The Huffington Post - Interview: Dru Ross 12/04/2016

Artist Dru Ross is an enigma, in the best possible way. His explosive, creative, yet attitude free, take on Hip Hop puts him in an eloquent class of his own. At first glance, you see a small town, sexy, little country boy, then sonically he suddenly becomes a larger than life, soulful Hip Hop conundrum. His EP, “Love Simulation”, is a positive challenge to the world of “Rap”. The songs are salacious, riveting, compelling and entertaining. Ross is a winner of “Apollo Night LA Artist of the Week”, has been featured in “The Hype Magazine”, and a headliner at “The Whiskey-A-Go-Go”.

Just from looking at you, I feel as though you should be a country artist.

I hear that a lot, that’s for sure. I don’t necessarily look at myself as a rapper. I look at myself as an artist. I love the art of rap, but I’m much more than just a rapper. The typical rapper, the chain, the disrespect, that’s just not me. I think that we need good people to represent the beautiful forms of every art, and I think it’s about time we had somebody that loves the music, and doesn’t just want to be disobedient, and crazy. So I’m trying to bring that GQ style to it.

I think that you might have accomplished that.

Well I hope so. There is a positive side to it. It’s poetry. They are all poets, they’re just talking about the wrong stuff.

I love Rap.

That’s awesome! Now you have somebody that will show up to a party in a a tux. That’s what I’m going for, that’s the lane I wanna be in, that’s where I’m at.

Where are you from originally?

I’m from a little town called Goldendale Washington, with 32 hundred people. It is about 2 hours down the Columbia River from Portland Oregon.

Are you into any other kinds of music?

Yes, but I haven’t put that music out. I do sing a little bit, and actually it’s kind of funny. I like to sing in a country twang. I’m not the best singer in the world, but I do love writing country music. I love the life on the road, the love stories, the broken heart....I’ve always loved that about country music.

When you write a “Rap” song, do you write it down on paper first, or does it just come out of your mouth instantaneously?

I do it both ways. My better products are always written. What I like to do is, I’ll write something, and then I’ll get in the booth and just rap for several hours off of the lines that I wrote. I’ll come up with things in the middle, break into a bridge, or a hook, or maybe I’ll like the way it sounds and I’ll freestyle some crazy verbiage in the mic. So I do it both ways, but all my songs are mostly written in poem form and I created a cadence and then I lay it down.

Are you planning a tour?

Yes I am, I gotta push this brand. We went and performed at the Whiskey-A-Go-Go, and got a standing ovation. It really touched me, I couldn’t believe it. I packed the house, and I just fell in love.

You were on “The Jimmy Star Radio Show” as well?

He found me through social media. Our social media girl Sharee, found Jimmy and he wanted me on his radio show, and I went on there and we had a blast. It’s so nice to meet wonderful people that are passionate.

When did you start to rap?

Basically I’ve done poetry since I am a little kid. When rap became super popular, in the early 90s, and in the 2000s became huge, I turned my poetry into rap, because that was the thing to do. I played on three different sports, and we were always on the bus, and the thing to do was to rap. So there was always rap battles, and everybody wanted to be a rap star. Eminem was huge, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, and then rap blew up. I basically started to closet rap because I was always writing poetry, and I just started rapping my poetry in the shower. Then I just fell in love with the annunciation and pronunciations of each word, and then what I can do with it onto a mic. When I found the mic I just never left it. I found the love for the microphone only about 3 1/2 years ago. I built this home studio in my closet, and I went in there and I just fell in love. I think I was in my closet for over eight hours the first time I ever found the mic. When I came out I was 10 pounds lighter. I was just sweating, I was out of control, and I never felt so alive. The headphones, and the way I could make my voice differentiate, I just couldn’t get enough of it. Then I never stopped. I’ve been making demos ever since. I didn’t show a lot of people because I just didn’t want them making fun of me. I really thought that I was going to make a hit. So I decided to stay on the mic until I created this hit, and then I would show the world. I waited for a long time. When I finally could get a real project done in a real studio, I jumped at it. Here we are.

Well you might not call yourself a rapper, but that’s what you are, and you should just embrace it.

I’m glad you told me that because when people look at me they think I belong in a “Gap” magazine. I’m a GQ rapper.


