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Australian superstar Guy Sebastian
to perform at the [V] Hits Island Party
The sweet sounds of summer presented by Little Green Cider

As Sydney shines in summer, Australian megastar Guy Sebastian will bring his soul-pop tunes aboard the ultimate party location – the [V] Hits Island Party.

At sunset on Wednesday February 22, Guy Sebastian will sing his latest releases including ‘Mind On You’ from the Part 1 – EP as well as his hit songs in an exclusive live performance for fans with the hottest ticket in town. The [V] Hits Island Party is one island you’ll want to get stuck on!

Fraser Stark, Foxtel’s Arts & Music Channel Manager said, “What a get! When Australia first met Guy Sebastian he impressed us all, naturally, as a really fine singer. Since then, over a long-established career, he has developed into a gifted and prolific songwriter, musician and performer. He really is the complete package and to have Guy Sebastian on the [V] HITS Island to capture an exclusive gig for fans of the channel is a coup and a privilege.”

Since launching onto the music scene in 2003, incredibly talented singer songwriter Guy Sebastian has become one of Australia’s biggest success stories achieving 42 platinum, three gold certifications, and combined album and single sales totalling over 3 million in Australia. Over the course of his career Guy has won the ARIA Award for Highest Selling Single for ‘Angels Brought Me Here’ and ‘Who’s That Girl’, and is the only Australian male artist to have ever achieved six number one singles and two number one albums in chart history. Overall Guy has released 11 top ten singles including the 8x platinum single ‘Battle Scars’, which also went Platinum in the USA making Guy one of the few artists in Australian music history to achieve this.

Guy’s new EP, PART 1 EP is the impressive result of his 18 month songwriting journey which took him back to his gospel and soul roots with a new and creative production style inspired by contemporary electronica. The EP focuses on universal themes of love and celebrating the important things in life, such as career, relationships and family, and follows on from the lead single ‘Set In Stone’ – dedicated to Guy’s wife, Jules Sebastian. PART 1 EP showcases Guy’s impressive songwriting skills with an exciting emphasis on the production process cementing him as one of Australia’s most talented acts able to experiment with a variety of music genres.

This season’s [V] Hits Island Parties exclusive performances carry on from a party tradition set by international superstars Mark Ronson, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Ed Sheeran, Major Lazer, Dizzee Rascal, Rudimental, Charli XCX, and Galantis amongst local artists Hilltop Hoods, Illy and Havana Brown.

Party goers can enter online at vhits.com.au for the chance to win tickets and a major prize of flights and accommodation to be at the [V] Hits Island Parties on Sydney Harbour.

If you’re not one of the lucky few to be there in person, don’t worry, you can see all the [V] Hits Island Party action on [V] Hits Friday March 3 from 4pm in Tweet The Beat only on Foxtel. Follow the fun on Twitter and Instagram @v_hits and Facebook @Channel V Hits and at vhits.com.au.

Alessia Cara to perform at the [V] Hits Island Party
The sweet sounds of summer presented by Little Green Cider

Good vibes, a cider and Alessia Cara – these are three things we’d like to be stranded on the [V] Hits Island Party with this summer!

Let Sydney Harbour provide the stunning backdrop to an exclusive performance by Canadian singer songwriter Alessia Cara on board Sydney’s hottest floating destination – the [V] Hits Island Party. As the sun sets on Wednesday March 1, Alessia will treat [V] Hits Island goers to a VIP gig, performing original tracks from her EP Four Pink Walls and debut album Know-It-All.

Fraser Stark, Foxtel’s Arts & Music Channel Manager said, “The timing couldn’t be more perfect. [V] Hits is all about today’s biggest hits and their star performers and Alessia Cara is a superstar with a massive new multi-platinum single ‘Scars To Your Beautiful ‘ which is Top 10 Billboard and Top 10 ARIA right now. She is one of the brightest and most promising new young stars in the world – part of a new breed of young female artist capturing our imagination through voice, song and substance – not leading with gloss and image alone.”

Alessia Cara is the 20-year-old pocket rocket from Canada taking over the world with her fresh face and old soul. Producing powerful stuff from a teenage voice, her mature pen game is matched by her larger-than-life vocal sound boasting the kind of versatility that makes her a force on the music scene.

