Aftermath Entertainment teen singing sensation, Cam Anthony, will take the stage at Chene Park Amphitheatre in Detroit this weekend, as opening act at Motown Artist KEM’s shows on Friday, June 24 and Saturday, June 25. Friday’s show (with special guest, Lalah Hathaway) is a sell-out; tickets for Saturday’s show (with special guest, Avery Sunshine) are available at Ticketmaster and at the Chene Park Box Office.
Cam’s original version of “If I Could Fly” was arranged and produced by legendary producer, Rex Rideout (Luther Vandross/Mary J. Blige/Ledisi/KEM/Angie Stone/etc.).Watch Cam’s moving rendition below:
The exceptionally-talented Cam Anthony will hit the Chene Park stage at8:00pm on both nights. The 14-year-old has amazed many fans and music industry professionals with his natural, soulful R&B talent.
“Are you serious?! That’s incredible!” exclaimed Cam, after learning he would be opening for KEM this weekend. Cam continued: “I’m so excited for the opportunity to perform for everyone in Detroit, and to sing on the same stage as KEM, Lalah Hathaway and Avery Sunshine is such an honor, and kind of mind-blowing at the same time. I can’t wait!”
Cam Anthony and KEM share the same Detroit-based artist management team, Project Producers, which is owned by music manager, Toya Hankins. Since he has been working with Project Producers, Cam has been on an accelerated course in artist development, including: developing new music; shooting full-length professional music videos; studio sessions with industry-leading producers; performances & appearances; photo shoots; media training sessions and vocal & choreography lessons.
“We’re thrilled to introduce Cam Anthony and his exceptional talents to all of our friends and fans in Detroit,” said Hankins. “Cam has such a raw natural talent and his vocals are so soulful and versatile. He has an innate and seemingly effortless ability to take a note, phrase or song and give it his own unique character. We’re encouraging everyone coming to the shows this weekend to arrive early to enjoy a real musical treat!”
“I’ve worked with some of the best vocalists in music,” said legendary music producer and A&R executive Rideout. “Cam, who is not even 15 years old yet, has the focus, the instinct and most importantly, the emotion of singers who are twice his age. When he sings, he’s not just copying someone else…the soul in his voice is surprisingly authentic. Pretty amazing!!!”
For more on Cam Anthony, visit: www.therealcamanthony.com
About Cam Anthony:
After posting several videos showcasing his natural soulful R&B vocals to his YouTube channel at age 12, Cam was invited to join The Ellen Show for an interview and performance. Shortly after, the exceptionally-talented singer was signed by Dr. Dre’s ‘Aftermath Entertainment’ record label. The now-14-year-old Cam Anthony is currently recording new music for his debut album.
In December, 2015, Cam participated in a YouTube creator/songwriter collaboration event. Cam, along with two songwriters, Rama Duke and Christopher Harrison, created, arranged and performed an original rendition of the classic holiday song, “Silent Night” in a professionally-produced performance video which was featured in a special holiday playlist on the YouTube Kids App.
Cam performed “Change Gonna Come” and “Glory” at the 2015 NAACP National Convention in Philadelphia, alongside some of R&B’s best, including Eric Benét, Eddie Levert, Chrisette Michele and Howard Hewitt. Prior to his performance, he appeared on his first radio interview with Frankie Darcell at WDAS, Philly’s R&B/Classic Soul station. Cam also performed at the 2015 Tom Joyner Family Reunion in Orlando.
Prior to being signed by Aftermath Entertainment in 2014, Cam Anthony generated a great deal of support for his social media videos, including his rendition of “Ain’t No Sunshine” on his Facebook page, which has currently has 7.6M views (click here to view), and his YouTube versions of “Royals” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIBKuD4mHqs, “It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye,” “Change Gonna Come” and many others.
The level of attention Cam received from his social media videos led to an appearance on “The Ellen Show” in 2014, two performances at the White House for President Barack Obama’s Easter Egg Roll events; and as the opening act for KEM’s ‘What Christmas Means’ Holiday concert with Patti LaBelle & Ron Isley.
A rare talent, Cam is dedicated, focused and passionate about his musical gift, his family and God. Cam’s goals are to share his music with the world and to encourage others his age to follow their dreams and reach for the top, giving the message: “Believe in yourself. Don’t stop going after your dreams. Give it your all, because you get what you put in.”