R&B singer Johnny Kemp of ‘Just Got Paid’ fame dies

The China Post - - INTERNATIONAL -

Ba­hamian R&B singer Johnny Kemp, who is best known for the hit song “Just Got Paid,” has died in Ja­maica. He was 55.

Ja­maica po­lice said Fri­day that Kemp was found float­ing at a beach in Mon­tego Bay on Thurs­day morn­ing. It had not yet been determined how he died.

Po­lice said Kemp ar­rived in Ja­maica on a cruise ship but added that they did not have fur­ther de­tails.

Reach Me­dia Inc. said Kemp had been sched­uled to be on a Caribbean cruise this week, but the U.S.-based par­ent com­pany of the “Tom Joyner Morn­ing Show” said it did not have fur­ther de­tails.

Kemp was nom­i­nated in 1989 for a Grammy Award for “Just Got Paid” in a cat­e­gory that in­cluded Bobby Brown and Luther Van­dross. The song was a No. 1 hit on the U.S. Bill­board R&B chart.

Kemp ap­peared on a 2007 Keith Sweat DVD called “Sweat Ho­tel Live” and had been per­form­ing at mu­si­cal events across the U.S. in re­cent years.

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