RISE TO FAME
Singer/Songwriter Erin Christine has just released a new cover. If you haven’t heard of her before, you MUST now! Erin will promise to give you automatic goosebumps the moment she begins to sing. Whether it’s the “E.T" Katy Perry Cover or this “Who You Are” Jessie J cover, Erin proves she can do it all. Oh and have we mentioned she’s amazing on the Piano?! Listen to her above and follow her on Twitter/Youtube to view more videos and some originals from her!
Goosebumps! Meet the young & talented Carly Rose! In case you aren’t one of the 3,753,496 people that have seen this video, press play. “Honey you may be 13, but your soul is old.” -LA Reid, X Factor
Girl sings karaoke at the grocery store. Prepare to get your mind blown! P.s. check out the dude “mopping” in the back LOL.
Khleo Thomas - Behind The Scenes of his new project with Chris Batson coming soon!
Khleo Thomas shows us how to party in his new music video “So Many Girls.” Khleo alongside actress and Miss Miami USA 2012 Melissa Ramirez go at it because Khleo just won’t let the ladies go. Will she stay with him? Watch above and see!
Vote for Khleo’s Video on 106&Park!
Actor/ Artist Khleo Thomas is back and better than ever! Khleo who has been in the music scene for awhile now is finally ready to debut his new single music video "So Many Girls." With this snapshot and info that it will debut this Thursday on 106 & Park, we can’t wait to see what this video will include! Khleo who is known as a social media extraordinaire gave his fans all the surprise last night via a live ustream to let them know when and where it would premiere. Make sure to tune in this Thursday to 106 & Park at on BET to watch the live premiere.
If you’ve never seen her face or heard her voice then you’ve been missing out! I introduce you Nikki Flores. Singer / Songwriter who has blowing us away at Welcome 2 Fame for years now with her powerful yet soothing voice. Nikki is currently letting everyone know 2012 is her year! Her recent release of Frank Ocean’s cover duet “Back To You” has her fans going crazy all over the internet. Seriously, why wasn’t it originally a duet with her on it? She sounds AMAZING! But wait, it gets better. Not only did she just release that cover but also has a song with Rap Extraordinaire himself Nas. His new album "Life is Good" just released and Ms. Flores co-wrote and is featured in the song "Roses." Make sure to check out her newly released site www.NikkiFlores.com as well as her youtube “ItsNikkiFlores” to hear her renditions of all your favorite songs from "Bleeding Love" to Alicia Keys "Unthinkable." This girl is seriously someone to watch!
Make sure to check both songs that recently released below and let her know Welcome2Fame sent you ;)
There’s a new artist rising to fame and he is “a mix of your favorite rappers.” Not only is his lyrical style unique, so is his fashion sense ladies! He recently released his newest hit “Here Now” for everyone to hear and everyone at Welcome 2 Fame is loving it! Check out the song below and the rest of his music via youtube.
What are your thoughts on his music?
Consider yourself introduced to Monique, if you haven’t been already.
Miami’s pop sensation has been the talk of hour after releasing her new music video for “Encontramos El Amor” a spanish remix to Rihanna’s “We Found Love.” Monique, who via youtube shows she’s a triple threat decided to go with an organic look in this video and show you a personal side of her. Watch & Listen to the video below!
Welcome 2 Fame presents Road 2 Fame: Ep. 1 Khleo Thomas. He talks about his current status, his future plans, and a special message to Team Khleo.
With over 1 million Twitter followers and over 3 million YouTube views, Teen Singer Jasmine V is one to watch. She caught the attention of Justin Bieber’s “Beliebers” with her role as his love interest in his “Baby” music video. Shortly after, she performed as the teen idol’s opening act on his “My World” tour. Since then she has created her own strong fan base called the “Jasminators.”
This year is a busy year for the rising star. As the new face of TokiDoki's beauty line and her recent music video, we are expecting Jasmine's rise to fame to kick into over drive.
For her latest video, “Just A Friend” Remix, Microsoft chose to create the first ever HTML5 music video. HTML5 let’s you interact with the video and make every fan feel like they are THERE! Oh technology!
Check it out for yourself http://www.justafriend.ie/#
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And be sure to stay tuned for more!
Meet Photographer Anthony Anderson, better known as Ayo Andrsn. From his epic photography to his music-filled ‘behind the scenes’ videos, Anderson always leaves us wondering who or what he will shoot next.
W2F: First of all, we love your work. Tell us how you got started in photography?
Ayo: Well thank you very much. I think my mom got me my first Olympus and it got stolen! Shortly after I got a Nikon d80 just for fun and from there I took it one step at a time.
W2F: You have had the privilege of working with some respective names in the music industry including Lupe Fiasco and Producers Cool and Dre. What was that like?
