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NEW SINGLE “L.A.N.C.E.” ARRIVES FRIDAY, JUNE 24
MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERES ON BET AWARDS PRE-SHOW

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(June 23, 2016 – NEW YORK, NY) – After auditioning thousands of girls across the United States, BET’s Chasing Destiny, created by GRAMMY® Award-winning multiplatinum icon Kelly Rowland, reveals the name of the chosen group – JUNE’S DIARY—Ashly Williams (Compton, CA), Brienna Devlogt (Trenton, NJ), Gabrielle Carreiro (Glendale, CA), Shyann Roberts (St. Petersburg, FL), and Kristal Lyndriette (Charlotte, NC). The girls personally announced the name during a Facebook Live Chat with fans today at 5pm et.

Now, the quintet releases their stunning new single “L.A.N.C.E.” at all digital retailers Friday, June 24 via Epic Records.

The girls will take to the red carpet to world premiere the music video for “L.A.N.C.E.” on the BET Awards Pre-Show this Sunday, June 26. On the single, June’s Diary lock into a sizzling harmony that instantly enchants before each member delivers a fun, feisty, and fiery verse of her own. The music video promises to be an event in and of itself, showcasing the girls turning up with superstar swagger, charisma, and charm. “L.A.N.C.E.” impacts Urban and Rhythm Radio on July 18.

Earlier this month, June’s Diary released their introductory single “All Of Us” and it quickly became quickly became a fan favorite.JunesDiary_Lance

The urban-pop powerhouse generated instant critical buzz with the Los Angeles Times raving “It’s an acapella offering with a sweet harmony that delivers some serious nostalgia for the bygone era of R&B girl groups like SWB, Brownstone, En Vogue, and yes, Destiny’s Child that Rowland is attempting to recreate.” Meanwhile, Billboard claimed, “Their cover of Drake’s ‘Hotline Bling’ set off a stream of tweets from fans begging them to release it officially, and they’ve listened to the fans—their goosebump-inducing a capella take on the song that launched a thousand dorky dances.”

Over the course of Chasing Destiny’s 10 episodes on BET, creator Kelly Rowland and director Frank Gatson, JR. surveyed talent from all over the country in the hopes of assembling a musical sisterhood harking back to the classic 90s girl groups that defined a generation. They emerged with June’s Diary. Garnering Rowland’s full support, these five young ladies possess the sass, style, and savoir fare to rise to the top of pop.

“L.A.N.C.E.” is about to enter the lexicon as the summer’s hottest new phrase courtesy of the summer’s hottest new group June’s Diary.

Get L.A.N.C.E. here:
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/LANCE_iTunes
Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/LANCE_Apple
Spotify: http://smarturl.it/LANCE_Spfy
Google Play: http://smarturl.it/LANCE_GP
Amazon Digital: http://smarturl.it/LANCE_Dig
Deezer: http://smarturl.it/LANCE_Dzr

To learn more about JUNE’S DIARY, please visit:
Official Website: www.junesdiary.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/JunesDiary
Facebook: facebook.com/officialjunesdiary
Instagram: www.Instagram.com/junesdiary
SnapChat: junesdiary

ABOUT BET NETWORKS
BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B sted NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel reaches more than 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and sub-Saharan Africa. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions: BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; CENTRIC, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe

Submitted By: Courtney Lowery

Photo: Robert Ector

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Performing since she was two, this St. Petersburg songstress has been winning the hearts of audiences from her native Florida all the way up the East Coast. Now Shyann Roberts has been chosen to be a part of former Destiny Child Kelly Rowland’s girl group she’s put together for the BET reality show “Chasing Destiny!” At age 19, her shot at the bigtime is happening, and you can follow her progress @OfficialShyann.

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Tampa Bay, Fla., February 11, 2015 – You’ve already seen the loud, brightly colored designs of your favorite childhood candies, cartoon character or urban cult images on the feet of such celebrities as Snoop Dogg, YG, Meek Mill, Fabolous, Travis Scott and August Alsina.

