Joji upends expectations with pioneering extravaganza livestream
Over the weekend, Joji unveiled a one-night-only event that turned the concept of the live-streamed concert on its ear. Directed by the artist himself, The Extravaganza served as a look inside the unbridled creative id of the “first music superstar of his kind” (Office), with debut performances of songs from Joji’s chart-topping new album Nectar. The Extravaganza broke the live-stream concert mold with absurdist sketches, MMA cage matches, cooking, dunk tanks, an ice sculpture, and much more. Highlights from the night included Joji running on a treadmill at full speed while performing the Billboard-charting single ‘Run‘.
Tipped as a “hot commodity for Joji’s fanbase” (Newsweek), the hour-long special was one of the biggest paid live-stream events this year and drew a stadium-sized audience across three different shows. The Extravaganza was viewed in 105 countries around the world and trended on Twitter in 5 countries (#1 US Music, #2 US Overall) with over 50,000 tweets in a 24-hour period. Check out an Extravaganza highlight reel and behind the scenes photos HERE.
The Extravaganza is just the latest example of how Joji has defied expectations in 2020.
Nectar, released September 25 on 88rising (distributed by 12Tone Music), debuted at #1 in Australia and in the top five in New Zealand and Canada, debuted at #1 on Spotify’s inaugural US Weekly Top 50 Albums chart, #1 on Billboard’s Independent albums chart and #3 on the Billboard 200, nearly doubling the first-week sales of Joji’s RIAA gold-certified 2018 debut BALLADS 1. It was the most streamed new album of the week on Spotify globally and has now exceeded 1.3 billion streams in the US alone.
Nectar has been praised as “a work of art and euphoria” (Ones To Watch) and Joji’s “best to date” (The Needle Drop). With assists from acknowledged icons and new trailblazers alike, including Diplo, Lil Yachty, BENEE, Omar Apollo and Yves Tumor, Joji’s latest musical masterpiece earned his highest-ever debut on the Billboard Hot 100, with ‘Run‘ and his national television debut on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon earlier this year.
Nectar by Joji is out now via 88rising Records/12Tone Music,
buy/stream it here.
3. Tick Tock
4. Daylight (w/ Diplo)
6. Gimme Love
9. High Hopes (feat. Omar Apollo)
11. Pretty Boy (feat. Lil Yachty)
12. Normal People (feat. rei brown)
13. Afterthought (w/ BENEE)
14. Mr. Hollywood
16. Reanimator (feat. Yves Tumor)
17. Like You Do
18. Your Man
PRAISE FOR NECTAR
#1 ARIA Album
triple j Feature Album
“A true delight”
“A dynamic encapsulation of desire”
“His best to date”
The Needle Drop
“thumping earworms and atmospheric introspection”
“sending fans into overdrive”
“A work of art and euphoria”
Ones To Watch