Interview with GRAMMY® Award winner, multiplatinum singer, songwriter Anthony Hamilton

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GRAMMY® Award-winning, multiplatinum singer, songwriter, producer, and actor, Anthony Hamilton returns with a new single and music video entitled “You Made A Fool of Me.” Get it HERE via his own label My Music Box in partnership with BMG. The song came to life during a recent studio session between Hamilton and legendary GRAMMY® Award-winning producer and the second hip-hop artist to be inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame Jermaine Dupri [Mariah Carey, JAY-Z, Aretha Franklin], and is co-produced by longtime Dupri collaborator, Manuel Seal. Together, the song’s writers Hamilton, Dupri, and Seal, along with Ramon Montgomery, nodded back to Hamilton’s biggest tune and rekindled “the emotions people felt from ‘Charlene’.” Over simmering guitar and a steady jazz-style beat, the iconic singer taps into raw feelings as he confronts heartbreak head-on with a show-stopping performance, fluttering from intimate verses into a massive soul-shaking refrain. “The story is about trust being broken, a heart being deceived, the final straw of being made to feel foolish, and having enough of it,” says Hamilton. “Jermaine kept the integrity of true R&B music. He never tries to make me anything other than me. He keeps it 100! I’m Southern, churchy, and like to sing my ass off,” he laughs. “I hope listeners take away confidence to move on after giving their all. I also want to say it’s not my fault this time, dang it!” Jermaine adds, “Being in the studio with Anthony Hamilton feels like I’m cheating, because he’s just THAT good. I’ve been a fan since the first time I heard him and I can’t wait for the fans to hear this.” The accompanying video, directed by Terrence Crowley, premiered exclusively this morning on BET Soul and brings back a familiar character with Charlene reprising her role as the love interest. It arrives on the heels of last year’s powerful and poignant “Mercy” [feat. Tamika D. Mallory], which Rated R&B praised as an “urgent soul track.” In addition to performing at the 2021 NBA All-Star Game, Anthony most recently made headlines by joining forces with DaBaby and Roddy Ricch for an unforgettable rendition of “Rockstar” at the 2021 GRAMMY® Awards highlighted by People, Vulture, and more. Love Is The New Black www.AnthonyHamilton.com

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