Shaliek Rivers

Shaliek Rivers

 New York City, New York, USA
BandR&BAdult Contemporary

Shaliek is the essence of everything that is R&B music. Listening to him is reminiscent of classic old school R&B crooners like Luther, Marvin, Donny and Stevie. He is what music needs.

Biography

A Legacy in The Making~ In an age of microwave success, and fly by night artists, it’s easy to appreciate those that steadily build a career. With a rapidly growing Internet popularity, an international presence, and a foundation in conceptual songwriting, The Bronx’s own Shaliek embodies the establishment of a new vibe, and the building of a Legacy. With influences like Stevie Wonder, Donnie Hathaway, and Michael Jackson, and Sam Cooke, it was actually a drum-playing father and a singing mother who served as early anchors to Shaliek’s love for music. After winning countless school talent shows and also a multiple winner at SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO, Shaliek landed the backup singing gig for the legendary James Brown at the 2002 MTV Music Awards. Shaliek was also the opening act for the Multi-platinum Recording Artist Ashanti in Atlantic City. It wasn’t long before industry notables started to take notice and Shaliek signed a record deal with Universal Records. The buzz worthy single “Get 2 Know Ya” featuring Juvenile was birthed from this business marriage and soon after, Shaliek’s vocals and writing ability were both being brought to the mainstream forefront. “I remember dreaming of working with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and the next thing you know I'm in the studio with these guys working on my debut album. It was magical”. For this album, Shaliek also collaborated with big names such as Alicia Keys, Bryan Michael Cox, and The Underdogs just to name a few. A strained relationship with his close team members made it very difficult for Shaliek to fulfill obligations with his record label resulting in the album never seeing the light of day. “I felt like everything i worked so hard for was suddenly taken away from me. I remember feeling lost”. Always one to roll with the punches, Shaliek decided to focus on his other passion, Songwriting and created The Hitterzz alongside fellow East Coast penman Cashus C.R.E.A.M. The Hitterzz teamed up with former VP of Sony BMG, Derrick Thompson. With Derrick as manager, the three of them set out a mission to write for other artist in the industry. The Hitterzz eventually landed "One Night Only” On Day 26 No. 1 Debut, Forever In A Day, which opened doors for other placements that followed. While he remains dedicated to his writing team, Shaliek decided to pick up where he left off. “I owe it to myself and the people that were riding for me and supported my every move. This is for us”. Shaliek teamed up with Organize Entertainment Group and is now on the road to fulfilling his dream to touch the world through his music. Fearlessly, in a world of uptempo radio songs, Shaliek decided to pay homage to his musical heroes Michael Jackson, Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, and Sam Cooke by releasing “THE PERFECT STORM”, a song that the ladies will love and the fellas will appreciate. “I want my music to do what music did back in the day. I’m going for timeless”.

Discography

2011 - Perfect Storm
2011 - Space
2011 - Skillz ft Shaliek Rivers Regular Guy