R&B Singer/Songwriter Joe Debuts at #1 on Billboard R&B Charts
Set debuts at #2 on Billboard Hot 200
Jive recording artist and Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Joe debuts at #1 this week on Billboard's R&B Albums chart with his new album, Ain't Nothin' Like Me. The album also debuted in the #2 spot on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart selling 98,090 units. The album features collaborations with Nas, Yung Joc and label mate Papoose; with top- notch production by StarGate, Tim & Bob, Sean Garrett, Cool & Dre and others.
Ain't Nothin' Like Me, is the R&B balladeer's sixth album. Joe's single "If I Was Your Man" is currently a Top 5 staple on Billboard's Urban AC chart and is in rotation at BET and BET J. The album has received glowing reviews: AP raves, "Joe is still on his A-Game;" and The Dallas Morning News says the album "should reinforce his status as a certified soul crooner for the grown and sexy set ... "
Throughout his 14-year career, Joe has collaborated with a broad range of talented artists including: Mariah Carey, G-Unit and the late Big Pun. The Columbus, Georgia native has sold over 5 million albums to date. Joe recently performed his smash hit "If I Was Your Man" on The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Additional television appearances include BET's Mother's Day Special, and the new season of MTV's Making The Band.
Joe recently embarked on a national tour with fellow R&B singer Brian McKnight that kicked off in Oakland, CA on April 27 and will stop in most major markets including Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta and New York.
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