Saturday, May 18, 2024

Music Exclusive: Jamie Foxx’s Return Single Will Feature Chris Brown, Album Due in Spring


Jamie Foxx is almost back on the radio. I am told that sometime in the next week a surprise single will drop featuring Chris Brown. A new Foxx album is due this spring from RCA. The Oscar winning actor surprised everyone a few years ago when it turned out he was a proficient musician, pianist, and singer. Of course, Johnny Depp may not like him now that he’s declared all actors off limits from second careers in music.

Foxx scored a number of hit after being signed by Clive Davis and his team to J Records after Jamie stole the show at Clive’s 2005 pre Grammy show at the Beverly Hills Hotel. He released three albums with J, the last in 2010, all debuting in the top 3 on the charts.

I’m told that the new Foxx album, like the others, was exec produced by Breyon Prescott, the hot-as-a-pistol new chief of urban music at Epic Records under L.A. Reid. Prescott is also said to be nurturing a soon to be released comeback album for 90s supergroup Jodeci.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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