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Hey All :0)
I just got back about a week ago from being in LA for the Grammy’s! It was so amazing being out there during all of the excitment! My hair stylist/sponsor Oriana Harris of Salon Marc Harris came with me for the week and we totally worked it, lol! We went to a variety of Pre Grammy parties including The Senate Music Group’s, Jermaine Dupre’s and Vibe Magazine’s. There were many celebrity sightings (I def had to wipe the star struck look off my face when I randomly realized I was standing right next to Usher, LOL! ) but more importantly, we got to network with some very important and accomplished people in the game (you know I had my business cards ready!). That alone made the trip worth it :0)
For the Grammys I wore a dress custom made for me by local Boston designer Polina Pantuyshina- http://www.pantyushina.com/ – my hair was done by my sponsor Oriana Harris of Salon Marc Harris on Newbury Street- www.salonmarcharris.com – and my makeup was by LA makeup artist Joanne Kang. I def got teary eyed when I was getting ready- going to the Grammys is something I have dreamed about since I was a little girl.
At first our seats were… Well, not that great lol. But, I was just grateful to be there. Then, about halfway through the show, my friend Printz hit me up and asked if we wanted to come to one of the VIP suites… We were like UMM, YES! So, we had to wait till commercial break to leave our seats because that’s the rule there. The suite was freakin amazing! We were with the owner of the Grammy record label, so we had literally the best possible view, right in the center of the floor! Not to mention the free champagne, oer d’oeuvres and desserts… We were just like omg is this real life?! Lol! Afterwards we went to the official Grammy Afterparty, which was pretty fun as well.
Another teary-eyed moment for me was seeing one of my very good friends, Sean, with my friend Kevin, performing at the Grammys with Justin Timberlake and Jay Z. Sean plays trumpet and Kevin plays trombone, they both went to Berklee College of Music with me. Oriana and I went to hang out with them the next day and we were reminiscing of all the fun times we had in Boston… I can’t really explain the feeling I had when I was watching Sean on stage with JT, I’ve only had it a couple of times in my life, but it’s like this: you see someone you know so well work there asses off for a long time at something they are passionate about and finally one day you see them on stage performing the freakin Grammys. I was just so overwhelmed with pride…
My last night in LA I went to go visit my good friend and talented producer/engineer/songwriter/musician Devine Evans at the studio. Although Devine was the very reason I even got the opportunity to go to the Grammy’s, I didn’t get to hang out with him very much at all when I was there because he was also a part of the production of Justin Timberlake’s Grammy performance, not to mention he was the main man behind his songwriting team The Senate- www.thesenateonline.com – Pre Grammy Party which was quite the production itself! When I was at the studio, I got to hear a sneak peek of The Senate’s upcoming mixtape “Red Moon” and all I have to say is this: absolutely amazing. Oh, and I can’t forget that when I left the studio to use the bathroom, I found myself standing outside of Alicia Keys’s rehearsal which was happening in the very next room! My heart was pounding so hard lol… I love me some Alicia Keys :0)
You can check out photos from my LA/Grammy adventures on my Facebook page www.facebook.com/melissajanesings (if you haven’t already, please “like” my page while you are at it ;0) Please stay tuned for more on my journey to the top of the charts :0)
Melissa Jane xoxo
VOTE FOR MELISSA JANE- BOSTON’S BEST INDEPENDENT ARTIST 2012!
Introducing Melissa Jane: Boston Pop Singer/Songwriter with a Voice to “Remember”
The next big thing never sounds like anyone else, and neither does Melissa Jane.
… First the voice: a sultry breath of soul, sweetened with honey. Then the piercing eyes, killer curves, and earthy cool of a girl with natural sex appeal. Lay it over her hot single “Remember” – which is rocking dance clubs on four continents and landed her a nomination for 2011’s Best Independent Artist – and you’ve got a star ready to blow up.
Copycat, Melissa Jane is not. While she names Pop/R&B goddesses like Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, and Aretha Franklin as influences, “you can’t really compare Melissa to anyone,” says producer Rio, who co-wrote and produced “Remember” with Melissa at Bristol Entertainment in Boston. “She has her own style, full of blue-eyed soul. The successful artists I’ve seen are the ones whose drive you can’t kill, and she has that.”
