JOHNNY ORLANDO DROPS BRAND NEW SINGLE “PHOBIAS”
21 FEBRUARY 2020 (TORONTO, ON) – After winning the 2019 Europe Music Award (EMA) for Best Canadian Act this past November, singer-songwriter Johnny Orlando is back with his brand new single “Phobias,” out today on Universal Music Canada/Island Records, the country’s leading music company. The countdown to “Phobias” began this past Saturday when Orlando teased the song title and release date on his social channels, causing a stir among his social following of over 22 million fans. The track is the first taste of new music from Orlando in over five months and is the lead single off his upcoming EP, scheduled for release later this year. Co-written by Orlando and his older sister and collaborator, Darian, and co-produced by both alongside Nikki Adamsson (Astrid S, Icona Pop, Zara Larsson) and Jax, “Phobias” is about the fear of opening up in a relationship and is Orlando’s most vulnerable song to-date.
"I'm super excited to finally share this song with the world,” says Orlando. “It's definitely the most personal song I've ever released, I really open up about all of my individual fears and insecurities. This is the first single from my next chapter of music, and I couldn't be more ready to show everyone what I've been working on."
In Fall 2019, Orlando released his most recent single “All These Parties” and took home his first-ever EMA in Seville, Spain for Best Canadian Act. Fellow nominees for the fan-voted category included Shawn Mendes, Avril Lavigne, Carly Rae Jepsen and Alessia Cara. Previous recipients of the Best Canadian Act award include Shawn Mendes, who held the title most recently for three years in a row from 2016-2018, and Justin Bieber, who received the award for three consecutive years from 2013-2015.
“All These Parties” was the follow-up to Orlando’s smash hit, “Waste My Time” off his debut EP Teenage Fever (March 2019). Since its release, Teenage Fever has garnered over 95 million streams, and overall Orlando has garnered a staggering 355 million streams to-date. Also in 2019, Orlando was nominated for a JUNO Award for Breakthrough Artist of the Year and embarked on his first-ever headline tour across North America and Europe in support of the Teenage Fever EP. Fans can expect more new music and a high level of activity from Orlando in 2020.
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Toronto-born singer-songwriter and pop artist Johnny Orlando released his debut EP, Teenage Fever in March 2019. Having just turned 17 years-old, Orlando’s music has already amassed over 355 million streams to-date and has garnered acclaim from the likes of Billboard, Variety, Paper, Teen Vogue, Just Jared Jr., Tiger Beat and more. Orlando quietly made strides towards establishing his identity by way of numerous international hits. 2018’s “What If” (feat. Mackenzie Ziegler) clocked 109 million-plus global streams and over 21 million music video views in under twelve months, captured #1 on the musical.ly Global Song Chart, and landed on the Spotify Viral 50 in 33 countries. In addition to receiving praise from various international media outlets, Orlando has performed at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards. Most recently, Orlando garnered his first-ever Europe Music Award for Best Canadian Act at the 2019 EMAs in Seville, Spain, and along the way, he garnered a nomination for Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the 2019 JUNO Awards as well as nods at the Kids’ Choice Awards, iHeart Much Music Video Awards, and Teen Choice Awards. In 2019 Orlando also headlined his first-ever North American and European tour in support of his EP. With a collective social following of over 22 million fans, Orlando is at the forefront of the next generation of Canadian artists impacting a global music stage.