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Blue Note Presents Lalah Hathaway - VANTABLACK Tour / Victory Boyd

  • Lalah Hathaway

    Five-time Grammy Award winner Lalah Hathaway releases her seventh solo studio album, VANTABLACK, her most empowered and impressive effort to date, June 14th via Hathaway Entertainment/SRG Records. Along with co-producers Phil Beaudreu, Ariza, Warryn Campbell and Eric Dawkins, Hathaway has created a sixteen track sonic landscape filled with dynamic production and superhuman vocals and is joined by feature performances from WILLOW, Rapsody, Common, Michael McDonald, Phonte, MC Lyte and Gerald Albright. In Hathaway’s words, ‘VANTABLACK takes its name from a pigment, the darkest shade of black ever created. It felt so right for me and this project right now because I set out to make the blackest record EVER! And I did. This album represents the multiplicity of what being black means to me. And I love it!’ A sought-after collaborator to some of today’s top hitmakers, undeniable music royalty, and vocal abilities matched by few, Lalah Hathaway is an artist, singer/songwriter and producer not to be slept on. A purveyor of many genres whilst sharing Grammy award winning records with the likes of Beyoncé (the only two artists whom have ever won in the Best Traditional R&B Performance category three times), Hathaway’s seven solo albums are complemented by an illustrious track-record of collaborations with the likes of Pharrell Williams, Kendrick Lamar, Dr. Dre, Anderson. Paak, Robert Glasper, Rapsody, Snoop Dogg, Esperanza Spalding and more. Her talents have inspired invitations to the stage from music legends, Prince, Stevie Wonder and Herbie Hancock. As daughter to the late, great Donny Hathaway and the product of an incredibly musical family, Chicago-born and raised Lalah Hathaway has the most soulful of music running through her veins. She has earned praise from Billboard, VIBE, Essence, the New York Times and performed on the highly sought after stages of NPR’s Tiny Desk and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Hathaway held the number one Adult R&B song in 2016 and in 2021 her song ‘Show Me Your Soul’ made the Oscars 2021 shortlist for Best Original Song. Her current single “So In Love” is climbing the charts as we move into the new era of VANTABLACK.
  • Victory Boyd

    "There is a rich legacy of music that originates from both the trials and triumphs of the African-American experience, a legacy that flows like a river through generations and waters the world with songs of hope for the present times and for the future". This is how Victory Boyd, a 27-year-old soul and folk artist who hails originally from Detroit Michigan, describes not only the sound that she carries but also the responsibility of what she carries as an artist, entrepreneur, and advocate. After being personally signed by Jay-Z in 2016, Victory released her debut EP entitled "It's a New Dawn" featuring her soul stirring rendition of Nina Simone's classic "Feeling Good," among other songs including original songs "Believe In Love," "Lessons From My Father," and "Cheap Love." The entire project was released globally and premiered in over 8,000 Starbucks locations worldwide for over a year and positioned Victory to be highly anticipated in 2018 when her debut album and "The Broken Instrument" was released. Victory's talent as a singer-songwriter and performer quickly became popular in the music industry as she continued to demonstrate rare capabilities of captivating audiences with her classic sultry voice, thought-provoking lyrics, and unconventional guitar skills. Victory established a reputation in elite circles of influence having performed private concerts for Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, Mellody Hobson from Ariel investments and her husband George Lucas the creator of Star Wars, Robert Smith venture capitalist, Mike Novogratz, Tyler Perry, Kanye West, and many, many others. After Victory's talent and spiritual depth as discovered by Kanye West in 2019 she was invited to be a writer on Kanye's Grammy award winning album "Jesus is King" and went on to become the primary lyricist for hit songs "Closed on Sunday" and" God Is." Victory went on to win her first Grammy as a songwriter with Kanye and that same year she crafted the theme song for Russell Stover the Chocolate Company and their first commercial campaign in 20 years which went on to be a huge success. Victory began writing her sophomore album entitled "Glory Hour" in 2020 in the middle of the pandemic. "After spending several months writing Gospel songs for Kanye, and then ending up in a worldwide pandemic and seeing how much I needed the comfort of a savior, I knew I hope to keep writing the message of the Gospel in song. For myself first and then for the World." Victory's album Glory Hour" is slated to be released Q1 2023.

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