Brad Paisley





Jennifer Hudson

Michael Jackson


First Aid Kit

Johnny Cash


Jul 29, 2014 | Charlotte Jaconelli Releases Her Solo Debut Album, Solitaire

Available July 29, 2014

Jul 29, 2014

NEW YORK, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At just 18 years old, classical crossover sensation Charlotte Jaconelli has sold over 200K albums worldwide and debuted in the Top 10 on the Billboard Classical Crossover chart as part of the best-selling duo Jonathan & Charlotte.  They rose to fame when 14.5 million people watched their stunning performance of "The Prayer" from Britain's Got Talent.  Now this highly talented singer begins the next stage of her glittering career with a solo album of amazing maturity and insight. Solitaire, available July 29, is a collection of captivating ballads, beautiful arias and hits from musicals with Charlotte's own distinctive style, showcasing the remarkable strides she has made in the past year.

Along with the celebrated title track, the album highlights include outstanding renditions of "On My Own" (Les Miserables), "When Somebody Loved Me" (Toy Story), "Pie Jesu" and a show-stopping version of "I Could Have Danced All Night" (My Fair Lady).  Solitaire also features duets with two of London's West End stars, Kerry Ellis and Daniel Koek. Having sold hundreds of thousands of albums and filled concert halls with Jonathan, Charlotte is now embarking on the career of her dreams with Solitaire.

Sony Music Masterworks comprises Masterworks, Sony Classical, OKeh, Portrait, Masterworks Broadway and Flying Buddha imprints. For email updates and information please visit



Feels Like Home


Lascia Ch'io Pianga




All I Ask Of You (Duet with Daniel Koek)


Pie Jesu


On My Own


I Know Him So Well (Duet with Kerry Ellis)


I Dreamt I Dwelt In Marble Halls


When Somebody Loved Me


I Could Have Danced All Night


Right Here Waiting For You

SOURCE Sony Classical

Jul 23, 2014 | 'Memoirs Of A Madman' Audio And Video Collections Celebrate The Legacy Of Ozzy Osbourne




Jul 23, 2014

NEW YORK, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This October, the career of rock icon OZZY OSBOURNE will be celebrated with the Epic Records/Legacy Recordings MEMOIRS OF A MADMAN collections.

Ozzy Osbourne's career-spanning CD and 2-disc DVD

Due out October 7, MEMOIRS OF A MADMAN (CD) serves as a career spanning audio release, featuring 17 of OZZY's greatest hit singles compiled in one place for the first time in his career and will be available in a single CD, two-LP set and two-LP picture disc set configurations.  Pre-order now available at Amazon.

The MEMOIRS OF A MADMAN (DVD) is a definitive visual two-disc DVD set which includes classic music videos, along with unreleased and out-of-print live performances, plus interviews from his solo career.  Both sets offer fans of the multi-platinum recording artist, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and three-time Grammy® winning singer and songwriter hours of entertainment from OZZY's distinguished solo career.  Pre-order also available at Amazon.

On July 22, fans got a sneak peek of MEMOIRS OF A MADMAN via Twitter. By using #OzzyRules in accordance with the number of tweets, engaged fans were able to unscramble the cover artwork and unlock a video teaser (

In addition, an exclusive AUTOGRAPHED limited edition fan bundle will be available (  This includes an autographed poster, 2 DVD set, CD, 2 LP picture disc vinyl, along with a Creative Allies fan designed poster, which will feature an image personally chosen by OZZY (Http://

OSBOURNE's ongoing solo career spans four decades--as both a successful solo artist and as the lead singer of Black Sabbath--and his music is as relevant today as ever; it still resonates daily on TV, in movies, on radio and at stadium sports events. OZZY's latest solo release--his tenth studio album, 2010's Scream--debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard charts, featuring the No. 1 Mainstream Rock smash "Let Me Hear You Scream."

From the first notes of OZZY's 1980's solo debut Blizzard Of Ozz and follow-up Diary Of A Madman to classic albums No More Tears and Scream, no hard rock solo artist has had quite the same reach as OZZY; his distinctive vocal delivery and larger than life onstage persona quickly endeared him to millions of rockers.  OZZY immediately had the attention of fans of heavy music with rock staples "Crazy Train," "Mr. Crowley" and "Flying High Again."  With the 1991 release No More Tears, OZZY continued his radio success with acclaimed and hugely successful singles "No More Tears" and the smash hit "Mama, I'm Coming Home."

