KEM’s THIRD ALBUM, ‘INTIMACY,’ OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED GOLD WITH 500,000+ US SALES
“It’s truly an honor to have the music recognized,” said KEM. “To know that the fans enjoy the music enough to help my albums reach gold status sincerely humbles me. I’m in constant awe of the incredible level of love and support that all three albums continue to receive from fans, radio and the music community, and am so grateful to everyone involved for helping INTIMACY achieve gold status.”
INTIMACY is KEM’s third consecutive album to reach Gold status, after his first album, KEMISTRY, achieved the milestone in 2004, and his second in 2005 (KEM: ALBUM II).
“We are so grateful for the support of KEM’s fans and the UAC radio community,” said Toya Hankins, KEM’s manager and owner of Project Producers, LLC. “Last winter, we were made aware that INTIMACY was within 40,000 copies of reaching Gold status (500,000 sales). We created a campaign to ‘Help KEM Go Gold With INTIMACY,’ and just a few months later, with the help of KEM’s dedicated fans, we’re now celebrating his third Gold Record.”
INTIMACY ON THE CHARTS
INTIMACY debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart in August 2010, and the album closed 2011 with prominent year-ending chart positions, ranking #37 on the Top R&B Albums of 2011 chart, and #160 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart.
Two of INTIMACY’s singles landed in the top ten on the Top Adult R&B Songs of 2011 chart: #6: “If It’s Love” and #9: “Share My Life.”
INTIMACY has produced four hit singles. The first, “Why Would You Stay,” was nominated for two GRAMMY Awards (Best Male R&B Vocal Performance/Best R&B Song) and spent several weeks at #1 on the Urban AC Radio charts. The album’s second and third singles, “Share My Life” and “If It’s Love,” both climbed into the chart’s top five. The fourth single, “You’re On My Mind,” is currently in the top ten and climbing up the chart. All four songs are still highly requested on radio.
KEM, himself, claimed positions on the annual charts – he was slotted at #3 on the 2011 Top R&B Artists chart (behind #1: R. Kelly and #2: Charlie Wilson). He also claimed #9 on the 2011 Top Hip-Hop/R&B Songwriters chart.
MOTOWN R&B ARTIST KEM’s NEW VIDEO FOR “YOU’RE ON MY MIND” ALREADY A HIT WITH FANS
KEM’S VIDEO GIVES LOVE A COMEDIC TWIST WITH GUEST APPEARANCES BY: ANTHONY ANDERSON, BRUCE BRUCE & GOAPELE
Two-time GRAMMY-nominated Motown Artist KEM has fans chatting online about his newest hit single, “You’re On My Mind,” a classic-sounding R&B song that was blended with a twist of comedy in the new music video. The video debuted earlier this month on VH1 Soul, MTV and online at VEVO.com.
In his “You’re On My Mind” video, KEM stars as a man who has suffered a recent relationship breakup. After being alone in his house for some time reflecting on the relationship, his friends come over to take him out for a night on the town to get his mind off things. Fortunately…or unfortunately for KEM, his friends are played by actor/comedians, Anthony Anderson and Bruce Bruce, who give a unique, comedic response to the reflective love story. KEM’s love interest in the video is played by singer Goapele.
“We had a lot of fun during the making of this video,” said KEM. “It was very different than any other video we’ve made in the past. The premise is that my friends, Anthony Anderson and Bruce Bruce have come to my house to help me get my mind off a woman who I’ve recently ended a relationship with (Goapele). Many of my songs are about a brother coming to terms with himself and then bringing himself back to his woman and ‘You’re On My Mind’ is a reflection of that. This is the last single from the INTIMACY album, so I feel like we’re leaving a lasting impression.”
With the “You’re On My Mind” video, we wanted to produce a storyline that showed a different side of KEM,” said Toya Hankins, KEM’s manager and “You’re On My Mind” video producer.
“He has a great sense of humor that most people haven’t yet gotten to see, mostly because of the deep love themes that most of his music depicts. We intentionally cast the video with well-known comedians so it would resonate with a wider audience and to give it even more of a comedic edge.”
“You’re On My Mind,” is KEM’s fourth hit from his 2010 album, INTIMACY. The song currently resides at #6 on UAC Radio charts.
Motown Recording Artist KEM’s latest CD, INTIMACY, debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums list in August 2010. INTIMACY garnered national acclaim, including two Grammy award nominations, a Soul Train award nomination and a BET Centric Award nomination. INTIMACY was officially certified gold in March 2012. After the release of INTIMACY, KEM headlined his sold-out national ‘Intimacy Tour’ with Special Guests Musiq Soulchild & Ledisi. In February of 2001, KEM independently released his first CD, KEMISTRY, sold nearly 15,000 CD’s, piquing the interest of Universal Motown. The label signed KEM to a five-record deal in November 2001 and re-released KEMISTRY in 2002. KEM previewed music from his second release, KEM ALBUM II, for audiences on a 20-city underground tour, after which the CD was certified gold after just two weeks of release in May 2005. Combined, KEM’s three albums have sold in excess of 2.2 million units. KEM’s big-screen acting debut will come this August 17, with the release of the movie, “SPARKLE,” starring Jordin Sparks and the late Whitney Houston. Additional information, including show dates and recent news is available at www.MusicByKEM.com.