The debut album from Barbadian Kristina Murrell has received the Hollywood Music in Media Awards’ (HMMA) recognition and the artiste is seeking her first Grammy nomination.In early August, the list of nominations for the Hollywood Music in Media Awards was released and Murrell’s Passion & Pain received a nomination for the song Stronger in the Best R&B and Vocal Performance category.
The album also received the bronze medal Award at the Global Music Awards in San Diego in “Vocal Performance and R&B” category.
The release reached No. 1 on the iTunes R&B/Soul charts and No. 4 on the iTunes Pop charts in Barbados. For this year’s Grammy Awards the release is in these categories: “Stronger” Best Traditional R&B , “Halfway” Best R&B Performance and “Passion & Pain” in Best Progressive R&B album.
Murrell is a R&B recording artiste whose debut album was released Valentine’s Day of this year. The singer has always had a natural affinity for music. After moving to the United States at the age of fifteen to pursue her education, Murrell recognised her musical potential whilst taking a choir class.
Not long after, American record producer and songwriter Sonny King discovered her natural talent during an audition for the Record Label and Charity organisation Music For Love. Once the connection was made, Murrell began working with Sonny at his recording studio in Greensboro, NC. After signing a production deal with Music By King Inc., the young artiste landed a record deal with Music For Love. Although she receives creative inspiration from a number of artistes such as fellow Barbados born superstar Rihanna, Murrell combines a variety of stylistic elements to form her unique sound.
In addition to her musical pursuits, she has a successful modelling career and studies business in college. With over eighteen thousand five hundred followers on Instagram alone, there is no denying the fact that Murrell has already cultivated a dedicated following prior to her debut release.
Murrell has been featured in hundreds of magazines and blogs across the world, held the No. 1 spot on Chicago hip hop and R&B radio for two consecutive weeks.
She returns to the limelight, this time with her latest track Let Me Drive – a track that oozes an undeniable aura of feminine strength. It’s a smooth and sensual Pop/R&B track, adorned with plenty of 90s nostalgia, but with a modern flair and extremely tight production, courtesy of Sonny King (Music By King INC, King Of Sound Studios). Vanity Wyze also features on the track, adding an unmistakable flow and energy that has become synonymous with his own sound.
“Let Me Drive is about a woman who isn’t afraid to take control and say what she feels and wants. The song is sexy, full of energy and perfect for the clubs.” (PR)