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SHOSHANA BEAN DEBUTS NEW EP " SHADOWS TO LIGHT " WITH THE HIT SINGLE ' RUNAWAY TRAIN PERFORMED LIVE ON THE QUEEN LATIFAH SHOW
Shoshana Bean’s independent solo releases have topped the iTunes R&B and Blues charts in the US and UK in peak positions 5, 3 and now #1 with the release of her latest EP Shadows to Light. Shoshana is a veteran of the Broadway stage having debuted in the original cast of Hairspray and starring as the very first replacement for Elphaba, the green-skinned witch, in Wicked. She has performed alongside Brian McKnight, Bebe Winans, sang back up for Michael Jackson for his 30th anniversary concert at Madison Square Garden and arranged vocals for Jennifer Lopez’s American Idol performance of “I Luh Ya Papi.” Shoshana's music has been featured in television shows on NBC, MTV, Oxygen and Showtime.
When people ask, “How long have you been together?” Erika, Crystal, and LJ always say, “Forever.” Since they were 3, 4, and 7 years old, the Atlanta-based sisters of Amor Kismet, have been singing, writing, and playing together.
Throughout the years, Amor Kismet have honed their performance skills, playing acoustic guitar and congas, and singing at countless open mics and festivals. Inspired by artists such as Selena, Sade, Michael Jackson, Bob Marley, and Aaliyah, Amor Kismet aims to write timeless songs that transcend genres.
Amor Kismet recently won #FlashUnsigned, a Twitter competition hosted by Bill Werde (Billboard, Rolling Stone) to spotlight unsigned acts. He commented, “Three gorgeous sisters sing like angels with ton of personality. Unsigned? Not for long…Thank me from the stage when you win your first Grammy.”
Since then, the industry has taken notice. BET named Amor Kismet as one of the most promising new acts in music and selected them to perform at this year’s BET Experience. Shortly after, the girls made their NYC debut at the legendary SOB’s.
Now, Amor Kismet is ready to give people a taste of their unique sound, which combines pop, R&B, neosoul, dance, and world music influences. The Love EP marks their first release of recorded music. All four songs were co-written by the girls and Michael Dean, and produced by Bill Zimmerman.
Amor Kismet is ready to see where fate takes them in the next step of their musical journey…
LOTL The Quiet Storm Welcomes The Southern Hummingbird TWEET . Debut her new Single ( Enough )
Tweet burst on the music scene in 2002 with a boldness and sensuality that made people quickly pay attention. Her first single, “Oops (Oh My)” climbed to the top of the R&B/Hip-Hop charts and made the industry take notice with her sultry lyrics and hypnotic voice. Her look, her sound and her sexiness set new standards in the industry and all eyes were on her.
Her follow-up single was the incredibly seductive “Call Me,” which again landed in the R&B/Hip-Hop Top 10 and garnered her an accompanying Verizon commercial. Her platinum selling debut album Southern Hummingbird , also spawned the fan favorites “Smoking Cigarettes,” “Motel” and “Boogie 2nite.” Tweet ’ s effortlessly classic voice and innate ability to interpret songs quickly solidified her place in the industry.
Tweet ’ s 2005 album It ’ s Me Again , led by the single “Turn of Da Lights,” gave her yet another Top 5 album. As with her previous album, she masterfully showcased her vocals on songs like “My Man” and “I’m Done.” The album peaked at No.2 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop charts but faired better critically than commercially.
Forthcoming EP "Officially Yours" Set For Release This Year
[January 19, 2015 – Atlanta, GA] - Newest cast member of Bravo TV's "Real Housewives of Atlanta”, award winning singer/actress Demetria McKinney releases her new single, “Trade It All ” which was recently featured on an episode of the housewives. “Trade It All” is available on 1/21/2015 through all digital providers.
"Trade It All,” is a song about taking your relationship to the next level," says McKinney. "When you’re in the best relationship, the love is definitely there but the commitment isn’t, would you trade it all for love" states McKinney. Demetria’s forthcoming EP "Officially Yours," is scheduled for release later this year. The soulful ballad was written by McKinney, The Good Guys, and was also produced by The Good Guys.
McKinney is widely known for her role as “Janine Payne” on the hit TBS sitcom “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne,” which has taped over 254 episodes and received five NAACP Image Awards for Best Sitcom. She can currently be seen in a recurring role on ABC Family's “Devious Maids. Mckinney also co-stars on TV One’s hit sitcom “The Rickey Smiley Show.”
