Pandora Summer Crush Featuring 5 Seconds of Summer, Fergie and Daya
Pandora (NYSE: P), the go-to music source for fans and artists, is bringing the heat to Los Angeles with its fourth annual Pandora Summer Crush, an end-of-summer celebration on August 13 featuring live performances from A-list talent 5 Seconds of Summer, eight-time Grammy winner Fergie, and breakout star Daya.
Pandora Summer Crush is back for the second year in a row at L.A. LIVE – the premiere live sports and entertainment destination located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles – to bring fans one of the top music events of the season, whether they're at the event (exclusive to Pandora listeners) or tuning in from their earbuds at home. Listeners can RSVP here. Launching July 25, the Pandora Summer Crush station will feature an exclusive mixtape curated by the performers, and then grant listeners exclusive access to the livestreamed concert on August 13.
"We're thrilled about this year's bill. 5 Seconds of Summer's songs have been played more than a half billion times on Pandora, and their Summer Crush performance comes on top of the partnership we've had supporting their tour," said Lars Murray, Senior Vice President, Music Makers Group, Pandora. "Fergie needs no introduction, and we're looking forward to hearing her new material live. As for Daya, between her solo tracks and her collaborations, she was heard over 10 million times this week on Pandora. She's one of the fastest developing Pop artists on the platform right now — and a great indie label story."
The event advances Pandora's focus on helping artists grow their careers. This began with the launch of AMP in October 2014 and continued with the rollout of Artist Audio Messages in February 2015 and AMPcast in March 2016. The 2015 acquisitions of Next Big Sound and Ticketfly have helped to deepen this partnership by providing even more data to artists while making it easier to connect with fans through live events.
Pandora Summer Crush attendees will be treated to custom activations from sponsors including: Amazon Prime Student, Best Buy®, Cacique®, Chevron Products Company, a division of Chevron U.S.A. Inc., Post-it® Brand, Quiznos®, and SweeTARTS®.
Pandora is the world's most powerful music discovery platform – a place where artists find their fans and listeners find music they love. We are driven by a single purpose: unleashing the infinite power of music by connecting artists and fans, whether through earbuds, car speakers, live on stage or anywhere fans want to experience it. Our team of highly trained musicologists analyze hundreds of attributes for each recording which powers our proprietary Music Genome Project®, delivering billions of hours of personalized music tailored to the tastes of each music listener, full of discovery, making artist/fan connections at unprecedented scale. Founded by musicians, Pandora empowers artists with valuable data and tools to help grow their careers and connect with their fans.
ABOUT 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER
Hailed as the "biggest new rock act in the world" by Rolling Stone, 5 Seconds of Summer is the only band (not vocal group) in history to see its first two full-length studio albums enter the Billboard 200 at No. 1. They played their first gig in late 2011, performing for about a dozen people at a hotel in their hometown of Sydney, Australia. Three years later, 5 Seconds of Summer headlined the Forum in Los Angeles, where they played for 25,000 fans during a sold-out, two-night stand. 5 Seconds of Summer's self-titled debut album entered the Billboard 200 at No. 1 in July of 2014 and has since sold more than three million units worldwide – with 1.5 million albums and more than 4.5 million single tracks sold in the U.S. alone. 2015's Sounds Good Feels Good, the follow-up, charted at No. 1 in 12 countries, including the U.S., the U.K. and Australia. In December 2015, 5 Seconds of Summer's first official DVD/Blue-ray – How Did We End Up Here? – Live At Wembley Arena – went to No. 1 on Billboard's Music Video Sales chart. It was the highest-selling music DVD of 2015. The band has won an American Music Award, a People's Choice Award, an iHeartRadio Music Award, five MTV European Music Awards and an MTV Video Music Award. The band is currently on their "Sounds Live Feels Live" world tour.
Fergie, an eight-time Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum solo artist and vocalist for The Black Eyed Peas, is putting the finishing touches on the follow-up album to her 2006 solo release The Dutchess. Her debut single, "M.I.L.F. $" from her forthcoming sophomore album, debuted at Number 2 on the iTunes chart and has racked up over 50 million YouTube / VEVO views since its release. Fergie's solo album debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 and spent 94 weeks on the chart. The Dutchess went on to sell 6.2 million copies and 28.5 million tracks worldwide and spawned three No. 1 hits on the Hot 100: "London Bridge," "Glamorous," and "Big Girls Don't Cry," as well as the Top 5 singles "Fergalicious" and "Clumsy." In 2014 she released the multi-platinum single "L.A.LOVE (la la)". Fergie also released four multi-platinum albums with The Black Eyed Peas, with whom she has sold more than 32 million albums and 60 million singles worldwide. Her highly anticipated second solo album will be released later this year.
Seventeen-year-old breakout musician Daya [pronounced "dey-uh"] is driving pop music down a different path and was named one of Pandora's Artists to Watch in 2016. Her latest single "Sit Still, Look Pretty" is currently climbing the charts, sitting in the Top 20 on the iTunes Pop chart and Top 25 on the Billboard Pop chart. Featured on her debut EP Daya, her first single "Hide Away" is platinum-certified – and quickly approaching double platinum status –notching Top 10 and Top 25 spots on Billboard's Pop Songs and Hot 100 charts, respectively. Daya's distinct vocals are also featured on The Chainsmokers' single "Don't Let Me Down," which hit #1 at pop radio and currently sits at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Daya has taken 2016 by storm, with Rolling Stone naming her one of their "10 New Artists You Need to Know," and InStyle including her as one of the "6 Indie Artists You Should Be Listening to in 2016," as well as a number of high-profile performances on TODAY Show, Good Morning America, the Radio Disney Music Awards and at the White House's annual Easter Egg Roll. She is currently on tour throughout the country, and is slated to release her debut full-length album on ArtBeatz by the end of 2016. For more information, visit www.theofficialdaya.com.
Tracy Zamot, 212-896-2058
Director, Artist Communications