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KeKe Wyatt: Who Knew?

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Who knew KeKe Wyatt could bounce back from domestic violence, a media bloodbath over her stabbing her then-husband, and three record deals gone sour? Apparently, Wyatt knew, because the Indiana songstress got up, dusted off and kept right on pursing her dream of stardom. Wyatt's sophomore set, Who Knew?, makes you grateful for the church-reared alto's faithfulness. Fans of SWV and '90s quiet-storm R&B will cheer Wyatt's pristine, roof-climbing vocals laid against urban AC production by Harvey Mason & the Underdogs, Troy Oliver, L. Young and True Storee. Despite playing it safe creatively, the melodies are addictive. Wyatt may have hits on her hands with the no-holds barred "Without You" and "Never Do It Again," and a bona fide classic in Rachelle Ferrell's spare "Peace on Earth." Who knew her star could shine brighter the second time around? 4 out of 5 stars.

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