THIS IS KENNY: BIOGRAPHY

 

AWARDS AND COLLABORATIONS

The singer has garnered Grammy, Soul Train and Stellar Awards nominations as well as the NAACP Image Award for Best New Artist. His nuanced vocals have graced projects by a diverse array of artists from Musiq Soulchild and Rachelle Ferrell to Nancy Wilson and Brian Culbertson. This prestigious list also includes Kanye West, who sampled Lattimore’s “Lately” for the track “I’m in It” from West’s #1 album Yeezus. Lattimore also created musical magic on iconic movie soundtracks like Love Jones, Best Man and Disney’s Lion King II Simba’s Pride.

SPECIAL PROJECTS

In 2012, Lattimore launched his independent record label SincereSoul Records. In 2018, Lattimore launched his first nonprofit, the Kenny Lattimore Foundation, which focuses on providing access to creative fine arts for children in disadvantaged communities.

TODAY

Lattimore continues to tour globally, showcasing his unique creative journey through stunning and diverse set lists. Keep up with Kenny’s music, tours, and merchandise:

Website: kennylattimore.com 

Facebook: @officialkennylattimore

Instagram: @kennylattimore

Twitter: @kennylattimore

BACKGROUND

Hailed by the New York Times as a “modern soul man,” Grammy Award nominated singer songwriter Kenny Lattimore is in a groove with two back-to-back Top 10 songs “Stay On Your Mind” and "Love Me Back” — both lead singles from his independent label SincereSoul Records.

“I want to authentically perform music that covers all the genres and emotions that I have lived and loved throughout the years. From breakup and makeup songs, to the highs and lows, from gospel to jazz to R&B — I want to make sure each album reveals more about me.”

EARLY CAREER

Growing up in Washington, D.C., Lattimore was raised on gospel music and R&B/pop icons such as Chaka Khan, Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway and Stevie Wonder. His freshman year at Howard University gave way to Lattimore becoming the lead singer for R&B group Maniquin. Signed to Epic, the group released the single “I Wanna Ride,” produced by the Gap Band’s Charlie Wilson. 

SOLO MUSIC CAREER

Lattimore relocated to New York City as a solo act and was signed to Columbia in 1995. Ushering in an R&B resurgence that counted D’Angelo and Maxwell in its ranks, Lattimore released his debut solo album a year later. The self-titled, gold-certified set spun off two Top 20

hits: “Never Too Busy” and the wedding staple “For You,” which peaked at #6 on the R&B charts, reigned at #1 on the UAC charts for 10 weeks and earned a Grammy nomination. 

Lattimore continued working, releasing his critically acclaimed sophomore album From the Soul of a Man. In 2001, legendary music industry executive Clive Davis signed Lattimore to join Arista, resulting in Lattimore’s third solo album Weekend. Lattimore followed up with two Top 10 charting duet albums with singer Chanté Moore: Things That Lovers Do and the gospel/R&B double-CD Uncovered/Covered. Lattimore returned to his solo career in 2008, releasing his covers album Timeless on Verve Records.

In 2012, Lattimore launched his independent label SincereSoul Records, allowing him to experiment and collaborate with major record distributors like E1, Motown Gospel and Liger Enterprises.

Lattimore has since proudly released three successful records through SincereSoul: Anatomy of a Love Song, A Kenny Lattimore Christmas, and Vulnerable. His Christmas standards set landed him a #3 album position on the Billboard Gospel charts and his R&B albums together produced two Top 10 singles.