Columbia Records Set to Release 'Collie Buddz,' the Critically-Acclaimed Self- Titled Debut Album From the Chart-Topping Reggae Sensation Collie Buddz

'Collie Buddz' Slated To Drop Tuesday, July 3


Collie Buddz -- the chart-topping Reggae singjay -- is one of the most talked about artists of 2007. "Come Around," the first single from Collie's self-titled debut album, has become the summer anthem of the year, topping Reggae charts across the world from Jamaica and Germany to Japan and the UK. Touted by tastemakers and journalists alike as an artist poised on the brink of stardom, Collie Buddz has delivered a solid debut album with contributions from Supa Dups, Shea Taylor, Bang Out, Screwface, Bobby Konders and Crown n Kah-So-Real, among others with much of the album's production courtesy of Collie Buddz himself. Columbia Records will release Collie Buddz stateside on Tuesday, July 3.

By the beginning of 2007, Collie Buddz was already drawing kudos from the music press. "Collie Buddz is being tapped by heavyweights like DJs Bobby Konders and Jabba as the next big Reggae star," reported MTV News. "Columbia MC impresses global Reggae market and US Hip Hop community alike," proclaimed Billboard Magazine. Collie Buddz has spent the majority of the year riding the success of his single, "Come Around, " which debuted at the top of the charts domestically and internationally while creating a major buzz. "This 24 year old shotta has got an anthem spreading across the seas," said Source Magazine. "The song is a monster," claimed Miami New Times. Hip Hop Weekly wrote, "Collie Buddz is one of the most firmly grounded voices you may ever encounter." Collie's newly released single "Mamacita," an energetic sultry song set to an island beat, is already showing signs of following the path blazed by "Come Around," the artist's monster-sized first single.

While widely credited for generating an album that's the soundtrack for Summer '07, Collie Buddz is humble with his expectations. "I just want to make good music and I hope people love it," he simply says.

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