Award-winning vocalist Janiva Magness is among the premier blues and R&B singers in the world today. Her voice possesses an earthy, raw honesty and beauty born from her life experience. Known for her electrifying live shows, Magness is a gutsy and dynamic musical powerhouse. Ms. Magness has been recognized as one of the great blues and R&B singers today. She received the coveted 2009 Blues Music Award for B.B. King Entertainer Of The Year (she is only the second woman to ever win this award, Koko Taylor being the first). She also won Contemporary Blues Female Artist Of The Year, an honor she also received in 2006 and 2007. She has received a total of seventeen Blues Music Award nominations to date, including one for 2012's Contemporary Blues Female Artist Of The Year.