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In addition to headlining national and international tours, KEM has shared the stage with: Fantasia; Rahsaan Patterson; Ruben Studdard; Vivian Green; Goapele; Rachelle Farrell; Chaka Khan; and Kindred Family Soul. He participated heavily and performed during Super Bowl XL sponsor events in Detroit. He has also performed on the Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage Cruise; Steve Wonder's Room Full of Toys; Essence Music Festival in New Orleans; Black Music Month at the White House; and at Carnegie Hall for an event curated by Jessye Norman. Most recently, he had the honor of performing at one of the inaugural events for President Barack Obama's cabinet members. KEM's musical talent has been solicited by many artists and filmmakers. He wrote and performed, "Tonight," which is included on the soundtrack of the Tyler Perry movie, "Madea's Family Reunion." and KEM's remake of Nat King Cole's song, "Fascination" is featured in the Antonio Banderas movie, "Take the Lead." Today KEM takes the opportunity to minister through his music, sharing his life's journey at every concert. 

Striving for excellence and accepting nothing but the best might seem like appropriate activities for an R&B singer, keyboard player and composer. But nothing comes quickly that way, as the man born Kim Owens has realized during seven years as an exacting professional on the Universal Motown label. Within hours of the release of the deluxe edition of Intimacy commanded the #1 spot on iTunes' Top R&B Albums chart and quickly shot to No. 6 on iTunes' overall Top Albums chart. It's a remarkable feat for an urban adult contemporary artist whose previous albums—2002's Kemistry and 2005's Kem Album II,both certified gold have collectively sold more than 1.5 million units largely due to physical sales in stores. Indeed, KEM's new found success in the digital music marketplace is a testament to his stature as a leading man in the world of R&B music. Of course, Intimacy is also flying
off the shelves in stores such as Target, Walmart, and Best Buy, and the reorders are already pouring in! All of this, the critical acclaim, the digital sales, the positive feedback from retail is a sign that KEM is poised to enjoy one of the year's best opening weeks for an urban AC artist.

His disc, "Intimacy," is about four years in the making. His first two, "Kemistry" (an indie release in 2001, re-released by Motown in 2003) and "Album II" (2005) took about the same length of time. Kem makes no excuses for his methodology, but relies on humor and dedication - and patience, of course - to see him through the rough spots. Also, he's leaning on the faith of devoted fans, many of whom believe the results will be worth the wait. "I've been telling people, if you know a better way, please send me those notes so I can do that," he says during a phone interview. "I know this is rooted in dysfunction, but that's what I get paid for, those nights when I'm sitting on top of my piano, crying because I can't get it right." Getting it right is Kem's specialty, as evidenced by two gold records and radio hits such as "Love Calls" and "I Can't Stop Loving You." As those song titles indicate, he's no slouch at evoking romance, stirring potent emotions with smooth, baby making ballads. When Kem performs, chances are that women will out number the men in the audience, and couples may find themselves indulging in public displays of affection. Yet with "Intimacy", Kem says he's aiming for a broader definition of the term. The recording explores all types of relationships, including the maternal and the spiritual....

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