Music

SB Management

Scooter Braun Management (“SB Management”) is a talent management company that is more than just a company. It is a family. Leveraging Scooter Braun's reputation and influence within the music and entertainment industries, Scooter Braun and the SB Management team work around the clock to put its clients in a position to make their dreams come true. While nothing comes easy, SB Management has an established track record of helping its clients achieve worldwide fame and commercial success within a short period of time after working together. Clients include Amber Riley, Ariana Grande, Carly Rae Jepsen, CL, Cody Simpson, Dan + Shay, Justin Bieber, Madison Beer, Martin Garrix, PSY, Rixton, Sheppard, The Wanted, Todrick Hall, and Tori Kelly.

Artists

Amber
Riley

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Amber Riley

Amber Riley, best known for her role of “Mercedes Jones” on FOX’s Golden Globe and SAG Award winning musical comedy “Glee,” recently won season 17 of ABC’s hit competition series “Dancing with the Stars” alongside her partner Derek Hough. She got her first big break when Ryan Murphy cast her in the pilot "St. Sass." Although the pilot was not picked up to series, she was able to use that experience to land a role on the television series "Cedric the Entertainer Presents.” Amber has performed in numerous theater productions, including "Alice in Wonderland," "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "Into the Woods" and "Mystery on the Docks" with the Los Angeles Opera. In November 2012, she made her New York stage debut to rave reviews in New York City Center’s Duke Ellington’s Cotton Club Parade. “(Riley) offered a note-perfect take on “Stormy Weather,” – Entertainment Weekly. Amber has received two individual NAACP Image Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy series for her work on “GLEE.” In 2011, she was nominated for a second Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Female Scene Stealer and in 2010 received the Most Popular Geek Award at AOL’s 1st Annual Geek Awards. Amber previously served as an Ambassador for VH-1’s Save the Music Foundation and as a member of Seventeen Magazine’s Body Peace Council. She is currently in the studio working on her debut solo album.

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Ariana
Grande

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Ariana Grande

Music has always been Ariana Grande's first love. In fact, long before millions of fans fell in love with the singer and actress as Cat Valentine on the hit Nickelodeon show Victorious, she began professionally pursuing her musical career at only eight-years-old. Overcome with inspiration, she embraced her passion wholeheartedly and followed this dream. After performing with symphonies around her native Florida, Ariana made her national television debut, giving a powerful rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the first-ever broadcast of the national anthem for the Florida Panthers. In 2008, she appeared in the acclaimed musical 13 on Broadway shortly before joining the cast of Victorious. However, her breakout single for Republic Records, "The Way" featuring Mac Miller, is the best way to get to know Ariana. Over shimmering piano and a slick beat, her voice echoes soulfully before she carries an inescapable and impressive hook as Mac Miller drops a sly verse. It's an undeniable and unforgettable anthem, and you'll love the way it makes you feel. Still, it's simply a prelude to her forthcoming full-length 2013 debut. Across the record, she embraces influences as diverse as Mariah Carey and Imogen Heap, while cultivating her own style in the process. She's no stranger to standing out though. She went from playing a central character on Victorious, named "Favorite TV Show" at the 2012 Kid's Choice Awards, to garnering her very own spinoff, Sam & Cat. In addition, she voices "Princess Diaspro" on the Nickelodeon animated series Winx Club and voiced the title character of the 2013 animated film, Snowflake. Along the way, she built a staggering social media presence, making her one of the "Most Asked Actors" on the internet. The Huffington Post listed her as the "Third Most Influential Actress Online" above Miley Cyrus and Jennifer Aniston, while Billboard even dubbed her "Most Influential Person to Watch Online". To date, she has amassed over 5 million Twitter followers, 3 million Facebook likes, 3 million Instagram followers, and 150 million YouTube/VEVO views. Ariana never forgets where she came from either and continues to give back. She co-founded the youth singing group Kids Who Care in South Florida, which raised over $500,000 for charities in 2007 alone. She also traveled to Gugulethu, South Africa to teach music and dance to children as part of Broadway in South Africa. Ultimately, the new album will welcome everyone into Ariana's world, and It's a wonderful place.

