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Conor Maynard: Contrast

| 8 January 2013 | Reply


January 7, 2013 — New York, NY — Conor Maynard will release his US debut album Contrast tomorrow, January 8th. Contrast is a genre-defying blend of innovative R&B, dramatic hip-hop soundscapes, and stadium-scaling pop anthems that manage to be both incredibly cool and commercially appealing. The album features collaborations with artists such as Rita Ora, Pharrell, and Maynard’s mentor Ne-Yo. Ne-Yo quoted “Conor is amazing. He has that talent…His tone is insane.  It’s really, really rare that I come across a person that has a tone I wish I had. He has this soft tone that is incredible.” The two performed the single ‘Turn Around’ together at the 2012 Teen Awards in London.

Maynard will make several upcoming TV appearances this week including The Late Show with David Letterman on Jan 7thGood Morning America on Jan 8th, and Good Day New York on Jan 9th. He recently performed on MTV’s Club New Years EveThe Today Show (View Here), VH1’s Big Morning Buzz, and was interviewed on Fuse’s Top 20 Countdown. Also, Conor has been featured in MTV Buzzworthy’s Favorite Breakthrough artists of 2012.

Conor’s U.S. fans (a.k.a. “Mayniacs”) competed to win a performance in their hometown cities by signing in with their social networks and tweeting, sharing, watching, and commenting on Conor-related content. The top 5 cities have been announced and the Mayniac Map Shows are confirmed.  Each Mayniac Map show will include an album signing with exclusive limited edition poster directly following the live performance:

Jan 10    New York: The Studio at Webster Hall (ticketed sold out show) 7pm – FYE merch booth signing

Jan 11    Philadelphia:  Franklin Mills Mall (open to public) – 5pm / center court performance followed by FYE merch booth signing (

Jan 12    Detroit: Great Lakes Crossing Outlets Mall (open to public) – 2pm / center court performance followed by signing at FYE store (

Jan 13    Minneapolis: Mall of America (open to public) – 2pm/ the Patio (located in Nickelodeon Universe) performance followed by Best Buy booth signing (

Jan 14    Tampa: Lakeland Square Mall (open to public) – 5pm / center court performance followed by signing in FYE store (

For the first time, fans are invited to interact with Conor’s album using cutting-edge mobile visual discovery technology.  By using the free Blippar app (iOS and android), users can simply ‘look’ at the album artwork through the camera of their phone (‘blipp’ it!) and it instantly jumps to life with exclusive 3D content and extras including an opportunity to take a virtual photo with Conor, watch videos and download and share exclusive hand-written lyrics from the artist. (Note to editors:  To get your readers experiencing this from your article, simply re-publish the album cover artwork within your piece and instruct readers to ‘blipp’ the image to see it jump to life.  This experience can work off print, or off-screen for online articles.)

Conor’s new music video ‘Turn Around’ has been added to: MTV, MTV Hits, The Music Choice Network, and LOCO NewNowNext. Check it out on YouTube here: Also, check out the video for “Vegas Girl” here:!/ConorMaynard

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