AFRT Music

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AFRT Music
Founded 2000
Founder Glaurys Ariass and Helsa Ariass
Genre Various
Country of origin  United States
Official website AFRT MUSIC Official Website

AFRT MUSIC, (A Fearless Resilient Team) is an independent record label established by identical twins, Grammy Award winning producers, Glaurys Ariass and Helsa Ariass in 2000. The company is associated with Ariass Fortune,Inc. a corporation with book publishing and music divisions.[1] The company is a member of the RIAA[2] and the home of artist Eartha. AFRT releases music of various music genres, including Dance, R&B, Soul, Alternative, Rock, Gospel and Inspirational music, and believes in the state of independence, upon which artists create with complete freedom of expression. Among their releases are This I Know (2000), Love Jones Maxi Single (2001), Sidebars (2003), and Ink Dry Blue (2010). In 2001, upon release of the single, Love Jones landed on the Billboard Hot Dance Breakouts Maxi Singles chart at #2 position,[3] AFRT received notoriety and acclaim when it got two Grammy nominations for the release of Sidebars by Eartha in 2003. The CD garnered nominations for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album. The release won a Grammy for Best Contemporary Gospel. The company continues to support the musical creativity of independent artists.

Artists[edit]

Discography[edit]

  • 2000: This I Know
  • 2001: Love Jones Maxi Single
  • 2002: Sidebars
  • 2010: Ink Dry Blue

Videography[edit]

  • 2002 I'm Still Standing

Charting[edit]

Year Title Chart Position
2001 Love Jones Billboard Hot Dance Breakouts Maxi Single Sales #2

Awards / Recognition[edit]

Year Award Body of Work Category Result
2003 Grammy Award I'm Still Standing Best Female R&B Vocal Performance Nominated
2003 Grammy Award Sidebars Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album Won


References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard, R&B/Hip Hop, December 7, 2002, p.43
  2. ^ RIAA Members [1] retrieved October 9, 2008
  3. ^ Billboard, Hot Dance Breakouts, June 30, 2001, p.27

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