Bri Babineaux Announces Virtual Concert w/ Compassion Live

Compassion LIVE and Bri Babineaux are excited to announce the virtual album release concert for Babineaux’s soon to be released album The Encounter Continues on February 26th. The new album comes on the heels of The Encounter, a project that embodies worship experiences where believers intimately encounter God. 

The exclusive virtual album release concert encompasses fan favorites from The Encounter as well as new music from The Encounter Continues. The event, which will include special surprise guests and a VIP meet and greet with Babineaux, is sure to make fans want to dance, jump, and worship. 

“I’m super excited to be doing a live virtual experience of The Encounter Continues with Compassion International!” exclaims Babineaux. The organization is very important to me and I believe partnering with them provides the ability to understand someone else’s situation and the desire to take action to improve or help their lives. I’m truly honored to have them be a part of such a fun night.”

“I can’t wait for my fans to hear the new music and experience what we felt the night of the recording,” Babineuax continues. “I’m also thrilled to have two very special guests who I call sisters to me be part of the experience! I’m telling you it’s going to be AMAZING. You don’t want to miss it! We’re pulling out all of the stops!”

By sponsoring a child with Compassion International, concert goers gain entry to the concert and receive VIP access. VIP access gives fans an exclusive Zoom meet and greet with Bri that will include a Q&A, special song requests, and more. Tickets are available at www.compassion.com/bribabineaux. For more information about sponsoring a child, The Encounter Continues Virtual Album Release Concert, or Compassion International, please visit www.compassionlive.com.

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Pusha T’s Heir Wave Music Group To Host Twitch Concert!

On February 25thThe Clout Cloud and Refresh Music Group will join forces with Grammy-nominated hip-hop lyricist Pusha THeir Wave Music Group to host ‘DMV Revamped.’ Headlined by Baltimore native Shordie Shordie  and Roc Nation signee Q Da Fool, the Twitch streamed experience will also feature the Virginia based record label’s own Shaolinn,WHYNOTduce, and Leeto as well as region favorites Bandhunta IzzyYoung Crazy3ohBlackCarson KeyFe_lie The GodAlmira ZakyKahri 1kPaidDroFreaky Flash, and Wayve. Broadcasted live from Songbyrd Music House, the virtual concert will be curated by iPower 92.1/104.1 FM‘s DJ Hypeee

Founded in a dorm room at Virginia Commonwealth University in December of 2017, The Clout Cloud aka TCC is a fast growing media company that promotes viral hip hop content and entertainment news. Along with CEO Ilias Anwar, key members include COO Joe Ranney and Director of Social Media Phil Osae. TCC has produced event recap visuals for top tier acts like Future, Megan Thee Stallion, and Rick Ross. They’ve also conducted interviews with buzzing rap acts like $not and Yung Lan
“Our goal is to be a fusion of WorldStarHipHop and Rolling Loud. We take some of the funniest videos on the internet and post them on our platform to grow our online presence, while simultaneously producing rap-related events and concerts to showcase buzzing talent in the area.” – Ilias Anwar

Refresh Music Group is owned by Merid Merid and has facilitated concerts in 22 different states, most notably for Travis Scott and Rae Sremmurd.

TCC’s Joe Ranney on the upcoming event:
“Our aim for this event is to highlight the DC, Maryland and Virginia areas on a national level. There is so much talent in our area and we want to be a part of showcasing that talent. During the pandemic, there hasn’t been a lot going on, but we are excited to present an event that not only demonstrates the unity in DMV’s hip hop community, but has an amazing charitable component by way of ticket proceeds going towards Black Youth Project.” 

Purchase your tickets for ‘DMV Revamped’ HERE and be sure to follow TCC’s IG account for all updates!

Rolling Loud Announces Third “Loud Stream” Virtual Festival, Airing February 10th & 11th Exclusively on Twitch

Masters of the pandemic pivot, Rolling Loud drove the culture with livestream festivals and weekly hip-hop conversation in 2020. Ready to keep the momentum going into the new year, the world’s largest rap festival announces the next “Loud Stream,” once again bringing the Rolling Loud experience into living rooms nationwide.