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Good Life Music Group continues to reach monumental heights with the highly anticipated record BREATHE, by Issa ft. Jacob Latimore. Breathe is currently the #1 record on the independent charts, the record can be heard on radio in over 50 markets, and Breathe receives over 250 spins per week. Not only that, but Breathe has also made its debut on Music Choice and it is the 65th song on the worldwide charts. Today, we are announcing our official iTunes launch date, which is Tuesday October 14th, as well as servicing this record exclusively to our database. Please join Good Life Music Group in getting not only “Breathe”, but the artist Issa heard in your market. Djs request the record by emailing Issa@GoodLifeMG.com today.

Famous Kid Brick Reaches New Audiences with National Video Debut “Never Ever” and forthcoming Mixtape Graduated from Local

Famous Kid Brick’s song and video “Never Ever” debuts nationally on MTV Jams, mtvU, and Music Choice May 31. And he proclaims his new accomplishments with new mixtape Graduated from Local, due mid-summer.

Famous-Kid-Brick-Grdaduated-from-Local-Press-PhotoTampa, Fla.-For the past seven years, central Florida music mogul Famous Kid Brick has been one of the most influential rays of independent hip-hop to blast his way across the south east. Now he is set to take the rest of the world by storm with his latest video “Never Ever debuting nationwide on MTV Jams, mtvU, and Music Choice May 31. And Kid Brick toasts this new accomplishment with his highly anticipated forthcoming Hussch Boy Productions mixtape Graduated From Local, scheduled to drop mid-summer.

“The release of this song and video had so much anticipation behind it,” Brick confesses. “Just off of a 15 second Instagram clip I had DJs, industry executives, and fans’ hitting me up saying it was the one.”

“As soon as I heard “Never Ever” I called Brick to tell him he finally had that worldwide hit” explains DJ Winn – VP of Cool Running DJs. “He not only deserves it, but he is quite capable of running the race alongside the majors. I’ve said that from day one.”

The video was shot in Tarpon Springs at the Baumgart’s East Lake mega mansion by Justin Petrone & 12/12 Productions, directed by Randy Cabrera, shot and edited by PK Sellers. The mansion boasts the scene of a lavish lifestyle featuring exotic cars, beautiful women, and the avoidance of a THOT (slang for thirsty hoe over there). On the song, Brick sticks to his commitment to play the field over a slow-riding groove, deep bass line and a subtle electric guitar provided by West Coast producer MigL Beatz.

The video was released in late March on YouTube.com and WorldStarHipHop.com and has racked up over a half quarter million views in only a couple of months. It has made so much noise virally that major television networks got wind of its success and now they will partake in airing it on national television.

“I’ve created something unexplainable and exhilarating in Florida,” explains Brick. “My infectious sound, innovative sense of fashion, and the passion to uphold my name has infected everyone it touches. Now is the time for me to graduate from local and go global!”

And Famous Kid Brick will do just that with his forthcoming mixtape Graduated From Local. With cuts like “California,” “Hate To See” and “Move On,” Famous Kid Brick is sure to win over new fans from coast to coast with his versatile approach.

Throughout his career, Brick’s music has amassed more than 2,500 BDS-registered radio spins of his first runaway hit single “Im On It,” 20,000-plus iTunes downloads and sold out shows throughout the Southeast. And the numbers for “Never Ever” are growing rapidly.

Famous Kid Bricks buzz has grown tremendously around the south from the exposure on the road and radio play. Most recently, Brick was invited to perform in front of thousands of Florida high school graduates for Grad Bash at Universal Studios in Orlando and Gainesville’s Gator Stompin, which has been a rite of passage in the city for more 30 years.

“With the show that Famous Kid Brick and the Hussch Boy crew put on, you totally forget that its a local artist performance,” Orlando Davis – Program Director for WLLD FM.

