Soulful Seduction are very excited to feature this track From Jayna!
Jayna Blackwell, releases new debut single entitled “That’s My Song” featuring Oakland rapper/producer Ken’Yuan.
This track harks back to the fun days of danceable R&B music with a nice rhythmic flow and lighthearted party lyrics. A nice debut from California vocalist Jayna Blackwell who is billed as the “Mistress of Soul”. She certainly lives up to that moniker with this perfect ‘made for radio single’. Soulful Seduction consider Jana ‘An artist to definitely watch out for!’
Known as the “Mistress of Soul”, a title given her by a local promoter/producer, Jayna Blackwell has been singing since she was four years old. Singing first in church you could often find her in the youth and young adult choirs of various local churches.
While still holding on to her gospel roots, Jayna began singing R&B professionally in the early 90’s and she hasn’t stopped yet. Her eclectic musical taste and style has enabled her to develop a voice that includes genres such as R&B, Funk, Jazz and even Rock & Roll.
Jayna credits her first band; ThrillTrain for opening her up to singing Rock & Roll and credits Mr. Barron Edwards for strategically placing her in his Motown Revue Tribute Show and his R&B show band, forcing her into an exciting new world of professional singing.
Jayna quickly became known as an established background vocalist supporting several local bands and solo artists over the years. She often says her “experiences have shaped the voice you hear today” and credits her family and peers for pushing and loving her back to center stage.
The year 2014 marked a career turn for Jayna as she was again nominated and awarded the “Best Neo-soul Performer” by the Bay Area Black Music Awards and was signed and also made the First Lady/President of the record label “Currency Kingz Entertainment” (CKE) by the label’s CEO, Kenneth Christian. She has since been nominated and honoured with many accolades including the most recent a nomination in 3 separate categories of the prestigious 2017 Bay Area Music Awards, namely Best Female R&B Performer, Best Urban Female Performer, and Best Neo-Soul Performer.
That’s My Song
Jayna’s debut single “That’s My Song” which features rapper Ken’Yaun was released by C-Town Records a hot Hip Hop & R&B independent label based out of Cleveland, Ohio July 21st 2017.. Jayna looked forward to the release which was to be her first nationally promoted single. It has done well.
Reached by phone in the Cleveland, Ohio office of the label, C-Town Records President Gregory Beasley adds: “The initial response to the single has been great! We dropped the single July 21st with a LIVE global kickoff on a popular digital radio station 985 The Boom in Texas and judging by the phone response of calls to the station, the listening audience loved it. Since that successful radio kick-off, Top mix show and club DJ’s around the country such as Houston’s DJ B-1, Dessert Storm Radio’s DJ Verbal Klint, DJ Mack Ditty (NY), The World Famous DJ Smitty (PA), The legendary Harlem Lanes DJ Les Love, Atlanta’s DJ Mingo, DJ JackHammer of the Northern California Hit Squad DJ’s, DJ D-Money of Seattle’s Fresh Juice, DJ Russ Dogg (Columbus Ohio) and DJ Mike Styles (NY) of Hotline Radio & Jaundoo Radio Network are all loving the track and were some of the very first Deejays to play it since its release. We thank them for their early support.” The response overseas has been even more impactful with top radio presenters from Spain, France and the U.K. all adding the single to their playlists right out of the box.”
This month Jayna’s single came in at a strong #10 position on the U.K. Top Twenty SoulBeat Radio Soul & Dance Chart., and was featured in the Emerging Artist Spotlight of Papa D’s Instant Replay Showcase, a widely read and highly respected DJ and radio tip sheet.
Jayna is currently in the process of recording her freshman album with her longtime business and songwriting partner Kenneth Christian. The album will be entitled “Uncompromised” and currently has roughly10 solid r&b and neo soul tracks picked for the album. There are plans to bring in several different producers to help with the final batch of songs and the final mix. With an upcoming December issue spotlight feature in 1212 Entertainment Magazine, The future looks very bright indeed for Jayna Blackwell, the “Mistress of Soul” who is looking forward to forging new industry alliances!