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Jan 23, 2014 | FIFA and Sony Music Entertainment Select “We Are One (Ole Ola)” by Global Music Sensation Pitbull Featuring International Superstar Jennifer Lopez and Brazil’s Own Claudia Leitte as FIFA World Cup 2014™ Official Song
“We Are One (Ole Ola)” will be performed at the FIFA World Cup™ Opening Ceremony by Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte on June 12, 2014 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – January 23, 2014 – FIFA and Sony Music Entertainment today announced that “We Are One (Ole Ola),” by global superstar Pitbull, featuring global superstar […]Read More »
May 09, 2013 | Sony Music Entertainment Completes Purchase Of EMI’s European Stake In “Now That’s What I Call Music!” From Universal Music Group
LONDON/ NEW YORK –  Thursday, May 9th, 2013.  Sony Music Entertainment today announced that it has completed its purchase of EMI Recorded Music’s European rights in NOW That’s What I Call Music! from Universal Music Group (UMG). The purchase, which was originally announced on Wednesday, February 27, 2013, was subject to regulatory approval, which has […]Read More »
Jun 04, 2012 | Kenny Chesney Extends Worldwide Recording Agreement with Sony Music Nashville
Chesney’s Future Recordings To Release on Blue Chair Records/Columbia Nashville Historic Columbia Nashville Now Home to BNA Records Artists and Employees NASHVILLE, TN, June 4, 2012 – Sony Music Nashville announces the extension of its exclusive worldwide recording agreement with superstar Kenny Chesney. During his tenure with the label group, Chesney has sold more than 30 […]Read More »
Feb 02, 2012 | Sony Music Comments on the Passing of Whitney Houston
New York – February 12, 2012 – Sony Music Entertainment today issued the following statement regarding Whitney Houston:   “Whitney Houston was an icon and a once-in-a-lifetime talent who inspired a generation of singers and brought joy to millions of fans around the world. She had a voice of unmatched beauty and power that changed […]Read More »
Aug 09, 2011 | Edgar Berger Named President & CEO, International, Sony Music Entertainment
New York, NY, August 9, 2011 - Edgar Berger has been named President & CEO, International, Sony Music Entertainment, it was announced today by Doug Morris, Chief Executive Officer, Sony Music Entertainment. In this role, Berger will be responsible for Sony Music’s operations and regional offices outside the U.S. He will be based in London and […]Read More »
Aug 08, 2011 | Peter Edge Named Chief Executive Officer, RCA Music Group
Tom Corson Named President & Chief Operating Officer, RCA Music Group New York, NY, August 8, 2011 - Peter Edge has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, RCA Music Group, it was announced today by Doug Morris, Chief Executive Officer, Sony Music Entertainment. In this role, Edge will report to Morris and oversee the day-to-day operations of […]Read More »
Jul 18, 2011 | Sony Music Entertainment Names Antonio ‘L.A.’ Reid Chairman & CEO, Epic Records
New York, NY, July 18, 2011 – Renowned record executive and Grammy Award-winning producer Antonio ‘L.A.’ Reid has been named Chairman & CEO of Epic Records, it was announced today by Doug Morris, Chief Executive Officer, Sony Music Entertainment. In this role, Reid will report to Morris and oversee the day-to-day operations of the New York-based label. Morris stated, “L.A. […]Read More »
May 19, 2011 | FIFA and Sony Music Entertainment Select “Happiness” by Alexis Jordan as FIFA Women’s World Cup 2011™ Official Song
NEW YORK, May 19, 2011 — FIFA and Sony Music Entertainment today announced that “Happiness” (Dave Aude Remix) by 19-year-old singing sensation Alexis Jordan (Star Roc/Roc Nation/Columbia), has been chosen as the Official Song of the upcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany 2011™. Alexis Jordan will perform the song on July 17 at the closing […]Read More »
May 10, 2011 | Library of Congress Launches, With Sony Music Content, The “National Jukebox,” An Online Destination For Historical Sound Recordings
Largest Collection Of Historical Recordings Ever Made Publicly Available Online   The Library of Congress and Sony Music Entertainment today unveiled a new website of over 10,000 rare historic sound recordings available to the public for the first time digitally. The site is called the “National Jukebox” (www.loc.gov/jukebox/). Developed by the Library of Congress, with […]Read More »
May 02, 2011 | Sony Names Doug Morris New Head Of Sony Music Entertainment
(New York, NY – March 2, 2011) — Doug Morris, one of the most respected and influential executives in the global music industry, will join Sony Music Entertainment as Chief Executive Officer, effective July 1, 2011.  The announcement was made today by Sir Howard Stringer, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, Sony Corporation. Mr. Morris, […]Read More »
Jan 20, 2011 | Sony Music Entertainment To Develop Dynamic Artist Apps Using Innovative Mobile Roadie Platform
New York, NY — January 20, 2011 — Sony Music Entertainment today announced plans to develop interactive mobile entertainment applications across its network of artists and labels using technology from Mobile Roadie, the premier self service platform for creating and managing mobile apps. Under the initiative, Sony Music will create highly customized, immersive apps for its […]Read More »
Dec 21, 2010 | Remix Bob Dylan’s “Subterranean Homesick Blues” Online Using the Original 4-Track Vocal, Guitar, Bass and Drum Recordings
“The Remix Project,” From Sony make.believe, Allows Fans to Re-imagine Dylan Classic Fan Contest, Also Featuring Collaborations from The Ting Tings, 2AM Club and Others, Will Award a Grand Prize Trip to South by Southwest Music Festival New York, NY – December 21, 2010 – For music fans who have imagined what it would be […]Read More »
Dec 20, 2010 | Ariama.com Celebrates The Season!
An Ariama Christmas, Volume I ** Over Three Hours of Holiday Choral Music for $2.99 ** Free Shipping on all Titles and 20% off Holiday Titles NEW YORK, NY – December 20, 2010  – To welcome the holiday season, Ariama.com, the groundbreaking new online classical music store from Sony Music Entertainment is teaming with Naxos to present a […]Read More »
Dec 14, 2010 | Ariama.com Announces Partnership Agreements with Key Classical Institutions
Carnegie Hall, London Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, WQXR, and WFMT Join Current Site Partners Gramophone and BBC Music Magazine NEW YORK, NY – December 14, 2010 – Ariama.com, the groundbreaking new online classical music store from Sony Music Entertainment, today announces that it is joining forces with a number of leading names in classical […]Read More »
Oct 05, 2010 | Sony Music Entertainment Launches Public Beta For Groundbreaking Classical Music Store Ariama.com
One-stop shopping solution for classical CDs and digital downloads from more than 50 major and independent labels  Enhanced search tools make buying music easier and more enjoyable New York, NY—October 5th, 2010—Sony Music Entertainment today launches the public beta for Ariama.com, a new online store dedicated to classical music that revolutionizes how fans can discover […]Read More »
May 19, 2010 | Myxer Announces Agreement With Sony Music Entertainment
Content From Sony Music Artists Available To Myxer’s 35 Million Member Community Miami, FL (May 19, 2010) – Myxer, a leader in mobile entertainment, today announced an agreement with Sony Music Entertainment to make Sony Music’s catalog of full-length tracks, music videos, images, and ringtones available to Myxer’s community of more than 35 million music fans. The […]Read More »
Apr 26, 2010 | FIFA and Sony Music Entertainment select “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” by Shakira featuring Freshlyground as FIFA World Cup 2010™ Official Song
The song will be performed at the FIFA World Cup™ Final by Shakira and South African artist Freshlyground on July 11, 2010. NEW YORK, NY – April 26, 2010 – FIFA and Sony Music Entertainment today announced that Waka Waka (This Time For Africa), written and co-produced by global superstar Shakira, has been chosen as the […]Read More »
Apr 10, 2010 | SONY/ATV MUSIC PUBLISHING AND SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCE GROUND-BREAKING AGREEMENT FOR DIGITAL PRODUCTS IN ASIAN MARKET
April 11, 2008 — Sony/ATV Music Publishing and SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT today announced that they have reached an agreement covering digital royalty collection for the music publisher across Asia. The agreement encompasses China, Hong Kong, India (extending to include a mechanical rate for physical goods there), Indonesia, Malaysia, The Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand, […]Read More »
Apr 08, 2010 | UNLIMITED MUSIC DOWNLOAD SERVICE REDEFINES CHINA’S MOBILE DIGITAL MUSIC LANDSCAPE
NOKIA’S GLOBAL MOBILE MUSIC LEADERSHIP UNDERLINED WITH LAUNCH OF DRM-FREE COMES WITH MUSIC SERVICE FOR MILLIONS OF CONSUMERS IN CHINA Beijing, China & Espoo, Finland, April 8, 2010: Nokia today further increases its global footprint in the mobile music space with the launch of its ground breaking service, ‘Comes With Music’, in China. This announcement […]Read More »
Mar 29, 2010 | Citi’s ThankYou Network Celebrates Earth Day’s 40th Anniversary with “Playlists for Earth” and Green Rewards
First 500 ThankYou Members to Submit a “Playlist for Earth” will Receive Five Free Music Downloads from Sony Music Entertainment NEW YORK – March 29, 2010 – Citi’s ThankYou Network, one of the world’s largest loyalty programs, today announced it will celebrate Earth Day’s 40th anniversary by inviting its more than 12 million members to submit a “Playlist […]Read More »
Mar 23, 2010 | AT&T LAUNCHES NEW MUSIC EXPERIENCE
New Service Combines Ways to Discover, Play and Shop for Music in a Single Mobile Broadband App Launching First on Three Popular Handsets; More Coming Soon   DALLAS, March 24, 2010 — AT&T* today announced a new AT&T Music application that combines the most popular mobile music services – song and album downloads, streaming radio, song […]Read More »
Jan 18, 2010 | SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT AND SIMON COWELL LAUNCH NEW GLOBAL VENTURE: ‘SYCO’
London/New York – January 19, 2010 – Simon Cowell and Sony Music Entertainment today announced the creation of a new long-term global venture to focus on the production and exploitation of music, television, film and digital content. The new venture will own all of the existing Syco television and music assets, which include the global […]Read More »
Jan 05, 2010 | Play.me – Your Complete Music Destination Unveiled
New Music Service Offers Unlimited, Uninterrupted Streaming On Demand Develops First ‘Caching’ Android App in the US Market Allowing Users to Listen to Playlists Without a Mobile Signal NEW YORK, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ — Play.me — the newest music platform where users can stream ad-free music on demand from virtually anywhere at any time — has officially […]Read More »
Nov 10, 2009 | SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT TO GO MOBILE WITH ARTISTS’ WEBSITES
New York, NY – November 11, 2009 – Sony Music Entertainment today announced plans to optimize the Web destinations of its artists for viewing on mobile phones. Sony Music, which was recently ranked by comScore Media Metrix as one of the Web’s top 10 entertainment music destinations, will partner with Azuki Systems, Inc., an innovator […]Read More »
Oct 28, 2009 | SENDME TO OFFER SONY MUSIC RINGTONES, VIDEOS AND IMAGES, INCLUDING NEVER BEFORE AVAILABLE CONTENT
SAN FRANCISCO and NEW YORK (October 26, 2009) – SendMe Mobile, the premier mobile media company, today announced a multi-faceted partnership with Sony Music Entertainment to offer mobile phone users access to Sony Music’s roster of acclaimed artists through SendMeMobile.com. As part of the agreement, SendMe will offer users a comprehensive selection of Sony Music […]Read More »
Oct 27, 2009 | Sony Music Entertainment to be Exclusive Music Provider for ESPN’s Winter X Games 13
1980 Hit Single Re-Recorded to Feature Lord Jamar To be Theme Song for Winter X Games 13 and X Games 15 Telecast;Sony Music Entertainment to be Exclusive Music Provider for Event ESPN will debut “X Games Without Frontiers,” a new, re-recorded song based on the original 1980s hit single “Games Without Frontiers” by renowned artist Peter […]Read More »
Oct 24, 2009 | SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT AND DADA STRENGTHEN THEIR STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP
SONY MUSIC ACQUIRES A MINORITY STAKE IN DADA.NET IN EXCHANGE FOR ITS HOLDING IN DADA ENTERTAINMENT SONY MUSIC AND DADA SIGN A STRATEGIC INTERNATIONAL CONTENT DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT New York, Florence – June 25, 2009 – Sony Music Entertainment and Dada, a leading international provider of web and mobile community and entertainment services, today announced that […]Read More »
Oct 18, 2009 | VEVO PARTNERS WITH ABU DHABI MEDIA COMPANY
New York, New York, Monday, October 19, 2009…VEVO, the new premium music video and entertainment service powered by YouTube, has received a strategic investment from Abu Dhabi Media Company (ADMC), one of the world’s fastest growing, multi-platform media organizations. The announcement was made today by Doug Morris, Chairman & CEO of Universal Music Group and […]Read More »
Oct 05, 2009 | DANISH CREATED “MUSICURE”, BY COMPOSER NIELS EJE, TO BE RELEASED WORLDWIDE IN COLLABORATION WITH SONY MUSIC INTERNATIONAL
The specially designed music series “MusiCure”, which was originally developed over more than five years by Danish composer Niels Eje, will now be released worldwide in a unique collaboration between Sony Music Entertainment and the composer’s own label Gefion Records. The story behind MusiCure is extraordinary because this specially designed original music – created for […]Read More »
Oct 03, 2009 | RAZOR & TIE EXPANDS DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT WITH SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
New York, NY –  May 4, 2009 – Sony Music Entertainment and Razor & Tie Entertainment have expanded their exclusive distribution agreement to include full digital rights, it was announced today by Thomas Hesse, President, Global Digital Business, U.S. Sales, and Corporate Strategy, Sony Music Entertainment, andCraig Balsam and Cliff Chenfeld, Co-owners, Razor & Tie Entertainment. Sony Music has distributed Razor & Tie’s audio products since […]Read More »
Oct 01, 2009 | CITI LAUNCHES RELATIONSHIP WITH SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
NEW YORK – September 30, 2009 – Citi’s ThankYou Network, one of the world’s largest loyalty programs, today announced a new rewards experience that allows its millions of members to use ThankYou Points to get music downloads from Sony Music Entertainment.  ThankYou Members now can use their points to enjoy superstar artists and landmark catalog recordings. As […]Read More »
Sep 22, 2009 | SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT TO RELEASE TWO DISC ALBUM WITH MUSIC INSPIRED BY THE SONY PICTURES FILM MICHAEL JACKSON’S THIS IS IT ON OCTOBER 26TH/27TH
NEW YORK, NY – On October 12th, the first new Michael Jackson song to emerge since the world mourned the loss of this musical icon will be released – a brand new single entitled “This Is It.” Soon after, Sony Music Entertainment’s Columbia/Epic Label Group will release the two-disc album This Is It featuring the music […]Read More »
Sep 21, 2009 | SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT RELEASES CATALOG ON AMIESTREET.COM
Pioneering Startup Inks First Deal With Major Label NEW YORK, Sept. 22  AmieStreet.com, the up-and-coming music retailer and discovery service, today announced an agreement with Sony Music Entertainment to sell music from the major label’s vast catalog of legendary artists. The deal covers both current hits and classic recordings from Sony Music. Under the agreement, […]Read More »
Aug 24, 2009 | SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT RANKED AMONG TOP 10 ONLINE MUSIC DESTINATIONS
comScore Data Shows Significant Gain In Global Audience Share New York, NY – August 25, 2009 – Sony Music Entertainment today announced that it has been named one of the Web’s top 10 entertainment music destinations by comScore Media Metrix, an online marketing research company. Sony Music ranks #10 in the world among online entertainment music […]Read More »
Aug 13, 2009 | iLIKE CHALLENGE APP NOW AVAILABLE ON APP STORE
New app exclusively features songs by Sony Music artists including Britney Spears, Sean Kingston, The Fray, John Mayer and many more Seattle, WA. -  August 13, 2009 – iLike, a leading social music discovery service, today announced the availability of the iLike Challenge App on the App Store. The iLike Challenge App for iPhone and […]Read More »
Aug 09, 2009 | MICHAEL JACKSON’S ‘THIS IS IT’ TO BE PRESENTED IN THEATERS AROUND THE WORLD BY SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT AND SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
Film Drawn From Legendary Entertainer’s Last Rehearsals and Behind-The-Scenes Footage Will Be Released October 30th in High Definition with Digital Sound CULVER CITY, Calif., August 10, 2009 – Beginning October 30th, the world will have a front-row seat for Michael Jackson’s final concert, as Sony Pictures Entertainment and Sony Music Entertainment release Michael Jackson’s This […]Read More »
Jul 07, 2009 | EPICTILT AND SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT LAUNCH TAPSTAR ON APPLE APP STORE
Addictive Rhythm Game For iPhone and iPod Touch Features Songs From Superstars LOS ANGELES, July 8 — EpicTilt today announced the launch of TapStar™ on the Apple App Store. TapStar is a rhythm game for the iPhone and iPod Touch that features music from an exclusive label-wide partnership with Sony Music Entertainment. The game includes […]Read More »
Jun 27, 2009 | SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT WITH WIND-UP RECORDS
Digital Deal Expands Long-term Partnership New York, NY – January 13, 2009 – Sony Music Entertainment and Wind-up Records have expanded their exclusive distribution agreement to include full digital rights, it was announced today by Thomas Hesse, President, Global Digital Business, U.S. Sales, and Corporate Strategy, Sony Music Entertainment and Ed Vetri, President, Wind-up Records. Under the terms of this multi-year agreement, Sony […]Read More »
Jun 25, 2009 | SONY COMMENTS ON THE PASSING OF MICHAEL JACKSON
NEW YORK, NY – June 25, 2009 – Michael Jackson, one of the most widely beloved entertainers and profoundly influential artists of all-time, leaves an indelible imprint on popular music and culture. Commenting on his passing, Sir Howard Stringer, Chairman, CEO and President, Sony Corporation, said: “Michael Jackson was a brilliant troubadour for his generation, a genius […]Read More »
