Before Hot Chelle Rae “fueled up the Jeep with bubbly elasti-funk and breezy hip-hop swagger” (as Entertainment Weekly put it) with their brand new single “I Like It Like That,” the Nashville-based quartet scored a bonafide breakthrough smash hit over the last several months with “Tonight Tonight.” Declared “one of the catchiest pop-rock anthems of the summer” by USA Today, “Tonight Tonight” crashed into the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in July like an unruly teenager, shot to No. 1 at Hot AC radio in September, was certified double-platinum in the U.S., and certified platinum in Canada and Australia. Meanwhile, its hilarious video (featuring a cameo by guitarist Nash Overstreet’s brother, Glee’s Chord Overstreet) has racked up nearly 30 million views online, energizing the group’s active, devoted fan base. But it wasn’t until Jon Stewart sang a snippet of its chorus on The Daily Show that the band realized just how thoroughly “Tonight Tonight” had penetrated the mainstream.
At just 16 years of age, singer/songwriter Austin Mahone is poised for stardom. Already making his mark on the scene, Mahone scored a hit on iTunes with his first original single, “11:11.” Not only does he have a solid fan base, known as “Mahomies, ” but the teen sensation is gaining a legion of loyal fans in the media as well. He’s hot on the press trail stopping by high profile magazines such as Popstar!, which has featured him on their cover, as well as J-14, M, Astro Girl, Quiz Fest and Twist.
The Ready Set’s debut album I’m Alive, I’m Dreaming was released in June 2010 and debuted at No. 3 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart. The JR Rotem-produced “Love Like Woe” made a splash on radio and sales charts across the country, hitting #15 on the Mainstream Top 40 airplay chart, #27 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, and #18 on the Digital Songs Chart. The track has been certified platinum by the R.I.A.A.
On tour in the U.S. for the first time in 2012, pop-rock quartet Forever the Sickest Kids (FTSK) will be hitting some of their favorite cities in the Midwest and East Coast in July and August. In 2011, FTSK toured with Good Charlotte, Simple Plan, All-Time Low, Breathe Carolina, The Cab, and more. The band spent time overseas playing shows in the UK as well as Japan, and Australia earlier this year.
Every so often a new artist comes along with a sound so innovative, they are able to help reshape the barriers that confine mainstream music. Meet Outasight, the Yonkers, New York bred musician who brilliantly weaves together the cadenced sounds of popular hip-hop and indie rock with the poignant sensibility of classic pop and soul music to create a fresh, new sound that is all his own. “People are conditioned to see certain images for different genres of music,” says the 27 year-old songwriter. “So if something looks or sounds out of the norm, it’s more difficult to understand at first.” In October 2009, Outasight signed a deal with Warner Brothers Records. Soon after his signing, Outasight released the mixtape Further. The project was sponsored by LRG clothing and was re-released by Asylum/Warner Records as an EP exclusively on ITunes in March 2010 On August 17th, 2010, Outasight release Never Say Never and Figure 8, again to much critical acclaim.
2012 is going to be their year. After releasing The Stronger the Love in 2010, these five boys from New Jersey are on track to be stars. Past tours with acts like Hot Chelle Rae, We The Kings, Allstar Weekend, Honor Society and more have made Action Item one of the most buzzed acts of this past year. Not to mention three singles on Radio Disney, the most recent being “Learn To Fly,” which was produced by Nick Jonas.
Teen rockers Kicking Daisies blend pop, rock and a whole lot of energy with stunning musical skills to sell out venues around the country and open for some of the biggest names in pop and indie rock. With breakout successes ranging from winning Disney’s Next Big Thing Contest and a Billboard charting single, the gifted members of Kicking Daisies – Ben Spremulli, Duran Visek, Richie Arthur and Jeff Maurer — are setting their sights on stardom.