Astoria, New York (PressExposure) July 05, 2011 -- Three time Grammy winning R&B singer and actress Jill Scott celebrates a comeback from her four year hiatus with this week's number one album, Light of the Sun, on the Billboard 200 chart. Light of the Sun is not only Jill Scott's highest ever charted album, but thanks to over 135,000 copies sold in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan, this also marks the highest sales for the first week of an album's release for Scott.
Guitarist and Missing Link writer Randy Bowland co-wrote four songs on the album, "Le BOOM Vent Suite", "When I Wake Up", "Rolling Hills", and the album's title track "The Light of the Sun". The legendary musician who is also a producer, arranger and composer; is one of the East Coast's most in demand guitarists. With over twenty-six years in the music business, he has worked with everyone from John Legend to Britney Spears and has appeared with artists on shows like BET, Good Morning America, and The Today Show. In 2008, Bowland received a Grammy nomination as a co-writer on the Musiq Soulchild hit song "Teach Me".
His work on Jill Scott's Light of the Sun is now receiving enthusiastic reviews. Jaymie Baxley of Slant Magazine praises the album's artistry, "The Light of the Sun's finest moment is the audacious 'Le BOOM Vent Suite,' a nine-minute epic that starts out sounding as if it's drifting in space via chilly keyboard arpeggios and atonal swirls, but ends planted firmly on the ground with warm guitar tones and jazzy drums."
A&R Max Clayman of Missing Link Music reveals his own excitement on Scott's collaboration with Bowland, "We are very happy that Randy has been able to expand his working relationship with Jill Scott to include songwriting, as well as serving as guitarist in her touring band. Randy's work with Gerald Levert, Grover Washington Jr., and Musiq Soulchild speaks for itself and I'm glad that we can now add Jill Scott to the mix of wonderful artists that he's collaborated with."
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Recent hits administered by Missing Link Music include "Mr. Carter" and "I'm Single" by Lil Wayne, "Shut It Down" by Drake featuring The-Dream, "I Like The Way She Do It" by G-Unit, "Playa Cardz Right" by Keyshia Cole, "Stay With Me (By The Sea)" by Al Green and "Women Lie, Men Lie" by Yo Gotti featuring Lil Wayne.
In 2011, Missing Link Music launched Missing Link Recordings to offer label services and release master recordings. Missing Link Music released Ms. Mone't debut single, "At This Moment", which also serves as the debut release from Missing Link Recordings.