Billie Eilish to headline Amazon’s online music event to celebrate Prime Day
Amazon has announced that multi-award-winning music star Billie Eilish will headline it's three-day online musical event on June 17th to celebrate Prime Day.
Fans will be able to stream the event and catch Eilish performing songs from her highly-anticipated second album, Happier Than Ever.
All three episodes of the show will premiere globally on Prime Video, and will be available to all customers with or without Prime membership for 30 days.
Fans will also be able to see performances from top USNmusic artists H.E.R. and Kid Cudi in the event, which is presented by Amazon Music in celebration of the retailer's annual Prime Day sale event.
This year Prime Day will kick off on June 21st – earlier than its normal annual July date and last year's event which was hosted in October due to the pandemic.
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Ryan Redington, VP of Music Industry at Amazon Music, said: “Working with Billie Eilish, H.E.R., and Kid Cudi to bring their music to life through these imaginative experiences has been incredible.
“Watching these globally renowned artists create three shows from the depths of their imagination has been unlike anything we’ve ever done before. We’re thrilled to bring fans along with us to celebrate these three remarkable artists and Prime Day.”
Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios, added: "These iconic artists have not only broken new ground in music but are inspired storytellers, culture creators, and visionaries.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Billie, H.E.R., and Cudi to bring these authentic and deeply personal specials to fans around the world as we celebrate Prime Day.”
To celebrate her Prime Day performance, Billie Eilish is also dropping a line of merchandise exclusively on Amazon on June 17 alongside the show. Fans can get their hands on t-shirts, sweatshirts, posters, accessories, and more on Amazon.com/BillieEilish and in the Amazon Music app.
Biliie's show will bring a timeless, Parisian neighbourhood to life with a series of cinematic performances set in the city known as the birthplace of cinema. Directed by Billie Eilish and Sam Wrench, and features new music from Billie’s upcoming album, Happier Than Ever.
H.E.R.'s show will be set in the iconic Dunbar Hotel, once known as the hub of Los Angeles Black culture in the 1930’s and 1940’s that hosted some of the prominent figures of its time – including musicians Duke Ellington, Lena Horne, Billie Holiday, and many more. This modern day musical tribute to this legendary and important piece of history and culture, H.E.R. imagines what The Dunbar Hotel would be like if it existed in 2021 featuring new music from her album, Back Of My Mind
Kid Cudi embarks on his biggest mission to date, featuring music from his album Man on the Moon III. Cudi collaborates with the International Space Orchestra, the world’s first orchestra composed of space scientists from NASA Ames Research Center, the SETI Institute, and the International Space University as his backing band, in a musical collision defying sight, sound, and space.
Amazon Music subscribers and Prime members can access the official Prime Day Show playlist here by simply asking, "Alexa, play the Prime Day Show playlist,” to stream the latest hits from the headlining acts.
The Prime Day Event will feature thousands of fantastic deals and offers across all categories, ranging from tech, beauty, home and beauty at Amazon.co.uk.
The Prime Day Show will also be available to stream on Twitch, and on Amazon devices including Fire TV, Echo Show, and Fire tablets on Prime Video.
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