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Better Than You

by Kenya Music

Kenya's cutting edge Pop style can be compared to Rihanna, Ciara, and Kelly Rowland. Kenya's vocal style is sure to get you up and moving! You are sure to love this new club track talking about real relationship experiences we can all relate to. Enjoy.
Genre: Pop: Today's Top 40
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Kenya has been gracing stages all over the world as a background vocalist for many artists and opening act to many a-list celebrities such as Queen Latifah, Leela James, Black Eyed Peas, Goapele, Chico Debarge, Mary J. Blige, Jagged Edge, Latoya London, Aaliyah & many more to name. Kenya is reaching another level in her career by creating a groundbreaking sound with a nice blend of R&B/Pop, and a sultry, sexy complexity to her voice. Born of an English/African American & partly Spanish father from Brooklyn, N.Y. who was a Singer/Songwriter and a Portuguese, Moroccan and Cherokee Native American mother. Her mother had gospel and Motown Sound influences growing up in Detroit, while her father had a post Harlem renaissance Charlie Parker jazz influence. As a young child, Kenya grew up with these sounds around her and quickly realized she had an innate desire to sing. At age five she began to play piano when both of her grandmothers bought her a piano. She attended several music programs and recitals and often got pulled out to do solos. Kenya spent most of her childhood listening to music at rehearsals of her father in the projects of New York and church on Sundays with her mother. Much of the time, relatives would play music non-stop in the house as a result of growing up in a large immediate and extended family. The community atmosphere of her household began to be her stage when relatives would often ask her to sing for everyone, especially at birthday parties. At age 10, Kenya was asked to do a Christmas solo for her elementary school when the music teacher noticed she had a voice. She also performed for back to school night at the mere age of 12. For some time, Kenya sang in the church choice and after her grandmother died when she was only 10 years old, it had a devastating effect on Kenya and the way she viewed the world. Her grandmother was an integral part to her music interest and inspiration to her musical love. She began immersing herself in practicing everyday & singing in church and music Academy of New York and dancing ballet up until high school in Milpitas, Ca. Her love for dance developed but singing remained to be her first love.
In High School she developed a love for Fashion Design and still would sing in theatre and plays for the school. She even put on her own fashion shows, creating looks reflecting her style at the time. Daring, bold, and alternative were her fashions and her musical interests started reflecting the same. She began listening to Rock, Country, Reggae & alternative music. In high school she was on the Student Union and was given an Economics award for excellent service. Kenya was selected from her high school to be one of only seven students to go to Europe as an foreign exchange student to Paris. This experience widened her perspective in her musical and fashion world. With such an amazing experience, Kenya came back and went to F.I.D.M. (Fashion Institute of Technology & Merchandising). After graduating from fashion school, she went on to start her own fashion line all the while, singing background vocals for many other artists to make ends meet. Kenya decided to go to college and went to a junior college named Laney College in Oakland, Ca. She would rehearse in the piano room almost on a daily basis and perfect her art for shows she would perform at night. She graduated Laney College with a degree in Social Sciences. Kenya was accepted into San Francisco State University and majored in Broadcasting Electronics Communications Arts. The B.E.C.A. department was a small, yet exclusive department of the University where Lucas Films, Danny Glover, Tom Hanks, a many more to name have been a part of. To be in the same department as these icons, was an amazing experience for her. It inspired a love for creating music videos, film, and incorporating her music talents to soundtracks for movies, and school projects. Many of the teachers noticed her talent with her music and would ask her to perform in school shows onstage and in some of the B.E.C.A. Fest Awards where she was recognized in the Film Department. With this new found love, she enjoys being behind as well as in front of the camera. Kenya was asked to sing the Black National Anthem for the Black Graduation where Willy Mays was guest speaker, what an honor it was for her! Out of thousands of applicants from the college, it was great to be recognized for her talent. Upon graduating, Kenya was awarded "most likely to become famous and likely to win a Grammy". It's been uphill ever since for Kenya, opening for celebrities and recording her own self written and sometimes produced tracks. Kenya is embarking on a music journey you're sure to love and it's just the beginning to something great, so look out for her on Royal Spotlight Music and Ruthless Alliance Management soon to be teaming up with major labels. Kenya's music will debut in some upcoming movies as well. She will be starring in a feature role in the movie Bullets, Blades, & Blood which will be in the Cannes Film Festival in 2013. She has also appeared in movies starring Eddie Murphy, Eric Roberts (Julia Roberts brother) and Brad Pitt. Kenya produced her first video entitled "Trippin" on Youtube along with Eric Beckett & Beckett Productions, she is also working with Outburst Studios to do her next music video. Kenya is working with MTV, iCNN, BET, Turner Broadcasting, Indigo Films, House of Blues L.A., Bullz Eye Entertainment, Off The Block Entertainment, and many more to name. Look for more to come from Kenya in the near future because it's bright!



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