Summer's Biggest Hit

Saturday, August 26

USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

2016 Arthur Ashe Kids' Day Talent

FLO RIDA

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Over the last several years, Flo Rida become a chart fixture thanks to a string of blockbuster singles that have topped the charts worldwide, including: “Low (feat. T-Pain),” “Right Round,” “Sugar,” “Good Feeling,” “Wild Ones (feat. Sia),” “Whistle,” and “My House.” He has a remarkable eleven RIAA platinum certified singles and seven top 5 hits on the all-encompassing Billboard “Hot 100” chart. His most recent EP My House includes the singles “G.D.F.R.” feat. Sage the Gemeni, “I Don’t Like It, I Love It” feat. Robin Thicke, and “My House” which ascended to the #1 spot on CHR/Top 40 radio outlets nationwide, while also selling more than 100 million singles worldwide. His summer smash “Hello Friday” feat. Jason Derulo will be featured on his upcoming. A four-time Grammy-nominated artist and winner of People’s Choice and Teen Choice Awards, Flo Rida has broken down barriers by uniting millions of fans of pop, hip-hop, and club music around the world and establishing himself as an international, genre-busting superstar in the process.

ZARA LARSSON

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Teenage Swedish sensation Zara Larsson’s international smash “Never Forget You” has crisscrossed the globe, leaving a swath of scorched earth in its wake. The 7x-platinum track reigns on dancefloors and hits charts, with video views and Spotify streams each totaling well into 9 digits. Zara recently paired with French DJ and über-producer David Guetta on the uplifting anthem “This One’s For You,” selected as the official song of the 2016 UEFA European Championship. Larsson got her start by winning Sweden’s Got Talent and went on to conquer all of Europe, courtesy of her 10x-platinum #1 hit “Uncover.” She’s now taken America by storm, having performed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Today Show, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and The Late Late Show with James Corden. She’s been featured in major publications including People, Time, GQ, Elle, and US Weekly and is currently readying a full-length album on Epic Records. The world is Zara Larsson’s oyster as her angelic face and heavenly vocals take center stage.

TROYE SIVAN

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Troye Sivan, is a true global pop phenomenon, his debut album Blue Neighborhood sold over one million albums worldwide, topped over 50 iTunes charts around the world, debuted in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 and has earned more than 700,000 equivalent albums globally in five months. Troye has 20 million combined online followers and nearly one billion streams to date.  Troye’s new single, “WILD” featuring Alessia Cara debuted at #1 in 7 countries and sold over 1 million tracks worldwide.  The New York Times hailed him as a “prototype for tomorrow’s global pop star” and TIME named the celebrated YouTuber as one of the most influential teens of 2014. The young Australian artist topped Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart with his previous single, “YOUTH.” The song, which entered the Top 25 of Billboard’s Hot 100, is certified Platinum. Troye will kick off the second North American leg of his worldwide “Suburbia Tour” on October 16 at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. A portion of ticket sales will go to The Ally Coalition, which supports LGBTQ causes and the fight against discrimination through education, awareness and advocacy.

JORDAN FISHER

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Already called out as “one to watch” by Entertainment Weekly and People Magazine, multi-talented artist Jordan Fisher recently released “All About Us” from his upcoming debut album for Hollywood Records. Produced by Oak Felder (Alessia Cara, Ariana Grande, Rihanna), the song seamlessly melds Jordan’s influences, including pop, soul, R&B and dance.  Notes Jordan, ““All About Us” is a song that embodies who I am. Other collaborators on the upcoming album include Danja (Justin Timberlake, Missy Elliott), Dreamlab (Nicki Minaj, Miley Cyrus) and Rob Persaud (Jay Sean, Lady Gaga.) For the video, Jordan enlisted award-winning director/cinematographer TK McKamy and acclaimed dancer/choreographer WilldaBeast Adams (T-Pain, DJ Tiesto, So You Think You Can Dance) to create a show stopping visual for the song. Many know Jordan from his breakout role as “Doody” in Fox’s “Grease:  Live,” which attracted more than 12.2 million viewers and ranked as the #1 most viral live music event to date. His performance of “Those Magic Changes,” was called out by the likes of People Magazine, Buzzfeed and MTV.

