- Artist: Jay-El
- Format: CD
- Release Date:2/26/2007
Jay-El IS BACK!!! 3-Time Showtime at the Apollo Winner and American Idol Underground Winner, Jay-El, is back with his sophomore set! The wait is finally over! Who is Jay-El, you ask? For those who do not know, just one listen and your world will never be the same... Jay-El is the R&B male singer that has opened for American Idol, Fantasia in Montgomery, AL; opened for Anthony Hamilton and Urban Mystic in Huntsville, AL; opened for Avant and K-Ci & JoJo in Atlanta; opened for icons Frankie Beverly and Maze in Savannah, GA; opened for R&B legend, Keith Sweat in Columbia, SC; performed with Xscape in Columbus, GA; opened for early 80's divas, Klymaxx and the group, Surface in Nashville, TN; performed with Angela Winbush, Midnight Star, Zapp and Sir Charles in Huntsville, AL; opened for David Banner in Talladega, AL; opened for Crime Mobb and I-20 of DTP in Columbus, GA; opened for Roy Jones, Jr. and Goodie Mobb in Fort Valley, GA; performed with Nappy Roots, Rasheeda, Jody Breeze from Boyz N Da Hood, BME's Bohagun, Dem Franchise Boyz, Tango Red, and David Banner in Columbus, GA; opened for Syleena Johnson in Atlanta; performed with Ken Ford in Atlanta; opened for Willie Clayton in Evergreen, AL; opened for the 'Stand Up In It Man' Theotis Ealey in Jacksonville, FL; and opened for comedian T. K. Kirkland, and comedians Joe and Guy Torre in Atlanta. Born in Middletown, Connecticut, this handsome, 6'3' young man is quickly becoming a season music industry vet. Already an R&B sensation, Jay-El's talent for singing was discovered at the early age of four when he began singing in church choirs. By the time he was a pre-teen, Jay-El was in high demand to sing at several banquets and parties in his community. In August 2000, Jay-El appeared on ShowTime at the Apollo in New York. He exhibited uncommon poise and confidence with his a cappella rendition of Usher's Bedtime to a packed house at the Apollo. He received a standing ovation from the crowd, and hysterical screams from most of the women in the audience. He beat out several talented artists, including a long-standing champion, when he took 1st place three times in a row before the Apollo season ended. Jay-El's performances aired in December, 2000, again in April, 2001, and in syndication. Millions across the country viewed his performances, and the response from diverse individuals within the entertainment industries and general public has been overwhelming. To this day, Jay-El constantly meets individuals who were moved by his Apollo performances. In 2003, Jay-El released his first single entitled, 'Be About Yours' from the album with the same title. Jay-El's first single, 'Be About Yours' charted for 16 weeks on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Single Sales Chart. This record also charted on 20 different record pools across the United States. 'Be About Yours' is still a favorite with DJ's around the world in the U.K., Canada, Spain, Germany, France, Japan and Croatia, and was just recently licensed for distribution in Italy. Another single from the "Be About Yours" album, "So Long" was just recently remixed and licensed for radio and commercial sale in Germany. In 2005, Jay-El had success with two singles, 'Dance Close' and 'Reverse.' Both singles received significant airplay in the Southeast through Columbus and Macon, Georgia; Montgomery, Huntsville, Dothan, Tuscaloosa, and Tuscumbia, Alabama; Charleston, South Carolina; and Alexandria and Lake Charles, Louisiana. Dance Close charted on 16 different record pools across the country and Canada, and took off with DJ's in the clubs, including DJ's in Canada and Germany, while the steamy ballad, Reverse, moved women of all ages! Both Dance Close and Reverse racked up numerous awards from musicians and other music industry personnel at www.garageband.com. Jay-El was back in 2006 with another ballad, Can't Let Go, which got spins on several stations across the Southeast, on several Internet stations, and in the U.K. and Canada. Can't Let Go charted in New Brunswick, Canada after 4 days of airplay on CFMH 92.5 FM for the week of January 8, 2006! Ultimately, the single reached the No. 1 spot in March, 2006 above some of today's major artists on major record labels! Can't Let Go also won 1st place on American Idol Underground's website at www.idolunderground.com for the month of March, 2006 out of 605 competitors. Can't Let Go remains in the Top 50 on the same website's R&B internet radio station. Can't Let Go also racked up numerous awards from musicians and other music industry personnel at www.garageband.com, and made it to the 4th round. Of course, Jay-El never leaves the clubs without something to groove to, and his new reggae-infused club-banger, Jerk Ya Body, is certain to make some noise in 2007. Jay-El's sophomore project, Get Closer, has arrived! The lead singles will be "Repeat" which contains an aptly-placed Isley Bros. sample of "Let Me Down Easy," and the mid-tempo inspiring song "Memories." This CD is rated LP for the listening pleasure for all and contains intense sequences of sensational music, incredible vocals, and some sensuality. After listening to Jay-El's new CD, Get Closer, you, too, will see why he's called the next great male R&B sensation. To purchase Jay-El ringtones for your cell phone, visit www.jivjiv.com/psourcemusic. Visit www.powersource-ent.com for more information on Jay-El and visit Jay-El at www.myspace.com/psejayel. For more information on Jay-El, contact PowerSource Entertainment, Inc. 770.469.0802.
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