By Jequetta Bellard and Kristan Culbert
When R & B singer Sammie was 12-years-old, his voice was already smoother than some of the most seasoned professionals. Now, at 18-years-old, his voice makes you feel as if you have been wrapped in the finest of silks. Apart from being kind and intelligent, Sammie is musically gifted.
After his debut album, From the Bottom to the Top (Capitol Records), went platinum in 2000, Sammie decided to take a break from the stage.
He says, "It was one of the best decisions I have ever made." Having a break from the limelight allowed Sammie the ability to lead a normal teenage life. He joined the choir, played basketball, and was even crowned Homecoming King. After graduating this past June, the Miami native is re-entering the music scene and is prepared to create a fresh recording career.
His new CD — Sammie will be released on Oct. 3rd by Dallas Austin's Rowdy Records. Its first single "You Should Be My Girl" which features Sean Paul of the Young Bloodz is sure to go platinum. Sammie recently performed a few dates on the Russ Parr Back to School Bus Tour. It started in Fayetteville, NC on Monday, August 14th, and ended in Washington, DC, on Thursday, August 17th. He was also in Los Angeles last week and is currently on the road, continuing his summer tour. While on tour, Sammie will promote his new CD, which is a flawless combination of soulful ballads, hip-hop and medium tempo tracks.