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RnB Singer Freddie Jackson is Back, and He’s Sending "Love Signals"

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Freddie Jackson is gearing up for his One Night Tour, the name of the first single off of his new album, Love Signals

In this video interview recorded on April 11, 2017, award-winning RnB singer, Freddie Jackson, talks about growing up in Harlem, sneaking into the Apollo Theater, his start in the music industry, his first record deal, working with singer/actress Melba Moore, younger singers like Jennifer Hudson that are destined to have longevity, and of course, his new single, ONE NIGHT.

By way of background, Freddie Jackson mastered the art of chart domination during the mid-to-late 80s, and today continues proving his distinction as one of the Top 50 Greatest R&B Singers (Billboard 2017). Jackson’s Billboard chart resume that boasts 18 songs in the Top 10 with 10 songs rocketing to #1, a 3x Grammy Nominee, and an American Music Award winner. The Harlem native's star first appeared on the horizon in 1985, after releasing his debut album, Rock Me Tonight (Capitol Records).

While waiting his turn, Jackson worked a word processing job, did session work, and backup singing gigs throughout New York nightclubs. Then, while singing backup for Melba Moore, fellow church member and friend Paul Laurence at Hush Productions, decided enough was enough. Laurence, a talented record producer, and songwriter pulled Jackson from behind both the typewriter and other acts; penning him a hit with the title track for what would become Jackson's debut album, Rock me Tonight.

As we waited for Freddie Jackson to arrive for his interview, person after person, talked about how Jackson’s music was “music to love by” or “baby-making music,” evidenced by Keisha Wilson during the interview.

We agree with others that Jackson’s current album, Love Signals, offers longtime fans and new listeners alike, a melodic offering of love in a multitude of styles. From the orchestral openings to the instrumental driven collaborations with master musician Gerald Albright on Hold Me Tonight, each song is a pulse of passion and light. All I Wanna Do will surely become the new anniversary anthem, while his most global track to date, Save The Babies, asks this tumultuous era's most pertinent question, 'Who is going to save the child?'

R&G Innovator Terrell “T-Rex” Simon Talks Debut Album

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Terrell “T-Rex” Simon excited about debut album As the World Turns and upcoming performances at B.B. Kings and The Apollo

In this interview, R&G innovator, Terrell “T-Rex” Simon sat down with Onika McLean, co-host of What’s The 411 to talk about his new single, Let It Rain, off of his forthcoming album, As the World Turns. They also talked about the new music category, R&G; using music to create a street ministry, using the label R&G to create a new audience for Gospel Music; and how the church needs to meet people where they are.

Terrell Simon’s music career started in the church in Troy, New York. In 2003, Simon’s connections led him to platinum-selling singer-songwriter/producer Lyfe Jennings who took him on the road with his act. Simon began touring with such major artists as John Legend, Beyonce, Anthony Hamilton, and Musiq Soulchild. As a huge fan of Dave Hollister, coming up he adopted a similar sound, patterning his voice after the vocal sensation, and later touring with him as a backup singer. His TV appearances include Jimmy Kimmel, Good Morning America, David Letterman, Jay Leno, 106 & Park, and The Monique Show, among others. The pivotal moment in his career came when he appeared on MTV Unplugged with Neyo, which gained mass exposure for him.

After sharing stages with everyone including Wyclef Jean and Mario, Simon started managing Lyfe Jennings, and road-managing vocalist Shaliek while mentoring and developing him and other talents such as Day 26. In 2015, Simon teamed with artist, producer, and singer Lamar Casey who served as executive producer and co-wrote his debut album. Simon also teamed with Bernie Stevenson (Isyss, Kelly Rowland), who took his riveting raw vocals and created the soul-stirring track, In His Image, which set Simon's launch pad for a fresh start.

Terrell “T-Rex” Simon brings to the industry his own musical genre, 'R&G' for rhythm and gospel, which beautifully infuses his natural church boy upbringing with his love of Hip Hop. In His Image was in rotation at Music Choice and gained radio play daily. The song's immediate appeal pointed to a fast growing musical phenomenon (exampled by 100,000 Instagram followers to date), which laid the groundwork for Simon’s debut album, As The World Turns.

Terrell “T-Rex” Simon has recently performed for a BET Music Matters showcase in NY, opened up for Lyfe Jennings, Bobby V, and Keke Wyatt. This performance led to appearances at B.B. King's and The Apollo Theater.

Terrell “T-Rex” Simon’s music is available on every digital platform including Spotify, Pandora, iTunes, iHeart Radio, XM Satellite, and SoundCloud, with hard copy CDs available on Amazon.com.

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