The young American singer Donnie is considered a sensation at the soul front. His voice is often compared to that of Stevie Wonder, one of his biggest inspirations, next to namesake Donnie Hathaway. Donnie was born in Lexington, Kentucky and grew up in a religious family; both his parents are reverends in Atlanta. So it’s not a surprise that Donnie learned to sing in church, which is the same one his nephew Marvin Gaye frequently visited. Thanks to singer India.Arie he was introduced to record company Giant Step. In 2003 he impressed everyone with The Colored Section, which is already labeled ‘a classic’ according to the critics. The CD is a summary of Donnie’s ideas and his view of life. He asks questions and sings lyrics with a message. His sparkling live performances differ from other nu soul acts because of the fact he is so straightforward and because of his warm personality.
With special thanks to Vivian Chew (TimeZone Int.) and
"Rudii" (Musiq & Thangz Ltd.)