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5 Time Grammy Award Winner Devine Evans: An Exclusive Interview

Devine Evans and Day’nah , Photo Credit ©2018, Bruce Edwin

Hollywood Sentinel brings you an exclusive interview with 5 Time Grammy Award winning Music Producer Devine Evans, here below.

A dominant figure in the music industry for over twenty years, Devine Evans got his start in Atlanta at Left Eye Productions,  headed by Lisa Lopes of TLC.  Mr. Evans; now a five-time Grammy Award winning Producer, Songwriter / Engineer, and Emmy Nominated Composer for “The New Edition Story,” has worked with many of the world’s biggest recording artists and musicians including; The Chain Smokers, Janet Jackson, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Pharrell Williams, Lady Gaga, Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Bruno Mars, Hans Zimmer, and Selena Gomez, among more.  Devine Evans received his most recent Grammy for his work on Pharrell Williams live version of the Billboard hit song “Happy.”


Over the past ten years, as the powerhouse behind the scenes of some of the biggest tours in music, Devine Evans has worked with stars including; The Chain Smokers, Bebe Rexha, Charlie Puth, The Roots (2017 NBA All-Star Performance), Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s Soul 2 Soul tour, Janet Jackson’s Unbreakable World Tour, Rihanna’s Diamonds World Tour, Justin Timberlake’s 20/20 Experience Tour (now available on Netflix),  Pharrell Williams’ Dear Girl Tour, Justin Timberlake’s 2018 Halftime Super Bowl show, and 2018’s Coachella with Eminem, and Beyoncé among more.

Mr. Evans’ work in televised performances includes Creative Programming and Sound Design for Beyoncé’s 2013 Super Bowl Halftime performance, and Creative Programming and Sound Design for the 2018 Super Bowl Halftime show with Justin Timberlake, at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Devine Evans

Devine Evans has further expanded in to the film industry with his work as composer for BET’s Emmy Nominated Mini Series, “The New Edition Story,” as well as “Lycan,” starring Dania Ramirez (Entourage, Devious Maids, X-Men), for which he scored and provided original sound design.

The Diary of a Songwriter 

In addition to music, Devine Evans focuses on positively impacting the music industry, as well as his community with other creative projects including his first upcoming book titled “Sheet Music: The Diary of a Songwriter.”  With this book, praised by leaders in the music industry including Queen Latifah among others, Devine Evans brings to light the sexual injustices that many female artists have encountered while pursuing their dream of a career in the music industry.

Sheet Music: The Diary of a Songwriter, by Devine Evans, all rights reserved.

In an effort to empower these women, “Sheet Music: The Diary of a Songwriter” shares the stories of a variety of female artists’ personal experiences, as well as general advice on how to cope with and safeguard themselves against such abuse and injustice.

Listen to Part 1 of the Exclusive Interview with Devine Evans, here below:

Devine Evans, Exclusive Interview, Part 2

Visit the Official Devine Evans website at: www.devineevans.com

Read more about “Sheet Music: The Diary of a Songwriter” at: www.thediaryofasongwriter.com

For press / media, photo, interview requests, and booking for Devine Evans, contact Management and Publicity at: +1- 310-226-7176, or e-mail StarpowerManagementLLC @ gmail . com

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MØ Rocks the World

 

One of the greatest new artists of our time; MØ reportedly went from listening to pop music including The Spice Girls, who she later brilliantly covered, to punk rock.

Reportedly heavily into the punk scene as a teenager, her early influences are said to include none other than Black Flag, Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, Yeah Yeah Yeah’s, and Sonic Youth.  Reportedly citing Kim Gordon as a role model  (source: Wikipedia),  it is no surprise to us  how cool MØ’s musical tastes, history, and musical education are, when listening to her music; and simply falling in love with it.

And yet, MØ is like none of these artists who influenced her, or like anyone of her time.  Brilliantly unique and creative, the range and quality of MØ’s voice alone would be commendable.  Add to that however her ever-present cool style, charisma, and personality in her videos and interviews, and you have a musical star.  Add songwriting, musical collaborations, and instrumentation that is wholly brilliant and groundbreaking,  with some of the biggest producers in the world, and you have exactly what MØ is; legendary.

Her passionate, beautiful song “Slow Love” is performed by her live, here below;

Fueling a passionate, and heartfelt vocal delivery in each of her songs, with a beautiful warmth and range, and mixing genres from new wave, techno, pop, and more,  MØ defines the so called “experimental pop” genre that has swept the underground and mainstream alike.  From other experimental pop artists including; Lorde, Elliphant, Grimes, Tove Lo, Kimbra, and a small handful of others, MØ has emerged as truly one of the greatest new singers and musical stars of our time.

