Bailee Moore is a game changer. Best known for her viral videos that have chalked up more than 700,000 YouTube views in less than six months (catching the attention of Yahoo!, E News!, the Washington Post, and many others), this fast rapping female came on to the scene with a bang and is ready to bring her voice to the world.
In the Fall of 2011, Bailee Moore was a junior at Ohio University pursuing a retail merchandising major and working as a bartender. Then, in November, everything changed. That’s when Erik Paul of OU and Kyle Allon of Full Sail University decided to film Bailee rapping a written freestyle. After a trip to Orlando, they posted the video online, and the rest is history.
“I’ve always been a singer and loved singing. I’ve also always loved rap music. I just didn’t know that I could find a way to combine my interest in rap music and my love for singing into something new,” says Bailee. “Once I got in the studio and also started to perform live, I knew I had to pursue my dream.”
“I’m so excited to have the opportunity to make the kind of music I like – music that makes people happy.”
Bailee’s music has already reached hundreds of thousands of people throughout the world. She released two YouTube videos for Hit Em Up Freestyle and Talk That Talk, neither of which was commercially released. Based on the buzz from those videos alone, Bailee was ranked Number 6 on the Billboard Next Big Sound Chart, which ranks the fastest accelerating artists in the world.
Later this month, Bailee will be releasing her first single and music video for Halo At Home. Bailee and her independent record label, Allon Music Group, enlisted the help of some serious professionals for the recording of her first single, including production by Dan Zavaro (Chris Webby), mixing by DJ Swivel (Beyonce, Jay-Z, Tiësto, Fabolous), and mastering by Chris Gehringer (Lady Gaga, Drake, Mac Miller).
Bailee and Allon Music Group will be releasing another single during the Summer and will then begin focusing on Bailee’s first EP, to be released in the Fall. There will also be a Fall tour in support of the EP.
Throughout her fast rise to success, Bailee has continued to stress her positive #bemoore message.
“I have a chance to have a career in music because I took a risk to see if I could rap. I always like to say “#bemoore” because everyone has a chance to be more. If there is a dream you want, go for it. Don’t ever let anyone tell you what you can’t do. You can always be more!”