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Starrah is a featured artist and co-writer on Big Sean’s #1 album debut

Starrah is a featured artist and co-writer on Big Sean’s #1 album debut

Every facet of Big Sean’s new album I Decided is a concept in of itself, and centers around the idea of rebirth. From the diversity of the song repertoire and featured guests, to the album’s cover image (which portrays Big Sean in present-day on the left and in the future on the right) I Decided demonstrates growth and wisdom for the 28 year old rapper. PULSE client Starrah lends her voice to the track “Bigger Than Me” which she also co-wrote, and is a co-writer... Read More

G KOOP CO-WRITES & CO-PRODUCES ON MIGOS’ #1 ALBUM DEBUT

G KOOP CO-WRITES & CO-PRODUCES ON MIGOS’ #1 ALBUM DEBUT

Anticipation for Migos’ second studio album Culture was at a maximum level due to the success of the its lead single “Bad and Boujee.” The song reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, has been certified Platinum by the RIAA, and has been stream nearly 150 million times on Spotify. PULSE client G Koop is a co-writer and co-proudcer of “Bad and Boujee” which is track #4 on Culture which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, #1 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop... Read More

PULSE Artists To Watch In 2017

PULSE Artists To Watch In 2017

2016 brought breakout success for D.R.A.M. whose smash hit “Broccoli feat. Lil Yachty” hit #1 on the Billboard Hot Rap Songs Chart and earned him a Grammy award for “Best Rap/Sung Performance.” It was also a big year for Gallant who performed his song “Weight In Gold” with the likes of Elton John and Seal, and whose album Ology is nominated for “Best Urban Contemporary Album” at the 2017 Grammy Awards. Both artists were featured on many “Artists To Watch” lists at this time last... Read More

Run The Jewels 3

Run The Jewels 3

Fans of Run The Jewels (featuring PULSE client El-P) received an unexpected holiday gift this year, when the group broke it’s own slated release date by dropping their third studio album (aptly titled Run The Jewels 3) on Christmas Eve. It is the follow up to their critically acclaimed sophomore album Run The Jewels 2 and their award-winning breakout debut Run The Jewels, and features guest appearances by Danny Brown, BOOTS, Kamasi Washington, and others. GQ Magazine dubbed the new album “the soundtrack of revolution,”... Read More

PULSE Cuts on Year-End Lists (Albums)

PULSE Cuts on Year-End Lists (Albums)

We’ve compiled all of the 2016 year-end album lists featuring cuts by PULSE artists, songwriters, and producers. Maximum props to: Kaytranada, Starrah, D.R.A.M., Barry Dean, Natalie Hemby, Luke Laird, Gallant, Dave East, Tony Maserati, Kaytranada, BloodPop, OZ, CJ Baran, Earlly Mac, DJ Esco, Verse Simmonds, G Koop, Raja Kumari, Kari Faux, and Gladius. Billboard – “50 Best Albums of 2016″ #1 = Beyonce – Lemonade (mixed by Tony Maserati) #3 = Chance the Rapper – Coloring Book (co-written by & featuring D.R.A.M.) #9 = Maren Morris – Hero... Read More

Dave East collaborates on the #1 debut album ‘The Hamilton Mixtape’

Dave East collaborates on the #1 debut album ‘The Hamilton Mixtape’

Much of the massive success of the 2015 Broadway musical “Hamilton” can be credited to the original project entitled “The Hamilton Mixtape” which director Lin-Manuel Miranda began working on in 2009. Skip ahead 7 years and The Hamilton Mixtape finally saw its commercial release and debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, becoming the most successful compilation in more than 4 years. PULSE client Dave East teamed up with Miranda, rapper Nas, and vocalist Aloe Blacc on track #3 “Wrote My Way Out” which... Read More

Celebrating Our 2017 Grammy Nominees!

Celebrating Our 2017 Grammy Nominees!

We celebrate and congratulate our nominated songwriters, producers, and artists for the 59th annual Grammy Awards, being held in Los Angeles on February 12th, 2017. This marks the second year since PULSE’s inception to have our clients nominated in the three major award categories: Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Record of the Year. Below is the full list of PULSE nominees for the 2017 Grammy Awards: GALLANT Best Urban Contemporary Album | Ology D.R.A.M. Best Rap/Sung Performance | “Broccoli feat. Lil Yachty” Best Rap Album |... Read More

Starrah is a co-writer on The Weeknd’s #1 Debut Album

Starrah is a co-writer on The Weeknd’s #1 Debut Album

In what has been a career-defining year for PULSE client Starrah, she closes 2016 with a cut on The Weeknd’s third studio album Starboy which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart, becoming the third-largest album sales debut for 2016. Starrah co-wrote “True Colors” which the Washington Post credits as the song where The Weeknd “comes as close to traditional R&B as he ever has” and Consequence of Sound called it “icy and sedate” and that it “refreshes with its pleasantly organic... Read More

Natalie Hemby Co-Writes 10 Songs on Miranda Lambert’s #1 Country Album

Natalie Hemby Co-Writes 10 Songs on Miranda Lambert’s #1 Country Album

Miranda Lambert’s new album The Weight of These Wings has debuted at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart, making it her sixth consecutive album to reach the top of the chart. The album is also the highest charting country album from a female artist in more than a year, and it follows the massive success of Lambert’s multiple award-winning album Platinum. Pulse and Creative Nation client Natalie Hemby has been a key collaborator with Miranda Lambert since 2009’s Revolution and is a co-writer of... Read More

Justin Bieber’s Purpose Sets An All-Time Spotify Record!

Justin Bieber’s Purpose Sets An All-Time Spotify Record!

Justin Bieber’s album Purpose has set an all-time record on Spotify with a tracklisting that has been streamed a combined 4 Billion times. Led by the hits “Sorry” (co-written and produced by BloodPop) and “Company” (co-written and produced by Gladius and Big Taste) the 3X platinum, multiple-award nominated album has become a monumental release. BloodPop co-wrote and produced 3 other songs on Purpose and writer/producers Josh Abraham, Oligee, Ely Rise, and Nico Stadi are collaborators on 2 others, making it 7 songs in total for... Read More

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