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  1. CBS-News-US

    CBS News (US) - Press

    Spoiler

    Tinashe has become one of the biggest forces in the music industry for the past two years and one of the youngest faces of music. The R&B songstress returned to the music scene with a powerful trap-influenced hit earlier this year when she announced to social media by surprise her comeback single entitled 'Roll The Dice'. The track was directly linked to an album that the singer later announced to be called 'Haywire' which was released this week.

     

    Marking a new start for the singer after the fiasco that happened last year with her somophore album 'Kachingwe' and despite Tinashe's hiatus, her comeback has been very anticipated as many fans wondered for so long the reason of the singer's disappearance. It's safe to say that Tinashe is becoming more and more etablished in the music industry seeing how she scored her second top 3 hit on the charts with 'Roll The Dice' and how 'Haywire' looks like it's shaping up to be Tinashe's biggest and most acclaimed record of her career.

     

    Now that Tinashe is back on track with a new body of work, the pop star is currently on the road for another promotional campaign. In fact, Tinashe is currently in the US to promote her new project with her most recent interview being with CBS News. Check out what the singer revealed below.

     

     

    On her perception of success

     

    I think my vision of success has just evolved, I still have similar goals but where I put my priority in these days is different. Like for example certain accolades are not as important to me as they were before, I used to perceive certain awards as the thing that decides whether you're successful or not but with time, I found out that success is larger than that and it's truly what you make of it. I'm not going to say that I'm not happy with all the positive feedback and success I'm getting, I'm truly grateful and blessed but it's not the first thing that I'm chasing.

     

    On giving her younger-self a piece of advice

     

    Honestly, I'd tell her to be patient. I think I had a lot of timelines in my head when I was younger for things that didn't plan out the way that they would. So yeah, being patient is the best advice I could give her because things will happen when they're supposed to happen and the way they're supposed to happen. I've learned to take my time and enjoy that time, without having to put so much pressure on me because stress doesn't really bring anything positive, at least to me.

     

     

    You can purchase Tinashe's single 'Roll The Dice' as long as her latest one 'Lie To Me' with Ariana Grande. While you're at it, you can also buy and listen to 'Haywire' which is available on all platforms.

     

     


  2. Watch-What-Happens-Live-US

    Watch What Happens Live (US) - TV Promo

    Spoiler

    Tinashe has become one of the biggest forces in the music industry for the past two years and one of the youngest faces of music. The R&B songstress returned to the music scene with a powerful trap-influenced hit earlier this year when she announced to social media by surprise her comeback single entitled 'Roll The Dice'. The track was directly linked to an album that the singer later announced to be called 'Haywire' which was released this week.

     

    Marking a new start for the singer after the fiasco that happened last year with her somophore album 'Kachingwe' and despite Tinashe's hiatus, her comeback has been very anticipated as many fans wondered for so long the reason of the singer's disappearance. It's safe to say that Tinashe is becoming more and more etablished in the music industry seeing how she scored her second top 3 hit on the charts with 'Roll The Dice' and how 'Haywire' looks like it's shaping up to be Tinashe's biggest and most acclaimed record of her career.

     

    Now that Tinashe is back on track with a new body of work, the pop star is currently on the road for another promotional campaign. In fact, Tinashe is currently in the US to promote her new project with her most recent appearance being on Watch What Happens Live. Check out what the singer revealed below.

     

     

    On writing her #1 single 'Lie To Me' with Ariana Grande

     

    If I'm not mistaken it was one of the last songs I wrote on the album along with "Haywire" & "Mind Game" and I remember coming up with the chorus first before writing the verses. We were actually on the studio with Diplo and we started playing with some instrumentals and melodies here and there and we eventually managed to come up with a hook then Ariana jumped in and wrote her verse. This song was definitely a highlight for me, I remember wanting to release it right after finishing it but at the time "Roll The Dice" was still too recent and smashing so it was too early to put it out.

     

    On her top 3 artists that inspires her

     

    That's so hard, I think i'd have to give that a lot of thought before putting it on the record. Just like off the top of my head and in no particular order, the people that really inspired me would be Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson and Britney.  So yeah, probably the artists that I grew up with were really my main inspirations and helped me build my own artistic identity.

