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Marshmello and Demi Lovato Address Mental Health in “OK Not To Be OK”

American DJ Marshmello and vocal powerhouse Demi Lovato have finally released their long-awaited collab, “OK Not To Be OK”, an anthem combatting the mental health stigma. The pop stars teamed up with the non-profit Hope For The Day to release the single and accompanying music video on this year’s Global Suicide Prevention Day. The music video introduces us to the younger versions of Demi Lovato and Marshmello, along with the growing pains they endured. In a tender moment, the children reunite with their current selves in celebration as they dance under a colorful sky, a visual not normally associated with topics like suicide and depression. While most music under that umbrella has a more som

Dariann Leigh’s Single Gets Her “Closer” To Who She Really Is

“Closer” is the perfect song to show the amazing potential of 20 year old Country singer and songwriter Dariann Leigh from Minnesota, whom New Music Weekly Magazine has recently described as “poised to become a name to know amongst the rising women of Country”. She delivers a vocal performance and level of maturity in her delivery of the story that can absolutely stand the pace of classic 90s female Country singers. Even though her latest release “Wherever I go” which she wrote herself hit #45 on the Music Row Charts, Dariann stayed open to recording other writers songs. “Closer” is written by a group of accomplished Nashville songwriters, such as Jennifer Adan, Justin Adam and Megan Moreaux

Lexi Cline's Upcoming Single "Thin Ice"

Following the success of her first EP, pop artist Lexi Cline is ready to share her next project with the world with her upcoming single “Thin Ice”. The Colorado native shared a cheeky lyric teaser on her Instagram (@lexiclinemusic) before announcing the October 2nd release. “The one thing that’s kept me moving is the time I have had to rest and become a more vulnerable, true, and inspired artist…I’ve never felt more myself in this next project,” Cline proclaimed online. Lexi Cline dons a contagiously colorful aura and a bubbly brand sure to brighten the day of anyone who comes across her art. Cline’s potential to become one of pop’s icons is undeniable and exhibited in everything she puts ou

In her new single, Carly Pearce tries to warn the “Next Girl”!

There’s probably not a woman on the planet that can’t relate to Carly Pearce’s new single “Next Girl”. You meet a man, he says the most humble, considerate, vulnerable things and you can’t even believe your luck. He’s the one! And you didn’t even actually buy into that sort of thing! Pretty soon after you’ve definitely fallen for the guy, aka the-point-of-extremely-difficult-return, Mr. Hyde introduces himself, you start acting like a crazy person and everything seems to be your fault. Sound familiar? Yeah... But now that you’re smarter and you see the predator about to strike again, are you going to say anything? The CMA Song of the Year nominee decides to be a big sister and to at least tr

DJ Khaled and Drake Star Justin Bieber in Their Music Video for “POPSTAR”

Drake and DJ Khaled have a long history of collaborations - and they just released the music videos for their most recent project together, “POPSTAR.” The video starred Justin Bieber in lieu of Drake, and included several other surprise appearances. The 8 minute long video begins with a series of video calls from Khaled to Drake bombarding him with clips of him yelling and begging to film the music video. Frustrated, Drake calls Khaled “off his rocker,” and calls in a favor from a friend - revealed to be Justin Bieber, waking up in the music video lip syncing over Drake’s words. The video takes place in a party house, with scenes by the pool, a driveway full of sports cars, and other vario

Girl in Red Explores Mental Health in her New Single, “Rue”

Alternative-Indie artist Marie Ulven, known as Girl in Red, shared the debut single from her upcoming LP, “Rue,” on August 26th. She dedicated the eerie, yet comforting track to her “loved ones affected by (her) mental health.” She identifies with the main character in HBO’s Euphoria , Rue, in the lyrics where she apologizes for what she’s put her loved ones through with her mental health struggles. She explores what many who struggle with mental health feel - the difficulty explaining what is happening in her head. She did this to destigmatize the conversation surrounding mental health - often, it’s seen as a “taboo” subject, but she wants to bring light to the fact that “your mental heal

Tate McRae Makes Her Music Award Show Debut with “You Broke Me First”

Nominated for Best New Artist at MTV’s 2020 Video Music Awards, up and coming Canadian pop artist Tate McRae made her music award show debut with her single “You Broke Me First” in the VMA pre show. From a remote stage, McRae sang alone at an office-style desk, surrounded by neon lights and fog. The heartfelt song was brought to life through her passionate dance, as she moved around the chairs and even on top of the desk. Decked in chains and sparkly jewelry, and wearing a baggy white ensemble, McRae combined her dance talents with her musicianship in her performance, and did not disappoint. This is the up and coming teen pop prodigy’s debut on a major music award show - she had previously

2020 VMA’s Kicked Off With a Performance of “Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd, Atop a Skyscraper

The Weeknd opened up 2020 Video Music Awards with a performance featuring faux bruises and blood on his face, on a remote stage - the top of Hudson Yards in New York City - and won two of his six nominations: Video of the Year and Best R&B. He performed his hit single off his recent album, After Hours , “Blinding Lights.” He began by waking up, blinded by flashing lights, and continued to sing atop the empty rooftop of Hudson Yards. He donned the same look he wore in the official music video, a sleek red suit and black pants, accessorized with black gloves, and of course his gory makeup. The Weeknd accepted both of his awards graciously, yet somberly. He decided to use his platform to h

Texas Singer-Songwriter Todd Barrow Makes A Name For Himself

Todd Barrow is making a name for himself as a country artist to watch. The Texas singer-songwriter has racked up more than a few accolades, from a PRSA Award of Excellence, an Akademia Award for Best Country Album, and an artist spotlight in Alternative Roots Magazine, American Pride Magazine and AVA Radio. He has appeared on television shows including Good Morning Texas with Jerry Matheny and Texas Music Café on PBS. He’s even shared the stage and studio with some of country music’s heaviest hitters, from CMA musicians in Miranda Lambert’s band to Fort Worth Producer of the Year Bart Rose. But it’s more than just Todd’s success to date that makes him such a compelling country artist. What’s

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