Industry veteran and Grammy Award Winning, Multi-Platinum, singer/songwriter Q Parker of 112 launched the inspirational independent label NeWFAM Entertainment in 2007. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, NeWFAM Entertainment is a full-service entertainment company dedicated to artist development, music production, label services, management and consulting. NeWFAM’s mission is to develop artists and equip them with the knowledge and tools needed to be able to compete and have a fair shot at fulfilling and accomplishing their dreams of being in the recording industry. The company is distributed through RED Distribution / Brody Distribution. NeWFAM Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of NeWFAM Music.
Prior to launching NeWFAM Entertainment and since entering the music industry in 1996, Q Parker has garnered many accolades including a Grammy award, an MTV Video Music Award, two multi-platinum albums, one platinum album and two gold albums. He was also voted one of Jezebel Magazine’s “50 Most Sexy Atlantans” and Essence.com named him as one of their favorite male “Eye Candy” picks for two years in a row.
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 are 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.
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. He has launched an impactful initiative under the Q Parker Legacy Foundation called Brothers United of Atlanta.
In October of 2012, he released his critically acclaimed solo debut entitled Q PARKER: THE MANual, through a joint venture between NeWFAM Entertainment and Malaco Records. 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.
Q can be seen regularly traveling worldwide touring nationally and internationally with his group, 112, giving back to his community and focusing on the expansion of NeWFAM Entertainment.