SOURCE: Atlantic Records

Atlantic Records

October 15, 2009 18:03 ET

Pleasure P Goes Over With "Under"; New Single Hits #1 at Both Urban and Mainstream R&B, Marking the Second Consecutive #1 Hit From "THE INTRODUCTION OF MARCUS COOPER"; The New Bad Boy of R&B on Tour Alongside R. Kelly, With Dates Now Continuing Through December

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 15, 2009) - "Under," the latest single from Swagga Entertainment/Atlantic recording artist Pleasure P, has hit #1 at both Urban and Mainstream R&B radio outlets nationwide, according to Mediabase and Nielsen BDS. The track's chart-topping success comes five months after its initial impact at radio, and marks Pleasure P's first-ever #1 Mainstream R&B hit.

What's more, "Under" is currently #5 with-a-bullet on Billboard's "R&B/Hip-Hop Songs" chart, while its companion video -- directed by Erik White (Diddy, T.I., Chris Brown) -- recently hit #1 on BET's "106 & Park." The clip is streaming now on Pleasure's MySpace page, located at www.myspace.com/pleasurepmyspace.

Named one of XXL Magazine's "Ten For '10," Pleasure is currently on the road alongside R. Kelly on his hugely anticipated "Ladies Make Some Noise!" tour of North America. Due to popular demand, a series of additional dates have just been announced, with shows now continuing through early December (see below itinerary).

In other news, Pleasure has just launched his official web store, located at http://store.pleasurepmusic.com. The site offers a range of exclusive merchandise, alongside digital downloads of the LA-based singer's chart-topping debut album, "THE INTRODUCTION OF MARCUS COOPER."

A #1 R&B smash on the iTunes Store upon its June release, "THE INTRODUCTION OF MARCUS COOPER" also includes the hit singles "Did You Wrong," and the #1 smash, "Boyfriend #2." The latter track was a #1 Urban radio sensation earlier this spring, while also reaching the top 10 at Rhythmic outlets nationwide. In addition, the song's companion video clip scored major rotation at MTV, MTV Jams, MTV Hits, and VH1 Soul. "Boyfriend #2" also reached the #2 spot on BET's "106 & Park," where Pleasure has made a series of electrifying live appearances.

The success of "Boyfriend #2" and "Under" follows Pleasure P's smash debut single, "Did You Wrong," which lit up the Rhythmic charts last fall. The track's accompanying video -- which can be viewed at Pleasure P's official website, www.pleasurepmusic.com -- proved a blockbuster introduction, reaching the top 5 on BET's "106 & Park" countdown.

Pleasure P -- who has only just returned from this summer's hugely successful "Young Money Presents: America's Most Wanted Music Festival" tour alongside Lil' Wayne, Young Jeezy, Drake, and Soulja Boy -- first attracted international attention as a member of Bluestar/Atlantic recording group Pretty Ricky. As solo artist, Pleasure heralded the release of "THE INTRODUCTION OF MARCUS COOPER" with a rapturously received live appearance at this year's Hot 97 Summer Jam 2009 at New Jersey's Giants Stadium.

"The New Bad-Boy of R&B" has also been praised in a wide array of publications and online outlets, including a cover profile in the June/July issue of Right On! and features in Vibe, XXL, Sister 2 Sister, Black Men, Vibe, Hip Hop Weekly, DJBooth.net, ConcreteLoop.com, UrbanStreetz.com, and BallerStatus.com, which ranked him as one of the "Top 10 R&B Singers in the Game Right Now."

For up-to-the-minute news and tour information, please visit Pleasure P at www.pleasurepmusic.com, www.myspace.com/pleasurepmyspace, and www.twitter.com/pleasurep.

(TOUR ITINERARY BELOW)

                      PLEASURE P
                     On Tour 2009

  All Dates w/ R. Kelly's "Ladies Make Some Noise!" Tour

OCTOBER
15   Newark, NJ          New Jersey Performing Arts Center
16   New York, NY        WaMu Theater @ Madison Square Garden
17   New York, NY        WaMu Theater @ Madison Square Garden
20   Cincinnati, OH      Music Hall
22   Atlanta, GA         Fox Theatre
24   Charleston, SC      Galliard Auditorium
25   Augusta, GA         Bell Auditorium
27   Birmingham, AL      BJCC Arena
29   Dallas, TX          Nokia Live Grand Prairie
30   Houston, TX         Reliant Arena
31   New Orleans, LA     UNO Lakefront Arena

NOVEMBER
1    Memphis, TN         Orpheum Theatre
5    Los Angeles, CA     Nokia LA Live
6    Las Vegas, NV       Planet Hollywood
7    Oakland, CA         Paramount Theatre
8    Sacramento, CA      Memorial Auditorium
12   Columbus, OH        Veterans Memorial
13   Detroit, MI         Fox Theatre
15   Milwaukee, WI       Milwaukee Theatre
17   Chicago, IL         Auditorium Theatre
18   Chicago, IL         Auditorium Theatre
20   Louisville, KY      Palace Theatre
21   Charlotte, NC       Ovens Auditorium
22   Greeensboro, NC     Special Events Center
24   Washington, D.C.    DAR Constitution Hall
25   Washington, D.C.    DAR Constitution Hall
27   Jacksonville, FL    Moran Theatre
28   Miami, FL           Knight Centre
29   Tampa, FL           TBPAC

DECEMBER
4    Norfolk, VA         Ted Constant Convocation Center
5    Richmond, VA        Landmark Theatre
6    Cleveland, OH       Palace Theatre
8    St. Louis, MO       Fox Theatre

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