Cynthia Erivo (Harriet Tubman) is a Tony®, Emmy®, and Grammy® Award-winning actress from the U.K. She burst onto West End and Broadway stages in “The Color Purple”, and ever since then, she has taken the big screen by storm. Not too long ago, she released a music video for “Stand Up”, a powerful tune featured on Terence Blanchard’s “Harriet (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)”.

Cynthia Erivo – “Stand Up” music video (“Harriet”)

Cynthia Erivo stars in the title role in the first-ever feature film about the life of Harriet Tubman, one of America’s greatest heroes. “Harriet”, currently in theaters, won over audiences and has generated over 40 million dollars at the Box Office to date.

‘Stand Up’ serves as the film’s anthem, co-written by Cynthia Erivo and Joshuah Brian Campbell. The likable tune contains an inspirational narrative, ear-welcoming vocals, and spiritual harmonies. Also, the empowering tune possesses luxurious instrumentation flavored with contemporary R&B and modern soul elements. Furthermore, Cynthia Erivo will perform “Stand Up” at this year’s Oscars.

Cynthia Erivo

Cynthia Erivo – “Stand Up” still photo

Cynthia Erivo graduated from the famed Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 2010. She made her Broadway debut reprising her starring role as Celie in the critically acclaimed revival of The Color Purple. She first played the role in 2013 at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory, earning rave reviews and an Evening Standard Theatre Award nomination for Best Musical Performance. Also, a WhatsOnStage Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical.

Erivo’s performance on Broadway earned her several awards including the Tony® Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical. A Grammy® Award as a principal soloist on the original cast recording of The Color Purple (Best Musical Theater Album). Also, a Daytime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Musical Performance in a Daytime Program, the Drama Desk Award, Theatre World and Outer Critics Circle Awards.

Harriet (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – Terence Blanchard

Harriet (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - Terence Blanchard

The film “Harriet” is based on the thrilling and inspirational life of Harriet Tubman, an iconic American freedom fighter. The movie tells her extraordinary tale when she escaped from slavery and transformed into one of America’s greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.

We recommend adding Cynthia Erivo’s “Stand Up” single to your personal playlist. Also, let us know how you feel about it in the comment section below.


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