The most added new single on Billboard’s Mediabase Chart two weeks in a row, “Dedication Song” offers a sneak peek into the upcoming “Melody Man” album
BEVERLY HILLS, California, 15 November 2023 /PRNewswire/ — As Thanksgiving approaches, music and entertainment industry moguls, Vassal Benford, is feeling grateful. The R&B/jazz keyboardist wrote and produced a new single, “Dedication Song”, a fusion of traditional jazz and modern R&B/hip hop. With this release, Benford continues to reinforce his status as a pioneering trendsetter who consistently pushes the boundaries of musical genres. Benford Jazz Label release mixed by renowned sound engineer and artist Greg Manning is the most added new single on Billboard’s Media base chart two weeks in a row. “Dedication Song” is available now on all music streaming platforms along with the official music video on YouTube.
Bedford has played a role in the creation of more than 58 platinum-selling records as a Grammy-nominated producer, songwriter, musician and record manager within pop, R&B, hip/hop, rock and dance music. He has worked with a veritable “who’s who” list of superstars, but jazz remains his humble muse. Playing the piano to promote feelings of intimacy and emotional connection, “Dedication Song” plays like a sensual, ethereal and electronic R&B groove. Steamy undertones contrast with the poetic tones delivered eloquently from Benford’s melodic and nimble piano. At its core, the single is an offering of love that reflects gratitude.
“The Dedication Song is a heartfelt song for any occasion, but this year we’re bringing it out for the holiday season. While composing and following it in the studio, it filled me with immense gratitude, especially for my family and my beloved ones. We are in strange times and every moment of love counts. Every act of love counts. I now find myself noticing every smile and recognizing that every moment of peace is a blessing. The world needs love so I dedicate this song to everyone with love,” Benford said of the second single from his upcoming album, “Melody man“ which should arrive in April.
Benford is a prolific producer of music, film, television, concert events, revolutionary technology and sports projects that have generated billions of dollars and billions of spins, streams, downloads and views. He got his start as a teenager in Detroit writing songs for jazz legends Ramsey Lewis, Stanley Clarke and Nancy Wilson. In addition to producing timeless hits such as Jade’s “Do not go away,” which charted on Billboard’s Hot 100 for 39 consecutive weeks, and Benford’s discography now boasts collaborations with DJ Diplo, Toni BraxtonNAS, Flo Rida, Queen Latifah, Mariah Carey, Rick Ross, Deborah Cox, Sheryl CrowU2, Bobby BrownNew edition, Lil’ Kim, Patti LaBelle, Faith EvansChante Moore, Oleta Adams, Lisa Stansfield, Tramaine Hawkins, and The fine young cannibals among other.
The Benford Company manages boxing champion Manny Pacquiao and serves as chairman of BB King Estate. Benford is producing a documentary about King and is putting together the accompanying soundtrack with the rapper Quavo of Migos. In film, Benford collaborates with former studio head and blockbuster producer Mark Canton (“300”) on it “After” movie trilogy (“After”, “After We Collide” and “After We Fall”), which has generated over 300 million dollars at the box office and created the TV series “Power.” They currently have two new hit movies in the pipeline: biopics about the Basketball Hall-of-Famer Spencer Haywood and Blues legend, BB King.
While you are cooking Hollywood boardroom megadeals are an everyday occurrence for Benford, at his core his passion remains in jazz and instrumental R&B music. Last year he tested the waters by releasing the title track to “Melody man“ which sounds completely unique and unlike anything in the contemporary jazz space. “Dedication Song” offers a new look at what’s to come from the innovative collection, which features Benford collaborating with a Grammy-winning guitarist Norman Browneight-time Grammy-nominated saxophonist Gerald Albrightand singer-songwriters Aloe Blacc and Chante Moore.
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