Kelly Rowland – Here I Am
Kelly Rowland’s third solo studio album, ‘Here I Am,’ features the No. 1 single “Motivation” featuring Lil Wayne along with contributions with music producers/songwriters Tricky Stewart, Dr. Luke, Stargate, Salaam Remi, Jim Jonsin, RedOne, Ester Dean and Rico Love, who is executive producing the project. “I said I wanted people to know that this is the record, the sound I’ve been working toward… that ‘Here I am,'” Rowland previously said about the album title. “It just connected with my heart and the music as well. It stands for everything I’ve gone through and thought about for this record as a woman. It’s very strong.”
Joss Stone – LP1
Joss Stone is following many artists by launching her own record label Stone’d Records, which released her fifth album ‘LP1.’ She considers ‘LP1′ as the first album she has recorded because she had total creative freedom. “This album captures a specific moment in time that was spontaneous and full of creativity,” says Stone. The album was recorded in only six days with the assistance of producer Dave Stewart. The musical tone of the album is a rock n’ soul musical odyssey.
Kindred The Family Soul – Love Has No Recession
The Philly couple has become an example of a young African American family that is not often portrayed in the media. “One of the things we wanted to help people understand is that if you place it [love] at the center of what you do and you use it as your strength for things that are happening; then you can actually strengthen all of your relationships,” Aja Graydon says.
Brandy & Ray J – Brandy & Ray J: A Family Business
Inspired by their VH1 show of the same name, the set includes a collection of duets, collaborations and solo performances, marking the first time the entire family has ever collaborated together. “My Family has always been involved in my career,” Brandy says. “Family is truly everything. This project is the beginning of many more family ventures.”