(July 17, 2006 — New York, NY) R&B Sensation and male ‘Soul of DTP’, Bobby V, returns to the spotlight with the release of his highly anticipated sophomore album, ‘Special Occasion’, which will be released by DTP/Island Def Jam on September 19th. Showcasing his vocal talents through a 14-track masterpiece, the album is beautifully balanced with harmonious, sexy, melodious ballads and mid-tempos synonymous with his signature sound. BV’s evolution as one of the most respected songwriters and artists today will be undeniable once listeners get a glimpse of ?Special Occasion,? arguably his best body of work to date. With BV co-writing more than three quarters of ‘Special Occasion,’ the new album also boasts songwriting and production credits from award winning hit makers such as Rodney Jerkins, Sean Garrett, Tim & Bob, Bryan Michael Cox and Dre & Vidal. On the heals of success off of the album’s buzz single, “Wreck,” a Sean Garrett produced track where Bobby V sings and smoothly rhymes over a catchy, up tempo beat, the album’s soon to be released, first official single will be the Rodney Jerkin’s produced song, “Turn the Page” a heartfelt and emotional ballad about trust, love and taking chances in a relationship. Singing professionally since the age of 13, the world was first introduced to the sound of Bobby V when he was the lead singer in Organized Noize’s teen vocal group Mista who’s debut single, “Blackberry Molasses” remains a classic to this day. After taking a break to focus on his studies and graduate from Clark Atlanta University, Bobby was later discovered by Multi-Platinum and Award Winning rapper Ludacris and business partner, Chaka Zulu (President of DTP). Immediately impressed by Bobby V’s talents, DTP signed Bobby and introduced him as a solo artist in 2005 with the release of “Disturbing Tha Peace presents Bobby V.” The album produced the hit single “Slow Down,”? making it debut at #1 on the Hip Hop/R & B charts, followed by a second hit single “Tell Me,” which pushed the album to sell over 800,000 copies to date. Additionally, Bobby V garnered nominations from the 37th Annual Image Awards for Outstanding New Artist, Soul Train Nominations for Best R&B/Soul Single, Male and Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist.