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2Face’s Ascension Album Gains World Wide Recognition, Makes it into the Billboard Charts

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Happy Friday my good AML People! It is good to be with you all this weekend. Lots of interesting content coming up that I have to share with you. We actually begin with this wonderful news story which I received yesterday and was looking forward to share with you all on our official blogging day, Friday!

But of course many of you have already been paying attention to what we are doing here on AML, particularly the strategic and highly selective interviews on our Podcast show because I received this email from one of you and here is what you had to say:

“Hello Uduak,

Yesterday, I listened to your interview with CMO Mark R. where you talked about marketing digital music in the African market. One of things mentioned was the rebranding of Tu face. Low and behold, I logged on online today to the result of the branding; 2Face Makes History As New Album Debuts At Number 12 On Billboard’s Best Selling Albums.

I thought I should bring this to your attention. Great accomplishment.” – E.I

E.I, thanks again for listening and also notifying me. While I receive these releases in general, it is also very good to see that we atAML are a step ahead on the “know” and on the pulse of where Africa’s music industry is headed. Be sure to revisit Mark Redguard’s interview below which is also available on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, You Tube and Hulkshare, if you haven’t already, and a big congrats to all.


2Face Ascension Album Makes it into Billboard Charts
Below is the press release I received. Check it out and congrats to 2Face, 960PR team and Mark Redguard.

2Face Idibia’s “The Ascension” album makes it into the Billboard Charts!

Less than two weeks after the official release of the 2Face Idibia’s “The Ascension”, the album has gained world-wide recognition by being listed on the universally acclaimed ‘BillBoard World Album Chart’. Like is usual with 2face Idibia, this is major achievement for an African artiste.

According to BillBoard, Chart positions are usually determined based on key fan interactions with music, including album sales and downloads, track downloads, radio airplay and touring, as well as streaming and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, Vevo, YouTube, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music.

The inclusion of 2Face Idibia’s “The Ascension” album on the charts is an indication of the general success of the album, not only in Nigeria, but across the continent and the entire globe.

The album premiered at Number Twelve (12) on the charts under the “World Albums” category.

2Face Idibia would like to say a big “Thank You” to Beat FM, Cool FM, Inspiration FM, Brilla FM, Eko FM, Top Radio FM, Bond Fm, Rhythm FM, Rainbow FM, Wazobia FM, Traffic Radio, Classic FM , Metro FM, SMOOTH FM, Nigeria Info, RayPowerFM, StarFM, Radio Continental, Naija Fm, Unilag FM, Choice FM City FM, NOUN FM, Faji Fm, Radio Lagos, MiTV, AIT, TVC, STV, NTA, Galaxy TV, Nigiezie, MTV Base, Channel O, Soundcity, Trace, HIP TV and all other Blogs, Radio and TV Stations who have shown continuous support over the years.

Also, special Thanks to his loyal Fans, Moet and Industry Nite.
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AFRICA MUSIC LAW™ (AML) is a pioneering music business and entertainment law blog and podcast show by Fashion and Entertainment Lawyer Ms. Uduak Oduok empowering the African artist and Africa's rapidly evolving entertainment industry through brilliant music business and entertainment law commentary and analysis, industry news, and exclusive interviews.

Credited for several firsts in the fashion and entertainment industry, Ms. Uduak is also a Partner and Co-Founder of Ebitu Law Group, P.C. where she handles her law firm’s intellectual property law, media, business, fashion, and entertainment law practice areas. She has litigated a wide variety of cases in California courts and handled a variety of entertainment deals for clients in the USA, Africa, and Asia.

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