Recording Artists

Kendrick Lamar gave fans everything they wished for and more. The Compton rapper’s Pop Out show went down on Juneteenth at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., but was streamed worldwide via Amazon Prime, bringing the Los Angeles vibes, and Drake slander, to the globe.

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You just know Eddie Murphy’s forthcoming holiday film, Candy Cane Lane, is serious if Raphael Saadiq is on the soundtrack. On Friday (Nov. 24) the renowned artist premiered a new song called “Miracle,” featuring British singer Kelli-Leigh, on Amazon Music.

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It seems Amazon’s attempt at reimagine radio did not go as plan. The brand is shutting down their Amp platform which leaves Joe Budden and Nicki Minaj’s shows without a home.

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Amazon Music kicked off its 50 & Forever City Sessions summer concert series in New York City on Thursday night (July 20), and it was a vibe. On a relatively cool night for this hot summer, Curren$y and Joey Badass heated the stage for headliner Wale to close out with an energetic set.

Hip-Hop @ 50

Amazon Music has announced the launch of '50 & Forever,' a series of livestream events celebrating the influence of Hip-Hop culture as it celebrates its 50th anniversary in August. The weekly series will feature content streamed live globally over its Twitch channel, including special City Session concert performances and in-depth discussions.

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Lil Durk announced last Friday that he has created a new endowment fund that will help two incoming students from his hometown of Chicago in partnership with Amazon Music & Howard University. The Durk Banks Endowment Fund will give $50,000 to two students who will attend the Historically Black College & University (HBCU). The artist also performed at Howard's Springfest this past weekend.

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Two new shows, dedicated to Hip-Hop, Latin music and pop culture, will be premiering on Amazon Music later on in the month. The two shows, "La Semanal Live" and "Rotation Roundtable," are based on popular playlists on the platform and will be a combination of the podcast format and live streaming.

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Who wouldn’t want to close out the year partying with Beyonce? Some lucky fans in Los Angeles will have that opportunity after it was announced a ‘Club Renaissance’ event is going down in the city.

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Amazon Prime's streaming of the 'Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers' show from Paris will go down on Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. ET.

Celebrity News

In March 2021, when Amazon announced its “10-year agreements to exclusively broadcast 15 Thursday Night Football games and one pre-season game per year on Prime Video,” the response was overwhelmingly positive. The online retail giant—which also has television streaming and music DSP is now planning to kick off Amazon Music Live on October 27.

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In a press release issued on Tuesday, Amazon Studios announced that they will be streaming the Free Larry Hoover Benefit Concert headlined by Kanye West featuring Drake. The event, which will air Thursday, will be streamed through Prime Video and the Amazon Music app.

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It took a while, but DJ Khaled has finally made the jump to the podcast scene.