BAZZI Announces Debut Album & New Track HONEST
iamcosmic in partnership with Atlantic Records has announced the eagerly anticipated debut album from 2018's breakout star Bazzi - which includes the RIAA-certified Gold (and soon to be Platinum) hit single, "Mine" - arriving Thursday, April 12th at all music retailers and streaming services.
The forthcoming album is heralded by the new track, "Honest," available today. The track is joined by a compelling vintage-inspired video, streaming now at Bazzi's official YouTube channel. In addition, the album will feature a pair of recently released tracks - "Why" and "Gone" - both of which expertly build upon Bazzi's signature Detroit R&B/pop sound.
Meanwhile, "Mine" is fast shaping up as a massive pop success, currently ascending the top 20 on Billboard's Hot 100 (#17 this week) after reaching #1 on Apple Music's Pop Streaming chart, Shazam's Global Top 100, and both Spotify's US Viral 50 and Global Viral 50 charts. The sultry single - which is presently earning 30 million weekly streams with a total worldwide streaming number exceeding 240 million to date and sale equivalents exceeding 1 million in the US alone - has taken multiple radio formats by storm, debuting on CHR/Top 40 outlets nationwide in the same week of its initial impact. This week "Mine" is locked for Top 20 at Pop radio and Top 10 at Rhythmic radio where it has proven an unprecedented favorite. What's more, the "Mine" companion video is an equivalent sensation, now boasting over 31 million views via YouTube alone.
Written by Bazzi and co-produced with Rice N Peas, "Mine" was released to critical acclaim - praised as a "hypnotic track" by Rap-Up while Billboard declared that "(Bazzi) could very well be on his way to rocking arenas" and MTV echoing "2018 in music has been off to a pretty great start, thanks in no small part to Bazzi." The single has received an outpour of co-signs from his peers, including the likes of K-pop sensations BTS, Taylor Swift, DRAM, Liam Payne and more. Bazzi also recently teamed up with Beats by Dre for a look behind the creation of "Mine" via their Beat X Beat video series, streaming now on YouTube.
Bazzi will celebrate the album release with a busy live schedule, including performance as special guest on Camila Cabello's sold out "Never Be The Same" North American tour (kicking off April 9th in Vancouver, BC). This summer will see the announce of more live dates, including Manchester, TN's Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival (June 10th) and a just announced performance at Chicago, IL's Lollapalooza (August 2-5th).
Bazzi has quickly become known an inventive and inspired pop craftsman, wedding hypnotic hooks, expansive production, and lush instrumentation into his own indefinable sound and vision. Born to a Lebanese immigrant father and American mother in Dearborn, MI and currently based in Los Angeles, the talented tunesmith first made waves with hugely popular independent online releases including "Beautiful" and "Alone."
BAZZI ON TOUR
April 9 - Vancouver, BC - Orpheum Theater
April 10 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre
April 11 - Portland, OR - Arlene Schnitzer
April 13 - San Francisco, CA - Fox Theater
April 14- Los Angeles, CA -Palladium
April 15 - Los Angeles, CA - Palladium
April 20 - Minneapolis, MN - State Theater
April 22 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theater
April 24 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
April 25 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore
April 27 - Toronto, ON - Sony PAC
April 28 - Montreal, QC - M Telus
April 29 - Boston, MA - Orpheum
May 1 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore
May 4 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
June 10 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival*
August 2-5 - Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza*
ALL DATES WITH CAMILA CABELLO EXCEPT *
ADDITIONAL DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED