The singer-songwriter reveals the title of his major-label debut, collaborations and performs a new song, 'Drop Dead Beautiful.'
Elijah Blake is calling dibs on next. The singer-songwriter, born in the Dominican Republic and raised in Florida, has written hits for big names such as Mary J. Blige, Usher ("Climax"), Rihanna ("No Love Allowed") and Rick Ross ("Presidential"). But it's his time to step into the spotlight.
The Roc Nation signee, as of August 2012, caught the attention of many after releasing his free EP, "Bijoux 22," in December. His 8-track EP, hosted by Don Cannon and his mentor, No I.D., teased his velvety vocals and proved he can pen as stimulating of a hit for himself as for others.
Elijah Blake plans to take R&B to the next level with his upcoming major label debut, "Songs of Melody" (Def Jam Recordings), due this year. "I'll give you guys an exclusive," he tells The Juice. "The album is called 'Songs About Melody' cause all the songs are about one girl. I couldn't use her name but melody is my strong point when I write songs so [with] the wordplay, melody can be about a girl or that feeling that you get when you hear a great melody."