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1. Behind the Jam: KEM
KEM was born Kim Owens in Nashville, TN on July 23, 1969. He is 44 years old.
2. Behind the Jam: KEM
He is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. His genres include R&B, Soul, Jazz and Neo Soul.
3. Behind the Jam: KEM
Although KEM was born in Tennessee, he was raised in Detroit, Michigan.
4. Behind the Jam: KEM
After finishing high school, he dealt with homelessness, addiction and isolation from his family. He finally overcame these issues with music & spirituality. He now finds time to give back.
5. Behind the Jam: KEM
He wrote, produced and financed his self-released debut album, Kemistry, with funding from his American Express card, singing in a wedding band and waiting tables.
6. Behind the Jam: KEM
He was later signed by Motown Records in 2001, who re-released the album in 2003 and sold more than 500,000 copies nationwide. It was certified Gold.
7. Behind the Jam: KEM
KEM Album II was released in 2005 and debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200 with 140,000 copies sold the 1st week. It was certified Gold by the RIAA two months later.
8. Behind the Jam: KEM
KEM made his acting debut in the movie ‘Sparkle’ starring both Jordin Sparks and the late Whitney Houston. His character, Buddy, was the Masters of Ceremonies.
9. Behind the Jam: KEM
KEM has fans of all ages and is very well received by older listeners of R&B/Soul for his classy sound and not incorporating elements of Hip-hop music.
10. Behind the Jam: KEM
The “Kem” spelling was a mistake on an associate’s part that he adopted because he thought it sounded distinctive and marketable.