     

     

    Tinashe then performed 'Roll The Dice' and 'Lie To Me' with Ariana Grande on the show.

    You can buy Tinashe's third studio album 'Haywire' right now on iTunes and stream it on Encore.

     

     


  3. MTV-News-US

    MTV News (US) - TV Promo

    Spoiler

    After months of waiting for Tinashe's third studio album 'Haywire' announced to come out this year, it has finally been out to the world and it has reached commercial heights not even Tinashe herself expected. In fact, the album which has been released earlier this month hasn't left the top spot of the charts ever since its release spending two weeks at #1 becoming Tinashe's first project to spend multiple weeks at number one. 'Haywire' has officially sold more than 2 million copies in not more than two weeks becoming Tinashe's fastest selling album and first 2x platinum album.

     

    It's safe to say that Tinashe is becoming more and more etablished in the music industry seeing how she scored her first top 2 hit on the charts with 'Roll The Dice' and her first #1 single 'Lie To Me'. 'Haywire' looks like it's shaping up to be Tinashe's biggest and most acclaimed record of her career.

     

    Now that Tinashe is back on track with a new body of work, the pop star is currently on the road for another promotional campaign. In fact, Tinashe is currently in the US to promote her new project with her most recent interview being with MTV News. Check out what the singer revealed below.

     

     

    On dealing with negativity

     

    I think it's so important to remember that you get so much love everyday from all the people around us, it's so eay to get caught up in one negative interaction with somebody in your day and that can't be how you define that day. If you're like seeing your family, your friends or just having a great day and then somebody leaves a negative comment on your photo, you can't give that type of stuff so much attention and energy. You have to put your mind and heart to the right thing and the positivity that surrounds you, because your day will constantly be ruined if you put your focus on the wrong things.

     

    On where she wants to be in 10 years

     

    I want to keep working, eventually get back on the road and keep on touring the world. I'd also love to be in the studio and create more music as long as I possibly can, I just want to keep going at whatever state of my life I am. Music is so important to me, whether it's now or in 10 years. I mean I wouldn't be opposed to stumble into a relationship, have kids, that would be great. [laughs]

     

     

    You can purchase Tinashe's single 'Roll The Dice' as long as her latest one 'Lie To Me' with Ariana Grande. While you're at it, you can also buy and listen to 'Haywire' which is available on all platforms.

     


  4. 1 hour ago, Gilly said:

    this. The fossils in here crying and screaming “its not fair!!!!” as if their dusty ass favs would be slaying if tIK ToK and streaming were out of the equation. lol3

    Right. I don’t get the old artists!!1 argument.

    Most 80s acts were already either not charting or struggling to crack top 40 even before streaming took over so I don’t understand why they’re putting the blame on streaming when those artists were already has beens to begin with. lol3 


  5. 51 minutes ago, SeekingThrill said:

    So what if they are stans of some 80s artists? What does that have to do with people's opinions about streaming?  sia4  

    I was talking about hits, which Jennifer didn't have since 2011.

    80s artists generally struggle to score hits 40 years into their careers, it has nothing to do with streaming. lol3 

    Let’s not act like Madonna would still be getting top 10 hits if streaming wasn’t dominant.  It’s called being past your time which is ok. The concept is not new. 


  6. 30 minutes ago, SeekingThrill said:

    That topic again...  jj3 We can't have a serious debate here, so what is the point? Suddenly pressed people who don't like different opinions of other people drag their faves. fall4 

    Streaming is pretty much about new and newer acts. Older artists don't have a chance, not to mention other genres and less commercial music. 

    Some of you bitch about teens supporting some new artists you don't like, but hey, that is exactly how your faves managed to rule through the 2010s. eve1 

     

     

    Funny enough all the people I see complaining about streaming are stans of a certain 80s diva lol3 

    Older artists don’t have a chance? JLo is over 50 and she’s a solid streaming force. 

    Why? Because she was able to adapt and keep up with the industry while still appealing to the young generation. 

     


  7. 14 minutes ago, Lynk said:

    To address the OP: Nope, it's definitely not underestimated. People, especially teens/young adults know the power that streaming has. That's why a lot of stan accounts, along with their faves will encourage people to stream music. I do agree that it is really hard for a lot of artists to break out in the mainstream but this has been an issue for years now, not just in the streaming era

    I think that by underestimated, I meant that people take streaming for granted and belittle how hard it is to make it in the streaming age. 

