SOURCE: Atlantic Records

Atlantic Records

November 17, 2010 15:40 ET

Wiz Khalifa's Flying High on the Success of "Waken Baken Tour"; Pittsburgh MC Celebrates Sold Out North American Tour as "Black & Yellow" Catapults Into the Top 40; Current Single a Top 3 Smash on iTunes Hip Hop/R&B Charts; Rapper Announces Exclusive Live Concert Stream for Fans Tomorrow Night on Wizkhalifa.com

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - November 17, 2010) - Atlantic Records has announced the success of Wiz Khalifa's nationwide "Waken Baken Tour." The tour, which kicked off on September 16th in Philadelphia, was this Fall's hottest ticket with most shows selling out within hours of going on sale. Most notably, an additional date had to be added at Los Angeles' The Music Box, due to the great demand for Wiz's live show. The "Waken Baken Tour," which will wrap on November 21st in Boston, to yet another sold out crowd, has exceeded 80,000 tickets sold.

To celebrate his sold out tour, as well as passing the 500,000 followers mark on Twitter, the Pittsburgh native has decided to give a special "thank you" to all his fans. Tomorrow night, fans nationwide can log on to www.wizkhalifa.com to catch an exclusive live stream, powered by www.ustream.tv, from Wiz' sold-out show in Washington, D.C.

During the tour, Khalifa found fans in some of the hottest names in Hip-Hop, bringing music mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs out on stage in Hollywood, Juicy J of the rap trio Three Six Mafia in Las Vegas, while R&B star Chris Brown joined the "Taylor Gang General" at his show in Houston, TX. As if all this weren't enough, Khalifa is also the first artist to sell out the Stage AE in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA in mid-December, which led to an additional show at the venue.

The rapper, who beat Nicki Minaj and J.Cole this past summer to be crowned MTV's "Hottest Breakthrough MC of 2010," has much to celebrate thanks to the success of his breakthrough single "Black & Yellow," which was the number 1 most added song on Urban radio this week. The smash single, produced by Stargate, is currently number 2 on iTunes' "Hip-Hop/R&B Charts" pulling ahead of labelmate B.o.B and rap veteran Kanye West. The track -- an ode to Khalifa's hometown colors -- has also peaked at number 1 on Billboard's "Heatseekers Chart." Billboard also dubbed "Black & Yellow" a "Hot Football Fight Song," because of its popularity during Pittsburgh Steelers games.

The video for "Black & Yellow" reached #1 on both MTV2 and MTV.com, as well as being featured on MySpace Music, where it was also a "Hot Video." With almost 3 million views and nearly 10,000 comments on the rapper's official YouTube page (www.youtube.com/WizKhalifa), the clip is a certified fan favorite.

Remaining a prominent figure in the world of social networking, Wiz has exceeded the 1-million friend mark on Facebook, nearly 9 million views at his official MySpace page, and over 500,000 loyal fans following him on Twitter.

After performing to sold out venues nationwide, Khalifa, the newest addition to the Atlantic Records family, is hard at work on his hugely-anticipated debut album which is slated for a Spring 2011 release.

For up-to-the-minute information and news, please visit www.wizkhalifa.com, www.facebook.com/WizKhalifa, www.twitter.com/RealWizKhalifa, and www.myspace.com/WizKhalifa.

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