The Love King, Multi-Award Nominated Recording Artist Raheem Devaughn has Released his latest Single, "Just Right" From his forthcoming seventh studio album, "The Love Reunion."
The new Tim Kelley produced single was written by Raheem Devaughn, a three-time Grammy nominated singer-songwriter-producer and 2019 NAACP Image Award nominee' for Outstanding Male Artist, and it is the lead single from from his upcoming seventh studio album release scheduled to be released on June 28th, 2019.
About the new single, Raheem said; "Just Right is an infectious anthem composed to celebrate not only women of black & brown color but all women globally." "Hands down, I predict it will be one of the urban wedding songs of the decade," he adds.
Listen to the latest track below and share your thoughts.
ABOUT RAHEEM DEVAUGHN
In the midst of his now decade-long steady climb to international R&B notoriety and prominence, he’s been the singers’ singer, a consummate ladies’ man, the fellas’ fella and the “go-to” modern-day R&B/soul crooner with sensibilities simultaneously grounded in the past and the present. Indeed, RAHEEM DEVAUGHN has been many things to contemporary music culture and his ever-expanding core audience, for which he’s amassed a combination of prestigious award honors/nominations and multiple chart-topping releases. “There’s a lot of talk about ‘King of R&B’ and ‘King of Soul,” but I’ve got enough music for the next ten years,” says the three-time Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter. “I literally have enough music for the decade to release. If I stopped recording now and said I wouldn’t record for five years, I’ve got enough music for ten. So I can’t wait, because I’m just warming up.”
In a current music climate seemingly fixated on other genres, RAHEEM DEVAUGHN has carved an impressive niche for himself which boasts a faithful core audience, respect from music critics/taste-makers and multiple Billboard chart hits. Come to find out, it has everything to do with RAHEEM being guy-next-door relatable and truly knowing his audience. “I wanted to make something geared towards the millennials, but also to bridge the gap with my obvious demographic,” he explains on the process of recording Decade of a Love King. “I notice when people come to see my live performances, it’s a very interesting audience.” As it turns out, his sultry ‘n soulful blend of boudoir-ready slow jams and romantic mid-tempo grooves often result in live audiences comprised of three generations, many of whom he regularly meets at after-show meet-n-greets. “We live in an age now where “urban AC” is playing Biggie and Common, so I definitely wanted to incorporate that” RAHEEM shares. “I approached this project how I would have approached making a mix-tape [mentally], but from an original music standpoint. So I really approached every song as if this was a mix-tape, because of the tempos and the bpms. I was the first solo R&B artist to make mix-tapes; I made that blueprint which will go down in history as part of my legacy.” With this keen insight and understanding of his appeal and his audience, Decade of a Love King’s mix tape-like collection whisks his loyal listeners off on a romantic, sometimes steamy journey which has already effectively kicked things off with the momentum of double-whammy singles “Don’t Come Easy” (a Billboard Top 2 Adult R&B song) and the sunny, easy-groovin’ “What It Feels Like.” “I feel like it’s already becoming one of my biggest records to date,” says RAHEEM of the equal parts addictive and seductive “Don’t Come Easy.
”Already on board for the ride is his faithful core audience who have followed his journey and listened to his artistry develop since the Maryland native arrived on the music scene with his Jive Records debut set, The Love Experience(2005). Having already paid his dues throughout the Washington, D.C.-area club circuit, RAHEEM (the son of veteran jazz cellist Abdul Wadud) achieved a major breakthrough with his sophomore release, 2008’s Love Behind the Melody, which not only hit #1 on Billboard’s Top 10 R&B/Hip-Hop Album charts, but garnered two Grammy nominations (Best R&B Song for “Customer;” Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for “Woman”), one BET Award and two BET J Virtual Awards (“Male Artist of the Year” and “Album of the Year”). 2010’s The Love & War Masterpeace maintained the momentum, earning him yet another Grammy nomination (“Best R&B Album of the Year”) and more popular singles (i.e., “You”). As the music industry landscape went through its changes, RAHEEM took the bold step of going independent and taking the reins of full creative control starting with the 2013 release of A Place Called Love Land and seamlessly continuing with 2015’s Love, Sex & Passion, which impressively charted at #4 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Album charts, #2 on Billboard’s Independent Album chart and #31 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart.
Thus far, the prospects are even brighter and bigger for Decade of a Love King, having already launched with two popular, fast-breaking singles while RAHEEM juggles other exciting projects and ventures. Always one to never forget where he came from and pay it forward, this new set features up-and-coming artists out of his native Maryland, D.C. area (newcomers Phil Ade, Chaz French, Yahzarah and Roxy Reynolds) who are signed to his DMG/ThreeSixEight Music Group. “I wanted to wave a flag for my city. This is all home-grown because every artist featured this go-round is from the D.C./Maryland area,” he explains. “I have relationships with them all and I know where they started. So I just wanted to find a cool way to mesh it, but not force it. ThreeSixEight [Music Group] is geared more towards hip-hop, so Chaz French is an artist we have signed over at Motown. Additionally, I just scored my first film and recently did a movie, so DMG (DEVAUGHN MUSIC GROUP) is more of a multi-purpose/multi-media company. We’re not just limited to making music.” Elsewhere, RAHEEM can be seen in a comedic role in the upcoming film “Lovedotcom,” as well as continuing to focus on his Love Life Foundation, whose initiatives include domestic violence, art and education, HIV/AIDS and the Text Book Scholarship for in-need students. Though he intends to transition to full-time humanitarian, he’s quick to add that it doesn’t mean he’s retiring and fully intends to somehow meld his two passions. “I’ll find cool ways to connect the dots between philanthropy and my artistry,” he affirms. “I should be able to touch down in a city, wow the crowds and then go help the ‘have-nots.’”
In the meantime, look for RAHEEM DEVAUGHN to continue to scintillate, titillate and seduce with his most-authentic soul stylings amidst this intoxicating, mood-altering collection of songs he’s poured his heart and soul into. “This album right here is hand-crafted to impregnate the world…bring people together. I’m here to be one of the greatest of my generation. And that’s not based on album sales and hype, or what reality show I’m on. It’s purely based on the music, based on the culture…and based on style and grace. I’m growing up not only musically, but personally. It’s kind of like the story of the phoenix rising…I’m coming out of the fire."
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