ALBUM PEAKED AT #1 ON ITUNES IN 50+ COUNTRIES; SMASH HIT SINGLE “WORK FROM HOME” #1 ON BILLBOARD POP SONGS CHART
UPCOMING TELEVISION APPEARANCES INCLUDE TODAY SHOW ON MAY 30 AND CMT AWARDS ON JUNE 8
NEW YORK (May 27, 2016) – After months of anticipation, chart-topping sensation Fifth Harmony released their highly anticipated sophomore album 7/27 today on Syco Music/Epic Records. The group is celebrating the release with a massive release day in London, spending 7 hours and 27 minutes touring some of the city’s most famed landmarks before concluding with a fan event to commemorate the day with their Harmonizers. 7/27 has already peaked at No. 1 on iTunes in more than 50 countries.
Coming off explosive performances of “Work From Home” on the 2016 Billboard Music Awards and their new single “All In My Head (Flex)” on the Dancing With the Stars finale this week, Ally, Normani, Dinah, Camila and Lauren will continue the hype with live performances on the TODAY Show’s Citi Concert Series on Monday, May 30 in New York City and a special mash-up with country star Cam on the CMT Awards on Wednesday, June 8 from Nashville.
“Work From Home,” the record’s first single, has become an instant hit, reaching the top five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and just notched the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Pop Songs chart dated June 4. The track, featuring Ty Dolla $ign, previously earned Fifth Harmony their first top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, and is the first song to reach the top 10 from a girl group since 2008; it also reached No. 1 on the Billboard Rhythmic Songs chart, marking the first girl group to top the chart in 15 years. The song is currently #1 on the Top 40 airplay charts.
Critics and fans alike are already praising the album’s infectious sounds and powerful themes that Fifth Harmony is known for. TIME noted that the “group’s ambitions come into focus on songs about empowerment” and that 7/27 “works best in that mode, as a soundtrack for the #squad era,” while Newsday agreed, praising the group for “channeling their ‘girl power’ into an artistic force.”
With buzz for the album building amongst Harmonizers all over social media, Twitter has created an exclusive emoji to celebrate the album’s release. The emoji is generated with the use of any of the following hashtags: #727OutNow, #FifthHarmony727, #5H727, #5HNewAlbum, #727ReleaseDay, #The727Era and #727ListeningParty.
The group will be bringing the music of 7/27 and their powerhouse vocals to fans across North America on their 7/27 Tour, kicking off July 27 in Manchester, NH and visiting 30+ cities – including Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Chicago, Boston, Atlanta, Dallas and San Diego – before concluding September 17 in Las Vegas, NV. Tickets are on sale today; more information can be found at http://fifthharmony.co/tourclub.
Fifth Harmony’s record-breaking success on the charts adds to an already award-winning 2016, with the group’s first-time wins at the iHeartRadio Music Awards and People’s Choice Awards, their second win at this year’s Kids Choice Awards, and two wins at the Radio Disney Music Awards. Fifth Harmony boasts over 4.5 million followers on Instagram, 3 million on Twitter and 6.7 million fans on Facebook.
NASHVILLE – May 25, 2016 – CMT continues to add superstar names to its roster of performers for the fan-voted “2016 CMT Music Awards.” Country’s Cam, who is nominated for three CMT Music awards and is tied for the most nominations, will join pop superstars Fifth Harmony, for a special never-before-heard mash-up of Fifth Harmony’s current Billboard No.1 pop song, “Work From Home,” and Cam’s “Mayday.” The “2016 CMT Music Awards,” airs live Wednesday, June 8 at 8pm ET/PT.
CMT is also revealing some of the presenters tapped for the night. They include actors Vince Vaughn and Rob Riggle, NASCAR driver Danica Patrick, country artists Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum, Cole Swindell, Dan+Shay and Kellie Pickler, as well as actors Joey Lauren Adams and Madison Iseman from the new upcoming CMT series “Still The King,” which premieres June 12. More performers and presenters will soon be announced.
Tickets to the “2016 CMT Music Awards” are currently on sale via Ticketmaster.
On the heels of her historic and record-setting sixth “Video of the Year” win last year (her fourth consecutive win), reigning champ, Carrie Underwood, is set to protect her crown against powerhouse Chris Stapleton and Cam who top nominations for the fan-selected “2016 CMT Music Awards.” With three nominations each, including “Video of the Year,” they will face off in top categories against superstars Blake Shelton, Brothers Osborne, Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Sam Hunt and Thomas Rhett who each garnered two nominations.
Fans can vote now via CMT.com determine the winners for “Video of the Year”. Voting will continue until Monday, June 6 at 12:01 AM. On Wednesday, June 1, CMT will announce a brand-new surprise awards category.
Last year’s “CMT Music Awards” once again earned its title as the loudest in country music garnering nearly 17 million cumulative viewers for the premiere and subsequent airings, according to Nielsen. #CMTawards trended worldwide on Twitter from the start of the live telecast and throughout, and the show ranked as the #1 most social telecast of the day with over 18 million impressions according to Nielsen Twitter TV ratings. The awards ranked as the #2 most social non-sports telecast of the week and CMT.com saw double-digit gains for “CMT Music Awards” content, with unique visitors up +33% from the prior year.
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Meghan Trainor Dazzled Her Fans With A Live Performance of ‘NO’ At The 2016 Billboard Music Awards
“The crowd had nothing but positive things to say when Meghan Trainor took the Billboard Music Awards stage to perform “No,” the lead single off her recent sophomore album Thank You.
Currently at no. 19 on the Hot 100 (the single peaked at no. 3 on the chart), “No” is a girl power anthem — which Trainor drew out in her defiant performance.
Trainor, clad in a multi-colored version of her favored formfitting sequin dress, began the performance in front of the shimmering arena (thanks to the crowd’s light-up wristbands), and took it into the audience to wrap things up — even getting Zendaya to sing along to the memorable chorus” – Billboard
Watch Meghan’s performance of ‘NO’ via Billboard HERE!
Fifth Harmony Take Over The 2016 Billboard Music Awards With A Hot Performance of ‘Work From Home’!
‘Less than a week before the May 27 release of their sophomore effort 7/27, Fifth Harmony worked the night shift on the 2016 Billboard Music Awards stage (May 22) for a performance of their single “Work From Home” alongside collaborator Ty Dolla $ign.
Earlier this month, “Work From Home” danced at the No. 1 spot on the Rhythmic Songs chart, allowing the pop quintet — comprised of Camila Cabello, Lauren Jauregui, Ally Brook, Dinah-Jane Hansen and Normani Hamilton — to become the 12th girl group to top the list. The recent Billboard cover stars’ “Work From Home” was also the first girl group song to reach the Billboard Hot 100 top 10 since 2008.’ – Billboard
Watch 5H put in overtime at the Billboard Music Awards HERE!