Pop/R&B Artist Jay Sean Headlines Third Annual Verizon Wireless My Fabulous Quince Contest

Artist to perform at a private Quince party for one lucky contest winner; will also meet fans at free Quince expos at select Verizon Wireless stores

Jun 28, 2010, 11:00 ET from Verizon Wireless

IRVINE, Calif., June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- British-born pop/R&B singer/songwriter/producer Jay Sean, whose songs have reached #1 on the Billboard Top 100, will perform a private concert at this year's My Fabulous Quince party created and hosted by Verizon Wireless and LG.  In addition, the artist will meet fans and sign autographs at select Verizon Wireless stores that host free Quince planning expos as he is touring the country in support of his latest hit "2012."

Eligible teenagers from select cities across the western states are invited to participate in the third annual My Fabulous Quince contest and win an incredible Quinceanera party valued at over $45,000.  The celebration includes an event planner, venue, catering for 200 guests and transportation for the winner to and from the party.  Plus, the winner and their parents will each receive the new LG Ally™ cell phone.  The company invites eligible teens from Los Angeles, San Jose, El Paso, Salt Lake City and Seattle metro areas to enter the contest by visiting www.myfabulous15.com.  Teens may enter to win from August 2, 2010 and through August 29, 2010.  

Teens and their families can also see Jay Sean at select Verizon Wireless stores at the company's free Quinceanera planning expos. At the expos, teens and parents can see the latest dresses and accessories on display — complete with hair and make-up stations with stylists on hand to offer hip tips.  The fun expos also feature a free fashion runway show to enjoy.

Attendees can gain VIP access to meet Jay Sean and receive an autograph by bringing a previously used cell phone or accessory to donate to the company's HopeLine program. HopeLine is an exclusive program of Verizon Wireless that collects, recycles and refurbishes no longer used cell phones and accessories, using the proceeds to award grants of cash, phones and free airtime to domestic violence prevention agencies.  

Eligible teens can also enter to win at the in-store My Fabulous Quince entry station.  The Quince Expos and Jay Sean meet-and-greets will take place in the following cities from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM:

Saturday, August 14

Seattle, WA

1405 SE Everett Mall Way

Everett, WA 98208

Saturday, August 21

Salt Lake City, UT

2917 S. Glen Eagle Drive

West Valley City, UT 84120

Sunday, August 22

El Paso, TX

9010 Viscount Blvd.

El Paso, TX 79925

Saturday, August 28

San Jose, CA

1150 S. King Rd.

San Jose, CA 95122

Sunday, August 29

Los Angeles, CA

2106 E. Florence Ave.

Walnut Park, CA 90255

"We are very excited to be offering the My Fabulous Quince campaign for a third year because it reflects the company's commitment to honor the cultural heritage of Latinos, in this case, the momentous Quince celebration honoring the coming of age for a teenager," said Christina Gonzalez, Director of Multicultural Marketing for Verizon Wireless West Area.

The Grand Prize My Fabulous Quince party will be held in October.  Verizon Wireless' My Fabulous Quince also includes decorations, birthday cake, audio/visual screens, DJ/emcee, professional photographer, videographer, and more for the lucky winner!  

For more information, including rules, eligibility and more, please visit www.myfabulous15.com.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving nearly 93 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with  81,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD).  For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

About Jay Sean

Hailing from London, England, Pop/R&B star Jay Sean began honing his craft from an early age and began to explore the possibility of making music a career as he entered college. With a positive response from friends and the organic development of a fan base that ranged from the UK to South Asia, Jay Sean released his debut album ME AGAINST MYSELF in 2004 on digital platforms. It was then that his music exploded on the internet and he began to tour throughout Europe and Asia. He became a major sensation and multi-platinum artist overseas, releasing two smash albums, two top ten singles and was nominated for Britain's heralded MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Award twice. One song, "Ride It" garnered 20+ million views on YouTube and captivated fans everywhere, including Cash Money Records CEO and co-founder Ronald "Slim" Williams. Jay Sean became the first UK artists to join the Cash Money family in 2008 and released his American debut album ALL OR NOTHING on November 23, 2009, which includes the #1 song on Billboard's Hot 100 and 3X platinum hit "Down" featuring Lil Wayne, and the platinum certified track "Do You Remember" featuring Sean Paul and Lil Jon. Further exemplifying his presence on the charts, Jay Sean had four Billboard Top 20 singles in his introductory year in the U.S. "Down," (#1 on Billboard's Hot 100), "Do You Remember" (#9 on Billboard's Hot 100), "I Made It (Cash Money Heroes)" (#21 on Billboard's Hot 100), and "Written on Her" (#17 on Billboard's Rap Chart). To date, Jay Sean has won 11 UK Asian Music Awards, including 'Best Male Act,' 'Best Urban Act,' 'Best Video,' ("Down") and 'Best Album' "ALL OR NOTHING," in 2010, a 2009 UK Urban award for 'Best Collaboration' for "Down" featuring Lil Wayne, and received past honors from MTV Russia Music Awards and UK BMI Awards.  Jay Sean is gearing up to release his sophomore album this fall on Cash Money Records.

SOURCE Verizon Wireless