OAKLAND, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On July 29, Pandora (NYSE:P) is once again bringing not only the heat but the coolness of the season to Los Angeles with its fifth annual summer show, moving to a new home this year, on the field at the legendary LA Memorial Coliseum. Pandora Sounds Like You: Summer will feature live performances from BIG SEAN, MACHINE GUN KELLY, NOAH CYRUS, and STARLEY, with special performance by hosts JACK & JACK and sets by DJ Mustard.
“For our fifth year we can’t wait to serve up summer to our listeners. We are excited to announce a continued partnership with our headliner and Sounds Like You cornerstone artist, Big Sean,” said Jeff Zuchowski, vice president of artist marketing at Pandora. “Additionally, Pandora favorites Machine Gun Kelly, Noah Cyrus, Starley, DJ Mustard, and hosts Jack and Jack will continue to bring the heat in the summertime to our listeners at the iconic LA Memorial Coliseum. Together these artists have been spun over 4 BILLION times on Pandora.”
Beginning today, listeners can tune into the Pandora Sounds Like You: Summer mixtape that will absolutely be your soundtrack to the summer! Come back after the concert for a refresh featuring live songs from the concert.
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Pandora is the world’s most powerful music discovery platform – a place where artists find their fans and listeners find music they love. We are driven by a single purpose: unleashing the infinite power of music by connecting artists and fans, whether through earbuds, car speakers, live on stage or anywhere fans want to experience it. Our team of highly trained musicologists analyze hundreds of attributes for each recording which powers our proprietary Music Genome Project®, delivering billions of hours of personalized music tailored to the tastes of each music listener, full of discovery, making artist/fan connections at unprecedented scale. Founded by musicians, Pandora empowers artists with valuable data and tools to help grow their careers and connect with their fans.
ABOUT BIG SEAN
With over a quarter-billion YouTube views, 7-time BET Award-winning and Grammy® nominated superstar Big Sean has enjoyed a massive career in hip-hop since he emerged in 2011, with his debut album Finally Famous on Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music/ Def Jam imprint. The album spun off consecutive top-charted pop/R&B/rap crossover smashes with “My Last” featuring Chris Brown (RIAA gold), “Marvin & Chardonnay” featuring Kanye West and Roscoe Dash (platinum), and “Dance (A$$)” featuring Nicki Minaj (3x-platinum). Sean was a major collaborator on Kanye’s groundbreaking Cruel Summer album in 2012, and shared multi-platinum success with Kanye on the Grammy®-nominated “Mercy” (also featuring Pusha T and 2 Chainz), and “Clique” (with Jay Z). Sean’s Hall Of Fame album followed in 2013, including “Guap” (platinum) and “Beware” featuring Lil Wayne and Jhené Aiko (gold). Dark Sky Paradise (2015) was Sean’s first platinum and first album to debut #1 on Soundscan. It reigned on the charts with the #1 “IDFWU” featuring E-40 (3×-platinum), “Blessings” featuring Drake and Kanye West (2×-platinum), and “One Man Can Change the World” featuring Kanye West and John Legend (gold). His new album I Decided. (released Feb 2017) debuted at #1 on the momentum of the two pre-order instant grat tracks that turned into smash singles, “Bounce Back” (RIAA double platinum with over 300 million streams globally ), and “Moves” (RIAA gold).
ABOUT MACHINE GUY KELLY
Machine Gun Kelly burst onto the music scene with a lifetime’s worth of determination in 2012. His debut album Lace Up debuted at #2 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Album charts. The edgy young rapper who hails from Cleveland, OH possesses the attitude of rap greats with the talent to match. His talents have earned him a MTV European Music Award and an MTVu Woodie. In October of 2015, he released his sophomore album General Admission and clinched a #1 spot on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Album charts. He can also be seen acting in the independent films Punk Is Dead, Nerve and The Land. Machine Gun Kelly will star in the upcoming Rupert Wyatt-directed sci-fi film, Captive State. Machine Gun Kelly’s standout single “Bad Things” has sold over five million copies worldwide. His third studio album Bloom also includes “Trap Paris” featuring Quavo and Ty Dolla $ign, “Go For Broke” with James Arthur and “At My Best” featuring Oscar-nominated actress and multi-platinum recording artist Hailee Steinfeld. You can catch Machine Gun Kelly on tour this summer with Linkin Park on the One More Light World Tour.
ABOUT NOAH CYRUS
Rising RECORDS recording artist, Noah Cyrus, unveiled her Platinum debut, “Make Me (Cry)” f/ Labrinth last November. Amassing 275 million total audio and video streams globally, the song was a commercial success. The single has also attained Platinum certification in Canada, Sweden and Norway, and Gold certification in Australia. Hailing from music family royalty, Cyrus is no stranger to the industry, yet has a strong voice of her own. Her follow up single, “Stay Together”, is currently rising on the pop charts and has over 50 million total audio and video streams globally. She is currently writing and recording for her forthcoming album, “NC-17” which is a play on her initials and her age.
ABOUT DJ MUSTARD
DJ Mustard, born Dijon McFarlane, is an award-winning artist and producer. The Los Angeles-born native has coined the “ratchet” sound, bringing a hot, new and different twist to music production. In just three years, DJ Mustard has sold over 20 million singles and constructed a registry of hits for the likes of Katy Perry, Rihanna, Tyga ("Rack City"), 2 Chainz ("I'm Different"), Young Jeezy ("R.I.P."), Kid Ink ("Show Me"), Y.G. ("My HItta"), and nabbed collaborations with Fergie, Jennifer Lopez, Wiz Khalifa, Trey Songz, to name a few. Billboard declared Mustard the No. 1 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Producer of the 2014 and No. 2 Hot 100 Producer of 2014. In 2015, DJ Mustard became the first artist to win both R&B/Hip-Hop Songwriter Of The Year and R&B/Hip Hop Producer Of The Year at the 2015 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards. In the same year Mustard also produced six charting songs on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs well as six songs for the Billboard Hot 100. Throughout the year, Mustard showcased his talents worldwide, performing at the hottest festivals including Lollapalooza, Hard Summer, The Roots Picnic, Wireless Festival, Outside Lands Festival, Made in America, Firefly Music Festival, and many more.
Hailing from Sydney, Australia, Starley is influenced by the music she listened to growing up. Combined with her multi-racial background, Starley’s musical style has developed into a unique fusion of genres, all rooted in pop music. At a young age Starley moved to London to pursue a career in music and landed a publishing deal. That opportunity provided her with the ability to learn more about the craft of songwriting, while collaborating with a wide range of producers and writers throughout London, Sweden and the US. Last year, Starley returned to Australia to focus on her own artist project where she is currently working on her debut album.
ABOUT JACK & JACK
Since emerging in 2013, Jack & Jack have quietly attracted one of the world’s most rabid audiences, encompassing over 30 million cumulative followers across social media platforms. Sending shockwaves through the industry, their 2015 independent Calibraska EP became something of an under-the-radar phenomenon and crashed multiple charts. They would be invited to share the stage with superstars such as Fifth Harmony, Shawn Mendes, Demi Lovato, and many others. With over 1.5 million singles moved, countless worldwide gigs sold out, legions of adoring fans in tears, and the blessing of legendary trendsetters like Timbaland, the duo let both halves shine on their debut major label EP GONE via Island Records.