Los Angeles native independent singer-songwriter Selina Albright has an impressive way of evoking powerful emotional responses in her listeners. With her sultry, angelic tone and elaborate vocal arrangements, combined with powerful multi-octave wailing and energetic stage presence, she certainly is one whose voice and spirit pierce directly to the soul and command attention.
In her style, you’ll hear influences of Ella Fitzgerald, Maxwell, Minnie Ripperton, Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, Beyonce, Amel Larrieux, D’Angelo, Mariah Carey and Dinah Washington. A balanced blend of all of these is the key to her versatility, empowering her to maintain creative flexibility from project to project.
She is sassy. Jubilant. Loves high-quality food. She regularly pulls back the curtain for her social media followers to reveal a dynamic glimpse of who she is, has been, or is becoming. Then she therapeutically transforms these experiences into intimate, relatable lyrics and velvety melodies that would appease any music lover.
Albright’s 2010 Jazz single “You and I” was one of iTunes’ Top 100 Jazz Downloads. Her 2013 EP “Brighter” topped the UK Soul Chart for four weeks straight, and her 2016 Jazz single “Sun Comes Up” would prime the market for her 2017 debut R&B/Soul CD “Conversations,” which put Selina Albright’s music on the map internationally. “Conversations” features three Billboard and digital chart-topping singles, and a special edition Japanese release of the record would quickly rise to the Sapporo Hot 100 Chart among artists such as Katy Perry and Rihanna.
Under her belt are a number of chart-rising collaborative projects and vocal features across many genres, most notably in Smooth Jazz and R&B/Soul. You’ll hear her recorded with artists like Gerald Albright, Andrae Crouch, Norman Brown, Peter White, Gianni Vancini, Dave Koz, Rick Braun, David Benoit, David P. Stevens, and Jonathan Butler. Aside from these, the artist has also joined forces with Electronic Dance Music DJs like Manufactured Superstars, Forcing Function, and Vinnie Maniscalco, demonstrating yet another facet to her creativity, and the world has responded strongly.
Even more notable than her recording credits is her extensive international performance history. She has traveled the world on her solo tours, and also shared the stage with a long list of artists: pianists Jeff Lorber, George Duke, Joe Sample, Brian Simpson, Brian Culbertson, and Keiko Matsui; guitarists Peter White, Marc Antoine, Nick Colionne, Norman Brown, and Adam Hawley; bassists Marcus Miller and Gerald Veasley; saxophonists Maceo Parker, David Sanborn, Kirk Whalum, Steve Cole, Boney James, Jeff Kashiwa, Kim Waters, Richard Elliot, Marion Meadows, Eric Darius, Jackiem Joyner, and Candy Dulfer; flautist Althea Rene; trumpeters Hugh Masekela, Rick Braun, Patches Stewart, and Ilya Serov; bands Pieces of a Dream and Four80East; and vocalists Chaka Khan, Will Downing, Eric Roberson, Regina Belle, Algebra Blessett, Lindsey Webster, Tony Momrelle, Aubrey Logan, Maysa, and The Temptations.
Next for Albright are many more collaborations, and the upcoming release of her single, entitled “Discovering,” in which she pulls back that curtain once more, sharing a lyrical celebration of her recent journey into motherhood.
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