Our favorite R&B crooner Damien Crawford has big news for us. Tis the summer for our favorite gay music artists to travel the US and performance their hits at the festivals, and Mr. Crawford will be at a city near you this summer. It all begins with being the opening act to R&B diva Brandy during Memorial weekend. Now, that is really big news.
Check out Damien’s video announcement below.
Because The G-List Society uses our platform to provide a spotlight for LGBT personalities, we are incorporating audio interviews onto our blog and YouTube for easy access to get to know the musicians, politicians, authors, personalities and other notables.
All interviews with the LGBT notables will be conducted by The G-List Society creator Waddie G. Get used to his voice and his passion to introducing and familiarizing you to LGBT personalities who deserve your attention as entertainers and leaders who make our community more dimensional in beauty, talent and strength than one can imagine.
Originally conducted in March 2013, check out our latest interview with R&B singing sensation Damien Crawford. Waddie G. was extremely excited to make Crawford his first guest in this series of interviews and was so disappointed in himself for being unable to unveil the interview on its intended March 1 date due to technology complications. Fortunately, miracles allowed us to be able to finalize the interview for upload and we hope you enjoy the interview.
The New Jersey crooner talked about his single “Turnt Up,” a stellar collaboration with New York emcee Will Sheridan, and the song’s housing EP titled Champion. Waddie G. gave room to Crawford to open up about the challenges of being an independent artist and assuming many duties that get his music out to his growing fanbase in the LGBT community. We also took questions from our subscribers which allowed the singer/songwriter to open about his love life and touring to support Champion.
What are you waiting for? Press play to listen to the first audio interview from The G-List Society featuring our favorite crooner Damien Crawford.
Get into the steamy third single from Damien Crawford’s Champion album titled “Sexplosion.” This very racy bedroom number unleashes the sexual beast out of this R&B crooner who happened to release a steamy music video to compliment recently.
Check out this musical stunner by pressing play below.
Damien Crawford & Will Sheridan
Alas! The year’s most highly anticipated single is here! R&B/pop crooner dropped his lead single from his upcoming Champion album titled “Turnt Up.” Featuring hip-hop it-guy Will Sheridan, this winning pairing hits a home run in production, lyrics and swagger. All the ingredients make a timeless fun record that can be a huge hit in two years or could have been a huge hit two years prior.
Be prepared to dance or bop in your seat as you play this track. If you love the modernize soulful rock that has won rave reviews for leading male singers like Bruno Mars and Miguel, you will enjoy this track.
What are you waiting for? Hurry up! Press play below…now!
Damien Crawford – “Champion” album
The promotion for Damien Crawford’s new single “Turnt Up” is in high gear, and The G-List Society is excited to be part of the push. Moments ago, the R&B/pop crooner unveiled the album art to his highly anticipated Champion album, which is due in April 2013. The album, whose artwork is shown above, will feature a deluxe version, whose cover shown below, for us fans who cannot get enough of that Crawford hit-making material.
Though you have less than 24 hours to engage into Champion’s lead single “Turnt Up” featuring hip-hop giant Will Sheridan, check out the 20-second snippet below to get the energy of what to expect from the full single.
“Turnt Up” by Damien Crawford
The G-List Society is very excited about the upcoming music releases by our LGBT music artists, but I make nooooooooooo secret that I go hard for R&B/pop singer Damien Crawford. His 2012 album The Reign was on heavy rotation here, and the people who have yet to hear the record are simply unfortunate…but I will find a way to remedy that.
After noticing the support that he gets here at The G-List Society, Crawford reached out to me personally to apprise me that a new album is on the horizon for 2013. Apparently, he did not lie. Today the “Down 4 U” crooner” hit all of us supporting media via Twitter to let us know that his new single will drop in a matters of days.
Check out the announcement of the single and its surprisingly hot guest feature and release date below.
Damien Crawford – Champion Tour 2013 promo
Good news! Good news! We told you hear first about “Love Over Life” singer Damien Crawford dropping hints on new music in the near future, and it looks like his new album, due soon, has a title. ”Champion” will be the opus that followed the mega-hit “The Reign” which featured our favorites “Down 4 U” “I Can Be” and “Rockstar Life.” He just dropped the news via Facebook and announced a tour will ensue with the same name.
