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Sophia Brown to headline award show with R&B/disco legend Melba Moore

Published:Wednesday | September 24, 2014 | 12:00 AM
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Award-winning female singer Sophia Brown has a big date in the United States (US), come November 22. The Gimme That Good Love singer, who was recently honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2014 Linkage Awards in New York, will join R&B/disco legend Melba Moore as headline performers at the inaugural Lady Flava Radio Network Awards Show slated to take place in Hartford, Connecticut.

"I am honoured to have the opportunity to share stage with an R&B legend like Melba Moore, who has not only given so much to the music industry, but is an acclaimed actress as well. I see this as a tremendous opportunity for me to broaden my musical horizon and work with a different kind of audience. I am ready to rock the house," she said.

international acts

Brown and Melba Moore will join international acts T-Quest, Donny Wright, Lady Flava and pop rock singer Mo Brown as performers at the red carpet event.

Aside from being a performer, Brown is nominated in the Best Female Lovers' Rock Vocalist category at the award show which will also honour stars in hip hop, R&B, gospel and dancehall music.

"It's always nice to be recognised for your work, but what makes this award even more special to me is that it is not coming from the Jamaican diaspora so to speak, but from the wider music and film industry in the US."

Earlier this year, Brown shot the video for her combination single We're Lovers in Los Angeles with singer Black Ice. Her summer release, Wide Awake, a lovers' rock ballad about falling in love, was produced by Christopher Tyrell and is being distributed by Zojak Worldwide. She also recorded three other songs which will be included on her upcoming album. The tracks were produced by Linval Brown, who has enjoyed chart success with the likes of Junior Reid, Beenie Man, Fanton Mojah and Lutan Fyah.

On September 30, the glamorous singer will drop a sizzling new R&B flavoured single titled Rain Over Me that is sure to set tongues wagging. A video for the track will also be shot in New York in November. Distribution for the song will also be handled by Zojak Worldwide.

Brown is also boosting her merchandising line that she started in 2010. The Sophia MusicMecka Styles of products are manufactured and distributed worldwide by Cafe Press, a company which specialises in custom designed items and includes window curtains, yoga mats, wall clocks and maternity wear.