The 2021 Billboard Music Awards were presented this Sunday, 23rd of May. Held at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, the event returned seven months after its pandemic-delayed preceding edition. Hosted by Nick Jonas, it was aired live on NBC, at 8 p.m ET.
The Weeknd, who was a finalist in 16 categories, dominated the awards show, taking home ten trophies, including the night’s biggest win, Top Artist. For his explosive smash “Blinding Lights,” he also won Top 100 Artist and Top Hot 100 Song. BTS also swept awards, winning every category in which they were nominated for their hit “Dynamite,” including Top Duo/Group, Top Song Sales Artist, Top Social Artist, and Top Selling Song. During the ceremony, the band gave the first live performance of “Butter,” their most recent single, which was released on Friday.
Bad Bunny won four awards — Top Latin Artist, Top Latin Male Artist, Top Latin Album, and Top Latin Song — and the late rapper Pop Smoke won five, including Top Billboard 200 Album for “Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon,” which earned record-breaking posthumous recognition as a finalist in ten categories. “Thank you for respecting my young warrior,” Audrey Jackson, his mother, said to the crowd as she accepted the award on his behalf.
Best Rock Artist winner, Machine Gun Kelly, showed up on the red carpet with a rather unusual fashion statement: a jet-black tongue. His social media reveals that he had his tongue painted black with a cotton bud. He made sure his tongue was noticed, sticking it out to the cameras, and touching tongues with his girlfriend, Megan Fox on the red carpet.
Pink accepted the Icon Award from rockstar, Bon Jovi and admitted to being obsessed with him since she was eight years old, locking herself in her room for a week after his wedding. “I’m very glad you found lasting love, Jon, but you broke my heart. I take this as an apology,” she joked on receiving the trophy. She also performed a medley of her best hits from her career, but her aerial performance with her nine-year-old, Willow Sage, to their duet, “Cover Me In Sunshine,” stole the show.
Drake bagged the Artist of the Decade award, which he accepted along with his three-year-old son, Adonis, on stage. “I’m really self-conscious about my music,” he spoke as a part of his acceptance speech, “I’ve spent an incalculable amount of hours trying to analyze all the things I did wrong, but tonight for once I’m sure as hell we did something right.”
Find the complete list of winners below:
Top Artist: The Weeknd
Icon Award: Pink
Artist of the Decade: Drake
Change Maker Award: Trae Tha Truth
Top New Artist: Pop Smoke
Top Male Artist: The Weeknd
Top Female Artist: Taylor Swift
Top Duo/Group: BTS
Top Billboard 200 Artist: Taylor Swift
Top Billboard 100 Artist: The Weeknd
Top Streaming Song Artist: Drake
Top Song Sales Artist: BTS
Top Radio Songs Artist: The Weeknd
Top Social Artist: BTS
Top R&B Artist: The Weeknd
Top R&B Male Artist: The Weeknd
Top R&B Female Artist: Doja Cat
Top Dance/Electronic Artist: Lady Gaga
Top Christian Artist: Elevation Worship
Top Gospel Artist: Kanye West
Top Billboard 200 Album: Pop Smoke, Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon
Top R&B Album: The Weeknd, After Hours
Top Rap Album: Pop Smoke, Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon
Top Country Album: Morgan Wallen, Dangerous: The Double Album
Top Rock Album: Machine Gun Kelly, Tickets to My Downfall
Top Latin Album: Bad Bunny, YHLQMDLG
Top Dance/Electronic Album: Lady Gaga, Chromatica
Top Christian Album: Carrie Underwood, My Gift
Top Gospel Album: Maverick City Music, Maverick City Vol. 3 Part 1
Top Hot 100 Song Presented by Rockstar: The Weeknd, Blinding Lights
Top Streaming Song: DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch, Rockstar
Top Selling Song: BTS, Dynamite
Top Radio Song: The Weeknd, Blinding Lights
Top Collaboration: Gabby Barrett ft. Charlie Puth, I Hope
Top R&B Song: The Weeknd, Blinding Lights
Top Rap Song: DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch, Rockstar
Top Country Song: Gabby Barrett, I Hope
Top Rock Song: AJR, Bang
Top Latin Song: Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez, Dákiti
Top Dance/Electric Song: SAINt JHN, Roses (Imanbek Remix)
Top Christian Song: Elevation Worship ft. Brandon Lake, Graves Into Gardens
Top Gospel Song: Kanye West ft. Travis Scott, Wash Us In The Blood
Lou Celestino – From The Skies To Making Records
Lou Celestino, an emerging Filipino-Canadian recording artist, shares how his struggles led him to pursue his real calling.