We could not be excited over here and look forward to our exclusive interview as he is ready to drop the first single.
The G-List Society had the greatest time reveling among friends, notables and beautiful people in our community at the 2nd Annual Gentlemen’s Ball over the weekend in Atlanta. Gee Smalls and Juan Session at G.SPOT Productions, along with their very attentive staff, executed a remarkable black-tie event where hundreds of men and women in Atlanta (in addition to those who traveled from NYC, DC, Philly, Chicago, etc.) dined over a three-course meal and enjoyed live music and fun times all in the spirit of charity. AID Atlanta was the organizational recipient of this charitable gala.
TV personality Eva Marcille served as the celebrity hostess of the event where she read a beautiful ode to gentlemen. Event hosts Gee Smalls and Juan Session closed the award ceremony portion of the Ball with an endearing dedication to each that touched hundreds of onlookers in the audience. Powerhouse vocalist Frenchie Davis rendered a show-stopping rendition of “I Am Changing” to end the festivities which was met with a thunderous applause.
Check out our fun-filled video below where hundreds and hundreds of women and men dined, danced and enjoyed the company of one another in ambiance of celebrating our community. You may notice a handful of familiar faces including Lonnell Williams (3LWTV), Damien Crawford, Maurice Jamal (“Friends & Lovers”), Rafer Singleton Johnson, Miss Lawrence “Real Housewives of Atlanta”, Anthony Antoine, Kevin Simmons (“The Skorpion Show”), Laurence Pickeney, Neko Bunch, Kidd Dupree, Paisley Jackson, Rod Watkins, Tommy Bennett, Rameses Frederick (Urban Socialites) and others.
Over the weekend, The G-List Society traveled to Atlanta, GA to celebrate the second anniversary of the illustrious gala The Gentlemen’s Ball. Hosted by Gee Smalls and Juan Session of G.SPOT Productions, the affair drew hundreds of men and women donning their finest after-five attire which was a sight to behold.
A who’s who of Black LGBT notables and personalities attended this glorious event. ”Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Miss Lawrence was a delight to briefly chat. Movie producer Maurice Jamal beamed about his new role as a producer of an upcoming LGBT music festival in Atlanta. Lonnell Williams expressed his appreciation of such an event that was well-attended by LGBT people of color. Damien Crawford gushed about finishing his upcoming studio…which will be previewed here first with an exclusive interview. Radio personalities Kidd Dupree and Paisley Jackson were hard at work interviewing the LGBT notables including yours truly. Neko Bunch talked about upcoming events he will be hosting throughout 2013. Kevin Simmons talked about his action-packed weekend agenda and having fun staying at reality-TV star Towanda Braxton’s house. Kid Cort talked about helping Simmons getting dressed up for the affair. Travel host Laurence Pickeney was the first pleasant face we were able to catch up with.
If you thought that men and women in the LGBT community could not gather in a celebratory event without division, you are gainfully mistaken. If you presumed that this was just a Black LGBT event, you would be bountifully misguided. If you could not imagine our people gathering together by the hundreds for a beautiful sit-down dinner and gala, today is your lucky day to become open-minded.
Get into these photos of our beautiful men and women below.
In the spirit of honoring one another in the Black LGBT community, Chicago rapper Scandocious JR has created the Black Gay Music Awards. This new celebration highlights the achievements among LGBT people in music and personalities who support their musical movements.
Interestingly, JR is nominated in many of the categories listed below as well as a slew of his well-known enemies past and present including LastO and Bry’Nt. The G-List Society’s own Waddie G. is nominated in the Best LGBT Personality category, so we hope that he takes home the win.
There is also a fan’s choice category where you can support your favorite Black LGBT music artist. We are submit our own vote. We hope you do so too.
Check out all the nominations below.
2013 is going to be a huge year in the Black LGBT community, especially for R&B singer Damien Crawford and online personality Shawn “ShawnQT” Anderson. The fellas had a cause for celebration and rallied their friends in New York and New Jersey to ring in the new year in style.
The G-List Society is always a fan of these young trendsetters’ styles, and we couldn’t wait to show off their young, fly and fresh looks the donned for the new year.
Check out all their snapshots below.