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Artist To Watch: PRETTYMUCH

If you’re a long time Secret Fangirls reader, you know that we’re HUGE fans of classic boybands – y’know, they ones that harmonize and dance in sync!  From Backstreet to New Edition to NKOTB to Big Time Rush, dancing boybands are a staple in any pop music landscape.

Our latest Artist To Watch fills that dancing boyband void that’s been open since BTR went on a break.   PRETTYMUCH is the boyband that are quickly making a name for themselves despite only putting out music a few months ago!  PRETTYMUCH were assembled by Simon Cowell who knows a thing or two about creating a hit factory. PRETTYMUCH consists of Austin Porter (19, Charlotte, North Carolina) Brandon Arreaga (17, Corinth, Texas), Edwin Honoret (18, Bronx, New York), Nick Mara (19, Manalapan, New Jersey), and Zion Kuwonu (18, Ottawa, Canada) making them a true North American boyband!

After releasing their debut single “Would You Mind” on July 21st, the song skyrocketed to the top of the charts and has stayed on playlists throughout the Summer and we’re sure will continue to propel PRETTYMUCH into superstardom.  Watch the official video for “Would You Mind” below!

Even better, PRETTYMUCH just announced they’re hitting the road this Fall with Jack & Jack on the “FALL2017 Tour” throughout November.  Tickets go on sale Thursday, Sept 21st at 10AM local time.

Grab a copy of “Would You Mind” on iTunes or Amazon so you can sing along on tour!

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Jack & Jack, Why Don’t We, & Alex Aiono & More Headline Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day at the US Open

The 2017 US Open started with a bang on Saturday at the annual Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day Celebration.  AAKD is a celebration of music and tennis, in honor of the late tennis legend Arthur Ashe.  Proceeds from the event benefit the USTA Foundation and the National Junior Tennis & Learning Network (NJTL).  We love coming to this event every year because they have a knack for booking the hottest up and coming artists in music before they hit it big!  (Shawn Mendes, Justin Bieber, Backstreet Boys, Demi Lovato, Britney Spears are just a few of AAKD’s past performers!)


This year’s Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day also served as the official launch of Net Generation, the USTA’s new program to help inspire the next generation of tennis players.  Net Generation provides a fun, kid-friendly format to help younger players get into the game.  The next generation of American players including Frances Tiafoe, Claire Liu, Cici Bellis, & Jarden Donaldson, helped show off just how easy it can be!


Saving Forever, made up of 3 brothers from Chicago, got the stadium show started by rocking the house with their new single “Million Ways.”  Their high-energy performance featured dozens of dancers on court on Arthur Ashe Stadium getting down to their blend of perfect pop-rock sounds that just make you wanna dance!  Watch our interview with Saving Forever here!


New Hope Club, fresh off their Summer tour with Sabrina Carpenter, played their new single “Start Over” along with their hit “Fixed.”   The guys were thrilled to be playing their first ever stadium show!


What makes AAKD so fun is that it’s all about music AND tennis!   This year featured tennis icons Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Venus Williams & 2016 US Open Champion Angelique Kerber.  The players competed in a skills competition to see how many targets they could hit on the forehand and backhand side, with each target hit raising money for their individual charity.  One lucky participant from the NJTL also got to join the players on court and he had SKILLS – he hit almost as many targets as Roger Federer!


Sofia Carson, who co-hosted the event with Alex Aiono, took to the stage to perform her brand new single “Ins and Outs” for the first time.  Sofia’s powerful voice carried throughout the stadium and brought down the house!


One fun fact we learned this week is that pop duo Jack & Jack used to play doubles together in high school!  We’re sure they had a major fangirl moment when they realized they would get to perform on court on the legendary Arthur Ashe Stadium!  We love that their performance took place on opposite sides of the net, as if they were playing a match.  We wish we could have seen them put their tennis skills to the test!  Watch our interview with Jack & Jack here!


The screaming and excitement in the stadium for boyband Why Don’t We started the moment the boys hit the red carpet before the show even started.  It hit an all-time high during their performance of “Something Different” and “Taking You.”  Fans throughout the 23,000 capacity stadium were loudly singing along to every word and cheering as loud as possible.   We imagine this was what it was like at AAKD in 1998 when the Backstreet Boys performed!


As we said, AAKD always have a knack for booking future stars.  Judging by the crowd’s reaction, look out for much more from Why Don’t We soon!  We wouldn’t be surprised to see them headlining their own stadium tour one day.  The boys took the time to answer fan questions and assured that they are hard at work on their upcoming album!  Watch our interview with Why Don’t We here!


