Q Parker biography
Q Parker Grammy Award Winning Singer & Songwriter, Actor, Fitness Calendar Model & Founding Member of Multi-Platinum Recording Group 112
Q Parker has over 15 years of experience in music as part of the multiplatinum recording group 112. Since entering the music industry, Q has garnered many accolades, including a Grammy award, an MTV video music award, two double platinum albums, two gold albums and numerous television appearances including Late Night with David Letterman, Live with Regis & Kelly and MTV Cribs. He was also voted one of Jezebel Magazine’s “50 Most Sexy Atlantans” and Essence.com recently named him as one of their favorite male “Eye Candy” picks, an honor he’s shared with talented heartthrobs such as Idris Elba and Boris Kodjoe.
A winner of 6 ASCAP Awards, Q is an accomplished award winning 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 and more.
In 2007, Q established his own production company, NeWFAM Entertainment, which specializes in the development and exposure of new talent. Most recently, Q spoke to students at the prestigious Berklee College of Music on the art of writing a hit record. He also fulfilled a starring role as “Joseph” in the holiday theatrical tale, “A Gift of Love” starring veteran actress and Academy Award nominee Ruby Dee.
As a proud husband and father, Q is a constant supporter of charitable causes throughout the country, including teaming up with the “Alzheimer’s Association of Georgia” to become an official spokesman to raise awareness and funds for the 200,000 families in Georgia affected by the disease. In 2011, Q published his and sold thousands of copies of his inaugural annual fitness calendar which can be found at QParkerFitnessCalendar.com.
In the Spring of 2011, Q was invited to be a celebrity judge for the ESSENCE & Pebbles R&B Star nationwide competition for hopeful future recording artists. Q, was joined by fellow R&B greats Kelly Price and Bryan Michael Cox.
However, nothing takes greater precedence in Q’s professional life than charting the course for his own musical career. Q has been busy carefully crafting his anticipated solo debut entitled Q PARKER: THE MANual, which promises to be a great blend of classic and new school R&B. THE MANual features songwriting by Q Parker, RL, Carvin Higgins, with production by Chuck Harmony, Ivan Barias and Kendrick Dean. “This album is very personal to me for two reasons. For starters, THE MANual is an audio guide and an honest look at how I believe a woman should be treated by a man. Another reason this album is so special to me is because it shows my growth as a man who is now out on his own making his mark as an individual in his career and personal life.”