Of all of the Christmas music out there today, two-time Grammy Award®-nominated Motown Records artist KEM has contributed his first holiday album, WHAT CHRISTMAS MEANS. The album is highlighted by a duet with Verve recording artist Ledisi on “Be Mine For Christmas,” co-written by KEM and new collaborator Melanie Rutherford. It was originally released back in October, and now that everyone is picking out all of the hot new holiday Jams, we wanted to be sure to share it with you
WHAT CHRISTMAS MEANS is KEM’s fourth Motown release. He produced the album at state-of-the-art Studio A Recording in nearby Dearborn Heights. The 10-song album weaves new original Christmas compositions co-written by KEM and Melanie Rutherford, with traditional holiday classics.
WHAT CHRISTMAS MEANS features the followign tacks: * 1. Glorify The King * 2. What Christmas Means * 3. A Christmas Song For You * 4. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas * 5. Christmas Time Is Here * 6. The Christmas Song * 7. Be Mine For Christmas featuring Ledisi * 8. Merry Christmas Baby * 9. We Three Kings * 10. Doo Wop Christmas (That’s What Christmas Is All About).
After his indie debut album of 2002, Kemistry, sold nearly 15,000 copies, KEM was signed to Universal Motown, who re-released the album and saw it rise to #14 on the Billboard Top R&B Albums chart in 2003. In 2005, KEM previewed music from Album II on a 20-city underground tour, and the album hit RIAA gold sales within two weeks of its release. Album II peaked at #1 R&B/ #5 pop, and one of its tracks, KEM’s original “I Can’t Stop Loving You,” won the 2005 Billboard Music Award for Top Adult R&B Single of the Year.
Intimacy: Album III, which debuted at #2 Soundscan in August 2010, went on to garner national critical and commercial acclaim, including two Grammy Award® nominations, a Soul Train award nomination, and a BET Centric Award nomination. Kemistry, Album II, and Intimacy: Album III have each been certified RIAA gold, and worldwide sales are in excess of 2.2 million copies.
Take a listen to What Christmas Means and see what you think. Happy Holidays!