Following his two SRO appearances at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom (Saturday, June 9, 3pm/7:30pm), So So Def/Columbia Records will honor rap artist Lil Bow Wow with a star-studded party from 7pm-10pm on Monday, June 11, at a Manhattan location as-yet-undisclosed for security reasons.
The exclusive party is to celebrate Bow Wow’s incredible on-going successes: Beware Of Dog, his debut album, has sold more than three million copies around the world while “The Scream Tour,” Bow Wow’s first national tour as a headliner, has sold-out across the country. The guest list for the party includes some of the biggest stars in music, movies and sports and their kids.
The response to the announcement of Bow Wow’s first headlining tour was overwhelming: in Washington, DC, for instance, demand for tickets was so strong that two additional shows were added after a first sold-out in 20 minutes.
Lil Bow Wow was given the honor of opening the 2001 Grammy Awards presentation, taking the stage solo before being joined by Madonna. He was voted Favorite Male Singer in the 14th edition of the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards and walked away with two trophies at the 1st Annual BET Awards: Best New Artist and Viewer’s Choice for “Bow Wow (That’s My Name).”
Lil Bow Wow’s very first single, the infectious “Bounce With Me,” hit the #1 slot on both the Rap and R&B singles charts and was featured in the hit film “Big Momma’s House.” Released on September 26, 2000, his first album Beware Of Dog debuted at #8 on the Billboard album chart.
A second hit single, “Bow Wow (That’s My Name),” secured his reputation as a master of rap, a potent chart force and a burgeoning teen idol. Lil Bow Wow in-store appearances in New York, Atlanta, and Chicago resulted in pure pandemonium with thousands of fans gathering in each city to catch a glimpse of the new dog in town.
Lil Bow Wow recently made his bow as an actor in “Carmen: A Hip Hopera,” a postmodern version of Georges Bizet’s opera which aired on MTV on May 8, 2001.