Alessia’s debut album ‘Know it All’, a striking standout pop record which now has 663 million streams worldwide, contains the hit singles ‘Scars To Your Beautiful’ (#3 in Australia with Platinum sales and currently Top 10 on US Billboard charts and rising), ‘Here’ and ‘Wild Things’. Her new single ‘How Far I’ll Go’ from the soundtrack to the movie Moana, is gaining traction being the #1 most added song around the country with the video viewed over 36 million times.

Nominated for ‘New Artist of the Year’ at the 2015 American Music Awards, Alessia recently featured in Billboard’s 2017 Grammy Preview issue and partnered up with I Am That Girl, the national movement in the US that works to inspire girls to love, express and be who they are. In 2016, Alessia treated crowds to her unique artistic style at Coachella, Glastonbury and Lollapalooza, as well as joining Coldplay’s A Head Full Of Dreams tour on the European and North American legs as the main supporting act.

This season’s [V] Hits Island Parties exclusive performances carry on from a party tradition set by international superstars Mark Ronson, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Ed Sheeran, Major Lazer, Dizzee Rascal, Rudimental, Charli XCX, and Galantis amongst local artists Hilltop Hoods, Illy and many more. Alessia Cara joins Havana Brown and Guy Sebastian as this year’s [V] Hits Island Party performers.

Party goers can enter online at vhits.com.au for the chance to win tickets and a major prize of flights and accommodation to be at the [V] Hits Island Parties on Sydney Harbour.

If you’re not one of the lucky few to be there in person, don’t worry, you can see all the [V] Hits Island Party action on [V] Hits Friday March 3 from 4pm in Tweet The Beat only on Foxtel and streamed on Foxtel Play. Follow the fun on Twitter and Instagram @v_hits and Facebook @Channel V Hits and at vhits.com.au.

Tinie Tempah to perform at the [V] Hits Island Party
The sweet sounds of summer presented by Little Green Cider

The energetic British Hip Hop sensation Tinie Tempah will bring his slick style and sound to the ultimate Sydney sunset event – the [V] Hits Island Party.

[V] Hits are wrapping up the summer season with an exclusive harbour performance by English rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer Tinie Tempah on Thursday March 9 at the [V] Hits Island Party. The award-winning artist will treat his Island audience to his original hit tracks, as well as new singles ‘Text From Your Ex’ and ‘Chasing Flies’ from his highly anticipated third studio album, YOUTH available on Friday March 31.

Fraser Stark, Foxtel’s Arts & Music Channel Manager said, “We couldn’t think of a more fitting artist to perform at our final [V] Hits Island Party this summer. [V] Hits has been a massive supporter of Tinie Tempah since his very early days and we’re thrilled to host him now on Sydney Harbour and on Foxtel. Tinie is a multi-award winning music, pop culture and fashion leader and this performance is sure to be the perfect full stop on another extraordinary series of Island Parties.”

Tinie Tempah has captured the world with his distinctive British Hip Hop sounds since launching onto the music scene in 2009. The rapper has consistently dominated the charts with a total of six UK No.1s to his name holding the most UK No.1s to-date, for this decade. His brilliant chart impact began in 2010, with his first album Disc-Over shooting his first two singles to No.1 in the UK, ‘Pass out’ and ‘Written In The Stars’.

Tinie has continued his rise to prominence performing at countless high profile live events, from major festivals including Coachella, to the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. The rapper has earned numerous awards including Brit Awards for British Breakthrough Act, British Single and BBT Award for Best International Act: UK, and also taken home an Ivor Novello for Best Contemporary Song and Best Newcomer at the MOBOs.

This season’s [V] Hits Island Parties exclusive performances carry on from a party tradition set by international superstars Mark Ronson, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Ed Sheeran, Major Lazer, Dizzee Rascal, Rudimental, Charli XCX, and Galantis amongst local artists Hilltop Hoods, Illy and many more. Alessia Cara, Guy Sebastian and Havana Brown join Tinie Tempah as this year’s [V] Hits Island Party performers.

Party goers can enter online at vhits.com.au for the chance to win tickets and a major prize of flights and accommodation to be at the [V] Hits Island Parties on Sydney Harbour.

