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Johnnie Ray Kornegay III
“U Belong 2 Me,” written by Kipper Jones, is the lead single for The Black Bettys’ forthcoming release.
Atlanta, GA - October 15, 2021, Singer/Songwriter Kipper Jones, who has penned hits for Brandy (“Baby,” “I Wanna Be Down”) and Vanessa Williams (“The Comfort Zone,” “The Right Stuff”), is proud to announce the release of “U Belong 2 Me” by R&B duo The Black Bettys, out on October 15, 2021. The song, an Aretha Franklin-influenced Soul jam, features soaring vocals from The Black Bettys with Jones’ signature lyrical style. The song is produced by Rodney Edge.
About the song, according to Jones, “The Bettys came to me with the hook idea around the time the shelter in place order started. When they sang it for me, it was so Aretha Franklin, that I couldn't help but take a deep dive into the ‘Queen's’ well of influence. So from a songwriter's perspective, I tried to stay as true to that first feeling.
Rodney Edge, was the perfect call to craft the music for the piece, but making it authentic would require all live instruments. ‘Light bulb!’ We're in a pandemic, and everyone's at home. So, we reached out to Atlanta's A-list to round out the band. No one said no! Technology allowed us to share files.”
The song is the lead single for The Black Bettys’ forthcoming release. “U Belong 2 Me” can be streamed on all platforms today as well as on their website at theblackbettys.com.
About Kipper Jones
Kipper Jones is the songwriter of hits like “I Wanna Be Down” and “Baby” for Brandy, “The Right Stuff” and “The Comfort Zone” for Vanessa Williams, “Never Too Busy” for Kenny Lattimore, and for films like the cult classic “The Five Heartbeats,” and much more. With his newest single “Wishing on a Star,” Jones is reimagining the soul classic with his signature style and groove.