This month Apple Music is proud to crown King Promise as the New Artist Spotlight for the month of July.
The Ghanian singer, songwriter and performer, known to his fans as King Promise has made his mark and shown great promise as a future king of the stage.
Growing up with the strong influence of his musical father and having been long exposed to a variety of music genres, he is a gifted artist specializing in Hip-Hop, R&B and Afrobeats. Based in the city of Accra, he has already had significant success with “So Special”, “No Problem” and “Thank God”, featuring Fuse ODG and produced by Killbeatz. He is fast developing his own unique sound and has already collaborated with several well-known performers including J-Town, Scientific, Pappy Kojo and Adina.
His first singles were released in 2017, the first of which, “Oh Yeah” topped the charts in Ghana. This was followed closely by “Hey Sexy” and “Selfish”, which went straight to the Top Ten on various music stations and chart shows. In 2018 he released 3 more critically acclaimed singles, “CCTV”, “Abena” and “Tokyo” (featuring MTV Award Winner “Wizkid”).
Now signed to Mr Eazi’s new label, emPawa Africa, King Promise’s debut album, “As Promised” features collaborations with the likes of Sarkodie, Wizkid, Simi as well as UK artist Raye.
“I am so happy to be chosen as Apple Music’s “New Artist Spotlight” for the month of July as I’ve been a big fan of the streaming platform and brand as a whole for years now. ‘As Promised’ is an album I hold close to my heart as it’s my debut and what a way to celebrate this than to be highlighted as a new artist on the rise by such an iconic brand”.
His stage record is a further testament to his strength as an artist having performed in Europe and the USA with sold out shows in New York, Ohio and Philadelphia. He won the Record of the year (for “Too Late”, co-written with Adina) in 2017 and Songwriter of the year in 2019 at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.
The Apple Music New Artist Spotlight is an artist development feature, giving local artists four weeks of editorial support in Apple Music, including support on key Apple Music playlists such as The A-List: African, Best of the Week, Afrobeats Hits, Ghana Bounce and more.
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