Jun 03, 2009 | VEVO AND SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT JOIN FORCES FOR WORLD-CLASS PREMIUM ONLINE MUSIC VIDEO SERVICE
Sony Music Entertainment (SME) Joins Universal Music Group (UMG) to Make Professionally-Created Content Available from Broad Array of Musical Artists New York, New York, Thursday, June 4, 2009 – Sony Music Entertainment (SME) has joined Universal Music Group (UMG) to create VEVO, the new premium music video and entertainment service conceived by UMG and powered by YouTube. The announcement was made […]Read More »
Jun 01, 2009 | eMUSIC AND SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT STRIKE DEAL
Internet’s Corner Music Store to Sell Sony Catalog Starting in Q3 NEW YORK, June 1, 2009 – eMusic, the internet’s corner music store, and Sony Music Entertainment today announced that they have reached an agreement to sell songs from Sony Music’s back catalog  on the eMusic website. Beginning in the third quarter, eMusic will offer its U.S. subscribers classic […]Read More »
May 04, 2009 | SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT WEBSITES TO FEATURE AUDIO PLAYERS AND SONG LYRICS
Sony Music Becomes First Music Major To Provide Gracenote Lyrics Service Across Label Groups And Artist Websites Britney Spears, Ciara, John Legend, Kelly Clarkson And Michael Jackson Among First Official Artist Websites To Launch New Features New York, NY – May 5, 2009 Sony Music Entertainment (SME) today announced a new initiative to add robust on-demand audio streaming and […]Read More »
Mar 11, 2009 | VODAFONE’S MUSIC CATALOGUE SWITCHES TO DIGITAL RIGHTS MANAGEMENT FREE MP3 FORMAT FROM UNIVERSAL MUSIC, SONY MUSIC AND EMI ON MOBILE AND PC
* First global mobile network operator to offer DRM free music across both mobile phones and PCs * Customers are free to play their downloaded music on any of their digital devices * Over a million tracks to choose from including a huge selection of today’s top artists such as Britney Spears, Coldplay, Duffy, Lady […]Read More »
Feb 22, 2009 | mSpot & Sony Music Entertainment Reach Customizable Ringtone Deal
Bolsters one of North America’s largest ringtone catalogs, with over 400,000 song titles spanning top 3 carriers   PALO ALTO, Calif. – FEBRUARY 23, 2009 – mSpot, Inc. a mobile music and entertainment company, today announces it has signed a distribution agreement with Sony Music Entertainment to add the company’s vast catalog to mSpot’s current collection, which now […]Read More »
Jan 27, 2009 | Kyte Announces Agreement with Sony Music Entertainment (SME)
SME to Utilize Kyte for Online and Mobile Video Production, Distribution and Monetization SAN FRANCISCO – January 26, 2009 – Kyte (www.kyte.com), the universal digital media platform, today announced that it has reached an agreement with Sony Music Entertainment (SME) in the United States and in Germany to provide an online and mobile video platform which […]Read More »
Jan 09, 2009 | AMAZON MP3 TO ADD DRM-FREE DOWNLOADS FROM SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
With the addition of SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT later this month, Amazon MP3 will be the only retailer to offer customers DRM-free MP3 downloads from all four major music labels   SEATTLE—January 10, 2008—Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that DRM-free MP3 music downloads from SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT will be available to customers on Amazon […]Read More »
Oct 24, 2008 | EMI MUSIC AND SONY ATV SIGN ON TO GROUNDBREAKING ‘MYSPACE MUSIC’ JOINT VENTURE ALONGSIDE SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT, UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP, AND WARNER MUSIC GROUP
EMI MUSIC AND SONY ATV SIGN ON TO GROUNDBREAKING ‘MYSPACE MUSIC’ JOINT VENTURE ALONGSIDE SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT, UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP, AND WARNER MUSIC GROUP THE ORCHARD BRINGS ITS EXTENSIVE INDEPENDENT MUSIC CATALOGUE TO MYSPACE MUSIC OFFERING MYSPACE MUSIC LAUNCHES FIRST WAVE OF NEW PRODUCT OFFERINGS WITH ALL 4 MAJOR RECORD COMPANIES, 4 MAJOR PUBLISHING […]Read More »
Oct 23, 2008 | Sony Ericsson Adds Unlimited Music Download Service to its PlayNow™ Brand and Expands PlayNow™ arena to New Countries
PlayNow™ plus brings unique experience to mobile music with instant, over-the-air access to one of the world’s largest music catalogues PlayNow™ arena opens its doors in 5 new countries in the fourth quarter of 2008 Lund, Sweden—September 24th 2008—Sony Ericsson today announced the launch of PlayNow™ plus, a super-fast, high-quality music download service for Sony Ericsson […]Read More »
Oct 21, 2008 | SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT joins Nokia Comes With Music
Music bundle on Nokia devices to include SONY BMG content April 22, 2008 — London, United Kingdom – Nokia today announced that SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT has officially joined Nokia Comes With Music, a revolutionary way for people to discover and enjoy music with their Nokia device. “As one of the leading major music companies […]Read More »
Oct 20, 2008 | Hostess Entertainment to begin distribution partnership with BMG Japan
Tokyo, Japan, February 21st, 2008 — BMG JAPAN, Inc. (“BMG JAPAN”) and Hostess Entertainment (“Hostess”) announced today that they have reached an agreement for BMG JAPAN to exclusively distribute the Hostess catalogue and new releases. This unique strategic indie-major partnership will begin March 1st, 2008, and will see all Hostess repertoire from exclusive partners Domino […]Read More »
Oct 04, 2008 | Pop Divas Meet Rock legends on MSN Video
SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT music videos now on MSN Video   London 5th February 2008 – The latest music videos, news and information on some of the world’s most popular artists from one of the world’s biggest music companies, SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT, will soon be available on Microsoft Europe’s free, video-on-demand internet channel – […]Read More »
Oct 02, 2008 | “MYSPACE MUSIC”
New Company to Leverage 30 Million Unique MySpace Music Traffic to Activate Monetization Around Music Content MySpace Music to Offer Digital Downloads, Ad-supported Audio and Video Streaming, Mobile Storefront and Sponsorship Solutions LOS ANGELES—April 3, 2008—MySpace, the world’s biggest and most popular social network, and three of the world’s largest music companies, SONY BMG MUSIC […]Read More »
Sep 30, 2008 | Sony Completes Acquisition of Bertelsmann’s 50% Stake in Sony BMG
Music Company Becomes Wholly Owned Subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America New York, October 1, 2008 – Sony Corporation today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Bertelsmann’s 50% stake in Sony BMG, which was originally announced on August 5, 2008.  The music company, to be called Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (SMEI), is now […]Read More »
Sep 23, 2008 | Omnifone in International Partnership to Power Sony Ericsson Unlimited Music Phones
Omnifone in International Partnership to Power Sony Ericsson Unlimited Music Phones Sony Ericsson chooses Omnifone to power PlayNow™ plus unlimited music service Omnifone and Sony Ericsson agree licensing terms with all four majors and leading independents Revolutionary Keep Your Favourites functionality lets consumers keep a specific number of tracks, in MP3 format, for no extra charge […]Read More »
Jun 12, 2008 | SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT Selects Mozes for Mobile Marketing Initiative
One of the world’s largest music companies uses Mozes to incorporate text messaging, voice and the Web into direct marketing strategy Palo Alto, Ca. June 13, 2008 -Mozes, (www.mozes.com), the service that connects people to what they love right from their mobile phones, has been selected by SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT for the creation and […]Read More »
Mar 31, 2008 | PlayPhone Adds SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT’s Legendary Catalog of Music to PlayPhone and Extensive Network of Partners
Mobile Assets Will Be Added to PlayPhone’s Premium Mobile Content Network, Including Wal-Mart Mobile   April 1, 2008 Tuesday 5:03 AM GMT — CTIA WIRELESS — PlayPhone has announced that it will be adding SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT’s catalog of mobile entertainment assets to its network including truetone ringtones, games, voice tones and images from […]Read More »
Feb 20, 2008 | THUMBPLAY & SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT INK NEW MOBILE AND DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION DEAL
Press contact:   Ryan Wallace Kaplow on behalf of Thumbplay 646.747.3599 rwallace@kaplowpr.com John McKay Sony BMG Music Entertainment 212.833.5520 john.mckay@sonybmg.com NEW YORK – February 21, 2008 – Thumbplay® (www.thumbplay.com), the largest and fastest growing mobile entertainment content destination in the U.S. (Nielsen Mobile, Q3 and Q4 2007), today announced it has signed a new digital distribution […]Read More »
Jan 31, 2008 | XM Satellite Radio AND SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT Reach Agreement
Agreement Marks XM’s Third With a Major Music Company to Resolve Dispute Over XM Devices With Advanced Recording Features   NEW YORK, NY – February 1, 2008 –XM Satellite Radio and SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT today announced that they have resolved the lawsuit brought by SONY BMG against XM over its Pioneer Inno, a portable […]Read More »
Jan 06, 2008 | SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT LAUNCHES PLATINUM MUSICPASS
Digital Album Cards Deliver High Quality Files That Are Compatible With All MP3 Players   Roll Out Begins On January 15th With 37 Titles At Launch, Including Current Releases From Superstar Artists Retailers Participating In Launch To Include Best Buy, Target, Trans World stores (Coconuts, FYE,Wherehouse, & Spec’s), Fred’s and Winn-Dixie In The U.S. MusicPass […]Read More »
Oct 19, 2007 | SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT and Yahoo! Expand Video-on-Demand Pact
SANTA MONICA, Calif. – November 20, 2007 — Yahoo! announced today that it has signed an agreement with SONY BMG to extend its video-on-demand license. In addition to expanding the existing relationship into additional territories around the world, the new worldwide deal adds a broad array of additional Sony BMG music videos to the Yahoo! […]Read More »
Oct 18, 2007 | MUSIC IS IN TOWN: SONY BMG celebrates the MTV Europe Music Awards
Munich, October 19, 2007. – Top artists, big names from showbiz, business, media and politics, and SONY BMG managers from Germany and around the world will be getting together to celebrate the presentation of the MTV Europe Music Awards in Munich on November 1. The SONY BMG After Show Party is supported by Premium Sponsors […]Read More »
Oct 15, 2007 | SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT AND DADA FORM JOINT VENTURE
New York, Florence – July 16, 2007 – SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT and Dada, a leading international provider of web and mobile community and entertainment services, today announced the formation of a U.S. joint venture to be known as Dada Entertainment LLC. The mission of the joint venture is to create a leading direct-to-consumer entertainment […]Read More »
Oct 15, 2007 | MYSPACE AND SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT SIGN NEW LICENSING PACT
LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK-October 16, 2007-MySpace, the world’s most popular social media network, announced today it has signed a new licensing agreement with SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT to enable MySpace’s 70 million U.S. monthly active users to experience streaming music videos, as well as select audio material and other content, from SONY BMG’s artists. The […]Read More »
Oct 10, 2007 | SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT AND FT.COM SELECT MAVEN
Cambridge, Mass. and IBC, Amsterdam — September 6, 2007 — Maven Networks Inc., a leading Internet TV platform provider, today announced that two internationally renowned global media companies, SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT and FT.com are launching major new consumer video offerings on the Maven Internet TV Platform™. SONY BMG and FT.com chose Maven for its […]Read More »
Sep 27, 2007 | IMEEM ANNOUNCES CONTENT AGREEMENT WITH SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
September 28, 2007 – San Francisco, Calif. – imeem, a leading social media network, and SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT, today announced an innovative new content agreement for the U.S. and Canada through which imeem users will have access to SONY BMG’s digital catalog of music and video for ad-supported, free to the user streaming. imeem […]Read More »
Sep 13, 2007 | SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT AND STARWOOD HOTELS & RESORTS ANNOUNCE MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING INITIATIVE
WHITE PLAINS, NY September 14, 2007 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced that they are working together to develop a multi-faceted partnership that will build unique guest experiences through an array of branded music and entertainment programming, special products and exclusive guest opportunities across the Starwood Hotel […]Read More »
Aug 06, 2007 | SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT TEAMS WITH NANAON-SHA TO DEBUT MUSIKA
New York, August 7, 2007 – SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT today announced the release of musika, an original music visualizer game, on the iTunes Store for play on Apple’s fifth generation iPod. musika is a fresh and innovative experience that creates beautiful visuals using the title of any song. Users can simply enjoy the imagery, […]Read More »
Jul 24, 2007 | CINEMANOW ADDS SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT, EMI AND SANCTUARY VIDEO CONTENT TO WATCHMUSICHERE.COM
MARINA DEL REY, Calif. — July 25, 2007 — CinemaNow Inc., (www.cinemanow.com) the premier online destination for downloadable Hollywood movies, TV shows and music videos, today announced it has signed licensing agreements with SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT, EMI, and The Sanctuary Group to offer music videos and concert performances via its Web site for music […]Read More »
Jul 17, 2007 | GEOMETRY WARS: RETRO EVOLVED MOBILE EXCLUSIVELY AVAILABLE ON VERIZON WIRELESS PHONES
BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and NEW YORK – Verizon Wireless, the leading wireless company with the most reliable wireless voice and data network, and SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT, today announced the exclusive release of Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved Mobile on select Verizon Wireless Get It Now®-capable phones. Developed in conjunction with Bizarre Creations, the game is […]Read More »
Jun 27, 2007 | ACCESS INDUSTRIES AND MAJOR MUSIC LABELS TO FORM A NEW DIGITAL OPERATION TO BE KNOWN AS DIGITAL ACCESS
DIGITAL ACCESS TO FACILITATE DISTRIBTUTION OF MUSIC CONTENT TO DIGITAL SERVICE PROVIDERS (DSP) AND MOBILE OPERATORS AND THE CIS Leading industrial group, Access Industries, today announced the formation of DIGITAL ACCESS, in association with recorded music companies Warner Music Group Corp. (NYSE: WMG), SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT, and Russian music labels Soyuz and Nikitin Records. […]Read More »
Jan 22, 2007 | SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT AND WARNER MUSIC GROUP ANNOUNCE INVESTMENT IN ACCESS CHINA MEDIA SOLUTIONS, A LEADING DIGITAL MEDIA TECHNOLOGY COMPANY IN CHINA
ACCESS China Media Solutions — a Company Formed by ACCESS CO., LTD. and MELODEO, Inc. — Develops Secure and Trusted Digital Media Technology Solutions for Media Companies and Mobile Operators   Jan 23, 2007 Warner Music Group (NYSE: WMG), SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT, ACCESS CO., LTD., MELODEO, Inc. and ACCESS China Media Solutions today announced […]Read More »
Jan 09, 2007 | THOMAS HESSE ADDS RESPONSIBILITY FOR U.S. SALES TO EXISTING ROLE AS PRESIDENT, GLOBAL DIGITAL BUSINESS, SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
New York, NY – January 10, 2007 – Tim Bowen, Chief Operating Office, SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT today announced that the company is merging its U.S. Sales company with its Global Digital Business group, under the overall leadership of Thomas Hesse, who has added U.S. Sales to his existing title of President, Global Digital Business. […]Read More »
Oct 18, 2006 | SONY BMG CHOOSES BRIGHTCOVE TO LAUNCH NEW INTERNET VIDEO INITIATIVE
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. June 19, 2006 — Brightcove, an Internet TV pioneer, announced today that SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT will use Brightcove to deliver broadband video in new video players deployed across its network of artist and label websites, offering consumers on-demand access to music videos, interviews, live performances, and behind the scenes footage from its […]Read More »
Oct 08, 2006 | SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT SIGNS CONTENT LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH YOUTUBE
NEW YORK, NY and SAN BRUNO, CA; Oct 09, 2006 — YouTube, Inc., a consumer media company that enables people to watch and share original videos through a Web experience, and SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT, today announced a deal that will make available a wide variety of video content from the music company’s world-renowned library […]Read More »
Oct 08, 2006 | GOOGLE SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT TO GIVE USERS ACCESS TO EXPANSIVE CATALOG OF MUSIC VIDEOS
October 9, 2006 Monday — MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. & NEW YORK — SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT and Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) today announced a strategic business relationship designed to make the music companys expansive music video collection available for online streaming at no cost to users. Starting this month, users can watch thousands of videos from SONY […]Read More »
Oct 06, 2006 | MEDIAPORT ENTERTAINMENT MEDIAATMS(TM)
DATELINE: NEW YORK NEW YORK, July 7, 2006 — Mediaport Entertainment, Inc., which deploys unmanned point-of-sale kiosks, called MediaATMs(TM), today announced an agreement to offer consumers music from SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT’s prestigious recorded music library through Mediaport’s MediaATM(TM) retail kiosks, and website ( http://www.mediaport.com/ ).   The MediaATM(TM) — with its patent pending digital […]Read More »
Apr 24, 2014 | Red Hot + Bach Discovers A Contemporary Edge In The Musical Genius Of J.S. Bach

