Monday, December 30, 2013

The Top 10 Tours of 2013

We are continuing our countdown to the New Year with the Top 10 Tours of 2013. This year was filled with the best artists and performers such as Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z, BeyoncĂ©, Luke Bryan, and Dave Matthews Band just to name a few. But you may be surprised as to who made it to the top of this countdown. Here are the Top 10 Tours of 2013 along with how much they grossed:  
  1. Bon Jovi $205,158,370
  2. Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour by Cirque du Soleil $157,299,100
  3. Pink $147,947,543
  4. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band $147,608,938
  5. Rihanna $137,982,530
  6. The Rolling Stones $126,182,391
  7. Taylor Swift $115,379,331
  8. Beyoncé $104,358,899
  9. Depeche Mode $99,972,733
  10. Kenny Chesney $90,932,957

What were some of your favorite concerts this year let us know right here and tell us who you think should #cometotheparamount in 2014! Make sure you check out who will be performing at The Paramount next year on our website or follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Let The Count Down Begin

There are only a couple of weeks left of 2013 so before we ring in a new year let’s take a look back on music in 2013. For the next couple of weeks we will be counting down the best of 2013; from top selling albums to record setting ITunes sales we’ll cover it all! According to Billboard magazine here are the 10 Top Selling albums of 2013:

  1. Justin Timberlake 20/20 Experience
  2. Taylor Swift Red
  3. One Direction Take Me Home
  4. Bruno Mars Unorthodox Jukebox (named Artist of The Year!)
  5. Mumford & Sons Babel
  6. Imagine Dragons Night Vision
  7. Florida Georgia Line Here’s to The Good Times
  8. Pink The Truth About Love
  9. Luke Bryan Crash My Party
  10. Rihanna Unapologetic

If there’s an album that you think should have made the top ten let us know and check out our blog next week to see what we’ll be counting down next!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Boy Bands of Today

Out with the old and in with the new… boy bands that is. *NSync, Backstreet Boys, LFO, Hanson, 98 degrees, and 112 are long gone. The hopes of *NSync reuniting have been crushed and although Backstreet Boys went on tour recently their younger days are behind them. We now welcome a new generation of boy bands with great hair and a metro style. Here are the boy bands that are making young girls scream in 2013:

One Direction became a hit with the help of the biggest television show in the UK, The X Factor. Their Debut album, Up All Night: No.1 in 15 countries making them the first UK group to hit at No. 1 in USA. One Direction has over 5 million Facebook fans and 3 million followers on Twitter and they have become a global phenomenon.

The Wanted, best known for their single, “Glad You Came” graced the Paramount stage in March 2012. After reaching number one in the UK they came to America in late 2011 and we are glad they came. The Wanted is coming back to The Paramount on April 4th making it their 2nd time visiting Huntington.

In 2012, Emblem 3 failed to make the finals of X Factor, but having amassed 15 million YouTube views and an international fan base, they were clearly the show’s breakout band. The trio will be performing at The Paramount on February 26th.

Although the Jonas Brothers decided to split in early October due to creative differences, they have remained loyal to their fans and are “going to release four of the unreleased songs from the album,” Kevin said. “And we put together the live tracks from the last summer tour – about 10 songs as well – so we’ll be giving that to our fans club members, as a gift from us.” Just last year Joe Jonas has visited us at The Paramount when he came out to judge the hit television show The Next.  

Big Time Rush originally started as a television series on Nickelodeon in 2009, but soon signed to Columbia/Epic Label Group where their first official single, "Boyfriend" peaked at number 72 on the Billboard Hot 100. As of November 2013 Big Time Rush have sold more than 20 million records Worldwide.

Mindless Behavior’s first single "My Girl" in 2010 garnered almost at 14 million views on YouTube, and was nominated for a 2011 "Viewer's Choice" BET Award. Their follow-up, "Mrs. Right", landed at #1 on BET's 106 and Park three weeks in a row. The track's music video even features cameos from Mike Epps, LL Cool J, and Diggy Simmons, quickly becoming the #1 most demanded video on Music Choice.

So whether you grew up listening to The Beatles, New Kids on The Block, Menudo, or Boyz II Men just know that boy bands will never go extinct. A new generation of girls will fall in love (the same way you did) with a boy-bander who has a smile like Nick Carter, body like Marc Wahlberg, and voice like Justin Timberlake.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Collaborating with the Best in the Business

Lupe Fiasco started off as an aspiring rapping and by collaborating with all the right people he made his way to the top of the charts. During his short stay at Arista Records, he met Jay-Z, who referred to him as a “breath of fresh air,” saying that he reminded him of a younger version of himself. Jay-Z was an executive producer on his first album while Kanye West brought Lupe Fiasco his breakthrough.

Following up his successful collaboration with Trey Songz on “Out Of My Head,” Lupe released his first single from his latest studio album, “Old School Love” featuring Ed Sheeran. One of Lupe’s most well-known songs is “Words I Never Said” ft. Skylar Grey which debuted at #89 on the Billboard Hot 100. “Words I Never Said” was nominated for “A Video with a Message” at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards. The song has been featured in MTV’s hit series Teen Wolf and Lupe performed the song live on The Colbert Report.

Lupe has revealed his new song with Chris Brown and has announced that Big K.R.I.T. and Rick Ross will be featured on his new album. Lupe continues to collaborate with big names in the industry such as Pharrell, Matthew Santos, and Nikki Jean from “The Cool.”

Adding to his success, Fiasco signed with major footwear and apparel corporation Reebok, becoming part of the "O.G" marketing campaign where rap artists such as Lil Wayne and Mike Jones designed their own personal colorway of the Reebok "O.G" model.

Long Island anxiously awaits Lupe’s arrival to The Paramount in downtown Huntington this Friday. Fans have already begun tweeting about the concert. Hip Hop music finally has a voice on Long Island and The Paramount is proud to support it. The Paramount continues its effort to showcase all genres of music by hosting a broad range of musical talent and is excited to bring hip-hop to Huntington.

Tickets available for purchase through, charge-by-phone @ 800-745-3000 or The Paramount Box Office (open daily from 12 noon - 6 pm).