SOURCE: Atlantic Records

November 09, 2010 11:46 ET

Cee Lo Green Is Everywhere as "THE LADY KILLER" Finally Arrives; Grammy-Winning Hip-Hop/Soul Visionary Celebrates With Wide Range of TV Appearances, Including The Late Show With David Letterman, The Colbert Report, Good Morning America, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Chelsea Lately; "Bright Lights, Bigger City" Video Debuts on Pitchfork as "THE LADY KILLER" Earns Unanimous Critical Acclaim

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - November 9, 2010) - Elektra recording artist Cee Lo Green has unveiled a jam-packed promotional schedule surrounding today's release of his massively anticipated new solo album, "THE LADY KILLER."

The celebrations include an array of high-profile TV appearances, kicking off with a live performance of the album's blockbuster first single, "F**k You," on last night's episode of CBS' Late Show with David Letterman. Green is next set to appear on tonight's installment of Comedy Central's The Colbert Report, followed tomorrow, November 10th with a 30-minute sit-down interview on Fuse's "The Record," a performance on Fuse's a "Different Spin with Mark Hoppus" on Thursday the 11th, a performance on BET's "106th and Park" on Friday the 12th and on Tuesday, November 16th a performance on ABC's Good Morning America. From there, the Grammy Award-winning hip-hop/soul superstar will be among the performers on the 2010 Soul Train Awards, set to air on both Centric and BET on Sunday, November 28th. Then, on Wednesday, December 1st, he will perform on the nationally syndicated Ellen DeGeneres Show. Green is also due to appear on an upcoming episode of E's Chelsea Lately, with an airdate yet to be determined (check local listings).

As if all that weren't enough, Academy Award-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow will perform her own version of "Forget You" on an upcoming episode of Fox's hit series, Glee. The eagerly awaited episode is slated to air on Tuesday, November 16th.

In addition, Green recently began hosting Lay It Down with Cee Lo Green, his own interview-and performance-based show on Fuse. The half-hour series features candid conversations and exclusive performances from some of today's biggest names in hip-hop, rhythmic, and R&B, including T-Pain, Public Enemy, N*E*R*D, and Janelle Monáe. New installments of Lay It Down will premiere each Wednesday at 11pm/10c, with additional airings following throughout the week -- for further details and a complete broadcast schedule, please visit www.fusemusic.com/lay-it-down.

"F**k You" created a global viral commotion upon its release this summer via Green's official YouTube channel, drawing more than 2 million plays in its first five days online. The clip was soon featured on nearly 4,500 music blogs worldwide and has since logged over 7.5 million YouTube views at www.youtube.com/user/CeeLoGreen. The song's official companion video followed and is rapidly approaching the 19 million views mark.

The amended "Forget You" -- co-written and produced by the multi-platinum certified production trio, The Smeezingtons, featuring Green's Elektra labelmate, Bruno Mars -- is now shaping up as a massive mainstream success, scoring Top 40 airplay at multi-format radio outlets nationwide. The track's total audience this week is approaching 10 million, with 154 million to date. 

A number of tracks from "THE LADY KILLER" were unveiled via iTunes in the weeks leading up to the album's official release, including "Bright Lights, Bigger City" and "It's OK." A companion video clip for the former will make its first appearance today at Pitchfork.com, while a video for the latter is now in pre-production. Furthermore, Green and the aforementioned Bruno Mars will team up for a very special iTunes "Celebrity Playlist Podcast," which will debut on Tuesday, December 7th.

Known far and wide as one half of Grammy Award-winning superstar duo Gnarls Barkley, Cee Lo Green is a true 21st Century renaissance man. Having first made his bones as a member of southern hip-hop pioneers, Goodie Mob, Green soon struck out on his own with 2002's "CEE LO GREEN AND HIS PERFECT IMPERFECTIONS," highlighted by the Timbaland-produced hit single, "Closet Freak." The acclaimed "CEE LO GREEN...IS THE SOUL MACHINE" followed two years later, again featuring a Timbaland-produced hit single in "I'll Be Around." 

As if that weren't enough, Cee Lo also became one of R&B/hip-hop's most in-demand collaborators, penning and producing tracks for such like-minded artists as Jennifer Hudson, Brandy, Amerie, and Solange. His greatest success as songwriter/producer came in 2005 with the RIAA platinum-certified, international #1, "Don't Cha," by Pussycat Dolls featuring Busta Rhymes.

In 2006, Green teamed with producer/DJ Danger Mouse as Gnarls Barkley and quickly made history with the international #1 smash, "Crazy" (later named as "Song of the Decade" by Rolling Stone). The duo's kaleidoscopic debut, "ST. ELSEWHERE," proved a critical triumph and chart-topping blockbuster, ultimately earning RIAA platinum certification in the US for sales exceeding 1 million. At 2007's 49th Annual Grammy Awards, Gnarls received seven nominations and snagged two of the event's most coveted trophies -- "Best Alternative Music Album" and "Best Urban Alternative Performance." "THE ODD COUPLE" followed in 2008, earning further praise along with an additional trio of Grammy nods.

"THE LADY KILLER" -- Green's first solo work in more than six years -- sees the endlessly inventive singer/writer/rapper/producer continuing to push hip-hop and soul's creative envelope, this time working with a star-studded cast of producers that includes Salaam Remi (Nas, Amy Winehouse), Jack Splash (Alicia Keys, Missy Elliot, Jamie Foxx), Paul Epworth (Florence & The Machine, Bloc Party, The Big Pink), and Fraser T. Smith (Nelly Furtado, James Morrison, Ellie Goulding).

"THE LADY KILLER" has quickly begun drawing rapturous critical acclaim, including an "A-" lead review in the current issue of Entertainment WeeklyRolling Stone hailed it as "one of the most engrossing records of 2010," praising Green as "an original: a showman with a penchant for scrambling a variety of sounds -- rock, soul, hip-hop, spaghetti-Western soundtracks -- into something deliciously strange." "'THE LADY KILLER' sets stadium-size melodies, horns, strings, and machine-free beats to detailed encapsulations of Saturday-night transcendence and Sunday-morning love pains," affirmed Spin in its 8-out-of-10 rated rave, declaring that Green "sings barrelhouse soul with an intensity that few mainstream figures of his generation can match."

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