RED HOT + BACH AVAILABLE JUNE 17, 2014 FROM SONY MUSIC MASTERWORKS

Apr 24, 2014

NEW YORK, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Red Hot + Bach charts a new pathway into the musical universe of Johann Sebastian Bach.

Through the collaboration of performers, producers, DJs and artists from around the world and across the spectrum of contemporary music, different facets of Bach's centuries-old masterpieces are transformed with fresh energy and modern virtuosity that know no limits. Red Hot + Bach is available everywhere June 17, 2014, from Sony Music Masterworks.

The creators of Red Hot + Bach embrace Bach as a living artistic force, as real and as vital today as he was when he lived (1685-1750). They range across nineteen freely imagined tracks from mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile (Nickel Creek, The Punch Brothers), singer/songwriters Gabriel Kahane and Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond), jazz legend Ron Carter, DJ/producer King Britt and the Icelandic band amiina, to imaginative classical artists such as the Kronos Quartet, composer Max Richter, violinist Daniel Hope and organ virtuoso Cameron Carpenter.

Red Hot, a not-for-profit production company, has been shaking up great music in just this way for twenty-five years, in projects that celebrated the music of geniuses as diverse as Anthony Carlos Jobim (Red Hot + Rio), Cole Porter (Red Hot + Blue), a meeting of jazz and hip-hop artists (Red Hot + Cool), Duke Ellington (Red Hot + Indigo), and Fela Kuti (Red Hot + Riot). The work of Red Hot continues to serve a social purpose – raising awareness and money in the ongoing fight to stop AIDS. For more information please visit www.redhot.org.

Red Hot + Bach is being released simultaneously with a special expanded digital edition featuring ten additional tracks, and an iPad app designed to open your eyes and ears, and lead you to discover new ways to interact with the timeless energy and beauty of Bach's music.

Sony Music Masterworks comprises Masterworks, Sony Classical, OKeh, Portrait, Masterworks Broadway and Flying Buddha imprints. For email updates and information please visit www.SonyMasterworks.com.

Track listing:

  1. "Minuet" (Tempo di Minuetto from Keyboard Partita No. 5, BWV 829) – Rob Moose and Chris Thile
  2. "Minim" (Prelude No. 2 in C Minor from The Well-Tempered Clavier, BWV 847) – Dustin O'Halloran
  3. "Jardim do Amor" (Prelude in C Minor, BWV 999) – Mia Doi Todd
  4. "Time Drinks Three Shots" (Prelude No. 6 in D Minor, BWV 851) – Shara Worden
  5. "Number Man" (Sarabande from Cello Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011) – Paul de Jong
  6. "The Watchmaker" (Prelude from Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009) – Stuart Bogie and Grey McMurry
  7. "Very Own" (Adagio from Keyboard Concerto in D Minor, BWV 974) – Julianna Barwick
  8. "Minim" [version] (Prelude No. 2 in C Minor from The Well-Tempered Clavier, BWV 847) – Victor Axelrod and Dustin O'Halloran
  9. "Passacaglia" (Passacaglia from Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor, BWV 582) – amiina
  10. "Contrupunctus I" (Contrupunctus I from The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080) – Max Richter
  11. "Arioso" (Rearranged elements from Keyboard Preludes, BWV 921 and Sonata for Violin and Keyboard No. 5, BWV 1018) – Miguel Atwood-Ferguson
  12. "Air" (Air from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068) – Daniel Hope
  13. "Cello Suite No. 1" (Prelude from Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007) – Ron Carter and Gary Bartz
  14. "Ave Maria" (Bach/Gounod setting of "Ave Maria") – King Britt
  15. "Ludepre" (Prelude No. 2 in C Minor from The Well-Tempered Clavier, BWV 847) – Franceso Tristano and Carl Craig
  16. "Contrapunctus II" (Contrupunctus II from The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080) – Jeff Mills and Kronos Quartet
  17. "Contrupunctus II" (Contrupunctus II from The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080) – Kronos Quartet
  18. "Concerto No. 5" (Largo from Keyboard Concerto No. 5 in F Minor, BWV 1056) – Om'Mas Keith
  19. "Dear Goldberg" (Goldberg Variations) – Gabriel Kahane

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Apr 22, 2014 | The Essential R. Kelly Covers 21 Years Of Hit Records

FIRST DOUBLE-CD COLLECTION EVER ISSUED IN U.S. INCLUDES HIT SINGLES AND ORIGINAL ALBUM VERSIONS, REMIXES, MOVIE SOUNDTRACK CUTS, AND SUPERSTAR COLLABORATIONS

FEATURES 11 #1 R&B AND POP HITS PLUS 18 MORE TOP 5 AND TOP 10 HITS!

Contains hit collaborations with Notorious B.I.G., Sparkle, Ja Rule, and Cassidy - also historic collaborations with Ronald and Ernie Isley, Nas, Celine Dion, Ashanti, T.I. & T-Pain, Usher, and Keri Hilson

Available everywhere May 19, 2014, through RCA/Legacy

Apr 22, 2014

NEW YORK, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spanning more than two decades of sheer R&B perfection, THE ESSENTIAL R. KELLY (http://smarturl.it/rkelly_esse_itunes) is the first collection to cover the three-time Grammy Award®-winning artist's entire major label recording career from 1991 ("She's Got That Vibe" with Public Announcement) to 2012 ("Feelin' Single").  The deluxe 35-track, double-CD set will be available starting May 19th through RCA/Legacy, a division of SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT.

In the tradition of Legacy Recordings' top-selling Essential series, which has sold more than 20 million combined catalog sales worldwide to date, THE ESSENTIAL R. KELLY is a chronological history of the hit-making artist.  Adding critical perspective is a liner notes essay by senior editor at VIBE Magazine, Keith Murphy.

Headlining THE ESSENTIAL R. KELLY are an amazing 11 hits that went to #1 on the Billboard Hot R&B Singles and/or Hot 100 charts, comprising "Honey Love" – Radio Fade (1992), "Slow Dance (Hey Mr. DJ)" - Video Mix (1992), "Bump n' Grind" (1994), "You Remind Me Of Something" (1995), "Down Low (Nobody Has To Know)" featuring Ronald and Ernie Isley (1996), "I Can't Sleep Baby (If I)" - Radio Edit (1996), "I Believe I Can Fly" - Radio Edit (1996), "Be Careful" by Sparkle featuring R. Kelly (1998), "I'm Your Angel" - Radio Version duet with Celine Dion (1998), "I Wish" (2000), and "Step In The Name Of Love" - Remix (2002).

Beyond his litany of #1 hits, THE ESSENTIAL R. KELLY weighs in with an impressive additional 18 tracks that rose to Top 5 or Top 10 status.  They range from his 1991 chart debut "She's Got That Vibe" (with Public Announcement, his first vocal group) to 2009's "Number One," featuring Keri Hilson.  Among this grouping of Top 5's and Top 10's are such touchstones as 1993's "Sex Me (Part I)" - Street Radio Edit (his debut single under his own name and his first certified RIAA gold million-seller); 1994's "Your Body's Callin'"; 1999's "When A Woman's Fed Up"; 2001's "Feelin' On Yo Booty"; 2002's "Ignition" - Remix; 2003's "Thoia Thoing"; 2004's "Happy People" - Radio Edit; 2005's controversial "Trapped In The Closet (Chapter 1)"; and many more.

Packed with this lion's share of top-charted R&B and pop hit singles are original album versions, hard-to-find remixes, rare movie soundtrack cuts (several of them out of print), and career-defining collaborations.  THE ESSENTIAL R. KELLY is the source of several important "firsts":

  • The first collection to include his collaborations with Ronald and Ernie Isley (the #1 "Down Low"), Nas ("Did You Ever Think" - Remix Radio Edit), Celine Dion (the #1 "I'm Your Angel" - Radio Version), T.I. & T-Pain ("I'm A Flirt Remix" - Main Version), Usher ("Same Girl"), and Keri Hilson ("Number One");
  • The first collection to include his outside collaborations ('featuring R. Kelly') with The Notorious B.I.G. ("#!*@ You Tonight"), Sparkle (the #1 "Be Careful"), Ja Rule ("Wonderful," also featuring Ashanti), and Cassidy ("Hotel");
  • The first double-CD collection to gather three of R. Kelly's major movie soundtrack chart hits, namely the three-time Grammy Award®-winning "I Believe I Can Fly" - Radio Edit (from 1996's Space Jam), "Gotham City" - Remix (from 1997's Batman & Robin), and "The World's Greatest" - Radio Edit (from 2001's Ali).

It was 1998 when R. Kelly made Grammy Awards® history with "I Believe I Can Fly," the first R&B artist in 25 years to sweep three categories with one song, since the Tempta­tions at the 1973 awards (with "Papa Was a Rolling Stone").  At the 40th annual Grammy Awards® on February 25, 1998, "I Believe I Can Fly" won for Best Male R&B Vocal, Best R&B Song, and Best Song Written for a Motion Picture or Television.  Only three R&B artists' songs have achieved a rare triple-play Grammy® win since then: Alicia Keys with "Fallin'" (2001), Luther Vandross with "Dance With My Father" (2003), and Beyonce with "Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)" (2008). 

To date, R. Kelly has another 21 Grammy Award® nominations under his belt, including R&B Album Of the Year nominations for his last three consecutive albums, Untitled (for 2011), Love Letter (2012), and Write Me Back (2013).  Also to R. Kelly's credit, his Trapped In The Closet Chapters 6-12 package was nominated for the Best Long Form Music Video Grammy Award® for 2005; and the Trapped In The Closet Chapters 13-22 package was nominated for the Best Long Form Music Video Grammy Award® for 2007.  Most recently, iTunes made all 33 chapters available of the entire Trapped In The Closet video narrative. 

With some 78 chart singles as lead artist (and his name attached to more than 50 more chart single collaborations, plus dozens of guest appearances on albums), combined with an astounding 18 RIAA gold and platinum awards and over 54 million records sold, R. Kelly is far and away the best-selling R&B male artist of our time.  The point is under­scored in Joel Whitburn's authoritative Hot R&B Songs 1942-2010 where R. Kelly is ranked the #1 Artist Of the 1990s, and the #3 Artist Of 2000-2010. 

THE ESSENTIAL R. KELLY
(Explicit version: RCA/Legacy 88765 44450 2;
Clean/edited version: RCA/Legacy 88765 44739 2)

CD OneSelections1. * She's Got That Vibe (Radio Edit) (A, #7 R&B, #59 Hot 100) 2. * Honey Love (Radio Fade) (A, #1 R&B, #39 Hot 100) 3. * Slow Dance (Hey Mr. DJ) (Video Mix) (A, #1 R&B, #43 Hot 100) 4. * Sex Me (Part I) (Street Radio Edit) (B, #8 R&B, #20 Hot 100) 5. Bump n' Grind (B, #1 R&B, #1 Hot 100) 6. Your Body's Callin' (B, #2 R&B, #13 Hot 100) 7. You Remind Me Of Something (C, #1 R&B, #4 Hot 100) 8. Down Low (Nobody Has To Know) (featuring Ronald and Ernie Isley) (C, #1 R&B, #4 Hot 100) 9. * I Can't Sleep Baby (If I) (Radio Edit) (C, #1 R&B, #5 Hot 100) 10. * I Believe I Can Fly (Radio Edit) (D & H, #1 R&B, #1 Hot 100) 11. #!*@ You Tonight by The Notorious B.I.G. featuring R. Kelly (E12. * Gotham City (Remix) (F, #9 R&B, #9 Hot 100) 13. Be Careful by Sparkle featuring R. Kelly (G, #1 R&B, #32 Hot 100) 14. When A Woman's Fed Up (H, #5 R&B, #22 Hot 100) 15. * Did You Ever Think (Remix Radio Edit featuring Nas) (H, #8 R&B, #27 Hot 100) 16. * If I Could Turn Back The Hands Of Time (Radio Edit) (H, #5 R&B, #12 Hot 100) 17. * I'm Your Angel (Radio Version) (Duet with Celine Dion) (H & I, #5 R&B, #1 Hot 100).
Note
:  * indicates single master.

CD Two – Selections: 1. I Wish (J, #1 R&B, #14 Hot 100) 2. Feelin' On Yo Booty (J, #9 R&B, #36 Hot 100) 3. * The World's Greatest (Radio Edit) (K, #31 R&B, #34 Hot 100) 4. Ignition – Remix (L, #2 R&B, #2 Hot 100) 5. Thoia Thoing (M, #6 R&B, #13 Hot 100) 6. * Step In The Name Of Love - Remix (Radio Edit) (L, #1 R&B, #9 Hot 100) 7. Hotel by Cassidy featuring R. Kelly (N, #6 R&B, #4 Hot 100) 8. * Happy People (Radio Edit) (O, #7 R&B, #19 Hot 100) 9. Wonderful by Ja Rule featuring R. Kelly and Ashanti (P, #3 R&B, #5 Hot 100) 10. In The Kitchen (Q, #16 R&B, #91 Hot 100) 11. Trapped In The Closet (Chapter 1) (Q, #5 R&B, #22 Hot 100) 12. * I'm A Flirt Remix (Main Version) (featuring T.I. & T-Pain) (R, #2 R&B, #12 Hot 100) 13. Same Girl (Duet with Usher) (R, #4 R&B, #20 Hot 100) 14. Number One (featuring Keri Hilson) (S, #8 R&B, #59 Hot 100) 15. When A Woman Loves (T, #15 R&B, #93 Hot 100) 16. Love Letter (Radio Edit) (T, #13 R&B, #102 Hot 100) 17. Feelin' Single (U, #13 R&B) 18. * U Saved Me (Radio Edit) (O, #14 R&B, #52 Hot 100).
Note:  * indicates single master.

Album index:

A – from Born Into The 90's (Jive, originally issued January 1992, by R. Kelly and Public Announcement)
B – from 12 Play (Jive, originally issued November 1993)
C – from R. Kelly (Jive, originally issued November 1995)
D – from Music From And Inspired By The Movie Space Jam (Warner Sunset, originally issued November 1996)
E – from The Notorious B.I.G. album Life After Death (Bad Boy, originally issued March 1997)
F – from Music From And Inspired By The "Batman & Robin" Motion Picture (Warner Sunset, originally issued June 1997)
G – from the Sparkle album Sparkle (Interscope, originally issued May 1998)
H – from R. (Jive, originally issued November 1998)
I – from the Celine Dion album These Are Special Times (550 Music, originally issued November 1998)
J – from TP-2.COM (Jive, originally issued November 2000)
K – from the album Ali Original Soundtrack (Interscope, originally issued November 2001)
L – from Chocolate Factory (Jive, originally issued February 2003)
M – from The R. In R&B Collection: Volume 1 (Jive, originally issued September 2003)
N – from the Cassidy album Split Personality (J Records, originally issued March 2004)
O – from Happy People/U Saved Me (Jive, originally issued August 2004)
P – from the Ja Rule album R.U.L.E. (The INC Records, originally issued November 2004)
Q – from TP.3 Reloaded (Jive, originally issued July 2005)
R – from Double Up (Jive, originally issued May 2007)
S – from Untitled (Jive, originally issued December 2009)
T – from Love Letter (Jive, originally issued December 2010)
U – from Write Me Back (RCA, originally issued June 2012)

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Apr 16, 2014 | Statement: AC/DC

Apr 16, 2014

NEW YORK, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After forty years of life dedicated to AC/DC, guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young is taking a break from the band due to ill health. Malcolm would like to thank the group's diehard legions of fans worldwide for their never-ending love and support.  

In light of this news, AC/DC asks that Malcolm and his family's privacy be respected during this time.  The band will continue to make music.  

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Apr 16, 2014 | Sony/Legacy Recordings Launch Year-Long Celebration of Henry Mancini with 50th Anniversary Limited Edition of The Pink Panther Soundtrack Album, Pressed on 12" PINK VINYL for Record Store Day 2014

American Composer To Be Commemorated with 11 CD Soundtrack Collection

Apr 16, 2014

NEW YORK, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony/Legacy Recordings will celebrate American composer Henry Mancini (April 16, 1924 - June 14, 1994) with a variety of collectible commemorative titles to be released throughout 2014.  The new official Henry Mancini website (www.HenryMancini.com) will launch on April 16, 2014, the composer's 90th birthday.

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The 50th Anniversary of The Pink Panther - Music from the Film Score Composed and Conducted by Henry Mancini will be commemorated with the release of a limited edition, individually numbered 12" PINK VINYL LP created for Record Store Day 2014, celebrated at independent record stores worldwide on Saturday, April 19, 2014.  Mancini's indelible "Pink Panther Theme," first heard in the archetypal '60s crime caper comedy starring Peter Sellers and directed by Blake Edwards, is, in the current digital era, the #1 most-streamed song in the entire Sony Music catalog.  The original Pink Panther soundtrack album was given a Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 2001 and is being expanded for a 2014 50th Anniversary Edition to include bonus material.

An 11 CD deluxe box set comprising the best of Henry Mancini's classic film soundtracks is in the works for 2014, while a retrospective tribute, featuring catalog and new recordings of the composer's unforgettable songs, is currently under development with details TBA.

