THE FIRST SOLO SOUNDTRACK SONG TO HIT #1 SINCE RCA’S “CAN’T STOP THE FEELING” FROM TROLLS ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK IN 2016
“VEGAS” ALSO LANDS AT #10 ON THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 CHART
DOJA CAT NOW HAS THE MOST #1’S AT POP RADIO THIS DECADE & MOST TOP 10S AMONG WOMEN ON THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 THIS DECADE!!!!
[New York, NY – October 18, 2022] Global superstarDoja Cat hits new milestones with her smash-hit single “Vegas” from the ELVISOriginal Motion Picture Soundtrack. “Vegas” hit #1 at Pop Radio, making it the first solo soundtrack song to reach #1 since RCA’s “Can’t Stop The Feeling” from the Trolls Original Motion Picture Soundtrack in 2016. Additionally, “Vegas” also lands at #10 this week on Billboard Hot 100 chart, making this her sixth single in the top 10. To date, Doja Cat now has the most #1’s at Pop Radio this decade and the most top 10s among women on the Billboard Hot 100 this decade.
Out via House of Iona/RCA Records, the soundtrack debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Soundtrack chart and reached top 30 on the Billboard’s 200 chart at #26 – click here to listen. The soundtrack was released day and date (June 24th) with Baz Luhrmann’s critically acclaimed blockbuster film ELVIS,starring Austin Butler and Tom Hanks, that also landed at #1 in the box office in its first weekend in theaters. The success of the film and soundtrack gave a lift to Elvis’ discography, bumping Elvis: 30 #1 Hits album to #1 on Billboard’s Catalog Albums chart. Most recently, the ELVIS soundtrack was nominated for “Favorite Soundtrack” at the2022 American Music Awards.
Spanning over 30 years, visionary filmmaker Baz Luhrmann’sELVIS explores Presley (Austin Butler) the artist and the man—through love, loss, his unprecedented rise to fame and the complex dynamic with manager Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks)—set against the backdrop of America’s evolving cultural landscape and the timeless music he gave the world. The soundtrack features Elvis’s extraordinary body of work spanning the 1950s, `60s and `70s, while also celebrating his diverse musical influences and enduring impact on popular artists today.
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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. Soon, she went from obsessing over Catwoman (the Halle Berry version) to crate digging on YouTube. The budding talent taught herself Logic and how to compose on a midi controller. Signed to Kemosabe/RCA 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 album Hot Pink in November 2019 to mass critical acclaim, the album was a platinum success with over 19.3 billion streams worldwide. Hot Pink features “Juicy” which hit #1 at Rhythm radio, “Say So” her GRAMMY nominated #1 smash record and “Streets”, the viral sensation that soundtracked the ‘Silhouette Challenge,’ one of the biggest TikTok trends to date. The success of “Say So” which hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has been RIAA certified 4x platinum and streamed over 7.8 billion times catapulted Doja into global superstardom. She has taken home the Best New Artist Award at the MTV Video Music Awards, the MTV Europe Music Awards, the American Music Awards, the iHeart Radio Awards and the People’s Choice Awards.
Doja’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 including the GRAMMY Awards, the AMAs, the Billboard Awards, the iHeart Radio Awards and the MTV VMAs and EMAs. Her last tour sold out in 10 minutes and she has played numerous festivals including Rap Caviar Live Miami, Posty Fest, Day n Vegas and Rolling Loud LA.
