Kat made her debut on Hip Hop Squares last week, which you can watch (if you’re in the US) below. I’m still trying to get my hands on an internationally available version (I haven’t been able to watch it myself!) Also, MTV released this statement about the show’s debut.
MTV2’s debut of the original comedic-game show series “Hip Hop Squares” proved a winner last night as it became the highest rated P12-34 original series launch with a .39 and the most watched original series premiere among P12-34 in the network’s history.
On the social front, @MTV_2 and #HipHopSquares spurred conversation last night, becoming a trending topic nationally on Twitter and among the Top 10 most social programs for the night per Trendrr’s “Top 20 Cable” and the “Social Guide Series Report.”
Great news! Kat will be appearing on the Ellen Degeneres Show next week, May 29th on NBC at 4PM EST. She taped the appearance today and will be performing live.
Also, her new EP, titled ‘Off Against the Wall‘ will be dropping the same day!
Pop sensation Kat Graham will release her debut EP Against The Wall on May 29th through A&M/Octone Records. Recorded in Los Angeles with a slew of notable producers including Australian duo “Twice as Nice” (50 Cent, Pete Wentz), Against The Wall marks the multitalented singer/songwriter/actress/dancer’s first major label release. For the first week of its release, the EP will be available exclusively on iTunes beginning May 29th before releasing to all other digital retailers. Kat will makeher television performance debut on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday, May 29th on NBC at 4PM ET / PT and 3PM CST.
“There is no better place to be than Ellen DeGeneres and it has been a dream of mine since I was little. I’m excited to share with my fans what’s in store for this performance,” said Graham of her upcoming appearance on Ellen. “This is the real deal,” continued the pop starlet on her EP. “It’s about owning yourself, your sexuality, and who you are. It’s okay to be unapologetic. This is me vocally, musically, and fashionably. It’s not just about tagging the wall, I’m saying, ‘If you want me, come and get me’.”
EP Track Listing:
Put Your Graffiti on Me
Kat chatted with of Complex Magazine about Hip Hop Squares (which I’ve added new BTS shots from), her music and Perez Hilton as her muse:
So, how did you become involved with Hip Hop Squares?
They literally asked me to do it. At first I just thought it was like Hollywood Squares, then I realized they were doing the hip hop version. Here I am, this little pop girl and they stuck me right at the top, and I’m like the only girl in the episode or in any of the squares. I just thought it must be for comedic purposes that they threw me in there ’cause I’m in between like Fat Joe and DJ Khaled.
How would you describe your sound and your influences?
Industrial Pop, like marching band beats with strong vocals. Almost like militant-styled fashion mixed with ‘90s melody.
It seems like you’ve been working on your debut album for such a long time. For years! [Laughs.]
When can we finally expect that to drop?
Well, I know the label is thinking of dropping an EP in June and then after that we’ll start gathering tracks together. I want to record as much as I can so people get the best possible first look at me. We’re about like 40 songs deep right now, so at any moment we could literally drop an album, but we want it to get within the the lane of “Graffiti.” We want it to be competitive and we want it to be strong. We want it to be the best definition of me who I am as an artist.
We just made the final B96 Pepsi SummerBash artist announcement! Gym Class Heroes, Kat Graham, Havana Brown, and Austin Mahone will also be performing live at the show on Saturday, June 16th at Toyota Park in Bridgeview along with Flo Rida, The Wanted, Big Time Rush, Sean Paul, Dev, Mike Posner and Karmin.
Plus, we know you listen to Perez Hilton‘s reports with J & Julian every weekday morning, now at 8:40AM. He will be making a special appearance as well.
The first wave of Teen Choice Award nominations are out and The Vampire Diaries has a total of six nominations, including Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy Actress for Kat! Congrats Kat! You might recall she took home the surfboard for ‘Choice Scene Stealer’ last year.
Other TVD nominations are:
Choice TV Show: Fantasy/Sci-Fi Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi: Ian Somerhalder Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi: Paul Wesley Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi: Nina Dobrev Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi: Kat Graham Choice Male Hottie: Ian Somerhalder
Let’s help Kat get another award! Go vote! Voting started today over teenchoiceawards.com. You can vote once per day every day till July 22. Remember when registering to vote, that you have to be under the age of 18.
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