Aziatix

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Aziatix
Genres R&B, pop, soul, hip hop
Years active 2011 (2011)–present
Labels ASTAR, Inc. (2011–present)
Cash Money (2013–2014)
Associated acts Jae Chong
Website aziatix.com
Members Flowsik
Eddie Shin
Nicky Lee

Aziatix (stylized as AZIATIX) is an Asian-American music group. The individuals in the group were brought together by veteran producer Jae Chong. Since the group's inception, they have won "Best New Asian Artist Group" at the Mnet Asian Music Awards 2011, they've been featured in Newsweek Japan on January 2012 and the cover of Newsweek Korea on February 2012, and their latest album Awakening hit #1 U.S / Japan iTunes charts. The group has a strong international fanbase and has been gaining popularity, with their debut EP AZIATIX reaching #4 on U.S iTunes R&B/Soul charts.[1] Aziatix has recently been signed to Cash Money Records in February 2013. CEO of Cash Money Records, Slim announced that Aziatix is a new artist in their record label at YMCMB's Annual Pre-Grammy Party celebrating the 55th Grammy Awards.[2]

They are also working with multiple Grammy award-winning producer RedOne on their upcoming album and shooting their new music video with Jeff Panzer. Aziatix was also recently mentioned on Billboardbiz where Cash Money Records' A&R representative, Joshua Berkman said "Aziatix represents a new worldwide focus for YMCMB." [3]

Musical career[edit]

The group formed in 2010, with producer Jae Chong bringing Nicky Lee, Flowsik, and Eddie Shin together (all pursuing their individual careers at the time). [4] Aziatix released their first single "Go" in March 2011 and their self-titled EP "Aziatix" in May 2011.

Following the release of Aziatix's first full-length album Nocturnal in July 2011, the group performed in the U.S. for the first time at the Key Club in Los Angeles.[5] In November 2011, the group returned to the U.S. for their first official tour.[6] During this time, Aziatix also released music videos for their tracks "Go," "Slippin' Away," "A Game," "Be With You (Rock Mix)," and "Cold."

Aziatix released the single and the music video for "Speed of Light" on April 17, 2012.[7] They followed this with the release of a teaser for "Alright" on April 24, 2012.[8]

On May 2, 2012, Aziatix released a new EP album, "Awakening" which debuted on iTunes U.S. R&B/Soul chart at number 1.[citation needed][9]

In 2013, Aziatix signed a record deal with music label Cash Money Records.

On December 31, 2014, Aziatix announced their departure from Cash Money Records through their Facebook. The group stated that they made their decision due to the record label's continuous acts of postponing the group's activities and comeback.

Tours[edit]

In October 2011, Aziatix toured Japan performing in Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka and Nagoya. They again toured Japan in January 2012, this time performing at Tokyo, Osaka and Yokohama.

In November 2011, Aziatix embarked on a 10 city, 12 stop US tour, performing in cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York.[10]

The group concluded their 2012 U.S. tour on April 1, 2012 with major stops in Seattle, Chicago, Washington DC, Dallas, Austin (SXSW) along with returning to New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak positions
JPN
[11]
KOR
[12]
KOR
Overseas

[13][A]
TWN East Asian
[14][B][C]
Nocturnal 96 35 5 14

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak positions
KOR
[12]
KOR
Overseas

[13][A]
TWN East Asian
[14][C]
Aziatix
  • Released: May 17, 2011
  • Label: Universal
  • Formats: Digital download
Awakening
  • Released: May 2, 2012
  • Label: Universal
  • Formats: CD, digital download
32 7 11

Singles[edit]

As a lead artist[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
KOR
Overseas

[15][A]
"Go" 2011 7[D] Aziatix / Nocturnal
"Cold" 16
"Slippin' Away" 6 Nocturnal
"Be with You" 22[E]
"Nothing Compares to You" 2012 54 Nocturnal (Japan Deluxe Edition)
"Speed of Light" 72 Awakening
"Alright" 14
"Ready, Set, Go!" 25 Non-album single

As a featured artist[edit]

Title Year Artist Album
I Love You 2010 Micky Yoochun of JYJ (feat. Flowsik) The Beginning
Let This Die (Extended Eng Ver.) 2012 Brian Joo (feat. Flowsik) ReBorn Part.1
Converse #PeepShow 2012 AZIATIX, Jaurim and IDIOTAPE Non-album release
Tarantallegra 2012 Xia of JYJ (feat. Flowsik) Tarantallegra
Things I'd Like To Do With My Lover (English Version) 2012 G.NA (feat. Eddie) OUI
Only Love 2013 Kim Jaejoong (feat. Flowsik) Y (Repackage edition)
Kiss B 2013 Kim Jaejoong (feat. Flowsik) Y (Repackage edition)
I Like 2013 Hyuna of Trouble Maker (feat. Flowsik) Chemistry (EP)

