Internationally-acclaimed, Belgium-born recording artist Selah Sue will release her self-titled debut album on August 21 on Columbia Records. The album will introduce the U.S. to Selah Sue’s unique style – a distinctive blend of pop, soul, funk and reggae. The album’s vivacious first single, “Raggamuffin,” is available now via all U.S. digital retailers, and she just debuted the remix featuring hip hop’s J. Cole on Hot 97. The U.S. version of the album will include three exclusive, never-before-heard songs: “On the Run,” “Break,” and “Fade Away” ; as well as the J.Cole assisted remix of “Raggamuffin.”
The video for the original version of “Raggamuffin”:
Selah Sue began writing music in high school and, by the age of 22, found herself in recording sessions with hip-hop artist Nneka. Her first full-length album was completed in 2010. Praised by Elle (Belgium) as having an “impertinent sense of rhythm…refreshing frankness and a visceral passion for music,” Selah’s musical talents were acknowledged by Prince, who offered Selah a coveted support slot at his shows in Antwerp, Belgium. Selah has already taken home the prestigious French Mercury Prize and the public choice award at the 2012 European Border Breakers Awards, and now looks forward to bringing her inimitable music style to the United States.
Whether performing in smaller settings or at venues filled with thousands, Selah Sue effortlessly mesmerizes the crowd with her innate charm. Make sure you check her when she touches down in your city.
Selah Sue on tour:
05/14/12 Boston – Brighton Music Hall (Supporting BETH ORTON)
05/15/12 New York , NY- Joe’s Pub (Supporting BETH ORTON)
05/18/12 Washington DC – U Street (Supporting BETH ORTON)
05/27/12 LOS ANGELES, CA – UCLA JAZZ REGGAE FESTIVAL
5/30/12 NEW YORK, NY – BOWERY ELECTRIC
5/31/12 NEW YORK, NY – ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL
06/03/12 PHILADELPHIA, PA – ROOTS PICNIC