Posted November 17, 2010 by DJ Quiz in ThatsEnuff

Wiz Khalifa’s Flying High On The Success Of “WAKEN BAKEN TOUR”


Atlantic Records has announced the success of Wiz Khalifa’s
nationwide “Waken Baken Tour.” The tour, which kicked off on September
16th in Philadelphia, was this Fall’s hottest ticket with most shows
selling out within hours of going on sale. Most notably, an additional
date had to be added at Los Angeles’ The Music Box, due to the great
demand for Wiz’s live show. The “Waken Baken Tour,” which will wrap on
November 21st in Boston, to yet another sold out crowd, has exceeded
80,000 tickets sold.

To celebrate his sold out tour, as well as passing the 500,000 followers
mark on Twitter, the Pittsburgh native has decided to give a special
“thank you” to all his fans. Tomorrow night, fans nationwide can log on
to www.wizkhalifa.com to catch an
exclusive live stream, powered by www.ustream.tv
, from Wiz’ sold-out show in Washington, D.C.

During the tour, Khalifa found fans in some of the hottest names in
Hip-Hop, bringing music mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs out on stage in
Hollywood, Juicy J of the rap trio Three Six Mafia in Las Vegas, while
R&B star Chris Brown joined the “Taylor Gang General” at his show in
Houston, TX. As if all this weren’t enough, Khalifa is also the first
artist to sell out the Stage AE in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA in
mid-December, which led to an additional show at the venue.

The rapper, who beat Nicki Minaj and J.Cole this past summer to be
crowned MTV’s “Hottest Breakthrough MC of 2010,” has much to celebrate
thanks to the success of his breakthrough single “Black & Yellow” which
was the number 1 most added song on Urban radio this week. The smash
single, produced by Stargate, is currently number 2 on iTunes’
“Hip-Hop/R&B Charts” pulling ahead of labelmate B.o.B and rap veteran
Kanye West. The track – an ode to Khalifa’s hometown colors – has also
peaked at number 1 on Billboard’s “Heatseekers Chart.” Billboard also
dubbed “Black & Yellow” a “Hot Football Fight Song,” because of its
popularity during Pittsburgh Steelers games.

The video for “Black & Yellow,” reached #1 on both MTV2 and MTV.com, as
well as being featured on MySpace Music, where it was also a “Hot
Video.” With almost 3 million views and nearly 10,000 comments on the
rapper’s official YouTube page (www.youtube.com/WizKhalifa), the clip is
a certified fan favorite.

Remaining a prominent figure in the world of social networking, Wiz has
exceeded the 1-million friend mark on Facebook, nearly 9 million views
at his official MySpace page, and over 500,000 loyal fans following him
on Twitter.

After performing to sold out venues nationwide, Khalifa, the newest
addition to the Atlantic Records family, is hard at work on his
hugely-anticipated debut album which is slated for a Spring 2011