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New York City, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

New York City, New York, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Solo R&B Soul


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'All three of these Esnavi songs (featured on Indie-Music.Com) make you fall in love with this soul signer. She's just got it, whatever "it" is. "ELECTRIC FANTASY" is slow blues, while "MORNING DEW" is more upbeat. "MEMORIES" may be the best of all, however, with its acoustic backing and finger-snapping beat. Esnavi gives us all hope for the future of soul.' - Dan MacIntosh


Esnavi is playing every week on Radio Shonan. Check out the link to RADIO SHONAN to tune in live every Saturday.

Esnavi was featured as the monthly SPARKLING NEW artist on GROOVE E MOTION in Japan.


The International Association of Independent Recording Artists, IAIRA, recognizes and honors artistic achievement, technical proficiency, and overall excellence in sound recording by monitoring chart activity as published in various reporting charts from around the world. According to our research, on 07/27/2010 the above referenced release; Morning Dew, by Esnavi, had attained The Number 39 Position on at least one of the charts monitored and verified by IAIRA. On the basis of that research, IAIRA has qualified the aforementioned release as eligible for Certification as an International 'Top 40'. - IAIRA


Esnavi is a 2010 Soultracks Readers' Choice Awards New Artist Of The Year Nominee. - SOULTRACKS.COM


Global Grind.Com featured Esnavi as one of the hottest new up and coming unsigned artists. - GLOBALGRIND.COM

"Milwaukee's Rising Star"

'Esnavi is one of the hottest, rawest and most entertaining performers. She has a huge future ahead of her'
-Ya Heard Magazine
- Ya Heard Magazine

"Esnavi Is Hot"

'Esnavi's energy and stage presence lit up the entire venue. Her voice sent chills through the audience. Definitely a must see performer.' - NuMuzic News


Updates Coming Soon! - Esnavi Press Releases


2010 Release: EXIT E



Until you experience Esnavi it may be difficult to understand her name or what defines it, but the moment you meet her it all makes sense.  Eclectic, Soulful, Natural, Authentic, Vivacious, and Intriguing – E S N A V I, a singer/songwriter hailing from Milwaukee, is a multifaceted artist with a voice of undeniable soul, lyrics of thought provoking truth, and music that harmoniously blends everything in between.  Since the release of her debut album, Exit E, Esnavi has taken the music industry by storm.  Securing music licensing deals, television appearances, and beauty campaigns after breaking out with her first single, Unexpected Love, which reached the Top 40 on the Urban Adult Contemporary Charts and became part of the worldwide karaoke music catalog.  The video for the single has remained in rotation on VH1 Soul since its release and was one of Centric Hot 10 Countdown picks.  Her most recent single, What U Need, which was featured on VH1’s Love & Hip Hop: New York Season 4 Premiere, is in rotation on radio stations across the country, Sirius/XM Satellite Radio and Music Choice-R&B Soul channel on cable television. 

Exit E, a 16-song musical journey inspired by love, society, and real life, has been highly acclaimed as a classic collection of soul stirring music.  After its release, Esnavi had proven that she was more than just a singer/songwriter; she is also a dynamic performer that commands the stage on any level.  Watching her perform you sense a savvy entertainer with a deeply embedded passion.  “I belong on stage.  This is my home. It’s where I connect to the audience with my live energy.”  She remains true to that connection by living in the moment each time she graces the stage with her electrifying performances.  Esnavi has performed at highly coveted venues such as Madison Square Garden, Essence Music Festival, The Apollo, Brooklyn Academy Of Music, BET Music Matters, The Blue Note and more. Her track record landed her performances alongside Tyrese, Lenny Williams, Johnny Gill, Goapele, beat box legend Rahzel and she has opened up for Grammy-nominated recording artist, Eric Benet. She also made an appearance on TLC’s, Starter Wives, performed for a memorial service on the VH1 hit show, Mob Wives and also performed and appeared in several scenes on Bridezillas, which airs on WETv. 

With her platform Esnavi secured music licensing deals with H&M, Old Navy, Abercrombie & Fitch, Nine West, Ann Taylor and Arden B stores worldwide, became the first African-American face for Alison Raffaele Cosmetics beauty campaign, a cosmetics line carried in Duane Reade/Walgreens stores nationwide, and obtained another beauty campaign– with Dazzle Dry nail line by VB Cosmetics, in which she has her very own nail collection entitled, Esnavi Live, featuring three colors named after songs on Exit E, available now.  Her music and accomplishments have garnered her recognition from highly-trafficked music and entertainment websites including MTV, Soul Train, Examiner, Huffington Post, YRB, Singersroom, Soul Tracks, Bossip, This Is Real Music and has been featured in several other online magazines and blogs.  Being noted as a definite artist to watch, Esnavi is on the brink of becoming a powerful brand in the music industry.

Esnavi is definitely in her own lane, despite comparisons to great artists such as Lauryn Hill, Sade, India.Arie, Jill Scott, and Adele.  Her voice is clearly distinct and the beautifully arranged story that comprises Exit E, which she co-wrote with producer, Michel Kunz, is incomparable.  The album which she describes as a musical journey is just that, displaying her versatility musically and vocally.  “We wanted to create good music that transcends everything.  Music that anyone in the world could listen to and love.”  When you listen to her music, see her perform live and feel her energy, you experience Esnavi.  She is on a mission to enlighten the world with her music.  “This journey is not about becoming a celebrity.  It’s about sharing music that stems from a real place with substance people can feel and relate to.”  Esnavi is truly an original artist delivering a unique sound of soul to the world…her soul.

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