First male R&B star to score two consecutive no.1s on urban chart, J. Holiday repeats blockbuster success of ‘Bed’ with new single ‘Suffocate’
NEW YORK — One of R&B’s brightest stars, J. HOLIDAY will hit the road for a nationwide tour with very special guest TREY SONGZ. The 21-city tour, which launches February 25th in Chicago, will criss-cross the U.S. through late March, giving fans across the country the chance to experience the thrill of this electrifying performer up close and personal.
Bringing an unexpected edge to R&B music, Holiday emerged as an undeniable breakout artist last October when Music Line/Capitol Records released the Washington D.C. native’s debut album BACK OF MY LAC’, which debuted at No. 1 on the R&B Hip-Hop Albums chart and entered the Billboard Top 200 album chart at No. 5 with impressive first-week sales of nearly 105,000 copies. The album has been certified gold by the RIAA for sales of more than 500,000.
Holiday also has the distinction of being the first male R&B singer to score back-to-back No. 1′s on the Urban chart, thanks to BACK OF MY LAC‘s two smash singles: Bed, which spent four weeks at No. 1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart and was described by the New York Times as “arguably 2007′s signature slow jam,” and Suffocate, which peaked at No. 2 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and is currently perched at No. 4 with a bullet. Suffocate is No. 1 at Urban Mainstream on both the Mediabase and BDS chart, and has broken through to the Top 25 on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart. The video spent nine weeks on the BET’s 106 & Park Top 10 countdown and is currently in rotation on MTV, MTV Jams, MTV Hits, VH1 Soul, Music Choice, and mun2.
Sustained airplay of Suffocate, as well as the February 5th re-release of Holiday’s first Music Line/Capitol album BACK OF MY LAC’ as a deluxe edition, which features new tracks and videos, triggered a sales spike this week of more than 40 percent and a major chart rebound on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart in its 18th charting week. Holiday also made his network television debut last week on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, bringing his satiny, soulful croon to a national TV audience for the first time.
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J. HOLIDAY ON TOUR WITH TREY SONGZ:
Monday Feb. 25 Chicago, IL House of Blues
Tuesday Feb. 26 St. Louis, MO Pageant
Thursday Feb. 28 Philadelphia, PA TLA
Friday Feb. 29 (2 shows) Baltimore, MD Rams Head
Washington, DC H20
Sunday March 2 New York, NY Nokia Theatre
Tuesday March 4 Philadelphia, PA TLA
Thursday March 6 Richmond, VA The National
Friday March 7 Hampton, VA Hampton Coliseum
Saturday March 8 Miami, FL Bank United Center
Sunday March 9 Orlando, FL House of Blues
Wednesday March 12 Myrtle Beach, NC House of Blues
Thursday March 13 Atlanta, GA Dreamz
Friday March 14 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
Saturday March 15 Memphis, TN Cannon Center
Monday March 17 Dallas, TX House of Blues
Wednesday March 19 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
Thursday March 20 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
Friday March 21 Los Angeles, CA House Of Blues
Saturday March 22 San Diego, CA Viejas Casino
Sunday March 23 San Francisco, CA Mezzanine
Melissa Victor, Director/Capitol Records
Melissa.Victor@capitolmusic.com / 212.786.8474