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Orlando, Florida, United States | INDIE

Orlando, Florida, United States | INDIE
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Sep
30
IreneB @ Future Music Forum

Barcelona, None, Spain

Barcelona, None, Spain

Dec
12
IreneB @ Sound-Factory

Augsburg, Not Applicable, Germany

Augsburg, Not Applicable, Germany

Oct
09
IreneB @ Homestead-Miami Speedway

Miami, Florida, USA

Miami, Florida, USA

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1. Independent Radio Adds: 60 stations around the world.

2. Over 200 terrestrial radio spins worldwide.

3. 8 radio features and interviews (Spain, Japan, Peru, Miami, LA, Washington)
Spain: www.mondoblu.biz – www.dimetu.com
Japan: http://japantalk.org
Peru/Miami: www.toplatino.net
Miami: www.1045hypefm.com
LA: www.dominiorecords.com – www.loudmothzz.com
Washington: www.gorainbowradio.com

4. Overplay independent chart (UK Radio) #1 Urban/R&B #1 Overall chart.
www.overplay.com

5. Clear Channel Most Played Independent artist charts: 20,100 plays
Adult: #37 http://www.iheartmusic.com/cc-common/artist_submission/all.html?gen=2
Hit: #58 http://www.iheartmusic.com/cc-common/artist_submission/all.html?gen=3
Urban: #60 http://www.iheartmusic.com/cc-common/artist_submission/all.html?gen=4
Latin: #15 http://www.iheartmusic.com/cc-common/artist_submission/all.html?gen=20

6. Reverbnation : Rank among R&B/Soul artists: #23 out of 4489
http://www.reverbnation.com/controller/main/bes_chart?genre=r%26b%2Fsoul

7. 16 Magazines – Website Features
Esmeralda (November Issue) – Interview – www.esmeraldaonline.com
Dig This Real! (January Issue) – Interview – www.digthisreal.com
Kitten Lounge – Review - www.kittenlounge.onsugar.com
SoulSpain – www.soulspain.com
4x4 Hip Hop – www.4x4hiphop.com
Subsuelo B – www.subsuelob.com
Blacksound History – http://blacksoundhistory.com
Hip Hop Adictos – www.hiphopadictos.com
Musica Soul – http://musicasoul.blogspot.com
Radio Mente Abierta – www.radiomenteabierta.com
Radio Neox – www.radioneox.com
Xtra Soul – www.xtrasoul.com
Don Musica – www.donmusica.com
The Southern Mix – www.thesouthernmix.com
Juniors Cave – www.juniorscave.com
Mariah Connection – www.mariahconnection.com

8. Total Impressions in the last 3 months: 65’534 reported
- Reporting from July 1st to October 29th 2008.


1. Independent Radio Adds: 60 stations around the world.

2. Over 200 terrestrial radio spins worldwide.

3. 8 radio features and interviews (Spain, Japan, Peru, Miami, LA, Washington)
Spain: www.mondoblu.biz – www.dimetu.com
Japan: http://japantalk.org
Peru/Miami: www.toplatino.net
Miami: www.1045hypefm.com
LA: www.dominiorecords.com – www.loudmothzz.com
Washington: www.gorainbowradio.com

4. Overplay independent chart (UK Radio) #1 Urban/R&B #1 Overall chart.
www.overplay.com

5. Clear Channel Most Played Independent artist charts: 20,100 plays
Adult: #37 http://www.iheartmusic.com/cc-common/artist_submission/all.html?gen=2
Hit: #58 http://www.iheartmusic.com/cc-common/artist_submission/all.html?gen=3
Urban: #60 http://www.iheartmusic.com/cc-common/artist_submission/all.html?gen=4
Latin: #15 http://www.iheartmusic.com/cc-common/artist_submission/all.html?gen=20

6. Reverbnation : Rank among R&B/Soul artists: #23 out of 4489
http://www.reverbnation.com/controller/main/bes_chart?genre=r%26b%2Fsoul

7. 16 Magazines – Website Features
Esmeralda (November Issue) – Interview – www.esmeraldaonline.com
Dig This Real! (January Issue) – Interview – www.digthisreal.com
Kitten Lounge – Review - www.kittenlounge.onsugar.com
SoulSpain – www.soulspain.com
4x4 Hip Hop – www.4x4hiphop.com
Subsuelo B – www.subsuelob.com
Blacksound History – http://blacksoundhistory.com
Hip Hop Adictos – www.hiphopadictos.com
Musica Soul – http://musicasoul.blogspot.com
Radio Mente Abierta – www.radiomenteabierta.com
Radio Neox – www.radioneox.com
Xtra Soul – www.xtrasoul.com
Don Musica – www.donmusica.com
The Southern Mix – www.thesouthernmix.com
Juniors Cave – www.juniorscave.com
Mariah Connection – www.mariahconnection.com

8. Total Impressions in the last 3 months: 65’534 reported
- Reporting from July 1st to October 29th 2008.


Raised and born in Barcelona, Spain, Irene Bauzá (IreneB) first encountered the world of music at the innocent age of six. As the years progressed, IreneB grew fondly of soul music as she became familiar with such mega stars as Bobby Brown, Michael Jackson, Boyz II Men, Mariah Carey, and Whitney Houston; just to name a few. From this experience, IreneB was enthralled to pursue her own career as a singer/songwriter.

By the time IreneB turned eighteen, she began studying music at the Aula de Música Moderna y Jazz del Liceo; a place where she studied the art of music for seven years. Moreover, IreneB always kept her schedule full with both live performances and in the studio making music. Amazingly, IreneB has since then been fortunate and extremely blessed with eight years of touring in venues such as the Razzmatazz, Jazz Room and Vic Jazz Festival with an array of jazz, blues, and R&B music.

Please take a moment to enjoy this spotlight that Junior's Cave Online Magazine, JC Internet Radio, and The Southern Mix recently conducted with this mega superstar.

Members: IreneB (voice), James Smith (keyboards), Frankie Biggz (drums), James Johnston (guitar)
Label: Rama Music LLC
Manager: Frankie Biggz

Isaac: Elaborate on who you are and your upbringing.

IreneB: I'm IreneB, the first Spaniard to release an English R&B album worldwide. I came from Barcelona, Spain to the US to make my dream come true. I'm a single child and my mom and dad are both psychoanalysts so I was brought up in the world of psychology.

Isaac: Was there any one musician that spoke to your heart so profoundly, you were inspired to do your own thing?

IreneB: I've always felt inspired by good artists, especially in the R&B genre, there are so many great artists. If I had to choose an artist, I would definitely choose Mariah Carey.

Isaac: Which singer/group would you say you would most like to do a duet with?

IreneB: There are so many groups and artists out there that I would love to do a duet with, but if I had to pick one I would say Mariah Carey.

Isaac: What singer/songwriter do you most connect with?

IreneB: Once again, I know I sound boring, Mariah Carey.

Isaac: Out of your entire song collection that you've written thus far, which song(s) would you say is/are the most personal/meaningful to you?

IreneB: Of all the songs in my album, "Metamorphosis" has a place in my heart. If I had to choose which one means the most to me, I would say "I Wanna Fly". The song talks about how I overcame the obstacles of being an R&B singer in Spain, a country not really known for that kind of music.

Isaac: Which singers/groups do you enjoy/like from some of today's music genres?

IreneB: I really love Alicia Keys' last album, "As I Am" and I respect the turn Rihanna's career has made. Isaac: What charities are you involved with or support?

