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A Podcast Conversation With ... MacKenzie Porter

MacKenzie Porter’s career straddles both filmmaking and that of a singer/songwriter on the rise.

A Podcast Conversation With ... MacKenzie Porter

By Bill King

MacKenzie Porter’s career straddles both filmmaking and that of a singer/songwriter on the rise. The actress was in various TV movies – Seattle Superstar, Guess Who’s Coming to Christmas, All Fair in Love and Advertising and a favourite around this house – Hell on Wheels filmed in Alberta, starring actors Anson Mount and spoken word artist Common. Porter began her solo artist career in 2010 and in 2012 her single I Wish I’d Known won her a Nashville North competition.


She recently released a new single Unlonely Me which was followed by the release of a new collaborative project with global pop star Virginia To Vegas, one already climbing the charts.

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She was the #1 most played country artist of 2020 in Canada and the #5 most played Canadian artists, all genres.

She was the first female in 22 years to score three consecutive country #1s and first Canadian to score a Top 10 crossover debut (These Days (Remix)) since Shania Twain

And she was the #1 most played artist on the All Format Billboard Canadian Top 50 for four consecutive weeks (Summer 2020)

So far this year MacKenzie has been nominated for a 2020 Juno Award (Country Album of the Year), released a duet with Dustin Lynch (which is currently racing into the Top 20 in the US) and an Amazon Original, earned her first #1 in Australia (These Days), and is currently on tour stateside with Jordan Davis.

Learn more in this FYI podcast.

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Shaq’s Classic Song ‘You Can’t Stop the Reign’ Featuring Biggie Is Finally on Streaming Services
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Shaq’s Classic Song ‘You Can’t Stop the Reign’ Featuring Biggie Is Finally on Streaming Services

There's a more explicit Biggie verse in the vault, according to the NBA legend.

Shaq’s classic with Biggie is finally available on streaming services. The news was broken by FakeShoreDrive on X earlier this week, and the Hall of Fame big man confirmed the news Thursday afternoon (June 13).

The year is 1996 and Shaquille O’Neal and the Notorious B.I.G. are two of the biggest figures in their respective fields. Shaq was entering the last year of his deal with the Orlando Magic before he headed west to the Los Angeles Lakers at the end of the 1995-1996 season. Biggie was getting ready to release his sophomore album, Life After Death, while in the throws of a beef with 2Pac. Big name-dropped the NBA player on the song “Gimme the Loot” off his debut album, Ready to Die, and the two had a mutual respect for each other ever since.

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