Multi-Platinum R&B Vocalist Johnny Gill Secures #1 Slot on Billboard “Adult R&B Songs” & Mediabase “Urban AC” Charts with “Soul of a Woman” Single
Gill’s “Soul of a Woman” Successful Lead Single Sets Tone for Highly Anticipated Forthcoming Album, Game Changer II
Los Angeles (June 20, 2019) – Multi-Platinum vocalist Johnny Gill’ has secured the #1 slot on this week’s Billboard’s “Adult R&B Songs” and Mediabase “Urban AC” charts with his “Soul of a Woman” single. The sultry single is produced by GRAMMY® nominated producer Gregg Pagani and was released on J Skillz Records/Kavalry Records, LLC. “Soul of a Woman” is the leadoff single to Gill’s forthcoming eighth solo album entitled Game Changer II which will be released later this year and serves as the sequel to the highly successful 2014 Game Changer release.
“No matter how many years I’ve been blessed to have chart-topping hits within my catalogue of releases, it’s always an incredible honor to have them continue and reach #1, said Gill. “I want to thank all the radio stations, streaming media and fans who have supported me on this journey to “Soul of a Woman” reaching #1.”
Gill’s #1 “Soul of a Woman” single chart successes is celebrated with the release of the music video and co-star to Johnny Gill is comedic Emmy-Award winning actress Tiffany Haddish.
In every arena that he has entered, volcanic-voiced singer/entertainer Johnny Gill has been a Game Changer. He entered the professional music world at 16 years-old in 1983 with two albums on Cotillion/Atlantic Records that introduced a clean-cut young boy out of Washington, D.C. with the uncanny sound of a full-grown man. He next lent that voice to an album of emotive duets with Stacy Lattisaw titled Perfect Combination that belied both their ages. He resurfaced several years later joining the former kid’s group New Edition, bringing a voice that was perfect to help usher them from novelty to longevity on the timeless classics “If It Isn’t Love” and “Can You Stand the Rain.” He brought his renewed star status to Motown Records as a linchpin of the legendry company’s `90s comeback roster with an album boasting indelible smash production from both Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis (“Rub You the Right Way”) and L.A. & Babyface (“My, My, My”). He once aligned forces with fellow solo superstars Gerald Levert and Keith Sweat to form L.S.G., one of the first male vocal supergroups of R&B that scored two powerful albums including the sexy smash “My Body.”
Within the last decade, Johnny Gill triumphantly returned to the game as a recording artist and stage sensation with two projects that regained his R&B reign with Still Winning (2011) and, most apropos, Game Changer (2014), scoring a string of patiently detonated soul explosions such as “Long, Long Time” (f/ Eddie Levert and Keith Sweat), “Behind Closed Doors,” “5000 Miles” (f/ Jaheim) and “This One’s for Me and You” (f/ New Edition) that returned him to the top of Billboard’s Black Music charts. Add his involvement in the television ratings bonanza “The New Edition Story” and his teaming with N.E.’s fellow lead singers Bobby Brown and Ralph Tresvant to form yet another super group, Heads of State, it is crystal clear: Johnny Gill never just plays a game. He changes it…every time.
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