Born Enrico Nicola "Henry" Mancini in Cleveland's "Little Italy," the quintessential American soundtrack composer entered the music industry at the end of World War II, becoming a pianist and arranger for the newly reformed Glenn Miller Orchestra in 1946.  By the mid 1950s, Mancini had written music for more than 100 movies, from "The Creature from the Black Lagoon" to Orson Welles' "Touch of Evil."  Mancini's score for "The Glenn Miller Story" earned him his first Academy Award nomination; out of his 18 nominations, he'd win four Oscars.  Throughout his career, he released close to 250 album titles and scored more than 190 films.

Henry Mancini composed music that's woven into the fabric of American pop culture: The Pink Panther Theme, the "Peter Gunn" bass line, "Moon River" (from "Breakfast at Tiffany's"), "Days of Wine and Roses" and more.

Mancini holds the record for most Grammy nominations (72), out of which he won 20.  In addition to his four Academy Awards, he won a Golden Globe, secured two Emmy nominations and was honored in 2004 with a United States Commemorative Postal Stamp.

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Apr 11, 2014 | Bebel Gilberto Signs To Sony Music Masterworks/Portrait; New Album Arrives July 2014

Apr 11, 2014

NEW YORK, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Internationally acclaimed and Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Bebel Gilberto has signed with Sony Music Masterworks' imprint Portrait Records. The label will release her new album Tudo! on July 29, 2014, coinciding with an international tour.

Bebel Gilberto is one of the most internationally famous and beloved of Brazilian musicians. The daughter of bossa nova immortal Joao Gilberto, Bebel has sold over 2.5 Million albums worldwide since her debut in 2000. On her first album for Masterworks/Portrait, she reunites with Mario C. (Beastie Boys, Jack Johnson), who co-produced her first, landmark album Tanto Tempo. Singing in French, English, and Portuguese, Bebel has recorded a shimmering, sweet, summery collection that includes songs by her father, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Neil Young, and others, as well as original new tunes.

"Bebel is an icon and innovator in Brazilian popular music," says Chuck Mitchell, Senior Vice President, Sony Music Masterworks U.S., "She has successfully blended organic rhythms and electronic elements, defining an international style that reverberates to this day. We're delighted to welcome her creativity and personality into the Masterworks/Portrait family."

Sony Music Masterworks comprises the Masterworks, Sony Classical, OKeh, Portrait, Masterworks Broadway and Flying Buddha imprints. For email updates and information please visit www.SonyMasterworks.com

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Apr 09, 2014 | Masterworks Broadway Signs Original Broadway Cast Recording Of Bullets Over Broadway

Album Available Digitally June 3 and on CD June 10, 2014

Features Music from the 1920's Adapted by Glen Kelly with Orchestrations by Doug Besterman

Opens April 10 at the St. James Theatre

Apr 9, 2014

NEW YORK, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MASTERWORKS BROADWAY proudly announces the signing of the Original Broadway Cast Recording of Bullets Over Broadway. Produced by Doug Besterman and engineered by Frank Fillipetti, the album will be recorded on April 14.  The cast recording will be available for download via all digital service providers June 3 with the CD available everywhere June 10. Visit MasterworksBroadway.com for more information. 

Producers Letty Aronson and Julian Schlossberg present the world premiere production of the brand new musical comedy Bullets Over Broadway, written by Woody Allen and based on the screenplay by Allen and Douglas McGrath for the 1994 film. Directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award® winner Susan Stroman, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY began preview performances on Tuesday, March 11 and will officially open Thursday, April 10, 2014 at The St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street).

Bullets Over Broadway tells the story of an aspiring young playwright (Braff) newly arrived on Broadway in 1920's New York who is forced to cast a mobster's (Pastore) talentless girlfriend (Yorke) in his latest drama in order to get it produced.

Bullets Over Broadway features Brooks Ashmanskas (The Producers) as "Warner Purcell," Golden Globe® and Emmy Award nominee Zach Braff ("Scrubs," Garden State) as "David Shayne," Nick Cordero (Rock of Ages) as "Cheech," Tony Award® nominee Marin Mazzie (Passion; Ragtime; Kiss Me, Kate) as "Helen Sinclair," Vincent Pastore ("The Sopranos") as "Nick Valenti," Betsy Wolfe (The Mystery of Edwin Drood) as "Ellen," Lenny Wolpe (The Drowsy Chaperone) as "Julian Marx," Helene Yorke (Grease) as "Olive Neal" and Tony Award® winner Karen Ziemba (Contact) as "Eden Brent."

Bullets Over Broadway will also feature Clyde Alves (Nice Work if You Can Get It), Jim Borstelmann (Chaplin), Preston Truman Boyd (Big Fish), Janet Dickinson (How The Grinch Stole Christmas), Bryn Dowling (Big Fish), Kim Faure (Anything Goes), Paige Faure (Cinderella), Casey Garvin (Bare), Kelcy Griffin (Broadway debut), Dan Horn (Cinderella), Sarah Lin Johnson (Broadway debut), Andy Jones (Cinderella), Amanda Kloots-Larsen (Follies), Kevin Ligon (The Chosen), Synthia Link (Big Fish), Brittany Marcin (Anything Goes), Paul McGill (La Cage aux Folles), James Moye (Million Dollar Quartet), Beth Johnson Nicely (Irving Berlin's White Christmas), Eric Santagata (Chaplin) and Kevin Worley (Cinderella).

Five time Tony Award® winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman brings the new musical to the stage with a design team of Broadway veterans including Santo Loquasto (scenic design), William Ivey Long (costume design), Donald Holder (lighting design), Peter Hylenski (sound design), Paul Huntley (wig and hair design), William Berloni (animal training),  Glen Kelly (music supervision and adaptation / additional Lyrics), Doug Besterman (orchestrations) and Andy Einhorn (music direction/conductor and vocal arrangements). The Broadway production of Bullets Over Broadway features existing music of the period.

Bullets Over Broadway is produced by Letty Aronson and Julian Schlossberg and co-produced by Edward Walson, Leroy Schecter, Roy Furman, Broadway Across America, Just for Laughs Theatricals/Jacki Barlia Florin, Harold Newman and Jujamcyn Theaters and associate producer Don't Speak, LLC.

Sony Music Masterworks comprises the Masterworks, Sony Classical, OKeh, Portrait, Masterworks Broadway and Flying Buddha imprints. For email updates and information please visit www.SonyMasterworks.com

For more information on the musical, please visit www.BulletsOverBroadway.com.

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Apr 09, 2014 | Doxy Records To Release "Road Shows, Vol. 3," First Sonny Rollins Album Under New Distribution Agreement With Sony Music Masterworks/OKeh On May 6

CD CONTAINS SIX TRACKS RECORDED IN JAPAN, FRANCE, AND THE U.S. BETWEEN 2001 AND 2012

ROLLINS TO PARTICIPATE IN A GOOGLE+ HANGOUT, "SONNY ROLLINS MEETS HIS FANS," MAY 5 AT 12:00 NOON EDT

Apr 9, 2014

NEW YORK, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Since launching his Doxy label in 2006 with the Grammy-nominated studio album Sonny, Please, the great tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins has been turning to his vast archive of his own concert recordings to compile superior performances for release in Doxy's acclaimed Road Shows series. The selections in Volume 1 (2008) spanned nearly 30 years and included a trio track from the saxophonist's 50th-anniversary Carnegie Hall concert, while Volume 2 (2011) focused primarily on his epic 80th-birthday concert at New York's Beacon Theatre.

Road Shows, vol. 3, to be released May 6 as part of a distribution agreement with Sony Music Masterworks and its jazz imprint OKeh, draws its six tracks from concerts recorded between 2001 and 2012 in Saitama, Japan; Toulouse, Marseille, and Marciac, France; and St. Louis, Missouri. "Patanjali," a recent-vintage Rollins composition, is given its debut recording on the new disc. The performances, says Rollins, "present parts of me I want to have presented."

On May 5 at 12:00 noon EDT, Rollins will expand his forays into social-media territory (and CD promotion) by participating in an unprecedented video conference, "Sonny Rollins Meets His Fans," broadcast live on YouTube and Google+. Ten members of Sonny's global community of listeners and fellow musicians, chosen from the winners of a video contest on his Facebook page, will interact with Sonny, one by one, in real-time video, utilizing Google's popular Hangout platform. Immediately after the live broadcast, the program will be available for viewing on demand on Sonny's web site and Facebook page. In addition to the ten guests (each of whom will receive a copy of Road Shows, vol. 3), moderator Bret Primack will be choosing questions from Google+ viewers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOmclIi0CnU

"As one of the few jazz musicians able to fashion a career exclusively as a concert artist," writes Bob Blumenthal in his CD notes, "[Rollins] has made his appearances events that blend the soul-baring seriousness of a 'classical' recital with the participatory release of a music that has always drawn on various kinds of call and response. At his best, which Rollins presents to us here and in the previous Road Shows, he rides the spontaneity of the moment into unique collections of moods, grooves, and feelings."

Road Shows' material reflects an artist who has become as enthralled by narrative lines as melodic. Noel Coward's "Someday I'll Find You" - which he first recorded on 1958's Freedom Suite and then on Sonny, Please - takes him back to his boyhood days, when it was the theme for the long-running radio show, Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons.

The infectious "Biji," introduced on the 1995 album, Sonny +3, was written "back in the days when guys had nicknames like Rahsaan and Famoudou. I adopted Brung Biji as mine. It was sort of African style."

"Patanjali" is named after the sage whose Yoga Sutras, he says, "lay down everything you need to know" about a discipline and philosophy that "has helped me get through life and kept me trying to be a better human being."

The nearly 24-minute rendering of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's masterwork, "Why Was I Born," is as moving as it is breathtaking - a monument to Rollins's emotional powers. He won a 2006 Grammy for his version of it on Without a Song: The 9/11 Concert, performing it in Boston five days after the terrorist attack on New York, which forced him to evacuate his apartment.

"I've played it a lot," he says. "So I was wondering whether I should put it out again. I decided to because it captured me going in certain directions I felt needed to be put on record. I actually had two versions to choose from. On one of them, everything was quite clean. On this one, I played something I might be the only one who likes. But I liked the groove and a lot of other things. It represents Sonny Rollins at a certain point of creation." 

Rounding out the program, there's an eight-minute, stand-alone cadenza taken from a 2009 St. Louis show and a brief, album-closing dose of his perennial crowd-pleaser, "Don't Stop the Carnival."

Road Shows, vol. 3 was produced by Rollins and his longtime engineer, Richard Corsello. Trombonist Clifton Anderson and bassist Bob Cranshaw are heard throughout, joined on selected tracks by pianist Stephen Scott; guitarists Bobby Broom and Peter Bernstein; drummers Kobie Watkins, Perry Wilson, Steve Jordan, and Victor Lewis; and percussionists Kimati Dinizulu and Sammy Figueroa. "All of these people in my bands are top of the line in their own right," says Rollins. "It's a privilege and pleasure to play with them." 

Sony Music Masterworks comprises Masterworks, Sony Classical, OKeh, Portrait, Masterworks Broadway, and Flying Buddha imprints. For email updates and information, please visit www.SonyMasterworks.com.

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Apr 08, 2014 | Masterworks Broadway Springs Ahead With Three Unexpected Albums From The Vault

Shirley Jones & Jack Cassidy's Marriage Type Love Available for the First Time Ever on April 15

Androcles and the Lion - Original Television Cast Recording Available on CD for the First Time May 13

Ed Ames' Opening Night / More I Cannot Wish You Available on CD for the First Time June 17

Apr 8, 2014

NEW YORK, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Masterworks Broadway springs forward with the release of three unexpected albums from the vault previously unavailable on CD Marriage Type Love by Shirley Jones & Jack Cassidy (April 15), Androcles and the Lion (May 13), Ed Ames: Opening Night / More I Cannot Wish You  (June 17).

In 1959, the release of Shirley Jones and Jack Cassidy's new album, Marriage Type Love was announced with great fanfare. The cover was prepared and all of the audio was recorded and mixed. Yet, for reasons that still remain unclear, the album was never released and the master tapes have resided in the vaults ever since. Now, after more than fifty years, fans can hear the third collaboration between "the very much married-and-in-love" Shirley Jones and Jack Cassidy for the first time. Marriage Type Love features Marty Gold and His Orchestra backing up the singing couple with jazzy, brassy arrangements of a collection of songs that form what might be called a concept album built around the themes of love and marriage. Marriage Type Love will be released exclusively for purchase via MasterworksBroadway.com on April 15 in a limited quantity of Manufacture-On-Demand CDs as well as digital download.  The CD will be available through Arkiv Music on May 13, plus downloads through digital service providers the same day.

Based on George Bernard Shaw's play, the 1967 television special Androcles and the Lion recounts the story of Androcles, the simple-hearted Christian tailor whose friendship with a lion saves himself and his friends from martyrdom in the Roman Colosseum. Set to music by Richard Rodgers, the cast includes British comedian Norman Wisdom as Androcles, Noel Coward as Caesar and features Ed Ames, John Cullum and Geoffrey Holder. Androcles and the Lion will be released exclusively for purchase via MasterworksBroadway.com on May 13 in a limited quantity of Manufacture-On-Demand CDs as well as digital download.  The CD will be available through Arkiv Music on June 10, plus downloads through digital service providers the same day.

The legendary Broadway producer George Abbott once said that Ed Ames's voice was one of the finest he had heard on the legitimate stage. After success as a member of The Ames Brothers – the multi-platinum vocal quartet and popular TV fixture ­– Ames turned his attention to acting and a solo vocal career. His acting career took off as he landed roles in the Broadway production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, the off-Broadway production of The Fantasticks and the role of "Mingo" in the TV series Daniel Boone. Opening Night, a collection of songs from Broadway musicals recorded in 1964 was his first solo recording and includes "Try to Remember" from The Fantasticks, his first charted single. Several years later, he followed up with the album More I Cannot Wish You, another collection of Broadway favorites that includes "The Impossible Dream" from Man of La Mancha and "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" from The Sound of Music. Opening Night / More I Cannot Wish You, available together for one price, will be released exclusively for purchase via MasterworksBroadway.com on June 17 in a limited quantity of Manufacture-On-Demand CDs as well as digital download.  The CD will be available through Arkiv Music on July 14, plus downloads through digital service providers the same day.

Masterworks Broadway is a label of Sony Masterworks.  For email updates and information on Masterworks Broadway please visit www.masterworksbroadway.com

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Apr 08, 2014 | FIFA AND SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT TO RELEASE ONE LOVE, ONE RHYTHM: THE OFFICIAL 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP™ALBUM
  AVAILABLE AT ITUNES, AMAZON AND ALL MAJOR RETAILERS MAY 12, 2014 RCA RECORDS TO RELEASE ALBUM IN THE U.S. ON MAY 12th ALBUM PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE TODAY APRIL 8TH   Fans Who Pre-Order the Album Can Download Instantly Pitbull’s “We Are One (Ole Ola),” The Official Song of the 2014 FIFA World CupTM featuring Jennifer […]Read More »
Apr 02, 2014 | Johnny Cash's Out Among The Stars Debuts At The Top of The Charts Around The World

Thirty Years After It Was Recorded, Out Among The Stars Debuts at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart and #3 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart,

Out Among The Stars Receiving Rave Reviews from Critics and Fans "…perhaps one of the most revealing Johnny Cash records ever made." -VILLAGE VOICE

Apr 2, 2014

NEW YORK, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OUT AMONG THE STARS (Columbia/Legacy), the remarkable, lost Johnny Cash album recently discovered by John Carter Cash and comprised of 12 previously unreleased songs that were recorded thirty years ago, has debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart and #3 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. Additionally, the album has debuted top 5 in multiple markets around the world.

Out Among The Stars cover art.

Since its release on March 25 the album has earned great media acclaim and fans worldwide have demonstrated the enduring interest in the legacy of Johnny Cash.

Here's a sampling of what the critics are saying about OUT AMONG THE STARS:

""Stars" holds up among Cash's best work -- even if it took 30 years to officially complete it." –BILLBOARD

"Crucial for all Cash fans." - THE GUARDIAN 

 "Cash breezes through a well-selected series of songs, mixing the sentimental ("Tennessee") with the spiritual ("I Came To Believe") and the humorous ("If I Told You Who It Was"). "  - ASSOCIATED PRESS
"… the dozen previously unreleased recordings on Out Among The Stars show an iconic voice in fine and sober form…" –USA TODAY

"The idiosyncratic album ambles easily among genres, from bluegrass ("Don't You Think It's Come Our Time") and country hymns ("I Came To Believe") to classic Cash ("She Used To Love Me A Lot") creating a well-curated reminder for audiences reared on Cash's American Recordings work that he could sing anything and make it resonate."
TIME MAGAZINE

"Out Among the Stars stands firmly shoulder-to-shoulder with his finest recordings. No mere compilation cobbled together for sales, but a coherent, strong contribution to his catalog."  -ESQUIRE

"Cash's flawed humanity is one of the reasons why so very many people were drawn to him, and why we remember him still. This newest addition to his ever-expanding body of posthumous work, an album originally recorded 30 years ago but never released at the time, provides additional context for one of the strangest and most flawed periods of his career, and offers up a few damn good tunes in the bargain." -PITCHFORK

"A fantastic 'lost' album…reveals a performer at the top of his game…a momentous discovery." - THE SUN 

 "Heard in what would have been Cash's 82nd year, the songs find this icon embracing Music Row conventions without losing his soul." –NY DAILY NEWS

 "Finding any previously unheard Johnny Cash material is cause for celebration – but an entire album's worth?" –ROLLING STONE

 "…this new collection features the man in his relative splendor…" –YAHOO! MUSIC

 "'She Used to Love Me a Lot' contains all the hallmark brilliance of Cash. The honest simplicity and deep conviction of his delivery shines through." –CMT.COM

 "... it's laid-back and entertaining, a nice reminder of Cash's goofy good humor: "If I Told You Who It Was" and "Baby Ride Easy" (a duet with June Carter Cash) are high-spirited and jokey, offsetting serious stuff like "I Came To Believe" and "She Used To Love Me a Lot." Nostalgia for '80s Johnny — it's about time." –NY POST

The tracks on OUT AMONG THE STARS were originally recorded in Nashville, Tennessee at Columbia Studios in 1981 and 1111 Sound Studios in 1984 and produced by Billy Sherrill, the architect of the "countrypolitan" sound in Nashville at the time.  The collection includes duets with June Carter Cash and Waylon Jennings—Johnny also worked with an expanded ensemble featuring a young Marty Stuart on guitar and mandolin and Nashville A-Team members Jerry Kennedy (guitar), Pete Drake (steel guitar), Hargus "Pig" Robbins (piano) and Henry Strzelecki (bass).

