Although I have never heard a full album, I am a fan of Kem. The Detroit native has been a hit with the R&B crowd since emerging on the scene in 2001. Kem self-financed his first album, Kemistry, then after selling 50,000 on his own, was signed to Motown Records who re-leased the album in 2002. Kemistry went on to sell 500,000+ copies, reaching Gold status. In 2005, Kem released Album II, which went on to also sell 500,000+ albums, spawning the #1 Adult Contemporary hit, I Can’t Stop Loving You.
This July, Kem is set to release his third album, titled Intimacy. It will feature a feature by Jill Scott. The first single leaked, Why Would You Stay is a great song I stumbled upon. In it, Kem questions a woman why she would stay with him after he has treated her so badly, but noting he will never hurt her again. Its a bit of that grown people music, but definitely deserves a listen!
Download: Kem – Why Would You Stay