Written by Brittany Shawnté
Another artist to feature today: Miss Olivia Gilmore! Hailing from Hollis NY, Olivia was born in a musical family. With talent in the genes, it’s safe to say that Olivia has been singing most of her life! At age 5, she had her first solo performance, and her first recording session at 8, recording a jingle in her father’s home studio. During her childhood, she went on to record background vocals for gospel artist Nancey Jackson on her single, “Free (Yes I’m Free),” and even performed live jazz at Diddy’s restaurant, Justin’s, when she was 16!
Olivia began pursuing a professional career in the industry in 2012, releasing her debut sing “Over It.” Since then, she’s shared the stage with many artists on the rise, as well as prominent celebs like Salt of legendary female group Salt n Pepa and mogul Russell Simmons. One of her proudest moments to date was performing at the legendary BB Kings. Additionally Olivia has also had live performances featured on Video Music Box along with an interview by Ralph McDaniels.
The singer has recently released her latest single “G Lovin,” (which you can hear below) and is currently working on her debut album, set to be released later this year. Olivia’s music is already gaining a lot of attention, heard on various Internet radio shows, mixtapes, as well as clubs throughout the NY area!
I’ve listened to a few of her songs, and this woman is amazing! Her vocals are really strong, and full of passion, which I love to hear in a singer. Plus the material tells stories that I think others can relate to. Olivia is definitely a singer on the rise that y’all should watch out for!
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