Rapper B.O.B. Opens Billboard’s Winterfest

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B.O.B. kicked off Billboard‘s first music festival on Thursday night. The Winterfest is a ten day event in Park City, Utah. B.O.B. performed some of his biggest hits including “Nothin’ On You” featuring Bruno Mars, which reached number 1 in the United States and the United Kingdom. Although Mars was not there to accompany the rapper, the crowd was there to help sing along. B.O.B. just released his No Genre: The Label mixtape, and he is preparing for a studio album release this year. The lead single from the upcoming album is entitled “Not For Long” featuring Trey Songz. As previously reported, Iggy Azalea and Skrillex will headline Billboard’s Winterfest. The artist lineup also includes Knife Party, Lindsey Stirling, Portugal. The Man, and Alesso. The Winterfest will conclude on January 31.

Iggy Azalea will also headline The Great Escape Tour this year. The tour is the second headlining concert for Azalea. Last year, she headlined The New Classic Tour. The rapper is scheduled to stop in twenty-four cities across North America. Recording artists Nick Jonas and Tinashe will join Azalea on tour, which will start on April 14 in Fresno (California), and it will conclude on May 24 in Austin (Texas). Nick Jonas released his self-titled album late last year. Nick Jonas peaked to Number 6 on the Billboard 200 chart in 2014. The former Jonas Brothers‘ member has released three songs from the project including “Chains,” “Jealous,” and “Teacher.” “Jealous” is Jonas’ highest charting single as a solo artist. The song reached Number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100, and Number 1 on Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs. The official remix of “Jealous” featured R&B singer Tinashe, and Tinashe is best-known for her single “2 On.” The song remained Number 1 on rhythm radio for four consecutive weeks. “2 On” also peaked on Billboard 100 at Number 24. Tinashe released her first studio album, Aquarius, on October 7, 2014. Prior to the release of Aquarius, Tinashe dropped three mixtapes including In Case We Die (2012), Reverie (2012), and Black Water in 2013. The success of these mixtapes promoted a record deal with RCA Records.
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