Singer/Songwriter/Producer Battling homelessness and addiction, this Detroit-raised singer (born Kem Owens) emerged in the world of music as an R&B star. Before signing to Motown in 2001, Kem wrote, produced and paid for his debut LP Kemistry with his own American Express card. The overwhelming response to Kem’s jazzed soul album caused labels who’d formerly rejected him to take notice. His debut and sophomore disc, 2005’s Album II, both released on Motown, went gold.

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BLX: The Face of Homelessness

Kem sounds off on the face of homelessness. (3/11/2015)

BLX: In Detroit With Kem

How KEM went from the streets to the top of the charts. (3/11/2015)

On Set With KEM

Browse on-set photos of KEM.

KEM's Style File

KEM has a flair for fly suiting. Browse his top visuals here.

Kem's Gospel Contemporaries

Kem isn't a gospel act but his style of music may call to mind artists such as this.

The Performance Line Up

Who's performing at this year's show? The full list here.
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