Even though her acting career keeps her very busy, Demetria always makes time for her first love: music. Over the past few years she has recorded and performed with artists such as Musiq Soulchild and Anthony David.
Recently Demetria released her club and radio hit single titled “100.” which is currently number 5 on the iTunes R & B charts. "100" is a hip hop infused women’s anthem featuring one of the genre’s first ladies - Da Brat.
LOTL Radio The Quiet Storm . Presents Grammy Nominated Songwriter Kay Cola . Debut here new hit single RIVER ( WATER ). Kay Cola is the daughter of world renown jazz & classical musician Hubert Laws.She has written & has been featured on projects for Dr.Dre , Eminem, Game, Ne-Yo , Talib Kaweli & Pleasure P. She has performed in Japan , opening up for Ne-Yo. She has worked with producers such as Boi1da ( DRAKE ) & RedOne ( LADY GAGA ).
They say things are bigger in Texas, but in the case of songstress Mélat, big things come in small packages. Her music seems to carry an other-worldly sound. Based out of San Antonio and Austin, her talents are flourishing and it is apparent on her latest release, Daphne, from her upcoming project Canon Ourania: The Illumination EP. Her debut EP Canon Aphaea, released in November of 2012. Since then, the EP, with lyrical concepts rooted in soul, love, dance, and inner strength, has been drawing attention to the up and coming star. The production perfectly encapsulates Mélat's airy almost gypsy-like vibe and aura, and her powerful yet smooth vocal ability keeps the listener?drawn into her message. It is safe to say that the future is looking bright for this songstress.
Every so often an artist emerges that captures our attention, makes us sit up and take note of what pure talent and anointing looks and sounds like. Jessica Reedy is truly one of those artists … one listen and you will never forget the voice.
Jessica Reedy first came to our attention on the national TV competition BET’s Sunday Best. She attended the Season 2 Sunday Best audition in Washington DC on a whim to support a friend. She quickly found herself in the Top 20 onto the show’s main stage performing for judges Mary Mary and Bebe Winans. Reedy made it all the way to finals eventually being named runner up. Throughout that process and the subsequent loss, self-doubt crept in. While Reedy never thought she had the talent to make it, God used the totality of the experience to bring her into her call as both an artist and minister of music.
“My insecurities, my fears, my guilt and pain were all brought before me – the things I thought I had let go. I learned so much about myself during and after Sunday Best. I learned how little my faith was in God and His abilities … in spite of my shortcomings God still proved HIMSELF to me,” said Reedy. “I started discovering how much HE Loved me, cared for me, and how HE thought of me as HIS beloved. I learned how much I didn’t know about myself.”“The Sunday Best experience changed me tremendously,” she continued. “Being on the Show allowed me to see God like never before … He used the Show to teach me what it really meant when He said ‘I’ll never leave you nor forsake you.’ It marked the beginning of my in depth search to know Christ and why He loves me so much.”
Over the last few years I’ve experienced extreme ups and downs with life, depression, disappointment with my career and even the feeling of being left behind,” confesses urban inspirational vocalist DeWayne Woods who burst on to the music scene in a big way with his 2006 Top 5 radio smash “Let Go” that was written and produced by Maroon 5’s P.J. Morton. The song spent a solid year on various Billboard Magazine singles charts and won him three Stellar Awards including Best New Artist of the Year. After other radio hits such as “Living on the Top” and “I Won’t Be Afraid,” things quieted down for the Kansas City native and that brings us to the themes that echo throughout Woods’ first CD in four years, “Life Lessons” (Soul Therapy/ Central South Distribution). “When my manager and I started receiving music from songwriters, I always made sure that the songs we chose reflected some part of my life. I believe that’s why `Let Go’ was so special, because I lived it. As the record started to build and we worked with the writers about certain things I wanted to express, I realized it became a teaching record full of lessons that I’ve learned over the years. I’ve gone through these experiences not just for me, but to help someone who may be experiencing the same things.”
