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'Pop Champagne,' By Jim Jones & Ron Browz (Featuring Juelz Santana), Is America's #1 Urban Single

Sony Columbia Records - 01/27/2009

"Pop Champagne," the celebratory new single by Jim Jones and Ron Browz (featuring Juelz Santana) is this week's #1 record on America's Urban Radio stations according to the Billboard Monitor Urban Mainstream chart.

A bona-fide urban-pop crossover phenomenon, "Pop Champagne" is zipping up a variety of charts, hitting #3 on the Top 40 Rhythm Monitor, #3 Hot Rap Tracks, #4 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, and #11 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Released September 4, 2008, "Pop Champagne" is providing urban music fans with an effervescent first taste of "Pray IV Reign," the eagerly-awaited major label album debut from the ground-breaking hip-hop impresario and artist Jim Jones. His first album for Columbia Records, "Pray IV Reign" will be available in stores and online on Tuesday, March 24.

Jim Jones is rolling out "Pray IV Reign" in a manner befitting his status as a legendary creator and purveyor of East Coast hip-hop.

With Spin magazine giving his new record a 3 (out of 4) star review and the covers of both XXL and Complex magazines on the newsstands this month, Jim Jones will be appearing in his own self-penned off-Broadway musical "Hip-Hop Monologues: Inside the Life and Mind of Jim Jones" the week "Pray IV Reign" is released. The show's initial New York run proved so successful that an extended tour is planned for February and March 2009.

In anticipation of the release of "Pray IV Reign," Jim Jones will release "This Is Jim Jones," a documentary film chronicling his rise from the Bronx and the streets of Harlem as a founding member of the pioneering hip-hop collective the Diplomats to become one of the genre's most profoundly influential executives as the CEO of Diplomat Records.

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