Indie-pop artist Quinn XCII has emerged as one of 2016's most exciting new artists. Growing up in Detroit, Quinn XCII was raised on the city’s Motown musical history, fueling a passion for myriad musical genres from rock to reggae to funk to hip-hop. Three years ago, as a sophomore at Michigan State, Quinn XCII began to write and record his own music, quickly becoming a college mixtape sensation. Traveling frequently to Ann Arbor to record new material with his childhood friend producer ayokay, Quinn XCII began to craft his own laid-back sound that drew on hip-hop, electronic, and tropical influences.
His debut EP Change of Scenery was released in May 2015, garnering wide acclaim and millions of online streams. His next single release "Stung" quickly went to #1 on HypeMachine's Popular Charts.
Quinn XCII's rising star has continued to elevate in 2016. In January his collaboration with ayokay, "Kings of Summer", soared to #1 on the Spotify Global Viral Chart where it spent 3 full weeks. His follow up collaboration with producer Illenium, "With You", also went #1 on the HypeMachine Popular Chart and reached #20 on the Spotify Global Viral Chart. His Sophomore EP "Bloom" released March 11, and shortly after he embarked on his first nationwide tour, where he will be performing in 24 cities for over 20,000 fans.
Recently signed to Columbia Records, Quinn is currently working on his debut album. His smash single "Kings of Summer" continues to fight for summer anthem of 2016, as it soars past 25 million streams on Spotify and begins to tap into top 40 radio stations around the country. He will be back on the road this Fall for his second nationwide tour. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.