GRAMMY® Award-nominated singer/songwriter, activist, and actress Andra Day unveils an impassioned cover of Billie Holiday’s “All of Me,” which lights the torch for a multitude of musical surprises Andra has on the way ahead of her starring role in The United States vs. Billie Holiday, a biopic centering on the late singer, which will debut as a Hulu Original film on February 26th. Available now on Warner Records, “All of Me” will be featured on the film’s forthcoming soundtrack.
The United States vs. Billie Holiday, in which Andra makes her feature-acting debut as Holiday, will shed light on the innovative vocalist’s embattled years as a target of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics—the unit sought to imprison Holiday on drug charges, a retaliatory action given her dedication to singing highly politicized songs like “Strange Fruit” and her efforts to integrate her audiences. In the upcoming film, directed by Lee Daniels and written by Suzan-Lori Parks, Andra stars alongside Moonlight lead, Trevante Rhodes.
“All of Me” is just the latest to kick-off a busy 2021 for Andra. She will be honored at the Critics Choice Association’s third annual Celebration of Black Cinema on February 2nd for her work in The United States vs. Billie Holiday, and she’s on the cover of V Magazine. Already receiving an outpouring of critical acclaim, the film appears in TIME Magazine’s “Most Anticipated Movies of 2021” list, and Andra Day is featured in Variety Magazine’s 2021 Oscars predictions for “Best Actress.”
Featured image: Andra Day – Photo By Takashi Seida
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Author: Jerry Doby