Entertainment One Music, in conjunction with R&B veteran Donell Jones’ newly-formed label CandyMan, is thrilled to announce the September 28th, 2010 release of his new studio album titled “LYRICS.” The album is the long-awaited follow-up to Journey Of A Gemini which included the hits, “I’m Gonna Be” and “Spend The Night.” The new album will be Jones’ fifth offering to date.
The new album is also set to include the first single, “Love Like This” which is already climbing the charts at Urban AC where it’s currently at #12 with a bullet, rapidly approaching Top 10.
An Chicago native, Donell Jones is an American R&B singer who escaped a gang-blighted upbringing to gain respect as a singer-songwriter and producer. He struggled between wanting to be a musician and a member of a street gang. Solid songwriting skills earned him credits as author of several hits including Usher’s 1995 hit “Think Of You” and 702’s “Get It Together.” He released his debut solo effort, My Heart, in 1996. This was followed up by his Platinum-selling sophomore album, “Where I Wanna Be,” which included the hits “U Know What’s Up”, a collaboration with Lisa “Left-Eye” Lopes which reached #1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Chart, and the title track “Where I Wanna Be,” which peaked at #2 on the same chart.
Three subsequent albums gained respectable positions in the Billboard 200 album charts, with 2002’s Life Goes On reaching number two.
Donnell also announces the first of many tour dates (dates subject to change):
September 28th Atlanta, GA
September 29th Chicago, IL
September 30th Milwaukee, WI
October 1st Bronx, NY
October 2nd Augusta, GA
October 4th New York, NY
October 5th and 6th Philadelphia, PA/Baltimore, MA/Washington, DC
October 9th Atlanta, GA
October 30th New York, NY
December 12th Dallas, TX