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 -- Keys Will Perform After Presentation of Most Monsterous® Retailers of the Year Awards -- 


Brisbane, CA, January 7, 2012 — Monster, world leader in headphones and advanced consumer electronic accessories, is proud to announce that 14-time GRAMMY® Award winner Alicia Keys will headline its annual Most Monsterous® Retailers of the Year Awards and Concert at January’s upcoming CES® 2013 convention in Las Vegas. Thousands of invited guests will fill the ballroom at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel in honor of the Most Monsterous® Retailers of the Year Awards on Wednesday, January 9, 7:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. Past Monster CES concerts have featured music greats like Earth, Wind & Fire, Diana Ross, John Legend, Mary J. Blige, Stevie Wonder, Rod Stewart, B.B. King, Ray Charles, Crosby, Stills and Nash, James Brown and Chicago.


A stunningly soulful live performer and stellar recording artist, Alicia Keys has sold over 35 million albums in her career. Her debut album alone, “Songs in a Mirror,” sold over 12 million copies worldwide and helped earn her status as the best-selling new artist and best-selling R&B artist of 2001. The album also earned Keys five GRAMMY Awards in 2002, including Best New Artist and Song of the Year (“Fallin’). Keys released her fifth studio album “Girl on Fire” last month, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. She collaborated with acclaimed and emerging talent, including GRAMMY Award-winners Babyface, Maxwell and Bruno Mars, renowned writer and vocalist Jeff Bhasker, critically-acclaimed artists Gary Clarke Jr., and Frank Ocean, as well as emerging talent from the U.K., Emeli Sandé and Jamie XX.  The title track was released on September 4th as the album’s single, and was performed by Keys for the first time at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards® on September 6.


At the Most Monsterous® Retailers of the Year Awards and Concert, individuals and companies nominated for awards are selected as the best Monster® Retailers in their particular categories, standing out as among the highest achievers in growth, highest percentages of total Monster® product sales, and dollars-per-store sales. Each nominee reflects the highest standards of business procedure in today’s retail environment.

Said Keys: “Monster is all about celebrating real artists and real music. I love that. It is amazing who has performed the Monster® CES concert over the years...Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Carlos Santana, John Legend, James Brown, Diana Ross, Mary J Blige...incredible! I’m proud to be part of the Monster Family. Monster is on fire!”


Noel Lee, the Head Monster, noted: “Monster is very proud of bringing such great performers and superb productions of live music to CES. This year Monster really is on fire, and we’re looking forward to a consummate evening of outstanding music and great vibes!  From the moment Alicia Keys came on the scene at just 20 years old with her amazing piano playing, terrific songwriting and soaring vocals, popular music was changed forever. Today, this iconic performer continues to influence her fellow artists all over the world and inspire legions of new fans. We are indeed fortunate to be able to present such a tremendous performer to our CES audience.”


Attendance for the 2013 Most Monsterous® Retailers of the Year Awards and Concert is by invitation only.



Monster was founded over 30 years ago by Head Monster Noel Lee, who was recently honored with the prestigious Plus X Award®: Lifetime Achievement Award, as a company dedicated to creating products that enhance the sound quality of music. The company engineered the sound of the acclaimed Beats by Dr. Dre® headphones, and has become the world’s leading manufacturer of high-performance, sonically superior headphones, all of which feature the company’s Pure Monster Sound. Monster is also the world's leading manufacturer of advanced connectivity solutions for high- performance home entertainment, audio, home cinema, computer and gaming as well as a leading innovator in the field of mobile accessories and professional audio. The company also provides high-performance AC power line conditioning and protection products for audio/video systems, as well as energy-saving power products. Monster continues to lead in innovation with over 300 U.S. and international patents and dozens pending, offering more than 4,000 products in over 134 countries worldwide.



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