Read the full interview here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/interview-dru-ross_us_58449000e4b0b93e10f8e361
RADIO TRACKING REPORT & CHARTS 10/26/16

#1* Top40 National Radio Hits 10/26/16!
1 1 DRU ROSS Love Simulation Ross Records 2017 7% 5
2 2 DIANNE MEINKE Ten Thousand More UVI Media Group 1760 1
3 3 DJ SNAKE W/JUSTIN BIEBER Let Me Love You Def Jam 1749
4 4 KIIARA Gold Atlantic/RRP 1627 2% 13
5 5 THE CHAINSMOKERS W/HALSEY Closer Columbia 1603 3% 16
6 7 TWENTY ONE PILOTS Heathens Atlantic/RRP 1582 4% 10

Hip Hop Artist Dru Ross Stays At #1 On The National Radio Charts With New Single "Love Simulation"

NEW YORK - Oct. 20, 2016 - DRU ROSS has taken over the National radio charts with his incredible new single "Love Simulation." From small town roots to chasing the BIG dream in Hollywood, DRU ROSS is making his creative mark in the music industry. The charismatic hot young musical talent is blazing a trail in the Hip Hop world.

"Love Simulation" remains #1 on the Top40 National Radio Hits Chart, an amazing new talent with an amazing new single, "Love Simulation" is #1 ahead of some of the biggest and most successful musical acts in the world.

"Love Simulation" by Dru Ross has just hit #11 on the mainstream FMQB (Friday Morning Quarterback National Chart) ahead of multi-platinum acts like Coldplay, Rihanna, Charlie Puth, Goo Goo Dolls, Meghan Trainor, Ariana Grande, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Drake.

Check out DRU ROSS on the Rocktober Radio Special, where "Love Simulation" is playing all month long, and DRU is the co-host of the show through October. To hear/download the Rocktober Radio Special go to http://www.independentmusicnetwork.com

Request "Love Simulation" on your favorite radio station today!

Check out the new #1 single #LoveSimulation by Dru Ross, and hear about his incredible journey in the world of Hip Hop on JMedia-FM on the BlastFi radio networks on Thursday October 27th, 2016.

Tune in to the interview at 4:00 PM EST by going to http://blastfi.com/JMediaFM

Hip Hop Artist Dru Ross Interview On JMedia-FM Radio Airs Worldwide On Thursday October 27th, 2016

NEW YORK - Oct. 19, 2016 - Hip Hop artist Dru Ross will be a guest on JMedia-FM Radio, one of the most popular stations on the BlastFi Radio Networks, on Thursday October 27th, 2016, where they will be talking about his career and spinning his #1 single "Love Simulation," which is has reached the #1 spot on several indie radio charts across the country.

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Check out the new #1 single #LoveSimulation by Dru Ross, and hear about his incredible journey in the world of Hip Hop on JMedia-FM on the BlastFi radio networks on Thursday October 27th, 2016.

Tune in to the interview at 4:00 PM EST by going to http://blastfi.com/JMediaFM

The Dru Ross interview will also air a second time at 8:00 P.M. EST in case you missed it the first time, or in case you would like to listen to this incredible talent again.

RADIO TRACKING REPORT & CHARTS 10/19/16

#1* Top40 National Radio Hits 10/19/16!
1 1 DRU ROSS Love Simulation Ross Records 2003 7% 24
2 2 DIANNE MEINKE Ten Thousand More UVI Media Group 1730 1
3 6 DJ SNAKE W/JUSTIN BIEBER Let Me Love You Def Jam 1658
4 4 KIIARA Gold Atlantic/RRP 1608 3% 33
5 5 THE CHAINSMOKERS W/HALSEY Closer Columbia 1588 1% 15

#77* Mediabase Top40 Chart 10/19/16!
61 66 JACOB WHITESIDES Lovesick ADA/BMG 166 246 -80 69 9
72 75 RUNAGROUND Chase You Down Robbins 114 136 -22 29 16
78 77 DRU ROSS Love Simulation Ross Records 112
100 90 CHANCE THE RAPPER No Problem f/Lil Wayne...
--- 73 58 244 120 AEROPLANE/PURPLE DISCO MACHINE Sambal --- 40 8
99 133 THE STRUMBELLAS Spirits Glassnote 36 59 -23 12 4 6 6 8

