The Latest Version Of The Multimillion-Selling Series Returns With 20 Hits From The Biggest Hitmakers, Including Alicia Keys, Avril Lavigne, Jet, Maroon 5, OutKast, The Darkness, Among Other Superstars

08/26/04

The Totally Hits Series Has Sold Over 10 Million Copies in the United States Since Its First Debut

Totally Hits 2004 Vol. 2 Hits Stores October 5

Warner Strategic Marketing offers the cream of today's musical crop on its outstanding 20-song collection of chart-toppers, Totally Hits 2004 Vol. 2. Teeming with hits from today's most popular artists, the collection features songs that shake, sizzle, and groove.

Without skipping a beat, Totally Hits 2004 Vol. 2 picks up where the certified gold Totally Hits 2004 left off. In stores October 5, 2004, and at www.onlyhitmusic.com, Vol. 2 features a diversity of stars such as Avril Lavigne, Brandy, Big & Rich, OutKast, Ryan Cabrera, Maroon 5, Taking Back Sunday, Twista, and more. Vol. 2 includes current hits: "Turn Me On" by Kevin Lyttle featuring Spragga Benz, "If I Ain't Got You" by Alicia Keys, "U Should've Known Better" by Monica, "Let's Get Away" by T.I., and "Scandalous" by Mis-Teeq.

Also included in this collection are hits by emerging artists: "Get No Better" by hip-hop's Cassidy featuring Mashonda, the #1 "I Believe" from American Idol champion Fantasia, "Cold Hard B****" by Jet, "A Decade Under The Influence" by Taking Back Sunday, dance sensation Kimberley Locke's "8th World Wonder," and the infinitely catchy "I Believe In A Thing Called Love" by big-haired rockers The Darkness. Other superstar recordings include OutKast's runaway smash "Roses," Alanis Morissette's "Everything," Brandy featuring Kanye West on "Talk About Our Love," Avril Lavigne's "Don't Tell Me," and Alan Jackson & Jimmy Buffett on "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere."

Introduced in 1999 as a joint venture between BMG and the Warner Music Group, the Totally series has sold than 10 million copies and counting.

Sony BMG Music Entertainment is a global recorded music joint venture between Bertelsmann and Sony Corporation with a roster of current talent that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars, as well as a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. BMG Strategic Marketing Group is a fully integrated organization for the U.S. that brings together BMG Heritage, BMG Special Products, Partnership Marketing, Digital Licensing and Direct Response TV, as well as licensing activities on behalf of all the BMG U.S. labels. This structure of the BMG Strategic Marketing Group offers tremendous benefit to BMG and its businesses by increasing coordination amongst various teams and business units responsible for all levels of exploitation, across product lines and across labels.

Based in Burbank, California, Warner Music Group's Warner Strategic Marketing division serves as the central catalog development, licensing, soundtrack, and television marketing area for the corporation. Consisting of Rhino Entertainment, Warner Music Group Soundtracks, WSM Home Video, Warner Special Products, and WMG's Television Marketing department, WSM develops, markets, and promotes both audio and video products from the vast WMG catalog. The division is also responsible for licensing WMG's music for film, television, and video game uses, and for creating custom premium products. Additionally, WSM develops soundtrack opportunities for release by WMG labels.

Source: Warner Strategic Marketing