Jive Records To Release American Juniors

Debut Single In Stores August 12


Jive Records is proud to announce that it has inked a deal with 19 Recordings Ltd. to release "One Step Closer," the premier single from the hit FOX show American Juniors, on August 12. This single will feature the Top 10 finalists from American Juniors. The commercial single will also include two remixes of the "Kids In America". "One Step Closer" was written by Cathy Dennis (Celine Dion, Kylie Minogue, Kelly Clarkson, Spice Girls and more). The single will ship to Mainstream, Pop and Crossover radio on August 8.

On September 9 Jive Records will release Kids In America, the debut CD from American Juniors. The full length CD will feature ten tracks, one by each of the top ten finalists. The ten American Juniors finalists are Morgan Burke, Lucy Hale, Chantel Kohl, Chauncey Matthews, Jordan McCoy, A.J. Melendez, Katelyn Tarver, Taylor Thompson, Tori Thompson and Danielle White. "The talent on this show is inspiring for such young performers. As soon as we saw this show we knew we had to be involved," said Barry Weiss, President of Jive Records. "Simon Fuller and his team at 19 Recording Ltd, coupled with our expertise in this area should lead to great results."

American Juniors was created by Simon Fuller, creator of the smash show American Idol. Fuller is a long time entertainment industry veteran, whose skill and vision have guided the careers of such superstars Annie Lennox, Spice Girls and more. Unlike American Idol, American Juniors will consist of five winners who will form the newest pop sensation chosen by America's TV viewers. On August 12 the final American Junior winner will be announced, completing the group. Currently the group consists of finalists Lucy Hale, Chauncey Matthews, Taylor Thompson and Tori Thompson.

The show culminates with the first-ever performance by the newly formed AMERICAN JUNIORS group on Tuesday, Aug. 19 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). Jive Records will release the debut album from the American Juniors winners later this year.

About Jive Records:

Jive and its associated labels, Silvertone, Verity, Mojo, Volcano and Nick Records (a joint venture with Nickelodeon) are home to a diverse group of top entertainers, including: Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, *NSYNC, Nick Carter, JC Chasez, Aaron Carter, Nivea, Nick Cannon. The company is owned by BMG, the worldwide music division of Bertelsmann AG.

Learn more about the American Juniors online at www.americanjuniors.com or at www.jiverecords.com

For more information on American Juniors group please contact Benny Tarantini at 212.824.1885 or benny.tarantini@jiverecords.com

For more information on 19 Recordings Ltd. Please contact Eric Green at (310) 248-6150 or egreen@bwr-la.com

For more information on Fox/American Juniors show please contact Nicole Gonzales at (310) 369-0827 or Marivel Valdes at (310) 369-1425.

SOURCE: Jive Records

CONTACT: Benny Tarantini of Jive Records, +1-212-824-1885,
benny.tarantini@jiverecords.com, for information on American Juniors; or Eric
Green, for Jive Records, +1-310-248-6150, egreen@bwr-la.com, for more
information on 19 Recordings Ltd.

Web site: http://www.jiverecords.com/