Saturday 24th December 2016
I Would Like (R3hab)
Release date: TBC Label: Black Butter
Over the past twelve months, pop’s newest slay queen, Zara Larsson has achieved what most artists can only dream of. Her global domination has seen her walk away with two 2016 MTV EMAs, winning ‘Best New Artist’ and the ‘Worldwide Act Award for Sweden’, and now conﬁrm a performance on the X Factor this Sunday 4th December. Her latest single, ‘I Would Like’, a ﬁerce interpretation of a dancehall classic, 'Dat Sexy Body’ by Sasha is available now.
Zara recently performed on BBC’s Children In Need and will be taking the stage at the BBC Music Awards 2016 and the Top Of The Pop’s Christmas and New Years’ Eve Specials in December too. As for the US, TV performances have included The Ellen Show and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (twice) and she was nominated at the MTV VMAs.
Factor in a V Festival performance, taking over the stages at Vevo Halloween, KISS Haunted House and Capital’s Monster Mash-up in the same week and the small matter of opening for Beyoncé on both dates of her Formation World Tour at Wembley Stadium, it’s been non-stop for the Swedish sensation.
Having recently graced the cover of NME, featured in Time Magazine's 30 most inﬂuential teenagers, become the VEVO Lift Artist for the UK and US and had a string of global hits already under her belt, Zara’s last single ‘Ain’t My Fault’, also became the highest new entry in the UK Ofﬁcial Singles Chart when released, peaking at Number 13 here in the UK and achieving more than 100M streams on Spotify.
To date, her stunning debut solo single ‘Lush Life’ (a Top 3 hit in the UK Ofﬁcial Singles Chart), has gained over 495 million global streams on Spotify - selling over a million copies in the UK alone, whilst also achieving platinum status in countless international charts along the way (6x Platinum in Sweden, #1 in the Swedish Singles Chart, top 5 in Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, Switzerland, Austria and Belgium).
If that wasn’t enough, the Ofﬁcial Charts Company last month unveiled ‘Lush Life’ as the sixth best selling single of the year so far. Hailed as “the queen of the charts” by The Guardian, whilst having three songs in the UK Top 40 simultaneously, Zara has ofﬁcially started her assault on the UK charts. Her duet with Tinie Tempah on ‘Girls Like’ and David Guetta on the ofﬁcial UEFA 2016 song, ‘This One’s for You’ have seen Zara perform everywhere from Capital Summertime Ball to both the opening and closing ceremonies of UEFA Euro 2016 as well as performing on The Voice UK and The Jonathan Ross Show on the same night!
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