(Friday, June 3, 2022 – NEW YORK, NY) Multi-platinum Chicago hitmaker Polo G has released his new single “Distraction” via Columbia Records. Listen HERE. This is the first single from Polo G’s forthcoming and highly anticipated new album due later this summer, produced entirely by Southside. The teaser announcing the track and starring Kai Cenat trended #1 on YouTube amassing over 2.5 million views within a week.
The compelling music video for “Distraction,” directed by Christian Breslauer (Lil Nas X “Industry Baby” and The Weeknd “Die For You”), compliments the energy of his breakout hit “RAPSTAR,” setting the tone for a big summer for Polo. The video made its global broadcast world premiere on BET Jams, as well as on the Paramount Times Square billboards.
“Distraction” follows up Polo G’s smash hit “RAPSTAR” which topped charts around the world in 2021, becoming a breakthrough year for Polo, with the Chicago star’s Hall Of Fame album also debuting at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 in June and is certified Platinum, amassing over 3 Billion streams globally. The album’s record breaking 5x Platinum #1 single “RAPSTAR,” garnered Polo his first major award nomination at the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards for Best New Artist and Best Hip Hop Video and earned Polo multiple nominations at the 2021 American Music Awards and 2022 Billboard Music Awards. Polo also landed the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine in October and was honored with Variety Magazine’s 2021 Hitmaker Award for Rising Star.
Currently, Polo G is gearing up for a summer on the road appearing at festivals around the world including Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash, Rolling Loud, Lollapalooza Stockholm, Wireless Festival, Reading Festival, Leeds Festival and more. Full tour and ticket information available here.