For the second new record deal signing news of the day, 4x Grammy nominated R&B artist Jaheim has found a new home after parting ways with Atlantic Records. The singer/songwriter announced today he has signed a new record deal with BMG Primary Wave.
The multi-platinum selling artist also confirms that he is back in the studio working on his seventh album, which will be released fall/winter 2015. Jaheim will also headline the upcoming “Ladies Night R&B Extravaganza” along with Tank, K-Ci and Jojo, and Avant on February 13 at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.
“I’ve worked with a lot of different people throughout my career and signing with Primary Wave just felt right,” explains Jaheim. “Their team is creative and driven and I definitely see this as a long term and valuable relationship for my overall career.”
Jaheim’s debut album, Ghetto Love (2001) and sophomore album, Still Ghetto (2002), both reached RIAA platinum status and 2006’s Ghetto Classics was #1 on Billboard 200. Throughout his successful career, Jaheim has sold over 5 million records worldwide and been nominated for multiple awards at The Grammys, BET Awards and Soul Train Music Awards, plus continues to tour and lend time to his Julie’s Dream Foundation and also Urban Dreams Foundation, a youth outreach initiative that builds affordable housing in the Newark, NJ area.
“Jaheim is a great addition to our label services roster and overall Primary Wave family,” states Larry Mestel, Founder & CEO of Primary Wave. “His innate talent, impressive album sales and dedicated fan base motivates our team and we look forward to continuing to grow his brand across many platforms.”
Jaheim will join Primary Wave’s current Label Roster, which includes Eric Benet, Melanie Fiona, Jagged Edge, Deborah Cox, Goapele, Calvin Richardson, among others.