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Laura Mvula Artist To Watch - May 2013

Laura Mvula, XPN's Artist to Watch Laura Mvula, XPN's Artist to Watch
The UK singer-songwriter, Laura Mvula, releases her gorgeous, exotic, engaging debut album, Sing To The Moon, on May 14th.

No stranger to the music scene, British singer-songwriter Laura Mvula has consistently captivated Europe’s music scene with her soulful yet remarkably astonishing voice. Characterized as an artist who can easily sweep music lovers off their feet.

Mvula refers to herself as "the geeky kid of R&B" continues to advance her music career by gracing the American market with the anticipated release of her beautifully penned debut album Sing To The Moon on Columbia. The album, which was previously released in Europe, peaked at number nine on the UK’s album chart. Releasing three breathtaking singles, "She," "Green Garden," and "That’s Alright," the album overall received a significant amount of praise from critics around the world.

A young artist with an already promising future in the music world, Mvula continues to share her talent with the world by headlining, numerous performances across Europe. Mvula’s impeccably soulful voice accompanied by her alluring style has earned her the recognition as May’s Artist To Watch. There is no doubt that her irresistibly charming voice will appeal to music lovers worldwide. Already an accomplished artist in the UK, Mvula’s emerging American musical career will certainly flourish.

Watch Laura Mvula Sing "Green Garden" Live in this YouTube video!

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Recent Release: Sing To The Moon (US Version)
Release Date: May 14, 2013 (U.S.)
Label: Columnbia