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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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