SONY DSCPhiladelphia native Darius Coleman is a phenomenally talented and gifted young man, excelling not only in music, but equally in dance. He is an alumnus of the Creative and Performing Arts High School of Philadelphia, PA. It is there his natural abilities were nurtured and cultivated, and was the perfect environment for such an artistic and passionate young man. He comes from a family rich in musical heritage and his love for music and singing is intrinsic in his design. Once you’ve heard him you could not easily disagree, he was born to sing! Darius has graced major stages both locally and abroad including the African American Heritage Festival, Settlement School of Music Charity Benefit Concert and the 2012 Philadelphia Comeback. He has also made numerous appearances in the ABC Network Thanksgiving Day and Cherry Blossom Parades. Most recently Darius was named as “Someone to look out for in 2013″ by Philadelphia radio station HOT107.9fm. Everywhere he goes he is able to uplift, encourage, and mesmerize all who are present. His sound is rich and warm. His voice resonates with fire and passion and is sure to inspire as he blazes a trail of his own. So get ready for a revolution. The likes of which have not been seen before. If you’ve been waiting for radical change, your wait is over. Darius has the goods and is willing and able to deliver.

IAA:  What is your music background?

DARIUS COLEMAN:  I come from a family that is rich in musical and creative talents. That is where I first became aware of my gift. I was incredibly shy about my voice very early on and didn’t really want others to hear me. As I got older I began singing in the church choir where I gained some confidence. I had not realized that the sound I produced, was actually pleasant for other people to listen to. After that realization singing was like breathing, it just happened naturally. I went on to train at the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts where I studied vocal musical and gained the balance of classical technique to combine with the raw passion and emotion of church singing. I have since completed two private vocal coaching studies and continue to learn to master my voice.

IAA:  Why do you want to record and release your own music?

DARIUS COLEMAN:  I want to be able to empower, encourage, and inspire others to live their dreams and to be courageous enough to look adversity in the face and conquer it. I believe that music is the platform that will allow me to convey this message of hope and I plan to use the platform strategically to do so. Additionally, I love to sing! It wakes me up in the morning and it’s the last thing on my mind before I sleep. Being able to do that everyday and share what and how I feel with others is priceless. There’s nothing else like it!

IAA:  What are your songs about?

DARIUS COLEMAN:  My songs range in subject matter from life experience to having fun however, I prefer writing songs about love and relationship. I have a unique way of expressing myself and I enjoy discussing these topics from my perspective. I love the idea of love and because of that I have a soft spot in my heart for tender love ballads. More than anything, I hope to communicate who I am and how I feel as clearly and concisely as possible through my music.

IAA:   Who is your fan base directed towards?

DARIUS COLEMAN:  My fan base is directed toward females ages 18-40.

IAA:  Who are your musical influences?

DARIUS COLEMAN:  Some of my musical influences include Kim Burrell, Michael Buble, Jazmine Sullivan, John Legend, Brandy , Tank, Celine Dion, Ella Fitzgerald, Beyonce and Frank Sinatra.

IAA:  How would you describe your music to people?

DARIUS COLEMAN:  I describe my voice and my music as vocal silk. You can wrap yourself in the warmth and comfort of my smooth, warm tenor voice. While also enjoying the head bopping, finger popping up tempo records. I enjoy music and musicality so you can anticipate warm beds of vocal harmony and raw, authentic emotion.

IAA:  What makes you stand out from other artist?

DARIUS COLEMAN:  There are a few things that make me a stand out artist. The first is my talent. God gave me a great ability and because I have learned how to manipulate and navigate my voice, I have a wider range of songs that I can sing and multiple vocal options for delivery. I am also a classically trained dancer and I include dance as a part of my stage show which will help to add to the quality of my stage show. Additionally, I possess a strong work ethic which I believe will help to set me apart from others who are trying to achieve the same goals as myself. Finally, I have an unbreakable determination that will push me to succeed . There is no quitting with me; it’s all or nothing.

