(New York, NY – June 7, 2016) – Singer/songwriter Ro James has claimed the #3 spot on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart and #8 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart this week with the release of his debut LP, ELDORADO, according to Nielsen/SoundScan. The high chart debut follows an exclusive weeklong digital release of the album on Apple Music. The album was released on all other digital platforms worldwide on June 3rd.
ELDORADO marks James’ first release since signing with Mark Pitts’ ByStorm Entertainment joint venture with RCA Records.
Of the album, Rolling Stone says, “James works with a gliding falsetto and a thirsty but deferential mid-register…He prefers drums that are big and blocky. Guitars linger over singer/songwriter licks, vibrate at the frequency of a buzz saw or jab in the pointy, two-dimensional style favored by some stripes of indie rock.” ThisIsRnB proclaims, “ELDORADO is a raw exploration of intimacy, love and revelation.”
To experience ELDORADO live, Ro James will join Maxwell as a special guest on his “SUMMERS’ Tour 2016.” Kicking off June 18th at Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, WA, the tour will be stopping in cities across the U.S. including Sacramento, Brooklyn, Nashville and more. For dates and to purchase tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com. Prior to hitting the road with Maxwell, Ro James will perform various dates supporting Erykah Badu and will perform a solo show as part of the Heineken Green Room Series in Brooklyn at Bedford Hall on June 15th. He will also headline a show in Los Angeles at The Viper Room on June 22nd.
With the release of ELDORADO James is making his mark towards becoming one of 2016’s breakout artists!
About Ro James :
Born in Stuttgart, Germany to a military father turned preacher, Ro James found himself moving around for most of his childhood. From Indiana, California, Hawaii, Oklahoma to the place he now calls home, New York, music was always in the forefront of James’ life. His musical inspirations come from the sounds of Johnny Cash, Prince, Tupac, Jodeci, and more. Since his emergence in 2013, Ro James has worked with the likes of Miguel and Brenmar. That same year he also released an EP trilogy: Coke, Jack & Cadillacs, which received critical praise from outlets such as The FADER, The Source, VIBE, and HypeTrak. Noisey calls his music, “a subtle blend of smoothed out, soulful R&B…” and Billboard declares “James’ sound is reminiscent of the greats, think Prince meets D’Angelo…” Combining these influences with his journey, he has crafted his best work to date on ELDORADO. With Ro’s soulful grit, impassioned vocals and clear vision as an artist, he is poised to be music’s next big breakout star.
Buy/Stream : ELDORADO:
Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/iELDORADO
Google Play: http://smarturl.it/gELDORADO
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