ZACARDI CORTEZ SPENDS 5 WEEKS AT #1 ON BILLBOARD’S HOT GOSPEL SONGS CHART WITH RADIO SMASH “1 ON 1” Soul-Stirring Vocal Powerhouse To Release New CD “Reloaded” April 1st And Perform on BET’s Primetime Special Celebration of Gospel” April 6th.
When Zacardi Cortez sings, everybody listens. Whether it was fronting James Fortune & FIYA’s #1 hit “I Believe” in 2010 or his own Top Ten breakthrough single “One More Time” with John P Kee in 2012, Cortez always delivers. Now, the rough kid from the Houston projects, has just spent five weeks sitting on top of the Billboard Hot Gospel Songs chart with his latest radio smash, “1 on 1.” The urgent yet smooth ballad has also reached the Adult R&B chart.
“The song is about spending one on one time with God,” says the Houston native. “We all go through those times when we just have to put everything else aside – turn off the TV, put the video game down, stop taking phone calls – and just concentrate on our relationship. It can be your relationship with your girlfriend or God. We all need that one on one time with the ones we love to let them know that we do love them.”
The soul-stirring song anchors Cortez’ sophomore CD “Reloaded: Deluxe Edition” (World Wide Music, Inc.) that hits stores on April 1st. Cortez performs the song on BET’s annual primetime TV special “Celebration of Gospel” that will be hosted by actress Taraji P. Henson. The program airs April 6, 2014 @ 8:00 P.M. EST. The thirteen-track CD features collaborations with Fred Hammond, Isaac Caree, Lalah Hathaway, Keith “Wonderboy” Johnson and others. There are songs such as “More of You” and “I’m Yours” that show Cortez’ particular skill of delivering a dynamic vocal with the proper amount of restraint and precision. For more information, visit www.mrkerrydouglas.com or www.zacardicortez.com.
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