Raheem DeVaughn has made a career out of tapping into people’s emotions by creating personal soundtracks to our love lives. He has carved out a lane for himself as one of this generation’s most beloved voices. DeVaughn’s catalog of sultry melodies and passionate anthems have earned him a loyal fan base and a host of industry accolades, including three Grammy nominations.
Originally signed to Jive Records, DeVaughn’s first three albums—The Love Experience, Love Behind the Melody, and The Love & War MasterPeace—resulted in chart-topping singles like “You,” “Customer,” and the female-empowerment anthem “Woman.” Stepping out as an independent artist for his 2013 release, A Place Called Love Land, DeVaughn remained consistent in his artistry.
Raised primarily by his mother, who worked in law enforcement, DeVaughn experienced both discipline and love, which set the groundwork for his understanding and appreciation of women. Although DeVaughn’s father, famed jazz cellist Abdul Wadud, wasn’t in the household, he did play a role in inspiring DeVaughn to pursue music and later launch his own indie label, 368 Music Group.
With the recent launch of his Love Life Foundation, the budding humanitarian is ready to give back more than just music to his fans.