Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, R&B
Vivian's debut album A LOVE STORY in 2002 spawning the urban AC/dance hits "EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER"and "FANATIC," and in the process, established Vivian as one of the year's most celebrated new artists. She broke new grou... more »
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Vivian's debut album A LOVE STORY in 2002 spawning the urban AC/dance hits "EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER"and "FANATIC," and in the process, established Vivian as one of the year's most celebrated new artists. She broke new ground on her second album VIVIAN, which produced the #1 AC / DANCE SINGLES "GOTTA GO, GOTTA LEAVE" and "I LIKE IT BUT I DON'T NEED IT." VIVIAN won rave reviews in such outlets as People, Rolling Stone and The New York Times, which described the album as "a stellar sophomore accomplishment." Touring to support her first two albums, Vivian won a reputation as a riveting live performer, touring with such artists as MAXWELL, TEENA MARIE, BETTY WRIGHT, CHAKA KHAN, BETTY WRIGHT, Q-TIP, ANTHONY HAMILTON, and COMMON. In 2003, Vivian made her film debut, portraying Billie Holiday and performing the Holiday classic "LOVE FOR SALE" in the OSCAR-NOMINATED Cole Porter biopic DE-LOVELY. Two years later, she appeared in the TV series AMERICAN DREAMS, playing the role of Brenda Holloway and singing Holloway's Motown hit "Every Little But Hurts." Vivian wrote the music for David E. Talbert's popular all-star stage play LOVE IN THE NICK OF TYME, which debuted in 2007. Also in 2007, she guested on Guru's album JAZZMATAZZ VOL. 4 and Cyndi Lauper's The Body Acoustic. Vivian approached the recording of BEAUTIFUL in a more intimate, organic manner. With the exception of "Save Me," which she cut with Jason Farmer (Keyshia Cole, Rihanna, Wyclef Jean) in the producer's seat, Vivian recorded the entire album WITH GRAMMY-NOMINATED PRODUCER ANTHONY BELL, a longtime friend and collaborator who made key production contributions to her first two albums, and whose extensive credits also includes work with JAZMINE SULLIVAN, MUSIQ, RAHEEM DEVAUGHN and JILL SCOTT.
QD | 04/09/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
""a love story" is still in heavy rotation in my iPod. "vivian," not so much. which brings me to "beautiful..." the album is friggin AMAZING!
does it have weak moments, YES, "better man" coulda been scrapped. was "beautiful" the BEST choice as the first single? NO, "i know how" woulda been received better to radio
HOWEVER, what initially drew me to viv back in 2002 was her WRITING & her VOCAL performance & honey, she is not missing a BEAT!
"too intense," can DEFINITELY get play if released on the dance charts
"somewhere" & "jordan's song," the vocals are absolutely CHILLING
the aforementioned "i know how" & "one of none," once again, vivian is able to craft a song about some REAL ish & baby, both songs are so therapeutic
this album won't do big numbers (if any at all) due to bad (or a lack of) promotion along with weak single choices...i downloaded off iTunes AND i just ordered myself a hard copy off amazon...if i don't support the artists i love, who will?"
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Dana M. Allen | 04/13/2010
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Granted it's been awhile since we've heard any new music from Vivian Green , I decided to purchase this cd given her last 2 cds prior were likeable . Within 20 mins of listening to this cd, my ears and patience got the best of me. Vivian , has great voice . This cd doesn't bring any of her vocal ability out . I'm not sure if it's the writer's she's using , production or a combination of all 3. I'm happy that she was able to get a record deal on a independent label , just wish they took the time to promote, produce and market her in a better direction . Please folks save your money on this purchase . Sorry Vivian ."
Vivian Green is back!!!!
Jennifer Jones | Bowie, MD | 04/06/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I saw Vivian at Birchmere in VA last night and she is back with a vengeance. Her whole set was from the new cd (except 3 songs done as an encore). At first I was was a little taken aback, but I loved everything she did! I couldn't wait to get up and get the cd this morning. My new favorite song is Caught Up. Other hot ones are Better Man, When We're Apart, Save Me, I Know How...,Somewhere, and Too Intense. Her song for her son Jordan is every parent's anthem, it's so heartfelt and beautiful. The story behind it is heartbreaking but unbelievably hopeful and a testament to the power of God-trust Him and his plan!!!!!! Pick it up and enjoy new Vivian!"