“PAINT THE TOWN RED” RULES THE BILLBOARD GLOBAL 200 FOR THE 4TH WEEK IN A ROW
FOURTH STUDIO ALBUM, “SCARLET,” GARNERS TOP 5 DEBUT
[Los Angeles, CA – October 2, 2023] GRAMMY award-winning global superstar Doja Cat returns to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 this week as her smash “Paint the Town Red” lands back at #1. Additionally, “Paint the Town Red” rules the Billboard Global 200 for the 4th week in a row. This marks the first rap song to hit #1 on the Hot 100 this year. The song also made history by reaching No. 1 on Spotify’s Top 50 – USA chart; this is the first time in Spotify history that a rap song from a solo female artist has earned the top spot on the charts. “Paint The Town Red” also hit No. 1 on Spotify’s Daily Top Songs Global Chart.
Doja Cat is on fire as her fourth studio album, “Scarlet” (out now via Kemosabe Records / RCA Records) debuts in the Top 5.
“Scarlet,” which is the top rap album debut this week, has the distinction of being the first female rap album with no features, that has debuted in the Top 5. Doja Cat, known for her lyrical prowess, is the primary writer across all songs on the album which is receiving mass critical acclaim with Variety raving “‘Scarlet’ is not only hands-down her best album, it’s also her first full-on hip-hop set, with beats that range between hard and skittery.” Billboard says “Scarlet finds Doja flexing her muscle in different rap subgenres as she relies on a fiery new love to release from the twisted hamster wheel of the fanatic-artist dynamic. From jazz rap and punk rap to neo-soul and pluggnb, Doja is at the height of her chameleonic powers on Scarlet.” Stereogum says “Doja Cat has gone out of her way to make a straight-up rap record, talking hard shit over hard beats without ignoring her pop instincts. The result is a big, brash statement-piece album that never loses its sense of fun.” NPR says “Scarlet” is “her most artistically adventurous to date.”
Doja Cat’s newest fan favorite track “Agora Hills” debuts this week in the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100. The music video for the track has taken the internet by storm. It was shot in Pomona, CA and Koreatown in Los Angeles, CA and directed by Hannah Lux Davis (Ariana Grande / Nicki Minaj) and Doja Cat.
Leading up to the release of “Scarlet”, replicas of “Scarlet” popped up at different locations across the U.S. – check out images of the Scarlet’s replica HERE.
Last month, Doja Cat released her official single and music video, “Paint The Town Red”, which hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and the Global 200 Chart last week. Currently, “Paint The Town Red” still remains #1 on the Global 200 Chart.
Last month Doja Cat performed at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards and won a VMA for Best Art Direction for her track, “Attention.” Additionally, Doja Cat graced the cover of Harper’s Bazaar for the September 2023 issue “Icons issue.”
At the start of the summer, Doja announced her first North American headline tour, “The Scarlet Tour” beginning later this month with special guests Ice Spice and Doechii.
|Tue Oct 31||San Francisco, CA||Chase Center *|
|Thu Nov 02||Los Angeles, CA||Crypto.com Arena *|
|Fri Nov 03||Las Vegas, NV||T-Mobile Arena *|
|Sun Nov 05||San Diego, CA||Viejas Arena *|
|Mon Nov 06||Anaheim, CA||Honda Center *|
|Wed Nov 08||Phoenix, AZ||Footprint Center *|
|Fri Nov 10||Denver, CO||Ball Arena *|
|Mon Nov 13||Austin, TX||Moody Center *|
|Wed Nov 15||Houston, TX||Toyota Center *|
|Thu Nov 16||Dallas, TX||American Airlines Center * |
|Sun Nov 19||Atlanta, GA||State Farm Arena *|
|Tue Nov 21||Miami, FL||Kaseya Center #|
|Fri Nov 24||Tampa, FL||Amalie Arena *|
|Sun Nov 26||Charlotte, NC||Spectrum Center #|
|Mon Nov 27||Washington, DC||Capital One Arena #|
|Wed Nov 29||Brooklyn, NY||Barclays Center #|
|Thu Nov 30||Newark, NJ||Prudential Center #|
|Sat Dec 02||Boston, MA||TD Garden #|
|Mon Dec 04||Columbus, OH||Nationwide Arena #|
|Thu Dec 07||Minneapolis, MN||Target Center #|
|Fri Dec 08||Omaha, NE||CHI Health Center #|
|Sun Dec 10||Detroit, MI||Little Caesars Arena #|
|Mon Dec 11||Toronto, ON||Scotiabank Arena #|
|Wed Dec 13||Chicago, IL||United Center #|
* With Doechii
# With Ice Spice
About Doja Cat:
GRAMMY award-winning global superstar Doja Cat made her first upload to Soundcloud in 2013 at just 16 years old. Having grown up in and around the LA area, she developed a knack for music by studying piano and dance as a kid and listening to the likes of Busta Rhymes, Erykah Badu, Nicki Minaj, Drake, and more. Signed to Kemosabe/RCA Records in 2014, she released her Purrr! EP and followed that with her debut album Amala in spring 2018, but it was her August 2018 release of “MOOO!” which catapulted her into the mainstream and was met with critical acclaim.
Doja Cat released her sophomore GRAMMY-nominated platinum album Hot Pink in November 2019 to mass critical acclaim; the album has garnered over 6 billion streams worldwide. It features “Streets”, the viral sensation that soundtracked the ‘Silhouette Challenge,’ one of the biggest TikTok trends to date and her GRAMMY-nominated #1 smash record “Say So” which has been RIAA certified 6x platinum and catapulted Doja Cat into global superstardom.
With over 20 billion worldwide streams to date, Doja Cat’s creativity and showmanship as a performer have been praised time and time again, she has delivered unique and show-stopping performances on nearly all the major Award Show stages and music festivals throughout the world. Doja Cat’s GRAMMY award-winning album Planet Her came out in June 2021 and dominated the charts, debuting at #1 on the Billboard Top R&B Albums chart and #2 on the Billboard Top 200 and Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and generated the highest first day Spotify streams for an album by a female rapper. GRAMMY award-winning “Kiss Me More” ft. SZA, the lead single off Planet Her is certified 5x platinum by the RIAA and hit #1 at Top 40 and Rhythm radio with over 2.2 billion streams worldwide. That fall, Doja Cat became the first rapper to have 3 songs in the Top 10 at Top 40 radio. Last year, “Woman” went to the top of the Billboard Rhythmic Airplay charts which ascended her to become the first women to have four #1 hits from one album, other hits including “You Right” with The Weeknd and “Need to Know.” She went on to land at #1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart for the first time. Amongst others, Doja Cat has won 5 AMAs, 5 Billboard Music Award, 5 MTV VMAs, 3 BMI Awards, 2 MTV EMAs, 1 GRAMMY Award and 1 NAACP Image Award along with garnering a total of 16 GRAMMY Award nominations. Additionally, Doja Cat has been nominated for 20 Billboard Music Awards, 17 MTV VMAs, 9 AMAs, 9 BET Awards, 8 MTV EMAs, 5 BMI Awards and dozens more. Doja Cat was named one of TIME100’s Most Influential People of 2023 where she was featured on the April 2023 cover issue and performed at the TIME100 Gala in New York City. Most recently, Doja Cat performed at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards and won a VMA Award for Art Direction for her track, “Attention.”
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