Kevin Ross Shines Bright: Sweeping Billboard with Sensuous EP “Midnight Microdose Vol. 1”

Kevin Ross is sweeping the Billboard Radio charts on a record-breaking streak as R&B’s most esteemed artist to watch this year. His latest EP Midnight Microdose Vol. 1 is a sensuous paradise that fully immerses the listener in a kaleidoscope of wonder. Ross’ new acoustic version of the EP’s closing track “Don’t Pretend”, premiered exclusively on BET Soul, will leave you reeling with heart-racing emotion.

Kevin Ross’ acoustic take on “Don’t Pretend” was filmed in a dreamy, soft-hued bedroom under the sparkle of a big city skyline. Lit in a violet glow of muted elegance, Kevin Ross stuns his audience with a stripped-down version of his earth-shaking closing track. The acoustic version of “Don’t Pretend” features a saccharine guitar riff that mingles with Kevin Ross’ uncut vocal, creating an ambiance of warmth and an intrinsic feel of acceptance; it’s like you’re right there in the room with him. “Don’t Pretend” recalls memories Ross holds sacred and the acoustic version allows Kevin Ross to dive in even deeper.

Midnight Microdose Vol. 1 is his latest release under his artist owned label Art Society Music Group (AMG) / EMPIRE, preceding his upcoming Vol. 2 and full-length. The EP includes singles “Show & Prove” and record-breaking song “Look My Way”, which is currently climbing at #10 on Billboard’s Adult R&B Airplay Chart, #1 on Sirius XM’s Heart & Soul and has received acclaim from Vibe, Rated R&B, Lyrical LemonadeSpotify’s NMF, R&B Weekly, Apple’s Brown Sugar amongst many others.

Watch and Listen to “Don’t Pretend” 

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Listen to Midnight Microdose Vol. 1

The world is watching Kevin Ross. As a record-breaking pioneer and R&B artist who is reshaping the music landscape, this is an independent artist paving the way for other artists to follow.

With upwards of 100 million streams across platforms and unparalleled historic feats, Kevin Ross recently became the first independent artist in music history with two simultaneous singles in the Top 20 of the Hot Adult R&B Airplay Chart. Additionally, Ross broke a radio record with his hit single “Sweet Release”, which had the longest run as the #1 requested song on Sirius XM’s Heart & Soul.

Originally signed to Motown records, Kevin Ross formed his artist-owned label Art Society Music Group (AMG) in 2019. Since then, Ross has garnered over 100 million streams across platforms, multiple Billboard charting songs, and a strong presence in both film and television. His work has been celebrated by Rolling Stone, Billboard, BET, Vibe, Essence, Good Day NY, and many others. Ross has collaborated with renowned artists such as Toni Braxton, Trey Songz, Tank, Ne-Yo, and T.I., and has earned nominations from the Soul Train Music Awards, NAACP Image Awards, and iHeart Radio Music.

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