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2017 has been a breakout year for the newcomer Detroit singer/songwriter, Quinn XCII. With his ability to seamlessly blur the lines between pop, electronic, hip-hop, and soul music, he has quickly paved his own lane with his unique sound.
An early mixtape release turned heads, but it was his debut EP Change of Scenery, released in 2015, that put Quinn XCII on the map, connecting with the blogosphere and snaring millions of online streams. His follow-up EP release, Bloom, cemented his ability to meld styles and write about more varied subject matter. Next it was his featured vocals on “Kings of Summer”, a collaboration with longtime friend and producer ayokay (with whom he also exclusively worked with on his first two EPs), that started to bring him to the mainstream. The song became the sleeper summer hit of 2016, reaching #1 on Spotify’s Global Viral Charts, #1 on HypeMachine, accumulating over 50 million plays on Spotify, and getting regular spins at Top 40 radio around the country.
Quinn XCII has garnered raves for his versatile performing style. With over 70 shows across the country under his belt in 2016, including Spring and Fall support tours and Billboard’s Hot 100 Festival in Long Island NY, he has become known by fans for his live show. In the Spring of 2017 he went on his first sold-out headline tour through the east and west coast, straight into summer festival highlights such as Firefly Music Festival (Dover), Mamby On The Beach (Chicago), and Breakaway Music Festival (Grand Rapids and Columbus). His energy and personality translate naturally during his performance, making even the festival-sized crowds feel like intimate shows.
Quinn XCII’s debut album The Story of Us, was released on September 15 via Columbia Records. The album debuted at #6 on the iTunes Pop Charts and is led by his rising single “Straightjacket,” which was named SoundCloud’s “Song of the Month” and has accumulated more than 22 million streams on Spotify. After selling out his entire 30-city North American headline tour this Fall, he will kick off 2018 by touring the album throughout Europe and across North America again this Spring.
21-year old singer, songwriter, producer Chelsea Cutler has come a long way from recording songs in her bedroom. Teaching herself to play music at a very early age; she learned piano, guitar, cello, and drums by the time she was 10. However, it wasn’t until high school that she found her own lane as an artist and began uploading unique acoustic covers to Soundcloud.
After a few years of honing her sound as a songwriter and producer, Chelsea released her breakthrough single, “Your Shirt” in early 2017. The fully self-written and produced track has amassed over 50 million streams on Spotify, hit #1 on the HypeMachine charts, reached Spotify’s Global Viral Charts, and went to #3 SoundCloud’s Pop Charts. The song became the lead single off her debut EP, Snow In October, which released in the Fall of that year. Shortly after the release, she dropped out of college to pursue music full-time, and kicked off 2018 by supporting frequent collaborator and fellow Mutual Friends collective member Quinn XCII on his sold out 30-city North American tour.
In June she released her next project, Sleeping With Roses, an 8-song mixtape for which she once again handled all writing and production. The mixtape received praise from outlets such as Complex, Billboard, and was featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday Billboard in Times Square. Riding the momentum from the release, she announced her first headline tour - an 18-city run across the US that sold out in under 1 week.
Now, fresh off the release of her latest project Sleeping With Roses II, she is set to go back out on the road for her first World Tour in Spring of 2019.