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"Angela on the Charts! #3"

http://www.kolumbus.fi/soulexpr/cream.htm


1 ( 1) ROBIN DUHE Real Deal 4 US BLAISE TWO
2 ( 2) NEW EDITION (w. JOHNNY GILL) Come Home with Me 6 US BAD BOY

3 ( 5) ANGELA BLAIR Rainy Daze 6 US 3-N-ONE RECORDS


4 ( 4) RENA SCOTT I Know It's Right 6 US AMOR RECORDS
5 ( 9) DAVID SANBORN w. LIZZ WRIGHT Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight 5 US VERVE
6 ( 8) NICOLAS BEARDE Wild Is the Wind 7 EXPANSION
7 ( 3) OTIS & SHUGG The Journey 8 UK EXPANSION
8 (11) JOHN LEGEND Live It up 3 US COLUMBIA
9 ( 6) FERTILE GROUND Black Is... 9 US BLACKOUT STUDIOS
10 (14) JANITA No Words 3 OFIR MUSIC



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11 (13) BONEY JAMES f. BILAL Better with Time 4 US WARNER
12 (10) LALAH HATHAWAY Outrun the Sky 6 US MESA/BLUEMOON
13 ( 7) RICK JAMES Taste 11 UK EXPANSION
14 (17) MO PLEASURE Lover's Groove 3 US WATERSIGN
15 (19) GORDON CHAMBERS That's When You Fall in Love 2 US CHAMBER MUSIC
16 (20) RAYE JONES My Favorite Things 2 FVC RECORDS
17 ( -) DEITRCIK HADDON Stir the Gift 1 US VERITY
18 ( -) CHERYL LYNN Sweet Kind of Life 1 US DREAMWORKS
19 ( -) VAL WATSON Alright 1 US 215 RECORDS
20 ( -) JULIE DEXTER Look Who's Got Ya Back 1 US KETCH A VIBE
- Soul music magazine


"Angela Gets the most votes!"

Angela Blair recieved the most votes in the national gospel artist competition put on by Kraft Foods. Angela is now a finalist and will compete at the Essence Music Fest for the grand prize. We are looking forward to a special experience and great time. - Three N One


"October Issue of Essence Magazine"

Angela was featured in an advitorial in the october isssue of Essence Magazine. Angela's gift continues to be recognized! - Three N One


"DALLAS GOSPEL SINGER ANGELA BLAIR RELEASES NEW ALBUM"


June 25, 2006




BLAIR SENDS INSPIRING LOVE MESSAGES
THROUGH THIS OFFERING
TO DEBUT AT THE
ESSENCE MUSIC FESTIVAL
JULY 1, 2006




The 2005 "Kraft Gospel Talent Search" Grand Prize Winner, Angela Blair,
gives a sneak preview of her new offering of "Love Lessons" on new her
release "ITS ALL ABOUT LOVE " to be released at this year's Essence
Music Festival on July 1, 2006 in Houston, Texas. The official street
date is scheduled for this fall. Angela, a well seasoned and inspiring
artist from Dallas, Texas, hits this CD with powerful hit songs like
the uplifting hit, beautifully orchestrated by longtime friend and
producer, Stephen Lewis, "Celebrate Life" , in which Angela connects
passionately with the song with an attitude of confidence about life
and the way she delivers it will make anyone wake up and "CELEBRATE".
The fresh, feel good "carribbean" style title cut, "It's All About
Love", is a great source of encouragement to remind us what this life
should really be about.

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She takes us to worship with the ac-cappella version of "Holy, Holy,
Holy" with Angela's sincere and humbling lead and background vocals
(all produced and delivered by Angela) soaring you in to a calm and
meditative state of peace. "Fill the Room" is another beautiful ballad
of worship to God as Angela prays for guidance and assistance to
continue the road set for her and others. Angela's live version "God
Bless the Child," will surely let you see the entertainer side of
Angela, as she loves to have fun with the audience with a
gospel-infused accompaniment from Angela's live band, Music Director,
Stephen Lewis, Chris Lewis and the of organ expertise from Bobby Sparks
this cuts sends you straight to the ceiling! With Angela's husband Ron
penning most of the songs on this project with such positive messages,
this team is sure to be around for a long time. Definetly, this project
is solid and Angela's versatility and personality rings through each
song.
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"Angela is one of those rare singers that sing beautifully and
convincingly without an orchestra" said Daniel A. Carlin, Executive
Director of the Henry Mancini Institute and Chairman Emeritus of NARAS.
Tara Griggs-Magee, Executive Vice President, Sony Music, stated "Angela
is a knockout!! Her stage presence is awesome!"

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Angela won the 2005 Kraft Gospel Talent Search in New Orleans, La.
during the Essence Music Festival last year, where she won a $25,000
cash prize and took the stage with Alicia Keys, Aretha Franklin, Kanye
West, the Black Eyed Peas, John Legend, Destiny's Child, Lionel Richie,
Frankie Beverly & Maze and many more. She has been the face of a
national campaign for Kraft in magazines like Essence, Ebony, Jet,
Today's Black Woman and many others. She will take to the main stage at
this year's Essence Music Festival along side Mary J. Blige, Earth,
Wind, & Fire, LL Cool J, P Diddy, New Edition, Toni Braxton, Chris
Brown & Yolanda Adams. She will also perform at this year's Kraft
Gospel Contest Finals in Atlanta during Bishop TD Jakes' Mega-Fest
event.

For a copy of the release for review, please contact Ron Blair @
972-762-7427 or email at ron@angelablair.com.

For Bookings and Interviews:

Ron Blair
Pamela Carroll
RB Management & Media Group
PO Box 0481
Rowlett, Texas 75030
(972)762-7427

www.kraftfoods.com/gospel
www.angelablair.com
www.myspace.com/angelablair - RB Management


"CD Review"

Angela Blair is back! What? Never heard of her? Well, then it's high time you corrected this singular shortcoming.

For 7 years, Angela focused on her family, having walked away from her just-rising career -- her desire for microphone, stage and spotlights taking backstage but now awakening to give birth to "Give Me Your Love" -- showing herself to be an impressive mid- to slow-tempo Soul Stylist with a certain kick and swing, her soft yet powerful voice the ever-arching bridge between lyrics and melody. The titletrack and "Rainy Daze" are hopeful, uplifting melodies that ensure Mrs. Blair's future. A complete CD is soon to be released. And please be warned -- we will be taking notice of it.
- www.soulsite.de


"Rainy Daze is a hit!"

Dear Angela Blair,

CONGRATULATIONS!

1. Rainy Daze has entered the Production - Mid Tempo Top 10 at Broadjam!
2. Rainy Daze has entered the Production - Female Vocals Top 10 at Broadjam!
3. Rainy Daze has entered the R & B Top 10 at Broadjam!
4. Rainy Daze has entered the South Central Top 10 at Broadjam!
5. Rainy Daze has entered the Texas Top 10 at Broadjam!
6. Rainy Daze has entered the Fan Picks - Age 25-36 Top 10 at Broadjam!
7. Rainy Daze has entered the R & B - Soul Top 10 at Broadjam!
8. Rainy Daze has entered the Fan Picks - Age 25-36
- Broadjam


"Golden Mic Winner Sept 2004"

A N G E L A . B L A I R

A WINNER OF THE SEPTEMBER 2004 GOLDEN MIC AWARD:

Congrats to the latest winners of the Golden Mic Award determined by MusiciansPromote.Com.
- MusiciansPromote.Com


"Song of the Year- Dallas Songwriters"

"RAINY DAZE"- Semi Finalist in Dallas Songwriters Song of the Year, Ronald Blair
- Dallas Songwriters


"Nominated"

Angela nominated for two New Artist Radio awards held June, 2004: New Artist Female Gospel/Inspirational and New Artist Female Arisen Award!!!! - new artistradio.net


