Perez Hilton and Opus Label have joined forces to release 'Perez Hilton's 'Pop Up! #1,' the first compilation from the new Perez Hilton music series releases August 7, 2012.
The album showcases 18 of Perez's favorite and must-know artists and will be available on iTunes, in stores and through an innovative, specially-branded T-shirt campaign.
Hand-picked by Perez Hilton, whose influence on music Newsweek has compared to Oprah's book club, this eclectic, infectious mix of dance tracks features some of pop music's best new artists and rising stars.
Artists include: Kerli, Fedez, Capital Cities, Jesse Marco, VanJess, The Cataracs, My Name is Kay, Chantal Claret, Hi Fashion, Donkeyboy, Breedlove & Chew Fu, French Fries, Zowie, Alphabeat, Vandalism & Static Revenger, Pascal & Pearce (featuring Juliet Harding) and Manufactured Superstars (featuring Scarlett Quinn).
Hilton is the first celebrity personality to release a branded music compilation.
"Music is my passion and I consider it not just an opportunity but, also a responsibility to share great new tunes with my readers!" says Perez Hilton. "Through this, my first ever compilation, I now have a new vehicle to support artists and share their music in a meaningful way with the whole world! And, hopefully, I can also inspire people to get in shape! Having lost 80 lbs naturally, I know how important good music is to stay motivated. With Pop Up, I wanted to compile a collection of songs that would be perfect for my gym mix. And yours! Plus, you can substitute the word 'party' for 'gym' and have a great time jamming to these songs with your friends! These are the songs YOU need to know!!! Be in the know!"
Fans can also purchase the compilation through the 'Perez Hilton Music Tee Series,' an innovative and fun way that allows listeners to discover and purchase music though fashion retailers.
The collection of tees and tank tops displays album-inspired artwork on the front, and each shirt comes with a digital hangtag that customers can use to download the compilation, artist bios and photographs. Shirts are available at major retailers nationwide and for purchase online (link below).
About Perez Hilton
Since launching the celebrity entertainment blog PerezHilton in 2004, Perez Hilton has created a media empire that spans across online, publishing, television, radio, music and live events. In addition to his PerezHilton blog, which has become one of the leading sources for celebrity news amassing over 300 million hits a month, Hilton runs five additional digital properties focused on fashion, fitness, family, animals and a mobile app.
Hilton has published three books, hosted and appeared on numerous television programs and has taken on the role of a music manager for such as recordings artists as IM5, CJ Baran, Kalie Shorr, VanJess and MattyB, among others. Hilton also created the hugely successfully music event series "One Night In…" in 2008, which features up-and-coming and top musical acts.
On radio, Hilton is host to the twice-daily celebrity and entertainment news feature "Radio Perez" and most recently announced "Perez Nights Live." Hilton was named the #1 Web Celeb in 2007, 2008, and 2009 by Forbes Magazine, one of the 15 most influential Hispanics in the US by People en Espanol, the 2009 Hispanic of the Year by Hispanic Magazine, one of Time Magazine's '100 Most Influential People of 2007' and as a tastemaker, Newsweek has compared his influence on the music scene to Oprah's book club.
About Opus Label
Opus Label was founded in 2012 in Los Angeles, California by fashion and music visionaries Jeremy Wineberg and Miguel Ángel Jiménez.
Opus Label is a multi-faceted company that merges fashion, music, art and culture in innovative ways.
Opus Label umbrellas three brands that set new standards for how people experience the arts: Opus Music, Opus Publishing and ICON TEE.
Zero Gravity by Kerli
Jetset by Fedez
Safe and Sound (DiscoTech Remix) by Capital Cities
Daddy Cool by Jesse Marco
Drumroll by VanJess
Put Your Graffiti On Me by Kat Graham
Synthesizer by The Cataracs
Diddy Dum by My Name Is Kay
Pop Pop Bang Bang by Chantal Claret
Amazing! by Hi Fashion
City Boy by Donkeyboy
I Never Had by Breedlove & Chew Fu
Yo Vogue by French Fries
My Calculator by Zowie
Vacation by Alphabeat
Vegas (Rami Afuni Radio Edit) by Vandalism & Static Revenger
Disco Sun by Pascal & Pearce Feat. Juliet Harding
Take Me Over (Bingo Players Remix) by Manufactured Superstars feat. Scarlett Quinn
Perez Hilton Official Website