Passport Experience Festival 2016

Passport Experience Festival 2016

August 13, 2016
August 13, 2016
Atlanta
Atlanta
 
 

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Passport Experience Festival 2016 was created by global DJ, promoter & entrepreneur DJ Fully Focus for Passport Entertainment Group, LLC.

The festival is aimed at bridging cultures through music. "It's the only place where you get to travel the world without a visa" states Focus.

In 2016, Akon, Chaka Zulu (DTP) & Fully Focus formed a joined venture to grow the PXP brand & branching out to different markets. This summer, PXP partnered up with Jack Daniel's for a multi city campaign which included successful events in New York & Los Angeles.

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Highlights5

 
Usher
Singer-songwriter, actor
 
Akon
Singer-songwriter, record producer
 
Nyla
 
 
Rock City
 

Photos - 2016 Passport Experience Festival (1)50

Headliner

Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam (born April 16, 1973),[1] better known as Akon (pronounced /ˈkɒn/), is an American singer, rapper, songwriter, businessman, record producer and actor.[3] He rose to prominence in 2004 following the release of "Locked Up", the first single from his debut album Trouble.

He has since founded two successful record labels, Konvict Muzik and Kon Live Distribution. His second album, Konvicted received three nominations for the Grammy Awards in two categories, Best Contemporary R&B Album for Konvicted album and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for "Smack That" and "I Wanna Love You".

He is the first solo artist to hold both the number one and two spots simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 charts twice.[4] Akon has had four songs certified as 3× platinum, three songs certified as 2× platinum, more than ten songs certified as 1× platinum and more than ten songs certified as gold in digital sales. Akon has sung songs in other languages including Tamil, Hindi, and Spanish. He was listed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the #1 selling artist for master ringtones in the world.

Akon often provides vocals as a featured artist and is currently credited with over 300 guest appearances and more than 35 Billboard Hot 100 songs. He has worked with numerous performers such as Michael Jackson, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Whitney Houston, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, and Gwen Stefani. He has had five Grammy Awards nominations and has produced songs for artists such as Lady Gaga, Colby O'Donis, Kardinal Offishall, Leona Lewis, and T-Pain.

Forbes ranked Akon 80th (Power Rank) in Forbes Celebrity 100 in 2010[5] and 5th in 40 Most Powerful Celebrities in Africa list, in 2011.[6] Billboard ranked Akon No. 6 on the list of Top Digital Songs Artists of the decade.[7]

Headliner

Tiwatope Savage-Balogun[4] (born 5 February 1980), better known by her stage name Tiwa Savage, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, performer and actress. She is currently signed to Sony/ATV Music Publishing as a songwriter.[5] Savage signed a recording contract with Mavin Records in 2012.[6] She co-wrote the track "Collard Greens & Cornbread" off Fantasia Barrino's Grammy-nominated album, Back to Me.[7] Savage was featured on Solar Plexus, a compilation album released by Mavin Records.[8] Her debut studio album, Once Upon a Time, was released on 3 July 2013. It was supported by the singles "Kele Kele Love", "Love Me (3x)", "Without My Heart", "Ife Wa Gbona", "Folarin", "Olorun Mi" and "Eminado". Savage's second studio album, R.E.D, was released on 19 December 2015. It produced the singles "My Darlin'", "African Waist" and "If I Start To Talk". Savage sings in English and Yoruba.[9] As a singer, her achievements include one MTV Africa Music Award, two The Headies Awards, one Channel O Music Video Award, one Nigeria Music Video Award, and two City People Entertainment Awards, among others.

Special Guest Appearance

Usher Raymond IV[3][4] (born October 14, 1978) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor. Born in Dallas, but raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee was where he lived until moving to Atlanta, Georgia at the age of 12 where his mother put him in local singing competitions all over the city. At one of these competitions is where he would catch the eye of a music A&R from LaFace Records. In August 1994 he released his self-titled debut album, Usher with the lead singles "Can U Get wit It" and "Think of You". He rose to fame in the late 1990s with the release of his second album My Way (1997), which spawned his first U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number-one hit, "Nice & Slow". The album has been certified 6-times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). My Way also earned Usher his first Grammy Award nomination for his debut single "You Make Me Wanna..." that reached number-one on the Rhythmic Top 40, Hot Dance Singles Sales, and US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop charts.[5] His follow-up album, 8701, produced the Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles "U Remind Me" and "U Got It Bad".[5] Also from this album "U Don't Have to Call" won Usher his second consecutive Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance in 2003.

