Featured Artist *DEV

FancyJ London ©2016 All Rights Reserved * This feature bio and all included contents, are the sole property of Devin Star Tailes aka Singer-Songwriter DEV.

 
   

Who knew that a simple girl working at Old Navy would turn out to be a sensational singer and an incredibly powerful influence to so many of us ladies? Her edgy look, sultry voice, thought provoking lyrics and love for cheetos is only the beginning of her incredible rise to fame! 

  

Devin Star Tailes (born July 2, 1989), better known as Dev (sometimes stylized as DEV or dEV), is an American rapper, singer and songwriter. She was discovered by the record label, Indie-Pop, and The Cataracs via Myspace after her friend Shane Crislip, posted her singing to some beats. Dev’s song “Booty Bounce” was sampled in Far East Movement’s hit single “Like a G6” which reached number 1 in the US, and sold over four million downloads in the country.

In 2009 she made a cover of Amy Winehouse’ “Blonde Trick” and, after a friend posted the song into MySpace, the production team The Cataracs noticed it and contacted Dev. To Fashion Indie Magazine she said: “I decided to put up this song on MySpace. It was a “diss track” and I didn’t expect anything out of it. It was just to make me feel good like how music usually does, but Niles [of the Cataracs] came across my page and was really into my voice, they kind of got me into singing and opened up my eyes to business opportunities”. Dev dropped out of college in her first year to pursue her singing career and was then signed by the Los Angeles-based record label and management team, Indie-Pop, who also discovered The Cataracs. Six months later, Dev and The Cataracs’ song “2Nite” began to gain exposure on the radio, the television channel MtvU and the Billboard Hot Dance Airplay chart. In 2009, Dev moved to Los Angeles to produce music with the Cataracs and work directly with Indie-Pop.

  
 

In 2010, the Cataracs produced “Like a G6” with Far East Movement and decided to use a verse from Dev’s single “Booty Bounce” as the chorus. The two songs were made in the same summer, at the time where Dev and the Cataracs “were grinding it out in the studio pretty tough together,” making a couple of “simplistic random tracks. “Like a G6”, which features Far East Movement and Dev, was released in April 2010, and reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song went on to sell over four million downloads in the US. In August 2010, a music video was made for “Booty Bounce” directed by Ethan Lader, and uploaded it onto YouTube, where it has generated over sixteen million views.

 In October 2010, Dev was signed to Universal Republic and her first official single, “Bass Down Low” was serviced to rhythmic radio stations in November. Dev released her debut single “Bass Down Low” in November 16, 2010. It was released digitally in select territories on December 6, 2010 and one day later in the United States. The song reached sixty one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number two on the Heatseekers Songs chart. In Canada, the song peaked at number thirty five in its fifth week on the Canadian Hot 100 chart. However, “Bass Down Low” saw massive success in the United Kingdom, where it peaked at number ten on the UK Singles Chart. Dev also released two more promotional singles through Twitter, “Poison” and “Call Me” both covers of Bell Biv Devoe and Blondie respectively. She also featured in house music artist David Guetta’s album, Nothing But the Beat on a song called “I Just Wanna F” with Timbaland and Afrojack.

 
 
 
  Dev had also featured on a single by Swedish singer Eric Saade, “Hotter Than Fire” which was released on November 2, 2011 in Sweden. Dev is featured on a remix of Girls’ Generation’s song “Bad Girl” by The Cataracs, featured on their Japanese remix album and Dev was also featured in Timbaland’s promotional single “Break Ya Back”. 

 The American version of “The Night the Sun Came Up” was released on March 26, 2012 in the United States, which include new tracks where Dev teamed up with singer Enrique Iglesias on a track called “Naked” which was produced by The Cataracs and was released as the third single of the repackaged album. It reached the first position in Mexico and the second position in the US dance chart. The second single, “In the Dark”, peaked at number 11 in the US chart, making it her most successful solo single to date.

 At the 2012 Lollapalooza, Dev revealed that she was currently working on her second album; “I’m using a lot more live instrumentation for this album”, stating “I had such a great time making a very electronic-based album for the first one, but you know, I’m just moving to different things, different sounds, so we’ll see.” Her track “Bass Down Low” was featured during match intervals of Volleyball, Beach Volleyball and Basketball among others during the 2012 Summer Olympics. In 2013 Universal Republic Records announced that they were going defunct, all artists from the label moved to Republic Records.

