From hip hop and r&B through to gospel and funk, our BA Songwriting alumna Tiana Major is the true sound of British soul music in 2019.
Raised on a diet of Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan, she’s enjoyed some great success since completing her studies with us.
Her three releases to date, ‘Merry Go’, ‘Levee (Let It Break)’ and ‘Mr Mysterious’, have seen her talent championed across the music industry and beyond.
Tiana became the first runner up for the MOBO Unsung competition in 2014 and has been one of BBC 1Xtra’s most hotly tipped artists, receiving support from the likes of Jamz Supernova and DJ Target.
More recently, she’s been named as one of the broadcaster’s Hot for 2019 artists alongside the likes of Octavian and Slowthai.
Her music is powerful, passionate, full of live instrumentation and with soaring vocal harmonies.
Try the Fugees-esque 'Levee (Let It Break)', with its orchestral strings and smooth piano, and try not to be bowled over.”
Alongside a nomination in last year’s Unsigned Music Awards, grime lynchpin Stormzy has also named as one to watch in his new cover feature for Elle magazine.
In late June 2019, Tiana signed a record deal with Motown Records (part of Capitol Records).