IAA:  What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?

DARIUS COLEMAN:  Right now I am putting the final touches on my forthcoming EP while continuing to write and submit songs to other major artists. I am also booking shows and performing in order to expand my fan base and make more people aware of me and my music!

IAA:  What are your career goals?

DARIUS COLEMAN:  Where do you see yourself in 10 years?  I have many goals that I intend to realize. I plan to be a household name and to be the face of multiple companies in the way of endorsements. I plan to be a multi-platinum selling artist and to be a record breaking and record setting artist. I intend to pen classic records that people love and respect long after I am gone. I intend to change the perception of male singers in R&B as only being sex symbols who only sing about sex. I want to tell stories with my music and take people on a journey. I plan to have a clothing line of my own and to be the CEO of a multi-billion dollar luxury brand. I plan to collaborate with some of the artists I admire most and inspire the next generation to go for their dreams. I want to make a difference in the world so that when I am gone it will have been a better place because I lived. Within the next decade, I see all of the aforementioned having come to pass!

IAA:  How can your fans access your music and contact you?

DARIUS COLEMAN:  You can friend me on Facebook: Darius Coleman. Follow me on Twitter and Instagram @ dariuscoleman_ and subscribe to my youtube channel : youtube.com/dariuscolemanmusic

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109 COMMENTS

  1. Darius is an artist with class and style. Genuine music! Undeniable talent and originality! He will be without a doubt the best male vocalist in the industry!

  2. I think your work will speak loud and clear to just how talented you are. You’ve created a fan out of me. Looking forward to your EP

  3. Yes! I’ve been following him since his album IM IN LOVE WITH YOU and my friends and I all are all in love with his music! I just downloaded his old songs. He is grrrrrrr8! The spirit abide within him! Oh lord god have mercy, god is good. I’m so proud of this young gentle. You know you take one down and pass it around, but oh Gertrude! Yes let praises fall down. Can’t wait to bring my grand babies down to his concert (long as he not g-ratin and stuff likes that) I’m gone see him. I don’t know what an EP is, but I’m ready to EAT all hhis good music coming out

  4. Darius is a very talented and creative artist.
    I love and support him in his career efforts fully
    Expecting him to reach the top. Will see him
    At the AMA’s, Grammy’s, etc.

  5. I have known Darius since he was a child. Watching him grow into the young man that he is becoming has been such an honor. He has blessed me through the years with his music and I am excited to hear what’s next.

  6. I love his music!! I love the vibe that he brings and it’s very refreshing! When his Cd comes out I will be sure to buy it! Keep up the great work!

  7. Darius is, without a doubt the future of music in Philadelphia. His sound is absolutely unique,and genuine to his personality and passion.
    I have been a fan of Darius for some time now, and am just as excited as he is to hear what he has to offer to the music world next.

  8. I’ve known him for a while. I’s nice to see how much he has grown as a singer and a person. Keep on going and allow God to use you!

  9. My uncle Darius is one of the best upcoming R&B artists that I know. His original, inspiring, sound is one to listen to. Be prepared for what is about to happen with him next! I can’t wait and I hope you are just as excited as I am. Keep moving forward and always love what you do, whatever you do!!!

  10. Yo Darius is what the music industry needs right now. A artist that can actually sing! He’s really amazing. #worldgetready

  11. What can I say about Darius Coleman??? REFRESHING!!!! Its wonderful to hear the standard of music coming back into play and Darius Coleman brings real music real singing back to the industry! !! I will gladly purchase all of his music.. His music suits all ages I wouldn’t have a problem with my daughter listening to his music. . Thank you Darius for lifting the standard of R&B music to another level. You will be A hard act to follow! !!

  12. Can’t be any prouder to call someone else my uncle. Such a humble dude, to be so talented. I’m so excited to see where God leads him. This article? Please, Darius, they’ll be paying you to have you featured on here again. I pray people jump on now, cause once the phone number changes, it’s a rap!! Buried Treasure is on my slow jams play list, IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN CTFU love you boy

  13. I recently had the pleasure of seeing Darius Coleman perform live. All I can say is WOW! I was literally speechless!! I am anticipating whatever Darius Coleman will do next. I’m definitely a new fan!!