Airing on February 10th and 11th exclusively on Rolling Loud’s Twitch channel, the third “Loud Stream” virtual festival promises to be the most romantic edition yet, arriving just in time for Valentine’s Day. Headlined by Lil Skies and Fetty Wap, creator of the immortal V-Day anthem “Trap Queen,” “Loud Stream” features several hours worth of live performances, without any pre-recorded sets or segments, along with artist interviews, live chat interaction, and commentary from the Rolling Loud team, including festival co-founders Tariq Cherif & Matt Zingler and “Loud Stream” hosts DJ Scheme, JenesisGiselle, and DJ Five Venoms.

Like all Rolling Loud events, the upcoming virtual festival boasts a lineup packed with some of the most vital rising talents in hip-hop. Joining the headliners will be Hot 100-charting upstarts like Yung Bleu and DDG, melodic masters like YK Osiris, Blxst, 2KBaby,and Luh Kel, and heavy female representation with Rubi Rose, Yung Baby Tate, Mariah The Scientist, KenTheMan, plus many more.

Rolling Loud’s “Loud Stream” events made a major impact on the culture in 2020, drawing in millions of fans to view the spectacle. The first two events each made the Top 10 of Pollstar’s Year-End Top Livestreams chart, generating over 7 million total views between the two of them. Placing at #4 on the Pollstar Year-end chart, their first livestream boasted headlining performances from Swae Lee and Ski Mask The Slump God, and generated over 4.4 million views from over 3 million unique viewers. Offering an elaborate Halloween theme, the second livestream featured headliners Trippie Redd and Gunna and landed at #8 on the year-end chart. Rolling Loud also made waves in December with “Home For The Holidaze,” a single-day special headlined by Rick Ross, attracting over 1.8 million unique viewers.

The “Loud Stream” virtual events are part of Rolling Loud’s wide-ranging partnership with Twitch, which includes daily live hip hop-driven programming, offering special guests and original live shows like The RotationThe Leak, and Loud Gaming. Subscribe to Rolling Loud’s Twitch channel for program updates.

“Loud Stream” airs from 6pm ET/3pm ET until 12am ET/9pm PT on February 10th and 11th on Twitch.tv/RollingLoud

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Black Girls Vote and Party At The Mailbox Celebrate Voting Day In Atlanta With An Exclusive Virtual Party

Voter education campaign, Party at the Mailbox, has announced their ATL edition of the Virtual Election Party. Taking place on Facebook Live, Atlanta residents, supporters and voters can all share in the excitement of voting for the Georgia runoffs. Hosted by Bri Renee of Atlanta’s Streetz 94.5 FM with sounds provided by ATL legend DJ Mars and DJ Reese, party attendees will have the chance to win prizes, meet new voting enthusiasts and hear classic ATL sounds!

Launched in Baltimore earlier this year to help fill the gap left by the pandemic’s shutdown of traditional in-person GOTV efforts, Party at the Mailbox is a non-partisan voter education and voter activation campaign created to help celebrate democracy, build community and ensure voters are informed how to cast their ballot in the 2020 elections. Atlanta became the fourth city to participate in the campaign as all eyes are on Georgia for the Senate special election. Philadelphia, Detroit and Baltimore have also participated in the community driven initiative during the presidential race.

Party at the Mailbox has partnered with local community organizations including Muslimahs Endure, Emerging 100 of Atlanta, TRU Foundation, NOLIJ Foundation and more as well as receiving support from celebrities such as Porsha Williams from the Real Housewives of Atlanta franchise and Christine Adams from The Black Lighting tv series, on this initiative to expand voter participation and turnout.

Join in the fun at 8:30PM EST on Facebook.com/blackgirlsvote, or watch the party on Vimeo or YouTube!

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Rolling Loud Announces “Home For The Holidaze” Livestream as Miami 2021 Sells Out

Pivoting from a live music behemoth to a full-fledged media company due to the pandemic, Rolling Loud plays a crucial role in hip-hop culture. Continuing its run of quality livestream events, Rolling Loud announces “Home For The Holidaze,” airing December 15th exclusively on Twitch. Headlined by Rick Ross, “Home For The Holidaze” is Rolling Loud’s third livestream event of 2020, following the two multi-day “Loud Stream” virtual festivals.