Ayo: It has been unreal. The music industry for me goes farther than just the artist. In this case working with Cool & Dre was awesome. Everyone wonders how some celebs live their lives and seeing Dre really into politics was interesting to see. Lupe is one of my favorite artist. I almost thought it was fake.
W2F: Who was the first celebrity you ever shot? Were you star struck?
Ayo: First celeb ever shot was… hmm damn you got me there. I’m going to have to say DMX. I don’t think I was star struck. lol
W2F: We know you recently did a photo shoot with The Rejectz. Did you do the Cat Daddy?
Ayo: Haha. I did not do the cat daddy. I wouldn’t want to embarrass myself.
W2F: Do you prepare differently when you work with a celebrity? How does it differ from working with a model?
Ayo: I do prepare differently mainly because upon working with them there is a shot list or main image they are looking for. All the requirements are taken into account and the shot list is then planned out.
W2F: Tell us a memorable story about one of your photo shoots.
Ayo: Memorable story… hmm I think I have a video from it. I was assisting a friend. It was about 50 degrees early am on the beach. We shot a girl from North Carolina.We took my gear up on the rocks and bam the wind took my sock off my light and into the water. Right after that I dropped one of my lights into the sand. We also broke 2 of my friend’s lights. Not to forget to mention it was also freezing. http://vimeo.com/9560857
W2F: Who inspires you?
Ayo: Wow, this is a very tough question. I like to photograph people, but I also do automotive photography so it’s hard to narrow down. To be honest, a lot of local photographers inspire me. In the photo industry, it’s one thing to learn how an image was created. It’s another to learn how they reached their success. Seeing the progress from local photographers is what motivates me.
W2F: What would be your dream photo shoot?
Ayo: Dream photo shoot , I feel like you know this answer already…Kanye with some lions or something lol.
W2F: We know you also shoot for Vossen Wheels. What is your ultimate goal as a photographer?
Ayo: As a photographer I love to shoot, but I like to direct. Concepts and ideas are always in my head, but execution is the main key.
W2F: Would you rather photograph or film your subjects?
Ayo: I rather photograph my subjects. Creating an image can sometimes take more than one exposure, which means bringing multiple images into Photoshop to create the exact look you’re going for. Video not so much. lol
W2F: What can we expect from you this year? Any upcoming projects we should look out for?
Ayo: This year. Expect some shoots around the US and possibly even out of the country. I have a good connection with Lupe’s team, so locking in a shoot could be possible. As far as projects, look out for some images that I have been holding on to for a little bit. :)
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Diggy Simmons recently released his video to his new single 88 ft. Jadakiss. His fans have been eagerly waiting for new material of the rising star, so you can imagine how excited they are. Rumor has it he has worked with a lot of big name producers, which makes all of us really excited to see what he has created for all of us to hear. Diggy’s album “Unexpected Arrival” comes out March 20, 2012. What do you little famers think? Reblog and comment your opinions!
Artist to Watch in 2012! Khleo Thomas’ new single “Sweat It Out” has gone beyond our expectations. Every song that he releases sounds better than the last. This is by far the best video we’ve seen from him. Make sure to check out the video! Reblog little famers and team Khleo!
EXCLUSIVE! Actor/Rapper Khleo Thomas launched his own clothing line called FRK APPAREL which has super stylish shirts for guys and girls! Make sure to check them out and tell him WELCOME 2 FAME sent you! Check out the shirts here http://www.frkapparel.com
Astro gets signed to Epic Records!
Yes, you’ve heard it right. The 15-year-old rapping machine from X Factor has been signed to L.A Reids label, Epic Records. Earlier this week, Astro sat down with MTV’s “RapFix Live” and spoke about how he’s “gonna make history” alongside LA. He told RapFix Live about being very excited about being able to work on his album and of course also mentioned how it felt “a bit weird” since it’s a new stage in his career. Astro recently made a small debut by doing a feature alongside the UK pop singer Cher Lloyd on her single “Want U Back” the video is below.
As Astro gets Welcomed 2 Fame will he rise to the top? We believe with his charisma, confidence, and writing skills… He may just make it! But who knows? It’s up to everyone else to decide.
What are your thought you Astronauts? Reblog and comment and let us know!
Don’t Call it a Comeback…
Ray J hit the music scene in ‘97 and is well-known for delivering consecutive radio hits. Hate him or love him, you can’t stop yourself from singing along to his smashes like “Wait a Minute” and “Sexy Can I.”
But, who is Paypa? Fresh off the Smoker’s Tour, this Chicago native has set out to secure his position in the music industry while representing his hometown. Following in the footsteps of the multi-talented Kanye West and Common, it’s not surprising to see another Chi-town artist rise to fame.
Check out “Weekend Girl” by Paypa ft. Ray J.