Fresh off FOX Network’s hit show The Four, where she now holds the record as the longest seat-holder in history, Sharaya J is ready to let her talent do the talking! After receiving high praise from the likes of Meghan Trainor, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, and DJ Khaled all season long, it’s clear that Sharaya is a force to be reckoned with.
A native Hawaiian, but raised in Jersey City, New Jersey, Sharaya J has always been an artist at heart. Exposed early by her father who was a member of the 90’s Hip Hop group Double XX Posse; Sharaya has always been a natural performer. With a very successful career in the dance industry; she’s never been a stranger to the spotlight.
After a chance encounter, Sharaya was offered the opportunity to study and work under the legendary Missy Elliott as her protégé. Within the same year, Sharaya J released her debut single “BANJI”. This record not only displayed an underground Jersey Club rhythmic sound, it also created an international movement. Never slowing down, Sharaya released two more singles; “Takin’ It No More” and “Shut It Down” which set the dance world ablaze.
Known for her high-fashion look, Sharaya joined forces with Alexander Wangstarring in his T by Alexander Wang campaign and becoming a brand ambassador for his line. She even caught the eye of Wilhelmina Models and was signed to their celebrity board. With multiple features that followed, including BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher, Dazed Digital, Interview magazine, NY Mag/The Cut, Good Day Atlanta, Entertainment Tonight and The Steve Harvey Radio Show, Sharaya’s blazing a trail and encouraging all to Be Authentic and Never Jeopardize their Individuality (B.A.N.J.I).
Ever progressing, Sharaya J started her own company; BANJI Entertainment. Under that umbrella she released her single “BIG”; which reintroduced her fans to a more evolved lyricist and an established brand. Followed by the release of “New Wave”. Widely known and highly respected in the industries of entertainment, songwriting, screenwriting, modeling, and dancing; Sharaya J has been rolling out hit after hit. Most recently with the release of her new single “Say Less”. There’s no telling where her talents will take her from here!
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Considered by many as an outstanding vocalist with a charismatic stage presence (“stunning voice and melodic sound”..Music Connection), JENNA Nation has already hit some significant milestones in her career. Her fourth album, “You Don’t Know” received numerous accolades including being named Canada’s Best R&B Album of 2017 and #9 overall, and one of the Top 10 Best Records of the Year. Singles and videos released from this album have been in the Top 10 and Top 40 Indie Radio Charts internationally for well over six months now and her latest single “Killer Love” jumped to #1 in its first week of release on VGR Radio in the UK and at #6 and #4 on the Radio Indie Alliance Top 10 and Top 40 Charts.
Born in Ottawa, Canada, JENNA Nation was introduced to music at an early age through her musical family. She began her career with extensive training and success with classical music/opera and jazz. While studying at the highly respected Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with her Vocal Performance Degree, JENNA began focusing on R&B/Pop.
JENNA Nation has been featured in numerous major media outlets including iHeart Radio, Sirius XM, State of Hip-Hop, CP24 Television, Voice of America Radio, Music Canada Magazine, Musique Plus Video Channel, FYI Music News, Canadian Music Blog, Addicted Magazine, Canadian Beats, TunedLoud, Talent Watch TV, MusicPerk, mi2n (Music Industry News Network), Songwriters of Canada, and Global TV.
Since she began singing, JENNA Nation has performed for the Prime Minister of Canada and as part of the Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill and at the Official JUNO’s After Party in Calgary. In addition, JENNA has appeared at several famed festivals including RBC Bluesfest, the Newport Folk Festival, Boston Outside of the Box Festival and the Toronto, Ottawa, and Beaches International Jazz Festivals just to name a few. Other highlights include performing at the world’s largest urban music festival New Skool Rules in Holland where she was selected as Best Artist. JENNA Nation has also been a finalist for several international songwriting competitions.
JENNA Nation boasts a soulful and even jazzy vibe to her music. Long-time influences include Michael Jackson, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland and Stevie Wonder – a notable name with whom she aspires to collaborate. JENNA Nation has worked with a number of Grammy and JUNO-nominated producers and songwriters including Boi-1da, Tommy Brown, Victoria Monet, Travis Sayles, Kinetics and One Love, Ryan “Ghost” Bowser, Elev3n, Druski, and Young Wolf Hatchlings among others.
In a recent visit to Los Angeles JENNA performed at several venues including at the Live Nation HQ in Beverly Hills garnering a rave review from Music Connection Magazine.. “Her stunning voice and melodic sound captivated her audience ……This Ottawa native is the next big thing in the music industry. Not only does she have a sensational voice, she also interacts with the crowd labeling her an international superstar. …. JENNA is definitely an artist to look out for and an artist everyone should have on their playlists.”
