Burbank, California - Iyaz, this year's breakthrough pop sensation who lit up the singles chart with his multi-week No. 1 debut "Replay," is a special guest on select dates for this summer's hottest tour: Justin Bieber and Time is Money Entertainment label head Sean Kingston. The tour began June 29th in Minneapolis and winds up on September 5th with an appearance at the Maryland State Fair. Please see below for all tour dates.
Iyaz has already seen his star ascend with the blockbuster success of "Replay," which soared to No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 and No. 3 on the iTunes Top Songs chart. The prequel and regular versions of the "Replay" video, directed by Bobby Wan, have racked up 60 million views on Iyaz's Official YouTube Channel. His videos, including the clip for his chart-topping second single, "Solo," have streamed more than 75 million times on his YouTube channel. Iyaz's third single, "So Big," has just been released to radio and is poised to repeat its predecessors' success. He is also one of four artists handpicked by MySpace Music for their "Introducing...." program.
A native of the British Virgin Islands, Iyaz is at the forefront of the "Island Pop" sound -- a brilliant fusion of rap, reggae, pop, and island vibes that has been popularized by fellow Beluga Heights recording artist Sean Kingston. Kingston discovered Iyaz through his MySpace Page in 2008 and introduced him to Beluga Heights founder, multi-platinum songwriter and producer J.R. Rotem, who saw immediate potential in the 23-year-old's vocal and songwriting talent. Rotem signed Iyaz to Beluga Heights, which is now partnered with Reprise Records. Time Is Money/Beluga Heights/Reprise will release Iyaz's debut album, Replay, this summer.
"Iyaz's songwriting style is timeless and universal," says Rotem, who has worked with Rihanna, Jason Derulo, Leona Lewis, 50 Cent, Rick Ross, and many others. "He's a storyteller who paints visual scenarios that tug at the listener's heart-strings."
Iyaz is also featured on "Pyramid," the new single from Filipina pop star Charice, which premiered on Oprah.com in April. The track climbed to No. 7 on Billboard's Dance/Club chart, while the video has earned more than six million views on YouTube. Iyaz performed "Pyramid" with Charice on Oprah in May.
Iyaz's upcoming tour dates are as follows: