DONNIE KLANG UNVEILS LONG-AWAITED BAD BOY DEBUT: “JUST A ROLLING STONE” HIGHLIGHTED BY FIRST HIT SINGLE, “TAKE YOU THERE (FEAT. P. DIDDY)”; ALBUM ARRIVES JUST IN TIME FOR NEW SEASON OF MTV’S MAKING THE BAND 4; “JUST A ROLLING STONE” DROPS SEPTEMBER 2ND
Bad Boy Records has announced the upcoming release of “JUST A ROLLING STONE,” the eagerly awaited debut album from Donnie Klang. The album, which is highlighted by the new single, “Take You There (Feat. P. Diddy),” lands in stores and at all digital retailers on September 2nd.
“JUST A ROLLING STONE” arrives one year after Klang received his Bad Boy solo contract from P. Diddy during the blockbuster season finale of MTV’s hit reality series, Making The Band 4. What’s more, the album comes hot on the heels of MTB4’s highly anticipated third season, set to premiere in August. The new season chronicles the making of the album, as well as the hugely successful “P. Diddy and MTV Presents Making The Band 4 – The Tour,” which saw Klang sharing a bill with MTB4’s two #1-selling superstar groups, Danity Kane and Day26.
Making The Band 4 has proven to be one of MTV’s most enduring successes, with its most recent season reaching over 55 million viewers. In addition, Making The Band 4 has consistently ranked among the top shows on MTV.com, delivering over 10 million streams and attracting nearly 2.7 million visits to the MTB4 show area.
“Take You There (Feat. P. Diddy)” has just begun scoring major airplay at multi-format radio outlets nationwide, including Urban, Rhythmic, and CHR/Top 40. The single’s companion video – directed by Ray Kay (Destiny’s Child, Cassie, Beyonce) – will have its world television premiere on the August 8th installment of MTV’s new smash series, FNMTV (check local listings). Earlier this year, Klang performed “Take You There” live on the second season finale of Making The Band 4.
“JUST A ROLLING STONE” sees Klang collaborating with many of the same producers behind the two previous #1-selling MTB4 releases, Danity Kane’s RIAA gold-certified “WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE,” and the self-titled debut from Day26. Among the studio superstars teaming up with the Long Island, NY-based singer are Seven (Mariah Carey, Ja Rule), Danja (Britney Spears, Madonna), Bryan-Michael Cox (Usher, Mary J. Blige), and The-Dream (Chris Brown, Rihanna). “JUST A ROLLING STONE” is Executive Produced by Bad Boy CEO Sean “P. Diddy” Combs and Bad Boy Entertainment President Harve Pierre.
Klang will herald the release of “JUST A ROLLING STONE” with a nationwide radio promo tour, beginning in late July. In addition, he will be headlining Seventeen magazine’s “Rock The Runway,” an upcoming series of mall events featuring a fashion show, model call, and live concert. The events will hit such markets as Los Angeles, Denver, Detroit, Philadelphia, and Charlotte through November. Furthermore, Klang will be starring as the face of luxury street style retailer DJPremium.com in their Fall 2008 advertorial campaign alongside Atlantic recording artist Bayje.