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10/17/2005

 
Jamie Foxx's New Album, UNPREDICTABLE, Set For December 6th Release 'Fulfillment of Lifelong Dream'

First Single 'Unpredictable' Features Ludacris

Album Guests Include Mary J. Blige, Ludacris, Pharrell Williams, Twista, and Timbaland

NEW YORK, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Academy award-winning actor and Grammy Award-nominated singer and songwriter Jamie Foxx -- currently riding high on pop, R&B, and rap charts as Kanye West's guest on his #1 single "Gold Digger" -- is near completion of UNPREDICTABLE, his first album for J Records. Foxx's new album, featuring guest appearances by Kanye West, Mary J. Blige, Pharrell Williams, Ludacris, and Twista, will arrive in stores December 6th on J Records, a division of SONY BMG Music Entertainment.

The official first single will be the album's title track "Unpredictable," featuring rap phenomenon Ludacris and will impact radio on November 7th. "Unpredictable" was written by Harold Lilly and produced by Unusual Suspects.

In addition to Ludacris, Jamie has enlisted a number of artists, producers and songwriters as guests on UNPREDICTABLE, including Kanye West on "Extravaganza," Mary J. Blige on the remake of "Love Changes;" Pharrell Williams shows up on "Still Here" (which he produced); Twista guests on "DJ Play A Love Song," which was written by Sean Garrett and produced by Polow and "Can I Take You Home" was produced by Timbaland.

Jamie Foxx, who has always regarded himself as a singer and musician first, and actor second, returns to his first passion with UNPREDICTABLE, described as "the fulfillment of a lifelong dream." Winner of this year's Oscar as Best Actor for his portrayal of the legendary Ray Charles in Ray, Foxx also shared a Grammy nomination this year in the category of Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, for "Slow Jamz" by Twista featuring Kanye West and Foxx (a track from Twista's Kamikaze album). Foxx can also be heard on "Build You Up," a track on 50 Cent's current album, The Massacre.

The recognition that Foxx has earned from his peers in R&B and hip-hop reinforces his dedication to music. A classically trained pianist who was raised in the church, he studied seriously at San Diego Performing Arts College before moving into comedy on television and in film. His Oscar- winning performance in Ray was a major indication that Foxx's musical aspirations could not be held back. Industry insiders caught a glimpse of that at Clive Davis' legendary pre-Grammy party earlier this year, when Foxx stopped the show with his version of Ray Charles' "I Got A Woman" and a gorgeous duet with Mary J. Blige on "Love Changes" -- which now makes its debut on UNPREDICTABLE.

Source: J Records

CONTACT: Theola Borden, +1-646-840-5673, Theola.Borden@SonyBMG.com, or
Chris Chambers, +1-212-930-1603, Chris.Chambers@SonyBMG.com, both of J
Records

Web site: http://www.jrecords.com/




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