GET READY TO BEAT UP THE BEAT!
MTV AND UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC TO RELEASE JERSEY SHORE SOUNDTRACK ON JULY 20TH
Enrique Iglesias featuring Pitbull To Drop First Single "I Like It" On iTunes May 25th
Santa Monica, CA/New York, NY- May 3, 2010 - Time to fist pump! MTV and Universal Republic Records will give music fans the ultimate summer playlist when the Jersey Shore Soundtrack is released on Tuesday, July 20th. Inspired by the breakout hit series, the album will include original tracks from some of today's hottest artists. The first single off the album is "I Like It" from Enrique Iglesias featuring Pitbull. Other artists featured on the soundtrack are, Lil Jon, LMFAO, Taio Cruz and Akon.
For Jersey Shore enthusiasts, a deluxe edition of the soundtrack will also be available for purchase on the same day. Fans that opt for the deluxe will receive the standard album and a bonus CD featuring music inspired by Season One, including the show's theme song, "Get Crazy" by LMFAO.
"MTV is excited to join forces with Universal Republic Records to bring The Jersey Shore Soundtrack to the show's fans," said Amy Doyle, EVP of Music & Talent Programming Strategy, MTV Brands. "From the clubs to the gym, there is going to be a lot of fist pumping and booty shaking going on this summer and that's just at my house."
"We're thrilled to be partners with MTV, and on board with Snooki, Pauly D, The Situation, and the entire Jersey Shore crew," stated Monte Lipman, President & CEO of Universal Republic Records. "Graduating from Montclair High School in New Jersey and spending many summers at Seaside Heights, has prepared me for this historical moment in my career."
Fans can go to iTunes to purchase "I Like It" starting May 25th. Stay tuned for more info on the album and exclusive promotional contests coming this summer! "Jersey Shore" Season 2 will premiere on Thursday, July 29th at 10pm ET/PT. "Jersey Shore The Complete First Season UNCENSORED" DVD will also be available in stores nationwide on Tuesday, July 20th.
MTV is the dynamic, vibrant experiment at the intersection of music, creativity and youth culture. For over 28 years, MTV has evolved, challenged the norm, and detonated boundaries -- giving each new generation a creative outlet and voice that entertains, informs and unites on every platform and screen. On-air, MTV is the number one rated full-day ad-supported cable network for P12-24 and P12-34. Online, MTV.com averaged 24.5 million monthly unique visitors during the first quarter of 2010 -- up +8% from Q4/2009 and up +13% year-over-year. Average video streams for the first quarter of 2010 increased +8% from the Q4/2009 and is up +6% over the same time period last year. And MTV's successful sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unprecedented customized content, super-serving young males, music fans, and college students like no one else. MTV is part of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.
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.