*Johnny Gill has announced that he’s planning to release his 6th studio album on February 14th. I’ve been bouncing in my seat with excitement since learning my favorite singer signed with Notifi Records.
When I heard talk of a Diane Warren song and working with Bryan-Michael Cox plus James Harris and Terry Lewis, I danced a happy dance at the thought of being serenaded on Valentine’s Day by the man the other SkillzFanz and I crowned our “King of Romance!”
If I seem a bit over excited, let me explain. The first time I was aware of J Skillz was when he sang “Perfect Combination” with Stacy Lattisaw. Upon hearing his voice my initial thought was “ooooooh, that voice feels goooooood!”
But my second thought was “Stacy’s momma ought to be ashamed letting her baby sing a duet with a 40 year old man!” When I learned that grown voice was coming from a teenage boy my next thought was “KiKi, shame on you for getting womannish over a teenager!”
After vowing not to lust after Johnny, my fourth thought (aka my prediction) was “when that man is as grown as his 40 year old voice he is going to record the most romantic, best singing R&B album of all time!”
Despite being my favorite vocalist, I had not seen Johnny live until March 20, 2005. When he came on stage looking chocolaty super fine and singing like a dream I realized that my prediction was soon going to come true. My favorite singer was still as relevant as ever, as gorgeous as ever, and as talented as ever!