IAA SPOTLIGHT: GET TO KNOW – KO WORLDWIDE – ALABAMA’S HOTTEST STAR!

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KO is making a major impression in the music industry and has transitioned into a new direction! His confidence and smooth vocal ability has been proven to be out-of-the-box in both religious and pop message presentation for most traditionalists; and even some progressives. KO is a multi-talented composer, arranger, producer, barber, contractor, family man, comedian, friend, visionary, and male singer.

KO has released his latest project entitled, The Addendum. “Adore”, KO’s smashing hit-single, is his best material yet. This impressive track is a Latin romantic concept that has the dominance of pop soul. KO has a collection of genres on the album Addendum. If you are a fan of R&B, “Make it work”, may be the song for you. Maybe you want a taste of reggae soul, no problem, “Tha Truth”, will set you free. Hiphop? We got you! ” Hard Knock Life “, is where it’s at. Or maybe you just want to sit back and listen to him sing his behind off on the big ballet, ‘Expectations”. Whatever mood needs to be set KO is sure to accomplish it with this timeless album Addendum.

Early Life and Career

Born into a musical family with six sisters, and the birth name Kendrick Orr, on December 14, 1972, in Courtland, Alabama, KO has been singing gospel tunes by his father (musician) and mother (missionary) at a very young age. It can be said that music has really become the central theme in his life ever since. KO has taught himself to play several instruments and has perfected his vocal ability and developed his skills in the local area.

KO is married to his best friend, the beautiful, Tamonica Mitchell, for 18 years but have known each other for 24 years. The Orr’s were unable to have children of their own and adoption became a wonderful opportunity. Embracing their new addition and bundle of joy, Rasheed Orr, was a blessing to the couple. The Orr’s philosophy: “When you choose to adopt, you are providing a child with a new home, family, and parents. You are completely improving their circumstances and giving them newfound opportunities”. By adopting, you are opening the child’s door to many new possibilities. If a child is in a bad situation or has parents who cannot support them anymore, a new home gives them a new chance at life, and that’s the home the Orr’s are providing for Rasheed.

KO’s Professional Career

KO’s singing career began with his sisters (The Orr Sisters), gospel recording artists. He then ventured into creating music and debuting gospel albums, Get Ready (2002) and I’ll Be Tha One (2007). With the rising success of his smash single “Home”, KO has embarked on a promotional tour, The Purpose Tour, in the southeastern region. His hit single, “Jesus You”, from his sophomore project became a notable hit oversees. This led to live performances, resulting in international notoriety and acclaim across the
continent of Africa.

KO has performed at the Annual Bay Fest, Alabama’s largest music festival
(Mobile, AL), which featured other performances by Jill Scott, Wiz Khalifa,
Anthony Hamilton, B.O.B., and Ludacris, just to name a few. KO’s musical
inspirations include: Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, Fred Hammond, Maroon 5, John Legend, Shania Twain, and Kelvin Wooten. It may be flattering to be compared to John Legend, a man representing the zeniths of his profession and that is well-known by the masses. Here too, KO fits nicely with his highly recognized vocals and lyrics.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?
KO WORLDWIDE: I’m from a small town in the northern part of Alabama named Courtland, where the population is less than 1500 people.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?
KO WORLDWIDE: As a child, I was exposed to gospel and quartet music. As I grew older, I took on a love for many genres of music like pop, soul, rhythm & blues, blues, country, jazz, hip hop, and many more. My musical background is eclectic in the sense that I like to sample a little of it all and corporate it with what I’m creating at the time.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Why do you want to record and release your own music?
KO WORLDWIDE: I started recording and releasing my own music because I have always felt as well as been told that my music carries messages that everyone (race, creed, color) can relate to. My music is so inspirational that I have been able to establish new relationships and fans due to the fact that my songs become conversational pieces; the topics are relatable.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?
KO WORLDWIDE: I sing about love, life, family, happiness, finance, relationships, trust, betrayal, empowerment, and spirituality and all of their ups, downs, and turns.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who is your fan base directed towards?
KO WORLDWIDE: My fan base is directed to everyone. There is something on my album for the entire family. Man, woman, boy and girl. It’s directed to the total man.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?
KO WORLDWIDE: I’m influenced by many great artists. To name a few, Prince, John Mayer, Shania Twain, Usher, Fred Hammond, Stevie Wonder, John Legend, and Donnie Hathaway.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?
KO WORLDWIDE: I tell people that my music is exciting and awe inspiring. I tell them to get ready for wholesome and soulful music that feeds the heart and mind. Music that makes you feel like having fun, falling in love, and conquering your dreams. It’s a party of life packaged up.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artists?
KO WORLDWIDE: I stand out from other artist because I’m not just a singer, but my personality forces me and my audience to interact and create great chemistry. I’m not afraid to arouse the curiosity of my listeners by being upfront and personal.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?
KO WORLDWIDE: Currently, I’m building new shows with my band for different types of venues. I just completed an album entitled, Addendum. I’m also writing new music for my next project.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
KO WORLDWIDE: Building a brand, traveling the world, sharing my music, rising on the music charts, winning Grammys, and owning a major music label that I may one day help and mentor other aspiring artist like myself are some of my career goals. I see myself basking in all of what I have mentioned before 10 years. I see myself embarking on more ventures in 10 years that are
branches from my current successes.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans access your music and contact you?
KO WORLDWIDE: My fans may contact me at:Koworldwide.com, Facebook.com/Koworldwide, Facebook.com/KennOrr, Twitter.com/Koworldwide1, InstagramKoworldwide, Reverbnation.com/Koworldwide

 

 

 

 

 

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169 COMMENTS

    • Love seeing your positivity your are a great inspiration to a lot of people especially me keep up the good work and continue to strive for your dreams! I am glad to call you my friend! ECII

  1. Kenn Orr truly has an undeniable God given gift, That is just wait to be heard all over the world. If you’ve never heard of him it’s about time to hear it for yourself . Purchase any of his music and you’ll love everything he’s ever put out.

