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The music industry has undoubtedly produced some amazing female talents. Many have been branded by fans and peers with titles such as, â€˜The Queen Of Soulâ€™, â€˜ The Queen Of Hip Hopâ€™, â€˜The R&B Princessâ€™, â€˜The Queen Of Reggaeâ€™, and so onâ€¦and with good reason! However, what title would you place on a female artist who is so diverse, there is no moniker to describe her outside her name? Simply, Malica! Thatâ€™s the only label necessary, as musically she cannot be limited by stereotypes. Itâ€™s very rare to find any artist who can adapt and master all genres effortlesslyâ€¦Malica does, and thatâ€™s her appeal. Malica Martin is the first female vocalist signed to K..Licious Music Group by the CEO and four time Grammy Award winning producer, Tony â€˜CDâ€™ Kelly.
Born in Brooklyn, New York to Jamaican parents, Malica grew up in Kingstonâ€™s Duhaney Park, as well as Americaâ€™s largest city, New York. This geographical and cultural contrast provided Malica the best of both worlds musically. Growing up, Malicaâ€™s father owned one of Kingston, Jamaicaâ€™s most popular sound systems, â€˜Love Vibration Discoâ€™, and was influenced daily by a plethora of music and musicians, Malicaâ€™s musical destiny was inevitable.
Artists such as Barrington Levy, Beenie Man, Professor Nuts, Sanchez, Gladys Knight, Sade, Marcia Griffiths and others were instrumental in Malicaâ€™s decision to pursue a career in music. Once her parents realized that her passion for music was more of a destiny than a desire, she was given singing lessons, and entered into various talent competitions. Self-assured and determined, Malica took voice lessons in everything ranging from Gospel and R&B to Opera. No limits!
Her dancing skills were also highlighted, and coupled with her amazing range and vocal ability; this aided her onstage performance tremendously.
Her response to Neyoâ€™s track â€˜So Sickâ€™ got mainstream attention as it was somehow leaked by a program director. This resulted in airplay for this relatively unknown artist â€“ quite the accomplishment out the gate. She has performed at venues such as â€˜Universal Studiosâ€™, â€˜Hard Rockâ€™, â€˜House Of Bluesâ€™, and graced the stage at Miamiâ€™s annual â€˜Best Of The Bestâ€™ concert. She has also shared the spotlight with acts ranging from Buju Banton and Shaggy, to Nick Cannon and Snoop Dogg. As a writer, she has shared writing sessions with a multitude of talents such as Lamb, Anesha & Antea of APLUS, and more.
She has recorded tracks for a variety of producers including, Jam 2, Rodney Jerkins, JonJon, Seanizzle, and the legendary Tony â€˜CDâ€™ Kelly, just to name a few. Her vocal stylings has even made itâ€™s way to Portugal, as she was featured on the single â€˜All Night Longâ€™, from an album by the late great recording artist, AngÃ©lico Vieira.
Malicaâ€™s music is a reflection of all the genres for which she has tremendous respect. As a newly signed artist, fans can expect a great deal from Malica in 2013 and beyond. With the iconic Tony â€˜CDâ€™ Kelly now at the helm of her career, there is no doubt the world will be hearing a lot more from this talented young artiste. Already making strides, Malicaâ€™s most recent singles for K..Licious Music, â€˜Best He Ever Hadâ€™ on the â€™1st Quarterâ€™ Riddim, and â€˜My Levelâ€™ on the â€˜Blaze Upâ€™ Riddim, both produced by Kelly, have received great attention from industry professionals. Her collaboration with Beenie Man on the song â€˜Reminisceâ€™ is just a peak at the greatness to come.
With her passion and determination, Malica is poised, ready and going placesâ€¦quickly.
Watch out world!