Roberta Flack’s New Album “LET IT BE ROBERTA: ROBERTA FLACK SINGS THE BEATLES” Lands in Billboard Top 200!
#30 Billboard R&B Chart
First Single Still Going Strong At Three Radio Formats
“On each track, Ms. Flack transforms the familiar with her penetrating, soulful voice and passionate phrasing…” – Marc Myers, Wall Street Journal
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Roberta Flack, the four-time Grammy Award-winning artist, is back after an eight year absence with a brand new album, “LET IT BE ROBERTA: ROBERTA FLACK SINGS THE BEATLES”—a collection of Beatles song interpretations. For the first time in over 13 years, Roberta has debuted in the Top 200 Albums Chart, plus LET IT BE ROBERTA also landed at #30 on the R&B Albums chart. The first single “We Can Work It Out” is currently going strong at several different radio formats including AC, Urban AC and Smooth Jazz (where it just entered the Top 10 this week). In additional radio news, Roberta Flack’s interview with NPR’s Weekend Edition will air this Saturday. Ms. Flack has also been planning a series of tour dates to coincide with the release of the album. Newly signed to a partnership of 429 Records, Sony ATV Music Publishing and Flack’s RAS Records, the album, which was produced by Sherrod Barnes, who has also produced Beyonce’ and Angie Stone, with contributing producers Jerry Barnes and Barry Miles, is available now.
Roberta Flack has long been known as an unparalleled musician who effortlessly inhabits the worlds of pop, soul, R&B, jazz and folk. From her very first recording, “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” which hit #1 in the U.S across all charts, Flack has created strong emotional bonds with her listeners through her poignant musicality and unerring stylizations while also shining an uncompromising light onto the culture and politics of the times.
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About 429 Records
429 Records is a unit of The Savoy Label Group (SLG). SLG is the North American based division of Nippon Columbia the oldest music company in Japan. The Savoy Label Group has evolved into a Grammy Award winning and chart topping independent music company consistently outperforming competitors in key music categories as monitored by Billboard Magazine. The Savoy Label Group is led by Steve Vining and is based in Los Angeles, CA.
About Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Sony/ATV Music Publishing was established in 1995 as a joint venture between Sony and trusts formed by Michael Jackson. Sony/ATV Music Publishing owns or administers over 750,000 copyrights by such artists as The Beatles, Beck, Brooks & Dunn, Leonard Cohen, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, Fall Out Boy, Lady Gaga, John Mayer, Joni Mitchell, Graham Nash, Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison, Linda Perry, Richie Sambora, Kraftwerk, Shakira, Taylor Swift, Akon, Wyclef Jean, Hank Williams, KT Tunstall, and Diane Warren, among others. Sony/ATV recently acquired both the Leiber Stoller and Famous catalogues.
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