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Ritt Momney (Disruptor/Columbia)
4/15/21

WHAT IT IS: Buzzing in all the right places, Salt Lake City native Ritt Momney put himself on the map with his disarming alt-pop cover of Corinne Bailey Rae’s “Put Your Records On.” Now RIAA-certified gold, the breakout single has amassed over 310m streams globally and helped Momney create a lane of his own with his gentle, feel-good vibes. Taking off on TikTok after a viral makeup trend, the track hit #1 on the Spotify U.S. and Global Viral charts in 2020 and is now climbing up the Top 40 and Hot AC charts. 
SINGLE: “Put Your Records On”
LIVE: Forthcoming Bowery Presents livestream series on Twitch 
RADIO: #3 at Top 40 and #12 at Hot AC at presstime; currently impacting at Rhythm
PRESS: Named NME Radar Breakout Artist; “Put Your Records On” named 25 Best Musical TikTok Trends of 2020, Entertainment Weekly, L.A. Times, Rolling Stone, more
INTERNET: 8.6m+ monthly Spotify listeners; 65m+ video views; Top 20 U.S. Shazam, Top 200 Global; 2m+ TikTok videos created using the single following a viral makeup trend; hashtags for the trend at 600m+ total views to date
BOOKING: Len Chenfeld
PUBLISHING: Self-published
MANAGEMENT: Jake Walczyk

JESSIA (Artist Driven/Republic)
4/15/21

WHAT IT IS: Vancouver pop artist  JESSIA, a self-described control freak, makes music that is raw and unapologetic. Championed by Grammy-winning singer/songwriter/producer Ryan Tedder and backed by Artist Driven/Republic, JESSIA’s viral track, “I’m not Pretty,” candidly explores her journey toward self-love and body acceptance. Resonating with many since its release at the top of the year, the track garnered 11m+ views on the original TikTok video and over 82m global streams. JESSIA is emerging as one of this year’s most inspiring breakout artists.  
SINGLE: “I’m not Pretty”
TV: Good Day N.Y. interview and performance on 4/1 
LIVE: Outside Lands 2021
INTERNET: 4.2m+ monthly Spotify listeners, #4 Spotify Global Viral 50, #5 U.S.; Top 20 Apple Music Canada Pop chart; #16 Shazam Canada; Top 10 iTunes U.S. Pop chart release week; #36 peak on Emerging Artist chart; single gold in Canada; 11m+ views on TikTok video, 628k+ followers
RADIO: Nearing Top 30 at U.S. Top 40 radio; added by SiriusXM Hits 1 and Venus, Music Choice, KYLD, KHKS, WHYI and KKRZ; Canadian radio: Top 10 at Pop, Top 15 Hot AC, Top 20 Main AC
PRESS: Rolling Stone Breakthrough 25, UPROXX, 1833, Huffington Post, GQ, Elle, ET Canada
BOOKING: Marty Diamond (U.S.) & Rob Zifarelli (Canada)/Paradigm 
PUBLISHING: SOCAN/self-published 
MANAGEMENT: JR Antoine/Studio44

CJ (Warner)
4/15/21

WHAT IT IS: Breakout rap star CJ rose from Staten Island obscurity to the national spotlight in weeks, thanks to his infectious single, “Whoopty.” Highlighting his lean, percussive style, the platinum certified earworm displays CJ’s breathless flows and explosive delivery. Racking up over 270m views on YouTube and 1.2m on TikTok, the track sparked two dance challenges and earned the rising star coveted playlist slots, including Spotify’s RapCaviar and Apple Music’s Today’s Hits while climbing the radio charts. Since his viral track took the drill scene by storm, the platinum-selling artist has dropped a string of high profile collabs with French Montana and Busta Rhymes. Most recently, he teamed up with Latinx stars Anuel and Ozuna for the powerhouse “Whoopty Latin Mix.” With his foot on the gas and a brand-new EP under his belt, CJ plans to show just how versatile he is.
ALBUM: Loyalty Over Royalty (EP)
RELEASE DATE: 2/19
SINGLE: “Whoopty” 
INTERNET: 360m+ Spotify streams on “Whoopty”; 16m+ monthly listeners; 248m+ YouTube views on video; reached #3 on Spotify Top 200 U.S., Top 10 Spotify Global; Top 10 Apple Music U.S. and Global
RADIO: Reached #1 on Urban and Rhythm Radio 
PRESS: NYT, Complex, HipHopDX, Genius Verified, XXL, more
BOOKING: Mark Cheatham/CAA
PUBLISHING: Warner Chappell Music
MANAGEMENT: James Cruz/Cruz Control