Multi-platinum R&B superstar Jaheim has teamed up with The Steve Harvey Morning Show, The Jamaica Tourist Board, American Airlines, and Atlantic Records to make one lucky couple’s dream of a destination wedding come true. The winning couple, and 20 guests, will be whisked away to the Grand Lido Braco Resort & Spa in Jamaica for the “Ultimate Jamaica Destination Wedding,” complete with a special performance by Jaheim during the couple’s first dance at the wedding reception. The contest will kick off Monday, March 17 with an announcement on The Steve Harvey Morning Show. Contest entries will be accepted until April 4, and the winning couple will be announced on-air and online on April 18, with the wedding trip to take place July 10 - 16, 2008. To enter the contest, engaged couples will mail a letter and photo to The Steve Harvey Morning Show’s Hollywood office (see address below) answering 4 questions: 1.) How the engaged couple met, 2.) How the couple got engaged, 3.) Why the engaged couple wants to win this contest, and 4.) Why the engaged couple wants Jaheim to sing at their wedding reception. The letters will be judged on 3 criteria: Originality (50%), Creativity (40%), and Meets Entry Criteria (10%). The top 3 entries will be posted on the Steve Harvey website (http://www.steveharvey.com/) beginning April 14 where listeners will then go to vote online until April 17 for their favorite entry to determine the winner. The winning entry will be announced on-air on The Steve Harvey Morning Show and posted online at http://www.steveharvey.com/ on April 18. Couples are competing for the “Ultimate Jamaica Destination Wedding” which includes: The Grand Prize: - Jaheim will perform 1 song live at the reception for the winning couple’s first dance; - A 7-day/ 6-night Super-Inclusive Jamaica destination wedding and honeymoon for the winning couple including air travel on American Airlines, accommodations at the Grand Lido Braco Resort & Spa in Jamaica, and a wedding package including wedding planner, cake, flowers, champagne toast, reception and breakfast in bed the next morning. - The Grand Prize also includes air travel on American Airlines and 3-day/2-night Super-Inclusive trips for 20 guests of the winning couple. 90 runner-up couples will each receive an autographed copy of Jaheim’s latest CD, “The Makings of a Man,” which has sold over 500,000 units since its release December 18, 2007.
The US wireless carrier Verizon has hooked up with crooner Jaheim with the announcement of their new V Cast Music Service. The V Cast Music service launched on January 16 and is the nation's first wireless broadband multimedia service for consumers that brings high-quality video, 3D games and music straight to phones. V CAST Music customers will have exclusive access to "A Capella," a four song EP from Jaheim. This EP is the first album ever to be released exclusively through a wireless service company. Jaheim will be featured in their media campaign which includes TV, radio and websites spots. Currently Jaheim is having great success with his current single, ?Everytime I Think About Her? featuring Jadakiss. His new album, Ghetto Classics, will be in stores February 14th. Customers buying songs from V Cast will pay 99 cents for purchases from the PC or $1.99 to download the songs directly to a mobile phone. Those who purchase songs will get two licensed copies -- one for phone playback and one for the PC. Entire albums also can be purchased through a computer connection. The catalog of music will include some one million tunes, with selections from major music labels, including Warner Music Group, EMI Music, Universal, and Sony/BMG. Jaheim?s Track Listing of Ghetto Classic. Album in stores February 14th. 1. The Chosen One 2. Everytime I Think About Her 3. Daddy Thing 4. Forgetful 5. Like A DJ 6. Fiend 7. I Ain?t Never 8. 125th 9. Masterpiece 10. Conversation 11. Come Over
"Never," the first single from multi-platinum R&B superstar Jaheim's forthcoming Atlantic Records debut album, The Makings of a Man, cracks the Top 15 at Urban AC Radio this week. The tender track - which is virtually guaranteed to soundtrack countless engagements and weddings though 2008 and beyond - was produced by Daniel Farris for Earfull Music/Woodworks.The track is a nod to the age-old adage, "You should never say [never]," says Jaheim. "It's about that relationship you thought you would never find." It's the perfect record to reintroduce the originator of the genre dubbed "thug R&B." Jaheim recalls, "After we did the song, it was incredible. I felt it as a singer and as the first single I think it's a good choice. To come back in the ballad mode, I'm filling in that gap" left by departed pioneers like Luther Vandross, Gerald Levert and Barry White. The Makings of a Man finds the New Brunswick, New Jersey-born Jaheim joining forces with a variety of today's most innovative studio hitmakers. Among the stellar line-up of producers are the one-and-only R. Kelly, longtime collaborator KayGee (Naughty By Nature, Zhane), Ivan Barias and Carvin Haggins of Karma Productions (Musiq Soulchild, Bilal, Jill Scott), and Jasper Cameron (Nelly, Christina Aguilera). Among its expected highlights will be a duet with Keyshia Cole, as well as a tribute to Jaheim's hero, Luther Vandross, recorded with the dearly departed soulman's former producer, Nat Adderley Jr. In its sixty year history, Atlantic Records has been home to the most ground-breaking and enduring artists in urban music, from soul and R&B to hip-hop and jazz. Atlantic is proud to welcome Jaheim to its world-renowned roster and will release The Makings of a Man, the label debut of this multi-talented, multi-platinum singer/songwriter/producer, on December 18th.
Multi-platinum R&B superstar Jaheim comes up with a big win with “Never” this week as the song grabs the #1 slot on the Urban AC Chart beating out Keyshia Cole’s “I Remember.” “Never” is the first single from Jaheim’s latest CD, The Makings Of A Man, which has sold over 500,000 units since its release late Dec 07. Second single, “I’ve Changed,” which features Cole, is setting up at radio now. In other news, Jaheim’s “Ultimate Jamaica Destination Wedding” contest has received over 2700 entries in its first week! For the contest, Jaheim has teamed up with The Steve Harvey Morning Show, The Jamaica Tourist Board, American Airlines, and Atlantic Records to make one lucky couple’s dream of a destination wedding come true. The winning couple, and 20 guests, will be whisked away to the Grand Lido Braco Resort & Spa in Jamaica for the “Ultimate Jamaica Destination Wedding,” complete with a special performance by Jaheim during the couple’s first dance at the wedding reception. The contest kicked off Monday, March 17 with an announcement on The Steve Harvey Morning Show. Contest entries will be accepted until April 4, and the winning couple will be announced on-air and online on April 18, with the wedding trip to take place July 10 - 16, 2008. Jaheim combines old-school soul with new-school swagger. Like so many great R&B superstars before him, Jaheim has turned the trials and tribulations of inner city life into sweet, soul music. He has 2 platinum-plus and one gold album under his belt, along with numerous award nominations and key wins, including a BET Award for “Best Male R&B Artist.” When he’s not making music, Jaheim gives back to his native Northern New Jersey community with affordable housing initiatives and youth mentoring via The Urban Dreams Foundation which he started in 2005. For more information, please visit www.jaheimmusic.com and www.myspace.com/jaheim.
R&B crooner Jaheim's third release, Ghetto Classics, took the top spot this week, selling 152,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. While his last two albums hit the Top Ten, this marks the first Number One for the New Jersey singer, whose grandfather Victor Hoagland sang with the Drifters. Meanwhile, last week's chart-topper, Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies, Jack Johnson's soundtrack for the children's movie Curious George, slipped to second place, with 117,000 copies sold. The CD features a combination of kids' songs and Johnson's signature, laidback tunes, with a guest appearance from G. Love and a cover of the White Stripes' "We're Going to Be Friends."