R&B crooner Jeremih is on a roll.
While his hit single “Don’t Tell ‘Em” is still sitting comfortably on the Billboard Hot 100 and his recent announcement of going on tour with rapper French Montana, one can’t help but think “What took so long for all of this to happen?”
Jeremih, 27, arrived on the scene in 2009 with his breakout single, “Birthday Sex”. Although the song was definitely a hit, the singer made it his point to stay out of the spotlight until he delivered his second smash hit, “Down On Me” featuring 50 Cent. Found on his sophomore album, All About You, the song received instant play all over. Even after receiving acclaim for both albums, people were still clueless as to who Jeremih really was.
Now, four years later, the singer is ready to take off the mask and tear down that wall that separates him from his fans. Discussing with Billboard magazine the process of becoming who he is now, the singer-songwriter states that he blames himself for the disconnect and inconsistency in his career. Jeremih, who is also featured on the chart-topping DJ Khaled single “Hold You Down,” is another artist who brings the lack of support from his label to light. “My label is hesitating and not being on my side,” he says. “I see other artists and how they’re supported. It’s hard when I’m on a roster with Rihanna, Rick Ross and Kanye West.”
Aside from his shy away from the limelight and personal issues (baby mama drama & $700 worth of damage at a Fuddrucker’s restaurant), the talented crooner is ready to get the shine that he deserves this time around. Telling Billboard, “I want to show some skin now. Over the next few months, if you don’t hear about me, something’s wrong.”
With the album (which has yet to secure an official release date), the tour with French Montana, and his own personal “Late Nights” tour in the pipeline, we’re sure that Jeremih will make up for time lost this time around.
Take a look as he reveals his plans for the tour and more below, and check out the full interview here!