Singer, songwriter, musician, and producer KEM, with special guest K'Jon, is headed to Augusta for a concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Bell Auditorium.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, July 2, online at georgialinatix.com, by phone at 1-877-4AUGTIX and at the Champion’s Box Office at James Brown Arena.
KEM also performed at Bell Auditorium in 2006. His independently released debut album, Kemistry, sold nearly 15,000 copies and caught the attention of Universal Motown, which re-released the album and signed KEM to a five-record deal.
His sophomore release, KEM Album II, was certified gold after only two weeks in May 2005. Intimacy debuted on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart at No. 2, with the single Why Would You Stay hitting No. 1 on the Urban AC Radio charts and Share My Life and If It’s Love reaching the chart’s top five. Intimacy won two Grammy award nominations, a Soul Train award nomination and a BET Centric Award nomination.
K’Jon's 2009 album, I Get Around, hit the top of the R&B charts for six consecutive weeks and was on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop albums of the year. His song On the Ocean stayed on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Song chart for 75 weeks, setting the record for the longest run on the chart. In 2010, K’Jon was nominated for a NAACP Image Award in the Best New Artist category.