(December 16, 2008 â€“ New York, NY) Seven-time Grammy-nominated recording artist Anthony Hamilton is gearing up for his third So So Def/Zomba album release The Point Of It All, set to arrive in stores today, December 16th. The release comes as the talented singer earns a â€œBest Traditional R&B Vocal Performance” Grammy nomination for his collaboration with Al Green, on â€œYou’ve Got The Love I Need.”
The Point Of It All contains a wide range of raw soul-infused music with Hamilton at the helm co-writing and co-producing on the album with his longtime collaborators, producer/songwriter Kelvin Wooten and Mark Batson. Wooten produced â€œPrayin’ For You/Superman,” the sultry ballad â€œHer Heart,” and the lead single â€œCool” featuring David Banner, which is steadily climbing the Urban Adult and Urban Mainstream charts. Batson produced the powerful track â€œSoul’s on Fire” and â€œFallin’ in Love.” Additional producers on the album include The Avila Brothers who produced the title track â€œThe Point of It All” and Jack Splash who produced â€œPlease Stay.”
Like his previous efforts, Hamilton’s new album is already receiving early rave reviews: The Wall Street Journal observes, â€œMr. Hamilton’s new album features tight R&B productions, [and] vintage instrumentsâ€¦” and goes on to compare Anthony Hamilton to â€œthe great vocalists who influenced his style, including Marvin Gaye and Al Greenâ€¦” Entertainment Weekly adds, â€œThe onetime barber and backup singer is a late bloomer steeped in the conversational soul of Bill Withers and Bobby Womack.”
Last year Anthony Hamilton made his big-screen debut performing in the Oscar-nominated movie, American Gangster. Hamilton has established a loyal following from his 2003 platinum-certified debut album Comin’ From Where I’m From, which spawned the hit â€œCharlene,” climbed to #3 on the R&B Albums chart and garnered three Grammy nominations, to his 2005 release, the gold-certified sophomore effort, Ain’t Nobody Worryin,’ which sparked the #1 hit â€œCan’t Let Go.” Hamilton, an all-around gifted artist, has collaborated with a wide range of his peers including: Buddy Guy, Al Green, Dr. Dre, Santana, Angie Stone, Young Jeezy, Nappy Roots, Musiq Soulchild and more.
Hamilton just completed his critically well-received â€œPlayin’ It Cool” tour- check two of his shows:
Anthony Hamilton’s “Playin’ It Cool” Tour: New York City from levi maestro on Vimeo.