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Conan Gray × Met Gala

Platinum-selling singer, songwriter, and Gen-Z pop king Conan Gray made his Met Gala debut wearing custom Valentino. The look was a dreamy white and silver embellished ensemble with a flowing chiffon cape and was accompanied by shoes by Valentino

The Valentino Custom Made look was specially designed for Conan Gray by Creative Director Pierpaolo Piccioli. Silver sequins are all over embroidered pants, with a white tulle embroidered shirt and a chiffon cape with Valentino Garavani platform white boots. 

Here is what Gray had to say on the look/inspiration: “It’s an honor to attend my first MET Gala dressed by Valentino. I wanted to create a look that felt simultaneously Gilded Age, yet modern Valentino. My main goal with Pierpaolo and Katie Qian was to capture the message of gilded age elegance and glamor. Above all, I wanted a cape.”

Stylist Katie Qian commented, “I think the final look really captures a modern take on the excess and extravagance of the Gilded Age, all while tying in Valentino’s bold elegance and Conan’s regal personal style.”

This is the third time Gray has teamed up with Valentino, as he made his Coachella debut wearing custom Valentino for both weekends. The looks were put on numerous best-dressed lists for the weekend and had Vogue saying “Conan Gray’s Hot Pink Valentino Look Shut Down Coachella.” Find the review HERE.

Up next Conan will be headed to Europe to continue his 2022 Conan Gray World Tour in support of his sophomore album, Superache, out June 24th. 

About Conan Gray

Since releasing original demos on his YouTube channel at the age of 15, Conan Gray has emerged as one of the pre-eminent pop superstars of his generation. Even after the commercial success of global multi-platinum hits “Heather” and “Maniac“, his music continues to maintain its unflinching authenticity and originality. Gray’s debut album, Kid Krow, crafted by Gray and longtime collaborator and producer Dan Nigro, reached #5 on the Billboard 200, #1 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart and became the biggest new artist debut of the year. In the summer of 2020, when “Heather” topped charts around the world, Sir Elton John publicly praised Gray for being the only artist on the Spotify top 50 to have written the song entirely on their own. With over 7 billion streams, Gray has attracted unanimous applause from a who’s who of tastemakers including Vogue, GQ, V Man, Paper, Fader, Billboard, NPR, MTV, I-D, Wonderland, Clash, Notion, and has delivered rapturous performances on television shows such as Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Late Late Show with James Corden and The Today Show. Gray’s much anticipated sophomore album is set for release on June 24th, 2022.

Music Video for Conan Gray – Heather

Today, pop singer-songwriter Conan Gray shares the music video for his latest single “Heather. It remains a standout from his critically adored debut album, Kid Krow—available HERE via Republic Records.  Watch “Heather” HERE.

About the visual, Conan commented, when i was in high school, i had a crush on the same one person all four years. but that one person did not love me back, instead my crush liked a girl named heather. heather was gentle and beautiful, inside and out. she was warm like a summer day, and had so many friends. she was soft and so easily lovable— everything i am not. the heather video is my way of becoming all of the things that i envy about heather. i would’ve done anything to be like her. wear the right pretty clothes and act the right effortless way. reject all the things that made me who i am. anything to be loved back by the person i loved. anything to be their first choice. the slow transformation throughout the video was made to represent the feminine and masculine traits i constantly switched between in order to become who i knew my crush would like. somebody soft and sweet. somebody like heather.

The highly intimate video builds towards a transformative climax that proves provocative and thought-provoking. Tight and vulnerable closeups of the artist capture the tension between soft guitar and his confessional vocals. All building to the video’s finale, revealing a surprise full circle moment to fans.

Accomplishments

“Heather” continues his unprecedented success. Dominating DSPs, it recently ascended to #1 on the Apple Music Pop Songs Chart (US). As well as, #1 on the Tik Tok Pop Playlist Sound (US). It captured spots in the Top 15 of the Spotify US Daily Top 200, Top 25 on the Spotify Global Daily Top 200, Top 30 of the Apple Music Top 200 Songs (US), Top 30 on Apple Music Top 100: Global Songs, and Top 20 on the iTunes Top Pop Songs Chart. Plus, it claimed a place on Spotify’s “Today’s Top Hits” and Apple Music’s “Today’s Hits.  With 110 million global streams, it emerged as one of the Top 100 Most-Streamed Tracks on Amazon Music.

