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[caption id="attachment_240721" align="alignnone" width="400"]LONR. LONR. "A.M." Out Now[/caption] STREAM "A.M." ON ALL DSPS HERE! CHECK OUT THE RAP-UP PREMIERE HERE! “…music’s secret weapon is stepping into his own.”Rap-Up "Get ready to witness the future of alternative hip hop music shift into hyperdrive." - Live Nation's Ones to Watch

Le’Andrea’s New Album “Bigger Than Me” Available Everywhere Today



Today, RCA Inspiration released Bigger Than Me, the much anticipated fifth album from GRAMMY® and Stellar Award-winning inspirational star Le’Andria. Bigger Than Me was executive produced by Le’Andria, Chuck Harmony, Claude Kelly and Phil Thornton.


The ten-song album, which features the hit lead single and title track “Bigger Than Me,” not only showcases Le’Andria’s vocal prowess, but her versatility as an artist. On Bigger Than Me, Le’Andria introduces fans to a new sound with a diverse array of songs such as “All I Got,” “Holy Ghost” and “Change Is Now” which range from ballads to up-tempo. She says, “I was encouraged to try new things vocally to bring out new sounds and textures… I was able to be more expressive with this album.”


“All I Got” is the album’s second single and holds a particularly special place in Le’Andria’s heart. Written and produced by Harmony and Kelly, the song was inspired by her brother, Gregory Allen Johnson, Jr., who passed away a short time before she began recording Bigger Than Me. Le’Andria recently released the video for “All I Got,”  directed by Derek Blanks, which she dedicated to her brother’s memory.


Le’Andria hopes that Bigger Than Me will uplift and encourage and help people understand that the things we experience, for better or worse, are much bigger than us. She says, “I want my listeners to never give up! To always know there is a sunny day and you can spread your wings beyond the box – beyond religion, beyond the music. You can live your life in a different way - with unity, loving more and developing your own relationship with God.” 

The Recording Academy Aligns with Music Creators



ALBUM PRE-ORDER STARTS TODAY, OFFERING FANS AN OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND THE 59TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS® LAUNCH COINCIDES WITH ANNOUNCEMENT OF GRAMMY NOMINATIONS ON DEC. 6 2017 GRAMMY NOMINEES ALBUM HITS STORES AND DIGITAL RETAILERS ON JAN. 20, 2017 Pre-order The 2017 GRAMMY NOMINEES Album Here:2017GRAMMYAlbum.com or CBS.com/GRAMMYs  SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Dec. 5, 2016) — The Recording Academy®’s GRAMMY Recordings® and Atlantic Records will release the 2017 GRAMMY® Nominees album on Jan. 20, 2017, in stores and via digital retailers. The latest installment of the best-selling series — now in its 23rd year – features a collection of the biggest and brightest GRAMMY-nominated music for the upcoming 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards®. A portion of album proceeds benefit the year-round work of the GRAMMY Museum Foundation™ and MusiCares Foundation® The Recording Academy’s charitable organizations focused on music education programs and critical assistance for music people in need.  Beginning Dec. 6, with the announcement of the 59th GRAMMY nominations, music fans can log on to 2017GRAMMYAlbum.com or CBS.com/GRAMMYs and enter to win a trip for two to the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at Staples Center in Los Angeles. "We are delighted to partner with Atlantic Records to once again present one of the most diverse mix of tracks on one album," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy.  "This great collection of music, coupled with the sweepstakes opportunity that will allow two lucky fans a chance to experience Music's Biggest Night® firsthand, constitutes an extremely fulfilling project, with proceeds supporting the crucial work our charitable foundations perform throughout the year." “We are always happy and honored to partner with the Recording Academy to release the GRAMMY nominees album,” said Atlantic Chairman & COO Julie Greenwald. “By bringing together in one place music that crosses multiple labels and genres, this collection celebrates what a fantastic year it’s been for music. All of us at Atlantic are not only excited to be able to showcase an incredible diversity of amazing artists, but we’re especially proud to help support the tremendous work being done by the GRAMMY Museum Foundation and MusiCares.” *No purchase necessary to enter or win. Visit 2017GRAMMYAlbum.comor CBS.com/GRAMMYs for details and eligibility requirements  
Great Performances Presents a Tribute to GRAMMY Music Legends

