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FREEDOM NOW AND OTHER JAMS, PT. 1
Jazz seen through the lens of social justice. (2/23a)
HITS LIST DELIVERS
Nine outta 10 ain't chopped liver. (2/23a)
"WOMEN IN THE MIX" OPENS GRAMMY WEEK
The drumbeat gets louder. (2/23a)
SPOTIFY GOES HIFI, DEBUTS BARACK & BRUCE PODCAST
The Bruce & Barack Show is available on demand. (2/23a)
THEY LIVE THROUGH THE LIVING: MIXTAPE OF A CONTINUUM
Essential reading (2/23a)
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
A jazz chronicle of fighting the power.
GRAMMYS: WHERE TO FROM HERE?
After the snubs, the show.
ACQUITTED
In a phenomenal display of cowardice.
MOVING THE NEEDLE
When vaccination schedules and touring schedules meet.
THE B-SIDE
Tiana Major9 (Motown/Capitol)
10/22/19
 

WHAT IT IS: Although Tiana Major9 fell in love with R&B and hip-hop first, her fascination with their origins quickly turned from curiosity to a genuine obsession with jazz. “Jazz is free and uncompromising,” she says, using two words that also aptly describe the East London-born artist and her music. Growing up in a Jamaican household, Tiana found herself surrounded by many different styles of music— everything from reggae to garage. The church became a catalyst for her love of performing, and private lessons helped hone her talent. Her self-penned lyrics and alternative sound eventually earned her early support from BBC Radio 1Xtra and a spot on their “Hot for 2019” list. “Collide”—her collaboration with EARTHGANG—is a heartfelt duet that was produced by Benny Cassette (Kanye West, John Legend) for the soundtrack to the fall 2019 film Queen & Slim. In less than a week, the track amassed more than 700k global streams.
SINGLE: “Collide” w/EARTHGANG
LIVE: Has played stages across Europe; has supported Kelela, Jessie J, Ray BLK, Ella Eyre, more;
INTERNET: 190k monthly Spotify listeners, 6k subscribers; 14k Instagram followers, 4k Twitter followers; 42k YouTube video views; “Collide” topped Spotify’s The Newness playlist
RADIO: Impacted UAC Radio with 20 adds
PRESS: Complex U.K. (“Tiana Major9’s unique brand of jazzy R&B is awe-inspiring”), HotNewHipHop (“[‘Collide’ is] a smooth, soulful record that fits the vibe for the upcoming feature film”)