With love, Philadelphia presents to you, Kia Cheri, an aspiring songstress who’s ready to take the world of music by storm. Though some may dame her as being a rookie in the industry, Kia Cheri has the talent, experience, and enough credentials under her belt to land her amongst the professionals. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Kia Cheri began singing at the tender age of four years old in the choir at church. At the age of seven she performed on the Fox news station and at various local events.
Descending from a family of musicians, Kia Cheri grew up performing in a Gospel group called “The Cousins in Christ” and starring in two stage plays, “It’s Time for Freedom,” and “Ready or Not” which was produced by her aunt’s production company called W. E. Martin Productions. Kia credits her dad for introducing her to music from one of the music industry’s greatest legends, Whitney Houston. She also notes other artist such as Beyonce, John Legend, Leandria, and Green Day as being some of her biggest musical influences.
Kia Cheri (whose middle name was influenced by Stevie Wonder’s song “My Cherie Amour”) plans on making a huge impact on the world through her music by offering her listeners music that is genuine and that they can identify with. She likes to share what is on her heart through her music and even take risk, writing and singing about things that others might shy away from.
“I wake up in the middle of the night writing songs that were inspired by dreams” says Kia. “I wrote my first song at the age of 8 called ‘Crush on You’.” Since then, Kia has written and copyrighted over seventy five songs. “I joke around with myself saying that I’m insane when it comes to music. My voice and writing ability are gifts that I know were given to me by God.”
Being a Pastor’s daughter, a lot of people expected her to only sing gospel, and didn’t receive her branching off into other genres of music too well. “People viewed me as the Pastor’s daughter and thought that I should only sing Gospel music. I love Gospel music, but I have noticed that I haven’t been taken seriously when I’d sing something other than gospel music, such as R&B. It bothered me for a while, but I have learned to not allow the opinions of others to discourage or deter me from doing what I believe in my heart I should be doing and what I am most passionate about.”
On March 2013 Kia Cheri released her first original album titled Hidden Emotionz. Kia Cheri’s current schedule consist of recording more music, releasing her new single in Oct 2014 & continuing to connect with and broadening her fan base, preparing for upcoming shows, and working the lens for her promotional photo shoots. Be sure to keep the name and face in mind because Kia Cheri is determined
Personal Info: My name is Kia Cheri an up incoming independent singer/songwriter who resides in the Pender County area of NC. I am originally from Philadelphia PA; I have a loving husband & two wonderful kids. I love to write music. I can’t eat, sleep or even think without music. I describe my style r/b but soulfulish. I love harmonies & enjoy listening to all different genres of music. I have two songs that I would love for you to share with the listeners good music. Hidden Emotionz is available to purchase @ the following: itune, googleplay, cdbaby, and amazon!Last year my song “Feeling Guilty” was featured on two world renowned djs mixtape. I was the only Indie artist listed on a mixtape along with well established artist & that was major to me. Dj Envy’s New Down & Dirty R&B 68 #18 ,Dj Keyz Definition of a slow jam pt. 26 #16!