Chart-topping, urban inspirational recording artist, Charles Jenkins (Awesome, War, Winning), has partnered with Kevin Liles Management. “Charles is a mogul of faith, music and leadership and which we are growing through KWL’s proven approach to talent management where we provide a full service home for talent, capable of providing holistic thinking, infrastructure and expertise across all areas of their careers,” says Liles who guides the careers of artists such as D’Angelo, Trey Songz and K.Michelle.
Billboard Magazine R&B Editor, Gail Mitchell, has the scoop on the new venture and Billboard.com premiered Jenkins’ new #positiveair music video, “Reaching for the Sky,” today: http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/hip-hop/7718084/charles-jenkins-reach-for-the-sky-video
The merger was orchestrated by Rita Lee (NuFace Entertainment) and Tony Austin (Tony Austin Music Group). “Rita Lee introduced me to Kevin Liles and there was immediate synergy,” Jenkins says. “When we met, the chemistry was natural and organic like we had met before, so it was a natural fit. Additionally, who wouldn’t want to work with Kevin Liles, he has also built the careers of many of music’s royalty and he continues to provide leadership in every aspect of the music business at the highest levels.”
Charles Jenkins has recorded some of the biggest gospel hits of the last five years such as the No. 1 smashes “Awesome” (22 weeks) and “War” (5 weeks) with Fellowship Chicago. Last year, he stepped out of his musical pulpit onto the streets with his first ever solo album “Think About These Things” (Inspired People/Empire), an urban inspirational set that spawned the Adult R&B/Gospel radio smash, “Winning.”