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WHO: Our Next Up Artist of the Week is the duo of Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino, collectively A Great Big World!

WHY: Signed by Epic Records in early 2013, A Great Big World has already amassed a remarkable resume. Their song This is The New Year was performed by the cast in an episode of "Glee" and was featured on several other hit television shows, but their single Say Something is what truly cast them to the forefront of pop music culture. The song was featured in the finale of "So You Think You Can Dance" and then went on to be re-recorded with Christina Aguilera on the track. That single jumped up the charts, reaching #1 on iTunes. With a full album set to be released on January 14th, 2014, A Great Big World is poised to have a huge year in 2014.

FUN FACT: A Great Big World will be opening for Maroon 5 in Las Vegas on New Years Eve, no doubt featuring their hit This is The New Year!

SOUNDS LIKE: A modern-day Simon & Garfunkel meets fun.

Meet Ian and Chad of A Great Big World and hear about how they got started, making a powerful music video with Christina Aquilera and their goals for 2014!

Check out A Great Big World in a stripped-down performance of Say Something

Watch an exclusive, intimate performance of the band's hit This is The New Year

Bonus Performance - Rockstar





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