Pre-order MAGIC!’s Upcoming Album ‘Expectations’ Out September 7th and Listen To The Title Track ‘Expectations’

Multi-platinum global reggae-pop quartet MAGIC! are set to release their third studio album Expectations September 7th via RCA Records.  The 13-track album is available now for pre-order.

1. Expectations
2. Core
3. More Of You
4. Kiss Me
5. Appreciate You
6. Eyes Don’t Tell Lies (Interlude)
7. Darts In The Dark
8. Motions
9. Space (Interlude)
10. How You Remember Me
11. Things You Say
12. When The Trust Is Gone
13. A Little Bit Of Love

In addition, the band releases the title track to the album (click here to listen). The track was written by the band and Adam Messinger and produced by Nasri and Messinger.

Earlier this summer, the groupreleased the first single and music video for “Kiss Me” (click here to watch).  The track has over 3 million streams on Spotify while the music video has over 15 million views.

This fall, MAGIC! will be on their headlining Canadian tour starting in September (click here for tour dates).

MAGIC! is composed of Grammy Award-winning songwriter/producer Nasri (lead vocals), Mark Pelli (guitar), Alex Tanas (drums) and Ben Spivak (bass). The band made their mark with hit single “Rude”, released in 2014 before exploding into viral popularity. Holding the #1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for six weeks, “Rude” simultaneously dominated the charts globally, hitting #1 in 41 countries. The track has been streamed nearly 500 million times on Spotify and the upbeat, quirky video for the single has seen over 1.3 billion VEVO views.

MAGIC! has released two studio albums, toured with Maroon 5 and headlined shows all over the world.  They have received two JUNO Awards and received multiple nominations including American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Teen Choice Awards and more.

Listen to Magic!s New Song ‘Lay You Down Easy’ Featuring Sean Paul!

So we’ve started off pretty great because of you guys with our first album. We honestly didn’t expect much love and support around the world.

The guys and I are so excited to release our new single ‘Lay You Down Easy’ ft. Sean Paul today. We’re keeping the Reggae side of Magic! going.

We’re putting the final touches on our second studio album which will be out this summer. Looking forward to seeing you at our shows around the globe! Blessings upon blessings…

One love,

Nasri , Mark , Alex and Ben

Pre-Order Our New Album PRIMARY COLOURS and Watch the Video for “Red Dress” Now!

Hey All,

IT’S HERE! The latest track from our second studio album is available when you pre-order PRIMARY COLOURS right now!

“Red Dress” is about that relatable feeling of waiting for a woman to get ready, and when she’s walks out of the door in that red dress she looks so stunning you don’t wanna leave the house that night…

You can get “Red Dress” and “Lay You Down Easy” ft. Sean Paul FREE when you pre-order OUR NEW ALBUM!!!

We’re so excited to bring you our second album, PRIMARY COLOURS. We wanted to go back to basics with this album, with a blend of reggae and pop music to give you the perfect summer sound track.

The album will come out July 1 (Canada Day!), and we’ll be releasing new music leading up to that date.

Tell your friends, tell you neighbors, tell your neighbors neighbors, #SUMMERISCOMING and we look forward to sharing with you!

Check out the official video for “Red Dress” HERE.


MAGIC! to Perform on Copa America opening Ceremony

Watch MAGIC! perform live at the Copa America opening ceremony tonight at 6pm EST. Head here for more info.


Hey peoples!!

So we’ve started off pretty great because of you guys with our first album. We honestly didn’t expect so much love and support around the world.

The guys and I are so excited to release our new single ‘Lay You Down Easy’ ft. Sean Paul today. We’re keeping the Reggae side of Magic! going.

We’re putting the final touches on our second studio album which will be out this summer. Looking forward to seeing you at our shows around the globe! Blessings upon blessings…

One love,

Nasri , Mark , Alex and Ben

“Don’t Kill the Magic” is on sale on iTunes Now!

Our album “Don’t Kill the Magic” is on sale on iTunes right now for a limited time. Head here to grab it.

