During the last stages of his illness, AK serenaded her father with Mariah Carey's "Butterfly." It was his admiration towards her vocal talent that led her to continue the singing path as a way to help others get through their everyday struggles. In the 8th grade, AK formed a group, Sweet, and wrote her first song, Just Look. Branching off before high school, she hit the studio to record her first original solo song, Dreamin, at the age of 14. A.K. finally realized how powerful her singing was while attending Columbia High School, alma Mata of Lauryn Hill.
While at Columbia High School, she joined the MLK Gospel Choir and was chosen as the lead vocalist although she was the only white member. Despite being one of the few choir members who were not of color, there was never a racial barrier between A.K. and the rest of the choir. While there, she was accepted by everyone despite race, gender, age due to her vocal capability. Her musical influences are Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, and Aretha Franklin.
People have already compared A.K. to a younger version of Christina Aguilera with her powerful voice. A.K. is determined to achieve any goal.
She is always up for a challenge and proves that she has true determination. From putting in 12 hours a day in the studio, she proves that hard work pays off. In 2007, A.K. won first place in the R&B genre at "Faces in the Crowd" in New York City. From singing her heart to the world to expressing herself through her dance moves, A.K.
is a well-rounded performer with a true essence of Pop with a strong undeniable R&B sound. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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