Elijah Blake Inks Video Premiere Deal With VIACOM

With Urban radio helping the cut generate further steam this year, Elijah Blake‘s ‘XOX’ has found a new home in mass media company Viacom this week.

For, in continuing on in their efforts to shine light and support new talent, the company have inked a deal with  The Island Def Jam Group, ROC Nation and Stephen Hill‘s BET  to premiere and place the single’s video on heavy rotation on the latter company…this week.

Details below…

Shot in Los Angeles last month, the video for the Common assisted single will premiere on the network this coming Tuesday- with the cut reportedly heading to iTunes on the same day.

As part of his deal with the Viacom owned company, the video will enjoy favorable rotation on the Bow Wow hosted show- six months after the song debuted via the singer’s 2012 EP ‘Bijoux 22‘, and- if murmurs are to be believed- will feature on forthcoming episodes of hit VH1 show ‘Love & Hip Hop Atlanta‘, whose last episode (May 6th) pulled in 3.06 million viewers.

Recently playlisted by the Emmis owned ‘KWPR‘, ‘XOX‘s forthcoming domination comes after the Dominican entertainer saw the aforementioned ‘Bijoux’ downloaded 20,000 times within the first 24 hours of release and elevated his winning streak via Usher’s ‘Climax‘, Rihanna‘s ‘No Love Allowed’Keyshia Cole‘s ‘Enough Of No Love‘ and Teen Pop‘s ‘Supa Love‘, all of which were penned by the star.

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  1. BombsAway May 12, 2013

    This is f****** b*******! Why is everyone treating him better than every other singer out there?

    • KDreamer (Miguel Hit It) May 12, 2013

      I’m happy they are pulling out all the stops for him because he can really sing but what about Melanie?

      • Tremangel May 12, 2013

        I won’t speak on what I don’t know but these labels put money in to what they know will sell so that’s probably why.

      • EONL May 12, 2013

        Sit down you funky b****.

  2. JanetXone May 12, 2013

    What kind of monopoly?

  3. BeyWhoUWanna May 12, 2013

    Frank’s wig though.

    • Lana Del Slay May 12, 2013

      You’re funny.

      • 1D>>>>YourLife May 12, 2013

        Miguelisha will seethe.

      • Heauxsitdown May 12, 2013

        I doubt that. Miguel is working with legends, producing for other artists, is critically acclaimed and touring. Why on EARTH would he seethe?

  4. RoyalNavi May 12, 2013

    Rihanna’s out here making careers. Ha impact!

    • ChelseaDelRey May 15, 2013

      Oh please, Rihanna would be nothing without her writers so if anything they make HER career.

      • RoyalNavi May 15, 2013

        Just sit. Rihanna helped him out.

  5. BrandNuStar May 12, 2013

    YAAAASSSS. The world will finally see my boo!

  6. SashayChante May 12, 2013

    This cat is mad talented.

  7. MCThePlaceToBe May 12, 2013

    If DJ gets this right they’re gonna own R&B. They’ve got Rihanna, Frank and now this one who looks as though is getting the JT treatment because of the money he made for them.

    • DiamondMarina May 12, 2013

      Rihanna is R&B?

      • PhuckYoFave May 12, 2013

        Yes she is. Any problems?

      • HerNameIsSasha May 12, 2013

        She’s not R&B.

      • VisionOfMimi May 12, 2013

        Yes she is.

      • Lana Del Slay May 12, 2013

        But who asked for your opinion.

  8. krys May 12, 2013

    Love elijah! good songwriter! good singer! when i want to keep cool i’m listening his album !

    • BTRParty May 12, 2013

      You got 422 likes! Wow.

      • SO Fresh May 12, 2013

        i agree w/ Krys but there is no way he got 422 likes from that w/ only 32 comments here lol

  9. KissingKaty May 12, 2013

    I found out about him through here and loved him ever since. Love from Germany!

    • EveryHeartbeat May 15, 2013

      Which part of Germany are you from sis? I used to live there.

  10. FentySoSnatched May 12, 2013

    Here for this, he can really sing.

  11. Heauxsitdown May 12, 2013

    I love that song! I’m glad he’s releasing it instead of that Big Sean song. I only heard a snippet, but it sounded too generic for Elijah

  12. MalikOnMyMind May 12, 2013

    His music is good and he is very s*** so I’ll stan.

  13. Nivea Stan May 12, 2013

    Omg! I love Melanie Fiona! But, I don’t even think she wants to be mucho famous. As for Elijah, he’s cute or whatever, but thatkoolaid overexposed him, so I sorta don’t like him. And honestly, he sounds like frank ocean to me. But he has paid his dues in the industry, having written for people, so I got nothing but respect for him

  14. HausMuthaAdele May 12, 2013

    I see he learned from the best.

  15. Nostalgia1989 May 12, 2013

    Redd coming up.

  16. Nivea Stan May 12, 2013

    How can someone call Elijah s***? He’s friggin adorable, but he looks like a 15 year old boy. Almost like pedophilia. But I’m coming around to EJ

    • WomanToWoman May 12, 2013

      Excuse me, have you seen those arms? Those are a MAN’S arms!

    • PhuckYoTour May 15, 2013

      Nivea….Nivea has fans?

      • JanetXone May 15, 2013

        Totes hilare!

  17. Lovebird May 12, 2013

    I don’t get the appeal tbh.

  18. MariahIsMusic1 May 12, 2013

    Loverbird shut the f*** up b****. You’re tired and annoying.

  19. Difi May 12, 2013

    What the f*** ! Mariah had a deal with Clearchannel and you guys said she PAID for her hit. This guy does the same thing and that’s cool with you?

    • QueenOfTheNavy May 15, 2013

      Kiiii Mariah had a clear channel deal? Can’t get a hit on her own?

  20. Mark111 May 12, 2013

    Look at part two, this kid is it! I know I hated on him a few weeks ago, but I like this dude and she’s goofy like me. You can tell that he has passion for R&B music. Sorry, but those other “singers” can’t sing LIVe, in R&B you’re suppose to kill the stage with your voice alone. I still think that Def Jams is trying to get a new Neyo, but more soulful.

    • WYLA May 15, 2013

      That’s it hun, he’s the real deal. I knew him when he was called Redd.

  21. BTRForMe May 13, 2013

    If the video for this is good I’ll officially start using him because the song is actually really good.

  22. Super Cisus May 13, 2013

    No one cares about this queen

    • NaviKissKiss May 15, 2013

      Like they don’t care about your never do well fave!

      • PhuckYoTour May 15, 2013

        So true girl, so true.

      • 21 May 15, 2013

        You girls are funny.

  23. truth(icki’s B**** ASS STANS can EAT ME honey!! Yall b**** is a STANK P**** FLOP chile! (puckers lips like Drake)) May 13, 2013

    WAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHALOLOLOL ICKI GOT FIRED FROM AMERICAN IDOL chile!!!! HER STRUGGLE IS REEEAL!! POST THAT SAM!!! THEY FIRED THE B****!! HAHAHAHAHA IM CRY LMAO chile!! They prolly fired her because she looks like a lion with horse teeth lolololol!!! eYAAAAAASSSSSSSS!!! DING DONG THE B**** IS GONE HONEY!!!(layn in the floor kickn my creamy thighs up laughn honey)#Stands back on legs while ghetto girl rolling neck looking like i wwwISHHHH a b**** would come for me honey!

  24. Casual May 13, 2013

    Sample: Backstabbers by the O’Jays.

    • NewLove May 15, 2013

      Thought it sounded famiiiar.

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