It’s Your Gyrl, Ms. Carmen aka Platinum Voice PR bringing another Platinum Featured Artist to you!
I cherish all music, but R&B, is my favorite genre of them all. It’s like a “Calgon, take me away moment!” when you play your favorite song. I have always liked all the members of 112, especially Q. Songs like “You Already Know”, “Peaches and Cream”, “Dance with Me” and “It’s Over Now” are a few favorites of mine.
Well, Q would like us to get to know him as a solo artist; So, without further adieu, I introduce to you, Q Parker!
Grammy Award Winning Singer & Songwriter, Founding Member of Multi-Platinum Recording Group 112,
Actor and Fitness & Healthy Living Advocate
Q Parker has over 15 years of experience in music as one of the founding members of the multi-platinum recording group 112. Since entering the music industry, Q has garnered many accolades, including a Grammy award, an MTV video music award, two double platinum albums, two gold albums and numerous television appearances including Late Night with David Letterman, Live with Regis & Kelly and MTV Cribs. He was also voted one of Jezebel Magazine’s “50 Most Sexy Atlantans” and Essence.com recently named him as one of their favorite male “Eye Candy” picks, an honor he’s shared with talented heart-throbs such as Idris Elba and Boris Kodjoe.
A winner of 6 ASCAP Awards, Q is an accomplished award-winning songwriter that has worked with a variety of chart-topping talent including Keyshia Cole, Pink, Faith Evans, P. Diddy, Mase, Notorious B.I.G., Mario Winans, New Edition, Kelly Price and more.
In 2007, Q established his own production company, NeWFAM Entertainment, which specializes in the development and exposure of new talent. Most recently, Q spoke to students at the prestigious Berklee College of Music on the art of writing a hit record. He also fulfilled a starring role as “Joseph” in the holiday theatrical tale, “A Gift of Love” starring veteran actress and Academy Award nominee Ruby Dee and had a lead role opposite R&B songstress, Keke Wyatt, in the musical stage production, “When Love Ain’t Enough.”
As a family man and good citizen, Q is a constant supporter of charitable causes throughout the country, including teaming up with the “Alzheimer’s Association of Georgia” and “Black Girls Run.” In 2011, Q published his and sold thousands of copies of his first annual fitness calendar which can be found at QParkerFitnessCalendar.com. Each year the calendar has become a favorite amongst thousands of fans.
In the Spring of 2011, Q was invited to be a celebrity judge for the ESSENCE & Pebbles R&B Star nationwide competition for hopeful future recording artists. Q, was joined by fellow R&B greats Kelly Price and Bryan Michael Cox. However, nothing takes greater precedence in Q’s professional life than charting the course for his own musical career. In October of 2012 he released his critically acclaimed solo debut entitled Q PARKER: THE MANual, through a joint venture between NeWFAM Entertainment and Malaco Records. The album which is a great blend of classic and contemporary R&B was lauded as “one of the best R&B albums of 2012.” The first two singles from the album, “Show You How” and “YES” each reached Top 20 status at Urban Adult Contemporary radio.
Q can seen currently touring the United States, Europe and Japan promoting his solo album, The MANual, as well as in concert nationally and internationally with his group, 112.
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