The track list is as follows:

1. Crazy Train
2. Mr. Crowley
3. Flying High Again
4. Over The Mountain
5. Bark At The Moon
6. The Ultimate Sin
7. Miracle Man
8. No More Tears (edit)
9. Mama, I'm Coming Home
10. Road To Nowhere
11. Perry Mason
12. I Just Want You
13. Gets Me Through
14. Dreamer
15. I Don't Wanna Stop
16. Life Won't Wait
17. Let Me Hear You Scream

Details on the Memoirs of a Madman 2 DVD are as follows:

DVD One features more than two dozen of OZZY's classic and unforgettable  music videos from across his discography, including a bonus alternate version of "Mama, I'm Coming Home" and making-of footage from the videos "Let Me Hear You Scream" and "Life Won't Wait."
DVD Two features live performances and interview clips spanning OZZY's solo journey, much of which makes its debut on DVD. Some selections have appeared on long out-of-print VHS releases; others will be seen here for the first time, making this an essential package for fans old and new. OZZY's union of music and visuals could not be more perfect, and the Memoirs Of A Madman DVD showcases that to brilliant effect.

The Memoirs Of A Madman DVD track listing is as follows:

Bark At The Moon
So Tired
The Ultimate Sin
Lightning Strikes
Crazy Train
Miracle Man
Crazy Babies
Breaking All The Rules
No More Tears
Mama, I'm Coming Home
Mr. Tinkertrain
Time After Time
Road To Nowhere
I Don't Want To Change The World (Live)
Perry Mason
I Just Want You
See You On The Other Side
Back On Earth
Gets Me Through
In My Life
I Don't Wanna Stop
Let Me Hear You Scream
Life Won't Wait
Let It Die

Mama, I'm Coming Home (alternate version)
The Making of Let Me Hear You Scream
The Making of Life Won't Wait

Rochester, NY 1981
I Don't Know
Suicide Solution
Mr. Crowley
Crazy Train

Ozzy's Bunker

Albuquerque, NM 1982
Over The Mountain

MTV 1982

New York, NY 1982
Fairies Wear Boots (clip)

Ozzy's Bunker

Entertainment USA 1984

Kansas City, MO 1986
(Jake E Lee, Phil Soussan, Randy Castillo)
Bark At The Moon
Never Know Why

Ozzy's Bunker

Killer Of Giants
Thank God For The Bomb
Secret Loser

Ozzy's Bunker

Philadelphia, PA 1989
(Zakk Wylde, Geezer Butler, Randy Castillo)
Bloodbath In Paradise
Tattooed Dancer
Miracle Man

MTV 1989

Marquee, UK 1991
(Zakk Wylde, Mike Inez, Randy Castillo)
Bark At The Moon (clip)

Studio 1992

San Diego, CA 1992
(Zakk Wylde, Mike Inez, Randy Castillo)
I Don't Want To Change The World
Road To Nowhere

Japan 1992

Ozzy's Bunker

No More Tears

Studio 1992


MTV 1992 

Mama, I'm Coming Home

Studio 1992

Ozzmosis Recording Session 1995

Ozzfest 1996
(Joe Holmes, Robert Trujillo, Mike Bordin) 
Perry Mason

Fame & Fortune

Tokyo, Japan 2001
(Zakk Wylde, Robert Trujillo, Mike Bordin)
Gets Me Through

Fame & Fortune

Ozzfest 2007
(Zakk Wylde, Blasko, Mike Bordin)
Not Going Away

Black Rain Photo Shoot

Las Vegas, NV 2007
(Zakk Wylde, Blasko, Mike Bordin, Adam Wakeman)
I Don't Wanna Stop

Scream Recording Session 2010

London, England 2010
(Gus G, Blasko, Tommy Clufetos, Adam Wakeman)
Let Me Hear You Scream

Philadelphia, PA 1989
(Zakk Wylde, Geezer Butler, Randy Castillo)
Flying High Again

Tokyo, Japan 2001
(Zakk Wylde, Robert Trujillo, Mike Bordin)

Ozzy Osbourne's career-spanning CD and 2-disc DVD
Legacy Recordings logo. Division of SONY Music Entertainment.


