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iamhill, fresh out of releasing her long-awaited album titled Give it a Rest (on outlets such as Earmilk and Sidewalk Hustle), definitely isn’t giving it a rest, with a new EP in the wings and releases lined up throughout the year. 2018 found hill climbing viral Spotify playlists (such as Young & Free and Canada Viral 50, not to mention being featured on Spotify Canada’s New Music Friday playlist three weeks in a row) and traveling around the globe to write songs with new producers and artists.

Having just returned from Asia, where she shot two new music videos in late February with Travis Nesbit (creator of DethLab) and Jay Sparrow, she had the opportunity to play three showcases at Austin Texas’ local Red Gorilla Music festival on March 15th, 16th, and 17th, coinciding with the city’s week of South by SouthWest madness. She then spent two weeks on the road in April, one in “Music City, USA” (Nashville), with co-writer and producer Gavin Slate, working on new material for iamhill’s solo project. Immediately following her time in Nashville, she was invited to Santorini, Greece, where she attended the Blackrock Songwriting camp at Blackrock studios (Justin Bieber, One Direction). iamhill’s recent viral single and title track off her album, “Give it a Rest”, is now being featured on SONiC 102.9, alt radio and major taste-maker in Canada as their Local Spotlight artist, and looks forward to playing in her hometown of Edmonton, Alberta this summer at Taste of Edmonton and SONiC’s local spotlight showcase in August.

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Karimah is an award winning French and English language Pop/R&B/Soul artist who was nicknamed “The Queen of Soul” by Radio-Canada when she reached the top 24 of “The Voice Canada” in 2017. Her dynamic “stadium diva-meets-bedroom singer” vocals will give you goosebumps, and her stories of love, loss, and social dysfunction will leave a tear in your eye as you sway to the rhythm of her cathartic tunes. 

 

 

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Singer, songwriter and platinum recording artist Virginia To Vegas, had a landmark year in 2016 with the release of his debut full-length album “Utopian” featuring his biggest pop radio smash to date, “Lights Out” as well as the platinum-selling hit “We Are Stars” featuring Alyssa Reid.

Additionally, ViiV has inked an international deal with Ultra Music – the world’s premiere electronic music label and a division of Sony Music Entertainment, to license Virginia To Vegas’ hit single “Lights Out” and forthcoming album for the world, excluding Canada. Virginia To Vegas will join some of today’s hottest international artists including; Calvin Harris, Omi and Kygo on the Ultra Music label around the world with anticipated releases in the US, UK and key European markets.

Virginia to Vegas has continued his success into 2018, having been nominated for Breakout Artist of the Year at the 2018 JUNO Awards for his platinum selling hit Selfish. Recognized as a fitting example of tomorrow’s global music star, Virginia To Vegas, aka Derik Baker, hails from Guelph, Ontario where he was raised on his parent’s eclectic record collection and cut his teeth in the music industry writing songs for a variety of pop artists. Discovered on YouTube in 2013 by Wax Records Jamie Appleby, he released his debut single “We Are Stars”, which quickly introduced the exciting new talent to thousands of fans, and saw him top radio charts and earn a platinum-selling single. The past couple of years have seen Virginia To Vegas travel the continent, film music videos in Las Vegas and New York, share arena stages with Alyssa Reid and Hedley and perform on the Much Music Video Awards (MMVAs).

Not one to rest on his laurels, Virginia To Vegas is preparing to take 2018 by storm, with new music being released in the coming months.

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