LIAM PAYNE & J BALVIN RELEASE NEW SINGLE “FAMILIAR” TODAY
LISTEN HERE: https://LiamPayne.lnk.to/FamiliarPR
NEW YORK, NY (April 20, 2018) — Today, multiplatinum superstar Liam Payne releases the brand new single “Familiar” with J Balvin. Get it HERE via Republic Records. Watch the lyric video BELOW.
The song unites two of the world’s hottest talents on one international banger that confidently flaunts throwback R&B bounce and Latin rhythm. Colombian icon and the “7th most listened to artist on Spotify” J Balvin brings South American swagger and reggaetón flavor to the track as Payne immediately captivates with every verse.
“Familiar” heats up what’s become an unbreakable, unshakable, and unbeatable hot streak for Payne. Moving over 8.5 million copies around the globe, his debut single “Strip That Down” [feat. Quavo] earned a triple-platinum certification in Australia, a double-platinum certification in the U.S., Canada, and Ireland, and a platinum certification in the UK, Italy, New Zealand, and Sweden. With over 506 million Spotify streams, it remains “the best-selling single by a current member of One Direction." The follow-up “Bedroom Floor” closes in hot on its heels with 82 million Spotify streams, while his contribution to the Fifty Shades Freed Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, “For You” with Rita Ora, clocked over 133 million Spotify streams in a few months’ time.
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A division of Universal Music Group, the world's leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Aminé, Black Sabbath, DNCE, Florence + the Machine, Gotye, Hailee Steinfeld, James Blake, James Bay, John Mellencamp, Jordan Smith, Julia Michaels, Keith Richards, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Marian Hill, Of Monsters and Men, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings (The Avett Brothers, Towkio), Boominati Worldwide (Metro Boomin), Brushfire (Jack Johnson), Casablanca Records (Giorgio Moroder, KUNGS, Tïesto), Cash Money (Drake, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj), Hollywood Records (Sofia Carson, Zendaya), Lava Records (Greta Van Fleet, Jessie J, Lorde), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), XO (The Weeknd), Roc Nation (Belly, Justine Skye, The Dream), Tuff Gong (Damian Marley), Victor Victor Records (D Savage, Ski Mask The Slump God), among others. Republic also maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with country powerhouse Big Machine Records (Taylor Swift), and Universal Music Latin Entertainment (Luis Fonsi, J Balvin). In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey, SING), Fox TV (Lee Daniels' STAR), and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises.
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