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January 25th, 2008 8:38am EST
Raheem DeVaughnJive recording artist, Raheem DeVaughn, who recently received a Grammy Award nomination for his current single "Woman," debuts at #5 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums Chart and #3 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart with his latest effort, Love Behind The Melody. The Baltimore based singer/songwriter will kick-off a major city tour with Jill Scott in Seattle, WA at the Paramount theater on February 5th.

Early reviews are in on Raheem's latest album, Love Behind The Melody, and all the critics agree. Entertainment Weekly gives it an A- and enthuses that "...he wraps his tenor around unusually sincere ballads... [With] music that transcends today's commercial rules." USA Today adds "…His airy vocals recall vintage R&B stars, while contemporary hip-hop and rock flavors along with artful, insightful lyrics on love and life create an intriguing sound..." People magazine gives him 3 out of 4 stars and simply states that "...Raheem DeVaughn sounds as if he was rocking to Marvin Gaye in the cradle…"

Raheem Devaughn's extremely soulful and captivating live performances have attracted superstar devotees such as Alicia Keys and Big Boi from OutKast. Since the early days of his career, Raheem has been cultivating a crowd of followers that has grown consistently, from the various small venues in the DC area to recently sold-out clubs in New York, Chicago, Detroit and San Francisco. Building on that momentum, Raheem has announced a 23-date major city tour with Jill Scott that kicks off on February 5th.

Tour Dates:
February 5-8 Seattle, WA Paramount theater
February- 12 Anaheim, CA The Grove
February- 14 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheater
February- 16 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theater
February- 19 Dallas, TX Nokia theater
February- 20 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless theater
February- 22, 23 Atlanta, GA Fox theater
February- 26, 27 Baltimore, MD Lyric Opera House
February- 29 Norfolk, VA Chrysler Hall
March- 2 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum Complex
March- 5,6 Newark, NJ NJ Pac
March- 7 Philadelphia, PA Liacouras Center Arena
March- 9 Boston, MA Orpheum
March-11, 12, 14-15 Washington DC Dar Constitution Hall
March- 16 Richmond, VA Landmark theater
March- 19 Pittsburgh, PA Benedum Center
March- 21 Detroit, MI Fox Theater
March- 22 Chicago, IL Chicago Theater
March- 25 Indianapolis, IN Murat theater
March- 26 St. Louis, MO Fox theater
March- 28, 29 Memphis, TN Orpheum theater
March- 30 Birmingham, AL Boutwell Auditorium

*All dates are subject to change.

For Love Behind The Melody, Raheem brought on board a variety of outstanding producers that include Scott Storch, Bryan Cox, Mark Batson and Chucky Thompson and on February 9th, Raheem will perform his Grammy nominated hit, "Woman," on CBS' Early Show.