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                   BELLY’S THE REVOLUTION DEBUTS AT #1 ON RAP CHARTS IN CANADA
                                    A CANADIAN HIP HOP FIRST!


June 15, 2007, Toronto, ON – Fontana North and CP Records are thrilled to announce that Canadian rapper Belly’s much-anticipated double album debut
The Revolution, out June 5, made its official introduction to Canada this week at #1 on the rap charts and #5 on the R&B charts. This is Belly’s second
number one, following in the footprints created with the success of his video for first single “Pressure” featuring Ginuwine, which went to number one at
MuchMusic in April.

In the U.S., T Pain beat out Rihanna to come in at #1 on the overall sales chart. In Canada, Belly almost tripled T Pain's sales and beat every other hip-hop
artist to take the #1 slot with the biggest hip-hop album in the country, a feat never achieved before.

Belly can now add a chart-topping first week to his growing list of accolades, which includes four MuchMusic Video Awards (MMVAs) nominations, charting
as the biggest new Canadian artist at Top 40 radio this year and becoming one of the highest charting Canadian urban artists in history. Belly is also the
first Canadian hip-hop artist to go number one on MuchMusic with his very first video.

Press from all over North America have taken notice of the impact Belly is having on hip-hop in Canada and around the world. In the months leading up to
the release of The Revolution, Belly was interviewed for top entertainment news shows on CBC, CTV’s Etalk, Entertainment Tonight Canada,
MuchMusic, MusiquePlus, Star! Daily and Geraldo at Large for Fox News, among others. He’s also been featured on many reputable news and hip-
hop web sites, including AOL Canada, AllHipHop.com, TheSource.com, Vibe.com and Chartattack.com.

Born in Jenin, the Palestinian territories, Belly spent much of his formative years moving throughout the Middle East until finally settling in Ottawa. The
Revolution includes two CDs: one called “The People”, and one called “The System”. This double album has allowed Belly to fully express himself as an
artist and to share his vast and varied list of thoughts and experiences. It is rare to find a young man who possesses the amount of depth, knowledge and
talent required to have his voice heard.

Belly’s video for "History Of Violence", banned by MVN in the U.S. due to its anti war messages and graphic images:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32Nh1uEfrks

Belly on Geraldo at Large for FOX NEWS: http://youtube.com/watch?v=hwDvLF0F2kY

Tiger gets loose on the set of “Don’t Be Shy” video shoot: http://youtube.com/watch?v=EYPFhs57VqE


Don’t miss Belly’s performance on the 2007 MMVAs this Sunday, June 17, as he takes the stage with Ginuwine and violin stars Nuttin But
Strings.

About Fontana North:
Part of the MapleCore Ltd. family (MapleMusic Recordings, Open Road Recordings, Maplemusic.com), Fontana North is the premiere independent music distribution company in
Canada. Based in Toronto, Fontana North provides full marketing, promotional and publicity support, a nationally dedicated sales force and access to the U.S. marketplace.
Fontana North’s ever-growing roster includes Tommy Boy, Bodog, Urbnet, Fierce Panda Canada, Spinart, Delicious Vinyl, Ipecac, New West Records, Palm Pictures and
Quango Music Group, as well as Gold-selling artists Massari and Theresa Sokyrka.

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                                                                                      FOR MORE INFORMATION OR INTERVIEW REQUESTS, PLEASE CONTACT:
                                                                                                                          Theresa Micallef, Fontana North
                                                                                                                                       416.961.1040 x.277
                                                                                                                       theresa.micallef@fontananorth.com
                                                                                                                                   www.fontananorth.com
                                                                                                                                        www.bellylive.com
                                                                                                                            www.myspace.com/bellylive

				
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