DAS Communications' Artists Dominate Global Music Charts

Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:53pm EDT

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NEW YORK, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- It's tough to win the triple crown but DAS
Communications just hit the trifecta with three top 10 songs in the U.K. this
week.  

DAS newcomer, Pixie Lott, debuted in the #1 spot, knocking off DAS superstar
artist The Black Eyed Peas who held the #1 in the U.K. for two of the last
three weeks. The Black Eyed Peas are #2 this week and the third DAS artist,
Australia superstars The Veronicas, held onto the #9 spot. This is a rare
accomplishment and it's the first time it has happened to a U.S. based
management company.

"In these troubling times globally, it's gratifying that we are still
delivering hits, breaking new artists and finding unique and creative ways of
reaching the public," says DAS CEO David Sonenberg.

Meanwhile, DAS artist The Black Eyed Peas continue to dominate all charts on a
worldwide basis. "Boom Boom Pow," the lead single from their new album The
E.N.D., has grabbed the #1 slot on the European Hot 100, while continuing to
hold the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for 11 weeks and selling in excess
of 2.7 million singles. In the U.S., the Peas are dominating the iTunes single
sales charts holding the #1 and #2 positions this week. Their new album is set
to give them their first #1 album in the U.S., and also #1 debuts in Canada,
Japan, Australia, France, New Zealand, and Austrian Album Charts. The E.N.D
will also land in the top ten of 10 other countries this week.

The Peas recently broke the record for a group having the most Top 40 radio
hits of any artist this decade, scoring 12 top 40 hits, besting the Backstreet
Boys and Nickelback. This is in addition to the 6 Top 40 hits Fergie scored on
her debut solo album, The Dutchess.

DAS scored big last year with almost 7 million in sales from Fergie's debut
solo album THE DUTCHESS, plus a U.S. Gold album and 3 hits from Natasha
Bedingfield's POCKETFUL OF SUNSHINE.  

DAS clients have sold in excess of 300 million records to date. DAS has
launched the careers of MEAT LOAF, the SPIN DOCTORS, JOAN OSBORNE, the FUGEES,
WYCLEF JEAN, LAURYN HILL, THE BLACK EYED PEAS, FERGIE, JOHN LEGEND AND THE
VERONICAS. Seven of DAS' clients have sold over 10 million albums including
the record breaking Meat Loaf debut album, BAT OUT OF HELL which has sold 43
million units worldwide.
 
DAS produced the Academy Award winning feature documentary WHEN WE WERE KINGS
and its film SOUL POWER will be released theatrically in July.
 
DAS currently has multiple joint ventures with various labels including
Interscope Records, Island/Def Jam and Warner Brothers Records. Upcoming DAS
releases include PIXIE LOTT (Mercury UK), KEKE PALMER (Interscope), CARNEY
(Interscope), the PRETTY RECKLESS (Interscope), JESSICA JARRELL (Island/Def
Jam) and SUSAN JUSTICE (Warner Brothers). DAS President William Derella adds,
"Our (DAS) artists have always been a bit left of center, not fitting any
particular niche, but all have one set of common denominators - unique voices,
incredible songs, extraordinary live shows, and the ability to genuinely reach
audiences from all parts of the globe."

DAS Communications, Ltd. has been in business since 1976 and is a privately
held NY based company managed by CEO David Sonenberg and President William
Derella. The company specializes in Artist Management for the Entertainment
Industry, Film/TV production and also founded and operates the John Lennon
Educational Tour Bus and John Lennon Songwriting Contest.



SOURCE  DAS Communications, Ltd.

John Stratton of DAS Communications, Ltd., +1-212-877-0400, john@dasgroup.com
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