Syleena Johnson, affectionately known as “the Queen of Chicago,” Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter and host of TV One’s daytime talk show Sister Circle Live, has just released her 10th studio album, titled Woman, which is now available at all major digital retailers. The album was preceded by the Urban AC single “I Deserve More,” impacting radio now. Check out that video below:
Johnson’s sultry voice, combined with her timeless beauty, classic style and one-of-a-kind raspy tone has made her a fan favorite for nearly 20 years.
Inspired by the pain, struggle, strength, and resilience of women everywhere, the artist returned to the studio with the Grammy Award-winning production team Toxic Productions. In summer 2019, Johnson dropped the single “Woman,” followed by “Freelance Lover,” a breathtaking a capella love anthem. The Woman album is a battle cry for women everywhere, signaling a spirit of empowerment and amplifying the desire for cultural change. Featured on the album is Johnson’s labelmate Q Parker and R&B hitmaker Raheem DeVaughn. The two R&B vocalists add just a hint of male energy to the feminist-supporting album. Parker is featured on the album’s seventh track, “Home,” while DeVaughn is featured on “Frontline.”
Entertainment One VP & GM, Urban Inspirational Music Gina Miller says, “If you have been following Syleena for any period of time, you’ll notice that by the title alone, the Woman album moves away from ‘chapter’ being included in its formal album title, although this moment still represents one. It is a new chapter for us and in Syleena’s career, but the music does not move away from the core of what Syleena has always included in her work: raw heart and stories that embody the woman. I am looking forward to building together as women. I am excited about being able to frame and shape narrative related to what you hear and see, because of our shared culture and experiences as Black women. That said, women and men are going to appreciate the music, the messages, the authenticity and the freedom this new album offers!”
Says Johnson, “I am so excited that the Woman album has found a new home with Entertainment One. Thank you to Gina Miller for believing in me and Entertainment One for helping me bring this project to life. Galatians 6:9 says, ‘Do not grow weary in well-doing, for in due season you shall reap what you sow, if you faint not.’ I thank God for this season. The season of the woman.”