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Billboard Dance Chart Update [2.20.16]

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The Billboard DJ panel stakes their claim to 3 PRO MOTION priorities in this week’s Top 10 including Adam Lambert (#3*) 99 Souls ft Destiny’s Child & Brandy (#5*) and Coldplay
(#8* Greatest Gainer), a MASSIVE Top 50 entry for Adele (#25* Hot Shot Debut) along with Jus Grata ft Liza Fox (#3 Breakout) and K.C & The Sunshine Band ft Bimbo Jones (former Breakout) as we set the stage for the brand new Shaggy ft Iakopo import!

And if you’ve not already done so we encourage you to visit our recently re-designed www.ProMotion-us.com website and for the latest in domestic and international music information please visit www.ProMotionMusicNews.com

ADAM LAMBERT   ‘ANOTHER LONELY NIGHT’

 (Warner Bros)

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Officially his biggest Billboard dance single to date, the new DIRTY DISCO + DJ FM + CRAIG VANITY remixes jump to #3*


K.C. & THE SUNSHINE BAND FT BIMBO JONES   

‘I’M FEELING YOU’

(Sunshine Sound)

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Remixed by RALPHI ROSARIO + TONY MORAN last week’s #3 BREAKOUT is slated for next week’s TOP 50 DEBUT


99 SOULS FT DESTINY’S CHILD & BRANDY  ‘THE GIRL IS MINE’

(Columbia)

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As the recently released DANNY HOWARD version
moves the former import to #5* PRO MOTION services the JUMP SMOKERS remix collection


JUS GRATA FT LIZA FOX  ‘I AM NOT I’

(LIZA FOX MUSIC)

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Formerly known as Princess X, this Eastern European artiste with the WIDEBOYS remixes is this week’s #3 BREAKOUT


COLDPLAY   ‘ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME’

(Atlantic)

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Featured on this Sunday’s Super Bowl half time show, the new YOTTO mix contributes to the #15* GREATEST GAINER to #8* GREATEST GAINER jump


SHAGGY FT IAKOPO  ‘TOUCH DOWN’

(Cottage 9)

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One of the world’s biggest Reggae pop stars returns to the dance floor with his new protegé and the DJ LASZLO remixes


ADELE ‘WHEN WE WERE YOUNG’

(XL/COLUMBIA)

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Following her #1* ‘Hello’, the DJ STROBE + DISCOTECH remixes catapult from #1 BREAKOUT to #25* HOT SHOT DEBUT 

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Check Out These Unearthed Photos of Daft Punk Unmasked

Before they were robots, Daft Punk were just a couple of Parisians looking to make their mark on the electronic music scene. While photos of a helmet-less Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, are rare, they do actually exist.

Daft Punk fan website DaftBootlegs has unearthed a collection of photos from the “Get Lucky” duo, dating to the mid 90’s all the way to the early 2000’s. The snaps shows the Guy and Thomas casually playing shows at Global Gathering, The Carros Festival, Heavenly Social, London After Midnight, Tribal Gathering, and more. Get nostalgic below and check out the full gallery on DaftBootlegs.

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Meet The Official DJ For The Denver Broncos: DJ Bedz

The Denver Broncos take on the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 this Sunday, which presumably could be the greatest show down to date. While Coldplay, Beyoncé, and Bruno Mars are confirmed to rock the stage during the halftime show, have you ever wondered who controls the mix of music you hear inside the massive stadiums during the game?

The Denver Post has released a behind-the-scenes video on DJ Bedz, the official DJ for the Denver Broncos. The two-and-a-half-minute piece was filmed at Mile High Stadium, the 20-year veteran DJ, takes player’s requests, old favorites, and new tunes, working to build the perfect mixtape, for every single home game.

Watch the video below as he discusses his part in the big show and reveals which player has the most eclectic musical taste.

The Chainsmokers & Daya Drop New Single “Don’t Let Me Down”

Following up thier Billboard Dance No. 1* “Roses”, New York duo, The Chainsmokers return with follow up, “Don’t Let Me Down” featuring vocals from 17-year-old talent, Daya.