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Apr 01, 2014 | Alicia Keys' "It's On Again (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)," From The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Available Today In The U.S.

DOWNLOAD "IT'S ON AGAIN" AND PRE-ORDER THE SOUNDTRACK TODAY

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK AVAILABLE TUESDAY, APRIL 22 IN THE U.S.

Apr 1, 2014

NEW YORK, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Columbia Records -- Columbia Records and Madison Gate Records have released a brand new song "It's On Again," performed by Alicia Keys featuring Kendrick Lamar, heard on the highly anticipated The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. The track was written exclusively for the film by Pharrell Williams, Alicia Keys, Hans Zimmer, and Top Dawg Entertainment recording artist Kendrick Lamar, and produced by Pharrell Williams. "It's On Again" is available in the U.S. today: http://smarturl.it/AKItsOnAgain.

Alicia Keys'

Speaking to Rolling Stone about creating the soundtrack and writing "It's On Again," Pharrell explains that he "had an idea, and [Hans] lifted it to new heights. I had a little dirt-hill idea and he's turned it into a mountain. Alicia is singing and she did some co-writing on it too, and with Kendrick, it just feels like we might have our own little Mt. Rushmore here." Zimmer further explains, "We were this pressure cooker. Having all this talent in the room, there were ideas flying around all the time. They weren't just about music. They were about story, they were about all sorts of things."

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be released in the U.S. on Tuesday, April 22. See below for standard and deluxe track listings; the deluxe version is a 2-disc set that includes 11 bonus tracks plus a 28-page booklet. Pre-order the soundtrack today: http://smarturl.it/TASM2dlx (Deluxe version) and  http://smarturl.it/TASM2 (Standard version).

The film's epic score was composed by Oscar®- and Grammy-winning composer Hans Zimmer and The Magnificent Six, which features Pharrell Williams, Johnny Marr (of The Smiths, Modest Mouse), Michael Einziger (of Incubus), Junkie XL, Andrew Kawczynski, and Steve Mazzaro. The soundtrack also features new songs exclusive to the film from Pharrell Williams, The Neighbourhood, LIZ, and Alvin Risk, who's "Electro Remix" is now exclusively available through Beatport.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be released in theaters internationally beginning April 16, 2014, and in the U.S. on May 2, 2014.

We've always known that Spider-Man's most important conflict has been within himself:  the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man.  But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that his greatest battle is about to begin.

It's great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield).  For Peter Parker, there's no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone).  But being Spider-Man comes at a price:  only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city.  With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he.  And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common:  Oscorp. Directed by Marc Webb.  Produced by Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach.  Screenplay by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Jeff Pinkner.  Screen Story by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Jeff Pinkner and James Vanderbilt.  Based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Standard)
1. I'm Electro
2. There He Is
3. I'm Spider-Man
4. My Enemy
5. Ground Rules
6. Look at Me
7. You Need Me
8. So Much Anger
9. I Need To Know
10. Sum Total
11. I Chose You
12. We're Best Friends
13. Still Crazy
14. You're That Spider Guy
15. It's On Again – Alicia Keys feat. Kendrick Lamar
16. Song for Zula – Phosphorescent
17. That's My Man – LIZ and Pharrell Williams
18. Here – Pharrell Williams
19. Honest – The Neighbourhood
20. Electro Remix – Alvin Risk

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 soundtrack (Deluxe)
DISC 1:
1. I'm Electro
2. There He Is
3. I'm Spider-Man
4. My Enemy
5. Ground Rules
6. Look at Me
7. Special Project
8. You Need Me
9. So Much Anger
10. I'm Moving to England
11. I'm Goblin
12. Let Her Go
13. You're My Boy
14. I Need to Know
15. Sum Total
16. I Chose You
17. We're Best Friends
18. Still Crazy
19. The Rest of My Life
20. You're That Spider Guy

DISC 2:
1. The Electro Suite
2. Harry's Suite
3. Cold War
4. No Place Like Home
5. It's On Again – Alicia Keys feat. Kendrick Lamar
6. Song For Zula – Phosphorescent
7. That's My Man – LIZ and Pharrell Williams
8. Here – Pharrell Williams
9. Honest – The Neighbourhood
10. Within The Web (First Day Jam) – Czarina Russell; Hans Zimmer and The Magnificent Six
11. Electro Remix – Alvin Risk and Hans Zimmer

ABOUT COLUMBIA RECORDS

One of the most respected and successful record labels in the world, Columbia Records is home to established superstars and exciting new talent. Columbia Records is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment.

About Madison Gate Records

Madison Gate Records is the in-house, independent record label of Sony Pictures Entertainment. The label was founded in 2010 to create, distribute and market music and related products from today's top films and television programs.  For more information go to: www.Facebook.com/MadisonGateRecords.

ABOUT SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT

Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. For additional information, go to http://www.sonypictures.com.

ABOUT MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years.  Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing, including licensing the Spider-Man universe to Sony Pictures.  For more information visit http://www.marvel.com. ©MARVEL

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Mar 31, 2014 | Rita Ora Celebrates The Worldwide Launch Of Her Video "I Will Never Let You Down"

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NEW SINGLE "I WILL NEVER LET YOU DOWN" FROM HER UPCOMING ALBUM AVAILABLE APRIL 22ND

Mar 31, 2014

NEW YORK, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rita Ora is celebrating the worldwide debut of the brand new video for her new smash single "I Will Never Let You Down," exclusively on Vevo, the world's leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform.  Released by Roc Nation / Columbia, Rita's newest offering is produced by chart-topping, Grammy nominated, multi-platinum producer Calvin Harris and is a fitting introduction to her upcoming album, scheduled for a late summer 2014 global release.

The visual celebration of the uplifting and empowering single, directed by renowned photographer and Emmy-Award-nominated director Francesco Carrozzini, sets the stage for a Rita Ora 2014 takeover.

In the past year, Rita has not only been featured in campaigns and formed partnerships with the likes of Rimmel, Material Girl, DKNY and Adidas, she has been putting the finishing touches on her full length offering.  Recorded in the London, Los Angeles, New York and Atlanta, Rita's upcoming set features production from the likes of hit makers such as Calvin Harris, Felix Snow and Switch.  

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Mar 31, 2014 | A Great Big World To Embark On "A Great Big World Tour"

NEW SINGLE "ALREADY HOME"

"ROCKSTAR" COVERED ON "GLEE" APRIL 1

Mar 31, 2014

NEW YORK, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A Great Big World will be crisscrossing the globe this year when they launch an expansive international run, the appropriately titled "A Great Big World Tour". This marks their return to Europe and sees them hit numerous territories for the first time. The tour also perfectly coincides with the launch of the group's latest single "Already Home". With an elegant piano intro, the song builds into another impressive, inspiring, and infectious chorus from the group. It's another majestic anthem from A Great Big World following upon the stratospheric success of "Say Something" with Christina Aguilera which has reached international multi-platinum sales.

About "Already Home", A Great Big World adds, "We wrote this song years ago, but it's kind of spooky how much the lyrics mean to us now that we've been away touring for months. We're realizing that 'home' doesn't need to be a tangible and physical thing. It can be that quiet place that is always there inside of you, or the love that exists between two people, no matter how far apart. So in that sense, we are always 'home."

In support of the song and critically acclaimed debut album, Is There Anybody Out There? [Black Magnetic/Epic Records], the tour starts on May 10th with the iconic Los Angeles radio show Wango Tango, and then sees the New York pop duo of Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino visit at least twelve countries over the course of four months.

Axel and Vaccarino preface the tour saying, "It's pretty unbelievable that we've reached a point where we're able to travel half-way across the Earth, and have fans coming to see us and support us. That's why we write. That's why we perform - to connect. The world is beginning to feel a lot smaller than our name suggests!"

On April 1, A Great Big World's music returns to hit Fox show Glee as the group's uplifting anthem "Rockstar" will be covered by the cast during a pivotal episode. This is the second time Glee has chosen to perform one of the group's songs. In 2013 the Glee cast performed "This Is the New Year" (video) and helped launch the song to its viral success.  Get ready to hear "Rockstar" like you've never heard it before.

It's been a magical journey thus far for the group. In addition to debuting at #3 on the Billboard Top 200, Is There Anybody Out There? received widespread critical acclaim upon its release in January. Their breakthrough triple-platinum mega-hit with Christina Aguilera, "Say Something," ignited a fast rise to success back in November 2012. Axel, Vaccarino, and Aguilera gave a stirring performance on NBC's The Voice followed by enchanting and electrifying turns at the American Music Awards and The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. As their profile grew, the single entranced the entire world, eventually selling over three million digital songs at a rapid rate in the U.S. alone. It went on to occupy the #1 spot on iTunes, Billboard's Digital Songs Chart, Billboard's Digital Track Chart, Spotify, and Shazam in addition to going Top 10 on sales charts in 19 countries. They've also performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, ABC's Good Morning America, LIVE with Kelly and Michael and had a live stream of their sold out New York Highline Ballroom show with VH1.com.  VH1 also selected the group as their first 2014 "You Oughta Know" Artist.  Finally most recently they were asked to perform as the first-ever musical guest on Late Night With Seth Meyers and gave a riveting performance at the prestigious Clive Davis annual Pre-Grammy party this year.

 

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:


5/10

Los Angeles, CA       

Wango Tango




5/11    

Reno, NV                 

Kitting Factory*




5/13    

San Francisco, CA         

Regency Ballroom*




5/16   

Las Vegas, NV              

Red Rocks Lounge*




5/21    

London, UK                 

Heaven*




5/22     

Paris, France           

Tabendo*




5/23    

Zurich, Switzerland    

Plaza*




5/25     

Vienna, Austria           

WUK*




5/26     

Cologne, Germany     

Luxor*




5/27    

Berlin, Germany                

Postbahnhof*




5/29   

Amsterdam, Holland   

Paradiso*




6/15    

Northampton, MA    

Pearl Street*




6/17     

Montreal, QC         

Corona Theatre*




6/20  

Richmond, VA             

National*




6/21      

Sayreville, NJ        

Starland Ballroom*




6/22     

Dover, DE           

Firefly Music Festival




6/24     

Toronto, ON            

Danforth Music Hall*




6/26    

Detroit, MI              

Royal Oak Music Theatre*




6/28     

Milwaukee, WI           

Summerfest




6/29      

Minneapolis, MN       

Mill City Nights*




7/05    

Birmingham, UK            

Wireless Festival




7/06    

London, UK           

Wireless Festival




8/01     

Sydney, Australia     

Hi-Fi*




8/02    

Brisbane, Australia       

The Tivoli*




8/03    

Melbourne, Australia   

Russell*




8/5      

Auckland, NZ                

Powerstation*




8/14      

Seoul, Korea          

Super Sonic Festival




8/16     

Tokyo, Japan             

Summersonic Festival




8/17    

Osaka, Japan        

Summersonic Festival




*Headline Dates

 

Album available now at their official siteAmazoniTunes, or a signed copy at Target.com now!

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Mar 31, 2014 | XSCAPE-Long Awaited New Music From Michael Jackson

Out On Epic Records May 13

Epic Chief L.A. Reid Teams Up With Top Producers To "Contemporize" Songs From Iconic Artist's Archive

Mar 31, 2014

NEW YORK, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 13, Epic Records, in conjunction with the Estate of Michael Jackson, will release XSCAPE, an album of new music by the internationally beloved music icon and King of Pop, Michael Jackson.  The project features eight new tracks, which the world will be hearing for the very first time on the new album.  For the ultimate fan experience, XSCAPE will also be available in a Deluxe Edition, which includes all of the sourced Michael Jackson recordings in their original form. The XSCAPE standard and Deluxe Edition's are available for pre-order beginning April 1 on iTunes.com/MichaelJackson and elsewhere, and available at all retailers worldwide on May 13. 

XSCAPE- Long Awaited New Music From Michael Jackson Out on Epic Records May 13

XSCAPE is executive produced by Epic Records Chairman and CEO L.A. Reid, who, after an initial mining of Jackson's archives by the Estate, was granted unlimited access to the treasures representing four decades of material on which Jackson had completed his vocals.

Reid curated the final list of recordings to deliver to the producers, who retooled the production to add a fresh, contemporary sound that retains Jackson's essence and integrity.  It's a process Reid calls "contemporizing." The album's lead producer, Timbaland was one of a handful of producers Reid believed had the gravitas, depth and range to creatively engage with Jackson's work. Additional producers include global hitmakers Rodney Jerkins, Stargate, Jerome "Jroc" Harmon and John McClain.

"Modern music and artistry would look and sound completely different if not for the groundbreaking contributions Michael Jackson gifted to the world," remarked L.A. Reid. "Michael left behind some musical performances that we take great pride in presenting through the vision of music producers that he either worked directly with or expressed strong desire to work with. We are extremely proud and honored to present this music to the world."

The title of this album honors Michael's album naming process.  He always chose a song from the album to name his projects and, beginning with THRILLER, used only one word titles, each with an edgy quality to them.   This is true of the new project.    Written by Michael Jackson and Jerkins, and produced by Jackson and Jerkins, "Xscape" has further significance in that it is the one track on the album that was 'contemporized' by the producer who recorded it originally in the studio with Michael. 

John Branca and John McClain, co-executors of the Estate of Michael Jackson said,
"Michael was always on the cutting edge and was constantly reaching out to new producers, looking for new sounds.  He was always relevant and current. These tracks, in many ways, capture that spirit.   We thank L.A. Reid for his vision."    

XSCAPE is a long awaited collection of exciting new music that will thrill the legions of fans of one of the world's most revered and best-selling artists, as well as attract a whole new generation discovering his artistry for the first time. In conjunction with the release of XSCAPE, Epic / Sony Music will launch an unprecedented global campaign with the One Sony sister companies, Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications, and Sony Network Entertainment International drawing from all of Sony's strengths and consumer reach.

"Michael has long been a treasured member of the larger Sony family," said Kazuo Hirai, President and CEO, Sony Corporation. "Starting with the release of 'Off The Wall' in 1979, Sony Music Entertainment has since released all of Michael's recordings. We are thrilled and privileged to be collaborating as One Sony to celebrate Michael's latest legacy, and bringing his fans an exclusive experience through our upcoming initiatives with our products and services."

More news about Michael Jackson's upcoming album will be revealed in the coming weeks. Keep visiting www.michaeljackson.com for new details.

ABOUT MICHAEL JACKSON:

Michael Jackson is one of the most beloved entertainers and profoundly influential artists of all-time.  He was also a dedicated philanthropist and an astute business professional.   To date Jackson has sold 1 billion records worldwide, released 13 No.1 singles and became one of a handful of artists to be inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Guinness Book of World Records recognized Jackson as the Most Successful Entertainer of All Time and "Thriller" as the Biggest Selling Album of All Time. Jackson won 17 Grammy Awards including 8 in one year, a record in itself, and received 26 American Music Awards, including the Artist of the Century Award.   Jackson defined the art form of music video with such ground-breaking short films as "Billie Jean," "Beat It" and the classic "Thriller," which in 2009 became the first and only music video inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. In his short films "Black or White", "They Don't Care About Us", "Bad and "Smooth Criminal" and others, Jackson set an aesthetic standard for video production that remains unsurpassed even today. The Estate of Michael Jackson and Cirque du Soleil have produced two top shows:  Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour is the #9 top grossing tour of all time; and MICHAEL JACKSON ONE, a new permanent show at Mandalay Bay Las Vegas, which is breaking box office records and receiving critical raves.     Jackson's sound, style and dance moves continue to inspire today's performers and new generations of fans worldwide continue to discover his artistry.   

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Mar 26, 2014 | Hozier Announces Headlining US Tour Dates in May

Follows Sold-Out LA and NY Shows and SXSW Showcases on Initial US Trip

"Irish singer Hozier is poised for a big year." -KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic

"[Hozier's] stirring, choral-meets-gospel-folk sound has been steadily converting more and more listeners." -MTV Buzzworthy

"Rich, soulful, and accompanied by a slight rasp… his Hype Hotel set proved there's more to [Hozier] than just a viral headline." -Consequence of Sound

Mar 26, 2014

NEW YORK, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fresh off a series of incredible SXSW performances and sold out shows in NYC and LA on his first US trip, Irish musician Hozier will return to the US in May for a series of festival and headlining tour dates.  Hozier will start off at the Sweetlife Festival in Maryland on May 10 before embarking on a headlining run starting at Bowery Ballroom in NYC before hitting Boston, Toronto, LA, and San Francisco and finally wrapping up at the Sasquatch! Festival.  A full list of confirmed dates is below.

