P MUSIC GROUP SIGNS TRIPLE GRAMMY NOMINEE K-CI HAILEY
Founder and CEO of P Music Group, Michael Paran, announced today the signing of R&B vocal powerhouse, K-Ci Hailey. After contributing his signature sound to the 90’s “R&B bad boys” group, Jodeci, then teaming with his brother as K-Ci & JoJo, K-Ci is now stepping out on his own to relaunch his solo career with new music coming 2020. K-Ci will join the P Music Group roster of long-time clients and fellow Grammy-Award nominees; Charlie Wilson and Johnny Gill both of whom also hail from iconic groups that went on to find major success as solo artists. Tour bookings will be handled by Mark Siegel of ICM Partners.
K-Ci’s successful career as a singer and songwriter began as a child singing with his father’s gospel group, “Little Cedric (K-Ci) and The Hailey Singers.” Two of their albums made the Billboard Gospel Album Chart. In the early ‘90s he and his brother, Joel “JoJo” Hailey joined the Degrate brothers, Devante and Dalvin, and formed “Jodeci,” a chart–topping R&B group who won three 1992 Billboard Awards and two Soul Train Awards, in 1992 and 1994.
In 1996, K-Ci and JoJo partnered as a dynamic vocal duo and received their first Grammy nod in 1997 for Best R&B Vocal Performance for “How Do You Want It.” In 1999 they won an American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Band/Duo/Group and were nominated for two Grammy awards for Best R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Song for “All My Life.” The music in the Hailey family doesn’t stop there. Chart-topping cousins, American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino, and Grammy Award winners, Stephanie Mills and Anthony Hamilton are part of the family’s music history.
“I have been a personal fan of K-Ci for years,” stated Paran. “He is a talented singer, songwriter and producer with one of the most recognizable voices in R&B. His talent, backstory, trials, and commitment to turning around his life will make for another great success story that we are proud to be a part of. Given our roster, he fits the exact mold of what has helped drive our success with what we do best at P Music Group. Our entire team is ready to go to bat and excited about the future for K-Ci.”
“This is a special time in my career, and I am thrilled about signing with P Music Group,” stated Hailey. “Now is the right time for me to reintroduce myself to my fans and I promise them they won’t be disappointed in this new chapter.”
About P Music Group
Established in 1998, P Music Group has grown from a respected artist management company into a full-fledged artist music company providing recording, publishing, tour production, marketing and publicity services. Founder and CEO, Michael Paran, began his career when he signed legendary funk group, The GAP Band and was at the forefront of establishing founding member and lead singer, Charlie Wilson’s, solo career in the late 90’s. To date P Music Group clients have garnered over twenty top ten singles, twelve number one records, thirteen Grammy-Award nominations, BET Lifetime Achievement Awards, NAACP Awards & nominations, Soul Train Awards, multiple Billboard and Pollstar top ranking arena tours and a New York Times and Washington Post best-selling memoir. For the full P Music Group roster and latest news visit www.pmusicgroup.com.
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