LOS ANGELES - June 16, 2015 – Chicago multi-platinum songwriter and R&B/Pop Artist Keith James released his debut EP, From The Grey, today. James’ work has been heard on Jeremih’s “Birthday Sex”, Wale’s "That Way," Nicki Minaj’s The Pinkprint, among many others, and now he steps into the spotlight as the performer with today’s release of From The Grey.
Inspired by the notion that stereotypes and genre lines should be blurred, From The Grey includes James’ debut single, “Not My Day,” which has started to circulate around the country, including on Top 40 Radio this month. James will celebrate the release by performing an official EP Release show in his hometown of Chicago on Friday, June 26 at Hard Rock Cafe Chicago (63 West Ontario) and will be accompanied by Chicago pop artist Matt B who will kick off the night on stage. For more information, or to purchase tickets, please visit www.whoiskeithjames.com/FTG
James distinctive mix of Pop, Hip-Hop, and R&B has earned the dedicated support of multi-platinum producer Mick Schultz, who recently won 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards Best Hip-hop/R&B Song of the Year for Jeremih’s “Don’t Tell Em” and is the producer behind From The Grey. Schultz shared his optimism about the rising star with Billboard in a recent interview, “I’m 150% confident and excited about Keith!”
DOWNLOAD: From The Grey on iTunes:http://smarturl.it/FromTheGrey
WATCH: “Not My Day’ music video: http://smarturl.it/NMDVid
About Keith James
Keith James is a multi-platinum songwriter whose distinctive mix of Pop, Hip-hop, and R&B has led to co-writing multiple songs for top-selling artists such as Jeremih, Nicki Minaj, Wale, and others. His unique musicality and charismatic appeal led him into the spotlight as the performer with the release of his debut EP, From The Grey, which includes single, “Not My Day,” already circulating the country including on Top 40 Radio.
Born and raised in one of South Side Chicago’s most dangerous neighborhoods, James began performing at the tender age of nine, singing in his church choir and playing both piano and saxophone. Writing music nightly, James never allowed the harsh reality of his surroundings – or the sound of gunshots outside his window – to steer him from creating the positive, uplifting lyrics and melodies that have since become his trademark. Teaming with multi-platinum producer and musical genius Mick Schultz in 2008, James co-wrote the platinum smash “Birthday Sex” with recording artist (and childhood friend) Jeremih. The song peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. The trio then collaborated on the hit record “Imma Star,” which reached gold status, and a publishing deal with Universal followed. James has most recently appeared on ABC Chicago’s Windy City LIVE and DePaul Radio and performed at Sirius XM Coffee House and Z100, the #1 Hit Music Station.
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