R&B Singer JOE to Release, "DoubleBack: Evolution of R&B" on July 2nd, 2013

DoubleBack: Evolution of R&B
On JULY 2, 2013

"I'd Rather Have A Love" Is A Top 10 At National Urban AC Radio Stations Across The Country

New York, NY (May 2, 2013) - Multi-platinum selling R&B singer/songwriter/producer Joe is all set to release his new album DoubleBack: Evolution of R&B on July 2, 2013. The much-anticipated album, which already spawned a radio hit at major Urban AC stations with the soulful single "I'd Rather Have A Love," will have 3 versions of the CD. The standard will carry 12 tracks, Target's version will have 2 bonus tracks and Best Buy will tout a remix of "I'd Rather Have A Love" featuring rapper Fat Joe. More than half of the album was written, produced and or arranged by the soulful crooner himself. Joe also enlisted superstar producers Stargate (Ne-Yo, Beyonce) and DOA (Tyrese, Wale) to collaborate on the new album. DoubleBack: Evolution of R&B will debut via the newly formed Massenburg Media, helmed by industry heavyweight Kedar Massenburg. In a recent interview with Vibe.com Joe shared the one thing he wants to bring back to R&B is "class."  In describing the meaning behind the album's title and the style of the project, Joe states that this was "an ode' to classic R&B. I double backed to when music was heard with live horns, live strings, and live drums, to a time when soul music was very stylish and elegant."

The single "I'd Rather Have A Love" steadily climbs the charts and after 6 short weeks is already a Top 10 at key national Urban AC radio stations with new adds weekly.  The video for the smooth sexy song was  directed by renowned music video and film director Hype Williams. The video is being played on VH1, BET Centric as well as regional video outlets. "I'd Rather Have A Love" is available now for download at  iTunes.

Joe has become one of R&B's most accomplished and popular singers over the course of his career, and has received numerous accolades including Grammy nominations for his 4x platinum album My Name Is Joe.  Singles such as "All The Things (Your Man Won't Do)," "All That I Am," "No One Comes Close" and "I Wanna Know" established Joe as a bona fide hit maker who sold more than 10 million albums worldwide. Moreover, Joe is a sought-after collaborator who has worked with some of music's biggest and best artists including Mariah Carey ("Thank God I Found You"), Big Pun ("Still Not A Player") Nas ("Get To Know Me"), 50 Cent ("Ride With You") and G-Unit ("Wanna Get To Know You"). His 2001 hit song "Stutter" feat. Mystikal remained #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 4 weeks. Joe's last three albums were released independently and each debuted at #1 on Billboard's Top Independent Chart.  His 2011 independent release entitled The Good, The Bad, The Sexy debuted at #8 on the Billboard 200 and #2 on the Hot R&B/Hip Hop albums chart.

Currently Joe is doing live performances across the country and is planning a national and international tour.  For updated information on where to see Joe live follow him on Twitter: Twitter.com/JoeThomas563

1.    Something For You                       
2.    Easy                                               
3.    Baby 
4.    Compromise                                                  
5.    Magic City                                          
6.    I'd Rather Have A Love                           
7.    Love & Sex (featuring Fantasia)            
8.    Sexy                                                   
9.    More                                                   
10.  Mary Jane                                           
11.  1 to 1 Ratio (featuring Too Short)         
12.  DoubleBack                                        

Target (2 Bonus Tracks)

1.    Walk Away
2.    Smoove

Best Buy Bonus Track

1.    I'd Rather Have A Love (Remix Featuring Fat Joe)


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  • 5/18/2013 10:04 AM Chris Webster wrote:
    I am a major R&B fan, who recently moved to South Florida. I thought I had left all the R&B radio stations back in New York, but boy was I wrong.
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