Algebra – ONE Musicfest

Born Algebra Felicia Blessett and hailing from the R&B hotbed of Atlanta, Algebra has already earned a reputation as one of her hometown's most exciting new talents. Having already won widespread acclaim with her solo debut Purpose, and for her work as collaborator with the likes of Monica, Bilal, India.Arie, Esperanza Spalding and Anthony David, Algebra offers a fresh, expansive creative vision on Recovery, on which she worked with three of today's hottest urban producers: Bryan-Michael Cox, Kwamé Holland and Shannon Sanders.

Such indelible new self-penned tunes as "Nobody But You," "Right Next to You" and the pointed "Writer's Block" demonstrate Algebra's uncanny ability to spin insightful scenarios that are rooted in personal experience and crafted to convey maximum musical and emotional impact. Whether she's delivering infectious pop, swaggering funk or sensitive balladry, there are no gimmicks here, just timelessly soulful, effortlessly accessible music that draws upon the varied musical skills that Blessett has developed through a lifetime of creative curiosity.

After signing her first record deal and earning significant attention with her first single "U Do It For Me," Algebra released her first full-length album Purpose, which she recorded with producers Bryan-Michael Cox, Kwamé Holland, Eric Roberson and Carvin & Ivan. The debut disc spent 14 weeks on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop album chart, establishing Algebra as a vital musical force.

The period between Purpose and Recovery was a productive one for Blessett, who kept busy with a variety of notable projects. She sang on three of fellow Atlanta artist Anthony David's albums, with the two singers joining forces on the hit duet (and popular wedding song) "4Evermore," which reached No. 1 on Billboard's R&B Adult Contemporary chart in 2011. Blessett also co-wrote and sang on Esperanza Spalding's hit "Black Gold" from Spalding's Grammy-winning Radio Music Society, was featured on Vivian Green's album The Green Room, and sang with Anthony Hamilton on hip-hop violinist Miri Ben-Ari's "She Was Just A Friend."