Being bold is a big part of being an artist. You’ve got to be willing to act intrepidly at the right moments. Natalie La Rose knows just when to be bold. In 2011 while attending an ESPY Awards after party, she walked up to Flo Rida and told him they were going to work together. Struck by her charisma and confidence, the (intrigued) multi-platinum international superstar invited her to the studio the next day. Over the course of two years to follow, she performed alongside Flo across the globe at sold out shows. 2013 saw her officially ink a deal with his International Music Group (I.M.G.) label, formally solidifying their partnership. However, that wasn’t the first time Natalie followed such an impulse. Born to Surinamese parents and raised in Amsterdam, she moved to Los Angeles alone at 20-years-old, pursuing her dream of becoming a singer and dancer. Inspired by everyone from Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson to Mariah Carey, she honed her vocal chops through years of diligent practice. That prowess led to a deal with Blackground Records/Interscope Records for her duo Amsterdam in 2010. Her debut single for I.M.G./Republic Records “Somebody” [featuring Jeremih] will undoubtedly get the dance floor moving. Over smooth production from Future Classic, the song updates the melody from Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” for a new millennium. Natalie’s voice takes the spotlight in between a sexy hook from Jeremih. Checkout our latest interview with Natalie !!!!!
Tiffany Evans’ powerhouse vocals will command the attention of anyone in her surrounding area. The South Bronx native got her start in 2003 as a contestant on the hit singing competition show, Star Search, hosted by comedian Arsenio Hall. Tiffany’s victory sparked the interest of major labels including Columbia Records. After performing for executives, Tiffany was offered a recording contract on the spot in 2003. In between working on her debut album, Tiffany explored her acting skills as she picked up roles in CBS’ The District, Tyler Perry’s film Diary of a Mad Black Woman and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. In 2008, Tiffany released her self-titled debut album, which included hit singles “Promise Ring” featuring Ciara and “I’m Grown” featuring Bow Wow. Executive produced by The Clutch and Ciara, TIFFANY EVANS debuted at No. 4 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart.
The 23-year-old singer is now gearing up to release her new EP titled ALL ME, due on Thursday, October 30th, 2015. ALL ME contains a mix of R&B, hip-hop and pop sounds that are simply infectious. The highly awaited EP consists of seven tracks, including the lead single “On Sight” featuring Fetty Wap. The fun and flirty track has received over 600,000 digital streams to date. Thanks to the buzz behind “On Sight,” Tiffany was selected for iHeartRadio’s Digital Artist Program for September 2015. The partnership included daily spins of “On Sight” across all of iHeartRadio’s urban stations. Tiffany’s social media presence continues to grow daily as eager fans and supporters await ALL ME. With over 1.6 million followers across her platforms, Tiffany hopes to keep building her bond with her fans as she begins a new chapter. Checkout our brand new interview with Tiffany now !
Avant is a name that has been used in the context of being original or innovative but the singer/songwriter from Cleveland has transformed the word into a powerhouse brand. Since breaking out on the music scene with his first platinum hit singles, “Separated” and “My First Love”—he has been on a non-stop journey having released seven albums in the last 15 years.
His new album, The VIII (eight)is sure to capture true fans and R&B music lovers with his magnetic voice and beautifully, interwoven lyrics. Each song on the album is a labor of love and reflects different observations around him. He is preparing for the new album release, The VIII in September 2015. This spring he released the debut single from the album, “Special” which is romantic song that breathes new life into love and commitment.With the anticipation of a new album on MO-B Entertainment being distributed through Capitol Music Group, he is preparing to hit the road and introduce followers to his new music. Avant sums up his love affair with his fans on the song “Doesn’t Matter”. “I’m letting you know if I fall in love with you, my love will never change. I don’t exactly know where we are but my life will always remain the same. That’s real—that’s relationships.”
Luke Christopher isn’t about to wait around for anybody. Instead of relying on singers or producers, the Los Angeles rapper can belt out a hook with the best of them, and he remains an accomplished producer and beat maker in his own right. On his two new EPs YSTRDY and TMRW for ByStorm Entertainment/RCA Records, his singular vision only starts to unfold, encompassing airtight rhymes, cinematic storytelling, keen wit, and a little bit of wisdom.