#8* Starfleet Hip Hop Dance Chart 10/19/16!
6 11 Lil Jon feat Yandel & Becky G Take It Off (Main) Little
7 20 Dawin ft R. City Bikini Body (Edit) Casablanca/Republic Records
8 10 Dru Ross Love Simulation (Clean Club Mix) Ross Records
9 1 Fatman Need To Know (Radio) SOW Records
10 15 Kazual Bounce (Album Mix) Parlay Music Group

RADIO TRACKING REPORT & CHARTS 10/12/16

#1* Top40 National Radio Hits 10/12/16!
1 2 DRU ROSS Love Simulation Ross Records 1970 6% 3
2 3 DIANNE MEINKE Ten Thousand More UVI Media Group 1673 1
3 4 CHARLIE PUTH W/S. GOMEZ We Don't Talk... Atlantic 1599 3%
4 5 KIIARA Gold Atlantic/RRP 1570 3% 28
5 6 THE CHAINSMOKERS W/HALSEY Closer Columbia 1568 2%
6 8 DJ SNAKE W/JUSTIN BIEBER Let Me Love You Def Jam 1542

#1* Mainstream Top30/Independent Music Network 10/12/16!
1 4 Dru Ross - Love Simulation CD: Love Simulation (Ross Records) § 906 138 10
2 1 Dianne Meinke - Ten Thousand More CD: Lemonade (UVI Media Group) § 894 108
3 2 Renee Zawawi - Happy Hour CD: Happy Hour (PSP) § 858 84 10158
4 3 MrMister Wilson - What Will Tomorrow Bring (Starchild Outreach) § 840 66 17358
5 5 Jimmy White - Miserable Man (828) § 828 60 6702
6 7 Chuck Murphy - Cow Girls (independent) § 822 72 13908

RADIO TRACKING REPORT & CHARTS 10/5/16

#82* Top40 Mediabase Chart 10/5/16!
56 59 JACOB WHITESIDES Lovesick ADA/BMG 295 353 -58 137 17 33 38 70 0.691
68 65 ERA ISTREFI Bonbon Ultra 167 150 17 106 1 9 15 36 0.895
84 74 RUNAGROUND Chase You Down Robbins 123 87 36 29 15 14 13 52 0.213
88 82 DRU ROSS Love Simulation Ross Records 101 85 16 97 0 0 0 4 0.034
71 83 AJ Tongue --- 97 135 -38 82 4 0 0 11 0.042 119 86
EMII Wait Slippery Eel 87 48 39 76 0 0 1 10 0.045

Top10 Starfleet Hip-Hop Dance Pool Chart 10/5/16!
10 12 Dru Ross Love Simulation (Clean Club Mix) Ross Records
11 26 Lil Jon feat Yandel & Becky G Take It Off (Main) Little Jonathan/Sony
12 4 Vain Hello (Clean) Vain-Gogh
13 16 Mulan V Drop It (Clean) Freestyle Records

Top10 AC40 National Radio Hits 10/5/16!
8 8 WRABEL 11 Blocks Epic 1488 2% 8
9 12 CHUCK MURPHY Cow Girls One West 1466 3% 75
10 11 DRU ROSS Love Simulation Ross Records 1415 5% 7
11 14 LUKAS GRAHAM Mama Said Warner Brothers 1346 1% 92
12 13 X AMBASSADORS Unsteady Interscope 1346 0% -2
13 15 INGRID MICHAELSON Hell No Cabin24/RED 1196 0% -8

RADIO TRACKING REPORT & CHARTS 9/28/16

#89* Top40 Mediabase Chart 9/27/16!
75 70 AJ Tongue --- 143 146 -3 121 3 2 1 16 0.061
83 86 RUNAGROUND Chase You Down Robbins 87 115 -28 22 11 13 11 30
94 89 DRU ROSS Love Simulation Ross Records 85 82 3 80 1 0 0 4 0.034
95 SHAWN MENDES Mercy --- 76 1 75 7 33 3 3 30 0.480
102 FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE Everybody f/Backstreet Boys --- 70 0 70 0 0 0 0

RADIO TRACKING REPORT & CHARTS 9/21/16

#1* Top40 Chart/National Radio Hits 9/21/16!
1 2 DRU ROSS Love Simulation Ross Records 1743 11% 139
2 4 SHAWN MENDES Treat You Better Island/Republic 1712 2% 193
3 1 ADELE Send My Love Columbia 1659 0% -368
4 3 DIANNE MEINKE Ten Thousand More UVI Media Group 1604 16% 6
5 5 CHARLIE PUTH W/S. GOMEZ We Don't Talk... Atlantic 1539 3% 21

