Second Album, "Guilt", Releases April 7th On Capitol Records/ American King Music
Returning to center stage after a chart-topping, platinum-certified debut, Capitol Records/ American King Music hip-hop artist MIMS
is showing why he's still hot. "Move (If You Wanna)," the unstoppably rhythmic kick-off single from MIMS' forthcoming second album, Guilt
, has set off a mad rush to the dance floor and to cyberspace by his fans, logging an astounding near- 9 million plays so far at the official MIMS MySpace site
. The track is also the No. 2 most-added song nationally in the rhythmic crossover and urban formats. The single is currently at 15 million in overall audience.Guilt
, the sophomore album by MIMS, will arrive in the physical and digital marketplace on April 7th, 2009. The album follows Music is My Savior
, which featured the RIAA-certified platinum Billboard Hot 100 #1 dance anthem "This Is Why I'm Hot." The album and its singles generated cumulative sales of 300,000 domestic copies and 2 million digital downloads.
MIMS has also taken a starring role at Consumer Electronics Show, held in Las Vegas two weeks ago, introducing Car Stars, an astonishing technology co-developed by Gracenote, Voxonic, and Nissan, which enables drivers to make music selections by speaking, and also hear driving directions and music choices from a variety of stars - even in foreign languages, and taking into account your surroundings and destination. The Car Stars media system won Best New Car Technology at CES.
"Move," currently released as a digital single and has sold over 100,000 downloads, was produced by Da Internz, one of the several A-list production collaborators on Guilt
, along with Jim Jonsin, Blackout Movement, and others. Aside from the official video for "Move," a viral video has been shot for another album focus track, "One Day" featuring Ky-Mani Marley
(son of reggae legend Bob Marley
MIMS (Shawn Mims) exploded onto the rap, R&B, pop and digital sales charts in spring 2007, when his first Capitol Records/ American King Music single, "This Is Why I'm Hot," produced by the Blackout Movement, sold over 140,000 downloads in its first week of release. The song debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot Digital Songs chart, and jumped from #32 to #1 on the Hot 100; it also hit #1 on the Rap Singles list, and #2 on R&B/Hip-Hop. "This Is Why I'm Hot" went on to sell over 3 million ringtunes, and topped the iTunes daily list of best-selling full-song downloads.
The wildly popular and infectious "This Is Why I'm Hot" set the stage for the release of MIMS' debut album, Music Is My Savior
, in March 2007. It entered the Billboard Top 200 album chart at #4, #2 on both the R&B and Rap Albums charts, spinning off the second single, "Like This."Click the pics for gallery & larger images