    People have claimed in the past that pure sales are more valuable etc. So this is where I was coming from, teens most definitely know streaming is important but that was not my point.


  8. 3 minutes ago, Robi said:

    But problem is that older generation of music fans and artists will never have chance to chart anywhere for longer than one week ...let alone chart on single charts... ageism at its best... who gives a f word about what people listen considering that hip hop and rap music is dominated by up to 25 yo people...

     

    Artists that actually have real hits smashes could’ve charted if not streaming but when they release CD singles signed vinyls etc they are getting penalised and called cheaters etc to get some decent spots on the charts if any... same thing comes to digital albums bundles etc...

     

    this game is not fair for many ...that’s what streaming did to music industry... but younger generation sees only easy and cheap way of consuming their favourite music or artists... don’t blame them but then again what about older, independent without major label behind them , less known artists that can’t get through... 

    This is bullshit though. 

    The music industry is always changing so streaming didn’t ruin anything, just like when the music industry went from physical copies to digital copies. It’s not the first time music consumption changes, there have always been artists who couldn’t transition successfully into the different eras of music. It didn’t begin with streaming.

    Just because some artists couldn’t keep up, it doesn’t mean streaming should be discredited. 


  9. 11 minutes ago, Moira O'Hara said:

    I didn't highlight the streaming part in your post but the TikTok part, focus luv, classic Little Fossil . dead1 Literally clueless.

    And? rih10 I don't think it should affect the charts. 

    Not you calling someone clueless but then proceeding to reveal you don’t know how charts work nicki5 


  10. 42 minutes ago, Mistress 9 said:

    in my opinion, streaming is pretty much like what radio used to be, my issue with the streaming and the charts is the weird way they try to mix sales + streaming, I think It will make more sense and will be easier to understand two independent charts instead of one messy one merging several categories that don't blend well together like the hot 100 messy charts.

    The only chart that deserves to separate streaming from pure sales is the Billboard 200, but not the Hot 100.

    Because I agree that sometimes it doesn’t make sense when an album that has more pure sales is blocked by another album which is only being boosted by one or two songs that are getting streamed a lot.  But that’s the only case where I could agree with your point. 


  11. 3 minutes ago, Moira O'Hara said:

    be a clown and maybe, just MAYBE, people will care enough to stream them*

    Why does Tik Tok makes you a clown? It’s not even that bad and a fun platform for creators. 

    But obviously you can’t get with the times. whit2


  12. 30 minutes ago, Gilly said:

    yes. Like..charts are suppose to represent what the masses are consuming, and if that means a top 10 full of rap/trap songs that gets the phags fuming and reminiscing on when their hasbeen fav used to rule the charts in 1989, then so be it

     

    stream/buy your favs music more or start a tik tok challenge and maybe, just MAYBE, people will care enough to stream them.  If not, thats their problem. Adapt or get left behind. sorry1 

    Not to mention streaming is a more accurate representation of what people are truly listening to on the long-term. sorry1 

    When someone bought a single in its first week of release, it wasn’t guaranteed they would still be listening to it in its 5th week of release because you can’t keep track of the amount of plays a bought single gets. Whereas with streaming, people have to be interested in your song for weeks to keep it charting and not just buy it once and never use it again. sorry1 


  13. Ever since we've entered the era of streaming, it has been very often discredited and undermined...

    But does streaming truly make it easier for artists to achieve success like some stans have claimed in the past? bey4

     

    I feel like it's even harder for artists to breakthrough nowadays because the industry is oversaturated with new artists now that music is more accessible than ever with streaming.

    People move on to the next song/artist much quicker, people consume music faster and longevity is harder to achieve.

     

    What are your thoughts?

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  14. independent-UK-press

    Independent (UK) - Press

    Spoiler

    Tinashe has become one of the biggest forces in the music industry for the past two years and one of the youngest faces of music. The R&B songstress returned to the music scene with a powerful trap-influenced hit earlier this year when she announced to social media by surprise her comeback single entitled 'Roll The Dice'. The track was directly linked to an album that the singer later announced to be called 'Haywire' which was released this week.

