Singer, songwriter and platinum recording artist Virginia To Vegas, will release his anticipated debut full-length album “Utopian” on December 2nd via Wax Records/Universal Music Canada. “Utopian” features Virginia To Vegas’ fastest rising radio single to date, “Lights Out” as well as the platinum-selling hit “We Are Stars” featuring Alyssa Reid.
Additionally, Wax Records, one of Canada’s leading independent record labels has entered into a distribution deal with Ultra Music – the world’s premiere electronic music label and a division of Sony Music Entertainment, to license Virginia To Vegas’ hit single “Lights Out” and forthcoming album for the world, excluding Canada. Virginia To Vegas will join some of today’s hottest international artists including; Calvin Harris, Omi and Kygo on the Ultra Music label around the world with anticipated releases in the US, UK and key European markets in 2017.
“Lights Out” continues to race up the Top 40 and Hot AC radio charts and in six short weeks has already surpassed over 1 million streams on Spotify. The hit features a sample of Rockwell’s 1984 classic “Somebody’s Watching Me” and showcases Virginia To Vegas’ modern pop craft. The official video for “Lights Out” premiered on etalk last Friday and can be seen here.
Recognized as a fitting example of tomorrow’s global music star, Virginia To Vegas, aka Derik Baker, hails from Guelph, Ontario where he was raised on his parent’s eclectic record collection and cut his teeth in the music industry writing songs for a variety of pop artists. Discovered on YouTube in 2013 by Wax Records Jamie Appleby, he released his debut single “We Are Stars”, which quickly introduced the exciting new talent to thousands of fans, and saw him top radio charts and earn a platinum-selling single. Virginia To Vegas followed his highly praised success with the release of the EP “Volume 1”, which included the popular singles “Don’t Fight the Music” and “Colourful”.
The past couple of years have seen Virginia To Vegas travel the continent, film music videos in Las Vegas and New York, share arena stages with Alyssa Reid and Hedley and perform on the Much Music Video Awards (MMVAs).