Tuesday, 9 February 2021


One of the UK's most exciting new female artists, Miss LaFamilia, has dropped her first Island single "Dumb Flex" featuring Tottenham rapper Abra Cadabra. The video which premiered on GRM Daily on Thursday features cameos from Headie One and AJ Tracey.

The rapper, singer from Birmingham delivers her single "Dumb Flex" with Abra Cadabra, a perfect introduction to what Miss LaFamilia stands for. She is about breaking the boundaries and keeping her fans on their toes as she raps her self-possessed bars over the urgent, industrial drill beat backed up by her harmonious R&B vocals as she sings her infectious hook. Miss LaFamilia says about the track: "The meaning of dumb flex is to flex as much as possible, like a stupid flex or crazy flex. Dumb flex is being lit in all your might!! Whether it be clothing, cars, jewellery or even just your aura, flex what you can ðŸĪŠ. When making Dumb Flex I knew Abra Cadabra would fit perfect on the track with his natural deep voice complementing my sound on the song, I knew he had the energy and the vibes to complete the track!"

Although Miss LaFamilia had a tough time growing up in inner city Birmingham, she was surrounded by inspiring black women, on the Jamaican side of her family, who had powerful voices which helped her find her passion and ability to make music. Her family heritage, hailing from Jamaica, Spain, India and Malta, is extremely important to her, and is reflected not only in her stage name, but both on and off screen.

At 9 years old, Miss LaFamilia, realised she could sing but it wasn't until much later in life, after taking part in the Zeze challenge phenomenon of 2019 and gaining over 100,000 views, that she knew she had something special.

It's been a long time coming for Miss LaFamilia but with great support from the likes of BBC Radio 1Xtra and BBC Asian Network, now that she has arrived she's determined to do it right. 2021 is going to be about owning and sharing what is real and authentic to her, in every aspect of her life, Miss LaFamilia says: "The music that I've put out so far is nothing compared to what they're going to hear. I'm so excited to give people the real me." In short, "2021 is all systems go."

The video can be watched HERE and the track is available to stream/purchase HERE

Focus Music Notes. Miss LaFamilia, has dropped her first Island single "Dumb Flex" featuring Tottenham rapper Abra Cadabra.



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Saturday, 6 February 2021

Focus Music Notes: Commemorative events celebrate Bob Marley's 76th Birthday today

After a hugely successful year, Bob Marley 75 continues into 2021 with several birthday celebrations leading up to Marley's 76th Birthday on February 6, including a global virtual birthday celebration hosted by Cedella Marley, Songs of Freedom: The Island Years on 6LP or 3CD, and a Bob Marley Tribute Livestream by Stephen Marley.

In lieu of the live annual birthday celebration that usually occurs at the Bob Marley Museum every year, Cedella Marley will be hosting a global virtual event for Bob Marley's 76th birthday on February 6. Inspired by Bob Marley's most militant album, Cedella, the Marley family, friends, and fans worldwide will celebrate Bob Marley's 76th Earthstrong under the theme, SURVIVAL. The virtual celebration will mimic the usual festivities beginning at 7am ET, including messages from the family, a Miami Performance Mash-up featuring the Marley brothers and third-generation Marleys, Survival Cypher performance featuring Skip Marley, Jo Mersa, Tifa, Kabaka Pyramid, Agent Sasco, and Tanya Stephens, More Family Time with Ziggy Marley, Memorial Tributes for Toots Hibbert and Betty Wright, performances from Papa Michigan, Richie Spice, Beenie Man, and more plus "In the Marley Kitchen" featuring Chefs Brian Lumley and Kush McDonald, story reading, yoga, a children's sing-a-long and much more. The virtual celebration will also feature video tribute messages from family, friends, fellow musicians, and artists from around the world. To watch Marley's 76th Birthday SURVIVAL festivities on Bob Marley's official YouTube channel, click CLICK HERE.