"Angela Blair Wins 2nd Annual Kraft Gospel Talent Search Kicking Off Essence Music Festival"

Angela Blair wins 2nd Annual Kraft Gospel Talent Search kicking off Essence Music Festival: L-R:Myra J, Tom Joyner Morning Show; Kim Burrel; winner, Angela Blair; Robert L Simpson, Director of Multicultural Marketing, Kraft Foods. (PRNewsFoto)

NEW ORLEANS, LA USA 07/01/2005


- Earns Grand Prize of $25,000, Audition with Sony Urban Gospel Music and
Performance at the Essence Music Festival

NEW ORLEANS, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Angela Blair, of Rowlett, Texas has
been named the winner of the 2nd Annual Kraft Gospel Talent Search, a
nationwide competition showcasing the gospel music stars of tomorrow. Angela
received $25,000, an audition with Sony Urban Gospel Music and an opportunity
to share the Essence Music Festival stage with world-renowned artists
including Alicia Keys, Aretha Franklin and Kanye West. The competition finale
took place today at the House of Blues in New Orleans as a prelude to the
Essence Music Festival.
(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050701/NYF037 )
Angela was one of 10 finalists who competed before a judging panel of
recording industry experts, including gospel music phenomenon, Kim Burrell,
and representatives from Sony Urban Gospel Music and Essence magazine. The
event was hosted by Myra J. of the Tom Joyner Morning Show. Angela's stirring
rendition of "God is Able" sealed her victory.
"Participating in the 2nd Annual Kraft Gospel Talent Search has allowed me
to share my musical gift, my faith, my compassion, and my spirit with my
community," said Angela."
Gospel music has been an important element in American culture for
decades, its influence adding rhythm and texture to both Christian and secular
music. In support of this burgeoning music form, the Kraft Gospel Talent
Search was launched to underscore the endeavors of today's aspiring music
artists. Natasha Williams, a mother from Peekskill, NY, won last year's
competition.
"This was an exciting year for the Kraft Gospel Talent Search," said
Robert Simpson, Director of Multicultural Marketing, Kraft Foods. "Every one
of our finalists has star potential, so the competition was intense. Thanks to
all of the contestants who submitted entries, and congratulations to Angela.
Her passion and talent are truly inspiring and we wish her the best of luck
with her audition."
Burrell, Sony Urban Gospel Music recording artist and one of the most
sought after performers and producers in the gospel music industry joined the
panel of judges to help Kraft Foods in its search for the next gospel
superstar. "The level of showmanship and talent I've witnessed in this year's
Kraft Gospel Talent Search has left me absolutely speechless," said The
Stellar Award winner who's next album is due to hit stores this summer. "I'm
proud to have been a part of the magic with Kraft Foods and wish each
participant continued success."
Finalists for the 2nd Annual Kraft Gospel Talent Search included:

-- Cheryl Eastman, Dublin, CA
-- Anne Marie Galvano, Rochester, NY
-- Patricia Ann Mathison, Louisville, KY
-- Danita Mumphrad, Florissant, MO
-- Latisha Lynn Haynes, St. Louis, MO
-- Tasa Roberts, Broken Arrow, OK
-- Jacqueline Thomas-Hart, Durham, NC
-- Sonya Newsom, Dallas, TX
-- Raymond Parnell, Lafayette, IN

The 2nd Annual Kraft Gospel Talent Search was open to U.S. residents, 18
years of age or older. For more information, please visit
http://www.kraftfoods.com/gospel .

About Kraft Foods
Kraft Foods markets many of the world's leading food brands, including
Kraft cheese, Maxwell House and Jacobs coffees, Nabisco cookies and crackers,
Philadelphia cream cheese, Oscar Mayer meats, Post cereals, and Milka
chocolates, in more than 150 countries.

