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Top Dawg Entertainment And RCA Records Join Forces To Release SiR’s New Album “Chasing Summer”FIRST SINGLE AND VIDEO “HAIR DOWN” FEATURING KENDRICK LAMAR AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE ON AUGUST 8TH After the amazing success of SZA’s multi-platinum album Ctrl, Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) partners with RCA Records once again for the release of R&B sensation SiR’s new album Chasing Summer. The first single, “Hair Down” featuring TDE labelmate Kendrick Lamar, will be available at all digital music providers on August 8th. The release date and more information about Chasing Summer will be announced soon. “I’m thankful for the opportunity my hard work has provided me,” states SiR. “I’m more than ready to share what my team and I have been working on, and we’re more than excited to see what the future holds.” Chasing Summer is the follow-up release to SiR’s critically acclaimed album November, which featured guest appearances by TDE labelmate ScHoolboy Q and Etta Bond. Released January 2018, Pitchfork described November as “a neo-soul-tinged space odyssey about love” and claimed, “maybe the trip represents SiR’s potential as his career starts to take off. Whatever the case, November makes it easy to lose yourself in the ride.” The upcoming release of SiR’s Chasing Summer marks the second partnership between TDE and RCA. In 2017, the two powerhouses released SZA’s major label debut album Ctrl, which spawned several #1 hits resulting in multiple RIAA platinum certifications and awards. “It feels good to see great things happening for SiR. He’s an example of what happens when you combine talent with hard work and patience,” said TDE’s CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith. “After the success we had working with RCA on SZA’s Ctrl, I felt it was only right to partner up with them again for SiR’s new album Chasing Summer.” Peter Edge, RCA’s Chairman and CEO adds, “Top Dawg and his entire TDE team are an incredible creative force. We love collaborating with them and plan on making this kind of success an ongoing journey.” About SiR: When you hear SiR sing, it’s impossible not to feel it. The Inglewood native first made a name for himself under the radar by writing for Kendrick Lamar, Isaiah Rashad, Jay Rock and more. Stepping in front of the mic and into the spotlight, the release of the HER EP series—HER and HER TOO – garnered widespread praise and he quickly became one to watch. In 2018, SiR released his acclaimed full-length debut album, November, featuring production from top talent such as DJ Khalil, Harmony Samuels and more. As showcased throughout the 11-track opus, SiR’s powerhouse voice and songwriting skills continues to revamp R&B music like never before.
SZA, Kacey Musgraves & Hayley Kiyoko To Be Honored At Billboard's 13th Annual Women In Music Event
Previously Announced Honorees Include Ariana Grande, Janelle Monáe & Cyndi Lauper
Billboard, the leading destination for charts, news, trends and innovations in music, announced today that it will honor SZA, Kacey Musgraves and Hayley Kiyokoat its 13th annual Women in Music event, held in conjunction with the release of the Women in Music issue, on December 6 in New York City. Soulful and candid singer-songwriter SZA will accept the Rule Breaker award, genre-bender Kacey Musgraves will collect the Innovator award, and pop singer-songwriter Hayley Kiyoko will receive the Rising Star award. Ariana Grande (Woman of the Year), Janelle Monáe (Trailblazer Award) and Cyndi Lauper (Icon Award) have already been announced as honorees at the star-studded event, which also honors the most powerful female executives in the industry. "In their respective genres, SZA, Kacey Musgraves and Hayley Kiyoko are creating necessary space for more personal, authentic expression," says Ross Scarano, Billboard's vp content. "It makes for provocative, perspective-shifting work that is challenging traditional notions of songwriting in R&B, country, and pop music. We're lucky to have three iconoclasts in one room together." SZA will accept the Rule Breaker award, which recognizes a female artist who uses her music and platform to defy traditional industry expectations and advance a powerful message for young people today. As a dynamic new voice with an uncompromising songwriting vision exemplified on her TDE/RCA platinum debut album Ctrl (#3 debut on the Billboard 200), SZA has consistently upended the expectations of a modern R&B star while scoring Grammy nominations, multi-platinum hits like "Love Galore," "The Weekend," and "All The Stars" with Kendrick Lamar, plus a prime slot on Top Dawg Entertainment's best-selling Championship Tour. Kacey Musgraves is the recipient of the Innovator award, which recognizes a female artist who challenges musical convention, creates positive change and contributes new ideas both within and outside of her creative work. With her Top Country Albums-topping third album, Golden Hour, Kacey Musgraves has evolved her traditional country sound with daring vision, while continuing to serve as an advocate for inclusion and tolerance as an in-demand live act. The Rising Star award will be presented to Hayley Kiyoko as recognition of an up-and-coming artist whose cultural impact and exceptional talent have demonstrated a clear path to success. By serving as a progressive pop symbol and a spokesperson of the LGBTQ community, Hayley Kiyoko has used her bold debut album, Expectations (No. 12 peak on the Billboard 200 chart), self-directed music videos and live shows as platforms of empowerment, ensuring a bright artistic future ahead. The 13th annual Women in Music event is produced by Don Mischer Productions. The red-carpet pre-show will be broadcast live on Twitter, 7pm-10pm EST on December 6. The 2018 event is sponsored by American Airlines, American Express, Fiji Water, Honda Stage and Nielsen Music. ABOUT AMERICAN EXPRESS: