Will.i.am + Jennifer Hudson to Mentor on "Majors & Minors"
Fri, 16 Sep 2011 12:59:01
Grammy® Award-winning superstar will.i.am (The Black Eyed Peas) and Grammy® and Academy Award®-winning Jennifer Hudson have joined an all-star lineup of industry artists and professionals serving as mentors for The Hub TV Network's new original reality music series Majors & Minors, which premieres in exactly one week on Sept. 23 at 8 PM ET.
Over the course of the TV season, Majors & Minors follows the journey of 12 talented young performers, ages 10-16, as they are mentored by some of the biggest and most successful artists and coaches in the music industry. The Hub TV Network, a destination for kids and their families, is a joint venture of Discovery Communications and Hasbro, Inc. In addition, it was announced that TruMoo® chocolate milk will serve as a premiere season-long sponsor of the new series as part of its nationwide product launch and advertising campaign.
Music star (and "Black Eyed Peas" founder) Will.i.am and singing/acting sensation Jennifer Hudson join a star-studded team of previously announced top musical artists as mentors ("Majors") in the ground-breaking series. Also bringing invaluable music experience and star power are Adam Lambert, Brandy, Leona Lewis, Colbie Caillat, Avril Lavigne, Sean Kingston, Jordin Sparks, Claude Kelly, OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder and Mike Posner.
Each mentor will provide guidance to the gifted young cast as they begin their roads towards individual stardom. While no one is ever voted off, one lucky "star-in-the-making" will claim the ultimate prize of a recording deal with Boardwalk Records/RCA Records and an opportunity to be featured in a cross-country concert tour.
In the premiere episode, viewers are introduced to the 12 casting call process along with more than 40,000 young hopefuls. Selections of the final 12 were made by some of the music industry's top professionals. R&B singing sensation songwriter Brandy guest stars as the premiere episode reveals the back stories that led each of the kids to this point on their journey to their dreams. Brandy also serves as a series mentor and producer on Majors & Minors.
The first original track from Majors & Minors, titled "One World" will be available on iTunes and all digital retailers beginning Tuesday, Sept. 20. "One World", which is performed by the "Majors & Minors" cast is featured in the premiere episode, was written by Evan "Kidd" Bogart, Justin Gray, David "DQ" Quinones, Nikola Bedingfield and the cast. Go here to listen to "One World."
Will you watch Majors & Minors? What did you think of "One World?"