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Jay-Z and the BluePrint 3 Release
International superstar and multi-media mogul, JAY-Z confirms the most highly speculated date in recent music history. Friday, September 11, 2009 is the official release date for the eagerly anticipated BLUEPRINT III. The follow up to JAY-Z’s instant classic BLUEPRINT (2001) and the critically acclaimed BLUEPRINT II (2002); BLUEPRINT III is the final installment in the BLUEPRINT series. BLUEPRINT III is a Roc Nation / Live Nation release distributed through Atlantic Records.
“This project is all about pushing the envelope. Being an independent artist, I have an incredible freedom to utilize my unique existing relationship with Live Nation and revive partnerships with great creative teams. I have this amazing and rare opportunity to explore different ways to distribute my music. It’s exciting because BLUEPRINT III has been a long time in the making.” The album’s first single “D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)” has exploded since it’s June release, hitting the Top 5 on the overall iTunes chart. Performed live on the BET Awards on June 28th, the song’s video premiered immediately following the show to great acclaim. Second single “Run This Town” with Rihanna and Kanye West exploded at radio immediately following it’s premiere on July 24th. The video will premiere in August.