NEW YORK, NY (Top40 Charts/ Columbia Records)
Columbia Records/Nickelodeon will release Victorious: Music
From The Hit TV Show, the first-ever soundtrack album from Nickelodeon's hit comedy starring Victoria
Justice, on Tuesday, August 2.
Victorious: Music From The Hit TV Show features 12 songs - and an additional iTunes exclusive bonus song - performed by Victoria and the series cast including the show's buoyant theme song "Make It Shine" as well as the hit singles "Beggin' On Your Knees," "Freak the Freak Out" and "Best Friend's Brother." The combined sales of all four singles have accounted for sales of over 1.3 million units. Also on the CD are new songs "All I Want is Everything," by the Victorious cast featuring Victoria Justice and produced by Grammy Award winner and Columbia artist Raphael Saadiq, and a special cover of the Jackson 5 classic, "I Want You Back." Both songs will be featured in the upcoming Victorious hour-long movie "Locked Up!" premiering Saturday, July 30 at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.
As an additional treat for fans of the show, the soundtrack also includes music by Victorious stars Elizabeth Gillies, Ariana Grande and Leon Thomas. The Victorious experience is capped off with the propulsive "Leave It All To Shine," a musical mashup - featuring Victoria and Miranda Cosgrove with the casts of Victorious and iCarly - showcased in the Nickelodeon TV event "iParty with Victorious" (premiered June 11), the number-one entertainment telecast of 2011 across all TV with kids 6-11 and tweens 9-14.
"I can't wait for the Victorious soundtrack to be released," said Victoria. "We have a few really cool songs on the soundtrack that haven't been featured on the show yet. I hope the fans love it!"
"The Victorious album captures the spirit and energy of this great new show whilst providing an important showcase for the exciting talent of Victoria Justice," said Rob Stringer, Chairman, Columbia/ Epic Label Group.
A special Walmart Soundcheck concert, featuring live performances from Victoria and her cast mates, was filmed on May 26 and will premiere August 6 at Walmart online and physical retail.
Victoria sang "Beggin' On Your Knees," at Nickelodeon's 2011 Kids' Choice Awards. The song was also featured in a brand-new episode of Victorious, airing immediately following the KCA broadcast, which set a new series ratings record with all key demos and ranked as the week's number-two telecast with all kids and tweens on all TV (behind only Kids' Choice Awards). The half-hour episode drew 6.1 million total viewers. Victoria's video for the track premiered on Nickelodeon on Saturday, March 12.
Victoria performed the R.I.A.A. gold-certified (over 500k units sold) party anthem "Freak the Freak Out" at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade last November and a special hour-long self-titled episode of Victorious featuring the track became the first in the series to reach No 1 on the overall iTunes charts. The show's theme song, "Make It Shine," is performed by Victoria and co-written by songwriter/producer Dr. Luke (Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson) and Michael Corcoran (Drake Bell, Miranda Cosgrove).
The success of Victorious has led to a number of accolades for the show and its teen star. Victoria is currently nominated for a 2011 Imagen Award for Best Young Actress/Television. Previously she garnered nominations for Favorite TV Actress at the 2011 KCAs and Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Program (Series or Special) at the 2011 NAACP Image Awards. At the 2010 Teen Choice Awards, Victorious was nominated in the Choice TV: Breakout Show category while Victoria was nominated for Choice Smile.
Victorious: Music From the Hit TV Show - track listing:
"Make It Shine (Victorious Theme)" featuring Victoria Justice
"Freak the Freak Out" featuring Victoria Justice
"Best Friend's Brother" featuring Victoria Justice
"Beggin' On Your Knees" featuring Victoria Justice
"All I Want Is Everything" featuring Victoria Justice
"You're The Reason" featuring Victoria Justice
"Give It Up" featuring Elizabeth Gillies & Ariana Grande
"I Want You Back" featuring Victoria Justice and Victorious Cast
"Song 2 You" featuring Leon Thomas III & Victoria Justice
"Tell Me That You Love Me" featuring Victoria Justice & Leon Thomas III
"Finally Falling" featuring Victoria Justice
"Leave It All To Shine" featuring Miranda Cosgrove & Victoria Justice (iCarly & Victorious casts)
"Broken Glass" featuring Matthew Bennett
*iTunes exclusive bonus song.
A co-production with Sony Music as part of the ongoing global partnership between Nickelodeon and Sony Music, Victorious follows teenager Tori Vega (Victoria Justice) who attends the prestigious performing arts high school, Hollywood Arts. From her first day at the school, however, Tori feels out of place among the amazingly talented students, especially mean diva Jade (Elizabeth Gillies, Broadway's 13). But with the help of her older sister Trina (Daniella Monet, A Fairly Odd Movie, Nancy Drew) and new friends including the musically-gifted Andre (Leon Thomas III, August Rush, Broadway's The Lion King, iCarly), brooding bad boy Beck (Avan Jogia, Spectacular!), eccentric Cat (Ariana Grande, Broadway's 13) and lovable but psychologically scrambled ventriloquist Robbie (Matthew Bennett) - Tori realizes that she was born to perform and that entertaining people not only makes her happy but may change her life. The series features original music performed by Victoria Justice and the ensemble cast.
Since its premiere on March 27, 2010, Victorious has been the number-one program in its timeslot on all TV with tweens 9-14 and teens 12-17, reaching 15.1 million tweens and 11.4 million teens each quarter. Victorious is created and executive produced by Dan Schneider, who also created the other Nickelodeon hits iCarly, Drake & Josh, Zoey 101, The Amanda Show and Kenan and Kel, as well as What I Like About You (WB) and Big Fat Liar (feature film).
An international breakout smash, Victorious was the No 1 rated show on Nickelodeon UK in 2010, the No 1 program in its timeslot with kids 5-12 in Australia, the No 1 among kids 12-17 and No 2 among kids 4-11 in Nickelodeon's ranking in Mexico.
Victoria began her acting career at age 8 and went on to appear on Nickelodeon series Zoey 101, iCarly, True Jackson, VP and The Troop, as well as original television movies Spectacular! and The Boy Who Cried Werewolf, which finally led to her very own Nick series, Victorious. As Tori Vega, Victoria puts a full range of talents on display, including acting, singing and dancing. Justice appeared on the front page of Variety (March 28, 2011) with the news that the star had been offered the lead role in Josh Schwartz's feature film directorial debut, the Halloween comedy Fun Size.