Like the “Loud Stream” virtual festivals, “Home For The Holidaze” will feature multiple hours of live performances–with no pre-recorded sets or segments–accompanied with interviews and commentary from the Rolling Loud team, including hosts DJ Scheme, JenesisGiselle, and DJ Five Venoms. The ideal accompaniment to at-home mosh pits or chestnuts roasting on the open fire–whatever floats your holiday boat–”Home For The Holidaze” airs at 6pm ET/3pm PT on Rolling Loud’s Twitch channel.

“Home For The Holidaze” arrives as Rolling Loud prepares for Rolling Loud Miami 2021. Headlined by Travis Scott, Post Malone, and A$AP Rocky, the 3-day festival keeps as much of the lineup from the postponed 2020 event as possible, while adding slots from budding stars. Occurring at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL on May 7th-9th, 2021, Rolling Loud Miami is currently sold out.

Throughout the pandemic, Rolling Loud made headlines and entertained fans with their “Loud Stream” series of virtual festivals. The first livestream boasted headlining performances from Swae Lee and Ski Mask The Slump God, and generated over 4.4 million views from over 3 million unique viewers. Offering an elaborate Halloween theme, the second livestream featured headliners Trippie Redd and Gunna and topped Pollstar’s Livestream Chart for the second time.

The “Loud Stream” virtual events are part of Rolling Loud’s wide-ranging partnership with Twitch, which includes daily live hip hop-driven programming, offering special guests and original live shows like The RotationThe Leak, and Loud Gaming. Recent guests on Rolling Loud’s Twitch programming include Machine Gun Kellyiann diorJaden SmithCordaeCole BennettThe Kid Laroi, and many others.

Tune into “Home For The Holidaze” at 6pm ET/3pm PT on December 15th at Twitch.Tv/RollingLoud.

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Chris Brown, Brandy, H.E.R., Megan thee Stallion WIN at 2020 Soul Train Awards hosted by Tisha Campbell & Tichina Arnold

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The 2020 “Soul Train Awards” celebrated the best in soul, R&B and hip hop by highlighting both living legends and breakout stars with unrivaled musical moments and show-stopping performances. The awards show, which aired this evening, November 29, 2020 at 8 PM EST on BET, BET Her, VH1 and MTV2 was hosted by the iconic best friend duo Tisha Campbell and Tichina Arnold, who also brought their chemistry to the stage as the show’s opening musical acts.

Chris Brown led the pack as the evening’s most awarded artist, dominating in four categories including Best R&B/Soul Male Artist and the shared honors of Song of the Year, Best Dance Performance and Best Collaboration with Young Thug for their hit “Go Crazy.”  H.E.R. followed closely with two awards: Best R&B/Soul Female Artist and The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award for “I Can’t Breathe.”

Honoring artists across 12 categories, the 2020 “SOUL TRAIN AWARDS” also recognized Summer Walker (Album of the Year), Megan thee Stallion (Rhythm & Beats Award), Brandy (Soul Train Certified), Beyoncé, Blue Ivy, Saint Jhn & Wizkid (Video of the Year), Snoh Aalegra (Best New Artist) and Kirk Franklin (Best Gospel/Inspirational Award) for their special contributions to the genre.

The hosts kicked things off with an electrifying song and dance tribute to the power of Black women. Brandy performed a medley of her recent hits “Say Something” and “Boderline.” Ella Mai  sang her latest single “Not Another Love Song.” Lucky Daye shut the stage down with Babyface for a performance of their new collaboration “Shoulda.” Charlie Wilson performed a duet with Smokey Robinson before honoring the memory of gospel legend Rance Allen with a rousing tribute. Additional performers included Jazmine SullivanSnoh Aalegra and CeeLo Green. After accepting the Lady of Soul Award, Monica brought down the house with a jam-packed performance of her chart-topping hits.

