12 Songs, 47 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Decades into his career, Johnny Gill continues to deliver enthralling R&B that feels like a slow dance with an old flame. Game Changer opens with a tender flicker of guitar before leaping into a sumptuous groove marked by incandescent melodies. Gill can raise the temperature to hot-summer-night in a heartbeat, and here he pulls out all the stops, bringing back his New Edition team for “This One’s For Me and You,” and unfurling that signature sexy growl over organ keys on the Stax-like soul-blues of “What Is This.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

Decades into his career, Johnny Gill continues to deliver enthralling R&B that feels like a slow dance with an old flame. Game Changer opens with a tender flicker of guitar before leaping into a sumptuous groove marked by incandescent melodies. Gill can raise the temperature to hot-summer-night in a heartbeat, and here he pulls out all the stops, bringing back his New Edition team for “This One’s For Me and You,” and unfurling that signature sexy growl over organ keys on the Stax-like soul-blues of “What Is This.”

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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5

150 Ratings

150 Ratings

Classic!!!!

Leeta b.,

This song is fire! Johnny has done it again. A timeless classic that you can put in the class of r&b greats. It compares to his other hits such as my,my,my and there you go! I'm in love with this joint.

My, My, My!

Miguel Romantico,

Johnny Gill is one of the greatest soul crooners of our generation. Inspired by legends like Marvin, Teddy, and Luther, he continues to grace us with his powerful but silky smooth tenor vioce that is unparrelled in the music industry. Whether solo, w/ New Edition, or singing with LSG, every album from Gill is must for fans of classic and neo soul .

Wow!

G.Gene,

What a voice and song. The man is Back. It so good to hear real romantic soul again.

About Johnny Gill

A singer behind eight solo and duet Top Ten R&B hits, as well as a member of New Edition since 1987, Johnny Gill was born in Washington, D.C., and began singing at a young age, beside his brothers in the gospel group Wings of Faith. His solo career began in 1983, when he signed to the Atlantic-affiliated Cotillion label and scored a number 29 R&B hit with his first single, the Freddie Perren-produced "Super Love." Even then, Gill had a mature and muscular voice -- one that sounded more like that of a grown man than a high schooler. Alongside childhood friend and fellow Cotillion artist Stacy Lattisaw, he scored an R&B Top Ten hit with "Perfect Combination," the title track to the vocalists' 1984 album of duets. A second solo set, 1985's Chemistry, failed to gain much traction.

Gill's career was given new life when he was asked to joined New Edition -- as the replacement for Bobby Brown -- for the recording of 1988's Heart Break. In 1989, he was featured on two additional R&B hits: "Where Do We Go from Here," a number one hit from Lattisaw's What You Need, and "One Love," by saxophonist George Howard. Another self-titled solo album was released the following year and sold a million copies on the strength of four major hit singles; "Rub You the Right Way," "My My My," and Wrap My Body Tight" topped the R&B chart, while "Fairweather Friend" merely made it to number two. While that would represent the singer's commercial peak as a solo artist, 1993's Provocative and 1996's Let's Get the Mood Right both went gold. He teamed with Keith Sweat and Gerald LeVert to form LSG, a group that issued albums in 1997 and 2003 and peaked with the debut's "My Body," another number-one R&B single. Gill remained with New Edition, who released One Love in 2004. He would not release another solo album until 2011's Still Winning. Three years later, he announced the release of his seventh studio album, Game Changer. The record saw him working with the likes of Chuck Harmony, Tony Dixon, and Babyface, as well as New Edition. ~ Andy Kellman & William Ruhlmann

  • ORIGIN
    Washington, D.C.
  • BORN
    May 22, 1966

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