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Carly
Rae
Jepsen

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Carly Rae Jepsen

You know your song has become a bonafide cultural phenomenon when both Colin Powell and the Cookie Monster have covered it. The irresistible earworm “Call Me Maybe” was inescapable this summer, its ubiquity turning its co-author, Canadian singer and songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen, into a breakout star. The 5x-platinum “Call Me Maybe” has sold more than 9.1 million singles worldwide and climbed to No. 1 in more than 37 countries, including the U.S. where it spent a record-breaking nine weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100. “I remember playing the song for my family for the first time,” Jepsen says. “My aunt started dancing and she never dances so I thought that was a good sign. But I never expected it to take off quite like this.” Although she’s been an established artist in Canada for several years — with a third-place finish on Canadian Idol, two gold singles, two albums, and two Juno Award nominations to her name — Jepsen was a virtual unknown in the U.S. when “Call Me Maybe” hit it big. Now she’s looking forward to showing the rest of the world what else she has in her bag of tricks with the release of her U.S. debut album Kiss, which showcases her rich, distinctive voice, heartfelt lyrics, and down-to-earth charm. “I definitely wanted to make a pop album,” Jepsen says. “My love affair with pop music has been growing stronger and stronger each year. I’m a bit of a hippy at heart so it’s kind of like flower-child pop. My intention was to make an album that really felt like me and shows what I have to offer the music world. It’s inspired by Robyn and The Cars and it’s all about matters of the heart.” Jepsen wrote or co-wrote nearly every song on the album, collaborating with songwriters and producers Max Martin, Dallas Austin, LMFAO’s Redfoo, Toby Gad, Marianas Trench singer Josh Ramsay, and Cherrytree/Interscope artist Matthew Koma. “I flew to Sweden to work with Max Martin and I’ve always wanted to witness his process so that was huge for me,” Jepsen says. “But I really owe a lot of people thanks for investing their time and talent to my project. The RedFoo and Matthew Koma collaboration on [first single] ‘This Kiss’ is a bit of a funny story. We wrote the entire song via e-mails, telephone calls, and text messages. It’s probably my favorite track on the album. It’s all about temptation and lust. Another track I really enjoyed working on was ‘Your Heart is a Muscle’ with Toby Gad. The concept was something I had been thinking about for a while. It’s kind of gruesome, but true: You can make your heart stronger if you try. ‘Turn Me Up’ is fun because it’s not your typical break-up song. It’s about the ending of a relationship, but in a positive light.” “I have a life-long fascination with the subject of love,” Jepsen continues. “When I meet people for the first time and we get past the surface-y conversations, I am always dying to know what their ‘love story’ is. Everyone has one. It’s not always happy, but it’s a story, and I like putting it to music.” Other highlights on Kiss include “Good Time” — a duet with Owl City that hit No. 3 on the Billboard Pop chart and has sold over a million copies since its release in June. “I’ve been a big fan of Owl City since ‘Fireflies,’” Jepsen says. “I remember seeing Adam perform live in Vancouver and thinking he was brilliant, so when he asked me to feature on the track I was beyond flattered.” Then there’s the acoustic guitar-tinged “Beautiful,” which Justin Bieber wrote with Toby Gad and presented to Jepsen the day he and Jepsen first met. “I thought the song was lovely,” she recalls. “Not only did he ask me to sing on it, but he encouraged me to try it right then and there. So literally 30 minutes after meeting Justin for the first time, I was thrown into the studio to start tracking.” Bieber, with whom Jepsen will tour North America this fall, is of course the catalyst for Jepsen’s new life in the spotlight, having jumpstarted her