Born to bless others through the gift of music and dance, Vona B.™ has literally been dancing since she was two years old! Rhythm and synchronicity with music are natural within her. From childhood, her love of dance was evident, as she could often be found in front of the television mimicking ballet dancers and hip-hop video dancers alike at every opportunity. While growing up in church, she choreographed praise dance routines for her youth ministries. Throughout her high school years, she choreographed award-winning homecoming routines for her participating classes.
As a dancer, singer and choreographer, Vona B.™ has performed for three years running in the Six Flags Discovery Kingdom’s Fright Fest productions of “The Awakening”, “Dance Macabre” and “The Aftermath”, as well as the Holiday In The Park productions of “Jingle Bell Rock”, “Cool Yule”, “Happy Holidays” and “Winter Waterland (Dolphin Show)”.
As her experience, skills and confidence grew, she joined and shined in various dance teams including Bliss Dance Company, Chapkis Dance Company, Blackrownz, and UC Berkeley’s Identity X. Vona B.™ has studied dance and Theater Arts at Napa Valley College, and has taught Company Classes for Bliss Dance Company and on campus at Napa Valley College. Her dance skills have caused her to be a highly sought-after dancer, and have allowed her to dance throughout California in venues such as the Palace Of Fine Arts in San Francisco, World Of Dance – Los Angeles, and Fusion – San Diego, as well as throughout California. Most recently, she choreographed the dance routines for “The Tribute To Prince” Juneteenth Concert in San Francisco, CA with musicians from all over the country. She currently choreographs all dance routines for her stage performances.
However, it is her powerful sound as a vocalist that has captivated so many along her life’s journey. From singing while growing up in church, to singing in high school talent shows and national anthems, to now embarking upon a professional singing and songwriting career, Vona B.™ is ready to share her gift of song with the world!!!
Vona B.™ Enterprises is fortunate beyond measure to have as a part of its music team working in the studio with Vona B.™, one of the world’s most prolific music producers: Levi Seacer. Not only is Levi a multi-platinum selling producer, and was once named one of the World’s 1,000 Greatest Guitar Players, but he worked as the musical director for Prince for 13 years: Yes! That Prince!!! The chemistry in the studio between Levi and Vona B.™ is nothing short of spectacular, and the forth-coming EP, written and co-produced by Vona B.™ is destined to make a huge splash in the industry.
In a swarm of emerging artists, you will find a strong-minded, confident woman, who can seamlessly swap genres, Cilla Raie is not your average singer/songwriter. Her love for music was sparked by R&B artists Aaliyah, Brandy, Toni Braxton and Destiny’s Child, all of which she credits as key inspirations for her music today.
Raised in North London and hailing from a musical family, it didn’t take long for her to pick up a pen and paper and start writing songs at the age of 14. Cilla took to the Internet posting music online, gaining the attention of English grime record producer DaVinche (Wiley, Tinie Tempah, Wretch 32), under his guidance he began mentoring her.
Cilla continued to make progress, with her songwriting skills opening the doors for her to regularly working with industry professionals. Including producers KZ, The Arcade, Joey Dyer, Skripture, Patrick Patrikos Jester, Sillkey, Rymez, The Writers Block, Fred Cox, The Fives, Z Dot, Tre Jean Marie, Adam Midgley and many more.
Whilst writing and recording demos in some of London’s top studios such as, Notting Hills Sarm Studios, EMI studios, F Block Studios, Chocolate Factory.
Having signed to R.O.A.D Entertainment in 2012 (label imprint headed by Teriy Keys- former signee of Dizzee Rascal and Dirtee Stank). In 2014, Cilla released her first self-titled debut EP co-produced by The Arcade (Iggy Azalea – Fancy), Joey Dyer (Conor Maynard, Katy B) and Sillkey (Wiley – Can You Hear Me). With support from Singersroom, The A&R Report Show and R&Bxclusives.
Fast forward to the present day, Cilla is embarking on a 20-day School Tour with UK Music. 2016 is the year of progression for her as a coming-of-age year in which she is set to release her 2nd EP (co-produced by DJ Walter Ego, Joey Dyer, Delirious Productions and Jay Jay Musika), she is due to continue on the live circuit in London and promote her forthcoming single.