The Pandemic turned the lives of many people upside down, more so, in relation to jobs and financial status. With the wave of COVID-19, there has also been an inevitable wave of layoffs from prominent companies all over the world. This layoff has brought a revelation for many people including Celestino. He is a talented artist from Montreal, Canada, and is ready to show the world what he’s been working on this year.
Before becoming a professional artist, he was a flight attendant and was laid off during the first wave of the pandemic. He was not aware of how his life will take the right direction for becoming a professional artist once he was let go of his previous employment. For him, it came as a sign to go for the dream that he always neglected. Before the pandemic, he never really dedicated himself to music. However, he decided to write music and follow his passion with real determination and inspire people with his art. Music is a place for him to express his feelings and vent out the expressions that have long been suppressed.
A Legendary Music Artist In The Making
Celestino has long been an ardent fan of music. His loved ones were not very supportive of his musical passion which led him to neglect his passion. However, he stands to turn the Asian conservative narrative about the arts into a more liberal one.
His musical talent is vast, and his debut single is coming out on May 20. He also has shows coming up this summer in Montreal and Toronto. He is going to deliver a great musical experience by singing his debut single “One More Chance”, along with other songs that will be on his first EP this November.
His music is all about being himself. No matter what heights of success he achieves with his musical career, he will always go back to his roots and appreciate all that life has bestowed him with.
The charismatic soul also wants to show men that it is okay to be vulnerable, break the cycle and show what they feel without any hesitation. His message with each song is going to be something that uplifts many people and helps them get over the dilemmas of life.
He is grateful for all the success and failures that he has experienced in life. Because the wins show that anything is possible with enough zing to learn, and the failures just mean that one needs to keep trying.
Celestino likes to live in the moment. He wants to make today better, so that tomorrow can be more mysterious and full of wholesome events that lead people in the right direction in life. Hence, music is something that Celestino will utilize to bring the most important matters to light. To know more about his work, visit his Instagram profile here.
Big Venti Starts The Party Season WIth A Bang With His New Upcoming Album “Party Hills”
Big Venti, a multi-talented music artist, is set to release his new album “Party Hills” this summer and bring the best chill hits for you.
The creativity of an artist knows no bounds. The writings of musical artists turn into songs that etch their destiny of fame in the industry, and keep the listeners hooked! The music of Big Venti is also something that listeners look forward to. With his new album “Party Hills” set to release this summer, it is going to be the highlight of the year. This LA-based singer/songwriter comes with impeccable energy that is filled into his songs. This summer will be a hit with his songs and the beautiful meaning and beats behind them.
Big Venti is a captivating presence and has proved so with his first single “Showin Out”. His aura resembles the big names in the industry, and his cool appearance is what the crowd admires. With his sleek look shades and great voice, his music is a major banger each time that he performs. His personality is the one that excites the crowd and turns every event into a party.
The lead single from his new album “Party Hills” has an amazing video with strobe effects that instantly hits the right chords. The lyrics are a party in themselves. With the fancy tone and command over his song, Big Venti is leaving great suspense about the whole album and the amazing things that it will bring.
Writing has always been his passion. As a young child, he would always participate in anything creative. From writing essays on different books to indulging in drawing, painting, singing, and producing anything, he has always been the one with a mind for things that ask for the mind to whip up new ideas.
His raspy voice is unique and makes the lyrics stand out over the beats, which is a good combination that doesn’t flush out any element of the song. For Big Venti, creating songs is the most wholesome activity in his life. Through his songs, he can bring words into life, and humanize his thoughts most creatively.
Writing has to be the most cherished part of his songwriting process. He loves to create bars and melodies with dramatic effects, and an ensured impact on the audience. The process of his new album inspires everyone to work hard.
He recorded 10 songs in 10 days, which gave birth to the 10 tracks on “Party Hills”. With such determination, no hurdle can stop him from reaching the heights of success and the hearts of his audience. The new album is an eccentric one and each single has something of great value to offer. Our summer playlist is set to play the songs of Big Venti all year long, and you can listen to his songs too by visiting here.
Prophetic Poet Shows How Evolution Leads To Unprecedented Growth
Prophetic Poet, your friendly neighborhood Chicagoan music artist brings music that tickles your musical palette and transports you into a new dimension with intriguing lyrics.
