Global superstar Katy Perry will come to India to headline the inaugural OnePlus Music Festival in her first-ever performance in Mumbai on 16th November 2019.Known for its experimental, out-of-the-box community-focused activities, OnePlus looks to reach into the music world with this festival creating a niche space for community and music enthusiasts to come together on a different platform to see their favourite acts and discover new music.
"I am so happy to be returning to India and excited to headline my first-ever performance in Mumbai. I am looking forward to seeing and singing with all of my Indian KatyCats at the OnePlus Music Festival," said Katy Perry.
"We are super excited that Katy Perry will be starring in our first-ever OnePlus Music Festival in India! We decided to host this festival to share our passion for music with our community, who are at the heart of everything we do. With Katy on board, this is sure to be a one of a kind experience,” said Carl Pei, Co-founder, OnePlus.
Speaking on the event, Devraj Sanyal, Managing Director & CEO, Universal Music Group, India & South Asia added, “Katy is a not only a massive global pop superstar who has a big India fan base but is someone who’s been relevant for some time now starting with ‘Teenage Dream’ to ‘Prism’ and ‘Witness’, and now her newest singles ‘Never Really Over’ and ‘Small Talk’. Her songs have been a legend for her Indian fans and they can’t wait to see her perform in Mumbai. The buzz is palpable as we count-down to 16th November and the first-ever OnePlus Music Festival which is now bound to be a date to mark on the annual calendar as a day of music and celebration.”
About Katy Perry:
Katy made her Capitol Records debut with 2008’s One of the Boys after signing to the label in 2007. She cemented her status as a global superstar with the follow-up album, Teenage Dream (2010), becoming the first – and only – female artist to chart five No. 1 singles from one album. PRISM, her 2013 album, has sold more than 12.5 million adjusted albums worldwide. With the singles “Roar," “Firework,” and “Dark Horse” each surpassing the 10 million thresholds including song sales and streams, Katy became the first artist to earn three RIAA Digital Single Diamond Awards. Witness was Katy’s third album to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. It set the record for the biggest week for an album by a female artist in 2017. Witness has achieved five billion cumulative global streams and sold more than three million adjusted albums. “Never Really Over“ was released 31st May 2019 is already certified GOLD and was the biggest streaming launch of Katy’s musical career. Current single, “Small Talk” was released 9th August 2019.
In her 10 years with Capitol, Katy has racked up a cumulative 35 billion streams alongside worldwide sales of over 45 million adjusted albums and 135 million tracks. She is one of only five artists in history to have topped 100 million certified units with their digital singles – and the first-ever Capitol Records recording artist to join the elite RIAA 100 Million Certified Songs club. She is the most-followed person globally on Twitter and was the first to reach 100 million followers. Katy was the first female artist to have four videos surpass a billion views each. Her videos for “Firework” and “Last Friday Night” have over one billion views, while “Roar” and “Dark Horse” have surpassed the two billion mark. Katy’s 2015 Super Bowl performance is the highest-rated in the event’s history.
About OnePlus India:
OnePlus is a global mobile technology company challenging conventional concepts of technology. Created around the “Never Settle” mantra, OnePlus creates exquisitely designed devices with premium build quality and high-performance hardware. OnePlus thrives on cultivating strong bonds and growing together with its community of users and fans. In a recent development, OnePlus has also been declared a Superbrand for 2019. For more information, please visit oneplus.in.
Those of you who have been around from the 1960's through the 1990's will remember the vibrant live music scene in almost every starred hotel in India. Those were the days when you walked into a nightclub like 'Rendezvous' at The Taj Mahal hotel and 'Supper Club' at the Oberoi Sheraton in Mumbai to see curtains going up on a band that was the prime focus of these outlets. Every seat in these restaurants allowed an unobstructed view of the band that performed every night on resident contracts. Today all this has disappeared thanks to some ridiculously high entertainment taxes on live music. Today, non off these hotels have complete bands playing save for a few that feature small duos or solo singers. The Lodhi in New Delhi, recently listed among the world's best hotels, decided to step in and rewind to the good old days. They got Goa's premier jazz quartet 'Jazz Junction' to move to Delhi on a resident contract and the decision has paid off in terms of footfalls generated by the band. Jazz Junction featuring singer Daniella Rodrigues, pianist Tony Dias,
bassist Colin D'Cruz and drummer Angelo Colasco began playing at The Lodhi in June 2018. Four months into the contract the band generated a sizeable following, with quite a few high profile guests choosing to celebrate their special occasion at the Elan bar where the band performs. Against all odds the rewind option proved to be a huge success and hopefully other properties around the country takes the cue to trigger a whole new revival of live music.