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Johnny Gill Plans On Treating Fans To A Live Stream Concert In September

Fans are especially important to this Platinum selling R&B icon Johnny Gill.  Gill has garnered high acclaim from Game Changer, his latest album.  That’s why he is treating his loyal fans and music lovers to this special live stage performance on September 1st, 2017.  Johnny is urging all who want to be a part of this unique event to subscribe now on GFNTV.com for only $9.99.

“We are excited to have such a legendary talent like Johnny Gill streaming his concert live on GFNTV,” said CEO of GFNTV, Clifford Franklin.  “We look forward to millions of people all over the world streaming his concert on September 1.”

GFNTV is a live streaming and subscription video on demand service founded by the principles of FUSE Advertising. For more information, go to www.gfntv.com. For more information on Johnny Gill and his upcoming appearances, log onto www.johnnygill.com.

Game Changer has spawned 4 top ten hit singles including the title track “Game Changer.” Other top singles include, “Behind Closed Doors”, the current top three single “5000 Miles” featuring R&B crooner Jaheim, and the #1 smash hit “This One’s For Me & You” featuring New Edition. “This One’s For Me & You” also received a nomination for a NAACP Award in the Outstanding Music Video category in 2017.

Johnny Gill is enjoying the success of the hit BET three-night mini-series,  “The New Edition Story,” which aired in January and garnered over 29 million viewers.  This year, Johnny, along with band mates New Edition, also received one of the most prestigious honors in Tinsel Town with their own star on the world renown Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Chante Moore Reveals Cover Art and Tracklist for Upcoming Album “The Rise of the Phoenix”

Check out the cover artwork and album tracklisting from the upcoming 7th studio album, “The Rise Of The Phoenix” from R&B Songstress . The anticipated album will be available worldwide on September 15th, 2017 and pre-orders will be available on Friday, August 11th.

“The Phoenix is a powerful mythological symbol of renewal,” she says. “It lives a long life, burns to ashes, but reemerges more beautiful and more powerful than ever. I relate to that.”

 has bee dominating the R&B charts for decades and this time is no different. She is currently enjoying the success of the smash mid-tempo love anthem, “Real One”, presently charting as the #10 Top R&B song in the country. The world will experience the first collection from the master songstress in nearly four years!

Moore’s most personal album yet, “The Rise of the Phoenix” is rich with emotion and personal revelations about Chanté’s life and feelings. Infectious dance tracks, sensual ballads and anthems of heart-and-soul capture Moore’s impressive vocal dexterity, songwriting skills and production ingenuity to thrill her legion of avid fans and quench the soul music lovers longing for real R&B.

“This album reflects where I am now in my life. I am perfecting myself. I continue to learn how to burn away the old mindset, the negativity that weighed me down so I can become the best me. I am the Phoenix rising and I’m living my life again!”

Chante Moore is currently on a national promotional tour in support of the single and upcoming album; cities include: Cincinnati, Birmingham, Atlanta, Orlando, Miami, Kansas City, Philadelphia, Oakland, Los Angeles, New York and New Orleans, just to name a few.

“The Phoenix is a powerful mythological symbol of renewal,” she says. “It lives a long life, burns to ashes, but reemerges more beautiful and more powerful than ever. I relate to that.”

 

R&B Artists Like Mariah Carey, Keith Sweat, and Mary J. Blige Win in Las Vegas

Think of music in Las Vegas and the chances are that the first thing that springs to mind is the classic era of Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack closely followed by the mega residencies by artists like Mariah Carey, Celine Dion and Donny and Marie Osmond.

The perfect combination

But so-called Sin City has always prided itself on giving visitors exactly what they want, whenever they want to enjoy it. So with the global popularity of R&B and its huge galaxy of megastars, it’s hardly surprising that fans of the genre can find plenty of places to get into the groove in those breaks between trying their luck in the casinos. When you think about it R & B and Vegas are a perfect combination – both are big, loud and have a real love of bling and ostentation – so it’s hardly surprising that you can catch some of the best music at the resort casinos themselves.

