V. Bozeman, The Soul Siren Making Noise On 'Empire'
FOX’s new hit show Empire is rolling out some serious musical talent. Enter rising starlet V. Bozeman. You may recognize her as the powerhouse vocalist who stole your heart within the first two minutes of the pilot episode, singing her single "What Is Love?" Before linking with Lee Daniels for his syndicated venture, Bozeman has been in the shadow of the music industry for several years. Currently signed to Timbaland’s record label, Mosley Music Group via Epic Records, V has worked with Timbo, songwriter Cee-Lo Green, and producer Polow Da Don on her latest musical projects.
Bozeman was introduced to Timbo after working with singer Timothy Bloom, formerly signed to Timbaland. She showed him the visual to her powerful ballad "Race Jones" and Timbo was hooked ever since. “He was like ‘Yo! You need to be on this new show Lee Daniels is doing for FOX’," she recalls. "I was like ‘Okay’ but you know, I didn’t think really too much of it. The next day, Timbaland called and said, ‘I showed [Lee] "Race Jones" and he was like ‘Yo where is this girl? I need to see her, I want to put her in Empire!’ Then Lee connected with my manager and it’s been history since then.”
On the show, Bozeman plays Veronika, the soul siren signed to Empire Records. New to the acting world, Bozeman says it was an experience sharing the screen with Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson. "Terrence just embraced me immediately. Taraji embraced me immediately and just said ‘You better be ready for this girl because this is going to be out of here!’ Everyone on the set was just amazing," she says.
On the music front, Bozeman finished two albums last summer and will be releasing them both this year. Before her solo debut ‘Music Is My Boyfriend’ drops this summer, her collaborative album with Timbaland, Opera Noir, will arrive late February/early March and is, what she describes, “so powerful it’ll hit the [music] industry in a way it’s never been hit before.” For more of Bozeman, head to thatgirlv.com and tune in to Empire on FOX every Wednesday at 9pm.