In addition to electrifying performances, this year’s highly anticipated Soul Cypher featured R&B stars PJ Morton, Chanté Moore, Shanice and StokelyElla Nicole and Moses Sumney took the BET Amplified Music Stage, a platform for emerging artists. Presenters included Andra Day, Tessa Thompson, Nnamdi Asomugha, Deon ColeNicco AnnanDallas Austin, Jermaine Dupri and Brandee Evans.

The full winners list for 2020 “SOUL TRAIN AWARDS” is below.

2020 “SOUL TRAIN AWARDS” WINNERS

Best New Artist – Snoh Aalegra

Soul Train Certified Award –Brandy

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist – Chris Brown

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist – H.E.R.

Video of the Year – Beyoncé, Blue Ivy, Saint Jhn & Wizkid “Brown Skin Girl”

Best Gospel/Inspirational Award – Kirk Franklin

Album of the Year – Summer Walker “Over It”

Rhythm & Bars Award – Megan thee Stallion “Savage”

Song of the Year – Chris Brown & Young Thug “Go Crazy”

The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award – “I Can’t Breathe,” Written by H.E.R.

Best Dance Performance – Chris Brown & Young Thug “Go Crazy”

Best Collaboration Performance – Chris Brown & Young Thug “Go Crazy”

Connie Orlando, EVP Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy at BET, along with Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment (JCE), and JCE’s Jeannae Rouzan–Clay and Dionne Harmon will Executive Produce the 2020 “SOUL TRAIN AWARDS.

For show information, please visit BET.com/SoulTrain, the official site for 2020 “SOUL TRAIN AWARDS.”

THE PARKING LOT CONCERT PRESENTS : 2 CHAINZ The Parking Lot Concert IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA!

The Parking Lot Concert, the most anticipated live event of the season premiered its concert series in Phoenix, Arizona featuring live performances by R&B sensation Eric Bellinger & Mario on Saturday, November 28th. It was the first time citizens in Phoenix, Arizona & its surrounding areas were able to participate in a concert setting since COVID-19 began in early March. You could feel the excitement in the atmosphere as attendees were ushered into their parking spaces. Food and beverage vendors were on hand to make sure an array of delicious menu options were showcased.

PLC Series is proud to announce Rap Legend 2 Chainz will be performing at the next Parking Lot Concert on Saturday, December 12th, 2020. Guest will get to experience 2 Chainz performing hits from his latest album, “So Help Me God” & his most popular songs in Phoenix. The concert will take place at The Celebrity Theater (Parking Lot); located at 440 N 32nd St. Phoenix, AZ 85008. PLC gates open at 5pm with the most raved performances during the winter season! The Parking Lot Concert has an outdoor setting created to feature live music, beginning with a special fall show with performances at 7PM! Our gates close at 9PM and guest must wear a mask to gain entry!
The Parking Lot Concert series is pioneering the new wave of performances to entertain music enthusiasts across the country, it embodies the full concert experience while allowing their patrons to enjoy the view of the artists and the stage from their vehicles. The Parking Lot Concert also offers patrons the comfort of having two parking spaces allotted for each vehicle, a new and larger stage and two large I-Mag screens to have an amplified view of the performance no matter where they’re parked! Guest will have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of clothing vendors, activations, games and food trucks. In spite of the current pandemic, Street Execs has found an innovative way to deliver an all-star line-up for their national concert series that has included performances by Rick Ross, Young Dolph, MoneyBagg Yo, Boosie, Gucci Mane & Mario to name a few. For live updates and to join the conversation, follow #parkinglotconcert on Instagram and Youtube music. General admission and VIP tickets are on sale NOW.

DJ Holiday, DJ Scream, EST GEE and More Attend Seddy Hendrinx’ EP Release Party in Atlanta

This past Sunday, Generation Now artist Seddy Hendrinx hosted a listening for his new EP – Say Less, at Atlanta’s new hot spot, Sauce Buckhead. The seven song collective features collaborations with some of today’s hottest artists such as label mate Jack Harlow, Gunna, A Boogie and Jetsonmade. Guests enjoyed delicious complimentary Italian food, crafted cocktails powered by Courvoisier and a live performance of the project from Seddy.

Check below for more pictures of the event and make sure to stream Say Less on all platforms.

