Thursday, August 11, 2022

HULVEY RELEASES A NEW SINGLE, "BEAUTIFUL," ALONGSIDE STUNNING MUSIC VIDEO!

 



July 22, 2022 (Atlanta, GA) — "Dear God, You Are So Beautiful”


Five months after a hand-written note teased the new music from Reach Records rising star Hulvey, the undeniably smooth and artistically refreshing new single "Beautiful” is here. The new single "Beautiful," produced by Carvello and Lasanna “Ace” Harris, debuted with a stunning music video July 21st, with the audio releasing Friday July 22nd. The single marks the follow up from Hulvey’s 2021 EP COMA. " “I am excited for people to worship God with a song that isn’t conventional worship”, said Hulvey.


Stream Beautiful on all DPS here: https://hulvey.ffm.to/beautiful


The Reach Records melodic wunderkind slides through the hills of Los Angeles, accompanied by a choir to score a beautiful depiction of a young man's journey to find his place despite a lack of peace within his surroundings. In the music video for "Beautiful," a truly cinematic art piece directed by Ade Adesina, the main character of the story overcomes spiritual hurdles as the video climaxes in a celebratory worship scene with Hulvey, the video’s star, and the accompanying choir. "This video is really a film, it has layers and very interwoven parts. I’m very excited to take the viewers on a journey. Me and Ade fought our hardest to make it incredible.  



Watch the “Beautiful” music video here: https://hulvey.ffm.to/beautiful/youtube  



Hulvey will also hit the road for Part II of the We Are UNASHAMED Tour which hits 17 cities taking Reach full roster of  artists – Lecrae, 1k Phew, Andy Mineo, Hulvey, Tedashii, Trip Lee, Wande, and WHATUPRG. 


Hulvey also celebrated the release of the single with a pop-up restaurant experience at Willy’s, his hometown favorite restaurant in Brunswick, GA where he sold the limited edition “Hulvey Hot Porkchop” and previewed the single for fans while serving in the kitchen himself. 


About Christopher Hulvey:

Christopher Hulvey is a Brunswick, GA native, signed to Reach Records in 2019 after the success of his hit single “Motions” released on the label’s Summer 2019 playlist as one of the top streamed singles on the project. Since then, he has been named Pandora Music’s Christian Artist to watch, 2020.  In 2021 his debut album, Christopher, achieved the No. #8 spot on the Billboard Top Christian/Gospel Albums chart, and #19 at Rap Albums chart.

About Reach Records:

Reach Records is an Atlanta based independent hip-hop label founded in 2004 by Lecrae and Ben Washer. Long before acclaim, awards, plaques, chart positioning, and radio play, the two started the label because they both love hip-hop and Jesus. Reach Records was launched with no strategy, no funds, no big players, but they made big moves! Today Reach Records is a trailblazing label with a roster of nearly 10 artists and a staff of 20 who are unashamed about sharing their faith and passionate about hip-hop. Reach Records is committed to building a movement that combines faith with music and popular culture. 



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REACH RECORDS SVP of Marketing

Marcus Hollinger

marcus@reachrecords.com


Monday, June 27, 2022

Drake's YOLO Estate Sells

 Drake YOLO Estate Sells For $12 Million

Drake can pop champagne, because he just unloaded the main residence of his YOLO estate.

TMZ has learned the deal closed Friday, with an unknown buyer scooping up Drake's former pad for $12 million ... which is well below the $14.8 million asking price.

Remember ... Champagne Papi's YOLO estate is made up of 3 contiguous homes in an exclusive neighborhood in Hidden Hills.

Drake put the entire compound on the market back in March, drawing interest from celebs like Britney Spears and Caitlyn Jenner, before Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford dropped $11 million on the 2 smaller homes.

The main residence, which just sold, is an English Tudor ... and it's 12,500 square feet of pure luxury.

The place has all the bells and whistles ... including 6 fireplaces, a wine cellar and tasting room, plus a 25-seat theater and naturally, a recording studio.

The backyard is a total oasis ... featuring a huge swimming pool with a spa grotto, swim-up bar, waterfalls and an 80 foot long rock waterslide, surrounded by big-screen TVs.

Oh and Drake's place also has separate courts to play tennis, basketball and sand volleyball ... plus a horse stable, equestrian ring and a mechanical riding bull.

Safe to say the new owner will be well entertained.


Source: TMZ

UrbanMusicBuzz Soon Celebrates 12 Years with Chris Tian

 While UrbanMusicBuzz has been teetering a little, but not out of the woods by retiring, we are soon getting ready to celebrate a 12 year anniversary! Hurray, Hurray!

