#NowWatching: B. Howard – We Are Champions (Official Video) ft. Van Ness Wu
#Growns as some of the Elders in my neighborhood would say while I was growing up “What a time. What time.” Interesting times that we live in to say the least. We can and need to dialogue but there is always something to be said of action. B. Howard and and Van Ness Wu have decided to take action in their own, through the music. Press play above to support as well as share to support and help the message and the movement to grow.
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Song proceeds will go to UNICEF!
From the press release…
(Los Angeles, CA – June 17, 2020) – With millions of people affected by the COVID pandemic and witnessing the Black Lives Matter uprisings, protest art is flourishing. Artists like Lil Baby, YG, LL Cool J, Trey Songz and H.E.R have released music and visuals to show solidarity with BLM. Now R&B artist B. Howard joins the fray with “We Are Champions,” a song meant to amplify, unify and uplift spirits during a time of COVID-19 and rampant government violence. The song has already inspired over 300 Tik Tok videos and millions of views.
Stricken with an onslaught of emotions brought on by 2020, two award-winning singer-songwriters, B. Howard and Van Ness Wu, have teamed together for. “We Are Champions,” produced by B. Howard and Marcos “Kosine” Palacios (Da Internz). The track highlights the resilience of humanity while honoring the personal sacrifices of those on the frontline. The performance style music video directed by Kai-chih Chang celebrates individuals standing up around the world and helping fellow humanity. The visuals depict healthcare workers and peaceful protesters risking their lives for important causes.
B. Howard says, “COVID-19 is a global pandemic that we are all experiencing. We Are Champions honors the frontliners who are risking their lives to save lives in service of others. Our eagerness to return to our daily routine has some of us neglecting the good practices. We can all celebrate champions by making conscious decisions to continue to follow the protocols that have been recommended to flatten the curve.”
Howard who is from the United States and Wu who is from Taiwan, hope their unified voices will shed light on another hurtful reality.
“As we mourn the recent murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and countless others who have been met with hostility and racism, we appeal to all with the message that we are in this together. We can overcome if we let our light penetrate through the darkness of racial discrimination and profiling. Art has the power to unite and connect in times of crisis and we hope that the proceeds we raise from ‘We Are Champions’ helps to support those organizations who are turning fear, anxiety, and panic into hope and empowerment,” says B. Howard.
About B. Howard:
With Billboard topping hits and multi-platinum production and songwriting credits Brandon Howard (aka B. Howard) is a rising star in the global music scene. His hit single “Don’t Say You Love Me” reached #11 on the Billboard Dance Charts and he prides himself on creating soulful vocals layered on pristine production, and electric energy. Howard released his debut album, Genesis, through Universal Music Japan where he produced and performed with Asia’s biggest acts: Wind-z, Koda Kumi, Risa Hirako, and K-Pop sensation Jay Park. He was tapped to revamp, produce, and perform the song “Ke Nako”- a homage to Nelson Mandela- on the Official FIFA World Cup Album alongside Wyclef Jean and Jazmine Sullivan. As a songwriter and producer, his chart-topping collaborations include songs with artists Ne-Yo, Jason Derulo, Miguel, Akon, Teddy Riley, Bonfyre and Marques Houston.
About Van Ness Wu:
Starring in over 18 major motion pictures, 17 TV series, and several multi-platinum albums and global arena tours under his belt, Universal recording artist Van Ness Wu is one of Asia’s hottest stars. He is a member of the Taiwanese boy band F4 and the Korean Mandopop duo Kangta & Van Ness. was featured on Beyoncé’s single “Crazy in Love” released exclusively in Asia as well as the opening act for Kanye West’s “Glow in the Dark” concert in Shanghai. His China TV series “The Princess Weiyoung” has reached over 20 billion views online, and he was a judge alongside legendary music producer David Foster on the hit series “Asia’s Got Talent” which aired in 15 countries making it the largest talent show in Asia. He has been featured on the covers of the Asian editions of GQ, Esquire, and Men’s Health Magazine. Wu utilizes his platform to support and advocate for important social causes – He is a major donor for orphanages, an Ambassador for children on the Autism Spectrum with the “Family of Joy” social welfare foundation, and a bold advocate for environmental health with Al Gore.
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