Which act coming to the Anaheim House of Blues this week has 1.2 million Twitter followers and 3.1 million Instagram followers, was featured in a recent YouTube video that hit more than 3 million views in 48 hours and released a single June 28 that currently has a quarter million Spotify subscribers and a half million Apple subscribers?
It’s Iñigo Pascual, of course.
OK, I also answered “Who?” to that name, but the native Angeleo brings to Friday night’s show with Tribal Theory a huge international following.
Pascual, who has lived and toured in Asia the past few years, is being propped up by his peeps as the next big pop star to crossover from overseas after BTS and Black Pink. Check out the first line of the bio they sent over:
“Best known across Asia as the twenty-something heartthrob with a voice like Justin Bieber, a babyface like Shawn Mendes, and global star power–international pop star, singer, songwriter, & actor Iñigo Pascual recently released ‘Options’ June 28th ahead of his 1st US album produced by Justin Bieber collaborator and producer Harv Bernard Harvey.”
Pascual comes to Anaheim fresh off a London tour stop. He has worked in the past with Alex Aiono, Black Eyed Peas, Jessica Reynoso and Leroy Sanchez.
It was just a few weeks ago that “Mr Nice Guy,” the song Pascual was featured on with YouTube star Wengie, was posted and got the mad views.
Pascual will be in town promoting “Options” and another single, “Catching Feelings,” that came out on Friday, Aug. 2. Those will join a third single being released in September that will be part of his debut U.S. album, also called Options, which is set to drop in October.
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