27 Apr CAMILA CABELLO RELEASES NEW VERSION OF HIT ANTHEM “NEVER BE THE SAME” FEATURING KANE BROWN
‘CAMILA’ SURPASSES ONE BILLION STREAMS AND IS FIRST ALBUM OF 2018 TO BE CERTIFIED PLATINUM
“HAVANA” CERTIFIED 5X PLATINUM
BROWN’S PLATINUM-CERTIFIED TOP 5 “HEAVEN” CONTINUES COUNTRY AIRPLAY ASCENT
Global chart-topping singer/songwriter Camila Cabello has joined forces with multi-platinum-selling country breakout artist Kane Brown to release a new version of Camila’s growing smash hit “Never Be The Same.” The genre-crossing track is out today and already setting social media ablaze. ListenHERE!
The stunning collaboration combines each artist’s their unique star power that separately has propelled them to the top of multiple charts. Both artists are currently surging with Top 5 singles – Brown with his stirring ballad “Heaven,” and Cabello with the platinum-plus initial release of “Never Be The Same.” Last month Cabello released the sultry video for the hit song, which you can watch HERE . It is the second single from her recently-crowned platinum debut album, CAMILA, the first album of 2018 to be certified platinum. The song is currently #2 at Top 40 Radio, with Rolling Stone hailing it as ‘Camila Cabello at her best, even at her most tormented…’. Genre-busting Brown deftly lends his “viscous and rich, low and wide” (New York Times) vocals to the new track.
Today’s release continues Camila’s culture-bridging domination of the pop landscape. Her sold-out “Never Be the Same Tour” winds down its North America trek in the next week with a slate of Canadian and east coast U.S. shows on tap before heading overseas in June. The in-demand Cabello will also be opening for Taylor Swift this summer on the star’s eagerly awaited Reputation tour. Last week, Camila added to her growing list of industry accolades, receiving four 2018 Billboard Music Award nominations: Top New Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Collaboration, and a Billboard Chart Achievement nod. Along with her nominations, she will also perform live on the Billboard Awards, which will air Sunday, May 20th at 5pm PST/8pm EST on NBC.
Camila’s triumphant cross-country trek is buoyed by her record-setting debut album which topped the charts in the U.S. and around the world. CAMILA debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Albums chart the same week her enduring mega-hit “Havana” (featuring Young Thug) reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. She is the first female artist in 15 years to simultaneously lock down both her first #1 on both charts in the same week. Last week “Havana” was certified 5X platinum by the RIAA, continuing its unprecedented stature as one of the pinnacle breakthrough hits of recent memory. “Havana” had the longest run at #1 on Billboard’s Top 40 Radio chart in 5 years in addition to holding #1 for 5 weeks in the UK (The British Sunday Times hailed Camila as ‘the biggest pop star in the world’), the longest running female #1 single on the British charts since Adele’s ‘Someone Like You’ in 2011. Camila has truly become a global phenomenon, with her self-titled debut notching the #1 spot on iTunes in 100 countries, breaking the record for most iTunes #1 peaks for a debut album, male or female. Camila has also turned the streaming world upside down, setting record Spotify numbers with multiple hits, surpassing a billion streams with CAMILA and totaling more than 2 billion Spotify streams overall to become the 37th most streamed artist of all-time.
Breakthrough country star Kane Brown has accomplished incredible success since his self-titled debut album on RCA Nashville/Zone 4 released in December 2016 (available HERE ). For that timespan, his album remains the best new artist country debut of the past three and one-half years, reigned #1 for 11 weeks on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart exceeding all others and became the only country debut to achieve Platinum-certification status. All that, and Brown made history and earned a Guinness World Record for simultaneously topping all five Billboard country charts. Recently nominated for three 2018 Billboard Music Awards and two 2018 ACM Awards, Brown continues to dominate country charts with the ascent of his Top 5 airplay smash, “Heaven,” which has been a 7-week #1 on Nielsen’s On Demand Audio Core Country Streaming chart, tallied more than 81 million YouTube/VEVO video views (watch HERE.) and was his third track to achieve Platinum or Multi-Platinum certification. The Double-Platinum #1 “What Ifs” featuring Lauren Alaina recently surpassed 200 million streams and is 2018’s most-streamed country song. Platinum-certified “Used To Love You Sober” was featured on Kane Brown’s Chapter 1 EP which released in 2016 and became the highest-debuting country EP in the Nielsen SoundScan era.
Cabello’s sold out “Never Be The Same Tour” continues with shows in Toronto and Montreal this weekend, then heads on to Boston on April 29th, Philadelphia on May 1st, and New York City on May 4th, with shows scheduled in the UK and Amsterdam for early June.