Studies (or rather, statistics) have shown that only real talent can shy away from the limelight for so long and still come back a chartbreaker after a time of silence. And right into the arms of endearing fans.
Jason Mraz has made a stunning chart debut with his acclaimed new album, “Love Is A Four Letter Word”. The album entered the SoundScan/Billboard 200 at #2, with sales in excess of 100,000! The Grammy-winning tunesmith’s biggest sales week and highest debut to date.
Mraz’s hit single from the album also hit platinum status this week, surpassing one million in sales:
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Holy smokes. We’re so proud of you, Jason!
Mraz is celebrating with a major schedule of high profile live appearances, including the taping of his eagerly awaited installment of VH1 Storytellers. The episode, which will be filmed later this week before an invitation-only audience in New York City – is currently scheduled to have its debut broadcast on June 1st (check local listings).
On May 15th, the cast of “Glee” will perform a special version of “I Won’t Give Up”. The TV appearances set the stage for Mraz’s hugely anticipated worldwide tour, dubbed “Tour Is A Four Letter Word”.
The global trek gets underway in early June with a series of Asian dates that includes shows in South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia (YES!), Indonesia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore.
From there, Mraz will return home for his biggest North American tour to date, kicking off August 9th at New Orleans’ Lakefront Arena. Further highlights include stops at Denver’s world famous Red Rocks Amphitheater (slated for September 24th) and Los Angeles’ one-and-only Hollywood Bowl (on October 5th).
Accompanying Mraz for all dates on the North American leg will be his Atlantic Records label mate Christina Perri.