IreneB: I'm actually gonna be performing in next year's AAURA (Aid 4 Autism); you can check it at http://aid4autism.info/. Last year I was performing in a concert
for Psoriasis children. I love to use my talent to help people.

Isaac: Have you (or would you ever consider) writing a song about any of today's particular world issues/problems? If so, what world issue would speak to you the most to write about?

IreneB: I haven't really gotten into talking about today's world issues, because "Metamorphosis" was written more from the personal side of life. I would love to write something more general in my next album, maybe about war, or about hope for finding a cure for aids or cancer.

Isaac: Why should people listen to your music?

IreneB: Why? Because it's pretty innovative R&B coming from a Spaniard, isn't it? The main thing is that people like it and feel related to my stories.

Isaac: What has been the greatest moment for you as an entertainer thus far in your career?

IreneB: Wow! So many, I feel so grateful for every moment that I've had thanks to music. But definitely the most important was meeting my producer Frankie Biggz because without him I wouldn't be here.

Isaac: How far into the creation of a song do you share any of it with anyone? Who would you play it for? Would it be a chorus, a verse and chorus, or a complete song?

IreneB: It depends on the song. I do write songs and also share the experience of writing with other songwriters; like I did with Frankie Biggz or Amy Hartwig. They helped me putting words to my ideas, since English is not really my main language.

Isaac: How much do you let others "mess around with" one of your new songs?

IreneB: Not much; I do accept suggestions, but I gotta admit I'm really really picky with my music.

Isaac: Do you have to be a tortured soul to be a singer-songwriter?

IreneB: Well, I think you need at least to know how to relate to tortured souls if you're not one of them…

Isaac: Do you prefer to write music from your own personal experience, life's issues, or a little of both (explain why)?

Ire - Juniors Cave - By Isaac Davis Jr., MBA


Raised and born in Barcelona, Spain, Irene Bauzá (IreneB) first encountered the world of music at the innocent age of six. As the years progressed, IreneB grew fondly of soul music as she became familiar with such mega stars as Bobby Brown, Michael Jackson, Boyz II Men, Mariah Carey, and Whitney Houston; just to name a few. From this experience, IreneB was enthralled to pursue her own career as a singer/songwriter.

By the time IreneB turned eighteen, she began studying music at the Aula de Música Moderna y Jazz del Liceo; a place where she studied the art of music for seven years. Moreover, IreneB always kept her schedule full with both live performances and in the studio making music. Amazingly, IreneB has since then been fortunate and extremely blessed with eight years of touring in venues such as the Razzmatazz, Jazz Room and Vic Jazz Festival with an array of jazz, blues, and R&B music.

Please take a moment to enjoy this spotlight that Junior's Cave Online Magazine, JC Internet Radio, and The Southern Mix recently conducted with this mega superstar.

Members: IreneB (voice), James Smith (keyboards), Frankie Biggz (drums), James Johnston (guitar)
Label: Rama Music LLC
Manager: Frankie Biggz

Isaac: Elaborate on who you are and your upbringing.

IreneB: I'm IreneB, the first Spaniard to release an English R&B album worldwide. I came from Barcelona, Spain to the US to make my dream come true. I'm a single child and my mom and dad are both psychoanalysts so I was brought up in the world of psychology.

Isaac: Was there any one musician that spoke to your heart so profoundly, you were inspired to do your own thing?

IreneB: I've always felt inspired by good artists, especially in the R&B genre, there are so many great artists. If I had to choose an artist, I would definitely choose Mariah Carey.

Isaac: Which singer/group would you say you would most like to do a duet with?

IreneB: There are so many groups and artists out there that I would love to do a duet with, but if I had to pick one I would say Mariah Carey.

Isaac: What singer/songwriter do you most connect with?

IreneB: Once again, I know I sound boring, Mariah Carey.

Isaac: Out of your entire song collection that you've written thus far, which song(s) would you say is/are the most personal/meaningful to you?

IreneB: Of all the songs in my album, "Metamorphosis" has a place in my heart. If I had to choose which one means the most to me, I would say "I Wanna Fly". The song talks about how I overcame the obstacles of being an R&B singer in Spain, a country not really known for that kind of music.

Isaac: Which singers/groups do you enjoy/like from some of today's music genres?

IreneB: I really love Alicia Keys' last album, "As I Am" and I respect the turn Rihanna's career has made. Isaac: What charities are you involved with or support?

IreneB: I'm actually gonna be performing in next year's AAURA (Aid 4 Autism); you can check it at http://aid4autism.info/. Last year I was performing in a concert
for Psoriasis children. I love to use my talent to help people.

Isaac: Have you (or would you ever consider) writing a song about any of today's particular world issues/problems? If so, what world issue would speak to you the most to write about?

IreneB: I haven't really gotten into talking about today's world issues, because "Metamorphosis" was written more from the personal side of life. I would love to write something more general in my next album, maybe about war, or about hope for finding a cure for aids or cancer.

Isaac: Why should people listen to your music?

IreneB: Why? Because it's pretty innovative R&B coming from a Spaniard, isn't it? The main thing is that people like it and feel related to my stories.

Isaac: What has been the greatest moment for you as an entertainer thus far in your career?

IreneB: Wow! So many, I feel so grateful for every moment that I've had thanks to music. But definitely the most important was meeting my producer Frankie Biggz because without him I wouldn't be here.

Isaac: How far into the creation of a song do you share any of it with anyone? Who would you play it for? Would it be a chorus, a verse and chorus, or a complete song?

IreneB: It depends on the song. I do write songs and also share the experience of writing with other songwriters; like I did with Frankie Biggz or Amy Hartwig. They helped me putting words to my ideas, since English is not really my main language.

Isaac: How much do you let others "mess around with" one of your new songs?

IreneB: Not much; I do accept suggestions, but I gotta admit I'm really really picky with my music.

Isaac: Do you have to be a tortured soul to be a singer-songwriter?

IreneB: Well, I think you need at least to know how to relate to tortured souls if you're not one of them…

Isaac: Do you prefer to write music from your own personal experience, life's issues, or a little of both (explain why)?

Ire - Juniors Cave - By Isaac Davis Jr., MBA


Nacida en Barcelona, España, IreneB se introdujo en el mundo del r&b/soul a la tierna edad de 6 años. Se crió escuchando música r&b que robaba a sus primos mayores como Bobby Brown, Michael Jackson, Boyz II Men, Mariah Carey, y Whitney Houston, entre otros, que la inspiraron a seguir adelante con su propia carrera como cantante.

A la edad de 18 empezó a estudiar música en L´Aula de Música Moderna y Jazz del Liceo donde estudió el arte de la música durante 7 años, mientras mantenía su agenda ocupada tanto en el estudio como en vivo. IreneB ha sido bendecida desde entonces con más de 10 años actuando en lugares como Razzmatazz, Jazz Room y el Festival de Jazz de Vic con estilos musicales como el jazz, blues, soul y R&B. En el 2005, su primer lanzamiento independiente titulado Mi Realidad provó ser una apuesta acertada en España. Pero los logros de IreneB no se quedaron en su país natal, entre 2005 y 2006 se la coronó como una de las artistas independientes con más spins en podcasts del mundo y capturó una fiel audiencia en la escena del R&B independiente en el mundo.

En 2006, gracias al éxito de Mi Realidad, IreneB logró el interés del productor norteamericano Frankie Biggz, que tras varias conversaciones, aceptó grabar con IreneB su primer larga durada.