Just in time for Marley's birthday, the highly acclaimed Songs of Freedom: The Island Years, an extraordinary 6LP set, as well as a 3CD set, will be available worldwide on February 5. A limited-edition color 6LP set featuring two red, two green, and two gold vinyl LPs is also available. Streamlined to the period of Bob Marley's emergence and stardom, with rare tracks on vinyl for the first time outside Jamaica, Songs of Freedom: The Island Years is available to listen to or order HERE.

Bob Marley's Tuff Gong Radio on SiriusXM will also join in the birthday festivities on February 6 with a special "All Bob, All Day," format playing only music from the Bob Marley repertoire in between a series of special programs that begin with a new children's show hosted by Ziggy Marley inspired by Ziggy's Grammy-winning Family Time album and the recently-released follow up More Family Time. Additional programming will feature an exclusive "Survivor 76" party mix from DJ GQ, as well as highlights of the annual "Reggae Jam Session" concert, which traditionally closes the annual birthday celebrations at the Marley Museum in Kingston. The highlights line-up include the late great legends Toots Hibbert and Betty Wright and new performances from Kabaka Pyramid, Papa Michigan, Richie Spice, Tifa, Tanya Stephens, Skip Marley, Jo Mersa Marley, and Agent Sasco. In addition, Kenny Chesney will help celebrate Marley's birthday by joining the illustrious roster of Guest DJs previously featured on the channel, including Jack Johnson, Carlos Santana, Michael Franti, Big Boi, Cypress Hill, and more. The channel currently includes Marley's studio and live performances, mixing his widely popular songs with rare tracks. Listeners will also hear recordings from the Marley family, cool exclusives, and artists who are a part of the iconic brand and label founded by Bob Marley-Tuff Gong. Bob Marley's Tuff Gong Radio is available on channel 19 and the SiriusXM app in the Hip-Hop/R&B category. Special programming will continue to air on the channel beyond Marley's birthday in honor of Black History Month.

Peloton and Tuff Gong partnered to launch Peloton's newest signature Artist Series today to kick off Peloton's Black History Month programming and celebrate the birthday of the legendary Bob Marley, that exclusively features and celebrates classes designed around his iconic catalog. Starting February 3, Peloton Members will be able to work out to Bob Marley's music, alongside a community of over 3.6 million, across fitness disciplines ranging from cycling, yoga, strength, and running.

The Peloton Bob Marley Artist Series features an assortment of live and on-demand classes, which can be enjoyed with and without equipment on the Peloton App (which currently offers new Members a free trial for two months through January). In addition to the music featured in Peloton's Bob Marley's class series, this collaboration will give Peloton access to the broader Marley catalog, allowing the brand to share the artist's iconic music with its community. Instructors leading the Artist Series events include: Denis Morton (30 Minute Ride), Kristin McGee (30 Minute Yoga Flow), Emma Lovewell (10 Minute Core Strength), and Selena Samuela (30 Minute Run). To view the full schedule and for more information, visit: www.onepeloton.com.

Plus, Ziggy Marley will also be joining Malcolm Gladwell in conversation about his book, BOB MARLEY: PORTRAIT OF A LEGEND, in honor of Bob Marley's birthday. The glorious oversized book collects more than 150 photographs that celebrate the life and influence of reggae's forefather and one of the greatest musical and sociopolitical icons of twentieth-century pop culture. The virtual Live Talks Los Angeles event will take place Saturday, February 6, 2021, at 5 pm PT/8 pm ET. For tickets or more information, click HERE.

On January 28, CEEK Virtual Reality and Tuff Gong announced a special Stephen Marley virtual performance, celebrating Bob Marley 75. As one of the final pieces of this yearlong celebration, the Grammy® award-winning Jamaican artist performed legendary Bob Marley's songs. The performance is available now on Bob Marley's official YouTube channel and www.ceek.com, as well as a Q&A on the CEEK VR App streaming platform. "In these uncertain times, it brings me great joy to be able to work with a platform like CEEK VR to spread One Love across the globe," says Stephen Marley. The concert is also available in 360VR on CEEK's Virtual Reality platform. The intimate concert will be a global event, bringing together fans under one virtual platform.

In this digital era, Bob Marley remains one of the most followed posthumous artists on social media, and MARLEY75 serves to bring his music and message to the digital foreground, reaching new audiences and perspectives with innovative content and groundbreaking technology. Special live events, exclusive digital content, recordings, exhibitions, plus rare and unearthed treasures will also be revealed throughout the year. Bob Marley's music continues to inspire generation upon generation, as his legacy lives on through his message of love, justice, and unity, a sentiment needed more than ever. In conjunction with Tuff Gong and UMe, a division of the Universal Music Group, the Marley family will continue to ensure the highest quality, integrity, and care is taken to honor Bob's legacy and to celebrate one of the 20th century's most important and influential figures. 
Commemorative events celebrate Bob Marley's 76th Birthday today

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Commemorative events celebrate Bob Marley's 76th Birthday today

Friday, 5 February 2021

Focus Music Notes: The Weekend announces World Tour, 'The Highlights' Album drops & Super Bowl Headline Performance


The 104-date global tour will kick off on January 14th in Vancouver at Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena with stops in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, Paris, Berlin and more, before wrapping November 16th in London at The O2. The Weeknd’s FULL Pepsi Super Bowl LV Halftime ShowWATCH HERE

The worldwide tour announcement comes just days ahead of the multi-platinum singer’s headlining Super Bowl performance, and also includes a handful of rescheduled dates shifting from 2021 to be a part of the After Hours World Tour in 2022.

With the addition of 39 new tour dates, The Weeknd will also release The Highlights on Friday, February 5th. The Highlights is a way to present some of The Weeknd’s most notable works in one place.  While this isn’t a “Greatest Hits” album it does provide a new listener a rich foray into some of the iconic artist’s best and favourite work.

*New Show
Jan 14 – Vancouver, BC – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
Jan 15 – Vancouver, BC – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
Jan 17 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
Jan 19 – Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Place
Jan 21 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
Jan 23 – Chicago, IL – United Center
Jan 24 – Chicago, IL – United Center*
Jan 26 – Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum*
Jan 27 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
Jan 29 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
Jan 30 – Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
Feb 01 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
Feb 02 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
Feb 03 – Montreal, QC – Centre Bell
Feb 05 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
Feb 06 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun
Feb 08 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
Feb 09 – Boston, MA – TD Garden*
Feb 11 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
Feb 12 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center*
Feb 13 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
Feb 15 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
Feb 16 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
Feb 19 – Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center*
Feb 20 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
Feb 22 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center*
Feb 24 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
Feb 25 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Feb 27 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
Mar 01 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena
Mar 03 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
Mar 04 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena*
Mar 06 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
Mar 08 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena
Mar 09 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center
Mar 11 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum*
Mar 13 – San Diego, CA – Pechanga Arena
Mar 15 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center 
Mar 16 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center*
Mar 18 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
Mar 19 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
Mar 20 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
Mar 22 – Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena
Mar 25 – Ft. Worth, TX – Dickies Arena
Mar 28 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center
Mar 29 – Miami, FL – AmericanAirlines Arena
Mar 30 – Miami, FL – AmericanAirlines Arena
Apr 01 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
Apr 03 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center*
Apr 04 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Apr 05 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden*
Apr 07 – Elmont, NY – UBS Arena*
Apr 08 – Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center
Apr 10 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
Apr 11 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena*
Apr 14 – St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
Apr 16 – Omaha, NE – CHI Health Center Omaha
Apr 18 – Austin, TX – Moody Center*
Apr 19 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
Apr 23 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena*
Apr 24 – Phoenix, AZ – Phoenix Suns Arena*
Apr 27 – Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center*
Apr 30 – Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena*
May 01 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
Sept 10 – Helsinki, Finland – Hartwall Arena*
Sep 13 – Stockholm, Sweden – Ericcson Globe
Sep 15 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena
Sep 16 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena*
Sep 18 – Oslo, Norway – Telenor
Sep 20 – Hamburg, Germany – Barclaycard Arena
Sep 21 – Cologne, Germany – Lanxess Arena
Sep 23 – Munich, Germany – Olympiahalle
Sep 24 – Berlin, Germany – Mercedes-Benz Arena
Sep 26 – Vienna, Austria – Stadthalle*
Sep 28 – Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis
Sep 29 – Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis*
Oct 01 – Cologne, Germany – Lanxess Arena*
Oct 03 – Amsterdam, Holland – Ziggo Dome
Oct 04 – Amsterdam, Holland – Ziggo Dome*
Oct 06 – London, UK – The O2
Oct 07 – London, UK – The O2
Oct 08 – London, UK – The O2
Oct 10 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
Oct 11 – Birmingham, UK – Utilita Arena
Oct 13 – Belfast, UK – SSE Arena Belfast*
Oct 15 – Newcastle, UK – Utilita Arena
Oct 16 – London, UK – The O2
Oct 18 – Paris, France – Accorhotels Arena
Oct 19 – Paris, France – Accorhotels Arena
Oct 20 – Paris, France – Accorhotels Arena
Oct 22 – Bordeaux, France – Arkea Arena*
Oct 24 – Madrid, Spain – Wizink Center*
Oct 25 – Lisbon, Portugal – Altice Arena*
Oct 28 – Barcelona, Spain – Palau Sant Jordi*
Oct 29 – Montpellier, France – Sud de France Arena*
Nov 01 – Milan, Italy – Mediolanum Forum*
Nov 02 – Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion*
Nov 04 – Budapest, Hungary – Arena*
Nov 05 – Prague, Czech Republic – O2 Arena
Nov 07 – Krakow, Poland – Tauron Arena*
Nov 10 – Mannheim, Germany – SAP Arena*
Nov 12 – Lyon, France – Halle Tony Garnier*
Nov 13 – Paris, France – Accorhotels Arena*
Nov 15 – Glasgow, Scotland – SSE Hydro*
Nov 16 – London, UK – The O2*