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The 9th Annual Florida Entertainment Summit is heading to Orlando, FL “The City Beautiful” on November 21 – 24, 2013 during the famed Florida Classic weekend to produce Florida’s premier entertainment networking event for emerging talent. For the very first time, in its 9-year history, the Florida Entertainment Summit (FESummit) will be organized outside of Miami. FESummit is sponsored in part by leading Orlando based promotions company, Frontline Promotions and Marketing, Inc providing FESummit seamless integration into the Orlando market.

In addition to events surrounding the historic Florida Classic featuring college rivals Florida A&M University & Bethune Cookman University, FESummit will feature panel discussions, fashion showcases, meet & greet opportunities with film, music and television executives. Previous FESummit participants included International Mega Star Flo Rida, Grammy Award Winner John Legend, Film Producer Will Packer, Platinum Recording Artist Rick Ross, Playgigit.com’s founder John Acunto, Producer Jim Jonsin, Recording Star and Philanthropist Trina and a host of others.

“We are extremely happy that E. Mason & Associates has chosen to meet in Orlando for the FESummit in 2013. Orlando provides attendees with unique experiences, world-class dining and entertainment, all in an atmosphere that inspires business associates,” said Fred Shea, senior vice president of convention sales & services for Visit Orlando.

The Westin Orlando Universal Boulevard, 9501 Universal Boulevard, has been named the official host hotel and events will be held in various venues in the city. For more information and for early bird registration visit www.FESummit.com

The Florida Entertainment Summit is sponsored in part by Front-Line Promotions & Marketing, International Music Group, Strong Arm Management, MP3Waxx.com, Maybach Music Group, NLPGimages, 365Voice.com, Dawgman Entertainment and founding sponsor E. Mason & Associates.

FESummit.com is the official site for the 9th Annual Florida Entertainment Summit and #FESummit is the social media hashtag

About Florida Entertainment Summit
The Florida Entertainment Summit (FESummit), in its 9th Year, is the premier entertainment networking event in Florida. The objective of this entertainment industry event is to educate students and provide publicity, marketing and networking opportunities to entertainers and entertainment industry entrepreneurs. This include, providing the opportunity to network with influential entertainment decision makers, gain new insight on selling entertainment product, broker deals, promote new music, introduce new/returning artists and learn new industry trends. FESummit was founded by publicist and music executive Elora Mason of E. Mason & Associates.

 

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St. Pete, Fla.-Just when you thought that soul in R&B music was long lost and forgotten, multi – talented singer / songwriter / producer D.Wyte comes in the nick of time to put romance and maturity back into music with the release of his sultry lead single “Body Talk.”

A slow, grinding groove accented by D.Wyte pouring his heart out over a thumping 808 drum track, “Body Talk” adequately sets the mood for any romantic encounter. “Simply put, it’s where desire meets passion,” explains D.Wyte.

The steamy lead single is just a taste of what D.Wyte has to offer from his forthcoming Elitascend-released EP Stages of a Man set to be released this Fall. Featuring feel-good testaments like “Don’t Tell,” “Wait For Me,” “Friend Request” and “Proposal,” Stages of a Man boasts soul-stirring stories of men’s rites of passage to manhood and maturity.

“Real music never needs to make a comeback, because it never goes out of style,” D.Wyte contends. “Real music is timeless.”

Well on his way to making a lasting impression in the world of music, the rapidly emerging St. Petersburg, Fla.-based crooner brandishes a style of rhythm and soul that places him in a category of his own. His musical journey was first cultivated in his family’s living room as a child. Growing up, D.Wyte listened to his parents constantly playing the soulful sounds of Atlantic Starr, Jodeci, Mint Condition, Boyz II Men, The O’Jays, Frankie Beverly & Maze and Luther Vandross.

Every night in high school, he and his friends would gather together and sing in harmony. Before long, they formed R&B group Fanta C and in no time, had become one of the hottest, most-well-known acts in the Tampa Bay area. After graduating from high school, however, D.Wyte served in the United States Army for three years. When he returned home, he joined a well-known local rap group, Stylish Family.

