It’s often said that love makes the world go ‘round and three-time Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter RAHEEM DEVAUGHN knows that to be the truth. With the release of his fourth studio album, A PLACE CALLED LOVELAND (368 Music Group/Mass Appeal Entertainment), Raheem embraces the global theme while bringing his heart and soul into all tracks of his latest work of aural art. With songwriting collaborations with Ne-Yo and production via talents like Mario Winans, Carvin & Ivan, and Ne-Yo, Raheem proves why he is the “Love King.” “Love is a universal word that brings us together, just like music, religion and social networking,” says the prolific musician whose previous album titles all include the word love. “People are fascinated with love and are still trying to discover what it means. I like to think that I make music that is passionate, conscious, caring and endearing…so I definitely try to embody all of that in the music I put out.”
Born and raised in the neighborhood of Chelsea in New York City, Bridget Kelly lives in the epicenter of fashion, theater and art, but music is where she found her home. Growing up in a household where Motown, Jazz and Pop songs were always playing, Bridget’s love affair with music was sparked at a very early age:”When I was about 3-years-old, I would watch movies with my parents, and The Sound of Music was the first time I really discovered music. I remember the following Christmas, I got up on a chair and sang Christmas carols at the top of my lungs,” she recalls.
By 2008, BK was more than ready to take her career to the next level, writing songs on her Blackberry phone every day and performing regularly at open mic shows in clubs around downtown NYC; once even on a subway platform in Union Square! It was later that same year, after her management landed a once in a lifetime meeting with Roc Nation’s A&R team, that BK’s tenacity paid off – she was signed to her first major recording and publishing deal. As the saying goes “timing is everything,” and BK’s time has certainly come!When asked what she would most like to accomplish as an artist, the 23-year-old budding star confidently states: “I hope to touch someone’s life through my writing or my voice, even if it’s just one person. I’ve always found music to be the most effective means for people to relate to one another, so if what I write and sing about is relatable to people, I’ll be successful.”