Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Record Release

SECOND ANNUAL KIDS CHOICE AWARDS CD
TAPS KIDS' FAVORITE ARTISTS INCLUDING KELLY CLARKSON AND GWEN STEFANI

NICK RECORDS AND SONY BMG'S STRATEGIC
MARKETING GROUP TO RELEASE
'KIDS' CHOICE' COMPILATION CD MARCH 14 IN ADVANCE OF STAR-STUDDED TELECAST


On March 14, Nick Records/SONY BMG Strategic Marketing Group will release 'Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice,' a compilation CD featuring recent hit favorites from today's hottest teen and tween superstars. The album is set to come out in conjunction with the Nickelodeon's 19th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, which will air live on April 1st at 8:00 pm ET. Jack Black will host the high rated show, which honors kids' favorites from the worlds of film, music, sports and television.

This year's Nickelodeon's 'Kids' Choice' CD marks the second installment of the Kids' Choice music franchise featuring artists that kids voted as their favorites on Nick.com including Gwen Stefani, Kelly Clarkson, Ciara and Nick star Emma Roberts. The CD also includes an exclusive live performance of Simple Plan's "Shut Up" as performed live on the 2005 Kids' Choice Awards.

Nick Records, together in partnership with SONY BMG's Strategic Marketing Group has established itself as a leading record label with kids and tweens since its inception in 2004 with albums inspired by hit Nick TV shows including "Drake and Josh" and "Zoey 101." Over one million units have been sold to date.

"We are thrilled to be a part of this year's Nickelodeon's Kids Choice Awards. Music is a central component of the show and the 'Kids Choice' CD is a natural and perfect extension. We are thrilled to release the 2nd annual Kids' Choice CD this year," said Joe DiMuro, the Executive Vice President, SONY BMG Strategic Marketing.

"Millions of kids tune into Nickelodeon's Kids Choice Awards show every year," said Emily Wittmann, Vice President, Nick Records, a division of Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products. "The show has come to represent the hottest in kids entertainment, including music. The Kids Choice CD will deliver the essence of the show by giving kids an album with today's hottest stars," she said.

Nickelodeon is the number one entertainment brand for kids. Its Kids' Choice Awards, now in its 19th year, is an annual star-studded television event that allows Nick viewers to cast a vote for their favorite singers, movie stars, athletes, books, video games, and more. Past winners in the music category include Outkast, Hillary Duff, Nelly, Usher, Pink, and Destiny's Child. Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards will be seen in more than 200 million households on Nickelodeon's international channels across the UK, Europe, Russia, Israel, Asia, Australia, Latin America and Brazil, as well as the US.


Track Listing:

  1. Gwen Stefani - Hollaback Girl
  2. Kelly Clarkson - Because of You
  3. Ciara Featuring Missy Elliott - 1,2, Step
  4. Mario - Let Me Love You
  5. Natasha Bedingfield - These Words
  6. Weezer - Perfect Situation
  7. Simple Plan - Shut Up! (Live from the 2005 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards!)
  8. Relient K - Be My Escape
  9. Saving Jane - Girl Next Door
  10. Emma Roberts - I Wanna Be
  11. Howie Day - Collide
  12. Gavin DeGraw - Follow Through
  13. Backstreet Boys - Incomplete
  14. Carrie Underwood - Inside Your Heaven
  15. Frankie J - Don't Wanna Try
  16. Ryan Cabrera - Shine On
  17. Switchfoot - Stars
  18. Franz Ferdinand - Do You Want To

Nick Records is a partnership between Nickelodeon and Sony BMG Strategic Marketing that creates a major music brand for kids and tweens. The label focuses on showcasing new and emerging young artists as well as feature talent from the network, soundtrack music based on its hit shows and compilations. Nick Records fills a void in the marketplace for music for kids 9-14. Product includes both music compilations from contemporary artists as well as original music and performances by popular Nick stars. The N, Nickelodeon's digital network for teens, also provides content for Nick Records.

Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products manages the third largest licensing business in the world with $5 billion in retail sales in 2005, from such properties as SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer. The department handles the merchandising for Nick Jr., Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, Comedy Central, MTVN International, and Spike TV.

Nickelodeon, now in its 26th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books, magazines and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in more than 89 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for ten consecutive years. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom International Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B)

The SONY BMG Strategic Marketing Group is comprised of Commercial Master Film & TV licensing, Strategic Business Development, Direct Response Television, New Product Development, Joint Ventures & Elvis Presley content management. The group works closely with the Sony Music and BMG labels in creative product development and partnership marketing alliances.

SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT is a global recorded music joint venture with a roster of current artists that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars, as well as a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT is 50% owned by Bertelsmann A.G. and 50% owned by Sony Corporation of America.