Thursday, July 26, 2007
Yahoo LAUNCHCAST Song Of The Day-Jaheim
Song:Could It Be
Could It Be was R & B singer Jaheim's first smash hit in 2001. He's had great success and is currently switching record labels. He was born Jaheim Hoagland May 26, 1978 in New Brunswick, NJ. His father died in 1981. Fortunately his grandfather Victor Hoagland was a one time member of The Drifters and encouraged Jaheim to sing. He won the talent contest at New York's Apollo Theatre at age 15. Then his mom died. Jaheim started sending out demos and caught the ear of KayGee of Naughty By Nature. KayGee was just starting his new label Divine Mill Records and Jaheim was his first signing. His 2001 debut Ghetto Love and the first single Could It Be were big hits. Jaheim is a crooner in the tradition of Luther Vandross but he doesn't look like a crooner. Could It Be is a great song and samples an old Willie Hutch song from the 70s. His subsequent CDs have sold well but it seems Jaheim was unhappy with Warner Bros. promotion of his 2006 CD Ghetto Classics so he is moving to Atlantic Records. Both are part of the Time Warner family. Jaheim will continue to be a major player in the R & B market and KayGee has a good handle on his sound. Here's the video for Could It Be by Jaheim.