While the track is a departure from the radio friendly tempo of “Roses”, Daya’s soothing vocals laced over the trap eccentric drop is primed for crossover appeal. “I’m super proud of it,” Drew Taggart told Billboard. “I think it’s one of the best songs I’ve written and produced. I think people are going to be pretty blown away by it and it’s very different than “Roses,” which is nice.” Take a listen below.

 

Elton John Surprises London Commuters With Live Performance

Elton John surprised commuters at London railway station St. Pancras International recently, performing a piano medley of his greatest hits – including snippets John classics such as “Tiny Dancer,” “Your Song” and “Bennie and the Jets.” Photos and videos posted on Twitter show John playing a piano in the middle of the station, surrounded by a throng of surprised commuters. Following the performance – celebrating the release of his 32nd studio album, Wonderful Crazy Night – John donated his Yamaha piano to the station. Watch the performance below.

 

Halsey Covers Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself” and Puts An Explicit Spin On It

Halsey appeared on Triple J radio to talk about her experience working with Justin Bieber on his 2015 album, Purpose. She also touches on the time when she and Bieber performed their track, “The Feeling,” on the TODAY show and the feelings she had surrounding the event. Afterwards, the singer covered Justin Bieber’s chart-topping single “Love Yourself,” adding her own  explicit spin to the radio-friendly track. The lyric for “love yourself,” is of course, changed to “f*ck yourself”; something we’re sure a lot of cover artists have already come up with. Watch the clip below.

Janelle Monáe Dances Through the Decades in Pepsi Super Bowl Commercial

With many companies already showcasing what they’ve got in store for Super Bowl 50, it appears there’s a lot of musicians at the core of their big (and expensive) marketing pushes this year. A 30-second advertisement during this year’s game costs a cool $5 million. That’s an average of $166,666 per second.

Janelle Monáe is joining the ranks of Drake with his T-Mobile commercial with her appearance in Pepsi’s ad spot. In the clip, Monáe dances through decades in music, including music from The Contours’ “Do You Love Me” and Madonna’s “Express Yourself,” as well as the new Pepsi jingle sung by Monáe. Watch below.

 

Adele Reveals Adorable “When We Were Young” Single Cover Art

Adele’s latest 25 single “When We Were Young” drops today and with it, the adorable, literal cover art showing the young songstress proudly displaying a adoring toothless smile, which you can see below.

The single, which is released via XL Recordings, was co-written by Adele and Tobias Jesso Jr. It also features production by Ariel Rechtshaid. Listen to “When We Were Young” below.

Katy B Teams With With Major Lazer & Craig David on “Who Am I”

UK singer, Katy B is wasting no time promoting her forthcoming studio album, Honey. After sharing her collaborations with Four Tet & Floating Points and Kaytranada, the British avant-pop singer has released “Who Am I,” a collaboration with Major Lazer and Craig David.

Premiered on Annie Mac’s BBC show this afternoon, the song features Diplo’s Major Lazer collective on the production side and David’s smooth and soulful vocals throughout. Honey is set to drop on April 29th via Rinse/Virgin EMI. Listen to “Who Am I” below.

Earth, Wind & Fire Founder Maurice White Dies At Age 74

Maurice White, founder of legendary R&B-funk-soul-dance band Earth, Wind & Fire, died on Wednesday, February 3, in his Los Angeles home at age 74. TMZ reports that he passed away in his sleep overnight following a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease, which he had battled since the early ’90s.  His brother Verdine White told the Associate Press on Thursday:

“My brother, hero and best friend Maurice White passed away peacefully last night in his sleep. While the world has lost another great musician and legend, our family asks that our privacy is respected as we start what will be a very difficult and life changing transition in our lives. Thank you for your prayers and well wishes.”

White has seven GRAMMY wins and 21 nominations under his belt, and his band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. Let us revisit a few of Earth, Wind & Fire’s iconic singles in remembrance of Maurice.