Blush (band)

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Blush
Origin Asia
Genres Pop, synthpop, dance
Years active 2010-present
Labels FarWest Entertainment
Website http://www.blushband.com
Members Angeli Flores
Alisha Budhrani
Natsuko "Nacho" Danjo
Victoria Chan
Past members Ji Hae Lee

Blush is a pop music girl group originally composed of five members from the Philippines, India, Hong Kong, Japan, and South Korea. They were formed by FarWest Entertainment in 2010 with the intent of popularizing an Asian vocal act in the United States as well as in all of Asia. They perform in the English language.[1] A reality show called Project Lotus: The Search for Blush.[2] about how the band was formed, premiered on Channel V on March 8, 2012. The group was the first Asian group to have its debut single hit the top 3 on a major US Billboard Chart when "Undivided" feat. Snoop Dogg made No. 3 on the Billboard Dance/Play Chart. Their second single "Dance On" got to No. 1 on that chart.[3]

History[edit]

Formation[edit]

Blush was formed by FarWest Entertainment in 2010 with the intent of popularizing an Asian vocal act in both the United States and Asia as well as the rest of the world. They were formed through a selection process called the Project Lotus whom were tasked with finding 'Asia's Spice Girls'. Five representatives from South Korea were selected to be judges and trainees who traveled to different parts of Asia including China, Japan and India. One of the judges was rock singer Yoon Do-hyun of South Korean rock band YB.[4]

2010–2013[edit]

In 2011 they have opened and performed alongside many artists including B.o.B, Far*East Movement, Black Eyed Peas, Justin Bieber, Jessie J, Diana Ross and other artists alike.

Blush has released seven singles, the two most popular (according to YouTube views) being "Miss Out" (441,000 views) and "Undivided" (425,000 views) as of May 2013.

On May 24 2013, at the Singapore Social awards, produced by Starcount, Blush performed alongside Carly Rae Jepsen, Cee Lo Green, and Psy. The concert was held at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore for 4 hours with 8,000 people attending. It was broadcast live on YouTube, peaking at around 12,000 people watching. They performed their singles "Warrior" and "All Stars" among others with mixed reception. [5]

Discography[edit]

Blush has released 2 singles. They also recorded the song "Up, Up, and Away" for the second season of Disney's hit TV series Shake It Up. It was released as a single on February 14, 2012. It was also be featured on the second soundtrack for the show, Shake It Up: Live 2 Dance, which was released on March 20, 2012.

Extended plays[edit]

  • Blush's debut, The Undivided EP, was released on May 10, 2012. It features two of Blush's singles "Undivided" (featuring Snoop Dogg) and "All Stars", as well as three new tracks, "Warrior", "Sweetly Leave Me" and "Together We're Greater".

Singles[edit]

  • "Undivided" (featuring Snoop Dogg) was Blush's debut single released in 2011 with a live-action music video as well as an animated version; the first ever music video composed entirely on the Taptrix Brushes iPad application by Shawn Harris.
  • "Dance On" was Blush's second single released in November 2011. It reached No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Dance Charts in February 2012.
  • "All Stars", Blush's third single was released on April 9, 2012. The music video was filmed in Hong Kong and Los Angeles.
  • "Up, Up & Away", a Single from Blush in 2011, was featured on Shake It Up: Up, Up & Away. It is also on the Shake It Up: Live 2 Dance CD.
  • "Miss Out" was released on September 6, 2012. The music video was choreographed by Sheryl Murakami (Beyonce's Run the World)
  • "Electric" was released on October 30, 2012.
  • "Warrior" was released on February 14, 2013.
  • "Ain't Nobody Got Time For That" was released on January 14, 2014.

Musical style[edit]

Tracks on their forthcoming debut album come from an unprecedented global roster of award winning hit songwriters and producers, including Tal Herzberg (The Black Eyed Peas, Justin Timberlake, Gwen Stefani, Lady Gaga), electronic music icon JXL/Wolverine (Britney Spears), top re-mixer Sander Kleinenberg (Janet Jackson, Daft Punk), Darrell Brown (Keith Urban, Bon Jovi), singer Jay Sean, Steve Schnur (veteran A&R executive and producer of over 150 soundtrack albums, including tracks by Florence + The Machine and Busta Rhymes) and mixed by Manny Marroquin (Pink, Rihanna).

Career achievements[edit]

Their first single, "Undivided" (featuring Snoop Dogg) reached No. 3 on the Billboard Dance chart. Their second single, "Dance On" reached No. 1 on the Billboard Dance chart in February 2012.[6]

Chart success[edit]

International/Regional[edit]

Tours[edit]

Blush is currently on tour with The Janoskians through the United States and Canada (through October 31, 2014).

Asia[edit]

Blush has been on tours in the Philippines and Singapore as well as in Hong Kong. The group has also performed as the front act of Jessie J concert tour in Malaysia (March 16, 2012), Indonesia (March 18, 2012) and Singapore (March 20, 2012).

USA[edit]

Blush has been on tours in California, Nevada and New Jersey.

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