HOUSE OF BLUES® CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENTS
Monster Energy Outbreak Tour Presents: Fetty Wap – Welcome to the Zoo
ft. Post Malone
March 24 @ House of Blues
General Admission Tickets: $39.50 On Sale Friday, December 18 at 10am
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2015 will be remembered as the year that Fetty Wap took over hip-hop. Right out of the gate, the rapper and singer did things that usually happen over the course of an entire career. He broke records. He topped charts. He went multi-platinum. He got everybody talking. He did it all without the backing of a major label, becoming the biggest-selling indie artist of the year. At the same time, he never dreamed any of this would happen.
The rapper and singer will admit, “I didn’t really think I would be an artist. Last year, I didn’t have an address. Now, I have five.” He grinded for it, and he ended up doing all of those things that seemed impossible—even before he released an album. Fetty came out swinging. However, he had no choice. A typical childhood in his native Paterson, NJ is all about survival. You aren’t dreaming about fame, fortune, or making history. You’re thinking about how to stay safe, get your next meal, and where you’ll sleep at night. He kicked off his career with an untouchable streak of smashes. Over the course of 2015, his breakout hit “Trap Queen” went tripleplatinum as his next two singles, “My Way” [feat. Monty] and “679” [Feat. Remy Boyz], reach gold and platinum status, respectively. His fourth single “Again” cemented his spot in history as the “first artist ever to simultaneously chart his inaugural four entries in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot Rap Songs Chart.” Add to that his accomplishments becoming the “first artist since Eminem to land 3 songs in the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100” and the “first artist to take 3 spots on the Shazam Global 200 Chart.” Plus, he took home the “Artist to Watch” award at 2015 MTV Video Music Awards—his first VMA.