MarissaAnn is a 22 year old actress/singer/songwriter from New York. At the age of 5, she began showing her unbridled need to perform as an entertainer; singing and dancing in various venues. She found her full voice in writing and singing her original music at age 12. MarissaAnn’s first break in the industry was when she was contestant on NBC’s The Voice at just 15 years old, making her the youngest contestant to compete on the show.
MarissaAnn has attracted over 100,000 fans in just a few short years on social media. MarissaAnn has performed “The National Anthem” countless times at Madison Square Garden and The Barclays Center for professional sporting games and charity events. She debuted her original music on Fox 5’s Good Day New York. MarissaAnn continues to write and produce her original music while rapidly growing her dedicated fan base and is set to release her first EP by the end of 2019.
Are you working on any new music right now?
I am back in the studio after a year and a half hiatus while focusing on getting my BBA in Arts and Entertainment Management at Pace University NYC. I am in the beginning stages of recording my EP, which I plan to release by the end of this year. It is a late 90’s early 2000’s R&B pop vibe with a few surprises and twists. I like to keep the music interesting and fun for my listeners and am excited to share my struggles, heartache, and love with the world.
Which artists are you inspired by?
The artists I grew up listening to have had the biggest influence on my artistry. I looked up to the female vocal divas of the 90s and early 2000s such as Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Beyonce, and Christina Aguilera. As I got older, I began to study Motown, gospel and classic R&B music. Artists are like sponges and everything I listen to has an impact on the music I create.
How do you navigate the music industry?
Growing up as a young woman in the industry has been difficult yet rewarding. I have learned so much about people and life just from being in the game at such a young age. I have found that the key is to surround yourself with positive, honest people who love you for YOU. The ups and downs have made me a stronger woman and I have learned that the only way for success is to take chances and push yourself to work as hard as you possibly can. I apply those lessons in every aspect of my life.
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