Singer, songwriter and producer NEWLAND is heavily considered the next R&B superstar. Hailing from Grand Rapids, Michigan, NEWLAND began singing and dancing at an early age after being musically inspired by his Father as well as artists such as; Michael Jackson, Prince and Usher. As a youngster, NEWLAND was involved in various talent shows and also sang in the school choir. After graduating from high school, he decided to pursue his dreams of a professional music career. With the help of neighborhood friends, NEWLAND developed and refined his sound by continuously developing songs while improving his writing skills. NEWLAND left Grand Rapids in 2007, and moved to Detroit to pursue his musical career. In early 2008, he began working with Kanye West producer's WrighTrax. NEWLAND's song credits include "City Girls", "Toast" and "Set for Life" on Big Sean's debut CD. He was also introduced to his management team S.A.E.A who along with WrighTrax and Q. Parker of 112 helped him form
his unique sound. While continuing to write songs for major placement, he is also focused on making a mark in the music industry and putting Grand Rapids on the map. Music has always been his passion and his smooth and silky vocals will surely set him apart from the competition.
NEWLAND's biggest accomplishments to date include songwriting credits on recording artist Big Sean's (Good Music/Def Jam) upcoming album. He's also been the opening act for major artist's like NeYo, T- Pain, Lloyd, Bow Wow, EnVogue, Mint Condition. NEWLAND's Other appearances include the the Black Expo, Alonzo Mourning and Dwayne Wade's foundation events and a television appearance on Detroit's FOX 2 News Charles Pughe morning show. In the fall of '09, NEWLAND will release “Pillow,” the first single from his forthcoming self-titled debut album. When asked what fan's can look forward to, he states, “People can expect a smooth classy sound. As of right now, I'm doing a lot of writing on my project so there's a lot of good stories people can relate to. I want be like a BREATH OF FRESH AIR!