#12* Starfleet’s Urban and Hip-Hop Dance Chart 9/21/16!
10 7 Dub Raw I Wanna See You (Radio Edit) Its About Time
11 1 Stanley C. Johnson Duda Whap Barber Shop (Album
12 19 Dru Ross Love Simulation (Clean Club Mix) Ross
13 15 Shaggy ft. Jovi Rockwell I Got You (Radio) Ranch
14 21 Kid Jazz For You (Album Mix) White Label

RADIO TRACKING REPORT & CHARTS 9/14/16

BEST STAT***Off all the Indie Artists at Mediabase DRU ranks #6*!!!
74 75 AJ Tongue --- 150 141 9 129 2 0 1 18 0.085
156 89 GHOST TOWN DJ'S My Boo (Tom Budin Remix) --- 95 33 62 7 0 1 2 85
99 100 DRU ROSS Love Simulation Ross Records 73 58 15 63 0 0 0 10 0.029
80 104 STEVE AOKI & BOEHM Back 2 U f/Walk The Moon Ultra 68 112 -44 16
198 107 RUNAGROUND Chase You Down Robbins 64 60 4 16 10 15 10 13

RADIO TRACKING REPORT & CHARTS 9/7/16

#1* Rickett’s Record Pool Chart!
1 N DRU ROSS LOVE SIMULATION Ross
2 N ISHAH WRIGHT ONE IN A MILLION JC
3 N JAY WEBB WHAT REALLY MATTERS U CAN'T C ME
4 N CLAIRY BROWN F.U.B. VANGUARD `
5 5 J.T. JOHNSON CREW SHE GET DOWN ON THE FLO J.T.

#18* FMQB Top200 Chart 9/7/16!
16 16 COLDPLAY HYMN Capitol 859 862 -3
17 17 CHARLIE PUTH TALK Artist Partner Group 824 800 24
21 18 DRU ROSS LOVE SIMULATION Ross Records 799 664 135
18 19 CHAINSMOKERS LET Republic 798 775 23

Top100 (#99*) Top40 MEDIABASE CHART 9/7/16!
94 98 RUNAGROUND Chase You Down Robbins 60 61 -1 14 11 13 10 12 0.000
167 99 DRU ROSS Love Simulation Ross Records 58 24 34 54 1 0 0 3 0.019
123 102 ERA ISTREFI Bonbon Ultra 53 40 13 9 1 14 11 18 0.882
107 ZARA LARSSON Ain't My Fault --- 49 0 49 13 6 10 10 10 0.410

Indie Artist Dru Ross Breaks at Mainstream Radio 9/8/16

Los Angeles, CA - September 8, 2016

New recording artist DRU ROSS is finding a world of believers for his debut single “Love Simulation” (Ross Records). This week he picked up some rather impressive markets including San Francisco (market #4), Las Vegas, Corpus Christi, Spokane and Atlantic City. The single serviced to radio through Play MPE and All Access ranks #18* at FMQB and is already Top 5 at New Music Weekly & National Radio Hits. “Programmers really love the new single and although it’s rather difficult competing with major label artists, Dru is passing a good many top named talent and just hit Top100 (#99*) of the Top40 Mediabase radio chart,” notes music veteran Larry Weir who runs the radio campaign for the project via his Heartland Entertainment Group.

The Hip-Hop “rocker” from the small town of Goldendale, Washington is also overwhelmed by the recent success. “I’m so thrilled yet humbled to see the support from radio for my original music,” said Dru who now resides in the Los Angeles area. An extended dance mix of the single is also breaking from New York to San Francisco and on the Starfleet Dance Pool charts out of Charlotte, NC where it ranks high on both their Urban Dance and Hip-Hop charts with over a half a million likes. This week the dance track also went to #1* on Rickett's Record Pool (Saddle Brook, NJ).

