Drawing comparisons to some of music’s greatest singer, songwriter, producers like Babyface, Michael Jackson and El Debarge, Devon Howard has constructed a style and feel very reminiscent of his childhood inspirations yet uniquely all his own. Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Devon’s greatest influence was his father, Melvin Leonard Brown, who was a songwriter for a few local groups of his era including The Bleu Lights, who enjoyed a hit release written by Brown. After graduating from The Baltimore School for the Arts, Devon joined the group Me 2 U who scored a record deal with RCA Records allowing him to write two songs on the album. The self-titled debut album contained production from Vincent Herbert (Lady Gaga, Tamar Braxton) and Ron Fair (Christina Aguilera, Keyshia Cole). The project released two singles ‘Want U Back’ and ‘All Night’ both charting on the R&B Billboard charts respectively. After Me 2 U disbanded, Howard and two other members of the group formed Diverisiti, signing to Global/EMI Records. This venture gave Devon the opportunity to write and produce twelve songs on the CD. The group toured the United States promoting their music and eventually went on to do solo projects. In 2005, Howard signed with an indie label in Europe and released his first solo project entitled ‘Urban Eclecticism.’ The success of that project lead to a record deal in Japan and garnered more fanfare abroad for Devon. In 2007, the release of Howard’s hit single ‘Other Side of the Bed’ through Global Entertainment marked his first release in the United States. The video for the single was directed by Chris Robinson (Beyonce’, Usher, Bruno Mars) and played on video outlets worldwide, including VH1 Soul and BET. Global released a second single ‘Yesterday’ in 2008, a duet with Baltimore’s own Paula Campbell which fared well at Urban AC radio. In the subsequent years, Devon performed around the country opening for major and independent artists, including Joe, Mario, KeKe Wyatt and Dionne Warwick. Taking time to produce projects and delve into other facets of the entertainment industry, Howard has created a suite of songs that feels reminiscent of old school classic love songs yet still retaining relevance in today’s market. The album entitled ‘Return To Love’ and its ’singles ‘Back To Paradise’ and ‘Could This Be Love’ have already gained attention across the globe and is set to make its debut in the United States at Urban AC radio. Return To Love is currently available on most digital outlets. Devon is not just the nice guy with the smooth sexy voice, he is the winner of the Heineken/ASCAP Initiative for Songwriting. Amidst his hectic schedule he also finds time to give back. He’s been an advocate for foster kids and homeless teens in his hometown Baltimore the past fifteen years. Devon also put together a compilation CD of local Artists where 100% of the proceeds went to supporting a day shelter for homeless youth and young adults. Devon Howard has also performed at countless charitable events and have donated to various organizations including The Red Cross and America’s Harvest.
Devon's new single 'Always and Forever' due October 8th, 2021. New CD due March 8th, 2022
Baltimore Singer/Songwriter Devon Howard Releases New Single, ‘Back To Paradise’ To Urban AC Radio. Former singer from RCA Records R&B group Me 2 U and Global/EMI’s music trio Diverisiti creates new project paying homage to the era of classic R&B music Baltimore, Maryland (January 28, 2017) – Devon Howard, one of Baltimore’s notable recording artists and 313 Entertainment Group, is pleased to announce the release of Devon’s new single, ‘Back To Paradise,’ from his sophomore solo CD ‘Return To Love.’ With a new and exciting direction for the new project, Devon created a suite of modern love songs that’s reminiscent of the old school classics. Music that could simply play from start to finish as the soundtrack to your life. The CD’s first single, ‘Back To Paradise,’ is a nostalgic groove with a catchy melody and sexy lyric sure to put you in the mood for love. This radio ready single and CD is available on most digital outlets and can be streamed through Pandora, Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal and other streaming services. For more information on Devon Howard can be found at http://www.devonhowardmusic.com.