After releasing an introductory Take Me To Church EP late last year, Hozier has released another 4-song EP to tide fans over as he completes work on his forthcoming full length, due later this year.  His latest From Eden EP is available to stream now exclusively on Spotify and features songs already part of Hozier's live set, including the title track, which was selected for the coveted Hottest Record spotlight by UK tastemaker Zane Lowe on his Radio 1 program, as well as "Work Song," "Arsonist's Lullaby," and "To Be Alone."  Recording for both EPs began in what Hozier calls "the grey, pretty boring attic" at the top of the house where he lives, before overdubs and mixing in Dublin, with producer Rob Kirwan (U2, Depeche Mode, Glasvegas, Ray Lamontagne) at the controls.  

Born in County Wicklow on St Patrick's Day, 24-year-old Andrew Hozier-Byrne gained worldwide attention nearly overnight when he posted the video for his song "Take Me To Church" under the moniker Hozier in late September.  The gripping black and white video, directed by Brendan Canty, highlights the turbulent plight of the LGBT community in Russia via the story of two gay men targeted by a homophobic gang.  The powerful video brings life to the emotional song, which touches on the influence of religion on humanity.  While in the US this month Hozier spoke with New York Magazine and Mother Jones about the moving video and the song's message. 

The "Take Me To Church" video has quickly racked up millions of views on YouTube, and the track has been a fixture on Spotify's Most Viral charts, regularly appearing in the Top 10 in the US and the UK, and Spotify also selected Hozier as one of their Spotlight Artists to Watch 2014.  "Take Me To Church" also hit #1 on Hype Machine's Most Popular chart, and has also been hovering on the top of Ireland's singles chart.  The song is currently in the Top 20 on Mediabase's Triple A radio chart, with early support from Philadelphia's WXPN, who selected "Take Me To Church" as their Gotta Hear Song of the Week and My Morning Download, Sirius XM, and Los Angeles' KCRW, who called him one of their Bands to Bank On for 2014 and also had him record a session on their Morning Becomes Eclectic program. 

Hozier has been playing to packed rooms in Ireland, and his first London show sold out in minutes, underscoring the phenomenon that has emerged in such a short time.  In the UK he's gotten great radio support on tastemaker shows on Radio 1, 6 Music, and XFM, and he was featured in the Sunday Times Culture's "Breaking Artist" section.  In addition to the upcoming US tour dates, Hozier will also be performing at Dublin's Longitude festival in July and Reading & Leeds in August.

"Take Me To Church" video: http://youtu.be/MYSVMgRr6pw 
From Eden EP: http://smarturl.it/fromedenep 
Take Me To Church EP: http://smarturl.it/takemetochurchep 

http://facebook.com/hoziermusic 
https://twitter.com/Hozier 
http://instagram.com/hozier

Hozier US Tourdates



May 10       

Columbia, MD          

Sweetlife Festival @ Merriweather Post Pavilion              

May 13        

New York, NY          

Bowery Ballroom

May 14    

Boston, MA             

Cafe 939 Red Room

May 17    

Toronto, ON             

Rivoli

May 20     

Los Angeles, CA              

Troubadour

May 21    

San Francisco, CA        

The Chapel

May 23-25

Quincy, WA             

Sasquatch! Festival @ The Gorge

 

 

SOURCE Columbia Records

Mar 25, 2014 | Tamar Braxton Announces Extensive 2014 Touring Plans

SUPPORTING R.KELLY IN ARENAS THIS SPRING

EMBARKING ON LOVE AND WAR HEADLINE TOUR

Mar 25, 2014

NEW YORK, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Known for powerful and passionate live performances, Tamar Braxton will bring her dynamic and unforgettable show to audiences across North America this spring and summer.

The Grammy Award-nominated singer, songwriter, personality, and television producer is set to be direct support for R&B legend R. Kelly on his upcoming arena jaunt followed by a headline run of her own. She joins Kelly starting April 18 in Montgomery, AL through May 11 in Louisville, KY, while her solo Love and War tour commences May 16 in Miami, FL and culminates in San Francisco, CA on June 23.

Expect to hear and see her Streamline/Epic debut, Love and War, come to life vividly and vibrantly on stage nightly. Her instantly recognizable voice always captivates, while her presence remains invigorating. Idolator has called her live show, "very impressive", while Perez Hilton claims, "her vocals are ON POINT". You'll definitely feel Love and War stage when she rolls through your town.

Right now, Tamar is also compiling ideas for her next forthcoming release and preparing for the nationwide launch of The Real— the syndicated, one-hour daily talk show set to launch nationwide in Fall 2014 on Fox Television Stations and premiering in a second window on BET. Viewers can also catch her on the WE tv hit series Tamar & Vince and Braxton Family Values.

In just the past year, Tamar has solidified herself as one of R&B's leading divas. Love and War became the #1 R&B album upon debut, selling 400,000 copies since its September release. In support of the record, she performed to packed houses across the U.S. on a 30-city tour supporting John Legend, engaged in a whirlwind European promo run, and even picked up two 2013 Soul Train Awards, after performing at the event in Las Vegas. She also released her very first holiday album, Winter Loversland. On top of it all, she gave birth to her first son, feeling like as she puts it, "I won!"

Love and War hit #2 on the Billboard Top 200 upon release, making for 2013's highest debut from a female R&B artist. Meanwhile, it also topped the Billboard Top R&B Albums Chart and iTunes Top R&B Albums Chart. Press acclaim also showered the release. Vibe described the record as "Emotional and amazing", while ARTISTdirect.com called it "everything a classic R&B record should be and so much more". After gracing the cover of Ebony Magazine, she celebrated the album's release with performances on Good Morning AmericaLive With Kelly & Michael, and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 28th at TamarBraxton.com 

R. Kelly Tour Dates:
April 18Montgomery, AL @ Acadome – Alabama State University
April 19Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Arena
April 25Jacksonville, FL @ Jacksonville Arena
April 26Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life Arena
May 1Tampa, FL @ Times Arena
May 3Jackson, MS @ JSU Stadium
May 4Greenville, SC @ Bi-Lo Center
May 9Bossier City, LA @ Century Link Center
May 10North Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Arena
May 11Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center

Headlining Tour Dates:
May 16Miami, FL @ Fillmore
May 18Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
May 21Charlotte, NC @ Fillmore
May 22Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
May 26Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts
May 28New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
May 29Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
May 30 – Mashantucket, CT @ MGM Grand at Foxwoods Resort
Jun 3Detroit, MI @ The Garden Theater
Jun 6Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
Jun 9Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29
Jun 11 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
Jun 14Birmingham, AL @ Iron City
Jun 16Houston, TX @ House of Blues
Jun 17Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
Jun 20Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
Jun 23San Francisco, CA @ Regency

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SOURCE Streamline/Epic Records

Mar 24, 2014 | Lucky Brand Announces Expanded Collaboration With Johnny Cash For March 2014 To Celebrate Lost Album "Out Among The Stars"

Mar 24, 2014

NEW YORK, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lucky Brand announced today that they are expanding their ongoing partnership with original American icon, Johnny Cash—the "Man in Black"— in honor of the March 25 release of a lost Johnny Cash album, Out Among The Stars (Columbia/Legacy).

Lucky Brand collaborates with Johnny Cash to celebrate lost album

Of the expanded collection, Lucky Brand Chief Product Officer Michael Griffin says, "Lucky Brand's musical heritage in rock and roll makes Cash a perfect fit for our artisanal roots. We're excited to continue our partnership with Johnny Cash and celebrate these newly discovered tracks."

The expanded collection features new graphic t-shirts, a men's fleece jacket and a women's tank top. In addition, Lucky Brand will debut an exclusive, limited edition "Out Among The Stars" t-shirt, emblazoned with artwork from the newly discovered studio album, thirty years in the making. Graphic tees will be priced at $39.50 and the men's fleece crew will retail for $69.50 when the collection hits Lucky stores and LuckyBrand.com March 25, 2014.

"Lucky Brand has always embraced the spirit of American music," says Lou Robin with the Johnny Cash Trust." We're thrilled to collaborate with Lucky to support Johnny's music and to create a contemporary collection that not only appeals to lifelong fans, but also introduces a whole new generation to Johnny Cash."

The Lucky Brand collection will be available March 25, 2014. Out Among The Stars, a remarkable new album comprised of 13 recently discovered Johnny Cash studio tracks may be pre-ordered now at: http://smarturl.it/cash_stars_amzn .

About Lucky Brand
Lucky Brand began crafting great-fitting, vintage-inspired jeans in Los Angeles in 1990, quickly earning the title of "America's favorite." The brand also produces apparel, shoes, accessories and jewelry for men and women that are sold in more than 200 retail stores within the U.S., high-end department and specialty stores, select stores in Canada, and online at LuckyBrand.com.

Lucky Brand

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SOURCE Legacy Recordings; Lucky Brand

Mar 20, 2014 | Pharrell Williams Continues To Spread Happiness Around The Globe

"Pharrell Williams has created a pop-up community for global good." - Aaron Sherinian, Vice President for Public Relations of the UN Foundation

Mar 20, 2014

NEW YORK, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Pharrell Williams and the United Nations Foundation joined forces to celebrate International Day of Happiness around the globe in an effort to raise money and support for the United Nation's Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). It's not too late to donate; visit http://bit.ly/HappyDayCERF to support humanitarian efforts worldwide.

"Today showed the power of what happens when people come together around something they believe in," said Aaron Sherinian, Vice President for Public Relations of the UN Foundation. "It raises awareness and funds, and has raised the level of volume of humanity in support of the UN. Pharrell Williams has created a pop-up community for global good that can help change lives and change the conversation everywhere."

Throughout the day, Pharrell has spotlighted videos of people demonstrating their happiness to his chart-topping, worldwide hit "Happy" at www.24hoursofhappiness.com. With an unbelievable and overwhelming amount of participation from people literally everywhere, Pharrell has just announced an encore play of the roughly 200 chosen videos from nearly every single time zone starting this evening at 8pm ET/5pm PT. Visit www.24hoursofhappiness.com to watch.

  • #HappyDay and related hashtags have been used in over 70,000 tweets in the last 36 hours, by more than 20,000 contributors, for a total of over 211 million impressions.
  • #HappyDay tweets continue to roll in around the world, from UNICEF and WHO to Victoria Beckham, Forest Whitaker, Good Morning America, Brazilian TV presenter Marcos Mion, CNN, PEOPLE and Glee.
  • Over 1,300 videos from 20 time zones in more than 70 countries have been submitted to www.24hoursofhappiness.com.
  • More than 1.6 million photos have been tagged on Instagram with the hashtag #HappyDay.
  • A 12-minute Supercut of selected shots (guaranteed to make you laugh and cry) led Hour 20 (12pm PT). Watch here: http://smarturl.it/HAPPYDAYvideo.
  • Pharrell surprised a roomful of students in Miami who had created a "Happy" video, which kicked off Hour 17 (12pm ET). Watch here: http://bit.ly/teachHAPPY.
  • While the overwhelming majority of videos were created by fans, noted YouTube sensations, Walk Off The Earth, Pentatonix, Eric Hutchinson and Kina Grannis also contributed cover versions.
  • Participation sparked a Twitter frenzy, with related hashtags trending worldwide in English and Spanish, and in the U.S., Canada, and elsewhere.
  • Watch additional "Happy" videos from fans in Paris (http://bit.ly/HAPPYParis), The Philippines (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TizA_jTCSS8), and even a Star Wars-themed clip from Tunisia (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HvaFhUcm-4).

For more information on International Day of Happiness, please see tool kit:  
https://sm01.box.com/s/io62fzicfpevkd0wo357
 

http://www.pharrellwilliams.com    
https://www.facebook.com/Pharrell  
http://www.youtube.com/iamother  
https://twitter.com/pharrell  
http://instagram.com/pharrell

SOURCE Columbia Records

Mar 20, 2014 | Legacy Recordings Announces Titles For Record Store Day 2014 (Saturday, April 19)

Legacy's RSD 2014 Collectibles Include Releases From 311, Aerosmith, the Allman Brothers Band, Eric Carmen, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Henry Mancini, Dean Martin, MGMT, OutKast, Ray Parker, Jr., Ronnie Spector & The E Street Band and The The

Mar 20, 2014

NEW YORK, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is proud to announce the label's all-star line-up of 7" and 12" vinyl titles for Record Store Day 2014, celebrated at independent record stores worldwide on Saturday, April 19, 2014.

Record Store Day 2014

For RSD 2014, Legacy is offering limited edition and collectible titles from classic artists including 311, Aerosmith, the Allman Brothers Band, Eric Carmen, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Henry Mancini, Dean Martin, MGMT, OutKast, Ray Parker, Jr., Ronnie Spector & The E Street Band and The The.

Now in its seventh year, Record Store Day is an annual day-long celebration of record store culture held on the third Saturday in April.  RSD has named Chuck D Record Store Day Ambassador 2014.

Legacy Recordings releases for Record Store Day 2014 include:

311 - Two Individually Numbered Double 12" LP Titles on 180-gram audiophile vinyl

Evolver - Newly remastered from the original analog tapes, this individually numbered 2LP 12" vinyl edition of the Omaha rock band's 2003 breakthrough album features the hit "Creatures (For a While)" and is previously unreleased on LP.

311 - Newly remastered from the original analog tapes, this individually numbered 2LP 12" vinyl edition of 1995's "The Blue Album," 311's top-selling record, features "Down," "All Mixed Up" and "Don't Stay Home" and is previously unreleased on LP.

AEROSMITH - Four Classic Aerosmith 12" LPs, Individually Numbered on 180-gram audiophile vinyl

Rocks - 12" 180-gram audiophile vinyl LP in an individually numbered jacket - Aerosmith's 1976 classic Rocks captures Aerosmith at the band's most raw and rocking, featuring "Back in the Saddle" and "Last Child."

Draw The Line  - 12" 180-gram audiophile vinyl LP in an individually numbered jacket - Aerosmith's 1977 release Draw the Line responded to then-emerging punk with a full-on straight-ahead hard rock assault, wrapped in an iconic cover art by American caricaturist Art Hirschfeld.

Night In The Ruts - 12" 180-gram audiophile vinyl LP in an individually numbered jacket - 1979's Night in the Ruts includes "No Surprize," which recounts the band's early history, as well the driving "Chiquita," the jamming "Three Mile Smile," the furious "Bone to Bone," and a pair of covers: the Yardbirds' "Think About It" and the novelty number "Reefer Head Woman."

Rock In A Hard Place - 12" 180-gram audiophile vinyl LP in an individually numbered jacket - Originally released in 1982, Rock In A Hard Place is the only album in Aerosmith history to not include guitarist Joe Perry.  The band still created world-class rock as evidenced in the title track as well as "Prelude to Joanie," "Lightning Strikes," "Jailbait," "Bitch's Brew," and "Bolivian Ragamuffin."

THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND  - 12" 2LP 180-gram audiophile vinyl

Live At The Beacon Theatre 1992 - Includes ten tracks from Play All Night: Live at the Beacon Theatre 1992, the celebrated 2CD live album, produced by Warren Haynes. This 2LP collection showcases key performances from The Allman Brothers Band's first extended run, now an annual tradition, at New York's Beacon Theatre.

ERIC CARMEN - 7" Numbered Single - New Record Store Day 2014 Exclusive

Brand New Year (Alternative Mix) b/w Starting Over (Live '76) This new, numbered 7" single features an alternate mix of "Brand New Year," the first new recording by Eric Carmen in more than 15 years, exclusive to this special RSD release.  "Starting Over," the b-side, is an extremely rare 1976 solo live performance and preview of Legacy's upcoming career-spanning retrospective Essential Eric Carmen.

THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE -  Individually Numbered 12" LP 200-gram audiophile vinyl by QRP

Live At Monterey - The Jimi Hendrix Experience's mythic US debut performance at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967, pressed on 200 gram audiophile grade vinyl by QRP, with all analogue mastering by Bernie Grundman.  This edition includes an essay by Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell.

HENRY MANCINI- Limited Edition, Individually Numbered 12" LP, Pressed on PINK VINYL

The Pink Panther - Music from the Film Score Composed and Conducted by Henry Mancini - A special 50th Anniversary Edition of the unforgettable film score and the iconic crime caper comedy, starring Peter Sellers and directed by Blake Edwards, that inspired it.  The soundtrack album was given a Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 2001.

DEAN MARTIN - Individually Numbered LP pressed on 180-gram audiophile vinyl

Dream with Dean - One of the crooner's best-charting albums, 1964's Dream with Dean (subtitled "the intimate Dean Martin") has been newly remastered from the original analog tapes for this RSD 180-gram vinyl release and features Dino's signature "Everybody Loves Somebody."

MGMT - Two Individually Numbered LP Titles pressed on 180-gram audiophile vinyl

Oracular Spectacular - Newly remastered from the original analog tapes, this numbered edition of MGMT's million-selling major label debut album from 2007 includes the generational anthems "Kids," "Time To Pretend" and "Electric Feel."

