Grammy-Nominated Raheem Devaughn's Sophomore Effort 'Love Behind the Melody' Debuts at #1 and #5 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop and Top 200 Albums Charts Respectively

Singer/Songwriter Garners Critical Acclaim and Sets to Kick-Off A 23-Date National Tour With Jill Scott On February 5th In Seattle, Washington


Jive recording artist, Raheem DeVaughn, who recently received a Grammy Award nomination for his current single "Woman," debuts at #1 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart and #5 on the Top 200 Albums Chart with his latest effort, Love Behind The Melody. The Baltimore based singer/songwriter will kick-off a major city tour with Jill Scott in Seattle, WA at the Paramount Theatre on February 5th.

Early reviews are in on Raheem's latest album, Love Behind The Melody, and all the critics agree. Entertainment Weekly gives it an A- and enthuses that " ... he wraps his tenor around unusually sincere ballads ... [With] music that transcends today's commercial rules." USA Today adds " ... His airy vocals recall vintage R&B stars, while contemporary hip-hop and rock flavors along with artful, insightful lyrics on love and life create an intriguing sound ... " People magazine gives him 3 out of 4 stars and simply states that " ... Raheem DeVaughn sounds as if he was rocking to Marvin Gaye in the cradle ... "

Raheem Devaughn's extremely soulful and captivating live performances have attracted superstar devotees such as Alicia Keys and Big Boi from OutKast. Since the early days of his career, Raheem has been cultivating a crowd of followers that has grown consistently, from the various small venues in the DC area to recently sold-out clubs in New York, Chicago, Detroit and San Francisco. Building on that momentum, Raheem has announced a 23-date major city tour with Jill Scott that kicks off on February 5th.

On-sale dates will be announced locally in each market and show dates are as follows:

  Date                 City                Venue
  February 5-8         Seattle, WA         Paramount Theatre
  February- 12         Anaheim, CA         The Grove
  February- 14         Los Angeles, CA     Gibson Amphitheatre
  February- 16         Phoenix, AZ         Dodge Theater
  February- 19         Dallas, TX          Nokia Theatre
  February- 20         Houston, TX         Verizon Wireless Theatre
  February- 22, 23     Atlanta, GA         Fox Theatre
  February- 26, 27     Baltimore, MD       Lyric Opera House
  February- 29         Norfolk, VA         Chrysler Hall
  March- 2             Greensboro, NC      Greensboro Coliseum Complex
  March- 5,6           Newark, NJ          NJPAC
  March- 7             Philadelphia, PA    Liacouras Center Arena
  March- 9             Boston, MA          Orpheum
  March-11, 12, 14-15  Washington DC       Dar Constitution Hall
  March- 16            Richmond, VA        Landmark Theatre
  March- 19            Pittsburgh, PA      Benedum Center
  March- 21            Detroit, MI         Fox Theater
  March- 22            Chicago, IL         Chicago Theater
  March- 25            Indianapolis, IN    Murat Theatre
  March- 26            St. Louis, MO       Fox Theatre
  March- 28, 29        Memphis, TN         Orpheum Theatre
  March- 30            Birmingham, AL      Boutwell Auditorium

  *All dates are subject to change.

For Love Behind The Melody, Raheem brought on board a variety of outstanding producers that include Scott Storch, Bryan Cox, Mark Batson and Chucky Thompson and on February 9th, Raheem will perform his Grammy nominated hit, "Woman," on CBS' Early Show.

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SOURCE: Jive Records

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