News Release

Verizon Wireless Customers Can Get Ringtones From 2007 Essence Music Festival Featured Artists

July 4, 2007

Sheryl Sellaway
Sheryl.Sellaway@VerizonWireless.com
678-339-5564

NEW ORLEANS and BASKING RIDGE, NJ — To celebrate the 13th annual Essence Music Festival, Verizon Wireless, the leading wireless company with the most reliable wireless voice and data network, will feature Ringtones from music all-stars scheduled to appear on the mainstage at the festival, including, Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige, Chris Brown, Ciara, Ludacris, Ne-Yo, The O'Jays with Keith Sweat, Lionel Richie and Kelly Rowland.

The following are featured Ringtones available to Verizon Wireless customers from artists performing at the 2007 Essence Music Festival:

  • "1-2 Step," by Ciara
  • "All Around The World," by Lionel Richie
  • "All Night Long," by Lionel Richie
  • "Be Without You," by Mary J. Blige
  • "Because Of You," by Ne-Yo
  • "Can You Believe," by Robin Thicke
  • "Change Me," by Ruben Studdard
  • "Crazy In Love," by Beyoncé
  • "Do You," by Ne-Yo
  • "For The Love Of Money," by The O'Jays
  • "God Is Able," by Smokie Norful
  • "In My Songs," by Gerald Levert
  • "Irreplaceable," by Beyoncé
  • "Like A Boy," by Ciara
  • "Never Too Busy," by Kenny Lattimore
  • "Promise," by Ciara
  • "Public Enemy No. 1," by Public Enemy
  • "Real Love," by Mary J. Blige
  • "Runaway Love," by Ludacris
  • "Stand Up," by Ludacris
  • "The Light," by Common
  • "The People," by Common
  • "This Is Love," by Kelly Rowland
  • "Wall To Wall," by Chris Brown
    • Verizon Wireless customers can purchase Ringtones by visiting the Get Tunes & Tones shopping aisle in their Get It Now®-capable phones. For more information on Ringtones from Verizon Wireless, visit www.verizonwireless.com/music. The 2007 Essence Music Festival will be held July 5-7 in New Orleans. For more information on the 2007 Essence Music Festival, visit www.essence.com.  

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