Debut Single from Manny X Featuring T-Pain Named iTunes' R&B Free Song

Winner of Guitar Center's Your Next Record Releases Genesis EP produced by T-Pain and Young Fyre, available on iTunes

Jun 25, 2013, 11:46 ET from Guitar Center

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- T-Pain has collaborated with Manny X, winner of Guitar Center's Your Next Record, producing his new EP and lending his unmistakable vocal stylings to the R& B crooner's new single.


Selected by iTunes as the R&B Free Song, "In Front of You" is the debut single from Manny X, featuring Grammy winning artist, writer and producer T-Pain and is available for free download now through July 1 at 9 p.m. PST. "In Front of You" is the first single off Genesis, Manny X's three-song EP produced by T-Pain and Young Fyre, and is available for download on iTunes now.

Download Manny X's "In Front of You" featuring T-Pain for free on iTunes:

"Collaborating with a new artist is always exciting" says T-Pain.  "Aside from being talented, Manny X was great to work with. Fans of R&B should check out his EP." 

Download Manny X's full EP, Genesis, on iTunes:

Manny X's Genesis Track Listing:

  1. Over Again
  2. In Front Of You feat. T-Pain
  3. Trouble

The Road to Winning Guitar Center Presents Your Next Record with T-Pain
Guitar Center Presents Your Next Record with T-Pain presented unsigned artists the opportunity of a lifetime; to compete for a grand prize package including a T-Pain produced EP. Artists from across the country submitted original tracks for consideration, but in the end, after careful consideration and a painstaking judging process, T-Pain handpicked Manny X as the winner.

Since being selected by T-Pain, Manny X has had the unprecedented opportunity to join T-Pain and Young Fyre at Tree Sound Studios  in Atlanta - the birthplace of music by such artists as Beyonce, Lil Wayne, Whitney Houston and more -  to record a 3 song EP produced by the dynamic pair.  Guitar Center also outfitted Manny X with the gear he'll need to further his career, with tools from Akai, iZotope, Shure, AVID and more.

"This has been such a surreal experience from the start.  I've learned so much from working with one of my all-time idols, T-Pain, and I am beyond proud of our results," said Manny X. "This EP is a dream come true made possible by Guitar Center's Your Next Record. I can't wait to share Genesis with my fans and embark on for this next chapter in my career."

Check out Manny X Recording Genesis with T-Pain and Young Fyre:

About Manny X
Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico and raised in Providence, RI, Emmanuel Ruiz began performing at the early age of six, but, it wasn't until his early teens that Ruiz discovered the moving and soulful sounds of R&B; a style that has stuck with him going into his recording career.  In 2008 Ruiz took on the moniker Manny X, and began releasing a series of albums, mixtapes and EPs. Manny X's skillful song writing has since earned him fans around the world, while his commitment to the craft has sharpened his abilities and fine tuned his sound over the years, leaving Manny X with a smooth and sultry voice sure to leave a lasting impression on the hearts of R&B fans the world over. For more info on Manny X please visit:

About Guitar Center Presents Your Next Record with T-Pain
As this series' host of Guitar Center Presents Your Next Record, T-Pain joins the ranks of previous hosts including legendary artists Slash, Keith Urban, and most recently, Travis Barker. Internationally renowned drummer Travis Barker jumped into the fray on the most recent installment of Guitar Center's Your Next Record, choosing Connecticut based band Twin Berlin as the Grand Prize Winner. During the second session of the groundbreaking program singer-songwriter Brandon Green received a phone call from Keith Urban informing him that he had been hand selected as the winner. Green's single             "Love Lovin' You" featuring Keith Urban was released in 2012 to a warm reception. Guitar Center's inaugural session featured legendary guitarist Slash. The winning band, State Line Empire, released their single "Drive Me" recorded with the iconic guitarist in 2011.

As the world's largest retailer of musical instruments, Guitar Center is dedicated to supporting the global music community and providing musicians with opportunities to get their music heard. Guitar Center's musicianship programs include the award winning music television series Guitar Center Sessions, the weekly radio show Connections Made By Guitar Center, and the acclaimed podcast series At: Guitar Center with Nic Harcourt as well as various competition based programs such as Guitar Center Singer-Songwriter, Guitar Center Drum Off, Guitar Center On-Stage and Guitar Center's Battle of the Blues.

About T-Pain
T-Pain is a singer, songwriter, producer, entrepreneur and DJ that hails from Tallahassee, FL.  He has won numerous awards including two Grammy's and is responsible for 47 top ten and 16 #1 songs in the last seven years.  His signature autotune sound has transformed modern day music.  For more information, please visit

About Guitar Center
Guitar Center is the world's largest retailer of guitars, amplifiers, drums, keyboards and pro-audio and recording equipment. Our retail store subsidiary presently operates 228 Guitar Center stores across the U.S. We are also the largest direct response retailer of musical instruments in the United States through our wholly owned subsidiary, Musician's Friend, Inc., and its catalog and Web site, In addition, our Music & Arts division operates more than 100 stores specializing in band instruments for sale and rental, serving teachers, band directors, college professors and students. More information on Guitar Center can be found by visiting the Company's Web site at

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