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December 30, 2013
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Samantha J makes int'l mark

Samantha J with Bow Wow.

Samantha J continues her trek into the realm of the international mainstream music industry, with her second promotional stint along the eastern coast of the United States in three months.

With Tight Skirt cracking the Top 100 on the Urban Media Base charts in the United States, and having a fast-rising radio audience of more than five million listeners in the USA, Black Entertainment Television (BET) chose Samantha J to kick off their recent 'Young Starz Week' on 106 & Park. BET is currently available in more than 90 million households, and the show is hosted by recording artiste and Hollywood movie actor Bow Wow.

Samantha J was the youngest act in Jamaican recording history to perform on the iconic 106 & Park music programme, and expressed that: "It was amazing to know that so many Jamaicans were so proud of my performance. The live audience at 106 and Park waved Jamaican flags, and there was even a huge crowed outside the BET studios for a meet-and-greet. I am truly grateful and thankful," she beamed.

While at BET Studios, Cable News Network (CNN) had got wind of Samantha J's international media attention and asked her to appear live on their HLN news programme 'Showbiz Tonight', hosted by the entertainment media staple A.J. hammer.

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Samantha J 's appearance on Showbiz Tonight came at number five on their countdown of the most significant entertainment stories for that episode. Host A.J. Hammer even stated that Samantha J "is the rising star that everyone is buzzing about right now." CNN's HLN is shown in more than 99 million American households.

During her trip, Samantha J was invited to perform for the high-level executives of BMI, the leading global performing-rights organisation. She was officially signed to the entity as a songwriter during their meeting.

Gary Bernstein, president of Oceanic Tradewinds Music, Samantha J's American record label, noted: "It was great to see the response from all the high-level music and radio executives to Samantha J's entire body of musical work. We played five songs to the Sirius/XM programming team and they liked every single track, which bodes real well for Samantha's first album."

Dion Summers, programme manager, for Sirus/XM's 'The Heat' commented that "Samantha J is a star and Tight Skirt is a hot record."

Listeners can look out for more Samantha J songs to be released from her Oceanic Tradewinds and Washroom Entertainment partnership, and can follow the happenings of her career through her social media handle @SamanthaJLive on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Samantha J at CNN.

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