     

    Marking a new start for the singer after the fiasco that happened last year with her somophore album 'Kachingwe' and despite Tinashe's hiatus, her comeback has been very anticipated as many fans wondered for so long the reason of the singer's disappearance. It's safe to say that Tinashe is becoming more and more etablished in the music industry seeing how she scored her second top 3 hit on the charts with 'Roll The Dice' and how 'Haywire' looks like it's shaping up to be Tinashe's biggest and most acclaimed record of her career.

     

    Now that Tinashe is back on track with a new body of work, the pop star is currently on the road for another promotional campaign. In fact, Tinashe is currently in the UK to promote her new project with her most recent interview being with Independent. Check out what the singer revealed below.

     

     

    On 'Haywire' going 2x platinum

     

    I think that for an artist whose ambition is to get their music heard by as many people as possible, it's definitely the best recognition you could ever ask for. When you see stats like these, you just go like 'wow, this is so crazy. I don’t really know I feel about it'. But really, 2x platinum in like two weeks? That's  crazy as hell, I wouldn't even think to sell that much in such a short amount of time. It wasn't something that I had in mind like a goal or something.

     

    On incorporating dancing into her art

     

    I’ve always idolized a lot of performers who could put on great live shows, whether it was Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson or Britney Spears. They were all artists who were really putting on great performances and they all incorporated dance into their live performances which is something that inspired me a lot. It’s another way to express myself and it's a form of art that I can blend into my craft. At this point I think that even when I'm old, I'll still be dancing. It won't stop me. [laughs]

     

     

    You can purchase Tinashe's single 'Roll The Dice' as long as her latest one 'Lie To Me' with Ariana Grande. While you're at it, you can also buy and listen to 'Haywire' which is available on all platforms.

     


  15. bbc-news-us-press

    BBC News (UK) - Press

    Spoiler

    The moment that has been said to come is finally here after a long time of promotion and anticipation, in fact, Tinashe is indeed back to the music scene with a new project entitled 'Haywire' which dropped earlier this month marking a new start for the singer after the fiasco that happened last year with her somophore album 'Kachingwe'. Moving on with her third studio album, Tinashe first announced the album when she unveiled her new single 'Roll The Dice' as the lead single of 'Haywire'. The song went to reach #2 during Haywire release week becoming Tinashe first top 2 hit.

     

    Despite Tinashe's hiatus last year, her comeback has been very anticipated as many fans wondered for so long the reason of the singer's disappearance. Needless to say that the hype around Tinashe began to grow back when she released 'Roll The Dice' and promoted it all over the world with countless appearances and performances. Tinashe hasn't stopped proving herself and 'Haywire' is a testament to that although the singer is aware that she still has a lot to accomplish to be even greater, nonetheless to say that her stamina and work ethic is unmatchable.

     

    Now that Tinashe is back on track with a new body of work, the pop star is currently on the road for another promotional campaign. In fact, Tinashe is currently in the UK to promote her new project with her most recent interview being with BBC News. Check out what the singer revealed below.

     

     

    On the accolades she's received

     

    Every time you achieve something, you want to go after what's next. You know, you want more, bigger and better. But behind everything, there's a lot of work to make it where you want to be so I'm definitely just living day by day and waiting to see where this journey takes me. I wasn't even expecting to achieve all of these milestones at this point in my career, and I didn't try to chase it. It just happened and I think everything will happen at its own pace, I'm not forcing anything and just letting destiny take me where I'm supposed to be.

     

    On wanting to tour

     

    I perform a lot on talk shows and all but I never got to actually headline an entire show for my fans which is weird that it hasn't happened yet even though a lot of them come to see me when I'm performing in a particular events or on TV so some of them had the occasion to see me perform live. It would be great to eventually go on tour because there's a certain familiarity with the audience that I'd probably feel on tour and that I don't feel in my current performances.

     

     

    You can purchase Tinashe's single 'Roll The Dice' as long as her latest one 'Lie To Me' with Ariana Grande. While you're at it, you can also buy and listen to 'Haywire' which is available on all platforms.

