Featured Recording Artist *Ricc Mandyni

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Riccardo Francesco Mandini born in the month of love on February 10th, known as recording artist Ricc ManDyni is a Miami, Florida based music producer, singer/songwriter and performer.

ManDyni being from a musically talented family began to become deeply inspired by those close to him that had a love for music. He started playing the drums at the young age of 8 years old, moving on to writing songs and producing by the age of 12 to learning to play piano, and self taught guitar lessons by the age of 14.

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As the industry changed through the years, so did ManDyni’s taste in music. Inspired by artists such as the King of Pop Michael Jackson to the legendary band Pink Floyd, ManDyni’s music aspirations stretched wide and deep. He is determined to inspire the new generation with something different and lively.

Ricc ManDyni finally released his first single “White Gold” on November 17th 2017 which contains rich combination of old-school/new-school arrangements. Shortly after ManDyni dropped another single entitled Perfect Night.

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We here at Featured Stars took a listen to White Gold. The lyrics were moving and seemed to be expressing the feeling of a breakup and desperation of needing the understanding as to why. ManDyni struck us with his voice reminding us of Maroon 5’s Adam Lavigne and a bit of The Weekend.

ManDyni is currently working on his album hoping to bring it to completion sometime within the next year. His hopes for the new album are to bring on a refreshing change to the music industry like no one has ever heard of before. ManDyni embraces his journey towards excellence undoubtedly knowing he will reach his life long musical dream.

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Listen to White Gold and Follow Ricc ManDyni on his Spotify Account. 

Watch the full “White Gold” music video below:

WHITE GOLD OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO

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Featured Artist *Nathan Scott

 

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Nathan Scott grew up in Detroit Michigan where he always carried the love of creating music from an early grade school age. He had a musical vision that no one could stop him from obtaining. Rehearsing bars in his head during class, rushing home to read up on the latest music equipment to researching music theory. Nathan didn’t know it then but he was well on his way to stardom.

Nathan Scott quickly became musically skilled at mixing, producing, and recording his vocals from his bedroom. His work started to catch the attention of lots of acquaintances and close family. After awhile Nathan opened a sound-cloud account for fun (or so he thought) by way of recommendation from some of his closest friends. Soon after uploading his first track his fan base began to climb the response to his music surprised him encouraging him to upload more tracks.

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With an astonishing 120K Plays on “Angel”, “Wild Things Roam”, and “Why Can’t You Love Me”combined, Nathan decided that he would apply for Spotify. When he was accepted and verified as an artist, he released “Angel”. Nathan was beyond elated knowing that his dream was becoming a reality. Just one week after dropping Angel” he had already reached 3 thousand streams catching the attention of quite a few people in the music industry.

Feel free to take a listen for yourself…  Angel by Nathan Scott

 

Nathan Scott has big plans while he is from Michigan he hopes to take his music career to  California, where he can start a life, work, an continue soaring to new heights as an independent artist. Unless of course he gets that record deal. Which we have a strong feeling he might just get want he wants!

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We reached out to Nathan Scott to see what he has up that sleeve of his and he informed us that he is currently working on a few new collaborations one of them being another featured artist from Featured Stars as well as some knew tracks coming in the very near future.

We can definitely expect great things from this young rising star… or should we say “Angel”. 

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Featured Artist “Caye”

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Caye, pronounced “Kai,” was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. Caye became a talented multi-instrumentalist at quite an early age.

His fondness for a variety of genres (from Jazz to Hip-Hop and everything in between) melted with his skills on the drums, steel pan, guitar and piano. This set the stage for the essence of his music: smooth deep verses and seductive production.”

We got to sit down with Caye and ask a few questions, honestly he was gracious and “Easy” going just like we thought he would be.

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FS; “WHICH ARTISTS INSPIRE YOU THE MOST IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY TODAY?”

Caye; “I am most inspired by artist’s John Mayer, Anderson Paak, Ed Sheeran, and Post Malone. I have to say they are some of the best vocalists out there.”

FS; AT WHAT AGE DID YOU BECOME SERIOUSLY INTERESTED IN MUSIC?

Caye; “I started playing piano at the age of  3, but I became serious around age 14.”

FS; DO YOU COME FROM A FAMILY OF MUSICIANS?

Caye; “Actually all of my family members are musically gifted. My dad plays piano, my Mom sings and plays guitar, and my brother plays the bass as well as the violin.”

FS; “WHICH BACK IN THE DAY OLD SCHOOL ARTISTS DO YOU FEEL SET THE BAR FOR YOU TODAY?” 

Caye; “That would definitely have to be old school artist’s Bob Marley, Michael Jackson, and the one and only Tupac.”

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FS; “HOW WAS IT WORKING SIDE BY SIDE WITH RAPPER WIZ KHALIFA ON YOUR “EASY” VIDEO?”

CAYE;  “I gotta say it was amazing, Wiz was very chill and is such a down to earth dude. It was like working with a good friend.”

FS; “WHAT CAN WE EXPECT FROM YOU IN THE NEXT COMING YEAR?”

CAYE; “I am excited to announce that White Panda and I are about to go on tour.”

FS; “IS THERE A NEW ALBUM IN THE WORKS?” CAYE; “Yes, you can definitely expect new music in the next coming year as we got a fresh new album in the works.”

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FS; “LASTLY, WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE NEWBIES COMING INTO THE MUSIC INDUSTRY THAT WANT STARDOM?”

Caye; “I think the best advice I could give is that hard work pays off! – The day you plant the seed, is not the day you eat the fruit.” 

FS; “Thank you Caye, we really enjoyed having you here with us at Featured Stars, Go to say this turned out to be pretty “EASY”.  

