Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Anthony B to walk the red carpet?

Deejay Anthony B is making big steps with his recently released 'Rise Up' album, and plans to walk the red carpet at the 37th annual American Music Awards show in November.
The 2009 American Music Awards will be held at the Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles, and will be aired live on Sunday, November 22 on ABC.

According to a release sent to THE STAR, the artiste had originally been slated to appear on the 'One Love' tour of the United States alongside reggae icons like Coco Tea, but changed his mind about the tour when the opportunity presented itself for him to promote his 'Rise Up' album on the West Coast of the United States.

The release stated that the deejay will be going on a press run along the West Coast, and will be attending industry parties and events as he tries to raise the visibility of his album. This marketing push will culminate with the deejay appearing on the red carpet of the American Music Awards.

He commented, "I am looking forward to walking the red carpet and doing interviews about the Rise Up album. We ah go campaign it hard, and meet and greet as many people as possible because the buzz on Rise Up is great so far, and when the nomination time comes for the album, I want them to be acquainted with what Anthony B represents."

Rise Up, which appears on Greensleeves/VP Records, is already shortlisted for a Reggae Grammy nomination this year. "If I make the final list, it will be my very first Grammy nomination; and I feel the album deserves consideration because it has an authentic reggae feel and the reggae world will respond to it," he said.

Anthony B will be hosting his annual charity-based event in Trelawny on January 1. He will also be performing in Central and South America in January of next year. "The world is opening up for reggae music we just have to campaign and promote and believe in what we're doing," he said.

Anthony B's latest single, You Hold Me, has been getting rotation on the airwaves as well. and the video is also in rotation.

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