It has been said that his music feeds the soul, but KEM’s journey is equally, if not more, inspirational. R&B Singer/Songwriter/Producer KEM’s love of music began as a child. Music saw him through the darkest moments in his life, took him to the top of the industry’s record charts, and earned him a record deal with Universal Motown Records. A self-taught musician, KEM was born in Nashville and raised in Detroit, the birthplace of Motown Records. “I wanted to make music all of my life. I started playing piano when I was five,” he recalls. Several years after high school, his life took a downward turn, and he eventually found himself in and out of drug rehab and shelters. He dove into his music during those times, and he remembers, “They would have to kick me off the piano every night in one shelter.” He hit rock bottom when he awoke one night sleeping outside after breaking shelter rules, and he became determined to clean up his act. While waiting tables, singing at weddings and at any gig in town, he continued to write and record his music.