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March 01, 2011 18:11 ET

Jordan Knight, Lead Singer of Mega Boy Band New Kids on the Block, Launches His Own Label Imprint, JK Music, With Debut of New Solo Single, "Let's Go Higher," Now Available on iTunes

"Unfinished," Knight's First Solo Album in Nearly Five Years, Set for May 3rd Release Through Joint Venture With JK Music and Mass Appeal Entertainment, Distributed Through eOne Music

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 1, 2011) - Jordan Knight launches his own label imprint, JK Music, with the release of "Let's Go Higher," the first single from the singer-songwriter's forthcoming album, "Unfinished," available beginning today on the iTunes Music Store (http://bit.ly/hUR4iu). Fans can stream the track on Knight's official website (www.jordanknight.com). 

"Let's Go Higher," an infectious, uptempo, pop smash written by hit songwriter Colby O'Donis (Lady Gaga, Akon), was co-produced and arranged by Knight and fellow Boston based music producer Marcus Siskind. Knight also recruited and collaborated with many highly in demand writers and producers in the music industry today. Jonas Jeberg (Pussycat Dolls, Jordin Sparks), JR Hutson (Jill Scott, Musiq Soulchild), Nasri Atweh (NKOTB, Chris Brown, Justin Bieber/Jaden Smith), DJ Clinton Sparks and Christian Davis among others lended their talents to Knight's project.

Through a joint venture deal between JK Music and Marcus Siskind of Mass Appeal Entertainment, "Unfinished," Knight's first solo project in nearly five years, will be distributed through eOne Music. The 12-song album will be available on May 3rd along with special version releases featuring bonus songs and single remixes.

Most recognized as the lead singer of New Kids on The Block, Knight was first introduced to fans through the group's self-titled, debut album release in 1986. As a songwriter, he wrote his first Billboard Hot 100 #1 hit song "I'll Be Your Everything" at the age of 17 for singer Tommy Page, which remained on the charts for 14 weeks and became RIAA certified gold. After selling over 80 million albums worldwide through the release of 6 group albums, Knight broke from NKOTB to embark on a successful solo career, which produced 4 Top 40 singles. His critically acclaimed debut self-titled album release in 1999 became RIAA certified gold and produced the Billboard Top 10 single, "Give It To You" which sold over a million copies and was nominated for Best Dance Video at the MTV Video Music Awards. Much to the delight of their loyal fans, Knight and NKOTB reunited in 2007, returning to the charts once again with "The Block," the group's first studio album in 14 years. With the album debuting at #1 on the Billboard Pop Album chart and #2 on the overall Top 200 chart, the group promoted their new release through a sold-out, 48-city worldwide tour.

Following the release of "Unfinished" on May 3rd, Knight will be returning to the road this summer with NKOTB for their highly anticipated co-headlining 41-city tour with the Backstreet Boys, which kicks off on June 2nd in Uncasville, CT at the Mohegan Sun Arena.

ABOUT JK MUSIC

JK Music is a Boston, MA based independent music label owned and operated by singer-songwriter Jordan Knight, most recognized as the lead singer of the mega boy band, New Kids on the Block. As a songwriter, he wrote his first Billboard Hot 100 #1 hit song "I'll Be Your Everything" at the age of 17 for singer Tommy Page, which remained on the charts for 14 weeks and became RIAA certified gold. After selling over 80 million albums worldwide through the release of 6 group albums and a successful solo career, which produced 4 Top 40 singles and a gold certified, self titled album release that included the pop smash "Give It To You," selling over a million copies, Knight launched his own label imprint to release his forthcoming solo album, "Unfinished" which will be available on May 3, 2011.

ABOUT MASS APPEAL ENTERTAINMENT

Mass Appeal Entertainment is a Boston, MA based independent music company owned and operated by Producer/CEO Marcus "DL" Siskind (Backstreet Boys, Lauryn Hill, Queen Latifah) and home to a multitude of artists from various musical genres, including upcoming releases from Jordan Knight, Kat Deluna, Noel Gourdin, Memphis Bleek, and more. Mass Appeal Entertainment also has divisions in Music Publishing, Production, and Recording. The Production entity has a full staff of award winning producers and writers, creating music and songs for a variety of Major and Independent Artists, Films, TV, and Commercials. Blue Jay Recording in Carlisle, MA is a historic world-class recording studio with over thirty years in business, servicing such clients as Aerosmith, Carly Simon, Boston, Yoyo Ma, Billy Joel, Rihanna, Pink, Pussy Cat Dolls, Ne-Yo, and many others...

ABOUT eONE MUSIC

Entertainment One (LSE: ETO) is a leading international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. The company's comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the U.S., the UK, Ireland, Benelux, France, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Through established Entertainment and Distribution divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, kids programming and merchandising and licensing. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 20,000 film and television titles, 2,400 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks.

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