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Sunday, March 29, 2009

The Birth of Cornelius....

We’re big R&B fans in this house, my husband especially, so when I had the chance to check out this new artist named Corneille, I couldn’t wait to check I tout.

Corneille is the newest addition to Motown Records. Not only is he a talented singer, but he’s also a writer and producer as well as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and Red Cross Canada spokesperson. Corneille has a lot on his plate, not just his music.

To learn a little about the artist before listening to his music, I found that Corneille was from Rwanda and during the genocide in 1994 he escaped leaving his parents and other family members who ended up killed. He first escaped to Kinshasa and then to Germany where he was taken in by some family friends.

Since then he has taken his life, and his talents and used them in the greatest way he knows. Music! The Birth of Cornelius is his English debut album and he finds his inspiration from other Motown artist such as Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and more. He’s had numerous hits in Canada, France and Japan, but how will his music go over with Americans?

Me and my husband popped in the CD and were about to find out. His music is very soothing, and he’s got a good voice, nothing out of the ordinary for us though. I felt more like his CD was something I’d be listening to in a coffee house. Something I could use to relax and unwind with, or have on in the background while reading my Twilight books (lol). Although Corneille was named one of the “Hottest New Stars” of 2009 by the New York Daily News, I honestly can’t see him being on the rise with such artists like Ne-Yo, Seal, Usher or any other “Hot” R&B singer right now.



Although is music is very soothing, has that old school jazz/blues feel to it, it’s not going to be one of my top picks on my IPod. Big R&B fans but we both agreed, he needs a little something more to his voice, although it’s good, it just doesn’t stand out to us. But who knows, this might just be the thing that you’re into, something you’d listen to constantly. For me, it’s just a relaxing background CD that will be played in my home.

The Birth of Cornelius is available in stores and on Amazon.com right now, and you can soon also visit his website www.corneillemusic.com where you'll be able to check out some more about his bio and his music.

Thanks To: Team Mom/Music Moms


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46 comments:

Think about it said...

i like keyshia Cole , shes one of my favorite r & b singers.

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Aaliyah is my favorite R&B singer. I have so many though

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsQvXgCcng8 heres my fav song

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marvin gaye

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silverbele said...

Marvin Gaye

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Aaliyah is my favorite R&B singer.

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Ken said...

My favorite r&b artist is TLC. Their recordings give me joy. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

Nickolay said...

I am a fan of Lauren Hill

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Gabriel J. said...

I like Augustana.

Karly said...

Sade is our favorite.

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Anonymous said...

Ray Charles has always been my fave.
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Princess Golden Hair said...

I still love the very talented stevie wonder.

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Tom said...

Alicia Keys!

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Luther Vandross.

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Alicia Keys

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One favorite is Keri Hilson

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I love Alicia Keys!

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Helen said...

Mary J. Blige!

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I like Marvin Gaye. Thanks!

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masonsgranny59 said...

I heart Alicia Keys!

Kathy said...

My favorite R&B artist is Seal. Thanks for the giveaway.

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I love B.B.King

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my fave is Aaliyah.
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