career in the U.S. in February when he began Tweeting about a song he had heard on the radio while home for Christmas vacation: “Call Me Maybe.” He and his manager Scooter Braun signed Jepsen to Braun’s Schoolboy Records and Interscope Records and watched “Call Me Maybe” race up the charts. Its rapid rise was initially fueled by a video that Bieber, Selena Gomez, Ashley Tisdale, and others shot of themselves lip-synching and dancing to the song and subsequently posted on YouTube, where it inspired fans and such celebrities as Katy Perry and James Franco to post their own homemade videos in response. “I first saw Justin and Selena’s video along with everyone else when it was posted on Carlos Pena’s YouTube channel,” Jepsen says. “I had to watch it three times before it actually registered. It’s still hard to believe all of this is actually happening to me. If you had told me a few years ago that I would be in this position, I wouldn’t have believed you. I would not have written this experience into my story.” Jepsen’s story begins in Mission, British Columbia, where she grew up the daughter of educators and music lovers. “Since I was a kid, my parents and step-parents could see that I was really passionate about music,” Jepsen says. “I sang to anything I could mimic.” Jepsen’s father played guitar and would sing her James Taylor songs at night before bed while her mother taught her lyrics to Leonard Cohen songs. “Music was the way I connected with everyone and my family encouraged that in me,” she says. Jepsen caught the musical theater bug in high school, starring in Annie, The Wiz, and Grease, and attended the Canadian College of Performing Arts in Victoria after graduating. At 17, she got her first guitar and, because her parents were in the school system, thought she might become a music teacher, although singing her own songs eventually won out. Jepsen performed in pubs, challenging herself to win over indifferent audiences. “I knew I had done well if they got quiet and were watching me by the end,” she says. “It felt like, ‘I had to fight for that one, but it was so worth it.’” By 2007, playing in pubs had gotten old and somehow becoming a music teacher didn’t seem too appealing either. Jepsen’s high-school drama instructor, whom she describes as “a Mr. Holland’s Opus type,” encouraged her to try out for Canadian Idol. “I wasn’t convinced, but my teacher said, ‘The only way that any of these doors are going to open is if you knock on every single one of them. Don’t decide your path. Let it decide you.’ The day of the audition, I remember thinking, ‘I could have a long bath, or I could just go audition.’” Jepsen placed third on Canadian Idol and released her first album Tug of War independently through Fontana/Maple Music in August 2008. The album spawned two gold singles, “Tug of War” and “Bucket,” and earned her a Canadian Radio Music Award for Song of the Year along with a new signing to Canada’s 604 Records. Carly was also nominated for Juno Awards for New Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year (with her producer Ryan Stewart) and a Much Music Video Award for UR FAVE New Artist. In February 2012, Jepsen released Curiosity, a six-song EP that showcased a poppier sound than she had delivered on the folk-flavored Tug of War. “I knew that I had changed as an artist after being on the road with bands like Marianas Trench and The New Cities,” Jepsen says. “I saw the effect they had on the crowd, how they inspired the audience to get up and dance and that appealed to me. I wanted to create that kind of energy with my music. I was also listening to different things, like Robyn, La Roux, and Dragonette, and I just felt a change in myself. I didn’t know how it was going to be accepted, but I couldn’t deny that it was happening.” Following her instincts has paid off for Jepsen. Kiss is a killer dance-pop set that is poised to launch her even further into the stratosphere. “I just want people to enjoy it,” she says. “I hope it’s music that makes you feel happy and want to sing or dance along. And maybe it will inspire people to be brave in love.”

