J. Phoenix Grabs Honorable Mention For Three Songs in the 16th Annual Billboard World Song Contest


ASCAP Award Winner and Dove Award Nominated Songwriter and Vocalist Shares Honors with Long-Time Collaborators Gary Haase and The Heatmakerz


[USPRwire, Tue Jul 14 2009] ASCAP Award Winner and Dove Award Nominated Songwriter and Vocalist, J. Phoenix wins honorable mention for “For The People,” the lead single from his debut album Masterpiece, and two unrecorded songs, “Crossroads” and “Light In The Dark,” in the 16th Billboard World Song Contest.

“It’s an honor to be recognized for your work. I’m at the end of a very long tour and this news is very rejuvenating,” he says.

Sharing the honors with J. Phoenix for “Light In The Dark,” which the judges describe as “a great track with a very pleasant soundscape”, is Gary Haase, his long-time collaborator and executive producer of Masterpiece, known for his work with such artists as Celine Dion, Chaka Khan, Randy Brecker and Michael Bolton. The judges also describe the song as having “lot’s of potential for wide and great success.” The Heatmakerz, the phenomenal Hip-Hop team known for their work with Cannibus Cam’ron, Lil Flip, and Lil Wayne, share honors on “Crossroads” which the judges described as having an “excellent vocal delivery and a very nice arrangement and progression,” and “For The People,” the high-spirited, infectious song called “a winner and real crowd pleaser with good melodies and a great message” by the A&R team at Taximusic.com.

J. Phoenix is currently closing out a two-year tour through Europe, North Africa, The Caribbean and Alaska. He is set to release a new single at the top of the second quarter next year.


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