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March 6, 2018

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO’S MARDI GRAS FEATURES LIVE PERFORMANCES THIS WEEKEND BY JASON DERULO AND FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 6, 2018) – Guests attending Universal Orlando Resort’s Mardi Gras this weekend will enjoy performances by Jason Derulo on Saturday, March 10, and Fitz and the Tantrums on Sunday, March 11.

Jason Derulo is a multiplatinum powerhouse whose current hit "Swalla" has over 1 billion views on YouTube. With 115 million-plus single equivalent sales worldwide, both his introductory breakout "Whatcha Say" and "Talk Dirty" [feat. 2 Chainz] reached quadruple-platinum status, while "Want To Want Me" and "Ridin' Solo" went triple-platinum, and "Trumpets," "Wiggle" [feat. Snoop Dogg], and "In My Head" earned double-platinum certifications. Platinum singles include "Marry Me," "The Other Side," and "It Girl," while "Get Ugly" and "Don't Wanna Go Home" went gold. Derulo’s cumulative streams continue to soar, exceeding 7 billion, with YouTube views surpassing 4.6 billion. At radio, his music impacted a total audience of 20 billion-plus listeners with a staggering 3.5 billion spins.

Multi-platinum group, Fitz and the Tantrums, scored one of the biggest songs of the year with their platinum-certified smash hit, “HandClap,” off their most recent album, “Fitz and the Tantrums.”  Known for their energetic, live performances, the Los Angeles-based band enjoyed breakout success with their 2013 major label debut, “More Than Just A Dream,” which was highlighted by back-to-back, chart-topping, platinum-certified singles, “The Walker” and “Out of My League.”



Along with performances on select nights by nationally recognized acts, Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras features a nightly constellation-themed parade with vibrant Mardi Gras floats, high-energy performers and endless amounts of beads. In The French Quarter Courtyard at Universal Studios Florida, guests can also savor Cajun-style cuisine and enjoy the sounds of Southern music by bands pulled straight from Bourbon Street. The celebration runs daily through April 7.

The excitement of Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras celebration is included with admission to Universal Studios Florida or with an Annual Pass. Through April 24, Florida Residents can get three months free on Power, Preferred and Premier Annual Passes with a UPC code from select Coca-Cola products.  Click here for event information and details about special ticket offers.

2018 MARDI GRAS HEADLINERS LINE-UP
Mardi Gras Event Dates
Headliners
(Performing in the Music Plaza)
March 10
Jason Derulo
March 11
Fitz and the Tantrums
March 17
Foreigner
March 18
Fifth Harmony
March 24
Jessie J
March 25
BUSH 

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