No one can forget the brilliant performance by fifteen-year-old Aliyah Moulden at the blind audition on The Voice singing, Hound Dog. That performance earned her a three chair turn and becoming part of Team Blake. She held on throughout The Voice journey going up against many amazing artists. Her dedication, drive and stunning voice sent her to the very end. Unfortunately Aliyah didn’t win, but she did learn a great deal from the experience adding to her success after the show.
During her time on The Voice she learned a lot. “I learned to believe that I could keep going in a challenging situation”, says Aliyah. She also learned she could make it to the final and believe in herself.
One of the toughest parts to being on a national competition like that, was not knowing if the performance she was doing would be the last. She says it was a lot of pressure. However, Aliyah did enjoy the experience so much, she did not, want it to stop. Being part of the show did help her to improve as an artist. “I kept pushing myself to do better each week to stay in the competition. Because of my pushing, I became a better vocalist”, says Aliyah. She also says, the show would be great for other artists like her, the experience is so amazing.
One of the biggest advantages there are from being on a show like The Voice outside of winning, is the exposure. The exposure for Aliyah has made a big difference in her life and she has achieved celebrity status. One of the first things that came from it was being recognized by the La Habra City. She has received many awards, and was invited to be the Grand Marshal for one of the city’s main events, The Corn Festival. She was also recognized by the La Habra Boys and Girls Club. The show also opened the door for her opportunity to be in two movies.
So far Aliyah has not signed to any recording deals yet, but not from the lack of being approached, she just has not found a good fit for herself. However she continues to stay booked with singing, acting, performances, and public appearances.
Aliyah has been busy writing some of her own songs, she says, she writes at least one per day. The songs have been about her personal experiences and feelings. “Sometimes I write about growing up, love, friendship, and family”, says Aliyah. Her life is very busy and when she gets some quite time at home that is when she writes. She has also been working in the studio and at the end of February she will be recording her new single. The single should be ready by March or April.
There’s a lot of exciting things coming up for Aliyah. She completed a movie this past October and it will be coming out in the summer of 2018. She is in the process of filming a second movie and it will be premiering in the spring of 2018. She is also in negotiations about getting her own web series.
For all of her fans out there Aliyah has something to say. “Thank you so much to all who supported me during my The Voice experience. I Love You. Kisses”, says Aliyah.
There are a lot of good things that can come from being on a show like The Voice. Whether you win or not, it can be a life changing experience and launch careers. Some people don’t do anything once they leave The Voice. But if a person works hard taking advantage of the exposure, good things could happened just as it has for Aliyah. What’s going on in Aliyah’s life now, is only the beginning.
Tegan Marie, is a singer who like many began putting up singing videos performing covers of her favorite songs. It didn’t take but a couple of videos for Tegan’s charm and voice to captured the attention of many music lovers. She was an instant sensation on the net.
As Tegan continued adding more videos, she also kept adding fans. They loved her voice and who she was as a person. Anyone who has known Tegan from the beginning, knows her dreams were to be a country star one day, and she loved doing things to help other kids. Her dreams are now coming true. They are coming true to an amazingly sweet and talented young lady.
Maybe a year or two after she began adding videos to the internet, Sweety High caught wind of her and things started changing in a big way. Soon after, Tegan was finding herself on Disney Radio and collaborating with some of the biggest country music stars out there. Couple of these stars include Craig Campbell and Kelsea Ballerini. She has also performed on many stages across the country, including an amazing performance at CMA Fest in downtown Nashville. People went crazy for her at this show, Entertainer Of The Year is in her future. She also made her debut performance on the Grand Ole Opry stage.
With Tegan’s dream of being a country music star coming true, one of her other dreams is as well. When Tegan was ten years old, she said she wanted to help as many unfortunate children as possible. It was her dream for people to remember her as the young girl with a great voice who helped them their treatment or who gave them warm clothes. Tegan is now using her new fame to do just that. When her single, Lucky Me came out, she had all the proceeds go to the children’s hospital in Flint, Michigan to help kids that were affected by the water. Tegan is a person of her word.
Tegan’s legacy has now begun. At the age of thirteen, Tegan was signed to Warner Music Nashville, making her the one of the youngest females to sign to a record deal. There’s a small few who have started a country music career at such an early age. Being signed at that age, she now falls in line with other female legends, who began early in life. Dolly Parton had her first single, Puppy Love out at age thirteen through a label in Louisiana. Tanya Tucker was thirteen when Delta Dawn came out in 1972, then LeAnn Rimes at age thirteen as well, with her release of Bill Mack’s song Blue in 1992. Tegan, just beat out Taylor Swift who signed at age fourteen.
