Xavier Keyz
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Xavier Keyz

Chicago, Illinois, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014

Chicago, Illinois, United States
Established on Jan, 2014
Solo R&B Singer/Songwriter

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"Keyz “Some Type of Way”"

Have you ever felt some type of way about someone you liked or cared about?

Just in time for the spring & summer romance, Keyz releases his 3rd single “Some Type Of Way” off of his upcoming album. The song is filled with captivating harmonies that grabs any listeners attention & sets the mood right with exotic flutes, strings and melody’s. We’ve all been there; feeling some type of way about someone but you just couldn’t express it like you wanted to. Keyz expresses it fully in his music below. “I just wanted to create a song about being with a beautiful woman that just change your whole thought process, especially in the beginning stages of the relationship when you first start talking, & all your feelings get intertwined & you start feeling some type of way about them. I’m sure many people can relate to this feeling” says Keyz. So whether you’re single or dating this is the perfect spring time romance song. - youknowigoutsoul.com


"KEYZ & B.LIN RELEASE DUET SINGLE “NOBODY ELSE BUT YOU”"

Chicago based singers/musicians Keyz & B.Lin have come together to create a smooth and romantic love song, inspired by Avant & KeKe Wyatt’s “You & I,” for all the lovers on Valentine’s Day weekend.

Their new single, entitled “Nobody Else But You.” is a soulful record, which should appeal to R&B lovers everywhere! The duet will be featured on Keyz’ upcoming solo album, which is coming out later this year. It is currently available on iTunes and Amazon. - thisisrnb.com


"R&B singer Keyz finds voice through hardship"

Cameron Frazier, aka Keyz, never wanted to be in music alone.

Throughout his time at Kenwood Academy in Chicago, he started an a cappella group with six classmates, dubbed the Harmony Brothers. They sang at the school’s basketball games and other functions.

Keyz wanted to share his success.

“I wanted to find others who had the same gifts and talents I had,” says Keyz, 23, a student at Chicago’s Kennedy King College. “…so we could work together and build something great. Like a great empire of music.”

With their teacher’s support, the group began to expand into the community performing at local retirement homes, but as their opportunities increased, membership began to shrink.

“It was getting to the point where a lot of members weren’t showing up for rehearsals. We had to make some cuts and it reduced to four members, renamed Just 4.


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Keyz, who also plays piano, took charge of the arrangements and the band, now comprised of three singers and one rapper.

“We were in the process of creating an album for a label […] set up our own home studio. We stayed there for eight days straight, recorded 14 songs, and had a listening party. It was good, but our parents were like, ‘Don’t touch this guy [you are working with], he’s kind of shady.’”

Their parents’ predictions quickly became reality and that reality had a cost.

“He went back to Virginia and we never saw him [or most of our music] again. We recovered four of the songs, but with that happening, two members left. Everyone was so discouraged, including myself.”

Keyz and his partner, now renamed J-2, attempted to get back on track.

The now-duo recorded an album, Another Level, and were beginning to get some exposure in the urban music scene. Everything seemed to be turning around — until the final Harmony Brother called it quits.

He signed a recording contract with an underground label in Chicago, leaving Keyz by himself, confused and looking for a fresh start.

“The guy I started with when I was six, my ride-or-die partner, automatically flipped the script. It was crazy,” Keyz laments. “All this time he was recording his own [material] making me believe that it just meetings. I was really hurt [by] that.”

With that Cameron evolved into part-time solo artist and full-time student studying television production and communication at Kennedy King. Expected to graduate this December, Keyz, while committed to getting his degree, is insistent that music is his first priority.

“This is my third time starting over. I’ve learned a lot and my album is sounding more professional,” Keyz says. “All this time I feel like being in a group was boot camp, getting me ready for this moment.”

His classmates might not know who Keyz is just yet, but the artist who has turned down performances to focus on his schoolwork is sure that his Tank and Usher-inspired sound can reach a larger audience.

“I hate the fact that people don’t really know [me]. That’s why I’m really trying to get my music on the radio station on campus so people will start knowing,” Keyz says. “I [try to write] songs that people can relate to a lot. I look at people’s social media like Facebook statuses, Twitter updates and I write songs based of [that].” - USA TODAY


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Xavier Keyz

Burgeoning singer, songwriter and music producer Xavier Keyz has no intention of redefining R&B. On the contrary: It is his passion for classic soul that continues to make the artist a standout among so many gimmick-ridden acts currently pervading the airwaves.

 

For those looking for proof in the number, Keyz’ recently released melodic pop/R&B single “Clap” has garnered more nearly 9,000 hits in under a week. Adding fuel to the fire, he is set to release his full-length album “Monday Thru Sunday” on September 15.

 

Born and raised in Chicago, Keyz (a.k.a. Cameron Frazier) began singing at age 2(!). He recalls, “It was Faith Evans’ hit ‘Soon As I Get Home.’ I sang it out loud to my parents and friends and they all gave me this look of surprise. I was just learning to speak and yet I was delivering verses and choruses… and they were in tune!”

 

From that point on, there was little doubt that music was destined to become the major force field in his life. He took to the piano as if he had played it all of his life—playing any song by ear. And thus was born his lifetime moniker: Xavier Keyz.

 

Ever working to increase his talent, Xavier Keyz was in the right place at the right time, joining Chicago’s Children’s Choir, and then a cappella sextet the Harmony Brothers at Kenwood Academy during high school. They sang at basketball games and other local functions around Chicagoland area, hoping to make a name for themselves. 

 

After downsizing to four members and then to two (as J2), Xavier Keyz and his partner released a full-length album, “Another Level” in 2012. It was three months later when Xavier realized that his best shot at notoriety was as a solo artist. Meanwhile, he was wise enough to fortify his talent with college studies in Television Production and Communications at Kennedy King. 

 

But music remained Priority No. 1: Keyz’ first official step into the solo music realm was single “Trip To Mars” in the fall of 2013, which was followed in February 2014, by love song “Nobody Else but You,” a collaboration with songstress B.Lin. That became the game-changer for Keyz, creating massive buzz in the Midwest—and then beyond—including positive press on USAToday.comthisisrnb.com and Youknowyougotsoul.com

 

“I’m the perfect example of someone that knows that if you believe in yourself and never allow your vision to be diminished by circumstances or the negativity of others, success will find you. I know I have what it takes to shine in a crowded field. It takes perseverance, of course, but this is where I belong. Next year by this time, I have a strong feeling that my name will be known!”

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