2008 was a great year for R&B fans; with new albums from Mary J. Blige and Ne-Yo, as well as strong freshman efforts from rising stars Karina Pasian and Jazmine Sullivan, competition for the genre’s ‘Best Album’ Grammy is stiff. Rounding out the lineup of nominees is J. Holiday, whose gold-certified debut album, Back of My ‘Lac found him inviting his growing fanbase on a sultry ride through slow-jam territory. As shown by the chart-smashing success of singles “Bed” and “Suffocate” (as well as the starry-eyed females who flock to his live performances), listeners were more than happy to tag along.
Whether or not Holiday takes home the gilded gramophone on February 8, he’ll be back a month later for Round 2 of his career as an R&B hitmaker. With lead single “It’s Yours” building buzz at radio and enjoying an extended stay on DJBooth.net’s Top R&B Chart, there’s no doubt that the March 10th release of Holiday’s sophomore album will add plenty of new voices to the chorus of ladies screaming his name.
In an exclusive interview with our very own DJ “Z,” J. Holiday steps inside the Booth to discuss the key qualities he looks for in a woman, why bringing his fans good music means more than high sales numbers or awards, and who really paid for the Cadillac sitting in his driveway
Listen To The Interview Below,
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