Official Biography [courtesy of AngelaBlair.com]
From the top of the mountain, down to the beautiful streams of the deepest oceans, this vibrant soprano is sure to take you on a roller coaster ride with her range as well as her unique ministry of "love & inspiration". She has dedicated her ministry of "love" to helping couples stay in love and those singles looking for love by offering a Godly perspective on marriage and how to wait on love through music.
After a self-imposed exile from the industry for almost a decade, Angela is a "hot commodity" to the music scene and is taking the metroplex and nation by storm. GUARANTEED! With her family's long lasting support, her "new" highly anticipated CD release "IT'S ALL ABOUT LOVE" is here!
Angela's vocals are truly captivating and a pleasure to all who are within earshot of her engaging performance. She truly feels what she sings. Her live performances leave
you in chills!!You always leave wanting more! Smooth sultry ballads to uplifting spirituals and everything in between are what you may receive from this seasoned veteran who knows how to connect with her audience.
A Duncanville High School graduate, Angela achieved all 1st place awards for vocal competitions throughout her high school career. She is also a product of the Arts Magnet
at Booker T. Washington School for the Performing Arts High School during her 9th and 10th grade years of high school.
Angela has shared the stage with many and performed in many places. In the early 90's, Angela was cast as an "Angel of Mercy" singer in the motion picture film, "Leap of Faith" starring Steve Martin, Debra Winger, and Liam Neeson. She has been under the musical direction of the mega producers George Duke, Dan Carlin, and Edwin Hawkins. She has been the opening act for entertainers Jeffrey Osborne, Regina Belle, and the Isley Brothers. She has also headlined and performed for many private functions for companies locally and abroad such as Merrill Lynch, Dallas City Council, Hotel Zsa Zsa, NAACP, Hurricane Katrina Relief, Essence Magazine, & Kraft Foods, Paula White Ministries, Tom Joyner Family Reunion in Walt Disney/Orlando, Florida.
Angela has also shared the stage with many artists such as Albertina Walker, Ricky Dillard, LaShun Pace, Edwin Hawkins, Kim Burrell, John Legend, Byron Cage, Mary-Mary, John Legend, Destiny's Child, Alicia Keys, Fantasia, LeToya Luckett, Tyrese, Ruben Studdard, RIZEN, Mary J.Blige, LL Cool J, Earth, Wind, & Fire, The Black-Eyed Peas, Frankie Beverly & Maze, Aretha Franklin, Kem, Lionel Richie, New Edition, Jaheim, Chris Brown, Charlie Wilson, Keyshia Cole,Yolanda Adams, Doug E. Fresh, Toni Braxton, Jamie Foxx and countless others.
Angela has also had the pleasure of performing for dignitaries as well as actors such as Civil Rights Activist Jesse Jackson, Dr. Cornel West, Magic Johnson, Essence Founder Ed Lewis, Pete Schenkel, Tom Joyner, Donna Richardson Joyner, Actor Shemar Moore, Essence Editorial Director Susan L. Taylor, the entire Essence Family and Staff, Minister Louis Farrakhan, Pastor Jamal Bryant, Bishop Noel Jones, Rudy V, Myra J, J. Anthony Brown, Laterras Whitfield, David E. Talbert, Congresswoman Shelia Jackson-Lee, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, Matthew Knowles, Deion Sanders, and so many others to name a few.
Angela is a featured participant in the upcoming sports/fitness DVD with Fitness Hall of Famer, Donna Richardson Joyner, "Sweating in the Spirit II", (in stores NOW) where she has partnered with Mrs. Richardson-Joyner's movement to encourage America to renew the whole mind, body, and spirit through exercise and healthy living through the Spirit of God.
Angelaâ€˜s talent has been recognized on a national level with her winning the 2005 Kraft Gospel Talent Search, where she won a $25,000 cash prize. Angela wowed the judges from that event, that included Sony Urban Gospel Executives Tara Griggs-Magee and Sony Epic Gospel artist Kim Burrell. The competition was held at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans and like all of us, Angela has great concern and continues to support efforts to re-establish those displaced by the hurricane that followed her great accomplishment.
Angela Blair has been featured in national advertisement and promotions that included prominent ads in Essence, Ebony, Today's Black Woman, Family Digest, Gospel Today and Jet magazines. Angela keeps her live performance skills sharp as she performs regularly, where she is in particularly high demand.
One of her performances during Valentine's Day 2006, billed as "Roses, Dinner, & Romance," was featured as one of the concerts to see in the Dallas Morning News Guidelive section. The show sold out and heralded by many as one of Angela's best performances.
Recently, Angela was given the "KEY" to the city of Corsicana, Texas before a performance there October 14, 2006. Her colleague and band member, Bobby Sparks II, was given a day in his honor. Corsicana is Sparks' hometown.
Angela's new CD, "It's All About Love" is sure to be a delight to all that is blessed to witness this disc. Having already charted #1 in local releases at Tower Records, national independent charts, and currently #4 on the national Soul Charts at Soultracks.com, Angela is humbled by the recognition this disc has recieved. This CD, "IT'S ALL ABOUT LOVE", is full of compassion, inspirational and romantic cuts. With this CD, you will not be afraid to love.
Don't be left out in the dark! Enjoy the special light of Angela Blair and her very special spirit of love.