The Zomba Label Group Dominates the Billboard Hot Ringmasters Chart
# 1 T-PAIN 'BUY U A DRANK (SHAWTY SNAPPIN')' # 3 R. KELLY 'I'M A FLIRT REMIX' # 5 HUEY 'POP, LOCK & DROP IT'
The Zomba Label Group takes over the Billboard Hot RingMasters Chart. For the third week in a row, T-Pain, R. Kelly and Huey rule the charts and account for nearly three million in ringtone downloads.
For the third week in a row, T-Pain tops the list at #1 with "Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin')," and in a little over three weeks is quickly closing in on the one 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. R. Kelly comes in at #3 and adds to his hit-making legacy with his latest single "I'm a Flirt Remix" from his upcoming and highly-anticipated album Double Up, dropping May 29th. Rounding out the hit-making trio at # 5 is newcomer and St. Louis native, Huey. The single "Pop, Lock & Drop It" has taken the video and radio charts by storm with its addictive dance and the chorus and has been featured in the film "Stomp The Yard." "Pop, Lock & Drop It" is from his upcoming debut album Notebook Paper due out June 19th.
Zomba's chart success with these ringtones is a testament to each song's strength as well as to the popularity of each artist. The sales of ringtones in each of these instances has proven to be an effective tool in securing radio and video airplay, as well as 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.
SOURCE: The Zomba Label Group
CONTACT: Wendy Washington, +1-212-824-1223, or
Wendy.Washington@sonybmg.com, for The Zomba Label Group
Web site: http://www.jiverecords.com/