Singer, Yemi Marie

August 26th, 2013

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Yemi Marie: Teen Singer on A Mission
Chicago teen singer Yemi Marie already is demonstrating that she has the
talent and determination it takes to conquer the world of entertainment ­
and win the hearts of music lovers.

The 16-year-old makes her debut with the CD 12/11/12, which was inspired by
her goal of finishing her first album at the age of 15.  The disc, which
boasts a blend of mature vocalized R&B along with a youthful, upbeat
hip-hop-infused style, has launched Yemi Marie into the hearts of music
lovers of all ages while setting her apart from her teen peers.

On her first music video and single, ³Draw the Line,² Yemi draws it down by
offering a unique perspective of a strong independent young woman who sets
herself apart by encouraging young listeners to make positive decisions. On
³Old Fashioned Love,² she offers a lyrical ballad that shares the endearing
magic of a special relationship. ³Sunny Day² is a fresh, throbbing beat with
an uplifting lyrical melody. Yemi Marie¹s music is not solely an urban
sound, but a blend of rhythmic soul melded from various genres of musical

As a child, she sang in her grammar school¹s talent show, wowing students
and teachers with her take on ³A Song for Mama,² made famous by Boyz II Men.
Although influenced by fellow Chicagoan Jennifer Hudson, as well as
Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys, Beyoncé and Whitney Houston, the teen has
worked hard to develop her own style while learning to play the piano and
fine-tuning her song-writing skills.  She has performed before crowds both
large and small while honing her vocal abilities and stage presence.

Her diligence and hard work are paying off, for now the beautiful young
woman¹s moving vocal performances make listeners forget that she is only 16.
In 2012, Yemi Marie was named Top Talent by the Talent Shines International
Talent Convention. Her performances, for which she earned top scores against
thousands of contestants, were broadcast live around the globe from Disney
World in Orlando.

Yemi Marie¹s inherent gifts extend far beyond her vocals. A true
entertainer, she is trained in several forms of dance ­ Hawaiian, African,
modern, hip-hop and tap.  She strives to inspire others through her love of
song and dance.

Yemi Marie performed before thousands on the Main Stage each day of the 2013
Black Women¹s Expo at McCormick Place in Chicago. The audiences were wowed
by her take on Etta James¹ ³At Last,² which she sang a cappella, and ³I Love
You I Do (Perfect Man)² performed by Jennifer Hudson in Dream Girls.
Audiences also enthusiastically applauded her performances of her own hit
³Draw the Line.²

The teen also performed for thousands of Chicago middle-school students at
an Arie Crown Theatre concert for middle-school students who ³earned² this
special treat based on school attendance and overall performance. Yemi Marie
headlined with Universal/Motown teen recording artist B. Smyth (³LEGGO²),
14-year-old singer Kiana (³Code 9²) and Chicago¹s Jay Adams (³Please,

Yemi also was invited to participate in a ³Pitch It To Me² networking event
hosted by the National Association of Black Journalists Chicago.  The teen
artist sang her pitch to a panel of media experts from print and broadcast
outlets, and received positive response. That led to Yemi being interviewed
the next morning on the Perri Small Show on historic WVON Radio.

Yemi Marie¹s current musical producers, mentors and influences have worked
with many of today¹s marquee talents, but she remains humble and focused on
enhancing her musical abilities and growth as an artist, vocalist and true

Be sure to check out her new hit single ³Draw The Line² on ITunes and other
digital music sites.

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