When you get to see an artist backstage, it may seem like a dark, weird room and/or hallway, but sometimes you can discover a lot more. One time I found out that Kygo brings a ping pong table with him everywhere he goes.. this time I found out that Bazzi always needs to order underwear when he gets to a new venue, and it's not because of luck or superstitions.
He went from our iHeartRadio On the Verge artist to a number one song holder, and now he's selling out shows on his own all over the country. It's pretty incredible. We talked about how, if at all, it's changed his mindset about making music and the music industry, and what surprised him the most on his rise to the top.
"It's a lot of work... going to shows, and stations, and doing a lot [of hustling], he said.
Listen to our full podcast below to find out what kind of underwear he hopes people start bringing him and the story behind his newest song "Beautiful."
How awkward does that interview look?! No worries... it's just the moment I presented him with the award/certificate that he read in the podcast! I'm sure he framed it and kept it forever.