Network Presents Two Music-Intensive Specials to Celebrate Summer–“Endless Summer Fun” and “Summer of Rock”
NEW YORK, NY – August 20, 2015 – Summer will not go quietly at Westwood One! The network is presenting two four-hour Labor Day specials–hosted by Pitbull and AWOLNATION–that will keep the summer hits pumping overtime during the holiday weekend.
International music superstar Pitbull, who just scored his first #1 on Billboard’s Latin Album chart, will host Westwood One’s “Endless Summer Fun” special, featuring this summer’s hottest tracks. Red Bull Records recording artist Aaron Bruno and his band AWOLNATION are hosting Westwood One’s “Summer of Rock,” a look back at the songs and the summer of 2015.
Armando Christian Perez, known around the world as Pitbull, is an internationally successful musician, performer, business entrepreneur, fashion icon and actor. His career sales have exceeded 6 million albums and 70 million singles worldwide. Pitbull has scored #1 hits in more than 15 countries, his videos have over 7 billion views, and his social media reach matches audiences of some television networks. Dale, his first Spanish release in five years and ninth overall, has already achieved two #1 hits on the Latin charts and is Pitbull's first #1 Latin album. After hosting the American Music Awards for the second time, Pitbull released his eighth studio album, Globalization, which includes “Time of Our Lives,” topping charts around the world; “Celebrate,” a song heard in the animated film, Penguins of Madagascar; and “Fun,” one of 2015’s summer anthems. Pitbull’s world tours have sold out concerts in North and South America, Europe and the Far East. Earlier this year, Pitbull wrapped up a co-headlining arena tour of the U.S. and Canada with Enrique Iglesias, plus finished a headline tour in China. In the fall, Pitbull will perform a seven-night limited Las Vegas engagement at the Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino with “Time of Our Lives,” a unique Las Vegas show, September 23 – October 7.
AWOLNATION released their new album RUN on March 17, 2015. Written, performed and produced by musical architect Aaron Bruno, the album features #1 hit “Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf)” and current Top 10 single “I Am.” It is the follow-up to gold-certified debut album Megalithic Symphony and the chart-topping, record-breaking single “Sail,” which is certified 6x platinum in the US and holds the record for the most weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart by an independent artist. The song has also achieved global success: it is certified platinum across multiple countries and has over 200 million views on YouTube.
Stations can air “Endless Summer Fun” and “Summer of Rock” any time Saturday, September 5 – Monday, September 7, between 6:00 am and 12 midnight. For more information, contact Neal Bird at firstname.lastname@example.org or (310) 840-2811.
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