  14. What can I say about Darius? Absolutely smooth vocal gift, I love what he is bringing to the R&B genre. I am looking forward to the music, the entertainment and Darius fulfilling every dream imaginable!

  15. What a wonderfully talent young man! I look forward to reading more about Darius, and hearing more from him in the future.It’s all love when an Artist is able to connect with an audience using their vocal abilities. He also writes phenomenally, allowing for a deeper connection with his work.

  16. Hmm if i can say one word about Darius, it would chosen. There. Are some people who have talent, and then there are those few who are gifted. Im so proud of how far he has grown musically and i cant wait to see all the great things that are coming his way!:)

  17. Darius I’m sooo proud of you and blessed to be able to call you my friend/brother. Keep doing what your doing and I wish you much success in all that you do!!

  18. Hooray for Darius Coleman!! It’s good to read more about his endeavors through this article, after the pleasure of hearing his good singing. :-)

  19. Darius Coleman is so talented that its ridiculous! I hope that he is able to continue to bless the world with his vocal ability so that people can one day hear true, real, and good r&b music. I cant wait to see him performing on one of these award shows one day.

  20. I am so inspired by this article. Darius Coleman is gifted. His talent outshines a number of the current young talent we hear today. Darius sings from his heart & soul. I love the passion in his voice. Keep pushing forward Darius it’s a blessing to those of us who listen to your music. I’m excited for what the future holds for Darius!

  21. This is awesome Darius. I am so proud of you and your many accomplishments. Your gift and talent is God sent and its reflected in your music. You are such a rare commodity, none like you. Your future is so bright. There’s no limit on how high you will sore. Thank you for sharing your talent with the world. You are such a great inspiration to all. I wish and pray nothing but the very best for you and your endeavors. Stay humble and never stop being you. Stay up…….your winning Darius. Much Luv!!!! :~)

  22. Extremely excited for whats on the horizon for Darius “Dj” Coleman lol.. Extremely talented young man and everyone better get on the bandwagon now!!! Keep up the good work bro. Cant wait to see whats next!

  23. This is what Darius was called to do!!! He is truely in his element everytime I see or hear him perform. I wish nothing but the best. The sky is the limit cause a star is def born in him. Love u DJ

  24. What can I say,.my cousin Darius is a complete artist, his energy, and charisma undoubtedly makes him a star on the rise.I am so proud of the entertainer he is becoming. I applaud his confidence and commitment to perfecting his craft. I have had the pleasure of being apart of journey thus far and I am certain that this young man has quite a career ahead if him, so don’t sleep on his talent, Remember the name Darius Coleman an upcoming megastar in the making. Do check him out , you won’t be disappointed.

  25. Well I have the honor to be related to this awesome man right here! Darius is a true artist, who loves to entertain people with his voice. His energy, and his dedication to his gift is the proof that he will be a star someday. So look out america! The COLEMANS are coming!

  26. Darius Coleman is an amazing talent!! I am so excited to watch him making strides towards the fulfillment of his dreams. I wish you well young man and I pray that you experience nothing but the best as you go forth and conquer!! Keep going!!

  27. If you have not heard Darius sing I suggest you get on youtube asap! He’s not your regular rnb artist. He has a distinct and individual voice not comparable to anyone in my opinion. Not only is he WONDERFULLY talented, he is one the hardest working people I know and deserves all the positivity and opportunities that come his way! DO NOT miss out on this star in the making! Keep doing you Darius!!

  28. Yesss Darius!!! This was such a great interview. I like what your saying…keep up the good work and the great music!!! God Bless.

  29. Darius..I can truly say u ROCK!! you will definitely make it big in the musiz and clothing industry so continue doing what you do and always be the talented and humble artist you are with that silky sultry sound and unique look you bring…Pursue your dreams becuz they will come to pass!!

