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Mahaitia / Bio

Mahaitia (born Mahaitia Samoi Blalock) was born on May 13th, 1992 in Stockton, CA. During birth, she suffered a spinal cord injury, which caused her right arm and hand unable to move. She had to wear a cast on her arm and/or wrist up until a few months later. Her arm and hand started to gain mobility, therefore, the cast came off. Few years later, at age 4, she was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, a mild form of autistic disorder.
However at a very young age, music began to become a big part of Mahaitia's life, and started at around age 3, she started developing talents involving music. She started dancing, then began singing at age 5. She wrote "Sorry, But I've Got To Move" her first song, which she had kept to herself. She joined her first school choir in the 4th grade, then she joined a church choir in the 7th grade, at age 13.
Mahaitia recorded her first cover at age 17 for YouTube, "Cold Case Love" by R&B/Pop singer Rihanna. A year later, she made her first minute and a half song by teaming up with Andrew "Pedeweedy" Thompson on YouTube, creating a song for Ustream webshow "Space58", starring actor/singer/dancer Tahj Mowry and CLICHE magazine editor Jeremy Fall. The song received great reviews on YouTube and Space58.
Mahaitia released her first album, entitled "Songs About Love" on Amazon in 2011. A song from the cd "I Don't Like The Way", which was produced by Terrence "Chrisma" Lewis, was slated to be her first single. "I Don't Wanna Love You Anymore" was released in late January of 2012 on iTunes, Amazon, and other music sites. She also released what she calls a "vacation anthem" called "I Just Gotta Get Away" that same year, which the R&B/reggae song, produced by DJ Crime, landed her to #6 in the Top 10 on the R&B/Soul charts in her hometown of Stockton, Ca.
She is currently recording more covers and original songs, all the while singing as a vocalist and jammer around Stockton, CA with Groove Central Band. She is also in the Top 10 on the R&B/Soul Charts in Stockton.
Aside from singing, Mahaitia is also a local model. She was selected to compete in Apollo Night in Stockton in the Modeling category on March 30th, 2012; she didn't place.

General Info

Band Members
1
Artist Name
Mahaitia
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/mahaitia
Active Since
07/10
Genres
R&B/Soul / Jazz / World

Contact Info

Location
Stockton, CA

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