Due to the unfortunate circumstance that host Chris Tian has been mourning the loss of his father, Tian does not want to quit hosting UrbanMusicBuzz radio show. Tian wants to keep supporting amazing musical artists and really enjoys listening and sharing their stories to the listeners on the show. 


Chris, not only a host here at UMB, but he’s also an exquisite r&b artist with lots of soul and is getting ready to drop new songs very soon. The over five octave vocalist is currently writing and producing soulful house / EDM dance music. His latest single will soon be announced!


Please keep checking back on Tian’s latest accomplishments with us anytime! 


Please check out Chris Tian on social media at links below:


Twitter - @RnbChrisTian


Instagram - @RnbChrisTian







Wednesday, May 5, 2021

UMB Celebrates, We are officially 11 Years Old

 


UrbanMusicBuzz is proud to announce our eleventh year anniversary! We are grateful for the amazing & talented people who we've interviewed along our exciting journey and many more fun things yet to come!


UMB Team



Tuesday, May 4, 2021

ANDY MINEO’S “COMING IN HOT'' FEATURING LECRAE MAKES ITS TRILLER CHART DEBUT THREE YEARS AFTER ITS RELEASE

 Viral Hit Song Peaks At # 2 On Triller’s Global Chart & #3 On Triller’s Global Chart




Atlanta, GA (April 30, 2021) -- It has been three years since Andy Mineo released“Coming In Hot” featuring Lecrae on Reach Records’ summer playlist 2018, and after its recent viral takeover on social media trending at #2 on Instagram Reels, the song went global and landed itself at #2 on Billboard’s Triller US Chart and #3 on Triller’s Global Chart.
The Top Triller U.S. and Top Triller Global charts highlight the biggest songs on Triller based on a formula blending the amount of views of videos containing respective songs, the level of engagement with those videos and the raw total of videos uploaded featuring each song, according to Triller. 

The song had a recent spike across all DSPs that seems to be credited to large amounts of user generated content across social platforms. Since January, the record has seen a 400% increase in day-over-day streams. Well on its way to be RIAA certified Gold, “Coming In Hot” has sold over 450,000 units to date, without any radio or major label support, has been used on TikTok more than 51,000 times and featured on Instagram Reels over 200,000 times including reels by Kim KaradashianJordyn WoodsKristen BellCommon and more. Additionally, since it was released in 2018, it was used to launch Will Smith's inaugural TikTok channel, was selected by Steph Curry as theme song to his life and Lebron James and the Steelers has featured the song across social media. Fox Sports and ESPN MLB also highlighted the viral hit for various promotions, and it was also featured during the NFC Offence Video and 创造营2020 (CHUANG2020) (Chinese Girl Band Competition)." 

This is one of many hits for Andy Mineo and Lecrae, both artists signed to indie Atlanta-based label Reach Records. Mineo, has been blazing his own path since releasing his debut mixtape in 2011 with the critically lauded Formerly Known. Since then he garnered a #1 Independent record with his sophomore album Uncomfortable, that also landed at # 3 and #10 on Billboard’s Hip Hop and Top 200 album charts. With two full-length albums and three mixtapes under his belt, he also headlined the Uncomfortable Tour, a 52-city tour which sold out legendary venues across America and Europe. He has appeared on countless radio shows and TV shows, including Sirius XM’s Sway In The Morning and MTV. His colossal hit “You Can’t Stop Me” not only won an ESPN Whammy Award for MLB’s Top Walk Up Song, but also went RIAA ® certified gold, selling over 500,000 copies worldwide. Andy Mineo carries his music beyond through scripting, producing and directing many of his own music videos. He also created a 3-season web series on YouTube called “Saturday Morning Car-Tunez” which garnered over 1M views and gave fans a glimpse into his creative process and personal life. Beyond the critical adulation, he is a born communicator with comedic timing who has become a social media juggernaut with an audience of over 1.2M and growing. 

A Multi Grammy Award-winning platinum selling artist, Lecrae has evolved into a New York Times best-selling author, entrepreneur, speaker, thought leader, philanthropist, and Co-Owner/President of Reach Records. A catalyst for restoration in faith, music, and popular culture, he is part of the new wave of thought leaders who are engaging the culture and taking faith out of the pulpits into the wider world! To date, Lecrae has sold more than 3 million copies and been nominated for 7 Grammy Awards including a win for Best Gospel Album, 15 Dove Awards, one Billboard Music Award and received both a Soul Train Music Awards and a BET Hip-Hop Nomination. From his 2017 album, All Things Work Together, his single “I’ll Find You” ft. Tori Kelly, is now certified platinum by the RIAA (sold over 1 million copies), “Blessings” ft Ty Dolla $ign and “Coming In Hot,” Andy Mineo ft Lecrae is on its way to going Gold (sold over 450k). In addition to his new book, I Am Restored: How I Lost My Religion but Found My Faith, Lecrae released a new album Restoration and The Road To Restoration 3-part video narrative, a prelude to his forthcoming documentary. 

