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Q Parker

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Husband, Father, Singer, Actor and Philanthropist, Q Parker has garnered many accolades since entering the music industry in 1996  including a Grammy award, an  MTV Video Music Award, two multi-platinum albums, one platinum album and two  gold albums. A winner  of 6 ASCAP awards, Q is an accomplished songwriter that has  worked with a variety of chart-topping talent including Keyshia Cole,  Pink, Faith  Evans, P. Diddy, Mase, Notorious B.I.G., Mario Winans, New Edition, Kelly Price,  Tyrese, Algebra Blessett and more.

Q has had the honor of being a special guest speaker at the prestigious Berklee  College of Music on the art of writing a hit record. Acting  and especially musical  theater is one of Q’s passions. In the past two years he successfully executed starring  roles as “Joseph” in the  holiday theatrical tale, “A Gift of Love” starring veteran  actress and Academy Award nominee Ruby Dee, held down a lead role opposite  R&B  songstress, Keke Wyatt, in the musical stage production, “When Love Ain’t Enough”  and wowed audiences in 2013 as the co-star in  the musical “Rebirth” which also  featured acclaimed actress, Lynn Whitfield. In that same year Q co- starred opposite  R&B music legends Eddie Levert and Shirley Murdock in the musical theater  production, “A Mother’s Love” produced by Grammy-winning songwriter and  “Real  Housewives Of Atlanta star, Kandi Burruss Tucker.

As a proud parent and supporter of charitable causes, Q has lent his name, time and  resources to the Alzheimer’s Association of Georgia  and the Cub Scouts of America  to name a few. In 2015, Q launched the Q Parker Legacy Foundation whose mission  is to strengthen and  empower young and old men of various socioeconomic statuses  within the areas health, wealth, spiritual, fatherhood and social aspects.  Programs  presented by the foundation include Brothers United of Atlanta Men’s Group,  Brothers United Youth Mentoring Program,  Brothers United Youth Summer Camp  and DoMENate Men’s Conference. Alongside his wife Sharlinda Parker, the couple  founded  Couples United with a mission to promote family, spirituality and marriage.

As the Founder of NeWFAM Entertainment, a full service entertainment company  dedicated to artist development & management, label  services and music  production. IN October 2012, Q released his critically acclaimed solo debut entitled  Q PARKER: THE MANual,  through a joint venture between NeWFAM Entertainment  and Malaco Records in October 2012. The album which is a great blend of  classic  and contemporary R&B was lauded by iTunes as “one of the best R&B albums of  2012.” The first two singles from the album, “Show  You How” and “YES” each  reached Top 15 status at Urban Adult Contemporary radio. His current album set to  release in the Fall  of 2018 is an inspirational one chronicling his life’s experiences  since entering the entertainment industry with the hopes of inspiring and  uplifting  men across the world. Q also served as a co-producer on the Black Nativity  Soundtrack.

Q can be seen regularly traveling worldwide touring nationally and internationally  with his group, 112. His commitment to community  enrichment and youth  charitable organizations is never ending.