Concord Music Group News

NEWS 13 May 2008

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Boney James & American Idol’s Syesha Mercado Release Exclusive Internet Only Single...The Only Place You Are “Gonna Get It” Is On iTunes!

Urban Jazz Icon and American Idol's Last Woman Standing

Release iTunes Exclusive - Available Now!

Two-time Grammy Award nominee Boney James and current American Idol Top 3 finalist Syesha Mercado join forces to release the soulful, uptempo groove "Gonna Get It", available now, exclusively on iTunes.

Written by James and critically acclaimed R&B singer-songwriter Rahsaan Patterson, "Gonna Get It" pairs the multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer James with the last woman standing on American Idol - seductive songstress Syesha Mercado. Says James: "The first time I saw Syesha perform, I was incredibly impressed. ‘Gonna Get It' seemed like a perfect fit for her. I'm really proud of how well she's doing on American Idol."

Celebrated by Vibe Magazine for his "serious Grover Washington Jr.-style sexy R&B chops," James' Concord Records album Shine debuted at the #1 spot on the Contemporary Jazz chart, #6 on the R&B Chart and #44 on the Pop Chart. Special guests on Shine include jazz-guitar icon George Benson, R&B vocalists Dwele and Philip Bailey (of Earth, Wind & Fire), keyboard wizard George Duke, hip-hop/soul diva Faith Evans, alternative-pop singer Esthero and Sounds of Blackness powerhouse Ann Nesby.

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