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KTUphoria 2017

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Jun 3, 2017 – 7:00 PM

  • Fifth Harmony
  • Backstreet Boys
  • Nicky Jam
  • Jason DeRulo

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Backstreet Boys: The Backstreet Boys are synonymous with the boy band revolution of the mid-90's and early-2000's. They were the first, the highest selling, and some say the most popular boy band of their era, creating several hit albums, copious international tour dates, and fistfuls of awards.

The Backstreet Boys formed in 1993 when A.J. McLean, Kevin Richardson, Brian Littrell, Nick Carter, and Howie Dorough answered an ad in the Orlando Sentinel for boy band auditions. The band was quickly signed to Jive records and their first self-titled album was released only in Europe and Asia, due to their success in the area. The album was later retooled and released in the US with additional tracks.

In the midst of a lawsuit with manager Lou Pearlman, the Backstreet Boys began recording their third album, Millennium. The album was an instant hit with over a million copies selling in the first week and the album topping the Billboard charts for 93 weeks. The album was the number one selling record of 1999 and eventually went platinum thirteen times. Their next album, Black and Blue, wasn't as huge as success as the first two, but still a success by normal standards by selling over 5 million copies internationally in the first week alone. At the start of 2001, the Backstreet Boys set up international tour dates for The Black and Blue Tour, which would span five continents. Shortly afterward, in 2002, the Backstreet Boys began having troubles with their management group and it prompted a break for the band.

After three years on hiatus, the band began to reform to work on their comeback album, Never Gone. The album took on a more serious tone and marked a sophistication for the Backstreet Boys as a band and individuals. Shortly after, Kevin Richardson left the band to pursue independent endeavors. This didn't stop the remaining members, and the Backstreet Boys released Unbreakable in 2007. Their latest album, This is Us, debuted in 2009 and marked the band's return to their upbeat dance songs fused with R&B. The album also marked a comeback of sorts for the band, showing that they could maintain their talent even with the loss of bandmate Kevin Richardson.

In 2011, the quartet embarked on a concert tour with the remaining members of New Kids On The Block, where they sang hits from both bands. The supergroup released a eponymous compilation further rekindled public interest in a new Backstreet Boys album and tour. Fans got their wish in 2013 when the boys set out on a sweeping international tour in support of their newest album, In a World Like This, which broke into the top 5 on the charts in the US. Now, more than ever, Backstreet's back.

Jason DeRulo: JASON DERULO (pronounced day-ru-lo)

The path to perfection is a humble road, but one that longevity will pave”. At the tender age of 19, Florida native Jason Derulo has already experienced feats that many veterans in the game aspire to. A multi-talented artist/songwriter on the brink of stardom, Jason has contributed his talents to the likes of Lil Wayne, Sean Kingston, Betty Wright and Danity Kane to name a few.

As a performer he has shared the stage with artist such as, T-Pain, Akon and Mims. His strong stage performances have drawn rave reviews, and have made him a well sought after entertainer. A winner of countless awards, Jason also gained major notoriety by winning the 2006 Apollo Season Finale Grand Championship.

After a long courtship by many record labels, Jason has teamed up with multi-platinum music producer J.R Rotem (Sean Kingston, Rihanna, Rick Ross, Leona Lewis, Dr. Dre etc.) and his label Beluga Heights/Warner Bros. Records, and is currently in Los Angeles completing his highly anticipated debut album due this summer.

Jason’s first official single titled “Whatcha Say”, hit the radio in the summer of 2009 and became an immediate sensation, jumping from 54 to number on the Billboard charts in a matter of months. It supported sales of his self-titled, debut album, as well as performances on Lady Gaga's infamous The Monster Ball Tour.

Just a year later, Derulo released his sophomore album, Future History, an ambitious, dancey album that featured the singles "Don't Wanna Go Home". Unfortunately, while rehearsing dance moves for a tour to promote the album, Derulo broke a vertebrae and was forced to cancel all tour dates.

However, he was in top form upon the release of his 2013 album, Tattoos, which was supported by the single "The Other Side". The album was initially only released internationally, and US fans only received an EP before the full album was released in 2014 under the title Talk Dirty. The album was completely reformatted for US audiences, including new tracks.

With incredible label support, unparalleled talent and God’s Blessing, Jason Derulo is about to take the music world by storm!

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