SFPL’s Artist Spotlight: Laurieann Gibson’s New Artist Vali Debuts New Visual “Friend Of Mine”

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Vali is a New York native, Los Angeles-based pop songstress signed to Rostrum Records. The up and coming talent caught the eye of creative director Laurieann Gibson (Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj,) and Gibson signed on to become Vali’s manager.

The hit single “Dimes” featuring Wiz Khalifa reached over one million streams. Vali has been featured on numerous media platforms gaining much traction.

Her EP is slated to be released in early spring.

Take a look at the full video above.

Twitter: @VALI
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Essence Fest 2015: Amber Riley, Sevyn Streeter, Laurieann Gibson, Raheem DeVaughn & more at P&G’s My Black Is Beautiful Reception


During this year’s 2015 Essence Music Festival, Proctor & Gamble‘s My Black Is Beautiful held an exclusive cocktail hour and dinner at New Orleans Jazz Market. As you entered the pristine establishment, guest were greeted with passed hors d’oeuvres and speciality drinks, and subtle sounds of a trio jazz band playing in the background.

As part of its long-standing commitment to touch and improve the lives of African-American women, Procter & Gamble (P&G) has always been proud to be a title sponsor of the 2015 ESSENCE Festival for the 7th straight year. This year, P&G’s ‘My Black is Beautiful’ inspired women to celebrate and share their “Beauty In Action” during the ESSENCE festivities and beyond by providing signature experiences with its partner brands, CoverGirl Queen Collection, Pantene, Clairol Professional, Olay, Gain, Bounty, Charmin and Puffs.

Attendees of the EMF joined the celebration by visiting the ‘My Black is Beautiful’ booth and enjoyed fun makeovers, live music, transformational programming, celebrity meet & greets, and surprise gifting through social media. Guests also meet the six newly crowned 2014 “MBIB Ambassadors” who was on hand throughout the weekend to motivate, excite and galvanize attendees to affect positive change in their local community.


Before, heading into the next room for a sit-down dinner, Dancer/Choreographer/Creative Director Laurieann Gibson showed the attendees how to boost their confidence through dance, therefore, teaching the new #MBIB line dance, which she created herself.

Other guests included: 

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Singer/Actress Amber Riley who wowed the crowd with her flawless vocals and premiering a new song for the very first time, which she performed.

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Singer/Songwriter Sevyn Streeter performing her hit single “4th Street.”


Singer/Songwriter Raheem DeVaughn.


TV Host & Pop Culture Expert Jawn Murray and Blood, Sweats & Heels star & Author Demetria Lucas D’Oyley.


Singers/Songwriters & Wal-Mart Ambassadors Kindred The Family Soul.


TV Personality & MTV Girl Gode‘s Alesha Renee.


Congrats to P&G’s MBIB for a great turn out!

For more information about My Black is Beautiful, visit and follow us on, Instagram (@MBIB) and Twitter (@MBIB), using hashtags #MBIB and #BIAJourney.


[Photos by Chris Mitchell] 

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Laurieann Gibson BE Magazine Fashion Spread 2011

Check out BoomKack, Laurieann Gibson‘s latest fashion spread for BE Magazine‘s 2011 issue. I must say, Laurieann did her thing in this spread. Very nice!

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Video: Laurieann Gibson’s “The Dance Scene”

After premiering last Sunday with high numbers, Laurieann Gibson is back with a brand new episode of The Dance Scene on Sunday (4/17) at 10:30/9:30pm ET/PT on E!. If you can’t wait until then to catch all the action, we have a sneak peek of the episode that we would love to share with you guys.