Garnering praise globally, singer-songwriter Tangina Stone has been championed as a universal breath of fresh air gracing stages from New York to Tokyo, to London, generating highly- acclaimed performances and fortifying a strong following across globe. In 2018-19, she’s headlined festivals, toured Japan, London and been able to gig freely across the U.S. with her band thanks to her partnership with Spirit Airlines. Her first full-length album Elevate released in 2017 to rave reviews, debuting at #27 on the iTunes Top R&B Albums chart and at #44 on Apple Music Japan Top R&B Albums chart. Led by the infectious single “Anxious,” with almost 1 million combined streams, other standouts like “Exposed” with Nelly Furtado kept Tangina on iTunes Japan Hot Tracks chart for six months. 1 Appropriately titled, Elevate features 13 tracks that combines lyrical mastery with addictive elements of soul, rock, electronic and r&b into an eclectic fusion of musical artistry. It’s also an album executive produced by all women: Tangina Stone, producer Crystal Caines and manager Anastasia Wright, and released independently on Stone’s woman-fronted label, IMG Records.
Stone has not only been praised for her quiet, artistic dominance, but as a queer woman of color, she’s been highlighted as a trailblazer in an industry that traditionally has not celebrated artists like her. In summer 2018, Stone stepped outside her “artist” title taking on the role of talent booker for WOMEN/N/SOUND, a concert series for women in music produced by Stone’s label IMG Records in partnership with Airbnb. Stone & the series have received praise from Forbes, PAPER Magazine and more for creating a safe and inclusive platform for female independent artists. Recording daily, Tangina is working on her second, anticipated full-length album for a 2020 release in addition to a series of singles and collaborative projects.
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