Ralph “Royale” Holland (born in Baton Rouge, La.) is a record executive, songwriter and singer best known for bringing himself (Royale) to the forefront of the independent music scene. Holland acknowledges a range of influences such as Luther Vandross, Gerald Levert, R. Kelly, Johnny Gill & Keith Sweat along side vocal training credited to Jan Smith Studios (Atlanta, GA.). He is also responsible for building key relationships that has afforded him the opportunity of performing, recording and writing with independent and major record executives, record producers and artist (Hi-Five, H-Town, JS, Gerald Levert, Avant, Carl Thomas, Case, New Edition, Public Announcement, Tony Terry, 4.0, Chantay Savage, Sam Salter, Ce Ce Peniston, Jesse, Jesse Powell, Mark Nelson, MoKenStef, Rome, Silk, SWV, Tami Davis, Changing Faces, Link, Shai, Soul For Real, Tevin Campbell, Kut Klose, UGK, No Limit Records & Reality Entertainment).
History: After a major production/record deal went south (contractual reasons), there was still a ray of sunshine for Holland. While attending Southern University, on a band scholarship and in pursuit/obtainment of his Computer Science, Business Management and Business Marketing degrees, Holland landed a recording deal in Oct. 1997. During this venture, he began working on his debut album and contributed to the success of several of Reality Entertainment’s rap artists’ via recording background vocals for their projects. In parallel to signing with Reality Entertainment, Holland also founded his record label & publishing company, Geismarland Music. Although he terminated his venture with Reality Entertainment three years later, he made sure that he gained exposure, knowledge, stage presence and experience. Under the umbrella of his own company, Holland continued working with various artist. He later landed 5 single song contracts in 2001 from Hilltop Records & Hollywood Artist Record Company, out of Hollywood, CA. On March 11, 2003, Geismarland Music regionally released “Keeping You Satisfied”, which took the region by storm with the follow-up project “A lifetime of Love” (June 28, 2005). Released on September 16, 2008, the stand alone single “Slow Dance” garnered tremendous support in the UK, China & Japan. In 2010, GM dually released two singles, “I’ll Never Give Up” (INGU) & “Tipsy”.....in which INGU is still in heavy rotation to date around the globe. Also in the fall of 2010, Campaign KRBA (Keeping R&B Alive) was launched.
Holland has and is pursuing his acting passion. He has been a part of several projects such as Stomp the Yard II – Homecoming (2010 Movie), Disney's Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012 Movie), Tyler Perry's House of Payne - (Sitcom), Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection - (Movie), Cocaine Diaries – (Movie), Don’t Worry Bout A thing – (Movie), U got It Bad – (Stage Play), Miracles – (Stage Play), Sisstazz – (Stage Play), Church Girl - (Stage Play), Love’s Triangle – (Movie), You Are Not the Father– (Movie), When A Man Loves A Woman – (Stage Play) with Triune Productions/Shelly Garrett Entertainment and Beauty Shop 2015-17– (Stage Play) Shelly Garrett Entertainment. Holland is not only a man with vision, but has the dedication and perseverance to continue bringing entertainment to the world!!!
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Ralph Royale (formerly Royale)
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