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • Number 1 on Japan R&B/Soul Charts and #4 on U.S. R&B/Soul Charts.[16][17]
  • Featured on AOL (first Asian-American group), Myspace, MSN and Windows Media music home pages.[18][19]
  • "Artist of the Month" for September 2011 under Japan's biggest distributor, Tower Records.[20]
  • Music videos for "Cold" and "Slippin' Away" both reached #1 for Blastro's Pop and R&B charts.[21][22]
  • Won "Best New Asian Artist Group" at the Mnet Asian Music Awards 2011.[23]
  • Best New Artist Award 2011 on Blastro for "Cold."[24]
  • Featured in Newsweek Japan on January 2012.[25]
  • Featured on the cover of Newsweek Korea on February 2012.[26]
  • Number 1 on Channel V Pop Chart[27]
  • Number 1 on Japan's R&B/Soul iTunes chart with their album, "Nocturnal (Deluxe Edition)."[28]
  • Headlined at SXSW - Two showcases[29]
  • Debuted at Number 1 on the U.S., Japan and Korea R&B/Soul iTunes chart with their album, "Awakening."

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c References for Gaon: Nocturnal,[30][31] Awakening.[32][33]
  2. ^ The G-Music East Asian chart is a sub-chart, so releases listed may not have charted on the main top 20.
  3. ^ a b Positions were taken from 2011 week 36 for Nocturnal, 2012 week 20 for Awakening.
  4. ^ "Go (Acoustic)" also charted at number 26.
  5. ^ Position for "Be with You (Rock Mix)". Original version charted at number 99.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi. "Aziatix Scores $11.3 Million Contract with Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne's Agency". Mnet. Retrieved 13 February 2013. 
  3. ^ Diehl, Matt. "Backbeat: Annual Cash Money Party Brings Big Names, Big Plans and Blunt Smoke with Pre-Grammy Revelry". Billboard. Retrieved 13 February 2013. 
  4. ^ Allen Starbury (13 October 2011). "Introducing Aziatix: Trio Talk Group's Formation, Loyal Fans & Obstacles Of Being Asian". Baller Status. Retrieved 18 November 2011. 
  5. ^ Marina Kamel (17 August 2011). "AZIATIX Album Release Concert In Los Angeles". Droku Magazine. Retrieved 18 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "Aziatix Reveals US Tour for November". Soompi. 12 October 2011. Retrieved 18 November 2011. 
  7. ^ Sylphid (Apr 17, 2012). "Aziatix Releases Music Video for "Speed Of Light"". Soompi. 
  8. ^ Sylphid (Apr 25, 2012). "Aziatix Releases Teaser for "Alright"". Soompi. 
  9. ^ "Awakening EP by Aziatix". Channel APA. 31 May 2012. 
  10. ^ "US Tour brings Aziatix to both coasts". Asia Pacific Arts. 11/07/2011.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  11. ^ "Aziatixのリリース一覧" [List of Aziatix's releases]. Oricon. Retrieved September 28, 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "Gaon Album Chart 종합". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved July 18, 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "Gaon Album Chart 국외". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved July 18, 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "G-Music J-Pop Chart" (in Chinese). G-Music. Retrieved June 4, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Gaon Digital Chart 국외". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved September 28, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Aziatix Hits #1 on Japanese R&B/Soul Charts". Soompi. Retrieved 23 January 2012. 
  17. ^ "Aziatix's On Fire With "Cold"". MTVK. Retrieved 23 January 2012. 
  18. ^ "Aziatix is 1st Asian Am group to grace AOL Music's homepage". Asiance Magazine. Retrieved 16 September 2011. 
  19. ^ "Aziatix's "Slippin' Away" MV featured on MySpace Music's homepage". 
  20. ^ "AZIATIX Named "Artist of the Month" by Japan's Tower Records". Soompi. 
  21. ^ "Aziatix Reveals "Slippin' Away" MV Teaser + Album Release on July 28". Soompi. 
  22. ^ "Aziatix making waves as new band". 
  23. ^ "Aziatix Teases "Nothing Compares To You" MV". MTVK. Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  24. ^ "Blastro Announces Winners for First Music Video Awards". Blastro. Retrieved 23 January 2012. 
  25. ^ "Korean Hip-Hop: K-Hop Goes Global". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 27 January 2012. 
  26. ^ "Aziatix Makes the Cover of Korea's Newsweek". Soompi. Retrieved 27 February 2012. 
  27. ^ "Aziatix takes #1 on Channel [V] Pop Chart". koreaboo. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  28. ^ "Aziatix Hits #1 on Japanese R&B/Soul Charts". Soompi. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
  29. ^ "Aziatix at SXSW 2012". Blastro. Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
  30. ^ "2010년 33주차 Album Chart 종합". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved August 14, 2014. 
  31. ^ "2010년 33주차 Album Chart 종합". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved August 14, 2014. 
  32. ^ "2012년 19주차 Album Chart 종합". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved August 14, 2014. 
  33. ^ "2012년 19주차 Album Chart 종합". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved August 14, 2014. 

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