Artists will come and go in the music industry, but there will always be room for those who can flat out sing. La’Porsha Renae proved early on that she could sing with the best of them through her successful run on the last season of American Idol where she was the runner up. Her power vocals captured fans all over the world and landed her a deal with Motown. The success continued for her with the top ten Urban AC record “Good Woman” and she is now being viewed at as one of the bright young talents in R&B. YouKnowIGotSoul had a chance to talk to La’Porsha Renae about the success of her current single “Good Woman”, her debut album “All Ready Already” as well as her creative process working in the studio with producer Harmony Samuels.
Motown Records singer/songwriter La’Porsha Renae, runner-up on the final season of American Idol, comes by to discuss her debut album, "Already All Ready," which displays her complex yet refreshing artistry. Whether the soundscape is pop, rock or R&B, her powerhouse vocals exude passion. This dynamic singer/songwriter is poised to carve her niche in the industry and is already a force that is felt soul deep. Interview at 692 Broadway in NYC for BUILD Series.
I was lucky to have been watching this particular episode of Grey's Anatomy where I absolutely fell in love with this song, "Breathe" by La'Porsha Renae from her album "Already All Ready" dedicated to her daughter, representing empowerment. A domestic violence survivor and a mother of one, Renae became a successful singer after her participation in American Idol. I could only do the first half of the song as I had to make it short to fit within certain time limitations.
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1:07: New music from Leela James, Daley, Jill Scott, La’Porsha Renae and more
6:00: Mary J. Blige collaboration with Kanye West
12:35: Impact of LSG compared to TGT
18:00: Discussing each Mary J. Blige album
35:14: Edd addresses the podcast haters
39:55: R&B Hall Of Fame nominations: Brian McKnight and Deborah Cox
48:12: Whatever happened to Tony Rich?
50:40: Food discussion
Major League Baseball is back soon and guess what? We are back as well! We start off the podcast talking about some of the new releases in R&B this week including the release of Leela James’ new album “Did It For Love” as well as La’Porsha Renae’s “Already All Ready”. We also talk about Daley’s new duet with Jill Scott which is an early contender for song of the year. We also talk about the impact of LSG and if they were hyped as much as TGT.
Afterwards we talk about Mary J. Blige’s new collaboration with Kanye West on the song “Love Yourself”. We discuss the marketing for the upcoming album “Strength Of A Woman” and our expectations for it. Then we discuss Mary J. Blige’s discography and try to decide to which CDs we would call a classic.
We get into the R&B hall of fame and determine whether Brian McKnight and Deborah Cox belong in it. For the Milk carton edition, we discuss the career of Tony Rich. As for the food discussion, we discuss what is an appropriate time for people to be drinking soda in the morning.
Lots to talk about in this week’s R&B. Check us out!