CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Nov 27, 2012) - Emerging Chicago-based AC artist Richard Kincaid (www.richardkincaidmusic.com) caps an incredible 2012 with some major superstar company as his dynamic new holiday single, an R&B-driven remake of Donny Hathaway's "This Christmas (*Mistletoe)," enters December at #14 with a bullet on the Mediabase Adult Contemporary Christmas Chart.
Surrounding Kincaid on the chart are musical holiday delights by everyone from Rod Stewart, Colbie Caillat and Lady Antebellum to Michael Bublé, Cee Lo Green, Richard Marx and Train. The track, which features vocals by Cuba Gooding, Sr. of the famed soul group The Main Ingredient, is also currently #28 with a bullet on the main Mediabase AC Chart.
The powerhouse vocalist, who recently released his full-length independent debut album Mosaic, was the very first artist of 2012 to crack the Top Ten of the FMQB AC40 Chart with his version of Bill Withers' "Ain't No Sunshine." He followed that by hitting the #1 Most Added List on the FMQB AC Add Board with "Wonderful Day."
Both songs appear on Mosaic, which includes eight powerfully produced cover songs (from a rousing gospel-tinged version of Elton John's "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me" to "Tracks of My Tears"), plus four original tracks by his multi-talented musical partner David Taylor II. The album was released on Taylor's House of DT Records label. Behind-the-scenes footage can be viewed here: http://ow.ly/fCKvm
Kincaid will launch 2013 with the release of his latest non-holiday single "I Wish That Was Me," featuring multiple Grammy nominated contemporary jazz saxophone superstar Dave Koz.
In addition to pursing his music career, Kincaid has also embraced his philanthropic side, founding the BeCause Foundation, a non-profit organization that combines documentary films and outreach campaigns and tackles such hot button issues as homelessness and healthcare, human rights in East Burma, sexual abuse of children and bullying. The foundation partnered with the creators and producers of the poignant (and controversial) film "Bully" which offers insight into the cruel world of the lives of bullied children, and was released nationally by The Weinstein Company earlier this year.