Quickies: Rita Ora, Bazzi, Bruno Mars & More
RITA ORA TO PERFORM ‘SOUL SURVIVOR’ AT VH1 TRAILBLAZER HONORS: Rita Ora will be taking the stage at the VH1 Trailblazer Honors this year to perform her female empowerment anthem, "Soul Survivor." The singer will perform during the one-hour special event, which airs on International Women’s Day, March 8th on VH1 and Logo. This year’s honors will celebrate filmmaker Ava DuVernay and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. The ceremony will take place at the Wilshire Ebell Theater in Los Angeles, a National Historic Landmark and an extension of the Ebell of Los Angeles, a 125-year-old organization founded by women for women. "Soul Survivor," from Rita’s Phoenix album, was featured in a Super Bowl ad for Bumble, the women-centric dating app.
BAZZI RELEASES NEON-LIT VIDEO FOR ‘3:15’: Bazzi has released the new music video for his song, "3:15." In a series of neon-lit scenes, the singer sits on a bed as a girl lies next to him, driving a car in the rain and flying on a plane in a storm. In the song, Bazzi sings about a girl from back home in Michigan who he just can’t seem to shake. "3:15" appears on Bazzi’s debut album, Cosmic, along with his hit singles "Mine" and "Beautiful."
BRUNO MARS TO PERFORM AT CHARITY EVENT AT DODGER STADIUM IN JUNE: Bruno Mars will be headlining the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation’s annual charity event, the Blue Diamond Gala. The event at the stadium will feature a performance by Bruno, a dinner party, and post-show food trucks. The bash, now it its fifth year, raises money for local charities. This year, the proceeds will go to the Foundation’s RBI and Dreamfields programs, which together impact more than 300,000 kids. RBI, which stands for Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities, is a youth development program that uses sports participation to increase youth access to education, literacy, health, and wellness. Dreamfields builds and refurbishes baseball and softball fields in under-served communities. The Foundation has pledged to build 25 more fields in the next 15 years.
THE CHAINSMOKERS, 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER DROP ‘WHO DO YOU LOVE’: As teased, The Chainsmokers and 5 Seconds of Summer teamed up on a new track called "Who Do You Love." They dropped their collaboration yesterday. The Chainsmokers released their latest studio album, Sick Boy, on December 14th, including "Side Effects" with Emily Warren and "This Feeling" with Kelsea Ballerini. They’re also nominated for Dance Artist of the Year at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards, which air on March 14th on FOX.