SINGERSROOM 2010 REWIND: Kem Talks 2011 Plans, Chris Brown and Life Without Music

Soul/R&B singer Kem has been magical in 2010. He released his third studio album ‘Intimacy: Album III’ in August, which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart, his highest-charting effort ever. The set is lead by the popular first single “Why Would You Stay,” which peaked at number 19 and 14 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs and Heatseekers charts respectively. “The release of my third album ‘Intimacy’ was my most memorable moment in 2010,” Kem tells Singersroom, who also says he had “no regrets.” Kem also co-headlined the 2010 Budweiser Superfest tour with Anthony Hamilton, which also included Jaheim, Raheem DeVaughn, and newcomer Hal Linton. Continuing the momentum into 2011, Kem says, “We’re getting prepared to go back out on the road and do a 26-30 city tour in February.” Adding, “we’re working on a new fragrance, we’re working with the Tom Joyner Foundation…I’m sponsoring a room on the upper deck of the boat in March (2011). We’re bringing all these young up and coming R&B artists; the hottest acts, it’s called “Soul Exposed” and we’re just continuing to keep soul music alive. Kem, who is an advocate for uplifting others, also spoke on Chris Brown regaining his notoriety. “I don’t think that our failures are final and we all should have an opportunity to recover from our mistakes, so I wish him well,” Kem tells Singersroom. “He’s a young brother, he’s very talented, he has his whole life a head of him and my only hope is that he’s learned from the experience and that he’s better for it.” Outside of music Kem says he’s “chilling.” Adding, “I’m a dad so I chill with my kids, I like movies, I like to eat, you know I got a fat person living inside of me (laughter), so I just take it easy; life is good.”


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