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-- Urban Sells More Than 20,000 of his Limited Edition URBAN™ Guitar Collection Guitars Resulting in Cancellation Of Last Three Shows on HSN --
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Four-time GRAMMY Award winner and American Idol® judge Keith Urban introduced his new URBAN™ Guitar Collection via HSN, HSN.com and HSN Mobile on Sunday, November 3, resulting in a sellout debut. Urban's first appearance on HSN marks the largest guitar debut ever for the entertainment lifestyle retailer.
"With the sellout world premiere of the URBAN™ Guitar Collection, HSN has once again demonstrated its unique ability to showcase a brand across all platforms like no other retailer in the world," said Joy Mangano, President of Ingenious Designs, an affiliate of HSN. "This unprecedented launch marks the beginning of an exciting and dynamic partnership and I congratulate Keith on his tremendous debut. I look forward to our continued success as we work together to provide access to high-quality guitar packages to aspiring musicians everywhere."
The URBAN™ Guitar Collection features two versions of the "Phoenix Edition" guitars – electric and acoustic/electric - and was offered in Brazilian Burst, Emerald Brazilian Burst, Rich Black and Vintage Natural Ivory. It is part of a 21-piece set that includes a custom amplifier, coated guitar strings, embroidered guitar strap, guitar picks, instructional DVDs featuring one-on-one lessons from Urban for the first time ever, and more.
Urban recently released his seventh studio album FUSE, which marked the first time that ANY country artist has simultaneously debuted at #1 on the all-genre charts in the United States, Canada and Australia. He is currently on the road for his "Light The Fuse Tour". At each show, Keith uses his signature Phoenix guitar - the same guitar that sold out on HSN - and then signs it and gives it away to one lucky fan in the audience.
Urban has sold more than 15 million albums. He's won four GRAMMY Awards and was the first artist to win the Country Music Association's Horizon Award®, for best new artist, and go on to win Best Male Vocalist, a title he's captured three times, as well as the coveted Entertainer of the Year Award. He's won five Academy of Country Music® Awards, an American Music Award® and People's Choice Award®. He's had 15 No. 1 singles and five consecutive platinum or multi-platinum albums.
About Ingenious Designs, LLC:
IDL is a subsidiary of HSN, Inc. and was founded in 1991 by its president, Joy Mangano. Ms. Mangano is one of the most recognized and successful electronic retailing personalities in the industry today. With nearly 400 million sold, her famous Huggable Hangers® are in homes across the country! The company is a leader in designing, inventing, and marketing innovative and unique products including the original Miracle Mop®, My Little Steamer®, and the Clothes It All® Luggage System. In addition, IDL has broadened its scope by developing and managing product lines for icon and celebrated supermodel IMAN, celebrity chef Ming Tsai, and GRAMMY Award®-winning producer Randy Jackson.
HSN is a leading interactive entertainment and lifestyle retailer, offering a curated assortment of exclusive products and top brand names to its customers. HSN incorporates entertainment, inspiration, personalities and industry experts to provide an entirely unique shopping experience. At HSN, customers find exceptional selections in Health & Beauty, Jewelry, Home/Lifestyle, Fashion/Accessories, and Electronics. HSN broadcasts live to 95 million households in the US in HD 24/7 and its website - HSN.com features more than 50,000 product videos. Mobile applications include HSN apps for iPad®, iPhone® and Android™. HSN, founded 36 years ago as the first shopping network, is an operating segment of HSN, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSNI). For more information, please visit HSN.com, or follow @HSN on Facebook and Twitter.
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