Born in Flint, Michigan, Marva King is most known for her starring role in the 75 plus million dollar-grossing DVD, "Diary of a Mad Black Woman". This production launched the Massive Mega Million dollar career of its writer/producer Tyler Perry. In Diary, King plays the spurned, attractive, feisty and vengeful housewife Helen. King created her own comedic dialogue in this production.
King, is also no stranger to the music business. She can be heard on albums by Phil Collins, Tupac Shakur, Prince, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Jimmy Cliff, Chaka Khan, and Lionel Richie, just to name a few. She co-wrote the Whispers' single, "Innocent", which debuted at #4 on the Billboard Hot Singles Chart. "Innocent" sold over 1 Million copies world wide. She has performed live with artists like Lenny Kravitz, Seal, and Will-I-Am, and has toured with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Prince, and The Isley Brothers.
Her mesmerizing delivery inspired Larry Flick to write in Billboard,"Marva King is a supreme diva, and her name will go down in history as one of the best!" In 1997 Prince took her on the road, under his wing, and made her a member of his group, New Power Generation (NPG). Marva performed on most of the songs on his New Power Soul album, and demonstrated her immense talent as well when she performed live onstage with Prince.
Stevie Wonder hired Marva as an eager teen, she toured with him and performed on an album with him that was recorded live in Osaka and Tel Aviv in the mid 90/s, which is his double album, Natural Wonder featuring the song, Master Blaster. Marva thanks American Idol's Randy Jackson for her first production job at Sony in the early 90's making Marva one of the few female producers in the music industry. Her last CD Soul Sistah was given rave reviews, by the British, Asian, and several European music critics.
After taking a small break this talented lady is back stronger than ever with a new single called "Steppin' " off her upcoming album titled 360 DEAL , under Marvelous Works Entertainment/Pearl Records, which she wrote, produced, arranged and cut the tracks for most of the songs on the album. This song is sure to get you onto the dance floor and get you groovin'.
"Living is my greatest inspiration to create & express who I am, what I think, & what I feel; life's elementary value is a reason for testament." states King. "I love deep, I strive hard, & with relentless effort I document each impressionable thought, achievement, obstacle, & sublime feeling...this reflects in my music and lyrics," she adds.
The prolific vocalist with the four-octave range is currently gearing up for 2012 as she will be embarking on a new world tour promoting her new album due later this year. Fans & DJ's world-wide are anticipating this albums new offerings which includes a soulfoul variety of up, mid and slow tempo musical samplings. Marva currently just finished filming her new music video for her new single release "Steppin' " featuring R & B artist Christopher Williams . Marva King gets Universal Love from audiences around the world and surely gives it back!
The single is now available digitally nationwide and overseas. To download from Itunes
EliteTVNews: Behind The Scenes With Recording Artist Marva King