*For the sixth consecutive week, Arika Kane is the top Independent Urban Adult Contemporary Artist according to Mediabase. Arika’s sophomore single “4 The Lovers” is currently No. 27 on the Billboard Hot Adult R&B Airplay Chart and recently was No. 10 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Single Sales chart.
Much like the similarly named soap opera character, Arika Kane has loved, lost and lived to tell about – all of which is reflected in her music. Some of Arika’s musical career highlights have been opening for such notable artists as Frankie Beverly, Maze and Babyface as well as performing at the Ashford & Simpson’s legendary Sugar Bar in New York City.
Frequency Magazine has described Arika Kane’s music as “authentic soul” and her self-titled debut album on BSE Recordings is swiftly garnering praise. Hip Hop Weekly said, “Arika’s debut album delivers a complete composition that will really resonate with true music fans.” CD Baby named Arika Kane as one of the “hottest new up-and-coming artists to hit the music scene.”
With the song “4 The Lovers” Arika Kane is putting a fresh face on the often-misconstrued Adult R&B genre. “‘4 The Lovers’ is a soulful, rhythmic ballad that shoots an arrow right at the heart of being in love,” remarks Arika. “This song has a classic smooth vibe and will bring you right to that moment of having butterflies in your stomach for only that one special person.”
In reflecting on her recent chart success, Arika stated, “Moving up on any music chart as an independent artist is a very exciting thing for me. However being the top Independent Urban AC artist in the country on Mediabase is something I am extremely proud of and very grateful for.”
More information on Arika Kane may be found at her official website, www.arikakane.com, as well as her online media kit at http://bit.ly/arikakane. For more information on BSE Recordings, please visit www.BSERecordings.com.
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Aly M. Cleary