Marsha Ambrosius' "Far Away" Wins Soul Train's "Record of the Year"
Earlier this week, British soul singer and songwriter, Marsha Ambrosius (pictured right) won Soul Train’s "The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award"/Record of the Year for her hit "Far Away." The song generated quite a bit of buzz earlier this year because of its powerful video.
The music video for "Far Away” (the second single from her debut solo album Late Nights & Early Mornings) depicts a loving Black gay couple and explores anti-gay attitudes in the Black community. The video went viral, and after an appearance on BET's 106 & Park, it raised awareness about anti-LGBT bullying among Black youth.
"They're calling it controversial, can you believe that?" Marsha told LGBT blog Rod 2.0 in a January interview. "This is not controversial. It's just two Black men in love…”
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