Tras dos años de viajes constantes entre España y los Estados Unidos para largas sesiones de grabación con Mr Biggz Irene acaba de establecer su residencia en Orlando, FL. ¨Metamorphosis¨ (su primer album completamente en inglés) está listo para ponerse a la venta el próximo otoño. Este álbum convertirá en IreneB en la primer española en editar un album de R&B en la lengua inglesa en el mundo.

Así que prepárense para la inquisición española del soul… IRENEB

A continuación, os dejamos con la entrevista a IreneB:

Mariah Connection España: ¿Quién es IreneB?
IreneB es una cantante española de R&B, que recientemente cruzó el charco para hacer su sueño realidad, grabar un disco de R&B en los EUA.

MCE: ¿Cómo y cuándo supiste que verdaderamente te querías dedicar a esto?
Empecé con la música muy jovencita, a tocar el piano a los 6. Si hablamos de cantar, más o menos a los 14 años. A los 18 años decidí tomármelo más en serio iniciando mis estudios musicales.

MCE: ¿Por qué decidiste cantar en inglés y no en tu lengua materna, el español?
He crecido escuchando música en inglés, así que supongo que se ha convertido en mi lengua musical, de todas maneras, quiero sacar ventaja de mi bilingüismo, así que no voy a dejar de cantar en español en el futuro.

MCE: ¿Qué sentiste la primera vez que oíste tu canción en la radio?
La verdad es que aún me sorprende escucharla, que sentí? Satisfacción y una tremenda alegría!!

MCE: Sabemos que eres una gran fan de nuestra Mimi, ¿de qué forma Mariah ha sido una fuente de inspiración en tu vida?
En todos los sentidos, empecé a cantar con Mariah y aún lo hago, además de aprender diferentes texturas de voz. Mariah me ha ayudado a creer en mí misma y seguir adelante en los momentos más difíciles.

MCE: ¿Qué es lo que más admiras de Mariah Carey?
Su persistencia y su habilidad de escribir, cantar y producir canciones que marquen la vida de diferentes personas como me marcó a mí.

MCE: ¿Qué opinas de los cantantes que han tenido como fuente de inspiración a Mariah, pero que, al tener una carrera de un estilo musical diferente, han negado u omitido su admiración?
Desgraciadamente, la industria musical es una industria en gran parte basada en la imagen, así que en cierto modo lo entiendo, lo cual no quiere decir que lo comparta. Nunca he negado mi admiración por Mariah, así como no niego mi admiración por otros artistas que no están encuadrados necesariamente en el género del r&b.

MCE: Hay artistas que suelen interpretar en ocasiones temas de sus artistas en los conciertos o presentaciones, ¿es ese tu caso?
Siempre he guardado un gran respeto a los artistas que admiro, así que a veces resulta algo así como un reto para mí cantar canciones de estos artistas. A su vez, no quiero que la gente piense que creo que soy mejor o incluso en su nivel. Sí canto canciones de mis artistas favoritos, pero lo hago como tributo. Queréis ver si canto alguna de Mariah? Tendréis que venir a verme!

MCE: Si tuvieras la oportunidad de cantar con Mariah, ¿te gustaría que fuera un tema escrito por tí, suyo, o compuesto por ambas?
Sería un sueño cantar un tema compuesto por ambas, sería un honor, no sólo compartir una canción con ella, sino también compartir el proceso de crear un tema con ella.

MCE: ¿Qué consejo le darías a todos los lambs que están esperando una oportunidad dentro del mundo de la música?
Que luchen, que crean en sí mismos, y que no se rindan. Y, finalmente, que aprendan de esta industria antes de meterse en ella por completo, desgraciadamente no todo se basa en música o en el talento en la industria musical.

MCE: ¿Para cuándo el disco de IreneB?
El disco tiene prevista la salida en Noviembre, lo - Mariah Connection Spain


Nacida en Barcelona, España, IreneB se introdujo en el mundo del r&b/soul a la tierna edad de 6 años. Se crió escuchando música r&b que robaba a sus primos mayores como Bobby Brown, Michael Jackson, Boyz II Men, Mariah Carey, y Whitney Houston, entre otros, que la inspiraron a seguir adelante con su propia carrera como cantante.

A la edad de 18 empezó a estudiar música en L´Aula de Música Moderna y Jazz del Liceo donde estudió el arte de la música durante 7 años, mientras mantenía su agenda ocupada tanto en el estudio como en vivo. IreneB ha sido bendecida desde entonces con más de 10 años actuando en lugares como Razzmatazz, Jazz Room y el Festival de Jazz de Vic con estilos musicales como el jazz, blues, soul y R&B. En el 2005, su primer lanzamiento independiente titulado Mi Realidad provó ser una apuesta acertada en España. Pero los logros de IreneB no se quedaron en su país natal, entre 2005 y 2006 se la coronó como una de las artistas independientes con más spins en podcasts del mundo y capturó una fiel audiencia en la escena del R&B independiente en el mundo.

En 2006, gracias al éxito de Mi Realidad, IreneB logró el interés del productor norteamericano Frankie Biggz, que tras varias conversaciones, aceptó grabar con IreneB su primer larga durada.

Tras dos años de viajes constantes entre España y los Estados Unidos para largas sesiones de grabación con Mr Biggz Irene acaba de establecer su residencia en Orlando, FL. ¨Metamorphosis¨ (su primer album completamente en inglés) está listo para ponerse a la venta el próximo otoño. Este álbum convertirá en IreneB en la primer española en editar un album de R&B en la lengua inglesa en el mundo.

Así que prepárense para la inquisición española del soul… IRENEB

A continuación, os dejamos con la entrevista a IreneB:

Mariah Connection España: ¿Quién es IreneB?
IreneB es una cantante española de R&B, que recientemente cruzó el charco para hacer su sueño realidad, grabar un disco de R&B en los EUA.

MCE: ¿Cómo y cuándo supiste que verdaderamente te querías dedicar a esto?
Empecé con la música muy jovencita, a tocar el piano a los 6. Si hablamos de cantar, más o menos a los 14 años. A los 18 años decidí tomármelo más en serio iniciando mis estudios musicales.

MCE: ¿Por qué decidiste cantar en inglés y no en tu lengua materna, el español?
He crecido escuchando música en inglés, así que supongo que se ha convertido en mi lengua musical, de todas maneras, quiero sacar ventaja de mi bilingüismo, así que no voy a dejar de cantar en español en el futuro.

MCE: ¿Qué sentiste la primera vez que oíste tu canción en la radio?
La verdad es que aún me sorprende escucharla, que sentí? Satisfacción y una tremenda alegría!!

MCE: Sabemos que eres una gran fan de nuestra Mimi, ¿de qué forma Mariah ha sido una fuente de inspiración en tu vida?
En todos los sentidos, empecé a cantar con Mariah y aún lo hago, además de aprender diferentes texturas de voz. Mariah me ha ayudado a creer en mí misma y seguir adelante en los momentos más difíciles.

MCE: ¿Qué es lo que más admiras de Mariah Carey?
Su persistencia y su habilidad de escribir, cantar y producir canciones que marquen la vida de diferentes personas como me marcó a mí.

