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Eli “Paperboy” Reed Covers Beyonce, Premieres New Single “WooHoo”

| 14 June 2013 | Reply


June 13th 2013 – Burbank, CA – Warner Bros. Records artist Eli “Paperboy” Reed has received a shout-out from Beyoncé for his cover version of her hit single “Love on Top.” The R&B superstar posted a link to a video of Reed (accompanied by his guitarist and bassist) performing a soulful, stripped-down version of the song on her official blog at and on her Facebook page. Her link was accompanied by a message to Reed saying “Yes, Eli! Thank you for your voice, it’s beautiful.” Watch Reed perform his version of “Love on Top” here.

The timing couldn’t be better for Reed as he has just completed his newest album (and his debut for Warner Bros.) which he produced himself along with his long-time collaborator, Ryan Spraker. The album represents a sonic evolution beyond Reed’s soulful roots, taking his affinity for classic Chicago R&B and blending it with the ebullience of modern pop music. Eli’s new single “WooHoo” – co-written and produced with pop up-and-comers Ricky Reed from Wallpaper., Axident and Ross Golan – premiered exclusively on yesterday.

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The Boston-born, Mississippi- and Chicago-bred Reed has two previous albums under his belt, 2008’s Roll With You and 2010’s Come & Get It, which have earned him a fervent fan following in Europe (where he was nominated as “Breakthrough Artist of the Year” by Britain’s Mojo Magazine) and widespread critical acclaim from the U.S. media. Rolling Stone has called him “a soul singer who conquered both street corners and punk clubs with a mix of grooved-out rave-ups and slow-burning ballads,” while Spin has praised his “his boyishly furious rasp that transforms familiar blues tropes into something simultaneously self-effacing and brash.”

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