Brandon Hines Biography
Last updated: 06/19/2012 11:00:00 AM
Let the music critics tell it and they will argue that quality R&B and soul music is now a rarity. Digging deep through record collection notables like Marvin Gaye, Jodeci and Luther Vandross, it's tough to find a new artist that nestles comfortably among the greats.
Cultivated in Motown, Brandon Hines and his refreshingly natural singing talent are campaigning for legendary status. His smooth, baritone vocals command the attention of the ladies and his relatable lyrics are magnetic for the gentlemen. Not only does he offer a soundtrack and a sexy backdrop, but Brandon Hines provides an experience. And he wants you to make love... Music that is.
That's what Hines and his independent debut, Love Music: Fallin in Fallin Out, have been doing since 2006. Hines has a strong following among the younger crowd, but a classic appeal that transcends generations. Writing his own lyrics since he was young, Brandon Hines developed a knack for composing songs that evoke emotion. The art of storytelling mixed with his carefully placed rifts and background vocals, result in the no-holds-barred medleys that are edgy and honest.
The bold sound that pours out of Brandon Hines is a product of passion and determination. He quelled his interest in being a musician until a tremendous response from his Howard University peers drove him to pursue his music career. In 2006, Brandon was elected "Mr. Howard University" and with a growing fan base showering him with love, He became acquainted with his sound.
He has worked with industry power players like Jermaine Dupri, Bryan Michael Cox, Trey Songs, Ryan Leslie, R. Kelly, Troy Taylor, Mario Wynans, Day 26 and Cory Rooney to name a few. Each collaboration has been a catalyst to the other as Brandon Hines is earning his credibility and making a name for himself in the industry.
Brandon's popularity has erupted with over 500,000 downloads of his free album "In Search Of". He was the opening act on Estelle's "American Boy" tour hosted by John Legend and was featured on MTV's TRL as one of the hot new artists to look out for. Brandon created a direct relationship with his fans through his YouTube channel where he keeps his cult-like fan base wanting more, and his internet buzz has captured the ears of thousands overseas. Driven and dedicated to his craft, Brandon is expressing life through music.
Brandon and his company Heir Music has partnered with Revel Music Group (headed by Joe "The Butcher" Nicolo - founder of Ruffhouse Records which launched Lauryn Hill and the Fugees) and Jermaine Dupri (So So Def) to produce and market his music. He is currently recording new material to be released this year and aiming for classic status working with producers such as Jermaine Dupri, Wyclef Jean, R. Kelly, Dre & Vidal (Usher, Alicia Keys, Mario), Anthony Bell (Jazmine Sullivan), Joe Nicolo (Lauryn Hill, Fugees), David Kahne (Paul McCartney) amongst others. His music is just like love: once you fall in, it's hard to fall out.