Palm Springs, CA Pop music’s new “it” girls, Bebe Rexha and Ivy Levan have been added to the 2015 Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend blockbuster entertainment line up.
Celebrating its 25th Anniversary, The Dinah is once again showcasing the hitmakers of tomorrow. Earlier this month, pop sensation Meghan Trainor was announced as one of the headliners for the upcoming event, which runs April 1-5 in Palm Springs and coincides with the Coachella Valley’s annual LPGA event.
The event also includes pool parties, a comedy show, a film festival and a slew of other activities. Ivy Levan will take center stage at the Dinah’s White Party on Friday, April 3, while Bebe Rexha will be performing at “Black Party” on Saturday, April 4, both held at the Palm Springs Convention Center in Palm Springs.
As a MUST-DO venue that has proven to be the catalyst for propelling new young artists to superstar status, The Dinah was a logical choice for Bebe Rexha and Ivy Levan who are poised to reach household name status and conquer a global audience in the New Year.
One of the fastest rising artists to keep your eyes on in 2015, Bebe Rexha has been racing up the charts with her 2014 debut single, “I Can’t Stop Drinking About You.” The song is currently at US Top 40 radio, with over 125,000 singles sold to date and counting, and approaching 10 million streams on Spotify.
The pop sensation is now working on her debut album to be released in the Summer of 2015, and readying to release her second single “I’m Gonna Show You Crazy” in January 2015.
“Bebe Rexha is a girl on fire and we are so excited she is going to burn it up at The Dinah. She’s slated to have a big year in 2015 and we’ll have the opportunity to see her before she takes off, “ says Mariah Hanson, founder & producer of The Dinah. “Not just a huge talent, she’s also a blazing beauty so us Dinah girls get a double whammy this year. I’m looking forward to her CD early next year and can’t wait to watch it ignite and take off.”
The Brooklyn native made a name for herself most famously penning the Eminem and Rihanna No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hit “The Monster” and performing vocals on Cash Cash’s 2014 US-certified massive club smash “Take Me Home”, which she also co-wrote. She fronted Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz’s side project “Black Cards” before embarking on a solo career.
Billboard Magazine named the gifted young singer-songwriter “an Artist That Will Help Define 2014″ a title she shares with another buzz-heavy breakthrough artist: Sam Smith. Make no mistake, 2015 will be the year Bebe Rexha will be storming the charts and selling out arenas.
The same is true of singer-songwriter and Cherrytree Records recording artist Ivy Levan. Raised in Bentonville, Arkansas, Ivy displayed an affinity for singing and performing from a very young age. Ivy’s mother filled the house with an enormous variety of music: R&B, Soul, Dance, Big Band and Rock ‘n’ Roll and as she grew up, she began to widely expand her musical palette ranging from Whitney Houston to Depeche Mode, Etta James to The Misfits.
While there were no musical boundaries at home, Ivy was most drawn towards music by extraordinary vocalists, hard-driving rock bands and heavy, urban beats which culminate in her own distinct version of swagger with a unique sound built around powerful, sultry vocals full of grit and venom.
“Ivy Levan. Wow, what a force. She is so mesmerizing and sultry! I love her music and her raw intensity. She brings serious girl power to The Dinah and that’s what we’re all about. I have no doubt she is going to be a force to be reckoned with in 2015 and we get a sneak peak in April. I personally can’t wait,” said Mariah Hanson.
Levan’s debut EP titled “Introducing the Dame,” sparked buzz from Access Hollywood, Billboard, Allure, CBS News, Glamour, Perez Hilton, Huffington Post and more.
Billboard said, “(Ivy Levan is) an entrancing pop singer with uninhibited soul-infused stylings,” while Glamour deems Levan “the next big thing toe tapping rhythms and sultry vocals,” and Huffington Post praises Ivy’s “vocal virtuosity.” Performances include the Carnegie Hall stage in support of the Rainforest Fund Benefit, “The Late Show with David Letterman” with Sting and many more.
Ivy has already hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Next Big Sound Chart, won two consecutive MTVU’s “The Freshman” and her music has over 2 million YouTube/VEVO views. Earlier this month, Ivy debuted the lyric video for “The Dame Says” the track which she co-wrote is a taste of what’s to come in anticipation of the release of her brand new single “Biscuit” out January 13 on Cherrytree Records/Interscope. Levan will release her debut album this Spring 2015.
Don’t miss the chance to see pop music’s next big thing at The Dinah.