BEDMINSTER, NJ — Verizon Wireless V CAST customers will be the first to catch John Legend's music video "Number One" today when it debuts exclusively on V CAST from Verizon Wireless. The music video for "Number One" is debuting on V CAST before it is released on television, and will be exclusively available to V CAST customers until the end of the year. A Good Music/Sony Urban/Columbia Records multi platinum recording artist, John Legend has become one of the hottest artists today and his debut album, Get Lifted, has sold more than 2 million copies and certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.
John Legend, nominated for Best New Artist Video, Best R&B Video and Best Male Video at Sunday's 2005 MTV Video Music Awards, said: "Verizon Wireless' V CAST multimedia service gives artists an innovative medium to reach their fans across the country. Much the way ring tones are now released before the singles go to radio, the exclusive debut of my "Number One" music video on V CAST from Verizon Wireless gives my fans a new and different way to connect with my music."
Earlier this summer, Verizon Wireless V CAST customers also had the opportunity to get up close and personal with John Legend while he was on tour as part of the Verizon Wireless Music Unleashed series. John Legend also made special in-person appearances at seven Verizon Wireless stores across the country.
The first wireless broadband consumer multimedia service in the country, V CAST from Verizon Wireless, allows customers to view crystal clear video clips from the hottest names in entertainment, news, sports and more in the palms of their hands. V CAST is available in more than 60 major metropolitan areas and at many of the nation's busiest airports.
To get V CAST from Verizon Wireless, customers can equip their V CAST-enabled phones with V CAST VPak subscription for $15.00 monthly access added to their Verizon Wireless calling plan. Unlimited basic video clips are included, but application download fees apply for 3D games and premium video. There are no airtime charges to download, stream or watch V CAST content.
John Legend ring tones and Ringback Tones are also available on select phones from Verizon Wireless, giving fans a chance to hear their favorite artist each time their phone rings and friends and family the opportunity to hear John Legend's popular songs when they call.
For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.
About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 47.4 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.####