Saturday, February 18, 2017

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Kenny Lattimore

Artist:Kenny Lattimore
Song:For You
Album:The Best Of Kenny Lattimore

R&B crooner Kenny Lattimore scored his biggest hit with For You in 1997. Today it's a very popular wedding song. Lattimore is still around. He was born Apr. 10, 1970 in Washington, DC. Though he always wanted to sing, he studied architecture at Howard University just in case. He started doing sessions and that led to Lattimore becoming lead singer of the group Maniquin. They signed with Epic and released a 1988 album with big name producers like Charlie and Ronnie Wilson of The Gap Band and Charlie Singleton of Cameo. But they didn't have a hit single and the album didn't sell. Maniquin split up and Lattimore returned to session work. He worked with a group called Dem Twinzz but Lattimore wanted to be a solo artist. So he moved to New York in 1993. He recorded demos with producer J. Dibbs who had produced Joe. This got him a deal with Columbia and his 1996 debut CD Kenny Lattimore. For You was the third single and it reached #6 on the R&B Singles chart. It crossed over to be a top 40 pop hit. And it's also a very popular wedding song. The song was written by Lattimore's friend Kenny Lerum and it was produced by Barry Eastmond, best known for producing Freddie Jackson. Lattimore recorded two albums for Columbia and then moved to Arista in 2001. He continued to have success on the R&B charts. This budget comp has all of his hits. After Lattimore married singer Chante Moore in 2002, Arista president LA Reid suggested they record as a duo. They recorded two albums together. One was a gospel album and the other was an album of covers. And they toured together. They divorced in 2011. Lattimore recorded an album of covers for Verve in 2008. Then he started his own label with eOne and released the 2015 album Anatomy of a Love Song. His latest CD for Motown is A Kenny Lattimore Christmas. And he still tours. Here's the video for For You by Kenny Lattimore.

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