Doja Cat’s GRAMMY 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, marking Doja Cat’s career best and highest debut to date with 109K in total activity in the US alone. Spanning a range of genres Planet Her also generated the highest first day Spotify streams for an album by a female rapper, was the top Pop album upon release based on consumption according to MRC data, and marks both the biggest debut for female rapper and the top female R&B debut of 2021. GRAMMY winning “Kiss Me More” ft. SZA, the lead single off Planet Her is certified platinum by the RIAA and hit #1 at Top 40 and Rhythm radio with over 3.9 billion streams worldwide. In October 2021, Doja Cat became the first rapper to have 3 songs in the Top 10 at Top 40 radio. In May 2022, Doja Cat landed #1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart for the first time. Amongst others, Doja has received 5 AMAs, 3 MTV VMAs, 3 BMI Awards, 2 MTV EMAs, 1 Billboard Music Award, 1 GRAMMY Award and 1 NAACP Image Award along with garnering a total of 11 GRAMMY award nominations.
ELVIS is an epic, big-screen spectacle from Warner Bros. Pictures and visionary, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Baz Luhrmann that explores the life and music of Elvis Presley, starring Austin Butler and Oscar winner Tom Hanks. The thoroughly cinematic drama also stars award-winning theatre actress Helen Thomson (“Top of the Lake: China Girl,” “Rake”) plays Elvis’s mother, Gladys, Richard Roxburgh (“Moulin Rouge!” “Breath,” “Hacksaw Ridge”) portrays Elvis’s father, Vernon, and DeJonge (“The Visit,” “Stray Dolls”) plays Priscilla. Luke Bracey (“Hacksaw Ridge,” “Point Break”) plays Jerry Schilling, Natasha Bassett (“Hail, Caesar!”) plays Dixie Locke, David Wenham (“The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy, “Lion,” “300”) plays Hank Snow, Kelvin Harrison Jr. (“The Trial of the Chicago 7,” “The High Note”) plays B.B. King, Xavier Samuel (“Adore,” “Love & Friendship,” “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”) plays Scotty Moore, and Kodi Smit-McPhee (“The Power of the Dog”) plays Jimmie Rodgers Snow. Also in the cast, Dacre Montgomery (“Stranger Things,” “The Broken Heart Gallery”) plays TV director Steve Binder, alongside Australian actors Leon Ford (“Gallipoli,” “The Pacific”) as Tom Diskin, Kate Mulvany (“The Great Gatsby,” “Hunters”) as Marion Keisker, Gareth Davies (“Peter Rabbit,” “Hunters”) as Bones Howe, Charles Grounds (“Crazy Rich Asians,” “Camp”) as Billy Smith, Josh McConville (“Fantasy Island”) as Sam Phillips, and Adam Dunn (“Home and Away”) as Bill Black. To play additional iconic musical artists in the film, Luhrmann cast singer/songwriter Yola as Sister Rosetta Tharpe, model Alton Mason as Little Richard, Austin, Texas native Gary Clark Jr. as Arthur Crudup, and artist Shonka Dukureh as Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton.
Oscar nominee Luhrmann (“The Great Gatsby,” “Moulin Rouge!”) directed from a screenplay by Baz Luhrmann & Sam Bromell and Baz Luhrmann & Craig Pearce and Jeremy Doner, story by Baz Luhrmann and Jeremy Doner. The film’s producers are Luhrmann, Oscar winner Catherine Martin (“The Great Gatsby,” “Moulin Rouge!”), Gail Berman, Patrick McCormick and Schuyler Weiss. Toby Emmerich, Courtenay Valenti and Kevin McCormick executive produced. The director’s behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Mandy Walker (“Mulan,” “Australia”), Oscar-winning production designer and costume designer Catherine Martin (“The Great Gatsby,” “Moulin Rouge!”), production designer Karen Murphy (“A Star Is Born”), editors Matt Villa (“The Great Gatsby,” “Australia”) and Jonathan Redmond (“The Great Gatsby”), Oscar-nominated visual effects supervisor Thomas Wood (“Mad Max: Fury Road”), music supervisor Anton Monsted (“Australia,” “Moulin Rouge!”) and composer Elliott Wheeler (“The Get Down”).
A Warner Bros. Pictures Presentation, A Bazmark Production, A Jackal Group Production, A Baz Luhrmann Film, ELVIS is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.