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CL

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CL

CL, the team leader of 2NE1, is the epitome of a perfect entertainer - she is a versatile rapper, vocalist, and dancer. Her explosive charisma and live performance is what sets her apart from your typical K-Pop artist as she embodies WOMAN POWER on stage. Style.com has labeled her "a fashion icon" as she is muse to Jeremy Scott and can often be seen hanging with the likes of A$AP Rocky and Terry Richardson at Fashion Weeks worldwide. She has featured on Skrillex's "Recess" album alongside Diplo and label-mate G-Dragon, on the hit track "Dirty Vibe". With her solo cut "Mental Breakdown (MTBD)" from 2NE1's best-selling and highest charting album in US Billboard 200 History, "Crush", and her first solo song, "The Baddest Female", CL demonstrates a unique musical style with coupled with a powerful image and style.

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Cody
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Cody Simpson

Music has played an integral part in Cody’s life since he was a child. He began posting YouTube videos of himself performing his original songs alongside stellar covers by some of his favorite artists racking up millions of views. In April 2010, Cody released his debut single, “iYiYi” (featuring Flo Rida) and began to win over U.S. fans with a series of dynamic live performances. Following a move to Los Angeles, Cody released his debut EP, 4 U, in December - which spawned the No. 1 Radio Disney hit “All Day.” In September 2011, Simpson made a stunning chart debut with Coast to Coast, which entered Billboard’s album chart at No. 12 and earned Cody his second Radio Disney No. 1, “On My Mind.” Cody has made a host of high-profile TV appearances, including The Today Show, Live! with Kelly, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show, not to mention as a performer and mentor on Radio Disney and the Disney Channel’s “N.B.T. (Next Big Thing)” talent contest. He was among the top stars featured at Nickelodeon’s 2012 Kids Choice Awards where he presented and took home the award for “Favorite Aussie Star,” and at Australian Nickelodeon’s 2011 Kids Choice Awards, where he won “Awesome Aussie,” “Aussie Muso,” and the prestigious “Super Fresh.” Cody showcased his latest tracks “Pretty Brown Eyes” and “Awake All Night” as part of a stellar live appearance at the 2013 Radio Disney Music Awards. Cody has also been profiled in a range of national publications, while also receiving extensive TV coverage including E! News and Access Hollywood. He starred in the 2012 original film, Finding Cody. Presented by Warner Music Group’s original YouTube Channel “The Warner Sound,” Finding Cody made history as the first interactive YouTube movie featuring a major musical artist. In addition, Cody, a natural and charismatic performer, has toured nearly non-stop, including his sold-out “Welcome to Paradise” headline tour, co-headline tours with Big Time Rush, and appearances at such events as the White House Easter Egg Roll and the Arthur Ashe Kids Day festivities at the U.S. Open. Cody’s own Coast To Coast Tour of U.S. malls drew huge crowds everywhere it went in 2011. In 2013, Cody launched his European headlining tour and hit the road as support for Justin Bieber’s U.S. and European Believe Tour, playing to crowds of over 20,000. Cody also supported Justin Bieber in Argentina and Australia, followed by his 36-city North American Paradise Tour. In 2013 HarperCollins released Cody’s official autobiography Welcome To Paradise: My Journey, which features never-before-seen photos and exclusive details about Cody’s life on and off stage, including his early years as a competitive swimmer. 2014 has seen Cody sell out massive US and European runs, headlining Slimefest Australia, and in November Cody released "Home to Mama" in collaboration with Justin Bieber.

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Dan
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Shay

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Dan + Shay

Meeting in December of 2012, Dan and Shay quickly hit it off with their musical similarities. The two began writing together and from those sessions their relationship grew to include performing together. From there, the duo discovered an infectious original sound all their own, mixing country rock/pop seamlessly throughout intimate power-ballads and stadium-worthy hits. Born and raised in Natural Dam, Arkansas, Shay has been singing since he was a young child. At 14-years-old he fell in love with songwriting and at 16 began learning the guitar. He officially moved to Nashville last year but grew up frequently visiting and recording in Music City. Musical influences include Rascal Flatts, Dave Matthews Band, Usher and Kenny Chesney. Dan was born and raised in suburban Wexford, Pennsylvania and has been writing and playing music since the age of 12. A Nashvillian since 2010, Dan has been on the local songwriting scene for several years. Musical influences range from Ryan Adams and Tom Petty to Kenny Chesney and Alison Krauss.

