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Yolanda Johnson

With the 2006 release of the Violet Flower EP Yolanda Johnson and her label, MetaMusic Recordings launched a new era of female empowerment, beauty, and class. Yolanda Johnson, a dynamic soul-singer and songwriter brings a refreshing energy of understated sexuality and social commentary rescuing us from track hopping and takes us back to the day when all you had to do was just push play.

This Brooklyn, NY native has been writing since the age of 5. Early on, she took notice of how music affected people, realizing how it makes people reminisce and eases pain; how it uplifts, calms, and heals. Music naturally flows through Yolanda’s veins. Yolanda’s father, Samuel Jonathan Johnson, was a Columbia Recording Artist. Yolanda is also cousin to Charlie, Ronnie, and Robert of the Gap Band. She says, "All I remember as a child growing up was going to bed listening to my father's band and waking up hearing my father's band, and I LOVED it." Yolanda now resides in the outskirts of Los Angeles.

Yolanda released her first project, Sweet Yesterday in 2002. With the Violet Flower EP, she offered an eclectic sound that can simply be categorized as SOUL! The hit single off the Violet Flower EP, “Individual” was the theme song for BET J’s Soul Sessions. She was also named their 2007 Breakout Artist of the Year. Anyone listening to her music will enjoy the freedom and exploration of the soulful rhythms. Her live performances are filled with captivating good vibes with three amazing background singers and a monstrous five-piece band that reminds you why you cannot live without music.

Yolanda began production on her first full length album, currently titled, Breathing. This full length is scheduled for a September 2009 release.