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Lovers Rock & Soul does well for Vegas

Published:Monday | December 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle
Mr Vegas

Mr Vegas is reporting that his latest album, Lovers Rock & Soul, has been doing well on the international market. The 11-track set was released late September and has been enjoying steady rotation on various charts, including iTunes, where it peaked at number five.

In an interview with The Gleaner recently, Vegas credited the album's success to the type of music it includes.

"People just love the vibe of the album. They think it's a great change up from what I usually put out, and they're enjoying the musical selections," he said.

Lovers Rock & Soul opens with Vegas' cover of Ed Sheeran's Thinking Out Loud and features a mix of R&B, pop and reggae covers from artistes such as Luther Vandross, Baby Face, Cindy Lauper and singer/actor Gregory Hines. Vegas' protÈgÈ, Natel, also features on the album, with the two delivering an interpretation of the Jon B and Babyface hit Someone to Love.

Lovers Rock & Soul is Vegas seventh studio album and was co-produced by Vegas and veteran producer-musician Cleveland Brownie of Steely and Clevie fame. Musicians such as Dean Fraser, Danny Brownie, Flabba Holt, Donald Dennis, Kirk 'Kirkle Dove' Bennett, Wade Johnson and Aeion Hoilette are also part of the project.

Happy with the success of his most recent project, the entertainer has already begun working on his next. "Gospel rock is where I'm going next," Vegas revealed. "I have been putting in a lot of work and people can expect to hear a lot of new singles in the New Year."

NEW ARTISTE

Vegas also said he has a new artiste working with on his MV Music label who he believes will take the entertainment industry by storm.

"Her name is Ameera. She was a finalist on Puff Daddy's 'Making the Band' and she is an awesome talent. We did a cover of Adele's Hello recently and it is doing extremely well, I'm expecting great things from her in the future," Vegas said.

MV Music released two versions of the song on iTunes Hello (Ameera) and Hello (Ameera featuring Mr Vegas). A music video for the version of the song that features Vegas was recently uploaded to YouTube.

Ameera has two more singles that will be released in the coming months.

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