With a dynamic voice and effortless cool, JOHN.k invites listeners to experience an eternal summer all year-round. The Florida native quietly cemented himself as an artist to watch and in 2017, Elvis Duran handpicked the independent rising star as his “Artist of the Month.” Not only did he land features from Billboard, Rolling Stone, Forbes, and more, but he also staked out coveted real estate on top Spotify and Apple Music playlists. Within two years, he independently amassed upwards of 50 million streams and charted a bona fide hit in the form of “OT.” Signed to Epic Records in 2019, he now brings the sunshine to soul on the ‘if we never met EP’ with the title track already surpassing over 20 millions streams. Make sure to keep tabs on JOHN.k because his story is just getting started with new music and show dates coming soon!
There’s a subtle power to the music of Parachute, the Charlottesville-bred pop/rock band behind such hits as the platinum selling, chart-topping “She Is Love”. With their open-hearted songwriting and incredible melodies, the trio reveals a rare ability to pack deep layers of feeling inside the most immediately catchy pop track. And on their new self-titled full-length, Parachute brings that dynamic to a batch of songs exploring everything from love and loss to anxiety and regret, handling each other with extraordinary attention to life’s most nuanced moments and intricate details.
Stephen Puth knows that the most powerful, heartfelt songs in pop-music history are about love. A singer, songwriter, and musician, Puth also writes songs that traffic in affairs of the heart. Growing up, he developed his love for music by immersing himself in classic rock and becoming enamored with legends like Van Morrison, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Carly Simon, James Taylor, Otis Redding, and Bill Withers. Classically trained in piano and self-taught on the guitar, he went on to become a songwriter-for hire, having written songs for artists such as The Vamps, Pretty Much, Daniel Skye, Jack & Jack, and Stanaj before deciding to become an artist in his own right. Now as one of Arista Records' newest signees, Puth hopes to create music that resonates with people. “Most people’s lives consist of waking up, commuting, being at work, commuting, going to the gym, eating dinner, and falling asleep,” he says. “In between, there’s music. I hope my songs give people whatever they need to get through their day.” Puth’s singles "Sexual Vibe," “Half Gone” and “Look Away” are out now. “Look Away” recently went Top 40 at radio and the track was co-written and produced by his brother, Charlie Puth. He is currently putting the finishing touches on his 2019 EP release.
As a performer, songwriter and producer, Richard Marx’s nearly three-decade-long career has had innumerable highlights. The Chicago native has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, starting with his self-titled debut which went to #8 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and spawned four Top 5 singles, including the chart-topping “Hold on to the Nights,” and “Don’t Mean Nothing” which earned him a Grammy nomination for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. The follow-up, 1989’s Repeat Offender, was even more successful, hitting #1 and going quadruple-platinum with two #1 singles in “Satisfied” and “Right Here Waiting.” When both Rush Street (with two #1 AC hits in “Keep Coming Back” and “Hazard”) and Paid Vacation (with its #1 AC hit, “Now and Forever”) went platinum, Marx achieved a seven-year string of triumphs that rivaled any in pop-rock music history. To this day, he is the only male artist in history to have his first seven singles reach the Top 5 on the Billboard charts.