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Kem

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A Nashville-born, Detroit-based singer, songwriter, musician, and producer, Kem (born Kim Owens) overcame homelessness and addiction to become one of the most popular adult contemporary R&B artists of the 2000s and early 2010s. Known for his warm, mellow, and positive sound, the Grammy-nominated artist carried on the tradition of the quiet storm radio format -- exemplified by the likes of Smokey Robinson, the Isley Brothers, and Anita Baker -- with a steady supply of romantic and introspective ballads. Kem funded the recording of his self-released debut, Kemistry, by working as a waiter and as a singer in a wedding band. After he sold 10,000 copies, the disc was picked up by Motown for nationwide release in February 2003. The album eventually reached the Top 20 of the Top Hip-Hop/R&B Albums chart. Its follow-up, Album II, came out in May 2005. Like its predecessor, it reached gold status; it sold over 500,000 copies in the U.S. For a few years, Kem was less active as a recording artist, though he did appear on the fourth volume in Guru's Jazzmatazz series. Kem's third album for Motown, titled Intimacy, was issued in August 2010, debuted at number two on the Billboard 200, and went gold as well; the single "Why Would You Say" was nominated for Grammy awards in the categories of Best R&B Male Performance and Best R&B Song. A holiday album, What Christmas Means, came in 2012. The following year, Ronald Isley's This Song Is for You was released, highlighted by "My Favorite Thing," a song Kem wrote and produced. Promise to Love, his fourth proper album of reliably smooth, gently uplifting material, arrived in August 2014. ~ Andy Kellman
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Albums by
Kem

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    13 songs

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    Promise to Love [Deluxe Version]

    11 songs

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    Promise to Love

    12 songs

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    What Christmas Means

    14 songs

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    What Christmas Means [Deluxe Edition]

    10 songs

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    Intimacy

    13 songs

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    Intimacy: Album III [Deluxe Edition]

    11 songs

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    Album II

    10 songs

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    Kemistry

    1 song

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    If It's Love

    1 song

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    If It's Love

    1 song

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    Love Calls [Remix]

    7 songs

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    Motown Celebrates Black History

    1 song

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    Say Something Real

    1 song

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    Nobody

    1 song

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    Promise To Love

    1 song

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    It's You

    1 song

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    Why Would You Stay


Top Songs by
Kem

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    Popularity
  2.   Why Would You Stay
  3.   I Can't Stop Loving You
  4.   Love Calls
  5.   Share My Life
  6.   If It's Love by Chrisette Michele
  7.   Nobody
  8.   It's You
  9.   Find Your Way
  10.   You're on My Mind
  11.   Heaven
  12.   I'm in Love
  13.   Into You
  14.   Promise to Love
  15.   Say
  16.   I'm Missin' Your Love
  17.   You Are
  18.   Miss You
  19.   Matter of Time
  20.   Set You Free
  21.   You Might Win
  22.   Brotha Man
  23.   Each Other
  24.   Without You
  25.   True Love
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Stations & Shows Featuring
Kem

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    Smooth Jazz

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    Adult R&B

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    R&B Deep Dive

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    Contemporary R&B

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    His & Hers Radio


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