Dru’s recent “live performance” debut at the world famous Whisky A Go-Go received critical acclaim and highlights from that are featured in Music Connection Magazine’s September issue, New Music Weekly’s Fall Music Preview and a front page headline feature at National Radio Hits this week. Social media is also helping to propel the single and is expected to get a huge boost with the release of a YouTube video now in production. There is a live tour in the works featuring a “free concert series” at clubs and small venues throughout the US in support of the track and a five song EP that is schedule for release in mid-September. Those wishing to participate should contact Heartland Entertainment at 323-658-7449 (or email to: [email protected]).

http://www.cbs8.com/story/33050598/indie-artist-dru-ross-breaks-at-mainstream-radio
Dru Ross on the Radio Interviewed by Nicki Thunder/KCHE 9/3/16

Dru Ross talks about the inspiration behind Love Simulation on KCHE! Listen to it here:

RADIO TRACKING REPORT & CHARTS 8/31/16

#21* FMQB Top200 Chart 8/31/16!
19 18 CHAINSMOKERS LET Republic 775 686 89
22 19 SHAWN MENDES TREAT ----- 722 634 88
20 20 GOO GOO DOLLS ALIVE Warner Bros. 665 669 -4
25 21 DRU ROSS LOVE SIMULATION Ross Records 664 562 102
23 22 MEGHAN TRAINOR ME-TOO Epic/Sony 658 624 34

4th “Most Added” FMQB 8/31/16!
MISSING..LINK ----- 5
COLOR CANVAS LOVE..LIFE Indie 4
PATRICK DOVAL SUGARLESS Indie 4
DRU ROSS LOVE SIMULATION Ross Records 3
REBECCA ANGEL JET-SAMBA ----- 3
SPIDERS ELECTION ----- 3

Top10 (#10) AC40 National Radio Hits 8/31/16!
8 10 CHUCK MURPHY Cow Girls One West 1167 2% 48
9 15 CHARLIE PUTH W/S. GOMEZ We Don't Talk... Atlantic 1164
10 12 DRU ROSS Love Simulation Ross Records 1154 4% 57 1
1 11 JOHN RATLIFF W/RECEPTACLE Oh My Independent 1159 1% 50
12 13 ONEREPUBLIC Wherever I Go Interscope 1147 1% 49

RADIO TRACKING REPORT & CHARTS 8/24/16

#169* TOP40 MEDIABASE CHART 8/24/16
202 160 CHANCE THE RAPPER No Problem f/Lil Wayne... --- 25 19
168 162 INGRID MICHAELSON Hell No Cabin24/RED 25 25 0 9 1 6
181 167 DEORRO Bailar f/Elvis Crespo Ultra 24 22 2 7 0 0 7 10 0
189 169 DRU ROSS Love Simulation Ross Records 23 20 3 22 1 0
252 171 OOKAY Thief --- 22 10 12 12 0 1 1 8 0.088
179 176 MERESHA My Love Has Come Sonic Dolphin 22 22 0 18 0

#25* FMQB Top200 Chart 8/24/16
19 22 SHAWN MENDES TREAT ----- 634 639 -5
20 23 MEGHAN TRAINOR ME-TOO Epic/Sony 624 638 -14
22 24 INGRID MICHAELSON HELL-NO Cabin 24 Records 623 619
32 25 DRU ROSS LOVE SIMULATION Ross Records 562 484 78
27 26 RACHEL PLATTEN PLACE Columbia 560 559 1
35 27 REBECCA ANGEL JET-SAMBA ----- 554 456 98
29 28 GEOFFREY ANDREWS STILL Graco Music 543 515 28

4th “Most Added” FMQB 8/24/16
DJ SNAKE/JUSTIN BIEBER LET..LOVE Interscope 8
CHAINSMOKERS CLOSER Republic 6
ROBOTS AMONG HUMANS MISSING..LINK ----- 6
CHEMICAL DIARY PEOPLE NDR 3
DRU ROSS LOVE SIMULATION Ross Records 3
REBECCA ANGEL JET-SAMBA ----- 3

RADIO TRACKING REPORT & CHARTS 8/17/16

#193* TOP40 MEDIABASE CHART 8/17/16!
205 182 AMERICANOS In My Foreign f/Ty Dolla $ign --- 21 19 2 4 0
172 189 CHANCE THE RAPPER No Problem f/Lil Wayne... --- 20 24
150 191 FONO Feet On The Ground --- 20 29 -9 5 1 0 0 14 0.127
274 193 DRU ROSS Love Simulation Ross Records 19 9 10 18 1 0

#32* FMQB Top200 Chart 8/17/16!
30 30 LUKAS GRAHAM 7 YEARS ----- 514 543 -29
21 31 DNCE CAKE Republic 503 676 -173
50 32 DRU ROSS LOVE SIMULATION Ross Records 484 294 190
33 33 ELLE KING EX'S RCA 466 504 -38
31 34 TAYLOR SWIFT WILDEST Universal/Republic 459 540 -81