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Jul 21, 2014 | Jackie Evancho Releases New Album Awakening On September 23

Featuring Classical Crossover Favorites, Popular Hits + Originals

Release Coincides With International Tour + New PBS Special

Jul 21, 2014

NEW YORK, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Platinum-selling, 14-year-old vocal sensation Jackie Evancho will release her third studio album, Awakening, on September 23 coinciding with an international tour. Produced by Nick Patrick, Awakening is Evancho's first album under her recent worldwide recording agreement with Sony Music Masterworks imprint Portrait. In August, she will film a new PBS Special which is set to air in December.           

Awakening signals some new directions for Evancho. Without foregoing the beautiful and lush classical-crossover compositions for which Evancho has become famous, she also extends her stylistic reach with contemporary material on songs such as the haunting folk song "The Rains of Castamere" from HBO's hit series Game of Thrones.  She also takes a bigger step forward on her version of U2's "With or Without You." Moreover, Evancho sings several original songs including the anthem "Take Me There" and "Open Fields of Grace."

"Some of these songs are more on the pop side, and have a little faster beat than the songs I usually sing - but it was really fun."         

She also tackles the ethereal ballad "Memories" by the Dutch band, Within Temptation, in addition to the popular classic "Think of Me" from Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera.         

"That's how it started for me," says Evancho. "When I first saw the Phantom movie I was inspired by the way the actors sang and really wanted to try to sing like that too. Their passion must have got to me!"

Awakening's classical standards include Caccini/Vavilov's "Ave Maria" and Rachmaninoff's "Vocalise."

"I'd never sung Rachmaninoff's 'Vocalise' before," says Evancho. "It was fun for me because there aren't any words to learn, so I could focus on the beauty of the music."

Distinguishing Awakening from her previous albums, Evancho relays that there were "no limits" thematically or otherwise on the songs that she and Portrait placed on repertoire.

"Of course there are always going to be some classical pieces, but I wanted to reinvent the pop songs and make them my own," she says. "The only thing that mattered was that the song spoke to me."

She credits producer Patrick for his understanding of her goals on Awakening.

"We all wanted to find a balance that would present Jackie in all that she is as an artist," says Patrick. "'Vocalise' is very challenging and 'Ave Maria' requires the singer to really take control for it to sound beautiful. She is able to do that, but also make the big transition from the classical songs to more contemporary songs like 'With or Without You' or 'Memories.'  On this album, Jackie carries the listener with her quite seamlessly, naturally, convincingly, and believably. She's a remarkable singer for someone so young, but she'd be no more remarkable if she were 30."            

As for the production of Awakening, Patrick strived to capture Evancho's "emotional intensity and technique."

"It was great to shape everything around that voice, lighting it up atmospherically without stepping on it arrangement-wise," he says. "She has such an otherworldly quality of mystery, beauty, fantasy and wonderment, and we wanted everything to complement, not overpower, her voice."

Indeed, Evancho and Patrick have succeeded in re-energizing the classical-crossover genre.

"I feel that my singing style has matured, and it's easier for me to feel comfortable on stage," says the admittedly shy Evancho, who lately has taken up painting and is also trying her hand at songwriting.

"I have a lot to write about because I have a lot for which to be thankful," she says, looking ahead now to her forthcoming tour in support of Awakening.

"I'm excited about it," she concludes. "Tours equal tour bus, and tour bus equals fun!"

Throughout the Summer Jackie is also doing a special promotion with the tween clothing stores Justice.  She recorded a brand new song called "Go Time" which is available for download exclusively for free to Justice shoppers. She will also be featured in the Summer catazine as well as in stores on the video monitors.

About Jackie Evancho:
Evancho dazzled American television audiences at age 10 gaining global recognition with her stunning debut on NBC's America's Got Talent. She was immediately signed to Columbia Records where she released a string of successful recordings including O Holy Night, Dream With Me, Heavenly Christmas and Songs From The Silver Screen. She has since acted in Robert Redford's The Company You Keep alongside Susan Sarandon, Shia LeBeouf and Nick Nolte, and performed as a special guest in Cirque du Soleil's "One Night for One Drop" benefit at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. She also starred in the Fall 2012 GUESS Kids clothing campaign, and in June, she performed the classic film song "Over the Rainbow" at the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Evancho has also participated in the lighting of the National Christmas Tree in Washington, D.C., where she delighted President and Mrs. Obama. She performed before 100,000 people in Russia with opera stars Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Sumi Jo prior to the opening of the St. Petersburg Economic Forum, and has performed in Japan before the Royal Family at the Imperial Palace. Her first PBS special was one of the top pledge producing performances in PBS history. Her wide-ranging achievements caused Billboard to include her on its list of "music movers-and-shakers under the age of 21" in 2011 and 2012.


