Led by musician /actor Ross Lynch, R5 formed in 2009 and includes Lynch's three siblings Riker (bass/vocals), Rocky (lead guitar/vocals) and Rydel (keyboard/vocals), along with friend Ellington "Ratliff" (drums/vocals). The band self-released their first EP, Ready Set Rock in 2010 and signed with Hollywood Records in April of 2012. In 2013 their debut album LOUDER, hit No. 1 on iTunes in 10 countries upon its release. In 2015, their sophomore album, Sometime Last Night, debuted No. 1 on the Pop Album Chart and No. 6 on the Billboard 200, that same year they released the documentary R5: All Day, All Night to the big screen nationwide.
R5 has spent much of their time on the road; the band has toured across 5 continents, playing over 250 shows in 31 countries selling out venues across Asia, Europe, South America and North America. R5 have appeared on Good Morning America, Ellen, LIVE! with Kelly & Michael and Jimmy Kimmel Live! With over 87M Spotify streams and 250M views on VEVO globally, the band’s social reach has surpassed 19M combined fans. The band members are about to release a 5 song EP, New Addictions, the follow-up to Sometime Last Night. New Addictions marks a bold new era for the L.A.-based band. With R5 taking a greater writing and production role than ever before, the EP finds the lifelong musicians both tapping into their formidable instincts and carefully refining their song-craft. Built on powerful grooves and sharply crafted hooks, New Addictions also channels the unstoppable energy R5 have recently shown playing festivals alongside artists like Panic! At The Disco, Charlie Puth, The 1975, James Bay and Weezer.
New York-based singer/songwriter Hailey Knox rose to popularity with her acoustic covers of pop hits posted on the Internet. However, the social media star began singing long before, taking on the Beatles as a toddler and performing as a duo with her sister Samantha in her preteen years. It wasn't until 2014 -- when she posted her first cover, a rendition of A Great Big World's "Say Something" -- that she gained a larger audience that included industry vets and even pop singer Meghan Trainor. Her mature guitar-and-loop-pedal meditations on hits by various stars -- ranging from Adele to the Weeknd and Justin Bieber to Hozier -- were posted on YouTube and YouNow. She signed a deal with S-Curve Records by late 2015 and, the following year, she had racked up over two million views and was nominated for YouNower of the Year at the 2016 Shorty Awards. Her debut EP, A Little Awkward, was released that summer. It included a bright mix of guitar-based ditties that highlighted her soulful voice, which drew comparisons to Sheryl Crow, Ingrid Michaelson, Fiona Apple, and KT Tunstall. Produced by Michael Mangini (Joss Stone), Peter Zizzo (Avril Lavigne, Jason Mraz, Vanessa Carlton), and Steve Greenberg (Andy Grammer), A Little Awkward included the single "Geeks," which was co-written with singer Imani Coppola.
Alexander Jean, featuring BC Jean and Mark Ballas, have already had 2 number ones with their debut single, Roses and Violets and their debut EP,Head High