#11* Top40/National Radio Hits 8/17/16!
9 7 CHARLIE PUTH W/S. GOMEZ We Don't Talk... Atlantic 1230 2%
10 10 BRANDY MOSS SCOTT Oh How It Hurts Heavenly Tunes 1
11 17 DRU ROSS Love Simulation Ross Records 1172 1% 116
12 25 ARIANA GRANDE Into You Republic 1167 1% 171
13 8 PINK Just Like Fire RCA 1160 0% -28

5th “Most Added” FMQB 8/17/16!
CHERYL K WARNER COUNTERFIET ----- 3
DRU ROSS LOVE SIMULATION Ross Records 3
MARK BACINO GUY ----- 3
ANDY GRAMMER FRESH S. Curve 2
BRIAN MACKEY LISTENING Blind Pass Records 2
KATY PERRY RISE Capitol 2

Dru Ross Debut Performance at the Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood, CA

(HOLLYWOOD, CA) August 10, 2016 – Thanks to all who came out to The Whisky A Go Go for Dru’s debut show. Dru had a great time performing to a packed house - and meeting fans afterward.

It was a big success!

VIEW PHOTOS FROM THE SHOW
RADIO TRACKING REPORT & CHARTS 8/10/16

TOP 40 MEDIABASE “MOST ADDED” 8/10/16!
DJ SNAKE Let Me Love You f/J. Bieber Interscope Stations 3
DRU ROSS Love Simulation Ross Records Stations 3
FLUME Never Be Like You f/Kai Mom + Pop/RED Stations 3
PITBULL Greenlight f/Flo Rida/LM Lewis RCA Stations

5th “Most Added” Top40/National Radio Hits 8/10/16!
1 TINIE TEMPAH W/Z LARSSON Girls Like Warners 6 558
2 CHUCK MURPHY Cow Girls One West 6 433
3 MIRAGE BOX Magic Growlyman Endeavors 5 807
4 RENEE ZAWAWI Happy Hour PSP 4 802
5 DRU ROSS Love Simulation Ross Records 2 1054
6 BRITNEY SPEARS W/G-EASY Make Me RCA 2 992

5th “Most Added” FMQB 8/10/16!
MEGHAN TRAINOR ME-TOO Epic/Sony 5
ROSILEE WORDS Indie 4
DRU ROSS LOVE SIMULATION Ross Records 3
KAZ BIELINSKI RAINBOW ----- 3
LILAC SHEER QUEEN ----- 3
MEIKO FALL Lucky Ear 3

#50* FMQB Top200 Chart 8/10/16!
47 48 ALESSIA CARA WILD ----- 297 308 -11
80 49 REBECCA ANGEL JET-SAMBA ----- 296 148 148
70 50 DRU ROSS LOVE SIMULATION Ross Records 294 197 97
50 51 WALK THE MOON SHUT RCA 290 291 -1
51 52 GWEN STEFANI MISERY Interscope 280 280 0
55 53 BLUE OCTOBER HOME Up/Down Records 277 266 11

RADIO TRACKING REPORT & CHARTS 8/4/16

#28* Top40 Chart Debut/National Radio Hits 8/3/16!
25 31 ARIANA GRANDE Into You Republic 935 3% 154
26 24 NICK JONAS W/TOVE LO Close Republic 930 0% -3
27 25 GRACE W/G-EASY You Don't Own Me RCA 924 1% -2
28 -- DRU ROSS Love Simulation Ross Records 907 0% 404
29 29 REDONEDon't You Need Somebody Warner Bros 891 1% 95
30 28 RIHANNA Needed Me Roc Nation 863 1% 65

4th “Most Added” FMQB 8/3/16!
ADELE SEND-LOVE Columbia 5
CALVIN HARRIS/RIHANNA THIS..WHAT Columbia 5
ROSILEE WORDS Indie 4
DRU ROSS LOVE SIMULATION Ross Records 3
KATY PERRY RISE Capitol 2
RENEE ZAWAWI HAPPY-HOUR PSP 2
ANDY GRAMMER FRESH S. Curve 1

TOP40 MEDIABASE “MOST ADDED” 8/3/16!
DJ SNAKE Talk w/George Maple Interscope 1
DNCE Toothbrush Republic 1
DRAKE One Dance f/Wizkid & Kyla YMCMB/Republic 1
DRU ROSS Love Simulation Ross Records Stations 1
ENRIQUE IGLESIAS Duele El Corazon f/Tinashe... RCA/Sony Latin

