PRN: Moshi Debut Album a Monster Hit!
"We're over the moon to see 'Music Rox!' creating such a stir in the charts," said Jason Perry, Head of Moshi Music at parent company Mind Candy.
Moshi Debut Album a Monster Hit!
LONDON, April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
'Music Rox!' storms UK's Official Charts without promotional airplay
- With Pictures
Moshi Monsters Music Rox! The debut album from online kids phenomenon, Moshi Monsters is currently tracking ahead of music icons Madonna and Lostprophets at number 3 in the UK's Official Chart Update within days of going on sale. Moshi Monsters Music Rox! hit shelves on Monday 2 April and is causing a pop upset by storming the charts early in the week with absolutely no promotional airplay.
"We're over the moon to see 'Music Rox!' creating such a stir in the charts," said Jason Perry, Head of Moshi Music at parent company Mind Candy. "To be on course to potentially achieve a top three position in the chart this coming weekend without any radio or TV play is ground-breaking news for us. We're delighted to be entertaining our Moshi fans with quality kids music and turning the traditional route to chart success on its head."
Written and produced in house under the Moshi Monsters Music record label and distributed by Sony Music, Moshi Monsters, Music Rox! features twelve tracks from popular Moshi characters including The MonStars, Dr Strangeglove, Popstar Poppet, Big Bad Bill and Sweet Tooth as well as newly developed music characters, Bobbi SingSong and Zack Binspin. The music covers all genres from rock to Bollywood, and combines catchy tunes with witty lyrics that will appeal to both kids and adults alike.
The Moshi fanbase currently stands at over 60m registered users worldwide and its loyal fanbase has lead 'real world' products to extreme success, disrupting many traditional industries including gaming and publishing. The Moshi Monsters Magazine (launched Feb 2011) is the best selling monthly kids mag in the UK and the DS game 'Moshling Zoo' (launched back in November) has topped the UK DS Charts for 12 consecutive weeks! The Music Industry was the next logical move in shaking things up for this new digital generation of kids.
Martin Talbot, Managing Director of the UK's Official Charts Company, says: "It's fantastic to see Moshi - a brand which is new to the music scene - making waves among acts such as Madonna, David Guetta and Jessie J. Easter is always a boom period for kids' music and videos targeting and the Moshi Monsters are clearly leading the way."
Moshi Monsters, Music Rox! is now available to purchase in store at HMV, Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's, Morrisons, WHSmiths, HMV, Argos and all good record shops. Â It will be available digitally in the UK and online at Amazon.co.uk, Play.com, HMV.com and iTunesÂ UK at an RRP of Â£8.99. The album is also available globally to download via iTunes now and available in stores in Australia, New Zealand and the USA later in the year.
For more information about the album and Moshi Music visit http://www.moshimusic.com
Notes to Editors:
About Jason Perry - Head of Moshi Music
Moshi's music move is lead by ex-Rockstar Jason Perry who experienced huge international success fronting rock band 'A' and has produced many number one records for McFly and Busted's front man, Matt Willis. Jason will work closely alongside Sony Music who are behind hit artists including Michael Jackson, Elvis, Olly Murs and One Direction.
Meet the Moshi Music artists:
Zack Binspin -Â Moptop TweenyBop (My Hair's Too Long)
There's a new lid on the block and it belongs to this Tweenybop heart-throb who's destined for gooperstardom with his gooey debut single.
Bobby SingSong -Â Welcome to JollywoodÂ
Move and groove like Jollywood legend Bobbi SingSong, who'll send you totally doolally with this jolly good tribute to his mystical homeland.
The Moshi MonStars - The Moshi Monsters Theme
Introducing the most goopendous new band in the swooniverse! It's the Moshi MonStars with their insanely frantic theme song. Monsterific!
Dr Strangeglove & the Glump Generation -Â The Doctor Will See You Now
The one to be afraid of? Absolutely, but Dr Strangeglove sure knows how to sing a sinister tune, especially when Fishlips is helping out! Mwah-ha-haa!
Sweet Tooth -Â Sweet Tooth Stomp
Stomp to the beat here's a sweet candy treat - yep, it's candy criminal Sweet Tooth with a real foot-stomper of a song. Goody goody gumdrops!
Poppet -Â I love Moshlings
Moshlings on your mind? Don't worry, so has Poppet in this charming sing-along about every Moshi's favourite teeny-weeny critters. Awww, cute!
Zommer -Â Rock like Zommer
Crank it to eleven and headbang yourself silly with Zommer in this seam- rippin' rocker that's crammed with crash bang wallop!
Super Moshis -Â Super Moshi March
Iron your cape, slip on your mask and shout hooray - this trumpety victory song will have you marching on the spot in no time!
Big Bad Bill and the Woolly Blue Hoodoos -Â Go do the Hoodoo
Get ready to make a complete Hoodoo of yourself as you travel to the Gombala Gombala jungle in this tom-tom-tastic tale of fried oobla doobla.
About Moshi Monsters™
With 60 million registered users in 150 territories worldwide, Moshi Monsters - the online world of adoptable pet monsters for boys and girls aged 6-12 - has become a global phenomenon. In the UK alone half of all kids have adopted a pet monster!
Children choose from one of six virtual pet monsters that they can create, name and nurture. Once their pet has been customised, players can navigate their way around Monstro City, taking the daily puzzle challenge to earn 'Rox' (virtual currency), playing games, solving Super Moshi Missions, personalising their room, showing off their artwork, reading stories and communicating with friends in a safe environment.
Following its huge online success, Moshi Monsters has expanded into the real world with an array of physical products including best-selling toys; the number one selling kids magazine in the UK; a best-selling DS video game; a video on demand platform (Moshi TV); books; membership cards; trading cards, and much more.
With over 200 much loved characters in the world, music was the next step. Kids love music and it helps bring to life the fun world of Moshi Monsters!
ABOUT MIND CANDY
Mind Candy is the kids entertainment company behind the hit global children's brand Moshi Monsters. The company was founded in 2004 by Michael Acton Smith, a UK-based entrepreneur who previously founded Firebox.com. For further information visit http://www.mindcandy.com
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