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Justin
Bieber

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Justin Bieber

An old soul is the last thing you would expect to find inside Justin Bieber. But all it takes is one listen to the 15 year-old soul-singing phenomenon to realize that he is light years ahead of his manufactured pop peers. After posting dozens of homemade videos on YouTube in 2007, where the multi-talented Bieber put his impeccable spin on songs from artists like Usher, Ne-Yo and Stevie Wonder, Justin racked up over 10,000,000 views purely from word of mouth. “I started singing about three years ago,” says the Canadian native who grew up an only child in Stratford, Ontario. “I entered a local singing competition called Stratford Idol. The other people in the competition had been taking singing lessons and had vocal coaches. I wasn't taking it too seriously at the time, I would just sing around the house. I was only 12 and I got second place.” In an effort to share his victory with his loved ones, Justin began posting his performance footage online. “I put my singing videos from the competition on YouTube so that my friends and family could watch them,” he says. “But it turned out that other people liked them and they started subscribing to them. That's how my manager found me. He saw me on YouTube and contacted my family and now I'm signed!” Seven months after Justin started posting his videos online, former So So Def marketing executive Scooter Braun flew the then 13-year old singer to Atlanta, GA to meet with his elite colleagues. As if Justin's natural singing talent wasn't enough to impress Scooter's inner circle, Braun knew Bieber was also a self-taught musician who plays the drums, guitar, piano and trumpet. “Right when we flew into Atlanta, Scooter drove us to the studio and Usher was there in the parking lot,” remembers Bieber. “That was my first time ever being out of Canada so I went up to him and was like, ‘Hey Usher, I love your songs, do you want me to sing you one?' He was like, ‘No little buddy, just come inside, it's cold out.'” All it took was a short time online for Usher to realize he was in the company of a future superstar. “A week later Usher flew me back to Atlanta,” says Bieber. “I sang for him and his people and he really wanted to sign me then and there but I still had a meeting with Justin Timberlake who also wanted to sign me. It turned out Usher's deal was way better. He had L.A. Reid backing him up and Scooter has alot of connections and is really smart. I always tease Usher now and remind him he how he blew me off the first time we met.” In October of 2008, Justin Bieber officially signed to a joint venture between Usher and Scooter Braun's new label RBMG and Island Records. His debut album, My World is an intimate look into the mind of a budding young renaissance man. With production from star hit men like The Dream and Tricky Stewart who produced “Umbrella” for Rihanna and Beyonce's latest smash, “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It),” Justin has everything he needs to achieve pop supremacy. His first single, “One Time” produced by Tricky, is about one of Justin's favorite topics, puppy love. Usher joins Justin on “First Dance” where the two share verses on a song that Bieber describes as, “A slow groovy song that people can dance to.” On the Midi-Mafia produced “Down to Earth” Justin digs deep to talk about growing up. “Bigger” finds the teenaged singer maturing at a steady rate, while motivating his listeners to strive for their goals. “I'm looking forward to influencing others in a positive way,” says Justin. “My message is you can do anything if you just put your mind to it. I grew up below the poverty line; I didn't have as much as other people did. I think it made me stronger as a person it built my character. Now I have a 4.0 grade point average and I want to go to college and just become a better person.” A virtually untapped well of natural artistic talent, Justin Bieber is primed to be a solid force in music for many years to come. “I think older people can appreciate my music because I really show my heart when I sing, and it's not corny,” he says. “I think I can grow as an artist and my fans will grow with me.” And just think, he's just getting started.

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Madison
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Madison Beer

At the young age of 15, Madison Beer has quickly solidified herself as one of the more promising up and coming talents in music. Hailing from Long Island, New York, Madison first gained recognition on YouTube in 2011 and rapidly became a viral hit - garnering millions of views on her page. Manager and media mogul Scooter Braun, and pop R&B sensation Justin Bieber took notice, signing Madison to a management and label deal. Madison released her first single and music video, “Melodies”, under Island Def Jam in September 2013. Shortly thereafter, MTV endorsed her as the “Fresh Face of Pop.” The music video alone has 8.9 million+ views and counting on VEVO. In June 2014, Madison released her second single and music video for “Unbreakable,” produced by the team responsible for Demi Lovato’s “Let It Go.” The music video has generated more than 5.5 million views on VEVO and continues to grow. Madison is currently working on her debut album. In addition to music, Madison currently serves as a Brand Ambassador for Ralph Lauren’s global child literacy initiative. The program was launched in May at the 2014 Ralph Lauren Children’s Fashion Show hosted at the New York Public Library. In conjunction with child literacy, Madison has further spread the importance of education and teacher appreciation, partnering with Scholastic. Recent charitable programs involved include “Wags and Walks”, “Teens for Jeans”, “Grandparents Gone Wired” and singing for in-patients at the Mattel UCLA Children’s Hospital. Madison recently launched a social good campaign on Twitter called #Madkindness, encouraging teens to get involved in their communities.

