After a long hiatus, R&B super crooner, Jaheim is back by popular demand with a new album, aptly entitled, “Appreciation Day,” scheduled to hit stores & iTunes September 3rd. UrbanBridgez.com has your first look at the official artwork above. The album is led by the single “Age Ain’t A Factor.” With a history of hit making, Jaheim is 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.”
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, he signed with former Naughty By Nature beat man Kay Gee’s Devine Mill record label in 2000. 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.”
Ja will be performing this weekend in Las Vegas on August 11th for Steve Harvey’s 11th Annual Ford Neighborhood Awards. Other artists scheduled to perform include Chaka Khan, Fantasia, Mary Mary, Tamar Braxton, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, KEM, Charlie Wilson, TGT (Tyrese, Ginuwine, Tank) and more.