Since vivi's music is getting a broad amount of listeners. I am going to post music codes up for all the songs of her two albums. Give me feedback on the one's that you would like to be posted first. This codes will not be on vivi's music page but her member's page, so there will be no chatter and it will be more convinent for you to get them.You will be able to put these codes on your blackplanet, myspace, hi5, etc... websites for your listening pleasures and others that visit your site. Thanks for reading and May God Bless!
Hi, how are you doing today. I would like to Welcome you to Vivian's Page. I hope your happy with the music choices that I have provided for you to listen to. Please support Vivian by buying her lastest album "Vivian". Vivian has not left the music scene, but has taken some time off. Her project (album) has taken alot to do and you can tell. She has written and produced all of the tracks. Give her her props because she did an amazing job with her wonderful vocal range as well. This project has took 2 whole hardworking years to complete. I hope you noticed. She got married. No worries though she now is the happy and fulfilled mother of a healthy beautiful baby boy. She is currently a stay at home mom. Please sign her guestbook. Give your feed back on the songs, the page, and let me know if you like what you see and hear, if you would like more. Thank You for your support of Vivi and May God Bless You and Yours!!!!!
If you were not a fan I hope I got you to become one.
Hey, how are you today. Leave your commets and feedback. Don't forget to buy Vivi's 1st and 2nd albums when you get the chance.
Vivi's 2nd album released May 31, 2005
Reviews From Fans From Amazon.com
Neo-soul saves the live-long day...., January 27, 2006
Reviewer: Daly Mavorneen "Brimstone" (Los Angeles, CA) - I gave it 4 stars out of 5
Like the best of her neo-soul sisters Ellee Ven and Lina, Vivian Green maintains a uniquely ethnic sound within a beautiful pastiche of trancy r&b and danceable balladry. Witness "Damn," as fine a melody as ever left the lips of any classic songstress! I'm saving 5 stars for her third CD. Cyndi Lauper really knows her singers, by the way- she duets with Vivian on TWO songs on her new CD, "The Body Acoustic"!
Hey Viv, January 16, 2007
Reviewer: Angie "Chini's Girl" (Camden, NJ) - I gave it 5 stars out of 5
I love this album, I wasn't much of a fan her first time out the gate. I mean Emotional Rollacoaster had a nice sound and beat, but this cd I am convinced Ms. Green can dance with the best of them. I love it. From beginning to end.
Vivian is a winner!, December 2, 2006
Reviewer: Lamar Gray "cigna1657" (ohio) -I gave 4 stars out of 5
Vivian Green is definitely underrated. She burst onto the scene a few years ago with her breakout hit, Emotional Rollercoaster. Her debut album A Love Story went Gold on the strength of the single. A second single Fanatic didn't fare quite well but was good nonetheless. In 2005 Vivian released her new album simply titled Vivian. She hit big once again on the Urban AC charts with Gotta Go, Gotta Leave. Vivian Green fits the mold for what's become expected of any neo-soul goddess. She sings each song very well and it seems as what she's singing is coming from a real place. Wish We Could Go Back starts things off to a banging start. Vivian reminisces over a former lover. It goes to show that there can be too much of a good thing. Meanwhile Vivian slows it down on such ballads as Mad, Frustrated, and Perfect Decsion. Listening to this album is like a breath of fresh air for me. When I'm tired of listening to Beyonce and all the other stuff, I pop in Vivian. She doesn't try to look, sound, or be like anybody but Vivian. And that is something I can respect about her.
very good, November 10, 2006
Reviewer: W. E. Phillips (USA) - I gave it 4 stars out of 5
Vivian Green steps into the mainstream with surprising results: an enjoyable and catchy release.
SOULFUL, WONDERFUL, AND BEAUTIFUL, August 5, 2006
Reviewer: Maria (Memphis, TN) - I gave it 4 stars out of 5
I LOVED IT. ALL OF HER SONGS HAD A GOOD MESSAGE AND THEY CAME RIGHT FROM HER SOUL. HER MUSIC IS ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL. IT IS A LOVELY MIX OF R&B AND SOUL. WHEN LISTENING HER BEAUTIFUL MUSIC IT TAKES YOU BACK TO THE GOOD OLD DAYS WHEN MUSIC WAS GOOOD AND PEOPLE COULD ACTUALLY SANG!!!!!!