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Seddy Hendrinx and DJ Holiday
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Rap Artist EST GEE

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Tisha Campbell & Tichina Arnold Return As Hosts Of The “2020 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS” Presented By BET Airing Sunday, November 29th At 8PM EST

Today BET announces the hosts and nominees for the “2020 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS” across 12 different categories. The annual celebration recognizes the best in Soul, R&B and Hip Hop from both established industry legends and the next generation of promising artists. Taking place on Sunday, November 29th, the “2020 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS” PRESENTED BY BET will simulcast on BET, BET Her, VH1 and MTV2 at 8 PM EST with a one-hour pre-show beginning at 7 PM EST, followed by the broadcast television debut of DJ Cassidy’s groundbreaking, virtual series “Pass the Mic.”

Actor, singer and writer Tisha Campbell (“Martin,” “My Wife & Kids,” “Last Man Standing,” “Outmatched”) will once again join actor, singer, and writer Tichina Arnold (“Martin,” “Everybody Hates Chris,” “The Neighborhood,” “The Last Black Man in San Francisco”) as host and co-producers of this year’s awards. The iconic best friend duo, both on the 90’s hit show “Martin” and in real-life, will return to the “SOUL TRAIN AWARDS” stage for the third time, bringing their dynamic comedy and infectious personalities to this year’s ceremony.

H.E.R. leads the nominees for this year’s awards, receiving eight nominations including ‘Best R&B/Soul Female Artist’ and double nods in each of the ‘The Ashford and Simpson Songwriters Award,’ ‘Best Collaboration’ and ‘Video of the Year’ categories. She is followed by Chris Brown, who received seven nominations including ‘Album/Mixtape of the Year,’ ‘Song of the Year,’ ‘Best Dance Performance,’ ‘Best Collaboration’ and ‘Video of the Year’ for the hit single “Go Crazy” with Young Thug. 
Beyoncé and Young Thug received six nominations, including ‘Song of the Year’ and ‘Video of the Year.’ Other top nominees include Chloe x Halle, Summer Walker and Usher with five nods each, followed by YG with four nominations. Brandy and PJ Morton round out the group with three nods apiece. 

The “2020 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS” PRESENTED BY BET will feature an exciting lineup of unforgettable performances including special moments and appearances by some of the brightest stars in Black culture and entertainment. The annual event is committed to showcasing Soul Train’s impact on arts of music and dance from the 70’s to today.Directly following the “2020 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS,” DJ Cassidy will present the broadcast television premiere of his hit virtual series “Pass the Mic”, on BET. The special will be a celebration of the most definitive, iconic and prolific R&B classics of the 1980’s. “DJ Cassidy’s Pass the Mic: BET Soul Train Edition” brings legendary, musical heroes to the comfort of audience’s living rooms around the world to dance hard, sing loud, and smile big.

Internationally, the “2020 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS” PRESENTED BY BET will simulcast on BET Africa on November 29, 2020, at 3:00AM CAT; BET France on December 1, 2020 at 9:50PM CET; and BET UK and BET South Korea on December 2, 2020 at 9:00PM GMT and 9:00PM KST, respectively. Connie Orlando, EVP Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy at BET, along with Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment(JCE), and JCE’s Jeannae Rouzan–Clay and Dionne Harmon will Executive Produce the “2020 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS.” 

The complete list of nominees for the “2020 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS”PRESENTED BY BET:

BEST NEW ARTIST

GIVEON

LAYTON GREENE

LONR.SAINT JHN

SNOH AALEGRA

VICTORIA MONÉT

SOUL TRAIN CERTIFIED AWARD

BRANDY

FANTASIA

KELLY ROWLAND

LEDISI

MONICA

PJ MORTON
BEST R&B/SOUL FEMALE ARTIST

ALICIA KEYS

BEYONCÉ

BRANDY

H.E.R.