Great Performances Presents a Tribute to GRAMMY Music Legends

Radio Facts: Irun-dmc-4fe822ee66234n collaboration with the The Recording Academy, Great Performances presents "grammy Salute To Music Legends™," a special all-star concert offering a primetime spotlight for The Academy's 2016 Special Merit Awards recipients. The celebration and tribute concert features rare performances by honorees and never-before-seen renditions by those they've inspired. The celebration, recorded at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, will air Friday, October 14 from 9-11:30 p.m. on PBS. (Check local listings.) Previously held during GRAMMY® Week, this is the first time The Recording Academy has celebrated the Special Merit Awards with a stand-alone event and musical tribute. This year's Lifetime Achievement Award honorees are Ruth Brown, Celia Cruz, Earth, Wind & Fire, Herbie Hancock, Jefferson Airplane, Linda Ronstadt, and Run-DMC. John Cage, Fred Foster, and Chris Strachwitz are Trustees Award honorees; and EMT and Dr. Harvey Fletcher are Technical GRAMMY® Award recipients. Also being honored is Phillip Riggs, this year's recipient of the Music Educator Award™. Along with never-before-seen video packages celebrating each of the honorees' contributions to the music industry and our cultural heritage and heartfelt testimonials from the presenters, the star-studded event features performances by Patti Austin, Ry Cooder, Lila Downs, Earth, Wind & Fire, David Foster, Andy Garcia and The CineSon All Stars, Herbie Hancock, Jefferson Airplane, J'Nai Bridges, Kris Kristofferson, Naughty By Nature, Anthony Parce, Lucrecia, Shelby Lynne, Martina McBride, Magnolia Sisters, and JD Souther. Other presenters include Jimmy Jam, Michael Tilson Thomas, David Crosby, LL Cool J, Don Was, and David Foster. Among numerous highlights, psychedelic rock pioneers Jefferson Airplane takes fans back in time as they play some of their most memorable hits that shaped much of the San Francisco scene in the 1960s and earned them international mainstream success. Standing in for legendary frontwoman Grace Slick (who is present to accept her award) is GRAMMY®-nominated rock songstress Cathy Richardson. Arhoolie Records founder Chris Strachwitz has made a living recording, preserving, selling, and celebrating the music he loves —music that formed the fabric of both American and international culture. Paying homage to the multifaceted and uniquely talented producer/businessman will be six-time grammy winner and fretboard virtuoso Ry Cooder, Chicago bluesman grammy nominee Henry Gray, and Cajun music jewels and grammy nominees Magnolia Sisters. Paying tribute to three-time grammy winner and four-time Latin GRAMMY® winner Celia Cruz — internationally known as the "Queen Of Salsa" — are Latin grammy nominee Lucrecia and grammy and Latin grammy winner Andy García, who will bring his Cuban musical group, Andy García And The CineSon All Stars, to the stage. Six-time grammy winners Earth, Wind & Fire, one of the most important and innovative musical forces influencing music and popular culture across generations, offer a roof-raising performance. A salute to 10-time grammy winner Linda Ronstadt features pop, country and Latin musical offerings from GRAMMY and four-time Latin GRAMMY winner Lila Downs and GRAMMY nominees Martina McBride and JD Souther. The full musical program follows (the honorees in bold type; performers in parentheses): Linda Ronstadt "Faithless Love" (JD Souther) "Gritenme Pledras del Campo" (Lila Downs & Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano) "Blue Bayou" (Martina McBride w/ JD Souther) Fred Foster "Me & Bobby McGee" (Kris Kristofferson & Shelby Lynne) "Oh Pretty Woman" (Shelby Lynne) John Cage "Water Walk" (Anthony Parce) "The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs" (J'Nai Bridges) Ruth Brown "Mana He Treats Your Daughter Mean" (Patti Austin) Jefferson Airplane "Somebody to Love" (Jefferson Airplane) Medley: "Embryonic Journey"/"Come Back Baby" (Jefferson Airplane) Celia Cruz "Guantanamera" (Andy Garcia & the CineSon All Stars with Lucrecia) "Quimbera" (Andy Garcia & the CineSon All Stars with Lucrecia) Run-DMC Medley: "King of Rock"/"Rock Box"/"Peter Piper"/"My Adidas"/"It's Tricky"/"Beats to the Rhyme" (Naughty By Nature) Chris Strachwitz "Blues Won't Let Me Take My Rest" (Ry Cooder & Henry Gray) Medley: "Blues de Voyage"/"Magnolia Hop" (Magnolia Sisters w/"Ry Cooder) Herbie Hancock "Nuance" (Herbie Hancock w/Wayne Shorter) Earth, Wind & Fire Medley: Intro/"Shining Star"/"Celebrate"/"In the Stone"/"Fantasy"/"September" (Earth, Wind & Fire w/David Foster) "That's the Way of the World" (Earth, Wind & Fire Encore) The Lifetime Achievement Award honors performers who have made contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording, while the Trustees Award recognizes such contributions in areas other than performance. Both awards are determined by vote of The Recording Academy's National Board of Trustees. Technical GRAMMY Award recipients are determined by vote of The Academy's Producers & Engineers Wing® Advisory Council and Chapter Committees, and are ratified by The Academy's Trustees. The award is presented to individuals and companies who have made contributions of outstanding technical significance to the recording field. Presented by The Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Foundation®, the Music Educator Award was established to recognize current educators (kindergarten through college, public and private schools) who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the field of music education.