Caye; “LOL, I caught that!” “Thank you for having me.”

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Watch Caye ft Wiz Khalifa in the EASY Music Video Below

“Easy” Music Video

Be sure to Follow CAYE on all his sites:

Website: https://www.thecayelife.com

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CAYE TOUR NOVEMBER COMING TO A CITY NEAR YOU!! 

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Featured Artist “Fancy J London”

 

 

 Fancy J London an American Pop Artist born in Boston Massachusetts, carries a well rounded vocal fusion of Pop, Latin, Hip Hop, and R&B. Her vocal style has been compared to Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, Kelly Clarkson, and Jo Jo.

Fancy J London started singing at the young age of 9 where she starred as Oliver singing “Where Is Love” in the school play Oliver Twist at Emerson Elementary School. She continued performing in her church choir, talent shows, school events, small concerts.

Until one day she was approached by a talent scout who convinced her to sing for the world.

 

 

 Fancy J London broke into the music scene with the release of her very first single R3D Remix featuring DJ Ross tha Boss, just days later she dropped 3 more singles entitled “So I Could Be”, “Smile”, and “Perrito Mío Remix.”

After not receiving the audience she had hoped for, She released her first full album “R3D” on November 6, 2016 featuring DJ Ross tha Boss, Rapper Kyngsolo, and DJ/Producer Claime.

Her most popular tracks from R3D included “Crazy Town”, “My Life is My Life” featuring Rapper Kyngsolo that reached 15K plays on soundcloud the first day, “8 Track” and “Perrito Mío Remix” which is still holding on in her Top 5 most popular list on Spotify. 

 

 

 Fancy J London’s popularity quickly began to make waves with the release of her second full album “Whit3” on July 14, 2017 that included the popular tracks “Give Me A Refill”, “Sky Fly” and the latin vibed “Bad Boy” which became the most listened to track on the album.

Fancy J London then released a lyric video of “Bad Boy” that gained an astonishing 101K views which resulted in her receiving a topic YouTube created channel. 

 

 

 Fancy J London then released her third full album “Blu3” on December 27, 2017 which included the tracks “What You Do”, “Blu3 (Scream)” and “All The Way” that are staying strong in her top 5 most popular list on several music platforms. Blu3 (Scream) received 127K plays after Fancy J London decided to release the full song on her SoundCloud.

 

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 Just 1 day later Fancy J London dropped a single album with 3 different tracks of “I’m A Boss” in collaboration with DJ Ross tha Boss, Producer Claime, and Nimble & The Gang which impressively reached 116K + views on YouTube.

Fancy J London is featured in this hilarious music video as a bobble head character dancing with girls in a tutu, dressed in a bear costume, fist bumping Obama, and running from giant teeth as a doughnut. Definitely can fathom why people watched her video!

 

 

 A few months later on March 26, 2018 Fancy J London released 3 more single albums entitled “Galaxy” which reached 26K streams “Midnight 12” at 24K streams, and “Ven Acércate” at 50K streams on Spotify soon after dropping, and an astonishing 1 million plays in a single week on SoundCloud, as well as making it onto Spinnin’ Records Talent Pool Top 30 at #28.

Sadly the track is no longer available on SoundCloud, you can now stream the track on all major music platforms.

 

 

 Now Fancy J London is about to release her 4th album entitled THRONE due out sometime in January of 2019.

We haven’t seen the album cover as of yet, but we are eager for this new release.

Fancy J London has been teasing us with a few clips on her social media accounts of song titles “Drunk”, “Be The Star”, and “Blessed”.

 

What else can we expect from Fancy J London in 2019? Well you’ll just have to wait and see.

 

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Featured Author DL Gallie

This blog feature is the sole property of featured Stars and Author DL Gallie Interviewed by Award Winning Blogger and Author Fancy J London All Rights Reserved ©️2018

The moment I saw this woman’s big bright cheery smile on her profile I knew she was special. I reached out to Author DL Gallie on Instagram and I must say I was impressed by her personality and her superlative writing style which I quickly discovered after taking about a month to investigate. I must say Author DL Gallie is a hidden gem just waiting to be discovered.

Feature Interview:

Fancy: DL Gallie can you tell us where you’re from?

DJ Gallie: I am from Queensland, Australia, but have visited many different places all over the world over the years. I currently reside in Gladstone.

Fancy: It must have been exciting getting to travel around a lot and experience knew cultures?

DJ Gallie: Yes, at times.

Fancy: So tell me, who stole your heart? Besides the love of writing ofcourse.

DL Gallie: My husband is my everything we have been together since the young age of sixteen, and although we tend to drive each other crazy at times, we couldn’t imagine our lives without one another.

Fancy: Who would you say encouraged you the most to explore writing?

DL Gallie: I would have to say undoubtedly my husband who encouraged me to start writing again after a brief hiatus.

Fancy: So did you just pick up a pen and go, so to speak or was it a slow journey?

DL Gallie: Well it was quite close actually, one day I just picked up a pen and started writing, and now the voices in my head won’t shut up.

Fancy: Wow, that sounds amazing, so that must mean you are not a victim of writer’s block, I would assume.

DL Gallie: Lol, Funny. Nothing a little bit of wine can’t fix.

Fancy: Ah, good to know next time I am in a bind for new lyrics. What other guilty pleasures do you care to share with us?

DL Gallie: Well I enjoy listening to music, drinking white wine in the summer, red wine in the winter, and beer all year round. Also I’ll never turn down a well made cocktail, especially a margarita. Which lead me to starting my Liquor Cabinet Series.

Fancy: I’ll drink some liquor to that! Before I let you go can you share your links with us so we can find your books online?