Don’t Kill The Magic Available For $5.99 Now Through March 22nd In iTunes Alt Sale

If you haven’t downloaded or gifted MAGIC!’s full debut album Don’t Kill The Magic yet, you should head to iTunes (US) NOW to grab it for the special price of $5.99! Hurry, sale ends soon. Click here to download/gift today.

MAGIC! Wins Two 2015 JUNO Awards For Single Of The Year + Breakthrough Group of the Year

Big congratulations to MAGIC! for taking home TWO of their JUNO Award nominations for “Single of the Year” for their smash hit “Rude” and “Breakthrough Group of the Year”! Watch the band’s interview on the red carpet by clicking here and watch their live performance of “No Way No” and “Rude” here. Couldn’t tune in to see them accept their awards? Click here.

Watch The Premiere Of MAGIC!’s “No Way No” Lyric Video On Idolator!

The official lyric video for MAGIC!’s new single “No Way No” just premiered exclusively on! Thanks to all the fans that participated by submitting videos to include in this lyric video. Click here to watch it now. “No Way No” is the latest single from MAGIC!’s critically acclaimed debut album Don’t Kill The Magic, available for download now on iTunes, Amazon Music & Google Play and for streaming on Spotify.

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MAGIC! leads the pack with 5 Juno Nominations

MAGIC! has been nominated for 5 Juno awards including Fan Choice Award, Single of the Year, Breakthrough Group of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, & Pop Album of the Year!

MAGIC! will also be performing so make sure & tune in to see their live performance and to see how many awards they bring home. March 15th live on CTV at 8pm ET (Check your local listings to confirm broadcast times and stations)

“Rude” Featured In iTunes Best Of 2014!

MAGIC!’s smash hit “Rude” was the 10th Top Selling Song on iTunes this year & is featured in their Best Of 2014 list! See the entire list & download or gift the song now by visiting iTunes Best of 2014 list! #iTunes2014

MAGIC! To Perform Live In Times Square On Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2015!

MAGIC! will perform live for over one million fans in Times Square as part of the lineup on New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2015. MAGIC! will perform their chart topper “Rude” and recent release “Let Your Hair Down.” They will join headliner Taylor Swift along with additional performers Gavin DeGraw, Florida Georgia Line, Idina Menzel & more for the biggest music celebration of the year. The New Year’s Rockin’ Eve programming begins at 8:00 pm ET/PT on ABC Television Network.

iTunes Hits of the 2000s Sale: Don’t Kill The Magic

Until this Tuesday, 11/25, you can download MAGIC!’s critically acclaimed debut album DON’T KILL THE MAGIC for $7.99 on iTunes (US only). CLICK HERE to download or gift the album for $7.99 for a limited time!

In 2014, Toronto-bred, Los Angeles-based quartet MAGIC! scored the song of the summer with their debut single “Rude” — a  buoyant reggae-pop tune that held the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for six weeks, charted in 41 countries, and sold more than 10 million singles, while its video nears a billion VEVO views. It was a juggernaut that launched their debut album, Don’t Kill the Magic, into the Top 10 and introduced MAGIC!’s breezy sound — a catchy fusion of reggae, pop, and R&B — to the world. “When ‘Rude’ got big, my thought was, ‘What do we do with this?’” says the band’s lead vocalist and chief songwriter Nasri. “So we chased it. We used its success to get us around the world a few times and to turn those 350 million streams into a fan base.”

Indeed over the past two years MAGIC! has established itself as a bonafide sensation thanks to its undeniably catchy sound, superlative songwriting, and masterful musicianship. Now the band, which also features guitarist Mark Pelli, drummer Alex Tanas, and bassist Ben Spivak, has released a new single, the Caribbean-tinged “Lay You Down Easy” (featuring Sean Paul), which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Reggae Digital Songs chart and racked up two million Spotify streams and one million VEVO views in its first two weeks. MAGIC! is also gearing up for the July release of its new album, Primary Colours, which finds the band further displaying its reggae influences and pop smarts.

