BAZZI TEAMS UP WITH 21 SAVAGE FOR NEW TRACK “FOCUS”
PERFORMING AT UPCOMING MADE IN AMERICA FESTIVAL
- Genre : Pop
- Type: News
- Author : Team ARTISTdirect
- Date : Thu, 13 Jun 2019
R&B/pop hitmaker Bazzi returns with “Focus” featuring 21 Savage, released today. The sultry track follows the release of Bazzi’s latest summer smash, “Paradise,” which he’ll be performing at the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards on June 17th. “Focus”, written by Bazzi and 21 Savage and co-produced by Bazzi and Kevin White of GRAMMY-nominated duo Rice N’ Peas (G-Eazy, Fletcher), is the singer/songwriter’s third track released in the past 3 months (including the politically aimed “Caught In The Fire”), in addition to a feature appearance on Tyga’s latest album ‘Lengendary’ on the r&b cut “Made Me.”
“Paradise”, released in April, has reached over 120 million streams globally and the official music video has over 7 million views. The track is also featured in the major film The Sun Is Also A Star. “Caught In The Fire” was released a few days before “Paradise”, and premiered via Zane Lowe on Apple Music’s Beats 1. The track was described by Idolator as a “call for change” and showcases Bazzi’s evolution, both musically and socially/politically.
A 2018 MTV Video Music Award “Best New Artist” nominee, Bazzi has played select shows this year, with more live events and music festivals coming up. He made his Coachella debut this year, performed at NY’s Gov Ball, and has a much-anticipated co-headline show with fellow Atlantic artist Lizzo on Friday, June 21st in Kansas City. Bazzi will also be performing at the Made In America festival taking place August 31st and September 1st in Philadelphia. For complete details and ticket availability, please visit www.bazziofficial.com.
Bazzi’s debut album, COSMIC, is RIAA platinum certified and available for streaming and download HERE. Now boasting over two billion global streams and counting, the album proved an unequivocal worldwide success upon its release last year, fueled in part by the breakthrough hit singles, “Mine” and “Beautiful.”
Currently certified 3x platinum by the RIAA, “Mine” is a true pop sensation, reaching #1 at CHR/Top 40 while ascending to top 3 at Rhythmic and #11 on the overall Billboard “Hot 100.” Named among Billboard’s “50 Best Songs of 2018 (So Far),” the single went on to be ranked as the year’s 13th most played track, as well as the only track on Variety‘s “Most-Consumed Songs of 2018” chart to be written entirely by one person.
Boasting over 1.1 Billion streams to date, “Mine” reached #1 on Apple Music’s “Pop Streaming” chart and Shazam’s “Global Top 100,” and went top 5 on Spotify’s overall “Global Top 50.” Indeed, the single proved a worldwide favorite, earning 2x platinum in Australia, 3x platinum in Canada, and platinum in both New Zealand and Sweden. As if all that weren’t enough, the “Mine” companion video is a massive favorite, now with over 138 million views via YouTube aloneHERE.
“Beautiful (Ft. Camila Cabello)“ – available for streaming and download HERE – followed and quickly proved Bazzi’s second top 40 hit on Billboard’s “Hot 100,” ultimately earning 2x platinum certification in the United States, along with both Australia and Canada. The track came accompanied by a spectacular companion visual, now boasting over 116 million views HERE.