SOURCE: Atlantic Records

November 06, 2007 15:36 ET

Cheri Dennis Ready for "LOVE"; Acclaimed R&B Singer's Eagerly Awaited Debut Album Receives Exclusive Digital Release on iTunes; "IN AND OUT OF LOVE" Goes On Sale November 13th, Three Months Before February 2008 Physical Street Date; "REMIND YOU" Is iTunes' Current "Single of the Week," With "PORTRAIT OF LOVE (Feat. Yung Joc and Gorilla Zoe)" Slated to Impact Radio in Early December

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - November 6, 2007) - Bad Boy recording artist Cheri Dennis has unveiled details of her eagerly awaited debut album, "IN AND OUT OF LOVE." The collection -- which includes last year's breakthrough single, "I Love You" -- will be released digitally on the iTunes Store ( on Tuesday, November 13th -- a full three months before its physical release hits stores on February 26, 2008. "IN AND OUT OF LOVE" marks the first-ever major label R&B album to receive a three-month digital exclusive release via iTunes.

iTunes' exclusive release of "IN AND OUT OF LOVE" is heralded by the selection of the Rodney Jerkins-produced album track, "Remind You," as the iTunes Store's "Single of the Week," beginning today, November 6th.

"I am extremely happy and proud of the Cheri Dennis album," says Harve Pierre, President of Bad Boy Entertainment and Co-Executive Producer of "IN AND OUT OF LOVE." "It's been a long time coming and the timing couldn't be better with this enormous iTunes promotion. Cheri will finally have the visibility that she needs and be recognized as an incredible soul singer."

A major-market promotional tour will follow the album's release, with Cheri scheduled for a whirlwind of radio and press appearances across the country through December.

Along with the aforementioned tracks, "IN AND OUT OF LOVE" is highlighted by the much-anticipated new single, "Portrait of Love (Feat. Yung Joc and Gorilla Zoe)." The track -- produced by Soul Diggaz (Beyoncé, Mary J Blige, Britney Spears) -- will impact at multi-format radio outlets nationwide on December 3rd, with the just-completed companion video -- directed by Petro (Rufus Wainwright, Kelly Clarkson) -- slated to hit the iTunes Store and all major video outlets the week of November 20th.

With her striking looks and knock-you-out vocals, Dennis was discovered and immediately signed in New York by Bad Boy founder and CEO Sean "Diddy" Combs himself after she impressed him with an impromptu live performance. Cheri's first single, "I Love You" -- produced by Ryan Leslie (Beyoncé, Snoop Dogg, Cassie, JoJo) -- proved one of 2006's most popular R&B releases, reaching the Top 40 on Billboard's "Hot R&B/Hip Hop Singles & Tracks" chart.

Dennis followed that out-of-the-box success with "Ooh La La," which was featured as the theme song to MTV's smash series, "Making The Band 3." In addition, Cheri has appeared on a wide range of albums from such superstars as Diddy, Danity Kane, Faith Evans, Ma$e, and Yung Joc, all the while continuing work on her Bad Boy debut album.

Close to two years in the making, "IN AND OUT OF LOVE" sees Cheri Dennis revealing herself to be much more than just a powerhouse vocalist. The singer co-wrote many of the album's songs, working in collaboration with some top studio superstars, including Timbaland (Justin Timberlake, M.I.A., Kanye West), Mario Winans (Diddy, Whitney Houston, The Notorious B.I.G.), and others.

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