JENNA has over 200,000 views on YouTube and is regularly charting in the Top Ten on the Worldwide Indie Charts and top 5 on several UK radio charts. Her album is currently playing on 600+ stations worldwide.
” A massive hit on a worldwide scale” – Chatsong Music, Netherlands
“One of today’s top artists. She is on Fire” – Indie-Spoonful.
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ONEDUO fuses melodic and powerful elements with a unique and uplifting twist to create a timeless and inspiring sound. They are two young men with a passion for music, and their love for producing and songwriting will allow for great success in the years to come. They recently released a club banger entitled “Cross My Heart” and graced us with this phenominal interview below: check it out:
Q: Can you please tell our readers your real names? What is the meaning behind your stage name ONEDUO?
A: Mike Scimeca & Steve Georgilis! ONEDUO is a representation of two individuals coming together as a duo uniting people together as one through music. We feel that music is a gateway to so many incredible feelings in addition to the many personal relationships that are built and strengthened through it. That’s what we strive to achieve with our music 🙂
Q: Where are you from and Where were you based?
A: We are from New York & both still live here! New York Souls.
Q: At What age did you start making music?
A: Mike: I started at a young age, I got my first guitar when I was 5 and have been obsessed ever since.
Steve: I grew up playing the cello until I was 17, but I actually started music production when we started ONEDUO a little over six years ago.
Q: What genre of music do you love? and what genre would you consider yourself?
A: Mike: I have a love for almost every genre, it really depends on my mood! I think I’d consider us Dance pop/ Future Bass! – But also, I don’t like to identify with any genre because then you’re sort of stuck in a box, I like to freely create and just see what comes out of it.
Steve: I’m always listening to different genres of music to take particular elements into our own music, but of course dance music is my passion! Like Mike said before, it’s hard to narrow your music down to a specific genre but if I had to pinpoint one I’d say for sure Dance pop/ Future Bass!
Q: Tell us about your latest track “Cross My Heart” (what is it all about)—-Please explain the concept or message behind it:
A: This record means so much to us. It’s about falling in love and not knowing how to act, ruining something before it even had the chance to flourish because you’re not wise enough to understand what you have. But also understanding the fact that even though you may still think of that person and always have love for them, it’s not where either of you belong. At least in this life time..
Q: Who wrote it? Do you guys write and produce your own music?
A:. We wrote it along with Ria Lucia! – We write and produce all of our stuff ourselves, as we feel it has more of a meaning when it’s coming from us. We’re able to get more attached on a mental and emotional level.
Q: Whats next for ONEDUO?
A: So much stuff coming. We just released our new symbol on Jan. 1st, going to be releasing some new merch with it! Along with a LOT of new music, and a lot of new tunes with Mike’s vocal on it!
Q: We love your Chainsmokers remix, do you guys plan on doing more remixes in 2019?
A: Thank you, and yes! We love doing remixes. It’s always fun to put your own twist on records that you can identify with! A lot of new remixes coming for 2019!
Q: If you were given a chance, which Artist would you love to work with?
A: Mike: Avril Lavigne! Shes always my go to answer for this question, she was my childhood crush haha and I’ve always loved her music!
Steve: Honestly I’d love to work with Ariana Grande, I think she’s such a beautiful soul and she’s super talented!
Q: Where can fans find you? List all your social media links
@ONEDUOMusic on everything!
“Chrys no i” (Pronounced Chris know eye) who hails from Philadelphia is a highly talented hip- hop/R& B artist. He started making music at the age of 15, but has basically listened to music all through his years, after picking up interest through his mum, as she used to sing and write music, thus, horning his skills.
His latest work “Dream of” talks about loving a girl who in turn does not necessarily reciprocate the love by being in love with someone else which is succinctly captured by the lines “everyone’s eyes on you, I wanna be your world, let’s go round the world, you are my type, I wanna be with you”.
But the appeal falls on deaf ears as captured by the closing statement “I guess this is not the life that she dreamed of”.
The video was directed by Tristan Seyek and featured Julie Reyes as Valentina who was his love interest in the song and Ian Bratwit as Larry (Valentina’s lover).
We got a chance to do a one on one exclusive interview with Chrys and here is what he had to say below:
Q: Where are you from and where are you based?
A: I am from and based in Philadelphia, PA, USA
Q: At What age did you start making music?
A: I started making music at age 15, but I’ve been around music since I was a baby because my mom used to sing and write songs.
Q: What genre of music do you love? Or what genre would you consider yourself? (e.g- Rock? Blues? Hip-Hop? RnB?)
