Billboard & Sonicbids teamed up to find one new talent as the opening act for the BBMAs' Post-Party. The votes are in: Congratulations, G-Eazy!
Billboard and Sonicbids teamed up to find a new talent that will get to play at the post-party of the Billboard Music Awards on May 19 in Las Vegas. After narrowing the field down to five finalists from the many many bands, rappers and singers who submitted their music via Sonicbids to be considered for this special gig, we needed YOUR help to pick the winning act. The votes are in and counted and we heard you loud and clear: the winner is G-Eazy!
New Orleans rapper G-Eazy was competing against four other talented finalists: Ghost Beach, Jevy, Nova The Rebel and Wild Cub (all of which you can still listen to and read about below). As the winner, G-Eazy will get whisked off to Las Vegas to open for the to-be-announced Billboard Music Awards after-party headliner at the Marquee at the Cosmopolitan. He'll be performing in front of some of the biggest players in the music industry at this exclusive event.
New Orleans rapper G-Eazy aims to adds a touch of class to hip-hop. Not long out of college, he's already gotten attention from MtvU and Paste, and has played the Warped Tour, released his debut "Must Be Nice," opened for Drake and Lil Wayne, and recently did his first coast-to-cost headlining tour.
The New York duo of Josh Ocean and Eric "Doc" Mendelsohn take their 80s influences seriously while infusing a bit of a tropical sound. Taking sonic cues from The Police, Depeche Mode, Daft Punk, and Passion Pit, Ghost Beach has already played shows with Charli XCX and more, though they only formed a short while ago.
In the past year-and-half, Seattle-born, San Diego-based hip-hop/R&B artist Jevy has released a trio of mixtapes including "S.N.A.P. Theory" that, along with his engaging live presence, has already seen him opening for Tyga, Wale, Kendrick Lamar, Travis Porter, Yo Gotti, Slaughterhouse, Rockie Fresh, Curren$y and Meek Mill.
Cleveland, Ohio's Nova The Rebel's take on hip-hop mixes lyricism & wordplay with a confident flow and a resonant vocal tone. Having performed at a number of festivals including Toronto's NXNE, Atlanta's A3C and Rark Rock West in Maryland, releasing mixtapes and even his own app - this fall will see the release of his debut album.
Featured by Spin, Paste and more, Nashville rock band Wild Cub is quickly demanding national attention, most recently at Bonnaroo, and now on tour with Sondre Lerche. Formed in 2012 by Keegan DeWitt and Jeremy Bullock, the group's album "Youth," which they calli 'a collection of moments, late night drives,' is out now.