The Weekend announces World Tour,  'The Highlights' Album drops & Super Bowl Headline Performance

NEW DATES: Tickets go on sale beginning Monday, February 8th at 10AM local time at TheWeeknd.com/Tour
RESCHEDULED DATES: Tickets are on sale now for the rescheduled dates below. All previously purchased tickets will be valid for the corresponding rescheduled dates listed below.  
VERIZON USERS (NORTH AMERICA ONLY): The Weeknd’s partnership with Verizon continues with the announcement of this tour. Members of the Verizon customer loyalty program, VerizonUp, will receive access to this tour. Tickets will be available in the MyVerizon app closer to the date of each event.
Check out THE WEEKND: THE WALK #SBLV COMMERCIAL https://youtu.be/fqdew5smRiw

On February 5th, XO/Republic will be releasing The Highlights, a career spanning album from The Weeknd pulling together his biggest songs from the last ten years. This comes two days before he takes the stage for the Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show on Feb 7th - .The Weeknd’s FULL Pepsi Super Bowl LV Halftime ShowWATCH HERE

The Weekend announces World Tour,  'The Highlights' Album drops & Super Bowl Headline Performance

The Highlights will be available both physically and digitally.


  1. Save Your Tears
  2. Blinding Lights
  3. In Your Eyes
  4. Can’t Feel My Face
  5. I Feel It Coming (with Daft Punk)
  6. Starboy (with Daft Punk)
  7. Pray For Me (with Kendrick Lamar)
  8. Heartless
  9. Often
  10. The Hills
  11. Call Out My Name
  12. Die For You
  13. Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)
  14. Love Me Harder (with Ariana Grande)
  15. Acquainted
  16. Wicked Games
  17. The Morning
  18. After Hours
 First World Tour Announced for 2022 Includes Extended Outing in North America and Europe
 Tickets On Sale Following His Historic Headlining Super Bowl Performance
Starting Monday, February 8th at 10AM Local at TheWeeknd.com/Tour
Over A Year After Release, “Blinding Lights” Hits Record Breaking 47th Week In The Top 10 And 38th Week In The Top 5 On Billboard Hot 100
Career-Spanning Project ‘The Highlights’ Available Everywhere Beginning Friday, February 5th