Kat DeLuna – Unstoppable video featuring Lil Wayne from the album Inside Out
“YOU’RE MY BABY” HOLLOWPOINT FEATURING KAT DELUNA
After the phenomenal success of Sean Paul’s hit single “Temperature” which won the 2006 Billboard award for “Hot 100 Single of the Year” and garnered a Billboard Award as the “Top Selling Reggae Album of the Year,” songwriter & ASCAP Award Winning Producer, SNOWCONE, is back with another hit single “YOU’RE MY BABY,” featuring Hollowpoint and Kat DeLuna.
This radio single and club banga is from Snowcone’s self-produced full-length album Reggae Dancehall Nature, boasting appearances from today’s chart-topping Dancehall and Pop artists including Beenie Man, Mr. Vegas, Junior Reid, Lady Saw, Nadine Sutherland, Kevin Lyttle, Spragga Benz, Wayne Wonder, Bounty Killer, Hollowpoint, Kat DeLuna, Spade with artists from his own imprint, Jah Snow Cone Entertainment: Bridgez, Delicious aka Wifey, Scabanga aka Mr. Pang, The Beat Bangers and Izes.
Released through New York-based Phase One Communications with distribution through EMI, Reggae Dancehall Nature is in-stores now!
Elephant Man Set to Release “Let’s Get Physical,” New CD from Bad Boy/VP Records Joint Venture, On April 8th CD features all star line up including Diddy, Wyclef, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Busta Rhymes, Shaggy, Swizz Beats, Kat Deluna, Mario Winans and Yung Joc
New York, NY – Dancehall King, Elephant Man, will release his latest studio CD, “Let’s Get Physical,” on April 8, 2008. A long time in the making, the star-studded project is the first release from a new venture which joins Sean “Diddy” Combs’ Bad Boy Records with the largest independent Jamaican music label, VP Records. “Let’s Get Physical” features the hit lead single “Five O,” on which Wyclef appears. The remix for “Five-O” is blazing a trail with rising digital sales and has caught attention at radio with an all star line up from Swizz Beats, Assassin, Yung Joc and Diddy. “Jump,” the hard-hitting, high energy second single, also features Swizz Beats. Barbados-born Rihanna appears on the steamy dance track “Throw Your Hands Up” and Elephant Man-fan Chris Brown lends his vocals to the bouncy “Feel the Steam.” Also check out “Body Talk” featuring Dominican R&B singer Kat Deluna and female rapper Jha Jha, and the hot remix for “The Way We Roll” with Busta and Shaggy. The set is executive produced by Sean “Diddy” Combs, Chris Chin, Harve Pierre and Willie Daniels.
“A true entertainer is versatile and makes music for the world,” says Jamaica-native Elephant Man, dubbed The Energy God by fans because of his high energy stage performances. Elephant Man first stormed on the stage back in 1998 under the wings of Bounty Killa and the Scare Dem Crew. The self-proclaimed Dancehall King is solely responsible for reuniting dancehall music with its fun free-spirited roots.
His debut album, Good 2 Go (VP Records), became a worldwide smash in 2004 with the release of chart topping party tunes like “Signal di Plane” and “Pon di River, Pon di Bank,” the single which snagged him a Source Award for “Dancehall/Reggae Artist of the Year” and the MTV2 nomination at the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards.
Since then, Elephant Man has recorded collaborations with Lil’ Jon on the “Get Low Remix,” R. Kelly on “Reggae Bump Bump,” Pitbull and Daddy Yankee on the “Rah-Rah Remix,” and Janet Jackson on “All Nite (Don’t Stop).”
Elephant Man is excited about his major label joint venture (Bad Boy/VP Records) as he looks forward to making dancehall history with Sean “Diddy” Combs and the entire Bad Boy family. “I’ve been a fan of Bad Boy for the longest time and now I’m Bad Boy for life!,” Ele laughs. “We gonna take dancehall to another level.”
On “Let’s Get Physical,” Elephant Man fuses party tunes with lyrics that speak of the social ills and violence plaguing the people of Jamaica. His notorious dance anthems cascade throughout the record. “With the Bad Boy production and promotion teams, together with the Energy God…It’s gonna be madness” says Elephant Man.
“If you saw me today you are never gonna forget me…my hair, my clothes, my style…I’m crazy man, I’m the Energy God…Father of the Dancehall…”
– Elephant Man
Kat Deluna featuring Elephant Man – Whine Up video
9 Lives – In Stores August 7
GMB / Epic Records
The fans’ artist, the artists’ artist
KAT is the girl next door, no matter where you’re from. To say shes a crossover artist is an understatement. Hip hop, R&B, Merengue, Pop, Spanish Jazz, ballads, and dance, she does it all; in English and Spanish. Want proof? R&B superstar R. Kelly called her a “prodigy” and the famous Salvadorian singer Alvaro Torres referred to her as Selena. At age 12 she was invited by the “Queen of Merengue” Milly Quezada, to sing with her on stage in front of thousands of people, and in April of 2004 she opened for J Records recording artist Cassidy as part of the all Latino girl group Coquette. All this, and KAT is only 19 years old.
Despite her success, things haven’t always come easy for KAT. Shortly after Kat Emperatriz De Luna and her family moved from the Bronx to the Dominican Republic, where she was raised in poverty. KAT spent her time listening to Aretha Franklin and Billie Holiday records, which she imitated daily on her karaoke machine.
Friends and family recognized her talent at an early age, but it wasn’t until moving back to the US that KAT realized her potential as a singer. With that goal in mind at age 14, KAT was accepted to the New Jersey School of the Performing Arts. As a freshman, she scoured the pages of The Village Voice for auditions. KAT auditioned endlessly for a chance to showcase her undeniable talent and finally received a call for an all girl group. KAT recognized that music was missing a Latin flavor. She sought to fill this void and formed the first Latina, Hip Hop/R&B group: Coquette. This does not only display KATs ability to tap into her culture background to differentiate herself in the industry, but also her business acumen.
While working with Coquette KAT continued to search for opportunities to lead her towards her goal as a performer. At age15, KAT entered a Coca-Cola sponsored karaoke competition. Her version of I Will Always Love You took first place. It was through this competition that she met legendary Cuban salsa singer Rey Ruiz. Ruiz gave KAT advice that she carries with her today. “He told me, nobody knows you better than you do, and that nobody can help you if you can’t help yourself,” says KAT. With this, KAT began writing her own music and has continued to do so since.
Today, KAT is signed to GMB MUSIC GROUP/EPIC RECORDS as a solo artist and is hard at work in the studio everyday. In addition to her great recording work ethic, her days are filled with vocal classes, dance lessons, and the gym. With the attitude that she’ll do whatever it takes to make it, KATs hard work is already beginning to pay off.
It will not be too long until KATs presence is felt by music listeners around the globe. Currently, GMB/EPIC is in the process of launching a full promotional campaign for KATs first single: Dale Duro! ft Jae Millz & Chaka Dee a definite club banger, is gaining heavy rotation in NYCs nightclubs and is about to invade KATs new hometown Miami, FL.
KAT is a rare find in that she is the complete package. KAT is a quadruple threat with her dancing, singing, writing abilities and the ideal image, which makes it effortless for her to connect with her audience. KAT has the work ethic, maturity, and the crossover appeal necessary to not only make it in this hard business, but to do so on an international level.
For more information please visit www.katdeluna.com