Monday, August 29, 2016

VMAs 2016: And the Winner for Best New Artist is DNCE

American pop rock band DNCE won their first ever VMA Award Sunday when they took home the gong for Best New Artist. Signed to Republic Records, who released their debut single, "Cake by the Ocean", the group’s members are Joe Jonas—formerly a member of the Jonas Brothers, a pop-rock band that had much success with music and acting; Jack Lawless—who played drums for the Jonas Brothers from their Marvelous Party Tour; Cole Whittle—a former bass player for Semi Precious Weapons; and JinJoo Lee from South Korea, who previously toured with various acts including the Jonas Brothers, and now plays guitar and does backing vocals with DNCE.

“First and foremost, thank you so much to the fans all across the world” frontman Joe Jonas said accepting their statue. “We’ve been doing this for over 10 years, individually, and it just proves that you continue to evolve as an artist.”

DNCE broke out last year with “Cake By The Ocean.” Frontman Joe Jonas recently told EW that the secret to the song’s success was that the group broke all the rules when it came to writing. “We didn’t stress too much about having it follow the rules of songwriting,” he said. “I’m sure other songwriters would peek into the room and be like, ‘What are they doing?’ But we kind of threw that out the window, and we’re glad we did.” The band’s debut album is expected to drop later this fall.

Author's Comment: Definitely a very refreshing retro sound this group has. I absolutely love it! I’m dead certain that you’ll enjoy watching the video to Cake By The Ocean.


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