Usher's 2004 album, Confessions, established him as one of the best-selling musical artists of the 2000s decade. It sold over 20 million copies worldwide, bolstered by its four consecutive Billboard Hot 100 number one songs — "Yeah!", "Burn", "Confessions Part II", and "My Boo" — and has been certified diamond by the RIAA.[6] His follow-ups, Here I Stand (2008) and Raymond v. Raymond (2010), debuted atop the Billboard 200 and produced the Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles "Love in This Club" and "OMG".[7] A follow-up EP, Versus, was released in July 2010 and produced the successful track "DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love". His seventh studio album, Looking 4 Myself (2012), debuted at number-one on the Billboard 200 chart.

The RIAA ranks Usher as one of the best-selling artists in American music history, having sold over 23.8 million albums and 38.2 million digital songs in the United States alone.[8] To date, his worldwide sales stand over 75 million records overall, making him one of the best-selling music artists.[9] Usher has won numerous awards including eight Grammy Awards.[10] At the end of 2009, Usher was named the number one Hot 100 artist of the 2000s decade.[11] Billboard named him the second most successful artist of the 2000s decade,[12] with his 2004 album Confessions being ranked as the top solo album of the 2000s decade.[13] Billboard also placed Usher at number six on their list of Top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop Artists of the Past 25 Years.[14] Usher has attained nine Hot 100 number-one singles.[15] On September 8, 2007 Raymond was inducted into the 29th Annual Georgia Music Hall of Fame.[16]

Performers10

Top Albums by Performers11

Top Songs by Performers11

Partners5

Centennial Olympic Park
Centennial Olympic Park is a 21-acre (85,000 m2) public park located in downtown Atlanta, Georgia owned and operated by the Georgia World Congress Center Authority. It was built by the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games (ACOG) as part of the infrastructure improvements for the Centennial 1996 Summer Olympics. It plays host to millions of visitors a year and several events, including a summer popular music concert series (Wednesday WindDown) and an annual Independence Day concert and fireworks display.

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News Articles7

Usher, Akon, Rich Homie Quan & More Hit Stage at 2016 PXP Festival… (PHOTOS) #PXPFest
straightfromthea.com  –  August 15, 2016
Usher Raymond was a surprise quest this past weekend during the 2nd annual Passport Experience Festival. The PXP Fest, which is billed as ‘Atlanta’s biggest multi-cultural event, was held at Centennial Park last Saturday from noon-11pm. Hosted by Akon ...
Tiwa Savage, Davido bring the house down at Passport Experience Festival in Atlanta
nigeriatoday.ng  –  August 15, 2016
One of the highlights of the day’s performances was Akon performing Flavour‘s ‘Nwa Baby’ to an excited crowd. Tiwa Savage’s Mavin Records colleagues, Don Jazzy and Dr Sid were out to support her during her performance. Davido was also spotted ...
Tiwa Savage joins other superstars to headline Atlanta’s Passport Experience Fest
informationng.com  –  August 14, 2016
As Mavin First Lady, Tiwa Savage continues her US tour, the singer will join other music stars to headline the second annual Passport Experience Festival in Atlanta. Other headliners expected at the Festival include reggae singer Shaggy, Rich Homie Quan ...
Akon, Rich Homie Quan To Headline 2016 Passport Experience Festival In Atlanta
Hip-Hop Wired  –  August 10, 2016
Akon and Rich Homie Quan will headline the second annual Passport Experience Festival in Atlanta on August 13. Twenty years after the Olympics put the city on map globally, Atlanta is continuing to flex its muscle as an international city. The city is ...
Rich Homie Quan & Shaggy To Headline Passport Experience Festival In Atlanta
HipHopDX  –  August 4, 2016
Atlanta wordsmith Rich Homie Quan and Jamaica-born songster Shaggy will serve as two of the acts scheduled to perform at the 2016 Passport Experience Festival (PXP Fest) in Atlanta. Dubbed as a celebration of international music, PXP Fest will boast ...
Shaggy & Rich Homie Quan To Headline 2016 Passport Experience Festival In ATL
All HipHop  –  August 1, 2016
(AllHipHop News) The second annual Passport Experience Festival is set to feature Reggae star Shaggy and Atlanta rapper Rich Homie Quan as headliners. International performer Akon returns as the host for the event scheduled to take place on August 13 at ...
ATL’s Passport Experience Festival Brings More Fire This Summer
The Fader  –  June 10, 2016
Atlanta's Passport Experience Festival jet-setting this summer, bringing music, dance, and Carnival traditions to not one but three different cities. PXP Fest teamed up with Jack Daniel's Tennessee Fire to host More Fire, two special June shows in New York ...

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