Aly & AJ are readying their third Hollywood Records album, Insomniatic, for a July 10th release. With anticipation building fueled by the hit single “Potential Break Up Song,” Aly & AJ are poised to improve upon the platinum plus status of their previous album Into The Rush. The duo is already busy promoting the new album and single, as well as their upcoming MTV film, Super Sweet 16, due out July 8th, with multiple appearances scheduled on MTV and other national television shows. They also grace millions of Post’s Honeycomb cereal boxes in a national promotion. Aly & AJ are currently filming the pilot to their own MTV show, some of which will take place on this tour. Coming soon: The launch of an “Aly & AJ” book series, “Aly & AJ” Xbox and Nintendo video games, a doll series by Huckleberry Toys, apparel by FEA Merchandising, backpacks and accessories by Accessory Network, headwear by Bioworld, jewelry and hair accessories by IMT, cosmetics by Townley Girl and domestics by J Franco.
Corbin Bleu will be making the summer trek hot on the heels of the release of his own, highly anticipated album, Another Side, which came out on Hollywood Records earlier this month. Most fans will know Corbin from his starring roles in the mega-successful Disney Channel movies High School Musical and Jump In!, and the hit song “Push It To The Limit” from the Jump In! soundtrack. He will be seen next reprising the role of Chad in the highly anticipated High School Musical 2, premiering August 17th on Disney Channel.
Drake Bell, who just won the Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Award for Favorite TV Actor for the second year in a row, also began his career as a child actor, emerging on the music scene in 2005 with the independent release of his debut album, Telegraph. Gaining recognition and enormous popularity for his starring role in the hit Nickelodeon show Drake and Josh, Bell penned and recorded the show’s catchy theme song, “Found A Way,” with musical partner Michael Corcoran. In December 2006, Bell released his second album It’s Only Time on Universal Motown Records. He has just returned from visiting radio stations across the country promoting his record, drawing large crowds in every city. In the midst of promoting his album, Bell filmed the Lions Gate/Element Films movie titled College, in which he stars.
As the youngest participant in Nextfest, Bianca Ryan, just 12 years old, has not let her age get in the way of pursuing her singing career. With talents that go way above and beyond the expectations of a girl her age, Bianca won the debut season of NBC’s America’s Got Talent, which led to the release of her first, self titled, album on Columbia Records late last year.
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