#28* Starfleet Urban Dance Chart Debut 8/3/16!
26 31 Nathan Charles Secrets Of You (Album Mix) Music Quest
27 37 Todd Terry Don't Hold Back (Original Mix) InHouse Records
28 NE Dru Ross Love Simulation (Clean Club Mix) Ross Records
29 32 Konshens & Kreesha Turner Can't Wait (Album Mix) White

#17* AC40 Chart/National Radio Hits 8/3/16!
16 30 CALVIN HARRIS W/RIHANNA This Is What You... Columbia
17 24 DRU ROSS Love Simulation Ross Records 806 3% 89
18 17 INGRID MICHAELSON Hell No Cabin24/RED 804 2% 33
19 21 X AMBASSADORS Unsteady Interscope 801 0% 90
20 16 RUTH B Lost Boy Columbia 782 2% 7

#70* FMQB Top200 Chart 8/3/16!
63 65 SELENA GOMEZ HANDS Hollywood 210 222 -12
65 65 GNASH/O.O'BRIEN HATE ----- 210 217 -7
66 69 LION IN THE MANE ENOUGH TEEC/RED 208 204 4
81 70 DRU ROSS LOVE SIMULATION Ross Records 197 135 62
69 71 MEGHAN TRAINOR LIKE Epic/Sony 189 189 0
71 72 GRAHAM NASH BROKEN Blue Castle/ADA 174 177 -3
73 73 ARIANA GRANDE INTO Republic 173 174 -1

#42* Starfleet Hip-Hop Dance Chart Debut 8/3/16!
40 48 Nathan Charles Secrets Of You (Album Mix) Music Quest
41 50 Todd Terry Don't Hold Back (Original Mix) InHouse Records
42 NE Dru Ross Love Simulation (Clean Club Mix) Ross Records
43 44 GnArly WoRld feat. Flo Rida H.I.T.H. (Clean) Sphinx

Vote for Dru Ross on both the AC40 & Top40 Charts @ National Radio Hits by going to: www.nationalradiohits.com

Dru Ross to Make His Debut at The Whisky - Hip Hop Recording Artist to Perform at L.A.’s Famous Sunset Strip Nightclub
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 28, 2016

Hip Hop/Mainstream Recording Artist Dru Ross announced he will make his live concert debut performing at the world famous Whisky A Go Go in L.A. on Wednesday, August 10th. Dru just released a new original single, “Love Simulation” that is moving up the charts.

For this special live concert event Dru will be joined on stage by some of L.A.’s finest musicians including super guitarist Jon MacLennan, session drummer Cam Tyler, Keyboardist/bassist Erik Matthew Garcia and backing vocalists Henry "Scribes" Kleaveland & Heather MacLennan. Dru is scheduled to perform five original tracks from his new EP titled "Love Simulation". “Love Simulation” is also the first single released from his new project. The live music event is expected to get underway at 8:55 PM. The Whisky A Go Go is located at 8901 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA. Tickets are available at the Whisky Box Office or online via Whiskyagogo.com.

Dru's single “Love Simulation” is currently making some rather impressive moves at radio including #1 “Most Added” AC40 on National Hits Radio this week.

The Whisky has a long history in L.A.’s music scene. Dru Ross is thrilled to be making his debut at the famous nightclub on the Sunset Strip.

“It’s so cool to be able to perform on the same stage where so many well-known artists got their start,” reveals Dru Ross. “I’m thrilled to be performing live and getting out to connect and have some fun with an audience and new fans.”

Dru Ross is a poet who transformed into an artist and songwriter in L.A.’s music scene much like another iconic artist, Jim Morrison, with ties to the Whisky who found fame on the Sunset Strip. Dru actually grew up far from L.A. in the small rural town of Goldendale, Washington listening to Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, The Backstreet Boys, Usher, Justin Timberlake, DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Jamie Foxx, Eminem and Ludacris. Dru has a musical ear that expands the universe – and the Dru Ross musical sound reflects a variety of creative influences. Dru’s hip-hop sound is often compared to Snoop Dogg. Dru gravitates to the positive movements in music – like Taylor Swift and Macklemore.

The new Dru Ross single, “Love Simulation” is now available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and CD Baby.

