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The White House joined Spotify today, creating daytime and evening playlists featuring some of President Obama’s favorite summer songs. On the evening playlist — Ms. Lauryn Hill’s “Nothing Even Matters.” Enjoy the full “Night” playlist, featuring Ms. Lauryn Hill, below!
The President’s Summer Playlist: Night
- My Favorite Things – John Coltrane
- Superpower (feat. Frank Ocean) – Beyoncé
- Moondance – Van Morrison
- Is Your Love Big Enough? – Lianne La Havas
- How Can You Mend a Broken Heart – Al Green
- Red & White & Blue & Gold – Aoife O’Donovan
- Nothing Even Matters – Lauryn Hill
- The Best Is Yet to Come – Frank Sinatra
- You Don’t Know Me – Ray Charles
- I Found My Everything – Mary J. Blige
- Help Me – Joni Mitchell
- I’ve Got Dreams to Remember – Otis Redding
- Suzanne – Leonard Cohen
- Feeling Good – Nina Simone
- Stubborn Love – The Lumineers
- Until – Cassandra Wilson
- UMI Says – Mos Def
- The Very Thought of You – Billie Holiday
- Flamenco Sketches – Miles Davis
- Woo – Erykah Badu
Ms. Lauryn Hill made a special performance of “Feeling Good” from Nina Simone Revisited: A Tribute To Nina Simone on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Watch the video!
The world is talking about the legendary Nina Simone and today with the release of her tribute album, NINA REVISITED: A Tribute To Nina Simone, the chatter will surely continue! Released via REVIVE Music/RCA Records, the tribute albums features covers of some of Simone’s most classic songs with appearances from Ms. Lauryn Hill, Mary J. Blige, Common, Usher, Jazmine Sullivan, Alice Smith, Lisa Simone (daughter of Nina Simone).
As a special treat to fans, Google Play is offering an exclusive deluxe version of NINA REVISITED: A Tribute To Nina Simone. The deluxe version will include two additional renditions of “Stars” & “Mississippi Goddam” performed by Lisa Simone and much buzzed about newcomer, Andra Day. As part of Google Play’s “Album Of The Week” series, this deluxe version of the album will be available to fans for free from July 10th – July 16th.
Download The Free Deluxe Version NINA REVISITED: A Tribute To Nina Simone On Google Play Here – https://play.google.com/store/music/album?id=B7xp5op4lihvf5kk6uekdyle7j4
NINA REVISITED: A Tribute to Nina Simone Tracklisting
01 My Mama Could Sing (Intro) – Lisa Simone
02 Feeling Good – Ms. Lauryn Hill
03 I’ve Got Life – Ms. Lauryn Hill
04 Ne Me Quitte Pas – Ms. Lauryn Hill
05 Baltimore – Jazmine Sullivan
06 Love Me Or Leave Me – GRACE
07 My Baby Just Cares For Me – Usher
08 Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood – Mary J. Blige
09 Sinnerman – Gregory Porter
10 We Are Young Gifted & Black – Common & Lalah Hathaway
11 I Put A Spell On You – Alice Smith
12 I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl – Lisa Simone
13 Black Is The Color Of My True Love’s Hair – Ms. Lauryn Hill
14 Wild Is The Wind – Ms. Lauryn Hill
15 African Mailman (Instrumental)
16 I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free – Nina Simone
GOOGLE PLAY DELUXE EDITION TRACKS
17 Stars – Lisa Simone
18 Mississippi Goddam – Andra Day
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2015 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards Honor Lauryn Hill, Timbaland, Jeremih, Kid Ink, Bart Millard & More! Hill Performs and Receives Prestigious ASCAP Golden Note Award
BEVERLY HILLS, CA — The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) hosted its 28th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards on Thursday, June 25th, 2015 at The Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. The invitation-only event paid special tribute to Lauryn Hill, who also performed a medley of her hits during the evening. Additionally, ASCAP honored the songwriters and publishers of the most performed ASCAP songs on the 2014 R&B, hip-hop, rap and gospel charts.
During the ceremony, Hill, a Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, rapper and producer, was presented with the ASCAP Golden Note Award. The award is among the most prestigious honors that ASCAP gives to songwriters, composers and artists who have achieved extraordinary career milestones. Past recipients include: Pharrell Williams, Dr. Dre, Alicia Keys, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Jeff Lynne, Reba McEntire, LL Cool J, Jermaine Dupri, Jay-Z, Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, Kenny Rogers, Quincy Jones, Elton John, Tom Petty and many more.
“Being creative has to do with having space,” remarked Hill upon being honored for her influential career. “I’ve always had family first and a support team to help me clear the road.” Then the singer/songwriter got down to business. As the ballroom crowd switched camera phones and bodies into motion, Hill — backed by a full band– launched into a five-song set that included “Ex-Factor,” “Lost Ones” and a vigorous “Everything Is Everything.”
The Publisher of the Year Award went to Sony/ATV Tunes LLC. Songwriter of the Year went to co-winners Timbaland and Jay Z. Timbaland, Beyoncé and Jay Z also received the award for Top R&B/Hip-Hop Song for “Drunk in Love.” Kid Ink and co-writer Jeremih walked away with the Top Rap Song for “Show Me” featuring Chris Brown; while Bart Millard was honored with the award for Top Gospel Song for “I Can Only Imagine,” (performed by Tamela Mann).
Read more about the ceremony at Billboard.
Check out Ms. Lauryn Hill’s cover of Nina Simone’s “Black Is the Color of My True Love’s Hair” to be released July 10 on the tribute album Nina Revisited: A Tribute To Nina Simone.
Grammy-winning artist Lauryn Hill graced the stage in Queens, New York, on Saturday as the headliner for the second annual Louis Armstrong’s Wonderful World Music Festival. … Hill’s voice stole the show. Backed by three female vocalists and a full band, Hill belted out revamped versions of songs from her “MTV Unplugged” special, like “Mystery of Iniquity” and “I Gotta Find Piece of Mind,” and took it back to “Lost Ones,” a fan favorite from “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.”
Read more at The Huffington Post.
On July 10, RCA will release a Nina Simone tribute album called Nina Revisited: A Tribute To Nina Simone, which will be released in conjunction with the forthcoming documentary What Happened, Miss Simone?, which is coming to Netflix on June 26. Previously, Ms. Lauryn Hill shared a cover of “Feeling Good” from the release, and now, she’s shared the first part of a rap called “I’ve Got Life” that flows over a snippet from the Nina Simone song by the same name.
Read more at Pitchfork.