“Love Under New Management” stars Miki Howard and Howard Hewett. Together, these popular R&B artists provide a romantic and soulful soundtrack for your Valentine’s celebration.
Miki Howard is a Grammy nominated, multi-platinum award winning recording artist, and actress. A native of Chicago, Howard found success as a solo artist with two number one hit songs on the R&B charts “Ain’t Nuthin’ in the World” in 1988 followed by “Ain’t Nobody Like You” in 1992. In 2002, Howard was nominated for a Grammy award for her album, “Three Wishes” followed by a Lifetime Achievement Award presented by The Chicago Music Awards in 2012. Beyond her love and success as a recording artist, Howard appeared in various films including “Malcom X” (1992), “Poetic Justice” (1993), and her lifetime biopic, “Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story” (2016).
Howard Hewett, Jr. is a singer and songwriter. A native of Akron, OH, Hewett began his career as lead singer of the R&B vocal group Shalamar before breaking out with a solo career. He released two top 10 R&B soul singles, “I Commit to Love” and “I’m for Real” in the 1980s. After finding success as a recording artist, Hewett continued his singing career, which includes contributing to the second season theme song for the successful sitcom, “Hanging with Mr. Cooper.” Hewett later released two follow up albums, including a self-titled album, “Howard Hewett,” and two gospel albums, “The Journey” and the follow-up, “The Journey Live: From the Heart,” which each found success in their respective genres.
Singer-songwriter and recording artist Carrie Newcomer has been described as a ”soaring songstress” by Billboard and a “prairie mystic” by the Boston Globe. The Austin Statesman described her as having “a voice as rich as Godiva chocolate,” and Rolling Stone once said, she “asks all the right questions.” Most simply put, the Dallas Morning News said, “she’s the kind of artist whose music makes you stop, think and then say, ‘that is so true.’”
She was listed as one of the “50 most influential folk musicians of the past 50 years” by Chicago’s WFMT, and Boston’s WBEZ listed her as one of the most influential folk artists of the last 25 years. She has toured with Alison Krauss, and Nickel Creek recorded Newcomer’s song “I Should’ve Known Better” on their Grammy-winning album This Side.