Growing up in the San Fernando Valley, music surrounded Luke. At a young age, his father turned him on to the likes of Elton John, U2, Michael Jackson, and Stevie Wonder. However, hip-hop found him one Christmas when 2Pac’s All Eyez On Me sat under the tree. In high school, he converted the bottom bed of his bunk beds into a makeshift studio. There, he taught himself how to rap, sing, and compose beats. By his seventeenth birthday, he was ready to be properly heard, and major labels clamored for this strangely soulful and emotionally expansive style. Checkout our new interview with Luke.
TashaCobbs won a Grammy Award, three Dove Awards and three Stellar Gospel Music Awards after only one nationally released album. That album, GRACE, remained in the top 10 on Billboard’s Gospel sales charts for a stunning two years after its 2013 release. Her 1st single, Break Every Chain, spent 9 consecutive weeks at #1 on Gospel Radio, and her second single, For Your Glory, spent 5 consecutive weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Songs chart. TashaCobbs is a true praise and worship leader and also a mentor to praise and worship leaders around the world. She serves as the Worship Pastor at dReam Center Church of Atlanta, Georgia, where Pastor William Murphy is the senior pastor. One of the most highly anticipated Gospel albums of the year, One Place Live – the new album from TashaCobbs – is set for an August 21st release on Motown Gospel. Recorded live at Redemption Church in Greenville, South Carolina, with thousands of worshippers in attendance, One Place Live is signature Tasha Cobbs – replete with passionate, heart-tugging songs that instantly infuse the spirit. “They are what we call songs of the Lord,” explains Cobbs. “I can be leading worship or getting dressed for worship and a song will simply fall on me. Some songs are just moment songs, or maybe just four or five words will come, then I’ll go home and finish it,” says Cobbs. Checkout our latest interview with Tasha.
One half of the Grammy® Award winning gospel duo and WE tv original series stars Mary Mary, TinaCampbell, is set to follow sister Erica Campbell’s lead and step out on her own. The singer will release her highly anticipated solo debut album, “It’s Personal” on May 7th. The record will be the first project released from GeeTree Creative, the company she and her husband, Teddy, recently started. The album, features the current single “Destiny,”which Tina debuted for an eager crowd at the premiere event for the fourth season of Mary Mary’s hit self titled WE tv show. The singer also performed “Destiny” to a captivated Good Morning America audience earlier this year. Showcasing Tina’s powerhouse vocals, “Destiny” is an inspirational song that reflects the singer’s journey and serves as a beautiful testimony to how far she’s come. Other tracks on the album include the spiritual “Only Jesus Did it” and the uptempo “Life.”
In addition to the brand new album, Tina will debut as an author with her upcoming book “I Need A Day To Pray.” As documented on the third season of “Mary Mary,” the singer/songwriter, wife, and mother of five faced some of life’s most overwhelming challenges. She credits her faith as one of the reasons she was able to overcome them. Through it all, Tina put some of her feelings and ideas into a journal which became the book. Both the book and the album will come together when Tina presents her new stage performance “An Evening With TinaCampbell: Tour”
Brave Williams embraced her musical talents, having already started her musical career when cast as a lead singer for the MTV Reality show, Diddy’s “Making The Band”. Although she was subdued from the reality show by the struggle of her father’s diagnosis of prostate cancer and early signs of dementia, her talent was still destined for success, which she earnestly grappled for. After three years of development and hard work, Brave co-founded an all-girl group which she named Richgirl. Richgirl landed a major deal with Jive Records. The group instantly created Billboard hits including their first singles “24’s” and “He Ain’t Wit Me Now.”
She continues to strive beyond what’s expected of her, by setting aside time for those less fortunate through Associated Black Charities (ABC), as well as her own personal philanthropic missions. Ceaseless and relentless, with the voice and fuel to light up a city, an independent, unstoppable, fire-driven Brave is now unleashing her full potential on her upcoming EP, “FEARLESS”
dumblonde Talks Independent Label, Creative Direction, & New Music
Interviewer: david duane
My Fierce Wings Radio: Who’s dumblonde?
dumblonde is an independent alternative Dance/Pop duo created by singer/songwriters Aubrey O’Day and Shannon Bex formerly of the multi-platinum, international, chart topping female group Danity Kane. The girls were discovered on the hit MTV show “Making the Band”, and grew to be noted in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the only girl group to have two number one consecutive albums on Billboard. In their ten years sharing the stage these two formed an unbreakable bond while touring the world with many artists, including opening for the Black Eyed Peas, Backstreet Boys, and Christina Aguilera. Their indie pop debut has strong dance and alternative influences reminiscent of acts like The Ting Tings, and La Roux. The combination of their iconic blonde appeal, transcendent harmonies and powerful stage presence is a style unique only to Dumblonde.
