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Kem

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A Nashville-born, Detroit-based singer, songwriter, musician, and producer, Kem (born Kim Owens) overcame homelessness and addiction to become one of the most popular adult contemporary R&B artists of the 2000s and early 2010s. Known for his warm, mellow, and positive sound, the Grammy-nominated artist carried on the tradition of the quiet storm radio format -- exemplified by the likes of Smokey Robinson, the Isley Brothers, and Anita Baker -- with a steady supply of romantic and introspective ballads. Kem funded the recording of his self-released debut, Kemistry, by working as a waiter and as a singer in a wedding band. After he sold 10,000 copies, the disc was picked up by Motown for nationwide release in February 2003. The album eventually reached the Top 20 of the Top Hip-Hop/R&B Albums chart. Its follow-up, Album II, came out in May 2005. Like its predecessor, it reached gold status; it sold over 500,000 copies in the U.S. For a few years, Kem was less active as a recording artist, though he did appear on the fourth volume in Guru's Jazzmatazz series. Kem's third album for Motown, titled Intimacy, was issued in August 2010, debuted at number two on the Billboard 200, and went gold as well; the single "Why Would You Say" was nominated for Grammy awards in the categories of Best R&B Male Performance and Best R&B Song. A holiday album, What Christmas Means, came in 2012. The following year, Ronald Isley's This Song Is for You was released, highlighted by "My Favorite Thing," a song Kem wrote and produced. Promise to Love, his fourth proper album of reliably smooth, gently uplifting material, arrived in August 2014. ~ Andy Kellman
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Stations Featuring
Kem

    Neo-Soul

    Neo-Soul
    20 songs

    Smooth Jazz

    Smooth Jazz
    7 songs

    New Smooth Jazz

    New Smooth Jazz
    7 songs

    Smooth Vocals

    Smooth Vocals
    7 songs

    R&B Holiday

    4 songs

    R&B and Soul Mix

    8 songs

    '00s R&B

    2 songs

Albums by
Kem

Top Songs by
Kem

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Why Would You Stay
  3.   I Can't Stop Loving You
  4.   Love Calls
  5.   Share My Life
  6.   If It's Love by Chrisette Michele
  7.   Nobody
  8.   It's You
  9.   Find Your Way
  10.   Heaven
  11.   I'm in Love
  12.   Into You
  13.   Promise to Love
  14.   You're on My Mind
  15.   Say
  16.   Matter of Time
  17.   I'm Missin' Your Love
  18.   Set You Free
  19.   Miss You
  20.   You Might Win
  21.   You Are
  22.   Each Other
  23.   Without You
  24.   True Love
  25.   I Get Lifted
  26.   What Christmas Means
  27.   Be Mine For Christmas
  28.   Christmas Time Is Here
  29.   A Christmas Song For You
  30.   Brotha Man
  31.   Tonight
  32.   When I'm Lovin You
  33.   Saving My Love for You
  34.   Mother's Love
  35.   Love Never Fails
  36.   Cherish This Moment
  37.   Downtown by Snoop Dogg
  38.   Human Touch
  39.   Can You Feel It
  40.   Hold On
  41.   Pray for Me
  42.   The Soft Side of Love
  43.   We Three Kings
  44.   Merry Christmas Baby
  45.   The Christmas Song
  46.   Glorify The King
  47.   Inside by David Sanborn
  48.   This Place (Church of Today)
  49.   Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  50.   Home for Christmas
  51.   Fascination
  52.   My Favorite Thing by Ronald Isley
  53.   Do What You Gotta Do
  54.   Lullaby Noel
  55.   Bethlehem
  56.   Jesus
  57.   Golden Days by Jill Scott
  58.   Doo Wop Christmas (That's What Christmas Is About)
  59.   Don't Say Goodbye by L'Renee
  60.   Beautiful World
  61.   Say Something Real
  62.   Moments

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