The debut release from Affective Music, lands on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Sales (#33), R&B Album Sales (#12), Heatseekers (18), Heatseekers Mid-Atlantic (#3) and Indie Albums (#47) Charts
Los Angeles, CA (September 17th, 2019) – A Man Born Black, the debut release from Mykal Kilgore and indie label, Affective Music debuted on five Billboard charts this week; R&B/Hip-Hop Album Sales, R&B Album Sales, Heatseekers, Heatseekers Middle Atlantic & Independent Albums. “For [A Man Born Black] to land on five [Billboard] charts, with our debut release, is mind-blowing and a testament to Mykal’s artistry and the hard work of the release team” said label head, David S. Hargrett.
Released on September 6th, A Man Born Black, is an exploration of Black life, wrapped in a mix of classic soul and R&B sonic exterior, and delivered through Kilgore’s expressive songwriting and vocal abilities. Although the album is Kilgore’s debut solo effort, more than likely, it is not the first time you have heard his voice. Kilgore has stolen the hearts of music lovers everywhere through his work on the Broadway stage (Motown the Musical, Book of Mormon, Hair), his notable performance as part of NBC’s The Wiz Live! and Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, and his viral video “Reclaiming My Time” inspired by Congresswoman Maxine Waters.
On A Man Born Black, Mykal wields his expertise as a multifaceted performer and songwriter to steal hearts yet again, as he masterfully tells the story of a man navigating American life – an experience Kilgore himself embodies. “I tried to write songs that helped express the truth of myself -- the pretty and the ugly. I wanted people to see a whole human being, not a stereotype or a picture-perfect image – something true to myself. I wanted to speak about the world that I actually live in,” says Kilgore.