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Diggy Takes Flight With "Unexpected Arrival;" Young Hip-Hop Superstar Celebrates Debut Album With Last Night's Sold-Out Show at NYC's Highline Ballroom, & a String of TV Performances Including a Special 30-Minute Performance Today on BET's

(March 20, 2012)

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 03/20/12 -- Atlantic Recording artist Diggy's debut album, "UNEXPECTED ARRIVAL," is available in stores and online today. The 12-track compilation features production from D'Mile, Da Internz, Pop & Oak, Happy Perez and more, while collaborations include the likes of Jadakiss ("88"), Tank ("Special Occasion"), and Jeremih ("Do It Like You"). You can purchase "UNEXPECTED ARRIVAL" at Diggy's official webstore: http://store.diggyworld.com. The rising rap phenom started the celebration of the release of his debut opus last night, with a sold-out album release show at NYC's Highline Ballroom, and continues the festivities today with a special 30-minute performance on BET's 106 & Park (check local listings). What's more, the young fashion icon will also take the stage alongside Jeremih, to perform "Do It Like You," at BET's annual "Rip The Runway" (check local listings). Last month, Diggy took home the award for "Outstanding New Artist" at the 43rd Annual NAACP Image Awards.

"UNEXPECTED ARRIVAL" has become a favorite amongst press and fans alike, with Rap-Up.com proclaiming "the album itself proved a versatility from the son of hip-hop royalty," while MTV.com praised Diggy, saying "the teenage rapper unveils his major-label debut, filled with feel-good tracks that prove he can hold his own against more seasoned MCs."

Always one to stay connected with his loyal fans, also known as "Jetsetters," last week, Diggy launched "Countdown 2 Diggy," a 7-part webisode series on The Warner Sound chronicling the young MC's latest headlining, "Life Of The Jetsetter Tour," as well as the days leading up to the release of "UNEXPECTED ARRIVAL." Watch "Countdown 2 Diggy," here: http://www.youtube.com/thewarnersound.

All of this has led to Diggy's undeniable online presence, with over 1 million followers on Twitter and over 1 million likes on Facebook. Additionally, Diggy's YouTube channel, found at www.youtube.com/diggysimmons, has over 13 million views, with the video for his single "Do It Like You (feat. Jeremih)," having been viewed over 3.6 million times.


For more information on Diggy, please visit www.diggyworld.com www.twitter.com/diggy_simmons, www.youtube.com/diggysimmons and www.facebook.com/diggysimmons.

For press materials on Diggy, visit http://press.atlanticrecords.com/DiggySimmons.

(TRACKLISTING BELOW)

DIGGY
"UNEXPECTED ARRIVAL"
(Atlantic)

1. THE ARRIVAL (INTRO) (prod. Dernst "D'Mile" Emile II) 2. HELLO WORLD (prod. Happy Perez) 3. I NEED TO KNOW (prod. Dernst "D'Mile" Emile II 4. 88 (FEAT. JADAKISS) (prod. Da Internz) 5. TWO UP (prod. Dernst "D'Mile" Emile II) 6. UNFORGIVABLE BLACKNESS (prod. Osinachi Nwaneri) 7. SPECIAL OCCASION (FEAT. TANK) (prod. Dernst "D'Mile" Emile II) 8. GLOW IN THE DARK (prod. Dernst "D'Mile" Emile II) 9. 4 LETTER WORD (prod. S O U N D Z) 10. DO IT LIKE YOU (FEAT. JEREMIH) (prod. Pop & Oak) 11. TOM EDISON (prod. Dernst "D'Mile" Emile II) 12. THE REIGN (prod. Pop & Oak)

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Contact:
Sydney Margetson (National)
212.707.2262
Sydney.Margetson@atlanticrecords.com

Ashley Kalmanowitz (Tour/Online)
212.707.2051
Ashley.Kalmanowitz@atlanticrecords.com


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