New Orleans born singer Luke James has been on the verge of stardom for a decade and a half. He’s been nominated for a Grammy Award as an artist, and has written for Chris Brown, Justin Bieber and more, but James is probably best known for his portrayal of singer Johnny Gill in the television biopic The New Edition Story. For his latest project, James teams with the Nu Deco Ensemble for a stunning live album that fully displays his talent. The single “Shine On” is a dramatic ballad on which James and NTY based vocalist Samoht sing like their lives depend on it. Listen to “Shine On” below.

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