SOURCE: Atlantic Records

Atlantic Records

June 09, 2009 12:32 ET

Pleasure P Is Ready for His "INTRODUCTION"; The New Bad-Boy of R&B Unveils Solo Debut as "Boyfriend #2" Continues to Score; New Single, "Under," Impacts This Week; "THE INTRODUCTION OF MARCUS COOPER" Drops Everywhere Today

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - June 9, 2009) - Swagga Entertainment/Atlantic recording artist Pleasure P has announced the release of his hugely anticipated debut album, "THE INTRODUCTION OF MARCUS COOPER." The collection -- which features the hit singles "Boyfriend #2" and "Did You Wrong" -- arrives in stores and at all digital retailers today, June 9th.

"Boyfriend #2" was a #1 Urban radio hit earlier this spring, while also scoring significant airplay at Rhythmic outlets nationwide. The single comes in this week at #7 on Billboard's "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay" chart. In addition, the "Boyfriend #2" companion video clip is blowing up everywhere, with 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 is slated to perform live today, Tuesday, June 9th (check local listings).

The success of "Boyfriend #2" 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 for the Miami-based singer, reaching the top 5 on BET's "106 & Park" countdown.

"Under," the next single from "THE INTRODUCTION OF MARCUS COOPER," is set to impact this week at Urban radio outlets coast to coast. A companion video -- directed by Erik White (Diddy, T.I., Chris Brown) -- is currently in post-production and will have its world premiere on Pleasure's popular MySpace page -- located at www.myspace.com/pleasurepmyspace -- later this month.

Pleasure P -- who first attracted international attention as a member of Bluestar/Atlantic recording group Pretty Ricky -- heralded the release of "THE INTRODUCTION OF MARCUS COOPER" with a rapturously received live appearance at this weekend's Hot 97 Summer Jam 2009 at New Jersey's Giants Stadium. "The New Bad-Boy of R&B" has also been featured in a wide array of publications and online outlets, including XXL, Sister 2 Sister, Black Men, Vibe, Hip Hop Weekly, DJBooth.net, ConcreteLoop.com, and UrbanStreetz.com.

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

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