LOS ANGELES — Grammy Nominated songwriter Lonny Bereal has teamed up with singer Kelly Rowland for a steamy duet called “Favor” set to be released by Notifi Music Group later this month.

The song which was originally co-written by Bereal for singer Chris Brown is the LA based tunesmith’s debut as an artist. The sensual mid-tempo solidifies Bereal’s musical relationship with Rowland with whom he’s worked for several years as a vocal producer and songwriter.

Bereal has risen to stardom on the wings of the many award winning hits he has written for such hit  acts as Chris Brown (I Can Transform Ya),  Pleasure P (Under), Tank (Please Don’t Go), Jamie Foxx, Keri Hilson, and Keyshia Cole, to name a few.

In addition to having performed with Rowland and Foxx, Bereal has burnished his live performing chops by having performed background vocals with singer Tank, Ruben Studdard, Kelly Rowland, K-Ci & Jo Jo, Teddy Riley, Brandy, and Monica. His songwriting credentials and performance credits have culminated in Bereal writing and producing a new album for Notifi due out this year which features the duet with Rowland and features by Busta Rhymes, Trey Songz and Tank.

The disc will be executive produced by Troy Taylor who signed Trey Songz and executive produced his CD’s. The CD will also feature Chris Brown and a song especially composed for Bereal by Grammy Award Winning Songwriter Johnta’ Austin called “Betcha.”

The video for Favor which will feature Rowland will be shot in June in Los Angeles.  Favor will mark the second hit this year for Rowland who is currently blowing up the charts with her new single,   “Motivation” with Lil Wayne.

About Lonny Bereal and Notifi Records

Lonny Bereal is an award winning songwriter, singer and musician. Having started off as a drummer, Bereal got his first big break as a background vocalist for John P. Kee and eventually moved into the secular world via an impromptu audition set up by a cousin with K-Ci & Jojo.  Bereal began collaborating as a writer with singer Tank and has gone on to become one of the most sought after songwriters and vocal producers having worked with superstars like Chris Brown, Jamie Foxx, Pleasure P, Keri Hilson, and Keyshia Cole.  Bereal became part of the Notifi family in early 2011. Notifi is the St. Louis based independent label owned and operated by its CEO Ira Dewitt who has released two hit CD’s A Man’s Thought sand Elgin with singer Ginuwine and has a new CD, Still Winning due from R&B icon Johnny Gill coming later this year.

Listen to “Favor” here: http://www.youtube.com/user/CBGPublicity

For more information please visit: www.notifimusicgroup.com

Follow Lonny on twitter: @Lonnys_world



Courtney Barnes
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