 In November 1, she has posted on her official YouTube a new song, “Kiss It” featuring Sage the Gemini produced by Hit-Boy. While “Kiss It” released December 17, 2013. A remix version of this song was released that featured Casey Veggies in place of Sage The Gemini. Dev also collaborated with singer Mia Martina for her single Danse which gained popularity in latin and dance charts throughout spring 2014.

 In 2014 Dev released two EPs, Bittersweet July and the second part as a follow up to part one. She’s a radio host of the popular radio Beats 1 by Apple, founded in 2015. In 2016 Dev started promoting her second studio album which is set to be released in mid 2016 with an opening single called Lowkey.

 

   I personally have been a fan of Dev’s since she began in 2009 and continue to listen, buy, and enjoy her music! Thank you DEV for your voice, vibe and incredible talent! It has been a real pleasure featuring you! FJL

   
Check out her website here: http://www.devescaliente.com/

Follow DEV on her social sites:
http://twitter.com/devishot 
http://instagram.com/deviscaliente

https://www.facebook.com/devishot
This is my all time favorite song from Dev.

I can’t help.. but get down on the dance floor, like, share, and subscribe!
  
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                                                 About The Author: FancyJ London  

Recording Artist, Singer-Songwriter, Model, Manager, Event. Planner, Award Winning Blogger, CEO & FOUNDER of Featured Stars Inc., Owner of “Revista Fancy”, & “Featured Stars Mag”. 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~ JANANI

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This blog post is a bio feature representing the Alternative Rock Band JANANI  
 JANANI is an alternative rock band from Orlando, Florida. The band was formed by Janani Vaidyanathan and Erick Campos in January of 2011. In early 2014, JANANI released their very first extended play titled, Three Step System EP. The Three Step System EP was produced by Brett Hestla, former member of Creed. 

  
  The EP spawned moderate success for the band, most notably with their hit single, “Where Was I?”. Kat Coffin of Examiner.com wrote, “Songs don’t get much catchier than ‘Where Was I.’ JANANI’s spunky vocals are full of attitude as they cascade over a steady walking blues rhythm…” and “[Janani’s] strong voice takes lyrical delivery beyond heartfelt to a more character driven place conveying toughness, anger, bitterness, passion and a host of other feelings…”. 

  JANANI released their hit single, Run (Pick Up The Gun), in May of 2015. Shortly after it’s release, the single won the Akademia Award for Best Alternative Rock song. ExposedVocals.com wrote, “[Run (Pick Up The Gun)’s] killer chorus latches itself in your memory after the first listen. It’s a well-crafted song that acts as a wonderful homage to the classic rock sound but also just a good piece of songwriting in itself.” 

  
Their music has been heard on radio stations such as CKCU 93.1 FM in Ottawa, Canada, KISS 104.7 FM and Orlando’s own XL 106.7 FM. It has also been featured in DIRECTTV’s documentary, Gone Until December. JANANI’s latest single, Run (Pick Up The Gun), will be the theme song of the upcoming television series, Hit Women.

     

  From over two-hundred competing bands, JANANI was selected to compete in the top 8 for the Hard Rock Rising Orlando competition, where they performed in front of a panel of judges including Chris Kirkpatrick of NSYNC. Of over 70 acts in the Tampa Bay Acoustic Music Festival at the Hard Rock Cafe Tampa, JANANI walked away as one of five bands selected to be a Hard Rock Energy Ambassador.

  
  JANANI is currently number 1 on ReverbNation Alternative Orlando charts and collectively has over 36,000 fans spanning over 5 different social networks.

  
SHOUTOUT Straight from JANANI ~ Sending big love ❤️ to our Manager Ranelle Golden, all our fans, and of course FancyJ London, YOU ROCK!
Thank you, JANANI …..OH, by the way I am a major fan myself! ~FancyJ 

 
FIND MORE INFO. ON JANANI BELOW
musicbyjanani@gmail.com

http://www.musicbyjanani.com

http://www.facebook.com/musicbyjanani

Twitter: @MusicByJanani

Instagram: @MusicByJanani

  
Promotional Sites: 
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/musicbyjanani

Twitter: @MusicByJanani and @TeamJanani 

Instagram: @MusicByJanani 

Revernation: http://www.reverbnation.com/musicbyjanani 

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/musicbyjanani

Soundcloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/musicbyjanani 

                                                     About The Author: FancyJ London   

  Producer, RecordingArtist, Singer, Songwriter, Model, Writer, Avid Blogger, Columnist, Owner of “Revista Fancy” Newsletter, Photographer, Fashion Designer/Illustrator, Artist/Cartoonist, Founder of CoreFancy, Corazul, and Walk with Me Nonprofit organization, Social Networking Butterfly, Traveler, and 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!” ~FancyJ
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Featured Artist “Moody Black” 

