Illusive Presents and Frontier Touring are delighted to welcome Playboi Carti to Australia and New Zealand for the very first time in March. Young Carti will be stopping by Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Sydney and Auckland to deliver his chart busting tracks from his self-titled 2017 debut mixtape, out now worldwide on AWGE/Interscope Records.
Released on April 14, Playboi Carti debuted at #12 on the Billboard 200 charts. The mixtape features Carti’s two hit singles ‘Magnolia’ and ‘wokeuplikethis*’ both of which embody the 22-year-old rapper’s experimental but hook-heavy sound. The songs spent the summer simultaneously climbing the Billboard 100 chart and Spotify’s RapCaviar playlist, as Carti performed at festivals across North America and Europe, solidifying his place at the forefront of today’s breakout hip-hop artists.
Within a month of its release, ‘Magnolia’ went viral, amassing over 63 million streams on Spotify (currently stands at 168 million.) Featuring Philadelphia rapper Lil Uzi Vert, Playboi Carti’s follow-up track “wokeuplikethis*” has garnered over 102 million Spotify streams.
Playboi Carti’s breakout hit ‘Broke Boi’ arrived in spring 2015, around the same time that Playboi Carti made his debut at SXSW and ended up crossing paths with A$AP Rocky. Shortly afterwards, Playboi Carti relocated to the Bronx to begin work on his debut project.