I Love this Story!, January 17, 2003
Reviewer: E.J. Rupert (Milwaukee, WI) - I gave it 4 stars
This album took a while to grow on me. Not to say that I hated this album, but when I first bought it, I didn't hear any singles from it ("Emotional Rollercoaster" is out but I don't listen to the radio so I just went out on a whim and bought it from word of mouth). Therefore, I listened to the album expecting nothing from this lady who toured extensively with Maxwell, and I thought it was pretty decent. Then, as we all do, I listened to it more and more and A Love Story is becoming one of my favorite albums next to Laurnea's Betta Listen and Jill Scott's Who Is Jill Scott? (all three of them are from the Sony corporation).
This album has a great mix of R&B, soul, and jazz. It also will cover any mood you're in at the time. "Music" is a fun little ditty when you just wanna snap your fingers; "No Sittin' By the Phone" is a dark, depressing jazzed-up tune that you don't want to listen to while you're alone and drunk; the catchy "Superwoman" is the perfect "get-your-man-straight" song; and "Ain't Nuttin' But Love" is a good, breezy-day type of song while you appreciate love. But my favorite songs are the romantic "Be Good to You" and "What is Love?" (the piano background sounds very elegant and classy).
Vivian isn't a bad singer either. She doesn't try to do every ad-lib in the world and she can hit the high notes naturally. As far as the lyrics go, I thought that some of them sounded a little trite at first, but they also grew on me. I hope she gets more promotion than she's getting right now (what's up with Sony and not promoting the right artists? Maybe they're sastified with their B2K money?). Well, low promotion or not, I advise you to get this album NOW!
It's All I Have Been Listening To For Months, April 9, 2003
Reviewer: Tourmaline (ATL) -
Mind you, I have been pretty disgruntled with the current state of R&B/Soul music lately. Most R&B/Soul albums that are released today are cliched, generic and feature far too many guest appearances. I guess this is probably what I like most about this album: it is all Vivian Green. This album is perhaps one of the most consistent albums that I have heard in the past year. IMO, while all of the songs are potential victims of the repeat button, the standout tracks are Superwoman, What Is Love?, Emotional Rollercoaster, Affected, Fanatic,. Be Good To You and Complete(my personal favorite). Sure, some of what Vivian Green is doing on this album has been done before, but A Love Story sounds much better than 85 percent of whats being passed off as R&B/Soul music today. This is a very solid debut album.
UNIQUE AND UNSTOPPABLE, December 5, 2005
Reviewer: T. Caesar "THIS IS MISS STRESS" (Chicago Born) -
This is a AWESOME album. I think she has a very unique, yet someone familiar style that makes her easy to embrace. I have grown right along with Vivian Green. From the Emotional Rollercoaster to Gotta Go, Gotta Leave. I am a huge fan of her talent and musical style. From the First track to the Final track, it's just awesome. She is a great artist and her second album is just as appreciated as the first. She can definately be at the top of R&B with the right management and good career decisions
Ten Stars!!!, November 29, 2005
Reviewer: T. Kenard (Canton, Ohio) -
I've STILL been wearing a groove in this one - usually as soon as I come into work, while I clean my house, etc., etc. There's not a bad song to be found on this CD. Ms. Green's vocal and the music blend together so beautifully. I know it's cliche, but I can't wait for her next one.
A Rollercoaster I would love to get on!!!!, August 26, 2005
Reviewer: Marlena Johnson (Chicago, IL) -
Once I heard Vivian first single and the power in her voice, I just knew the rest of the CD would be just as strong as the first single. I bought the CD not knowing nothing about the artist except the first single. It had to be something very special about the artist for me to purchase her CD and Vivian has it. Your money would be well spent on Vivian Green. She is a artist that is not getting enough credit for her work.
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Vivian At Chicago's House of Blues In 2003 (HOB, June 15, 2003)
Vivian Green (born 1980) is an American R&B singer, songwriter, and pianist
Green was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and took an interest in singing, playing the piano, and songwriting at a very young age. At the age of thirteen, she became a member of a female quintet called Younique.
In 1994 she wrote songs for many artists, including Britney Spears.
Green received her big break at the age of nineteen when she became a backing singer for Jill Scott, who took her on an international tour. She signed to Columbia Records in November 2001.
Green released her first album A Love Story, featuring the hit "Emotional Rollercoaster", in November 2002 in the U.S. and February 2003 in the United Kingdom. Three years later she released her second album Vivian which featured the hit first single "Gotta Go, Gotta Leave (Tired)".
During her three-year hiatus she had a child with former fiance Erik Tribbet, a drummer from nearby Camden, New Jersey. At a recent gig, Vivian announced that she is currently recording her third album
With the release of her new album, Vivian, the contemporary R&B singer/songwriter Vivian Green broadens the promise of her critically-acclaimed debut, A Love Story, with 12 irresistible new songs written, sung, and co-produced by Vivian Green.
