* A native of Columbia, South Carolina, Angie Stone first caught the music world’s attention as a member of Sequence, an all-female trio that recorded for Sylvia Robinson’s pioneering hip-hop label Sugar Hill.
The group made history with the now-classic “Funk You Up” (recently inspiration for Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk), “Funky Sound (Tear the Roof Off),” and “I Don’t Need Your Love.” Soon after, Stone began working with futuristic rap group Mantronix and Lenny Kravitz.
She was a part of Kravitz’s Let Love Rule Tour and appears on his album 5.
In the early 90’s, Stone was a member of the R&B trio Vertical Hold. She went on to co-write and co-produce D’Angelo’s critically lauded and Gold-selling debut, Brown Sugar in 1995, as well as 2000’s Voodoo. The two also have a son together.
“I’m a stone-cold survivor; I’m still standing. At the end of the day I am a real singer with real issues with a real God and keeping it real!” says Angie Stone.
Stone is one of those artists with a Midas touch. Her buttery smooth honey-toned pipes, undeniable gritty soulfulness and epic songwriting talents have been called upon by everyone from Mary J. Blige, Stevie Wonder, D’Angelo (she co-wrote and produced his groundbreaking albums Brown Sugar and Voodoo), Alicia Keys and Lenny Kravitz to name a few.
Stone’s Dream out now debuted at #3 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip Hop charts. It is released on Shanachie Entertainment in collaboration with Music Executive and Producer Walter Millsap III’s (whose credits include Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and Alicia Keys) Conjunction Entertainment Inc. and TopNotch Music. Stone’s new single “Think It Over” is a follow up to the the album’s first single and Top 15 UAC hit “2 Bad Habits.”
1999 saw the release of Angie Stone’s Arista debut Black Diamond, which garnered two Grammy nods and two Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards. The album featured the hit single “No More Rain (In This Cloud).”
The Gold selling Mahogany Soul followed in 2001 on the newly founded J Records and Stone Love followed in 2004.
The Art of Love & War followed next featuring the Grammy nominated single “Baby” with Betty Wright in 2007 and Stone’s album Unexpected was released in 2010.
Her album Rich Girl was issued on Saguaro Road via Time Life. The Renaissance woman appeared on three reality TV shows – VH1’s Celebrity Fit Club (2006), TV One’s R&B Divas (2013 and 2014), and ABC’s Celebrity Wife Swap (2014).
She’s appeared in such motion pictures as The Fighting Temptations, Pastor Brown and Ride Along as well as the Broadway production ofChicago.
For a creative genius like Angie Stone the possibilities are limitless!
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