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    Alex Newell

     Alex Newell, the impressive and multi-talented young artist who’s voice has the power and range to do some serious damage on these everyday internet singers. He has graced the television screen and the dance charts with collaborations including Clean Bandit, Blonde, and The Knocks. His dynamite vocals and strong and confident spirit are just a few of the parts that make up Alex Newell.

    When was the last time I heard a male singer kill it like a female singer could or how some female singers wish they could? Not since I was studying Gospel music back in high school. At the young age of 24, Alex sings with experience and with a skill that you could find in any old school dance record. Something Donna Summer or Gladys Knight would’ve belted out.

    His given gift has the capacity to take his career higher than his voice can scale. Growing up in Lynn, Massachusetts, Newell was surrounded by music and the presence of God. His father a being a deacon and his mother a choir singer shows that Newell has music and singing in his very veins. Singing since before he could even speak complete sentences, Newell has had this confidence in his talent. He was meant to be a singer.

    Finding his knack on stage, Alex began performing at school plays and wowing the audience with his astonishing vocal ability. After a few noticeable eyes caught him, Newell soon found himself on the reality television series THE GLEE Project. It was a competition series surrounding hopefuls who wished to be part of the immensely successful television program. The winner would win a seven-episode arc, Newell came in as first runner-up but life had a plan for him, and the producers brought Newell on for two episodes. It doesn’t end there, this young man pulled off a difficult feat. He climbed his way up from guest star to reoccurring, to main cast member.

    His role as Wade “Unique” Adams (the male to the female trans character) caught the attention of huge supporters and some not too supportive, but Newell took it with stride and remained true to who he is like he always has. All this, from a high school student at the time. In my opinion that is a true role model, someone who does not feel they need to be what others say they should be.

    Alex’s exceptional work kept on opening more and more doors for him. Accomplishments such as collaborations and live performances began to cultivate into something even better for Alex. Gay pride events, festivals, and appearances began to increase the travel and distance of Newell’s name. His special guest appearance with the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus sticks out. His animated and soulful performance of “Random Black Girl”  really showed me that the stage is where he really thrives. Honestly, behind any microphone, this kid is meant to be. A real entertainer and gifted singer who was made for Broadway. Having a past in singing, hearing other singers with incredible talent is nothing but inspirational. I was there right along with Alex trying those high notes and sounding crazy but it felt good.

    A year after Glee, Newell announces his signed record deal with Big Beat Records. Starring on Glee during high school and now a record deal after being accepted to Berklee College of Music, it’s a clear path to his destiny. A few months after, Newell releases his debut album and a string of other singles and collaborations soon follow. Songs like “Stronger” Newell’s dance track with Clean Bandit and Sean Bass demonstrate this young man’s vocal ability at eclectic sounds.

    POWER, Alex Newell’s 2016 EP has all the disco and dance bits your little OneEDM hearts desire. The lead single from the EP titled “This Aint Over” gained recognition from big media names like OUT, SPIN, and VULTURE.  It’s another easily recognizable dance vocal you would all know. He can now add to his already growing list including “All cried out” with Blonde. A vocal powerhouse taking his career by the reigns and enjoying the ride. His latest single “Keep it Moving” and its remixes EP get you bouncing to the beats that cradle Newell’s killer vocals. Alex Newell, the Massachusetts church boy whose life made a complete 180 all under the age of 25 is most definitely full of all the sass and all the power needed to define a true powerhouse.

    Music, in general, seems to be just right for him. When music is right for you, you know it because it makes you feel really good. You have good thoughts and good vibrations resonating through you. And I honestly believe that’s what Alex is feeling any moment a note comes out of his mouth or a key is played on a piano.

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    Bebe Rexha

    NYC is in the house with this one. What and whom I’m referring to? Bebe Rexha, the New York Albanian Princess, that’s who, the native new yorker singer-songwriter and producer. She’s killing it and there’s no other way to say it. First off, I mean she’s an eighties baby so that automatically makes her awesome but her checklist has some pretty good noteworthy success. Landing smashing hits with the likes of G-Eazy and Martin Garrix, Bleta Bebe Rexha is breaking barriers rigorously.

    Born to Albanian immigrant parents (Flamur Rexha and Bukurije “Bukie” Rexha) in New york, New York, Bebe’s musical destiny awakens. Growing up on Staten Island, Bebe had a musically active childhood that continued on into her high school years. Her musical flair began not in singing but in instruments. For over 9 years Bebe was the elementary school Kenny G on trumpet, but not just that she honed a skill in piano and guitar simultaneously. In her teen years, Bebe turned her love for music towards singing and writing. Owning a god given talent plus living in the greatest city in the world, Bebe’s opportunities bloomed.

    Working with Pente Wentz as part of his potential band project lead to her 2013 solo Record deal with Warner Bros Records. Starting off as a writer for acts like Selena Gomez, NIkki Williams and even lending her talent as a co-writer to the extremely successful single “Monster” by Eminem ft Rihanna. A string of co-writing for numerous big name industry talent has sharpened her skills in owning her individuality while landing opening acts for Nick Jonas and Ellie Goulding shaped her stage presence. Collaborating with A-list artists Bebe finds herself climbing the charts. Featured on G-Eazy’s “Me, Myself & I”. The pair peaked at number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. But it’s just the first of many successful collaborations.

    https://youtu.be/bSfpSOBD30U

    Bebe Rexha and OneEDM.com fav Martin Garrix release their single “In The Name Of Love” which peaked at number 24 on US Billboard Hot 100 and charted multiple countries throughout the world. Amidst the success, Rexha releases her debut EP “I Don’t Wanna Grow UP” in 2015. The EP was reminiscent of a very 90s angry liberated tree hugging type of rock-chick vocal style. Maybe that’s why she was a brunette? Because now she’s bleach blonde and knockin heads off with her more urban pop influenced EDM “All Your Fault Pt 1” EP. The extended play’s atmosphere begins with just that… “Atmosphere”. A song with an almost Madonna “Ray of Light” album feel, remixed with heavy 808s and millennial pop songwriting. Rexha has become a strong addition to the population of fierce female performers. If you can’t relate to F.F.F. feat G-Eazy you’re either a lucky one who’s never had a fake friend or you’re exactly the type of person she’s referring to. Gateway drug talks abut the reality of a toxic relationship you nearly can’t quit which many young people make the mistake of making. Discussing real issues that many of us struggle with in today’s music is smart and I think a thoughtful move. Sharing real emotions that we can relate to lead people to drop their guard and feel comfortable with themselves to hopefully help them feel comfortable with other people. Which happens to be the major thing music is supposed to do…. bring us together. Then you have a track like “Bad Bitch” which is what your sister and her friends or your girlfriend and her home girls like to perform to in their kitchen with shades on for Youtube. So you see, Bebe Rexha is more proof in the talent behind eclectic diverse acts.

    https://youtu.be/RnBT9uUYb1w

    Bebe’s 2017 is beginning to be a booming one. The release of her new Ep “All your fault Pt.1 ” plus the second (Pt.2) set to be released in April. A headlining “All Your Fault” tour has her month of May jam-packed with European city destinations. Hello! Fashion Magazine and LEFAIR covers keep the Bebe buzz buzzing while 100 million streams of “I Got You” on Spotify keep her a step above the rest. Even Victorias Secret is showing love, as she receives the sexiest rising songstress award 2017. It shows being and individual and relating to your audience is today’s pop singer confection. At OneEDM.com we love our dance music and the DJs who supply it but it’s the singers who complete the equation, Bebe is blowin up and we’ve got our arms stretched wide open.