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Camila Cabello unveils two new songs shamless and....

Two-Time GRAMMY® Award-nominated multi-platinum and chart-topping singer/songwriter Camila Cabello shares two new singles entitled “Shameless” and “Liar.” Making for a momentous return by the songstress, the new songs start the era of her mega-anticipated second album, Romance. It represents her most personal music to date, drawing directly from autobiographical experiences and translating them into unforgettable songs.

These songs are basically the story of my life the past couple years and the stories I’ve accumulated - I knew for a long time I wanted my album to be called Romance because these stories are about falling in love.” Camila Cabello

After changing her online platforms following a powerhouse turn at the MTV VMAs, Camila invited listeners into this world through a series of intensely personal social media posts. She unveiled the title in this video, unlocking her heart quite literally. In the follow-up clip, she went even deeper. Next up, she dropped a clip with the song titles, another with the artwork, and finally a teaser for the “Shameless” music video. Thus far, these teasers generated over 31 million total views and 36 million likes.

The songs similarly mirror this evolution. The emotionally charged “Shameless” showcases a seismic vocal performance from the superstar, stretching from intimate verses into an overpowering refrain over hypnotic guitar, a thick bass line, and propulsive percussion. On the other end of the spectrum, swaggering horns kick off the boisterous and bold “Liar” as it channels Latin vibes underneath the irresistible hook, “Oh no, there you go, making me a liar, I kinda like it though.

To accompany “Shameless, she revealed a sexy and stunning music video directed by Henry Scholfield [Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa & Rosalia].

 

Next up, she performs for Saturday Night Live for the very first time on October 12. Be sure to tune in! Plus, she received a total of three nominations in top categories at the People’s Choice Awards on November 10 broadcast on E!. These include “Female Artist of 2019, “Song of 2019 – ‘Señorita’, and “Music Video of 2019 – ‘Señorita’.Also, she was just revealed today as Elle’s October Music Issue cover girl.

These new solo anthems land on the heels of a summer highlighted by stratospheric success. Recently, Cabello smashed a series of records. She broke the record for “most monthly listeners for a female artist in Spotify history” with 61.2 million. Meanwhile, her GRAMMY® Award-nominated multiplatinum Billboard Hot 100 #1 megahit “Havana” [feat. Young Thug] became “the world’s most streamed song of all-time by a female lead artist. 

 

Just last week, Cabello shut down the MTV VMAs with the debut performance of “Señorita” with Shawn Mendes. Not only did the song soar to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, but it also stands out as “the most-streamed song of the summer on Spotify, “second fastest song in history to surpass 100 million streams on Spotify,” and “the biggest single-day debut for a male-female duet in Spotify history.Additionally, it took home “Best Collaboration” and “Best Cinematography” at the VMAs and “Choice Summer Song” at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards. At 22-years-old, Camila is the youngest person to earn two #1s on the Hot 100 since Justin Bieber in 2017 and the youngest woman since Rihanna in 2010. “Señorita” marks her fourth #1 at Pop Radio and her second Hot 100 #1.

Speaking to the artist’s international dominance, her full-length debut, Camila, soared to #1 on iTunes in 109 markets. It also went Top 5 in 113 markets and Top 10 in 115 markets. Not to mention, it ascended to #1 worldwide in Canada, Mexico, Spain, Sweden, Norway, and the Netherlands and to the Top 3 in the UK, Finland, Australia, Ireland, Belgium, and Switzerland. 

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Best Jazz Venue in India

Those of you who have been around from the 1960's through the 1990's will remember the vibrant live music scene in almost every starred hotel in India. Those were the days when you walked into a nightclub like 'Rendezvous' at The Taj Mahal hotel and 'Supper Club' at the Oberoi Sheraton in Mumbai to see curtains going up on a band that was the prime focus of these outlets. Every seat in these restaurants allowed an unobstructed view of the band that performed every night on resident contracts. Today all this has disappeared thanks to some ridiculously high entertainment taxes on live music. Today, non off these hotels have complete bands playing save for a few that feature small duos or solo singers. The Lodhi in New Delhi, recently listed among the world's best hotels, decided to step in and rewind to the good old days. They got Goa's premier jazz quartet 'Jazz Junction' to move to Delhi on a resident contract and the decision has paid off in terms of footfalls generated by the band. Jazz Junction featuring singer Daniella Rodrigues, pianist Tony Dias,
bassist Colin D'Cruz and drummer Angelo Colasco began playing at The Lodhi in June 2018. Four months into the contract the band generated a sizeable following, with quite a few high profile guests choosing to celebrate their special occasion at the Elan bar where the band performs. Against all odds the rewind option proved to be a huge success and hopefully other properties around the country takes the cue to trigger a whole new revival  of live music.