It’s time to celebrate, finally! After three years, we’re throwing 99.5zpl’s Birthday Bash 2022 starring CHARLIE PUTH and AVA MAX, with special guest Christian French! We’re partying all night on June 17th at the TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park. Tickets are available NOW.
Cole from the Smiley Morning Show interviewed Ava Max on 5/28! Check it out below!
CHARLIE PUTH: At only 30 years old, Charlie Puth has proven to be one of industry’s most consistent hitmakers and sought-after collaborators. Puth has amassed eight multi-platinum singles, four GRAMMY nominations, three Billboard Music Awards, a Critic’s Choice Award, and a Golden Globe nomination. His 2018 GRAMMY-nominated LP, VOICENOTES, was RIAA Certified Gold only four days after its release and has logged over 5.6 billion streams worldwide. Puth’s 2020 collaboration with GABBY BARRETT on their I HOPE (FEAT. CHARLIE PUTH) Remix earned him his fourth top 10 track on the Billboard Hot 100, hit number one on the Billboard “Adult Pop Songs” chart, and won a 2021 Billboard Music Award for “Top Collaboration.” Puth also co-wrote and produced The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber’s record-breaking single, STAY (WITH JUSTIN BIEBER), which quickly become one of the biggest songs of 2021 and holds the title for the longest-reigning No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200 chart and the first to lead it for double-digits – spending a total of eleven weeks at the top of the chart. After months of fan anticipation and teasing via TikTok, Puth recently released his highly-anticipated, critically-acclaimed new single LIGHT SWITCH in January 2022.
AVA MAX: Crafting pop anthems with a much-needed dose of fiery female empowerment, Ava Max is a unique new talent, blessed with a seismic voice, an individualistic high fashion mindset, and an undeniable knack for cinematic, theatrical popcraft. The daughter of Albanian immigrants, Max was born in Wisconsin but raised in Virginia where she began blowing away audiences long before even entering high school. Determined from a young age to grace the stage and equipped with a vibrant voice passed down by her opera singer mother, Max honed her skills performing at multiple singing competitions. Inspired by her parents’ courageous escape from the political turmoil that plagued their home country; she eventually made the move to Los Angeles to pursue her calling. She’s had hits such as “Sweet but Psycho” and “Kings & Queens”. Her most recent single “The Motto” with Tiesto is catching fire across the airwaves.
CHRISTIAN FRENCH: For Christian French, music isn’t just about self-expression—it’s about finding life’s silver living. The singer-songwriter and Indiana native has etched a space in pop music that examines the hardships of anxiety, doubt and insecurity in a way that doesn’t brood or self-deprecate. Instead, it filters his perspective through a lens of positivity, connecting with a legion of fans who identify with his brand of optimism and authenticity in the face of everyday struggles. Fans have witnessed firsthand how French has blossomed from a young upstart posting John Mayer covers to Soundcloud into an artist who isn’t afraid to speak his mind while concurrently developing his voice. With small waves of momentum and reaching larger audiences with his covers, he secured opening slots on tour with Chelsea Cutler and Quinn XCII. After a string of hit singles like “head first” and “By Myself” and a pair of EPs, French continues to embody a more confident sound that straddles pop and rock without losing the introspective clarity of its predecessor.
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