Monday, January 5, 2015

Johnny Gill: "Count Your Blessings, Be Thankful" [VIDEO]

Recently, I attended a Johnny Gill “VIP Listening Lounge [and performance]” hosted by WBLS 107.5, at SOBs in NYC to celebrate the release of his new album "Game Changer".

At the event he was interviewed by DJ Lenny Green of WBLS discussing how the music industry has changed. The R&B crooner and music industry veteran of 31 years,  was asked to give advice to new comers in the music industry.  Johnny Gill encouraged them to "count your blessings and be thankful at what ever level you are in your life, then build from there."

Grammy®-nominated, multi-platinum selling artist Johnny Gill (New Edition, LSG, Heads of State) released his long-awaited solo project, Game Changer. The 12-track album features sexy titles such as “Your Body,” “Strung Out,” “Role Play,” “Can’t Keep My Hands Off You,” as well as the chart-topping lead single “Behind Closed Doors.” Game Changer is available on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and at retail.

Game Changer, released through Johnny’s label J Skillz Records, also features songs written and produced by Kenneth “Babyface” EdmondsTony DixonChuck HarmonyGreg PaganiRalph StacyWirlie MorrisAndre Brissett and Vidal Davis, including a song featuring New Edition—the group’s first new song together since 2004.

Check out this video clip for more of the interview and live performance:

With an unmistakable trademark style, Johnny Gill has altered the sound of R&B music for decades with a signature sound that pairs superior singing with extraordinary showmanship—with hits such as “My, My, My,” “Rub You The Right Way,” “Where Do We Go From Here” and “Boys To Men.” With a seemingly endless list of hits, ranging from his time in New Edition to the all-star trio LSG (Gerald Levert, Keith Sweat and Johnny Gill) and Heads of State (Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill and Ralph Tresvant), it’s easy to see why Johnny Gill serves as the prototype for the supreme R&B singer.

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