Aaron Carter began his music career at age seven, singing lead for the band "Dead End". Two years later he made his first solo appearance when he was nine, opening for the Backstreet Boys at their concert in Berlin Germany, March 1997. The performance was followed by a record contract and, in the fall of 1997, Aaron Carter released his first hit single, "Crush On You".
Being in the spotlight was nothing new to Aaron, born with twin sister Angel, in Tampa, Florida he grew up with two other sisters and an older brother. Aaron’s older brother wasn’t just any big brother, his just happens to be, Nick Carter of the award winning Backstreet Boys. By 1997 both Aaron and Nick’s music careers put them both on their way to super stardom.
His first full-length album Aaron Carter (December 1997) achieved gold status worldwide including countries Norway, Spain, Denmark, Canada and Germany.
On May 18, 1998, Carter released the EP Let The Music Heal Your Soul, a fund-raising project that featured vocals by Carter, *NSYNC, Backstreet Boys, and The Moffatts amongst others. Now signed to JIVE Records, Aaron Carter was released in the United States on June 16, 1998. His sophomore album, Aaron's Party (Sep 26, 2000), was also released in the United States under the Jive Label, achieved triple-platinum status/certification. All of this before Aaron was officially a teenager.
Alexis Babini is more than just your average singer-songwriter. With an ever-growing catalogue of hook-filled, ready-for-radio songs, a unique voice and a seemingly endless supply of youthful energy and optimism, he's currently positioned to make a major impact on both the Northeast
and national music scenes. And he's determined to do it in a way that's fresh, exciting and uplifting.
In the past year, as an independent artist, Babini toured from Vegas to Nashville, held a residency in Singapore, of all places, and played seven showcases at South by Southwest. And that's in addition to finding song placements on shows like "The Real World", "I Used to Be Fat" and on Xbox Live. To date, he's released two EPs: 2008's Breaking It In and 2010's Paint & Paper, and an eagerly-anticipated debut full-length is brewing on the horizon.
Performer Magazine has described his songwriting as having "powerful, gripping melodies and
simple, yet evocative lyrics… pervasive."
He doesn't want to simply perform a song for his audiences. He wants to get inside their minds
and alter the way they perceive the world. Everyone knows about heartbreak but not everyone is
able to transport the listener exactly where they were when they felt broken.
"Catchy is always the first thing that people notice about my music," admits Babini. "However, I want my next release to grow upon this, so instead of 'Your song is really catchy' I'll hear more of this: 'Your song just gave me goosebumps.'"
With the help of Soundwave Management, he'll continue to write, tour and record, reaching new listeners and taking advantage of every opportunity that presents itself in the coming years. His influences range from classic acts like the Beatles, Tom Petty and Elvis Costello to modern hit-makers like The Script and Sara Barielles.
Music is more than just his passion… it's in his blood too.
"My grandfather Italo Babini is a world renowned cellist," says Babini. "He has played Carnegie Hall, was principal cellist in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and on the side he did session work
for Motown Records. His cello can be heard in the background of Marvin Gaye's 'What's Going On' and numerous other artists such as Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, and the Four Tops."
Love is the main recurring theme that Babini often submerges his writing into, but he also talks about self discovery, hopeless confusion and the age old archetype of "The bigger the struggle, The greater the triumph."
Alexis Babini is a one-of-a-kind performer, and in the coming months, he plans to reach out to asmany listeners as possible in an effort to share his talents and spread his infectious, positive vibes with whomever is willing to give him a listen.
Talent, drive, musical intuition and star quality are the rare but important ingredients an artist needs to create compelling music and deliver unforgettable performances, and Chrystian has them all. Hailing from Columbus, OH, Chrystian has been responding to his personal calling to express himself through music since early childhood, singing and dancing proficiently in his first talent show when he was in first grade and winning many awards for his composition and songwriting skills as early as third grade. Someone once said, "You know you're meant to do something when it comes naturally to you," and music comes very naturally to the talented performer.
Chrystian grew up listening to and performing many different musical genres, including R&B, rap, pop and country, and this has helped him develop his unique style. Inspired most by powerful singers and entertainers, including his personal idols, Usher, Michael Jackson, Brandy and Janet Jackson, by age 12, he was already working hard in the studio writing and recording his first demo and traveling around the country to grab every opportunity to participate in showcases and talent competitions. At age 16, Chrystian appeared on BET's show 106 & Park Wild Out Wednesday, an experience that helped him build a solid fan base and deepened his love of performing in front of large audiences. Chrystian has said, "When I'm on stage, I feel a connection with the crowd. It gives me an energy that makes everything feel larger than life." And the media agrees, he is a force to be reckoned with. Reviews by publications such as the Columbus Dispatch and Favor Magazine have labeled him a "rising star" and a "sure-footed singer" with a fearless style.
Chrystian has already attracted the attention of and worked with many prominent and award-winning producers including Oak (Mario), popular Soundclick producer, Vybe Beatz, and The Jackie Boyz, who have worked with Jennifer Lopez, Cee-Lo and Mann, and wrote the platinum-selling song "Eenie Meenie," performed by Sean Kingston and Justin Bieber. In May, 2010, Chrystian won the opportunity through BlazeTrak.com to fly to Los Angeles and work with platinum-selling, Grammy-winning production duo Midi Mafia, best known for their work on 50-Cent's #1 single "21 Questions" and Fantasia Barrino's "When I See U," the third song from her self-titled album Fantasia. Since working with him in the studio, Midi Mafia have continued to mentor him and have described him as "the total package."
In 2011, Chrystian was signed to the growing record label NZBeersa distributed through Sony Red. He spent the better part of the year building a foundation through consistent live performances and in 2012 started recording his debut album, Genesis. The album is scheduled for release in 2013. The project showcases his incredible vocal abilities that often have him compared to Usher, Chris Brown and Ne-Yo. Chrystian is a multi-faceted talent as a singer, songwriter, and dancer and with early feedback from radio on his music it's only a matter of time the world will be hooked on Chrystian's music.
Who am I; I am Shelby Blondell. I am a musician singer, songwriter, performer from linthicum MD. Starting in October of 2010 I got the opportunity to play my music for people to hear and ever since music has given the greatest feeling. I have had some amazing opportunities to play with Ryan Cabrera, Aaron Carter, Cartel, Rookie of the year, He Is We, The Scene Aesthetic, Plug in Stereo, Carter Hulsey, 2AM CLUB, Tiffiany Alvord, Alex Goot, go radio and this providence; But to me music is more then a note, chord or melody, or who I've played with; it is a feeling.
I Write my music not only because I absolutely love doing it, but I write songs with a background to them. Music is not only a hobby but it is the biggest influence in my life. Other artists and musicians have impacted me greatly and I hope that one day i can do the same with my music. For anyone to take just a listen is all i need, id like my music to be able to be heard buy anyone willing to take a listen. Id love for it to give the feel to you the listener as it did to me as I was writing.
~live~laugh~love~dream~believe... Much Shelby Blondell~