( ENSPIRE Music ) Angie Stone Meets Rave Reviews Under a New Record Label and New Look
ENSPIRE Contributor: Cailin Tennis
Angie Stone releases her anticipated 10th studio album under a new record label, a new look, and a better point of view. As a growing name in the music industry, Angie is wowing audiences with her new album LOVE LANGUAGE. Single ‘KISS YOU” led the album’s success, followed by “THE GYM” featuring Platinum R&B Superstar, MUSIQ SOULCHILD. She gives special thanks to Walter Milsap, Candice Nelson, and Balewa Muhammad, who helped make this album so incredible.
Angie says of her new album, “LOVE LANGUAGE has far exceeded my expectations. Considering the fact I was particularly excited about releasing a new album, I am so glad I decided to move forward.” She adds, “Recording this album took me back to the creation of my sophomore album Mahogany Soul mainly because the music simply felt good!” In fact, audiences agree, as the initial reactions to the album are overwhelmingly positive.
A singer, MC, self-taught keyboardist, and prolific songwriter, Angie Stone’s first claim to fame was her membership in the Sequence. They were a pioneering hip-hop trio, with their most notable hit being “Funk You Up” (1979). Next, she spent a brief period with the post-new jack swing R&B act Vertical Hold. Afterward, Stone began a fruitful and lasting solo career as one of neo-soul’s leading lights. She is especially known for providing sharp insight into romantic relationships with her smoky yet upfront voice.
Angie is originally a native of Columbia, South Carolina, and began singing gospel music at a young age at church. Her father, a member of a local gospel quartet, would take his only child to see performances by gospel artists such as the Singing Angels and the Gospel Keynotes. During her youth, she wrote poetry, played sports, and was offered college basketball scholarships after high school graduation. While working dead-end jobs, Stone began saving money to record her demos at a local studio.
All her hard work paid off, as she has received many accolades for her work. Her track “More Than a Woman,” a duet with Calvin Richardson, earned a Grammy nomination in the category of Best R&B Performance by a Duo. Her fourth studio album, The Art of Love & War, also topped the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. As a decorated musician, she has over 1.3 million monthly listeners and continues to impress audiences. Listen to her new album release, and learn more about Angie Stone on her website.