Janiva Magness is a Grammy Award nominated American blues, soul, and Americana singer and songwriter. To date she has released twelve albums. The Blues Foundation named Magness the B.B. King Entertainer of the Year in 2009, becoming only the second woman, after Koko Taylor, to be so honored. The award was presented by B.B. King himself and Bonnie Raitt. In 2014 she released her first album of all originals entitled Original which earned her the award for Song of the Year. Magness has earned seven Blues Music Awards with 26 similar nominations. USA Today stated, "Magness is a blues star."
|Born:||January 30, 1957, Detroit, Michigan, United States|
|Genres:||Electric blues, soul|
|Labels:||Various including NorthernBlues, Alligator, Blue Elan.|
|Website:||Janiva Magness's Official site|
About Janiva Magness
Blues artist who was named the B.B. Entertainer of the Year and Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year in 2009.
She released her first independent blues album in 1997 called It Takes One to Know One.
She released the album Stronger For It in 2012.
Her seventeen-year relationship with husband and musical collaborator Jeff Turmes ended in 2012.
Koko Taylor and Magness were the first two women to win the B.B. King Entertainer of the Year Award.
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- Electric blues musicians
- Songwriters from Michigan
- American soul singers