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10/17/2008 - Jon McLaughlin's New Album "OK Now" Grabs Rave Reviews and Debuts at #1 on iTunes Pop Album Chart
(October 17, 2008 – New York, NY) American heartland singer-songwriter and pianist Jon McLaughlin’s second Island Records album, OK NOW, released last week (October 7th), has nabbed the #1 spot on the iTunes pop album chart, and landed as the #5 overall album as well. OK NOW also enters the Soundscan chart at #49. OK NOW streeted in the CBA marketplace this past Tuesday, October 14th.
The rave reviews that have greeted OK NOW (see quotes above from USA Today and Billboard) build on the acceptance of Jon’s Top 25 Hot AC hit single “Beating My Heart.” The song picked up more than 1,000 Hot 100 Airplay spins last week, bringing its audience over 2.5 million. The video for “Beating My Heart” now enters its second month of daytime rotation at VH1. It is also being seen by 8 million G, PG, and PG-13 movie-goers this entire month, during Screenvision’s pre-show at 370 theatres across the country, on 4,000-plus screens.
Jon McLaughlin is no stranger to this level of popular success. Earlier this year, his triumphant Oscar night performance of “So Close,” (his Academy Award-nominated song from the Disney movie Enchanted) ignited an astonishing 1,514% overnight sales increase at Amazon for his first major label album and Island debut Indiana (released May 2007), which neatly took over the #1 spot on the Movers & Shakers chart.
Having earned a solid fanbase on the road with Sara Bareilles, Kelly Clarkson and more, Jon heads out again on his own and with Delta Goodrem (dates to follow). Jon was recently chosen to headline a series of shows in September-October at the Hard Rock Café in five U.S. cities – Chicago, St. Louis, Denver, Cleveland, and Indianapolis – as part of this fall’s Pinktober campaign, in support of the fight against breast cancer.
8/28/2008 - Jon McLaughlin Performs at Select Hard Rock Locations for Pinktober
Orlando, Fla., August 28, 2008 – In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, October will be
officially dubbed Pinktober as select Hard Rock Cafe locations around the globe will host the
Pinktober live music series, featuring performances by high-caliber iconic and emerging artists.
Jon McLaughlin, one of today’s hottest emerging artists, will join the Pinktober lineup and
perform at select Hard Rock locations. Beginning Monday, September 29th, singer/songwriter
McLaughlin will rock out for fans at Hard Rock Cafe locations in five cities, including Chicago, St.
Louis, Denver, Cleveland and Indianapolis. Best known for breakout hits “Beautiful Disaster” and
“So Close,” McLaughlin will perform fan favorites, as well as tracks from his sophomore album OK
NOW, including new hit single “Beating My Heart.”
Committed to its “Love All, Serve All” creed, Hard Rock will donate proceeds from its Pinktober
events worldwide to breast cancer research and awareness organizations around the globe. Hard
Rock properties will also raise funds through the sale of limited-edition 2008 Hard Rock Breast
Cancer Awareness merchandise, including a collectable Pinktober pin, key chain and T-shirt, as
well as a featured line of special Pink Drinks. Proceeds from the sales of Hard Rock’s limitededition
2008 Pinktober merchandise will benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, a notfor-
profit organization whose mission is to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our
Scheduled Pinktober Appearances by Jon McLaughlin:
9/29/2008 Hard Rock Cafe Chicago
9/30/2008 Hard Rock Cafe St. Louis
10/1/2008 Hard Rock Cafe Denver
10/4/2008 Hard Rock Cafe Cleveland
10/5/2008 Hard Rock Cafe Indianapolis
Tickets available at Hard Rock Cafe locations or at Ticketweb.com for select shows.
For further information, please visit www.hardrock.com.
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