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WIZ KHALIFA BLAZES UP THE CHARTS!

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WIZ KHALIFA "Rolling Papers" Rostrum/Atlantic Records

“ROLLING PAPERS,” the acclaimed debut album from Rostrum/Atlantic recording artist Wiz Khalifa, has debuted at #2 on the Billboard “Top 200 Albums” chart. With sales exceeding 197,000, the album – which marks the rapper’s major label debut – is also sitting at #1 on Billboard’s “Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums” and “Top Rap Albums.” What’s more, the Benny Blanco-produced, “No Sleep,” has debuted at #6 on the Billboard “Hot 100 Singles” chart after spending most of the past week atop the iTunes singles chart with nearly 250,000 digital singles sold in the first week. Wiz plans to celebrate the success of his debut album with a performance of his new single, “Roll Up” on The Late Show With David Letterman airing next Monday, April 11th (check local listings.)

Wiz Khalifa

“Roll Up”

From: Rolling Papers

Rostrum/Atlantic Records

The Pittsburgh MC’s debut album currently has 3 singles in the top 50 of Billboard’s “Hot 100 Singles” chart (“Black And Yellow,” “Roll Up,” “No Sleep”). Adding to this excitement, “Black And Yellow,” which hit number 1 on Billboard’s “Hot 100 Singles” charts in February, is rapidly approaching the 3 million downloads mark. “ROLLING PAPERS,” has proven to be a favorite among critics including People, who gave the album 3.5 out of 4 stars, while Billboard called the album, “a unique opening statement from a gifted mainstream rapper,” and USA Today praised Wiz by saying he “eases down the party road on ‘Papers.’”

Khalifa, who’s no stranger to taking his live show on the road, is heralding the release of “ROLLING PAPERS” by announcing the 40-city “Rolling Papers Tour.” The tour kicks off on June 11th at the Bonnaroo Festival in Manchester, TN and comes on the heels of the sold-out “Campus Consciousness Green Carpet Tour,” which kicked off last week in Atlanta. Recognizing his laid-back, yet fun stage show, SPIN included the eco-friendly tour as one of their “25 Best Spring Tours,” calling Wiz “a star ready for bigger stages.”

Wiz won’t be alone while on the “Campus Consciousness Green Carpet Tour.” To support this 17-city nationwide college tour, Wiz will be joined by a mobile merch truck, appropriately named “The Puff Bus.” The truck will travel with Wiz to all cities on the tour (see attached tour itinerary) and will be filled with a plethora of merch items including clothing, posters and various other promotional items. Fans can follow “The Puff Bus” on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/ThePuffBus, to find out where it will be parked when it rolls through their city. One of the first of its kind, “The Puff Bus” will be fully equipped with televisions and a full sound system, enhancing the fan experience even further by playing live concert footage, music videos, album tracks and more.

For more information on Wiz Khalifa, go to www.wizkhalifa.com <http://www.wizkhalifa.com/> , www.facebook.com/WizKhalifa <http://www.facebook.com/WizKhalifa> , www.twitter.com/RealWizKhalifa <http://www.twitter.com/RealWizKhalifa> , and www.myspace.com/WizKhalifa <http://www.myspace.com/WizKhalifa> .


(TOUR ITINERARY ATTACHED)

WIZ KHALIFA ON TOUR 2011

The Campus Consciousness Green Carpet Tour


APRIL

6          Bloomsburg, PA                    Bloomsburg Univ./Nelson Fieldhouse

7          Kingston, RI                           Univ. of Rhode Island/Ryan Center

8          Durham, NH                         Univ. of New Hampshire/Whittemore Center

13        Dekalb, IL                              Northern Illinois Univ./Convocation Center

14        West Lafayette, IN                Purdue Univ./Sigma Nu Lawn

15        Bloomington, IN                    Indiana Univ./Sigma Alpha Mu/ZBT Lot

16        Champaign, IL                      Univ. of Illinois/Assembly Hall

19        Ft. Lauderdale, FL                 Nova Southereastern Univ./Area at Don Taft U

20        Orlando, FL                           Univ. of Central Florida/UCF Arena

21        Tallahassee, FL                      Florida State Univ./Leon County Civic Center

22        Auburn, AL                            Auburn Univ./Lambda Chi Alpha Lawn

26        State College, PA                   Penn State Univ./Bryce Jordan Center


The Rolling Papers Tour



JUNE

11        Manchester, TN                     Bonnaroo Festival

12        St. Louis, MO                        Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

13        Cincinnati, OH                      PNC Pavillion At Riverbend

14        Columbus, OH                      LC Pavillion

15        Des Moines, IA                       Val Air Ballroom

16        Minneapolis, MN                  Cabooze Plaza

18        Denver, CO                            1st Bank Center

21        Lake Tahoe, NV                    Montblue Casino

22        San Francisco, CA                 Bill Graham Civic Center

23        Santa Barbara, CA                Santa Barbara Bowl

25        Anaheim, CA                         The Honda Center

27        Las Vegas, NV                       The Joint

28        Mesa, AZ                                Mesa Amphitheater

29        Tucson, AZ                             Ava Amphitheater

30        Albuquerque, NM                 Convention Center

JULY

2          Grand Prairie, TX                  Verizon Theater At Grand Prairie

3          Cedar Park, TX                      Cedar Park Center

6          Houston, TX                           Reliant Arena

7          New Orleans, LA                   Kiefer Uno Lakefront Arena

10        Cleveland, OH                       Time Warner Cable Amphitheater

15        Boca Raton, FL                      Sunset Cove

18        Myrtle Beach, SC                  House Of Blues

20        Charlotte, NC                        Uptown Amphitheater

21        Greensboro, NC                     White Oak Amphitheater

22        Portsmouth, VA                     Ntleos Wireless Pavilion

23        Charlottesville, VA                 Charlottesville Pavilion

24        Columbia, MD                       Merriweather Post Pavilion

27        Gilford, NH                            Meadowbrook Pavilion

30        Boston, MA                            Bank Of America Pavilion

AUGUST

3          Rochester, NY                        Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center