DL Gallie: Sure I’d love to, you can find most of my books on Amazon and more information on my website ofcourse.

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Amazon –

https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B01JYSV39A

Website –

https://dlgallieauthor.wixsite.com/dlgallieauthor

Facebook –

http://www.facebook.com/dlgallieauthor

Instagram –

http://www.instagram.com/dlgallieauthor

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About the Author:

Fancy J London is the CEO and Founder of Featured Stars. Her corporation is proudly dedicated to talented artists around the world. Her only motive is to share the stories of those who deserve to be heard.

If you are interested in a feature send your request to featuredstars@post.com along with your PayPal $25 deposit to guarantee placement, full payment will be discussed privately and is due one day before feature goes public. Thank you.

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Featured Artist Mz. Dyzihre

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This feature bio represents hip hop artist Mz. Dyzihre all content belongs to Featured Stars on behalf of Mz. Dyzihre Author / Editor: FancyJ London

“There are few artists that have the ability to capture my attention due to the lack of passion behind their music and their driving force for life itself. I was surprised when I was approached by Mz. Dyzihre on a popular site which goes by the name of FIYA ( http://fiyaplatform.com ) where you review music by up and coming artist’s. Not only did I thoroughly enjoy Mz. Dyzihre’s music I also noticed something in her that shined brighter that others that have tried to get my attention. After further conversations I got to know quite an impressive person with an amazing positive outlook on life. She inspired me with her business sense and her unbelievable talents that she refers to as “Gifts” her go getter mentality was something that I myself live by and admire greatly when I meet people with that same gumption. Mz. Dyzihre isn’t just an incredible hip hop artist with a beautiful big smile, she is so much more… – Fancy J London”

Mz.Dyzihre, Born Kathryn L. Scurry , A native of New York grew up on the streets of Brooklyn. Living in the Big Apple was no walk in the park for this “Diamond in the Ruff”. As a child she faced many challenges that could have deterred her from her destiny. Instead she used those challenges as a stepping stone that has taken her on many different levels of creativity.

Mz.Dyzihre attended Sarah J. Hale High School in Brooklyn, New York where she found one of her many talents. While studying to be a hairstylist she stumbled on another talent of writing poetry which would soon lead to her skill of writing and composing music. She moved to Houston, Texas to persue that dream shortly after releasing her first single “Pop It ” Featuring Jokaman off her self- titled album Mz.Dyzihre “Real Talk……In a Week, creating a buzz for the rising Icon.

While persuing music she decided to go back to school and get a degree in Baking & Pastry starting her own custom cake business “Cakes By Dyzihre”. Taking a break in 2012 to further her baking career, She graduated with honors from Houston Community College in 2014 focusing on her bakery business.

Realizing her true calling In 2016, Mz.Dyzihre decided to get back in the music game releasing her hit singles “Echo” , “Wifey Type” and “Get A Life ”
produced by Mike Sneezzy “On the beat” an up and coming producer from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Hitting some impressive charts with her singles at #1 via Reverbnation , Soundclick , and a host of other online music sites.

Besides being a Musician, Beautician and Pastry Chef, Mz.Dyzihre is also a Fashion Designer creating her appareal and shoe line “Brooklyn Girl Clothing” (BG&Co) with expected launch year of 2019.

She is also a Author and Screenwriter releasing her first 3 part book series “Trouble” that is now available online at “The Book Patch” all while juggling the many talents using them to help further her career of music. Talking about a woman of many talents, if that isn’t enough she is also a certified wedding officiant. This label would be an understatement.

https://www.thebookpatch.com/BookStore/trouble/1ab85deb-e13e-4f8c-a860-c63f7f03a166

Her music influences stem from far listening to iconic female rappers such as MC Lyte, Queen Latifah and Missy Elliot. Her style is like no other but her own. She is the right balance of versatility and lyrical depth. Mz.Dyzihre currently released her first single Down Low (What You Sippin ?) that is in heavy rotation on The Real 92 Hip-Hop, Urban Stone Radio and DJ Digital Pool. Down Low also available on https://songwhip.com/artist/mzdyzihre and her official website www.mzdyzihreofficial.com.

The official video drops March 20th, 2018.

Listen to: Down Low (What You Sippin) by Mz.Dyzihre

Her album Femcee Chronicle coming soon will feature chart topping hits such as Down Low (What You Sippin ?), Checkmate and self produced hits such as Hello New York , A song paying homage to her hometown of New York feat. the late great “Notorius B.I.G and Jarule , Newspaper and Doowa just to name a few.

Social Links :

Facebook: https://facebook.com/Mz.Dyzihre

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mzdyzihremusic

Instagram: https://instagram.com/iammzdyzihre

Music Links :

YouTube: https://youtu.be/mzACWX1O_2c

Reverbnation: https://reverbnation.com/mzdyzihre

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/mz-dyzihre

“I would like to personally thank everyone involved in my music productions, videos, photography, radio interviews, features, shout outs, management, my incredible fans, and several more.” – Mz. Dyzihre

DJ Bangz
The Texas Plug
Fancy J London
Black Nickel PR Management
NICC Project Promotions
Indie Nation
This Is 50
A & R Factory

Big Shout Out to Radio Campaigns:

Power 106 Hip-Hop R&B, TX
98.2 FM The Beat
L.A.Vegas Jackpot 100
LV105.2 FM The Star Houston
TXBlazing Flame Radio
ATL90.5 FM
Old School
NY106.3 Mobile Radio
ATL92.5 Mixx Bosses Radio TV
DEUrban Stone Radio AZ

“One word to best describe what the music game is missing, “Dyzihre.”

