The 11th annual Juice Jam hosted by University Union is just days away, so here are some facts to familiarize yourselves with the artists on the lineup! From rap, to EDM, to indie pop, UU has got you covered with something for everyone. Check out some of their biggest hits below!
Big Sean made his big break by rapping for Kanye West outside of a radio station when he was junior in high school. His second studio album Dark Sky Paradise (with executive producer Kanye West) debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart upon release in February 2015.
Matt & Kim recorded their second album, Grand, in Matt’s childhood bedroom — most of their music is made in do-it-yourself style. They released their fifth studio album New Glow in April 2015.
Oliver Heldens is a 20-year-old Dutch music producer signed to Spinnin' Records and Tiesto’s own Musical Freedom. His single "Gecko (Overdrive)" featuring Becky Hill was BPI Certified Gold in 2014. Oliver Heldens recently launched his own label Heldeep Records and began producing under a second alias: HI-LO (which is Oli H backwards).
ILoveMakonnen went to cosmetology school for a while, and was surprised when Drake remixed his hit "Tuesday." In March 2015, he released his mixtape Drink More Water 5, which included features from Migos, Gucci Mane, and Rome Fortune.
BØRNS was a paid magician at just 10 years old. His debut album "Dopamine" is expected to be released on Oct. 16 via Interscope Records (and we can't wait!).
SNBRN rose to prominence as a remix DJ on Soundcloud, where he racked up millions of plays on his edits of Mark Morrison's "Return of the Mack," 50 Cent's "21 Questions," and Pretty Ricky's "Grind on Me" to name a few. He coins his style as Sunset House, and in January 2015 he released his original track "Raindrops" featuring Kerli via Ultra Records.
Written by: Jackie Frere