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Urban's "Defying Gravity" debuts on iLike

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 – "Defying Gravity," Keith Urban's new album, will debut exclusively on iLike with a new track a day beginning today. The album drops March 31.

For the 11-day duration of the promotion, Urban will personally introduce each song from his new album via a daily video clip. iLike will syndicate the Urban track and companion video clip of the day to his fans across iLike.com and other social networks and online platforms. In anticipation of his upcoming "Escape Together World Tour," Urban will launch a ticket give-away for his fans on iLike.

"This album expresses the gratitude I feel for where I am at right now in life," said Urban. "I also feel deeply grateful to my fans, which is why I'm introducing my new songs directly to them through iLike."

"Keith Urban is an artist with great talent and a great heart, and I'm deeply honored that he has chosen iLike as the platform from which to share his new album with the world," said Ali Partovi, CEO of iLike. "'Defying Gravity' is a profound, uplifting collection of personal songs from a truly gifted artist."

Songs are:
1. Kiss A Girl [Debuting on iLike March 17]
2. If Ever I Could Love [Debuting on iLike March 18]
3. Sweet Thing [Debuting on iLike March 19]
4. Til Summer Comes Around [Debuting on iLike March 20]
5. My Heart Is Open [Debuting on iLike March 21]
6. Hit The Ground Runnin' [Debuting on iLike March 22]
7. Only You Can Love Me This Way [Debuting on iLike March 23]
8. Standing Right In Front Of You [Debuting on iLike March 24]
9. Why's It Feel So Long [Debuting on iLike March 25]
10. I'm In [Debuting on iLike March 26]
11. Thank You [Debuting on iLike March 27]

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