Hometown: Florida, USA
Label: Artium/Def Jam
Even if the name Elijah Blake is alien to you, it’s almost a certainty that you would have heard something the 22 year old RnB singer-songwriter either penned or featured on in 2012.
The Florida hailing fast rising RnB star (real name Sean Fenton)has had a stellar 12 months behind the pen having written Usher’s Diplo produced global smash hit record “Climax”, from the Looking 4 Myself album, “No Love Allowed” on Rihanna’s Unapologetic LP, as well as tracks for the likes of Trey Songz, JLS and many more.
Apart from notching up a gang of hits and placements as a songwriter, Blake made steps into the spotlight as an artist in his own right, notably appearing on tracks by Game (“Freedom”), Keyshia Cole (“Wonderland”), a standout appearance on Rick Ross’ God Forgives, I Don’t single “Presidential”. Then last December he unleashed his debut critically FreEP/mixtape Bijoux 22, a near perfect display of commanding songwriting and soulfully captivating vocals, hurling him into the public spotlight.
Managed by Jay Z‘s Roc Nation and under the wing of the legendary producer/record boss NO I.D who signed the exciting artist to his Def Jam distributed ARTium imprint, the world is in Elijah Blake’s palm this year.