Jamila Woods

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About Jamila Woods

Tempering sharp and powerful lyrics with a sweetly melodic voice, Jamila Woods specializes in modern, soul-rooted R&B that is easily accessible without concessions to the mainstream. A vital part of Chicago's arts community, the singer/songwriter -- who is also an activist and award-winning poet -- raised her musical profile through collaborations with the likes of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Chance the Rapper. HEAVN (2016) marked Woods' full-length debut with material ranging from the celebratory spirit of "Blk Girl Soldier" to the romantic idyll of the title song. LEGACY! LEGACY! (2019), her galvanizing follow-up, put the spotlight on artists and writers of color with personal and familial lyrical threads. On her third album, Water Made Us (2023), Woods illustrated her journey along the arc and aftermath of a romantic relationship with buoyant alt-pop, atmospheric R&B, and fluid funk in the mix.

Chicago, IL, United States
October 6, 1989
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