NEW YORK, July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
As lead singer of Big Time Rush, America's most well-known boy band via Nickelodeon's hit television series plus his active role in Heffron Drive, Kendall Schmidt is one busy guy. Though he will spend the summer continuing the Big Time Rush world tour, fall brings even more activity and plenty of world travel for the teen heartthrob.
With his focus moving into music and a limited amount of television specials and movies, Kendall will have more free time to continue touring with both bands as well as log some serious studio time, which is so important to the longtime songwriter that, at any given time, he has over 50 unreleased songs to his name. Long a believer in constant interaction with fans, Kendall will keep up the dizzying pace of press tours, personal appearances and meet and greets, both here at home and abroad. In fact, come September, Kendall will be performing with both bands at Nickelodeon Australia's Slimefest, always a fan favorite. Kendall plans to spend quite a while Down Under and hit hard the studios of both Australia and New Zealand, a place he came to know and love while penning a song with Logan Henderson for New Zealand's biggest pop group Titanium whose debut #1 single "come on home" achieved double platinum status.
Big Time Rush's force, however, was undeniable. Now in its fourth season, Big Time Rush averaged just under 4 million viewers per episode. The series, which boasts the highest-rated and most-watched Nickelodeon live action premier among kids, tweens and total viewers at a whopping 6.8 million, is as much of an overseas sensation as it is here at home. Big Time Rush is seen in 78 territories and in 17 languages via Nickelodeon channels and syndication. Equally impressive, Big Time Rush has sold 4.33 million singles and more than 1.35 million albums to date. The band also holds the record for fastest sell-out time at Radio City Music Hall – ten minutes!