If you’re not one of the lucky few to be there in person, don’t worry, you can see all the [V] Hits Island Party action on [V] Hits Friday March 17 from 4pm in Tweet The Beat only on Foxtel and streamed on Foxtel Play. Follow the fun on Twitter and Instagram @v_hits and Facebook @Channel V Hits and at vhits.com.au.

2017 Billboard Music Awards LIVE on Foxtel

Monday May 22 from 10am on [V] HITS or stream instantly on Foxtel Play

The 2017 Billboard Music Awards will broadcast LIVE from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas exclusively on Foxtel from 10am on Monday May 22 only on [V] HITS. This year’s award ceremony will showcase big performances, unexpected collaborations, and highly anticipated pop culture moments over the three hour special. Performances throughout the show will include superstars Bruno Mars, Camila Cabello, Celine Dion, Drake, Ed Sheeran, Florida Georgia Line, Imagine Dragons, John Legend, Lorde, and Nicki Minaj.

Céline Dion, seven-time Billboard Music Award-winning artist and current Las Vegas resident, will perform her colossal hit “My Heart Will Go On”. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the emotional and powerful ballad, which became the anthem of one of the top-grossing films of all-time, Titanic. “My Heart Will Go On” received numerous accolades as well as an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award, and reached No. 1 in several countries including Australia.

Cher, the Oscar-winning pop music legend and three-time Billboard Music Awards winner, will be honored with the prestigious ICON Award at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards. One of the most dominant figures in music and entertainment for more than six decades, Cher became the first artist to have a No. 1 single on a Billboard chart in each decade from the 1960s to the 2010s. As part of her appearance, Cher will perform her chart-topping 1998 single “Believe” marking Cher’s first awards show performance in over 15 years.

2017 Billboard Music Awards nominations include a cross section of artists with many seeing more nods than ever. Drake and The Chainsmokers lead the pack with 22 nominations each, tying the all-time record for most nominations in a single year. Drake’s nominations include Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist and Top Billboard 200 Album. The Chainsmokers’ nominations include double nods in six categories: Top Dance/Electronic Album, Top Hot 100 Song, Top Selling Song, Top Radio Song, Top Collaboration and Top Dance/Electronic Song, with single nominations in 10 other categories.

Twenty One Pilots received the third most nominations at 17 including Top Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, and three nominations in the Top Rock Song category. Rihanna received the fourth most nominations at 14 including Top Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album and a double nomination for Top R&B Song. Returning winners from 2016, who also received nominations this year include Adele, Justin Bieber, Luke Bryan, Lauren Daigle, Drake, Kirk Franklin, Enrique Iglesias, Nicky Jam, Wiz Khalifa, Major Lazer, Rihanna, Chris Stapleton, The Weeknd, Twenty One Pilots, and more.

Follow the fun on Twitter and Instagram @v_hits and Facebook @ChannelVHits and at vhits.com.au. For the latest Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) news, exclusive content and more, be sure to follow the BBMAs on social media and join the conversation by using the official hashtag, #BBMAs.

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Billboard Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring and social engagement. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of March 18, 2016 through March 16, 2017. Since 1940, the Billboard charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of songs and albums, and are the ultimate measure of success in music.

For additional information and a full list of nominees visit www.billboardmusicawards.com or check out the Billboard hub at www.billboard.com/bbma.

The A-Pop Show Tuesdays from June 6 at 8pm on [V] HITS or stream instantly on Foxtel Play

With banging beats, wicked dance moves, killer raps, soaring vocals and immersive video clips, Asian Pop is the latest craze taking the music world - and [V] HITS - by storm. Join [V] HITS each week for an hour of the biggest K-pop, J-pop, C-pop and T-pop hits and discover a whole new world of pop from Korea’s boy band BTS to Japan’s singer-songwriter Utada.

We all know Psy, but what other pop-tastic gold does Asia have on offer? The A-Pop Show will play a mix of new and old songs, profile the biggest artists in each sub-genre, and also chat with some of the biggest APop fans.

Fraser Stark, Foxtel’s Arts & Music Channel Manager said, “The huge and passionate Asian Pop fan base here in Australia continues to grow and we’re very excited to get behind the A-Pop genre bringing the latest and favourite hits to Foxtel. It’s testament to the success of A-Pop artists in our local market to see a sold out BTS show last week in Sydney, and the KCON festival scheduled for the first time in Australia this year.”

