Michelle Paulino - Featured Artist | Fusemix.com
Name: Michelle Paulino
City, State Atlanta, Georgia
When you think of Brazil, you think of beauty with a tropical touch. Now add love in a smile to the mix. Born in 1985 in one of today's most powerful cities in the world, Rio de Janeiro, Michelle Paulino grew up in a family of artists, military and entrepreneurs. Michelle was raised all over Brazil, making her love for people grow as she learned new ways of thinking and living. Languages and cultures have always been part of her life and it was by watching American television and translating songs by American artists that Michelle learned how to write music and sing in English.
Early in life Michelle believed that touching lives was her purpose in life. Nothing better than doing it through music. Her career began at the young age of 12 years old, singing musicals at her home church back home, participating in choirs and worship teams with a weekly crowd of almost 7,000 people.
Attending University of Brasília (UnB), one of the top 5 universities in her country as an Advertising major, Michelle was torn between making music and making ads. Trained to be an advertiser, she decided to apply her skills towards her music goals. She started a band with her best friend and created all the materials to promote it. Practicing out of her garage on a military base, the band lacked enough resources and opportunities to move forward. Michelle's big break was yet to come.
Moving to the United States and living in an amish county in the name of love, a music career seemed an impossible dream. Using Myspace, Michelle had her first opportunity to show her sound and message to the world. She wrote her very first Pop/R&B songs to beats, posting the home recordings on her Myspace page. After meeting Douglas Rogers, a Virginia Beach producer that donated her a few old tracks,Michelle then showcased her talent in professionally recorded tracks, gaining attention from independent record labels from all over the country after a whopping 100,000 page views.
"I'm a church girl so my heart had always been in worship music, but I felt the calling for something different, a style and a way to deliver my message that would catch attention but pierce hearts with the same truth and depth as a worship song. I just needed to find a way to do it" - Michelle Paulino.
Influenced by a wide range of artists such as Whitney Houston, George Benson, Simply Red, Jon Secada, Phil Collins, Hillsong and Crystal Lewis, Michelle Paulino show up with a style that was new and unique. Being contacted by Delbert Harris, CEO of Javo Records, who found the talent on Myspace, Michelle became the first Pop/R&B recording artist for the label.
With only an EP promoted locally titled Spring Time, Michelle attracted audiences far and wide in 2008 as her very first single that carries the same name as the EP made it to over 20 national radio stations, to the biggest radio station in Trinidad & Tobago and to radio stations in the UK in less than a month of its release with no Marketing budget to promote it. The singer signed with Seattle-based CHP Media Group out in 2011, releasing her debut album In The Making late 2012 with a strong Pop/R&B influence and a flair of Hip Hop.
Michelle is considering the possibility of getting back to Javo Records after talks with CEO Delbert Harris (ak.a. Lil' Raskull), working with producer Raul Sanchez out of Texas who has done work with names such as Carlos Santana, Willie Nelson, Donnie McClurkin and Los Lonely Boys. In the meantime, Michelle Paulino works on an independent untitled project with no release date but expected for the summer of 2015. She promises to bring a fresh perspective on values, faith and music, shooting straight to the hearts of the world.
Connect with Michelle Paulino
- Album In The Making on iTunes
- Michelle Paulino on Spotify
- Album In The Making on Amazon
- Facebook Fan Page
- Myspace Music