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WOW! What a Summer!

WOW Hits 2009 Certified Platinum, WOW Hits 2010 Certified Gold, New Product Extensions

Various Artists, WOW Hits 2009       WOW Hits 2010

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July 8, 2010

(Nashville, Tenn.) July 8, 2010 EMI Christian Music Group, Provident Music Group, and Word Entertainment are pleased to announce the Platinum RIAA certification of WOW Hits 2009 and the Gold RIAA certification of WOW Hits 2010, which is well on its way to Platinum certification. WOW Hits continues to outperform the market in a time of decline, further proving the strength and staying power of the WOW brand. The strong artist and song list, premium retail positioning and promotions, online presence, and great value have helped contribute to the success of WOW Hits 2009 & 2010.

This summer WOW will launch a new product extension under the name WOW Best of. Releasing on July 13th with 4 single disc releases, WOW will feature the best of 2004, 2005, 2006, & 2007 from the original 2 disc releases. Each 12 song CD features recurrents on radio and top selling digital singles. WOW Best of 2004, WOW Best of 2005, WOW Best of 2006, and WOW Best of 2007 bring these top selling songs and artists back into physical retail.

While WOW is known for the best in Christian music, WOW also supports new and developing artists in the genre. On July 13th, WOW will release WOW New & Next, a 12 song sampler featuring up and coming artists like Josh Wilson, Chris August, and Kerrie Roberts. As a Christian retail exclusive WOW New & Next will retail for $2.99 or FREE with the purchase of any WOW CD.

With the best of Christian music represented across physical retail, WOW is taking it a step further and will continue digital expansion. This month many of the previous WOW titles will be released to all DSPs for the first time. Titles include: the original 30 song WOW Hits 2004-2009, WOW Gospel 1998-2008, WOW Christmas Red & Green, WOW Hymns, and WOW #1s. iTunes will give special attention to the WOW brand the week of July 20th, by launching a WOW room featuring all the WOW titles now available digitally.

The EMI Christian Music Group distributed releases are part of the multi-platinum WOW brand series. Created through the partnership between the three largest Christian music/entertainment companies in the industry, including EMI Christian Music Group, Provident Music Group, and Word Entertainment, the marketing and distribution of WOW projects are shared among the companies, with EMI Christian Music Group leading efforts for WOW Best of and WOW New & Next.

WOW Best of 2004
1. He Reigns - Newsboys
2. Phenomenon - TobyMac
3. Nothing Compares - Third Day
4. Spoken For - MercyMe
5. Breathe Your Name - Sixpence None The Richer
6. I Still Believe - Jeremy Camp
7. The Valley Song (Sing Of Your Mercy) - Jars Of Clay
8. You're My God - Jaci Velasquez
9. Great Light Of The World - Bebo Norman
10. Day By Day - Point Of Grace
11. Legacy - Nichole Nordeman
12. You Are A Child Of Mine - Mark Schultz

WOW Best of 2005
1. All Things New - Steven Curtis Chapman
2. I Believe - Third Day
3. Glory Defined - Building 429
4. Here With Me - MercyMe
5. Who Am I - Casting Crowns
6. You Raise Me Up - Selah
7. Letters From War - Mark Schultz
8. Never Alone - BarlowGirl
9. Gone - TobyMac
10. Show You Love - Jars Of Clay
11. Sea Of Faces - Kutless
12. You Are My King (Amazing Love) - Newsboys

WOW Best of 2006
1. Voice Of Truth - Casting Crowns
2. Holy Is The Lord - Chris Tomlin
3. Brave - Nichole Nordeman
4. You Are Mine - Third Day
5. Healing Rain - Michael W. Smith
6. Mirror - BarlowGirl
7. Take You Back - Jeremy Camp
8. God Will Lift Up Your Head - Jars Of Clay
9. Strong Tower - Kutless
10. I Choose You - Point Of Grace
11. He Will Carry Me - Mark Schultz
12. You're Worthy Of My Praise - Big Daddy Weave

WOW Best of 2007
1. Lifesong - Casting Crowns
2. So Long Self - MercyMe
3. How Great Is Our God - Chris Tomlin
4. My Savior My God - Aaron Shust
5. This Man - Jeremy Camp
6. Held - Natalie Grant
7. Cry Out To Jesus - Third Day
8. Wholly Yours - David Crowder*Band
9. I Am - Mark Schultz
10. Let Go - BarlowGirl
11. Everything You Ever Wanted - Hawk Nelson
12. Dead Man (Carry Me) - Jars Of Clay

WOW New & Next
1. Before The Morning - Josh Wilson
2. Battle - Chris August
3. Never Look Away - The Museum
4. Savior To Me (Sing Glory) - Kerrie Roberts
5. Blink - Revive
6. For Love Of You - Audrey Assad
7. Speak To Me - Remedy Drive
8. Come Rest - Lindsey McCaul
9. Straight To Your Heart - Mikeschair
10. You Set The Rhythm - Newworldson
11. Anchor (Acoustic Version) - Satellites & Sirens
12. Yahweh - Tal & Acacia



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