JHENÉ AIKO

SUMMER WALKER

BEST R&B/SOUL MALE ARTIST

ANDERSON .PAAK

CHARLIE WILSON

CHRIS BROWN

PJ MORTON

THE WEEKND

USHER

BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL AWARD

BEBE WINANS

KIRK FRANKLIN

KORYN HAWTHORNE

MARVIN SAPP

PJ MORTON

THE CLARK SISTERS

RHYTHM & BARS

CARDI B FEAT. MEGAN THEE STALLION – WAP

DABABY FEAT. RODDY RICCH – ROCKSTAR

DJ KHALED FEAT. DRAKE – POPSTAR

DRAKE FEAT. LIL DURK – LAUGH NOW CRY LATER

MEGAN THEE STALLION – SAVAGE

RODDY RICCH – THE BOX


SONG OF THE YEAR

BEYONCÉ – BLACK PARADE

CHLOE X HALLE – DO IT

CHRIS BROWN & YOUNG THUG – GO CRAZY

H.E.R. FEAT. YG – SLIDE

SUMMER WALKER & USHER – COME THRU

USHER FEAT. ELLA MAI – DON’T WASTE MY TIME

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

BRANDY – B7

CHLOE X HALLE – UNGODLY HOUR

CHRIS BROWN & YOUNG THUG – SLIME & B

JHENÉ AIKO – CHILOMBO

SUMMER WALKER – OVER IT

THE WEEKND – AFTER HOURS

THE ASHFORD AND SIMPSON SONGWRITER’S AWARD

BLACK PARADE – WRITTEN BY: AKIL KING, BEYONCE KNOWLES CARTER, BRITTANY CONEY, DENISIA ANDREWS, DEREK JAMES DIXIE, KIM “KAYDENCE” KRYSIUK, RICKIE CASO TICE, SHAWN CARTER, STEPHEN BRAY (BEYONCÉ)

DO IT – WRITTEN BY: CHLOE BAILEY, HALLE BAILEY, SCOTT STORCH, VICTORIA MONET, VINCENT VAN DEN ENDE, ANTON KUHL (CHLOE X HALLE)

GO CRAZY – WRITTEN BY: CAMERON DEVAUN MURPHY, CHRISTOPHER BROWN, DOUNIA AZNOU, JEFFREY LAMAR WILLIAMS, JOHNNY KELVIN, KANIEL CASTANEDA, OMARI AKINLOLU, ORVILLE HALL, PATRIZIO PIGLIAPOCO, PHILLIP PRICE, SAID AZNOU, SORAYA BENJELLOUN, TRE SAMUELS, TURRELL SIMS, WAYNE SAMUELS, ZAKARIA KHARBOUCH (CHRIS BROWN & YOUNG THUG)

I CAN’T BREATHE – WRITTEN BY: H.E.R. (H.E.R.)

PLAYING GAMES – WRITTEN BY: SUMMER WALKER, BRYSON TILLER, LONDON HOLMES, KENDALL ROARK BAILEY, CAMERON GRIFFIN, AUBREY ROBINSON, BEYONCÉ KNOWLES, KELENDRIA ROWLAND, LETOYA LUCKETT, LATAVIA ROBERSON, LASHAWN DANIELS, FRED JERKINS III, RODNEY JERKINS (SUMMER WALKER FEAT. BRYSON TILLER)

SLIDE – WRITTEN BY: CHARLES CARTER, ELIJAH DIAS, H.E.R., JERMAINE DUPRI, KEENON DAEQUAN RAY JACKSON, ROGER PARKER, RON LATOUR, SHAWN CARTER, STEVEN ARRINGTON, TIARA THOMAS, WAUNG HANKERSON (H.E.R. FEAT. YG)

