SOURCE: Atlantic Records

Atlantic Records

August 07, 2013 14:51 ET

R&B Giant Jaheim Returns to the Top of the Charts With #1 Single, "Age Ain't A Factor" off Upcoming Album "Appreciation Day," Hitting Stores, September 3rd

Exclusive Video Premier Package on Essence.com, Features Classic Beauties: Vivica Fox, Cynthia Bailey and Lisa Raye; Catch His Performance During the Steve Harvey "Neighborhood Awards" This Sunday, August 11th

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Aug 7, 2013) - R&B singer/songwriter extraordinaire Jaheim returns to the charts exactly where he left off, at Number 1 -- with the first single "Age Ain't A Factor" off the new album, aptly titled, "Appreciation Day." Hitting stores nationwide September 3rd, the video, which was shot by the famed photographer Derek Blanks, premiered exclusively with Essence Magazine and features timeless beauties: Vivica Fox, Cynthia Bailey and Lisa Raye (See the video here: http://www.essence.com/2013/08/06/exclusive-premiere-watch-jaheims-age-aint-factor-video/). Regarding the inspiration of the song and his co-stars, Jaheim had this to say, "Some women get older and feel like they don't have 'it' anymore. I feel like it's my job to let you know that you still got it." Also premiering with Essence is exclusive behind the scenes footage: (http://www.essence.com/2013/08/05/exclusive-go-behind-scenes-jaheims-new-video-age-aint-factor) and an up close and personal Q&A with Vivica, Cynthia and Lisa. Go to: www.essence.com for a complete look.

After a long hiatus, the super crooner is back by popular demand. When asked about his return, Jaheim mentioned that he's anxious to get back to his fans, "It's been so long since I've had a chance to create music from my heart for the fans that have loved and supported me from the start. I decided to call the project 'Appreciation Day' because that's exactly what this album is. My show of appreciation to them." The album will be available for iTunes pre-order on Monday, August 12th and features smash hits like: "Chase Forever," "Sticks and Stones" and "Morning," a call back to the Shirley Murdock classic.

Fans are elated to hear of Jaheim's return. His smooth, sonorous tone, Jaheim is the forerunner and torch-carrier of today's soul-originated R&B. A vocalist in the tradition of such greats as Teddy Pendergrass and Luther Vandross, Jaheim released three albums over five years: his 2001 debut, "Ghetto Love"; 2002's sophomore set, "Still Ghetto" -- both of which reached RIAA platinum status; and 2006's "Ghetto Classics." During that time, he also scored nominations for the BET and Soul Train Music Awards. In 2007, the chart-topping artist returned with his Atlantic Records debut, "The Makings of a Man."

No stranger to personal loss and struggle, Jaheim promises to make "Appreciation Day" more than just the name of an album, but an invitation for him and his fans to show those that mean the most to them, how much they care. "It's a feel good album with very special messages hidden in every song. I'm looking forward to this journey with my fans." These same fans can see Jaheim perform this coming Sunday during the Steve Harvey Neighborhood Awards in Las Vegas. (http://neighborhoodawards.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=29&Itemid=101)

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