Anita Faye is an American singer/songwriter, stage performer, voice over artist, fashion accessories designer, and philanthropist. She is also currently performing in a stage production called "We Move in Color" which celebrates the history and resilience of African Americans.
Practically born in the church, Anita began singing at a very early age and studied music throughout school and college. She competed in and won several talent shows, and as she progressed in her singing and songwriting, she collaborated with other music creators. Anita Faye has worked with GRAMMY® award-winning producers, including Gen Rubin and the late Betty Wright who penned "All of the Above" on Anita’s "Kingdom Journey" project.
A lyric soprano with a distinctively clear and smooth voice, Anita Faye is stylistically fluid in jazz, gospel, pop and R&B genres. But, says Ms. Faye, "Jazz will always be my first love." Anita is a skilled wordsmith, writing songs from a place of raw emotion and her unique perspective on the world. To date, Anita has produced six commercial projects, including two full-length albums ("Kingdom Journey" and "R U Willing"), one EP ("Late Bloomer") and three singles ("To God be the Glory" and two Christmas songs: "This Holiday" and "I Got Everything I Want for Christmas").
Anita Faye burst onto the national consciousness in 2007 with the release of her critically acclaimed, independently released CD, "R U Willing," which earned a Gospel Album of the Year nomination from the International Independent Music Awards. Since then, she has continued to hone her considerable skills as a vocal stylist and songwriter by sharing the stage with some of Gospel music’s luminaries, including Tarralyn Ramsey, Martha Munizzi, Kim Burrell, and the Edwin Hawkins Youth & Young Adult Mass Choir, among others. Along the way, she wrote, produced, and performed the title track to the independent feature film, Mama’s Eyes, and made history by becoming the first singer to perform "Lift Every Voice and Sing" (the Negro National Anthem) at a Major League Baseball game (at Fenway Park).
A self-professed late bloomer, Anita Faye says that like many people, she had her whole life planned out. “If you want to make God laugh, just tell Him your plans!” she quips. “The years roll by, and you begin to wonder what happened. Now, when I see things coming to pass that I had envisioned happening years before, I just have to laugh. Our society tends to applaud people who achieve impressive things at an early age, but we often don’t give as much respect to those who achieve success later in life. Sometimes I think you appreciate things more once you have some life experience under your belt. It makes you more thankful for what you receive, and better prepared to give back when the time comes.”
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