Living In The Spotlight Featuring Ro James

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Living In The Spotlight Featuring Ro James

Things you may or may not know about R&B singer Ro James!

Published October 23, 2017

  1. Get To Know: Ro James
    Official Press Image of Ro James (Photo: Sarah McColgan/RCA Records)
    (Photo: Sarah McColgan/RCA Records)

    Ro James is an R&B singer-songwriter. James was born in Germany but moved around to many places, such as New York and Indianapolis. The singer was influenced by his aunt, Rosie Gaines, to start singing more publicly. His aunt was a former backup singer for Prince and Prince's "Purple Rain" motivated James to take singing seriously. James also experienced heartbreak, which really propelled his love of writing and singing music.

  2. Making It To the Spotlight
    Official Press Image of Ro James (Photo: RCA Records)
    (Photo: RCA Records)

    James' career started out as a songwriter for many musicians. An encounter on social media site Myspace with singer Miguel led James to write one of Miguel's hits "Use Me." From there, he started to perform around New York. The rising star released his first EP Coke, Jack and Cadillacs in 2013.

  3. Debut Single

    In 2015, James signed with RCA Records and released his first single "Permission" in April 2016. The single was a hit and peaked at No. 1 on Billboard's Adult R&B songs chart.

  4. Coolest Connection
    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JULY 28:  Recording Artist Miguel performs onstage at the Joy Theater on July 28, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Josh Brasted/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Josh Brasted/Getty Images)

    James' coolest connection has got to be Miguel. Like stated above, the two became friends from Myspace and James then wrote "Use Me" for the singer.

  5. Best Collaboration
    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JULY 01:  Singer Mary J. Blige performs onstage at 2017 Essence Festival at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on July 1, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Paras Griffin/WireImage)
    (Photo: Paras Griffin/WireImage)

    Last winter, Ro James embarked on his El Dorado tour. During this time, he also linked up with Maxwell and Mary J. Blige on their international tour! Going on a joint tour with two legends speaks volumes for his artistry.

  6. Exclusive Info

    James has a new single titled "Already Knew That (Remix)" featuring BJ the Chicago Kid. The tracked dropped earlier this year in February. Check it out above!

Written by BET Staff

(Photo: Sarah McColgan/RCA Records)

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