At the end of 2022 Owenn was announced as one of the star-studded opening artists handpicked by Taylor Swift for her much anticipated first tour in 5 years –– ‘‘Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour”. Owenn is scheduled to open for Swift in the following markets: MetLife Stadium (NY), Soldier Field (Chicago - 2 shows), Ford Field (Detroit), Acrisure Stadium (Pittsburgh), US Bank Stadium (Minneapolis) and SoFi Stadium (Los Angeles). [...] Read More
And previous to the Taylor Swift announcement, this past Summer 2022, Owenn, the talented multi-hyphenate, brought his enigmatic spirit and smokey sense of soul to the forefront as he formally introduced himself on his debut European Festival Tour, highlighted by a Main Stage East show at Lollapalooza Paris. Post Europe, Owenn carried the momentum into opening for Lil Nas X on the two sold out New York, Radio City Music Hall shows – Long Live Montero Tour.
Owenn has attracted more than his share of attention contributing dance moves on stages worldwide with A-list artists such as Beyoncé, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys, Megan Thee Stallion, Normani and others. Including, most recently working with Lil Nas X to choreograph his tv performances for the MTV VMAs and live show appearances on the iHeart Jingle Ball Tour as well as the current ‘Long Live Montero’ Tour. Owenn became a staple of Taylor Swift’s show on her 1989 Tour and Reputation Tour. In 2019, he starred alongside Taylor in her video for “Lover,” as well as Normani in her video for “Motivation”.
With artists like Taylor, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Miley and the legendary guitarist Nuno Bettencourt in his corner, Owenn is bound to find his own path in 2023. “Owenn lays down the gauntlet and Owenn is everything I want to be,” says Owenn.
Born Christian Owens in New York City, to parents passionately steeped in music and the arts, young Owenn bounced around Harlem and the Bronx before his mother took him to live in Atlanta. There he was scouted by his first dance teacher, before catching the eye of a legendary choreographer who precipitated his move to Los Angeles at age seventeen. Owenn’s rise in the high-pressure world of professional dance was nothing short of meteoric, even as he was quietly developing his own musical sound under the radar.
Inspired by Prince, Marvin Gaye, Usher, Fleetwood Mac, David Bowie, and the Smiths, among others, Owenn’s emotional and spiritual approach to dance translated to writing and recording. After meeting guitarist and producer Bettencourt on the Rihanna tour, and sharing musical ideas with him, Owenn turned his attention towards the craft of songwriting and recording. “I can listen to a song, think about the best memories, and come back to where I was when I first heard it,” Owenn muses. “I want to be the soundtrack to your first dance at prom or when you’re getting ready to go to the club. I want my music to transcend all those different emotions and generate inspiration. That would be a dream come true.”
Owenn’s debut EP will be released in Spring of 2023.