There are a few young soul singers that you can still count on for romantic, sensitive music with live instrumentation and gorgeous lyrical content. Dwele is one of those singers. The Detroit native may be a little under the radar, but if you’ve heard his music, you know that’s just an oversight. He’s put out five CD’s in the last 12 years, so somebody’s listening. Those lucky folks are reaping the benefits of his romantic soul stylings, his sultry vocals and his beautiful melodies. This is grown folks music that plenty of grown folks can appreciate, but it’s also contemporary because even the hip-hop heads gotta put their gear in chill mode sometime. Read more about our latest In-Studio Jam artist.
BORN: Andwele Gardner in Detroit, Michigan
EDUCATION: Two semesters in college until dropping out to pursue music
BIG BREAK: Detroit hip-hop group Slum Village heard Dwele’s CD “Rize” which he recorded on his own and sold out of his car trunk. They put him on their song “Tainted” which lead to work with rapper Bahamadiah and supergroup Lucy Pearl. He got a deal with Virgin Records in 2003.