Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Evolution of Tanyayette Willoughby



Question: How many folks can put on their resume that they've written two top 10 R&B singles, one of which was also a top 40 pop single...






a top 40 R&B single featuring the vocal prowess of a young Luther Vandross...




contributed vocals and lyrics to an album by a jazz luminary...




AND was part of a major label group with lauded jazz fusion drummer/ percussionist Lenny White at the helm...



...all by the age of 20? To quote Carl Carlton, It's safe to say that singer-songwriter-violinist Tanyayette Willoughby is a bad mama jama. You may not know her name, but you definitely know her hits:



...and



...and



But now, under the moniker TanyaBe, she's turning a new page in her illustrious career with the release of her new album Elz Ancillary Accessory!




Nearly a decade in the making, the album is a fine-tuned double disc collection of 30 dynamic songs. “I did that because we’re living in a mixtape world,” says the New York City native. “You can have any number of songs on a mixtape.” The album finds Willoughby bravely defining her newly minted signature sound: millennium soul. “I call it millennium soul because it encompasses all people, places, and things,” she explains. “It starts off with gospel, goes into jazz, R&B, fused with hip-hop. Everything is tasteful.” Check out the lead single "Mistakes," featuring 15-year-old New Jersey native Lara Begg:



Download your copy of Elz Ancillary Accessory at Digistation today!

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