Nov 10, 2016
Bart Baker to Premiere First Track from His Upcoming Debut Album Across Music Choice's Platforms Starting November 11th
November 10, 2016 (New York, NY) – YouTube sensation and King of Parody videos BART BAKER is teaming up with Music Choice to premiere tracks from his upcoming debut album. As the exclusive TV partner, Music Choice will air his debut single entitled “Drake” on Friday, November 11, 2016. The song will be played every hour on the hour on Music Choice Hip Hop and R&B and Music Choice Max Music Channels. Music Choice On Demand will debut the official lyric video for “Drake” in the Brand New This Week folder November 11-20th. Exclusive behind the scenes footage will live on the Music Choice app.
Bart Baker stated: “I am extremely excited that all of my original music is going to be on Music Choice. They have been nothing but supportive in the past and I know that their help with launching my original music career is going to amplify all the songs a ton and help solidify me as a mainstream artist. This album is going to be amazing - all hits no filler. My first single “Drake” is just the tip of the iceberg.”
Damon Williams, SVP Programming and Strategic Partnerships stated: “Bart Baker’s parody videos have made him one of the most streamed artists on our On Demand platform over the last couple of years. When Bart personally asked us to help launch his first track as a non-parody recording artist, we wanted to be part of it to demonstrate the impact Music Choice has on artists who release their music independently. Our partnership with Bart is a huge win for us and our audience as they love to experience his content across our platforms. We are excited to serve as the exclusive TV home for not only “Drake” but additional tracks off Bart’s forthcoming album which is sure to be a success.”
Globally renowned as a parody artist and one of the foremost writer/directors of social media content in the digital age, the parodies Bart Baker has created have amassed an astonishing 8.6 million YouTube subscribers while surpassing 2.5 BILLION PLUS video views spoofing popular artist tracks including “Dark Horse” (Katy Perry) 120+ million views, “Wrecking Ball” (Miley Cyrus) 96+ million views, “Anaconda” (Nicki Minaj) 86+ million views, “I Knew You Were Trouble” (Taylor Swift) 75+ million views, and “Problem” (Ariana Grande) 66+ million views, among many others. Currently, his YouTube channel hosts over 100 parody videos he’s created and uploaded since making his debut in 2009.
With some artists admittedly fans themselves, several notable guest stars in his videos have included everyone from the iconic father of modern comics Stan Lee to the late comedian Joan Rivers, as well as adult film star Ron Jeremy to repeat offender Steve-O. In fact, Pitbull loved his own parody video so much he asked Baker to guest in the music video for his hit song “Fireball” (where he can be seen dancing right alongside Pitbull throughout).
Originally from Chicago and currently residing in Los Angeles, Baker caught the ‘bug’ early on studying film at the University of Miami. Always finding new lyrical inspiration in the music he heard on the radio, Baker’s sharp wit coupled with his ambitious nature soon led him to becoming a self-taught musician learning everything himself from how to produce beats to writing songs, on to eventually directing and starring in his own videos. His most recent production, a parody of the Chainsmokers ft. Halsey hit “Closer” received 3,000,000 views in its first week. Earlier this summer, Baker was a featured speaker at Forbes Under 30 Summit, an event billed as “the greatest gathering of young entrepreneurs and game-changers in the world.” Bart Baker’s original music will be released via his own label, in conjunction with independent label 26 Music, a division of 26 Entertainment.
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