SOURCE: Atlantic Records

August 04, 2008 12:00 ET

Trey Songz Presents "Songz for Peace"; Free All-Star Concert to Empower Youth Scheduled for August 5th at Chicago's Lindblom High School; "Missin You" Video Debuts Online to Huge Response

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - August 4, 2008) - Songbook Entertainment/Atlantic recording artist Trey Songz has teamed with entrepreneur/philanthropist Noonie G. Ward to present "Songz for Peace - An Attempt To Save Our Youth One City at a Time," a panel discussion and free concert to be held August 5th at Chicago's Lindblom High School. The mission of "Songz for Peace" is to educate and empower urban youth on the importance of choices.

The free concert will include performances by Adero Neely, Ben 1, Phoenix Phenom, Tha Pope, Vi, and of course, the Prince of R&B himself, Trey Songz. In addition, there will be appearances by such stars as Quentin Richardson, Eddie Curry, Jackie Long, and Maestro Harrell.

In other news, "Missin You," the latest video from Trey's 2007 breakthrough sophomore album, "TREY DAY," has just premiered at www.myspace.com/treysongz. The video -- directed by Zipper On Butta-Fly Leather -- is shaping up as a huge hit, having quickly drawn over half-a-million streams. "Missin You" can also be viewed at Trey's official site, www.treysongz.com, as well as at www.imeem.com/treysongz, and www.youtube.com/treysongz.

"Missin You" follows three previous hit singles from "TREY DAY," including "Wonder Woman," "Last Time," and "Can't Help But Wait," which topped the Urban Mainstream chart earlier this year.

"TREY DAY" made a stunning chart debut upon its October 2007 release, entering Billboard's "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums" tally at #2, while also exploding onto the Billboard 200 at #11. The album sees Songz teaming up with a stunning selection of studio superstars, including Songbook Entertainment founder Troy Taylor (Pretty Ricky, Tyrese), Stargate (R. Kelly, Ne-Yo, Rihanna), Danja (Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtado), Bryan Michael Cox (Danity Kane, Mary J. Blige), the Runners (Young Jeezy, Trick Daddy), Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis (Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige), Dre & Vidal (Usher, Chris Brown), Bei Maejor (Bun B, Chris Brown), Eric Hudson (Omarion, Joe, John Legend), and the one-and-only R. Kelly.

Furthermore, "TREY DAY" includes guest shots by such hip-hop luminaries as Jim Jones and UGK's Bun B, as well as A&R direction by former Dru Hill member, Tamir "Nokio" Ruffin. The album's Executive Producers are Troy Taylor, Delante Murphy, and Kevin Liles. The Co-Executive Producer is Trey Songz.

The 22-year-old singer -- a 2008 BET Award nominee for "Best Male R&B Artist" -- celebrated "TREY DAY" with a long list of TV appearances, including live performances on BET's "106 & Park" and "It's Showtime At The Apollo," not to mention a featured spot on BET's annual "Rip The Runway" extravaganza, modeling fashion created by some of today's hottest designers. Trey -- aka "the Prince of Virginia" -- was also among the VA-based artists showcased on MTV2's "My Block," alongside such like-minded musicians as Timbaland, Pharell, and the Clipse.

What's more, Songz has been profiled in a variety of national publications, highlighted by cover features in Right On!, Floss, and Black Beat. Other recent magazine appearances include King, Sister 2 Sister, WordUp!, SBH, Blackmen, XXL Presents Hip-Hop Soul, Giant, Hype Hair, and Rap Fanatic.

Hailed by the late, great Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun as "among the most promising R&B artists we have had on Atlantic since we started the company 60 years ago," Trey Songz first burst to the forefront of modern urban music in 2005 with his critically acclaimed debut, "I GOTTA MAKE IT." The album featured the breakout single, "Gotta Make It," featuring the one-and-only Twista, who then invited Songz to join him on his top 20 smash, "Girl Tonite." Other high-profile collaborations followed for Trey, including featured appearances on tracks by a wide range of artists, spanning hip-hop heroes like Trick Daddy, Yung Joc, Paul Wall, Saigon, and Obie Trice; soca star Kevin Lyttle; and the sadly departed R&B/soul legend, Gerald Levert.

For additional information, please visit www.treysongz.com, or www.myspace.com/treysongz.

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