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A few weeks ago I went to an event that featured James Maslow Macy’s iHeartRadio rising star. Every year Macy’s and iHeartRadio pick up and coming singers and let fans vote on the rising stars. The winner of the competition gets to perform at the iHeartRadio music festival in the fall. Did you know that just by voting for one of the singers you are entered to win a trip to the festival?
102.7 KIIS FM hosted an in-store event with James at the Macy’s in Torrence. He performed five songs from his new album. Everyone in attendance was able to enter a contest to win a trip to the iHeartRadio music festival in Las Vegas. My friend and I didn’t win the trip but we did see someone win it. I always enter because you never know when it will be your lucky day.
Most people know James Maslow from Big Time Rush but I knew him from his time on Dancing with the Stars. I watched during his season since Candace Cameron Bure from Full House was on the show at the same time. James was a pretty great dancer on the show and now I know that he is even more talented when it comes to singing. Now that he’s pursuing a solo career I wish him the best! My friend was surprised that James was considered a rising star since he’s had success with Big Time Rush. I think it all comes down to the fact that since he’s a solo artist now it is essentially like he is starting all over again. Sure, he still has a fan base but not everyone has success when they strike out on their own.