Love, determination and passion are some of the requisites for becoming a recognized artist in the music industry. In a saturated music world, staying afloat means starring uniqueness and having a refined idea about what the audience wants to listen to.
As suggested in his name, Prophetic Poet is a stickler for creating banging anthems, as featured in Buzz Music for his song “Don’t Tweak”. His lyrics are natural, as he sits to write songs, the words flow like they were meant to be on that bare white page and combined with beats and music that attracts.
The journey started early at a basic level where he used the software to learn to mix and record songs. This was a journey of self-recognition and discovery of who, what, and why for his songs. What would his music sound like what is the message that it will portray, and who will find it enticing, and other such questions?
His motivations for becoming a great musician started through the spark for the evolution and growth that comes as the journey of a musician unfolds. He wants to share life experiences and create connections in the foundation of his music.
The charismatic man’s music is not just a treat to the ears, but a soul healing experience as each word arouses feelings and initiates a groove inside you. He hopes to inspire others with his music by being authentic. His journey of evolution is inspiring because he has worked hard every day to become a better and bigger version of himself.
His knack for creativity shows in his lyrics and how he smoothly glides over beat after beat trapping listeners in his intellect. He loves how unpredictable life is, and how you can take steps in different ways and yield a different outcome.
Having the power to incorporate this eccentric journey into songs is a blessing. His poetic instances swoon the listeners and keep them longing for more. His song “Don’t Tweak” was an absolute hit, as it teaches people to not let others take advantage of them.
As a consistent artist, even during the pandemic, Prophetic Poet kept using social media to instill growth for his brand and promote his events. He wants people to enjoy every moment of life and cherish each event that occurs because indulging in the experiences is how you create stories to narrate to the world.
Prophetic Poet is on a hot streak where he is committed to creating songs that deliver the best beats and lyrics to his audience every time. With an unwavering passion like his, he is well on the way to becoming one of the most noted artists in the industry. His songs are a magnificent example of brilliant work, and he always does justice to the lyrics. You can also indulge in the goodness of his song, here.
Tonne Desai Gets You In The Feels With His New Single Feelings
Tonne Desai, a singer-songwriter releases his new single “Feelings” and swoons the audience with a beautiful summer anthem.
His passion is not something fickle. Tonne Desai, a talented singer, the songwriter has been determined to make it big in the music industry since he was a child. Music for him is like a spiritual awakening that activates the full potential of his mind and soul.
Tonne, has been writing songs since he was 14 years old. After writing for some time and releasing his EP “Prime”, he knew he had to become an artist and show the world what he brings to the table.
He lives in Nashville and studied music in school at Fisk University, it was in college that he was accepted into the now Grammy award-winning Fisk Jubilee Singers, where he toured and performed with the group for three years.
The charismatic man’s mom is the real inspiration behind him to follow the art of music. Some of his favorite artists are Micheal Jackson, Lionel Richie, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, and Luther Vandross, whose songs his mother often played on the radio. She pushed him to do music lessons, and that created a connection with music that was unwavering.
Music provides a euphoria to Tonne, a feeling that surpasses all emotions of happiness, and brings out his real personality. Through his songs, he aims to inspire people to be themselves. Being “Original” in a world full of imitators is a difficult task, but those who triumph above these challenges are living their best life.
To achieve his dreams, Tonne invested a majority of his time practising. Sometimes he was in the studio, day in and day out, just perfecting his musical skills.
“Today where I am as a vocalist and artist is because I never gave up and fought for something I wanted. I want to inspire others to do the same. It’s not where or how you started, it was how you finish.” – Tonne Desai
His new single “Feelings” will turn up your summer spirit, and make you sway till the sun comes up and through the night! His song is all about the plethora of feelings that a human has, and how they love someone most intensely and passionately. This song meets halfway on the culmination of R&B and Pop. The synth and throbbing base combined with the drums and guitars of pop makes this a song that is the pop Ballad that we all needed to get over someone who is always on the mind.
The love and support that Tonne is receiving on his new single goes to show how thoughtful and well-delivered his song is. Every word has a meaning that connects to his life and adds a personal touch altogether. Even though all the odds are stacked against him, Tonne will not back down from his dream, much like the message portrayed in the anime Naruto.
Tonne stands by a quote from the same series, “I’ll never give up on my dreams.” And this is the message that his songs deliver too. To know more about his work, check out his Instagram profile here.
Chris Poulson Packs The “Requisite Snarl Of The Wounded”
Chris Poulson, an independent songwriter and artist, attracts all eyes to him with his unique music and voice.
