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RnB Star Shola Ama Confirms As A Judge For Live & Unsigned

News: 26th February 2010 by Louise Dodgson
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RnB mega star Shola Ama has just confirmed her place on the judging panel at the Live and Unsigned Festival!

Billed as one of Britain’s most successful RnB artists, Shola will be taking her place on the judging panel in July and casting her eye over some of the UK’s best unsigned talent. The London based singers debut album ‘Much Love’ sold over one million copies and she enjoyed chart success with the top five singles ‘You Might Need Somebody’ and ‘You’re The One I Love’.

The culmination of her critical and commercial success resulted in four MOBO nominations with Shola going on to collect two awards for Best Newcomer and Best RnB. She also impressed the industry and her fans when she was nominated for two Brit awards, taking home the title of Best British Female.

Amongst her many achievements within the music industry, Shola has collaborated on the Glamma Kid single ‘Taboo’, reworking the Sade classic to make it her own and scoring her another top ten single. She released her sophomore album, the critically acclaimed ‘In Return’, co-writing 11 of the 16 tracks with a host of international writers and producers. She’s worked with legendary names like Darkchild, Babyface, Stargate, Ali Shaheed Muhhammed, Angie Stone and Shaun Labelle. Her single ‘Imagine’ remixed by Asylum, went on to become one of the biggest club singles of the noughties. Shola co-wrote her third album, ‘Supersonic’, which is one of her most personal works to date. Chris Grayston, Events Director of Live and Unsigned, commented, “It’s very exciting to have one of the UK’s best RnB acts involved in the competition. She’s had huge chart success, spent years in the studio and knows exactly what it’s like to be in the spotlight. I’m confident that her appearance on the judging panel will be popular! I’m sure most of the acts in the Urban category of the competition will want to ask her lots of questions!”

Shola is now back in the studio once again, writing tracks for her fourth studio album, due for release on independent label Dirty Canvas. The new single ‘DJ Play’ has already received great reviews and lots of airplay! And of course, watch out for her at the Live and Unsigned Festival!
 

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