  2. KO continue this journey that you embrace so well. You are an inspiration to so many aspiring artist. Your music is fun and informative. The world needs more music that’s appealing to the entire family. This is your avenue so travel it to stardom because you are already a celebrity to me…..You Rock!!!!

  3. KO one my cousins & classmates , I watch u grow into an Pneumonial artist, I love love all your Music.
    My favorite off this album is ” Expectations & Adore you”
    Keep up the great work !
    C-Town star!!???

  4. Ken,
    I’m so very proud of you my friend and my brother. I thank God that you are able to share your gift with the world. I love to life.

    Courtland High School class of 1991

  5. This is a great project . I got the chance to tag along as you were creating this project and heard in the early stages of what everyone is enjoying now . Much Love , Terry T.

  6. So proud to see a well deserved , humbled man be futher recognized for his natural God giving talents. Looking forward to see whats next for you. Keep Thriving.

  7. KO is going to continue to Astound ppl with that amazing voice and incredible talent! Can’t wait to see howthe rest of the story turns out! Way to go small town guy with a HUGE dream!

  8. Ive been a Fan of Ken since I first heard him @ my Church (TFOFC) I’ll always support him because he has a wonderful voice & a more wonderful voice…. Keep doing what U do… I also love the Team Orr mentality he has with his wife…. Just all around good people

  9. I love love your music!!! Addendum is off the chain and should be #1 on many charts!!! Thanks for making great music!! I will always support you!!! Love my brother!! He’s great!!!

  10. Keep up the great work you are a inspiration to me whether you know it or not! You always have positive and great attitude toward life that’s why you are successful and will continue to be successful not afraid to strive for greatness no matter the outcome!

  11. Ken Orr is a man that God has blessed with many gifts & talents that he willingly shares with all that crosses his path. He is a Kingdom man who loves God, his family & his fellow man and it is reflected in his music. May the Lord continue to give you favor as you bless us with the gift of music that Christ has entrusted to you.

  12. I’m so proud of you….no matter what type of music style you like, you will enjoy the GREAT SOUNDS of KO!!! No limits? for this for this guy. Much love for you KO

  13. Keep up the good work you are doing for the community of Decatur and your family. You are making them proud by doing positive things in a world full of negativity and hate.

  14. Kenn Orr is an amazing person and a highly talented and inspirational artist. Glad to gotten the opportunity to know you. Wishing you much success, keep on sharing your beautiful voice and lyrics with the world. Much love.

  15. Congrats Ken Orr!!
    Cassandra & I Love ❤ your music
    You are blessed and very talented
    Continue uplifting God and striving for your dreams!

  16. KO… the epitome of an all around kind of guy! He never ceases to amaze me with his many many astounding gifts! Even if I wasn’t a bit biased I would still rock his music cause he’s just that! Simply REMARKABLE!! Keep doing what you do cause you look great doing it!

  17. From “The Orr Children” to “KOOS” to “Kenn Orr” & now “KO Worldwide”. You’ve put the work in. Put God first in your life and in “Due Season he will Exalt You”. God never forget what we’ve committed to him. Give him your life and he’ll give you the desires of your heart without struggle or strain. Congrats on the article,and your accomplishents you’ve done well.

  18. KO is a great person but an even better friend. His talents are gifts that enable others to reach their own bottled potential. When you’re in his presence whether business, educational or recreational there is bound to be an increase in your end results. The world is now getting the opportunity to witness the man his family and friends already know. Watch out make room here he comes. I’m proud of you my Brother may your success mimic your trick serve, if so they not gonna know it’s coming.

  19. Yes mr.kenn orr is a terrific young man that I knew all my life ! I pray for much success for Mr Orr ,, I love his music as an artist I wish him the best of luck he is the next John Legend in my book ! MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.IM PROUD OF YOU MR.KENN ORR LOVE YAH

  20. Yes people go check KO out he is very talented. God has truly blessed him with many talents and skills. But his serve and his game on the tennis courts we will never see at the Wimbledon.

  21. KO GREAT MAN, phenomenal artist. perfect practices prepares your for a perfect performance. KO INSPIRES THE ENTIRE world.

  22. Congratulations KENN ORR AND BAND, IT’S VERY IMPORTANT THAT WE SUPPORT OUR OWN. THIS BAND FOR THOSE THAT HAVEN’T HEARD THEM PLEASE DO THEY ARE “OFF THE CHAIN !!!!!.LOVE YOU GUYS KEEP UP THE AWESOME WORK.

  23. Ambrosia Donaldson, Congratulations to Kenn Orr and band these young men are very talented and God has Blessed them in so many ways just remember to keep God first and everything else will fall into place. Love You Guys !! One Of The Baddest Bands I Know !!!!!???????

  24. This is a very talented man I love his music whether it’s gospel or R and B he can sing keep inspiring us through your music your a true blessing.

  25. Great interview IAA on a great artist. KO proud to know you and proud for you. Keep shining, keep GRINDING, you have all what it takes!

  26. My Classmate & Brother,
    Keep creating & rising. For those that haven’t heard your latest work….they missin’ out.
    “Hard knock life”….gotta luv it.

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