Billboard.com Hosts World Premiere of Universal Music/Island Records’ Johnny Orlando’s Music Video “Last Summer”
October 11, 2018 (Toronto, ON)-- Newly signed Universal Music Canada/Island Records artist Johnny Orlando has revealed the world premiere of his highly anticipated new music video “Last Summer” exclusively with Billboard.com.
Shot in Toronto, the music video for “Last Summer” was directed by Aaron A who has worked with a variety of artists including Nelly Furtado and Alessia Cara. Orlando and his sister Darian worked closely with Aaron A and the entire creative team to develop a unique video treatment and key elements with included inviting fans to be a part of the experience and be a part of the video. The end result is 60 hand-selected fans playing Orlando’s friends and love interest and making memories and a video that will last a lifetime.
“For 10 months of the year I look forward to the summer,” shares Orlando. “ Winters in Canada are long, cold and dark and school is super stressful. I always get excited when June starts. That’s how you know it’s time to stay up late, be with friends and hopefully find a special girl. Then September comes back around and the fall settles in. No more hot weather, or swimming or time to do what you want, and there’s a whole lot of assignments and tests. Sometimes I wish I had a time machine and could go back to the start of last summer.”
“Last Summer” is the follow up single to his label debut smash hit “What If” with actress Mackenzie Ziegler. The summer track garnered over 49 million streams across global platforms. The music video, which has currently over 17 million views on YouTube, premiered on Apple Music and hit #1 on Apple Music and iTunes in 25 markets. It peaked at #1 on global musical.ly song chart and was on the Viral 50 Spotify chart in 33 countries.
With a combined social following of over 16 million fans, notable award nominations (most recently 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards nominee for Favourite Musical YouTube Creator and in 2017 Favourite Viral Music Artist) to his name, Johnny Orlando is at the forefront of a new generation of musicians making a global impact. After a hugely successful European tour over the summer, Orlando is back in the studio and is preparing to release his new EP in the near future.
Connect with Johnny Orlando online:
Snapchat: JohnnyOrlando | Musical.ly: JohnnyOrlando
About Johnny Orlando:
Johnny Orlando first expressed his passion for music when he was just eight years old, posting his first YouTube cover with the help of his older sister. The video, created as a fun Christmas break activity and shared online for family and friends, racked up several thousand views in a few short weeks, so the pair continued to post. Johnny’s fan base grew, then exploded into massive growth, netting him multiple Teen and Kids Choice Award nominations and a combined social following of 16 million dedicated fans.
He’s come a long way since that first post - touring the world with co-headlining and sold-out North American and European tours, signing a recording deal with Universal Music Canada / Island Records, releasing new music (“What If” and “Last Summer”) and working on his debut EP, set for release in the coming months.
Orlando (now 15) is at the forefront of the next generation of Canadian artists impacting a global music stage. He’s been featured in VARIETY, Teen Vogue, Paper Magazine, J-14, Tiger Beat and Just Jared Jr and much more.
About Universal Music Canada:
Universal Music Canada is Canada’s leading music company, engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising, and audiovisual content. Home to the most comprehensive catalogue of recordings and songs across every musical genre, UMC is committed to artistry, innovation and entrepreneurship in broadening opportunities for our artists on both the domestic and world stages as well as creating new experiences for fans.
Universal Music Canada is part of Universal Music Group, the world leader in music-based entertainment.