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Porcelain Black’s “One Woman Army” Hits Number 1 on iTunes France

“One Woman Army” is co-written by 2101 Songs writer Teddy Sky.

Photo: MY FIRST #1! One Woman Army is #1 on iTunes France!!!!!!!! Thanks to all my fans!

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BeIn Sports World Cup Anthem “Time of Our Lives” by Chawki Reaches Number 1 on iTunes France

read more about Chawki’s “Time of Our Lives” at metronews.fr 

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RedOne: From Lady Gaga to Soccer’s Go-To Hit-Maker – with Love to Real Madrid (Q&A)

article originally appears on billboard.com

RedOne (Nadir Khayat)Amidst the World Cup madness that’s swept even America, it’s easy to forget that for the 47 months between the mega-tournament most of the globe is about just as excited about soccer as we all are right now. Moroccan-Swedish producer, songwriter and music executive RedOne — born Nadir Khayat — is one of those true football fans, and it’s paying off now with a handful of inspired stadium-shaking hits to his credit.

Though it’s too soon to say whether Khayat — whose career launched working with Lady Gaga early on with “Just Dance” and “Poker Face,” among others — has the next “Olé, Olé, Olé,” on his hands, he is making an impression beyond the standard music circles: In May, just 12 hours after his favorite football club Real Madrid’s Champion League cup victory, his new team anthem “Hala Madrid …y nada más” sung by a chorus of players shot to top iTunes charts in Spain and 17 other countries across the globe; just in time for the World Cup, his song “Time of Our Lives” was declared the official song for Al Jazeera’s global beIN Sports Network; and, naturally, he was also pegged as a co-writer on the Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte-performed World Cup anthem “We Are One (Ole Ola).”

Billboard caught up with Khayat to talk football and what fans want in a new anthem. And even though he refused to choose a team to win the World Cup — playing diplomat, saying he has too many friends on too many teams to play favorites — he was ready to talk about exciting 140,000 fans with a song and his new role in the game.

What’s the story behind the Real Madrid anthem, what’s your connection to that club?

I’ve been a soccer fan since I was a kid, and Real Madrid is the No. 1 team in the world. Like, No. 1 sports team — not even soccer team, but sports team — in the world; a No. 1 brand. As a kid, I didn’t know they were No. 1 or anything, but I was just loving Real Madrid. It was my dream to one day, hopefully, if I made it in the music business, to do something with Real Madrid.

You actually had that thought? That you might be able to work on music with the team someday? 

Oh my god, yeah! Actually I play soccer really well, and when I was a kid I was dreaming to play for Real Madrid one day, you know? So first it was like I wish I could play with Real Madrid. And then, when I was really into just doing music, it became the second thing in my life, to do something with Real Madrid. It’s almost like I had to make it big to be on that level of Real Madrid so I could partner and do something with them. And then that’s exactly what happened.

I love soccer and the players love music, and you know Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos they are fans of my music and always have been supportive, so we became very close friends. I had this idea for many, many years that I wanted to do the music, then I wrote the music one day when I was flying from Madrid — this was like four years ago — from Madrid to Morocco and I heard this music [in my head]. Its called “Hala Madrid …y nada más.” The title came later, but the song came to me a few years ago. First I just programmed it, then I recorded the symphony in Sweden, and then I just worked on the production.

You know I’m a musician, I’m not a beat-maker — I can do any kind of style — so for Real Madrid I did something more classic and symphonic but still has the memorable melody, which is always my signature.

That’s got to be key for making an anthem like this — the melody really has to carry it, because you want fans singing along right?

Exactly. I’ve always wanted to do something that the crowd would be chanting. And honestly we did it, I played it for the players and they loved it, we spoke to the president and he was obsessed with it. He said, “This song feels like it could give us a chance at the European Cup. We recorded it with the team, with Cristiano and everybody, and in every big game they would play the song and they won. [The President] told me, “The song has given us luck and it’s given us the strength, it’s emotional, it transmits something special to the players.” And what’s funny, before the game in the finals he told me several players were crying hearing the song. And it was amazing. They won the Champions League because of the song.

With this and the other soccer songs we’re talking about, how do you go about writing a “sports song”? 

Well you know what, actually, I always have in mind the crowd. If you think about Gaga, you know, I’m just that guy who always likes the “Ohhhh” and “la, la, la, la, la,” all that people singing with the audience. I just love that. And of course with sports teams, it’s even more — crowds singing that’s something very simple, and everybody feels engaged. I love sports and I think when you capture that thing it doesn’t get stronger than that.

It’s music for the people. It’s for people who are emotionally engaged with something — to win, to share happiness, to just be as one. I mean, that’s what I love about it, it’s something that makes the whole stadium go like one, “We are for an idea, for a team, for a passion.” I definitely feel like it’s folk music where people get together and feel as one, with one idea in their mind, you know? When I heard this song at the stadium when [Real Madrid] won, and they did a huge party in the stadium, you see the whole stadium singing and the players and all of that, I started crying. I started crying because it’s too emotional. It’s crazy. It’s crazy because these people don’t know me, but we are one force. It’s very strong.