Album release includes two pop chart-toppers in GRAMMY®-nominated disco anthem and Oscar-nominated “Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You’re Going To)” 


Los Angeles, CA – July 5, 2016 – Diana Ross was six years into her wildly successful solo career from the Supremes when she outdid herself, releasing a self-titled project, her seventh studio album, that included two No. 1 pop smashes, “Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You’re Going To)” and the dance-floor classic, “Love Hangover.” Ms. Ross also took two more tracks from the album up the charts, “I Thought It Took A Little Time (But Today I Fell In Love),” which hit the top five ofBillboard magazine’s Easy Listening (now known as Adult Contemporary) chart, and “One Love In My Lifetime,” no. 5 on the Soul charts. Diana Ross, the album, peaked at no. 5 on the Billboard 200, no. 4 on the Soul album chart and no. 5 in the U.K

Marking 40 years from its original Motown release in February 1976, UMe is reissuing Diana Ross in vinyl for the first time since then on July 15, following a 2012 two-CD expanded set on the Hip-o-Select/Motown label.

“Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You’re Going To)” was taken from the soundtrack to the Mahogany film, a Ross vehicle that followed her Oscar-nominated role in Lady Sings The Blues. A cover of a Thelma Houston recording from 1973, the song anchored a romantic drama, produced by Motown and directed by Berry Gordy, in which Ross, as Tracy Chambers, a poor woman from the Chicago projects who works her way up from salesgirl to supermodel, becomes a famous fashion designer. Written by Michael Masser and Gerald Goffin, “Theme from Mahogany” hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the Easy Listening (AC) charts, and received an Oscar nomination for Best Song. It had already been weeks past its No. 1 status when included on the Diana Ross album and, on March 29, 1976, when Ms. Ross performed it live via satellite from the Netherlands on that year’s 48th Academy Awards telecast.

Ross was on top of the world, as “Love Hangover” from Diana Ross was the U.S. No. 1 pop song the same week as the Oscars. “Love Hangover” was an accidental hit, rush-released while the album’s first single, “I Thought It Took A Little Time (But Today I Fell in Love),” was on its way up the charts, to circumvent a competing version by The 5th Dimension. Written by Pamela Sawyer and Marilyn McLeod as either a ballad or up-tempo track, the song was famously recorded as both and cut together, creating an unforgettable backing track for Ms. Ross’ unforgettably sexy vocals. Producer Hal Davis created a comfortable atmosphere for Ms. Ross, installing a strobe light in the studio, which elicited from her a playful, sensual performance. When “Love Hangover” reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks – it also hit No. 1 on the Soul and Dance/Disco charts – it was Ross’s fourth chart-topping solo single, breaking the then-record for most number one hits by a female vocalist, a record eventually broken by Whitney Houston in 1988 and Madonna in 1990. The song was eventually nominated for a GRAMMY® for Best R&B Female Vocal Performance. And it reappeared at the top of the charts as the sampled foundation of “The First Night,” a No. 1 hit for Monica in 1998.

The fourth hit from Diana Ross, “One Love in My Lifetime,” written by Lawrence Brown, Terri McFadden and Leonard Perry, hit the Top 10 on the U.S. Soul chart and peaked at 25 on the Pop chart. The song was covered by Joss Stone for her 2012 album, The Soul Sessions Vol. 2. Among the other album highlights are Ross’ swooning, romantic take on the Charlie Chaplin classic, “Smile,” which closes the record.

Ross performed many of the songs from the album on her subsequent tour, which resulted in the 1977 live album, An Evening with Diana Ross, a Broadway run that won a special Tony® Award, and an Emmy®-nominated TV special.

Diana Ross in its 40th anniversary remains a music staple, made all the more iconic by its extraordinary close-up cover shot by famed fashion photographer Victor Skrebneski – an image that differentiates the album from Ms. Ross’ other self-titled album, her solo debut in 1970, which featured a full-body shot by another renowned photographer, Harry Langdon.

Diana Ross track listing:

Side One

1.“Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You’re Going To)”

2. “I Thought It Took A Little Time (But Today I Fell in Love)”

3. “Love Hangover”

4. “Kiss Me Now”

Side Two

1. “You’re Good My Child”

2. “One Love In My Lifetime”

3. “Ain’t Nothin’ But A Maybe”

4. “After You”

5. “Smile”