DJ Cassidy Enlists R. Kelly, Usher, & Kelly Rowland for ‘Paradise Royale’

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DJ Cassidy has spun at Jay Z and Beyoncé’s wedding and President Obama’s Inaugural Ball, and now he’s bringing R. Kelly, Usher, and Kelly Rowland to the dance floor on his debut album Paradise Royale.

According to Billboard, the 10-song set is slated to drop this spring on Columbia Records and features an all-star lineup including R. Kelly (“Make the World Go Round”), CeeLo Green (“Light Up the Night”), Usher, Mary J. Blige, Ne-Yo, John Legend, Estelle (“When the Stars Come Out”), Passion Pit, Kelly Rowland, and Chromeo.

Robin Thicke and Jessie J appear on the lead single “Calling All Hearts,” for which a video was shot last year.

Other contributors include Chic’s Nile Rodgers, Earth, Wind & Fire’s Verdine White, Phillip Bailey, and Larry Dunn, and Kool & the Gang’s Robert “Kool” Bell, Khalis Bayyan, and George Brown.

Cassidy was inspired by R&B dance music from the late ’70s and early ’80s. “I set out on a mission to bring the greatest and most universal dance music of all time back to the airwaves, back to nightlife, back to the dance floor,” he said.

Following his opening slot on Jay Z and Justin Timberlake’s “Legends of the Summer” tour, Cassidy will join Robin Thicke on his upcoming tour, which kicks off February 21 in Atlanta.



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11 Comments

  1. Rob

    Excited to hear some new usher

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  2. rnblover

    yeaah mann USHERRRRRR

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  3. Gogo

    YEAHH KELLY ROWLAND!!!!!

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  4. Queen of R&B

    Go Queen Kelly

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  5. D. kells

    Both kings of R&B Kells and Usher this will be a banger im waiting for Kells and usher to collaborate again its about time and along with Kelly Rowland too awesome choice what’s R&B without the R.

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    ohh kill em Reply:

    @D. kells, There’s only one King of R&B and his name is R. Kelly.

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    Nikki Reply:

    @ohh kill em, Thank you! I was gonna say the same thing.

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  6. D. kells

    2 of the Kings Of R&B Kells and Usher oh I can’t wait to hear this. Whats R&B without the R.

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    ohh kill em Reply:

    @D. kells, R. Kelly is the only King of R&B. Stfu.

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  7. BT

    Oh man, I sure hope he is a better music producer than he is “DJ” — because he did not get the stadium pumped at ALL while he was opening for JAY Z and JT in Vancouver last year. (Unless DJs are required to fade the music down and shout the lyrics every 5 seconds…)

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  8. So

    Kelly yay!! awesome voice!!! lov her.. He takes all the fab peeps to this album Hope it will be dope!!

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