“The ultimate goal was to make an album that is groovy and fun,” Nasri says. “We are embracing ourselves now. We’ve actually found our identity and have really gotten to know each other as friends and fellow musicians. We had only known each other a short time when we made our debut album.”

Produced by Nasri and Adam Messinger (who as Grammy-winning production duo the Messengers, have scored hits for Justin Bieber, David Guetta, Shakira, Chris Brown, Pitbull, and Christina Aguilera), and with production assists from Pelli and Tanas, Primary Colours is the sound of a band that has come into its own. “Each of these guys is a phenomenal musician and they all stepped up in various capacities, whether it was writing, playing, or producing,” says Nasri. “Mark is extraordinary and plays everything to the highest degree. He has these amazing colors. Alex really grew as a producer and was stronger about sharing his opinion, and Ben is always open and very melodic, he played all over the record. My bandmates are always shocking me with what they can do musically. Everyone’s contribution is always full-hearted.”

The creative bond that the band members have developed is palpable in the good-natured bounce of the music on Primary Colours, as are the rhythms the four have soaked up through their worldwide travels. Last year they toured as first support for Maroon 5 and performed headlining shows across the U.S., South America, Asia, and Europe. “We definitely had that spiritual connection to the cultures we visited,” Nasri says. “We’re all natives of Canada, but we have different heritages. But when we get together, the guitar and the bass come out and we start to go with it. When we were in the studio making Primary Colours, the more rock-oriented songs started to give way to the groovier songs, and we thought, ‘This is us, We are this fusion band.’ It’s like home for me. I’ll make a song and if something doesn’t feel right, I’ll try a reggae melody or beat and it suddenly feels great …

“It’s like I took reggae on a couple of dates and it went really well and now we’re going steady.”

In the time between making Don’t Kill the Magic and Primary Colours, Nasri also gave himself a musical education, diving into records by reggae stars Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, and Peter Tosh. He also immersed himself in The Beatles catalog and records by Paul Simon. “Growing up we had no money, so I only listened to the radio,” he explains. “It wasn’t until my ’20s that I started getting into Stevie Wonder and early Police. I didn’t know anything about The Beatles, just the hits. Now I know 70 of their songs. And I’ve realized, ‘Oh, I’m getting all of this from Paul McCartney.’ And I think being in this band with these super-talented guys — Mark and Ben are both jazz musicians — has given me more of an internal license to explore things. I feel like a kid in MAGIC!. It’s very pure.”

On Primary Colours, MAGIC! effortlessly spin out memorable melodies in a variety of styles, like the flirtatious “Lay You Down Easy,” the sultry ’50s-tinged “Red Dress,” the synth-pop tunes “No Sleep” and “Gloria” (the latter with its comical story of a hapless guy and his cheating girlfriend) while never straying too far from their signature reggae sound. Horns make an appearance on several songs, including “Have It All,” which the band wrote in The Philippines. “No Regrets” and “I Need You” are heartfelt ballads that show another dimension to Nasri’s songwriting.

The closing track, the swaggy “The Way God Made Me,” features an urban reggae beat and finds Nasri channeling his inner Rastafarian in his vocals.

Then there’s the title track “Primary Colours,” which refers to Nasri’s need to start over not only in his personal life (which is where he draws lyrical inspiration from) but also when it came to making the record. “We were getting really complicated in the studio,” he says. “And I said, ‘Guys, we need to simplify. Our fans are going to be confused. Let’s start with a hook and then build on top of that.’ So we were able to strip everything back to its primary colors and then add layers of musicality. And I had to get in touch with myself and enjoy making pop music again. Luckily the guys can make simple ideas sound soulful and musical.”

Nasri’s goal for Primary Colours is also simple. “I want people to laugh and cry and dance,” he says. “I want people to have fun at our shows. And when it’s a serious song, they’ll get serious with us. But when it’s not, what are they doing? Are they just standing there watching us? Or are they with us? I want people to be with us. I want them to move their bodies and have fun.”