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New & Next: Meet R&B Singer Elijah Blake, Watch Him Perform 'X.O.X'

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R&B singer-songwriter Elijah Blake is best known for writing Rihanna's "No Love Allowed" and Usher's No. 1 hit "Climax." Now he's stepping out as an artist on his own with his first EP, Bijoux 22. And the 22-year-old is already surrounding himself with all the right people. He is managed by Roc Nation and is mentored by Grammy-winning producer No. I.D.
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Few new artists can boast having penned a Grammy-winning song even before releasing their own solo debut. Singer/ songwriter Elijah Blake is one such emerging star after writing "Climax" for Usher—the song won in the "Best R&B Performance" category.

Asked to describe his music, the 22-year-old says, "Elijah Blake is soul, he's honestly, he's truth, he's experimental and most importantly, he's growing." Watch the RocNation (Jay-Z) signee sing his debut single "X.O.X. and let us know what you think.