SOURCE: Atlantic Records

Atlantic Records

Atlantic Records

October 13, 2009 15:26 ET

Juvenile Gets "COCKY" With New Album; Superstar Announces First Album in Three Years; First Single, "Gotta Get It" Already Charting at Urban Radio; "Hands On You (Featuring Pleasure P)," Blowing Up at Rhythmic Radio Outlets Everywhere!

"COCKY AND CONFIDENT" Scheduled for November 17th, 2009 Release

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 13, 2009) - UTP/Atlantic recording artist Juvenile has unveiled early details of his eagerly awaited new album -- the New Orleans-based rapper's first in over three years. "COCKY AND CONFIDENT" is scheduled for a November 17th, 2009 release at all physical and online retailers.

The album is heralded by two singles: the sizzling album track, "Gotta Get It," currently #47 and growing at urban radio, and "Hands On You (Feat. Pleasure P)," impacting now at Rhythmic radio outlets nationwide, having already been the #1 most added new track at Crossover.

"COCKY AND CONFIDENT" follows Juvenile's "REALITY CHECK," which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 upon its March 2006 release. This new album sees the acclaimed MC collaborating with a stellar line-up of guest performers, including Pleasure P, Kango Slim, Bobby V, Rico Love, B.G., Dorrough, and Q Corvette. Among the producers are such studio superstars as S-8ighty, Mouse, Precise, Lu Balz, C. Smith and of course, Juvenile.

Juvenile came to national prominence as a teenager with the 1997 debut of the HOT BOY$ (Juvenile, Lil Wayne, B.G. and Turk), "GET IT HOW U LIVE," followed by the HOT BOY$ platinum record "GUERILLA WARFARE." Juvenile's major label solo debut, "400 DEGREEZ," in 1998-99, sold 4.5 million records and is universally considered one of hip-hop's classics. Juvenile's three albums thereafter, "THA G-CODE" (1999), "PROJECT ENGLISH" (2001), and "JUVE THE GREAT" (2003) were each platinum plus, with the latter featuring the #1 smash single, "Slow Motion."

Juvenile's UTP/Atlantic debut in 2006, after Hurricane Katrina, with "REALITY CHECK," broke out of the box as the Number 1 album in the country, highlighted by the RIAA gold certified single, "Rodeo," along with such hip-hop hits as "Way I Be Leanin' (Feat. Mike Jones, Paul Wall, Skip, and Wacko)" and "Get Ya Hustle On/What's Happenin." Written in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the latter track and its powerful companion video directly addressed the governmental neglect that the area and its citizens experienced in the months following the monumental storm.

"COCKY AND CONFIDENT" is Juvenile's second Atlantic album, and E1 Records is adding its hip-hop marketing muscle to the release, confident in the continuation of the extraordinary success of this great artist from New Orleans' Magnolia Projects.

About Atlantic Records

Atlantic Records, which celebrated its 60th Anniversary in 2008, currently ranks as the #1 label in the music industry. Founded in New York City, the label grew from literally a one-room operation into one of the world's preeminent music companies. Atlantic has released a string of recordings that have had a profound impact on the course of modern music, its rich history including such musical icons as Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, John Coltrane, and Led Zeppelin. The Atlantic roster today includes many of the world's most popular recording artists, among them James Blunt, Tracy Chapman, Phil Collins, Death Cab for Cutie, Missy Elliott, Flo Rida, Lupe Fiasco, Gnarls Barkley, Kid Rock, Matchbox Twenty, Jason Mraz, O.A.R., Paramore, Plies, Sean Paul, Rush, Shinedown, Musiq Soulchild, Staind, Rob Thomas, T.I., Trey Songz, Zac Brown Band, and many more.

About E1 Entertainment

E1 Entertainment (AIM: ETO) is a leading independent entertainment content owner that acquires film, television and music rights and exploits these rights in all media in more than 190 countries.

The company currently operates in Canada, the U.S., the UK, Holland and Belgium through its four primary businesses units: E1 Television, E1 Films, E1 Music and E1 Distribution. These businesses collectively represent E1's extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production/distribution, Kids content, Licensing and Distribution.

E1's content library includes more than 3,700 feature films, 2,700 hours of original television programming and 15,000 music tracks.

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