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Junior Kelly free of VP Records Featured

Entertainment News Written by  AKA Saturday, 07 July 2012 18:30 font size decrease font size increase font size 0
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  International recording artiste Junior Kelly has completed his contractual obligation with record label VP Record and is now a free independent artiste.  

 “He’s not an exclusive artiste with VP Records right now and he is free to record with other producers,” Dave Evans, the business affairs manager of VP Records, said in a release.

 In the past couple of months, he has been  working with several top producers such as Donavan Germaine, Kemar "Flava" McGregor, and Donovan Bennett, just to name a few. The singer’s latest hit, Been There, has been blowing up all over FM radio here in Jamaica and in New York over the last six weeks, a great sign for the Love So Nice singer.

 “Junior is very happy that he has been released from his contract with VP, he is now independent so a lot of producers who couldn’t work with him before can now do singles with him. And it is happening at the right time because his latest single, Been There is #7 on the Richie B Jamaica Music Countdown, and he is working on  a couple of singles for his album which is expected to come out this November,” a member of the artiste’s management team said in a release.

 Junior Kelly is known for a great catalogue of hits which includes "Smile", "Sunshine", the mega hits "Receive" and "Love So Nice" which topped several reggae charts worldwide, "Boom Draw", "Blaze", "Dem Wrong", "Tough Life", and "Missing You" with Barbee.

 

 He has been booked to perform at a show in Brooklyn, New York this Sunday, July 8, 2012. He will also be performing in Minnesota at The Bayfront World Music Festival on Saturday, July 14, 2012.


Last year, Junior Kelly toured the European circuit doing a series of shows  that were hailed by reggae critics as being significant “for the future of reggae music”. Armed with his VP album, Red Pond, a critically acclaimed reggae offering, Kelly's tour towards the end of 2011 re-established him as an authentic exponent of the genre. Kelly, despite the odds, has  remarkably stayed true to his roots reggae format, despite the urging, from producers and artistes alike, to foray into different styles of music.

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