June 11th, 2011 10:59 EST
International Sensation B. Howard with 'Dancefloor'
International recording artist, producer, and songwriter, B. Howard, known for producing platinum selling artists such as Ne-Yo, Missy Elliott, Ginuwine, Trey Songz, Lupe Fiasco, Bow Wow and Omarion releases his latest single and video, "Dancefloor," both making its US premiere on Wednesday, June 8th on iTunes and across all digital platforms. Dancefloor " from 6 Point Entertainment is from Howard`s forth-coming album titled "Genesis. " The "Dancefloor" video streams live starting Wednesday, June 8th, at 12:01 AM (PST) from VEVO http://www.vevo.com/watch/b-howard/dancefloor/USA2P1174169 and on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UZTCaaffCU accompanied by a live chat on UStream at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/dance-floor-release where B. Howard will take questions from his fans from all over the world.
`Dancefloor` showcases the vocal talents of Howard as well as featuring the musical contributions from Grammy Award Winning Producer, James Poyser on keys and bass, Questlove from The Roots, on drums and Grammy Winning Arranger Benjamin Wright and his orchestra, who collectively create an instant classic. Questlove remarks, B. Howard is an extraordinary talent. It`s almost as if an unspoken spirit has blessed him. I consider it an honor to have worked with this man. Poyser adds, "He`s a true talent, someone who is new and different, but at the same time can be considered classic."
The "Dancefloor" video has already brought about comparisons between B. Howard and the King of Pop." Howard has a long and close relationship with the Jackson family; in fact, Randy Jackson`s daughter, Genevive contributed vocals to his first single Super Model, " alongside sister Kaitlen Howard. Jackie Jackson supports by adding, "We are proud of Brandon and all of his accomplishments. The music speaks for itself."
Genesis was released last summer by Universal Music Japan and immediately climbed the Billboard Tokyo album charts. It is Howard`s talents for percussion and piano, along with his ability to combine old school and new school music that has gained him unbelievable global recognition. When asked, Why Japan first?, B. Howard is more than eager to respond, I have always loved coming to Japan and saw the real appreciation they have for music. But I never thought I`d receive this kind of welcome and support so quickly. Music retail giant HMV dubbed Howard the Prince of Pop.
After working as award winning record producer and songwriter, B. Howard has seamlessly moved from behind the mixing console to the microphone and from all indications " the sky is the limit. The thirteen song Genesis album includes the infectious Dancefloor, the intimate ballad Crush and the upbeat sexy Super Model. Universal Music Japan`s Managing Director Kimi Kato explained, I signed B. Howard because I felt the natural aura of a superstar when I first met him and after listening to some of his demos I only followed my instinct. It was that simple.
Born in Los Angeles, and raised in Chicago, B. Howard`s music has traveled the world. His name garnered international recognition after writing and producing on Ginuwine`s first platinum album, The Senior. His musical strengths are sprung from a long bloodline such as his grandmother, Josephine Howard of the legendary gospel group The Caravans " and his mother, Miki Howard, who was a number one recording artist with Atlantic Records. B. Howard`s musical proficiencies were further developed through his bond with the legendary Jackson Family. From a very young age, this influential relationship helped shape his imminent career.
As a producer and songwriter, B. Howard has collaborated with artists such as Ne-Yo, Chris Brown, Missy Elliott, Trey Songz, Dru Hill, Jay Sean, Marques Houston, and Lupe Fiasco. He recently produced Ke Nako, " a song appearing on the Official World Cup Album releasing globally through Sony Music and more importantly, marking his official debut as a recording artist. In 2010, B. Howard has launched his own Entertainment Company, 6 Point Entertainment with industry veteran Jonnie Forster.
About 6 POINT ENTERTAINMENT
6 Point Entertainment is a Los Angeles based Entertainment company jointly owned by producer /songwriter/singer B. Howard and music industry veteran Jonnie Forster. The company`s first release is B. Howard`s Genesis. 6 Point currently has recording studios in Los Angeles and a fledgling roster of songwriters, producers, and artists.