January 14, 2014 -New York, New York – A Great Big World is growing even bigger in 2014.
Their ubiquitous platinum-selling smash with Christina Aguilera “Say Something” has already captured the #1 spot on iTunes, Billboard‘s Digital Songs Chart, and Billboard‘s Digital Track Chart. Building on their string of #1`s, most recently they hit #1 on Spotify and have spent the past 4 weeks at #1 on Shazam. It also just impressively reached the Top 10 on sales charts in 19 countries. Happening just prior to the January 21 release of their anxiously awaited full-length debut, Is There Anybody Out There?, this marks a monumental milestone for the group.
A Great Big World is giving fans a chance to hear the album early in its entirety for free today on iTunes Radio (http://smarturl.it/AGBWstream). iTunes is streaming the record on iTunes Radio as a First Play, a week in advance of the January 21 in-store date, allowing everybody an early visit into their wonderful and whimsical world. With pre-order on iTunes (iTunes.com/AGreatBigWorld), fans can immediately download “Say Something,” “Say Something” with Christina Aguilera, “This Is the New Year,” and “I Really Want It”.
A Great Big World are also gearing up for multiple television appearances in honor of the album’s arrival. Ringing in release day in style, the duo of Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino will perform on ABC’s Good Morning America. The boys will follow that up with an appearance on LIVE with Kelly and Michael January 23 and then NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno January 27. Also, on January 16, their sold out show at New York’s Highline Ballroom will be streamed live on VH1.com (AGreatBigWorld.VH1.com). Following the livestream the site will feature five exclusive clips, behind the scenes photos, and interviews with A Great Big World from the show.
Hot off a string of many talked-about appearances including the American Music Awards, The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, and The Voice, you can expect truly powerful and poetic performances from the pair.
Today is a big day for A Great Big World as the group also embarks on their U.S. headlining tour kicking off in Toronto. They’re playing intimate venues across North America with the full five-piece band, allowing for audiences to experience their energetic and fun show up close and personal.
Press unanimously feels the gravity of A Great Big World’s debut as well. MTV dubbed it one of the “Most Anticipated Pop Albums of 2014”, while they were recently profiled in USA Today, People, Parade, The NY Post, and numerous other publications. The Hollywood Reporter called“Say Something” “subtle but emotional”, while Billboard wrote, “A Great Big World package the understated tones of Adele’s ballads with the dreamlike lyricism of Ingrid Michaelson.” VH1 selected them as 2014’s first You Oughta Know Artist” for the month of January, an accolade that places them alongside alumni including Bruno Mars, Lorde, Ed Sheeran, The Lumineers, and more.
A Great Big World, which features New York-based singer-songwriting duo Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino, has made quite an impact with their breakout hit “Say Something,” which climbed to the #1 spot on iTunes and Billboard’s Digital Songs Chart after an emotional performance of the song with Christina Aguilera on The Voice. In January 2013, their viral hit “This Is the New Year” solidified them as an indie pop presence with staggering YouTube views and was covered by the cast of Glee. The duo originally used support from fans to craft a six-song EP funded entirely on Kickstarter, which led them to sign with Black Magnetic/Epic Records and are known for their positive, piano-driven pop songs and heartwarming lyrics. The group’s debut full-length album Is There Anybody Out There? will feature both the original and Christina Aguilera version of “Say Something.”
Great Big World Featuring Christina Aguilera
Black Magnetic/Epic Records
2. “Land of Opportunity”
3. “Already Home”
4. “I Really Want It”
5. “Say Something”
6. “You’ll Be Okay”
7. “Everyone Is Gay”
8. “There Is an Answer”
9. “I Don’t Wanna Love Somebody Else”
10. “This Is the New Year”
11. “Shorty Don’t Wait”
12. “Cheer Up!”
13. “Say Something” with Christina Aguilera
UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
1/14 Toronto, ON The Drake Hotel
1/16 New York, NY Highline Ballroom
1/17 Washington, D.C. U Street Music Hall
1/18 Buffalo, NY Tralf Music Hall
1/24 Miami, FL Fontainebleau Hotel
1/28 Cambridge, MA The Sinclair
1/29 Philadelphia, PA World Café Live
1/31 Huntington, NY The Paramount
2/1 Baltimore, MD Sound Stage
2/3 Cleveland, OH Cambridge Room at House of Blues
2/4 Columbus, OH The A&R Music Bar
2/5 Nashville, TN 12th & Porter