New Music: Vivian Green's Latest Album Is 'Beautiful'

In 2002, singer Vivian Green burst onto the scene at the height of the Philadelphia-born neo-soul movement with her debut LP, "A Love Story," on Columbia Records. Her lead single "Emotional Rollercoaster" rose up the charts and we all fell in love with her short haircut and raw lyrics. Three years later, the Philly native delivered her sophomore album "Vivian" just before giving birth to her son, Jordan. Today, April 6, the petite songstress is releasing her third album, "Beautiful" on a new record label, E1, and says she's no longer interested in making "negro-please" anthems like "Gotta Go, Gotta Leave." Instead, "positive Vivian," as she calls herself, spoke to ESSENCE.com about breaking up and learning life's lessons of resilience through faith and raising her often-ill son. Read more: Usher's Back With "Raymond vs. Raymond"Erykah Badu Creates A "New Amerykah"
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