I had broken dreams; I was so full of pain
But then You came and now I’ll never be the same again
I had tried it all and I wanted to change
And right then you came and now I’ll never be the same again
Whether it’s a new relationship or a renewed sense of faith, many people have been in a similar situation as the one described in the engaging song “Never Be The Same Again.” Much of this thought-provoking Urban Inspirational album revolves around the notions of comfort and hope. There’s
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Phil Perry needs no introduction; famous for his #1 R&B hit Call Me , his lead vocals with Foreplay and Najee and Phil s legendary group the Montclairs, his distinctive background vocals with the likes of Anita Baker, Barbra Streisand, Patti LaBelle, Quincy Jones, and others and his electrifying live performances, Phil Perry is without equal.
A Better Man is loaded with highlights:
Stand Up , an inspiring duet featuring the great Howard Hewett. This topical, meaningful song sends a strong message about becoming a better man .
I m So Proud featuring Kim Waters. This inspiring version of the Curtis Mayfield classic is one for the ages.
Dreaming s Out of Season Phil s reimagining of his signature hit with the Montclairs.
Feelin You featuring Smooth Jazz trumpet star Rick Braun. This collaboration has Smooth Jazz Radio hit written all over it.
Co-produced by Phil Perry and longtime collaborator Chris Davis, A Better Man is guaranteed to please Phil Perry s devoted fans.
1 A Better Man
2 You're the Only One
3 Feelin' You
4 Sorry I Let You Go
5 Let it Rain
6 Gypsy Woman
7 Beautiful Girls
8 I'm So Proud
9 Dreaming's Out of Season
10 Stand Up
LOTL Welcomes The Soulful Gentleman HESTON .Debut his latest Hit Singles ( You ) & ( My Kinda Lady )HESTON possesses one of those rare, “instant classic” voices laced with confident sensuality, informed by the best side of mellow 70’s soul. Nostalgic, yet very much his own style, HESTON’s music is beautiful, lyrically refreshing, vocally and melodically unique, timeless, rich and soulful. His 2008 independent debut album, Storyteller, was critically acclaimed internationally and possessed an exceptionally well-composed body of original songs written and produced by HESTON
Kameelah Williams, aka, Meelah was born & raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ironically enough she became the lead singer of the multi platinum trio 702, which is the Las Vegas area code. Meelah was deemed the voice of the group by her position as lead vocalist on 702s chart topping singles such as the Missy Elliott produced "Steelo"& ladies' anthem "Where My Girls At", which stayed in the top 20 for more than 30 weeks on Billboard's top 40 pop chart, earning a nomination for an American Music Award. Her sultry lead vocals were also displayed on an array of other 702 hits including the R&B top 10 power ballad "Get It Together". The instant popularity afforded 702 the opportunity to work with Nickelodeon on their hit tv show "Cousin Skeeter" on which Meelah sang lead for the theme song.
702 went on to record 3 studio albums, winning a Lady of Soul Award for album of the year. They also recorded "Beep Me 911", the Timbaland produced hit single featured on Missy Elliott's debut album, where Meelah & Missy shared the lead vocal spotlight. Meelah also sung lead vocals alongside Pharrell Williams on 702s understated, yet riveting record "I Still Love You".
With international, multi platinum success came world tours, joining other major artists (New Edition, Brandy, and Brian McKnight), soundtrack recordings (Good Burger, Stewart Little), song features, and sitcom appearances (Moesha, Sister Sister). Other television appearances were made worldwide including the UK's legendary "Top of the Pops".
LOTL The Quiet Storm Welcomes Adesha. Debut 2 New Singles ( I Love You I Hate You ) & (He Don't Know ) From Her upcoming Album.Powerful, sultry, dynamic, and moving are just a few words people have used to describe Adesha’s voice. ? Oakland, California native, Adesha made her solo debut singing for hundreds of people at The War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco at the tender age of six. By age ten she had starred and co-starred in musicals, she sang a jingle for a commercial, and had performed solo at a few of San Francisco’s live music venues. Years of training from singing in church; vocal coaching from her mother Deltrina Johnson, a trained gospel singer; and numerous live performances would follow the training she received in her primary years. At age 13 Adesha joined a girl group called “Under 21”. The trio spent most of their high school career performing and in the recording studio. At age 16 Adesha embarked upon a spiritual journey that would change the course of her future. Being famous was no longer her life’s goal. She wanted her music to make a difference; she wanted her music to change lives. This decision would lead to Adesha leaving “Under 21”. The resistance she experienced from her cohorts, management, and peers as a result of her decision sent Adesha into a bit of a depression. She would spend the next 4 years soul searching and took hiatus from singing.
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