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  • Erykah Badu

    Erykah Badu is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, activist, and actress. Musically her work includes elements from R&B, hip hop and jazz. She has often been compared to jazz great Billie Holiday. Badu's first album, Baduism, was released on February 11, 1997. It spawned three singles: "On & On," "Next Lifetime" and "Otherside of the Game". The album was certified triple Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America(RIAA). Badu's first live album, Live, was released later that year and was certified double Platinum by the RIAA. Badu's second studio album, Mama's Gun, was released on October 31, 2000. It spawned three singles: "Bag Lady," "Didn't Cha Know?" and "Clove." The album was certified Platinum by the RIAA. Badu's third album, Worldwide Underground, was released on September 16, 2003. It generated two singles: "Danger" and "Back in the Day (Puff)". The album was certified Gold by the RIAA. Badu's fourth album, New Amerykah Part One, was released on February 26, 2008. It spawned two singles: "Honey" and "Soldier". New Amerykah Part Two was released in 2010 and fared well both critically and commercially. Erykah Badu will be at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion in Portsmouth on August 9 at 8 p.m. Joining her will be Phony Ppl. Enter now to win a pair of tickets!

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  • NeedToBreathe and Switchfoot

    Needtobreathe is an American Christian rock band from South Carolina. have released five studio albums: Daylight (2006), The Heat (2007), The Outsiders(2009), The Reckoning (2011), and Rivers in the Wasteland (2014). The most recent album debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200, No. 1 on the Christian Albums chart, No. 1 Rock Album, and No. 6 on the Canadian Albums Chart, and selling 49,000 copies in its first week. Joining them is Switchfoot, an American alternative rock band from California. Their major label debut, The Beautiful Letdown, was released in 2003 and featured the hits "Meant to Live" and "Dare You to Move." It went on to sell over 2.6 million copies. NeedtoBreathe will be at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion in Portsmouth with Swithfoot, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, and Colony House, on August 6 at 7 p.m. Enter now to win a pair of tickets!

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    Need help with your subscription, Pilot VIP, online access or anything else related to The Virginian-Pilot? Get answers and more help by calling 446-9000 or 800-446-2005. You can also email

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  • Sign-in procedure

    You'll notice that the normal sign-in box is no longer in the upper right-hand corner. When you go to click on a contest, you'll be greeted with a box to sign in. Your old user name and password will not work. New registration is required. You will need to click on "Need User Name & Password?". You can also do this at You will need to enter two pieces of information to locate your account, your email address, and password. (Please note that it requests your house number, not your street.) If you receive a message that you already have an account set up, you have managed your Pilot account online before. No additional set up is needed. Simply use your existing user name and password.

    Once registered, hit the sign-in button and enter your email and password from then on. We know this is a bit of a pain right now, but it will make things easier in the long run. If you run into any trouble, please contact us at or (800) 446-2005 with questions.

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  • Pilot VIP Norfolk Tides Night 7 - August 9

    As you probably know, we LOVE to give away Norfolk Tides tickets here at Pilot VIP. The Tides are a local treasure, offering fun for young and old, and you don’t need a baseball fan to enjoy a trip to Harbor Park where the Tides play. But those of you who are baseball fans know the Tides are fun to watch and there are always plenty of crazy antics on the field and in the stands from Rip Tide, the Tides furry blue mascot. Throw in all the great contests, tasty food and breezes floating over the Elizabeth River and you have some of the best entertainment in Hampton Roads. This year, we’re raising the bar with the Tides and offering nine (9!) Pilot VIP Norfolk Tides Nights. The next one is August 9. Enter now to win four tickets to this special event! We've also got tickets to other Tides games. Enter now!

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