Listen As Solo Artist and NEW EDITION Member, JOHNNY GILL Discusses His Newest Music, Favorite Touring Memories and More!
Posted On 05 Jan 2016
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With an unmistakable, unique trademark style, Johnny Gill has altered the sound of R&B music for over three decades with a signature sound that pairs superior singing with extraordinary showmanship, bringing the world classics such as “My, My, My,” “Rub You The Right Way,” “Where Do We Go From Here,” “Perfect Combination,” “Boys To Men,” “Can You Stand The Rain,” “My Body,” and the timeless wedding song, “You For Me” from Tyler Perry’s hit movie Madea’s Family Reunion.
With a seemingly endless list of hits, ranging from his time in New Edition to the all-star trios L.S.G. (the late Gerald Levert and Keith Sweat) and Heads of State (Bobby Brown and Ralph Tresvant), it’s easy to see why Johnny Gill serves as the prototype for the supreme R&B singer. He is the only artist that has been in three highly successful groups, achieving both international and critical acclaim as a solo artist and group leader.
Johnny’s newest album, “Game Changer”, was released on his label, J Skillz Records in partnership with Caroline Music/Capitol Records. “Game Changer” features songs produced by GRAMMY® Award-winners Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Tony Dixon, Chuck Harmony, Claude Kelly, and Vidal Davis. The first single, “Behind Closed Doors,” peaked at No. 6 on Billboard’s Urban Adult Contemporary charts. The video featured guest stars Nicole Murphy and actress Nadine Velazquez in a plot twist worthy of a Hollywood blockbuster. His latest single, “Game Changer,” produced by Babyface and includes additional songwriting by Anthony Hamilton, is currently on Billboard’s Top 10 R&B Adult Airplay Single charts.
Never one to sit idle, Johnny is one of the few artists regardless of genres to tour consistently throughout his career. From his 2008 tour with New Edition and Heads of State, to his 2011 album “Still Winning”, which included singles “In The Mood,” “It Would Be You,” and “Just The Way You Are,” all of which received rave reviews and chart climbing success.
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