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Darren is the “Talk of the Town” with #1 Billboard Hit

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09/17/09

Darren Rahn is the “Talk of the Town” with #1 Billboard Hit

…after producing a slew of #1 and top five hits as a producer, Darren Rahn achieves #1 on Billboard as a solo artist.

You may know Darren Rahn from his production work in #1 hits with radio favorites like Wayman Tisdale, Dave Koz, Eric Darius and Tim Bowman, along with other songs in the top three. However, it is time to crank up your radio dial and tune into Darren Rahn – the solo artist. Darren’s single, “Talk of the Town,” topped the Billboard chart at number one this week.

Rahn gives all the credit to his growing fanbase for his success. “It’s both an honor and humbling to reach #1. To know that fans around the world are enjoying what you do is a tremendous feeling. Everything I do is for them. If I can create something that makes a listener feel good, then I know I’ve done my job.”

About the artist:
Rahn began working behind the scenes in the mid-90s producing and programming tracks for other artists. It was his work with Wayman Tisdale in 2004 on the #1 single, “Ain't No Stopping Us Now," that would bring Rahn to the forefront of the music industry.

“Until my work with Wayman, I remained pretty much behind the scenes," said Rahn. Rahn continued to work in the studio with Tisdale and an assortment of other smooth jazz heavy hitters. These relationships would prove pivotal in the launching of his solo career and enabled him to quickly move from the console to the stage. By 2006, Rahn co-headlined in Catalina along-side Brian Culbertson and has toured with Tim Bowman, played with leading acts like Wayman Tisdale, Eric Darius, Kim Waters and Greg Karukus. In 2007, Rahn signed with nuGroove Records and released his debut CD,Once in a Lifetime.

However, it was the release in 2009 of his second album, Talk of the Town, which created a buzz with music insiders. Bob Davis at the www.Soul-Patrol.com proclaimed, “Quiet as it's kept, some of the best stuff in Black music today is on the contemporary jazz scene. And, Mr. Darren Rahn is emerging as one of its most important artists...” Hans-Bernd Hlsmann (HBH), www.Smooth-Jazz.de said, “Darren found the receipt for recognition. Sultry melodies and perfect interpretation.”

David Chackler, President and CEO of nuGroove Records, saw the potential in Rahn early on when signing him to the label. “Signing Darren Rahn was a wise investment. He has the chops and the fans love him. It was really a no-brainer for me and one of the best decisions I’ve made to date.”