SOURCE: Grand Entertainment & Music Inc.

March 16, 2006 09:00 ET

Grand Entertainment & Music, Inc. Announces International Charting Success for Qbanito's First Single "Maria"

MONTREAL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 16, 2006 -- Grand Entertainment & Music Inc. (OTC: GMSC) announced today that Qbanito's single "Maria" officially hit the top 20 on charts in Europe and is fast approaching #1 in the French Canadian market. The single entered the European charts at number 80 and jumped to number 35 in less than two weeks and on to the top 20 in the third. CKOI, Montreal's largest radio station, has also certified Maria's status at full in rotation, as well as top three in requests. Complete charts can be viewed at the following addresses: and

The single "Maria" was released earlier this month throughout Francophone Canada and Europe and preliminary reports indicate high volume. The full French album is scheduled for release over the next 30 days, and the company is currently in final negotiations with AS/Universal to sign the Latin version of the single.

Fred Berlin, President, stated, "I am extremely happy with the early response to the single 'Maria.' Gem Records has believed in the Qbanito project from the beginning, and it is rewarding to see such positive feedback in the European and Francophone Canadian markets." Berlin went on to say, "While these charts and preliminary indicators are very encouraging, I want to stress this is only the beginning. I firmly believe that the Latin single and album will surpass what we have seen so far and will open up Qbanito's brand of Reggeaton to a world-wide market."

About Grand Entertainment & Music, Inc.

Based in Montreal, PQ, and incorporated in November 1998, the Company is an independent music company that produces, promotes, markets and controls the copyrights on music recordings in multiple formats. Additionally, the Company's multi-million dollar studios produce voice-overs and sound tracks for commercials and film, which are used on the radio, television and in theatres. Cherry Studios has produced thousands of records in its studios and has to its credit a total of 23 gold and platinum records. GEM, a pioneer in the Internet distribution and digital download field, currently owns and controls all its content and distribution rights. Having both content and distribution rights will enable the company to fulfill its mission of becoming a leading consolidator of quality music catalogues as well as a premier production, recording, publishing and Internet distribution company in the music industry.

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