About the Author:

Performing Artist, Producer, Singer-Songwriter, Model, Writer, Editor, Award Winning Blogger, CEO of Featured Stars, Owner of “Revista Fancy”, & FSM -“Featured Stars Mag”. Event planner, Photographer, Fashion Designer/Illustrator, Artist/Newspaper Cartoonist, Founder of CoreFancy, Corazul, & Walk with Me Nonprofit organizations, Social Networking Butterfly, Traveler, Survivor, & A Gemini!

“I believe we as artists must support our fellow talented wandering souls out there to reach the stars! The best success comes when you unite, not divide!” ~Fancy J London

Interested in becoming the next Featured Artist? Want more exposure? Need a press release? Want more followers?

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Katie Mettner – Author & Inspiration

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This feature bio represents the author Katie Mettner all content belongs to Featured Stars on behalf of Katie Mettner. Author/Editor: FancyJ London

This is the story of an incredibly talented woman who found her passion amidst trials and remained a beautiful person. I am proud to have had the chance to get to know her and I think you will feel the same after you get to know Katie and her love of Sugar.

Katie Mettner was born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin on June 14th, 1975 as the second child, but within a few years quickly became the middle child. She’s a mixture of English, German, and French Canadian, but pretty much only claims the French Canadian part. As a middle child, Katie learned patience at an early age. Her two favorite things were dolls and books, often times reading books to the dolls while playing pretend in the basement on the hot summer days. She cherished the time she spent with her dad walking or biking to and from the local library where they searched out new lands to visit. As she grew, she discovered her love for watching the NBC soaps. It was a running joke that she could write them, when she’d say the line or predict the plot twist before it happened. When she broke her leg in 1989 she had plenty of time to read, and discovered great authors like Mary Higgins Clark, and read every Harlequin romantic suspense written.

Writing was something Katie enjoyed doing in elementary school when her fourth grade teacher handed everyone a blank white journal and assigned a new journal entry every week. In sixth grade, her love for writing continued when she wrote, and performed, a newscast about Ireland. It’s fair to say her love of writing continued into her later years of schooling. While she loved to write, as Saturday’s child she knew she would work hard for a living, and after high school worked cleaning houses and running a daycare. After a move from central Wisconsin to Northern Wisconsin, she found a new love, her husband. With birthdays only a day apart, they were meant to be. They met at Thanksgiving 1999, engaged in January, married in April, and had their first baby the following February. In the blink of an eye she was the mom of three kids under three, and there wasn’t much time for writing between diaper changes and typing medical reports from home. Characters came and went through her mind during those years, but only one of them stayed with her, Sugar.

When Katie was thirty-five an old injury from the bunny hill where she first went skiing came back to haunt her. After years of walking with crutches, casts, braces, and then forced into a wheelchair, she had to make a change. Out of medical options, she made the decision and became a left below knee amputee in February 2011. It was then she found time to finally write Sugar’s story. Feeling ridiculous, she made sure no one else knew she was this into writing a book about an amputee dancer who lived on Lake Superior, and fell in love with an Irish guy. See any parallels? There were plenty, but she remembered they always said, write what you know, so she did. As winter turned to spring and summer she finished the first few drafts of the story, which weighed in at a hefty four hundred pages. She didn’t care what genre it was or if people would even like it, she had just found joy in writing it as she recovered and found a new way to walk.

Unsure what to even do with it once it was done, she did an internet search to see if there was somewhere she could get it printed and give a copy to some family members. When Google hit on KDP and indie publishing it was like a whole new world opened up. A world she didn’t understand in the least nor was sure she wanted to! She was so obtuse it never crossed her mind if she published it on the kindle platform more than just her family might read it!

That book, Sugar’s Dance, was seven years and thirty-two books ago. After Sugar found success with readers all over the world, and they wanted more, Katie thought it was wise to learn more about self-publishing and everything that goes with it from editing to covers to promoting. She joined a local author group where she was warmly welcomed, even though she was the only romance author, and learned a ton right off the bat from them. As the second and then the third Sugar book released, other characters began to speak to her. She’s now written thirty-two books in nine romance or romantic suspense series, several stand alone romances, and two LGBT romances. All of her characters are real people and most of them have a physical disability that puts them at a disadvantage to finding love, at least in their eyes. She has several more books planned for three of those series, but also has the first baby bird leaving the nest this summer for college, so she’s not thinking too far ahead.

“When I hit the publish button on Sugar’s Dance I had NO idea there would ever be a second book, much less a thirty second. I was so thrilled on Halloween day when Sugar came out because I felt like I’d finally gotten that one book out of me they told me I had. There was no greater feeling than having accomplished a feat I’d been thinking and dreaming about half my life. it was truly a high I still experience on every release day, but what makes me the happiest is seeing one of my books on the shelf in the library.”

What does you like to do when you aren’t writing?

Katie: “I’m pretty much always writing, if not on paper then in my head. During the times when I’m not writing it down, I’m usually lying in bed with insomnia. Kidding, of course. Actually, I’m an active band mom to my 3 E’s, Emily (Sax, piano, and voice), Edward (Bassoon), and Eli (Sax) and when I’m not running them to marching band and pep band, I’m usually at home listening to one of them practice! I enjoy crocheting sweaters for our pet leopard gecko, Leroy Jethro Gibbs, visiting our family in Duluth, Minnesota, crocheting, baking and of course, reading. As a Gemini I’m relaxed and easy going, and since I married another Gemini, our house is pretty chill. My dream would be to live on the shores of Lake Superior and stare out over the lake every day as I drink coffee and write more stories about the wonderful mysteries the lake holds.”

