Kiara Rivera
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Kiara Rivera

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Chicago, Illinois, United States
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"Local Area Talent"

Kiara is a singer on her way to be a pop star. Kiara has a strong and soulful voice with a wide range. Kiara is a small and petite young woman but has a big voice. Kiara's beautiful singing dominates. - Issue Forum


"Kiara-Dark Days"

Kiara just exudes talent since the amazing age of 14. Dark Days is a romantically mournful song with soulful blues undertones. - GirlsRockRadio.com


Discography

Ringtone feauturing ZoOom

Love Is Not Enough

It's All About You

Rockstar

Secret Letter

No More Lies featuring Quanah

Dark Days

I'll Be There



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Bio

Kiara has been singing before she could even walk. Something she would never outgrow. To this day, music is the main focus of her life. Kiara listens to all types of music, but loves the alternative/pop punk bands like Fall Out Boy, Panic At The Disco, The Academy Is, Cobra Starship among others.

In 2004, at the age of 9, Kiara won the Radio Disney Rockstar competition. She received a one year contract with Arlene Wilson Management. During that time, Kiara did modeling for print ads for stores like Carson, Pirie, Scott and a few others but felt something was missing. Kiara says, "modeling was a great experience and I loved doing it but I missed singing and performing for people. Arlene Wilson focused on modeling and acting and couldn't offer me what I truly wanted." After completing her one year obligation, Kiara went on to compete in two competitions in 2005. In May, she competed with over 100 kids in a national competition in Orlando, Florida. Although she didn't win the competition, she placed in the top 5. From there she traveled to Chattanooga, Tennessee to audition for American Juniors but was not selected. "After my audition at American Juniors I realized that it was not going to be easy. From that day forward I made sure to practice everyday and do everything I could to make myself better." Focusing on her talent, she joined the school choir and started taking guitar lessons with Michael Powell.

2008 was the year that Kiara truly began to evolve as an artist. In April, she was cast in the starring role of Annie at her school play. She was accepted into the Chicago Academy For the Arts Music Department. The Chicago Academy for the Arts is the only independent art school in the state of Illinois and only 1 of 5 independent schools in the country that provides professional arts training and a comprehensive academic education. Kiara recorded her first song, "Dark Days". In August, she entered Teen Idol at the Mill competition, sponsored by Golf Mill Mall in Illinois, Niles Public Library, and KISS FM Chicago. Over 60 teens from ages 13 to 19 competed. Kiara was one of the youngest contestants and at age 14, took first place.

Kiara was finally becoming what she had always wanted to be, a talented and focused vocalist, with the unique and expressive ability to draw listeners in. With every performance Kiara showcases her abilities and wows the crowd with her wide range and her stage presence showing her vocal talents to various festivals, schools, and malls, including Live and Local at Six Flags Great America. Her song "Rockstar" was chosen to be placed in Six Flags theme park radio all across the country.

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