NEW YORK, May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Columbia Records and Nickelodeon announce the release of Victorious 2.0: More Music from the Hit TV Show, available Tuesday, June 5. The release is the highly anticipated follow-up to the hit comedy's first soundtrack, which debuted at #5 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. Victorious 2.0: More Music from the Hit TV Show features six songs performed by Victoria Justice and the series cast, including the brand-new single "Make It In America," co-written by Justice and Martin Johnson (Boys Like Girls), plus the infectious "Take A Hint" and "Countdown" (see below for full track-listing).
A music performance of "Make It In America" appears in the upcoming hour-long special of Victorious, "Tori Goes Platinum," premiering Saturday, May 19, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon. Leading up to "Tori Goes Platinum," the single will be available digitally on May 15th. Additionally, Justice and the Victorious cast will kick off Universal Orlando Resort's 2012 Summer Concert Series on Saturday, June 9.
Victorious, currently in its third season, is a co-production with Sony Music as part of an ongoing global partnership. The series reaches 15.1 million tweens and 11.4 million teens each quarter, while sales of singles from Victorious total 2.6 million combined digital downloads to date worldwide. Additional episodes, music and more from Victorious are available on iTunes at iTunes.com/Victorious.
The full track-listing of Victorious 2.0: More Music from the Hit TV Show is as follows:
1. "Make It In America" featuring Victoria Justice
2. "Take A Hint" featuring Victoria Justice & Elizabeth Gillies
3. "Shut Up and Dance" featuring Victoria Justice
4. "5 Fingaz To The Face" featuring Victorious Cast
5. "Countdown" featuring Leon Thomas III & Victoria Justice
6. "Don't You Forget About Me" featuring Victorious Cast
7. "I Think You're Swell" featuring Matt Bennett *iTunes exclusive bonus song
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Currently in its third season, Victorious follows teenager Tori Vega as she navigates life at Hollywood Arts, a prestigious performing arts high school. The show, created and executive produced by Dan Schneider, is a co-production with Sony Music featuring original songs performed by Victoria Justice and the show's ensemble cast. The show's first soundtrack, "Victorious: Music from the Hit TV Show," debuted at the no. 5 spot on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart and features the show's theme song "Make It Shine," as well as the hit singles "Beggin' On Your Knees," "Freak the Freak Out" and "Best Friend's Brother."
ABOUT VICTORIA JUSTICE:
The 19-year old, originally from Hollywood, FL, stars in the hit Nickelodeon series, Victorious, which recently won its first Kids' Choice Award in the category of "Favorite TV Show." Victoria will soon be seen in Paramount Pictures' FUN SIZE starring opposite Chelsea Handler, Johnny Knoxville and Thomas Mann. Directed by Josh Schwartz, the film is slated for release on October 26th. Victoria's past credits include Nickelodeon's iCarly, and Zoey 101, as well as guest appearances on The Penguins of Madagascar, Everwood and Gilmore Girls. Victoria has been nominated for a Teen Choice, Kids' Choice, NAACP Image, ALMA and Imagen Foundation Award. Victoria currently resides in Los Angeles with her family.
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