20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF THE BIGGEST HIP HOP CONCERT IN THE WORLDMAKES HIP HOP HISTORY
With Performances By:
Wu-Tang Clan, Miguel, Kendrick Lamar
Chris Brown, Wale, Fabolous, 2 Chainz
French Montana, A$AP Rocky AND Joe Budden
Surprise Guest Performances By:
Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, DJ Khaled,
Lil Kim, Mariah Carey, Meek Mill, Pusha T, J. Cole and Sean Kingston
Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Foxy Brown, Cam’ron and Big Sean
June 3, 2013 (New York, NY) –HOT 97 WQHT FM, the #1 station for Hip Hop and R&B, hosted HOT 97’s Summer Jam XX, presented by Boost Mobile, yesterday, June 2, 2013, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. The biggest Hip Hop concert on the planet included performances from Wu-Tang Clan, Miguel, Kendrick Lamar, Chris Brown, Wale, Fabolous, 2 Chainz, French Montana, A$AP Rocky, and Joe Budden, as well as surprise guests Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, DJ Khaled, Lil Kim, Mariah Carey, Meek Mill, J. Cole and Sean Kingston! Jay-Z and Beyoncé were in the house, along with Foxy Brown and Cam’ron, as the biggest Hip Hop and R&B fans turned out to be a part of history at MetLife Stadium to celebrate 20 years of HOT 97’s Summer Jam!
Concert goers kicked off the day in the Festival Village, where Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$, A$AP Ferg, Vinny Cha$e, Smoke DZA, Bodega Bamz, Troy Ave, Kid Ink, and the winner of the 2013 Who’s Next Battle for the Best, Radamiz, all took to the stage. The final round of the Boost MC Battle started the festivities, with KB, hailing from New Rochelle, taking home the grand prize of a single deal with Duck Down Records, artist feature on HOT97.com, and more! As fans lined up at the HOT 97 Autograph Booth to meet the world-renowned HOT 97 jocks, Festival Village vendors got the crowd hype with all of their giveaways and promotions, including ticket upgrades, free swag, and a car!
HOT 97’s Summer Jam is known for its all-star line-up and unforgettable surprises. Wu-Tang Clan ruled the stage at the first ever HOT 97 Summer Jam and came back to celebrate the 20th anniversary.
Fresh off their American Idol runs, Nicki Minaj touched down on the HOT 97 Summer Jam stage, looking fierce as ever, to the delight of her Barbz, while the beautiful Mariah Carey joined Miguel on stage to perform their latest hit, “Beautiful.” Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, and DJ Khaled joined French Montana to close out the show, helping to make 2013 yet another memorable HOT 97 Summer Jam and Hip Hop history moment!
HOT 97’s annual Summer Jam concert is the largest and most anticipated summer concert event. This year, the entire nine hour show was broadcasted, in partnership with Boost Mobile, in a live steam to over 20 countries around the world on www.HOT97.com, across the Loud Digital Network, and via HOT 97’s media partners. In addition, HOT 97 streamed live coverage of the HOT 97 Festival Village for the second time in history!
In case you missed any of the jaw-dropping performances, HOT 97 has partnered with VEVO to present “rePLAY Monday: HOT 97 Summer Jam 2013”. Viewers can watch the entire show, including the HOT 97 Summer Jam Festival Village and main stages, as well as interviews with artists and exclusive backstage content, on Monday, June 3 at 2 p.m. by logging onto VEVO.tv, VEVO’s always on, broadcast-style digital channel! Relive the big event the day after and see how Wu-Tang Clan ruled the stage 20 years after performing at the first ever HOT 97 Summer Jam, Chris Brown’s dance moves had the entire stadium on their feet, and Miguel’s smooth lyrics had the ladies swooning.
If you missed any of HOT 97’s Summer Jam 2013, or want a look at all of the exclusive photos and interviews, log on to HOT97.com. Make sure to tune into Pepsi’s “The Road to HOT 97’s Summer Jam” for a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into putting on HOT 97’s Summer Jam the day of the event! Tune in at HOT97.com!
HOT 97 Summer Jam XX is presented by Boost Mobile, and made hot by Pepsi, CÎROC, VEVO, XXL Magazine, Logic, Dax, E&J, Millennium Honda, Budlight Platinum, Brisk, MetroPlus Health Plan, Pantene, OraQuick, Nutrament Complete Nutrition Drink, Blink Fitness and Hot New Hip Hop.
CONTACT: Lindsay Salandra
HOT 97 Publicist
Beautiful Planning Marketing & PR CEO
About HOT 97
HOT 97 (WQHT FM) is the world's first all Hip-Hop station and has held the dominant position in New York for over ten years. HOT 97 is best known for its celebrity on air talent, such as Angie Martinez (Grammy nominated artist) and Funkmaster Flex (television host, multiple gold records), as well as being the world's premier source for Hip Hop music culture. HOT 97 TV is an online and mobile destination for original web series, celebrity content, concerts and music videos. For more information, please visit www.hot97.com, facebook.com/hot97official, or twitter.com/hot97
About Emmis Communications
Emmis Communications Corporation is a diversified media company, principally focused on radio broadcasting. Emmis operates the 9th largest publicly traded radio portfolio in the United States based on total listeners. Emmis operates 19 FM and three AM radio stations in New York, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Austin, Indianapolis and Terre Haute, IN.
About Boost Mobile
Boost Mobile, recently recognized by J.D. Power and Associates as "Highest Satisfaction with the Purchase Experience among Non-Contract Wireless Providers," offers wireless phones and services with no long-term contracts. Boost Mobile redefines value for wireless consumers with its Monthly Unlimited with Shrinking Payments no-contract service, where the longer you stay the less you pay with on-time payments for unlimited voice, text messaging, Web, email and calls to 411. Boost Mobile offers nationwide service on the Nationwide Sprint Network, reaching more than 282 million people, with no activation or long-distance fees. Boost Mobile offers a selection of quality handsets from HTC, LG, Motorola, BlackBerry, Samsung, Kyocera and ZTE, ranging from entry-level to Android(tm) smartphone devices available nationwide at nearly 20,000 major retail stores, including Best Buy, RadioShack, Target, Family Dollar, Walgreens and Walmart, Sprint retail stores, independent wireless dealer locations, and on HSN, a leading TV home shopping network. Re-Boost(r) Cards are available at approximately 100,000 locations throughout the United States. Experience Boost Mobile on the Web at Facebook and Twitter; and purchase products at www.boostmobile.com.