MCE: ¿Qué opinas de los cantantes que han tenido como fuente de inspiración a Mariah, pero que, al tener una carrera de un estilo musical diferente, han negado u omitido su admiración?
Desgraciadamente, la industria musical es una industria en gran parte basada en la imagen, así que en cierto modo lo entiendo, lo cual no quiere decir que lo comparta. Nunca he negado mi admiración por Mariah, así como no niego mi admiración por otros artistas que no están encuadrados necesariamente en el género del r&b.

MCE: Hay artistas que suelen interpretar en ocasiones temas de sus artistas en los conciertos o presentaciones, ¿es ese tu caso?
Siempre he guardado un gran respeto a los artistas que admiro, así que a veces resulta algo así como un reto para mí cantar canciones de estos artistas. A su vez, no quiero que la gente piense que creo que soy mejor o incluso en su nivel. Sí canto canciones de mis artistas favoritos, pero lo hago como tributo. Queréis ver si canto alguna de Mariah? Tendréis que venir a verme!

MCE: Si tuvieras la oportunidad de cantar con Mariah, ¿te gustaría que fuera un tema escrito por tí, suyo, o compuesto por ambas?
Sería un sueño cantar un tema compuesto por ambas, sería un honor, no sólo compartir una canción con ella, sino también compartir el proceso de crear un tema con ella.

MCE: ¿Qué consejo le darías a todos los lambs que están esperando una oportunidad dentro del mundo de la música?
Que luchen, que crean en sí mismos, y que no se rindan. Y, finalmente, que aprendan de esta industria antes de meterse en ella por completo, desgraciadamente no todo se basa en música o en el talento en la industria musical.

MCE: ¿Para cuándo el disco de IreneB?
El disco tiene prevista la salida en Noviembre, lo - Mariah Connection Spain


I grew up loving music, although I never played an instrument and barley sang, I was fortunate to grow up in a family of those who sang and to have a signed artist that taught me the value of various forms of music. When I listen to a song, I really listen for what I like to call "the goosebump moments". This is when you hear a voice that is distinct, lyrics that take your emotions to another level and being able to get to know about the artist and how they set themselves apart from others. IreneB has these qualities and more and is the reason why I love keeping an ear to new sounds especially those that are independents who you know that they will make a strong impact in the industry.

This singer/songwriter hails from Barcelona and as she prepares to launch her first CD "Metamorphosis" in her new home, Orlando, she has already accomplished so much on her journey. Her journey began with a love of R&B which was cultivated as she studied music for 7 years and then put her knowledge into practice as she graced various stages. Not only has her single "Forgive Me Now" played online and in radio stations internationally, this marks the first English R&B CD that was created from a Spanish native and distributed worlwide! Being someone who used to do PR for digital artists, I really love how her music has been included with quite a few podcasts!

The single is powerful not only due to IreneB's voice which reminded me of Tony Braxton and Christina Aguilera but her skills as a songwriter is evident as she sings asking for fogiveness in order to move forward. From the very first words, you're brought into the song and carried through with amazing melodies. IreneB's talent is undeniable; however, she knows how to pick a great team that is no stranger to working with the best of the best. Frankie Biggz has worked with such notables as Chrisina Aguilera, 50 Cent, Kanye West and much more! With his magical touch, I am excited to see where he will take IreneB. Available on iTunes this song has such a catchy beat and lyrics, that you will find yourself pressing repeat on your iPod. Also listen to the snippet (the button is right about the singers/songwriter's picture) that is available here on Kitten Lounge, then check out IreneB's Myspace page to stay in touch with where you can find her next and hopefully, we will be able to bring you news on where she will appear next! - Kitten Lounge


I grew up loving music, although I never played an instrument and barley sang, I was fortunate to grow up in a family of those who sang and to have a signed artist that taught me the value of various forms of music. When I listen to a song, I really listen for what I like to call "the goosebump moments". This is when you hear a voice that is distinct, lyrics that take your emotions to another level and being able to get to know about the artist and how they set themselves apart from others. IreneB has these qualities and more and is the reason why I love keeping an ear to new sounds especially those that are independents who you know that they will make a strong impact in the industry.

This singer/songwriter hails from Barcelona and as she prepares to launch her first CD "Metamorphosis" in her new home, Orlando, she has already accomplished so much on her journey. Her journey began with a love of R&B which was cultivated as she studied music for 7 years and then put her knowledge into practice as she graced various stages. Not only has her single "Forgive Me Now" played online and in radio stations internationally, this marks the first English R&B CD that was created from a Spanish native and distributed worlwide! Being someone who used to do PR for digital artists, I really love how her music has been included with quite a few podcasts!

The single is powerful not only due to IreneB's voice which reminded me of Tony Braxton and Christina Aguilera but her skills as a songwriter is evident as she sings asking for fogiveness in order to move forward. From the very first words, you're brought into the song and carried through with amazing melodies. IreneB's talent is undeniable; however, she knows how to pick a great team that is no stranger to working with the best of the best. Frankie Biggz has worked with such notables as Chrisina Aguilera, 50 Cent, Kanye West and much more! With his magical touch, I am excited to see where he will take IreneB. Available on iTunes this song has such a catchy beat and lyrics, that you will find yourself pressing repeat on your iPod. Also listen to the snippet (the button is right about the singers/songwriter's picture) that is available here on Kitten Lounge, then check out IreneB's Myspace page to stay in touch with where you can find her next and hopefully, we will be able to bring you news on where she will appear next! - Kitten Lounge


“IreneB is working successfully with the fusion of modern rhythms, R&B & pop. This particular sound is a very desirable asset for productions in the new emerging Latin movement that is crossing over to the Anglo Market. In my opinion, she has a great potential to become a permanent fixture in the American Music Industry.”
- Iker Gastaminza, Grammy Award Winner/Producer (Shakira, Ricky Martin, Chayanne, etc.)

“I have no doubt that IreneB can adeptly meet any challenge. She has shown that she is profoundly dedicated and responsable. There is no doubt she will blossom into a strong artist in the American market.”
- Rodolfo Castillo, Vice-president of Talent Beach Music & Latin Grammy Award Winner.

“As a Record Producer/Record Label Owner, I have had the pleasure of knowing IreneB for the last year. She is a tremendous vocalist and an asset to our industry of music. I feel confident that she will continue to succeed in her music abilities.”
- Sergio George, Grammy Award Winner/Producer (Marc Anthony, Celia Cruz, La India, etc.)

“The numerous accolades that IreneB has received for her outstanding work is evidenced by her prolific publications record, including an extraodinary number of Internet podcasting shows which have exclusively selected Irene’s music for consistent rotation in the top independent Internet radio casts.”
- Marilyn Santiago, President of Sunshine Integrated Solutions, LLC (Marketing Radio Promotion)


"This song has such a catchy beat and lyrics, that you will find yourself pressing repeat on your iPod."
- Kimmie, Kitten Lounge (Oct 04, 2008)

"Sexy, gritty, and cathartic -- Forgive Me Now is a single that demands your heart and soul. You won't forget this one anytime soon."
- Kyle Moreno, Host of Fresh Picked Music, KBEACH


“IreneB is a refreshing and new addition to the music scene, with a unique and highly contagious style. Her new single, “Forgive Me Now,” is a fusion of hip-hop and R&B that is destined for the top of the charts and is already receiving a lot of well-deserved air-play. Her style is seductive yet approachable, and one that fully involves the audience.”
– Diana Montané, Esmeralda & Dig This Real Magazines

- Various


“IreneB is working successfully with the fusion of modern rhythms, R&B & pop. This particular sound is a very desirable asset for productions in the new emerging Latin movement that is crossing over to the Anglo Market. In my opinion, she has a great potential to become a permanent fixture in the American Music Industry.”
- Iker Gastaminza, Grammy Award Winner/Producer (Shakira, Ricky Martin, Chayanne, etc.)