Interview time ….
My Fierce Wings Radio: First off, Congratulations to you both for the amazing success and now to this incredible brand – dumblonde, what has been the best part with this experience so far?
Dumblonde: Thank you! The entire creative process has been refreshing and a creative challenge. We continue to push ourselves in new directions without settling for the first idea or thought.
My Fierce Wings Radio: Great branding and marketing with dumblonde, how was the process for this new venture?
Dumblonde: Thank you! When we decided to move forward together we knew we wanted to create an authentic brand that embodied us not only as a collective but individuals. Though we seem very different we share a lot of the same ideas and views we just have unique journeys. Something we were able to explore in the studio when writing the songs with Radio & Candice Pillay.
My Fierce Wings Radio: What are y’all personal favorites from the album?
Aubrey: Tender Green Life
Shannon: Love Blind
My Fierce Wings Radio: Let’s talk about live performances and the preparation for a dumblonde concert? What gets y’all ready?
Dumblonde: When we started the stage show we scrapped 3 versions. It had to be right! We were determined for it to fit the dumblonde branding. Which is challenging to do when adding in dance and visuals. It could look wrong quick. However our Choreographer Miguel Zarate has such a creative approach and thought process when he works. Once the 3 of us knew a moment/movement was right we embraced it. Step by step creating an amazing show! The stage is where we thrive!
My Fierce Wings Radio: A lot of people are always confuse as to why once major artist go independent – can y’all explain why it’s been the best decision for y’all?
Dumblonde: We like to have our hand in everything! Our business to creatives from directing, editing, styling….EVERYTHING! Many times when a label steps in they take over aspects that leave the artist feeling unauthentic to their art. We didn’t want any boundaries! Being independent (though we have a distro through Caroline/Universal) we remain free to move our business and brand the way we see fit, we are the label. It brings us that much closer to the process and to our fans. Which is what we care about the most!
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New York City – We’re excited to announce our ticket give away for dumblonde live in New York City. They will be stopping by Gramercy Theatre on Wednesday, October 7th. We’ve got two ways for you to enter to win two tickets for the concert – Here goes the details:
1) E-mail Info@MFWERadio.com letting us know your favorite record from dumblonde and why you should win tickets to their New York City concert with the subject line: “dumblonde nyc”.
2) Follow @MFWERadio + @OnAirWithDavidD on Twitter and simply tweet us with the hash-tag #dumblondenyc
Sweet melodies, soft backgrounds and powerful leads would be the only way to describe the unique but soulful sound of R&B singer Bahja Rodriguez. Bahja is a 19 year old singer/songwriter from Atlanta Georgia. From an early age Bahja has always enjoyed singing and had a passion for music. Bahja’s professional career began at the age of 12 years old as “Miss Beauty” with the popular and colorful girl group the “OMG Girlz.” The group is most known for their songs “Gucci This(Gucci That),” “Where The Boys At,” “Baddie” and “Boy It’s Over.” The group performed on several major tours and had much success however, in March 2015 the group disbanded.
Not letting the group’s abrupt ending stop her from pursuing her dreams, Bahja sought out the perfect creative team to help develop and bring her vision as a solo artist to life. In April 2015, Bahja released her first song as a solo artist titled “Jealous Type” which has gained over one million sound cloud plays to date. She went on to release two more songs titled “Lipstick” and “Next One” each currently having more than 300,000 plays on SoundCloud. With such an overwhelming and amazing response to her music, Bahja Rodriguez definitely seems to be Atlanta’s “next big thing” and just what the music industry is missing. Her debut EP titled “It Gets Better” will be available for purchase everywhere music is sold online November 20, 2015. Checkout our latest interview with her now !