Syleena Johnson

R&B Diva Syleena Johnson Is Finally Getting Some Shine

The soul singer is ready to step into the limelight and is telling mainstream to kiss her you-know-what

Melanie Yvette

by Melanie Yvette, October 18, 2012

Syleena Johnson

Syleena Johnson

not that bad, Nicki it’s not a big deal”!

We are always communicating, it’s just like if you have friends that you don’t talk to for like a month and you get on the phone with them and you pick up right where you left off. That’s the kind of friendships we have.

EBONY: Can you update us on your future upcoming projects? Is there a tour in the works or current entrepreneurial projects you’d like to share?

SJ: Yes, first of all I have an amazing R&B super group called Lake Shore under me. I like to call them a "super group" because each person is a soloist that came together to form a group. It’s like putting Jill Scott, Ledisi and myself in a group. So they’re not a game. It’s like when Tyrese, Tank and Ginuwine did their group thing. They are from Chicago and they sing back up for me. So I’m working on them right now, trying to get them established. I’m also doing a fitness DVD series called Mommies Got Soul. Obviously, I’m a mom and one of my best friends has four children and both of our husbands play basketball overseas. It was so hard for both of us to get good workouts in as new moms. So we created are own work out series. Mommies Got Soul is a workout DVD for moms trying to get their bodies back. The purpose is to have the moms gradually losing the weight with us. The Mommies Got Soul series also has nutrition tips and all that cool stuff! Now, I’m just trying to find a distributor for that. Lastly, I obviously have R&B Divas. My new album called Rebirth of Soul will be releasing overseas digitally. I’m just super, duper busy. As far as shows, I actually have a show coming up in New York on October 26th and one Chicago in November. So I’m constantly booking up on my calendar.

EBONY: How can fans connect with you and get all of your updates?

SJ: They can follow all of my social media outlets. Follow me on twitter @Syleena_Johnson and my Facebook name is Seleena Johnson Official. They can also go to my website: Follow me on Instagram at SyleenaJohnson. And please go out and get the R&B Divas compilation CD, which is in stores and online.

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