RELEASES THE YOU ARE THE SOVEREIGN ONE ALBUM
AND ACCOMPANYING PERSONAL GROWTH COURSE
Los Angeles transformational entertainer Monique DeBose continues to innovate through harnessing the power of music to inspire and empower with the release of her You Are the Sovereign One album and accompanying. The seven lessons in the 7-week course incorporates music, movement, and intimate conversation—to transform participants from the inside out with each of the lessons being structured around and named after songs from the album. Monique will be hosting a transformational celebration of the release which will include a performance and workshop preview for the program. “I couldn’t be more excited for this celebration of great music and transformational experiences,” says DeBose. “‘You Are Sovereign One’ is the embodiment of everything I want to give back to the world. A celebration of the release through celebrating you, the listener.”
The album contains 16 tracks and is the second chapter of You Are the Sovereign. The first chapter, The Sovereign One, a 7 track collection that was released in 2018 debuted at #2 on the iTunes Jazz charts just ahead of Tony Bennett and Diana Krall’s Love is Here to Stay album and just behind her idol Ella Fitzgerald’s Ella and Louis album. DeBose will be playing the role of Ella Fitzgerald in the upcoming podcast which looks at the life and legacy of Marilyn Monroe. “Ella Fitzgerald was the first artist who somehow through her voice inspired me to be a singer, “ says DeBose There is something that she ignited in me when I would hear the amazing dance in her voice all throughout her range and to what her skat and seem to have so much fun while she was performing, She was a doorway and portal into my own voice.”
Leading into the release You Are the Sovereign One had already begun the journey of touching and transforming lives through the release of two singles. The first single, was written as a love letter to all women of color, and received an incredible response from women from across the globe (see the movement). As a mixed-race woman, DeBose has spent most of her life living in double consciousness and oscillating between two worlds (black and white). The video for the song features women who have contributed to the ‘Brown Beauty” movement on social media (See more ), through posting content that reflects their interpretation of Brown Beauty. ran a feature on the song and movement calling Monique a “creative looking to transcend the boundaries of what it means to create art and inspire others,” along with the legendary feminist magazine who featured the “Brown Beauty” story as part of their Black Feminist In Public Series.
The second single was the Gospel-inspired single “Human Condition,” which features speaker, author, and transformational leader and was written to activate self-love and acceptance. The “Human Condition” is a free three-day course focused on self-acceptance and self-love. “What Monique allowed herself to channel in this song is nothing short of genius and is exactly what the world needs right now,” says Smiles. “We are being asked as artists, as teachers, as mothers, as fathers as students to step forward and raise the flag of love and remind people of who and what we are and this song represents that to the nth degree and I am blessed and grateful to be a part of it in any way that I could.”
In addition to the new music, DeBose is the Recording Academy’s 2021 class and where she will be contributing to the decisions made for the 2022 Grammy Awards. Her podcast has been inspiring conversation on tough subjects and has cultivated an incredible community of women who are all choosing “MORE” for themselves. Each episode features conversations with two women from completely different backgrounds covering a topic of “choosing more…..” faith, courage, purpose, sex, etc. Bonus content from each episode is then shared in the Women Choosing MORE Facebook Group where the conversation is continued with guests and community members.
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