BEST DANCE PERFORMANCE

BEYONCÉ, SHATTA WALE & MAJOR LAZER – ALREADY

CHLOE X HALLE – DO IT

CHRIS BROWN & YOUNG THUG – GO CRAZY

DANILEIGH FEAT. DABABY – LEVI HIGH

MISSY ELLIOTT – WHY I STILL LOVE YOU

TEYANA TAYLOR – BARE WIT ME

BEST COLLABORATION

CHRIS BROWN FEAT. YOUNG THUG – GO CRAZY

H.E.R. FEAT. YG – SLIDE

NE-YO FEAT. JEREMIH – U 2 LUV

SKIP MARLEY & H.E.R. – SLOW DOWN

SUMMER WALKER & USHER – COME THRU

USHER FEAT. ELLA MAI – DON’T WASTE MY TIME

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

BEYONCÉ, BLUE IVY, SAINT JHN & WIZKID – BROWN SKIN GIRL

CHLOE X HALLE – DO IT

CHRIS BROWN – GO CRAZY FEAT. YOUNG THUG

H.E.R. – SLIDE FEAT. YG

LIZZO – GOOD AS HELL

SKIP MARLEY & H.E.R. – SLOW DOWN

Toronto’s Kensington Market Jazz Festival Announces 2020 Virtual Festival Lineup

The show is set to go on: Toronto’s acclaimed Kensington Market Jazz Festival has announced the first lineup of artists set for feature in their first-ever virtual edition this November 7th and 8th — including Jackie Richardson, Joe Sealy, Dave Young, Robi Botos, Mike Downes, Larnell, Billy Newton-Davis, and more!

The weekend will also include two yet-to-be announced special guest performances from Champian Fulton and Brandi Disterheft.

While the Festival’s format streamed to KensingtonJazz.com may look a little different this year, the spirit remains the same, steadfast in its commitment to delight audiences far and wide with some of the country’s best in jazz.

“Over the past five years, the Kensington Market Jazz Festival has been proud to showcase hundreds of established musicians on the Toronto and Canadian jazz scene in one of the city’s most vibrant neighbourhoods in the heart of Toronto’s heritage district,” says Festival founder, singer-songwriter, artist and philanthropist Molly Johnson. “However, in these pandemic times, we are all forced to experience a different capacity of life. This year, we’ve had to make some tough choices and, though producing within a limited schedule was very difficult for the KMJF team, we are pleased to present a two-day festival with online shows that can be enjoyed by Canadians coast to coast!”

The Kensington Market Jazz Festival 2020 Lineup: 

Saturday, November 7th — (Hosted by Garvia Bailey)

5:00 pm: Colleen Allen Group + Kalabash

5:30 pm: Heather Luckhart + Attila Fias

6:00 pm: Stu Mac + Stu Harrison

6:30 pm: Kevin Barrett + Rebecca Campbell

7:00 pm: Jay Douglas

7:30 pm: Genevieve Marentette + KC Roberts

8:00 pm: Angela Turone + Chris Platt

8:30 pm: Joanna Majoko + Andrew Marzotto

9:00 pm: Laura Hubert + Nathan Hiltz

9:30 pm: Barnes + Woldemichael ETHIOJAZZ Quartet

10:00 pm: Barbra Lica + James Bryan

10:30 pm: John Alcorn + Reg Schwager

11:00 pm: Shakura S’aida

Sunday, November 8th — (Hosted by John Devenish)

5:00 pm: Chris Butcher Band

5:30 pm: The Bullen Family

6:00 pm: Alex Pangman Trio

6:30 pm: Micah Barnes Trio

7:30 pm: Laila Biali Trio

8:30 pm: Jackie Richardson, Joe Sealy, Dave Young

9:00 pm: Robi Botos, Mike Downes, Larnell Lewis

11:00 pm: Billy Newton-Davis Trio


Born and raised in Kensington Market, Johnson had dreamed of launching a Festival of this nature for years; on September 16th, 2016, her dream came true. “Five years later, the original philosophy still holds true,” says Johnson. “The Kensington Market Jazz Festival is proud to be an artist-driven, volunteer-fuelled festival that has been met with overwhelming support.”

In addition to the annual Festival, the KMJF team have brought many other projects to the Kensington Market neighbourhood, including winter and spring series in the market, two live recordings, and KMJF Kids Music, launched in 2018 in partnership with the festival’s patron saint, Tom Mihalik of Tom’s Place, Yamaha Canada Music Ltd., Discovery Through The Arts, Youth Arcade Studio, and St. Stephen’s Community Centre. KMJF has continued support from Slaight Music, Ontario Arts Council, City of Toronto, Long & McQuade, Yamaha, and the Kensington Market BIA.

The Kensington Market Jazz Festival will run Saturday, November 7th and Sunday, November 8th at 5:00pm EST.

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