J. Holiday's 'Bed' is #1 Most-Added Urban Record!! New single from BACK OF MY 'LAC, debut album on Capitol Records In stores

October 2nd

Washington, DC-based singer-songwriter 'Rated Next' on BET!!



    NEW YORK, July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The buzz on the street is solid and
 building for J. Holiday, the newest signing to the Music Line Group/Capitol
 Records roster, whose new single "Bed" is picking up true believers at
 Urban radio formats everywhere, setting the scene for the October 2nd
 release of J's hotly anticipated debut album, BACK OF MY 'LAC.
     "Bed" (written by The Dream and produced by Carlos McKinney) was #1
 Most-Added at Mediabase Urban and #2 Most-Added at BDS Urban last week,
 gathering top spins across the U.S., from J's hometown of Washington, DC,
 to New York, Atlanta (#1 phones and #1 ranked at WVEE), Detroit, Chicago,
 and beyond. After being added to the AOL Radio stream a couple of weeks
 ago, "Bed" became the highest-testing new Urban song, with a user rating
 average of 9.3 to 9.7 out of 10. "I will say one thing," confirmed the
 Music Editor at Concreteloop.com, "he has people talking with this song."
     J Holiday was named BET's Rated Next -- a moniker given to only a
 select few that the channel believes will be the "next big thing. The video
 premiered on BET's 106 & Park last week as "New Joint Of the Day," and
 immediately went into Medium Rotation on the cable channel. Starting next
 week, "Bed" is added to the rotation at MTV Jams. The video can also be
 seen at J's MySpace website, http://www.myspace.com/jholiday, which is now
 previewing four songs from the album -- "Bed," "Be With Me" (whose video is
 also up at the site), and the title tune, "Back Of My 'Lac." The three
 songs have accumulated over 490,000 plays at the site, which is filled with
 everything-you-always-wanted-to-know about J. Holiday. It has become a
 blogger's delight with more than 1,000 comments and photos from fans posted
 to-date.
     One listen to "Bed" is all it takes to get right to the heart of the
 musical world occupied by 22-year-old singer/songwriter J. Holiday. A
 classic rhythm and blues storyteller in the tradition of Marvin Gaye, Otis
 Redding, Donny Hathaway, and Al Green -- the foundations of J's soul when
 he was a teenager in DC -- he was also caught up in the hip-hop rhymes of
 Jay-Z and OutKast. Add to that his fascination with '90s R&B vocal groups
 Boyz II Men, H-Town, and Jodeci, and a portrait emerges of the artist as a
 young man.
     J's musical craft was tempered by life on the mean streets as a
 preachers' son, raised up in the church by a hardworking mother. "I can say
 that I've lived that street life," he testifies of his time growing up in
 DC. "The streets are not anything to glamorize. I'm trying to let my people
 back home know that I'm with them. DC has a lot of talent and I'm just
 trying to show people that we are here."
     A giant step came J's way when he hooked up with Corey Green and A&R
 veteran Anthony "T.A." Tate of Music Line Group (Ciara, Teairra Marie)
 which led straight to a deal at the Capitol Tower in Holly wood. J's
 talents as a singer and songwriter and the autobiographic flav of his tunes
 found sympathetic support from the album's producers, who include hitmaker
 Rodney 'Darkchild' Jerkins, Carlos 'L.O.S.' McKinney (Faith, Chris Brown,
 Whitney Houston, Usher), and Music Line's Ciara and Teairra Mari. "You just
 have to stay true to yourself," J. says of his journey. "There are a lot of
 different stories out here and people just need to listen to them."
     Can't wait to get to 'BED'? Hear four songs by J. Holiday here:
     http://www.jholiday.com
     http://www.myspace.com/jholiday
 
 

SOURCE Capitol Records

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