Internationally-acclaimed Motown recording artist, KEM, is celebrating his third career GRAMMY® nomination.
KEM is nominated in the Best Traditional R&B Performance category for the song “Nobody” from his fourth studio album, PROMISE TO LOVE (August 2014). KEM was previously nominated for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Song for “Why Would You Stay” from his INTIMACY album in 2010. The 57th GRAMMY® Awards will broadcast live on CBS on February 8, 2015.
News of the GRAMMY® nomination and announcement of the Forever Charlie Tour come on the heels of KEM’s sold-out 8-city Promise to Love Tour – Pt. 1 in November. Also in November, KEM learned that his 2nd studio album, ALBUM II, had been officially certified platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).
KEM will join the legendary Charlie Wilson on his Forever Charlie Tour along with R&B favorite, Joe. The 27-city U.S. tour kicks off on February 12, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio, with tickets going on sale December 12, 2014.-DocFB
KEM promises to deliver an unforgettable experience for audiences, which will include his classic hits such as “Love Calls,” “I Can’t Stop Loving You” and “Share My Life” along with new favorites from ‘PROMISE TO LOVE,’ including the dynamic lead single, “It’s You,” which spent five weeks at #1 and is now at #8 on UAC charts, the second single, “Nobody,” which currently resides at #4 on the chart, along with the CD’s title track, “Promise To Love.”
Kem is close to wrapping up his Intimacy Tour and DrFunkenberry.com was there for one of his last shows and..he brought it!!! We made sure that even though we were enjoying ourselves, we had to make sure we had great video footage for you..and we did!
We want to thank Kem and his management team for being so awesome.
So check out "Love Never Fails" above and "Why Would You Stay" below.
Let us know what you think.-Dr.FB
Diagnosis: Kem is up there with Maxwell and Prince
What's up Funkenbabies! We were able to see R & B sensation Kem in concert and we have some exclusive footage for you coming up.
Check out what the Doc had to say and peep the photo below we took with Kem. Shout out to Nurse IV for being my video girl.-Dr.FB
Diagnosis: Kem Brings The Doc Out Of Hiding
If R&B soul artist Kem has not been on your radar, we really don't know what to say to you. He has been on tour with El Debarge and then Musiq Soulchild for the past few months winning over fans with his performance. It doesn't hurt that he is easy on the eyes ladies.
Although born in Nashville, TN, Kem calls Detroit, Michigan his home. A self taught musician, it seemed that Kem was on his way to a bright future, until bad choices derailed him. He has a previous history with drug abuse but is clean now and thanks his music for being there for him in the darkest of times to pull him out. Playing weddings, and wherever he could, Kem paid his dues, released a solo record on his own, and the label he grew up with, Motown signed him. He is going on almost a decade of being clean and living the good life.
Kem has performed for President Barack Obama and his musical influences are Stevie Wonder, Prince, Parliment Funkadelic, and Steely Dan. He has been nominated for 2 Grammys this year, countless Soul Train Awards and NAACP image Awards.
His 3rd album, Intimacy is out now and is about to funk up Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego before the weekend.
Make sure to keep your eye on Kem as he is one to watch. We will do our best by covering him and letting you know what this Funkenberry artist is up to.-Dr.FB
Diagnosis: One To Root For & Keep Your Eye On
Check out Musiq Soulchild talking about his new music and working on the project along with breaking down the tracks.
Musiq Soulchild is currently touring with Kem and Ledisi now. Make sure to check it out.
Diagnosis: Music Is Medicine: Take 2 n Call Me In The Morning