50 Cent Kicks Off Debut Season of Episodic Series CHRONICLES
Beginning August 26th, Music Choice-the multi-platform video and music network-will debut Chronicles, its first artist-focused episodic series on its linear TV channel Music Choice Play. The first season of Chronicles-a weekly, 30-minute introspective journey that chronicles the lives and careers of today's hottest artists and the steps that ultimately led to their success-kicks off with award winning rapper, entrepreneur, actor and producer Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson and premieres nationally Tuesdays, August 26th at 8pm ET/PT on Music Choice Play (check local listings).
50 Cent takes viewers on an unprecedented journey into his career, how he got started and what it is like to now be an independent artist and businessman. Shot on location at Music Choice studios and throughout NYC, 50 Cent schools viewers in a master class on his life and how the music business really works.
In its first season, Chronicles will feature 50 Cent, Jason Derulo, B.o.B., Fat Joe, DJ Cassidy, Aloe Blacc and Daddy Yankee. For seven consecutive weeks, Chronicles will give viewers unprecedented access and an up-close-and-personal look at some of the biggest names in music as they put themselves on the record and reflect on their journeys to become the artists they are today. Tune in to Music Choice Play on Tuesdays at 8pm ET/PT this fall to discover how B.o.B grew up and the influences that drove him; catch up with 50 Cent as he conducts a master class like discussion about the music business; see why Jason DeRulo can't stop working and much more exclusive content and revealing interviews. Each episode will become available on Music Choice On Demand following its initial broadcast premiere on Music Choice Play.
Currently, 50 is gearing up for the release of his next studio album Street King Immortal and recording new music with G-Unit. He continues to make his mark in film and just finished shooting the boxing drama "Southpaw" with Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker and Rachel McAdams, directed by Antoine Fuqua. Additionally, 50 Cent serves as Executive Producer and has a reoccurring role on the record-breaking series "Power" on Starz and is an Executive Producer on SundanceTV's "Dream School," with season two premiering in the fall.
Damon Williams, VP Programming, Music Choice stated, "Chronicles is the cornerstone of MC Play's 'Take Back Your Music Block', an artist driven programming slate launching this fall on Tuesday nights. The idea is to shed a spotlight on enthralling artist stories in each episode while enhancing the viewer experience with exclusive bonus content, music videos and interactivity. We had success earlier this year launching our 'Weekend Block' which was anchored by our weekly interactive talk show You & A. We expect to continue that success by providing the hottest, most compelling artists a place to tell their stories."
Chronicles Episode Schedule:
Tuesday, August 26 at 8pm ET/PT - 50 Cent
Tuesday, September 2 at 8pm ET/PT - Jason Derulo
Tuesday, September 9 at 8pm ET/PT - B.o.B.
Tuesday, September 16 at 8pm ET/PT - Daddy Yankee
Tuesday, September 23 at 8pm ET/PT - Aloe Blacc
Tuesday, September 30 at 8pm ET/PT - Fat Joe
Tuesday, October 7 at 8pm ET/PT -DJ Cassidy
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About Music Choice:
Music Choice, the multi-platform video and music network, delivers its music programming to millions of consumers nationwide through their televisions, online and mobile devices. Music Choice programs dozens of uninterrupted music channels; produces originals that feature today's hottest established and emerging artists; offers thousands of music videos; and launched Music Choice Play, the music video, lifestyle and entertainment network for Millennials. For additional information log on to http://www.MusicChoice.com | Twitter: @MusicChoice | Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MusicChoice.
About Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson:
50 Cent, born Curtis James Jackson III, is an American rapper, entrepreneur, investor and actor from Queens, New York. He rose to fame with the release of his 2003 album Get Rich or Die Tryin', which has sold more than 8 million copies. The Grammy Award winner has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide and has been awarded numerous accolades including 13 Billboard Music Awards, six World Music Awards, three American Music Awards and four BET Awards, to name a few. He was ranked as the #1 rap artist and most successful Hot 100 Artist of the 2000s by Billboard Magazine, as well as that decade's sixth-best artist and fourth top male artists of that decade. 50 Cent's fifth studio album, Animal Ambition, which was released on June 3,2014, features collaborations with Trey Songz, Yo Gotti, Jadakiss, Styles P and more. A special deluxe version of Animal Ambition featuring a lenticular album cover is currently available exclusively at Best Buy as well. The highly anticipated Street King Immortal album will follow in 2014 as well.
What began as music chart dominance for the rap music phenomenon quickly transformed to success in corporate America as a multi-tiered business mogul to be reckoned with. 50 Cent has also carved out a successful and acclaimed career as an actor, appearing in numerous films including: "Frozen Ground" with Nicolas Cage and John Cusack and "The Tomb" starring Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. He recently wrapped filming on "Spy" with Melissa McCarthy and Jude Law and "Southpaw" with Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker and Rachel McAdams, directed by Antoine Fuqua. Additionally, 50 Cent serves as Executive Producer and has a reoccurring role on the series "Power" on Starz and is an Executive Producer on SundanceTV's "Dream School," with season two premiering in fall 2014. Recognized as one of the most talented and prolific music artists of his time, 50 Cent has managed to Leverage his star power into record breaking brand extensions encompassing a broad spectrum of businesses including artist management, film production, footwear and apparel, fragrance, video games, publishing, headphones and health drinks and supplements.