On June 6, 2013, the title, cover and track listing of the Emblem3’s first Sony Music album were officially announced in a Sony Music press release. The album is titled “Nothing to Lose,” and it will have 11 tracks on the regular version and 15 tracks on the deluxe version. (The track listing is at the end of this article.) The release date for “Nothing to Lose” is to be announced, but it is being planned for the summer of 2013.
In the same press release, it was also announced that Emblem3 will be a presenter at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards, which Fox will televise in the U.S. on Aug. 11. “The X Factor” U.S. and “X Factor” stars One Direction and Demi Lovato are nominated at the awards show.
Emblem3 also announced concerts in June and July 2013, before the group goes out on the road as the opening act for Selena Gomez’s 2013 North American tour. (The newly announced tour dates are at the end of this article.)
Emblem3 came in fourth place on “The X Factor” U.S. in 2012. The three members of Emblem3 are Drew Chadwick and brothers Wesley Stromberg and Keaton Stromberg. The group is originally from Sequim, Wash., but is now based in Huntington Beach, Calif.
The first single from “Nothing to Lose” is “Chloe (You’re the One I Want)” (which was released in the U.S. on April 15, 2013) is the first single from Emblem3’s first album on Mr. Kanani/Syco/Columbia Records, which are all part of Sony Music. Mr. Kanani is songwriter/producer Savan Kotecha’s boutique label, which has Emblem3 as the first act signed to the label.
As previously reported, “Chloe (You’re the One I Want)” has gotten some radio airplay, but the song failed to make it on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and has been getting mixed-to-negative reviews from critics.
Emblem3’s music video for “Chloe (You’re the One I Want)” premiered on May 27, 2013. And so far, the video has gotten mixed reactions to its message about physical appearances in females.
As previously reported, Emblem3’s first U.S. tour of 2013 went to large nightclubs and sold out in every city. Emblem3 also had a “Goin’ Back to Cali” tour that featured Emblem3 doing autograph sessions and radio-station promotional appearances at major U.S. cities. The “Goin’ Back to Cali” tour began in New York City on April 12, 2013, and ended in Huntington Beach on April 27, 2013.
As previously reported, Emblem3 also performed at Kiss Concert 2013, a music festival presented by Boston radio station KISS 108. Kiss Concert 2013 took place on May 18 at Comcast Center in Mansfield, Mass.
Emblem3 is also performing on ABC’s “Good Morning America” Concert Series in New York City on June 7, 2013. It’s also the same day that Little Mix (winner of “The X Factor” U.K. in 2011) will do a separate performance on ABC’s “Good Morning America” Concert Series.
As previously reported, Emblem3 the opening act for Selena Gomez’s 2013 North American arena tour. The tour goes to Canada in August, followed by the United States in October and November.
Here is the “Nothing to Lose” track listing:
Just for One Day
Chloe (You’re The One I Want)
Girl Next Door
Nothing to Lose
Do It All Again*
*Deluxe version only
Here are Emblem3’s June and July 2013 tour dates:
June 13, 2013: Del Mar, Calif. — Del Mar Fairgrounds
June 14, 2013: Fort Wayne, Ind. — Reinhart Music Center (WJFX Radio Show)
June 15, 2013: Bridgeview, Ill. — Toyota Park (B96 Radio Show)
June 16, 2013: Rochester Hills, Mich. — Meadowbrook Music Festival (WDZH Radio Show)
June 29, 2013: Buffalo, N.Y. — CocaCola Field (WKSE Radio Show)
July 5, 2013: Kansas City, Mo. — Starlight Theatre (KMXV Radio Show)
July 6, 2013: Des Moines, Iowa — Val Air Ballroom*
July 7, 2013: Indianapolis — The Lawn at White River State Park (WZPL Radio Show)
July 9, 2013: Cincinnati — Bogart’s*
July 12, 2013: Austin, Texas — The Belmont*
July 16, 2013: Albuquerque, N.M. — Sunshine Theatre*
July 20, 2013: Costa Mesa, Calif. — OC Fair
July 21, 2013: Sacramento, Calif. — Ace of Spades*
July 27, 2013: Hershey Park, Pa. — Mix Tape Festival
July 28, 2013: Cleveland — House of Blues*
*Emblem3 headlining concert