SINGER KJ ROSE RELEASES DEBUT SOLO ALBUM
ENTITLED “ALL HEART, NO REGRETS”
The musical tome –which tells a melodic autobiographical tale of love
and self-awareness – comes out on the heels of her opening live-in-concert
performance for Brian McKnight
Singer KJ Rose has released her highly anticipated debut album “All Heart, No Regrets” to the delight of her international fan base. It is available on iTunes,
Emusic, Amazon.com, Napster, and Rhapsody.
“I want the listener to walk away feeling empowered. “All Heart, No Regrets” is my
story and I can only hope that the music excites and encourages them to explore their
own,” KJ Rose said.
The album’s release comes on the heels of KJ Rose opening for Brian McKnight at the
Bergen Performing Arts Center in Northern New Jersey. The interaction she has with the
audience and her fans during live performances fuels her creative spirit. This album
serves as a bookmark for anyone who is willing and ready to step out on faith.
“The idea of putting out my own album has always seemed like a daunting task. So to
have completed my first is very liberating!” Ms. Rose said. “It’s hard to break away from
the limitations that you impose on yourself but I’ve come to realize that in order to win,
YOU must first be your #1 fan!”
The months leading up the album release have been busy for KJ Rose. She made her
national television soloist debut as the first Launch Pad Artist on BET’s late night fare –
“The Mo’Nique Show.” The emotionally-charged performance continued long after the
cameras stopped rolling with the Oscar-winning Mo’Nique — visually moved by the
lyrics and feeling KJ Rose exhibited during the performance of her self-penned “A Better
Way” – claimed it a “song that will change lives.”
“My experience with Mo’nique was career-defining. She gave me such a warm reception.
She was very sincere and genuine,” said KJ Rose. “I really feel that she was a champion
of me and my music. She made me feel like family.”
The road to this point for Ms. Rose hasn’t been hasty, but well-fulfilled nonetheless. Her
tenacity and fervent love for music afforded her the opportunity to lend vocals to artists
that include P. Diddy, KRS1, R. Kelly, Mario, Carl Thomas, Monica, Common, Dead
Prez and a host of others. This Chicago native is now ready to step into the spotlight and
claim her very own piece of heaven.
While growing up on the south side of Chicago, KJ Rose honed her talents at an early age
while singing with The Soul Children of Chicago gospel choir as well as The Trinity
United Church of Christ young adult choir. She was influenced by the voices of
formidable talents that include Anita Baker, Stephanie Mills, Gladys Knight, Chaka Khan
and Phyllis Hyman.
Upon graduating from Florida A&M University, KJ Rose’s enthusiasm for music landed
her in New York City. She spent several years cultivating her craft but it wasn’t long
before she found herself gracing the platinum-selling albums of Heavy D (Big Daddy),
Notorious B.I.G. (Playa Hata), and Mase (Why You Wanna Hurt Me). Subsequently,
KJ Rose had a chance encounter with Kelly Price who offered the opportunity to tour
with P. Diddy & The Family, which was further confirmation that her dreams were
attainable! This experience set the stage for her to soar to new heights landing
appearances in movies (Trois), commercials (Verizon), and television (Grammy Awards).
Her audacious efforts would later find her touring with major recording artists Janet
Jackson, Justin Timberlake, and Britney Spears.
As KJ Rose worked on her music career, she unexpectedly found herself under the
tutelage of music mogul Clive Davis, to whom she attributes her business sense. While
working at J Records, she became a student of the industry and began to sharpen her
songwriting abilities. KJ Rose began to pen the lyrics for her album and ultimately wrote
what would be her first single “A Better Way.” This song was initially written about
love relationships, but once completed, she realized it spoke to humanity (those who
desire to be accepted but find themselves misunderstood and underestimated). While her
woman’s anthem “Trained You” reflects both an edge & sense of humor, it is the
vulnerability she exudes in “Unselfish” that is sure to get her noticed. She desires to tell
stories of substance, truth, and love that are both penetrable and relatable to her audience.
KJ Rose is an emerging talent who will not be deterred from her purpose! Her career
trajectory has afforded a wealth of experiences, enriching encounters, and an undeniable
passion to capture the souls of people through her music. Her journey gave her the
ammunition needed to succeed and she is now prepared to take CENTER STAGE!
For more information and to follow the ascendance of KJ Rose to the top visit her at
www.kjrose.com to watch the official “A Better Way” video, follow her on Twitter at
twitter.com/kjrosemusic, and experience her moving live performances at:
She can also be found at www.sonicbids.com/kjrose and myspace.com/kjrosemusic.