I can’t imagine. How many people are at one of these games? 

Like 140,00 people.

That’s crazy, right? I mean, Gaga’s huge but how often is she performing your songs to 140,000 people? 

Exactly.

So does all of this help you to somehow live your dream of being a soccer player?

For sure, for sure! Soccer is the sport that I’ve always loved. I love sports in general, but this is like I’m giving something to the sport that is emotionally involving other people with me. I’m not on the screen, and I’m not playing, but at least I’m giving something that helps the sport, you know, helps the emotional thing that’s happening that we’ve been living since I was a kid. It’s an honor to do it with the biggest team in the world. It’s amazing.

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Real Madrid featuring RedOne “Hala Madrid… Y Nada Mas” Soars to #1 in iTunes Spain After Championship Win!

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“Hala Madrid… Y Nada Mas” which also peaked to #1 in countries world wide, was written and produced by RedOne.

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Marc Anthony Wins 10 Latin Music Awards With Help From RedOne Track “Vivir Mi Vida”

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A remake of an Algerian song, set to a salsa beat, helped propel Marc Anthony to become the top winner at the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards, which aired live on the Telemundo network on April 24. Anthony took home 10 awards, including Artist of the year and Hot Latin Song, Digital Song and Latin Airplay Song of the year for “Vivir Mi Vida,” a track that spent 17 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart—a record for 2014. The singer also won Top Latin Album of the year for 3.0 (Sony Music Latin), his first studio salsa album in a decade and a set that has rekindled interest in salsa as a genre.

In tears as he accepted the award for Artist of the Year, Anthony said that the “this award really motivates me.” Dedicating the award to his kids onstage near the end of the show, he told them to go to bed.

Anthony incited ecstatic screams in the arena each time he took to the podium, and grinning, sent the crowd into bliss singing “Cambio de Piel,” followed by his winning salsa comeback single “Vivir Mi Vida,” which closed the three-hour euphoric awards show.

It was a night of literally all-star performances and authentic  emotion, most of all happy.

Breaking into a spontaneous chorus of “Vivir Mi Vida,” as he held one of his trophies in each hand at one point in the show, Anthony dedicated them to the people who told him that “this song as not going to be what I thought it was.”

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Midnight Red To Embark On MTV Artist To Watch Tour And The Wanted’s Word Of Mouth Tour

2101 Records/Capitol Records artist Midnight Red are about to hit the road for The MTV Artist To Watch Tour with Austin Mahone and Becky G, followed by The Word Of Mouth Tour with The Wanted.  Find the dates for both below.

MTV Artist To Watch Tour Dates:

2/24 – Miami, FL – Jackie Gleason Theatre
2/25 – St Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
2/26 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
2/27 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
3/02 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Theatre
3/04 – Silver Springs, MD – Fillmore
3/05 – NYC – Hammerstein Ballroom
3/06 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
3/07 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
3/09 – Pittsburg, PA – Stage AE

The Wanted Tour Dates:

4/08 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
4/09 – Washington, DC – The Fillmore
4/11 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
4/12 – Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theatre
4/14 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
4/15 – Montreal, QU – Metropolis
4/17 – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
4/18 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
4/19 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
4/21 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
4/23 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
4/25 – Vancouver – Orpheum Theatre
4/26 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
4/28 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
4/29 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
5/01 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
5/02 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica
5/04 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
5/05 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
5/07 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
5/09 – Miami, FL – The Fillmore
5/11 – Tampa, FL – Jannus Landing
5/14 – Columbus, OH – LC Pavil
5/15 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room
5/16 – Kansas City – The Uptown Theatre

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Glee’s Alex Newell Signs to Atlantic Records through Adam Anders Deep Well Records Imprint

orignially posted on The Hollywood Reporter 

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Breakout Glee star Alex Newell, who plays Wade “Unique” Adams on the Fox series, has signed with Atlantic Records, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned.

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Newell will continue his relationship with Glee executive music producer Adam Anders, whose Deep Well Records imprint will release Newell’s debut album.

“While working with Alex on Glee, I immediately realized how broad and unique his talent was and knew that he would be a great addition to the Deep Well/Atlantic Records family,” said Anders.
Added Craig Kallman, chairman and CEO of Atlantic Records: “Alex is such an undeniable talent with one of the most unique and distinct voices I’ve heard in a long time.”
The 21-year-old Massachusetts native was discovered on the first season of Oxygen’s The Glee Project, on which he finished as the runner-up. Though Newell initially was cast on Glee for just a two-episode arc, he quickly proved to be a fan favorite and was upped to series regular for the musical dramedy’s current fifth season. Newell also is featured in the upcoming Huffington Pictures film Geography Club, out Nov. 15.
“I am thrilled to join this new family and take another step in my career,” said Newell. “Singing is my passion and to now have the opportunity to make my own music is a dream come true! I can’t thank my new Atlantic and Deep Well family enough for welcoming me with open arms.”

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