2011 whizzed by in a blur of packed release schedules and promo itineraries that kept us busy for many weekends of the year (and experienced new forms of transport – sleeper train back from Glasgow Mobos anyone?!)
We worked with Tinchy Stryder, Skepta, Alex Gaudino ft Kelly Rowland, Wolfgang Gartner ft Will.I.am, Laidback Luke ft Example, Artful, Cleo Sol, Sincere, MC Harvey, Preeya Kalidas, Tim Berg, Eric Prydz, Afrojack & Steve Aoki amongst many others.
Dappy scored a No 1 with his debut solo single “No Regrets” & Chilli also hit No 1 in TV Airplay Chart for the video. We had him performing acoustically on Hollyoaks Music Show (C4) & The Crush (C4); with a full Orchestra & band on Children In Need (BBC 1); & backed by a band & choir on The Mobo Awards, T4 Super Sat & Daybreak.
Sway triumphantly returned with some of the fastest rapping committed to tape (& our personal favourite lyric of the year “I know you missed me, I missed you too”). “Still Speedin” exceeded all expectations as a set up single & charted at #19! We made the Top 20 in the TV Airplay Chart & had him sharing his wisdom on the Jo Whiley Music Show as a panel guest, as well as chatting on Freshly Squeezed & Soccer AM. Lots more material to follow…
The Mobo Awards were another busy date for us with performances from Boyz II Men, Dappy & Tinchy Stryder. Boyz II Men were honoured with an “Outstanding Contribution to Music Award”, and Tinchy & Dappy won “Best Video” for “Spaceship”.
On the pop / dance front, Alexandra Stan steadily climbed the singles chart to eventually reach #3. The video for “Mr Saxobeat” peaked at #6 in TV Airplay & stayed in both the Sales & TV Airplay Top 40 for a staggering 16 x weeks! The video to follow up “Get Back (ASAP)”also reached Top 20 in the TV Airplay Chart.
Roll Deep also returned to the Chilli PR roster after signing an indie deal with Cooking Vinyl & we are already off to a great start with TV performances on Friday Download (BBC 2) and an interview on Freshly Squeezed (C4)...
TVs booked in 2011:
We booked the following Terrestrial TVs in 2011:
Xtra Factor (Performance), T4 on the Beach (C4), MOBOs (BBC 1), T4 Stars of 2011, Children in Need (BBC 1), Daybreak (ITV 1), Freshly Squeezed (C4), The Crush (C4), The Week (BBC 1), Life of Rhyme (C4), Sainsbury’s Super Saturday (T4), The Hollyoaks Music Show (C4), Never Mind the Buzzcocks (BBC 2), The Chris Moyles Quiz Show (C4), Celebrity Juice (ITV 2), Koko Pop (C4), Friday Download (BBC 2), New Look Style the Nation (T4) & London Tonight (ITV 1)
We also set up many digital / satellite / online TVs including:
Soccer AM (SKY1), Jo Whiley Music Show (SKY 1), Talk of the Terrace (ESPN), Video Takeovers for MTV HD (31 countries) / Chart Show / Flava & Massive RnB, and acoustic sessions for Mobo Mondays, Balcony TV, Drop Out UK, MTV Wrap Up & more.
We are starting 2012 with new releases from Tinchy Stryder ft Pixie Lott, Dappy, Jodie Connor, Roll Deep and Utah Saints, and we look forward to launching lots of new artists including Josh Osho, Anisa, Ny, Marger & Gracious K.
Here’s to a great year!
Jenni, Helen & Ellie. The Chilli PR team.