Taffi Dollar Signs Ann Nesby to Church-Affiliated Label
“I’m absolutely ecstatic, and it gives me great pleasure to join forces with my pastor Taffi Dollar, CEO of Arrow Records, and new General Manager, Cappriccieo Scates, as we move forward, creating great music in the styles that I’ve based my entire career upon.”
That, the sentiment of Ann Nesby on her recent signing to Dollar’s Atlanta- based label that is an affiliate of Creflo Dollar Ministries.
Nesby, who rose to prominence on the worldwide stage as lead singer of the popular music ensemble Sounds of Blackness, went on to collaborate with some of the most famous and well-respected names in entertainment, including the late Reverend James Cleveland, Luther Vandross, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Sting, and Al Green. Her distinct and unforgettable vocals helped garner two Grammy Awards for the group in 1991 and 1993, as well as hit songs, including “The Pressure,” “Testify,” “Optimistic,” and “Demolition Man” (with Sting) from the blockbuster motion picture of the same name.
Arrow General Manager Cappriccieo Scates was equally excited to add Nesby’s name to their growing roster. “She has been the barometer for great music for many years, and we are looking forward to the success of this partnership.”
Said Nesby, “It is my belief that music from the heart reaches the heart and being a part of Arrow Records is an opportunity to continue making a mark that cannot be erased. Let’s go!”
Under Dollar’s leadership, the label has claimed a unique position within the contemporary music scene with its spirit-filled attitude and a praised-based roster that crosses a variety of genres, including gospel, CCM, R&B, hip-hop and jazz. “Music That Pierces The Heart” is Arrow’s hallmark as the label has been the home to multi-instrumentalist Shonlock, gospel singer Canton Jones, saxophonist Jeff Sparks, acoustic popster Jonathan Phillips, and Brooklyn-born alt-rocker Kathy Camejo.