Congratulations - Newly remastered from the original analog tapes, this numbered 2LP edition of MGMT's psychedelic rock masterpiece from 2010 is pressed on 180-gram vinyl and features the paradoxical "Flash Delirium."

OUTKAST - Limited Edition, Numbered LP

Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik - A special 20th anniversary vinyl edition of the groundbreaking hip-hop manifesto and debut recording from rappers Andre 3000 and Big Boi, featuring the call-to-party-arms "Player's Ball."

RAY PARKER, JR. - 10" Glow-In-The-Dark "Ecto Green" Vinyl

Ghostbusters b/w Ghostbusters 1984 Remixes Legacy Recordings and RSD celebrate the 30th anniversary of the blockbuster film comedy "Ghostbusters" with a collectible "ecto green" glow-in-the-dark 10" vinyl pressing of the film's #1 hit theme song by Ray Parker Jr., backed with original 1984 dance remixes of the track.

RONNIE SPECTOR & THE E STREET BAND - Individually Numbered 7" vinyl single

Say Goodbye To Hollywood c/w Baby Please Don't Go

A stunning recreation of the 7" single cut by Ronnie Spector and The E Street Band at the CBS Studios in 1977, "Say Goodbye to Hollywood"/"Baby Please Don't Go" was produced by Sugar Miami Steve (aka Steve Van Zandt) and is the only release credited to the just "The E Street Band." Billy Joel wrote "Say Goodbye To Hollywood" as a musical tribute to the sound of the Ronettes, so it was fitting that Ronnie Spector record her own version, with Bruce Springsteen's backing band (and Bruce himself on acoustic guitar).  The B side is a Steve Van Zandt original.

THE THE - Double A-Side 12" LP

Side one: GIANT
Side two: GIANT (DJ FOOD REMIX 2011)

GIANT2FACED12INCH is a double A-sided release featuring THE THE's Giant (from the 1983 album Soul Mining) and DJ Food's 2011 remix of the track, which was previously available on his album The Search Engine.

The sleeve features a '2 faced' double cover to mirror the audio content – THE THE's Andy Dog artwork features on one side, and DJ Food's illustrative interpretation of the artwork on the other, and a top opening makes this sleeve entirely non-preferential.

This Record Store Day release marks the beginning of a new exploration of The The's timeless catalogue.

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Mar 05, 2014 | In An Unprecedented Decision, Cher Lloyd Asks Fans To Premiere Music From Her New Album Sorry I'm Late

IN CONJUNCTION WITH MTV ARTISTS "PIECES OF CHER" TO BE REVEALED THROUGH EXCLUSIVE TRACKS, BEHIND-THE-SCENES VIDEOS AND NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN ARTWORK

ALBUM PRE-ORDER ON MARCH 17 - FULL ALBUM TO BE RELEASED ON MAY 27th

NEW SINGLE "SIRENS" PREMIERES ON SIRIUSXM MARCH 14

Mar 5, 2014

NEW YORK, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Multi-platinum, British singer/songwriter, Cher Lloyd is empowering her fans by allowing them to premiere music from her new album, Sorry I'm Late, May 27th on Epic Records. Lloyd has made the unprecedented decision to put the music in their hands first. This monumental move marks the first time in history that an artist has engaged her fan base to showcase new music before anybody else.

Here's how the revolutionary campaign shakes down. In conjunction with MTV Artists, MTV's artist and music discovery site and app, one lucky fan as chosen by the star, will get the opportunity to unveil a new song and unlock a piece of Lloyd's album artwork via his/her social networks. Shortly after the particular track goes live on MTV.com, fans may submit their own videos for it as part of a week-long contest. The winning video will then be showcased on her official MTV Artists page. In addition, each winner will be awarded the opportunity to attend an exclusive Cher Lloyd, Live from MTV, live stream fan event in New York on album release day.

Moreover, her next single "Sirens" makes its debut at satellite radio on March 14. SiriusXM HITS 1 will debut the song over the course of a 24-hour takeover, playing exclusively it every hour on the hour. Following up last year's hit "I Wish" [featuring T.I.], this latest single is a testament to Lloyd's commitment to letting down her barriers and being more vulnerability with her music. In addition, when fans pre-order the album on March 17 they will get an immediate download of "Sirens".

"What I love most about my fans is that they aren't afraid to be vocal when they want new music from me, so I thought why not let them be the ones to release it," says Lloyd.

Inviting listeners deeper into her world, Lloyd recently wrapped a 4-part series entitled "Pieces of Cher" that will be showcased on www.cherlloyd.com in the weeks preceding the album's release. The series opens up the doorway her life and allows fans unprecedented access. This is the chance to join Lloyd on her journey like never before.

She also joins good friend Demi Lovato for the Neon Lights arena tour starting March 20 in Kansas, MO as well as her own headlining dates throughout the spring. To make the jaunt even more special, she's participating in MTV's "Ultimate Fan Experience", which will give one fan the opportunity to hang with Lloyd at the Nashville gig on March 29.

Cher Lloyd is sorry she's late but she's made it well worth the wait!

Neon Lights Tour Dates:
March 20St. Louis, MO @ Chaifez Theater
March 22Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
March 23Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
March 26Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
March 27Cleveland, OH @ Quickens Loan Arena
March 29Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
March 30Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Headlining Tour Dates:
March 18Kansas, MO @ Arvest Bank Theater
March 21Columbus, OH @ Bogarts 
March 25Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
April 1Pittsburgh, PA @ Carnegie Library Music Hall 
April 3Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
April 4Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony
April 6Huntington, NY @ The Paramount

www.cherlloyd.com/ 
twitter.com/CherLloyd 
facebook.com/cherlloydmusic 
instagram.com/cherlloyd

SOURCE Epic Records

Feb 05, 2014 | Kesington Kross To Join Kat Dahlia On East Coast Winter Tour

VIDEO FOR FIRST SINGLE "GIMME YOUR LOVE" TO PREMIERE FEB. 18th ON VEVO

AUDIO JUSTICE EP DRUMS UP UNIVERSAL CRITICAL ACCLAIM

Feb 5, 2014

NEW YORK, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Retro-future, singer-songwriter Kesington Kross will support label mate Kat Dahlia on her upcoming East Coast tour, starting February 17 at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140205/NY59305)

The jaunt hits nine major markets, allowing audiences to experience the singer, songwriter, and producer in an intimate setting as he brings the music from his debut Audio Justice EP to life on stage. The video for his first single "Gimme Your Love" is set to premiere February 18th on VEVO.

Since its release, Audio Justice has drummed up unanimous praise from top tastemakers for its astonishing amalgam of modern alternative R&B, industrial soul, hypnotic synths, and booming futurist hum.  Here's just a taste of what the critics have to say:

The Fader: "Audio Justice unapologetically goes left, enjoying the slick guitars and earnest nastiness of '80s heroes like Rick James and Prince."

VIBE: "If you've got any type of soul living inside of your skin, KES' genre-bending new EP Audio Justice will become a fixture in your iTunes. Press play and thank us later."

MTV: "TRIPLE THREAT ALERT! While every track on Audio Justice is equally stellar, there are a few undeniable standouts. Like, we're talking songs that are drop-what-you're-doing AWESOME."

The Singersroom: "Newcomer KES is yearning for attention and after listening to his debut offering, Audio Justice, we can categorically say he deserves it."

ARTISTdirect.com: "You want a peek at the future? Take one listen to KES. R&B may never be the same. Meet its new leader…"

Still, hearing is really believing.  You can enter the world of Kesington Kross now as he's streaming Audio Justice in its entirety on his official Soundcloud page. Evoking 80s soundscapes that wouldn't be out of place in a Michael Mann film, his dynamic voice extends from a transfixing falsetto into smooth crooning. It's as nocturnal as it is sexy, echoing the sound of the night. For a quick look, listen to the single "Gimme Your Love" here.

Born in Orange County, CA, Kesington's mother moved the family to Compton following a setback. Although the budding musician adjusted quickly to his new surroundings, he never forgot witnessing culture disparity, which influences his songwriting. Drawing from David Bowie, Depeche Mode, Phil Collins, and Prince, he creates a sound that's all his own. Audio Justice is his first musical statement.

Stream/Download the EP here: https://soundcloud.com/kesingtonkross/sets/audio-justice-ep-1

Download the EP here: http://www.audiomack.com/album/kes/audio-justice-ep

Tour Dates:



Feb. 17

World Cafe Live

Philadelphia, PA

Feb. 18

Brighton Music Hall

Boston, MA

Feb. 19

The Studio at Webster Hall

New York, NY

Feb. 23

The Howard Theatre           

Washington, DC

Feb. 24         

Altar Bar

Pittsburgh, PA

Feb. 26

Schubas Tavern

Chicago, IL

Feb. 28

White Rabbit Cabaret

Indianapolis, IN

March 2

Empire

Springfield, VA

March 4

Masquerade

Atlanta, GA

 

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Dec 17, 2013 | GLOBAL SUPERSTAR SHAKIRA TO RELEASE HER NEXT ALBUM WITH SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
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Jun 21, 2011 | "Weird Al" Yankovic Unleashes Alpocalypse in Stores

Pop Satirist Releases 13th Studio Album and Lady Gaga Parody Music Video

PR Newswire
NEW YORK
Jun 21, 2011

NEW YORK, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- "Weird Al" Yankovic's highly anticipated 13th studio album, Alpocalypse (Jive Records), hits stores today, Tuesday, June 21st. The 3-time Grammy Award-winner's first album in nearly 5 years, Alpocalypse features the much-talked-about Lady Gaga parody "Perform This Way" (click to listen) as well as parodies of hits by Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, T.I. and B.o.B. featuring Bruno Mars. Al and his long-time bandmates were aided and abetted in the recording studio by guest appearances from Taylor Hanson and The Doors' Ray Manzarek.

Yesterday saw the world-premiere of the wildly popular "Perform This Way" music video, in which Yankovic, sporting the body of a Gaga-like female dancer (thanks to CGI magic), cycles through a couple dozen bizarre and extravagant wardrobe options and battles a Madonna doppelganger.

Weird Al's mastery of pop-culture parody has been a constant in the music industry for over three decades. He is the biggest-selling comedy recording artist of all time, and his hit singles such as "Eat It," "Smells Like Nirvana," "Amish Paradise" and "White & Nerdy" have garnered him international acclaim. He recently added "NY Times Bestselling Author" to his list of accomplishments with the publication of his children's book When I Grow Up (HarperCollins) - the app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch has just been released. His 2006 album Straight Outta Lynwood - his highest-charting to date - featured the Platinum-selling Billboard Top 10 single "White & Nerdy," the video of which spent two months at #1 on iTunes.

http://www.weirdal.com/

http://twitter.com/alyankovic

http://www.facebook.com/weirdal

http://youtube.com/alyankovic

SOURCE Jive Records

SOURCE: Jive Records

"Weird Al" Yankovic Unleashes Alpocalypse in Stores Pop Satirist Releases 13th Studio Album and Lady Gaga Parody Music Video

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- "Weird Al" Yankovic's highly anticipated 13th studio album, Alpocalypse (Jive Records), hits stores today, Tuesday, June 21st. The 3-time Grammy Award-winner's first album in nearly 5 years, Alpocalypse features the much-talked-about Lady Gaga parody "Perform This Way" (click to listen) as well as parodies of hits by Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, T.I. and B.o.B. featuring Bruno Mars. Al and his long-time bandmates were aided and abetted in the recording studio by guest appearances from Taylor Hanson and The Doors' Ray Manzarek.

Yesterday saw the world-premiere of the wildly popular "Perform This Way" music video, in which Yankovic, sporting the body of a Gaga-like female dancer (thanks to CGI magic), cycles through a couple dozen bizarre and extravagant wardrobe options and battles a Madonna doppelganger.

Weird Al's mastery of pop-culture parody has been a constant in the music industry for over three decades. He is the biggest-selling comedy recording artist of all time, and his hit singles such as "Eat It," "Smells Like Nirvana," "Amish Paradise" and "White & Nerdy" have garnered him international acclaim. He recently added "NY Times Bestselling Author" to his list of accomplishments with the publication of his children's book When I Grow Up (HarperCollins) – the app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch has just been released. His 2006 album Straight Outta Lynwood – his highest-charting to date – featured the Platinum-selling Billboard Top 10 single "White & Nerdy," the video of which spent two months at #1 on iTunes.

http://www.weirdal.com/

http://twitter.com/alyankovic

http://www.facebook.com/weirdal

http://youtube.com/alyankovic

SOURCE Jive Records

CONTACT: Carlos Vega, +1-212-833-6480, carlos.vega@sonymusic.com

Web Site: http://www.jiverecords.com

Jun 17, 2011 | Britney Spears Teams Up With Bravo, VEVO and MTV to Launch Multi-Platform Premiere of Her Highly Anticipated "I Wanna Go" Video on June 22nd

Femme Fatale Tour Kicks Off In Sacramento To Sell-Out Crowds And Rave Reviews From Critics

PR Newswire
NEW YORK
Jun 17, 2011

NEW YORK, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Britney Spears is set to launch a multi-platform campaign of her eagerly awaited video, "I Wanna Go." This Sunday Spears will simultaneously air an exclusive 30-second teaser on Bravo's popular "Watch What Happens: Live" and on VEVO. The teaser leads up to the full video premiere on MTV and VEVO on Wednesday the 22nd. Following the premiere the video will air hourly on MTV, during video hours, and on VH-1's Best Morning Buzz Live.

The video was directed by Chris Marrs Piliero and shot in Los Angeles. The "I Wanna Go" video comes on the heels of her highly-anticipated Femme Fatale tour in Sacramento yesterday. Spears was warmly received by a sell-out crowd and high praise from critics: Rolling Stone raves that "the night belonged to Britney" and that it was "possibly her flashiest, fastest moving, and most entertaining production yet." The Sacramento Bee adds "Spears performed like a pro throughout the show" and that the "sellout crowd thrilled... from the start to Spear's stellar pop songs." Spears' Femme Fatale Tour with special guest Nicki Minaj, Jessie and the Toy Boys and Nervo next tour date is June 18th in San Jose at the HP Pavilion and is slated to wrap on August 25th in Raleigh, NC before heading off to Europe.

"I Wanna Go" (click to listen) is the third single from Spears' platinum selling 7th studio-album Femme Fatale (Jive Records) and was produced by Shellback, Savan Kotecha and long-time collaborator Max Martin.

About Bravo:

Bravo is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Bravo has been an NBCUniversal cable network since December 2002 and was the first television service dedicated to film and the performing arts when it launched in December 1980. For more information, visit www.BravoTV.com. Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BravoPR.

About MTV:

MTV is the world's premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy®, Grammy® and Peabody® award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. MTV's sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub MTV.com is the leading destination for music, news and pop culture. MTV is part of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. For more information, go to www.mtvpress.com.

About VEVO:

VEVO is the world's leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform. VEVO is available in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom, which includes VEVO.com, Mobile Apps (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Android), Connected Television (Google TV, Boxee) and user embeddable video players. VEVO powers music videos on over 200 artist pages across Facebook, as well as syndicates to dozens of online sites, including AOL, BET, CBS Interactive Music Group (including Last.fm), Fuse.tv and Univision. Additionally, through a special partnership with YouTube, VEVO is accessible in over 200 countries, expanding the platform's reach around the globe.

For updated information and news, please visit:

www.britney.com
www.britneyspears.com
www.facebook.com/britneyspears

SOURCE Jive Records

SOURCE: Jive Records

Britney Spears Teams Up With Bravo, VEVO and MTV to Launch Multi-Platform Premiere of Her Highly Anticipated "I Wanna Go" Video on June 22nd Femme Fatale Tour Kicks Off In Sacramento To Sell-Out Crowds And Rave Reviews From Critics

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Britney Spears is set to launch a multi-platform campaign of her eagerly awaited video, "I Wanna Go."  This Sunday Spears will simultaneously air an exclusive 30-second teaser on Bravo's popular "Watch What Happens: Live" and on VEVO.  The teaser leads up to the full video premiere on MTV and VEVO on Wednesday the 22nd.  Following the premiere the video will air hourly on MTV, during video hours, and on VH-1's Best Morning Buzz Live

The video was directed by Chris Marrs Piliero and shot in Los Angeles.  The "I Wanna Go" video comes on the heels of her highly-anticipated Femme Fatale tour in Sacramento yesterday. Spears was warmly received by a sell-out crowd and high praise from critics: Rolling Stone raves that "the night belonged to Britney" and that it was "possibly her flashiest, fastest moving, and most entertaining production yet."  The Sacramento Bee adds "Spears performed like a pro throughout the show" and that the "sellout crowd thrilled... from the start to Spear's stellar pop songs."  Spears' Femme Fatale Tour with special guest Nicki Minaj, Jessie and the Toy Boys and Nervo next tour date is June 18th in San Jose at the HP Pavilion and is slated to wrap on August 25th in Raleigh, NC before heading off to Europe.

"I Wanna Go" (click to listen) is the third single from Spears' platinum selling 7th studio-album Femme Fatale (Jive Records) and was produced by Shellback, Savan Kotecha and long-time collaborator Max Martin.

About Bravo:

Bravo is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Bravo has been an NBCUniversal cable network since December 2002 and was the first television service dedicated to film and the performing arts when it launched in December 1980.  For more information, visit www.BravoTV.com. Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BravoPR.

