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Meet Simon Cowell’s Latest Sensation, Emblem3

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Emblem3 are the latest band that have a reality singing competition to thank for their rising success. The Sequim, Washington, natives, made up of young brothers Wesley and Keaton Stromberg and friend Drew Chadwich, auditioned last year for The X Factor. Though they placed fourth in the fourth season of the U.S. show, Simon Cowell was so impressed that he offered them a deal with his label, Syco Records.

The trio moved to Huntington Beach, California, to pursue a career in music shortly before they decided to audition for the show. They began to see success on the Sunset Strip, winning battle of the bands competitions with their own material. This eventually convinced them to audition for X Factor with the first song they ever wrote, “Sunset Blvd.”

A year removed from X Factor, Emblem3 have released the first music video for “Chloe (You’re The One I Want).” The lead single off their forthcoming album (due out later this year), the radio-friendly track features Chadwich’s rapid fire raps and a chorus that just begs for a sing-along.

The band worked with several A-list songwriters for their album including Good Charlotte‘s Joel Madden, fun.‘s Jack Antonoff, and Kool Kojak who has worked with Nicki Minaj and Ke$ha. Emblem3 head on the road this fall with Selena Gomez for her Stars Dance Tour. Complete dates below.

10/10 Washington, D.C. Patriot Center
10/11 Pittsburgh, PA Peterson Events Center
10/12 Boston, MA TD Garden
10/15 Buffalo, NY First Niagara Arena
10/16 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
10/18 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
10/19 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
10/20 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
10/22 Hershey, PA Giant Center
10/23 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
10/25 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
10/26 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
10/27 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
10/29 Sunrise, FL BB&T Center
10/30 Tampa, FL Tampa Bay Times Forum
11/1 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
11/2 Houston, TX Toyota Center
11/3 Dallas, TX American Airlines Arena
11/5 Phoenix, AZ US Airways center
11/6 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center
11/8 San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center
11/9 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Center
11/10 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion
11/12 Seattle, WA Key Arena at Seattle Center
11/14 Salt Lake City, UT Energy Solutions Arena
11/16 Denver, CO 1STBANK Center
11/17 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
11/19 Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Field House
11/21 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
11/22 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
11/23 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
11/26 Detroit, MI Palace of Auburn Hills
11/27 St. Louis, MO Chaifetz Arena

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