BE Magazine loves BEing put up on new artists almost as much as the world loves to place comparisons on artists, and we’ve got an artist under our radar thats BEen compared to the likes of Rihanna, Keri Hilson, & Ciara. Not to shabby for a new artist huh? Meet Laura Michelle. BEsides BEing an obvious BEauty, this girl is ready to let the world know about her. She’s prepping to BE a musical powerhouse.
The Hip Hop Enquirer’s EIC Dennis Byron sat down with Laura Michelle for an EXCLUSIVE interview on her musical breakthrough.
HHE: When did you realize that you wanted to be an entertainer?
Laura Michelle: I was probably eight or nine years old when I started writing. When I was about fourteen I went to my mother and said “We have to get a vocal coach, we have to do what we have to do because this is my calling. I’m going to be an entertainer and it’s time to get started.”
HHE: How would you describe yourself as an entertainer?
Laura Michelle: Well, I grew up studying the Motown era. I also grew up studying Prince and Tina Turner, so I definitely use a lot of movement in my performances. I like to put on shows. I grew up going to Broadway plays. I listen to everything; rap, country, hip hop, pop etc. So I try to incorporate that into all of my shows. I make all my costumes, I do it all. I just like to put on a very creative show. When I first started, I had this white throne that I came out on and every time I performed I try to do something different.
HHE: Some of your fans have made a comparison with you and singers like Keri Hilson, Ciara and Rihanna with your style and energy. How would you categorize your type of music?
Laura Michelle: You are absolutely correct, if you want to just put me in a category, I would say pop which means popular music. However, at the same time, I may feel like singing an amazing ballad with an R&B vibe but you can put that all into pop music. Keri Hilson, she has an amazing style, she is an amazing writer.
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