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We're excited to provide coverage of the upcoming Canadian Urban Music Conference, here at Urban Grandstand Digital. Having covered this conference prior, we're clear that the conference presents an amazing opportunity to so many artists who are looking to build awareness of their music and brand. In this section, you will find news updates, as well as exclusive interviews with this year's participants, and a special upcoming exclusive with the Founder of CUMC, Eb Reinbergs himself. Take a moment to check out what we have. 

 

 

PARTICIPANTS / PROFILES

Eb Reinbergs (Founder) / Carlin James / Gee Wunder / JD Era / Karl Wolf / DRU / Jay Evans / Bae the Artist

NEWS

--> 9/22/15....Carlin James to Perform at the Toronto Urban Music Festival....

 

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS

 

Carlin James is not your average artist! He has been working extremely hard at spreading awareness about his brand of music, and things are finally beginning to pay off for him. He's not taking part in the Toronto Urban Music Festival, and quite frankly, it's about to go down like never before. Check out our exclusive, where he talks about his current projects, and what's in store for the CUMC!

ACCESS CARLIN JAMES EXCLUSIVE HERE

Gee Wunder is no stranger to this industry. In less than a decade, he has solidified his place in this industry, not only building his fanbase, but creating his own label, which has allowed him to release nearly 20 independent projects in the last 7 years. He's definitely that industry role model for anyone aspiring to do music in the Toronto area, as he has created his own blueprint to success. Gee Wunder will be taking part in this year's CUMC, and we have an exclusive interview with him to talk about his involvement, as well as the many things he has going on, not only for himself, but for his roster. 

ACCESS GEE WUNDER EXCLUSIVE HERE

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We recently had the chance to chat with Sierra Alston, formerly of the reality show, She's Got Game!. Who would have thought that right after our conversation, she would exit the show in the midst of productions. Not sure any of us saw that coming, Nevertheless, we had a pretty good conversation, and you can catch that interview below, right HERE at Urban Grandstand Digital!

 

We'll also be working to get a follow-up with Sierra Alston in the near future. 

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HARD TO BELIEVE IT'S BEEN 20 YEARS SINCE THE DEBUT OF ADINA HOWARD! ADINA HOWARD HAS UNDOUBTEDLY PAVED THE WAY FOR MUCH OF WHAT WE SEE IN MUSIC CULTURE IN REGARD TO THE MERGING OF SEX AND URBAN MUSIC. MANY OF THE THINGS WE SEE ARE DERIVED FROM WHAT WE SAW WHEN SHE PERFORMED HER MUSIC 2 DECADES AGO. WE'RE PROUD TO PRESENT    ADINA HOWARD 20: A STORY OF SEXUAL LIBERATION, RIGHT HERE AT UGDIGITAL.COM

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We are proud to have the opportunity to provide you with coverage of the upcoming BET Experience & Awards 2015. This, as you know, is an amazing 4-day extravaganza honoring the many musicians and celebrities who have made some of the most powerful moves in music and entertainment throughout the past year. Much like the past years, this year won't be any different in the fact that you'll see the biggest, brightest, and most powerful celebrities. Take a moment to browse through the many options we have below to view for this year's events. Also, we've reposted coverage and photos from last years events that our team attended in Los Angeles. 

 

2015 BET Awards Nominees

 

2015 BET Experience Artist Participants

 

Bell Biv Devoe | Doug E. Fresh | Erykah Badu | Ice Cube | Kelly Rowland | Kendrick Lamar | Kevin Hart | Miguel | Ne-Yo | Nicki Minaj | Rae Sremmurd | The Roots | Schoolboy Q | Tyrese

 

News Updates:

6/13/15... CHRIS BROWN, KENDRICK LAMAR, MICHAEL B. JORDAN AND MORE – “BET AWARDS” 2015 IS PULLING OUT ALL THE STOPS FOR THE 15TH ANNIVERSARY OF MUSIC’S BIGGEST NIGHT...

6/8/15... ICE CUBE & SPECIAL GUESTS TO PERFORM EXCLUSIVE NWA TRACKS FROM THE CLASSIC ALBUM, STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON DURING BET EXPERIENCE AT L.A. LIVE PRESENTED BY COCA-COLA®...

 

 

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We were blessed with the opportunity of talking with singer and songwriter Calvin Richardson about his current album, #IAmCalvin, the promotion process, being a part of Eric Benet's Jordan House Records, and so much more.

We're very happy to bring you this exclusive interview with calvin Richardson! Click HERE to access that interview content!

 

For more information on Calvin Richardson and his current project, visit his official website at www.iamcalvinrichardson.com

 

 

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We're proud to launch our new Beauty/Eye Candy section of UGD with aspiring model, actress, and singer CydneiChyan! Take a few moments and check out her feature by clicking HERE!

 

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Completing this interview with Comedian Red Grant has been one of my most exciting opportunities. Like many others, and much like myself, Red Grant took a situation that would defeat most, and used it to build what would ultimately become a promising career in comedy. For some, he might be a new face, but Grant has been here for nearly 20 years, grinding his way to the top. Most would agree that he has finally made it, and the reward is proving to be so sweet. Sweet enough that he’s currently juggling multiple tours, multiple television comedy specials, a sitcom in the works, and probably something else brewing as we speak. He’s worked with many of today’s biggest talents to precede him, including Martin Lawrence, Shaquille O’Neal, and of course Katt Williams, who extended an offer for Grant to appear beside him in the 2007 comedy ‘American Hustle’. Grant has proven that with hard work, dedication, and trust is God, all things are possible. He’s living his dream life with one important rule in mind: TurnUp! He has shown that he is definitely a comedy legend in the makings. 

 

So, with Red Grant currently out on the road from city to city once again with Katt Williams, he’s taking what little time he has to work a little press in between shows. Luckily, we were blessed with the opportunity of catching up with him not only about his foray into comedy and the different things he himself has been blessed to work on, but also his vision as a comedian, and exactly where he sees things heading for his life and career. 

 

Surely, many comics don’t make it for very long in this industry. Many lack that true star power. They don’t necessarily have the tact or knack for captivating the audience. Red Grant is clearly in another crowd. He’s got all that and more. If you haven’t already joined the movement, you’re sure to be on board very soon! Some things are simply inevitable. It’s now time for you to get Caught Red Handed!