SOURCE: Universal Republic Records

Universal Republic Records

May 21, 2010 14:27 ET

Kevin Rudolf's Sophomore Album "To The Sky" Hits Stores and Digital Platforms on June 15th

Debut Single "I Made It (Cash Money Heroes)" Soars on iTunes, Billboard Singles Chart

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 21, 2010) -  Acclaimed producer, artist, and first ever rock/hip hop star to sign with urban music empire Cash Money, Kevin Rudolf, is readying his eagerly awaited sophomore album, To The Sky, for a June 15th release. The much anticipated follow-up to his chart-topping debut album, 2008's In The City, the first single from his new album, the inspiring anthem "I Made It (Cash Money Heroes)," featuring label mates, Lil Wayne, Birdman and best-selling, triple-platinum hit-maker, Jay Sean, has also proven to be a more-than-worthy sequel to his multi-platinum global debut single "Let it Rock," which became the 4 million selling rock-meets-hip hop smash of 2008-2009.

"I Made It (Cash Money Heroes)" has already soared to the Top 20 of both the Billboard Hot 100 and iTunes -- with over 800k in digital sales -- becoming the official theme song for Entertainment powerhouse WWE's Wrestlemania XXIV, which stormed pay-per-view platforms at the end of March. But the raved-about inaugural single ('the track is blazing...' wrote US magazine) is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the cool cadre of hits and featured artists Kevin has assembled for his return bash this time around. Stellar songs on To The Sky include "Whatchu Waiting For," featuring Three6 Mafia, "You Make The Rain Fall," featuring Flo Rida, and a special appearance by accomplished rocker and Weezer co-founder Rivers Cuomo on "Must Be Dreamin'."

"Kevin has made a great sophomore album that celebrates the power and diversity of the Cash
Money dream," states Ronald 'Slim' Williams, Co-founder and Co-CEO, along with his brother Bryan 'Baby' Williams, of Cash Money Records. "His multiple talents are on full display on his new album To The Sky, with the entire Cash Money team behind him."

The amazing production talents of Kevin Rudolf are indeed apparent from start to finish on the new album. The hard working artist/producer combines genres and knocks down pre-conceived notions about mixing musical flavors, as he does on his riveting new single, delivering his signature power-punch on every song. Experimenting with various sounds and genres since his early New York City production days, his ear for seamlessly blending rock, pop and hip hop has never been sharper.

Toting a production resume that includes notches with Black Eyed Peas, Leona Lewis, Weezer, Cobra Starship, and others, it wasn't until he moved to Miami in 2008, the new home to Cash Money Records, where his work as a solo artist was heard by its label head, Slim, and soon brought to a wider audience.

Armed with a powerful new album, Kevin is ready to ink the next chapter of his incredible story.

Scheduled to hit stores on June 15th, songs on To The Sky include:

1. I Made It (Cash Money Heroes) f/ Birdman, Jay Sean, Lil Wayne
2. You Make The Rain Fall f/ Flo Rida
3. Don't Cry
4. Whatchu Waitin For f/ Three6 Mafia
5. Big Timer
6. I Belong To You (LANY)
7. Must Be Dreamin' f/ Rivers Cuomo from Weezer
8. Spit In Your Face f/ Lil Wayne
9. What Do U Got
10. Late Night Automatic f/ Three6 Mafia
11. Crashing Down

About Cash Money Records: Emerging as a regional hip hop force in the mid-'90s, Cash Money excelled throughout the next decade as one of hip hop's most successful entrepreneurial urban empires. The influential label reigned as one of the top selling imprints again in 2008-2009 as the home base and strategic arsenal for best selling artist of the year -- Lil Wayne. Originally forged in the Magnolia housing projects of New Orleans where brothers' and Cash Money founders/Co-CEOs Bryan Williams and Ronald 'Slim' Williams first earned their street reps, the multi-platform imprint (which includes hip hop superstar Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment and genre-defying artist Kevin Rudolf) has sold nearly 60 million albums worldwide. One of hip hop's most enduring global street brands, Cash Money has been responsible for more than a dozen gold/platinum artists; more than two dozen gold and/or platinum records, rolling out award winning albums, videos, and digital content by a diverse range of artists including Mannie Fresh, Juvenile, B.G., Turk, Hot Boys, Big Tymers (featuring, among others, Bryan Baby Williams himself) Kevin Rudolf and much-heralded franchise star Lil Wayne.

About Universal Republic Records: Universal Republic Records, launched in 1995 by Monte and Avery Lipman, has quickly evolved into one of the most successful new labels of the last decade. A division of Universal Music Group, the world's largest music company, Universal Republic is home to a diverse array of superstar artists as well as innovative imprints and digital business ventures. It is comprised of Universal Republic and Republic Nashville Records, and is in partnerships with Big Machine, Cash Money, Lava Records and Downtown Records, among others. The company's roster boasts such chart-topping artists as Taylor Swift, The Rolling Stones, Enrique Iglesias, Amy Winehouse, Colbie Caillat, Lil' Jon, Hinder, 3 Doors Down, Owl City, Godsmack, Jack Johnson, Damian Marley and Chamillionaire, among many others.

Contact Information

  • For More Information on Kevin Rudolf please contact:

    Angela Burke
    Universal Republic Records Publicity
    212-830-0895
    Email Contact

    Or

    Kia Selby
    Cash Money Records
    770-786-6658