“Being an author is easy, but being a writer is the most difficult thing I’ve ever done. There is a difference after all. Being an author is about the face you show the world after you’ve published a book; smiling, happy, chatting about your muse, and basking in the sunshine of success. Being a writer is about the endless cups of coffees, deleted paragraphs, living in coffee stained pajamas, not combing your hair for a week, forgetting how to spell, wondering if that’s you who smells, eating frozen pizzas three nights a week, wondering why you suck so much, hating every word you write, certain no one will ever like this character who is so broken kind of profession. The two are intertwined, but distinct. More importantly, you can’t be an author without doing the hard work of being a writer first. I could give up being an author as long as no one ever forces me to stop being a writer.”

You can find me just about everywhere on social media and my blog. Come on over and visit with me! Follow me on Amazon for updates on all my releases! ~ Katie Mettner

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About the Author: FancyJ London

Performing Artist, Producer, Singer-Songwriter, Model, Writer, Editor, Award Winning Blogger, CEO of Featured Stars, Owner of “Revista Fancy”, & FSM -“Featured Stars Mag”. Event planner, Photographer, Fashion Designer/Illustrator, Artist/Newspaper Cartoonist, Founder of CoreFancy, Corazul, & Walk with Me Nonprofit organizations, Social Networking Butterfly, Traveler, Survivor, & A Gemini!

“I believe we as artists must support our fellow talented wandering souls out there to reach the stars! The best success comes when you unite, not divide!” ~Fancy J London

Interested in becoming the next Featured Artist? Want more exposure? Need a press release? Want more followers?

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What it really takes! 

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WHAT IT REALLY TAKES!

Being in the music industry isn’t easy, not that it should be considering how many artists are out there wanting fame nowadays. Several people have come to me over the years asking me to “HOOK THEM UP” make them famous, when they often do not have any music, vocal coaching, social presence or a website. Creating music is only a smidgen of what it really takes to be an artist, and without the proper support behind you, well… to put it blatantly your screwed!

Most hopefuls record over a beat that still has tags on it saying; “Purchase your beats today.” as they sing over the tags hoping for a record label to notice their talented vocal skills. I am well aware that beats are costly for beginners and leasing contracts can be very expensive especially if you want exclusive rights. I know all about this subject since I too have dabbled in purchasing beats here and there. I would never advise a new artist to sing over an unpurchased beat and upload or send that recording to a label, radio station or post it on a music platform such as SoundCloud, Reverberation, Bandcamp, or YouTube. Doing this could jeopardize your dream of becoming the next pop star because your reputation is at stake especially if the beat was illegally downloaded. ⚠️

WHAT IT REALLY TAKES, is vocal training, courses in music composition, writing / poetry, renting or buying studio equipment for high quality recordings, learning to play an instrument, finding a producer to master your songs, creating social presence… I could go on forever, but my point is, you will not get noticed overnight without proper training and the realization that thousands upon thousands of hopefuls just like you, are out there fighting for your spot.

How to do it all as an independent artist without a record label, without support, starting from the beginning…(WARNING: YOU WILL NOT SLEEP, YOU MIGHT EAT ONCE A DAY, AND YOU COULD GO A LITTLE CRAZY!)

Take Vocal Lessons. 

Learning how to sing on tune for some can be a challenge. A coach can help you find your correct tone and get you on the right pitch. There are many older people who coach and charge very little per hour or you could go to Berkeley College if you have the dough.

Join online singing apps such as: 

Smule, https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.smule.singandroid

Musical.ly, https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zhiliaoapp.musically

Bandlab, https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bandlab.bandlab

The Voice, https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.starmakerinteractive.thevoice

Or any other you prefer to download from the app store on IOS or Android. Singing on an app can help you learn how to strengthen your vocals as well as opening you up to a wide range of genre’s. You can create your own songs or sing with others. Practice makes pitch perfect.

Sing with your gut!

A lot of singers sing without passion, they monotone their voice in a repetative steady note that rarely fluctuates. Making the song seem flat, boring, and without feeling. You know you are singing correctly when the words come out of your gut and you feel Goosebumps all over your skin as you hold back swelling pools from behind your eyeballs. Now you are feeling the song. Whether it be a joyful song, or a sad song, either way you will feel the emotion of hitting those notes with passion. Make the audience tingle in their seats!

Take Writing and Poetry Course’s

Learn how to express your most deepest parts of you through pen onto paper, then rhyme it! Here’s an example:

REGULAR: “I like candy! I eat it a lot, sometimes to much and it gives me a tooth ache.”

POETRY: “Melt in my mouth like lemon drops, sweet candy kisses got me seeing spots. Eat ém up til I see the Doc, cause I broke my tooth on these candy rocks.”

Writing lyrics can be fun, but try not to get out of hand writing too much can be hard to remember.The reason why lyrics are repetitive in most songs is so that the artist can remember their Lyrics easily as well as their audience.

