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Vivian Green

Vivian Green

Vivian Green (born May 22, 1979) is an American singer-songwriter and pianist.2001-2003: A Love StoryIn 2002, Green released her debut album, A Love Story, which featured the number one single "Emotional Rollercoaster". In the meantime, Green made a cameo appearance in the Cole Porter biopic De-Lovely singing a cover version of Porter's 1930 song "Love for Sale", which made the film's soundtrack album. She also played Brenda Holloway in an episode of the first season of NBC's drama series American Dreams, entitled "The Carpetbaggers" (originally aired on April 6, 2003), performing a rendition of Holloway's 1964 hit "Every Little Bit Hurts".2004-2006: VivianIn 2005, she appeared on Cyndi Lauper's The Body Acoustic album on the tracks "I'll Be Your River" and "Sisters of Avalon".During the spring of 2005, three years after the release of her debut album, Green released her second studio album Vivian. It featured the hit lead single "Gotta Go, Gotta Leave (Tired)". The lead single "Gotta Go, Gotta Leave" debuted at #102 on the Hot 100, #24 on the Hot R&B, and #1 on Hot Dance charts. The song also charted #1 on the Hot Adult Airplay. The track known as "I Like It (But I Don't Need It)" followed up as the album's second single. The song followed up the previous single "Gotta Go, Gotta Leave"'s success by charting #1 on the Dance charts. The third single, "Cursed", debuted at #102 on the Hot R&B charts.2007-2011: BeautifulIn 2007, Green appeared on Guru's album Jazzmatazz, Vol. 4: The Hip-Hop Jazz Messenger: Back to the Future on the track "Fine and Free". While performing at a gig in support of her second album, Green announced that she is currently recording her third full length album on Koch Records. In April 2009, she signed a 3-album deal with E1 Music with the first album under the deal set to be released in Summer 2009. Her third album titled Beautiful was released April 6, 2010. The songs explore the ins and outs of love from a variety of perspectives, from the youthful romanticism of "Somewhere" to the playful insight of "So Good" and "Better Man" to the hard-won intensity of "Masterpiece" and "Beautiful."In contrast to her first two albums, which were recorded in a variety of studios with multiple producers, Vivian approached the recording of Beautiful in a more intimate, organic manner. With the exception of "Save Me," which she cut with Jason Farmer (Keyshia Cole, Rihanna, Wyclef Jean) in the producer's seat, Vivian recorded the entire album with Grammy-nominated producer Anthony Bell, a longtime friend and collaborator who made key production contributions to her first two albums, and whose extensive resume also includes work with Jazmine Sullivan, Jewel, Musiq, Raheem DeVaughn and Jill Scott.In 2011, she collaborated with Phoe Notes for a winter single titled "Missing You". It was released digitally on December 9. Phoe Notes and Green shot a video for the track on December 16. Additionally, she recorded the track "Keep On Going" for the Good Times - London and "Let It Burn" for the Birds Eye Riddim compilations.2012-present: The Green RoomIn 2012, her single, "Oh Freedom" for the Soundtrack For A Revolution was released on January 3, 2012. Later in the year, she did a couple of collaborations which included "Love" (w/Zion) for the album Legacy, "La La Means I Love You" (w/Bob Baldwin) for the album Betcha By Golly Wow: The Songs Of Thom Bell, and "Still Here" (w/Brian Culbertson) for the album Dreams.On August 7, 2012, Green released "Anything Out There" the lead single from her fourth album The Green Room. The album was released on October 9, 2012.As of 2013, she's been doing a few festivals and concerts in addition to TV appearances on BET and Centric's music series. In an interview with Sister 2 Sister magazine in February 2013, she stated that she plans to record a live album next.Personal lifeBetween her first & second albums, she took a 3-year hiatus. In 2004, she gave birth to her son "Jordan". Vivian is now a full-time advocate for special needs children, publicly speaking about her experiences.


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