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PULSE clients featured on the #1 debut ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ soundtrack

PULSE clients featured on the #1 debut ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ soundtrack

The original soundtrack to the motion picture Fifty Shades Darker debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 selling 123,000 digital and physical units in its first week. It is the first soundtrack to hit #1 on the Billboard 200 since last year’s Suicide Squad soundtrack. It is the sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey which saw its companion soundtrack debut and peak at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 in 2015. PULSE clients participated on 3 tracks on the new soundtrack; Rooty is a co-writer... Read More

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

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

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

D.R.A.M.’s “Broccoli” Is The #1 Rap Song In America!

D.R.A.M.’s “Broccoli” Is The #1 Rap Song In America!

PULSE and American Songs client D.R.A.M. released the follow up to his breakout single “Cha Cha” earlier this year. “Broccoli” features rapper Lil Yachty and has taken D.R.A.M.’s profile to a whole new level, becoming the #1 song on Billboard’s Hot Rap Songs chart, and surpassing 100 Million streams on Spotify. The track is also rising on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, currently sitting at #8. In a recent interview, D.R.A.M. spoke about the impact Rick Rubin has had on him as an artist, “He... Read More

Starrah and OZ are co-writers on Travis Scott’s #1 album debut

Starrah and OZ are co-writers on Travis Scott’s #1 album debut

Travis Scott’s new album Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, which is a first for the Houston native Rapper. PULSE client Starrah co-wrote the album’s lead single “Pick Up The Phone feat. Young Thug & Quavo” which has already garnered 30 Million streams on Spotify. She is also a co-writer on the album tracks “Way Back feat. Kid Cudi & Swizz Beats” and “Lose feat. Cassie.” Writer/Producer OZ collaborated with Scott on the album’s first track “The... Read More

Pulse clients collaborate with Lindsey Stirling on her #1 album

Pulse clients collaborate with Lindsey Stirling on her #1 album

Brave Enough is the third album from multi-talented violinist, dancer, and YouTube sensation Lindsey Stirling. It is the follow up to her Billboard Music Award nominated album Shatter Me, and PULSE’s Josh Abraham is the album’s Executive Producer. The album represents a growth in Stirling’s sound and unique ability to collaborate with a diverse group of artists, songwriters, and producers. Featured on Brave Me are the voices PULSE’s Raja Kumari and Rooty, as well as an assembled group of incredible writer/producers including Nico Stadi, Oligee,... Read More

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