For more information on Andy Mineo, Lecrae and “Coming In Hot” go to www.reachrecords.com.

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Thursday, April 29, 2021

POST MALONE Causes Frenzy At Card Shop DROPS THOUSANDS ON 'MAGIC' CARDS!!!

Post Malone’s brought the magic touch to one collectible shop ... 'cause his mere presence alone brought fans out in droves to watch him spend bank on Magic: The Gathering.

We're told the "Circles" rapper hit up the super popular Frank & Son Collectible Show shop Thursday in Industry, CA -- just outside L.A. -- and he was on the hunt for some very pricey 'Magic' cards.


For the too-cool-for-school kids ... MTG is a collectible and digital collectible card game that hit the market back in the early 1990s. The game astoundingly has around 35 million players as of 2018, and more than 20 BILLION cards have reportedly been produced to meet the incredible demand!

As you can see ... Posty's a HUGE fan, and once fans got word he was in town looking to plunk down some serious cash, they swarmed the collectible shop as if he were the Pied Piper.


We're told PM signed autographs for fans before dropping thousands of dollars on a slate of cards. He's so passionate about the game, he was rocking an MTG button-up when he appeared on "Late Night with Seth Meyers."

Fans went bananas trying to figure out how to get their hands on the $135 shirt. They also started speculating it was probably PM who dropped $511k for the highly-coveted alpha Black Lotus card when it sold earlier this year.

No word if Posty's behind that transaction, but lets not forget -- he's no stranger to dropping serious cash for the things he loves most.


Link:

https://www.tmz.com/2019/11/11/post-malone-dallas-cowboys-diamond-chain/



Source: TMZ

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

The Weeknd, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj Slam Grammys After 2021 Nominations Announced

 Not holding back! The Weeknd called out the Grammys hours after the 2021 nominations were announced on Tuesday, November 24.

All of the Biggest 2020 Album Releases: Selena, Justin, Dua Lipa and More

“The Grammys remain corrupt,” the “Blinding Lights” singer, 30, tweeted on Tuesday. “You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency…”


The Weeknd was shut out completely by the Recording Academy despite his album, After Hours, and its many singles being a staple on the airwaves. During 2020, he had two singles land in the top 10 on the Billboard charts and six songs make it on the Billboard Global 200 list.


The “Save Your Tears” artist, who earned eight 2020 American Music Awards nominations last month and won three trophies on Sunday, November 22, was not alone in his gripes against how the Grammys picks nominees. Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj threw shade at the awards show on social media for their own reasons on Tuesday.

The “Yummy” singer, 26, who was nominated for four Grammy Awards, including Best Pop Vocal Album voiced his issues with his album, Changes, being classified as a pop album and not a R&B record.

Stars' First Grammy Appearances

“Please don’t mistake this as me being ungrateful, these are just my thoughts take em or leave em. Thank you to the people who fought for me to even have any noms,” Bieber prefaced his Instagram message regarding his gripe with the academy.

The Canadian crooner penned a let to the Grammys noting he is “flattered to be acknowledged and appreciated for my artistry” before breaking down why his album should not be classified as a pop record.


“I am very meticulous and intentional about my music. With that being said I set out to make an R&B album. Changes was and is an R&B album,” he wrote. “It is not being acknowledged as an R&B album which is very strange to me. I grew up admiring R&B music and wished to make a project that would embody that sound. For this not to be put into that category feels weird considering from the chords to the melodies to the vocal style all the way down to the hip hop drums that were chosen it is undeniably, unmistakably an R&B album!”

He concluded by saying he “absolutely love[s] Pop music, [but] it just wasn’t what I set out to make this time around. My gratitude for feeling respected for my work remains and I am honored to be nominated either way.”

Exes Who Attended Awards Shows: From Jen and Brad to Selena and Justin

Minaj, for her part, brought up a past Grammys issue after Bon Iver earned a nod for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for his collaboration with Taylor Swift on “Exile.”


“Never forget the Grammys didn’t give me my best new artist award when I had 7 songs simultaneously charting on billboard & bigger first week than any female rapper in the last decade- went on to inspire a generation,” the “Tusa” rapper, 37, tweeted. “They gave it to the white man Bon Iver. #PinkFriday.”

Minaj was up against Bon Iver, which is a folk group founded by Justin Vernon, in 2012 for Best New Artist, which she lost. Bon Iver also took home the trophy for Alternative Music Album that year. The “Anaconda” rapper, however, has yet to win a Grammy.


Source : Us Magazine