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The Drop: Bleachers

Jack Antonoff is a three-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer, songwriter, musician, and producer, as well as the creative force behind Bleachers. After serving as lead guitarist in multi-platinum band fun., Antonoff launched his solo project Bleachers in 2014 with the critically acclaimed debut album Strange Desire. The album found him setting emotional meditations on anxiety, depression, and loss against a backdrop of earworm melodies and massive choruses on songs like the gold-certified "I Wanna Get Better" (which topped Billboard’s Alternative chart) and the No. 3 Alternative radio hit "Rollercoaster."  Bleachers’ sophomore album Gone Now was released on June 2, 2017 on RCA Records. The first single off of the album, "Don’t Take The Money," hit No. 2 at Alternative Radio. Ahead of the album release, The New York Times put out a glorifying profile piece on Antonoff, calling Bleachers’ music "anthemic, life-affirming pop/rock." Bleachers will be heading out this fall on their Gone Now Era headlining tour.

In addition to his work with Bleachers, Antonoff is an in-demand songwriter and producer for other artists, including Taylor Swift (he co-wrote and co-produced her new single "Look What You Made Me Do" as well as  three songs on Swift's GRAMMY-winning album 1989), Sara Bareilles (co-writing her GRAMMY-nominated hit "Brave"), Zayn (co-writing and producing his No. 2 hit duet with Swift, "I Don’t Wanna Live Forever"), Sia, Tegan & Sara, Carly Rae Jepsen, Troye Sivan, Grimes, and, most recently, Lorde, having co-written and co-produced her latest album, Melodrama. Antonoff also founded and curated the annual Shadow of the City music festival, which takes place in his home state of New Jersey in the parking lot of the Stone Pony. Antonoff is also a passionate advocate for Planned Parenthood and LGBTQ rights, having collected signatures from 142 high-profile artists, writers, and creators to deliver a message to legislators in Texas considering anti-LGBTQ laws. He is a co-founder of The Ally Coalition (TAC), which encourages allies of the LGBTQ community to act for LGBTQ equality and support its causes. TAC has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars over the last few years for local LGBTQ homeless shelters around the U.S. The GRAMMY Museum welcomes Bleachers’ Jack Antonoff to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate conversation about his newest album and career, which will be followed by a special live performance. The evening will be hosted by Executive Director Scott Goldman.