Now at age fourteen, Tegan began making more headlines with her brand new song that she co-wrote, Keep It Lit. This song has taken off in a huge way, people love it. The song is basically about starting a relationship and keeping that spark lit which anyone of any age can relate. On January 31, 2018 Tegan became the first artist to perform on the brand new Opry City Stage in New York City. On this stage she performed her new song Keep It Lit to a packed house.
While a small spark can turn into a flame in a relationship, it can also do the same for dreams. Tegan had a dream that she kept lit. Sweety High came along, threw a little gas on that spark of hers and turned it into a flame. When Taylor Swift came on the scene, she set fire to the country and pop charts with no end insight. Now there’s a new fire burning in country music, that fire is Tegan Marie. Now watch Tegan, burn a trail right past Taylor leaving her in a cloud of smoke.
Introducing Joselyn Sky a tremendously talented young lady originality from Colorado, but now resides in California. Joselyn is skilled in multiple instruments which she uses together with a sweet-toned voice, to delight all who listens. She is a true charmer, her smiles will melt even the coldest hearts. When she is performing, her entire being is glistening lighting up the lives of everyone. If a person is feeling down, all one needs to do is pull up Joselyn’s videos and their day will change to one filled with joy.
Currently Joselyn plays three different instruments, piano, harp and ukulele. She started out on the piano when she was four, then ukulele at six, and harp at age eight. Playing her instruments is what she loves, but neither is a favorite, they are all special to her. She loves the piano because she has been playing it the longest and it has come to feel like it’s part of her. The ukulele is easy for her to play and has learned many songs on it. It is also easy to take places. The harp is unique she says and even when you mess up it sounds like angels.
Joselyn says she started singing with her mom before she could talk. Her parents would put her in front of the stereo before she could crawl, turn on the music and she would conduct. Joselyn literally had her first singing experience on stage when she was six. Her story about her first time on stage is as cute as can be, and no one can tell it better than Joselyn herself. Here is what she had to say; When I was six years old, I was at The St. Julien in Boulder, Colorado, where I grew up. There was live music there and my grandma said, ‘Oh Jossy, it’s too bad you can’t go up on stage and sing with them.’ I jumped up out of my seat to run up to the stage and she grabbed me by my shirt and said, ‘Oh no… I didn’t mean it. I was just kidding.’ I slapped her hand away and said, ‘Well I WASN’T!!!’ So I ran up to the stage and asked if I could go get my ukulele out of the car and play a song with them. The lead singer asked me what songs I knew, and I said Hallelujah. He asked me what the first chord was, and I said, ‘C’. Then he asked me what the last chord was, and I said, ‘C’. He shrugged his shoulders and said ‘Okay.’ That was my first time on stage and I loved it!!! I wasn’t afraid at all. It was just fun.” There’s no doubt everyone there was smiling from ear to ear and cheering her on. It would have been a treat to have been there that day.
One of the best times she has had on stage is when she was performing with Michael Franti at White Rock Music Festival in front of three thousand people. For Joselyn it was an awesome experience to be on stage with him. “I wish I could play with him again because it was incredible and there are no words to explain the amazing feeling I had inside of me when I played on stage with him” says Joselyn. She hopes to be able to play at Live Oak, another music festival she goes to.
A dream of her’s is to one day meet Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. Joselyn plays so many of their songs it would mean a great deal to meet them. Another favorite she would like to meet is Willie Nelson.
Joselyn has a huge repertoire of songs, but there’s a few that stands out as favorites to her. One of her favorites to sing and play on the ukulele is Wagon Wheel by Old Crow Medicine Show and Bob Dylan. She says it’s a fun and catchy song. On piano she loves Ophelia by The Lumineers. “You can just be so in the music in that song it feels like you are the song” says Joselyn. On harp she loves to play and sing Life Is Better With You by Michael Franti. She says this song is so sweet, and she loves to play it for her mom and dad.
If you live out in her area, she will be on a local radio show on the 23rd of January. She also goes to farmer’s markets a lot and busk. She says she is saving up for a style 2000 Lyon and Healy pedal harp.
When she’s singing is when she feels most like herself. “It just feels like who I am” says Joselyn. There’s nothing she loves more than music. She hopes when she grows up, she can be a musician.
Joselyn is working hard to make her dreams come true. Not only is she learning more songs, she is writing them as well. To this date she has written three songs. One is about her dog Lupe. Another is about her best friend Aurelia who moved to France for a year. All of her ideas comes from the things happening in her life.
