exciting rollout, with delight, the ‘Water’ vocalist has also shared her vivacious COLORS performance with fans. Nominated for the first GRAMMY in the Best African Music Performance category, Tyla is up against Nigeria’s Asake and Olamide, Davido, Burna Boy, and Ayra Starr, who she once collaborated with for a track called ‘Girl Next Door’. Lastly, the Afropop/Amapiano artist is the first African female soloist to earn a top ten spot with ‘Water’ on the Billboard Hot 100. Not bad for a twenty-one-year-old.
Stream Tyla’s new tracks ‘Water’, ‘Butterflies’, and ‘On and On’ below until her debut album arrives.
According to Hola!, Sebastian Stan (Pam and Tom, Captain America, and Gossip Girls) will portray former American President Donald Trump in a new film directed by Ali Abbasi. The award-winning director’s film is called ‘The Apprentice’; “appears to be based on Trump’s life and the formation of his real estate empire.” The multilingual publication also states that Maria Bakalova (to play Ivana Trump, Trump’s late wife) and Jeremy Strong (to play Roy Cohn, an attorney who had a close relationship with Trump when he was younger) will co-star.
Today, Beyoncé released a surprise song called ‘My House’ made for the balls, darling. In tandem with the launch of her concert film—Renaissance: A Film By Beyoncé—the Queen of Pop continues to showcase her versatility by rapping and singing about what she wants and why her face card never declines, chile. Stream the surprise four-minute track with chants below that openly exudes her dominance.
Today, the latest news from DPrince’s Jonzing World label is the announcement for his new artist Gdzilla, an artist the visionary launced in August on social media. Sending critics and fans in a frenzy, they’ve shared thoughts about him, the snippet of his first track, and even speculate about his real identity.
Even lagbaja get breathing space, but Gdzilla no fit even drink from his cup. 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/ubAkHnybsh
— AFRO NIGERIA 🇳🇬 (@afro_nigeria2) September 11, 2023
Jonzing world signing be like
Rema Full face
Ruger one eye
Gdzilla no face
Next signing fit be spirit 😆
TOTO Esther Banky Black Sherif Nigeria sexyy Red Kylie Chelsea Travis Scott
— 7DNaija Media (@7dnaija) August 30, 2023
Jonzing World is best known for giving the world the talents Rema and Ruger. Therefore, there’s a standard to uphold—exciting us as African music superfans. Luckily, we would not have to wait long since ‘High Tension’ is out everywhere tomorrow, December 1. Following its release, Gdzilla’s eponymous debut EP will also land.
David Guetta released the official music video for his recent collaboration with 2024 GRAMMY nominated artists Ayra Starr and Lil Durk today. Over the polished production, each artist sings about relationships. The Beninese native, known for Afrobeats hit like ‘Rush’ and ‘Bloody Samaritan’, stays on theme and sends an apt forget you to a past lover who obviously seems to deserve it. Chicago’s own decides to go the other route to show appreciation to his lover and takes it up a notch to celebrate her mother for giving birth to her. Check out the video directed by Shapxo below.
Today, Busta Rhymes announced his North American tour dates in support of his new album ‘Blockbusta’. When the Hip-Hop legend completes the remaining dates on 50 Cent’s ‘Final Lap’ world tour, he will embark on his twenty-four-date tour on March 13 at The Masonic in San Francisco, California. It ends at the Paramount in Brooklyn, New York, on April 21. As it mentions on the advertisement, his longtime hypeman, Spliff Star, will join him alongside DJ Scratchator. Pre-sale tickets are now on-sale. General pre-sale tickets become available on Friday, December 1.
