Amanda Perez was born to musical Ft Wayne, Indiana family members in the very early ’80s. By the age of 4, she had actually started to sing for her own enjoyment. Yet it was the prominent Latino group, the Sombra Chicana U.S.A, consisted of her uncles and also cozs that truly inspired her to go after music. She got the drums and key-boards off-the-cuff, as well as found out many a pop tune from the radio. At 11, she developed her very own group with some schoolmates called the Sombra Chicana Chiquitos. They would certainly play, to terrific impact, throughout the intermissions of her loved ones’ band, therefore launching Amanda’s flair for stealing the program.
Amanda Perez is blessed. Seldom does an artist gone along with real creative spirit and vision that Perez possesses. With a hearty helping of smooth R&B, seasoned with hints of hip-hop, the songbird pours her heart into creating, generating as well as providing ageless American music, time and time again.
Early on, Amanda was inspired by the musical tastes and also talents of her older sis Angie, also a singer. “I made use of to simply view her, singing tunes. Her voice was so attractive and solid. She utilized to sing to me, as well as with me. I used to simply consider her and think, ‘Wow! She’s incredible!'” Angie and also Amanda spent a lot of time listening to the dancing music of the day– Chaka Khan and Michael Jackson. Those treasured memories helped shape the little sibling right into the soulful singer she is today.
At eleven, Amanda and also her young brother or sisters and relatives developed The Sombra Chicana Chiquitos, as well as made themselves a loyal following. Her enthusiasm for performing as well as commitment to her craft led her to join her junior high school and also secondary school choirs. She educated herself to run her uncle’s recording equipment at his studio, and recorded a five-song trial. In 1999, Amanda got her initial true taste of success when she victories the “Junior Singer of the Year” in the Women Department at the Black Expo in Indy. “It was an honor just to be invited,” Perez recollects. “I was the only Latin performer in the whole thing. My whole household sobbed. The audience was taking pictures as well as coming down the alleys to obtain to the stage. When I viewed the group’s reaction, I assumed, ‘It’s simply gon na feel better from here.'”.
Amanda was found in Ft. Wayne, Indiana by a talent scout and also signed to the independent record label “Powerhowse/Silverstone Records” in 2001. Her debut cd “Where U At?” was released in 2002 as well as consisted of the dating “Never ever” and “Angel”. “Never ever” came to a head at # 10 on the Signboard Hot 100 sales chart, yet the album itself did not view much success up until it was re-released by Virgin Records to a bigger circulation area under the brand-new title “Angel”. Perez’s most preferred single to date “Angel” came to a head at # 20 on the Hot ONE HUNDRED sales graph and also # 3 at Top 40 Radio.