After taking a year’s hiatus from recording, to successfully promote his debut album “Look No Further” in Japan, KNK Entertainment / Sony Music Publishing recording artist Kay B is back in the studio working on his second album, which is duly titled “Better Than Before”.
Following up on the success from commercial crossover tracks from the look no further album such as Cheater’s Dilemma and Groove Thang, which held the no.1 spot on the international artists ringtone chart in Japan, and went on further to be listed on various compilations albums including two massive Sony BMG compilation albums for 2009, (“WITH YOU” and “PERFECT R&B 2”) which both featured artists like Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown, Jennifer Hudson, Akon, Usher, Beyonce, Leona Lewis, Lil Wayne and R.kelly but to name a few; Now, his second outfit, “Better than before” promises to embrace the sounds of modern day commercial sound as well as the soulful R&B ballads of Look No Further. With songs such as the sensual album title track “Look No Further”, “Impress You” , “Don’t You Walk Away”, Cheater’s Dilemma” and the infectious Youtube phenomenal soul jam classic, “Call Cupid” which held the No.1 spot on UK MTV Base charts for 3 consecutive weeks .
With Look No Further debuting as the No.1 selling album, in the first week of release (Tower Records, Japan), before going on to sell over twenty thousand cds and forty-five thousand mp3s in less than the first 6months of its release last year; (which is seen in the music industry as a highly impressive achievement for an international independent artist), Kay B states that, “topping the success of Look no further is an exciting challenge I’m looking forward to with this new album. On this new album I aim to reach out to an even wider audience and broaden my fan base by showcasing a versatile side of me whilst incorporating the previous styles that my fans identify me by.” The success of the album coupled with a high demand for Kay B’s tracks and ringtones, led to him being approached by Sony Music Publishing, which eventually saw him secure his first ever publishing deal with them.
As Kay B currently puts the finishing touches to his 2nd studio album, the music industry and his fans are already excited about his current collaboration with up and coming UK r&b singer Tez-Lee on an infectious club banger titled “Push it Back”, which is currently receiving rave reviews from DJs and fans alike on Youtube, Facebook, Myspace and in club land. It will not be long until Kay B returns to the stage as he did previously a little over a year and a half ago performing to sold out venues alongside the likes of Ne-Yo, Chris Brown, Bobby V. Valentino, and Jagged Edge.
Better Than Before is scheduled for release on Kay B’s independent label KNK ENTERTAINMENT.