Paris Hilton's "Stars Are Blind" Has Been Added to More Than 125 Pop Stations Nationwide
"Stars Are Blind," the debut single from heiress, actress, and newly minted pop star Paris Hilton continues to burn up at radio and online. After just three weeks, the reggae-tinged track is being played at more than 125 pop stations across the country and is the Number One most requested song at Los Angeles' KIIS FM and New York's influential Z100. The response in Europe has been huge as well, with significant radio airplay in Australia, Canada, and Italy.
"Stars Are Blind" is also the Number One most digitally downloaded song at Yahoo! Music this week and the Number Six most downloaded track on Apple's iTunes music store. In addition, the video, which premiered on June 6th on MTV.com, is driving millions of people online to view it at MTV.com, YouTube (where it has received more than one and a half million plays), and Yahoo! Music, where it is currently the Number Two most viewed artist clip. The video, which features Hilton frolicking on a Malibu beach, was shot by noted director Chris Applebaum, who also lensed Rihanna's "S.O.S." and Natasha Bedingfield's "Unwritten."
The single was released in Europe on June 2nd and leaked the same day by Ryan Seacrest during his morning show on Los Angeles radio station KIIS FM. Within minutes, it began to pop up on stations across the U.S. The demand led Warner Bros. Records to make the song available to radio for digital delivery ahead of schedule on June 5th.
"Stars Are Blind" is the lead-off single from Hilton's self-titled debut album, which is due for release by Warner Bros. Records later this summer. It features collaborations with top-flight producers Scott Storch, J.R. Rotem, and Dr. Luke, as well as songwriting by pop heavyweights Kara DioGuardi, Billy Steinberg, and Sheppard Solomon.