January 25th, 2012 16:08 EST
SOP Battle of the Bands Featuring Antoine Dunn with Can't Forget
At the same time that a promising new year has arrived, we are also witnessing the arrival of an incredibly soulful new artist on the R&B scene: Antoine Dunn. If you don`t know the name, lock it into memory now " you will soon be hearing much, much more about this impressive multi-talent. Dunn is not only a gifted singer, but a self-taught musician (piano, drums and guitar), songwriter and producer.
Dunn`s debut single, the emotional mid-tempo burner Can`t Forget, has come almost out of nowhere to blaze an instant path onto the U.S. urban radio singles charts, driven by airplay that is quickly spreading across the country (major-market stations include KJLH-Los Angeles, WBLS-New York, WSRB-Chicago, WDAS-Philadelphia, WMXD-Detroit, and WYLD-New Orleans). The video, a sexy performance piece directed by Light Up Film, is also making an immediate impact: it was featured as the `New Joint` on BET`s hugely popular 106 & Park, the number one video countdown show on television. It has also been added to BET`s Centric channel, MTVU and MTV.com, VH1 Soul, mun2 and Music Choice.
"Pursuing music has always been a goal of mine," says the 23-year-old Cleveland, Ohio native. I`m a passionate individual, an artist, but I`ve also always had that hustler/businessman ethic." At age 17, Dunn became the Minister of Music at his local church, a post he held for three years. He went on to write and produce songs for other artists, including American Idol finalist LaKisha Jones.
Antoine Dunn`s debut album, TRUTH OF THE MATTER, co-produced with Grammy Award winner Edwin Tony Nicholas (Gerald Levert), will be released on independent label Elite Music Group, Inc., in May 2012.
In addition to the growing interest generated by Dunn`s first single and video, the end of 2011 saw him complete several dates as the opening act on the popular Woo Tour with Anthony Hamilton (whom Dunn considers a musical mentor). Thousands of fans got a chance each night to see up close and personal what Antoine Dunn is really about in several cities, including Atlanta, Chicago, Charlotte and Atlantic City.
WEB " www.antoinedunn.com
FACEBOOK " www.facebook.com/antoinedunn
TWITTER " www.twitter.com/antoinedunn
YOUTUBE " www.youtube.com/antionedunn
Can`t Forget - VIDEO - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJZIWZGdFn0
About Elite Music Group, Inc.: Elite Music Group, Inc. is an independent record label specializing in the best in urban music. Based in Cleveland, Ohio, EMG released the debut album from American Idol finalist LaKisha Jones. Next up is the highly anticipated debut from soul singer-songwriter- producer Antoine Dunn.
About Black Tree Marketing: The mission of Black Tree Marketing is to connect brands and services with the multicultural consumer " African American, Latino, Asian American, Gay/Lesbian, etc. " with an authentic eye to cultural relevance. We create and implement innovative marketing and communications strategies that inspire a more tailored approach to multicultural consumer outreach. Marlynn Snyder, Founder & Creative Director, is a former freelance journalist and entertainment PR executive with over 15 years of industry experience.
Antoine Dunn photo credit: Bruce Gates (Courtesy of Black Tree Marketing)