Omar Apollo to Perform at Atlanta’s Music Midtown Festival

Omar Apollo is headed to The Big Peach

The 24-year-old Mexican-American singer-songwriter and entrepreneur will perform at this year’s Music Midtown Festival in Atlanta, which is getting a reboot.

Omar Apollo

The popular downtown gathering that took a year off in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic is ready to roar back this fall with a lineup packed with superstar voices.

Among the headliners for the September 18-19 event at Piedmont Park are Miley Cyrus, the Jonas Brothers, Maroon 5, 21 Savage and DaBaby.

Other acts scheduled to appearinclude: Megan Thee Stallion, Machine Gun Kelly, Adrian Quesada’s Black Pumas, Jack Harlow, AJR, Yungblud, Bleachers, Dashboard Confessional, Surfaces, Lauv, 24KGoldn, Latto, Oliver Tree and Tierra Whack.

Tickets purchased for the 2020 edition will be honored and organizers said that a limited number of general admission passes are on sale now before the prices go up on Friday (June 4) at 10:00 am ET.

The summer’s festival scene is beginning to heat up following last year’s total shutdown, though at press time Music Midtown had not announced whether this summer’s gathering will be at Piedmont’s full, pre-pandemic 70,000-person capacity. Other events, such as Chicago’s Lollapalooza, have said they will return at full capacity, though attendees will need to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or, for those not vaccinated, a negative test result within 24 hours of attendance.

Spotify’s RapCaviar Pantheon Installation to Honor Cardi B & Her “Undeniable Impact”

Cardi Bis being immortalized…

The 26-year-old half-Dominican American rap sensation will join Jaden Smith, Juice WRLD and Gunna as part of Spotify’s RapCaviar Pantheon.

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The four hip-hop stars will be inducted into a special hall of fame in New York, where they’ll be feted for a limited time with life-size sculptures.

This year’s class is a “reflection of hip-hop today” and each artist is recognized as a cultural disruptor and for “making an undeniable impact” on the genre.  

The special artworks in the Spotify Installation will be housed at the Brooklyn Museum from April 3-7.

Spotify Rap-caviar-pantheon

The RapCaviar Pantheon returns this year after the inaugural 2017 event, which saw the Brooklyn Museum display sculptures of some of the hip-hop’s stellar acts, including SZA21 Savage and Metro Boomin

The Pantheon was created by Spotify’s in-house team with creative director Ibra Akeconsulting on the project and directing the accompanying films.

Cardi B Named to Forbes’ Hip-Hop’s Future Moguls List

The (hip-hop) future looks bright for Cardi B

The 25-year-old half-Dominican American rapper, who has a monstrous 2017 fueled by her Billboard Hot 100-topping single “Bodak Yellow,” has been named to Forbes magazine’s Hip-Hop’s Future Moguls list.

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The list represents hip-hop’s new class of moneymakers, with Cardi B joining Post Malone, Lil Pump and 21 Savage as some of this year’s honorees.

Formerly known as Hip-Hop Cash Princes, Forbes renamed the original male-centered roundup o Hip-Hop Future Moguls as a push towards inclusivity and diversity, broadening this year’s criteria to include “age, ethnicity and gender,” making way for artists like Cardi B and Lizzo to appear on the list.

Cardi B enters the Hip-Hop Future Moguls list thanks to the success of breakout hit “Bodak Yellow,” which sat atop the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 1 for three consecutive weeks and made the Bronx rapper the first female rapper to top the chart solo.

With her gargantuan hit “Bodak Yellow,” which clocked more than 400 million on-demand streams—the fifth highest total for any song this year—she’s now grossing $150,000 or so per city on the road.

Detroit rapper Lizzo and producer Wondagurl are also featured on the list.

Vic MensaPlayboi Carti and Lil Pump also make Forbes‘ list.

Click here to see the complete list.

Farruko Appears in “Krippy Kush” Remix Video with Nicki Minaj, Travis Scott, Rvssian & Bad Bunny

Farruko is expanding his global reach…

In a year that saw many collaborations between English-speaking and Latin singers, the 26-year-old Puerto Rican singer and songwriter has joined voices with Nicki MinajTravis Scott, Rvssian and Bad Bunny for an impressive “Krippy Kush” remix video.

Farruko & Nicky Minaj

Directed by Eif Rivera (French Montana, Kanye West, 50 Cent), the video goes to another level. The clip begins with a battle between policemen and the singers. Minaj then appears wearing her daring outfits throughout the video while rapping her lyrics with Farruko. In other scenes, Travis Scott and Bad Bunny add their own style to spice up the video.

The “Krippy Kush” remix was released over a month ago with a lyric video which included 21 Savage. Watch the remix video below.

Cardi B Releases New Single “Bartier Cardi,” Featuring 21 Savage

Cardi B is back with new music…

The 25-year-old half-Dominican American hip-hop artist, a first-time Grammy nominee this year, has released her latest single, “Bartier Cardi,” featuring 21 Savage.

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While Cardi B has been ever-present in 2017 — she’s currently featured on– G-Eazy’s “No Limit” with A$AP Rocky, Migos’ “Motorsport” with Nicki Minaj, and Ozuna’s “La Modelo” – “Bartier Cardi” is the official follow-up to “Bodak Yellow,” which topped the Billboard Hot 100 for five weeks.

While “Bodak Yellow” is her first hit, Cardi B has been in the spotlight for several years, thanks to her role on the VH1 reality TV series “Love & Hip Hop: New York,” where she made her debut as a cast member in 2015 during season six. She released her first single “Cheap Ass Weave” during her first year on the show and an appearance on reggae superstar Shaggy’s single “Boom Boom.” She left the show last December and signed with Atlantic Records early in 2017. She inked a worldwide deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing back in October.

