Atlantic Records Heads to SXSW!
Jo-Carolyn Goode | 3/3/2014, 5:49 p.m.
Check out the Atlantic Records Group Artists set to perform in Austin March 10th-March 15th.
Janelle Monáe -- Young The Giant -- Wiz Khalifa -- Chromeo -- Charli XCX -- The Orwells – Cody Simpson -- Meg Myers -- Night Terrors of 1927 -- Stalley -- Saints Of Valory -- Ty Dolla $ign -- Rockie Fresh -- Vance Joy -- Kirko Bangz -- Oh Honey – The Unlikely Candidates -- Curren$y -- Cash Cash – Que -- Finish Ticket – Kevin Gates – DJ Scream
Please also join us at “CUSP on Rainey featuring music by Atlantic Records” on Thursday, March, 13th and Friday, March 14th.
A GRAMMY Award -nominated singer-songwriter, performer, producer and CoverGirl spokesperson, Bad Boy/Wondaland/Atlantic recording artist Janelle Monáe is known for her unique style and groundbreaking sound. In 2010, Monáe released the highly-anticipated and critically-acclaimed album The ArchAndroid, which earned her two GRAMMY Award nominations. In 2013, her celebrated album The Electric Lady reached No. 5 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. The video for the album's first single, “Q.U.E.E.N.,” received a coveted MTV VMA Moonman. Monáe also received Billboard’s prestigious 2013 Rising Star Award.
Young The Giant
On their new record, “MIND OVER MATTER,” the Southern California-based Atlantic Records/Fueled By Ramen group Young The Giant, enlisted Grammy-nominated producer Justin Meldal-Johnsen, known for his work with Tegan & Sara, Paramore, and M83. “MIND OVER MATTER” debuted at #7 on the Billboard 200 this past January and lead single “It’s About Time” is currently Top 5 on the Billboard Modern Rock chart, following in the footsteps of the band’s previous Top 5 hits “My Body” and “Cough Syrup.” Furthermore, “MIND OVER MATTER” is earning a range of critical applause, with USA Today noting in a three-out-of-four starred rave that Young The Giant’s “…twin-guitar lines, buzzy synths and wide-open melodies fit together in a way that makes perfect sense.” Entertainment Weekly awarded the album a B+ rating, while Relix commended the album’s “dazzlingly immersive textures and eclectic songcraft,” further decreeing, “‘MIND OVER MATTER’ is a major creative leap.”
Rostrum/Atlantic recording artist Wiz Khalifa recently released his new single “We Dem Boyz,” the Detail-produced first single from his highly-anticipated third studio album, “BLACC HOLLYWOOD,” due out later this year. “BLACC HOLLYWOOD” is the follow-up to Wiz’s sophomore album, “O.N.I.F.C.” which was released December 2012, debuting at #2 on the Billboard “Top 200 Albums” chart and #1 on Billboard’s “Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums” and “Top Rap Albums” charts, and #1 on iTunes’ “Overall Albums” and “Top Hip-Hop/Rap Albums” charts. Wiz earned himself a nomination at the 56th Annual GRAMMY® Awards for his Platinum-certified single, “Remember You,” Ft. The Weeknd in the “Best Rap/Sung Collaboration” category, adding to a career total of 5 nominations, since his 3x-Platinum breakout smash hit, “Black And Yellow” in 2010.