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For many years, Black celebrities have been criticized for not using their platforms to speak up and to speak out for black causes. Some were seen as selfish and inconsiderate but If you get to watch United States Vs. Billie Holiday you will understand why so many artists played it safe. The tragedy of Billie Holiday being hounded by the Federal Bureau of Narcotics for singing her signature song "Strange Fruit" was ironic because authorities thought she was inciting a riot by singing a song about lynchings.
Today, GRAMMY® Award-nominated singer/songwriter, activist, and acclaimed actress Andra Day unveils her heart through song with the complete, moving soundtrack for The United States vs. Billie Holiday. Listen HERE. The magnificent collection of spirited songs—which includes legacy-carrying covers and stirring new compositions—arrives ahead of Andra’s first-ever starring role in the Hulu original film, which revolves around the late, legendary Holiday and debuts February 26. THE UNITED STATES vs. BILLIE HOLIDAY Soundtrack: All Of MeStrange FruitTigress & TweedThe Devil & I Got up to Dance a Slow Dance (ft.