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THE ACMS: MOSTLY LIVE AND REALLY REAL
Moving in the right direction (9/18a)
2020 EIGHT-MONTH MARKETSHARE SCORECARD
Interscope #1 in latest power rankings (9/17a)
WASSERMAN SEALS THE DEAL
But what's behind door #2? (9/17a)
SURFACES LEVEL UP
Peaking at just the right time (9/18a)
NEAR TRUTHS: HERE'S THE DEAL (AND THE ROAD AHEAD)
This column pairs well with BBQ sauce. (9/15a)
GRAMMY TALK
We're full of it.
AFRICAN POP
Getting global with it.
IT'S PRETTY SMOKY
And this time it's not from our bong.
WHAT COMES AFTER TIKTOK?
Shorter videos! Weirder trends!
THE B-SIDE
Tiana Major9 (Motown/Capitol)
10/22/19
 

WHAT IT IS: Although Tiana Major9 fell in love with R&B and hip-hop first, her fascination with their origins quickly turned from curiosity to a genuine obsession with jazz. “Jazz is free and uncompromising,” she says, using two words that also aptly describe the East London-born artist and her music. Growing up in a Jamaican household, Tiana found herself surrounded by many different styles of music— everything from reggae to garage. The church became a catalyst for her love of performing, and private lessons helped hone her talent. Her self-penned lyrics and alternative sound eventually earned her early support from BBC Radio 1Xtra and a spot on their “Hot for 2019” list. “Collide”—her collaboration with EARTHGANG—is a heartfelt duet that was produced by Benny Cassette (Kanye West, John Legend) for the soundtrack to the fall 2019 film Queen & Slim. In less than a week, the track amassed more than 700k global streams.
SINGLE: “Collide” w/EARTHGANG
LIVE: Has played stages across Europe; has supported Kelela, Jessie J, Ray BLK, Ella Eyre, more;
INTERNET: 190k monthly Spotify listeners, 6k subscribers; 14k Instagram followers, 4k Twitter followers; 42k YouTube video views; “Collide” topped Spotify’s The Newness playlist
RADIO: Impacted UAC Radio with 20 adds
PRESS: Complex U.K. (“Tiana Major9’s unique brand of jazzy R&B is awe-inspiring”), HotNewHipHop (“[‘Collide’ is] a smooth, soulful record that fits the vibe for the upcoming feature film”)