After meeting with mild success, he was ready to set-out on his own so D.Wyte ventured off to pursue a solo career, but his other love, football, shared his focus. D.Wyte played semi-professional football in Florida for eight years.

During his years on the gridiron, he was named offensive line of the year and selected to the Florida Football Alliance All-Star Team five times. In 2012, he won a league champion as a member of the Orlando Rage. After this accomplish, he decided to focus solely on music.

Since then, D.Wyte’s musical talents have blessed him with the opportunity to perform overseas as well as open shows for the likes of Faith Evans, Bobby Valentino and Anthony Hamilton.

Now, D.Wyte compiles all of his lessons learned in music, accomplishments and God-given gifts to bless us all with his forthcoming EP Stages of a Man set to be released this Fall. Guided by lead single “Body Talk,” the EP is real-life composition of stories and situations that men traverse on the road to maturity.

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West Palm Beach, Fla.- Everybody loves the story of the underdog who turns nothing into something with nothing but his wit and own blood, sweat and tears. When every dime is earned from getting your own hands dirty, respect is given to the grind.

South Florida’s newest sensation Robby Goode is the epitome of that Tony Montana mentality. From the bloody Florida streets to partying all night in Jacuzzi suites overlooking the Gulf, Goode gives up the sour and the sugar of his life on forthcoming EP From The Beach 2 Da Streetz.

Available for download on RobbyGoode.com Aug 7, the five-track EP is follow-up to his breakout single “Riding High” featuring MHG’s lethal weapon Compton Menace. It also boasts such simmering tracks as his debut single “Obama” earlier this year. Goode laced the hard, bass-driven track and heavy, synthesized melodies with in-your-face lyrics about personal life experiences.

Another regional favorite is the club-jumping highlight “Numb” featuring Miami-based Haitian rapper Black Dada (“I’m A Zoe”). Goode recently released a music video to sophomore single “Mailbox,” which was directed by Marco Antonio Ruiz of Light Work Films.

Distributed through independent label Goode Look Entertainment, the feel good EP From the Beach 2 Da Streetz is a collection South Florida party music mixed with the rugged streets sounds of the 5-6-1.

“I make music for myself. My words reflect how or what I am thinking at a specific time,” says Goode. “So if somebody connects with my music, then they connect with me. That’s the ultimate reward for an artist.”

Available August 7 on RobbyGoode.com

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Who knew that after being leaked to a South Georgia DJ that Hussch Boy flagship artist Famous Kid Brick’s infectious single “Who Dat” would blow up like this?

But in only a few short weeks, the record has grown legs on its own and sprinted through the South like a track star on steroids. Now, because of the positive feedback and popular demand, “Who Dat” will release Tuesday July 30 to Brick’s eager fan base.

“Before we knew it, we we’re getting calls that people heard it on the radio and it was on a lot of different mixtapes,” says Brick.

And with good reason. Produced by musical maestro 22 Bitches, the record’s hypnotic synthesizers and harmonizing chimes over Brick’s boisterous rhymes of fast cash, fast cars and fast women have given the Tampa, Fla.-based independent heavyweight rapper another hit record to add to his long list of club bangers.

Visit www.FamousKidBrick.com July 30th to Download “Who Dat” for FREE.

Artwork after the jump.

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Lakeland, Fla.- He officially put his Polk County, Fla. stomping grounds on the map with last year’s runaway single “Badd.” He exploded online with more than a million hits of YouTube music videos like the booty-bouncing “Bend N’ Get It.” And he has been selling out shows all across the Sunshine State.

Now, central Florida’s latest superstar rapper Leegit finally gives the people what they’ve been waiting for with the upcoming release of his long-awaited album 25/8 on independent label Xcluii Music Group.

“The album is geared towards fans of good music who also like to have fun, dance and party,” says Leegit. “It’s basically a diary of my experiences over the past year- covering everything from love to balling, even to snakes in the grass.”