Some people are just destined to be in the show biz, running front and center, entertaining others, and drowning in the hustle-bustle of the crowd. Music is one medium that lets you open a doorway to connect with millions of billions through relatable words, and a mesmerizing voice. However, sometimes people lack the confidence to follow through with this dream as Chris Poulson did in the initial stages of his music career.
He knew that confidence will be more suppressed with fear, so he took steps one at a time to conquer his fear. At the inception of his entry into the music world, he used drums and played live in many concerts and shows. Gradually, it has brought him enough confidence to be his own frontrunner, and inspire people with his music. From there, he spent a few years mastering the craft of singing and songwriting, and also became the lead singer of a rock band in Los Angeles. When the band parted ways, it was finally time for Chris to shine on his own, and show his hidden talent to the world.
From all the songs he had written over the years, he narrowed them down to his top 6 favorites and spent the next several months finding the right members to complete this vision.
Once the line-up was solid, he contacted a producer/engineer to record a 6-song EP, which would also be labeled his singer-songwriter debut. After playing countless shows in Los Angeles, some of which are opening and/or sharing the stage with national headlining groups/bands such as 10 Years and Veruca Salt. Right before the group’s disbandment is when the song “Fall into Pieces” actually came to life.
He ended up writing two more songs, “Break Free” and “Joyride,” to add to the mix, and he hit the recording studio shortly after to start his journey as a solo artist. Putting the sticks down was an important move for him — not only to show the world what he has to offer as a singer-songwriter and frontman, but to follow what he was put on this Earth to do!
In 2021, he released my debut solo EP ‘Fall into Pieces,’ featuring the heavy-hitting, emotional, and gripping title track. The single, “Fall into Pieces,” shows Poulson packing the “requisite snarl of the wounded,” he explains, which offers equal amounts of emotion-drenched instrumentals and deftly conceptual lyricism. His songs hit the audience hard with the truth, and the lyrics will immerse the listener into an emotional rollercoaster.
Chris hopes to inspire people to follow their dreams and listen to their hearts. Everyone is brought into this world to fulfill a dream, leave behind a legacy, and nobody can shape it better than the person itself. With his musical talent, Chris will deliver this message far and wide. To listen to his music, visit his Instagram profile here.
Buckle Up For Soulful Music By Mero M.
Emerging R&B- Pop/ Soul Artist ready to take the music world by storm after Mero’s streak in the corporate, hospitality, and airline industry.
Artists are created through hard work, cognizance of talent, an active learning and creation process. Music is the finest form of art that creates a connection that wows away the listeners and makes them a part of the journey of the artists. Mero M. is one such R&B-Pop/Soul artist who is etching a journey worth reckoning with his unparalleled talent.
He has been in different industries for many years and has had his fair share of experience in the distinct working environment, but music is the real calling that has always been nudging him to follow the right direction. He has cooked up a great first EP “Journey”, which is due for release this fall. The excitement and enthralling reactions to his music are already coming in hot! And people cannot wait to hear what surprises are stored in his EP.
His first single “Blame Game” will also be released the next month which is present on all the digital platforms. He is set for multiple performances in the summer to soothe the mind and body of the listeners with his enigmatic voice and music.
The Story Of An Emerging Music Artist
When he was a child, Mero M. always used to use his free time in the classroom to write up great songs that were exceptionally good for his age. He was a passionate child who had a big red book full of songs, hooks, songs, choruses, etc. As he got older, the love for music was always alive, but it just diminished. He became a flight attendant and started traveling the world, meeting all kinds of amazing and intriguing people. He just felt like something was missing. In 2021, as he was preparing to move back home to Memphis, Tennessee from Minneapolis, he was moving some things out of his storage and he stumbled across that big red book. He suddenly felt the rush of the past sweep over him, and he remembered what he was missing. It was music. That made him decide to step in this year to become an artist.
The musical expedition was always his destiny as both his parents were already in the show biz. He was nurtured with the skills disseminated by them in the performing and acting world. He hopes to inspire people to come out of their shell, and be the most confident and motivated version of themselves. One person is capable of it all if they put their minds to it. A person can handle everything to make their dreams come true if they recognize the power they hold to influence this world. He would go home and practice a lot of music to hone his skills. His inspirations were always legendary artists like Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston who would keep his spirits high for the future.To know more about his work, visit his website here.
A Leap Of Faith Reshaped Fawad’s Life
The story that began one day with a random photoshoot has evolved into the identity of this Fashion Influencer.
