Josh Strickland, currently starring in PEEPSHOW and "Holly's World" on E!, debuted the video for his first ever solo artist single, "Report to the Floor." The world premier of the video took place after last night's finale of the hit reality show. "Report to the Floor" was co-produced by Grammy Award winning producer Damon Elliott and by Norwegian pop/dance producer Axident. The single has now taken the world by storm and is currently #3 on the iTunes Dance Charts.
"Report to the Floor" is the first single from an upcoming EP. The song has been a fixture on the iTunes Dance Charts for over six weeks, since its release on February 16th.
"I am so happy with the way the first single came out," said Strickland. "It was such a thrill to work with a producer of Damon's caliber and the work that Axident did is amazing. I really feel so comfortable with the finished product. ‘Report to the Floor' is a really fun song with a great beat. I really hope everyone enjoys listening to it as much as we enjoyed making it."
Strickland met Grammy award winning producer Damon Elliott a year ago when Elliott was producing the theme song to "Holly's World." Strickland performed on that song and the two began collaborating in the studio shortly after that. Pairing Strickland's sensational voice with that of some hit dance tracks prepared by Elliott and Axident exclusively for Strickland, together they have created music that makes people want to dance.
Link to the "Report to the Floor" video: http://www.eonline.com/videos/v99229_"report-to-the-floor"-music-video.html
Link to the "Report to the Floor" song: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/report-to-the-floor-single/id420741330?ign-mpt=uo%3D4
ABOUT Josh Strickland: Josh Strickland has seen success as a singer, Broadway star, reality television actor, and is now adding chart topping solo artist to his already impressive resume. A native of Charleston, South Carolina, Strickland first entered the national spotlight as a national finalist in season 2 of American Idol, and was later on the season premiere of Star Search 2004. Strickland was the original Tarzan in Disney's Tarzan the Broadway Musical and has shared the stage with music icons Shania Twain and Phil Collins. He currently stars opposite Holly Madison as the leading male role in Las Vegas' "Peepshow" at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, and can be seen alongside her in her hit E! reality series "Holly's World." While it seems that he has already risen to the top, Strickland continues to pursue his true passion of having a solo singing career.
ABOUT DAMON ELLIOTT: Acclaimed producer, writer, and composer, Damon Elliott, is the son of actor/jazz drummer Bill Elliott and pop legend Dionne Warwick. "Damon was raised by music," says his mother, whom Damon spent almost his entire childhood in the studio with, surrounded by the timeless composition of stars she worked with, including Burt Bacharach, Hal David, Stevie Wonder, and Frank Sinatra. It is no wonder why Damon has acquired such incredible musical talents and the personality to accompany them. Since his first production project in 1996, Bone Thugs-in-Harmony, Damon has become the President and Co-Founder of Confidential Records and has discovered, mentored, and signed artists such as Keyshia Cole. He has also worked with countless, multi-platinum selling artists including Destiny's Child, Beyonce, P!nk, Gwen Stefani, Jessica Simpson, Christina Aguilera, Macy Gray, Britney Spears and many more. His discography includes the scoring of three major films and the contribution of music to over thirty films, including the Grammy winning single Lady Marmalade in the 2001 film Moulin Rouge for which he won the Grammy. You can follow Damon Elliott on Twitter, Myspace, and Facebook, or contact him on Music180.com
ABOUT AXIDENT: Axident is a new Norwegian music producer, credited with creating huge pop and dance hits in Norway. He has a fresh new sound, combining dance, urban and pop elements. Axident was signed to Rondor Music International/ Universal Music Publishing in Los Angeles and has launched Snowballers Entertainment and Kaya Jones with award winning director Ray Kay. Axident's projects include the Slimmie Hendrix single "Stuntman", "Release The Energy" by Kaya, formerly of the Pussycat Dolls. Boardwalk Entertainment artist "Wallpaper" and J Records artist Nikki Williams.