SOURCE: Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen

November 18, 2013 10:00 ET

Travie McCoy Scores 5th Consecutive Hit With "Rough Water (Feat. Jason Mraz)"; Gym Class Heroes Frontman Plans a Wide Range of High Profile Activity as New Solo Single Climbs to Top 20 at CHR/Pop Radio Outlets Nationwide; Nationally Syndicated TV Appearances Set for The Ellen Degeneres Show and The Queen Latifah Show; Slate of Holiday Radio Concerts Begins December 6th With KIIS FM's Jingle Ball at Los Angeles' Staples Center; "Rough Water (Feat. Jason Mraz)" Is Available Now

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Nov 18, 2013) - Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen recording artist Travie McCoy has announced a jam-packed schedule celebrating his 5th consecutive hit single, "Rough Water (Feat. Jason Mraz)."

McCoy has slated a pair of exciting TV appearances, beginning with a November 19th visit to the nationally syndicated Ellen DeGeneres Show accompanied by multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter Jason Mraz. Next, Travie will team up with his longtime friend Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy for an exclusive performance of "Rough Water" on the nationally syndicated Queen Latifah Show, slated for November 25th (check local listings).

"Rough Water" marks McCoy's first new solo effort since 2010's blockbuster solo debut, "LAZARUS" and its 2x RIAA platinum smash single, "Billionaire (Feat. Bruno Mars)." Produced by studio superstar Benny Blanco (Maroon 5, Katy Perry, Wiz Khalifa) -- whose previous work with McCoy and his band Gym Class Heroes includes 2011's 3x RIAA platinum certified, #1 hit, "Stereo Hearts (Feat. Adam Levine)" -- "Rough Water" is currently ascending the top 20 at CHR/Pop radio outlets nationwide.

The "Rough Water" companion video clip has proven equally popular, with major rotation at MTV, MTV Hits, Fuse, and VH1, where it's climbing the network's Top 20 Video Countdown. Directed by Ethan Lader (Bruno Mars, OneRepublic, B.o.B.), the video is also an online favorite, earning over 1 million individual views and counting at the official Fueled By Ramen YouTube Channel, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tO3n1oSPW58.

Travie will kick off the Yuletide season at a series of upcoming holiday radio concerts, getting underway with KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2013 at Los Angeles' Staples Center on December 6th and then followed by KISS FM's Jingle Ball 2013 at Seattle's Comcast Arena on December 8th, 103.5 KISS FM's Jingle Ball at Chicago's United Center on December 9th, Power 96.1's Jingle Ball at Atlanta's Philips Arena on December 11th, 98.7 AMP Radio's Kringle Jingle on December 15th at The Fillmore in Detroit, Michigan, and 93.3 FLZ's Jingle Ball 2013 at Tampa, Florida's Tampa Bay Times Forum on December 18th. For complete details, please see http://traviemccoy.com/events.

Having now amassed collective sales of over 2 million albums worldwide and more than 10.2 million digital singles, Travie McCoy and Gym Class Heroes first shot to global stardom in 2007 with the worldwide #1 hit, "Cupid's Chokehold/Breakfast In America." The single set the record for holding the top spot on the CHR/Top 40 radio charts for the most consecutive weeks by a band and helped earn them the prestigious "Best New Artist" prize at the MTV Video Music Awards that same year.

As solo artist, Travie caused a multi-format commotion with "LAZARUS" and its lead single, the 2x RIAA platinum, top 5 smash, "Billionaire (Feat. Bruno Mars.)." With over 3.4 million sales to date and official YouTube views approaching 150 million, "Billionaire" instantly catapulted Travie to the forefront of modern pop.

2011 saw Gym Class Heroes earn their second #1 with "Stereo Hearts (Feat. Adam Levine)," the lead single from their fourth Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen release, "THE PAPERCUT CHRONICLES II." The single ruled the top spot on the CHR/Top 40 chart for 3 weeks and went top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart while racking up sales of more than the 3 million. Further hits followed, including the top 5 CHR/Pop favorite, "Ass Back Home (Feat. Neon Hitch)," and the powerful "The Fighter (Feat. Ryan Tedder)," both of which have been certified platinum for sales exceeding 1 million.

As is tradition, GCH made a victory lap of TV appearances, including NBC's top-rated show The Voice as well as late-night giant The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, ABC's 2011 American Music Awards, the nationally syndicated Ellen DeGeneres Show, and ABC's Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest, not to mention a now-classic teaming with Levine and Maroon 5 for a special performance of "Stereo Hearts" on NBC's Saturday Night Live.

Long acclaimed as dynamic, genre-smashing live performers, Gym Class Heroes has toured with a wide variety of like-minded artists -- including Lil Wayne and The Roots -- while also topping the bill on the Vans Warped Tour and countless cross-country and international headline tours. 

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