The Bronx, New York-born MC is currently working on her first studio album, which is expected to be released in early 2018.

Camila Cabello to Release Self-Titled Debut Solo Album in January 2018

Camila Cabello is ready for her official debut as a solo act…

The 20-year-old Mexican and Cuban singer and former Fifth Harmony member has finally revealed when her first solo album will be released.

Camila Cabello

In a note to her followers on Instagram, Cabello wrote, “to my Camilizers…. my debut album is finally finished. now i’m trying to steady my heartbeat!!!!!!!”

“Thank you for being so patient with me this year, i can’t wait for you to hear what has been the soundtrack to the past year of my life,” she added. “All of these songs have special memories behind them, and i’m not gonna lie, it feels emotional letting them go, feels like the end of a chapter… it’s in your hands January 12.”

The caption accompanies what can be assumed to be the album art, a gorgeous portrait of the singer with her first name in bold font. As Cabello mentioned in her caption, “i decided to call it by my name, because this is where this chapter in my life ended. it started with somebody else’s story, it ended with me finding my way back to myself.”

Cabello has been steady on the charts, with “Havana” jockeying for the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for the past five weeks — only to be beat out for the crown by Post Malone and 21 Savage‘s “Rockstar,” which has reigned for eight weeks in a row.

 

Cabello was recently honored with the Breakthrough Artist Award at this year’s Billboard Women in Music event, where she performed her hit and dedicated her speech to her mom.

 

Camila will be available for pre-order on December 7, with two instant downloads titled “Never Be The Same” and “Real Friends.”

Camila Cabello Breaks into Top 10 on Billboard’s Artist 100 Chart

Camila Cabello is breaking in big time…

The 20-year-old Mexican and Cuban singer and former Fifth Harmony member has entered the Top 10 on the Billboard chart (dated December 2) for the first time ever as a solo artist.

Camila Cabello

The Artist 100, which launched in July 2014, measures artist activity across key metrics of music consumption, blending album and track sales, radio airplay, streaming and social media fan interaction to provide a weekly multi-dimensional ranking of artist popularity.

Cabello soars 21-6 on the strength of her hit single “Havana,” featuring Young Thug. The single ranks at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a third week, trailing Post Malone‘s “Rockstar,” featuring 21 Savage, but gains in all metrics, rising to No. 1 on the Digital Song Sales chart, where it’s her first leader (up 31 percent to 75,000 downloads sold), and No. 3 on both Radio Songs (up 17 percent to 87 million audience impressions) and Streaming Songs (up 1 percent to 33 million U.S. streams).

As a member of Fifth Harmony, which Cabello departed in December 2016, she also hit a No. 6 high on the Artist 100, as the act reached that peak in June 2016.

Check out this week’s full Artist 100 here.

Camila Cabello Earns First No. 1 on UK Singles Chart with “Havana”

It’s a special first for Camila Cabello

The 20-year-old Cuban singer and former Fifth Harmony member has landed her first No. 1 hit as a solo artist in the United Kingdom with “Havana.”

Camila Cabello

Cabello beats her previous best, the runner-up spot, on the U.K. Official Singles Chart Top 100 with 2016’s “Work From Home” when she was a member of Fifth Harmony.

“Havana” finished the chart week nearly 4,000 combined units ahead of “Rockstar” by Post Malone featuring 21 Savage, which falls to No. 2 after four weeks at the top.

Camila Cabello Leads U.K. Midweek Sales Chart with “Havana”

Camila Cabello is making waves across the pond…

After three weeks in the runner-up position, the 20-year-old Cuban singer has the U.K. chart crown in her sights.

Camila Cabello

Cabello’s hit “Havana” climbs 2-1 on the midweek chart, with a 3,500 combined sales lead over the second-placed “Rockstar” by Post Malone featuring 21 Savage, which is unseated from the chart throne after four weeks. It’s the first time that “Havana” has led the Official Chart Update.

Meanwhile, Marshmello and Khalid’s “Silence” is unchanged at No. 3, Avicii and Rita Ora’s collab “Lonely Together” is unmoved at No. 4 and Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” rises one place to No. 5.

Rita Ora could snaffle a second top 10 when the Official U.K. Singles Chart is published this Friday as “Anywhere” leaps 20-6, just up from Charlie Puth’s “How Long,” which follows a similar trajectory by soaring 18-7.

Marshmello, meanwhile, backs up his “Silence” hit with “Wolves,” a collaboration with Selena Gomez which bites into the chart at No. 14 for the highest debut on the current midweek survey.

Cardi B Among Artists Taking Part in Roc Nation’s Hurricane Relief Fundraiser

Cardi B’s autograph will soon help people affected by this year’s hurricanes…

Roc Nation plans to raise money for the victims of the recent hurricanes that swept through Texas, Florida and the Caribbean, and they’ve called upon the 24-year-old part-Dominican American rapper to help.

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The label management company has reportedly teamed up with One America Appeal and CharityBuzz, to host an auction of memorabilia from this year’s Made In America Festival signed by Cardi B, JAY-Z, J.Cole and more.

The pieces up for auction, are reportedly camouflage jackets that have the official, celebrity seal of approval on them. The Rocky jacket, which is estimated to be worth $3,000, includes handwritten signatures from JAY-Z, Migos, J. Cole and Pusha TOther jackets – Liberty, Freedom, and Tidal – will boast signatures from Cardi BVic Mensa21 SavageRun the Jewels and Stormzy.

For more information about the auction, visit here.