Liberty Silver was the first Black woman in Canada to receive a Juno Award in 1985, not to mention receiving an additional Juno the same night! Liberty Silver shaped the foundation of R&B/soul for an entire generation of black female singers in Canada!
From the basement mini-concerts as a young girl to opening up for Bob Marley at the Madison Square Garden, Liberty Silver has been singing around the world and touching lives by her musical stanza…
Liberty has opened for:
• U.S. President Barack Obama
• Bob Marley
• B.B. King
• Sheryl Lynn
• Maya Angelou
• Desmond Tutu
• Celine Dion
• The Temptations
• Harry Belafonte
• Don Rickles
• Joan Rivers
• Natalie Cole
• Jeffery Osborne
• J.T. Taylor
• Gladys Knight
• SOS Band
• Oscar Peterson
• Mikhail Gorbachev
The Canadian-born diva has been performing all across Canada and the world, her archives include:
• Antigua Jazz Festival
• Ottawa Jazz
• Jamaican Air Canada Jazz Festival
• Demurer International Jazz Festival
• Beaches International Jazz
• Guyana U.S. Embassy- Habitat for Humanity
• New York- Unveiling of Statue of Liberty
• Barbados Jazz Festival
• Greece- Technopolis
• Trinidad Carnival 96
• Mobile Alabama New Years Jam 2007
• Trustee for the Starlight Foundation, etc.
Collaborated with many musical artists throughout Canada for a humanitarian track called “Tears are not Enough”…She has sold millions of records/cds throughout the world, with all types of music from R &B, jazz, multi-platinum dance tracks, reggae, pop, country music, and gospel. Her voice can expand 6-1/2 octaves.
She won her 7 consecutive weeks on Star Search and in the mid-1980's she took the Canadian music scene by storm when she received 3 coveted Juno Awards for best R & B Single and Best Reggae/Calypso Recording. That same year she was nominated for Most Promising Female Vocalist and collaborated on a Jazz Album nominated for a Juno Award, making history as the only multiple Juno Award Winner and Nominee besides Bryan Adams.
Liberty also co-hosted the World Basketball Championship ceremony with TV Star Allan Thicke, hosted her own TV series “Centre Stage Chronicles”, and co-wrote and performed the official Olympic theme for the 1996 Atlanta, Georgia, and 2004 Athens, Greece Olympic games.
Accolades/credits include: 5 Black Music Awards, 3 Rock Express Awards, the Shuremic Award for Vocals, the Bob Marley Memorial Award, the Chin International Songwriting Award (where Liberty performed songs in Italian), The Michigan State Music Competition, 3 Genie Nominations for Acting, Jazz Reports, Top Female Jazz Singer Award, and most recently received The 2005 African Achievement Award for Arts and Entertainment.
She was nominated for the Best Female Vocal and Original Composition Award at the Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards, honouring George Benson.