Janiva Magness (born January 30, 1957) is an American Grammy Award nominated blues, soul, and Americana singer and songwriter.
The Blues Foundation named Magness the B.B. King Entertainer of the Year in 2009, becoming only the second woman, after Koko Taylor, to be so honored. The award was presented by B.B. King himself and Bonnie Raitt. In 2014 she released her first album of all originals entitled Original which earned her the award for Song of the Year. Magness has earned seven Blues Music Awards with 26 similar nominations. USA Today stated, “Magness is a blues star.”
1997 – It Takes One To Know One
1999 – My Bad Luck Soul
2001 – Blues Ain’t Pretty
2003 – Use What You Got
2004 – Bury Him At The Crossroads
2006 – Do I Move You?
2008 – What Love Will Do
2010 – The Devil Is An Angel Too
2012 – Stronger For It
2014 – Original
2016 – Love Wins Again
2017 – Blue Again
2018 – Love Is An Army
2019 – Change In The Weather: Janiva Magness Sings John Fogerty