About MTV:

MTV is the world's premier youth entertainment brand.  With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people.  MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy®, Grammy® and Peabody® award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile.  MTV's sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub MTV.com is the leading destination for music, news and pop culture.  MTV is part of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.  For more information, go to www.mtvpress.com.

About VEVO:

VEVO is the world's leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform. VEVO is available in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom, which includes VEVO.com, Mobile Apps (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Android), Connected Television (Google TV, Boxee) and user embeddable video players. VEVO powers music videos on over 200 artist pages across Facebook, as well as syndicates to dozens of online sites, including AOL, BET, CBS Interactive Music Group (including Last.fm), Fuse.tv and Univision.  Additionally, through a special partnership with YouTube, VEVO is accessible in over 200 countries, expanding the platform's reach around the globe.

For updated information and news, please visit:

www.britney.com
www.britneyspears.com
www.facebook.com/britneyspears

SOURCE Jive Records

CONTACT: Jive Records: Wendy Washington, +1-212-833-6886, Wendy.washington@sonymusic.com; Bravo: Alana McElroy, +1-212-413-5046, Alana.McElroy@nbcuni.com

Web Site: http://www.jiverecords.com

May 02, 2011 | "Weird Al" Yankovic to Release "Alpocalypse" on June 21st

PR Newswire
NEW YORK
May 2, 2011

NEW YORK, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Grammy Award-winning artist "Weird Al" Yankovic is set to release his 13th studio album Alpocalypse (Jive Records) on June 21st. It is his first full studio release since the 2006 Grammy nominated album Straight Outta Lynwood that spawned the platinum hit single "White & Nerdy."

Alpocalypse will be available in both standard and deluxe formats and will include the much talked about Lady Gaga parody, "Perform This Way," that generated two million Youtube hits within two days and at its fever pitch was the #5 trending Twitter topic in the world. The deluxe set will have a bonus DVD containing 10 music videos.

The highly anticipated "Perform This Way" video is currently being shot in LA with Al once again taking the helm as director.

"Weird Al" recently announced Spring/Summer tour dates that kick off May 19th at the State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ.


    Tour Dates Are As Follows:
    May 19   New Brunswick, NJ     The State Theatre
    May 20   Glenside, PA          Keswick Theatre
    May 21   Englewood, NJ         Bergen Performing Arts Center
    May 22   Pittsburgh, PA        Stage AE - Outdoor Stage
    May 24   Verona, NY            Turning Stone Resort Casino
    May 26   Marion, OH            Marion Palace Theatre
    May 27   Mt. Pleasant, MI      Soaring Eagle Casino
    May 28   Waukegan, IL          The Genesee Theatre
    May 29   Cincinnati, OH        PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music
    May 31   St. Charles, IL       The Arcada Theatre
    Jun 1    Effingham, IL         Effingham Perf. Arts Center
    Jun 2    Milwaukee, WI         Potawatomi Casino
    Jun 3    St. Charles, MO       The Family Arena
    Jun 5    Springfield, IL       Prairie Capital Convention Center
    Jun 10   Chandler, AZ          Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino
    Jun 11   Tucson, AZ            Fox Tucson Theatre
    Jun 12   Riverside, CA         Fox Perf. Arts Center
    Jun 15   Del Mar, CA           San Diego County Fair
    Jun 16   Santa Ynez, CA        Chumash Casino

    *Additional dates are scheduled to be added.

"Weird Al" Yankovic has reigned for three decades as the best-selling comedy artist in history, with over 12 million albums sold. He has won 3 Grammy Awards with 12 career nominations. With the recent release of his children's book When I Grow Up (HarperCollins), Weird Al adds "New York Times best-selling author" to his list of accomplishments.

www.weirdal.com

twitter.com/alyankovic

SOURCE Jive Records

SOURCE: Jive Records

"Weird Al" Yankovic to Release "Alpocalypse" on June 21st

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Grammy Award-winning artist "Weird Al" Yankovic is set to release his 13th studio album Alpocalypse (Jive Records) on June 21st. It is his first full studio release since the 2006 Grammy nominated album Straight Outta Lynwood that spawned the platinum hit single "White & Nerdy."

Alpocalypse will be available in both standard and deluxe formats and will include the much talked about Lady Gaga parody, "Perform This Way," that generated two million Youtube hits within two days and at its fever pitch was the #5 trending Twitter topic in the world.  The deluxe set will have a bonus DVD containing 10 music videos.

The highly anticipated "Perform This Way" video is currently being shot in LA with Al once again taking the helm as director.

"Weird Al" recently announced Spring/Summer tour dates that kick off May 19th at the State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ.

Tour Dates Are As Follows:

May 19

New Brunswick, NJ

The State Theatre

May 20

Glenside, PA

Keswick Theatre

May 21

Englewood, NJ

Bergen Performing Arts Center

May 22

Pittsburgh, PA

Stage AE - Outdoor Stage

May 24

Verona, NY

Turning Stone Resort Casino

May 26

Marion, OH

Marion Palace Theatre

May 27

Mt. Pleasant, MI

Soaring Eagle Casino

May 28

Waukegan, IL

The Genesee Theatre

May 29

Cincinnati, OH

PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music

May 31

St. Charles, IL

The Arcada Theatre

Jun 1

Effingham, IL

Effingham Perf. Arts Center

Jun 2

Milwaukee, WI

Potawatomi Casino

Jun 3

St. Charles, MO

The Family Arena

Jun 5

Springfield, IL

Prairie Capital Convention Center

Jun 10

Chandler, AZ

Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino

Jun 11

Tucson, AZ

Fox Tucson Theatre

Jun 12

Riverside, CA

Fox Perf. Arts Center

Jun 15

Del Mar, CA

San Diego County Fair

Jun 16

Santa Ynez, CA

Chumash Casino




*Additional dates are scheduled to be added.



"Weird Al" Yankovic has reigned for three decades as the best-selling comedy artist in history, with over 12 million albums sold.  He has won 3 Grammy Awards with 12 career nominations.  With the recent release of his children's book When I Grow Up (HarperCollins), Weird Al adds "New York Times best-selling author" to his list of accomplishments.

www.weirdal.com

twitter.com/alyankovic

SOURCE Jive Records

CONTACT: Gihan Salem, Jive Records, +1-310-272-2650, Gihan.Salem@sonymusic.com

Web Site: http://www.jiverecords.com

Apr 19, 2011 | R. Kelly to Bring His "Love Letter" Tour to the U.S.

Grammy Award Winning R. Kelly Prepares To Hit The Road With Keyshia Cole And Marsha Ambrosius

PR Newswire
CHICAGO
Apr 19, 2011

CHICAGO, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Three time GRAMMY winning King of R&B, R. Kelly will bring his "Love Letter" tour to the United States beginning June 2, 2011. This electrifying performer will tour in support of Love Letter (Jive Records) his R.I.A.A. gold-certified eleventh studio album. Love Letter has produced two hit singles, "When A Woman Loves" and the title track which held the # 1 position on the Urban AC chart for four consecutive weeks. Kelly is one of the biggest-selling R&B artists in the world selling over 34 million albums, releasing 12 No. 1 singles and eight No. 1 albums. His new CD incorporates classic soul music influences and features chivalrous lyrics concerning love and forgiveness. Kelly, who wrote, produced and arranged Love Letter, pays homage to soul artists such as Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke, Jackie Wilson, Donny Hathaway, Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder.

Love Letter received praise from critics and made the New York Times Pop Top 10 Albums of 2010 list, while its single "When A Woman Loves" made Associated Press' Best Singles of the Year List.

"Kelly is singing as vigorously as ever, on songs that are some of the most elegant of his career...the songs are in essence, secular spirituals, bombastic and warm."

The New York Times

"The first single, the epic 'When A Woman Loves,' is a tour de force that not only puts Kelly's wondrous songwriting on display, but also showcases a voice that has little competition when it comes to pure power and passion."

Associated Press

"A refreshingly tasteful foray into classic soul and PG lovemaking."

Entertainment Weekly

"Slow-simmered, grown-man emoting...and Kelly's melodicism and vocal powers."

Los Angeles Times

"The R&B lothario reminds listeners that he's still got it..."

Rap-Up Magazine

Joining Kelly on the "Love Letter" tour are four-time GRAMMY-nominated, multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter and the star of a top-rated BET reality show, Keyshia Cole and six-time GRAMMY nominated singer/songwriter/producer Marsha Ambrosius who achieved success as the "Songstress" in the now defunct duo Floetry. Ambrosius released her solo debut album Late Nights & Early Mornings, which entered at #1 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart and #2 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart.

For more information, please go to www.r-kelly.com


    Date            City                       Venue
    ----            ----                       -----
    June 2          Southaven, MS              DeSoto Civic Center
    June 3          New Orleans, LA            UNO Lakefront Arena
    June 4          Mobile, AL                 Civic Center
    June 5          Houston, TX                Toyota Centre
    June 10         Oakland, CA                Coliseum
    June 11         Los Angeles, CA            Nokia Theater L. A. Live
    June 16         Chicago, IL                Allstate Arena
    June 17         St. Louis, MO              Chaifetz Arena
    June 18         Kansas City, MO            Sprint Center
    June 19         Dallas, TX                 Verizon Theater
    June 24         Raleigh, NC                RBC Center
    June 25         Atlanta, GA                Philips Arena
    June 26         Birmingham, AL              BJCC
    June 29         Cleveland, OH              CSU Wolstein Center
    June 30         Newark, NJ                 Prudential Center
    July 1          Baltimore, MD              1st Mariner Arena
    July 2          Washington, DC             Verizon Center
    July 3          Philadelphia, PA           Mann Music Center

SOURCE Jive Records

SOURCE: Jive Records

R. Kelly to Bring His "Love Letter" Tour to the U.S. Grammy Award Winning R. Kelly Prepares To Hit The Road With Keyshia Cole And Marsha Ambrosius

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Three time GRAMMY winning King of R&B, R. Kelly will bring his "Love Letter" tour to the United States beginning June 2, 2011.  This electrifying performer will tour in support of Love Letter (Jive Records) his R.I.A.A. gold-certified eleventh studio album.  Love Letter has produced two hit singles, "When A Woman Loves" and the title track which held the # 1 position on the Urban AC chart for four consecutive weeks. Kelly is one of the biggest-selling R&B artists in the world selling over 34 million albums, releasing 12 No. 1 singles and eight No. 1 albums.  His new CD incorporates classic soul music influences and features chivalrous lyrics concerning love and forgiveness.  Kelly, who wrote, produced and arranged Love Letter, pays homage to soul artists such as Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke, Jackie Wilson, Donny Hathaway, Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder.

Love Letter received praise from critics and made the New York Times Pop Top 10 Albums of 2010 list, while its single "When A Woman Loves" made Associated Press' Best Singles of the Year List.

"Kelly is singing as vigorously as ever, on songs that are some of the most elegant of his career…the songs are in essence, secular spirituals, bombastic and warm."

                                                                                                           The New York Times

"The first single, the epic 'When A Woman Loves,' is a tour de force that not only puts Kelly's wondrous songwriting on display, but also showcases a voice that has little competition when it comes to pure power and passion."

                                                                                                           Associated Press

"A refreshingly tasteful foray into classic soul and PG lovemaking."

                                                                                                           Entertainment Weekly

"Slow-simmered, grown-man emoting…and Kelly's melodicism and vocal powers."

                                                                                                           Los Angeles Times

"The R&B lothario reminds listeners that he's still got it…"

                                                                                                           Rap-Up Magazine

Joining Kelly on the "Love Letter" tour are four-time GRAMMY-nominated, multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter and the star of a top-rated BET reality show, Keyshia Cole and six-time GRAMMY nominated singer/songwriter/producer Marsha Ambrosius who achieved success as the "Songstress" in the now defunct duo Floetry. Ambrosius released her solo debut album Late Nights & Early Mornings, which entered at #1 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart and #2 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart. 

For more information, please go to  www.r-kelly.com

Date

City

Venue

June 2

Southaven, MS

DeSoto Civic Center

June 3

New Orleans, LA

UNO Lakefront Arena

June 4

Mobile, AL

Civic Center

June 5

Houston, TX

Toyota Centre

June 10

Oakland, CA

Coliseum

June 11

Los Angeles, CA

Nokia Theater L. A. Live

June 16

Chicago, IL

Allstate Arena

June 17

St. Louis, MO

Chaifetz Arena

June 18

Kansas City, MO

Sprint Center

June 19

Dallas, TX

Verizon Theater

June 24

Raleigh, NC

RBC Center

June 25

Atlanta, GA

Philips Arena

June 26

Birmingham, AL

BJCC

June 29

Cleveland, OH

CSU Wolstein Center

June 30

Newark, NJ

Prudential Center

July 1

Baltimore, MD

1st Mariner Arena

July 2

Washington, DC

Verizon Center

July 3

Philadelphia, PA

Mann Music Center



SOURCE Jive Records

CONTACT: Rogers & Cowan, Maureen O'Connor, +1-310-854-8116, moconnor@rogersandcowan.com or Heather Lewandoski, +1-310-854-8147, hlewandoski@rogersandcowan.com; or JIVE Label Group, Tice Merriweather, +1-212-833-6479, Ticeman.Merriweather@sonymusic.com

Web Site: http://www.r-kelly.com

Apr 18, 2011 | Chris Brown's "F.A.M.E." Album Certified Gold Within Three Weeks of Its Release

"Look At Me Now" Featuring Lil Wayne And Busta Rhymes Holding # 1 Spot On Both Rhythmic And Urban Mainstream Charts

New Single "She Ain't You" Quickly Climbing The Charts

PR Newswire
NEW YORK
Apr 18, 2011

NEW YORK, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Multi-talented artist Chris Brown's fourth studio album F.A.M.E. (Jive Records) has just been certified gold by the R.I.A.A. just three weeks after its release. The singer/songwriter earned his first chart-topping album debut when F.A.M.E. secured the No. 1 position on the Billboard 200 and the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts with total album sales of over 271K.

F.A.M.E. spawned three consecutive No. 1 singles and is the third highest-selling debut album of the year. Brown reached his third successive No. 1 Urban Mainstream with his single "Look At Me Now" (<--Click to listen) featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes. This is the single's 5th consecutive week at No. 1 on the chart and its first week at No. 1 at Rhythmic radio. The video (<--Click to view) is in rotation on MTV and MTV2 and in the Top 5 on BET's 106 and Park countdown. It was preceded by "Deuces" (<-- Click to listen) featuring Tyga and Kevin McCall (which spent 10 weeks at the top of the chart) and "No BS" (<-- Click to listen). "Yeah 3X," (<-- Click to listen) another track from F.A.M.E., rose to Top 5 at Rhythmic radio. Collectively, the four singles represent combined cumulative digital and mobile sales of over five million.

On the heels of the gold certification, Brown just released his new mid-tempo single "She Ain't You" (<--Click to listen) which is already showing early signs of success. The track was # 1 most added at Urban Mainstream and for two weeks in a row a Top 5 greatest gainer at the format. The single will impact at the Rhythmic radio format this week.

Brown co-wrote the majority of F.A.M.E., the follow-up to his 2X Grammy-nominated 2009 album, Graffiti. Collaborations on the album include Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, and Ludacris, among others.

SOURCE Jive Records

SOURCE: Jive Records

Chris Brown's "F.A.M.E." Album Certified Gold Within Three Weeks of Its Release "Look At Me Now" Featuring Lil Wayne And Busta Rhymes Holding # 1 Spot On Both Rhythmic And Urban Mainstream Charts New Single "She Ain't You" Quickly Climbing The Charts

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Multi-talented artist Chris Brown's fourth studio album F.A.M.E. (Jive Records) has just been certified gold by the R.I.A.A. just three weeks after its release.  The singer/songwriter earned his first chart-topping album debut when F.A.M.E. secured the No. 1 position on the Billboard 200 and the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts with total album sales of over 271K.  

F.A.M.E. spawned three consecutive No. 1 singles and is the third highest-selling debut album of the year. Brown reached his third successive No. 1 Urban Mainstream with his single "Look At Me Now" (<--Click to listen) featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes.  This is the single's 5th consecutive week at No. 1 on the chart and its first week at No. 1 at Rhythmic radio.   The video (<--Click to view) is in rotation on MTV and MTV2 and in the Top 5 on BET's 106 and Park countdown.  It was preceded by "Deuces" (<-- Click to listen) featuring Tyga and Kevin McCall (which spent 10 weeks at the top of the chart) and "No BS" (<-- Click to listen).  "Yeah 3X," (<-- Click to listen) another track from F.A.M.E., rose to Top 5 at Rhythmic radio. Collectively, the four singles represent combined cumulative digital and mobile sales of over five million.

On the heels of the gold certification, Brown just released his new mid-tempo single "She Ain't You" (<--Click to listen) which is already showing early signs of success.  The track was # 1 most added at Urban Mainstream and for two weeks in a row a Top 5 greatest gainer at the format.  The single will impact at the Rhythmic radio format this week.

Brown co-wrote the majority of F.A.M.E., the follow-up to his 2X Grammy-nominated 2009 album, Graffiti. Collaborations on the album include Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, and Ludacris, among others.

SOURCE Jive Records

CONTACT: JIVE Label Group, Tice Merriweather, +1-212-833-6479, Ticeman.Merriweather@sonymusic.com; Rogers and Cowan, Maureen O'Connor, +1-310-854-8116, Moconnor@rogersandcowan.com

Web Site: http://www.jiverecords.com

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