The Zomba Label Group is the First Label Ever to Control the Top Three Spots on the Billboard Hot Ringmasters Chart:
# 1 T-PAIN 'BUY U A DRANK (SHAWTY SNAPPIN')'
# 2 HUEY 'POP, LOCK & DROP IT'
# 3 R. KELLY 'I'M A FLIRT REMIX'
The Zomba Label Group takes over the Billboard Hot RingMasters Chart. T-Pain for the fifth consecutive week reigns at #1, Huey jumps up to #2 from the #3 spot and R. Kelly takes the #3 slot moving up from #5. Combined the Zomba Label Group has held three of the top five spots for close to two months.
For a record-breaking fifth week, T-Pain tops the chart at #1 with "Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin')," and in less than four weeks has surpassed the million mark in ringtone sales. The highly-captivating song is simultaneously club-centric and romantic; the smash single is from his upcoming sophomore album Epiphany, in stores June 5th. Newcomer and St. Louis native Huey moves up to #2 with his break-out single "Pop, Lock & Drop It." Huey has taken the video and radio charts by storm with the addictive dance and chorus from "Pop, Lock & Drop It" and interest is rapidly building for his upcoming debut album Notebook Paper due out June 19th. Rounding out the hit-making trio at # 3 is R&B legend R. Kelly with his latest single "I'm a Flirt Remix." The smash single adds to his prodigious hit-making legacy and is from his upcoming and highly-anticipated album Double Up, dropping May 29th.
Zomba's chart success with these ringtones demonstrates the adaptability of the Zomba Label Group to an ever-changing music market and its proactive approach to the rapidly increasing importance of mobile sales and marketing. Taking advantage of mobile fan clubs, text messaging, and sales opportunities with major mobile carriers, the Zomba Label Group is a leader in this ever expanding market. The sale of ringtones and other mobile content in each of these instances have in turn proven to be an effective tool in securing radio and video airplay, as well as in breaking new artists such as Huey.
The Zomba Label Group consists of record labels Jive, LaFace, Volcano, Verity, GospoCentric and Fo Yo Soul. These labels represent a varied group of artists including R. Kelly, Usher, Justin Timberlake, Ciara, Chris Brown, Pink, Tool, Britney Spears, OutKast, Kirk Franklin, Three Days Grace, 311, Nick Lachey, T-Pain, Byron Cage, Buddy Guy, Living Things, YoungBloodZ, Anthony Hamilton, Donnie McClurkin, and Backstreet Boys.
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SOURCE: The Zomba Label Group
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