Few male R&B solo singers that debuted in the early 90â€™s, in Joeâ€™s case fifteen years ago, can attest to the success that seven-time Grammy Award nominated (Best Male R&B Vocal Performance — â€œLetâ€™s Stay Home Tonight,â€ Best R&B Album — â€œBetter Days,â€ Best R&B Performance by a Duo or a Group â€“ â€œMore Than a Womanâ€ w/Angie Stone, Best Pop Collaboration w/Vocals â€“ â€œThank God I Found Youâ€ w/98 Degrees and Mariah Carey, Best Male R&B Performance â€“ â€œI Wanna Know,â€ Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group, and Best R&B Album â€“ â€œComing Homeâ€ w/Brian McKnight and BeBe Winans) star Joe can. Having sold over ten (10) million CDs worldwide the multi-platinum selling crooner is set to release his seventh (7th) album, Joe Thomas, New Man on September 23, on Kedar Entertainment Group/563 Entertainment.
Over the course of Joeâ€™s career, the consummate Soul singer has released nine (9) top 10 singles on Billboardâ€™s â€œHot R&B/Hip-Hop Songsâ€ chart. His new single, â€œE.R. (Emergency Room),â€ is already shooting up the charts according Radio and Records on the Urban AC charts being the #1 most added in its 1st week going for radio adds, July 14th & 15th, and is currently the song with the Most Increased Airplay this week, a feat the song has held more than once since its add date. With more than eight (8) million in audience at radio, since its release, â€œE.R. (Emergency Room)â€ has also held the Greatest Gainer status on this chart for five (5) weeks.
Admiring the genius and swagger of artists like Marvin Gaye and Donny Hathaway, songs from his forthcoming album share the sacred/profane dilemma that elevates beyond the arena of his peers. From the sweet as cherry Kool-Aide lyrics on â€œMan In Your Lifeâ€ to lonely teardrops of â€œSorryâ€ to the perfect summer record â€œWhy Just Be Friendsâ€ and the freaky deke of â€œTriple Black Roomâ€ remix featuring Diddy, Joe continues to dig deep into his own psyche for the best material. With a voice that is sweet as chocolate and strong as coffee, Joe Thomas, New Man is the perfect album detailing all that Joe is.
â€œJoe is family to me and one of the hardest working and most accomplished R&B artists out there today,â€ affirms Kedar Massenburg, President of Kedar Entertainment. â€œI can not think of a better way for my company to redefine the business model for independently owned and operated record labels, than to join forces with a platinum recording artist whom I have worked with side by side for 15 years.â€
Joe is currently crisscrossing the country to promote Joe Thomas, New Man with radio visits & shows, local television performances and print interviews in over 30 major cities like Atlanta , Chicago , LA , Detroit and more.
In addition to his music career, Thomas is also branching out into the world of business recently buying into Kedarâ€™s Kâ€™orus French wines that is distributed across the country.