|Fri, May 17, 2013 at 10:46 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
JANELLE MONŃE SET TO PERFORM TWO SPECIAL SHOWS WITH THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY AND CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA;
VIDEO FOR "Q.U.E.E.N." FEATURING ERYKAH BADU SURPASSES 4 MILLION VIEWS ON YOUTUBE;
NEW PRESS IMAGE FROM UPCOMING ALBUM, THE ELECTRIC LADY, REVEALED
Grammy-nominated artist, Janelle MonŠe, is set to perform two special shows with the San Francisco Symphony and The Chicago Symphony Orchestra this month. MonŠe will perform new arrangements of her critically acclaimed music, while being accompanied by each symphonies vibrant orchestrations. MonŠe's first appearance with the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) will take place tonight, May 16th and will benefit SFS music and education programs. She will then join The Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) on May 20th, graciously filling in for Aretha Franklin, who regretfully had to cancel her appearance under doctor's orders. Proceeds from her performance at The League of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association's annual Corporate Night, will benefit the CSO's general operations and nationally recognized community engagement and music education programs.
Last month, MonŠe released "Q.U.E.E.N" featuring Erykah Badu, a new track from her upcoming album, The Electric Lady, to extensive critical acclaim. VIBE declared the song a "sure-fire hit," and Rolling Stone referred to it as "An anthem of self-determination with a funkadelicious base line," while Stereogum hailed MonŠe as "a hero...'Q.U.E.E.N' is an irresistibly funky vamp-strut with Afrobeat horns and Princely synth-squelches...and a rap verse that's better than it has any right to be." The companion video to the song received equal adulation, immediately trending worldwide on Twitter, and surpassing 4 million views on YouTube in just a few days. Today, Ms. MonŠe - who has become a modern day style icon, revealed the first press image from her upcoming album, The Electric Lady (see attached.)
A groundbreaking, genre-blurring singer, songwriter, producer, and performer, Janelle MonŠe's inventive style melds a refined pop sensibility with an extraordinary postmodern mash-up of soul, funk, and rock n roll. In the last two years, MonŠe's career has blossomed following the release of her Grammy-nominated, first full-length LP, The ArchAndroid. MonŠe has toured the world and been invited to perform at numerous festivals, including the Made in America Festival in Philadelphia, the Afro-Punk Festival in Brooklyn, and the NorthSea and Montreux Jazz Festivals. Her success has garnered her several global appearances, including a performance at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert. Additionally, MonŠe has been honored with invitations to perform for the Democratic National Convention and for the President of the United States at The White House. Last year, she collaborated with Grammy Award-winning band fun. on their breakout hit single "We Are Young." MonŠe was also recently signed as the newest CoverGirl spokesmodel. Her highly anticipated sophomore album, The Electric Lady, is due out later this year.
Janelle MonŠe "Q.U.E.E.N" featuring Erykah Badu Official Video:
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|Tue, March 05, 2013 at 8:43 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Contact: Ashley Clark /Enchanted PR
March 5, 2013
For Immediate Release
GRAMMY AWARD -WINNER CRYSTAL NICOLE RELEASES HOT NEW SINGLE "SUNDOWN" ON ITUNES
Chart-topping singer/songwriter partners with Bossip for single release with iTunes Giveaways
ATLANTA-Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter Crystal Nicole is celebrating the release of the first single from her solo project, "Sundown" on Tuesday, March 5, 2013. For the release of Sundown, she has partnered with urban pop culture site Bossip, to gift several lucky fans with the gift of music.
Crystal Nicole is a name synonymous with music. As one of the most in-demand songwriters of the last five years, Crystal Nicole has penned records for Beyonce, Rihanna, Mariah, Mary J. Blige, Monica and many more. Her ability to mesh metaphors with clever lyrics, over unforgettable melodies allowed Crystal Nicole to write the Grammy Award Winning Song (Only Girl/Rihanna)and numerous accolades.
With her new single "Sundown", Crystal Nicole steps from behind the inkpen to bring color to her own lyrics. Sundown is the definitive love song, celebrating an unconditional love that transcends age, culture and relationship. Set against a repetitive jazz-inspired R&B backdrop, Crystal Nicole's vocals are strong, yet full of soulful emotion, and beautifully transparent to a fierce love that withstands the test of time. Sundown instantly become that classic love song, and will undoubtedly introduce music lovers to the face of a talent they've been in love with for years.
"Sundown" is currently available for preview on Bossip.com and listeners have a chance to win one of two iTunes $50 gift cards by entering the "Have you experienced this kind of love?" contest. The contest began Monday, March 4 and will continue to Sunday, March 10. "Sundown" is also available for download on iTunes.
To participate in the Bossip contest, please visit http://bossip.com/737042/bossip-giveaways-listen-to-the-latest-from-grammy-winning-singersongwriter-crystal-nicole-sundown-and-win-a-50-itunes-giftcard/
For more information on Crystal Nicole, visit her website www.crystalnicoleuniverse.com. Follow on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/1crystalnicole. For booking information please contact: Ron "Tricky" Montgomery: 678-481-5777 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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