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Published on December 6th, 2014 | by Jameelah "Just Jay" Wilkerson


Trey Songz Gets Interactive With Innovative New Video

Songbook Entertainment/Atlantic recording superstar Trey Songz has announced the world premiere of his revolutionary new video, “Touchin, Lovin (Feat. Nicki Minaj).” The interactive video clip, directed by Jason Zada — which marks the latest #1 single/video from Trey’s chart-topping new album, “TRIGGA” — debuted exclusively via Buzzfeed.com http://www.buzzfeed.com/tanyachen/premiere-trey-songz-and-nicki-minaj-touchin-lovin.

“Touchin, Lovin (Feat. Nicki Minaj)” was created in collaboration with Interlude, the new standard in interactive video creation and distribution (embed code generator http://video.interlude.fm/embed/?projectID=V2Q2JA&autoplay=true). Interlude’s revolutionary video authoring technology allows Trey’s countless fans to “direct” their own unique version of the video by switching seamlessly through multiple angles and alternative paths. “Touchin, Lovin (Feat. Nicki Minaj)” is just the second-ever interactive video release by an Atlantic Records artist, following Wiz Khalifa’s recently released “Stayin Out All Night” clip.

Trey — who was recently named “Best R&B/Soul Male Artist” at the Soul Train Awards 2014 — has also just unveiled plans for an epic tour with Chris Brown. Produced and promoted exclusively by Live Nation, the “Between The Sheets Tour” will rock 25 cities across North America, beginning January 28th at Hampton, Virginia’s Hampton Coliseum and then traveling through early March (see below itinerary). The trek — which also features special guest Tyga — was announced last month with a special live stream event at Los Angeles’ House of Blues, highlighted by a special performance by the two superstars before a packed house and worldwide live stream audience. For complete details and ticket information, please visit www.treysongz.com/tour.

Trey made an awesome chart debut earlier this year with his acclaimed new album, “TRIGGA.” The collection — which includes the hit singles “SmartPhones,” “Foreign,” “What’s Best For You,” and the RIAA gold certified “Na Na” — entered the SoundScan/Billboard 200 at #1, with sales in excess of 105,000. In addition, “TRIGGA” debuted at #1 on Billboard’s “Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums” ranking. Trey’s sixth studio collection, “TRIGGA” follows 2012’s blockbuster “CHAPTER V,” which debuted at #1 on both the SoundScan/Billboard 200 and Billboard’s “Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums” charts, fueled by such hit singles as “Heart Attack” and “Simply Amazing.”

With “TRIGGA,” Trey Songz has crafted his most intimate album yet, an honest and courageous set that more than confirms his status as the undisputed master of modern R&B, pop, and soul. The album is deeply personal and intensely creative, with songs like the international smash, “Change Your Mind” revealing a unique glimpse at the GRAMMY® Award-nominated superstar as a whole. What’s more, “TRIGGA” sees contributions from an array of stars, including Justin Bieber, Juicy J, Mila J and fellow Atlantic recording artist and rising R&B star Ty Dolla $ign.

“TRIGGA” received a wide range of critical applause upon its arrival, with SPIN hailing it as “a sublime, soulful convergence of the sonic minimalism and oil-slicked synths of today’s hip-hop and R&B,” adding, “a 20-track album (!) never felt so breezy.” “TRIGGA” “shows (Trey’s) hitmaking abilities are at veterans levels at this point,” noted XXL, while in the UK, The Guardian praised the album for having “a seductive power that (one presumes) is befitting of the man himself.” “Trey Songz has been one of the last decade’s most dependable hit record-making artists,” declared Hip Hop DX. “In hearkening back to his roots, he showcases his desire to not slow down for 10 more years. Wild, yet well-delivered songs showcase Songz as a master of a now lyrically unrestrained mainstream R&B standard.”

For more information, please log on to www.treysongz.com, www.twitter.com/TreySongz, www.facebook.com/TreySongz, www.youtube.com/TreySongzVideos

(For press materials, please visit: press.atlanticrecords.com/TreySongz)


All Dates w/Chris Brown and Special Guest Tyga

28 Hampton, VA Hampton Coliseum
29 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
31 Baltimore, MD Royal Farms Arena

3 Atlanta, GA Phillips Arena
5 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Arena
6 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
7 Houston, TX Toyota Center
9 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
10 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
12 Sunrise, FL BB&T Center
14 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
15 Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena
18 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
19 Worcester, MA DCU Center
21 East Rutherford, NJ IZOD Center
22 Washington, D.C. Verizon Center
24 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
25 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
27 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena
28 Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena

1 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
3 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
6 San Jose, CA SAP Center
7 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Center
8 Los Angeles, CA The Forum

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