DETROIT, Dec. 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Elijah Connor is thrilled to announce the release of his latest single, “This Christmas,” available for purchase on iTunes.

Elijah is a new face to the entertainment industry. The younger cousin to one of the world’s most influential entertainers to ever live - the late Prince - music royalty runs through the veins of the Detroit-born singer, songwriter, actor, model, and TV personality. 

His single "Mill Ticket" featuring native Detroiter Rap star Tee Grizzley is currently buzzing throughout the industry and quickly building momentum with radio airplay. 

Connor has deep musical roots. While growing up on the upper-west side of Detroit, he was groomed at an early age to be a star. Given vocal lessons from family friend Aretha Franklin, his god-mother Martha Reeves, and Grammy-nominated singer and producer J. Moss.

His voice and music have been described to resemble the commercial Pop and R&B sound of Ty Dolla Sign, Khalid, Chris Brown, and Bruno Mars mixed with the soul sound of Sam Smith and Tank. His undeniable talent has offered him the opportunity to grace a wide range of platforms. He recently shared the stage alongside award-winning artist Miguel, Dej Loaf, Jason Derulo, HER, Big Sean, A$AP Rocky, Teddy Riley, Jacquees, Ledisi, Luke James, and SZA to name a few.

“I chose this song to remake because it’s not only a classic Christmas record, but it’s one of my favorites that I grew up listening to,” Connor said.

Connor is working on his first EP which is set to be released in 2019. 

For more information, contact Taroue Brooks, Event Planner, Publicist and Lifestyle Architect at 202.431.1119.

Taroue Brooks, 202.431.1119

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