Raheem DeVaughn - 7PM - 7/23/21Friday, July 23 2021 5:00 PM Doors / 7:00 PM Start
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Raheem DeVaughn - 7PM - 7/23/21
at City Winery Chicago
- 5:00 PM
- 7:00 PM
RESCHEDULED FROM APRIL 11, 2020
Although some have compared his smooth vocals to the likes of music legends such as D’Angelo and Donny Hathaway, all while having the swag of a modern day Marvin Gaye, Raheem Devaughn has carved out his own place amongst R&B royalty as the “Love King” of the Neo-Soul universe. Raheem’s impressive career has been a living testimony to the benefits of dedication and commitment. Now entering his third decade at the top of the industry, Raheem’s raw talent has led his loyal fan base on an incredible musical journey ever since his soulful voice found the ears of the masses on his debut album, The Love Experience in 2005.
So much for a sophomore slump - DeVaughn followed up the initial success of his debut album by topping it with his second project, Love Behind the Melody in 2008. The album, which featured classic hits such as the Grammy nominated “Woman” and “Customer” was one of the most critically acclaimed albums of the year and launched Raheem into superstardom – reaching number one on the Top 10 R&B/Hip-Hop albums chart and peaking at number 5 on the US Billboard 200 chart.
Since then, the self-proclaimed “R&B hippie” has produced other gold standard albums, including the appropriately titled The Love & War Materpiece in 2010, which earned a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Album in 2011. In total, Raheem DeVaughn’s decorated career has earned him two BET Awards and three Grammy nominations. He also was recently nominated for Outstanding Male Artist at the NAACP Image Awards in March 2019.
Still going stronger than ever, the gifted singer/songwriter has been in high demand, releasing his sixth and seventh studio albums, respectively, Decade of a Love King, in October 2018 and The Love Reunion, nine months later – which features the current smash top 10 Urban Adult hits “Just Right,” and “Don’t Come Easy.” Both albums give Raheem’s fans more of his vintage, smooth sound, while providing a new collection of timeless, sexy bedroom anthems for couples everywhere.
Raheem has respectably become world renown for his charity work as much as his work behind the mic. While today’s social climate has just now begun to influence some to get involved with promoting change, Raheem’s charity work has been serving as an instrument of hope and empowerment for years. In 2014 he founded the LoveLife Foundation, a foundation that focuses on improving lives through social, educational and wellness development. Within, as well as outside of LoveLife, Raheem believes in and fights for causes dealing with issues related to women’s rights, domestic violence, and HIV/AIDS awareness among others. He is both a talented artist as well as an inspiration to people across the globe.