Istanbul’s newest music festival GNCFEST’14 will bring together American rapper Pharrell Williams, Romanian singer Inna and British singer and actress Rita Ora at ITÜ Stadium in Istanbul on September 7, 2014.
Singer, rapper, producer, fashion designer, entrepreneur: is there anything Pharrell Williams can’t do? The 40-year-old was behind the two biggest tracks of 2013: Robin Thicke’s gigantic ‘Blurred Lines’ and Daft Punk’s mammoth ‘Get Lucky’. With millions of copies sold, Williams holds the honour of being only the 12th artist in US Billboard chart history to simultaneously hold both the number one and two positions.
In November 2013 he rewrote the rules yet again, delivering another chart-topper in solo single ‘Happy’, which first appeared on the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack.
Rita Ora (born 26 November 1990) is a British singer, songwriter and actress. Her debut studio album, Ora (2012), debuted at number one in the United Kingdom, and spawned the number-one singles “R.I.P.” and “How We Do (Party)”. After reaching the peak position as a featured act on DJ Fresh’s “Hot Right Now”, Ora became the artist with the most number-one singles on the UK Singles Chart in 2012, with three consecutive singles that reached that position. She was nominated for three awards at the 2013 BRIT Awards.
Romanian singer Inna is the first female singer to receive more than one billion total views on YouTube.
Turkish music bands Manga, Mabel Matiz and Model will also take the stage at the same event.