Accomplished newcomer K’Jon scored one of the most impressive R&B crossover debuts of the year, with his new Universal Republic album I Get Around landing in the Top 15 of the Billboard Top Albums chart this week.
The eye-opening debut, logging in at # 12 and # 5 on the R&B chart, is due in large part to the Detroit native’s epic first single, “On The Ocean,” which already reigns as one of 2009’s smash hit dual-qualifiers – a certified radio and club smash. The classic single owned the nightlife grid for months as a popular ‘stepping’ song before becoming one of the most requested urban radio hits of the year. “On The Ocean” locked the #1 spot at the Urban AC format for more than a month, with radio listeners and online music followers extending the grassroots wave stirred by the song’s soulful message of perseverance. “On The Ocean” was also a multiple format radio-record breaker, making the biggest vault to #1 in BDS-based chart history, overtaking the previous high-water mark set by superstar Alicia Keys with her 2001 classic “Fallen.”[youtube XmIoomZvtsQ nolink]