Over the last seven years, That Grape Juice has established itself as one of the net’s most renowned sources for Urban Pop music. Indeed, it’s become trademark for us to shine light on artists – both known and on the rise. This week sees us spotlight the latter, as we kick off the first ever Freshly Squeezed Week.
As such, we’ll be introducing a talented new name each day of this week.
Next up is…Carmen!
Writing herself into the Pop scene with the pen that is her debut single ‘Cold‘, 21-year old Carmen first caught our attention when we came across the Next-sampled jam earlier this year. Needless to say, we’ve been hooked ever since.
Hailing from Detroit, the LA-based beauty scored her first big break when she scouted by an NYC-based modelling agency aged 13, going on to switch the catwalk for the studio years later when she finished high school and moved to California to pursue her dreams of superstardom.
Perhaps the latest newbie to have sprung from Janet Jackson’s creative womb, Carmen’s journey to the top was made that much easier this month when her humble but growing fan base rocked radio with requests to hear ‘Cold’ spun on stations across the country. The result? Spins garnered on’Top 40′ and ‘Rhythmic’ formats that we hear haven’t gone unnoticed by tastemakers and label heads alike.
Like her as much as we do?