AUTHENTIC ALSO LANDS AT #7 ON BILLBOARD’S R&B CHART AND #23 TOP 200 ALBUM CHART
LL TO PERFORM ON LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON MAY 10 AND IS ON TOUR THIS SUMMER IN SUPPORT OF AUTHENTIC KICKING OFF MAY 23
Two-time Grammy ®-winning recording artist LL COOL J’s new album AUTHENTIC debuted at #4 on Billboard’s Rap Chart, and also landed at #7 on the R&B Chart and #23 on the Top 200 Album Chart. With the release of his 14th studio Album, on 429 Records/The Savoy Label Group, the multi-platinum artist returned to the studio and kicked the volume up to create a powerful new album that came from his true passion for music and would speak to his fans. AUTHENTIC is currently available at Amazon.com, iTunes, Target and other select retailers.
Of AUTHENTIC , the Associated Press says the Album, “hit[s] all the right notes from romantic to raucous to punk,” and PEOPLE magazine gives the Album 3 out of 4 stars, saying of LL, “On his14th album, he mixes old-school hip-hop (“New Love”) with rave-ready beats (“Not Leaving You Tonight”)”¦[with] guest spots by Seal, Chuck D and Eddie Van Halen make the rest of Authentic feel like a rowdy A-List house party.”
Celebrating his 30th year in music, LL’s Album AUTHENTIC features a diverse and wide array of legendary and new artists that underscore the Album’s roots of being born out of the true love for music, including, Brad Paisley, Bootsy Collins, Chuck D, Charlie Wilson, Eddie Van Halen, Earth, Wind & Fire, Monica, Snoop Dogg, Seal, Travis Barker and many more. Collectively these artists have achieved tremendous success in music, including many Grammy ® Awards, multi-platinum albums, American Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, Billboard Awards, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions and nominations, NAACP Awards, and Country Music Awards, among many other accolades.
LL is promoting AUTHENTIC with upcoming performance on LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON on May 10 and an appearance on THE VIEW on May 13.
On the heels of the release of LL’s new album, LL will tour this summer all across the country in support of AUTHENTIC. As a part of performing this summer, LL featuring DJ Z-Trip, will headline “The Kings Of The Mic” Tour, joined by legendary Hip-Hop artists Ice Cube, Public Enemy and De La Soul. LL will kick-off touring May 23, 2003 in Tucson, AZ and wrap-up in Los Angeles, CA on July 7, 2013. For a full list of LL’s dates and cities, and to purchase tickets, visit here.