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.
For more information, please contact Roberta Magrini @ firstname.lastname@example.org or Tice Merriweather @ Ticeman.email@example.com.
SOURCE: Jive Records
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