Read more about this facinating pychological study here: https://www.inverse.com/article/31541-pop-music-repetition-earworms-psychology

Start Creating Social Presence:

ATTENCION: THIS IS INCREDIBLY TIME CONSUMING. Many hopefuls open accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. Expecting people to follow them right away. The also expect to receive lots of likes, attention, reposts, and encounter friendly people in Facebook groups. Without putting in much effort. What they end up finding out is, that isn’t what happens at all! Finding friends might be easy if you have them in real life and refer them to your page, but making new friends can be a struggle. This is what I call “fair-weather” friends. People who friend you then unfriend for no reason, people who ask you to like their page, but somehow missed your page. People who block you from sharing your music in their Facebook groups, but add you to groups without your permission. Then you get a notice from Facebook telling you, you can boost your post to reach more fans by paying. You end up getting fake likes from strange spam accounts, not to mention all those inappropriate messages in your inbox by people from random countries you never heard of. After all of that you check your accounts at the end of the day to find you have no activity! The secret is, you must be ACTIVE! By active I mean posting catchy gifs, music video clips, selfies, quotes, colorful creative artistic photograghs and live streams. You must interact with your followers and people who like your posts, but might not necessarily follow you. You can do this for each person who likes your picture, by going and liking one of theirs. If someone comments, like their comment and try to reply. Send story’s to a few followers with your music links and a nice short message. Saying; “Hey there, how was your day  today, mine is better now that I saw you here.” The more you care, the more your followers will care. Upload video messages to fans, friends or loved one’s. Share some of your personal life  it is a great way to interact with your closest friends and people who really care about you. You should post an average of 3 times a day with 1-3 story posts on Instagram. On Facebook I recommend posting more personally or sharing your posts from other platforms to make it easier. As for Twitter it is a very fast paced site. I suggest posting a minimum of 25-30 posts a day make sure you vary your posts with gifs, quotes, polls, jokes, links, current events, opinions, and news. Check for trending hashtags to tweet daily. Last but not least YouTube, on here less is more! It is better to post one very well made lyric video or music video than several five minute or less sloppy boring videos. Post one good one and share the link on all of your social sites. Make sure you post and hashtag your stage name on Google+ and Tumblr as well. These apps are frequented by many celebrities and are searchable on Google.


Create your Press kit and Bio

A press kit will open doors for you in the music industry, without it you are not considered to be ready for a record label. If you want to be signed you need to do all the prep-work beforehand.

Here is the information on how you can make your press kit. https://m.wikihow.com/Make-a-Band-Press-Kit

Your biography is extremely important not only for your press kit, but for preparing for features. As your popularity grows with time and you already have music, blogs and news outlets are going to offer you features on their sites. This will increase your chances of getting signed as well as helping you receive more followers on your social sites and may get you that extremely sought after blue verification badge. Writing your biography can be tricky, you can’t write as yourself you must write as a third person or as a narrative. You need to express to the reader how you started on your journey to fame, experiences, failures, success, and hopes for the future. Who you admire, what charities you hope to help, your  personality, why you chose music, your views on other artists, and most important portray the real genuine raw you!

Make your Website

Lastly create an impressive website with your personal domain, add an eye catching banner, your full bio, attach mp3 music files, connect all social accounts, add your shop merchandise, YouTube videos, photograghs, PayPal donation box, and charities you support. Having a professional looking website will help you gain the respect of record labels, producers, managers, and fans.

You are in control of your own destiny!

If you want to make it in the music business, know this… Everything costs money, no one will give you something for nothing, you can not become successful without getting up, if you want free beats, free promo, free music, free features, free management, and free studio time, you will get what you pay for, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! The next time you get mad at a person for not giving you a cheap price, not offering freebies, or discounts you need to remember this!

EVERYONE WHO SPENDS TIME ON YOU, DESERVES THEIR MONEY! 

If you short change someone they will remember you in the future and if they are a person of influence you may lose any opportunity that you might have had due to your lack of professionalism. It all boils down to how much you are willing to pay, how much you are willing to work for it and how far you are willing to go. Success is all up to you.

Until next time… fight for your dreams!

                                             About the Author: FancyJ London

Performing Artist, Producer, Singer-Songwriter, Model, Writer, Editor, Award Winning Blogger, CEO of Featured Stars, Owner of “Revista Fancy”, & FSM -“Featured Stars Mag”. Event planner, Photographer, Fashion Designer/Illustrator, Artist/Newspaper Cartoonist, Founder of CoreFancy, Corazul, & Walk with Me Nonprofit organizations, Social Networking Butterfly, Traveler, Survivor, & A Gemini!

“I believe we as artists must support our fellow talented wandering souls out there to reach the stars! The best success comes when you unite, not divide!” ~Fancy J London

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Featured Author *Cindy Charity 

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This feature bio represents the author Cindy Charity all content belongs to Featured Stars on behalf of Cindy Charity. Author/Editor: FancyJ London 

 Featured Author Cindy Charity approached me on Facebook after I posted about an offer to feature one artist on my blog as a way to help them get noticed. Several people came forward surprisingly more that I initially thought. After reading several entries I fell upon her name in the comments and looked her up. I was intrigued by her writing style and the sincerity of her profile. She struck me with something I couldn’t quite explain but I knew she was the one I wanted to feature. I am extremely happy that I did! 

 Without further delay I introduce the very talented, hardworking, sassy, Pisces that is CINDY CHARITY… 

 Cindy Charity was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the third of six children. Cindy has always been a storyteller. Her mother Irish, and her father bi-racial (Black, Native Canadian, French Canadian as well) so it is of no surprise that her story telling came naturally. Growing up in a large family can be hard and at times one must find creative ways to get the attention deserved so, Cindy would tell stories and good stories at that. She would invent stories using situations, scenarios, or events around her. 

 Cindy began writing in her younger years her mother, as all mothers tend to do, saved everything! She rarely envisioned herself as becoming an author. Cindy had her mind set to be a lawyer. She ended up following in her mother’s footsteps, pursuing a career working with children where she earned her degree. 

 Several years later Cindy married and was blessed with children. When her eldest daughter was born, she and her family decided to move to a small town named Deep River, located in Ontario where her husband was raised. This is where Cindy Charity began to write. She wrote constantly. It was at that moment she knew in her gut she was going to be an author, but she decided not to share this epiphany with anyone, not just yet.

