NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 08/17/15 -- JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU), New York's Hometown Airline™, today announces an exclusive live performance from multi-platinum, Grammy® nominated singer and songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen. This concert is exclusively for ticketed customers and select contest winners and will take place on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 6 p.m. at JetBlue's award-winning Terminal 5 (T5) at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Carly Rae Jepsen will close out the airline's Summer Friday series. This performance is so special that the airline moved it to Thursday in order to give Jepsen's biggest fans and lucky travelers a preview of her new album E·MO·TION, one day before it is released.
Jepsen recently premiered the video for her brand new single "Run Away With Me". The first single released from the album, "I Really Like You," became a global Top 40 hit and earned a host of positive reviews from such outlets as SPIN, People, TIME, Nylon, Rolling Stone, Complex, Paperand more. Stereogum calls E·MO·TION, "pretty much the best pop album to come out so far this year."
E·MO·TION is the follow-up to Jepsen's U.S. debut album Kiss, which featured her blockbuster break-out hit "Call Me Maybe." The single climbed to No. 1 on the iTunes Singles charts in more than 47 countries and has sold over 18 million singles worldwide to date. It earned Jepsen 2012 GRAMMY nominations for Best Pop Solo Performance and Song of the Year. Kiss also spawned the follow-up hit "Good Time," a duet with Owl City, which has been certified double-platinum. Jepsen spent much of 2014 starring in the Broadway production of Rodgers & Hammerstein'sCinderella, earning rave reviews.
"JetBlue's Live From T5 concert series offers our customers a unique, engaging and exclusive experience not found at any other airport terminal," said Jessica Wolff, brand manager at JetBlue. "Carly Rae Jepsen is the quintessential artist for our Live From T5 concert series. Her music exudes an upbeat happiness, capturing the joy and rewards of following your heart. This special preview will serve as the perfect sendoff for our customers traveling from T5."
JetBlue has partnered with Schoolboy Records/Interscope to provide some of Carly Rae Jepsen's liveliest fans with special access to this exclusive show. These lucky contest winners will receive an invitation to attend a special meet and greet with her on the new T5 Rooftop -- the only post-security open-air lounge open to all travelers at a New York airport.
Live From T5 further enhances the experience for customers traveling through T5. Travelers already have the ability to create the perfect soundtrack for their trip and curate the music playing throughout the terminal. Not only do customers arrive early to eat at T5's award-winning restaurants, they can also get a massage, enjoy free Wi-Fi or listen to exclusive musical performances.
Live From T5, an award-winning concert series, is the anchor of the JetBlue LIVE music platform, which features surprise performances from both emerging artists and top performing acts. Live From T5 concerts are held post-security for customers traveling through T5. Since 2009, JetBlue's Live From T5 concert series has served as a platform for emerging artists and top pop acts. These surprise shows have featured performances by an array of artists across various musical genres including Taylor Swift, Ella Henderson, Aloe Blacc, Rixton, The Wanted, Ellie Goulding, Emeli Sande, Jason Derulo, Daughtry and more. Outside of T5, the airline has hosted exclusive performances by Lady Antebellum and Gary Clark Jr. as part of JetBlue LIVE.
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