  30. Darius is a rare and special talent that the industry is in desperate need of! He is the the next best thing and I can’t wait to see all of the great things that happen for him. Keep Going Darius. Go get it!!!

  31. Darius is one of the most phenomenal talents of this generation, I still feed off of the music from his first CD. I am looking forward to hearing his future projects!!!

  32. Where do I begin?? Darius!!! His voice just takes me somewhere else… every time I hear him sing I just melt inside. Amazing voice. Amazing talent. Period.

  33. Darius Coleman is a really, really, really talented young brotha. I wish him lots of luck and support as he continues in the music game.

  34. I heard about this dude Darius Coleman from a friend and I’m glad that I did. Arguably one of the best singers I have heard in a loooong time. Congrats on everything!!

  35. Truly an inspiration and a genuinely good guy both inside and out. I’m proud of this young man. Keep on keepin on baby. Your gonna make it real big!!!

  36. DARIUS COLEMAN described his voice the way i would’ve done. Vocal silk is it. Soft, warm, with purpose that rewards us. Regardless of how i label MR. COLEMAN’s voice, i’m hoping that in 2030 he’s receiving his tenth Grammy & 4th Oscar.

    I’m also hoping he’ll own a major company that promotes & develops African-americans involved in the arts. Songwriters, painters, screenwriters, actors, singers, rap artists, etc.

    Great interview, by the way, with a great Artist.

  37. Darius is THEBOMB.com!! I cant wait to see him at all the awards shows getting the recognition he deserves!!!!!

  38. Great talent in the making, I pray you continue succeed using that God given gift to glorify God, empowering people, and changing lives. Much success to you bro it’s no doubt your destined for big lights, just keep The Lord first in all that you do. Be blessed homie I look forward to hearing great things and working on a single project with you! Keep up the great work homie…

    Professional Gospel Artist
    PhillyTF

  39. What a fitting tribute to an artist who has the potential to bring class back to love songs. Darius appeals to many generations of people who enjoy good music. Blessings to you as you begin to shine in the music arena.

  40. I am a new supporter of the great Darius Coleman! I have had the pleasure of meeting him and let me go on record to say that he is such a nice, humble and exceptionally talented young man. I look forward to watching him succeed because he is such a man of character!!

  41. I have just found my new favorite person…it’s always so nice to see another side of a person especially when they are as great on the inside as they are on the outside.

  42. I’m proud of you man! Hard work and dedication will always end in success. I’m happy to celebrate what is only the beginning of your future successes!!

  43. Darius, you are truly an inspiration to me. I hope that we can meet one day and I will have a chance to tell you just how much you’ve inspired me! God bless.

    -Latrell C. Smith

  44. This was very insightful and I echo the comments of many of the other posters! Keep at it D! You’re definitely gonna go far!

  45. I believe Darius is going to be out next great SUPERSTAR!! Watch out Chris, Trey and Usher…Darius Coleman is on his way!!

  46. Real talented young brotha right here. Continue to be a positive influence for the next generation of black young men coming behind you.

  47. Darius is so handsome and charismatic! I love his vibe and his style…he’s always so well put together!! Super-duper talented.

  48. I have watched Darius evolve from being just a singer to becoming a real artist. So many people call themselves that but few actually qualify for the title. Darius undoubtedly fits the bill in every way. He has talent, charisma, musicianship, focus and a keen intuition that makes his music authentic. Everybody better get ready because Darius Coleman is on his way and he’s clearing everything and everyone who stands in his path!!

  49. Having had the pleasure of working with Darius in the past, I am certain that he will go very far. He is extremely talented, passionate and hard working! His vocal styling is unmatched and I am confident that he will make a great impact on the world.

  50. I was recently introduced to Darius at an event and I must say that I was left with a very strong impression. He was very articulate and charismatic. I will definitely support the message and the music that Darius intends to spread. Good luck to you young man!

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