LAURA MARANO

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Widely known for starring as “Ally” in the Disney Channel's international hit television series Austin & Ally, Laura Marano has won Best Actress on TV at the Kids Choice Awards and nominations for Choice Summer TV Star Female at the Teen Choice Awards. The series has won Kids Choice Awards in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Columbia. Marano signed with Big Machine Records and recently released her new single “Boombox,” with the video garnering over 32 million views and an album to follow later this year. This January, Marano launched her own weekly radio show, "For The Record With Laura Marano" on Radio Disney. She’s currently developing her own apparel and accessories brand after curating a collection of prom dresses for Sherri Hill, which is currently in stores now.

FOREVER IN YOUR MIND

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Forever In Your Mind is an infectious pop band comprised of Emery Kelly, Ricky Garcia and Liam Attridge. The trio formed after Ricky and Emery appeared on The X-Factor and were put together by Simon Cowell. Emery’s cousin, Liam, was a natural fit and rounded out the group. Forever In Your Mind, or FIYM, as they are known to their fans, released their new single, “Hurricane,” April 29, followed by their debut EP July 1. They’ve already toured nationally and in Canada as part of the Digitour, alongside Fifth Harmony, Jesse McCartney, Demi Lovato and Bea Miller. The band performs the theme song to Disney Channel’s “Best Friends Whenever,” (which stars Ricky) and their DC Classics Medley, released last month, has over 1.5 million views on YouTube. Signed to Hollywood Records, the trio has a development deal with Disney Channel and they were featured in Variety Magazine’s 2015 Youth Impact Report in the “up next” category. They recently made their network television debut, performing in Times Square the 4th of July on “Good Morning America.” With their music and television careers taking off in 2016, they certainly are up next for greatness!
 

ANSEL ELGORT

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Ansel Elgort is an American actor, musician, and DJ/Producer.  As a solo artist, Ansel recently previewed his first single HOME ALONE on SoundCloud to an overwhelmingly positive response.  E!News has already named HOME ALONE “the song of the summer”. Born in New York,  where he still resides, Ansel’s father is the renowned photographer Arthur Elgort and his mother is the opera director Grethe Barrett Holby.  Ansel is a classically trained dancer who began his acting career on the stage. He made his film debut in the remake of the classic horror film CARRIE opposite Julianne Moore and Chloe Grace Moretz.  He soon progressed to a leading man and is largely known for playing the role of Augustus Waters in the screen adaptation of THE FAULT IN OUR STARS and for his role as Caleb Prior in the DIVERGENT film series‎. He can next been seen starring in the title role of the Sony Pictures feature film BABY DRIVER, opposite Kevin Spacey, Jamie Fox, Jon Hamm, and Lily James, directed by Edgar Wright.  He also recently starred in BILLIONAIRE BOYS CLUB opposite Kevin Spacey, and NOVEMBER CRIMINALS opposite Chloe Grace Moritz.

JOEY BRAGG

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Joey Bragg stars as Joey Rooney, the eldest brother who subscribes to his own brand of cool, in Disney Channel's "Liv and Maddie.” Born and raised in Union City, California, Bragg began his career in the entertainment business performing stand-up comedy at age 13 in the Bay area, eventually performing in Los Angeles, Nevada and elsewhere. In addition to "Liv and Maddie," he made a guest appearance on Disney Channel's "Jessie" and starred in last year’s Disney XD Original Movie "Mark & Russell's Wild Ride." 

Players

NOVAK DJOKOVIC

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World No. 1 and former US Open champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia is considered to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time. He has won twelve Grand Slam singles titles throughout his career, including the 2011 and 2015 US Open, and captured the French Open and Australian Open titles earlier this year. Djokovic has captured 65 singles titles throughout his career, spent more than 200 weeks at the top of the rankings and earned over $102 million in prize money. Djokovic has received numerous awards including the 2011 and 2012, 2015 and 2016 Laureus World Sports Award for Sportsman of the Year, 2012 Best Male Tennis Player ESPY Award, and the 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015 ATP World Tour Player of the Year.

