*Soul/R&B legend Betty Wright has signed with S-Curve records following a 2011 Grammy nomination for her bold new song “Go!” in the Traditional R&B Vocal category. R
ecorded live and clocking in at ten minutes long, the song takes a gritty, unflinching and ultimately courageous look at domestic violence.
Wright is working on an album in her hometown of Miami that S-Curve will release later this year, featuring guest appearances by Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, Joss Stone and others. She wrote and produced “Go!” in addition to performing it.
S-Curve Founder/CEO Steve Greenberg said “S-Curve is thrilled to have Betty Wright on our roster and honored to be able to release her Grammy-nominated single ‘Go!’ The song contains a powerful message against domestic violence, which is delivered forcefully by the legendary Ms. B. Having worked closely with her in the past on Joss Stone, Tom Jones and Diane Birch, I’m happy we are finally getting to work with Betty on her own album.”
This is not the first collaboration for Wright and Greenberg. In 2005, they were nominated for a Best Pop Album Grammy, along with co-producer Mike Mangini, for their work on Joss Stone’s ‘Mind, Body, and Soul’ LP. The three teamed up again in 2008 to produce two tracks on Tom Jones’ acclaimed album ’24 Hours.’
Betty Wright, a 14-time Grammy nominee as a writer, artist and producer, including a Grammy win for Best R&B Song (“Where Is The Love”), has been an R&B trailblazer for over 40 years. She released her first hit, “Girls Can’t Do What The Guys Do” at the age of fourteen and recorded her million-selling signature song “Clean Up Woman” at age eighteen. She was the first female artist to achieve gold record sales via her own record label, Ms. B Records. She has collaborated with everyone from Stevie Wonder to Alice Cooper, toured with Bob Marley, and has done vocal production for the likes of Gloria Estefan, Jennifer Lopez, and Joss Stone. She served as vocal coach on P Diddy’s MTV series “Making The Band.” She continues to mentor new talent to this day.
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