FancyJ London©2015 (All Rights Reserved) This is a blog bio represents spoken word Poet Moody Black 
 I am honored to Feature this amazing spoken-word poet, not only does he inspire me with his incredible messages but also with his drive and strong work ethic. I guarantee that you will be inspired, you will be utterly impressed, and you will fall in love with Poet Moody Black!   
 Moody Black is a Spoken-Word, Hip-Hop, and visual artist, actor, story teller, and photographer from Spartanburg, S.C. Moody Black is electrifying audiences across the country with his original poems and energetic performances. Fusing a blend of Hip-Hop, Soul, and Poetry, this talented artist delivers a unique rhythmic message in which each new listener finds common ground. 

Moody Black has been a performing artist since the age of twelve, and has become a prominent force on a multi-regional poetry scene through his enthusiastic live shows and strong work ethic. 

Moody Black has a created a buzz in the following impressive achievements:

 
Second place winner in the University of South Carolina-Upstate Talent Show-February 1998 and 1999; 

Winner of the Coffee Beanery Freestyle Contest in Greenville, S.C- June 15, 2001; Spartanburg Poetry Slam Winner- January 10, 2004; 

Member of the Upstate Poetry Slam Team 2004-present and Slam Coach from 2006-present; 

Featured poet for Band-Aids (AIDS Awareness Program) in Spartanburg, S.C., 

  
Featured several times in Spartanburg Herald Journal and The Link; 

Performed at several elementary, junior and senior high schools, universities, and colleges. 

Regular host along with Kimbi the Goddess at several poetry venues; 

Poem published in Still Home(Book of Spartanburg Poets); 2009 

Poetry Slam Instructor for USC-Upstate’s Upward Bound Program; 

Competed in The Southern Fried Poetry Slam Competitions 2004-2011; 

Competed in PSI’s National Poetry Slam 2004-2008;

  
Special Guest performer at the 27th Annual Evening of Talent Expressions at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium; 

Featured artist at the Travelers Rest Arts Commission annual Arts Festival October 6, 2007 in Traveler Rest, S.C./ featured poet for the North Charleston Arts Festival May 2008, Stone Soup Story Telling Festival in Woodruff, S.C. in 2009 and 2010/ Featured poet for the Annual Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, S.C., 

  
The Peace Day Festival in Charleston, S.C. 2008 and 2009/ 2010 and 2011 featured poet for the annual Chautaugua Festival, and along with Kimbi the Goddess opened up for Trey Songz at The Carolina First Center in Greenville, S.C. and at The 3rd Annual Millican Festival in Sumter, S.C. Moody was one of the presenters at the 2011 TedX Greenville SC Event, and the 2011 Pecha Kucha Greenville SC. 

  
In addition, Moody Black is the Coffee Underground Grand Poetry Slam Champion of 2010-2011 and 2011-2012. 2012 Poetry finalist in the 1st Ignite the Mic Talent Show at TD Convention Center, and Champion of the 2nd and 4th Annual Slam Madness Poetry Slam Competition, 2012 Grind Flu Magazine Spoken Word Artist of the year, and tied for first place in the Southern Fried Poetry Slam Slam Master’s Slam (2012 Tampa FL and 2013 New Orleans, LA), and co-host and co-organizer of the 22nd Annual Southern Fried Poetry Slam, and along with Kimbi the Goddess-2015 National Poetry Awards Host of the Year and Open Mic Venue of the Year.

  
Moody Black: “A big shout out to the family, and all those who are like family, and of course my fans who show so much love and support.” 

Moody Black reaching the stars! 

  
Follow, Support, Subscribe, and Like! 
Contact info- 864.357.7148 
iammoodyblack@gmail.com

Twitter: @iammoodyblack
http://www.facebook.com/iammoodyblack
Instagram: @iammoodyblack
http://www.moodyblack.bandcamp.com
  
I will now leave you with this great performance by the one and only:

Mr. Moody Black

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“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!” ~FancyJ

Featured Artist *Allante 

FancyJLondon ©2015 (All Rights Reserved) This Blog post is a Bio Feature representing: Allante Singer, Songwriter, and Rapper. 

