Praise the Fontainebleau Miami Beach for saving Labor Day. Had the oceanfront resort not booked two of the summer's biggest acts for its BleauLive performance series, you'd probably be stuck watching another Jerry Lewis-less MDA telethon. Vive la Lewis, as the French say!
Thankfully, Pharrell and Robin Thicke have been tapped by the iconic Miami Beach property to headline the hotel's Labor Day weekend festivities, bringing their "Blurred Lines" summer anthem to la playa. The two-day party kicks off poolside on Saturday, August 31, and wraps with an über-exclusive performance by both men on Sunday afternoon.
Talk about getting blasted, eh?
"Pharrell and I were in the studio making a couple of records," Thicke recently told Billboard. "On the third day, I told him I wanted to do something kinda like Marvin Gaye's 'Got to Give It Up,' that kind of feel, 'cause it's one of my favorite songs of all time."
The result: Thicke's sensually infectious pop ditty that, at presstime, is the top-selling track on iTunes in the U.S., U.K., France, Canada, Portugal, and Spain.
Impressive. But Pharrell's reach is even larger than Thicke's.
The hitmaker's collaboration with indie-electro robot duo Daft Punk, "Get Lucky," also continues to soar on the international charts. That song's in the Top 10 in all but six of the 22 iTunes Stores around the globe.
Staying up all night to get lucky pays off.
Pharrell and Robin Thicke. As part of the BleauLive series. Saturday, August 31, and Sunday, September 1. Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Hotel packages cost $360 to $1,100 plus fees per night based on double occupancy. Call 305-538-2000, or visit fontainebleau.com.