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BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRICAN AMERICAN " CALVIN RICHARDSON " IS AN AMERICAN R&B AND SOUL SINGER-SONG WRITER, IN 1999 HE RELEASED HIS DEBUT SOLO ALBUM COUNTRY BOY : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "

                           BLACK             SOCIAL           HISTORY                                                                                                                                                                                                           Calvin Richardson (born in MonroeNorth Carolina)[1] is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter. In 1999, he released his debut solo album Country Boy.

Background

He is friends with K-Ci & JoJo whom he met while singing on the gospel circuit. Richardson was signed to Tommy Boy Records in the early 1990s as a member of the R&B group Undacova, whose song "Love Slave" appeared on the soundtrack to the 1995 film New Jersey Drive.[2]
In the mid 1990s, Richardson went solo and signed with Universal Records. His debut album, Country Boy, was released on August 24, 1999, selling 100,000 units. Despite this he was dropped by Universal. Shortly thereafter, he signed a contract with Hollywood Records.
On September 16, 2003, he released his second album, 2:35 PM. The album was given that name because Richardson's child was born at that time, just before completing the album. It featured the minor R&B hit "Keep On Pushin'", a song Richardson wrote and produced by himself. He originally recorded the song "More Than a Woman" a duet withAngie Stone which originally appeared on her 2001 album Mahogany Soul. Richardson would later re-record the song as a solo track for 2:35 PM. An alternate version of the song- which replaces Richardson's vocals with new ones from Joe- was nominated for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal at the 2003 Grammy Awards. The album also included popular songs such as The Underdogs produced single "Not Like This as well as the Raphael Saadiq produced "Falling Out". The album was produced byThe UnderdogsJake & TrevorYoung RJ, and Raphael Saadiq.
Richardson then co-wrote and performed on the track "Excuse Me", from Saadiq's 2002 Grammy Award nominated album Instant Vintage, as well as co-writing The Charlie Wilson single produced by Babyface "There Goes My Baby".
Richardson released his third album, When Love Comes, on May 27, 2008 on Shanachie Records. In 2009, he was chosen to record a tribute album to Bobby Womack, which coincided with Womack being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Grammy nominated album was entitled, Facts Of Life:The Soul Of Bobby Womack. On August 31, 2010, Richardson released his fifth album, Americas Most Wanted. The lead single was "You're So Amazing".
As of 2013, he has joined the upcoming reality series "Come Back Kings" with Ed LoverHorace Brown, David "Davinch" Chance (of Ruff Endz), Jeff Sanders, Jameio, Mr. Cheeksand Black Rob.[3] [4][5]
In January 2014, it was announced that Richardson signed a new deal with Eric BenĂ©t's label Jordan House Records[6] with distribution and marketing from the company Primary Wave Music.[7]

Discography

Studio albums

YearAlbum detailsPeak chart positions
US
[8]
US R&B
[8]
US Ind
[8]
1999Country Boy
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20032:35 PM
658-
2008When Love Comes
-1725
2009Facts Of Life: The Soul Of Bobby Womack
  • Released: 2009
  • Label: Shanachie
-3050
2010America's Most Wanted
  • Released: 2010
  • Label: Shanachie
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Singles

  • 1999: "True Love" (featuring Chico DeBarge)
  • 2000: "I'll Take Her" (featuring Cedric "K-Ci" Hailey)
  • 2002: "More Than a Woman"
  • 2003: "Keep on Pushin'"
  • 2003: "Not Like This"
  • 2003: "I've Got to Move"
  • 2008: "Sang No More"
  • 2010: "You're So Amazing" (US R&B #73)

Other appearances