Independent artist, Wayna, second album “Higher Ground” has been considered a contender for ‘Best New Album’ grabbing her a Grammy nomination. Wayna’s first single off the album ‘My Love’ received more than 2500 downloads on #1 Soul Music website Soultracks with the single ‘My Love’ debuting at #18 on the hot singles sales chart on Billboard and also #2 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop chart.
“Two years ago, I came across a startling article in Essence Magazine about a suburb of my hometown Washington, DC. Prince George’s county, it said, is the wealthiest black county in the country, but yet it has a higher rate of domestic violence than any other jurisdiction in Maryland. How tragic, I thought. Beyond their beautiful homes and high-powered jobs, these women were victims, hiding behind a mountain of lies that have to be re-told day after day. I wrote this song in honor of them. And, in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. “One time might be all it takes,” Wayna is quoted saying in a press release.
Recently, the singer who was born in Ethiopian, but resides in D.C., wrapped up an FYE Retail tour in which she performed and signed CD’s for fans.
Wayna’s myspace at http://www.myspace.com/waynamusic
Wayna’s debut video “My Love”