||Aug 12, 2014
||Oct 07, 2006
25 years old
Los Angeles, California, US
MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/BlueMagicIsNennaYvonne
Who Is Blue Magic?
Fox News Japan describes her as an “International Multi-talented Force.” Billboard Magazine, and Music Choice describe her as the “New Face for International Electronic Dance Music” and MTV describes her as the “New Age Glam Pop Diva.” But for the USA Songwriter Award winning artist, it’s a rooted passion that has driven her to creating her viral power house through self written Top 40 records and social media. With over half a million views on one of the world’s largest Urban Music blogs, Media Take Out, Myspace and Youtube, Nenna Yvonne has been ranked alongside such artists as Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Kelis, Nicki Minaj, Janet Jackson and Grace Jones. Proving her grassroots approach to garnering hundreds of thousands of fans through social media is a clear indicator of mainstream success.
The Nigerian-born/New York-raised pop princess already has the talent, pedigree, looks, and desire to reign over the charts indefinitely. With over 200,000 Facebook fans, 300,000 twitter fans, 300,000 Reverbnation fans, 55,000 songplays on Soundcloud and countless viral remixes of her single Go Around, Nenna is definitely sparking a lot of attention from fans all across the world.People will hate you, rate you, shake you and break you but it’s how strong you stand that makes you.” says Yvonne. Her humble beginnings has thought her that staying true to your passion will lead you to great success.
Recently, Nenna Yvonne premiered her latest single ‘Kuru Kuru 360’ in Tokyo, Japan with Platinum Selling & Gold Disc winning producer Daisuke Hinata. Her recent visit to Japan has inspired the budding pop fashionista to create her own viral explosion through her alter ego "Blue Magic". With her versatile sense of style and expressive songs, Nenna Yvonne has created her brand and with support from Snoop Dogg and Terrence of BET 106 and Park, she is definitely showing her mainstream influence has other celebrities watching for more. Nenna took Japan by storm creating a media frenzy, was certainly the spectacle of the season as she showcased for celebrities, and became the talk of Japanese tabloids with her outgoing personality & fashion sense that would make Lady Gaga jealous. Her recent features can be found in Disney Land, Fox News, NBC, Indie Sun Dance Film Festival movies, Spike TV, International Music Contest, Toyota, Bander, Music Channel, Harry Fox Agency, BMR Magazine, Viacom, Epcot, Pro Golf Tour, Friends with Benefits, Bell Media, The Mentalist Season 4 Episode 8, Radio Shack and Apple IAD, Etalk Daily, The World According To Paris, Ikea commercials, Good Vibes, Japan Amo Fashion Show and VH1′s Tough Love.
Over the Summer Nenna and her producer DTOX were invited to New York as recipients of the Songwriter’s Hall Of Fame Abe Oleman Scholarship.
Her 2011 break out single, “Go Around,” has boasted hundreds of thousands of spins via the Internet since its premiere in January.Three minutes of succulent ear candy is not only the product of a diverse musical upbringing, but a harbinger of more cutting–edge crowd pleasers to come. In addition to the success of “Go Around,” Nenna’s music has been placed in major networks spanning North America, such as, MTV, Spike, ETalk [Canada] and The PGA Tour to name a few.
Recently nominated in the category of "pop" for the Hollywood Music and Media Awards, Nenna Yvonne is gearing up for her interview with Channel 9 news where she will describe her Blue Magic Movement and up coming clothing line.
It may be rude to stop and stare but Nigerian born, American pop sensation, Nenna Yvonne, leaves you no choice. Her latest single ‘You and I’, scouted by Core DJ Tony Neal himself,has been recognized as the hottest break through Summer record by an indie artist and has been played on various FM mix stations across the country and internationally. Her previous self-written single, “Go Around”—a sultry, electro-pop rave-dance record—boasts hundreds of thousands of spins and remixes on the internet as well as the featured theme club song on the hit NBC television series, ‘The Mentalist’. Three minutes of succulent ear candy, it’s not only the product of a diverse musical upbringing, but a harbinger of more cutting-edge crowd pleasers to come. Nenna Yvonne started her songwriting and modeling career at the age of 16. She enrolled in various school recitals and theatre plays. As a young girl, her disciplined schedule positioned her for the work ahead. Before reaching the age of 16, Nenna Yvonne had performed on stages such as Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. Her rigorous schedule with education and the arts kept her busy and curious with her songwriting abilities.
“I think it’s hereditary,” Yvonne laughs about her ambition. “I was pushing for this since I was a little girl. I’m stubborn in a sense, and I’m not the kind of person that’s going to look back and regret that I didn’t try something.”
Although the precocious Yvonne studied classical, chamber music, sight-singing, gospel and jazz, she was quick to embrace modern pop songwriting sensibilities. In her teens she began experimenting with diary entries that would shape her as a lyricist.
Nenna wanted to make the arts her calling despite people’s warnings. Every dime she could save up went into developing her sound, style, craft and writing abilities.
The challenge was a great one and there were many risks at hand. Nenna spent many of her days after school in Columbus Circle and Times Square where she wrote diary entries. The diversity of people and culture really influenced her journals and she then decided in building a make shift home studio and creating her own original songs. She decided to work with a few local producers and eventually recorded enough material to submit for a music deal with Sony Red.
But it didn’t stop there. Nenna wanted to prove that her songwriting skills were just as influential as her fashion abilities. She went on to win Indie International Songwriter of the year, SESAC Abe Oleman scholarship songwriter of the year and USA Songwriter of the year 2 years consecutively. Nenna has been scouted by many talent agents all over the world regarding her performance and songwriting abilities. With placements on CMT, Lifetime, The Gay Network, MTV, SAE, NBC, MLB, Music Monster, Spike TV, VH1, VisiKard, Android, The Golf channel and Disney, Nenna Yvonne proved to music execs everywhere that her songs were worth the wait.
Nenna has been featured in numerous leading music industry publications and hip hop blogsuch as ThisIs50 including Billboard Magazine and SESAC’s magazine. There has been numerous coverage on the internet about Nenna’s music career on sites such as MTV, Music Choice and Synch Exchange and as well as countless pop blog sites! Nenna has also performed in prominent venues including Paramount Studios, The House of Blues, Exchange LA, The Roxy, Viper Club, Whisky A Go Go, Troubador, and The Palm Las Vegas among others.
She caught the interest of a few sponsors who then helped her with shooting the video for her self written single ‘Kuru Kuru 360′, which was released under EMI in Japan. Her Japanese tour dates and harajuku influenced style along with her shiny blue hair coined her the key name ‘Blue Magic’ which has stuck with her fans ever since.
Her viral presence has reached millions of new fans and celebs through mix tapes, tweets, music videos,fashion shows, photo shoots, live concerts, viral interviews, blog updates as well as remixes and singles. Nenna has now created a foundation and platform for the release of her first debut album dropping this Summer titled ‘The Evolution of Blue Magic’
Look for tour dates and special releases with her online store and special guest appearances.
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