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Syleena Johnson

Singer, songwriter, arranger, and producer Syleena Johnson is the daughter of unsung soul and blues great Syl Johnson ("Different Strokes," "Is It Because I'm Black"). Born in Harvey, Illinois, she grew up listening to Aretha Franklin, Al Green, Tina Turner, the Dells, and Mavis Staples. She performed in local bands and sang in her church choir at Greater Christian Unity, and later worked in classical and gospel choirs as well as in jazz ensembles at Drake University and Illinois State University, where she majored in music.

Johnson's soulful rasp, reminiscent of old-school R&B singers, set the tone for her confessional songs. Her first recordings appeared on a 1995 album of duets with her father, but she made her proper debut in 1999 with Love Hangover, which featured covers of Diana Ross' "Love Hangover" and Womack & Womack's "Baby I'm Scared of You." She then signed with the Jive label for three albums, all of which reached the Top 20 of Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop albums chart. On Chapter 1: Love, Pain & Forgiveness (2001), Johnson confronted her romantic pitfalls and coming of age with guest appearances by Buddy Guy and R. Kelly. Between Chapter 2: The Voice (2002) and Chapter 3: The Flesh (2005), she appeared on fellow Chicago native Kanye West's Grammy-nominated Top Ten Hot 100 hit "All Falls Down." Surprisingly, sales of the latter seemingly weren't increased by the single's success. In 2008, Johnson's Jive era was anthologized by I Am Your Woman: The Best of Syleena Johnson.

Johnson went independent for Chapter 4: Labor Pains (2009) and aligned with Lalah Hathaway, Indira Khan, and Simone and toured as Daughters of Soul. Chapter 5: Underrated, supported by a deal with the Shanachie label, followed in 2011. She co-starred in TV One's R&B Divas: Atlanta and appeared with some of her fellow reality stars' R&B Divas album. In 2013, she collaborated with Musiq Soulchild and producer Kemar McGregor for 9ine, a set of contemporary reggae duets. ~ Robert Hicks & Andy Kellman, Rovi
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Track List: My Heart Is Open (Single)

Comments

Love this song (can't let go)
Guess what motherf**ker ! ! ! you hurt me for the last time. Good god I remember when I had to let that fool go
Definitely underrated .. She got some sh!t wit her :)
amazing and very underrated woman!!!!!!
Beautiful, beautiful... u n d e r r a t e d talented singer...
theresa31lyo n s
Don't read this because it actually works.You will get kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if you don't post this you will die in 2 days. Now you've started reding this so don't stop. This is so scary put this on at least 5 songs in at least143 minutes when if done press f6 and your lovers name will come on the screen in big letters this is Scary cuz it actually works
Sexy song.....
Dang...you go gurl!!! Okay idk why I just spelt girls like that!...foll o w please :D
slowly is one of my favs by Syleena. Can't wait to see her at the Birchmere on my birthday.
Slowly...... - c h i l l s -
As far as SYLEENA JOHNSON goes, love her. Love her voice and the stories it tells...
Shame...nega t i v e comments about Nikki G.--do you guys not realize the show is scripted and there always has to be a rotten egg. It is a reality show--not to be taken seriously!!! One thing Black women are good at is degrading other black women.
Shame...nega t i v e comments about Nikki G.--do you guys not realize the show is scripted and there always has to be a rotten egg. It is a reality show--not to be taken seriously!!! One thing Black women are good at is degrading other black women.
Shame...nega t i v e comments about Nikki G.--do you guys not realize the show is scripted and there always has to be a rotten egg. It is a reality show--not to be taken seriously!!! One thing Black women are good at is degrading other black women.
That damn giutar chord is most definitely doing sumthn special with this song! This Jam Surrussssss! ! Syleena Johnson f**k that big bird B**ch Nicci, she just mad cause her group was a one album wonder !! Big B**ch, SpongeBob B**ch, BlackgumsBit c h !!! Lmaoooo!!
Slowly.. if it was all like that, I now see why Sylena married her husband!!
VERY BEAUTIFUL :-) !!!
One of my favorite songs from syleena
Love this song
love it
love this one
ut_nurse
Don't read this because it actually works.You will get kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if you don't post this you will die in 2 days. Now you've started reding this so don't stop. This is so scary put this on at least 5 songs in at least143 minutes when if done press f6 and your lovers name will come on the screen in big letters this is Scary cuz it actually works
She has a great voice!!!
She is so underrated! She is like that!
She is pretty
Love it
Don't read this because it actually works.You will get kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if you don't post this you will die in 2 days. Now you've started reding this so don't stop. This is so scary put this on at least 5 songs in at least143 minutes when if done press f6 and your lovers name will come on the screen in big letters this is Scary cuz it actually works
Guess What, she is the Boss!!!
dont sleep on syleena or you'll miss out on what real singing is
Don't read this because it actually works.You will get kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if you don't post this you will die in 2 days. Now you've started reding this so don't stop. This is so scary put this on at least 5 songs in at least143 minutes when if done press f6 and your lovers name will come on the screen in big letters this is Scary cuz it actually works
awashington2 2 0
I LOVE SYLEENA JOHNSON SHE HAS BROUGHT OUT OF SOME BADDD S**T!!!!!
I love this song and her music.
I love her muisic
I love SALEENA JOHNSON. I first fell in love with her when she made when you love with kanye west and how come you hit on me really hit close to home love this girl. P.S Nikki G. would you please stop hating on Saleena you got skills too. you didnt forget to entroduce her at the essence show
Ok I'm liking this artist!
Syleena has a old soul which is great and loving
She is the truth!
People sleep on Syleena, but she the truth!
missestae
I love this song, so REAL and TRUE !!!!
virgotwins
I LOVE Syleena Johnson she is one of the best singers that I have ever heard her music has meaning and the girl has skills. I wish the radio staions would wise up and give her the respect that she deserves. I do not understand why she is so overlooked. I LOVE her on R&B Divas.
sound is so different pleasimg to the ear need to hear more of her
THIS IS MY HOMEGURL.... C H I C A G O AT ITZ BEST......LO V E & RESPECT...
Love love love Syleena!!!!! Been a fan from Love Hangover all the way up to the Acoustic Soul Sessions!!!! ! Keep bringin the heat soror!!!!!!
Why are there no comments, Go Sylena, love her. Can't wait for the show girl! Donn't know much about her life it should be interesting.
beosazee
she is unique
I heard she's Chad (Occhocenco) Johnson sister, the one who is engaged to Evelyn from Basketball Wives.
this the joint
i have been in love with this womans music for years! i sometimes feel her stories are mine...... music hasnt made me feel like this in a loooong time!
dygmanagemen t
Where's Chapter 4!
I agree Icunningham3 0 8 0
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