UPDATE: 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 25 /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 and on BETJ.
 "Bed" has been added to the rotation at MTV Jams, MTV Hits and VH1 Soul.
 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
     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 Hollywood. 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:

SOURCE Capitol Records

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