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Elev8.com Is The Number One Online Destination For Gospel Mega-Event The King’s Men Tour

September 25, 2012

NEW YORK, Sept. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Elev8.com, an Interactive One website devoted to family and faith, announces its position as the number one digital media destination for the King’s Men Tour, the premier gospel music tour traveling to 15 cities across the country this fall. Gospel music legends Kirk Franklin, Marvin Sapp, Donnie McClurkin and Israel Houghton will share the same stage for the first time as the show crosses the country through October 14. Elev8.com, which has seen 29 percent growth in 2012 according to comScore, will serve as the online headquarters, capturing the magic of the tour with daily content.

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Elev8′s coverage of The King’s Men Tour will include exclusive interviews with each of the artists as well as exclusive video footage from each show. Gospel fans can rely on Elev8.com for an inside look at the tour that can’t be found anywhere else on the Web.

“The Elev8 editorial team is working closely with Marvin, Israel, Donnie and Kirk and the tour organizers to bring our gospel-loving readers news and updates from behind the scenes of the King’s Men Tour,” said Smokey D. Fontaine, Chief Content Officer, Interactive One. “We’re proud to be the only online destination to provide this breadth of coverage for such an historical musical event.”

From video premieres to interviews, Elev8 has worked with each of the King’s Men Tour artist since its inception. In the spring, the website began an editorial partnership with Marvin Sapp who pens the exclusive “From A Man’s Point of View” column which explores marriage and fatherhood as well as his role as a pastor and gospel music star.

“Elev8′s coverage of The King’s Men Tour has been very impressive,” said Kymberlee Norsworthy, head of publicity for Verity Gospel Music Group. “With constant tour updates, unique content and behind the scenes coverage, Elev8 is doing a great job of galvanizing fans around this enormous moment in Gospel music. They have essentially made themselves a one-stop for everything King’s Men tour.”

The King’s Men Tour opened September 16 and will travel to 15 cities including Miami, Atlanta, Houston, Philadelphia and Washington DC. The tour’s final stop will be in New York City at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

For more about Elev8.com and the King’s Men Tour, visit http://www.elev8.com.

Interactive One has more than 15 million members and reaches millions of Black Americans and Latinos each month. With approximately 3 billion annual page views on its suite of sites, the company has become the definitive online resource for the urban community through its suite of social, content and radio sites such as the iconic BlackPlanet (www.BlackPlanet.com), the newly launched BlackPlanetNEXT (www.BlackPlanetNEXT.com), and the new BlackPlanet RADIO (www.BlackPlanetRadio.com), the digital industry’s first social radio website created for the African American community. Interactive One is also home to several leading content sites including: NewsOne (www.NewsOne.com), which provides up to the minute, comprehensive coverage of newsworthy events relevant to Black Americans across the country and the world; TheUrbanDaily (www.TheUrbanDaily.com), the eyes and ears for Black Americans looking for what’s hot online, on the airwaves, in theaters, and on the street; HelloBeautiful (www.HelloBeautiful.com), the definitive lifestyle resource for today’s Black woman; Elev8 (www.Elev8.com) a site devoted to elevating the mind, body and spirit; and ZonaDeSabor, an entertainment news website targeting young, urban Latinos (www.ZonaDeSabor.com).

Interactive One was launched by Radio One, Inc. in 2008 to complement Radio One’s existing portfolio of media companies targeting Black Americans. Since its launch, Interactive One has quickly become the #1 online platform for the African American and urban community.

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