March Madness Music Fest

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March Madness Music Fest

HEMISFAIR, SAN ANTONIO | MAR 30 - APR 1

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Maroon 5

Maroon 5, born and bred in Los Angeles, with their catchy hook, soaring vocals, and signature sound, have solidified their position as one of pop music’s most enduring artists. The band captured their first of three Grammy Awards as “Best New Artist” of 2005 and have gone on to sell more than 17 million albums worldwide. Their releases have also gone gold and platinum in over 35 countries.

Most recently, Maroon 5 tallied its 12th Hot 100 top 10 with their newly released smash hit single “Don’t Wanna Know” featuring Kendrick Lamar, making them the most successful group on the charts history. The single also notably entered #1 on the Billboard Top Tracks, scoring the group’s third chart-topping start, and reached #1 on iTunes.

Maroon 5 won over fans and critics alike with the hybrid rock/R&B sound they introduced on their debut album, Songs About Jane and their double platinum album, It Won't Be Soon Before Long, which included hits like "Makes Me Wonder" and "If I Never See your Face Again." In 2010, the band released their third studio album, Hands All Over, which featured the hit singles “Misery” and the anthemic “Moves Like Jagger,” which climbed to the #1 spot on the Top 40 and Hot AC charts, as well as claiming the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100. Both singles received GRAMMY Award nominations in the category of "Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals.”“Moves Like Jagger” was also one of the best selling singles of 2011 with sales of 8.5 million copies worldwide, and has become one of the best-selling singles of all time. With the success of the track on the Hot 100 chart, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine also notably became the first artist in the chart's 53-year history to reach #1 as part of a group, while entering the Top 10 at the same time as a soloist, as he was featured on and co-wrote Gym Class Heroes’ top single, “Stereo Hearts."

OneRepublic

After putting out their third album Native—a 2013 release that debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and has sold over 5 million units worldwide—OneRepublic spent more than two years traveling the world in a series of sold-out tours. During that time, the Grammy Award- nominated quintet hit 154 cities in 26 countries and—true to their standing as a singularly global rock band—drew major musical inspiration from each place they visited. As lead singer/songwriter Ryan Tedder transformed that inspiration into new songwriting material, OneRepublic soon began the brilliant whirlwind process of recording their fourth album all across the planet.

The follow-up to Native (whose host of smash singles include “Counting Stars,” a #1 hit in 54 countries), Oh My My came to life in nearly 20 cities around the world, including Rio, Moscow, Mexico City, Tokyo, Paris, and London. From track to track, OneRepublic—which features bassist Brent Kutzle, guitarists Zach Filkins and Drew Brown, and drummer Eddie Fisher—parallel the extraordinary scope of the album’s creation by blending alt-rock, gospel, synth-pop, nu-disco, and folk. With its abundance of sweeping, stadium-ready anthems, Oh My My shapes those eclectic elements into songs built on both masterfully expansive arrangements and bravely intimate lyrics.

A three-time Grammy Award-winning songwriter and producer who’s worked with the likes of Adele, Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, and U2, Tedder co-produced Oh My My along with Kutzle, Noel Zancanella (Ellie Goulding, Maroon 5, Ariana Grande), and Benny Blanco (Passion Pit, Charli XCX, Rihanna). With the help of a mobile production rig, Tedder sculpted the album’s vibrant and vital sound in part by channeling the kinetic energy that came from OneRepublic’s immersing themselves in the local culture of their ever-changing surroundings. To that end, Oh My My features such flourishes as clap patterns recorded in Moscow’s Red Square, the percussive footwork of flamenco dancers in Madrid, and the bells of Big Ben in London. In a first for the band, Oh My My also boasts a dazzling lineup of guest artists, including Peter Gabriel, Santigold, French electronic duo Cassius, and Romy Madley Croft of The xx.

Panic! At The Disco

Award-winning internationally acclaimed rock band Panic! At The Disco have announced the release of Pray For The Wicked which comes off the heels of their critically acclaimed fifth album, Death Of A Bachelor. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 Chart and was nominated for Best Rock Album at the 2017 GRAMMY® Awards. The RIAA platinum selling release was the highest selling rock album and fourth-highest selling album released in 2016, according to Nielsen Soundscan. DOAB has also spawned RIAA certified gold singles “Hallelujah," "Emperor's New Clothes," and platinum single "Death Of A Bachelor.” The band's Gold-certified fourth studio album, Too Weird To Live, Too Rare to Die!, was released in October 2013, and debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, marking their second album to do so. Panic! At The Disco's previous albums include 2005's double-platinum A Fever You Can't Sweat Out, 2008's Gold-certified Pretty. Odd., which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, and Vices & Virtues, which debuted at No. 7. Panic! At The Disco have been nominated for multiple awards, including a GRAMMY, Teen Choice Award, Alternative Press Music Award, Kerrang! Award, and MTV Video Music Awards. At the MTV VMAs in 2006, they won the highly coveted Video of the Year trophy for the video for their smash "I Write Sins Not Tragedies." Most recently, frontman Brendon Urie starred as Charlie Price in the critically acclaimed Broadway hit Kinky Boots.

Daya

Since making her debut with 2016͛'s double-platinum "Hide Away," 19-year-old singer/songwriter Daya won her first ever Grammy Award for her smash collaboration with The Chainsmokers "Don't Let Me Down," released a gold-certified album, and headlined a national tour. Just months after debuting at #5 on Billboard's 21 Under 21 list in 2016, the Pittsburgh-born artist emerged as the youngest honoree on Forbes' 30 Under 30 music list in 2017. Newly signed to Interscope Records, Daya is set to deliver a sophomore album that finally shows the full depth of her talent and scope of her artistry.

"I've been writing songs since I was 12, but working on this record helped me to find my voice in a whole new way," says Daya, who co-wrote every track on the album. "Being in the studio every day and experimenting with new sounds has opened up all these parts of me that I didn't even know were there."

Made with producers like Joel Little (Lorde, Tove Lo), Stargate (Sam Smith, Rihanna), and Oren Yoel (Miley Cyrus, Tori Kelly), the follow-up to 2016's Sit Still, Look Pretty takes on a more expansive sound while further proving Daya's gift for unforgettable melody. Along with bringing elements of urban and electronic music to her brightly arranged breed of pop, Daya embraces a soulful sensibility closely shaped by her lifelong love of R&B and her experience in studying jazz piano.