1     Think of Me           

8     The Rains of Castamere

2     Your Love           

9     Dormi Jesu

3     Je T'aime            

10   Vocalise

4     Take Me There        

11   With or Without You

5     Open Fields of Grace    

12   Made to Dream

6     Ave Maria       

7     Memories         

Sony Music Masterworks comprises Masterworks, Sony Classical, OKeh, Portrait, Masterworks Broadway and Flying Buddha imprints. For email updates and information please visit  |  @JackieEvancho  |

SOURCE Portrait/Sony Music Masterworks

Jul 16, 2014 | NOW That's What I Call Music! Unveils Tracklist For NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 51

New NOW Volume and NOW That's What I Call Party Anthems 2 Both Set For Release On August 5

Jul 16, 2014

NEW YORK, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's best-selling, multi-artist album series, NOW That's What I Call Music!, is proud to announce all of the major hits selected for NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 51, to be released August 5. Also released that day is NOW That's What I Call Party Anthems 2.  Both new titles will be available on CD and for download purchase from all major digital service providers.

NOW That’s What I Call Music!, Vol.51 to be released August 5.

NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 51 features 16 major current chart hits from today's hottest artists, including Katy Perry, Ariana Grande (Feat. Iggy Azalea), MAGIC!, Iggy Azalea (Feat. Charli XCX), MKTO, Justin Timberlake, Pitbull (Feat. G.R.L.), Paramore, Demi Lovato (Feat. Cher Lloyd), Sia, Kongos, 5 Seconds of Summer, Rixton, Sam Smith, Idina Menzel, and Luke Bryan, plus five free up-and-coming "NOW What's Next" New Music Preview tracks. 

The "NOW What's Next" bonus track program featured on each numeric NOW release continues to preview hot new artists with tomorrow's biggest hits. NOW 51 showcases up and coming tracks from Jamie Scott, A Great Big World, Seven Lions with Myon & Shane 54 (Feat. Tove Lo), Jacob Latimore (Feat. T-Pain), Teyana Taylor (Feat. Pusha T & Yo Gotti).

NOW That's What I Call Party Anthems 2 is a new companion collection of 18 huge singles and remixes specially selected to keep your celebration rocking. NOW Party Anthems 2's amped-up jams include Katy Perry's "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)," Pharrell Williams' "Happy (From Despicable Me 2)," Icona Pop (Feat. Charli XCX)'s "I Love it," DJ Snake & Lil Jon's "Turn Down For What," Nicki Minaj's "Starships," Pitbull (Feat. Ke$ha)'s "Timber," Robin Thicke (Feat. T.I. & Pharrell)'s "Blurred Lines," Bruno Mars' "Treasure (Cash Cash Radio Mix)." Justin Timberlake's "Take Back The Night," Lana Del Rey's "Summertime Sadness (Cedric Gervais Remix)," David Guetta (Feat. Sia)'s "Titanium," Demi Lovato's "Neon Lights," Avicii's "Wake Me Up," Flo Rida's "Good Feeling," Lady Gaga's "Applause," Martin Garrix's "Animals," Zedd (Feat. Hayley Williams)'s "Stay The Night (Henry Fong Remix)," and John Legend's "All Of Me (Tiësto's Birthday Treatment Remix)."

NOW That's What I Call Music! debuted in the U.S. in 1998, following 15 years of multi-platinum international success. The series has generated sales exceeding 250 million albums worldwide, including more than 92 million in the U.S. alone. Second only to The Beatles in chart history, 18 of NOW's numbered editions have hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, including the most recent volume, NOW 50, released in May. 

All 50 volumes released to date in NOW's numeric U.S. series have reached Billboard's Top 10, and NOW Music has also enjoyed Top 10 chart success with five of its non-numbered editions, including NOW That's What I Call Christmas! (Vols. 1 and 3), NOW That's What I Call Music! #1's, and NOW That's What I Call Country! (Vols. 1 and 2).

The NOW That's What I Call Music! series is a joint venture from Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment. NOW and NOW That's What I Call Music! are registered trademarks of Universal Music Group and its affiliates. 

NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 51 [CD; Digital]

1. Katy Perry                            


2. Ariana Grande (Feat. Iggy Azalea)             


3. MAGIC!                                         


4. Iggy Azalea (Feat. Charli XCX)            


5. MKTO                                                


6. Justin Timberlake                               

Not A Bad Thing

7. Pitbull (Feat. G.R.L.)                           

Wild Wild Love

8. Paramore                                              

Ain't It Fun

9. Demi Lovato (Feat. Cher Lloyd) 

Really Don't Care

10. Sia                                                   


11. Kongos                                           

Come With Me Now

12. 5 Seconds of Summer                           

She Looks So Perfect

13. Rixton                                                

Me And My Broken Heart

14. Sam Smith                                       

Stay With Me

15. Idina Menzel                                     

Let It Go (From Frozen)

16. Luke Bryan                        

Play It Again

BONUS TRACKS: "NOW What's Next" New Music Preview

17. Jamie Scott                                


18. A Great Big World                           

Already Home

19. Seven Lions with Myon & Shane 54 (Feat. Tove Lo)


20. Jacob Latimore (Feat. T-Pain)                  

Heartbreak Heard Around The World

21. Teyana Taylor (Feat. Pusha T & Yo Gotti)        



NOW That's What I Call Party Anthems 2 [CD; Digital]  

1. Katy Perry                

Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)

2. Pharrell Williams         

Happy (From Despicable Me 2)

3. Icona Pop (Feat. Charli XCX)

I Love It

4. DJ Snake & Lil Jon        

Turn Down For What

5. Nicki Minaj              


6. Pitbull (Feat. Ke$ha)      


7. Robin Thicke (Feat. T.I. & Pharrell)

Blurred Lines

8. Bruno Mars         

Treasure (Cash Cash Radio Mix)

9. Justin Timberlake       

Take Back The Night

10. Lana Del Rey     

Summertime Sadness (Cedric Gervais Remix)

11. David Guetta (Feat. Sia)


12. Demi Lovato      

Neon Lights

13. Avicii         

Wake Me Up

14. Flo Rida    

Good Feeling

15. Lady Gaga      


16. Martin Garrix 


17. Zedd (Feat. Hayley Williams)

Stay The Night (Henry Fong Remix)

18. John Legend             

All Of Me (Tiësto's Birthday Treatment Remix)

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Jul 14, 2014 | A Great Big World Is Having A Great Big Year



Jul 14, 2014

NEW YORK, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's undoubtedly been a great big year for A Great Big World. Their breakthrough hit "Say Something" with Christina Aguilera went six times platinum worldwide, and went on to occupy the #1 spot on iTunes, Billboard's Digital Songs Chart, Billboard's Digital Track Chart, Spotify, and Shazam in addition to going Top 10 on sales charts in 19 countries. Now continuing this historic year, A Great Big World is the latest artist to officially become Vevo Certified. Their touching music video for "Say Something" has accumulated over 100 million views and counting on the video platform. This is their first video to become Vevo Certified and yet another incredible achievement in a string of accolades.

In addition, the New York duo of Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino will take the stage on Fox's So You Think You Can Dance on July 16 to perform "Say Something". It's a special moment for the group as last year's dance performance of the song not only caught the attention of the world but also the attention of Aguilera inspiring her to collaborate with them on the song.

Along the way, A Great Big World has tirelessly worked to become one of modern pop music's most astounding success stories. Building on the plaintive piano chords and undeniable melody of "Say Something", the track became a ubiquitous worldwide hit. At the same time, they were recognized as an Artist To Watch by MTV and a VH1 You Oughtta Know artist. They've given striking and stunning live performances at the American Music Awards, The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, The Voice, Good Morning America, The Today Show, Live! with Kelly & Michael, The Rachael Ray Show,  Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Logo Trailblazer Awards, and more. They've also garnered unanimous critical acclaim.

In the midst of it all, Vaccarino even worked up the courage to open up about his struggles with Multiple Sclerosis. Since first being diagnosed in 2007, he's bravely endured living with the disease, and now he's spoken up to raise awareness.

It's been a magical journey thus far for the group. In addition to debuting at #3 on the Billboard Top 200, Is There Anybody Out There? received widespread critical acclaim upon its release in January. Their breakthrough mega-hit with Christina Aguilera, "Say Something," ignited a fast rise to success back in November 2012. As their profile grew, the single entranced the entire world, eventually selling over six million digital songs at a rapid rate worldwide.

Album available now at their official siteAmazoniTunes, or a signed copy at now!

A Great Big World:

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