By Ayana Rashed
Lie To Me,” in which has earned him the #1 spot on the Billboard Adult R&B Songs chart this week, reaching the milestone in just two months of its release. The song is a declaration of unconditional love and complete honesty in a relationship, layered within KEM’s signature silky vocals. “Lie To Me” is the sixth #1 single of KEM’s career, and will be featured on his forthcoming album ‘LOVE ALWAYS WINS’ being released under Motown, set for release later this year.
The latest single is worth the wait and gives each listener a warm feeling. KEM wrote the song along with Anthony Hamilton, Salaam Remi, and James Poyser and produced it with Derek “DOA” Allen.
KEM says, “My new single: Lie to Me” represents what we love best about R&B.” ‘LOVE ALWAYS WINS’ will be the follow-up to KEM’s 2014 album, ‘PROMISE TO LOVE’, which debuted at No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-hop Albums chart and entered the Billboard 200 at No. 3. The album contained the hit singles “Nobody” and “It’s You,” which each spent multiple weeks atop the Urban AC radio chart. “Nobody” earned KEM his third GRAMMY nomination.
In 2015, Mediabase named “Nobody” as the Urban Adult Contemporary Song of the Year and KEM as the Urban Adult Contemporary Artist of the Year. Snoop Dogg and Ronald Isley were featured artists on Promise To Love. Since the release of Promise To Love, KEM has married and welcomed two additional children, inspiring a deeper devotion to family, faith and music.
R&B singer/songwriter Kem has a very accomplished resume featuring: one Platinum album (KEM: ALBUM II), two Gold albums (KEMISTRY and INTIMACY), three GRAMMY nominations and six No. 1 singles. In addition, KEM has been nominated for six NAACP Image Awards, two Soul Train Awards and a BET Centric Award. In 2012, KEM founded Mack & Third, Inc., a Michigan domestic non-profit organization that provides funding to humanitarian aid organizations related to: homelessness; hunger; substance abuse; domestic violence; natural disasters; education, etc.