Concord Music Group News

NEWS 12 Oct 2007

The Art Of Love & War, Angie Stone's Stax Records Debut In-Stores October 16

First single, “Baby” has garnered over 15,000 spins to date

Appearances on “Tavis Smiley,” “Ellen” and “Jimmy Kimmel” scheduled

LOS ANGELES CA, October 12, 2007—Angie Stone’s debut CD, THE ART OF LOVE & WAR, the marquee release on the newly-reactivated Stax Records label, will be in-stores next week, on Tuesday, October 16.

The CD’s first single, “Baby,” is currently #2 on both the R&R and Mediabase Urban AC charts with over 15,000 spins to date, reaching an audience of over 136 million listeners. Produced by Co-T and featuring R&B/soul/gospel great Betty Wright, “Baby” has an irresistible groove. The song, “My People,” has become an anthem for the survivors of New Orleans’ 9th Ward and was personally selected by Essence Magazine Publisher, Susan Taylor as the theme song for this year’s Essence Festival.

Angie will make appearances on “The Tavis Smiley Show” on Monday, October 15, and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Tuesday, October 16.

Newsweek says of the new CD, “…(Stone is) one of the strongest soul singers to come along in decades…Her leagues-above voice and commercialism-be-damned attitude (and) Stone’s powerful delivery and raw, emotive songs definitely command some major R-E-S-P-E-C-T.”

“I’m happy and I’m blessed,” Angie explains. “Everything in life is a journey, and THE ART OF LOVE & WAR defines this time and this place in my life.”

The new CD is an exuberant statement of Stone’s artistry. Stone’s previous work earned her the reputation of a modern-day Aretha, rejuvenating classic R&B with her incomparable soul-baring intensity. She has found that and more with, THE ART OF LOVE & WAR, in many ways a creative rebirth. And Stax, with its legacy of gritty Southern-steeped soul, is her ideal home.


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