Kevin Ross Talks King of R&B, “Thing Called Love” Single, ‘Audacity’ LP, Empire Label Deal + More

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R&B crooner Kevin Ross is no stranger to music and love songs. After previously being signed to the legendary Motown Records label, and asking to be released from his contract even while scoring a #1 A/C hit with “Long Song Away” and #15 with “Don’t Go.” Kevin went on to launch his very own label, Art Society Music Group in partnership with Empire to distribute his forthcoming sophomore album, ‘Audacity’ with the lead single currently out now, “Thing Called Love.” In our exclusive sit down for the second time, Ross discusses the importance of being independent and having freedom as an artist and owning your art, his credits as a songwriter and producer, having written for the likes of Jamie Foxx, Trey Songz, Nicki Minaj, SWV, Johnny Gill and Toni Braxton.

His single “Thing Called Love” is Top 30 on A/C radio at the present moment and he’s gearing up to go on his ‘Audacity Tour’ in 2020 to support his new LP. We also talked about him being a “bridge artist” and what it means, wanting to collaborate with the likes of Ari Lennox, Summer Walker, Ro James, Luke James, and BJ the Chicago Kid (again). But on his new album, people can expect to hear from solely Kevin as an artist versus depending on features to create a solid body of work. The conversation continues with this new talk about who the “King of R&B” is after singer Jacquees abruptly dubbed himself as such, and even naming his album with the same title.