Dua Lipa recently dropped “Electricity” with Silk City, which is a brilliant and beautiful dance cut with smooth acid house beats and a jazzy, big Motown feel that soars. With a stellar voice, and unique pop cuts blending multiple genres, Dua rocks. “The Pace” below, is a beautiful and searing dance cut fusing pop, acid house, rock and more.
Friday October 19th was the release date of Dua Lipa – CompleteEdition– a new extended version of her debut album that includes “Electricity” her brand new collaboration with Silk City (Mark Ronson and Diplo), her previous collaborations with Martin Garrix and Sean Paul, fan favorites “Want To” and “Running” and a new track “Kiss and Make Up” with k-pop superstars BLACKPINK (pictured below).
After a year of #1 hit singles, sold out shows and record breaking streaming figures, Dua Lipa has become the biggest breakout artist in the world. She is the #1 most streamed female artist on Spotify and is the first and only female artist in history to have 4 lead songs with over 500 Million Spotify streams.
She has also just spent 8 weeks at #1 in the UK this summer with her million plus selling hit “One Kiss” – the most weeks at number one for a female artist this century. The video for her smash hit single “`New Rules” is now sitting at over 1.3 billion views on YouTube.
Already collecting major accolades at the top of 2018, Dua scooped two BRIT Awards after being nominated in five categories, performed to 85 million people at the UEFA Champion League Football final and has sold over 3 million albums and 32 million singles worldwide.
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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 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.
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:
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;