The songwriter-producer wins TV award for his participation in the ’34th Annual Black Music and the Civil Rights Movement Concert’
American singer, songwriter and producer Anthony Williams II – better known by his stage name B.Slade – has won an Emmy Award for his participation in the 34th Annual Black Music and the Civil Rights Movement Concert. Curated by Curtis King, the concert dramatised and reflected on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through narration, music and dance, and has received four Emmy nominations honouring its production and performances featuring special guest artists, B.Slade, Bilal, Earnest Pugh and Malik Yoba, along with the TBAAL 200-voice concert choir.
“To be bestowed with this great honour was the farthest thing from mind that night,” exclaimed B.Slade. “I’m only a part of a whole collective of black men in the arts whose ingenious qualities have inspired me for many years. My goal is to complete my career acronym of ‘E.G.O.T.’ With sheer excitement I can announce that I’ve finally earned my letter ‘E’. Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy continues on because of this type of programming created by Curtis King. Thank you God for using both Mr. King and Vanzil Burke to create such an amazing opportunity for me.”
As a songwriter and producer, B.Slade has worked with some of the biggest artists in the music industry, including Chaka Khan, Sheila E., Faith Evans and Angie Fisher, for which he wrote and co-produced her 2014 debut hit single, I.R.S., garnering Fisher’s first and B.Slade’s third Grammy nomination. B.Slade co-wrote and co-produced actress and singer Tisha Campbell-Martin’s single, Steel Here, and wrote and produced Chaka Khan’s 2017 single I Love Myself. He also featured as a guest vocalist and songwriter/producer on Snoop Dogg’s upcoming gospel album, Bible Of Love, and its lead single, Words Are Few, was written and produced by B.Slade.
B.Slade has just released his self-titled debut album in collaboration with RSVP Records/Ropeadope. Find out more at bsladenow.com