Remember the time when R&B reigned supreme? Sultry, bolstering voices dominated, harmonies preceded chill bumps and lyrical content was at an all-time high? Funky, sensual, downright real? The Windy City’s Syleena Johnson is that chick. Grammy Award-nominated, seasoned and incredibly talented, this second generation entertainer continues to be a vocal force.
Distinctive and electrifying, from the stage to the silver screen, Johnson is a modern day renaissance woman. The former reality star on TV One’s R&B Divas: Atlanta and WE-TV’s Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars, to hitmaker and wife and mother, Johnson knows her journey isn’t just about her. From a tremendous 70-pound weight loss (can you say, goals?) to becoming an advocate for a healthy body image, health, and fitness, the soon-to-be author uses her platform to uplift and inspire, while rocking the mic. Her forthcoming title, The Weight is Over, will discuss her journey to loving her body from the outside in.
From her chronicle albums to her infectious hook on Kanye West “All Falls Down” 2004 mega hit, Johnson built her career on telling her story and telling it well. From abusive relationships, heartbreak and motherhood, six albums over the span of 13 years laid the blueprint to Johnson’s validity and well-deserved mark in the realm of R&B.
Freshly renewed and still selling out stages, the fashionista tackles entertainment, lifestyle and all things trendy as one of four hosts at TEGNA’s “Sister Circle TV.”
In addition to spilling the tea, Johnson is currently on a City Winery tour, with stops in New York on July 14 and performing at The Chicago Soul Music Festival, a musical conversation of Chicago soul music presented in honor of Black Music Appreciation Month.