Janiva Magness

Blues Singer

Janiva Magness was born in Detroit, Michigan, United States on January 30th, 1957 and is the Blues Singer. At the age of 67, Janiva Magness biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 30, 1957
United States
Place of Birth
Detroit, Michigan, United States
67 years old
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Singer, Songwriter
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Janiva Magness Life

Janiva Magness (born January 30, 1957) is a Grammy Award-nominated American blues, soul, and Americana singer and songwriter.

Magness the B.B. has been released twelve albums to date. In 2009, King Entertainer of the Year became the second woman to be honoured after Koko Taylor.

B.B. awarded the award. Bonnie Raitt and King himself.

Originals, her first album of all originals, was released in 2014, earning her the award for Song of the Year.

Magness has been nominated for seven Blues Music Awards in total, as well as 26 others.

"Magness is a blues celebrity," USA Today declared.

Personal life

Magness is a national spokesperson for Casey Family Programs, promoting National Foster Care Month, Foster Care Alumni of America, and the Child Welfare League.


Janiva Magness Career

Life and career

Magness was born in Detroit, Michigan. She lost both parents to suicide before she reached her mid-teens and was put in a string of a dozen foster homes.

An underage Magness attended an Otis Rush concert in Minneapolis that changed her outlook after being inspired by the music in her father's album. "Otis played as if his life depended on it," Magness later recalled. There was a complete lack of interest, absolute tenacity. I knew, whatever it was, I needed more of it." She trained in Saint Paul, Minnesota, to be an engineer, and she performed as an engineer while compelled to do some backing singing. Her performances, which included supporting Kid Ramos and R. L. Burnside, culminated in her departure to Phoenix, Arizona, and the Mojomatics, her own band. Before Magness relocated to Los Angeles in 1986, they enjoyed local success. More Than Live was released in 1991, her second album, It Takes One to Know One, was released in 1997. Magness appeared in a stage performance of It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues at the David Geffen Theater in Westwood, Los Angeles, in 1999.

Magness was the subject of three independent releases before being signed to a recording deal by NorthernBlues Music. Bury Him at the Crossroads (2004) and Do I Move You? (2005). Magness and Colin Linden co-produced both albums, with the former receiving both the Canadian Maple Blues Award for Producers of the Year.

Do I Move You?

Billboard Blues Album Chart, number 8 on the Billboard Blues Chart, has risen to number eight.

Magness signed with Alligator Records in 2008. What Love Will Do is a Love Will Do. "Her songs run the gamut of emotions from sadness to joy," the Chicago Sun-Times announced. Magness, a master of the lowdown blues who is equally at ease with funk or soul sounds, resurrects every song with a brutal honesty." She toured extensively in Canada, Europe, and the United States.

The Devil Is an Angel Too appeared in 2010, and It's in 2012. The latter featured some of her own songs, marking the first album to do so after her debut attempt in 1991.

Magness was nominated in five categories for more Blues Music Awards in 2013 (BMA). Magness left Alligator Records in 2014 and announced Original: "I've been working on this point of being an interpreter of other people's songs." And I've been fined. However, it was also necessary to shift the way of thinking. This album is titled Original because it features eleven original tracks. I'm co-writer on seven of the eleven tracks.

At the 2015 Blues Music Awards ceremony, Magness received her seventh BMA, 'Contemporary Blues Female Artist' category. In 2016, she signed to Blue Elan Records, which is also the home to Jack Tempchin, Gerry Buckley, and Rusty Baker. Love Wins Again, her sixth Grammy Award-winning album, debuted at number 5 on the Billboard Blues Chart, number 2 on iTunes Blues, and spent two months on the Americana radio chart, receiving her first Grammy Award nomination.

She appeared at the American Music Conference and Festival in Nashville in 2016 and 2019, proving her cross-over into the genre.