NASHVILLE, Tenn. – To kick off Women’s History Month, chart-topping GRAMMY-nominated songstress, Koryn Hawthorne, released a girl power rendition of her chart-dominating single “Speak to Me” featuring R&B artist Queen Naija.
Premiering exclusively on Rated R&B, “Speak to Me (Queen Mix)” features powerhouse vocals from both Hawthorne and Queen Naija and is a perfect match-up of both Gospel and R&B sound. “Speak to Me (Queen Mix)” serves a refreshing delivery of Black Girl Magic and unity among genres. The new track is now available on all digital music providers.
“I was honored to be asked to get on the remix of a gospel song being that my foundation started in the church, but I was also excited about getting on a song that I was a fan of already. I think it’s very important for women to support each other in general whether it be in music or any other industry,” shares Queen Naija.
With boundless vocal artistry, the Billboard Music and NAACP Image Award-winning hitmaker continues to deliver fan-favorite tracks featuring melodic mixes of gospel, pop, hip-hop and R&B.
Coined as a contemporary urban single “Speak to Me,” Hawthorne’s lead single from her sophomore album, I Am, instantly dominated the charts debuting #1 on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Songs Chart and continues to hold that position for 15 weeks.
Playing on both Gospel and R&B radio in partnership with Epic Records, the nostalgic track hit top 5 on the Gospel Billboard Radio Charts, top 15 on the R&B Radio Charts, and reigned #1 on the Gospel Digital Sales charts for 10 consecutive weeks.
“Speak to Me” features a sample from gospel icon, Donnie McClurkin’s popular melodic single “Speak to My Heart,” and was co-written by Johntá Austin (Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige), Troy Taylor and Jeremy “TryBishop” Hicks.
“Some of the greatest movements in history have been when women supported each other. I was so excited to work with Queen Naija on this project and hope this track will inspire other artists of various genres to collaborate and support each other, especially women,” echoes Hawthorne.