Vivian finds the artist acknowledging the complexities of love--from transcendent passions to poignant, yet liberating realities--in a series of lush musical settings evoking the vibe of classic soul music while showcasing a hard-won independence and fun-loving sensibility uniquely her own.
On songs like "Gotta Go, Gotta Leave (Tired)" "I Like It (But I Don't Need It)," and "Frustrated," Vivian shares the lesson that love, no matter how perilous, can open the door to self-awareness and personal empowerment.
"I don't want anyone to think I'm heartbroken," she confesses. "When I was writing my first album, there was a lot of sadness going on there, but this one is different. Even the breakup on this record is not sad this is happy, it's all good, I'm not on a rollercoaster."
Like her debut, which achieved RIAA gold status in May 2003, Vivian maintains its sublime consistency while complementing the singer's bold candor and vivid depictions of emotional truths. And yet, she seems even bolder than on her debut, wiser in the ways of the world, yet more playful in her ability to enjoy the joys of a life lived to the fullest. "I really tried to reinvent myself," she offers. "This album is more youthful and more fun and not so melancholy and jazz-oriented as the first one."
Her extraordinary melodic range and deceptively understated vocal delivery blend into the album's translucent production and sophisticated arrangements to redefine the contours of R&B and soul music on tracks like "All About Us," "Sweet Thing," and "Can't Say It Enough." Her collaborations with producer Scott Storch--"Mad" and "Wish We Could Go Back"--show her natural ability to merge modern hip-hop and R&B elements into music that rings comfortable and new at the same time.
Released in November 2002, Vivian's debut album, A Love Story, announced the arrival of a major new star on the contemporary music scene. The New York Times praised her " subtle acute timing " and " the disarming directness " of her voice while People found the album " a perfect showcase for her nuanced, never-oversung vocals."
Her live performances proved equally compelling with Vibe covering a Manhattan nightclub gig: " her rapport with the audience is both engaging and intimate, and her voice pierces every corner of the room."
Her rendition of Billie Holiday's "Love For Sale" in 2004's "De-Lovely" was a highlight of the Cole Porter biopic. USA Today praised Vivian's ability to " mine the bittersweet yearning " of the song while Fox News singled out Vivian in its "Ones To Watch In 2005: Music" feature, calling her version of "Love For Sale" a "smash."
While A Love Story announced the arrival of a major new talent, Vivian establishes Vivian Green as one of contemporary R&B's brightest lights.
2002: A Love Story U.S. #51 R&B #18
2005: Vivian U.S. #18 R&B #5
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Number-one dance hits of 2003 (USA)
February 22 Emotional Rollercoaster Vivian Green
Number-one dance hits of 2005 (USA)
July 30 Gotta Go Gotta Leave (Tired) Vivian Green
Year Title Chart positions Album
US Hot 100 US R&B/Hip-Hop US Dance
2002 "Emotional Rollercoaster" 39 13 1 A Love Story
2003 "Fanatic" -- 52 7 A Love Story
2003 "What Is Love?" -- 75 -- A Love Story
2005 "Gotta Go Gotta Leave (Tired)" -- 24 1 Vivian
2005 "I Like It (But I Don't Need It)" -- -- 1 Vivian
2006 "Cursed" -- -- -- Vivian
VIVIAN GREEN, 27, is among the talented young performers who can write songs and sing them convincingly as well. She can't remember when her life hasn't been influenced by music. When she was a child, her mother sang to her often. When she was 5, she first sang in church. At 8, she took up the piano, and at 11, she started writing songs. At 13, Vivian joined a girl group, and by 15 she was sending out demos and writing songs for other artists. To hone her talent and stage style, she performed at weddings and other professional gigs during high school. Her self-penned debut recording, A Love Story, was released on Columbia Records in 2002; it went gold and received critical praise for its grown-up autobiographical on relationships. Her infectious hit song "Emotional reflects a personal experience, she says. This portray Billie Holiday performing "Love for in the movie De-Lovely starring Kevin Kline. She also will he featured on the movie soundtrack. currently in the studio working on her much-anticipated second recording, which is due out this fall. By her side is her husband, drummer/band director Erik Tribbett, whom she met while singing backup for fellow Philadelphian Jill Scott.
"I don't have stage fright at all. Plus, I learned to suck it up when nobody claps"
- Vivian Green
It's no surprise that Vivian Green is such a musical powerhouse. From her earliest memories, Vivian Green has been surrounded by music.