A: I love all genres of music, from hip-hop/rap/trap and R&B, to Urban Latin, to dance/pop and alternative music. However, my music is more hip-hop/R&B with slight trap & pop influences.
Q: Tell us about your latest track or Video ( what is it all about)—–Please explain the concept or message behind it:
A: In short, “Dream Of” is about having a crush on someone who is already in a relationship with a loser (hahaha), and just professing your love or interest to that potential lover.
Q: Who wrote it?
A:. I wrote and produced the song. I made & sequenced the beat within an hour. I then wrote the hook in 10 minutes while eating dinner (inspiration and creativity really hit me at random times). Eventually, I finished writing the entire song.
Q: What inspired you to write this new track
A: We all know someone who is in a relationship with a scrub. I actually know a few people whom are in that situation, and after I made the beat, the hook came out of now where, And the rest is history.
Q: Where do you get your musical inspiration?
A: General inspiration just comes to me, to be honest. As a record producer, I’m inspired by Quincy Jones, Dr. Dre, Diddy, Swiss Beatz, The Neptunes (Pharrell Williams & Chad Hugo), Timbaland and Danjahandz. As an artist/songwriter, I’m inspired by Michael Jackson, Kanye West, The-Dream, Frank Ocean, Jhene Aiko, and Drake.
Q: If you were given a chance, which Artist would you love to perform with?
A: I’d love to perform with Bad Bunny.
Q: Where can fans find you? List all your social media links
Fans can find me on Instagram and Twitter
Although he says he would like to someday perform with the likes of Jay z and J Cole, Otis is steady working hard to rightfully take his place as the next big thing in the Hip hop scene.
While living in Las Vegas, Otis dropped the Album entitled “Decatur Blvd”. This album also has two music videos on youtube – Season and Congratulations.
Otis started making music when he was 13 yrs old and gets his musical inspiration from his brother Dwayne.
When we asked me what inspired him to write the Album, He replied saying ” Sin City; The light, The Parties, The Feeling”.
Watch out for this Virginia native cos not only does he know how to write his own music but he sure knows how to razzle and dazzle you.
This is an exclusive only from Niccproject.com. Get ready to be wowed!! amazed!! intriqued!! bamboozled!! and most of all entertained by the new musical project with two unknown male band members with multiple genres. This is a hush hush tip from us so dont sleep just yet cos its going to be Big!!!!!
All we have to share with you right now are the links below and a couple pictures down below. You simply have to watch out for this phenominal duo coming out very soon with a sensational single!! Title of song is yet to be released!!
These duo get their musical influence and inspiration from the world due to the fact that they are citizens of the world.
“LUURK aka Sasha Conway” & “Nicklaus Grassett a.k.a Afterweland” are alledged to be members of this secret band.
its going to be awesome and you will be amazed!
Meanwhile visit all the links below!!
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Project that is very under wraps but checkout their social media:
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Among Authors is critically acclaimed for both their recordings and impactful live performances. A lyrically intriguing and musically emotional indie alt-rock band from Seattle Washington, Among Authors is fronted by singer and keyboardist Ian Ketterer.
After undergoing open-heart surgery at the age of 23, Ian, with a new lease on life, relocated the band from Wisconsin to Seattle, WA to greater push their music career.
This all talented group write, produce, record, mix, and master all their music. And although they get their inspiration from bands like Radiohead, Jeff Buckley, Ours, Mew, Sigur Ros, Other Lives, Do Make Say Think, they hope to perform live with “Other Lives” someday.
They had a KEXP Live Performance and gave a sensational performance which will definitely gone down as one of the best live performances in the stations history. Click the foto above to check it out
You can also find them thru all the links listed below:
A: Official Website: https://amongauthors.com
Carmen Esther Chidinma Kazan, also known as Carmen Amaka, was born on the 11 of February 1991 in Köln Germany
1997,Carmen started playing piano as her first musical instrument.
2001, she also learned to play the transverse flute and performed at various dance competitions.
2003, Carmen joined the church choir because her only desire was singing.
After graduating from secondary school, she finished her studies at a business college as a foreign language correspondent. Carmen Amaka speaks up to 6 languages.
Before pursuing her own music career, she used to work in as background vocalist with various upcoming German artists on their live shows and in music studio projects, for 10 years.
Her last project was co-writing and singing background vocals for Izzy Amuw’s EP „Take Over“. In this EP she also featured the songs „Go Hard“ & „ All My Lady’s“.
Carmen Amaka sings in English and Igbo. She just released a music video to a cover of Tekno’s song „Be“. Currently she is working on her debuting EP.
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