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Neo-soul singer/songwriter/producer Dwele grew up on Detroit’s West side, listening to soul music from Motown visionaries Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye as well as jazz on the radio. Born Andwele Gardner, he began writing songs at the age of ten, after his father was murdered outside his home, and attended Cody High in Detroit. Dwele spent a year studying music at Wayne State, but then opted for an informal education, making music at his home while living in Dearborn and working for AAA. His demo tape, 1998’s “The Rize”, made waves around the Motor City, and he spent time collaborating with Detroit hip hop group Slum Village and Philadelphia rapper Bahamadia. Signed to Virgin on the strength of his songwriting and performance skills, Dwele released “Subject” in mid-2003 and cemented his appeal with European audiences (he was a favourite on Gilles Peterson’s show on Radio 1) with a tour that summer. His second album, “Some Kinda”, followed in 2005. In 2008 Dwele released his third album “Sketches Of A Man” on Koch Records to wide acclaim. Dwele was featured on the chorus of Kanye West’s smash hit “Flashing Lights”, as well as on “The People” by Common, just to name a few. Recently, he also became the face and voice behind the launch of McDonald’s new product line, McCafe in the US.

Dwele is finally releasing his long awaited fifth official studio album, the second for E1 Music (formerly Koch Rec.): “W.ants. W.orld. W.omen. (W.W.W.)”.

The project will be released on RT Music Group/E1 Music in the end of June 2010. This album is the follow-up to “Sketches Of A Man” which included the hit single “I’m Cheatin'”. The first single from “W.ants. W.orld. W.omen. (W.W.W.)” is the soulful tune “What’s Not to Love”.

“”W.W.W.” is separated into three sections, representing different aspects of myself as an artist”, explains Dwele. The album is a collection of songs combining elements of both r&b and hip hop to express his personal and political views as filtered through the turbulent economy and political climate of today. Dwele continues: “With “W.W.W.” I wanted to do as Marvin Gaye and Donny Hathaway did. When you hear their music now, you feel exactly what the climate was at the time, and that’s the job of musicians, to talk about the world’s situation.”

“When Dwele sings, people listen … There is no denying that this Detroit crooner can captivate with just one note.” – Essence


01. Wants (Intro)
02. I Wish
03. Grown
04. Dodgin Your Phone feat. David Banner
05. Dim The Lights ft.Raheem Devaughn
06. World (Intro)
07. How I Deal feat. Slum Village
08. Hangover
09. My People
10. Detroit Sunrise feat. Monica Blaire & Lloyd Dwayne
11. Women (Intro)
12. I Understand
13. Love You Right
14. More Than A (Interlude)
15. What’s Not To Love
16. Give Me A Chance
17. I Wanna feat. DJ Quik

The album DweleW.Ants W.orld W.omen (W.W.W.)” (E1 Music) is going to be released June 25, 2010.

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