Chamillionaire Readies for Third Major Label Release with Chamillitary/Universal Repu
NEW YORK, Nov 20, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Platinum, Grammy Award Winning Rapper Chamillionaire is cueing up his third major label effort, Venom for an early 2009 debut via his new home, Chamillitary/Universal Republic Records. The much anticipated release will be made available on store shelves and at retail online in the first quarter of next year - a much-buzzed about follow-up to his critically acclaimed 2007 sophomore effort, Ultimate Victory. At his new label, Chamillionaire will be joining a formidable Universal Republic urban arsenal, which includes the recently signed Lil Jon, India.Arie, Damian Marley, Stephen Marley, and Amy Winehouse among others.
In keeping with his unprecedented connectivity with fans around the globe, Chamillionaire.com has also re-launched with a new design where exclusive content and official merchandise can only be found for Chamillionaire and artists signed to Chamillitary Records. The site will be fully loaded with frequent news updates, performance footage, video blogs, music, show info, merchandise, giveaways and much more.
The influx of ongoing new content should keep fans content until the release date for Venom is officially announced.
For more information on Chamillionaire and to preview his newest song, "Creepin" (Solo) featuring Ludacris off of Venom, visit www.chamillionaire.com.
Hailed around the world for his major label platinum-plus debut smash album, The Sound of Revenge, the disc became one of the most influential hip-hop records in 2006, with the versatile Chamillionaire emerging as a mainstream multi-platform entrepreneur. The single and video for "Ridin' featuring Krayzie Bone" became the most requested hip-hop anthem, soaring to the top of the urban, hip-hop and mainstream radio charts, almost single-handedly transforming the digital landscape. Chamillionaire was crowned the biggest selling Ringtone artist ever, with over 5 million ringtone sales, and was certified by the RIAA as the first multi-platinum Mastertone artist in history. His Myspace site has exceeded 15 million profile views, earning him over 4 million in digital sales, outselling established stars such as Nelly and T.I. In keeping with the outpouring of recognition, the charismatic performer beat out proven superstars 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes and others for Best Rap Video of the Year honors for the groundbreaking "Ridin'" video, featuring Krayzie Bone, at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards. In addition, the Houston rapper won "Rookie of the Year" and the prestigious "Alltell Wireless People's Champ Award" (viewer's choice) at the first ever BET Hip Hop Awards, as well as a nod at the American Music Awards for Favorite New Breakthrough Artist. In February 2007, Chamillionaire received his first Grammy Award win in the Best R&B Performance By Duo Or Group category for "Ridin'." In 2007, Chamillionaire released his sophomore effort, Ultimate Victory which debuted in the Top 10 of the Top 200 Sales Chart and was critically acclaimed as one of the best hip hop albums of the year.