     

     


  16. the-new-york-times-US-press

    The New York Times (US) - Press

    Spoiler

    The moment that has been said to come is finally here after a long time of promotion and anticipation, in fact, Tinashe is indeed back to the music scene with a new project entitled 'Haywire' which dropped earlier this month marking a new start for the singer after the fiasco that happened last year with her somophore album 'Kachingwe'. Moving on with her third studio album, Tinashe first announced the album when she unveiled her new single 'Roll The Dice' as the lead single of 'Haywire'. The song went to reach #2 during Haywire release week becoming Tinashe first top 2 hit.

     

    Despite Tinashe's hiatus last year, her comeback has been very anticipated as many fans wondered for so long the reason of the singer's disappearance. Needless to say that the hype around Tinashe began to grow back when she released 'Roll The Dice' and promoted it all over the world with countless appearances and performances. Tinashe hasn't stopped proving herself and 'Haywire' is a testament to that although the singer is aware that she still has a lot to accomplish to be even greater, nonetheless to say that her stamina and work ethic is unmatchable.

     

    Now that Tinashe is back on track with a new body of work, the pop star is currently on the road for another promotional campaign. In fact, Tinashe is currently in the US to promote her new project with her most recent interview being with The New York Times. Check out what the singer revealed below.

     

     

    On the inspiration behind 'Haywire'

     

    I wanted it to come from a genuine place of inspiration, if that’s even possible because obviously inspiration is based on your life experiences and the things you go through so yeah, there are several songs about breakups for example but they all come in different forms if that makes sense because I can talk about feeling lonely but also feeling unapologetic about a relationship that went wrong. But I do speak up about other topics such as anxiety and falling into depression in songs like "Mind Game".

     

    On writing songs for other artists

     

    I've got so many songs now that I don't want that I would not be opposed to giving to other artists. Though during the past year, I was so focused on this album that the thought of writing music for other artists never even crossed my mind. All the songs I wrote over the course of the last few years were initially intended for me but who knows what I end up doing with them.

     

     

    You can purchase Tinashe's single 'Roll The Dice' as long as her latest one 'Lie To Me' with Ariana Grande. While you're at it, you can also buy and listen to 'Haywire' which is available on all platforms.

     

     


  17. TRL-US

    TRL (US) - TV Promo

    Spoiler

    Tinashe has become one of the biggest forces in the music industry for the past two years and one of the youngest faces of music. The R&B songstress returned to the music scene with a powerful trap-influenced hit earlier this year when she announced to social media by surprise her comeback single entitled 'Roll The Dice'. The track was directly linked to an album that the singer later announced to be called 'Haywire' which was released this week.

     

    Marking a new start for the singer after the fiasco that happened last year with her somophore album 'Kachingwe' and despite Tinashe's hiatus, her comeback has been very anticipated as many fans wondered for so long the reason of the singer's disappearance. It's safe to say that Tinashe is becoming more and more etablished in the music industry seeing how she scored her second top 3 hit on the charts with 'Roll The Dice' and how 'Haywire' looks like it's shaping up to be Tinashe's biggest and most acclaimed record of her career.

     

    Now that Tinashe is back on track with a new body of work, the pop star is currently on the road for another promotional campaign. In fact, Tinashe is currently in the US to promote her new project with her most recent appearance being on TRL. Check out what the singer revealed below.

     

     

    On her favourite 'Haywire' lyric

     

    Mhm, something that I wrote... Off the top of my head, I'd say "Give me the ring before your heart that's how our love story starts, as long as we play our parts you say we'll never be apart" which is track 2 on 'Haywire' entitled 'Crown Me'. This song has truly become a fan favorite, it's really one of the most mentioned non-single tracks of the album which came as a surprise to me because it wasn't my favorite when I was working on the album.

     

    On her influences for 'Haywire'

     

    Growing up, I listened to a lot of R&B like Janet Jackson but I also love Hip-Hop, and then as well I listen to a lot of pop music so I think it's cool to have a lot of different musical influences and then to be able to pick the things I like about each one of those genres and have a sound that is a mix of all of these. Therefore yeah, I do think my musical taste influences my music and this album in particular.

     

     

    Tinashe then performed 'Roll The Dice' and 'Lie To Me' with Ariana Grande on the show.

    You can buy Tinashe's third studio album 'Haywire' right now on iTunes and stream it on Encore.

