R&B singer/songwriter Dave Hollister scores big for his new record label, Motown, with impressive first week sales of THINGS IN THE GAME DONE CHANGED, landing him in the top ten on both the Billboard Top 200 Pop Albums Chart (#10) and Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums Chart (#3).
Hollister's debut also marks the second consecutive Top 10 debut from Motown Records, which previously scored the #7 debut with India.Arie's new album VOYAGE TO INDIA.
Hollister, known for his gritty and soulful style, solidifies his place as one of R&B and hip hop's premiere balladeers with this release. The album's first single, "Baby Do Those Things," continues to receive solid radio play around the country. The video clip, directed by label President Kedar Massenburg, for this trademark Hollister tune enjoys heavy rotation at BET and is also receiving strong support on local and regional video programming.
THINGS IN THE GAME DONE CHANGED marks Hollister's third solo effort after leaving the Grammy Award winning R&B group, BLACKStreet. Hollister's previous albums, GHETTO HYMNS and CHICAGO '85 . . .THE MOVIE both enjoyed solid success, setting the stage for the singer/songwriter's talents to shine brightly as a solo performer.
Upcoming releases from Motown include a greatest hits collection from multi-platinum, Grammy Award nominee Brian McKnight entitled, FROM THERE TO HERE (Nov. 5).
Motown is a division of the Universal Music Group, which is the world's leading music company with wholly-owned record operations or licensees in 63 countries around the world. Its businesses also include Universal Music Publishing Group, one of the industry's largest global music publishing operations.
Universal Music Group consists of record labels Decca Record Company, Deutsche Grammophon, Interscope Geffen A&M Records, Island Def Jam Music Group, Lost Highway Records, MCA Nashville, MCA Records, Mercury Records, Motown Records, Philips, Polydor, Universal Music Latino, Universal Records, and Verve Music Group as well as a multitude of record labels owned or distributed by its record company subsidiaries around the world.
The Universal Music Group owns the most extensive catalog of music in the industry, which is marketed through two distinct divisions, Universal Music Enterprises (in the U.S.) and UM3 (outside the U.S.).
Universal Music Group is a unit of Vivendi Universal, a global media and communications company.
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