Speaking to his impact, Billboard, Forbes, and OnesToWatch have pegged him among next year’s “Best New Artist” nominees for the 2021 GRAMMY® Awards. Both Billboard and Forbes named “Maniac” among “The 50 Best Songs of 2020 (So Far)” and also proclaimed Kid Krow as one of “The Best Albums of 2020 (So Far).

About Conan

Conan Gray has quickly cemented himself as one of the freshest voices in music during his meteoric two-year rise. The singer-songwriter from central Texas has quickly amassed one of the most engaged fanbases in the music industry. He first gained attention when he uploaded his song “Idle Town” online, which he recorded from his bedroom in Texas. Upon release, the song exploded and led to the release of his critically acclaimed Sunset Season EP. He soon made his debut tv appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers and was featured in Vogue, VMan, Teen Vogue, Paper, The Fader, MTV, I-D, Billboard, Wonderland, Clash, Notion, Seventeen and more. In addition, his debut album, Kid Krow, released in March 2020, reached #5 on Billboard Top 200, #1 Pop Album, #2 Billboard Top Album sales and was the biggest new artist pop debut in over two years. Conan has been recognized as one the most prominent voices of his generation, and with the release of Kid Krow his music, has been streamed over 1 billion times. He has sold out three North American tours, two European tours, and additional shows around the world.

ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS

A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Drake, Florence + the Machine, Greta Van Fleet, Hailee Steinfeld, Jack Johnson, James Blake, James Bay, Jessie J, John Mellencamp, Jonas Brothers, Julia Michaels, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Lil Wayne, Lorde, Metro Boomin, NAV, Nicki Minaj, Of Monsters and Men, Pearl Jam, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, Zendaya and more. Brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman founded Republic Records, including American Recordings, Boominati Worldwide, Brushfire, Casablanca Records, Cash Money, Lava Records, Monkeywrench, XO, Young Money, among others. Republic also maintains long-standing strategic alliances with Universal Music Latin Entertainment (J Balvin and Karol G) and Hollywood Records.

In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey), Sony Pictures (Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse) and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises. Extending further into the worlds of film, television, and content, Republic launched Federal Films in order to produce movies and series powered by the label’s catalog and artists. Its first production was the Jonas Brothers documentary Chasing Happiness for Amazon Prime Video.

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Conan Gray – Kid Krow

Pop singer-songwriter Conan Gray unveils a new song entitled “Wish You Were Sober” in advance of his anxiously awaited full-length debut, Kid Krow—arriving in stores and at all digital retailers this Friday March 20, 2020 via Republic Records.  Listen HERE & watch HERE

Pre-order Kid Krow HERE via Republic Records.

Conan Gray is currently one of YouTube Music’s Artists on the Rise, YouTube’s emerging artist program that champions breaking talent and rising stars. As part of the campaign, Gray is set to collaborate with YouTube Music on a unique content series that will live on his Official Artist Channel and invite fans to get to know Conan on a deeper level.

YouTube Music’s Artists on the Rise adds to a list of prestigious campaigns Conan has been selected to join, including his participation into both VEVO DSCVR and MTV Push earlier this year.

Well before Kid Krow even landed, Gray impressively amassed an astounding 600 million streams! The album will include the hit single “Maniac”, which has already been added to BBC Radio 1 in the UK and certified Gold in Australia.  Also featured on Kid Krow are buzzworthy tracks, “The Story”, “Comfort Crowd”, and “Checkmate”. Not to mention, last year’s Sunset Season EP clocked 300 million streams between the fan favorites “Crush Culture,” “Idle Town,” and “Generation Why.”

As the story goes, Conan Gray found a way out of his tiny Texas hometown by building his own musical world from nothing more than Garage Band and a cheap microphone taped to a lamp.
 
Within two years since uploading “Idle Town,” he quietly climbed to the forefront of pop on the back of his debut EP, Sunset Season [Republic Records], and a string of successful singles. Amassing upwards of 600 million streams, he garnered acclaim from Vogue, VMAN, Teen Vogue, Paper, The FADER, MTV, i-D, Billboard, Wonderland, Clash, Notion, Seventeen, and OnesToWatch, to name a few, made his television debut on Late Night with Seth Meyers, and transformed peers such as Billie Eilish, Halsey, BTS, The 1975, Brendon Urie, Troye Sivan, Lewis Capaldi, and Noah Cyrus into ardent and vocal fans. Prior to the release of a proper full-length, he sold out three North American headline tours and a European headline tour in addition to supporting Panic! At The Disco and performing at Lollapalooza. He will be playing top festivals such as Coachella and Firefly in 2020.

*Photo credit: Brian Ziff