What’s Next – hot up and coming artists on your new NOW album
At the age of 17, singer-songwriter Alex Aiono is on the rise…
with no signs of stopping. Alex combines his Polynesian musical heritage with his passion for EDM, R&B melodies and the lyrics of traditional singer-songwriters. You may have heard his new single,
CM “Doesn’t Get Better,” on SiriusXM’s 20 on 20, or viewed the video YB on MTV Hits.
Alex has collaborated with Grammy winning collaborators like John Legend, Babyface and Billy Mann (P!nk, Kelly Rowland, Backstreet Boys). Following a 47-date North American tour with R5, Alex’s momentum is generated by his vision and a burgeoning, passionate fan base (#AionoArmy). He has since opened for
Owl City, Hot Chelle Rae, Cody Simpson, Austin Mahone, and Bridgit Mendler.
In addition to his songwriting and vocal talents, Alex is a multi- instrumentalist, playing guitar, piano, drums, and ukulele, and is an impressive hip-hop dancer. Upon moving from Phoenix, AZ, to Los Angeles, he has gone from performing only in church to collaborating with the music industry A-list, all while staying independent, even in a genre typically driven by “star-maker machinery.”
G.R.L. is Simone Battle, Lauren Bennett, Emmalyn Estrada, Natasha Slayton and Paula Van Oppen.
With their fun-loving, irreverent debut “Vacation,” and their follow-up track “Show Me What You Got,” G.R.L. has announced themselves as a major contender for pop chart domination. Each member of the group’s unique personality, incredible dance skills and musical ability shines through
on “Vacation” and “Show Me What You Got,” both songs produced by hitmakers Dr. Luke, Max Martin and Cirkut, with whom G.R.L. are recording their debut album for Dr. Luke’s record label Kemosabe and RCA Records.
Don’t let a cute face fool you. Behind innocent eyes, Natalia Kills hides a guilty mind. Her unique high-impact pop songs knock hard with hip hop rhythms stomping through riot grrrl yells, all whilst calmly confessing to being a teenage-tragedy-turned-trouble-maker!
Since releasing her critically acclaimed debut album Perfectionist in the summer of 2011, Natalia Kills has toured the world with Katy Perry, Bruno Mars and Black Eyed Peas, eventually headlining her own jaunt in Europe. Two tracks from her debut album, “Free” feat. will.i.am and “Mirrors,” went Top 10 in Europe and sold over 750,000.
Natalia’s sophomore album, Trouble released September 3rd on will.i.am/Cherrytree/ Interscope Records. Written and recorded in collaboration with renowned producers Jeff Bhasker (Kanye West, Jay-Z, fun.) and Emile Haynie (Lana Del Rey, Kid Cudi, Eminem), Trouble combines Natalia’s razor sharp lyrics with her unique and robust vocal delivery.
“Alienation” is the first single from Morning Parade’s upcoming album “Pure Adulterated Joy.” Morning Parade are a UK-based five piece alternative rock band originating from Harlow, Essex that formed in 2007. The band comprises Steve Sparrow (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Andrew Hayes (Drums) Phil Titus (Bass, backing vo- cals), Ben Giddings (Piano, synths backing vocals) and Chad Thomas (Lead guitar). Morning Parade’s debut album from 2010 spawned the hit “Headlights” and saw the band touring with Smashing Pumpkins, Foster The People, Silversun Pickups and more.