Amanda Perez began displaying interest in music at a very early age. When she was the age of two years old she attempted to play an accordion that belonged to her father. When Amanda reached the age of four years she started playing keyboards.
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“When I see something I end up making a song about it and that’s the way it is. There have been plenty of times when I’ve been in the studio and they were like, “Hey, why don’t you make a song about such and such,” and I just can’t. I’ve gotta have it in my heart.”
This Mexican-American recording artist has made large leaps over the past couple of years sharing with the world her musical talent. Despite her success she still realizes were she got her start and displays that within her music. Amanda Perez was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Getting Her Start
Amanda Perez began displaying interest in music at a very early age. When she was the age of two years old she attempted to play an accordion that belonged to her father. When Amanda reached the age of four years she started playing keyboards. When she was growing up in Indiana her interest in music continued to grow, with members of her family performing in the band The Sombra Chicana USA. When Amanda reached the age of eleven years of age she created a band of her own called The Sombra Chicana Chiquitos. Her band began performing during sets that were also being performed by The Sombra Chicana USA.
However even due her minor success that she had gained in her local community, Amanda was still having difficulties getting her music heard by major record labels. While waiting on her music to be heard Amanda and involved herself with selling drugs. This is a time in her life that she regrets. While Amanda was in school she signed up for an expo in Indianapolis where she one a “Junior Vocalist” award. At that expo she was the only Latina contestant.
Catching A Big Break
Amanda’s future took a turn towards a positive on in the year 2000 when a music talent scout came to her town and had a meeting with her. Since Amanda wrote her own lyrics and played her own music the scout recognized that she had great potential in the music industry. She was then signed to Powerhouse, which is an indie-music label. Once Amanda signed with the label she was given the opportunity to begin working on her own music. Her music style had acquired a mixture of R&B and hip hop to her sound.
Sitting on Top
Amanda released the single “Never off” in 2001 which became the first single that she has had to make it to the top 100 billboard. Her success kept increasing when her videos began playing on MTVs TRL. With her continued success led her to be signed Universal Records in 2003. Once Amanda signed with her new label she then released her second album which included the single “Angel”. The single was dedicated to her uncle and at the time was her first song to break in the top 20 billboard.
With Amanda Perez continuing to release new albums her most recent album that was released in 2007 was made to simply give back to her community which shows that this recording artist remembers were she got her start. Amanda’s music was gaining her fame not only in the united states but as well as other countries, which has provided her continued success in the music industry. With her appeal with her R&B Hip Hop sound has provided her as a crossover into that type of music as a Latina.
Did You Know
● Amanda Perez’s single off of her I pray album reach the charts in Australia
● Her single “Angel” went platinum
● Her videos reached number seven on MTVs TRL