Syleena Johnson and Marsha Ambrosius Share Musical Journeys on TV One’s ‘Unsung’ and ‘Uncensored’


TV One’s Unsung and Uncensored return this Sunday to reveal behind-the-scenes stories of R&B singers Syleena Johnson and Marsha Ambrosius.

First up is Unsung on Johnson, who discusses being born directly into the world of music., as the daughter of blues and soul singer Syl Johnson.

In the episode, the “I Am Your Woman” singer also talks about working with fellow Chicago artist R. Kelly, getting dumped by Jive Records, overcoming weight issues, toxic relationships and dealing with her changing lifestyle alongside her husband, former NBA player Kiwane Garris.

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“I had to go through all these things to be this person. My husband couldn’t get a job anymore. At 35, he was considered old. We went from a 6-figure lifestyle, to zero,” Syleena says in a preview clip.

The series is narrated by actor Gary Anthony Williams and executive produced by Arthur Smith and Frank Sinton of A. Smith & Co. Productions. Mark Rowland also serves as executive producer.

Immediately following Unsung, Uncensored sits down for an intimate interview with British singer-songwriter Ambrosius.

The Grammy-nominated artist will give TV One audiences details into her prolific career, from starting out as a member R&B duo Floetry to working with Michael Jackson.

“Now this separate entity that is Marsha Ambrosius the writer and the producer and I’m going to work with Michael Jackson. He just comes over and hugs me. ‘Ok Marsh, get it together.’ Mike wanted to feel the way he felt when he heard that demo,” she shares in a preview video.

“I get behind the mixing board and he whispers, ‘Butterflies.’”

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Uncensored is produced for TV One by executive producers Eric Tomosunas, Keith Neal, James Seppelfrick and Paul Hall; co-executive producer Jay Allen, and producer Nikki Byles of Swirl Films.

Unsung airs Sunday at 9 p.m. ET/8C on TV One, followed by Uncensored at 10 p.m.

Watch the clips below from both shows: