LOS ANGELES, July28, 2010 – Dancehall Queen, Lady Saw (Marion Hall), has announced the release of her first album since 2007, My Way, due out on September 7th, 2010 through new partnership with Toasting Music, alongside her label Diva Records, distributed by Fontana/Universal. The lead single, Party Till December, is available digitally on August 10th, 2010.
Jamaican-born Reggae singer and “Queen of Dancehall,” Lady Saw was the first female DJ to win a Grammy Award, and the first female to be certified triple platinum as a result of her work on No Doubt’s Underneath It All in 2003 after reaching #3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Chart. Saw also received gold certification for her work Smile with Vitamin C. Previous releases Lover Girl, Give Me A Reason, and Passion, paved the way for her best-selling album, Raw, the Best of Lady Saw in 1998, which received four and a half stars by AMG.
With the release of My Way, Saw brings back her famous Dancehall beats and gritty lyrics that first gained her acclaim and widespread popularity at Dancehall shows. The album features fourteen tracks including lead single, Party Till December, which will also feature a music video due out in late August. Other tracks include He Is At My House (feat, Eve), Every Way Mi Go, and I Can’t Wait (feat. Ding Dong).
“Lady Saw exudes a strength and determination in her music both lyrically and melodically that resonates with her fans. My Way continues that sound, and will likely permeate through not just the dancehall and reggae communities, but to Hip Hop and Dance fans as well. That makes her a perfect fit for Toasting Music,” says Steven Weber, President of Toasting Music.
Lady Saw will be playing a number of shows throughout the late Summer and early Fall, including appearances at Montreal Reggae Festival August 8th, Hot 97 ‘On the Reggae Tip’ in NYC September 3rd, and at Miami Carnival on October 9th.
1. Every Way Mi Go
2. Your Chick
3. Bigga Than
4. He Is At My House (feat. Eve)
5. My Way
6. Party Till December
8. Cyaan Get Me
9. Crazy Love
10. My Money
11. Muscle Control (feat. Camar)
12. 5 Minutes
14. I Can’t Wait (feat. Ding Dong)
15. I’m A Woman
For more information, please visit: www.toastingmusic.com
About Toasting Music
Toasting Music, a joint venture between BFM Digital and The Royalty Network, is a comprehensive music company centered on bringing quality Reggae music to the World. The partnership marries BFM’s worldwide distribution network and online marketing expertise with The Royalty Network’s extensive Reggae catalogue and deep experience within the Reggae community.
In addition to artist development, Toasting Music will augment the efforts of artists and producers by offering a wide suite of services that includes production, marketing, promotion, publishing, physical and digital distribution, synchronization licensing and compilation licensing.
About BFM Digital, Inc.
BFM Digital is a global digital music company committed to serving the independent music community and delivering quality music, spoken word and video content to leading online retailers worldwide. Representing a diverse catalog of indie labels, artists and publishers, BFM distributes to all of the major music services including iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, eMusic, Napster, Walmart, Nokia and many more. With an unparalleled commitment to personalized service, BFM works closely with their content providers from around the world to ensure maximum exposure of their catalog by customizing marketing efforts and building strong relationships with BFM’s digital store partners.
About Diva Records
This company was started by Marion Hall upon her release from her VP Records recording contract. Marion wanted to regain her independence and empower herself to seize control of her destiny, as well as help to nurture the budding careers of up and coming artists. DIVAS Records is a progressive, twenty-first century music entertainment company based in Jamaica, a company
that utilizes cutting-edge Internet strategies, while establishing uncompromising principles. DIVAS Records maintains an A&R philosophy that brands a label of highly credible and truth-telling artists, artists that touch people, artists that people will adopt and follow; singer/songwriters, solo artists or groups, reggae, roots, whatever is good… no, whatever is excellent music!