NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Singer-songwriter Lexie Hayden is one of eight up-and-coming artists selected for MTV’s new competition series “Becoming a Popstar.” Joe Jonas, Becky G and Sean Bankhead judge a first-of-its-kind music competition for rising stars, all originally discovered on TikTok, where fans get to decide which one becomes the next pop sensation, with help from MTV, TikTok and Pepsi. The series premieres Thursday, March 24 at 10/9c on MTV, click HERE for local listings.
Watch the trailer for MTV’s “Becoming a Popstar” HERE.
Ahead of the series premiere, Hayden will return to the SXSW, performing Saturday, March 19 and Sunday, March 20 SHOWX’s downstairs stage at the San Jac Saloon.
Hayden is a fast-rising singer-songwriter with songs like “Pretty Damn Close” and “You Heard Right.” The Virginia-native’s songs “Sad Songs” and “Somewhere Drinking” from her 2020 EP were selected for the Women of iHeartCountry radio show that aired on all 150+ iHeartCountry stations across the US. In 2020 Hayden also appeared on Phil Vassar’s series on Circle, “Phil Vassar’s Songs from the Cellar,” joining multi-platinum selling Vassar to perform her song “Relit Cigarette.” Recently, Hayden is a co-writer on Priscilla Block’s “My Bar” which premiered on country radio in January 2022 and is currently climbing the charts, becoming the No. 1 most added song to Country Radio the week of January 31.