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/07/prweb13580283.htm
RADIO TRACKING REPORT & CHARTS 7/27/16

#1 “Most Added” Top40/National Radio Hits 7/27/16!
#1 DRU ROSS Love Simulation Ross Records 7 503
#2 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER Girls Talk Boys RCA 6 470
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#5 LIL WAYNE, W. KHALFIA & GUESTS Sucker For Pain Atlantic 5

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#25 24 COLDPLAYHymn For The Weekend Atlantic/WEA 668 2% 35

#81* FMQB Top200 Chart 7/27/16!
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#82 ELLIE GOULDING SOMETHING Interscope 134 155 -21 83 82

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Dru Ross Releases “Love Simulation” To Radio - L.A. Hip Hop Artist’s Release Opens Strong As 2nd Most Added Single
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 18, 2016

L.A. Hip Hop Artist Dru Ross announced the release of his new single “Love Simulation” to national radio this week. The single is being well received by radio in its opening week including 2nd “Most Added” AC40/National Radio Hits, AC40/New Music Weekly, and 4th “Most Added” AC40 by FMQB, (Friday Morning Quarterback).

The new single “Love Simulation” is an original song co-written with Producer Larry Weir. Dru collaborated with Weir and his brother Grammy Award winning Recording Engineer, Tom Weir at the iconic Studio City Sound. Dru recorded the single in L.A.’s famed recording studio where many of the music industry’s finest – legends from Michael Jackson to the Ramones, have recorded.

Here is what the music industry is saying about “Love Simulation”:

“Dru Ross & ‘Love Simulation’ is set to become the late surprise hit of Summer”
-New Music Weekly

“There is nothing not to like about it from an articulate vocal to a great mix!”
-Monica Smith, FMQB

“’Love Simulation’ rides a classic funky groove that drives home its hooky R&B chorus”
-Music Connection

“This Hip-Hop Rocker has what it takes to become the very ‘next Big thing’!”
-National Radio Hits

Dru Ross is a poet who transformed into an artist and songwriter in L.A.’s music scene much like another iconic artist who found fame on the Sunset Strip. Dru actually grew up far from L.A. in a small rural town in Washington State (Goldendale) listening to Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, The Backstreet Boys, Usher, Justin Timberlake, DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Jamie Foxx, Eminem and Ludacris. Dru has a musical ear that expands the universe – and the Dru Ross musical sound reflects a variety of creative influences. Many compare his hip-hop sound to Snoop Dogg. Dru gravitates to the positive movements in music – like Taylor Swift and Macklemore.

The new Dru Ross single, “Love Simulation” is now available on iTunes.

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Summer Heating Up With Dru Ross’ Single Release
L.A.’s Hot New Hip Hop Artist Releases ‘Love Simulation’ Single

(LOS ANGELES, CA) July 7, 2016 – Charismatic rising Hip Hop Artist Dru Ross announced today the release of his debut single “Love Simulation” via iTunes on Monday, July 11, 2016.

The new single “Love Simulation”, an original song co-written with Producer Larry Weir, is the first single to be released from Dru Ross’ upcoming debut EP coming out later this summer. Dru collaborated with Weir and his brother Grammy® Award winning Recording Engineer, Tom Weir at the iconic Studio City Sound. Dru is thrilled to have his first recording experience in L.A.’s famed recording studio working with so many of the music industry’s finest – where legends from Michael Jackson to the Ramones have recorded.

“The music tells the story,” reveals Dru Ross. “Recording and releasing ‘Love Simulation’ is a dream come true. It's time to shake things up in hip-hop so I'm bringing REAL music back with that 90's feel. It's time to rock out -- good vibes all way.”

Dru Ross is a poet who transformed into an artist and songwriter in L.A.’s music scene much like another iconic artist who found fame on the Sunset Strip. Dru actually grew up far from L.A. in a small rural town in Washington State listening to Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, The Backstreet Boys, Usher, Justin Timberlake, DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Jamie Foxx, Eminem and Ludacris. Dru has a musical ear that expands the universe – and the Dru Ross musical sound reflects a variety of creative influences. Many compare his hip-hop sound to Snoop Dogg. Dru gravitates to the positive movements in music – like Taylor Swift and Macklemore.

The new Dru Ross single, “Love Simulation” will be available on iTunes.

To arrange press interviews with Dru Ross, contact Publicist Liz Motley at (615) 574-3398 or [email protected]

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