This week’s most popular song on iTunes is S.P.P. (Sweet Potato Pie) Listen Now!
Singer-songwriter and 2016 GRAMMY Amplifier winner Kirby Maurier took the stage at Austin’s iconic Stubb’s Amphitheater during SXSW 2016. SPIN’s 14th annual day party included performances from CHVRCHES, Vince Staples, D∆WN (aka Dawn Richards) and more. Check out photos from the show below. Special Thanks to The Recording Academy & Hyundai.
This story first appeared on Valholla.com
Judges Big Sean, Sam Hunt and Lzzy Hale announced the winners of Hyundai and The Recording Academy® fourth annual GRAMMY Amplifier® program. Kirby Maurier joins rock band American Bombshell and country singer Adley Stump as winners and will perform at this years SXSW festival.
The song entered was Kirby’s single S.P.P. (Sweet Potato Pie) from her independent debut album, Doing The Most released on Valholla Entertainment in 2015. Stay tuned for more news and check out the official press release below.
— The GRAMMYs (@TheGRAMMYs) February 22, 2016
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — GRAMMY®-nominated hip-hop artist Big Sean, GRAMMY® winner Lzzy Hale, lead singer and guitarist of hard-rock band Halestorm, and rising country superstar and GRAMMY® nominee Sam Hunt today announced the winners of Hyundai and The Recording Academy® fourth annual GRAMMY Amplifier® program. Chosen from about 4,000 entrants, hard rockers American Bombshell, R&B artist Kirby Maurier and Blake Shelton team member on season two of The Voice, Adley Stump. Each win one of three prize packages: a studio recording session with a Recording Academy producer, a live performance showcase series opening for a noted artist; or the filming of a music video with a celebrated director.
“It takes a whole lot of passion, commitment and conviction to put yourself out there, to enter a competition and to be judged,” said (Sam) Hunt. “There is no formula for making it in this business, but American Bombshell, Kirby and Adley have been given a tremendous opportunity to learn and grow as musicians. There’s absolutely nothing that gives us more pleasure than to be a part of an initiative like the GRAMMY Amplifier® program, that gives these aspiring talents opportunities that will help them to develop their crafts.”
“It’s a privilege to be a part of a program that at its core provides young artists the opportunity to develop their artistry and share their passion with others,” said Dean Evans, CMO Hyundai Motor America. “GRAMMY Amplifier is a platform of discovery and mentorship, powering the creative genius within new artists to help them feel inspired, activated and focused on making their musical dreams a reality.”
The online music program, which gives musicians the chance to gain exposure and win experiences that can help further their careers, is a partnership between Hyundai and the Recording Academy.As one of the Top 10, Kirby’s song “S.P.P” will be sent to country star Sam Hunt, hip-hop artist Big Sean and Halestorm singer Lzzy Hale, who will pick the three winners. All 10 finalists will fly to Los Angeles for a Music Business Immersion Day, the aim of which is to educate them about social media promotion, copyright laws, publishing and more.
The three winners, who will be revealed during Grammy Week in February, will receive a recording session with a Grammy Award-winning producer; a music video directed by a top-notch director; or an opening slot on a high-profile artist’s tour and/or at a series of music festivals. Good Luck Kirby!
Metro (Hotline Bling Remix) Produced by Kid Jimi with Additional Production by StayLookingOut & Vince Valholla
Kirby Maurier sits down with veteran hip-hop journalist Rob Markman and rising actress/model Kristin Coral to discuss her new album Doing The Most, Class of ’96, and so much more. Special thanks to Rob and Kristin for having Kirby on the show.
On this week’s Red Light Special, Kris gets caught in traffic and up and coming singer/songwriter Kirby Maurier talks about her independent grind on Valholla Entertainment, cheating on her college boyfriend and her new album “Doing The Most.”
Singer-Songwriter Kirby Maurier
Hailing from Miami, Kirby Maurier’s undeniable voice and personality are only the beginning traits of an extraordinarily gifted songstress. More than just a pretty voice, Kirby conveys a sense of intensity seldom found in original talent. She has created the groundwork for the ultimate variety in the Hip Hop and R&B world.
She released her first single titled “You” featuring rapper Ace Hood in 2010 which quickly gained public attention. Shortly thereafter she released the EP “Class of 96′” that grew her fanbase beyond the U.S., stretching as far as France, South Africa, and The Netherlands.
Kirby Maurier’s first album “Doing The Most” was released on July 31, 2015 featuring production from Miami-based producer Vegas Fontaine. The 9 track album was featured by iTunes and Apple Music during the first week of its release. “Doing The Most” debuted on Soundscan’s Current R&B charts and is one of the highest selling independent R&B albums in the South Atlantic Region in 2015.
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