April 6, 2016 at 8:00 am EDT | by Mariah Cooper
Meghan Trainor, Charlie Puth to headline Capital Pride Concert
Meghan Trainor, gay news, Washington Blade

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Meghan Trainor and Charlie Puth will headline the 2016 Capital Pride Concert, the organization announced Wednesday.

The Capital Pride Concert, presented by Hot 99.5, will be held Sunday, June 12 starting at 1 p.m. on Pennsylvania Avenue at Third Street during the Capital Pride Festival.

“The 2016 Capital Pride Festival and Capital Pride Concert will be remembered as one of the best on record. We will have more exciting entertainment than ever, and expect more exhibitors and attendees than ever,” Ryan Bos, executive director of the Capital Pride Alliance, said in a statement.

Trainor’s single “All About That Bass” landed her on the Billboard Hot 100 with her debut album “Title” earning a Grammy for Best New Artist. Her sophomore album “Thank You,” which will be released in May, features her hit single “No” which debuted at No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Puth’s breakout was on Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again” featured on the “Furious 7” soundtrack earning Golden Globe and Grammy nominations. Puth’s debut single “Marvin Gaye” featured guest vocals from Trainor and is on his album “Nine Track Lives” along with his latest single “One Call Away.”

Tommy Chuck, program director at Hot 99.5, said in a press release there are more performance announcements to come.

“We are proud to join with Meghan Trainor and Charlie Puth, as well as more exciting performers yet to be announced to ‘Make Magic Happen’ in the nation’s capital. This is sure to be an awesome weekend full of great music and lots of fun,” Chuck says.



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