About Essence
Essence Festivals, LLC, produces the Essence Music Festival, in
association with Festival Productions of New Orleans. Essence Festivals, LLC,
is a division of Essence Communications Partners (ECP). ECP is the publisher
of ESSENCE magazine, which after 34 years continues to be the preeminent
lifestyle magazine of African-American women.



- PR Newswire


Discography

Give Me Your Love- EP April 2004
Give Me Your Love Remix Jan 2005
Its All About Love July 2006
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AIRPLAY MUSIC

Give Me Your Love
Rainy Daze
Rainy Daze Remix
Time is Time

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Introducing Angela Blair

“Destined to Sing”

Angela LaShun Blair (born Angela Gray January 28, 1971) is a classically trained inspirational gospel singer and songwriter from Dallas, Texas.

Blair grew up in south Dallas where she was raised by a very loving family. Her gift for singing and entertaining was evident at a very young age. At the tender age of 7, family members and friends could hear her belting out everything from Aretha Franklin to Whitney Houston. She routinely teamed up with her sister, Rene, to put on shows for the family and anyone else willing to listen.

Church was always a major part of Blair’s upbringing. While other kids her age were eagerly changing out of their Sunday best to play, she secretly practiced with her cousin and pianist, Diane Bowman, after church service each Sunday. At age eleven, Blair eventually put her lessons to the test by taking first place in a contest hosted by the church, as she sang Amazing Grace, in front of enthusiastic church members. By the age of fifteen, she opened her first concert for gospel legends, the Mighty Clouds of Joy and 11-time Grammy Award winning artist Shirley Caesar.

Blair attended Duncanville High and Booker T. Washington High, Dallas’ art-magnate school, known for fostering such talent as Erykah Badu and Norah Jones. Her passion for singing was evident to her classmates as she remained a constant presence in the school choir.

In 1992, at the young age of 20, she married Ron Blair. That same year she was coaxed into riding along with two close friends who were auditioning for the hit film Leap of Faith, starring actor and comedian Steve Martin. Unbeknownst to her, only contestants would be permitted to view the auditions. So she entered the audition and unexpectedly landed a role playing an angel of mercy.

Blair was immediately faced with a choice between pursuing her musical aspirations and fulfilling her commitment as Christian wife. Over the next decade she chose a hiatus from music to assume the role of devoted wife and mother to her then two daughters.

Unable to suppress the image of her previous stage performances and vocal talent, Ron Blair eventually began encouraging her to start performing again to keep her limitless gift intact. Blair remained visible on the music scene earning opening act gigs (thanks largely to the support of a very popular Dallas DJ, Rudy V.) for R&B performers such as Jeffrey Osborne and Regina Belle.

In 2002, Blair was recognized by a Statewide New Artist Showcase in Austin as Texas’ Female Vocalist of the Year. Two years later she was labeled UK’s Greatest Voice You’ve Never Heard. Even though she garnered the respect of her peers and the industry, it took family members to persuade her to enter the 2005 Kraft Gospel Talent Search during the annual Essence Music Festival. Blair took home the grand prize after delivering a show stopping rendition of God is Able.

The talent search experience in New Orleans gave Blair a new found appreciation for the joy she derives from entertaining and inspiring others through song. She immediately placed all of her limited resources and energy into co-writing and releasing her first full-length CD in 2006, It’s All About Love. Her message of love experienced some chart success, achieving the #1 position on the largest site for Independent Soul Music, Soultracks.com.

Married to Ron for the past fifteen years, he is not only her devoted husband and manager but co-songwriter and inspiration for what Blair refers to as “her ministry of love.” Her lyrics are highly personal relationship and life-nurturing philosophies, which frowns in the face of gloomy themes that saturate today’s airwaves. Her inspirational style is best characterized by the over-riding theme of the importance God plays in solidifying relationships.

Blair has much to share by means of her life, love and vocal prowess and she is committed to taking her God-given talent to the highest level. It is her destiny.

The Blairs reside in north Dallas and have two daughters, Haven and Allyson and a son, Nicholas.