Jaheim signs to Atlantic Records, readies label debut for December 18th

ATLANTIC RECORDS WELCOMES PLATINUM-PLUS SUPERSTAR JAHEIM TO FAMILY; URBAN RADIO EMBRACES NEW SINGLE “NEVER” AS JAHEIM READIES ATLANTIC DEBUT, DUE OUT DECEMBER 18

New York, NY (October 17, 2007 — In its sixty year history, Atlantic Records has been home to the most ground-breaking and enduring artists in urban music, from soul and R&B to hip-hop and jazz. Now, Atlantic is proud to welcome the latest addition to its world-renowned roster – Jaheim. The multi-talented, multi-platinum singer/songwriter/producer is currently hard at work finishing his eagerly anticipated label debut, slated to arrive in stores on December 18th.

“Never,” Jaheim’s first single with Atlantic, is getting a warm reception at multi-format radio outlets nationwide. The tender track – which is virtually guaranteed to soundtrack countless engagements and weddings though 2008 and beyond – was produced by Daniel Farris for Earfull Music/Woodworks.

The as-yet-untitled new album will see the New Brunswick, New Jersey-born Jaheim joining forces with a variety of today’s most innovative studio hitmakers. Among the stellar line-up of producers are longtime collaborator KayGee (Naughty By Nature, Zhane), Ivan Barias and Carvin Haggins of Karma Productions (Musiq Soulchild, Bilal, Jill Scott), Jasper Cameron (Nelly, Christina Aguilera), and the one-and-only R. Kelly. Among its expected highlights will be a duet with Keyshia Cole, as well as a tribute to Jaheim’s hero, Luther Vandross, recorded with the dearly departed soulman’s former producer, Nat Adderley Jr.

In addition, Jaheim can be heard on Atlantic’s soundtrack to the new film, Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married? He is featured on “DJ Don’t (Remix),” alongside the late, great R&B legend, Gerald Levert. “MUSIC FROM AND INSPIRED BY THE MOTION PICTURE: TYLER PERRY’S WHY DID I GET MARRIED?” was released on Tuesday, October 2nd.

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Like so many great R&B superstars before him, Jaheim has turned the trials and tribulations of inner city life into sweet, soul music. The New Jersey native instantly burst to the forefront of modern R&B with 2001’s acclaimed “GHETTO LOVE.” Fueled by the breakthrough singles, “Could It Be” and “Just In Case,” the album reached the Billboard 200’s top 10 on its way to earning RIAA platinum for sales exceeding 1 million. In addition, Jaheim was honored with a number of award nominations, including the Soul Train Music Award for “Best R&B/Soul Single” (for “Just In Case”); and the BET Awards for “Best Male R&B Artist.”

In April 2002, Jaheim unveiled his second album, “STILL GHETTO,” fulfilling his debut’s promise and repeating its commercial and critical success. The collection, which featured a pair of hits in “Fabulous” and “Put That Woman First,” hit Billboard’s top 10 and was quickly certified RIAA platinum. This time, Jaheim could not be denied and was duly honored with the 2003 BET Award for “Best Male R&B Artist.” What’s more, the singer received an American Music Awards nomination for “Favorite Male Artist – Hip-Hop/R&B.”

2004 saw Jaheim hitting the top 5 on Billboard’s “Hot 100” with his featured role on Nelly’s hit, “My Place.” The single was a worldwide smash, topping the charts in Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. A nomination at the 2nd Annual Vibe Awards followed, acknowledging “My Place” as one of the year’s “Coolest Collaborations.”

In 2006, Jaheim returned with the third chapter of his “Ghetto” trilogy, “GHETTO CLASSICS.” The album – which featured the singles, “Everytime I Think About Her” and “Chosen One” – was an out-of-the-box sensation, debuting at #1 on both the Billboard 200 and the “Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums” charts.

Along the way, Jaheim has made countless TV appearances, including performances on NBC’s Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and Late Night with Conan O’Brien; BET’s 106 & Park; It’s Showtime At The Apollo; and Soul Train.

Jaheim – “Never” (Audio Links)
real: http://streamos.atlrec.com/real/atlantic/jaheim/jaheim_never_radioedit.ram

win: http://streamos.atlrec.com/wmedia/atlantic/jaheim/jaheim_never_radioedit.wax

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