Ruby Amanfu, a Ghana-born and Nashville-raised performer, producer, and Grammy, Soul Train, and BET Award-nominated composer, is a beautiful soul with a wonderful voice. She is well-known as one half of the Sam & Ruby combo.
Her achievements include co-writing the 2020 anthem “Beautiful Noise” with Alicia Keys and Brandi Carlile, the Top 40 radio single “Hard Place” by multi-Grammy-winning artist H.E.R., appearing on Beyonce’s hit song “Don’t Hurt Yourself” from the album “Lemonade,” and being Jack White’s bandmate for two years.
Amanfu has a series of critically praised solo albums and many songs to her credit, having composed and recorded music since she was in her teens. Her music has been used on ABC, CBS, Fox, CMT, MTV, Netflix, Hulu, and The Food Network, as well as in series including “Station 19,” “Little Fires Everywhere,” “Community,” “Nashville,” and “Pretty Little Liars,” as well as films like “The Secret Life of Bees,” “Hope Springs,” and “The Photograph.”
Ruby is an actor, civic activist, an elected Recording Academy Board Governor, a private chef, and a culinary blogger in addition to her musical career.
She’s performed on SNL, the Grammys, Conan, Letterman, and more. Ruby was one of the ambassadors and models for Reese Witherspoon’s line of clothing and accessories for Draper James, and the two were featured in Elle Magazine for the brand’s launch.
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