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Pop-Duo Jack & Jack Release Debut Album ‘A Good Friend Is Nice’

PERFORMED LEAD SINGLE “NO ONE COMPARES TO YOU”
ON LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN!
SET TO KICK OFF 40+ CITY EUROPEAN AND NORTH AMERICAN
“GOOD FRIENDS ARE NICE TOUR” ON FEBRUARY 21ST
 Los Angeles based pop duo Jack & Jack release debut album A Good Friend Is Nice today! The collection of songs were created by Jack & Jack, with Ed Drewett (One Direction, Little Mix), Asia Whitacre (5 Seconds Of Summer, Hailee Steinfeld/Zedd/Grey), JHart (Justin Bieber, Why Don’t We), Jussi (Bebe Rexha, Kelly Clarkson) and Michael Matosic (LAUV). The duo also made their US late night television debut last week performing the lead single off of the LP “No One Compares To You.”
The album features “No One Compares To You,” which has over 37 million audio streams and 5 millionviews on YouTube. The music video was directed by James Larese (Fifth Harmony, Bishop Briggs, Eminem).No One Compares To You” followed on the heels of the duo’s hit collaboration “Rise” with multi-platinum artist and producer Jonas Blue. The track, which is also on the album, peaked at #1on the UK airplay charts as well as on the Billboard Dance charts, went platinum in the UK and Gold in the US, and has surpassed over half a billionstreams and over 287 million YouTube views. The video was also nominated for “Video of the Year” for the upcoming 2019 Brit Awards.
To round off 2018, Jack and Jack performed at the MTV EMAs alongside artists such as Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha, Halsey, Marshmello, Bastille, David Guetta, and more. The duo also performed at the 92nd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
In conjunction with the album, Jack & Jack are set to head out on their “Good Friends Are Nice” European and North American tour, set to kick off on February 2stin Amsterdam at Melkweg and wrapping on Sunday May 5thin Omaha, NE at Sokol Auditorium.
The meteoric rise of Oklahoma-born and Los Angeles-based pop phenomenon Jack & Jack hinges on the lifelong friendship of Jack Gilinsky and Jack Johnson. That friendship translates to the undeniable chemistry at the heart of their music.  A gold-certified single “Like That” [feat. Skate], a pair of chart-busting EPs—Calibraska [2015] and the conceptual Gone [2017]—and sold out headline tours positioned them for a major breakthrough only catalyzed further by the runaway success of their collaborative single with Jonas Blue, “Rise.” Not only did the crossover smash clock half-a-billion total streams in under six months and top charts around the world, but it also peaked at #1 in the UK and the boys teamed up with Blue for a show-stopping Wembley Stadium performance in front of 90,000 people. As “Rise” took off, they ignited Top 40 radio with “Beg” and performed the single on The Today Show.
To date, they have attracted 25 million cumulative followers across social media platforms, generated over 200 million YouTube views, and garnered nominations at both the Teen Choice Awards and The Streamy’s. Their mainstream breakout was chronicled by Forbes, Billboard, and Huffington Post, to name a few. In addition to sharing the stage with Shawn Mendes, Demi Lovato, and more, they have performed at the prestigious BBC Live Lounge, the 2018 BBC Radio 1’s Teen Awards and ABC’s The View. Additionally, the twosome powered highly visible campaigns for brands such as Samsung, Verizon, Dell, Disney, and more.

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