 Cindy was a avid reader, she read everything she could get her hands. She soon discovered a new found love for Romance Novels. Her eldest sister would sneak Harlequin romance series to her and she was instantly hooked. Her tastes continuously changed over the years, but she remained intrigued with Contemporary as well as Paranormal Romance stories. She felt it showcased both sides of her intertwined personality. 

 Cindy Charity finally made the decision to become a serious a author, thinking it would be as simple as that to just declare that she was an author! Well, it wasn’t so easy. She continued to hide her secret, that way if she failed no one would know. Research became her next step towards her goal of becoming a published author. 
 It was within her grasp about a year after her secret declaration. She found a small press that was willing to take a chance on an unknown inspiring author. There was a lot of back and forth of information and then the dreaded contract. Unfortunately it didn’t work out, and Cindy was heavily devastated. She decided to take a break and go back to her childcare business concentrating on her family. 

 “Artists, yes!” she thought to herself: “I do see myself as an artist, you can only go so long before you feel the urge to create again, it consumes you.” Cindy took the plunge yet again and started to write. But this time, she wrote for her and not for the pursuit of publication. She had put the thought of seeing her books in print on the back burner, Cindy still kept her eye on the publishing world. 

 Cindy started attending romance groups, asking endless questions, as well as listening in on conferences whenever she could. She gathered as much information possible as well as networking with several people, some of whom have become longterm friends. 

 Cindy took an interest in self publishing, finding out that it was a lot more work than she initially thought. There were several parts that needed management, her being the only one to do them became overwhelming. “If it wasn’t for my family, I would’ve thrown in the towel!” Cindy exclaimed.

 On September 25th, 2015, after many sleepless nights, painful edits, second guessing, and sheer panic, She excitedly self published her very first book entitled “The Compass” through Amazon. She managed to gather up enough money to have her book partially edited, as well as finding an AMAZING cover artist who had the book formatted. 

“I have to tell you, when I hit the ‘publish’ button, I cried like a baby, because I was now, a published author.” Cindy excitedly expressed.

 So here she is today with four published books. The Compass which was the first book to kick off her published books which included, The Divided Star Series. Shadow Walker, The Messenger, The Scholar and the fifth book The Oracle, which is close to being finished. 

So what is Authoress Cindy Charity up to now?

 Cindy: “When I’m not writing, I enjoy chilling with the family, taking in a show, and finding ways to embarrass my children (singing out loud in the car, dancing in the grocery store—those kinds of things!) I now live in the beautiful town of Kincardine, Ontario; right along the shores of Lake Huron. I must say that being a water sign (Pisces) I LOVE living so close to the water.” 

“I still struggle with the imposter syndrome (something authors suffer from) and there are days when I pinch myself to make sure I’m not dreaming. Some days the words flow like water, and other days I am making deals with my muse to get my word count it. I may not be the best writer there is, in fact I know that I’m not, but I am indeed an author, that is something that I am most proud of.” 

“I am pretty active on social media, pop on over sometime and say: HI!” -Cindy Charity 

https://www.facebook.com/CahootsEntertainment/videos/662844640592882/

https://www.pintrest.com/crazykool

https://www.cindycharity.wordpress.com

https://instagram.com/ccdugan

http://www.amazon.com/author/cindycharity

                                                    About the Author: FancyJ London

Performing Artist, Singer-Songwriter, Model, Writer, Editor, Award Winning Blogger, CEO of Featured Stars, Owner of “Revista Fancy”, & FSM -“Featured Stars Mag”. Event planner, Photographer, Fashion Designer/Illustrator, Artist/Newspaper Cartoonist, Founder of CoreFancy, Corazul, & Walk with Me, Nonprofit organizations, Social Networking Butterfly, Traveler, Survivor, & Gemini! 

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Featured Artist * Xavier Choice

Author-Award Winning Blogger FancyJLondon©2016 (All Right Reserved) This feature interview represents the recording artist/rapper-singer Xavier Choice.

 Xavier Choice was born in Fort Worth, and raised in Houston Texas. Choice would frequently visit Fort Worth where his family resides. He started writing at the young age of 10 years old under his first emcee name, X-Man. His older brother, Jarian greatly inspired him by giving him a taste of rap when he would record himself rapping over Tupac beats. Choice was instantly hooked. 


Interview by FancyJ London 
FancyJ: “What or who inspired you to come out into the music world?”

Choice : “My older brother, Jarian, used to always spit verses over Tupac beats and I used to hear him do it all the time. I have always looked up to him, simply because he’s my older brother. But when I saw him rapping, it honestly changed my life. I knew then that, that was what I wanted to do with my life. Along with the inspiration that he provided, I was always in church. I was in the church choir, and I was always singing around the house. I was singing before I even started rapping. Most people don’t know that. I have a very musical family and it just runs in my veins.”
 

FancyJ: “Where do most of your lyrics come from?”

Choice : “Mostly life experiences. Every now and then, I’ll step out of the realm of reality and life experiences and get arrogant and tell everyone how I’m better than them. But, it mostly comes from being looked down upon as a teenager growing up. I was always bullied and no one thought that my music or what I was saying was anything worth listening to. I was the quintessential underdog. I hung out with my small circle of friends who were also considered “uncool” and “unpopular”. I use that as fuel to my fire to show everyone that I’m not to be looked past as just another emcee. I’m someone special.”
 

FancyJ: “Do you think music has the ability to influence the world for the better, or at least change the mentality of most people worldwide?”

Choice  : “Absolutely. 100%. Music, in my opinion, is the key to many solutions in life. It is one of, if not the most, influential thing in the universe. People’s moods can change in an instant depending on what song they are currently listening to. It can bring up many memories whether it is good or bad. In that same sense, it can easily inspire people to want to do better and challenge other people to do the same with them. The song, We Are The World, made many people want to do better with their lives and start giving.”
 

