Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and producer Angie Stone has signed a deal with band SRG-ILS, in partnership with Walter Millsap III’s Conjunction Entertainment.
She joins the growing SRG-ILS group roster which includes Chaka Khan, Tito Jackson, Brian McKnight, Keith Sweat, Raheem DeVaughn and Vivian Green.
Claude Villani, Founder and CEO of SRG/ILS Group, says: “Angie Stone is the real deal! A true soul and R&B singer and songwriter of legendary status. We at SRG are delighted to welcome him and his esteemed manager/producer, Walter Millsap, to our ever-growing family. I can feel the magic – it’s about to come down!
Stone adds, “I’ve been in the music business for over four decades, and having a fantastic team brings a certain peace, so when my label head and manager, Walter Millsap, suggested we do this partnership with Claude and SRG, I didn’t blink. Claude’s passion and enthusiasm are electric and contagious.
“After receiving several calls from good friends Aaron ‘Freedom’ Lyles and Robert Ross urging me to call the head of SRG, Mr. Claude Villani, I did just that,” says Millsap. “Certainly glad I did… After speaking with him, I knew instantly that SRG is the home of Conjunction Entertainment and Angie. We are delighted to be associated with the SRG family.
Stone is putting the finishing touches on his new album and plans to share new music in the first half of 2023. His ninth album is billed as “an instant classic” that “will have an immediate impact on the world of R&B.”
Stone’s next album will follow 2019’s full circle, which was released on Conjunction Entertainment/Cleopatra Records. The album included a feature by Jaheim (“Gonna Have to Be You”).
In June 2021, Stone was celebrated at the Black Music Honors with the Soul Music Icon Award.
She wrote on Instagram, “After more than 40 years in this industry, it is ALWAYS a blessing to be recognized for your diligence and contributions to the world. Humbled and most certainly honored!”
Later in October, Stone celebrated the 20th anniversary of their second album, Mahogany core.
Released on J Records, the album peaked at No. 4 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and No. 22 on the Billboard 200.
mahogany soul spawned top singles on the Billboard Adult R&B Airplay chart: “Wish I Didn’t Miss You” (#2), “Brotha” (#3), and “More Than A Woman” (#4) .