Joselyn is a beautiful girl inside and out. She has the magic in her to warm and sooth any soul. The love she holds for music, and is without doubt, she will fulfill her dream. In fulfilling that dream she will brighten many lives along her journey. She is a true testament to what music and happiness really is.
Spain’s new hit pop artist Charlotte Summer has been mesmerizing people from Spain to American with her magnificent voice. At just twelve years old Charlotte already has a smash hit out called, Unicorn. This song was originally written for a Eurovision entry for Malta by Greek singer/songwriter Gorgi and Swedish composers Ylva and Linda, but was not chosen for the entry. The song was then adapted for Charlotte for a festival in Italy. She has won best original song and best singer in her category. It is now out as her first single.
Unicorn is a fitting song for Charlotte. The song itself is beautiful, but “Unicorn” has always meant much more. A Unicorn is a beautiful, wondrous and magical animal, it has been known to light a girl’s heart and imagination. This also describes Charlotte. Her voice has the beauty that is needed for a song like Unicorn. She has captured the essence of the song perfectly igniting the imagination of those who listen and magically takes the listener into the story. No other person could have delivered this song the way she has done. The song may not have originally been for her, but destiny knew who needed to sing it. This song does mean a great deal to her. “It is very special to me as it is a beautiful song and a lot of people really like it” says Charlotte.
A stunning video was made for Unicorn which not only shows her beauty, but the beauty in the location. It was filmed in Marbella Spain by the sea. Charlotte says, it’s where the Unicorns live. The location is shown as a magical place, all one needs to do is believe and you can see the Unicorn. I believe, she “is” the Unicorn. The beauty, the magic, it is her, she opens a person’s imagination.
Most of the world didn’t know anything of Charlotte until a video went viral. In the video she was getting her hair done and started singing her song Unicorn. The majority of us didn’t realize that it was her own song at the time. She belted out the song so perfectly that everyone instantly loved her. She then became a worldwide favorite, leaving everyone asking, “who is that girl”? It turns out that her hairdresser asked her to sing, video taped it and put it on their Instagram. Once people began learning who she was, they flocked to her music loving everything she sang.
For many, it was the viral video that introduced them to Charlotte, but this was not the beginning. She first started singing at about six or seven years of age. She began performing at her primary school, St. George in San Pedro de Alcantara. At school they would often do shows for their parents. The boys and girls in the class would go on stage and sing, act and dance. From this she has moved on to other great things. Charlotte was in Les Miserables in Malaga, Spain. Then she appeared on La Voz Kids then went on to win a talent contest in Malaga, Spain. After all of this she was on a program called, Fenomeno Fan, this show was shown in Spain and South America. She will be on TV in North America soon. “That was really cool to go and record in LA” says Charlotte.
Being a singer is about bringing happiness to others as well as yourself. Charlotte is this person, the happiness and passion can be heard in each of her songs. Like most singers, she too has favorites she likes to sing. Aside from Unicorn, she likes, It’s A Man’s World and One Night Only. She likes It’s A Man’s World because, “I feel the song is so true and beautiful” says Charlotte. And One Night Only she says, “It is a very soulful, and it has lots of places where I can let out powerful notes”.
Charlotte is beginning to take her music to the next level with her new single, Lifting Me Up. She co-wrote the song with a composer from England named Alex. When it comes to songwriting, she doesn’t really know where the ideas come from, she says things just come to her. “I play piano so I create melodies and from that the lyrics” says Charlotte.
There’s much love for music in Charlotte’s life, but she enjoys many of the other things too. She loves gymnastics and animals. Charlotte also enjoys movies, hanging out with friends and dancing all the normal stuff anyone her age would enjoy doing. To do what Charlotte loves takes a lot of support, and she gets tons of it from her parents and sister, Renee.
Anyone can search through Charlotte’s music and listen to her progression, she started off good, now she is “brilliant”. Charlotte has been granted a gift, and she uses that gift to delight others in the songs she sings. The power and precision that she uses is exceptional, no one can help but be drawn into the story she is telling. She is truly magical, just like the Unicorn.
Wow! What a great new artist coming up the ranks, Spencer. If you have never seen or heard Spencer, you are truly missing out. He is making a lot of noise and the noise has gotten louder with the release of his new music video, “Whatever”. Spotify unveiled his new single on the Billboard in Times square.
“Whatever”, is a love song about a girl that’s really special. This song has great meaning to Spencer. “There may be other girls you may have occasionally messed around with on and off, but they don’t really matter because you always come back to the perfect girl”, says Spencer. This song would be a great one to dedicate to that special someone letting them know they are truly the perfect person.
