Magic!

Magic!
Magic! performing in 2014. From left to right: Alex Tanas, Mark Pellizzer, Nasri, and Ben Spivak.
Magic! performing in 2014. From left to right: Alex Tanas, Mark Pellizzer, Nasri, and Ben Spivak.
Background information
OriginToronto, Ontario, Canada
Genres
Years active2012 (2012)–present
Labels
Associated actsThe Messengers
Members

Magic![4] is a Canadian reggae fusion band based in Toronto, Ontario. The band is composed of lead vocalist, guitarist and producer Nasri Atweh (Nasri), guitarist and keyboardist Mark "Pelli" Pellizzer, bassist Ben Spivak, and drummer Alex Tanas. Active since 2012, the band is signed with Latium, Sony, and RCA Records, releasing their debut studio album Don't Kill the Magic in 2014, their second studio album Primary Colours in 2016, and their third studio album Expectations in 2018. They are best known for their hit single "Rude", which charted at No. 1 in several countries worldwide, including the US and UK.

The band is heavily inspired by the Police and Bob Marley and the Wailers. They are known for having a signature reggae-influenced pop sound.[5]

  1. ^ "Charli XCX, Tove Lo, and Other Hit Artists Made 2014 an International Year for Pop". Billboard. 15 December 2014. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  2. ^ Litovsky, Dina (10 September 2014). "Fashion Week Parties: Night 6". The New York Times. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Magic!". RCA Records. Sony Music Entertainment. Retrieved 15 June 2014.
  4. ^ "MAGIC! - Bio". ournameismagic.com. Sony Music Entertainment. Archived from the original on 7 October 2017. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  5. ^ Trust, Gary (June 15, 2014). "Ask Billboard: MAGIC!'s 'Rude' Revives Reggae". Billboard.com.

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