Rodney Jerkins Nominated for a Grammy

Feb 01, 2006, 00:00 ET from Serious Publicity Company, LLC.

    NEW YORK, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Grammy Award Winner and Super Music
 Producer Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins has won several Grammy Awards and
 Nominations throughout his career, and once again, has receive yet another
 Grammy Nomination for the hit song "Cater 2 U" performed by the sensational
 female group Destiny's Child.  The last two years was phenomenal for Rodney
 and his Darkchild Production and Writing Team, it was announced today by
 Serious Publicity Company, LLC.
     *(Photo Caption: Rodney Jerkins Celebrates his Grammy Nomination.)
     Rodney started 2004 off with rave reviews for his Gospel hit "You Don't
 Know" performed by daughter of the legendary Clark Sister Kierra Sheard, which
 crossed over into the Pop R&B market with great impact.  At the close of 2004,
 he is accredited for bringing back to the forefront Destiny's Child with the
 Cutting Edge Hit song "Lose My Breath," despite all the nay-sayers of a
 Destiny's Child come-back.  He and his team also wrote and produced "Don't
 Talk About It, Be About It," and "Cater 2 U" (which Rodney and one of his
 Darkchild songwriters/producers Rick Lewis are currently co-nominees), for
 their Multi-Platinum Destiny Fulfilled album.
     Immediately after, Rodney's string of success continued as 2005 kicked off
 with an incredible start.  Rodney Jerkins won the most prestigious Dove Award
 for "You Don't Know" performed by Kierra Sheard.  This award is the highest
 honor in Gospel Music.  During 2005, Rodney and his team wrote and produced
 with some of the biggest names in music; J-Lo, Omarion, Brandy, Mya, Tamia,
 Avante, Mariah Carey, Mary J Blige and Twister. Also on the new Destiny's
 Child hit compilation album "# 1's," "Feel The Same Way I Do" was added
 amongst the other many # 1 hit songs Rodney and his Darkchild team has already
 produced for them.  Later that year, Rodney again received high acclaim for
 rescuing the career of unexpected star recording artist, Ray J, helping him to
 reach the top of the R&B charts with the Smash "One Wish", produced by Rodney
 Jerkins and written by Rodney Jerkins, Fred Jerkins and LaShawn Daniels.
     Rodney the philanthropist held a Toys for Tots toy drive in his hometown
 Orlando Florida, and began work on producing an All-Star, Hurricane Katrina
 Charity Benefit CD double single with a remake of the classic Sister Sledge
 hit "We Are Family" for the Katrina Victims with the Points of Light
 Foundation. In 2005, Rodney launched his Versatility instrument compilation
 album, and the "Versatility USA Talent Search Competition," which various
 talent can enter via the Darkchild website; .  He completed
 work on his wife's Joy Enriquez Christian album "Atmosphere" due to be
 released this year on her new spectacular independent label, Joyful Child
 Records.  At the end of December, 2005, Rodney signed a multi-million dollar,
 song deal with Island Def Jam and took a Senior Executive Position as VP of
 A&R.  Currently, Rodney has just completed work on his reggae/dancehall artist
 Atiba, who's album is due for release this year.  Atiba's hit song "If I Had
 One Wish" produced by Rodney Jerkins and written by Rodney Jerkins, Atiba
 Martin, Malica Martin, and Jeff Villanueva, is creating a great buzz in the
 southeast region.  Rodney and his team are currently producing and writing
 hits for Christine Milian, Megan Michelle, and Young Leek.
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