“I believe we as artists must support our fellow talented wandering souls out there that also carry a dream! The best success comes when you unite, not divide!” -FancyJ 
I want to take a moment to properly introduce to all of you an extremely talented 17 year old artist with an incredible new approach for rap music. I was introduced to Allante by his brother who was extremely proud of Allante’s talents. I started to grow quite curious of this young artist and decided to write him to find out more. He was very upbeat, energetic, and eager to share his music with me. I listened to a track he sent me and instantly became amazed! I thought to myself this young man is going places. His message was captivating, his lyrics were like no other rapper I have ever heard, his passion shined through his music clearly painting a picture of what could be an amazing new rap era! I was stunned and delightfully surprised by this young man full of spirit, he is definitely worth listening to! 
So, without further a due I present, 

Allante:

 
 “I am a multi-talented artist, rapper, singer, and songwriter.

I was born in Detroit, Michigan and currently live in a small township named Redford. I constantly see Detroit rappers in my age group rapping about drugs, money, and hoes. They’re not making any type of positive change in the rap community. For myself on the other hand, I want to rap about my come up, my struggles, my failures, and my accomplishments. I want my messages in each of my songs to be heard. I want to show teens such as myself, that you should be proud of your talent and never be afraid to express yourself and try something new!”

  
“Music has always been a huge part of my life. 

I often find myself using music to help me get through tough situations. 

I owe a lot of my success to my Mother, because she’s always been there for me, 

and for that I am very grateful. 

My Father left my life at a very young age. I use to cope by using negativity in my song lyrics, but now I feel I have grown and developed a better outlook on my life.

In 7th grade I was often bullied, it became emotional, rapping stuff from my head helped me gain strength.”

  
“I started jotting down ideas and writing songs and rhymes in the beginning of 9th grade. I thought that was the best way to channel my pain, anger and disappointment rather than being destructive. I started to add something about my life that emotionally effected me in each and every song, because I was sure other people could relate to my struggle. Now I have made it to 12th grade, I pretty much mastered my talent, writing hits left and right. Now that I’m getting older, I feel like I am getting better and better. I strongly believe that I will hit a huge milestone before 21!”
“I want to thank everyone who has supported me along the way and those who continue to support my dream and of course the people who just came into my life, for example I am blessed to have an amazing brother that brought you FancyJ, to me. No support is too big or too small as long as it helps me during my journey!”
 “I am an unsigned artist that strongly wishes for a chance at proving myself in the music industry, I possess all the abilities, full determination, and complete dedication.

  
My dream is to one day change the bad reputation that most rappers have and bring out inspiring, real life, feel good messages through rap music.”

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/llante

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Victor_Jones15

Instagram: https://instagram.com/papiii_chulo17

Booking/Inquiries: jonesvictor12@gmail.com

Featured Artist * LUCKY HARMON 

FancyJ London ©2015 (All Rights Reserved) This blog post is a mini bio representing the recording artist Lucky Harmon! 

I believe we as artists must support our fellow talented wandering souls out there that also carry a dream! The best success comes when you unite, not divide!  Fancy J
Today I am featuring a fellow artist that I had the pleasure of chatting with his name is Lucky Harmon! I found him to be quite intriguing and charming, I think you will agree! 

 
   
If you are interested in hearing his music or seeing his Debut Hit Song “PartyLife” I have provided the links below just click…

WWW.LUCKYHARMON.NET

https://pro-labs.imdb.com/name/nm5991113/?ref_=sch_int

http://www.vevo.com/watch/lucky-harmon/Party-Life/QMGR31502000  (Official Music Video Party Life) 

INSTAGRAM@LUCKYONE83

TWITTER@LUCKYSWORLD

WWW.REVERBNATION.COM / LUCKYSWORLD  
I watched his video “PartyLife” a few times and thoroughly enjoyed it, not only did I love the beat, intense color splash, and all around feel, but I love the good clean lyrics! I am glad I stepped into Lucky’s World it was amazing! 
  
Dreams are only made with hard work, long hours, and extreme dedication… Nothing less! Lucky is a great example! 

Here is a Lucky Shout out straight from Lucky Harmon himself: 

Special Thanks to Blessing Entertainment LLC & My Exec Aziz Choukri 

“Party Life” hits FM radio worldwide this Monday the 24th of August be sure to tune in! 

Thank YOU Lucky, for giving me the opportunity to share your story on my blog! Wish you all the success in the world, Fancy J.

*YOU CAN GET LUCKY’S EP RIGHT HERE ON iTUNES* 

Luckysworld – EP by Lucky Harmon

https://itun.es/us/C_y75