In a viral social media post last week, platinum-certified Atlanta singer Jacquees confidently crowned himself the “King of R&B”…
…of His Generation.
He continually gives props to the genre forbearers and his formative inspirations such as Jodeci, K-Ci & JoJo, Jagged Edge, Michael Jackson, Boys II Men and more, but he’s holding it down for his era.
Clarifying his ambition, he went so far as to tell Vibe, “It’s no disrespect to nobody because they’re all my friends, but I still wanna be number one. If we’re playing the game and I lose, I’ll be mad as hell, but I’m still a good person. I just want to win.”
Now, this claim sparked an internet-wide debate, inciting responses by everyone from John Legend and R. Kelly to Tank, Usher, Tyrese, and countless others. As a result, the newly minted royal star dominated the conversation and headlines.
He backs up that claim with “Presidential”—the latest single from his collaborative album alongside Birdman, Lost At Sea 2, out now. The music video for “Presidential” lives up to its title as a regal display of high-class and high-level flash. It has already generated 1.5 million YouTube/VEVO views in addition to racking up 1 million-plus Spotify streams. Watch it HERE.
2018 closes as a banner year for Jacquees. Vibe described his full-length debut, 4275, as “glowing,” while its latest single “You” just eclipsed 10 million Spotify streams and 10 million YouTube/VEVO views. Not to mention, the album banger remains a Top 10 hit at Urban Radio. In November, he took over the stage at the Soul Train Awards and delivered a show-stopping performance of “You” and the multiplatinum hit “B.E.D.” Check out a re-cap from OkayPlayer.
Jacquees is gearing up to release his new album at the top of 2019. Be on the lookout for more from ‘King Jacquees’…