Good things always occur unexpectedly. We can find opportunities at any turn but whether to grab or leave them is up to our conscience. Fawad Aly, a Dubai-based influencer, is a living example of this opportunity game with an amazing success story. He not only seized the opportunity but also worked hard to squeeze the most out of and build a lustrous & beautiful life as a Fashion Influencer.
The ride for Fawad Aly began five years back when his friend randomly took a few snaps of him. These shots were appreciated by many of his friends and the thought of becoming an Instagram influencer struck his mind.
The career choice he made for himself began with freelancing part-time for two complete years. During this time, Fawad made himself well-versed with the ins and outs of the influencer industry. After two years, when his passion for his work grew more, he transformed himself into a full-time influencer.
Fawad recollects this journey as the most adventurous ride of his life. He learned many new skills, molded himself as per the requirement, met many new people, and worked on amazing projects. He has worked with many amazing brands like Suits Supply, Four Seasons Hotels, Yamaha, Gant, Peter Minuit New York, Givenchy, etc.
Covid 19 slowed down the world. Businesses crumpled, life stopped and many ugly things took place all around the world. It slowed down his life for Fawad as well. But instead of letting the situation get to his nerves, he kept sharpening his skills. Now he is back in the industry with a vision of reaching new heights in the next five years.
Along with his personal growth, he wishes to help other struggling influencers as well. He wants others to learn from his experiences and learnings and avoid making the mistakes he made during his journey. His advice for them is to never give up on something you believe in, as great things take time. He strongly believes in never giving up on your dreams no matter how hard it gets.
With almost 5 years of experience in this field, Fawad still wishes to achieve more and set a mark in this line. He strives to create more incredible content that is worthy of his followers’ attention. Fawad is the rock that stands strong between his success and all the problems that become an obstacle in his journey.
Shower your love on this truly amazing influencer by following him here
Nashville Alternative Artist, MNERVA, Grieves For The Departed With His New Single, Josh
MNERVA, a musician, pays tribute to his friend and the departed with the new soulful single “Josh”.
Songs are more than just lyrics, it is a way to bring your emotions forward and grieve while also creating a safe place for others. The latest single “Josh” by MNERVA, a Nashville Alternative Artist, is dedicated to his friend, former bandmate and real supporter. Josh was the guitarist of his first band, “Remedy”. Josh pushed MNERVA to pursue music and also indulged him in friendly competition. However, Josh passed away due to depression, and it was the most unnerving time for MNERVA.
It took almost 1 year for him to express his feelings for his departed friend, but when he stumbled upon the lyrics of this new single, he felt that magic that emotions can create in a song while liberating his pent-up grief. The track is produced by Andrew Gomez (John Harvie, Loyals, Lost Stars) and the team dived into the atmospheric side of MNERVA’s sound. Bands such as Deftones, Radiohead and The Fray are a huge influence on him and he has always wanted to combine Shoegaze guitars with a hip hop track. This song finally made that dream a reality and it marks the beginning of a new era for MNERVA.
A Tribute To The Loved Ones Of Many
“Josh” is not just about the emotions that MNERVA feels about his friend, but it is a song that presents the pain of all the people who lost someone close to them. The video and lyrics of this single create a dramatic effect on the listener which wraps them in agony but also consoles them at the same time.
The video will be released some weeks after the song. In this video, MNERVA is seen playing the drums along with the flashbacks of “Josh” and them in the band “Remedy”. Editing this video was painful for him, but it is a journey that he had to take to honour his friend.
The musical journey of this passionate artist began in February 2020 when he released the trailer for “Blurryface The Musical” which is a beautiful musical featuring the music of twenty one pilots, on social media to viral success. Since then, MNERVA has released over a dozen songs, culminating in the release of his debut EP, “Talk Too Much,” and has amassed almost 400,000 streams across all streaming platforms as MNERVA.
Now that the world is going back to its natural environment, he plans on performing a lot more often and playing more out-of-town gigs in order to continue building a devoted grassroots fanbase. He says, “If the world does shut down again, I’ll just keep writing and recording with my team and keep preparing for future projects. I have so many ideas and I feel like I’m finally hitting my stride as an artist as we speak.” He aspires to collaborate with artists like Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park. To listen to more of his songs, visit his website here.
Bruce Carter: The Rising Star Out Of New Orleans LA
Bruce Carter, a musician, shares his journey which is full of struggles but he always perseveres through the hardships with the help of his music.