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Martin
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Martin Garrix

Most teenagers celebrate their high school graduation at home, toasting their coming of age with apple cider and supermarket cupcakes with grandma, Aunt Jean and a few classmates. Martin Garrix celebrated finishing music academy classes in June by partying with hundreds of thousands, first in Warsaw, then Las Vegas (Electric Daisy Carnival) then Dover (Firefly Festival) and then back in Vegas (Hakkassan). Such is life when you’re the fastest-rising act in electronic dance music. In the span of 12 months, the 18-year-old Garrix not only completed school, but went from a being literal spectator at the world’s largest music festivals to performing on their main stages, propelled by a Top 10 hit, savvy business partnerships and a certain self-awareness that’s often lost on young stars. In 2004, Garrix experienced something of a revelation while watching TV at home in the Netherlands. "I had never been interested in electronic music," he admits. "Then, I saw Tiësto playing the Olympics on television. I hadn't heard that music before. My mom played classical piano, and my dad and I played guitar. It was the first time I witnessed the beats, tempo, and vibe electronic music gives you. From that point, I was hooked. I started listening to trance, and I slowly moved to house. I instantly began saving up money for my first DJ setup." That first setup allowed him to begin performing at parties for his parents' friends, weddings, and other local events. Simultaneously, he produced his own original music, honing his production skills and craft. In 2010, Garrix hit the stage at a club in Amsterdam. Only 13-years-old at the time, he instantly sent the venue into a frenzy. Fast forward two years later, he posted an unofficial remix of Enrique Iglesias's "Tonight" that sent the blog-o-sphere ablaze. As buzz and enthusiasm grew, iconic dance label Spinnin' Records offered him his first deal. Sander van Doorn lent support through releasing "Error 404" on his label, and collaborations with Sidney Samson ["Torrent"] and Julian Jordan ["BFAM"] followed. Garrix went on to do official remixes for the likes of Christina Aguilera ["Your Body"] and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Vs. Sander van Doorn ["Project T"]. 2013 saw him un-cage "Animals", his breakout international single. Fusing a tribal bounce to a seductively dark refrain, the track charges ahead like a dance floor stampede. Upon release, it climbed to #1 on the Beatport Top Songs Chart and impressively held the spot for four weeks. As a result, Garrix became the youngest artist ever to seize the top spot. It reached #1 in the UK, Holland and Belgium as well as Top 5 in Australia, France, Spain, and Germany. In the aftermath, the track saw release in the U.S. via Casablanca Records. The single had solidified him as a bona fide record-breaking phenomenon and even reached a Platinum status in the U.S. with over 1 million sales. "I've had that melody since I was 12," he smiles. "It stuck in my head, and I wanted to do something with it for so long. The drop is very different. It feels like you're in the jungle. It's just a blast of energy." Following up the success of "Animals", his remix of "Project T" and his collaboration with Jay Hardway ‘Wizard’ ascended #1 on Beatport and in the UK charts as well. As he rises through the ranks of EDM, he's also still finding time to enjoy growing up and keeping up with his friends. "It's so weird," Garrix laughs. "They join me on the road very often, and we have fun. They're pretty excited!" They're not the only ones who are excited though. Fans everywhere have gotten wild with Garrix and his sound. He goes on, "The most amazing thing is hearing how many people get inspired by my music and story. I want to show everyone that if you pursue your dreams, they can come true no matter what. That's what I want to do." 2014 has been all about releasing new music and touring. His collaboration with Firebeatz on ‘Helicopter’ already got to #1 on Beatport as well as all of his other releases in 2014; “Tremor” (with Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike), “Gold Skies” (with Sander van Doorn and DVBBS), “Turn up the Speakers” (with Afrojack) and “VIRUS” (with MOTi). And just when things look like they can’t get any better, Martin lands on the #4 spot in the influential DJ Mag Top 100 list. Upcoming is his collaboration with Ed Sheeran, scheduled to come out early 2015. After selling out his debut clubtour with over 200 shows all over the world and headlining the biggest festivals, Martin is back in studio producing new music and gearing up for his debut album.

