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- THE BLACK MADONNA
- Malina Moye
- United States
- Recording Artist
- HER MIND
Flipping a Fender Stratocaster upside-down, internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter/lefty guitarist Malina Moye has come a long way in such a short time. Moye’s music history boasts an impressive resume having shared stages with and supported such multi-platinum, Grammy-Award-winning artists as the iconic Prince, Robin Thicke and Boys ll Men, not to mention lifetime Grammy recipient and blues pioneer Pinetop Perkins to name a few.
With an electrifying stage show, Malina and her band deliver an intoxicating fusion of R&B, Rock and Soul. The Diamonds and Guitar record is a testament to organic music that fuses Malina’s own signature wah-esque style with the undertone of hip/hop grooves, sassy vocals, and neo-soul, all while preserving its mainstream appeal.
Moye was nominated for Los Angeles Music Award’s “Best R&B Artist of the Year” and went on to win “Best R&B Video of the Year.” “An Alicia Keys with an electric guitar,” Australia’s Bulletin magazine boasts.
Malina is the first African American left-handed, female guitarist to be included as an endorsee in the Fender Guitar club, amongst such notables as Eric Clapton and John Mayer. The songstress was featured in the UK documentary “Stratmaster: The Greatest Guitar Story Ever Told,” and UK’s Blues and Soul Magazine touted Malina as having “…all the ingredients to shake the modern soul room.“
After being on Sony’s writing team for two years, Moye independently released her first R&B single “Girlfriend” in 2003 through her WCE Records to great reviews and a number 43 slot on the R&B/Hip-Hop Billboard chart. Then Malina followed-up in 2004 with her second single “Alone,” which remained on the charts for 32 consecutive weeks. “Alone” peaked at no 9 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop charts and at number 27 on the hot 100. BET, Billboard Magazine and some of the country’s biggest DJs have raved that Malina is “a ground-breaking artist” and “a soulful breath of fresh air.”
Malina’s humanitarian efforts include serving as an ambassador for HRH Prince Charles’ Prince’s Trust for which she donated her single “Hustler’s Blues” to the Wilberforce 200 compilation CD in the company of Britain’s soul imports. The compilation was one of the fastest selling soul CD’s on iTunes UK with all proceeds going to the Trust and UNICEF.
Born into an acclaimed musical family, Moye has been singing, playing guitar, and songwriting since she was 9-years-old. At the age of 12, she hit the stage and began performing professionally as the lead singer in the accomplished family R&B group Les Moye Ice. With Malina in front of the band, the group went on to play over 1,000 club dates throughout the world. With her cover-girl looks, Malina Moye continues to globally build a brand and simply put, she is here to stay.
Her highly anticipated LP “Diamonds and Guitars” is an amalgamation of collective throwback with a contemporary edge. “I feel our country is making a change,” states Moye. “It’s the little engine that could and music is going back to the basic fundamentals of good song-writing, true artistry and thinking outside the box; that’s how the artists before me existed.”