|Genres:||Pop / Rock R&B / Soul|
|Tags:||rnb soul donell jones urban neo-soul|
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22 May 1973, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Edward Ferrell of Untouchables Entertainment discovered this talented singer-songwriter at the Black Radio Exclusive Conference in Washington, DC. The ex-Heavy D associate helped Jones sign a recording contract with LaFace Records. His writing skills were first heard on Ushers 1994 hit single, Think Of You. Writing credits for Jade, Brownstone and 702 followed, and Jones was also hired to assist with the vocal arrangements on Madonnas Bedtime Stories. His debut album, June 1996s My Heart, included a credible cover version of Stevie Wonders Knocks Me Off My Feet alongside strong original songs such as the R&B hit In The Hood. The intoxicating blend of urban beats and classic soul melodies earned Jones several highly complementary reviews.
The follow-up, 1999s Where I Wanna Be, was another stylish collection premiered by the US Top 10 hit...