AT&T and AUDIENCE® Network Present: “Playboi Carti”
AT&T and AUDIENCE® Network Present: “Playboi Carti”: Concert Premieres Via Broadcast, Friday, February 1 at 10:00p ET/PT on DIRECTV Ch 239 and streaming on DIRECTV NOW and WatchTV
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Tune in Friday, February 1 at 10:00 pm ET/PT to watch the broadcast premiere of the concert featuring hip-hop breakout “Playboi Carti” on AT&T* AUDIENCE Network via DIRECTV Ch 239. Starting tonight, the concert will also be available streaming on-demand through DIRECTV NOW and WatchTV.
AUDIENCE Network’s music slate continues to deliver groundbreaking concerts, unique stories and exclusive performances across all genres, plus select programming in ultra high-definition/4K1, to audiences nationwide. Recent concert specials include: Taylor Swift, Garth Brooks, Keith Urban, Eric Church, Darius Rucker, Lady Antebellum, Sheryl Crow, CeeLo Green, Prophets of Rage, Hank Williams Jr., Fall Out Boy, Panic! at the Disco, 2 Chainz, The Lumineers, Cole Swindell, Kelsea Ballerini, Dan + Shay, Andra Day, Melissa Etheridge, Mac Miller, Brett Eldredge, Lukas Graham, Tinashe, JoJo, Bebe Rexha, Brandy Clark, Chris Janson, Daya, Machine Gun Kelly, Trey Songz, Lauren Alaina, Rae Sremmurd, William Michael Morgan, X Ambassadors, Sam Hunt, The Head and the Heart, Chris Lane, Andy Grammer, Rachel Platten, Charlie Worsham, 311, Bea Miller, All Time Low, Hanson, Neon Trees, Vic Mensa, Echosmith, Rick Ross, Korn, French Montana, Bishop Briggs, BØRNS, Vance Joy, Stone Temple Pilots, Sofi Tukker, Devin Dawson, Mikky Ekko, Jacob Banks, 21 Savage, Jason Mraz, Brothers Osborne, Noah Cyrus, DRAM, Goldfinger, Ne-Yo, Walker McGuire, Matt Nathanson, Cassadee Pope, The All-American Rejects, En Vogue, Bryce Vine, Sir Sly and others. New shows premiere via national broadcast Friday at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on DIRECTV Ch 239/AT&T U-verse Ch 1114, as well as streaming on-demand at DIRECTV NOW, directv.com, uverse.com and on smartphones and tablets, via the DIRECTV and U-verse apps.2
AUDIENCE Network’s multiple series of original and exclusive performances give music fans an intimate view of music’s most influential artists today. The network collaborates directly with musicians to create a unique show from their perspective.
Just a few years after edging into Atlanta’s hip-hop underground, Playboi Carti released his highly-anticipated self-titled debut on April 14, 2017. The tape debuted at #12 on the Billboard 200. His first release for Interscope Records and AWGE, Playboi Carti features “Magnolia” and “wokeuplikethis*”–two chart-busting singles that embody the 22-year-old rapper’s deeply experimental, but hook-heavy sound. Both tracks featured on the Billboard 100 (“Magnolia” peaked at #8) and appeared on Spotify’s RapCaviar playlist, accolades that affirmed Playboi Carti’s position as one of today’s biggest breakout hip-hop artists. Playboi Carti has also won recognition within the fashion world, landing features in Vogue, GQ and W magazine. He played to sold-out crowds last summer on his debut headlining world tour, including festival appearances at Rolling Loud, Coachella (alongside Lil Uzi Vert and Gucci Mane) and the Forbes 30 Under 30 festival where he was selected as the 2017 Music Callout.
Playboi Carti released his first album Die Lit as surprise release on May 11 via AWGE/Interscope Records. Die Lit debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200, and amassed over 60K in consumption units in its first week with over 82.1 million streams, more than double the first week streams of his 2017 self-titled debut. The album garnered a great deal of critical acclaim, earning an 8.5 score and Best New Music nod from Pitchfork, who lauded it as a “57-minute sugar high that’s even wilder, more disorienting, and more perversely infectious than its predecessor.” SPIN praised the album for its “broadcast[ing] a refreshing and well-developed aesthetic–one that feels like Carti’s specific achievement.” Meanwhile, Stereogum has hailed Die Lit as “a strange, exciting, physical record…It bursts with ideas and with personality, and it sets itself immediately apart.” A week following the release, Carti made a surprise appearance on the season finale of Saturday Night Live, joining musical guest Nicki Minaj for a performance of “Poke It Out.” Nicki Minaj is featured on “Poke It Out,” a track included on Die Lit.
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