Tiana Major9 is one to watch in 2020, and she made that clear with a breathtaking performance at Billboard‘s 2019 Women in Music ceremony.
She was introduced by President of Motown Records Ethiopia Habtemariam, who remembered when Queen & Slim director Melina Matsoukas approached her, asking for an “incredible soundtrack” for the film. The soundtrack, and Major9’s contribution, Habtemariam noted are “an accompaniment to a triggering and provoking film that allows you see us, love us, understand us.”
Tiana Major9 and her collaborator Earthgang wrote “Collide” specifically for Queen & Slim, and the duo delivered a smooth, intimate performance of the tune. Their chemistry was flowing strong, holding hands and looking into each other’s eyes as they sang the touching chorus. It was a beautiful representation of the “black love story” Habtemariam praised Queen & Slim for being.