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PSY

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PSY

PSY may be best known for his international smash and electrifying phenomenon, "Gangnam Style" [Republic/ School Boy Records/YG Entertainment], but long before the Internet turned PSY into an international sensation, he spent the last 10 years building his career as one of South Korea's most beloved icons. Jai-Sang Park, known by his stage name, PSY, is a talented and prolific songwriter, who has written or co-written every song he has released during his career, as well as penning successful songs for many popular artists in Korea. More than just a singer/songwriter, PSY is known for his energetic and flamboyant performances both on stage and in his music videos. He is the master of weaving together music, dance, humor, theatrics and shocking visuals as evidenced in the video for “Gangnam Style.” Since its summer release, “Gangnam Style” has made history. Its music video is officially the "most-liked" video in YouTube history, smashing the Guinness World Record previously set by LMFAO with over 6.8 million "likes". The video has also become the most-viewed video on YouTube surpassing 1.4 billion views and counting. It's also cemented the Korean hip hop and pop star as a ubiquitous pop culture presence with an endless array of high-profile television appearances and glowing press. PSY also has been honored recently in the U.S. and across the Atlantic. At the 2012, MTV Europe Music Awards, "Gangnam Style" received the top honor for "Best Video", while at the American Music Awards, he took home their coveted trophy as this year's "New Media Honoree". He managed to give rousing performances at both events as well, even being joined on stage by the legendary MC Hammer for the much-talked about American Music Awards finale this year. On New Year's Eve Psy closed out his stellar chart-topping year with a performance of the hit song on ABC's Rockin' New Year's Eve w/ Ryan Seacrest live from Times Square. It followed up a string of successful high-profile TV appearances including the Today Show, Saturday Night Live, Ellen DeGeneres, ABC's Nightline, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The View and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. PSY has graced the cover of Billboard and has been featured prominently in Time Magazine, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, New York Times, L.A. Times, GQ, People, Maxim, and more. "Gangnam Style" declared PSY's arrival as a global superstar, and now he's here to stay.

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Rixton

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Rixton

Rixton’s debut Me And My Broken Heart EP, featuring their multi-platinum hit single of the same title, cracked the Top 10 and Top 40 radio charts, climbed to No. 1 on the UK Singles chart and ranks one of the most Shazam-ed new tracks in the U.S., while the official video has racked up more than 36 million views on YouTube/VEVO. Rixton have delivered killer performances on Late Night With Seth Meyers, The Voice, Ellen, So You Think You Can Dance, The TODAY Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and more, in addition to being featured as an MTV 2014 “Artist To Watch” and a VEVO LIFT artist. The band recently released their follow up single “Wait On Me” and will set out on a US tour supporting Ariana Grande in February prior to the release of their debut album Let The Road on March 3rd via School Boy/Giant Little Man/Mad Love/Interscope Records. Hailing from Manchester, Rixton are Jake Roche, (vocals/rhythm guitar), Danny Wilkin (bass/keys), Charley Bagnall (lead guitar), and Lewi Morgan (drums).

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Sheppard

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Sheppard

After developing into one Australia’s biggest acts on commercial radio last year (Top 10 on national radio), Sheppard returned in 2014 with their ARIA #1, and triple platinum hit single, ‘Geronimo’ - the first track from their highly anticipated debut album, titled ‘Bombs Away’, which will hit stores on July 11. The band’s breakthrough hit ‘Let Me Down Easy’ ignited radio airwaves around the world last year, hitting the Top 20 ARIA and airplay charts in Australia and the Top 10 in Thailand. The single, which is on its way to double platinum sales in AU/NZ, cracked the Top 100 on the CMJ college radio charts in the US last year and received further chart success in New Zealand, Holland and Thailand. Since touring to sold-out crowds in North America in 2012, Sheppard have played to audiences in the UK, The Philippines, Europe, Thailand, South Africa and India. Their second single ‘Geronimo’ has taken the world by storm, hitting the top of the ARIA charts in Australia achieving triple platinum status, and breaking the all-time record for longest running #1 single by an independent Australian artist. The success of Geronimo has led to a global signing to Decca Records (UK), who will release ‘Geronimo’ on 14 July 2014. The band will head out on the road with Keith Urban through June for his “Light the Fuse” national tour ahead of their much-anticipated album release in July.