FancyJ: “If you were already at the top of billboard, had your Grammy, and star on Hollywood…what would you do first?”

Choice : “Nothing really, continue doing what I love and keep making music. Living my life to the fullest. Simple answer. But, all the accolades aren’t important to me.”
 

FancyJ: “Do you contribute to any charities, own a charity, or have dreams to start one?” 

Choice : “I currently do not contribute to any charities but whenever I would have the funds to do so, I would have no problem giving money to those who are less fortunate.”
 

FancyJ: “How do you feel when you are singing in the studio, what keeps you pumped?

Choice : “Untouchable. I feel like whenever the mic is on, no one can hold a candle to me. May not be true, because it isn’t, but it’s the mentality that you have to have when being in the studio. Also, on the flipside of things, what keeps me pumped and gets me going, is knowing that it’s just me, the mic, and my words. My story that I have the pleasure of telling to the world. It’s a wonderful feeling.”
 

FancyJ: “What or who is your main inspiration in life?”

Choice : “The underdogs. Everybody who has been bullied in school and pushed aside by all of their peers. The ones who, instead of choosing to fight back using their fists, chose to use their minds and their drive to get back at the people who treated them wrong. Those are the people I do it for. The ones who have a story to tell and feel that they are worth more than what people say they are. The people who are unapologetic for being themselves.”

 

FancyJ: “Who is your biggest music influencer, why?” 

Choice : “Well, my older brother, Jarian definitely gave me inspiration. But as far as influences? There are too many to count. Most recently, the person who I’ve been heavy on for the longest is J Cole. He has a style that I tend to gravitate more towards more. I love his delivery and the story that he tells. He’s unapologetic about the way he is, humble and honest. I’m the same way.” 
 FancyJ: “Do you play any instruments, don’t play? So, do you have a favorite?” 


Choice : “I used to play trumpet back in middle school for a short time. My favorite is the saxophone. Honestly, because it’s so damn sexy! Really! Something about the sax just hits my soul right every time. It’s a really beautiful sound, and can be so powerful in conveying so many emotions.”
 

FancyJ: “What made you choose your stage name, or stick with your own?” 

Choice : “Well my stage name is actually my last name. My full name is Xavier Choice. Before, I was Yung X. The whole yung thing is played out and I figured I wanted to be more marketable and sound more appealing to the masses. Plus, I got tired of hiding behind an alias. I felt like I could be myself more if I just used my name.” 
 

FancyJ: “Can you explain the meaning behind the last song you produced, why was this song created?” 

Choice : “The last song I wrote was a song entitled, Vibe With Me. It’s unreleased. It’s a feel good song that makes you want to just nod your head and chill out. That was the whole purpose of making the song. The whole point was to make people feel good and enjoy the feel good hip-hop.” 

FancyJ: “If you had to asses your own music, what three things would you say you admire about it, and what three things would you critique?” 

Choice : Three things that I admire about my own music would be…
1. I speak from my heart.

2. Never afraid to try anything different.

3. My words are clear and easy to decipher.

Three things that I would critique are…
1. Sometimes I have a tendency to take too deep of breaths on tracks.

2. When rapping fast I can get jumbled up and tongue-tied.

3. My singing could be a lot better at times and I could use more practice on it.
FancyJ: “Where do you see yourself in the music industry in five years?” 

Choice : “Influential and inspirational to the people who have the mentality and background as I do. A leader to the uncool and unpopular kids.” 
 

FancyJ: “What other occupation would you has chosen if you had not chosen music?” 

Choice : “Working in the meat department at a grocery store. I’ve done grocery work all my life and I love customer service.”
 

FancyJ: “If you could be anyone in the world for one day, who would you choose, what would you do the entire day, and why would you choose that person?” 

Choice : “I would choose to be any of the top hip-hop stars in the world today. J. Cole, Drake, Logic, etc.. I would just want to be in their shoes and see what it’s like to go through the day that they go through. The stresses of planning out interviews and deadlines to make and appearances. I’ve always been to attracted to the non glamorous side of the celebrity life.” 
 

FancyJ: “How do you deal with rejection, haters, and gold diggers?”

Choice : “That’s just it, I don’t deal with it. My revenge is success. I’m going to keep doing me and if there’s anybody that has an issue with my methods or my life, they don’t have to be in my life.” 
 FancyJ: “What helps you remain grounded, focused, and determined with your career?” 


Choice : “The people who tell me that they feel something when listening to my music. No bigger compliment can be said in the world than when someone tells me that my music spoke to them. Plus, I have a real passion for this. I’m a very humble person and I know that people don’t have to listen to me if they don’t want to. So I always thank the ones that truly love my music and want to know what I have to say.”

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT XAVIER CHOICE BELOW, MAKE SURE YOU SUBSCRIBE, FOLLOW AND LISTEN TO HIS MUSIC! 

https://www.facebook.com/xavier.choice
https://www.youtube.com/user/ChoiceMusic91
Instagram: peopleschoice91
Support CHOICE by Joining him here: https://m.datpiff.com/tape/713520

About the Author: FancyJ London

Recording Artist, Singer-Songwriter, Model, Award Winning Blogger, CEO of Featured Stars, Band and Artist Manager, Owner of “Revista Fancy”, & FSM -“Featured Stars Mag”. Event planner, Photographer, Fashion Designer/Illustrator, Artist/Newspaper Cartoonist, Founder of CoreFancy, Corazul, & Walk with Me Nonprofit organizations, Social Networking Butterfly, Traveler, Survivor, & Gemini! 

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