Music acts like an ark for people to sustain when everything is crumbling down. And it has proved as a pivoting aspect in the life of the talented rapper and musician, Bruce Carter. He started recording music at the age of 16 and has come across many unfortunate circumstances of arrests, but music has always been his true partner. He loves helping kids and giving back to the community. His songs reflect his aspirations and talent.
He has been featured in many prominent publications like Hype magazine, Pitchfork magazine, Kazi magazine, This is 50 magazine, etc. He has been subjected to many struggles throughout his life, like being shot multiple times, constantly facing police brutality, but no force was strong enough to push him away from his goals of music. He created his independent label, Clips & Bandz Ent. which is doing great work in building his identity as an independent artist.
Inspiring People Through Hardships
Bruce didn’t let the bad luck and struggles sway him away from his goals. He has always been focused and wanted to inspire people to take up the challenges of life and turn them into something fruitful. He wants to help them talk to more people, experience the wonders of the world. He wants to help people make money while pursuing their passion and help them grow. He believes that if he can cope with so many hardships, so can anyone, hence he acts as an example for people to never give up. He loves writing songs that people relate to.
When he created his own brand, things started to transform and he got more involved in learning about music and making it to entertain people. He believes the process of the creation of impeccable music is a long road that comprises making music, marketing music, scheduling plans, but on your own time with your knowledge with no help involved. It gets stressful, tiring but the goal is to never give up.
In the future, Bruce will continue to master and research the genres of music that interest him. He lives up to any challenge that life throws at him and keeps himself involved until the desired outcome is achieved.
“I think out of the box, I’m very old school but with young thoughts, I develop techniques differently, I’m a multi-tasker, and keep small-scale thoughts out of my mind.” – Bruce Carter
With his label, he created music that swoons people. He is his own songwriter/ghostwriter and indulges daily in writing more and more music and expanding his horizons. In the future, he also looks forward to dropping his merch and further performing music live. Bruce is a resilient star rising through the fog that life is covered in. To know more about his work, visit his profile here.
Zhaklina Advocates For Mental Health In Her Amazing Songs
Zhaklina Spencer, an avid musician and passionate preacher of mental health, helps subside darkness from the lives of people.
Music is not only meant to help celebrate the happiest moments of life, it is also the medium to console someone who has been in deep slumber, or stress eating them from the inside out. Life is complicated and at times people can get overwhelmed with all that goes on around them. However, artists like Zhaklina Spencer are the ones helping people stay afloat in tough times with her soothing songs.
She has released two of her series of EPs, “17 Reasons Why” with her song “Gossip Queen” being her most popular, (32k+ on Spotify streams) and “Tattooed Roses” as well as “Pluto” (her latest singles) not too far behind.
The charismatic woman is rising like an icon in not just the music industry but the mental health community. Her brand revolves heavily around mental health advocacy, including consistent donations to organizations like “Project Semicolon” and “To Write Love On Her Arms” from her streaming/downloading revenue. She has been featured in “Buzz Music” and “Medium,” and is described as “a creative storyteller and artist all in one adoring package.”
Enveloping Sadness In Consolation
Mental health is an inherent part of living a happy life and Zhaklina believes that people often go down the loop of deteriorating mental health because of loneliness and isolation. With her songs, she wants to tell people that there is always someone beside them, even in the darkest of times. Just like there is light in the darkness, there is always a way out of misery- and comfort along the way.
She launched her artist journey after winning a singing competition with Hudson Valley’s radio station, K104.7, performing at KFEST in front of thousands of fans. Her music has been played on radio stations and podcasts, featured on dozens of playlists, and shared all over the world reaching churches, bars, restaurants, schools, clubs, and homes alike.
Her life has been dedicated to music for as long as she can remember. A passionate artist, she strives to create a unique identity in the music world and does it all by inspiring others too. As a child she would often sing her heart out to the classic “My heart will go on” by Celine Dion, just floating away with the moment and blending in with the sweet melody. Her aunt Tara also had a big hand in pushing her musical talent to unparalleled heights, as Zhaklina was compelled to write songs after receiving a songwriting book as a gift from her.
She has been in and out of therapy for years with the last two years being the most consistent. She has suffered from Complex PTSD and Psychological Abuse which has led her to write more transparent and challenging music as of late. Zhaklina is an individual who doesn’t let her struggles define her path but chooses to grow through them. She slays her demons with the power of music and helps others cope through difficult times as well. Listen to her music by visiting her website here.
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