What's even funnier is that she is a Puerto Rican girl doing what most Jamaican artists do. "We figured we needed a new and interesting way to get people's attention and break into the industry." Well, if attention is what she wanted than attention is what she is getting and she seems ready for the undertaking. Singing R&B since she was a toddler, Selena moved to South Florida six years ago with one goal in mind: to take the Miami scene by storm. Born in the Bronx, New York as an only child to Puerto Rican parents, Selena can be considered what most people would call a “Nuyorican”.
Moving to Colorado at the age of 8 shaped Selena in a way that would open her mind to a whole new world of cultures and music. As you can imagine, growing up as a Puerto Rican girl in the middle of Denver took quite a bit of adjustment. As a result though, her musical influences and experiences were given an opportunity to flourish in a way that would create her soulful, yet jazz infused style. “Being an only child, I would sit for hours alone in my room listening to the likes of Whitney Houston, Faith Evans, Ella Fitzgerald, Amel Larrieux, Tamia and Mary J.
Blige”. Singing in many girl groups along the way, Selena developed a love for songwriting. In order to hone her talent she attended the Denver School of Arts and after graduating high school she made her dream of moving to Miami a reality. “I think Miami is the perfect combination of island culture and climate along with the nightlife of New York.
You can’t beat it. See I’m really an island girl at heart”. While songwriting for other budding talents, Selena has had the opportunity to sing background and reference vocals for nationally and internationally known recording artists such as Nicole Sherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls, Soca artist Kevin Little, Pitbull, Scarface, and Guru of Gangstarr, making a small name for herself around town. She has also opened up for Ziggy Marley and performed alongside Baby Cham, Jr.
Reid and Dr. Evil. Selena, says she is "poised to become a crossover powerhouse in the industry. I'm having a lot of fun right now and I hope that when people hear my music they can feel the same.” Read more on Last.fm.
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