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"Boombox" is the debut single by American actress and singer Laura Marano. It was released on March 11, 2016 through Big Machine Records as the lead single from her upcoming debut album. It was written by Joe Kirkland, Jason Dean, Rami Jrade and Asia Whiteacre. The song is a dance-pop song with elements of electropop. A music video for the song was released on April 4, 2016, and has 60 million views. Ken Jeong makes an appearance in the music video.

"Boombox"
Laura Marano Boombox.png
Single by Laura Marano
ReleasedMarch 11, 2016
FormatDigital download
RecordedAugust 2015 [1]
GenreDance-pop
Length3:16
LabelBig Machine Records
Songwriter(s)
  • Joe Kirkland
  • Jason Dean
  • Rami Jrade
  • Asia Whiteacre
  • TJ Routon
Producer(s)
  • TJ Routon
Laura Marano singles chronology
"Boombox"
(2016)
"La La"
(2016)
Music video
"Boombox" on YouTube

Contents

BackgroundEdit

In March 2015, Laura Marano signed with Big Machine Records. In the summer of 2015, Marano began speaking publicly about her debut single, aiming for a summer 2015 release.[2] However, towards the end of the summer, Marano confirmed that the single would be released in 2016.[3] Radio Disney premiered the song during Marano's radio show "For the Record" on March 8[4] and the song was released on March 11, 2016 worldwide. In early 2019, the song along with "La La", were re-released under her independent label Flip Phone Records.[5][6]

Music videoEdit

A music video directed by Cole Walliser for the song was released on April 4, 2016. The video has a video-within-a-video format and features comedian Ken Jeong, playing the director of the video, along with his daughter Zooey Jeong. In the video Ken Jeong is showing Laura Marano how to do the choreography, as she is having trouble performing it. The video has amassed over 50 million views on YouTube. "Boombox" has also been nominated for a Streamy Award.

Live performancesEdit

Laura Marano performed the song live at the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards on May 1, 2016. She then performed the song on the Today show on May 31, 2016.

ChartsEdit

Chart (2016) Peak
position
United States (Billboard Top Twitter Tracks)[7] 27

Release historyEdit

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Various March 11, 2016 Digital download Big Machine [8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Disney Star Laura Marano Talks Music Career, New Hit 'Boombox' And Self-Empowerment". CBS New York. May 31, 2016. Retrieved August 19, 2016.
  2. ^ "Laura Marano Talks New Single & 'Austin & Ally' Final Season! (WANGO TANGO 2015)". Youtube. May 15, 2015. Retrieved August 20, 2016.
  3. ^ "Laura Marano: MTV VMAs Red Carpet 2015access-date = August 20, 2016". Youtube. August 31, 2015.
  4. ^ ".@lauramarano is giving you a tease of her single #Boombox! Hear the full song on her show Tuesday on Radio Disney!". Twitter. Mar 3, 2016. Retrieved August 20, 2016.
  5. ^ "Boombox - Single". itunes.com.
  6. ^ "La La - Single". itunes.com.
  7. ^ "Laura Marano - Boombox (Top Twitter Tracks)". Billboard. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  8. ^ "Boombox - Single by Laura Marano". iTunes. March 11, 2016.