“I have no doubt that IreneB can adeptly meet any challenge. She has shown that she is profoundly dedicated and responsable. There is no doubt she will blossom into a strong artist in the American market.”
- Rodolfo Castillo, Vice-president of Talent Beach Music & Latin Grammy Award Winner.

“As a Record Producer/Record Label Owner, I have had the pleasure of knowing IreneB for the last year. She is a tremendous vocalist and an asset to our industry of music. I feel confident that she will continue to succeed in her music abilities.”
- Sergio George, Grammy Award Winner/Producer (Marc Anthony, Celia Cruz, La India, etc.)

“The numerous accolades that IreneB has received for her outstanding work is evidenced by her prolific publications record, including an extraodinary number of Internet podcasting shows which have exclusively selected Irene’s music for consistent rotation in the top independent Internet radio casts.”
- Marilyn Santiago, President of Sunshine Integrated Solutions, LLC (Marketing Radio Promotion)


"This song has such a catchy beat and lyrics, that you will find yourself pressing repeat on your iPod."
- Kimmie, Kitten Lounge (Oct 04, 2008)

"Sexy, gritty, and cathartic -- Forgive Me Now is a single that demands your heart and soul. You won't forget this one anytime soon."
- Kyle Moreno, Host of Fresh Picked Music, KBEACH


“IreneB is a refreshing and new addition to the music scene, with a unique and highly contagious style. Her new single, “Forgive Me Now,” is a fusion of hip-hop and R&B that is destined for the top of the charts and is already receiving a lot of well-deserved air-play. Her style is seductive yet approachable, and one that fully involves the audience.”
– Diana Montané, Esmeralda & Dig This Real Magazines

- Various


Orlando, Fl: Metamorphosis is the name of the upcoming first full length album by IreneB on the Rama Music Label. Known for her soulful influenced vocals IreneB is often compared to her idols Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera and Toni Braxton just to name a few.
“Forgive Me Now”, the first single of the album, is making significant upward movement promising to hit of the fall. “The song is already being played in stations (both terrestrial and internet) all over the world” says Frankie Biggz, producer. Countries that have recently added the single include Japan, UK, Spain, South America, USA, China, Russia, Italy and Cyprus. “This track is gonna make it big” says DJ Spider (Cyprus), host of Unknown Allstarz Podcast.

“Forgive Me Now” talks about a woman who asks for forgiveness for her infidelity. “Songs of forgiveness are very common amongst males, so I wrote this from a female aspect”, says IreneB, “One just doesn’t expect it.”

Metamorphosis is the latest collaborative creation between IreneB and Grammy award winning producer Frankie Biggz who’s worked with artists such as Christina Aguilera, SWV, Eminen, 50 Cent and Kayne West.

In 2006 IreneB emerged to fame with the success of her first independent release entitled “Mi Realidad / My Reality” in her native Spain and was named one of the most independent podcasted artists in the world. The release of Metamorphosis will make IreneB the first Spaniard to release a full R&B album in English.

Metamorphosis usually proceeds in distinct stages such as this album will. IreneB will captivate your heart and soul with passion.

For more information visit www.myspace.com/irenebmusic. For bookings contact Karen Jackson at 1-321-283-2270 or email booking@tempousa.com.

Management: Frankie Biggz. FBZ Entertainment/Rama Music LLC. Orlando, FL.
www.myspace.com/frankiebiggz - promotions@ramamusic.com.
- Rama Music


Orlando, Fl: Metamorphosis is the name of the upcoming first full length album by IreneB on the Rama Music Label. Known for her soulful influenced vocals IreneB is often compared to her idols Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera and Toni Braxton just to name a few.
“Forgive Me Now”, the first single of the album, is making significant upward movement promising to hit of the fall. “The song is already being played in stations (both terrestrial and internet) all over the world” says Frankie Biggz, producer. Countries that have recently added the single include Japan, UK, Spain, South America, USA, China, Russia, Italy and Cyprus. “This track is gonna make it big” says DJ Spider (Cyprus), host of Unknown Allstarz Podcast.

“Forgive Me Now” talks about a woman who asks for forgiveness for her infidelity. “Songs of forgiveness are very common amongst males, so I wrote this from a female aspect”, says IreneB, “One just doesn’t expect it.”

Metamorphosis is the latest collaborative creation between IreneB and Grammy award winning producer Frankie Biggz who’s worked with artists such as Christina Aguilera, SWV, Eminen, 50 Cent and Kayne West.

In 2006 IreneB emerged to fame with the success of her first independent release entitled “Mi Realidad / My Reality” in her native Spain and was named one of the most independent podcasted artists in the world. The release of Metamorphosis will make IreneB the first Spaniard to release a full R&B album in English.

Metamorphosis usually proceeds in distinct stages such as this album will. IreneB will captivate your heart and soul with passion.

For more information visit www.myspace.com/irenebmusic. For bookings contact Karen Jackson at 1-321-283-2270 or email booking@tempousa.com.

Management: Frankie Biggz. FBZ Entertainment/Rama Music LLC. Orlando, FL.
www.myspace.com/frankiebiggz - promotions@ramamusic.com.
- Rama Music



Her first single from her new record due out in February is “Forgive Me Now” and has already been added into heavy rotation in more than 100 countries worldwide. Its also landed the number 1 spot on the UK independent radio charts and stayed there for 10 weeks. Her first full length English album entitled Metamorphosis is due out February 3rd.
Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis is best described as a fusion of Jazz, Latin Jazz pop and rnb. Its soultry and passionate lyrics will have your heart at first listen.



Positive and uplifting lyrics stem from situations in her life that have inspired her writing in all her songs. She has written her album entirely in English, a first for Brazilian singer-songwriters. She has worked with Frankie Biggs, a powerhouse producer who has worked with: Christina Aguilera, 50 Cent, and Kanye West. She’s also hooked up with Trey Mills on “Are You the One for Me”, who’s also worked with Michael Jackson, Brian McKnight and Boyz II Men. With these producers on board this album can not be anything more than the epitome of sexy soulful sounds you’d expect to hear from such legends in the Rnb music industry.

Her lyrics are deeply personal and most reflective of her childhood and growing up. This is especially true of “I Wanna Fly”, which depicts a world where she’s overcoming the obstacles of singing neo-soul songs in her native Spain. When you put catchy rhythms, an island jazz sound and relatable lyrics together, you’ve got the perfect formula for number one songs.
Irene on the Road.

IreneB will be taking her band on a worldwide tour from the UK to Spain next month and hitting the United States in March. Sign up with her newsletter or check out her official page to keep up with this butterfly during her Metamorphosis.

Read more at Suite101: Latin Jazz's Freshest Face: IreneB.: Her New Single “Forgive Me Now” is out on iTunes now! http://latinmusic.suite101.com/article.cfm/latin_jazzs_freshest_face_irene_b#ixzz0wEUgYyZw
- Suite101.



Her first single from her new record due out in February is “Forgive Me Now” and has already been added into heavy rotation in more than 100 countries worldwide. Its also landed the number 1 spot on the UK independent radio charts and stayed there for 10 weeks. Her first full length English album entitled Metamorphosis is due out February 3rd.
Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis is best described as a fusion of Jazz, Latin Jazz pop and rnb. Its soultry and passionate lyrics will have your heart at first listen.



