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Friday 15 July 2022

MUSIC: Afropop superstar Adekunle Gold releases new single '5 Star' - completed US tour, upcoming Australia, London and Paris dates



“The Nigerian singer has arguably the most purely beautiful voice in the Afrobeats scene. He puts his smooth yet earthy tones to seductive use here, with a swaying, deceptively simple chorus.” – THE GUARDIAN

“Adekunle Gold is back with another laid-back, body-swaying single.” – BILLBOARD

“His new single sounds like a victory lap.” – THE FACE 
Just days after completing his sold-out, 19-city US and Canada tour which Variety described as ‘like a party’ with ‘top form vocals’, the ever popular, international Afropop sensation Adekunle Gold today releases his brand-new single ‘5 Star’ (out now on Afro Urban Records via Platoon).

Set to be the summer anthem for embracing your journey to your own superstar status and channeling your inner VIP, the Kel-P-produced single has already proved to be a hit after being debuted live during the ‘Catch Me If You Can’ tour and with a short clip online with Adekunle Gold leading the #SoftLivingOnlytrend across social media.

Speaking on ‘5 Star’, Adekunle Gold said:

“’5 Star’ is an opportunity for me to speak my truth, to honestly express my experiences and my reality. It’s a manifestation of the life that I want for myself and for all of you.”

The new single follows the release of Adekunle Gold’s fourth studio album Catch Me If You Can, which has amassed a staggering 207 million plus streams since its release earlier this year and features collaborations with an array of top-tier talent including Ty Dolla $ign, Stefflon Don, Fatoumata Diawara and FousheĆ© and the hit singles ‘It Is What It Is’, ‘Sinner’ ft Lucky Daye, ‘High’ ft Davido and ‘Mercy’.

Recently unveiling his stunning NPR Music Tiny Desk performance with breathtaking live versions of some of his best loved hit records from Catch Me If You Can and 2020’s Afropop Vol. 1, Adekunle Gold is set to take his ‘Catch Me If You Can’ tour and one-of-a-kind stage presence to Australia next month, then London’s O2 Academy Brixton on October 9th and Salle Pleyel in Paris on October 12th.

One of the most recognisable and exciting pioneers of the vibrant Afropop genre, currently dominating airwaves across the globe – mixing Afrobeat with Pop, Hip-Hop and R&B influences, Adekunle Gold is one of the most elegant and innovative artists to come out of Africa. With the arrival of his new single and his upcoming international tour dates, fans can experience more of an insight into Adekunle Gold’s personality – stylish, timeless and ground-breaking.

Fri Aug 12 – Perth, Australia – Metro City
Sat Aug 13 – Adelaide, Australia – Bridgeway Hotel
Sun Aug 14 – Brisbane, Australia – Princess Theatre
Fri Aug 19 – Sydney, Australia – Metro Theatre
Sat Aug 20 – Melbourne, Australia – Festival Hall
Sun Oct 09 – London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton
Wed Oct 12 – Paris, France – Salle Pleyel

 About Adekunle Gold 
Adekunle Gold is a Nigerian born and bred singer-songwriter based between Lagos, Nigeria, and Los Angeles. He gained recognition from his very first release, ‘Sade’ a love song which sampled instrumentals from One Direction's‘Story of My Life’. Just two weeks after its release, Adekunle was contacted by one of Africa's biggest acts, Olamide, to join his music imprint for two years.

Since then, Adekunle has released 4 albums: Gold (debuting at #7 on the Billboard World Albums Chart), About 30 (shortlisted for the GRAMMY® Best World Album), Afro Pop Vol 1 - which has amassed a staggering 228 million plus streams and spawned the global hit records ‘Okay’ and ‘Something Different’
- and now ‘Catch Me If You Can’. 



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