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Lori King is a native Detroit performer with an undeniably unique voice. A seasoned performer and songwriter, Lori has had the opportunity to touch audiences all over the world. Not only in major cities in the United States, but across the waters to places like London, England; Gothenburg, Sweden; and Cannes, France.
Lori's vocal talent has recently garnered her the Indie Music Channels award for "Best Female R&B Vocalist of the Year" at the famed 'House of Blues' ceremony in Hollywood, California. Her original, soulful, sultry sound captivates an audience in an experience, leading them down a road that links them to the raw passion of her craft. Best described as the perfect blend of soul, R&B, and pop, with jazz influences, her critics have used words such as “…Fresh, New, and Real…” to describe her refreshing talents. From breathy nuances to powerhouse tones, the range and power of her voice takes the listener on a dynamic journey allowing for the excitement and intimacy of a song to become an experience that they will not soon forget. With her brand new CD "Still In Love" ready to debut, the time has come for the world to know Lori King.
Lori’s voice and songwriting caught the ear of multi-Grammy Award Winning Producer Michael J. Powell (Anita Baker, Aretha Franklin, Randy Crawford, TLC, R Kelly…etc) and he immediately signed the artist to his D-Town Records label. The result is a collaborated creation of timeless music with soulful pop, R&B, and jazz influences. As one intrigued fan put it, "Lori King has a very interesting sound that draws you in.” Lori King – Still In Love, a Michael J. Powell production, is ready for release to touch listeners across the globe and share the experience of life and love.
Now completed and ready for release, Lori is extremely excited to deliver her music and talents to larger audiences around the U.S. and abroad once again.
"Still In Love" Releases Globally on Smooth Jazz Global Radio
The album "Still In Love" releases globally on Smooth Jazz Global Radio and debuts on the Top 50 Radar Chart at #43. Just a few days later it is elevated to #37 and is included in the Top 10 "Spin Adds" list. Radio stations asking to be serviced with the title track of the album for inclusion to their playlist rotation. The Album is available on cdbaby.com (downloadable and physical copies), iTunes, and Amazon.com.
Detroit’s Lori King Honored at Indie Music Channel Awards/House of Blues-Hollywood
'King' of the Indie 'jungle' making strides
-Larry Buford; Los Angeles
At a time when getting a deal with a major record label is slim to none, and mainstream radio is restricted to monotonous repetitive playlists, it’s refreshing to know there is a group of artists who are undaunted and fearless in their pursuit of musical expression. One such artist is singer Lori King who was honored with an award for Best Female R&B Artist 2012 at the First Annual Indie Music Channel Awards held recently at Hollywood’s House of Blues.
There’s sultry; and then there’s ultra-sultry – the latter befitting King’s persona as she took to the stage to showcase two songs from her new CD Still In Love (the title track which was also nominated for Best Song).
The audience was held captive like a lioness holding onto her prey as she sang with such prowess, conviction and believability, accentuated by her every sensual, curvaceous move. She’s the whole package inside and out. Released on Detroit Town Records, the CD is produced by 8-time Grammy Award winner Michael J. Powell – a remarkable musician best known for his work with Anita Baker. The 11-song set is chock-full of surprises including a fantastic cover of Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered,” and Bread’s “Make It With You.” Interestingly, on the third track “Lovin’ You Lovin’ Me,” Powell seems to have mined a Quincy Jones’ production vein of a song he recorded on Aretha Franklin called “Master Of The Eyes” – a song I always thought deserved more exposure (kudos to Powell for going down that path whether intentionally or unintentionally).
King – a native Detroiter – continues a long line of great singers/musicians of that region, prompting the comment “It must be in the water” in reference to the Great Lakes. Listening to Still In Love, there’s no question Powell has tapped a wellspring that continues to spout great timeless music. From breathy bedroom nuances to powerhouse tones, King’s voice caused one intrigued fan to say, “…Lori King has a very interesting sound that draws you in.” Said King, “This is very exciting…Michael J. Powell produced this fabulous album and I’m just excited to get it into the hands of people all over the world.” Brian Spears who is Powell’s business partner handling licensing, publishing, and administration said, “Michael Powell who is President of Detroit Town Records [we call it D-Town] introduced me when they were recording the album and I fell in love with Lori’s music…Lori’s got a hit on her hands!”
Larry Buford is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer. Author of “Things Are Gettin’ Outta Hand” (Steuben Pub) www.amazon.com. Available at Smiley’s Bookstore in Carson CA, Skylight Books, Los Angeles, and Chaucer’s in Santa Barbara CA. Visit the author at www.larrybuford.com. (213) 220-8101
Lori King / Indie Music Channel Award Winner / Best R&B Artist 2012
The "Indie Music Channel" Awards held at "House of Blues / Hollywood" awards Lori King the honor of "Best Female R&B Artist 2012." Lori King performs live at the House of Blues to cap off the night!
Nominated for 2 Indie Music Channel Awards
Lori King is honored to have been nominated in 2 catagories at the First Annual Indie Music Channel Awards: Best Female R&B Artist of the Year and Best Song of the Year for "Lovin' You Lovin' Me", a soulful, bluesy track from her debut album "Still In Love" produced by multi-Grammy Award winning producer Michael J Powell.
She will be performing for the awards on April 28th at Sunset Gower Movie Studios/ Hollywood as well as the Awards Ceremony itself at the famed House Of Blues, Los Angeles on April 29th.
#1 on MetroTimes "Top 10 Most Requested Songs" list
Lori Kings song "Lovin'You Lovin'Me" from the album "Lori King-Still In Love" moves up to #1 on 96.3fm WDVD's Radio Cafe & MetroTimes "Top 10 Most Requested Songs" list.
Lori King song "Lovin You Lovin Me" Most requested on 96.3fm WDVD/The Radio Cafe'
Lori King's song "Lovin' You Lovin' Me" off of her album "Still In Love" is ranked #5 on the "Top 10 Most Requested Songs" list by 96.3fm WDVD/The Radio Cafe and MetroTimes publication.
96.3fm WDVD/The Radio Cafe
and the MetroTimes...
Top 10 Most Requested Songs
Current rankings for the Week of April 5, 2010
Lori King - Airplay Rotation 96.3 WDVD - March 2010
The song "Lovin' You Lovin' Me" from the album "Still In Love" is added to the playlist rotation of the syndicated show "The Radio Cafe" of 96.3fm WDVD. Response is extremely positive. Station requests to arrange an on air interview with Lori King feature.