SoulMusic Records (SMR) in association with Platinum Garage Recording is proud to announce the worldwide release of “I Remember,” a truly emotive pop/soul powerhouse ballad performed by renowned R&B vocalist Terry Dexter and Amefcan Idol and America’s Got Talent performer Johnny Manuel, written and produced by award-winning music man Preston Glass.
Bring together two truly amazing vocalists, provide a powerhouse pop/soul ballad, add the production magic of an award-winning music man and the result is “I Remember,” a future classic, from renowned R&B vocalist Terry Dexter and Johnny Manuel, who has appeared before millions of US television viewers on “American Idol” and “America’s Got Talent.” A 21st century ballad with that hearkens back to timeless duet pairings such as Diana Ross & Lionel Richie (“Endless Love”) and Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack (“Tonight I Celebrate My Love”)….
Terry Dexter was born in Detroit, Michigan and began singing in her church’s gospel choir at the age of 6, and continued until age 14.From the age of 9 to 14, Dexter was a member of local girl group Tristar. She began singing background for other artists at age 11, most notably for Simply Red. At age 13 she signed to Elektra Records,] but an album on the label never materialized. Dexter signed to Warner Bros. Records in 1998 at the age of 19, and she released her eponymous debut album in 1999: Terry’s debut single, “You’ll Never Miss Me (‘Til I’m Gone)”, was released via Warner Bros. subsidiary Reprise Records Terry’s sophomore album, Listen, was released independently in 2008 and she also co-wrote “Walk Like a Man”, the theme song to the NBC television series The Playboy Club. Terry made her feature film debut in Deliver Us From Eva (2003). She was later approached by playwright David E. Talbert, who recruited her to star as the female lead character, Tyme Prentice, in his musical Love in the Nick of Tyme (opposite Morris Chestnut).
Johnny Manuel was born and raised in Flint Michigan, where his musical talent was apparent at a young age. His demos, recorded with local producers eventually caught the attention of major record executives, and he was signed to Warner Brother’s Records at the age of 14. Throughout his career Johnny has performed on tours with artists such as Destiny’s Child, Jay-Z, Bow Wow, Christina Milian, and N-Sync. His debut single (I Got You) produced by famed music producer, Jermaine Dupri, received air play on radio and the video for the single was premiered on BET’s 106 & Park. He is also featured on the soundtrack for Sony Pictures release “The Brothers”. Preston Glass’ “Dynamic Duets” Volume 1 album first introduced the song/duet “I Remember in March of 2017. Johnny prides himself on his unique vocal ability and loves touching audiences wherever he performs. He recently set the world on fire in the summer of 2017 with his awe-inspiring performances on “America’s Got Talent” (including a superb version of Whitney Houston’s) “I Have Nothing”. Other performance experiences include:
• Guest Vocal Performer on the Ben Vereen National Concert Tour 2005-2006.
• Vocal guest, private event for Yahoo! Board of Directors (Aspen Colorado) 2006.
• Featured artist for Celebrity Fight Night Concert Event, performing with music producer David Foster, and sharing the stage with artists, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Garth Brooks, Reba McIntyre, and Renee Olstead (Scottsdale, Arizona) 2006.
• Featured guest performer, “Ben Vereen Live at Razz Room (San Francisco, California ) 2009.
• Top 100 Vocalists, American Idol (Season 10)
Clip of “I Remember”…