The music industry’s top independent recording artist and Knockout CEO, Ray J has achieved a career milestone as “Sexy Can I,” the new single from his forthcoming CD All I Feel reaches the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart, rocketing #13 to #7. The single also scores on the Billboard Hot R&B And Hip Hop Singles Chart moving #16 to #13. The single’s climb was fueled by a 7.5 million increase in radio audience and a major boost, from 67,100 singles sold last week to nearly 72,000 this week. The ring tone for the song also moves into the Top 10, jumping to #8 overall. At radio, ‘Sexy’ is #1 in Pittsburgh, Las Vegas, and Boston while earning top 5 status in San Francisco, El Paso, Gainesville, Jackson and Flint, to name a few. While the video is continuing to climb at MTV, MTV2, and VH-1 Soul, a newly filmed version was added to the BET play list this week in heavy rotation having garnered a world premiere debut on their 106 & Park video program which Ray J co-hosted. He also raised his profile this week by co-hosting The Tyra Banks Show. He will sit for a revealing interview with TV’s the Insider the week of his CD’s release and give an intimate profile interview to People Magazine also slated for week of release. A schedule of TV performances and high profile TV interviews will be announced shortly. Ray J is the #1 independent artist in America. He has earned this distinction due to the chart performance of his latest single, “Sexy Can I” which is 2008’s fastest growing single at radio by an independent artist of any genre of music–bar none. His new CD All I Feel, is due April 8, and features production from Grammy Award Winning Producer Rodney Jerkins who produced Ray J’s 2006 smash, “One Wish.” The CD boasts guest appearances by Yung Berg and Snoop Dogg. The CD is being distributed in conjunction with Knockout Entertainment, Deja 34, co-owned by basketball great Shaquille O’Neal and KOCH Records.
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