Positive and uplifting lyrics stem from situations in her life that have inspired her writing in all her songs. She has written her album entirely in English, a first for Brazilian singer-songwriters. She has worked with Frankie Biggs, a powerhouse producer who has worked with: Christina Aguilera, 50 Cent, and Kanye West. She’s also hooked up with Trey Mills on “Are You the One for Me”, who’s also worked with Michael Jackson, Brian McKnight and Boyz II Men. With these producers on board this album can not be anything more than the epitome of sexy soulful sounds you’d expect to hear from such legends in the Rnb music industry.

Her lyrics are deeply personal and most reflective of her childhood and growing up. This is especially true of “I Wanna Fly”, which depicts a world where she’s overcoming the obstacles of singing neo-soul songs in her native Spain. When you put catchy rhythms, an island jazz sound and relatable lyrics together, you’ve got the perfect formula for number one songs.
Irene on the Road.

IreneB will be taking her band on a worldwide tour from the UK to Spain next month and hitting the United States in March. Sign up with her newsletter or check out her official page to keep up with this butterfly during her Metamorphosis.

Read more at Suite101: Latin Jazz's Freshest Face: IreneB.: Her New Single “Forgive Me Now” is out on iTunes now! http://latinmusic.suite101.com/article.cfm/latin_jazzs_freshest_face_irene_b#ixzz0wEUgYyZw
- Suite101.


NY (Top40 Charts/ Irene Bauza Official Website) - June 1st was the release date for Jeff Lorber's new album, Now Is The Time, in which the Barcelonan artist, IreneB, guest appears not only with the famous keyboard player (Jeff Lorber) but with other legendary musicians like Jimmy Haslip, Eric Marienthal, Paul Jackson, Jr., Vinnie Colaiuta and Dave Weckl.

Last year when IreneB released her first record, Metamorphosis, beginning with the song 'I Wanna Fly', in which she used a part of 'Rain Dance', by Jeff Lorber, she couldn't have imagined that the song would've ended up inspiring this great jazz composer, considered one of the creators of fusion jazz.

In 2007, IreneB decided to leave Barcelona, her hometown, and move to Orlando (Florida, USA), to follow her dream of singing R&B. In little over a year, she became an independent music icon. Thanks to the help of her producer, Frankie Biggz (Latin Grammy winner), and Rama Music (her record label) she released her first album, Metamorphosis, that soon found its place on top of the indie R&B charts, and soon charmed the likes of jazz greats including Jeff Lorber.

''I Wanna Fly' is my favorite song out of Metamorphosis, because it's my most personal one -the singer admits-; so you can imagine my reaction when Jeff contacted me and said that he 'd love to add it to his new album: I couldn't believe it!'.

Even though this is the first time that IreneB is featured along side big jazz musicians, this genre is nothing new to her, she was part of a jazz band at a prestigious music school in Barcelona, L'Aula de Musica Moderna y Jazz (Modern Music & Jazz School). Also, she was fortunate enough to be the first R&B artist to perform in Jamboree, a very famous venue in Barcelona, often visited by jazz lovers and where artists like Ella Fitzgerald, Chet Backer and Tete Montoliu have performed in the past.

Jeff Lorber not only rerecorded 'I Wanna Fly' for his album, but also asked IreneB and her producer, Frankie Biggz, to create new melodies and lyrics around three more songs ('Water Sign', 'Curtains' & 'Sugar Free') recorded years before by Lorber at the start of his career.

'To be honest, we were a bit scared by the idea at the start, because it meant we had to create new concepts for songs that had already been hits before: Could we match Lorber's essence and yet, at the same time, include the 'IreneB vibe' without deceiving or confusing his fans?'- said Frankie Biggz, who wrote the new melodies, recorded and arranged IreneB's vocals. 'Of course, we couldn't let this opportunity go by, so as soon as we received the songs, we immediately started working on them. Just in case Jeff changed his mind!'

Once they finished the job, and while IreneB and Frankie Biggz where impatiently waiting for Jeff and producer, Bobby Colomby (The Jacksons, Jaco Pastorious, Tina Turner, etc.) verdict, Lorber & Colomby were enjoying the young musician's talents: 'Everytime we received one of the songs, it was like a present. As usual Jeff used great musicians on this album, but the addition of singer IreneB has made this an unforgettable record.' - confesses Bobby Colomby, who personally called her after listening to her work.

'IreneB's contribution to my album was wonderful -says Jeff Lorber himself-. For each song we sent them, Frankie and her came up with just the right approach to compliment my sound and style. I predict big things for them in the future.'

Judging on the reviews that Now Is The Time has already received, the album is a perfect candidate for Jeff Lorber's first Grammy Win, and we anticipate that this collaboration will be the beginning of a big musical friendship between the two.

Now Is The Time Songlist:
1. Rain Dance/ I Wanna Fly (feat. IreneB)
2. Dr. Moy
3. Pixel
4. Sugar Free (feat. IreneB)
5. Mysterious Traveler
6. Curtains (feat. IreneB)
7. Black Ice
8. Las Rosas
9. Chinese Medical Herbs
10. Water Sign (feat. IreneB)
11. Sumatra - Top40 Charts


NY (Top40 Charts/ Irene Bauza Official Website) - June 1st was the release date for Jeff Lorber's new album, Now Is The Time, in which the Barcelonan artist, IreneB, guest appears not only with the famous keyboard player (Jeff Lorber) but with other legendary musicians like Jimmy Haslip, Eric Marienthal, Paul Jackson, Jr., Vinnie Colaiuta and Dave Weckl.

Last year when IreneB released her first record, Metamorphosis, beginning with the song 'I Wanna Fly', in which she used a part of 'Rain Dance', by Jeff Lorber, she couldn't have imagined that the song would've ended up inspiring this great jazz composer, considered one of the creators of fusion jazz.

In 2007, IreneB decided to leave Barcelona, her hometown, and move to Orlando (Florida, USA), to follow her dream of singing R&B. In little over a year, she became an independent music icon. Thanks to the help of her producer, Frankie Biggz (Latin Grammy winner), and Rama Music (her record label) she released her first album, Metamorphosis, that soon found its place on top of the indie R&B charts, and soon charmed the likes of jazz greats including Jeff Lorber.

''I Wanna Fly' is my favorite song out of Metamorphosis, because it's my most personal one -the singer admits-; so you can imagine my reaction when Jeff contacted me and said that he 'd love to add it to his new album: I couldn't believe it!'.

Even though this is the first time that IreneB is featured along side big jazz musicians, this genre is nothing new to her, she was part of a jazz band at a prestigious music school in Barcelona, L'Aula de Musica Moderna y Jazz (Modern Music & Jazz School). Also, she was fortunate enough to be the first R&B artist to perform in Jamboree, a very famous venue in Barcelona, often visited by jazz lovers and where artists like Ella Fitzgerald, Chet Backer and Tete Montoliu have performed in the past.

Jeff Lorber not only rerecorded 'I Wanna Fly' for his album, but also asked IreneB and her producer, Frankie Biggz, to create new melodies and lyrics around three more songs ('Water Sign', 'Curtains' & 'Sugar Free') recorded years before by Lorber at the start of his career.

