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Angelique Kidjo's New Album "Eve" Debuts At #1 On Both Billboard World Charts!

Album is a Hit Internationally

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Angelique Kidjo, the Benin born, Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter is celebrating her debut at #1 on the Billboard Current and Core World Albums charts for the release of her extraordinary new album Eve.  The album is a vibrant collection of songs dedicated to the power of African womanhood, particularly those women she grew up with in her native Benin.  Eve was released January 28th on 429 Records.  Eve recently hit # 1 on the World Music charts with retailers around the world in markets including the U.S., UK, Canada and Germany.  As expected, the album has been received more than enthusiastically with high chart debuts internationally. In addition, Angelique will embark on a tour of the United States beginning today (dates below). Angelique Kidjo's Eve is available worldwide on 429 Records.

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The album's success has been powered by a staggering amount of press in the U.S. including interviews and reviews running on NPR, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Afropop.org, Tavis Smiley and more.  Internationally, Angelique has also garnered an amazing amount of press including interviews and reviews running in The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, Sunday Times and much more.  Her phenomenal success translated to her chart debuts around the world.

Angelique embarked on a U.S. tour beginning today in Durham, North Carolina.  The U.S. leg runs through the entire month of February.  In addition, Kidjo is currently promoting the release of her autobiography, Spirit Rising: My Life, My Music available now through Harper Collins.

U.S. Tour Dates:

Feb 5

Durham, NC

Hayti Heritage Center

Feb 7

Atlanta, GA

Variety Playhouse

Feb 8

Charlotte, NC

Mc Glohon Theatre

Feb 9

Morgantown, WV

WVU Creative Arts Center

Feb 11

Chicago , IL

City Winery

Feb 13

Oberlin, OH

Oberlin College-Finney Chapel

Feb 14

Buffalo, NY

Buffalo State College PAC

Feb 15

New York, NY

Town Hall

Feb 16

Washington, DC

GWU Lisner Auditorium

Feb 18

Philadelphia, PA

Prince Music Center

Feb 19

Bethlehem, PA

Musikfest Cafe' Arts Center @ Steel Stacks

Feb 20

Ridgefield, CT

Ridgefield Playhouse

Feb 21

Sherbrooke, Quebec

Theatre Granada

Feb 23

Somerville, MA

Somerville Theater

To listen to Angelique's NPR interview visit:
http://www.npr.org/2014/01/25/265246056/ang-lique-kidjo-shares-the-shiver-of-hearing-a-beautiful-voice

To order "Eve" visit:
Barnes and Noble: http://smarturl.it/KidjoEveBN
Itunes: http://smarturl.it/EveITMS

Amazon: http://smarturl.it/Kidjo.EVE.Amz

For more information visit:
http://www.429records.com/sites/429records/429details/d_angeliquekidjo.asp

429 Records is a unit of The Savoy Label Group (SLG). SLG is the North American based division of Nippon Columbia the oldest music company in Japan. The Savoy Label Group has evolved into a Grammy Award winning and chart topping independent music company consistently outperforming competitors in key music categories as monitored by Billboard Magazine. The Savoy Label Group is led by Steve Vining and is based in Los Angeles, CA.

SOURCE 429 Records

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