Conor Maynard in the Studio with Pharrell
19 year old Conor Maynard is the next big thing out of the UK, armed with a fresh, young style and an energetic pop R&B sound. Radio stations and TV channels have been adding his debut single and video, “Can’t Say No,” to their playlists in ever-increasing numbers. BBC Radio 1′s Scott Mills recently crowned the song with the coveted ‘Record of the Week’ title, joining hits by Nicki Minaj, LMFAO, and David Guetta.
Conor’s growing fan base, known as ‘Mayniacs,’ lived up to their name earlier this month by stopping traffic, singing along to “Can’t Say No,” and deafening bystanders with their screaming when Conor played his third-ever gig at the sold-out Islington Academy in London. The Daily Star said Conor “was swamped by hysteria as the self-dubbed Mayniacs vied for his attention and swooned each refrain of the teen idol’s debut. Conor Maynard is hell-bent on a meteoric rise.”
The young superstar-in-the-making was recently flown out to Miami by Pharrell Williams (N.E.R.D. front man and hit-maker for Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Gwen Stefani and many more) to record new tracks for his debut album. The video for “Can’t Say No,” has had nearly 1.8 million views on Youtube with 750,000 in just one week.
“Can’t Say No” is out on April 16th through Parlophone Records, with the album to follow later this Summer. For more on Conor, visit his official site at conor-maynard.com.