New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Global pop sensation Ava Max
is wrapping up her incredible 2019 with one final release. "On Somebody" is available now at all DSPs and streaming services.
Tomorrow night, Ava will celebrate her extraordinary year with an eagerly anticipated performance on ABC's upcoming Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020, airing live at 8:00 p.m. EST (check local listings).
"On Somebody" arrives shortly after Ava's recent collaboration with Alan Walker
on "Alone, Pt. II
" as well as the official release of longtime fan favorite track, "Salt." Watch the video for "Alone, Pt. II," which has garnered over 5 million views within two days, HERE. "Salt," which had already earned over 4 million plays via YouTube before being shared across additional platforms, was met by unanimous critical applause from Billboard, MTV, E! News, Dujour, Idolator and more. The official launch of "Salt" came not long after Ava celebrated Halloween with the surprise drop of her hauntingly beautiful music video for "Freaking Me Out," which MTV News praised as "a spooky, romantic Halloween Treat." Directed by Edgar Daniel, the video surpassed 1 million views in the first 24 hours and is now streaming via Ava's official YouTube channel.
2019 saw Ava officially seal her pop star status with the blockbuster success of her RIAA 2x-platinum certified hit, "Sweet but Psycho." Recently named among the New York Times' "54 Best Songs of 2019," the track spent three weeks in the top 10 of Billboard's "Hot 100," peaking at #3 at USA Pop Radio. Now boasting over 1.2 billion global streams and counting, "Sweet But Psycho
" - which earned Max her first-ever Teen Choice Awards nomination for "Choice Pop Song" - is joined by an official video that has garnered over 481 million views thus far. Produced by GRAMMY® Award-nominated super-producer Cirkut (Maroon 5, Miley Cyrus, The Weeknd) and co-written with Madison Love (Camila Cabello), the single hit #1 on both Spotify's "United States Viral 50" and Billboard's "Dance Club Songs" while becoming one of "The Top Most-Shazamed Songs of 2019." The song's stateside success followed the track's remarkable popularity abroad, including four consecutive weeks atop the UK Singles Chart and #1 rankings on charts in nearly 20 countries.
A truly international artist, Ava recently teamed up with Spanish superstar Pablo
Alborán for their collaborative single, "Tabú." Earlier this month, Ava also shared the stage with fellow superstars including Harry Styles, Rita Ora, Stormzy, and more at the sold-out Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball with SEAT at London's iconic O2 Arena. Ava's acclaimed summer single, "Torn," which VOGUE named one of the "Best Songs of 2019," continues to enjoy success around the world, including Top 10 airplay in Europe. The disco-tinged track is joined by an instantly iconic superhero-themed companion video, created in collaboration with Fiat and shot on location in Milan, IT by superstar director Joseph Kahn (Britney Spears' "Toxic," Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood
Ava - who was recently featured on the cover of Galore Magazine, which declared "Ava Max is Here to Save Pop Music" - has proven one of the year's most honored performers, including "Best New Artist" nominations at both the 2019 MTV Video Music
Awards and the 2019 MTV Europe Music
Awards. The latter was highlighted by both Ava's first-ever win for "Best Push Artist" and show-stopping live performances of both "Torn" and "Sweet But Psycho," streaming now.
Dubbed the "Princess of Pop" by V Magazine and an "Artist You Need to Know" by Rolling Stone, Ava has been feted with a wide range of media attention throughout the year, including high profile features in Vanity Fair, Billboard, FORBES, PAPER, and more. Earlier this year, the rapidly rising star took over TV with performances of "Sweet but Psycho" on CBS's The Late Late Show with James
Corden, NBC's TODAY, and the Ellen
DeGeneres Show, as well as a summer performance of her irresistible empowerment anthem, "So Am I," on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live.