3/13 San Francisco, CA The Masonic
3/15 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Palladium
3/16 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
3/17 San Diego, CA SOMA
3/19 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
3/20 Phoenix, AZ The Van Buren
3/22 Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium
3/24 Dallas, TX South Side Ballroom
3/26 Austin, TX Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
3/28 Houston, TX 713 Music Hall
3/30 Atlanta, GA Coca Cola Roxy
4/1 Orlando, FL House of Blues
4/2 Miami Beach, FL Fillmore Miami Beach At Jackie Gleason Theatre
4/4 Raleigh, NC The Ritz
4/5 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore Charlotte
4/7 Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore Philadelphia
4/8 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore Silver Spring
4/9 Boston, MA House of Blues
4/11 Detroit, MI The Fillmore Detroit
4/12 Toronto, ON HISTORY
4/14 Chicago, IL Radius Chicago
4/17 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works
4/18 Cincinnati, OH Andrew Bradley Music Center
4/21 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Paramount
Venturing out to visit a friend, Crownz rides through the streets of Cameroon on motorbikes with his gang of friends. For the three-minute offering, the artist calmly sings about eradicating his opps (“send a bad man very, very far away”, “if I come inna your hood, it’s a game over” and “if dey come inna mi yard, dem go see murder”), confidently scooping any man’s girl (“if I come inna di club, girl dem bend over”), and does impressive legwork, a complex dance move popularised in Nigeria, also known as Zanku—credited to Nigerian street artist Zlatan. The track comes from his forthcoming extended play set to release in 2024.
R&B superstar Brent Faiyaz is the next artist to take the stage for Apple Music Live—the live performance series that gives the biggest stars in music a platform to connect with audiences around the world. The multi-platinum R&B iconoclast’s performance at the Eventim Apollo in London as part of his ‘F*ck The World’ European tour will debut tonight (Wednesday, November 29 at 7:00 PM PST / 10:00 PM EST) exclusively on Apple Music and Apple TV+. Fans can also stream the Apple Music Live performance anytime on-demand on both Apple Music and Apple TV+.
During the performance, Faiyaz showcases his biggest hits and fan favourites including, ‘Clouded’, ‘Jackie Brown’, ‘F*** The World (Summer In London)’, and ‘Dead Man Walking’, plus additional selections from his album ‘Wasteland’. As a special surprise, Faiyaz also performs his new single, ‘WY@’ off the recently released ‘Larger Than Life’ project. Ahead of the show, Brent said, “We had a time on the road. Thank you Apple Music for allowing me to bring the ‘F**k The World, it’s a Wasteland Tour’ experience to millions. Hope you enjoy the show.”
In the past two years, Brent Faiyaz’s Essentials has been one of the fastest-growing R&B playlists on Apple Music worldwide, with an 84% lift in streams. From November 1, 2022, through October 31, 2023, Brent Faiyaz’s music reached the Daily Top 100 in more than 50 countries worldwide, and he launched eight songs into the Global Daily Top 100. His song ‘All Mine’ finished among the Top 100 Spatial Songs of the Year.
The second season of Apple Music Live kicked off this past May with a special performance by Ed Sheeran, which was followed by Burna Boy’s historic London Stadium show from earlier this Summer and most recently Dominic Fike gave an electrifying show. Additional Apple Music Live standout performances have included Harry Styles’s One Night Only in New York performance, Billie Eilish’s Live at the O2 performance; Alicia Keys’ first-ever Holiday Masquerade Ball; and riveting performances from chart-topping artists Lil Durk, Mary J Blige, Luke Combs, and Wizkid. Explore the full lineup of past performances in the Apple Music Live archive.
Miss America, the iconic 100+ year brand, and Miss America’s Scholarship Foundation, a 501(c)(3), announce a three-year commitment supporting American Heart Association’s women’s initiative, Go Red for Women® raising awareness of women’s heart health and bringing fitness initiatives back to the national competition stage.
Miss America’s CEO Robin Fleming feels that, “Empowering women in America means making health a priority—heart disease is the leading cause of death for women ages 20 and older. We need to raise awareness and incorporate fitness initiatives to create better outcomes.”
The American Heart Association, devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives, has been on the forefront of fighting heart disease and strokes for a century. Since 2004, Go Red for Women has supported women through every season of life as their trusted, relevant source for credible, equitable health solutions.
“In the 20 years Go Red for Women has worked to save and improve women’s lives, one thing we’ve learned is women—particularly young women—need to know heart disease doesn’t discriminate,” said Nancy Brown, CEO of the American Heart Association. “Anyone can be a lifesaver,” she continued. “You just need to know the signs and symptoms and have confidence to speak up. The life you save could be your own.”
Miss America’s support for the Go Red for Women movement will encompass public awareness campaigns, community outreach, fundraising for health initiatives and participant scholarship opportunities, as well as highlighting women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). All efforts to further an overall goal of improving women’s health and well-being. Both organisations will harness their collective reach to advocate for a heart-healthy America.