'To be honest, we were a bit scared by the idea at the start, because it meant we had to create new concepts for songs that had already been hits before: Could we match Lorber's essence and yet, at the same time, include the 'IreneB vibe' without deceiving or confusing his fans?'- said Frankie Biggz, who wrote the new melodies, recorded and arranged IreneB's vocals. 'Of course, we couldn't let this opportunity go by, so as soon as we received the songs, we immediately started working on them. Just in case Jeff changed his mind!'

Once they finished the job, and while IreneB and Frankie Biggz where impatiently waiting for Jeff and producer, Bobby Colomby (The Jacksons, Jaco Pastorious, Tina Turner, etc.) verdict, Lorber & Colomby were enjoying the young musician's talents: 'Everytime we received one of the songs, it was like a present. As usual Jeff used great musicians on this album, but the addition of singer IreneB has made this an unforgettable record.' - confesses Bobby Colomby, who personally called her after listening to her work.

'IreneB's contribution to my album was wonderful -says Jeff Lorber himself-. For each song we sent them, Frankie and her came up with just the right approach to compliment my sound and style. I predict big things for them in the future.'

Judging on the reviews that Now Is The Time has already received, the album is a perfect candidate for Jeff Lorber's first Grammy Win, and we anticipate that this collaboration will be the beginning of a big musical friendship between the two.

Now Is The Time Songlist:
1. Rain Dance/ I Wanna Fly (feat. IreneB)
2. Dr. Moy
3. Pixel
4. Sugar Free (feat. IreneB)
5. Mysterious Traveler
6. Curtains (feat. IreneB)
7. Black Ice
8. Las Rosas
9. Chinese Medical Herbs
10. Water Sign (feat. IreneB)
11. Sumatra - Top40 Charts


IreneB is this weeks spotlight on The Great Unknowns Presents. Irene came to me a few weeks ago and presented music for me to review for my show. It was such an honor to have such a talented artist seek me out. I listened to the first song, Forgive Me Now and I was immediately hooked. I knew I had to put her in my line-up.

IreneB is a native of Spain and has been singing since she was six years old. At age 18, she began studying music at Aula de Música Moderna y Jazz (The Class of Modern Music and Jazz) in Del Liceo, Madrid. Soon after, in 2005, she released her first Spanish album, Mi Realidad.

Although her home is in Spain, her love for music has always belonged to America. She grew up listening to 90's R&B and now, she is fufilling her dream by working with the legendary Executive Record Producer, Frankie Biggz. Together, they collaborated to create IreneB's first American originated full length album, Metamorphsis.

With the first release of her first album on American soil, Irene now becomes the first Spainard to cross over to English R&B.

I was so honored to have an exclusive one-on-one interview with this sensational artist and this was our conversation:

So, you’ve had a #1 hit in the UK on the independent radio station for 10 weeks straight on, Pittradio and you’ve made the top 10 on the Top 80 countdown on West Side Will along with other top positions on several podcast and internet radio shows like S2R radio and HotMix106.1. How does it feel to be in the top positions in that market?
I feel really proud to be in the top of the charts, even at an independent level. It is a great achievement having in consideration the amount of independent and unsigned artists there are nowadays. After American Idol, America’s Got Talent and all those programs, plus the easiness of recording your own demo nowadays, it seems like there’s been a big boom of new artists, so that makes me really happy that people still discovers and appreciates my music.

Would you give it all up to be heard on the air here nationwide in the states?
I wouldn’t give up my integrity as an R&B artist. I’ve been in the music game for a long time and I’ve been offered all kinds of deals, but I had to change in some way my integrity. It was my weight, the language or the style, or all of them! I talk about it in my song, I Wanna Fly. I prefer to be independent, but be happy with myself and what I do than being major, heard everywhere, but not happy with my work.

You recently met Leela James while you were on tour in Chicago. Are you going to try and do a show together in the near future?
We are definitely thinking about it. We(Biggz and I) already talked to her and we are planning on talking to her management about doing something together. She’s never been to Spain, so I would love to be the first to bring her to my country and my circle, because I know they admire her from afar. She is an incredible artist and her band is amazing, it was such an honor for me to perform in the same stage as her.

Have you met anyone else big that you admire in this business?
During the last few years I’ve been lucky enough to meet and work with some big people in the industry, most of all, producers and songwriters (Frankie Biggz, Trey Mills, Rodolfo Castillo, Iker Gastaminza, etc.) but I’ve also had the opportunity to be close to artists like Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men, Nate James, Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, Luis Fonsi… It’s really inspiring to even being feet away from them. I honestly feel very overwhelmed with all that’s happened to me in the last few years.

Growing up, you’ve always been into R&B music. Who were your major influences?
First and foremost, my biggest influence was and is Mariah Carey, and I can’t believe that even people that don’t know I’m her biggest fan compare my voice to hers. I personally don’t think I’m even close, but I guess I have to learn to take compliments! I love not only her voice but her abilities as a producer, songwriter and arranger, and the fact that she stood there, in the record industry for almost 20 years. Other influences are mainly from the 90’s. I am totally stuck there, people like Boyz II Men, Blackstreet, En Vogue, Jodeci, Guy and so on… I’ll never get over it! In fact, I’m going to bring it back, watch!

Me: Those are some of the greatest artists of our time, Irene. You have great taste in music!

I noticed that you studied music in Spain for 7 years. Are you a native of Spain or did you grow up here in the states?
I am originally from Barcelona, Spain. Full blood Spaniard! That’s what’s “special” about me. I am the first Spaniard to release an English R&B album worldwide. People get weirded out that I sing in English and you can barely tell my accent when I sing! I can't tell you have an accent either.

You recently just came back from a tour in Spain and the UK. How was that experience?
It was awesome! I had already sung in Barcelona, but never like this with a fu - Great Unknowns Music Expose


IreneB is this weeks spotlight on The Great Unknowns Presents. Irene came to me a few weeks ago and presented music for me to review for my show. It was such an honor to have such a talented artist seek me out. I listened to the first song, Forgive Me Now and I was immediately hooked. I knew I had to put her in my line-up.

IreneB is a native of Spain and has been singing since she was six years old. At age 18, she began studying music at Aula de Música Moderna y Jazz (The Class of Modern Music and Jazz) in Del Liceo, Madrid. Soon after, in 2005, she released her first Spanish album, Mi Realidad.

Although her home is in Spain, her love for music has always belonged to America. She grew up listening to 90's R&B and now, she is fufilling her dream by working with the legendary Executive Record Producer, Frankie Biggz. Together, they collaborated to create IreneB's first American originated full length album, Metamorphsis.

With the first release of her first album on American soil, Irene now becomes the first Spainard to cross over to English R&B.

I was so honored to have an exclusive one-on-one interview with this sensational artist and this was our conversation:

So, you’ve had a #1 hit in the UK on the independent radio station for 10 weeks straight on, Pittradio and you’ve made the top 10 on the Top 80 countdown on West Side Will along with other top positions on several podcast and internet radio shows like S2R radio and HotMix106.1. How does it feel to be in the top positions in that market?
I feel really proud to be in the top of the charts, even at an independent level. It is a great achievement having in consideration the amount of independent and unsigned artists there are nowadays. After American Idol, America’s Got Talent and all those programs, plus the easiness of recording your own demo nowadays, it seems like there’s been a big boom of new artists, so that makes me really happy that people still discovers and appreciates my music.

Would you give it all up to be heard on the air here nationwide in the states?
I wouldn’t give up my integrity as an R&B artist. I’ve been in the music game for a long time and I’ve been offered all kinds of deals, but I had to change in some way my integrity. It was my weight, the language or the style, or all of them! I talk about it in my song, I Wanna Fly. I prefer to be independent, but be happy with myself and what I do than being major, heard everywhere, but not happy with my work.