"My mother used to sing to me all the time - jazz, spirituals, everything," Green, now 23, recalls while describing her childhood in Philadelphia. "She even made up little songs to teach us things like our address, or how to spell our names. She even made the books of the Bible into a song. I still remember it." To prove her point, Green breaks into a finger-snapping riff that lists all sixty-six books of the Bible - "Genesis? Exodus? Leviticus?" - and ends with a giggle. "In fact," she says, "my very first performance was singing that song. My mother dressed me up and put me on stage and I did a little dance at the church talent show." Vivian was five years old.
At eight, Vivian took up the piano. At eleven, she started writing songs. And at thirteen, Vivian Green became the fifth member of a girl group with the linguistically-inspired name Younique. "We performed some of my early material," she says, laughing. "And we were not very good. But we had fun."
At 15, Vivian started pursuing music seriously, sending out demos and writing songs for other artists.
But what Green spent most of her time doing was singing. Friday night, Saturday night, and many nights during the week, Green would put on a fancy dress and get up in front of an audience of hundreds, sometimes thousands. Night after night she would dazzle them with the music she learned as a child. "I got to sing all the songs that I heard from my mother growing up," she says. "The band leaders couldn't believe that at eighteen I knew 'Bye, Bye Black Bird,' 'Ipanema,' 'Misty,' 'All of Me,' 'Moondance.' I knew all the popular standards. And I love to sing that stuff."
Green played wedding receptions and banquets and sometimes the gigs would go on all night. For a performer, there could be no better training ground. "It was really good for me as a singer," says Green. "I don't have stage fright at all. Plus, I learned to suck it up when nobody claps," she laughs. "I remember one time singing my heart out to 'Evergreen' by Barbra Streisand. When I finished, you could hear a pin drop because everyone was eating. If you can get through that as a singer then you're okay with anything!"
Green got her first professional break at 17 writing music with Boyz 2 Men. When she was 19, before the beginning of her solo career, she did a short stint as a back-up singer for Jill Scott. By November 2001, the ink was dry on her Columbia contract. "It was like a dream come true," she recalls.
Her debut album, A Love Story, is an inspired blend of new Philly soul coupled with the vocal maturity Green developed during her years of performing in front of live audiences. And her self-penned lyrics reveal the emotional range of a young woman who's seen some of life's ups and downs.
"The album actually is a love story," says Green. "I wear my heart on my sleeve." But don't expect the traditional boy-meets-girl plot line. Rather, the album is a sophisticated, autobiographical rumination on a relationship gone wrong, learning to love yourself, and then finding true love.
The infectious track "Emotional Rollercoaster" was written when Green was going through a rough time with her boyfriend. The song came to Green while she was on her morning run trying to clear her head of an argument she'd had with her boyfriend the night before. "The song popped into my head and I sang it all the way home until I could get to my tape recorder," she says. "It came from me realizing there is something really wrong but not knowing how to get out."
During the making of the album, Vivian wrote "Superwoman" one day while reminiscing about the old relationship. "He just wanted me to be something that I wasn't with these ridiculous requests and demands. One day I was like, 'This is not me, I am not superwoman!'"
If you ask Green how long she labored over her debut project, her answer might surprise you. "I did a lot of songs from scratch," she says with a modest shrug. "I'd just go into the studio, like, 'What do we want to do today, something up-tempo?' And before the day was over we'd have a whole song. I like writing like that. I'm really fast."
She sings? She writes? She can put together a song in a single day? She sure sounds like superwoman to us.
Thu. July 14.2005 12:00 AM EDT
1 Week, 10 Songs: Editor's Picks
Every week our music writers choose 10 must-hear, must-have tracks. Keep coming back to find out which tunes we're hot about.
by Jim Macnie & C. Bottomley
They Have Chosen One Of Vivi's Songs for their top Ten.
Vivian Green - "I Like It (But I Don't Need It)"
Take this catchy chunk of modern Philly soul as a statement of independence. "A boyfriend ain't what I want," she explains while still giving her beau props for both bedroom skills and romantic attitude. Commitment is the last thing on her mind, so if he wants to stay, he can; but you know, its okay to split, too. Listen hard and you can hear an echo of Minnie Ripperton.
Vivian At Chicago's House of Blues In 2005 (HOB, December 3, 2005)
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Origin Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Genre(s) R&B/Soul, Dance
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, pianist
Years active 2001 present
acts Latoya London, Heather Headley, Angie Stone