SOURCE: Music World Entertainment

December 07, 2007 09:19 ET

Mathew Knowles and Music World Entertainment Record Labels, Compadre Records, Music World Music, and Spirit Rising Music, Congratulate Beyoncé, Trin-I-Tee 5:7, and Billy Joe Shaver on Their Five Grammy Nominations

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - December 7, 2007) - Mathew Knowles' Music World Entertainment artists, Beyoncé, Trin-i-Tee 5:7, Billy Joe Shaver, and the soundtrack, "Dreamgirls," bring in 5 Grammy nominations for the 2008 Grammy Awards, which will take place on February 10th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

International superstar, Beyoncé, garnered three nominations for Record of the Year with "Irreplaceable," Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for "Beautiful Liar," and Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media for "Dreamgirls."

Platinum selling Gospel trio, Trin-i-Tee 5:7, brought in a nomination for Best Contemporary R&B Gospel album for their release "T57," the group's first release in over 5 years. The album was released on Spirit Rising Music, the Gospel division of Music World Entertainment, and debuted #2 on the Gospel charts its first week of release. The first single, "Listen," continues to chart top 10 at Gospel radio.

Country music legend Billy Joe Shaver's newest album, "Everybody's Brother," received a nomination for Best Southern Gospel, Country or Bluegrass album. This is Billy Joe's second release on Music World/Compadre Records, the Country division of Music World Entertainment. Billy Joe's career spans over 40 years.

"I am thrilled, excited, and honored for our Music World Artists as I have seen them putting in all of the hard work necessary for success. I am especially happy for Music World Music, as a label, and our staff. Often, Music World and myself are known for management, but our continued focus is on our record labels, Music World Music, Spirit Rising Music and Compadre Records," said Mathew Knowles, CEO and President of Music World Entertainment.

Music World Entertainment (MWE) is one of the world's leading entertainment and music conglomerates dedicated to bringing quality entertainment to the world. MWE worldwide business includes record labels, artist and producer management, staff producers, artist development, Master catalog series, investment and property holdings, including offices in Houston, Los Angeles, New York and London. MWE is the brainchild of President and CEO Mathew Knowles, the powerhouse management behind the success of Grammy Award-winners Beyoncé and global phenomenon Destiny's Child, the most successful "girl group" in the history of pop music.

Music World Music is the label division of Music World Entertainment. This division consists of four imprints; Music World Kids, Compadre Records, Spirit Rising, and the digital label Hits Revealed. Music World's artist roster includes artists signed to major label partners such as Columbia, Geffen Records and Interscope Records.

Music World is one of the most successful labels and management companies in the world with over 150 million records sold to date including releases by Destiny's Child, Beyoncé, Solange Knowles, Michelle Williams, Sunshine Anderson, the "Dreamgirls" Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack, "Roll Bounce" Soundtrack and the popular Music World Master Series releases which includes Chaka Kahn and The O'Jays.

Music World Entertainment has an unmatched unique style of management that is admired throughout the world. The strategy develops all aspects of an artist from boot camp, vocal lessons, stage presence, glam, media training to giving them exposure and their break on the big stage. Music World Entertainment is always interested in strategically expanding their roster, hosting showcases all over the world looking for the next great talent to make into a "Star."

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