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The
Wanted

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The Wanted

Together as a group since 2009, the Wanted – Tom Parker, Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness, and Nathan Sykes – have become front-page news with their ferociously infectious tunes, rock solid friendship and laddish charms. Since the UK release of “All Time Low” (from their self-titled debut album of 2010), they have become a sensation in the UK, Ireland, South East Asia, and across Europe, piling up a string of number 1 singles in the UK. They have artfully transcended the ‘boy band' mold and brought a blast of much-needed fresh air to British pop music. From their roots as a band who paid their dues performing in seedy nightclubs and working school tours that took them across the whole of the UK and the world, the Wanted have gone on to worldwide success, with smash hits such as “All Time Low” and “Glad You Came.” Whether its playing at the Summertime Ball at London's Wembley Stadium to a sold out crowd of 80,000 people, a BRIT Award nomination for Best British Single, sold-out nationwide Arena tours, or playing at the iTunes and V festivals with 15,000 hollering revelers packing out the Big Blue Tent at V for a set that many agreed was a highlight of the UK festival, The Wanted have had an amazing ride to the top of the pop crop.

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Todrick
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Todrick Hall

Todrick Hall (aka Toddy Rockstar) is best known as a finalist on season 9 of American Idol and for his ingenious and animated viral YouTube videos such as “The Wizard of Ahhhs,” “Mean Gurlz,” "Beauty and the Beat," "Target Flash Mob," "I Wanna Be On Glee," & "Cinderfella.” He has amassed over 50 million views & 400,000 subscribers on YouTube as a result of his unique blending of live experiences with digital content, catering to his hyper-engaged audience. A true “triple threat,” Todrick has appeared on Broadway in Oprah Winfrey's The Color Purple with Fantasia and the Tony Award-Winning Memphis: The Musical. He's been on national tours of Disney's Beauty and the Beast and the Radio City Music Hall Spectacular featuring The Rockettes. In addition to his American Idol Experience, Hall has made singing and dancing appearances on Good Morning America, The Macy's Thanksgiving Parade and most recently on Season 2 of X-Factor USA.

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Tori
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Tori Kelly

When she was 14, Tori Kelly started writing songs in the bedroom of her Southern California home. Within years she began sharing those songs online, and quickly won over Internet audiences with her sweetly soaring vocals, graceful guitar-playing, and knack for blending breezy melodies with boldly heart-on-sleeve lyrics. With her YouTube channel boasting more than 80 million views and almost 1 million subscribers, the 21-year-old singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist is now at work on her debut album— a passionate pairing of soul and pop that reflects both her lifelong devotion to music and uncommon authenticity as an artist. A musical purist who began singing at age three and learned to play drums and guitar by the time she was 16, Kelly wrote, produced, mixed, and self-released an EP titled Handmade Songs By Tori Kelly in May 2012—then saw the EP debut at #6 on Soundscan’s New Artist chart and at #9 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart. The end of 2013 came with the release of Tori’s second self-produced EPs ‘Foreword,’ which debuted at #16 on the Top 200 with over 16,000 units sold in the first week. She capped off the week performing lead single and iTunes single of the week, ‘Dear No One’ on the Ellen DeGeneres show. For her debut album, Kelly is in the studio working to elevate her artistry while delivering honest, emotionally charged music that resonates with those who’ve supported her musical journey over the years. “I’m always very real in my songwriting—I’m not trying to put on a mask or hide behind any kind of gimmick,” says Kelly, who lists artists as eclectic as Lauren Hill, Jill Scott, Jeff Buckley, and Maxwell as key inspirations. “No matter what I’m going to do my own thing. So when people tell me that they relate to my songs, or that something I’ve written really connects with them, that’s just the best feeling in the world.”

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