Travis Scott is the stage name of Jacques Webster, a Houston-born hip-hop artist and producer affiliated with Kanye West’s GOOD Music and T.I.’s Grand Hustle. Scott has a heavily Auto-Tuned half-sung/half-rapped vocal style, and refers to himself as a singer rather than a rapper. He’s produced or co-produced tracks by Kanye West, Rihanna, and Drake, and he’s appeared on tracks by Jay-Z, Pusha T, Meek Mill, and numerous others. Within four years of his 2012 mainstream arrival, Scott attained platinum singles as a lead artist and songwriter/producer, as well as a pair of Top Five studio albums, the latter of which went to number one.
Scott grew up in a suburb of Houston and began making music as a teenager. He formed a duo called the Graduates with Chris Holloway, and they released an EP in 2009. The following year, he formed another duo, the Classmates, with OG Chess. Scott produced the duo’s two full-lengths, Buddy Rich and Cruis’n USA, and the duo broke up by the end of 2011. After dropping out of college, Scott moved to Los Angeles and began recording music on his own. He came in contact with T.I. and eventually Kanye West. West hired Scott as an in-house producer for GOOD Music, and appeared on the label’s 2012 compilation Cruel Summer.
Scott’s debut, Owl Pharaoh, was originally scheduled to be released as a free mixtape in 2012, but as his profile grew (including a placement in XXL Magazine’s Freshman Class of 2013), and due to sample clearance issues, the album wasn’t released until May of 2013. Featuring guest appearances by T.I. and 2 Chainz (on single “Upper Echelon”) as well as Toro y Moi and Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, the mixtape eventually garnered a nomination for Best Mixtape at the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards.
The build-up to Scott’s first proper studio album involved the mixtape Days Before Rodeo, promoted with the singles “Don’t Play” and “Mamacita,” and the March of 2015 U.S. Rodeo Tour, for which Scott headlined, supported by Young Thug and Metro Boomin. Several of the dates sold out. During the same month, Rihanna’s Scott-produced hit single “Bitch Better Have My Money” was released. “3500” and “Antidote” were released ahead of Rodeo, Scott’s second full-length, which followed in September on Grand Hustle/Epic and debuted at number three on the Billboard 200. Toward the end of the year, “Antidote” peaked at number 16 on the Hot 100 and became Scott’s first platinum single. Chatter regarding a follow-up, along with numerous delays, ensued throughout much of 2016. Meanwhile, Scott extended his commercial presence with featured spots on Wiz Khalifa’s “Bake Sale,” Rihanna’s “Woo,” and Kanye West’s “FML,” as well as a collaboration with Young Thug and Quavo, “Pick Up the Phone,” a mid-year hit issued as the lead single of Young Thug’s JEFFERY. Three months later, after “Bitch Better Have Money” earned a platinum certification, Scott’s second proper album arrived. Titled Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight, after one of Quavo’s lines in “Pick Up the Phone,” the woozy, mostly midtempo set featured that hit and contributions from the likes of André 3000, Kid Cudi, and Kendrick Lamar. It went straight to the top of the Billboard 200. ~ Paul Simpson & Andy Kellman
Described as a child prodigy by some of the top names in the music industry, 16 year-old Jena Rose Raphael is a singer/songwriter/pianist/model from Plano, Texas. With a natural gift for songwriting and a unique indie pop style, her melodic genius captivates and enchants her audiences.
With an eloquent poise that is well beyond her years, Jena has been featured on red carpets at the Grammys, the Teen Choice Awards, New York Fashion Week, Fashion Rocks, The American Music Awards, MTV, and various LoveJonesNYC productions. As a proud member of the UNA-USA, Jena has devoted her life to writing music with an inspiring message and giving back to the world to make a change for the better.
Labeled as one of the most gifted artists by Sony Music Publishing Vice President Walter Jones, Jena’s performances continue to attract listeners at premier venues such as the House of Blues, American Airlines Center, Hard Rock Café, and Six Flags. She was recently a featured performer at the United Nations, MTV’s Fashion for Charity Event, World Peace Day and The New York City Marathon.