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GRAMMY CHEW: A BIG MIDDLE FINGER TO US ALL, FROM GRAMMY
It doesn't make sense. (11/25a)
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STATE OF PLAY
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Bring your umbrella.
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Mulling possible surprises.
ZOOM THANKSGIVING
We're virtually stuffing ourselves.
TRUMP'S LAWSUITS
He's lost 25 out of 26, and so tired of winning!
THE B-SIDE
James Bay (Republic)
5/11/15

WHAT IT IS: Winner of 2015 BRITs Critics Choice Award and finalist in the BBC Sound of 2015 Poll, the rising 24-year-old singer/songwriter from Hitchin, U.K., is getting noticed across the globe. He recorded his album with Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Of Monsters and Men), toured with Hozier, Tom Odell and John Newman and sold out his own European headline tour. His single, “Hold Back the River,” is already certified 2x platinum in Australia and platinum in the U.K. Bay’s debut album bowed at #1 in the U.K., Ireland and Switzerland and Top 15 in U.S.

ALBUM: Chaos and the Calm

RELEASE DATE: 3/23/15

SINGLE: “Hold Back the River”

TV: Seth Meyers, Kimmel (during SXSW)

LIVE: Sold-out N.A. dates ongoing; summer stops at KROQ Weenie Roast, Lollapalooza, Outside Lands

INTERNET: 40m+ combined video views, 24m+ U.S. Spotify streams; 261k+ Facebook likes, 144k+ Twitter followers, 150k+ Instagram followers

RADIO: #8 on AAA chart, Top 10 Greatest Gainer; #25 on Hot AC chart, Top 10 Greatest Gainer; #25 on Alt chart; total radio audience 8m+; #1 airplay record in U.K.; A List at BBC Radio 1 and Radio 2, added to Capital FM

PRESS: VH1 You Oughta Know artist for April; N.Y. Times; included in Buzzfeed, Spotify, Vevo DSCVR and Shazam 2015 Artist to Watch lists; Mashable 15 Artists You Need to Add to Your Playlist in 2015; USA Today and EW On the Verge; features in Forbes, Teen Vogue, Us Weekly, Nylon/Nylon Guys, Mashable, Yahoo!, BuzzFeed, HuffPost, more

BOOKING: Kirk Sommer/WME

PUBLISHING: B-Unique/Kobalt

MANAGEMENT: Ryan Lofthouse & Paul McDonald/Closer Artists Mgmt.