Sean LeVert had already experienced great success in the group LeVert with his older brother Gerald and childhood friend Marc Gordon before turning thirty. Following the release of the group’s sixth album For Real Tho’ in 1993, Sean struck out on his own with his solo debut in June of 1995.
The eldest Jackson brother Jackie already had eight albums to his credit as a member of The Jackson Five when he released his self-titled debut on October 14th, 1973. Following his younger brothers Michael and Jermaine’s footsteps, Jackie keeps the same essence with his solo debut that highlights his talent away from the group.
Gary Jenkins, better known as “Lil G” of legendary R&B group Silk, released his solo debut, The Other Side, in July of 2005. During time I served my county as a member of the United States Air Force while stationed in the United Kingdom.
Raheem DeVaughn releases his eighth album, What a Time to Be in Love, on The SoNo Recording Group. The soul singer’s latest project is entirely produced by his frequent collaborators, The Colleagues.
Keith Sweat, who perfected the art of begging in R&B music, dabbled in Christmas music with his album A Christmas of Love released on November 20th, 2007, via Rhino Records. When the album was released, Sweat had already released eight solo albums throughout his two-decade career.
Soul singer Alexander O’Neal was basking in the success of his gold-selling self-titled debut and his platinum-selling sophomore album Hearsay when he released his Christmas album. Tabu Records released My Gift to You on November 11th, 1988.
R&B soul singer returns with his new single “Mr. Midnight” feat. The Colleagues from his forthcoming eighth studio album What A Time To Be In Love. The grown man’s low jam is written by Mr. DeVaughn and features production by 812LABS Media Group and L’indcis. When I heard the track’s opening instrumentation, I didn’t know where the song would go.
Three years after releasing their self-titled platinum-selling debut, After 7 returned to the music scene with their sophomore release Takin ‘My Time. Released on August 25th, 1992, as I was entering fifth grade. Surprising fans and the music industry, the group ventured away from the producing talents of L.A. Reid & Babyface. Instead, the group decided to work with Randy Ran, Dallas Austin, and Daryl Simmons & Kayo.
Following the release of their 1990 debut, the group returned to the scene with 1992’s Butterflies. Special Generation’s sophomore release found the group working with LeVert members Marc Gordon and Gerald Levert.
In October of 1993, at the age of sixteen, soul singer Tevin Campbell released his second solo album. I’m Ready featured the massive hit single “Can We Talk.” Campbell would later go on to sell two million copies of the album and receive three Grammy nominations. Already displaying a vocal skill well beyond his years, Tevin grew up with his music on his third album, Back to the World.
R&B prodigy Kevin Ross recently released his project of 2020, the lovely Audacity, Vol. 2 on the Art Society Music Group. Ross opens up the project with “God Is a Genius,” a lush ballad recalling a seventies Stevie Wonder. Based on the song title, I was expecting some Gospel inspired; instead, Ross gives listeners a bop about soulmates and destiny.
Virginia native Trey Songz, affectionately known as “Mr. Steal Your Girl,” is back on the scene with Back Home. The singer’s eighth album finds him reuniting with iconic producer Troy Taylor for his most consistent project since his 2009 breakthrough Ready.