R&B singer Ann Nesby, her management staff, Laborforce Management, and her record label, It's Time Child Records refute the malicious and unwarranted claim made by purported singer/songwriter/producer Peggy Harley. Harley calculatingly claims through various Internet blogs and postings that Nesby along with prominent radio personality Vaughn Harper of WBLS radio New York are responsible for copyright infringement regarding Nesby's latest single "I Apologize." Additionally the deluded accusation brought upon by Peggy Harley are unfounded, "I Apologize" is an original recording exclusively created by Ann Nesby and producer/songwriter Roosevelt George. Laborforce Management, It's Time Child Records, and Ann Nesby have no professional or personal relationship with Vaughn Harper of WBLS as Harley claims. ABOUT ANN NESBY: Former lead singer of the world renowned Sounds of Blackness; accomplished songwriter with credits including Patti Labelle and Gladys Knight; co-starred in the 2003 musical comedy The Fighting Temptations with Cuba Gooding Jr. and Beyonce Knowles; various appearances on the hit television series American Idol; Nesby is currently promoting her latest Grammy award nominated single, "I Apologize," from her critically acclaimed latest album This Is Love in stores now.
Ann Nesby is preparing for the release of her latest album, This Is Love, to be released September 25, 2007, by Shanachie Records. In the album Ann Nesby returns to the inspirational R&B of her top-selling albums with a stunning set of all-original songs that is destined to be not only one of the year’s best R&B releases but also one of the most meaningful. Working with up-and-coming producers J. Isaac (who produced grand-daughter Paris Bennett’s album on the heels of her making the finals of American Idol), Paul Jones and Darnell ‘Baby D’ Davis, Ann moves effortlessly from the gospel of her last album In The Spirit to the inspirational R&B of This Is Love. Nesby is without a doubt one of finest, most powerful and emotive R&B singers of the past twenty years. Loved by everyone from American Idol’s Randy Jackson, who calls her “one of the best singers in the world,” and Al Green, who declares her as “a real soul singer,” Ann Nesby occupies an unusual niche in the music industry, that of an inspirational R&B artist. Highlights on This Is Love include the upbeat and celebratory songs “I Can’t Explain It” and “This Could Be Love,” the affirmative ballad “Special Occasion,” the ironic “Thank God” and the sobering “I Apologize,” one of Ann’s favorite songs on the CD. While some listeners may be surprised to hear the song “It’s So Easy Lovin’ U,” a house-music rave-up, devoted Ann Nesby fans will be right at home. The Georgia-based vocalist says, “In all of the projects that I’ve done recently there has always been at least one up-tempo dance track. This goes back to the hit “The Pressure‚” which I recorded with Sounds Of Blackness. I’ve kept up with fans of that style of music so I always try to give the dance community at least one song that is uplifting and dance-worthy.”