RaVaughn Brown aims to bring back classic R&B music

    RaVaughnThere are two things that Ne-Yo’s artist, R&B singer/songwriter RaVaughn Brown, knows like the back of her hand: love and music.

    After college, the California native quickly made a name for herself as the industry’s go-to “demo girl,” lending her vocals to producers like Rico Love, Rodney Jerkins and Jim Jonsin.

    She’s also an experienced background singer who has worked with Brandy (one of her all-time favorite artists), Keri Hilson, the cast of “Glee” and more.

    It wasn’t long before a random studio encounter with singer/songwriter Ne-Yo landed this talented young artist the role of his protégé and a contract with his Compound University label.

    “He’s one of the greatest songwriters of our time. For him to reach out to me and want to work with me was really a big deal.”

    Now that she’s hooking fans with her smooth vocals and empowering lyrics, the “Best Friend” singer is preparing for the late-summer release of her debut album, Love Always. Her goal for this project is to serve up some head-nodding, emotion-twisting, authentic R&B.

    “For this album, it’s definitely about trying to get back to that classic R&B. Back when the words really meant something other than “turning up” or “being in the club,” said the singer who has no quips about sharing her personal experiences through song. “It’s telling stories about things that everybody goes through.”

    The topic of love is something that we can all relate to and RaVaughn believes that it’s important to focus on yourself before diving into a relationship.

    “In order to love someone else you have to love yourself. Of course everybody wants to be loved and love somebody, but until you’re comfortable being by yourself, you can’t properly and fully love someone else.”

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