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GINA ROSE / Bio

An artist destined for success, Ms. GINA ROSE is one of the fastest growing entertainment entities in the Washington Metropolitan area. Gina Rose created her own buzz and has become a DC favorite and beyond. Although she is classically trained, having earned a Bachelor of Music in Classical Voice from the University of the District of Columbia, Gina Rose charms audiences with a distinctive, soulful voice and a performance that ranges from classic to up tempo R&B, Hip-Hop/Soul with the subtle inclusion of a little neo-soul. She has performed on the National Television show ‘Showtime at the Apollo’ and the new version ‘Apollo Live’ airing on BET this fall, won two DMV Entertainment & Music Awards for 'Best Female R&B Artist', opened for National Recording Artists such as Raheem DeVaughn, Kindred The Family Soul, Chuck Brown, Marsha Ambrosius, and Avant ,was a finalist in B. Smith’s first ‘B. Discovered Competition’, WKYS-FM’s Budweiser Talent Search, Black Planet Music's Heineken Members Choice, Fox 5's 'Mic at the Mall', and received an honorary mention from Billboard for her songwriting abilities on her song "Neva Shoulda. Recently, she was the only independent artist to have two of her original songs placed on the first R&B Mixtape distributed by Wu-Tang Management.

Singing since the age of three, Gina Rose continuously showed her love of music by learning to play the violin and viola, performing in school plays, and becoming the musical director her senior year in high school for the Black History Program. Being a member of the Union Temple Youth Choir gave her the opportunity to perform at historic events such as The Million Family March and to sing background for national recording artists LL Cool J, Boyz II Men, Reba McIntire, Barry Manilow, Yolanda Adams, Kirk Franklin, and Edwin Hawkins. She also worked as a youth performer with the Friends of Carter Barron Foundation of the Performing Arts under the study of Playwright Gloria Hightower and the late director and head of Howard University’s Theatre Department, Mike Malone, doing musicals at the Carter Barron Amphitheatre, one of which starring the legendary Jennifer Holliday. While a member of Morgan State University's choir under the direction of the late Dr. Nathan Carter, she traveled to upstate New York where she sang background vocals in the popular opera, ‘Porgy & Bess’.

As a solo artist, Gina Rose has performed in events around the metropolitan area including: The National Council of Negro Women’s National Black Family Reunion, The Black College Expo, Marvin Gaye Festival, Black LUV Fest, Adams Morgan Day, and Unifest, which brings over 400,000 people. She has graced the stage at hot spots in the metro area as well as The Washington and Baltimore Convention Centers where she shared the stage with Bad Boy recording artists Total at 'For Sisters Only'. She has been a featured act for numerous networking parties, talent competitions, galas, launch parties, fashion shows, and charity events. Gina Rose has been called upon by the FDA to perform for their fundraiser events. She has featured in New Jersey at the Key Club, Passaic County Community College for ‘Soul Fest’, and venues in NYC, such as the Chocolate Monkey and Remote Lounge. Her song “Dark 2 Light” is featured in the independent film ‘Misunderstandings’ alongside national artists including Chico DeBarge, and Teedra Moses. The title track of her EP, “Never Felt This Way”, is also featured in the independent Los Angeles film ‘Affected: The AIDS Project'. In 2006 she engaged on ‘The Psi-Phi Tour’, which brought her performance to Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and North Carolina.

Being requested by artists to bless their tracks, traveling, writing for indie artists, while building her catalog of material shows that this young lady is steadily making moves. For two years Gina Rose was also a campus representative for GRAMMY U, a division of The Recording Academy (The Grammy’s), and most recently became the DMV Regional Marketing Manager for The Skool Boye Agency Inc.,under National Recording label Epic Records.

Always acknowledging that her talent is God-given, she is greatly inspired by legendary artists Chaka Khan, Teena Marie, Patti Labelle, Whitney Houston, Luther Vandross, and Michael Jackson. Gina Rose takes from the best and gives her fans nothing less.

General Info

Artist Name
GINA ROSE
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/ginarose
Genres
R&B/Soul

Contact Info

Location
Silver Spring, MD

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