Co-host Alex Aiono brought down the house to wrap up the show.  He gave everyone a sneak peak at his brand new single, “Falling,” which is coming out on September 15th!   The multi-talented Alex played the guitar during “Falling” before launching  into his hit single “Hot 2 Touch,”  getting everyone in the stadium to dance along.  As his co-host Sofia pointed out, Alex had actually performed on the grounds on the festival stage back in 2012!  We loved seeing Alex graduate to the main stage!   Watch our interview with Alex Aiono here!

This year’s AAKD was a blast from start to finish, with one of the strongest lineups we’ve ever seen.  We’re already counting down to AAKD 2018!   But for now, we’ll enjoy being at the US Open for the next two weeks.


Make sure to check out our interviews from Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day with Alex Aiono, Jack & Jack, Why Don’t We, Saving Forever & Spencer Sutherland!  Head over to Secret Fangirls on YouTube to watch them all!


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SecretFangirls.com Interview Jack & Jack

Jack & Jack first met back in kindergarten, instantly bonding over the fact that they were wearing the same shirt and had the same name!  They eventually started creating music together and have come to be known for their perfect blend of pop and rap.  Jack Gilinsky brings the hooks while Jack Johnson brings the verses.  They just dropped a brand new EP, “Gone,” which brings their music to a new level.

We spoke up with Jack & Jack before their performance at Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day in NYC.   Who would they pick as their doubles partner?  What would they pick as their walk-on song?   Watch our interview below and find out.

Pick up a copy of Jack & Jack’s new EP, “Gone,” on iTunes now!

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Billboard Hot 100 Festival Returns For 2017

Billbaord’s own Hot 100 Festival is the one of the only festival lineups where you’ll see names like We The Kings, Cash Cash, Lil Yachty, Bebe Rexha, and Camila Cabello on the same ticket! Billboard Hot 100 celebrates the artists that have tapped into their audiences and knows what makes a viral song to keep the fans requesting and coming back for more.

This year, Billboard Hot 100 Festival is back for the third year and will take place on on August 19th & 20th at the newly renamed Northwell Health Jones Beach Theater right on the water! This festival knows how to party and features 3 stages, 2 days, and every artist plays a FULL set! It doesn’t get better than that!!

Be sure to sign up on the Billboard Hot 100 Festival website for exclusive access to pre-sale tickets.  Two day passes for the festival go on sale Monday May 22nd at 10am local time but like Summer, they won’t last forever.   Check out the lineup below and keep checking back as more artists get announced the closer we get to the fest!

Billboard Hot 100 Festival 2017
Aug 19th & 20th – Northwell Health @ Jones Beach Amphitheater – Wantagh, NY – Buy Tickets

Hot 100 Fest 2017 Lineup
Big Sean
Major Lazer
Zedd
Bebe Rexha
Camila Cabello
DJ Khaled
Echosmith
Gucci Mane
Capital Cities
Jack&Jack
Lil Yachty
Maggie Lindemann 
Phoebe Ryan
Tinashe
T-Pain
We The Kings
Young Thug
3LAU
Blackbear
Cherub
CVBZ
Justin Caruso
Kodie Shane
Lauv
Le Youth
Matt Medved
Party Favor
Powers
Sammy Adams
Spencer Ludwig
Ty Dolla $ign
Waka Flocka Flame
Whethan
Young Bombs

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Show of the Summer Returning to Hersheypark in 2016 with Shawn Mendes, Jack & Jack & More!

We know one thing Shawn Mendes did last summer… he played a killer show at Hersheypark!   He’ll be back in August for the second year in a row headlining the Show Of The Summer!

We couldn’t think of a better name for the mini-festival, which features Shawn Mendes, Jack & Jack, Sabrina Carpenter, The Girl & The Dreamcatcher and Harletson!  You don’t want to miss this!  You can spend the day riding coasters at Hersheypark before hitting the concert in Hersheypark Stadium.  Tickets including VIP Packages with artist meet and greets go on sale this Saturday, February 20th!  You’ll also be eligible for a special discounted Hersheypark admission with your concert ticket.  Head over to ShowOfTheSummer.com for more info!

Show of the Summer 2016
Hersheypark Stadium
August 20th, 2016 at 7pm
Buy Tickets

Lineup:
Shawn Mendes
Jack & Jack
Sabrina Carpenter
The Girl & The Dreamcatcher
Harletson

Watch the video for “I Know What You Did Last Summer” by Shawn Mendes and Camilla Cabello below.

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