You recently met Leela James while you were on tour in Chicago. Are you going to try and do a show together in the near future?
We are definitely thinking about it. We(Biggz and I) already talked to her and we are planning on talking to her management about doing something together. She’s never been to Spain, so I would love to be the first to bring her to my country and my circle, because I know they admire her from afar. She is an incredible artist and her band is amazing, it was such an honor for me to perform in the same stage as her.

Have you met anyone else big that you admire in this business?
During the last few years I’ve been lucky enough to meet and work with some big people in the industry, most of all, producers and songwriters (Frankie Biggz, Trey Mills, Rodolfo Castillo, Iker Gastaminza, etc.) but I’ve also had the opportunity to be close to artists like Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men, Nate James, Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, Luis Fonsi… It’s really inspiring to even being feet away from them. I honestly feel very overwhelmed with all that’s happened to me in the last few years.

Growing up, you’ve always been into R&B music. Who were your major influences?
First and foremost, my biggest influence was and is Mariah Carey, and I can’t believe that even people that don’t know I’m her biggest fan compare my voice to hers. I personally don’t think I’m even close, but I guess I have to learn to take compliments! I love not only her voice but her abilities as a producer, songwriter and arranger, and the fact that she stood there, in the record industry for almost 20 years. Other influences are mainly from the 90’s. I am totally stuck there, people like Boyz II Men, Blackstreet, En Vogue, Jodeci, Guy and so on… I’ll never get over it! In fact, I’m going to bring it back, watch!

Me: Those are some of the greatest artists of our time, Irene. You have great taste in music!

I noticed that you studied music in Spain for 7 years. Are you a native of Spain or did you grow up here in the states?
I am originally from Barcelona, Spain. Full blood Spaniard! That’s what’s “special” about me. I am the first Spaniard to release an English R&B album worldwide. People get weirded out that I sing in English and you can barely tell my accent when I sing! I can't tell you have an accent either.

You recently just came back from a tour in Spain and the UK. How was that experience?
It was awesome! I had already sung in Barcelona, but never like this with a fu - Great Unknowns Music Expose


El día de ayer, 1 de junio, salió a la venta en USA el disco de Jeff Lorber Fusion, Now Is The Time (Heads Up), donde la cantante barcelonesa de R&B/Soul IreneB colabora poniéndole voz a 4 canciones del álbum. La fecha prevista de la salida a la venta del álbum en España y el resto de Europa es el próximo 15 de junio. Como información adicional, decir que Jeff Lorber fue el descubridor de Eric Benét. Además de esto, IreneB ha conseguido 2 candidaturas en los recientes Premios de la Música como Mejor Álbum Pop y Mejor Artista Revelación. En cuanto a los Premios de la Música Independiente ha conseguido 5 candidaturas (Mejor Álbum de Música Urbana, Mejor Álbum del Año, Artista Español del Año, Artista Revelación y Canción del Año). También cabe reseñar que Billboard ha creado un perfil de la artista a IreneB incluyendo su álbum Metamorphosis. Esto ha sido gracias a la oportunidad que ha tenido IreneB al colaborar con el gran Jeff Lorber. Por último, IreneB y su productor Frankie Biggz han sido invitados al Future Music Forum , una conferencia musical que se celebrará en Barcelona el 29 y 30 de septiembre. - Urban Music Online


El día de ayer, 1 de junio, salió a la venta en USA el disco de Jeff Lorber Fusion, Now Is The Time (Heads Up), donde la cantante barcelonesa de R&B/Soul IreneB colabora poniéndole voz a 4 canciones del álbum. La fecha prevista de la salida a la venta del álbum en España y el resto de Europa es el próximo 15 de junio. Como información adicional, decir que Jeff Lorber fue el descubridor de Eric Benét. Además de esto, IreneB ha conseguido 2 candidaturas en los recientes Premios de la Música como Mejor Álbum Pop y Mejor Artista Revelación. En cuanto a los Premios de la Música Independiente ha conseguido 5 candidaturas (Mejor Álbum de Música Urbana, Mejor Álbum del Año, Artista Español del Año, Artista Revelación y Canción del Año). También cabe reseñar que Billboard ha creado un perfil de la artista a IreneB incluyendo su álbum Metamorphosis. Esto ha sido gracias a la oportunidad que ha tenido IreneB al colaborar con el gran Jeff Lorber. Por último, IreneB y su productor Frankie Biggz han sido invitados al Future Music Forum , una conferencia musical que se celebrará en Barcelona el 29 y 30 de septiembre. - Urban Music Online


Discography

Mi Realidad (2005)
Metamorphosis (2009)

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Bio

Born in Barcelona, Spain, IreneB was introduced to the world of r&b/soul music at the tender age of 6. She was raised listening to R&B music such as Bobby Brown, Michael Jackson, Boyz II Men, Mariah Carey, and Whitney Houston, just to name a few, that inspired her to pursue her own career as a singer/songwriter.

At the age of 18 she started studying music at the Aula de Música Moderna y Jazz del Liceo where she studied the art of music for 7 years, while keeping her agenda busy both live and in the studio. IreneB has since then been blessed with eight years of touring in venues such as the Razzmatazz, Jazz Room and Vic Jazz Festival with an array of jazz, blues and R&B music.

In 2005, her first independent release entitled Mi Realidad proved to be a breakthrough record in Spain. But IreneB's achievements didn't stay in her home country, between 2005 and 2006 she was crowned one of the most independent podcasted artists in the world and captured a very faithful audience in the indie R&B scene worldwide.

In 2006, due to the success of the Mi Realidad release, IreneB was introduced to the idea of Platinum producer Frankie Biggz, and after several conversations, the introduction became reality when the two finally met for the first time to record.

After two years of constantly traveling between Spain and the US for hardcore recording sessions with Mr. Biggz she established her residence in Orlando, FL. “Metamorphosis” (her first English record) hit the stores last year and turned IreneB into the first Spaniard ever to release a complete English R&B album worldwide.

With several successes, including three 1 hits at the independent UK radio charts with her first three singles, "Forgive Me Now" (produced by Frankie Biggz and remixed by the famous DJ/Producer Aaron-Carl), "Are You The One For Me?" (produced by Trey Mills) and "Dedicated" and having toured all around Europe (Spain, London, Germany, etc.) and the US (Chicago, Atlanta, Miami, Detroit, Orlando, etc.), IreneB showed the world that she was able to make it happen, sing real R&B in English being a Latina.

During the next months IreneB is going to continue performing worldwide, joined by her band, The Music, encompassed by veteran musicians Frankie Biggz (Grammy winning producer), Jason Davis, Raphael Rivera, Rick Cardona and James Smith. As far as recordings, she's been recently featured in 4 songs in the new Jeff Lorber Fusion album, Now Is The Time, that debuted in 8 at the Billboard Jazz Album Charts. She is currently recording her second album, that promises to be more even more exciting than the first one. So make sure you are up-to-date of the latest IreneB movements by joining her mailing list.

Until then, we recommend you to keep on listening to Metamorphosis, with heavy weights' production (Frankie Biggz, Trey Mills, Dagga Layne, etc.) and acrobatic vocals IreneB will captivate your heart and soul with passion.

For more information please visit www.ireneb.com
or contact IreneB’s management at 407-575-3533 or management@ireneb.com