Syleena Johnson will reintroduce herself to the world of R&B with the launch of her own label, Aneelys Records (Syleena spelled backwards), through Federal/Universal Music Group. Federal, a subsidiary of Universal Music Group, signed Aneelys Records to an exclusive world-wide distribution agreement and Johnson’s fourth studio album, “Labor Pains,” will be the label’s first release. With three critically acclaimed albums, one GrammyÂ® Nomination and several dozen collaborations under her belt, Johnson’s newest venture will further cement her place on R&B’s landscape. “I am so excited about this venture. For the past 10 years, others have had control of my career. Now, I am in control and the level of Aneelys’ success is dependent on me and I look forward to that challenge. Having full control allows me to sign my own acts, call all of the shots and release my album when it is truly ready, I am blessed,” said Johnson. Johnson’s newest work is entitled, “Chapter 4: Labor Pains,” which is an in-depth look at her most personal struggles in life. Johnson continues, “I’m really excited about this album because it will relate to anyone who has put in hard work, labored to achieve a goal, suffered pain and come through on top. It will contain what my fans have come to expect of me, powerful, truthful and inspiring songs.” I thought “Chapter 4: Labor Pains,” was the perfect name for this album because I gave birth to my first child last year which was a difficult delivery for me. It’s about struggle to reap the greatest reward.” Aneelys Records’ first single will be “Shoo Fly,” which is a controversial tale of baby mamma drama produced by the legendary Traxster. “I have put together a wonderful team, my A-Team and I truly believe we are in for a magical ride,” said Johnson. In addition to launching Aneelys Entertainment, Inc., completing “Labor Pains” and releasing “Shoo Fly,” Johnson is training with fitness expert Will Franklin in preparation for a mini-tour this summer. Labor Pains due date is September 2, 2008 which is the day after Labor Day and ironically Johnson’s birthday. For more information on Syleena Johnson go to www.myspace.com/syleenajohnson or www.myspace.com/musicuniversity.
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