Responding to massive popular demand, Elektra recording artist Cee Lo Green has moved up the release of his hugely anticipated new solo album. â€œTHE LADY KILLERâ€ â€“ which includes the blockbuster first single, â€œF**k Youâ€ â€“ will now arrive in stores and at all online retailers on November 9th.
Green will herald the albumâ€™s release with an eagerly awaited New York City solo concert, slated for October 7th at the world famous Irving Plaza. Presale tickets will be available to members of Cee Loâ€™s online community beginning today, Wednesday, September 22nd at 10 AM ET; Live Nation will then offer presale tickets on Thursday, September 23rd at 10 AM ET. All remaining tickets will then be released to the general public on Friday, September 24th at 12 PM ET.
â€œTHE LADY KILLERâ€ is currently available for pre-order at Cee Loâ€™s official website, www.ceelogreen.com. The album is offered in a variety of unique packages, with such extras as an exclusive screen-printed poster, a t-shirt, and a 7â€ vinyl single of the albumâ€™s soulful â€œGeorgia.â€ All pre-orders receive an immediate MP3 download of the breakout hit, â€œF**k You.â€
Released last month via Greenâ€™s official YouTube channel, â€œF**k Youâ€ caused an instant viral commotion, drawing more than 2 million plays in its first five days online. The clip quickly became the #1 Most Viewed Video in the United Kingdom, beating out the latest uploads from the hugely popular singing competition series, The X Factor. Whatâ€™s more, â€œF**k Youâ€ was featured on close to 4,500 music blogs around the world, hitting #1 on The Hype Machine MP3 blog aggregator as well as topping an array of global video charts. The songâ€™s official companion video can now be viewed online at Cee Loâ€™s official Facebook page, www.facebook.com/ceelogreen, while the original â€œF**k Youâ€ clip can be seen and heard at www.youtube.com/user/CeeLoGreen.
â€œF**k Youâ€ â€“ co-written and produced by the multi-platinum certified production trio, The Smeezingtons, featuring Greenâ€™s Elektra labelmate, Bruno Mars â€“ is now bulleting its way up the top 40 on Billboardâ€™s â€œHot 100â€ singles chart. The track is officially on sale at all digital retailers, as well as via www.ceelogreen.com, where it can be purchased individually or in a bundle with an exclusive Cee Lo Green â€œF**k Youâ€ t-shirt. An amended version of the single and video â€“ entitled â€œForget Youâ€ â€“ is set to arrive later in the fall.
Along with its phenomenal popular success, â€œF**k Youâ€ has also proven a favorite with Greenâ€™s fellow artists and celebrities, with a flurry of tweets directing users to the video coming from such luminaries as 50 Cent, Ashton Kutcher, Perez Hilton, Simon Pegg, RealNetworks founder Rob Glaser, and music industry icon Bob Lefsetz. In addition, 50 Cent was inspired to put together his own unauthorized remix of the track, which has also drawn a huge online audience.
As if all that werenâ€™t enough, â€œF**k Youâ€ has received ecstatic critical acclamation from coast to coast. â€œOne of the greatest songs in the history of humankind,â€ declared The Dallas Observerâ€™s â€œDC9 At Nightâ€ music blog, with Idolator.com hailing it as â€œa toe-tapping old school soul-filled track that is hands down the happiest â€˜FUâ€™ weâ€™ve ever heard.â€ â€œAs timeless, efficient, and repeatable as any number of golden oldies,â€ declared Pitchfork, adding, â€œLike â€˜Hey Yaâ€™ before it, â€˜F**k Youâ€™ gets by on a generation-spanning simplicity, and, coming from Cee Loâ€™s mouth, the title phrase actually isnâ€™t illicit at all. Itâ€™s beyond happy. Cathartic. It could be the new â€˜Sesame Streetâ€™ theme.â€
Cee Lo â€“ whose â€œWhat Part Of Foreverâ€ is featured on Chop Shop/Atlanticâ€™s blockbuster â€œTHE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE â€“ ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACKâ€ â€“ heralded â€œTHE LADY KILLERâ€ earlier this summer with â€œGeorgia,â€ an emotional tribute to his beloved home state. Both Georgiaâ€ and an additional album track, entitled â€œChamPain,â€ are available now as free downloads to all fans joining the Cee Lo Green Mailing List at his official web home, www.ceelogreen.com.
Furthermore, explicit and amended videos for the albumâ€™s stunning cover version of Band of Horsesâ€™ â€œNo Oneâ€™s Gonna Love Youâ€ â€“ produced by Paul Epworth (Florence & The Machine, Bloc Party, The Big Pink) â€“ can currently be seen and heard at www.youtube.com/ceelogreen.