RAFAEL NADAL

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Two-time US Open champion Rafael Nadal is returning to Arthur Ashe Kids' Day for the eighth time, having first participated in 2005. Currently ranked No. 4 in the world, Nadal has won a staggering 14 Grand Slam titles throughout his career, including the 2010 and 2013 US Open. Since turning pro in 2001, he has collected 69 titles overall and more than $78 million in prize money. The Spaniard has also thrived on representing his country, winning a gold medal in singles at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and leading Spain to four Davis Cup titles, most recently in 2011. Nadal is known as perhaps the greatest clay court player of all time. His win at the 2014 French Open made him the only male player to win a single Grand Slam nine times and the first to win at least one Grand Slam for 10 consecutive years. Nadal is also a three-time recipient of the ATP Player of the Year award and was selected as the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year in 2011 for this work with the Rafa Nadal Foundation.  

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SOPHIE BEEM

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New York City Alpha girl, 17-year-old Sophie Beem illustrates her New York stories with swagger intact, churning those tougher adolescent moments into a transcendent songwriting diary that sets her apart from her pop peers. It’s that emotional edge – and that voice - that first turned heads at Beyoncé’s Parkwood Entertainment. Now, Sophie Beem is one of three inspiring artists signed by the mega-star. She burst onto the scene originally as a contestant on X Factor at the tenderfoot age of 13. Simon Cowell even praised her saying, “She was born to do this.” Now ready to conquer, this riveting teen has already delivered rallying cries like “Skyline,” “I Got It” and “Girls Will Be Girls” that are all scorching rhythmic tracks and hint to a songwriting depth that contradict her age. Sophie Beem has recently released her first EP, appropriately self-titled. And as a performer, she’s growing quickly, especially following her tour with singer/songwriter Charlie Puth. Sophie is working on her debut album due out on Parkwood/Columbia later this year. 

CITIZEN FOUR

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Island Records recording artists Citizen Four are a dynamic new pop band comprised of Carson Boatman, Conner Boatman, Josh Levi, Austin Percario. 

TEGAN MARIE

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Country music singer and songwriter, Tegan Marie, 12, is on a meteoric rise. Hailing from Flint, Michigan, her strong vocals and sensitive interpretations have fans, press, stations and labels across the U.S. clamoring for more. And fans can’t get enough, her most recent video reached over 9M video views in less than 5 days. 2016 has been an impressive year already. She kicked off they year on the stage at Nashville’s legendary Blue Bird Cafe and recorded new songs at Black River Studios. In April, she created and played a Flint Water Benefit with Granger Smith, donating all proceeds from her latest single, “Lucky Me”, to the Hurley Children’s Hospital. May saw her open for country music stars Hunter Hayes, Maddie & Tae and Cam. She co-hosted for Radio Disney Country at the Radio Disney Music Awards and was back in Nashville for a coveted slot at the CMA Music Festival. She has opening dates for Hunter Hayes and Cassadee Pope this summer. Her cover of Florida Georgia Line’s H.O.L.Y. has garnered over 12M video views , over 200K shares, was picked up by Taste of Country and iHeart Media’s The Bobby Bones Show. She’s been featured everywhere from People Magazine to Radio Disney, Spotify, Pandora and numerous outlets.

LOS 5

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Lead Singer Juan Pablo Casillas (23), Lead Guitarist Ismael Cano, Jr (24), Bass Guitarist Hector Rodriguez (19)—all from Mexico, along with rapper Matt Rey (24) from Argentina and drummer Tomas Slemenson (24) from Brazil, came together in California as aspiring musicians following different paths. Talent Executive Terry Anzaldo met the band after performing a showcase at the Loews Hotel in Hollywood. The band had billed itself as The Wavelength. TA was very impressed with the "5 of Them" and immediately became their Manager. Soon after, the band officially became known as LOS 5. Together, as an independent band formed by bicultural musicians , Juan Pablo, Matt, Ismael, Hector & Tomas are inspired to project a positive influence on everyone in the world through their music. LOS 5 recently released their Debut EP MEET LOS FIVE - available on all digital platforms, including the single “Do For Love.” LOS 5 won iHeartRadio’s RisingStar competition and will perform at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, September 23-24.

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