Thanks to a massive fan base that stretches around the globe with a staggering 5.9 million Twitter followers and another 3.6 million on Instagram, K-Pop’s BTS overtook pop superstars like Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez to capture the Top Social Artist Award during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards with over 300 million votes. BTS made global headlines by announcing they would be in Las Vegas for the Billboard Music Awards ceremony, and their presence dominated social media during the red carpet.

Tune in to [V] HITS Tuesdays from June 6 at 8pm – or stream instantly on Foxtel Play – to see the latest and greatest in A-Pop hits and pick up the best of what the Asian Pop scene is putting down.

Follow the fun on Twitter and Instagram @v_hits and Facebook @ChannelVHits and at vhits.com.au.

Jessica Mauboy brings “All the Hits” to Foxtel
Foxtel Original premieres Friday July 21 at 8pm on [V] Hits or stream instantly on Foxtel Now

Celebrate Jessica Mauboy’s incredible and diverse music with her “All the Hits” Live national tour filmed exclusively for Foxtel, premiering Friday July 21 at 8pm only on [V] Hits. One of Australia’s most successful artists, Jessica Mauboy is an award-winning singer, songwriter and actress whose talents span across the entertainment industry and musical genres from her roots in country, to dance, ballads and R&B hits.

Mauboy’s “All the Hits” Live 90-minute special was recorded from Sydney’s ICC Theatre in April 2017 and takes viewers on a musical journey through her successful career starting with her pre-Australian Idol country covers LeAnn Rimes’ Blue and Tammy Wynette’s Stand By Your Man. Performances also include all the hits that have made Mauboy one of Australia’s favourite artists from her Top 10 albums including her first number one hit Burn, as well as Never Be the Same, This Ain’t Love, Beautiful, Inescapable, Pop a Bottle, and many more.

Throughout the special Mauboy sings local classics Better Be Home Soon (Crowded House) and Flame Trees (Cold Chisel), and also delivers Whitney Houston’s I Have Nothing. Rounding out the show are songs from Mauboy’s film and television acting roles including Home to Me, an original from The Secret Daughter TV series soundtrack, and Merle Haggard’s Today I Started Loving You Again from The Sapphires movie.

Fraser Stark, Foxtel’s Arts & Music Channel Manager said, “Ever since Jessica Mauboy was discovered over a decade ago, Australia has fallen in love with this dazzling and accomplished performer. If you missed the mind-blowing “All the Hits” Live tour, Foxtel has you covered bringing Jess’s remarkable anthology exclusive to [V] Hits available to all Foxtel subscribers.”

Jessica Mauboy grew up in outback Australia originating from the indigenous KuKu Yalanji tribe. Since being discovered in 2006 on the hit show Australian Idol, Mauboy has been in Australia’s spotlight and has been an entertainment force both locally and overseas. Mauboy has sold over 2.5 million units in Australia and achieved eighteen top 30 hit singles from three studio albums. In 2010 Mauboy included actress to her title when she made her film debut in the Australian film musical Bran Nue Dae, and since then has starred in The Sapphires, The Secret Daughter and in has appeared in numerous roles and as herself on Australian screens.

Follow the fun on Twitter and Instagram @v_hits and Facebook @ChannelVHits and at vhits.com.au.

[V]’s Island Parties are back for summer
PNAU to kick off first concert series
#VIslandParties

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This summer when the sun sets on [V] Island in the middle of the iconic Sydney Harbour, the coolest acts from around the globe will return to play live and exclusive for another legendary season of [V] Island Parties, thanks to presenting partner McDonalds.

Kicking off this year’s lineup of summer’s hottest gigs will be double ARIA Award nominees, PNAU. The music festival favourites will hit the decks on Monday November 27 for an unmissable set of their biggest hits from upcoming album Changa (released tomorrow), including the triple platinum Chameleon and new summer anthem Go Bang.

Highlights from their performance will be captured and replayed for [V] fans from midday on Saturday December 2.

