Do You Have What It Takes?

Are YOU The Next R&B Star?

Are YOU The Next R&B Star?

EXTENDED: Enter Your Submission By January 15, 11:59 PM EST

Welcome to The Next – an unprecedented R&B talent search contest, masterminded by renowned music producer Herb Middleton, celebrated artist Jacci McGhee, and creative director Christopher Bruce. This contest offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for aspiring artists to showcase their talents and embark on a journey of professional artist development.

With a narrow entry window, this contest is a fast-paced, thrilling opportunity for those ready to leap into the spotlight. Entries are open now, and the deadline is just days away on January 11, 2024. Don’t miss this chance to collaborate with industry giants and potentially perform at the NBA All-Star Game.

Time is of the essence – are you ready to be The Next R&B star? 

Herb Middleton

Herb Middleton is a multi-Platinum, Grammy-nominated record producer, revered for his remarkable contributions to the R&B and hip-hop music scene.

With a career spanning decades, he has worked with industry legends such as Biggie, Mary J. Blige, Usher, Al Green, Nas, and SWV. His innovative approach to music production and artist development has made him a respected and influential figure in the industry.

Jacci McGhee

Jacci McGhee is a seasoned R&B artist, known for her captivating voice and dynamic performances. She rose to fame with her hit song ‘Make It Last’ and has toured with renowned bands like Toto.

Jacci’s extensive experience in the music industry, both on stage and behind the scenes, equips her with unique insights and skills in nurturing new talent. Her commitment to genuine artistry and vocal excellence makes her an invaluable mentor in ‘The Next’ contest.

We are looking for vocalists of all ages – individuals, duos, and groups with the talent and right attitude to move forward in the music industry!

  • Submission Window: Open NOW! and closing January 11, 2024.
  • Availability: Finalists must be available for Zoom meetings shortly after submissions and be flexible for studio time in Wilmington, Delaware, from January 20 to February 20, 2024 (including weekends).
  • Training: Willingness to engage in intensive one-on-one training in studio time and stage presence with Herb and Jacci.
  • Performance Opportunity: The winner may perform in Indianapolis, Indiana, during the NBA All-Star Game Weekend on February 16th.

We’re excited for you to join ‘The Next’ R&B Star talent search! Once you complete the entrance fee payment, we’ll provide you with all the necessary submission details. This step ensures you’re fully equipped and ready to showcase your talent. We can’t wait to see what you bring to the competition!