Where to go

For example, the Ling Ling Club at the MGM Grand is on the floor below the resort’s more famous Hakkasan and has a smaller, more intimate vibe where DJs play a great mix of

R & B as well as hip-hop and soul. Over at The Mirage, there’s the 1 Oak – a cousin to its more famous LA version. Many are attracted here not just by the music but also for A-list celebrity spotting. It’s a favorite of the Kardashians when they’re in town – so maybe you’ll catch Kanye doing an impromptu set too! Another big favorite is Drai’s over at the Cromwell which has got it all. For a start there are fantastic views of The Strip from the outdoor pool area which is surrounded by huge palm trees.

The artists

Then there’s the amazing music, both from DJs as well as frequent residencies from artists like Chris Brown and The Weeknd as well as special appearances by Nicky Minaj and Kendrick Lamar. As well as this, over the summer and autumn performers including Mary J. Blige, R. Kelly and Keith Sweat are all going to be performing in what promise to be spectacular shows in grand surroundings. Blige will be at the Palm Casino Resort with Kelly appearing at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel and Keith Sweat drawing the crowds to the Flamingo Hotel.

In previous seasons, pretty much anybody who’s anybody on the R&B scene has also appeared in Vegas and are sure to again. One of the artists who made the biggest impact ever was Beyoncé when she appeared at the Encore Theater as part of her 2010 “I Am . . . ”  tour.

The performance was captured on DVD and a CD that went double platinum. So if you want to get a taste of what a truly spellbinding Vegas R & B experience is like you should get hold of a copy of the DVD.

Alternative things to do in Vegas?

A visit to Beyoncé’s show isn’t the only highlight of a trip to Las Vegas. As well as the stunning year-round weather and world famous selection of casinos, Vegas has also become a centre of all genres of world-class music, with hundreds of acts playing extended shows or stopping off on world tour legs. The city itself has also given birth to some huge acts, including the likes of Imagine Dragons and of course The Killers. There is a full guide available that is all about upcoming performances and when and where to see them, 888casino the renowned online casino operator published this long blog post, you are unlikely to see a better guide to music shows in Las Vegas.

The queen of Vegas

So with its brilliant reputation, its little wonder that Celine Dion chose to progress to Las Vegas, this came off the back of record success and a series of world tours, with Dion announcing a 3 year show titled A New Day… that went on to become a two part residency that has lasted almost 15 years. Her latest Vegas stint, which saw her hit a landmark 1,000 shows in Las Vegas in 2016, is simply titled Celine and features her entire repertoire as well as covers and guest appearances. Dion has just extended her residency until 2019, get a glimpse of her Las Vegas residency show “Celine” that took place on April 21st 2017.

But, best of all, get over to Vegas yourself and sample the exciting nightlife at first hand in the city that always moves to its very own rhythm.

 

Report: R&B and Hip-Hop Are The Most Consumed Genres In The U.S.

As the music industry’s model switches to streaming algorithms as the main measure of success, the most consumed genre is also switching up.

According to Nielsen Music’s annual mid-year report, rock is no longer the top genre when it comes to overall consumption, reports Forbes. Instead, R&B and hip-hop take the top spot; this is the first time since Nielsen started measuring music consumption in the U.S. that this has been the case.

The report (which combined the two genres as one) looks at which albums and songs are doing the best, and hip hop is even reported to be a bit more popular than R&B. The report states that R&B and hip-hop are now responsible for 25.1% of all music consumption in the U.S., while rock claims 23%. The shift can be attributed to the music streaming shift, with hip-hop/R&B being responsible for just over 29% of all on-demand streams across the country, the only field that is growing noticeably.  Consistently, at least seven of the top 10 most popular songs on streaming platforms in 2017 fit into the hip-hop field. Bruno Mars’ “That’s What I Like” also consistently represents for the R&B genre on those same streaming platforms.

But while R&B and hip-hop slam the competition in streaming stats, the rock genre still reigns supreme in album sales —  40% of all album sales in the country, but the number of albums sold is dwindling with each passing year.

As of mid-2017,  Ed Sheeran’s hit R&B groove “Shape Of You” is the most popular track, and Kendrick Lamar’s album DAMN is has been named the biggest album of the first half of 2017 according to Nielsen.