( ENSPIRE Entertainment ) Four-Time Grammy-Nominated R&B Superstar KEM Releases His Memoir and First Live Album, “Anniversary”
ENSPIRE Contributor: Paulina
KEM, a four-time Grammy-nominated R&B artist celebrated his 20th anniversary of being signed to the Motown label with two career firsts. He recently released his memoir, “Share My Life: A Journey of Love, Faith and Redemption” published by Simon & Schuster. The memoir follows his journey from childhood to homelessness to becoming an internationally renowned singer-songwriter. He also released his first live album, “Anniversary”, recorded at The Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre in Detroit.
KEM was emotionally starved growing up, internalizing harmful feelings that eventually led to him spiraling and turning to alcohol and drug use. He stayed in several homeless shelters and drug rehab centers. His time in these places allowed him to perfect the songs that eventually revitalized his spirit and would later appear on his first album, KEMISTRY.
KEM says, “Having the ability to be open and transparent about my life has not always been easy for me. I’m finally at a point where I’m at peace with who I am, I have a love-filled marriage and family life, and I’ve been able to positively impact some folks. I believe that, with the platform I hold, it’s my responsibility to share my life – my hardships & my successes – so that I might encourage & inspire others.”
He recently kicked off a month-long celebration with an interview and performance on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” He also appeared on Tamron Hall’s Emmy Award-winning daytime talk show the “Tamron Hall Show.” KEM is also currently on tour with Ledisi on their “Soul II Soul Tour’’ which features special guest Musiq Soulchild.
KEM’s journey proves that resilience and dedication can help you achieve your dreams no matter how dark your life may seem. His music and story continue to resonate with audiences worldwide. Visit the KEM’s website here.