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An artist with the dedication, determination and talent of Rome as a singer, songwriter and entertainer only comes along once in a while.
Vocalist and songwriter Rome Alexander has displayed his creative versatility by writing and producing across a broad range of genres including Pop, R&B, and Jazz. This 22-year-old Pittsburgh native has been behind the scenes for quite some time, but with his work ethic, amazing vocal ability and phenomenal writing skills, he is quietly making a name for himself.
After signing a major label distribution deal in 2014 with INgrooves/Universal, Rome debuted with back-to-back smash hit singles "Mine Again and “Bring Me Back,” which reached #10 and #12, respectively, on the iTunes Top 100 New R&B Releases Chart. “Bring Me Back” also reached #14 on Digital Radio Tracker (“DRT”) National R&B/Hip Hop Chart, #16 on the DRT National Independent Chart and #133 on the DRT National Airplay Chart.
Prior to his distribution deal, Rome had a proven track record of success and reached astonishing heights as an independent artist. His top singles were consistently recognized on Amazon's Top Ranked and Hot New Release Charts and "Burn" and "Crush" also reached the iTunes Top 100 Chart for New R&B Releases in 2013 and 2014, with "Crush” peaking at #10.
These singles followed his critically acclaimed debut album “Built in a Day," which was released in June of 2012. The album and five hit singles dominated the Amazon Best Seller, Hot New Release and Top Ranked Charts in the R&B/Neo-Soul genre. "Always You" and "Roll With Me" remain in the Top 25 on the Amazon Top Rated Chart for Neo-Soul songs.
With the exception of his debut single, "Roll With Me," and "Burn," all of his songs were written, performed, produced and arranged by Rome. In the production of the music for "Roll With Me," Rome collaborated with multi-talented and award-winning producer C.D. Hawkins. The vocal arrangement for "Roll With Me" was done under the guidance of industry giant Ron Grant of the Village Underground and former head of A&R for Sony.
Rome’s songs are deeply rooted in emotion and come from within as well as from past and current experiences. “I want my fans and audience to be inspired by my music” states Rome, “and to be able to easily relate to it while being touched by it in many ways, either through the music, the lyrics, or both.”
The tasty array of musical influences that inspire Rome range from contemporary superstars Ne-Yo, Usher and John Legend to legendary singer/songwriters such as Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and Prince.
In an era where Hip Hop has overshadowed R&B, this highly gifted singer/ songwriter, and musician is making fans everywhere remember the power of soulful music and lyrics.
Rome’s album and singles are currently available for purchase on Amazon, iTunes, CD Baby and other digital retail sites