MAGIC! is a Toronto-bred, Los Angeles-based quartet who scored the song of the summer, “Rude” –a buoyant reggae-pop tune that held the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for six weeks, charted in 41 countries, sold more than ten million singles, racked up over 500 Million streams and boasts over 1.3 Billion views on VEVO. Now, MAGIC! is back with their new record “EXPECTATIONS” including smash hits “Kiss Me,” “Expectations” and “More Of You.”
Over the past five years MAGIC! has established itself as a bonafide sensation thanks to its undeniably catchy sound, superlative songwriting, and masterful musicianship. The band, which includes lead singer Nasri, guitarist Mark Pelli, drummer Alex Tanas and bassist Ben Spivak, released “EXPECTATIONS” via RCA Records late 2018 accompanied by the Caribbean-tinged single “Kiss Me” which quickly racked up over 8 Million Spotify streams, 29 Spotify New Music Friday placements, 11 Apple Music Best Of Week placements and 22 Million VEVO views.
“EXPECTATIONS” was produced by Nasri and Adam Messinger (who as GRAMMY-winning production duo the Messengers, have scored hits for Justin Bieber, David Guetta, Shakira, Chris Brown, Pitbull and Christina Aguilera), with production assists from Pelli, Tanas and Spivak, Nasri, the lead singer of the group said of making the 13-track album, “This album was the result of needing a creative outlet to work through some challenges in my relationship. It was after we finished recording ‘Expectations’ that I realized the album was deeply personal and essentially became a concept album centered around my relationship. I hope fans can hear and feel the honesty in my lyrics, and I hope that it helps them get through similar life and love obstacles.”
MAGIC! has released three studio albums, toured with Maroon 5 and headlined shows all over the world. They have received two JUNO Awards and received multiple nominations including American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Teen Choice Awards, Latin GRAMMYs and more.