#1 on Spotify’s “Global Viral 50” chart
#1 on Spotify “US Viral 50” chart
Blanco Brown’s “The Git Up” has exploded across the internet with more than 150 million viral views (and climbing by the minute). Hitting the #1 spot on Spotify’s “Global Viral 50,” “US Viral 50,” “Canada Viral 50” and “Australia Viral 50” charts, “The Git Up” has taken the #1, #2 and #3 spots on the iTunes Country chart in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Australia respectively and in the United States is the #3 Country song and #9 song across all genres. Additionally, the line dance track is currently the fifth most Shazamed Country song and the 41st most across all genres.
The viral track that Billboard said “is primed to make Blanco Brown the next trap country sensation,” was shared on April 26 via SoundCloud, along with a social video of Blanco performing the dance. He has since uploaded a tutorial video of the dance and users across the country have eagerly been sharing their own videos of the dance using #TheGitUpChallenge.
USA Today has taken notice of the viral success of “The Git Up,” noting it “is also climbing Nielsen’s digital songs charts, jumping an impressive 69 spots to reach No. 63 on this week’s charts after debuting at No. 132 a week earlier, its first week on the charts” and saying Blanco has “infrastructure in place to turn his viral success into a big breakout summer.”
“It’s been unbelievable to see how quickly and organically ‘The Git Up’ has exploded around the world! What an incredible blessing,” said Blanco Brown. “Seeing everybody make videos of themselves doing ‘The Git Up’ has been such a trip—keep ‘em coming! I’ve been watching as many as I can and love seeing how much joy this song brings to you all! Hopefully it continues to put smiles on people’s faces, because that’s what it’s all about!”
On May 31, Blanco Brown debuted his self-titled debut EP and introduced the world to a new genus of music, which he affectionately calls “TrailerTrap.” His music, inspired by his youth growing up in the projects in Atlanta during the school year and rural Georgia during the summers, draws upon the rawness and storytelling abilities of his two biggest musical influences, Johnny Cash and Outkast, to seamlessly blend Country and hip-hop music.
Blanco Brown celebrated the launch of his genre-bending EP with live performances and appearances throughout last week’s CMA Fest to which he was named one of Rolling Stone’s “20 Best Artists and Shows We Saw.” He performed at the Official Dee Jay Silver After Party following the CMT Music Awards, the Firestone Country Roads stage at Ascend Amphitheater, the Nashville Acoustic Corner stage, the Radio Disney Country stage and the Spotify House at Ole Red in addition to hosting a #GitUpChallenge at the Wildhorse Saloon for fans.
Blanco was signed to BBR Music Group/BMG in 2018 and in January was named one of Billboard’s “7 Country Acts to Watch in 2019,” and while this is Blanco’s first foray as an artist, he is a veteran in the industry, having produced top name artists like Fergie, Childish Gambino, Chris Brown and Kane Brown (to name a few). He is a multi-talented creative visionary who can write, sing, play multiple instruments (including, but not limited to, guitar, lap steel, spoons, harmonica and tambourine), dance, coach, direct, design and produce.