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MAJOR. - Meet & Greet Package
- One general admission ticket
- VIP early entry into the venue
- Exclusive meet & greet with MAJOR.
- Personal photograph with MAJOR.
- Intimate & private preshow performance by MAJOR.
- Q&A with MAJOR.
- Specially designed MAJOR. tour shirt (exclusive to VIP package only)
- Collectible tour poster autographed by MAJOR. (limited print)
- Official meet & greet laminate
- Limited availability
With single name admirers such as Sting, Oprah, Stevie and Obama, its no surprise when those that surround this timeless artist make the point that his name is spelled in all caps with the period â€“ MAJOR. And for many other performers this could appear as a bit overly confident. Good thing for MAJOR. itâ€™s his real name and he has the chops to back the point.
He burst into the spotlight in 2016 with the Billboard Adult R&B Songs charttopping hit â€œWhy I Love You,â€ off his debut EP â€œi am MAJOR..â€ The beautiful ballad has since become a wedding anthem across the world, most notably from comedian Kevin Hartâ€™s E! News Wedding Special and from Patti LaBelle famously covering the song during her shows. The song has now eclipsed 45 million views on YouTube, peaked at #3 on the Billboard Urban/AC & Streaming chart in over 20 countries and has been featured on hit television shows like â€œSo You Think You Can Dance,â€ and â€œThe Voice.â€ Most recently on May 12, 2018, having performed the anthem at the request of Marissa Blair and Marcus Martinâ€™s wedding. Marissa and Marcus are a Virginia couple that were excited about planning their wedding until they found themselves in the midst of a deadly car attack on August 12, 2017 while standing among counter-protesters at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville. â€œThe duo stood among counter protestors when a car, driven by Alex Fields plowed through the crowd. Martin pushed his fiancÃ©e out of the way, and was thrown through the air, ultimately breaking his leg. The couple's friend, Heather Heyer, was killed,â€ as reported by USA Today. The singer began the ceremony by singing his hit song as Ms. Blair walked toward her groom. â€œThis was an honor. LOVE wins every time! They represent the kind of sacrifice my song sings about. Itâ€™s proof we millennials know what true love is,â€ MAJOR. affirms.
â€œWhy I Love You,â€ was the follow-up to â€œHonest,â€ which is a mesmerizing vocal ride that operates at a level that surfs the sky, but also achieves a minimalist beauty that is in stark contrast to the brash cockiness his name suggests. The record, a successful debut in its own right charting at #5 on the Billboard Urban/AC chart and finding massive streaming numbers contributed by over 20 countries, really went viral following a live performance where MAJOR. serenaded Halle Berry prompting the actress to say that his music has â€œrearranged her life perspective.â€
Just a short time later, the singer, now signed to distributor and record label EMPIRE, recently released his debut album, Even More. MAJOR. is collaborating with longtime producer Harmony Samuels (Ariana Grande, J-Lo, Maroon 5) and Stingâ€™s son, Joe Sumner. His next record â€œBetter With You In It,â€ is featured prominently in the hit OWN television series â€œBlack Love.â€
The video premiered on May 25, 2018. But ultimately no one ascends from thin air. To understand the rise of MAJOR. as a singer, writer, performer and yes, even actor (â€œGet On Up,â€ and â€œLegendâ€), is to explore his journey.
Raised in Houston, TX in a blended-family household of 10 siblings MAJOR. began making music at a young age and performed in various musical venues in his hometown and abroad throughout his childhood. MAJOR. explains, â€œMusic has always been my favorite way to tell a story, from 3yrs old to now. I wonâ€™t stop until I reach the whole world!â€
He graduated from the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (BeyoncÃ©, Robert Glasper) received intensive classical training from Professor Steve Smith of The Juilliard School and Houston Grand Opera High School Voice Studio. And he ultimately attended the famed Berklee College of Music, serving as the Student Body President. After graduation, the musical savant took the next step in the natural evolution of a true musician, packed his bags and headed west, landing in Los Angeles, CA. It wasnâ€™t long before he built a reputation as a powerful live performer selling out historic venues such as The Troubadour, Hotel CafÃ© and even the Barclayâ€™s Arena. PJ Morton of Maroon 5 declaring, â€œMAJOR. gives balance to todayâ€™s music showing us that the art of instrumentation and performance is still very much alive.â€ After some viral YouTube success as well, he inked a deal with hit UK music producer Harmony Samuels at B.O.E. Music Group and has over the past two years set the industry aflame.
Some of his accolades include Apple Music selecting him as â€œHot New Artist,â€ â€œOutstanding New Artist,â€ and â€œOutstanding New Songâ€ NAACP Image Awards nominations, featured by Billboard Magazine as an â€œArtist To Watch,â€ two-time Soul Train Awards performer, 2017 Recording Academy â€œGRAMMY Showcase Featured Artist,â€ iHeart Radio â€œOn The VERGE Artist,â€ and co-writer of hit singles â€œOver & Over Again,â€ by Nathan Sykes featuring Ariana Grande.
An often-overused reference â€œTo whom much is given, much is expected,â€ certainly applies here. MAJOR. is a once a generation musician and artist. Oprah giving him a smile before simply saying, â€œYou are MAJOR.!â€ You have to believe it to achieve it.
Thatâ€™s MAJOR., all caps with a period.
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