Today marks the comeback of the award-winning singer and producer JayR as he releases his massively anticipated all-original album, Elevated, in record stores and via iTunes and all digital retailers now.
Properly celebrating and promoting the record’s arrival, the R&B King recently took the stage for a very special performance with other Homeworkz artists topbilled by recording artist Mica Javier, hip-hop/R&B artists Q-York, singer-actress Frencheska Farr, novelty rap/hip-hop artists Salbakuta, singer Deejay Poblete and Rakenrol star Glaiza De Castro via the first-ever Homeworkz Blog Con, at Treehouse, Makati.
“[ But ] First of all, I want to say that I really am grateful to all the people who came to my album launch last week. I’m really happy so many people were able to make it to the launch despite the delays caused by the traffic. For some reason Extra Rice our band was so on point that evening. We sounded amazing together. Q-York, Deejay, Mica Javier, Kris Lawrence and AJ Rafael all showed love and performed with me on stage. We did the songs we wrote for the album. It was a lot of fun,” JayR quipped. “Nyoy Volante even came to watch and I kind of put him on the spot to do a song with me. He was kind enough to get up out of his chair and amaze the crowd. An awesome night.”
Comprised of 14 outstanding tracks with awesome collaborations from Kyla, Mica Javier, Q-York, Gabi Wilson, Jhing, Jimmy Muna, Marié Dibgy, AJ Rafael and Kris Lawrence, JayR’s current single “You Are Not Alone” with the R&B Queen Kyla, as of March 21-27, 2015, is climbing the Pinoy Myx Countdown at #10.
JayR revealed an Elevated Album Tour is now brewing. “You can stay updated with all the dates and venues at jayrsmusic.com or through my social media,” he beamed. “Also, my new app is now available for download at Google Play. Coming soon to iTunes. Just search JayR and you can download my free app. Check out the free music and the DJ (Digital Journal).”
JayR’s Elevated is currently receiving extensive critical acclaim from top-notch artists and respected musicians.
Singer Kris Lawrence said JayR has done it again. “He’s taken Philippines’ R&B to the next level definitely elevating the standard.”
Award-winning recording artist Mica Javier professed JayR’s new album is by far his best work to date. “I think Elevated is JayR’s best body of work thus far because it shows his growth as an artist, and the passion that exudes from his artistry allows him to compete at an international level and push the envelope for OPM,” she declared. “I’m happy to have been a contributor to this album not just as JayR’s partner on ‘Tonight’ which already went No.1, but also behind the scenes as a songwriter and a creative.”
R&B Queen Kyla proclaimed Elevated is a great album. “There’s a different flavor in every collaboration that really makes the album special,” she said.
The R&B King is scheduled to have a series of mall tours nationwide to promote the album this summer.
On A Roll
And there’s no stopping him. In fact, JayR is just about everywhere right now. He continues to shine in ABS-CBN’s reality show Your Face Sounds Familiar hosted by Billy Crawford. Judges Gary Valenciano, Jed Madela and Sharon Cuneta serve as “The Jury”.
“I surprised myself winning the first competition as Pepe Smith on Your Face Sounds Familiar. I never knew I had a talent to impersonate artist icons. I guess you can say the show brought it out of me,” JayR admitted.
True to his word, JayR scored his second big win on Your Face Sounds Familiar after he gave an engaging performance as he impersonated Kenny Rogers singing the ’80 hit “Islands in the Stream” with actress Karla Estrada who imitated Dolly Parton.
That’s not all.
Just recently, American rock ‘n’ roll legend Alice Cooper took notice and encouraged people to watch the video of JayR performing “I Never Cry.” In his Twitter account, Cooper wrote this caption: “Check out JayR channelling his inner Alice Cooper on the Manila show @yourfacesounds! #AliceCooper.”
JayR shared that he’s having a lot of fun doing the show. “I feel like I’m learning a lot studying the different styles, genres and vocals,” he continued. “I feel like I’m growing as an artist on the show and I love that. It inspires me to make my original songs even better. To elevate as an artist in the music industry.”
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