Sade Serena Sings With Her Heart Open At Bet Music Matters
Sade Serena fatefully entered the rhythmic realm at the tender age of 12, recording a demo with a family friend named Rhovan, after receiving much encouragement to sing for years. "Lo Tienes (You Got What I Want)” was the name of the faithful track, and although the song was never officially released as a single, it granted Sade Serena invaluable recording experience, along with her first taste of lyrical liberation. “We performed that song for summertime jams and open-call talent shows, and received a lot of love from audiences,” reveals Sade Serena. “We were like the mini Ja Rule and Ashanti.”
By age 17, Sade Serena was earning her stripes as a background singer, performing in renowned Miami music venues like the House of Blues and the American Airlines Arena. “As my hunger grew for my own spotlight, I started singing lead vocals for local bands at lounges such as Mangos in South Beach, and even in hotel lobbies like The Ritz Carlton.”Her musical styling is a fusion of Pop and R&B, and she is greatly influenced by her father, who was himself an aspiring artist, and mother, who Sade says never fails to let the world know her daughter is a star. Her other inspirations include musical luminaries Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Gwen Stefani, Beyonce and Lady Gaga, all of whom captured the ears of this auspicious artist and contribute to her melodious pop sound. “I want to be currently retro, in that, I like incorporating my love for old school music, which I grew up listening to, with music that I listen to today
Sade Serena is one of the talent you need to keep your eyes on for 2014.