     


  18. USA-Today-US-Press

    USA Today (US) - Press

    Spoiler

    After months of waiting for Tinashe's third studio album 'Haywire' announced to come out this year, it has finally been out to the world and it has reached commercial heights not even Tinashe herself expected. In fact, the album which has been released earlier this month hasn't left the top spot of the charts ever since its release spending two weeks at #1 becoming Tinashe's first project to spend multiple weeks at number one. 'Haywire' has officially sold more than 2 million copies in not more than two weeks becoming Tinashe's fastest selling album and first 2x platinum album.

     

    It's safe to say that Tinashe is becoming more and more etablished in the music industry seeing how she scored her first top 2 hit on the charts with 'Roll The Dice' and her first #1 single 'Lie To Me'. 'Haywire' looks like it's shaping up to be Tinashe's biggest and most acclaimed record of her career.

     

    Now that Tinashe is back on track with a new body of work, the pop star is currently on the road for another promotional campaign. In fact, Tinashe is currently in the US to promote her new project with her most recent interview being with USA Today. Check out what the singer revealed below.

     

     

    On being more vulnerable with 'Haywire'

     

    I think I was in just a much more emotionally vulnerable place than I was before when I was creating my previous albums. I don't think I've ever been comfortable with being vulnerable in the past because I've always thought that it would make me look weak but I do think now that with growing up and just learning, I've realized that there's strenght to vulnerability because we all go through similar things and experience those feelings and emotions. That's why I think it's important to be honest about the things that we go through, the good and the bad. There's times where we just don't feel so good and it's important to be able to open up during those moments.

     

    On the love and support for 'Haywire'

     

    I got a lot of really genuine feedback and appreciation about this project from my fans and peers. It's been so touching, like insanely touching because obviously I loved the material that I put out but I wouldn't have expected that reaction and the love I got. I'm so lucky not only to be able to do what I do but also for being surrounded by loving and caring people, that's worth more than any milestone.

     

     

    You can purchase Tinashe's single 'Roll The Dice' as long as her latest one 'Lie To Me' with Ariana Grande. While you're at it, you can also buy and listen to 'Haywire' which is available on all platforms.

     


  19. the-guardian-US-press

    The Guardian (US) - Press

    Spoiler

    Tinashe has become one of the biggest forces in the music industry for the past two years and one of the youngest faces of music. The R&B songstress returned to the music scene with a powerful trap-influenced hit earlier this year when she announced to social media by surprise her comeback single entitled 'Roll The Dice'. The track was directly linked to an album that the singer later announced to be called 'Haywire' which was released this week.

     

    Marking a new start for the singer after the fiasco that happened last year with her somophore album 'Kachingwe' and despite Tinashe's hiatus, her comeback has been very anticipated as many fans wondered for so long the reason of the singer's disappearance. It's safe to say that Tinashe is becoming more and more etablished in the music industry seeing how she scored her second top 3 hit on the charts with 'Roll The Dice' and how 'Haywire' looks like it's shaping up to be Tinashe's biggest and most acclaimed record of her career.

     

    Now that Tinashe is back on track with a new body of work, the pop star is currently on the road for another promotional campaign. In fact, Tinashe is currently in the US to promote her new project with her most recent interview being with The Guardian. Check out what the singer revealed below.

     

     

    On 'Haywire' representing her as an artist

     

    I feel like this album best represents me artistically, at least right now. I think I've always been evolving as an artist and sonically as well so I can't say that like, you know, that this project would have necessarily been something I'd have released two years ago. But I think, right now it's definitely on point with who I am as an artist as of now. It's hard to claim that this album is who I am in the sense that I'm always changing and want to experiment, so that doesn't mean the next album will be similar to 'Haywire' and I'll keep on dropping music that sounds like it.

     

    On acknowledging her fans

     

    For me, 'Haywire' was a really important moment to get back to my roots. So it was important for me with this album to acknowledge the people that were there throughout the ups and downs of my career. Those people were really the driving force to how I'm able to even continue to do what I do, and these people that have always supported me and had my back are my fans. Coming back with this project was really a gift for them.

     

     

    You can purchase Tinashe's single 'Roll The Dice' as long as her latest one 'Lie To Me' with Ariana Grande. While you're at it, you can also buy and listen to 'Haywire' which is available on all platforms.

     

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