Melissa is currently working on her new EP with RIO (Akon, Swizz Beats, Jada, Dropkick Murphy’s), Devine Evans and the Senate (Rihanna, Britney Spears, Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj) and a few other talented producers and songwriters. Meanwhile, “Remember” can be heard in clubs and on radio in Tokyo, Buenos Aires, London, and down America’s east coast. Production team Tokyo Angel of Tokyo, Japan remixed the track for Barzet Records—hear it now on beatport.com. Melissa was even tapped to sing “Remember” in the Massachusetts indie film Sunblocked.
Oh, and consider Jay-Z a fan. The hip-hop icon has called Melissa “a rockstar…just like a little diamond,” and percussionist Frank Knuckles of The Roots gave her a shout-out on Twitter. A proud fashionista, she did all the artistic direction for her most recent photo shoot herself, and she even scored an official sponsorship from Betsey Johnson. Salon Marc Harris and women’s clothing retailer 344, both of Boston, are also proud sponsors.
A bold performer, Melissa has played hundreds of shows from Boston and New York to Orlando and New Orleans. Gigs at Boston’s legendary Hard Rock Café and Paradise Rock Club are on her résumé, and she sang the National Anthem before 38,000 Red Sox fans at Fenway Park, at a New England Revolution game in Gillette Stadium, and before NASCAR races at New England’s Seekonk Speedway. Her and her fabulous backup dancers most recently shared the stage with legendary R&B group Color Me Badd.
“I’ve got big goals. Hitting #1 on Billboard or winning Grammy Awards would be amazing. But honestly, I’ve always dreamed of performing at Madison Square Garden and collaborating with The Roots, Jay Z, or Kanye West,” says Melissa.
It’s an ambition shared by many, but the talent is all Melissa Jane.
“Ur like a rock-star, really smooth and sh*t, just like a little diamond.”-Jay Z to Melissa Jane
…”When Melissa Jane pulled me up on stage and sang to me, I felt this electricity- I haven’t felt electricity like that since I worked with Cameron Diaz on the set of “There’s Something About Mary”! What a voice! Wait until you see her, it is quite a show with her dancers! And let me tell you, visually-Melissa is an absolute knockout!” – Comedian Steve Sweeney (“Me, Myself & Irene”, “There’s Something About Mary”, “Baywatch”)
“Remember is a great song! Can’t wait to hear the album, bet it’s gonna be a knockout!”- Frank Knuckles (The Roots) on Melissa Jane’s single “Remember” via Twitter
“I love your voice! You are a star! Your voice and performance matched the song perfectly! Don’t ever stop singing!” – Kat de Luna (Billboard chart topping artist and Billboard Latin Music Award Winner on Universal Motown Records) to Melissa Jane
VOTE FOR MELISSA JANE- BOSTON’S BEST INDEPENDENT ARTIST 2012 NOW ATwww.nightlifeawards.com
When you log in, click on “nominate for 2012” then “award categories” then “people” then ” Independent Artist”… Thank u so much for the love and support, it is greatly appreciated!
This Sat night, August 4th, 2012, I’m opening for the legendary R&B vocal group Color Me Badd at the St Agrippina Feast in the North End of Boston! I go on at 8pm, Color Me Badd is at 8:30 and I go on again around 9:30. The show is all ages and FREE! The stage is located on Hanover Street by the corner of Commercial Street. If you will be in or around Boston this weekend, you should come! :0)
I have been in crazy rehearsal mode prepping for this show with my choreographers Jonathan “Xcel” Escotto of Phunk Phenomeon and April Forrest of Bristol Entertainment! I will be sharing the stage with my fabulous backup dancers- Xcel, Coral, Ricky and Julia! We have quite the performance lined up and I will be debuting 2 brand new songs that I recently recorded, so you def won’t want to miss it… ;0)
For more info on the St. Agrippina Feast, visit the website www.saintagrippinaboston.com
Melissa Jane xoxo
I am very proud to say that my amazing hair sponsor-Salon Marc Harris on Newbury Street- has won the Improper Bostonian Magazine’s Boston’s Best Salon for 2012! Salon Marc Harris is where I get beautified for all of my events, shows and photoshoots! My stylist, Oriana, is so talented and a total sweetheart! If you are looking to get your hair done DEF go there and tell her I sent you!
CONGRATS SALON MARC HARRIS! ♥
Love, Melissa Jane xoxo ♥