Kem has announced a new live album. The untitled album, out Nov. 25, will celebrate 20 years since the Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and producer signed with Motown Records.
He recorded the album across back-to-back September shows at The Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre in his hometown of Detroit, Michigan.
Of course, Kem will revisit some of his most recognizable hits, namely those lifted from his 2003 debut album Kemistry, including “Love Calls.”
He’ll also make time for some new cuts, including “Live Out Your Love,” “Lie To Me,” “Stuck On You,” and “Right On Time,” featuring Rick Ross.
The first two songs were taken from his 2020 album Love Always Wins. The final two appear on Full Circle, his most recent EP, released on July 22.
“Celebrating the 20th anniversary of my signing to the Motown label is exceptionally significant for me. As a young man creating music, only in my wildest dreams could I envision a life that could encapsulate the magnitude of a moment like this,” says Kem.
“My heart is filled with gratitude to my Motown family, past and present, for having faith in my debut album, Kemistry, and continuing to support my musical journey of love. Having the last two decades of my career culminate in a live album recorded in Detroit, in the city and with the people who first heard ‘Love Calls,’ and helped put me on the map, is epic.”
Ethiopia Habtemariam, Motown Records CEO/chairwoman, adds “Kem remains as one of the most vibrant and vital voices in R&B & soul music of the 21st century. As a singer, songwriter, and producer, he possesses the ability to create meaningful and timeless music that has garnered hundreds of millions of streams and achieved platinum-selling success.
His vocals are energetic and his charisma is infectious with each and every performance he delivers. Signifying his true greatness and staying power, Kem continues to be relevant having No. 1 radio hits and sold out shows worldwide.”
Earlier this year, Kem embarked on a nationwide Full Circle Tour with the legendary Babyface.
Revisit Kem’s “Love Calls” below.