EDM Duo THE CHAINSMOKERS consisting of Drew Taggart and Alex Pall, returned to Toronto for an energy-filled show at Scotiabank Area as part of their World War Joy Tour, in support of their latest EP. Joining them on the tour, giving fans tons of value were Aussie Pop Outfit 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER and Oshawa’s Lennon Stella, the two acts which have collaborations with The Chainsmokers on the EP. The Duo delivered a condensed slate of their hits including Roses, Paris, Call You Mine, Closer, 5S0S collabo Who Do You Love and Lennon Stella pairing, Takeaway. Fans reveled in their uplifting spirit and sophisticated stage production in a spectacle that spanned over three hours.
5SOS delight some lucky contest winners at their hotel doing an intimate performance and meet-and-greet earlier in the day in support of their upcoming fourth studio Disc.
Now in its third edition, iHeartRadio JINGLE BALL NORTH took place at Scotiabank Theatre, ringing-in the Holidays in festive fashion! The Audience was treated to a four-hour extravaganza headlined by The Chainsmokers, Dua Lipa, Khalid, Alessia Cara, Johnny Orlando, Lauv, Loud Luxury, bülow, EWXJF, Delaney Jane and more, a mixture of international and homegrown talent.
We’re delighted we got to hit-making headliners The Chainsmokers! They’ve been here so many times, we don’t believe it took this long to happen! Comprised of members Drew Taggart and Alex Pall, the Duo known for smash hits Don’t Let Me Down, Roses and Closer, currently are developing a Film based on their hit Paris with Tri-Star.
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Bebe Rexha over past few years has stamped herself as one to watch and finally tonight in Toronto she headlined her own first show at The Phoenix Concert Hall as part of her All Your Fault Tour. Known primarily as the vocals on smash hits like Martin Garrix‘s In The Name of Love, G-Eazy‘s Me, Myself and I and Nicki Minaj‘s No Broken Hearts, the 27-year-old Albian-American Singer/Songwriter should be familiar in voice even if not by name. Did you know that she’s penned hits also for the likes of Eminem, Rihanna, Nick Jonas, Selena Gomez, Iggy Azalea and more?
Rexha just in February released her EP,All Your Fault Pt. 1, which is to be followed by a second part later this year, and showcases her skills not only as a vocalist, but a songwriter on catchy pop anthems I Got You (accompanied by a gorgeous video) and second G-Eazy collaboration, FFF (Fuck Fake Friends), which fans decided in total number of streams should be a follow-up single.
Things are showing no signs of stopping with an upcoming track with red-hot hitmakers The Chainsmokers titled Coldest Summer on the way.
We had the pleasure of meeting Rexha at her The Phoenix show and attended her soundcheck where she sang her hits I Got You and FFF. As you can see below, she really loves her fans, giving them her all even though admittedly the Toronto turnout was a bit lower than some of her other sold-out American stops. One male fan spoke out disrespectfully to her asking “Can I lick your socks?”, to which she handled the situation with grace reminding him there were fans as young as 10-years-old present at the intimate soundcheck.
FFF (Fuck Fake Friends)
I Got You
And just because it’s too beautiful not to be enjoyed, you must see the official video for I Got You:
Don’t forget to check out the just released video for FFF (Ft. G-Eazy):
The biggest night in Music took place this evening with the 59th annual GRAMMY Awards being held at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Adele took home top honours garnering Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Pop Solo Performance (Hello), Record of the Year (Hello), Song of the Year (Hello) and Album of the Year with her 2015 third disc, 25.
Doing Canada proud is Toronto’s own Drake who took home multiple awards including Best Rap/ Sung Performance and Best Rap Song with Hotline Bling.
An expectant Beyoncé wins Best Music Video for Formation and Best Urban Contemporary Album with Lemonadewhich even the evening’s big winner Adele felt deserved to win Album of the Year, breaking her Grammy in half for 25 to share withBeyoncé.
Newcomer Chance the Rapper also took home Best New Artist, Rap Album of the Year for Coloring Book, along with a win for Best Rap Performance for his collaboration No Problem.
Post-humously, David Bowie was awarded with multiple wins for his final disc, Blackstar including Best Alternative Music Album, Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song (Blackstar).
While they are currently dominating Pop Music, Electronic duo The Chainsmokers failed to win Best New Artist although they took home Best Dance Recording for their Daya collaboration Don’t Let Me Down.
Some more highlights from the night:
Adele accepting Album of the Year
Lady Gaga x Metallica
Katy Perry x Skip Marley
Twenty One Pilots win Best Pop Duo/ Group Performance for Stressed Out pantless