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Dec 6, 2007

Sprint Center Welcomes the U.C.P. Tour Featuring Chris Brown and Bow Wow

Coming to Sprint Center on Jan. 11

Kansas City, Mo-(Dec. 3, 2007) Grammy-nominated R&B singer Chris Brown will perform along with fellow headliner rap sensation Bow Wow at Sprint Center on Jan. 11. Joining them on Sprint Center’s stage as part of the Up Close and Personal Tour will be Soulja Boy, Sean Kingston and LIL Mama.

Reserved tickets for the show are available for $39.75, $55.75, $75.75 and $99.75 on Dec. 8. All ticket prices are subject to additional fees and service charges. Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster locations, www.ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 816.931.3330.

Brown is following up his eponymous multi-platinum debut with his eagerly awaited sophomore effort, Exclusive as the current single, "Kiss, Kiss" featuring T-Pain, rapidly climbs the charts. "Kiss, Kiss" ranks #2 on Billboard’s Hot Ringmasters, #9 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop 100 Airplay, #9 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and #14 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Airplay.

"I feel it’s an album especially for my fans," explains Brown about the meaning of the album title. "I made this album ’exclusively’ for them." In addition to collaborating with fellow platinum-selling producer and label-mate T-Pain, Chris recruited top-notch super producers on Exclusive including Kanye West, will.i.am, Sean Garrett, the Underdogs and Bryan-Michael Cox. In addition to displaying his own growth and development as an artist, Chris contributes as a co-writer on several tracks on Exclusive.

The now 18-year old Tappahannock, Virginia native signed to Jive Records when he was just 16. Two years ago, Brown gained critical acclaim and recognition for his self-titled Grammy nominated debut, Chris Brown. His first album spawned several hits including "Run It," "Yo (Excuse Me Miss)" and "Gimme That," "Say Goodbye" and "Poppin’" earning him worldwide sales in excess of three million units and garnering him sellout crowds on his concert tour that followed the release of this smash album.

In addition to his music career, the multi-talented artist established himself as a promising actor with his first feature film, Stomp The Yard, which also showcased his agility as a dancer. He’s made high-profile television appearances on The O.C. and One On One and performed on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Grammys Ceremony, The Today Show and Good Morning America concerts and more.

Further expanding his acting abilities, Chris Brown will co-star in the Screen Gems/Sony Pictures’ holiday film, This Christmas with Loretta Devine, Delroy Lindo and Regina King. The album Exclusive is in stores November 6 and This Christmas is in theaters this month on November 21.

Bow Wow - listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the youngest solo rapper to ever hit #1 - has matured from a multi-platinum teen rap star into a full-fledged musical force with his fifth studio album, The Price of Fame, a journey inside the mind of a man who’s grown up in the public eye, felt the pleasures and pitfalls of acclaim, and learned valuable lessons from the wealth of his experience.

Bow Wow re-teamed with longtime mentor, friend, producer and current co-manager Jermaine Dupri to co-executive produce the new album. Always mindful of his fans, Bow Wow gives them heart-throb familiarity with his first single, "Shortie Like Mine," produced by JD and features R&B heartthrob Chris Brown and longtime songwriter and singing newcomer Johnta Austin. "Give It To You" is another high energy, Bow Wow-produced track destined to light up the dance floors of club land.

Bow Wow and Omarion have formed a close bond, each artist achieving tremendous individual success. The pair’s new album, Face Off, marks the culmination of a joint collaborative process dating back to 2005, when Omarion’s vocal contributions to "Let Me Hold You," the first single from Bow Wow’s fourth album, Wanted, peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100, giving Bow Wow his first-ever Top 10 single and Omarion his first Top 10 as a solo artist. Their current single " Girlfriend" is a solid hit, climbing the charts and garnering the attention of radio programmers.

Many of the songs on Face Off showcase a more mature Bow Wow and Omarion, artists who are willing to tackle complex issues with increasing ease, passion and perspective. With Face Off, Bow Wow and Omarion are getting into a mutually comfortable artistic comfort zone, in total artistic control of their own material and are more hands-on than ever before. They now have the benefit of experiencing more of life, in its positive and negative aspects, and it shows. With Face Off, Bow Wow and Omarion have created a career-defining album, a moment that cements their respective status among the most important rappers and R&B singers of their generation.

Nearly 10 million people have visited Soulja Boy’s MySpace page since its inception. His legion of fans uploads YouTube clips daily, emulating his epidemic self-titled dance routines. His "Crank Dat Soulja Boy" anthem is scalding radio reaching #1. He’s release of his debut album on Interscope Records, aptly called SouljaBoytellem.com is becoming a have to have album among his many young fans. His second single "Soulja Girl" is getting much attention from radio too. Daring to use 16-year-old rapper and track record in the same breath, Soulja has set the requisite precedent for success. And he’s leaving doubters powerless.