FIGGKIDD TAKES OUT THE OZ ‘New Artists To Radio’ SHOWCASE AWARD 18 OCT 2005

Sydney, AU. (SONY BMG Music Entertainment) – Figgkidd has won the Australian ‘New Artists to Radio’ (NA2R) Showcase Award! Figg exclusively performed his new single ‘Fairytale Master’ for the first time alongside Jimmy Barnes, Paul Mac and Thirsty Merc at the Australian Commercial Radio Awards on the weekend.

Congrats out to Figgkidd who took out the commercial radio industry’s ‘New Artists To Radio’ Showcase Award on the weekend!

Selected from eight Australian finalists, Figg was crowned our best new artist by a panel of radio program and music directors who believe he has the potential to be the next big thing on the Australian music scene.

His debut album, ‘THIS IS FIGGKIDD’, was produced in Sydney with Lui and features some of the world’s best DJ’s and rappers from the USA including DJ Babu from Dilated Peoples, Tech N9ne, Red Foo and Proof from D12 (Eminem’s main support rapper) – the biggest collaboration in Australian hip-hop history to date.

And while Figg’s recent single ‘My Oh My’ (the one with the hilarious video directed by Paul Fenech ‘Pauly’ of Fat Pizza, featuring cameos from the FP cast) saw him make a significant impact on mainstream consciousness, his forthcoming new single ‘Fairytale Master’ is sure to rocket him to a whole other stratosphere.

Hitting radio this week, ‘Fairytale Master’ also has a wicked animated clip, directed by award-winning New Zealand director Ed Davis, which Figg and Ed spent 5 months constructing and drawing. The video was also premiered at the Radio Awards along with Figg’s winning performance.
Chief executive officer of Commercial Radio Australia, Joan Warner said it was fantastic that the commercial radio industry was recognizing a diverse range of musical styles and artists.
“Hip-hop is one of the biggest selling genres today and Figgkidd embellishes all things good that the style of music offers – a great voice and energetic, entertaining performance,” Ms Warner said.

The New Artists to Radio Showcase (NA2R), organised by Commercial Radio Australia, was first held in 2002 and was known as the New Musicto Radio (NM2R) showcase, with the aim of encouraging the development of Australian music. The event has been successful in helping launch the careers of artists like Kid Courageous, Delta Goodrem, Thirsty Merc, Sarah Blasko, Tammin Sursok, Jade MacRae and Eran James.

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