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Indian-American pop artist, Asha Sing, has had quite a musical journey thus far, from her infectious first single “Mercy,” debuting at the number seven spot on Billboard’s Hot Single Sales Chart last year, to her catchy new song, “Satellite,” releasing this summer. This rising star has also written for Reggaeton singer-songwriter Daddy Yankee and danced backup for musical sensation Shakira. Also Read - Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Makes a Statement With Hot Pink Valentino Suit Worth Rs 4 Lac - First Look From Cannes 2022
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“Music was a popular family activity at every family dinner and birthday party,” Sing said. “I also began singing in my church and school choir at a young age and from there it grew. I was trained professionally in Western Classical and Broadway and eventually moved into Pop.”
But it was when she won second place at the Amateur Talent Contest at the famous Apollo Theater in Harlem, NY, that Sing’s career really took off. Carson Adler Casting Agency signed her immediately.
“Many doors opened for me after that and I will always be thankful for the opportunity to perform on a stage that Michael Jackson was discovered on,” Sing said.
Another huge opportunity came her way when she was selected to dance back-up for singer for Shakira at the Premios Juventud in Miami in 2010.
“I knew after that weekend, it was my culture and ethnicity that was going to help me stand apart,” Sing said.
The next step on her creative journey was meeting Grammy-Award winning producer Paul Ebersold, as an intern with EMI Christian Music Group Publishing. She worked with Ebersold to create her first hit song, “Mercy.” The video garnered more than 500,000 hits on Vevo.
“Mercy” stems from a negative experience in Sing’s personal life, she said.
“The track is an anti-bullying song about not worrying about the people who bring you down,” Sing explains.
Sing said her second single, “Satellite” came about because she wanted to release something lighter after “Mercy.”
“’Satellite’ is about those first few hours/weeks/months when you meet someone and fall for them right away,” she said. “They become your life and everything revolves around them. You’re their ‘Satellite’ for a bit!” Sing enthuses.
The University of Miami Frost School of Music grad says her biggest challenge is explaining the genre of her music. Sing’s music features a blend of pop and Bollywood, creating a signature sound.
“I take my music and I sprinkle a little Bollywood fairy dust on it and it creates a new and unique factor that people here haven’t seen yet. I’m creating something brand new in America, something that has never existed so it is bound to have it challenges but I am ready to face every one of them,” Sing said.
As of now, Sing is traveling Florida, and doing what she does best: Singing and spreading the joy of music.
“I am currently on my first tour this fall called the “Be Unique Tour,”where I am visiting schools and promoting ‘Satellite.’ It was really important for me to give back to the community and what better way to do it while sharing my music. I spend time talking about my experiences in the music industry from being a back-up singer and dancer to releasing ‘Satellite,'” Sing said.
“I am also collaborating with all kinds of different artists through my Instagram account (@AshaSingMusic). Every Monday I release a 15-second Music Monday video so be sure to check it out!” she said.