Diana King releasing new album AgirLnaMeKING November 8
AgirLnaMeKING began as a journey that encompassed true grit; inspiration and the healing that Diana needed to overcome her fight with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), which threatened to end her career.
FLORIDA, United States, Wednesday November 2, 2011 - Diana King is a dreamer that cannot be tamed, a quintessential singer, songwriter who packs adnominal willpower and boundless belief in the ability to achieve whatever you dream. Come November 8, which is her birthday, Diana will be celebrating the worldwide release of her latest album AgirLnaMeKING.
Diana compares herself to a long distance runner; after sprinting from the starting line with mega hits Shy Guy, I Say A Little Prayer For You and L-L-Lies; she calls AgirLnaMeKING, her ‘second wind’.
Released on her own record label ThinkLikeAgirL Music, this latest endeavour will offer fans and music lovers an insight into Diana’s life and music reiterating her unique style which is contemporary, yet deep rooted in Jamaican tradition. AgirLnaMeKING encompasses Diana’s distinctive way of converging Jamaican dialect with Reggae, R&B, Soul, Dance and Pop, that has made her a standout artist since the release of the first hit Shy Guy.
“I have always believed in staying true to myself, as an artist and as a person, these new songs are 'imperfectly perfect' and they take you on a musical journey and show my versatility” Diana says.
AgirLnaMeKING began as a journey that encompassed true grit; inspiration and the healing that Diana needed to overcome her fight with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), which threatened to end her career. She overcame the pain by immersing herself in writing and producing music, which was both therapeutic and inspiring. The challenge didn’t deter her, but affirmed her resolve to rebound and proved to be a catalyst to fight and win. Diana received ProTools® certification, built a home studio and in 2010 launched her label, ThinkLikeAgirL Music.
“Music was my therapy and I spent every waking minute in the studio, firstly as a way to distract myself from what I was feeling physically, but by the time I came up for air I had written over a hundred songs and I felt great!” Diana recalls.
AgirLnaMeKING is a collection of thirteen (13) songs of the one hundred that she is sharing with the world.
The lead single YU DUN KNO (which means You Already Know) featuring Indian artist GUNJAN brings out Diana’s versatility and confluence of global genres. This track is the only one on the album which is co-written and co-produced by King, Handel Tucker and Paul Kastick and is a favourite of all who have heard it. This electrifying single successfully brings together an intoxicating mix of Diana’s Jamaican, African and Indian heritage and will leave listeners moving to the beats. King’s vocal mastery is on point in YU DUN KNO as she delivers exceptional range alongside seasoned Reggae rapping in a way only she can.
With a strong brew of genres seasoned with Reggae, King stays true to herself and her roots as this is what makes her the unique artist millions of fans around the world have appreciated and loved and why she has never been duplicated.
Diana expresses her gratitude to her fans and music lovers across the world for their unfathomed support. “I know it's been a long time since my last album and it's been challenging to say the least, but I appreciate your patience and I am humbled by your loyalty, because there's no me without you.”
Come and fall in love with Diana and immerse in her heady and delectable brew of music all over again on 11.8.11.
About Diana King and AgirLnaMeKING
A STRONG BREW OF GENRES ... SEASONED WITH REGGAE …ROOTED IN JAMAICA
DIANA KING, the world renowned Jamaican born and raised artist, has the IT ... that THING that separates her from the pack ... she's a star, with a combination of unparalleled vocal power and passion, diverse style, edgy lyrics, exotic beauty, sharp and opinionated mind, sex appeal and a down to earth jeans and t-shirt charm and personality to spare. With her trademark blend of genres seasoned with Reggae, this singer/songwriter/producer is truly expressing herself with songs that not only showcase her vocal styling but highlights her skills as a lyrical storyteller.
Also known to her fans as ‘KINGSINGA,’ she is responsible for chart topping hits such as SHY GUY from the soundtrack of the Bad Boys movie, which starred Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, ‘SAY A LITTLE PRAYER’ from My Best Friends Wedding starring Julia Roberts, LOVE TRIANGLE, SUMMER BREEZIN, LLIES, SPANISH TOWN BLUES from ‘Anniversary,’ the Grammy nominated album by Sly and Robbie, and co-wrote and was featured on TREAT HER LIKE A LADY from Celine Dion’s ‘Let’s Talk About Love’ album. Her distinctive mark can also be found on the Notorious B.I.G album, ‘Ready to Die’ which features KING collaborating with the late B.I.G on the track, RESPECT.
Her distinctive flavor has been sought after by acclaimed musicians and artist's such as, Brian McKnight, Kyle Eastwood, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, and German Reggae Star Gentleman. Her catalogue also holds hit Reggae covers of famous songs like, AIN'T NOBODY, DO YOU REALLY WANNA HURT ME, HEY JUDE and PIECE OF MY HEART.
KING’s first CD ‘TOUGHER THAN LOVE’ featuring SHY GUY was released on the Sony Music Label. Her debut album grossed over 5 million in sales worldwide and led to her sophomore album ‘THINK LIKE A GIRL.’ Both original and remix versions of DIANA’S hit song SAY A LITTLE PRAYER, the follow up single to the infectious L-L-Lies were huge #1 hits on the Reggae R&B and Dance Billboard charts worldwide. She’s come a long way since SHY GUY receiving ProTools® certification, investing in a home recording studio and penning, voicing and producing a catalogue of her own music.
The ‘KINGSINGA’ has much to look forward to as she embarks on the next phase of her career. Through ThinkLikeAgirL Music Inc., she has signed a licensing deal with Warner Music Japan for the release of her latest (self-produced) album - ‘WARRIOR GURL,’ (a deal which allows her to maintain 100% ownership of her music). The worldwide release of the latest album will be on 11.8.11 and is called ‘AgirLnaMeKING’ which features some of the songs from ‘WARRIOR GURL’.
About ThinkLikeAgirL Music Inc.
ThinkLikeAgirL Music is a US based independent record label, which administrates music from the catalogue of international recording artist Diana King. A subsidiary of the company is ThinkLikeAgirL Music Publishing, which handles all publishing royalties associated with recordings from King’s catalogue.