Angie Stone is coming to Serbia for the first time!
Angie Stone is an American R&B and soul singer, self- taught keyboardist and prolific songwriter, record producer, and actress. She has been nominated for three Grammy Awards. She has been successful on the R&B charts, with 4 Top 10 albums, including a #1 album, 10 singles and 1 Top Ten. She has sold over 1.4 million albums in the U.S. and over 5 million albums Worldwide.
Stone was born in Columbia, South Carolina, where she began singing gospel music at First Nazareth Baptist Church. Her father, a member of a local Gospel quartet, would take Stone to see performances by gospel artists such as Singing Angels and the Gospel Keynotes. Angie Stone’s first claim to fame was her membership in The Sequence, an all-female trio that recorded for pioneering hip-hop label Sugar Hill, beginning with the first single “Funk You Up”. Several years later she re-emerged as the lead vocalist for Vertical Hold, where she scored with the smooth urban dance track “Seems You’re Much Too Busy”, a Top 40 R&B hit during the summer of 1993 that led to a very productive solo career. With the release of her 1999 solo debut, Black Diamond, a Top Ten album that certified Gold on the strength of the singles “No More Rain(In This Cloud)” and “Everyday”. The album won her a pair of Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards. She shifted to J for 2001’s Mahogany Soul, another Gold seller. Released in 2004, Stone Love fared just as well commercially, yet she moved to the revitalized Stax label for her fourth studio album, 2007’s The Art Of Love & War. It topped the R&B Hip-Hop albums chart and featured two of her best singles, “Sometimes” and “Baby” – the latter of which received a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with vocals. Unexpected, a Top 20 R&B Stax release, followed two years later. 2012’s Rich Girl was issued on Saguaro Road. Angie stone has become one of the neo-soul’s leading lights, providing sharp insight to romantic relationships with her smokey yet up-front voice.