Tamar Braxton Launches New Single, "If I Don't Have You" to Radio and Retail Today - Coinciding With Brand New Season of #1 Rated Reality Series "Braxton Family Values" (WE-tv)
NEW STREAMLINE/EPIC RECORDS ALBUM, "CALLING ALL LOVERS," ARRIVES IN STORES FRIDAY, JULY 31st
TAMAR READIES SUMMER HEADLINING TOUR, DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED IN WEEKS AHEAD
NEW YORK, May 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, and television superstar Tamar Braxton launches "If I Don't Have You," her lead single from the forthcoming album, Calling All Lovers, it was announced today by Antonio 'L.A.' Reid, Chairman and CEO, Epic Records. The release of "If I Don't Have You" coincides with the fourth season premiere of WE-tv's #1 rated reality series, Braxton Family Values (Thursdays @ 9pm). Listen to "If I Don't Have You" here and on iTunes.
Calling All Lovers, Tamar's hotly anticipated third studio album, arrives in stores on July 31st. Immediately following, Tamar kicks off her headlining summer tour, dates and ticket sales information to be announced in the weeks ahead. Also on Tamar's calendar for 2015—the second season of her #1 rated daily talk show, The Real (Warner Bros. Television), which returns this fall; and taping has begun for the fourth season of Tamar & Vince (WE-tv), her critically-acclaimed, highly-popular reality show with husband and producer, Vince Herbert.
"This is the most creative, fun, and busiest time of my life," said Tamar, "and I couldn't be happier. The release of my new single 'If I Don't Have You' along with working closely with Vince and my longtime friend L.A. Reid on my new album, plus a packed television production schedule, an exciting new tour, and raising our two-year-old son Logan—all keeps me going 24/7, just the way I like it!"
Calling All Lovers is the eagerly awaited follow-up to Love And War (September 2013), which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart (the year's highest debut by a female R&B artist), reached #2 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, hit #1 on the iTunes Top R&B Albums chart, hit 120,000 in first week sales and to date has sold nearly half a million copies. The album's lead single, "Love and War," rose to #1 on the Heatseekers chart, and was followed by the Top 10 "The One" and "All the Way Home." The video for "Love and War" boasts over 25 million YouTube views to date.
About Tamar Braxton:
One of R&B's reigning divas, with her instantly recognizable four-octave soprano range, Tamar Braxton is blessed with highly successful careers as a recording artist and television personality. Her most recent studio album, Love And War (September 2013, Streamline/Epic Records) generated Soul Train Music Awards for Tamar as Best R&B/Soul Female Artist, with "Love and War" winning Song Of the Year and honored as Record Of the Year with the third annual Ashford & Simpson Songwriters Award. Tamar has also received three Grammy Award® nominations, for Love and War as Best Urban Contemporary Album, and for "Love and War" as Best R&B Song and Best R&B Performance.
In support of Love and War, BET Centric Award winner Tamar performed to packed houses on a 30-city cross-country U.S. tour with John Legend, and engaged in a whirlwind European promo run as well. Tamar's first Christmas album, Winter Loversland, rose inside the Top 10 in 2013, on Billboard's competitive Top Holiday Albums chart.
On television, Tamar is a triple threat—as one of the stars of WE-tv's top-rated reality series, Braxton Family Values now in its fourth season; as one of the hosts of the #1 rated, syndicated daily talk show, The Real (Warner Bros. Television, over 150 episodes aired in Season One); and as the star of the popular reality show Tamar & Vince (WE-tv), co-starring husband Vince Herbert.
Grammy-Winning & Platinum-Selling Artists Contribute to New Book, 88+ Ways Music Can Change Your Life
Launching June 1, the book includes stories from Rob Parissi, Bobby Kimball and Vanessa Carlton.
On June 1, the founders of Keep Music Alive will launch Volume 1 of their new book series, 88+ Ways Music Can Change Your Life. 88+ Ways is filled with more than 150 inspirational stories, quotes and anecdotes from musicians, music educators and music lovers from all over the world; their stories are designed to make readers laugh, cry and remember the power of music.Contributors include more than a dozen Grammy-winning and platinum-selling artists, composers and songwriters. Among them are Rob Parissi (songwriter and vocalist for "Play That Funky Music" for Wild Cherry), Bobby Kimball (original vocalist for Toto with "Hold the Line," "Africa," "Rosanna" and more) and Vanessa Carlton ("A Thousand Miles" and "White Houses").
Keep Music Alive was founded last summer to help raise awareness of how important music is educationally, therapeutically and for the overall happiness of society. According to cofounder Vincent James, the organization was created in response to three changes that have made music less valued. They include cuts in music and arts education in schools, fewer venues available for musicians to perform live and the recent changeover to the streaming business model. The latter has affected how musicians and songwriters are paid, and effectively lowered their income potential.
James says, "I really felt we needed to do something to help turn this ship around a bit, so society as a whole will remember how important music really is in all of our lives."
88+ Ways Music Can Change Your Life will be available on Amazon.com beginning June 1 and on BN.com shortly thereafter. 88+ Ways was authored by KMA cofounders Vincent James and Joann Pierdomenico.
For more information, please visit www.KeepMusicAlive.org, call (610) 812-5231 or e-mail.
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Fred Willis is a musician, writer, entrepreneur, minister and family man. He has performed the world over, including the world famous Preservation Hall with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. He currently serves as President and CEO of the SoulProsper Music & Media Group, and is a contributor to the Examiner.