JOHNNY ORLANDO DROPS NEW VIDEO FOR FAN-FAVOURITE SONG, “ADELAIDE”
OFFICIAL VIDEO MADE ITS BROADCAST PREMIERE ON MTV LIVE, MTVU, NICK MUSIC AND ON THE VIACOM TIMES SQUARE BILLBOARD
ORLANDO WINS MTV EMA FOR BEST CANADIAN ACT FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW
IT’S NEVER REALLY OVER EP OUT NOW
12 NOVEMBER 2020 (TORONTO, ON) – Singer-songwriter and rising pop superstar Johnny Orlando reveals the official video for fan-favourite song “Adelaide” off of his current EP, It’s Never Really Over, released last month on Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company, and Island Records. “Adelaide” was one of three brand new songs featured on the EP and became a stand-out track out of the gate being added to over 20 New Music Friday playlists around the world and garnering over 2.5 million global streams in less than a month. Cumulatively, all 6 songs on It’s Never Really Over have surpassed 60 million total streams.
"I'm so excited to share the official music video for ‘Adelaide’!" remarks Orlando. “This is one of my favourite videos that I’ve ever created, and I think it really reflects the new direction I am taking with my music. I worked closely with the director Iris Kim, to achieve a really unique visual that utilizes a variety of visual effects and camera movements to convey a dynamic story."
The official “Adelaide” video premiered this morning on Orlando’s YouTube alongside a live Q&A with fans where he was able to watch it together with them for the first time. Shortly after the livestream, the official video made its broadcast premiere on MTV Live, MTVU, Nick Music and via the Viacom Times Square billboard in New York City.
Earlier this week, Orlando took home a 2020 MTV Europe Music Award (EMA) for Best Canadian Act, marking the second year in a row that he has earned the title. Fellow nominees in the category this year included Justin Bieber, The Weeknd, Jessie Reyez and Alessia Cara, and previous recipients of the award include Shawn Mendes and Justin Bieber.
Orlando’s current single “Everybody Wants You” has now cracked the top 20 at Canadian radio, and Orlando remains iHeartRadio’s Future Star for November.
Fans can expect additional announcements from Orlando in the coming weeks as he continues to take on 2020.
Photo Credit: Norman Wong
Watch the “Adelaide” official video HERE
Listen to It’s Never Really Over HERE
Johnny Orlando publicity photos and It’s Never Really Over artwork HERE
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About Johnny Orlando:
Johnny Orlando, the Toronto-born singer, songwriter and actor signed to Universal Music Canada / Island Records, is this generation’s rising pop superstar impacting a global music stage. After beginning his career posting covers on YouTube, Orlando has amassed a social media following of over 25 million+ engaged fans around the world. Now, at almost 18 years of age, Orlando’s music has generated over 500 million streams and over 500 million YouTube views, and has garnered acclaim from the likes of Billboard, Variety, Paper, Teen Vogue, Just Jared Jr., Tiger Beat and more. Orlando released his debut EP, Teenage Fever in March 2019 which included numerous international hits that helped propel him to where he is today including 2018’s Gold-certified “What If” (feat. Mackenzie Ziegler) which 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.
Earlier this year, Orlando released new singles “Phobias” and “See You,” revealing his more vulnerable side. He also re-released “What If” re-titled “What If (I Told You I Like You),” due to the massive success the song was receiving on TikTok where the track received over 12 million video creations resulting in over 5 billion views and was trending in over 15 countries globally including the U.S., U.K., Germany, Brazil, Canada and Australia. For one week in July, it was the #1 most used track (and Orlando the #1 most used artist) by video creations, beating out the likes of BLACKPINK, DaBaby and Drake. In summer 2020, Orlando’s musical talent and international impact was recognized further when he secured a global talent deal and consumer products partnership with MTV/ViacomCBS.
In 2019, Orlando garnered his first-ever Europe Music Award for Best Canadian Act at the 2019 EMAs, along the way garnering 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. Orlando released his second EP, It’s Never Really Over on October 23, 2020, which is a culmination of the personal growth that has come from his unique experiences over the past 12 months. It is a reflection of the now, a time filled with fears and uncertainty, but an underlining sense of hope.