The Love EP

With Valentine’s Day arriving next week, love is on people’s mind – including record labels. So, Atlantic Records and Elektra Records are teaming to release The Love EP, which is due in stores February 8 and features songs from Bruno Mars, Musiq Soulchild, Tank, Cee Lo Green and Trey Songz. Each artist will also have their own digital Valentine’s Day card.

As you prepare for the day that celebrates love and affection, here’s a breakdown of each artist featured on The Love EP, their history and the type of woman you may attract by playing their music.

Bruno Mars

What he was known for early in his career: The singer-songwriter-producer rose to prominence in 2010 by co-writing and singing on the hooks of B.o.B’s “Nothin’ on You” and Travie McCoy’s “Billionaire.”

What’s on The Love EP: “Our First Time,” from the album Doo-Wops & Hooligans.

What type of woman he attracts: Raised in Hawaii and of Puerto Rican and Filipino descent, the man born Peter Gene Hernandez appeals to the cosmopolitan woman who fancies a trendy man. As “Our First Time” illustrates, Mars is willing to cater to his woman, which is always a plus with the ladies.


Musiq Soulchild

What he was known for early in his career: The singer-songwriter’s debut album, Aijuswanaseing, was released in 2000 and featured the respectful singles “Just Friends (Sunny)” and “Love.”

What’s on The Love EP: “Sobeautiful,” from the album OnMyRadio.

What type of woman he attracts: Raised in Philadelphia, the man born Taalib Johnson attracts the bohemian lady whose passion for living life to the fullest is matched by her quest for pure, sophisticated love. Musiq can identify with a woman’s sensitive and loving sides, something he showcases on “Sobeautiful.”

Tank

What he was known for early in his career: The singer-songwriter-producer’s first album, Force of Nature, was released in 2001 and included the Top 10 R&B single “Maybe I Deserve.

What’s on The Love EP: “You Mean That Much To Me,” from the album Now Or Never.

What type of woman he attracts: Raised in the Maryland suburbs, the man born Durrell Babbs connects with a woman who likes to feel protected and cared for. Tank will put in the extra work for his lady in a relationship by crying in front of her or fighting for her, as he describes on “You Mean That Much To Me.

Cee Lo Green

What he was known for early in his career: The singer-rapper-songwriter-producer rose to prominence in the mid-1990s as a member of the politically charged rap quartet the Goodie Mob.

What’s on The Love EP: “Fool For You,” from the album The Lady Killer.

What type of woman he attracts: Raised in Atlanta, the man born Thomas DeCarlo Callaway attracts women who are swayed by charm, conversation and a willingness to date a man who may be more than meets the eye. Once Green is under a lady’s spell, the love becomes all-consuming, as noted on “Fool For You.”

Trey Songz

What he was known for early in his career: The singer-actor’s debut album, I Gotta Make It, was released in 2005 and featured the singles “Gotta Go” and the title track with Twista.

What’s on The Love EP: “Make Love Tonight,” from the album I Gotta Make It.

What type of woman he attracts: Raised in Virginia, the man born Tremaine Aldon Neverson appeals to ladies who like a clean-cut gentleman with thuggish tendencies. Songz doesn’t mind cutting to the chase about his feelings or his desires, as evident on the sensual, inviting “Make Love Tonight.”  

 

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