The video for “Whatever” brings the story in the song to life, with many special moments throughout. The video was shot all throughout LA wandering about the city. In the making of the video a few scenes they had a large crew involved, but for other shots he ditched the crew. For them to just take off and leave the crew, Spencer felt more of the authenticity that he wanted would be captured. He was correct, the realism is there.
When preparing to shoot the video, Spencer wanted something different that made a statement, he got it. It was decided it would be shot with a cell phone. This was a brilliant idea. This is how these special moments would have been captured by anyone out on the town having fun. It gave it more life. Spencer says, the director GAB3 was the genius behind the video. He also says, he and his manager J, GAB3 collaborated on the original concept, but made up a few scenes as they went along.
Spencer is back in the studio working on more songs. Be on the lookout for more to be released. He also has several live shows coming up and more videos. His fans can follow him on Twitter and Instagram
Inspiring people to be themselves and bring out their true personalities is something he hopes to accomplish. Spencer says, “Life is too short to cover up the real you”.
Canadian superstar Jadyn Rylee strikes again with another smash hit, “Only You”. Only You, is a song that people fell in love with the second it was released. Her new song is one that listeners of all ages can relate to. The story of the song is one of a great friendship telling each other how they feel. The song is touching people in their hearts. Anyone who has a hard time letting a friend, spouse or sibling know how they feel, this is the perfect song to share and express one’s true feelings for the other. The tenderness of the song, the lyrics, leaves no doubt the meaning. Whoever you share this song with, that person will understand fully how you feel about them. It’s in the title, Only You. You cannot listen to “Only You” and not be touched.
Jadyn’s fans have known her as a girl of rock, and fearless. But with the release of her three original songs, everyone has been able to see, there’s more to Jadyn than meets the eye. This is especially true when it comes to, “Only You”. This song allowed Jadyn to showcase her tender side and add a little emotion. According to her fans posts, they love it. To be a great artist and rise to stardom it”s necessary to be versatile, and Jadyn is good at it. Another important aspect of an artist, is to be able to connect with the audience, and Jadyn has proven herself able to do this time and again.
“Only You” features Jadyn’s friend Brayden Ryle. Brayden was also seen in Jadyn’s video Beaches of Tofino, but it”s not his first time in front of a camera or mic. When your dad is multi gold record Curt Ryle, music is going to find it’s way into your system And it did just that with Brayden. Brayden has his own song out called, “Eye On You” and has been received well. It’s a catchy upbeat song with fun lyrics. This song shows off Brayden’s artistry and skill. Now singing together, they are a perfect match.
They both have a strong bond with each other, this is where the sincerity in the song comes from. This bond began right away. About a year ago, Jadyn was introduced to Curt Ryle, which of course led her to meet Brayden. The bond of friendship was instant and has grown unbreakable. As wittiness, they are like a modern day, Bonnie and Clyde with the exception, they are not stealing people’s money, they are stealing their hearts.
During the creation of “Only You”, it was Brayden that had the idea to add the rap. What a genius concept, it went together brilliantly. Jadyn sings with a soothing voice and then in comes Brayden with his rap. It was meant to be, like peanut butter and jelly. Once you listen to the song, you can’t stop listening, you want more. Their individual parts draws you in, and then when they combine, it’s wow! it gives you chills. Excellent song and production, two outstanding artists. Just can’t get any better than that. It would not be surprising to see Brayden and Jadyn together in more upcoming videos.
Jadyn is rising to fame fast. She can be found on countless media outlets, radios, as well as hometown papers. Jadyn’s delivery of songs has captivated people right from the start. Her fan base has grown in a big way. Now it is getting ready to grow even larger. It was recently announced Jadyn has been accepted into the Mini Pop Kids. Mini Pop Kids have concerts all around Toronto. People have grown to love her from around the world through the internet, now they will get to see and meet her in person. Her fans will love her even more, her live performances are incredible.
One of the things that seems to intrigue people when it comes to Jadyn is; when they think they have seen all she can do, she surprises them with something different. With each new video the viewers get to see a whole new and different side to Jadyn. Day after day people tune into her music and cannot get enough. There’s been brilliant artists come out of Canada, like Justin Bieber and Shania Twain. Jadyn however, has the capabilities and the heart to rise above them in the future. What people are witnessing now, is only the beginning.
“Only You” was written by John Castleberry and Jadyn Rylee. It was produced by Curt Ryle of Big Matador Records. Video by Lance Goodman.