Fraser Stark, Group Channel Manager of Foxtel Arts & Music channels said: “[V]’s Island Parties have been a fixture of the summer party calendar for over five years and we can’t wait to kick off the new season with PNAU – an act who has been at the forefront of balancing cutting edge dance music with perfect pop sensibilities for years. Many will know PNAU from their collaboration with Elton John, their ARIA Awards or simply by their fantastic live performances.”

Past performers to grace the [V] Island stage include international superstars Mark Ronson, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Ed Sheeran, Major Lazer, Dizzee Rascal, Rudimental, Charli XCX and Alessia Cara, along with local legends Hilltop Hoods, Guy Sebastian and many more.

For your chance to party on [V] Island at this summer’s hottest gigs, head to vmusic.com.au and enter.

[V]’s ISLAND PARTY – PNAU Saturday December 2 at 12.00pm on [V]
This summer when the sun sets on [V] Island in the middle of the iconic Sydney Harbour, the coolest acts from around the globe will return to play live and exclusive for another legendary season of [V] Island Parties. Kicking off this year’s lineup of summer’s hottest gigs will be double ARIA Award nominees, PNAU. The music festival favourites will hit the decks on Monday November 27 for an unmissable set of their biggest hits from upcoming album Changa (released tomorrow), including the triple platinum Chameleon and new summer anthem Go Bang. Highlights from their performance will be captured and replayed for [V] fans from midday on Saturday December 2.

24K MAGIC: LIVE AT THE APOLLO Saturday December 9 at 12.00pm on [V]
After sweeping up a massive seven wins at the American Music Awards, Bruno Mars will be back on [V] screens for a one-off television special 24K Magic: Live at the Apollo. Featuring the GRAMMY® Award winner and his band, the Hooligans, the hour-long special takes place in New York city and showcases your favourite Bruno singles, plus never-before-seen footage of Mars and the Hooligans performing atop the famous Apollo Theatre marquee. Bruno will light up the Apollo marquee as he performs some of his most memorable, chart-topping hits. Plus, with unbeatable choreography and stage swagger, Mars and his band the Hooligans will take to the streets, visiting, singing, and entertaining locals in exciting, intimate, must-see moments.

[V] Island Parties kicks off the new year with superstar DJ/Producer Tiësto

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After a worldwide sold-out tour, Grammy-award winning DJ/Producer Tiësto will bring his decks to iconic Sydney Harbour on Friday February 9, to kick off the first [V] Island party for 2018, thanks to presenting partner McDonald’s.

During an explosive live set on legendary [V] Island, fans of the world class DJ can expect to be dazzled with visuals and sound by the artist who has played for packed crowds of party goers from Ibiza to Las Vegas, and every major club and dance floor in between.

Fraser Stark, Group Channel Manager of Foxtel Arts & Music channels, said: “[V] brings its fans close to the biggest acts in the world – from within the centre of mainstream pop as well as hit-makers from the array of today’s going genres. The Belgian Dance/House legend, Tiësto, has long been regarded as one of the world’s greatest DJs - with a reputation for huge live performances. Now he’s confirmed for the [V] Island - we can’t wait!”

Considered by many as the ‘Godfather of EDM’, the celebrated and highly sought after DJ has been named “The Greatest DJ of All Time” by Mixmag and the number one DJ by Rolling Stone, thanks to his ground breaking studio albums including In My Memory (2001), Just Be (2004), Elements of Life (2007), Kaleidoscope (2009), and A Town Called Paradise (2014).

Tiësto has paved the way for today’s modern music landscape thanks to his revolutionary moments like the opening of the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens and headlining festivals at Coachella, Electric Daisy Carnival, Stereosonic, Tomorrowland, Ultra and many more.

He will join the ranks of Mark Ronson, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Ed Sheeran, Major Lazer, Dizzee Rascal, Rudimental, Charli XCX and Alessia Cara, along with local legends PNAU, Hilltop Hoods and Guy Sebastian, all of whom have graced the country’s hottest stage on [V] Island.

For your chance to see Tiësto play live on [V] Island and party with the coolest people on the planet, head to vmusic.com.au and enter. [V] viewers can catch highlights of Tiësto’s exclusive set on-air from midday, Saturday February 17.

Tiësto will be on tour Saturday February 3 at Festival Hall, Melbourne and Saturday February 10 at Hordern Pavilion, Sydney.

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