Grammy Award Winner Chamillionaire Joins MLOVE ConFestival 2011

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International Hip-Hop artist discusses Future of Mobile & Music

The MLOVE ConFestival is announcing a new addition to its eclectic speaker list of international thought-leaders: Houston, TX based Chamillionaire. He is joining the stage with Grammy’s Director of Marketing & Social Media, Beverly Jackson and composer & producer Justin Ellington.

Chamillionaire was crowned the biggest selling Ringtone artist ever, with over 5 million ringtone sales, and was certified by the RIAA as the first multi-platinum Mastertone artist in history.  

“We are thrilled to welcome Chamillionaire on the MLOVE stage and share his insights from the artist perspective. It will be one of my personal highlights of the 2011 MLOVE ConFestival,” stated Harald Neidhardt, founder of MLOVE.

MLOVE ConFestival has an eclectic list of international speakers that all highlight how mobile will change our future. As an interactive new format, it has already a 'must join' status among the “mobile avant-garde”. The event is anything than a usual tech conference.

“I’m excited about my participation in MLOVE for this second year.  I’m eager to bring the attendees some inspirational music content, personalities and technology applications.  It’s an amazing environment to share, network and learn….I’m a huge fan,” added Beverly Jackson of the The Recording Academy, the producers of the GRAMMY Awards.

Mobile will change our future and how we interact with music, media, advertising, automobiles, education, health and many more aspects of our lives. This generates new opportunities for start-ups and enterprises alike.

MLOVE is designed as an interactive event to network, exchange ideas and collaborate on the future of mobile.

About Chamillionaire
Hailed around the world for his major label platinum-plus debut smash album, The Sound of Revenge, the disc became one of the most influential hip-hop records in 2006, with the versatile Chamillionaire emerging as a mainstream multi-platform entrepreneur.  The single and video for “Ridin’ featuring Krayzie Bone” became the most requested hip-hop anthem, soaring to the top of the urban, hip-hop and mainstream radio charts, almost single-handedly transforming the digital landscape.  

His Myspace site has exceeded 15 million profile views, earning him over 4 million in digital sales, outselling established stars such as Nelly and T.I.   In keeping with the outpouring of recognition, the charismatic performer beat out proven superstars 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes and others for Best Rap Video of the Year honors for the groundbreaking “Ridin’” video, featuring Krayzie Bone, at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards.   

In addition, the Houston rapper won “Rookie of the Year” and the prestigious “Alltell Wireless People’s Champ Award” (viewer’s choice) at the first ever BET Hip Hop Awards, as well as a nod at the American Music Awards for Favorite New Breakthrough Artist.  In February 2007, Chamillionaire received his first Grammy Award win in the Best R&B Performance By Duo Or Group category for “Ridin’.” In 2007, Chamillionaire released his sophomore effort, Ultimate Victory which debuted in the Top 10 of the Top 200 Sales Chart and was critically acclaimed as one of the best hip hop albums of the year.

About MLOVE
The MLOVE ConFestival has been named a 'TED for Mobile' and a meetup of the 'IT avantgarde' with an engaging and inspiring format in the setting of a 19th century castle in the former Eastern Germany. The MLOVE ConFestival, hosted south of Berlin from June 29 to July 2, 2011 will focus on innovative mobile opportunities for brands, entertainment and advertising and the impact of mobile as a social catalyst for positive change.

The MLOVE tribe started grass roots by an international group of “mobile passionistas” in 2008. Through MLOVE “camps” in Andorra, Barcelona, San Francisco, Munich, London, New York and Singapore the agenda for MLOVE evolved into more than mobile.

The current Speaker line up for MLOVE ConFestival 2011:
Music/Gaming:
Chamillionaire, Grammy-Award winning music artist, USA
Peter Vesterbacka, CMO, Rovio (Angry Birds); Finland
Justin Ellington, Music Producer, USA
Izzy Lawrence, DJane, TV & Radio Presenter, UK
Advertising/Media/Communications:
Martin Lange, Global Lead of Mobile@Ogilvy, OgilvyOne, USA
Takeshi Mizukawa, Director, Future Communications, Dentsu, JP
Katsutoshi Kitamura, CEO, Butterfly, Inc., JP
Dr. Bernd Becker, Head of Digital Worldwide, Volkswagen, GER
Will Samson, Editor, Contagious Magazine, UK
Mobile Innovation:
Daniel Graf, Director, Google Apps Lab, USA
Thorsten Dirks, CEO of E-PLUS (BASE), GER
Japan:
Kei Shimada, CEO, Infinita, Japan
Inspiration:
Peter Hale, Co-Founder, GBH branding agency, UK
Jonathan MacDonald, Founder of Every Single One of Us
Russell Buckley, MobHappy, Singularity Alumni, UK
mHealth:
Thomas Goetz, Executive Editor, WIRED Magazine, USA
Yuri van Geest, two time Singularity University alumni, FutureMed, NL
Social Change/Sustainability:
Adele Waugaman, Director, United Nations Foundation, USA
Bernd Kolb, Founder, Club of Marrakesh, Marocco
Corvida Raven, Founder, Shegeeks.net; the 'Oprah of Social Media'

Start-up competition Jury:
Jean Schmitt, MD of Sofinnova Partners; France
Daniel Graf, Director, Google Apps Lab; USA

Additional supporting companies include NOKIA, Volkswagen, Vodafone, Alcatel Lucent, BASE, Smaato, Huawei, and Onitsuka Tiger (Asics).
For more information, the developing speaker line up and tickets registration, visit our official website at http://www.mlove.com.

CONTACT:
Information and your request for an invite write request(at)mlove(dot)com or go to http://www.mlove.com
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