Wednesday, February 03, 2016
AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Vivian Green
Album:A Love Story
Vivian Green started out as a backup singer for Jill Scott. Then she went solo and Emotional Rollercoaster topped the dance chart in 2002. She's still around but she hasn't matched that success yet. The neo soul female singer market is very crowded. She was born May 22, 1979 in Philadelphia. Vivian began singing as a child. She was in the teen girl group Younique. At age 19, Jill Scott took her on tour as a backup singer. She signed with Columbia Records and her debut CD A Love Story was released Nov. 2002. Emotional Rollercoaster was the first single and it topped the Dance chart and it reached the pop top 40. The album was certified Gold. Vivian co-wrote all the songs on the album. She wrote Emotional Rollercoaster with Eric Roberson who is a pretty good singer and Osunlade who is mostly a producer. Junius Bervine produced Emotional Rollercoaster and played keyboards. He had previously produced Musiq Soulchild. A Love Story is available as a budget CD. Vivian also appeared in the film De-Lovely and the NBC series American Dreams as Brenda Holloway. Then she had a baby and her next album Vivian was released in 2006. The break just killed any momentum and the album didn't do as well and there were no hit singles. Vivian left Columbia and signed with E1 Music. She released two albums for them but they don't have the promotion budget and her albums didn't sell. For her latest CD Vivid, Vivian signed with Make Noise owned by rapper Kwame and distributed by the British label Caroline. Kwame produced Vivid and also manages Vivian. The album didn't sell. It looks like Emotional Rollercoaster will be Vivian's biggest hit. Here's the video for Emotional Rollercoaster by Vivian Green.