Born in Hawaii as Peter Hernandez Jr., he musical style is a mixture of reggae, R+B, folk, and 1950s-era rock and roll, looking up to great performers such as Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley from a young age. Mars headed to L.A. where he teamed up with Philip Lawrence and Ari Levine and formed a group call the The Smeezingtons, in which they co-penned a string of platinum hits including Flo Rida‘s “Right Round” and K’naan’s “Wavin’ Flag”. Mars decided to pursue a solo career after the success of B.o.B‘s Billboard smash “Nothin’ On You” and Travie McCoy’s “Billionaire.”
This rising triple threat’s album is called “Doo-Wops; Hooligans,” Mars’ solo effort hits shelves in October 2010 with the lead single “Just the Way You Are” poised to be another Hot 100 hit. His new hit “The Lazy Song” defintely has people talking.
Cameron Jibril Thomaz, better known as Wiz Khalifa, was born on September 8, 1987 in Minot, North Dakota. Throughout his childhood, he lived in Germany, England, and Japan before settiling in Pittsburg, Pennsylvannia. His musical influences are Camp Lo, The Notorious B.I.G. and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony.
Even though he released a debut album back in 2006 titled Show and Prove under a different label, he is most well-known for his debut single for Atlantic, “Black and Yellow“, which peaked at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. His album for the label, Rolling Papers, was released on March 29, 2011. Look out for him, because he is making moves in the industry!
This sexy and talented artist is best known for his controversial music video entitled “‘Till The End Of Time“. The song has been requested by many, but the video sparked a number of positive and negative reactions from viewers due to the light display of a nude Bloom and V Bozeman singing together in each other’s arms.
Timothy Bloom was born in El Paso, Texas and raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina by his parents Charles and Deborah Bloom. Born as the 3rd child of five, Timothy was blessed with the gift of music. As the son of pastors Timothy was directly infused with the power of spiritual music, which is evident in most of his songs.
Bloom is the true definition of a rising star with raw talent, just ask Timbaland, who describes Bloom as “the next big thing.” His album “The Budding Rose” features the debut single “’Til The End of Time and is available for purchase on iTunes.
This 21-year old Miami native is a singer, songwriter, actor, and choreographer is a force to be reconked with. Jason Derulo‘s self titled album, Derulo, is enjoying much success, and he is ready to release a follow-up project entitled Future History.
He has serious aspirations of making a name for himself in this industry. Jason Derulo’s level of absolute devotion and immersion into his craft is one that is sometimes not even seen in seasoned artists.
Keep your eyes peeled for this multi-faceted artists, who has a lot to offer Follow us as we delve deeper into the mind of music’s newest multi-faceted artist.
R&B newcomer Miguel has been all over the charts with hit singles like “All I Want Is You” and “Sure Thing.” He is currently on the road promoting his debut album. In addition, Miguel had to defend himself against rumors that he was homosexual, saying that he has always loved women.
Whether it’s public pressure or album sales, gay artists in urban music find it difficult to come out in public. With New York State recently passing a law for openly gay marriage, Miguel says that everyone should be themselves, no matter what the situation.