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songwriter, dancer, actress extraordinaire; Lovey James. This 16
year old sensation is bringing some major talent to the
entertainment industry and her vocals are hard to beat.
At such a
young age, James has just released her sixth single "Who You Are."
This will join her others, including "Stupid Boy," "Don't Be Such a
Chick" and "Rule the World." The music videos have gotten massive
followings on YouTube.
Now James is
sharing her talent in a whole new way – on the road. She is
starting a tour and hitting 26 cities through 2014. Not only can
you find Lovey on tour, but you can find her on Twitter, Facebook,
Instagram, and YouTube. Check her out!
Take it away,
Lovey is a unique name, where did it come from?
Lovey is a
unique name. It actually came from a friend who thought this was
the perfect stage name for me.
What is your first musical memory?
My first musical
memory was singing “On My Own” from Les Mis for a recital at
a school in front of a bunch of parents. My mom cried the entire
time. I am not sure why because I kept forgetting the words.
What is your favorite type of music to sing?
I love to sing
pop songs that allow me to belt out. Any song that I can sing in my
room with my hairbrush and really let loose.
is the number one goal you would like to achieve with your music
I love to inspire
young girls and teens and entertain people. My original goal with
my singing was really to be just able to perform and have fun.
Okay... and maybe perform at Madison Square Garden to a sold out
You took on singing after you started to dance.
What do you like better; singing or dancing?
This is a very
tough question for me. Do I have to pick one? I really do love
them both and love when I can sing and dance together on stage. I
sing all the time, but there is nothing better than a great dance
Who is your inspiration?
inspiration is Ariana Grande. She is funny, she stays true to
herself, and the girl can sing.
Is there anything your fans should be expecting in
the near future?
There are so many
projects I am working on right now. I am so busy right now. I am
currently writing two new originals in the studio, one a pop dance
song, the other a power ballad. I also have some collaborations
with some other artists that will be coming out soon.
"Who You Are" is your new single. What does the
song reveal about who you are?
"Who You Are" is
a message to everyone to stay true to themselves. No dream is too
big. You can truly do or be anything you want to be.
do your friends think of your growing successes?
This question is
actually a downer. Most of my friends from high school have not
been super supportive of my career, because I have been so busy and
not been able to hang out with them. They don't understand why this
is so important to me. A positive is that I have met some amazing
new friends that are in the industry. [They] are such great people
and understand the sacrifices that have to be made.
What are you looking most forward to when you go on
I am most excited
about sharing my music with new fans and making new friends and
What city are you most excited to perform in at your
I really hope to
perform in Portland [Oregon] again soon. I have such a great
support group of fans here and the concert was a huge success.
Who are some of your favorite artists?
Selena Gomez, Justin Timberlake and I am loving Miley Cyrus's new
If you weren't singing, what do you think you would
want to do?
That's an easy
was it like working with John Oates?
Working with John
Oates was very intimidating. I didn't really spend any time with
him. I was so new and pretty nervous. It was my first original
song so I didn't even know what to expect.
Who are some other artists you'd like to collaborate
I would love to
collaborate with Justin Timberlake. Isn't he on everyone's list?
And of course Ariana Grande.
We love your version on "Someday at Christmas." Why
did you decide you wanted to record that?
I wanted to do a
Christmas cover because it's something I haven't done before. I
love the holidays and I was trying to find a song that had a great
message but I could really make my own. I think it's a beautiful
How are YouTube and social media helping to expose
I never realized
how important Social Media was in gaining and maintaining fans. The
whole social medial concept is huge for performers. It's also great
to use it as an outlet to express your feelings, keep in touch with
fans, and keep a pulse on what's happening.
When you got started at singing, could you ever have
imagined you'd be recording and touring?
Not at all, this
whole career started from me singing at dance competitions to win
trophies. I couldn't have dreamed it to be so great. I have met so
many amazing people on my journey so far who have helped me become a
better performer, a better friend, and a better me.
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