Debuting her solo career after a number of experimental projects, her debut  album “No Mythologies to Follow” has resulted in a myriad of outstanding works.

With her signature “holler” in many of her songs, a lovely and unique voice, and simply brilliant songs, to working with top DJ producers including Major Lazer. Diplo, and more, MØ has delivered one brilliant and classic cut after another.

I had the great pleasure to see MØ this year in L.A. (Pamona, California to be exact), and she was nothing less than extraordinary. Herein below, is the latest great new single by MØ with Diplo, “Sun In Our Eyes. ”

MØ states:️ “Sun In Our Eyes; This song is the lead single off my new album Forever Neverland! OMFFFFFFG I CAN’T BELIEVE I’M F I N A L L Y ANNOUNCING MY ALBUM!!! – coming this October 19th!!  Thank you, all of you, for being super supportive and patient with me throughout the years – this album means a lot to me and has been LONG under the way + it’s been a long journey & learning curve for me in a lot of ways so I’m just so so grateful and happy that I can finally announce that it’s comming out and that I CAN’T WAIT to share it with you!! Excited for a new chapter. I’ve been dreaming about this forever

I love u, thank u for waiting.”

MØ will be back in the L.A. area on August 5th, 2018, in Fontana, California for the Hard Summer festival.

MØ’s video “Lean On” with Major Lazer is reportedly YouTube’s 9th most viewed video of all time, having had over 2 and a quarter billion views; currently at 2,354,860,507.

Her great video and song “Don’t Wanna Dance” follows here below;

Visit the Official MØ website at:  http://www.momomoyouth.com/

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Check out our exclusive interview right here next week, with 5 Time Grammy Award Artist Devine Evans.

Dua Lipa: Music’s New Superstar Rocks Ukraine

FB friends of our editors’ page will note we predicted Dua Lipa would be a massive star a number of years ago, the first time we heard her. This was obviously, not a difficult thing to see–and of course; totally correct.

With a remarkably mature, great voice, well crafted songs, a no-frills, sophisticated performance persona, and one of the most stunningly beautiful faces in the world of music; Dua Sipa is a music superstar.

Now signed to Warner Bros. Music, Dua Lipa made her debut on the famed SNL stage as the musical guest alongside host Natalie Portman.  Next followed her debut on The Ellen DeGeneres show, Jimmy Kimmel, and many more, with her videos racking up not millions, but hundreds of millions, and yes–over a billion viewers. Dua’s global smash single “New Rules”  officially topped the U.S. Top 40 chart at #1 back in February.

Additionally, Dua’s current single “IDGAF” has broken the top 10 of the global Spotify chart, where Dua is the 7th most streamed artist in the world with over 36 million monthly listeners.

2017 was a massive year for the young star, with over 8.5 million singles and 1.3 million albums sold worldwide.  Dua was Spotify U.K.’s most streamed female artist of the year, and the fourth most streamed U.K. artist globally.  And Dua has yet another big year ahead in 2018, where she has now returned to the U.S. in February to continue her sold-out headlining Self-Titled Tour, followed by her headlining U.K. arena tour.

Dua Lipa to Perform in Kyiv, Ukraine for UEFA Champions Game 

Now today,  UEFA and Pepsi have announced Dua Lipa as the music artist performing at the 2018 “UEFA Champions League Final Opening Ceremony presented by Pepsi.” The multi-award winning, ‘New Rules’ singer will take to the pitch to help fans in every corner of the globe celebrate their love of football and build anticipation minutes before the world’s most watched annual sporting event kicks off in Kyiv, Ukraine on Saturday, May 26th.

In its third year of the hotly-anticipated “UEFA Champions League Final Opening Ceremony presented by Pepsi,” Dua Lipa will take a truly global stage with the worlds of music, entertainment and sport coming together to bring fans what should prove to be an unforgettable experience – whether they’re in the stadium or tuning in at home.

Dua Lipa holds the record for the youngest female solo artist to reach 1 billion YouTube views.

She is currently the top streamed female artist in the world on Spotify, and will perform at the ceremony; hits from her latest album, including “IDGAF” and “New Rules,” which has gone Platinum in 18 countries. The global superstar’s album has now gone on to sell over 2.2 million copies and 17 million singles worldwide.

Dua Lipa states, “I was honoured to be asked by UEFA and Pepsi to perform at the ‘UEFA Champions League Final Opening Ceremony’ – it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity. I can’t wait to get in front of the fans and be part of such an exciting event – I’m planning to put on an unforgettable show!”

This year’s Final will be played at the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kyiv on Saturday, May 26th and air in over 220 countries and territories around the world.

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