Calvin Ross: A Musical Mastermind
Here at Christian Nicole Promotions we were able to interview on the rise musical sensation Calvin Ross. He had a moment to answer some questions about his recent musical endeavors.
Bonni3: So, Calvin, what made you want to actually start pursuing music as a career?
Calvin: What made me want to pursue music were the people around me telling me I could really do it, professionally. And the feeling I get when someone is emotionally affected by my talents. I’ve been singing since I can remember. As a youngster I was in church every Sunday, Wednesday, and sometimes Friday. I went to a Pentecostal church where singing was very prominent. So I was able to train my voice by sounding like the singers I was surrounded by.
Bonni3: Love that answer. You had faith in your craft and did not hesitate to follow your gut instinct.
Bonni3: Where do you see yourself this year?
Calvin: This year I see myself in a good space. I’ve expanded my network and connected with more prominent names within the industry. I’ve also grown mentally with the time I’ve had this year reflecting on the previous.
Bonni3: Okay Okay, that’s really dope.
Calvin: Most definitely
Bonni3: Who has helped influence your sound? And how do you define your sound?
Calvin:The artists that influenced me personally and in a way impacted my sound are firstly, Michael Jackson, he was the start of it all. Usher, R.Kelly, Ginuwine, and Avant. There are a few more but those are the main artists that really played a major role in me singing.
As of now I would describe my sound as urban R&B. Where I mainly reference my life, things I’ve seen and been through as well as insuring women on how beautiful and important they are.
Bonni3: Those are some of my favorites right there. Nice lineup. Okay, right now what are you currently working on?
Calvin: I’m currently working on my debut EP, titled “Preface”. This EP will be an official introduction into my life, what I like, don’t like, and things I very seldom discuss due to the way it affects me mentally.
Bonni3: Very dope concept. I know your fans will love this new release. Calvin: Oh for sure !
Bonni3: What are your most recent accomplishments that you are proud of?
Calvin: Some of the accomplishments I made recently would be. Winning a 2019 SCM award for the “Bobby Womack R&B artist of the year”. The EP I did with my brother 2c’s which was produced by Chriz Beatz placed number 30 on the iTunes Charts. I signed a new management deal with Trae Dot and Rushing Management which came with a direct connection to Drumma Boy and his production.
Bonni3: Wow, that’s major congrats on that !
Calvin: Thank you
Bonni3: So with this pandemic going on has it affected your career in a negative way?
Calvin: I would have to say this pandemic has actually helped me more than hurt. I’ve been able to focus and home in on my craft. My streams and sales have gone up, and my overall network has expanded tremendously. So yea this pandemic didn’t really hurt me, it instead helped me quite a bit.
Bonni3: I feel the same way. It has helped a lot of people focus. I’m glad to hear that. Well, your music I must say is very refreshing to hear. I can honestly say I enjoy your content and I’m sure anyone else who checks you out will too ! Thanks for chatting with me, but before we go where can new fans check out your content ?
Calvin: I appreciate it ! You can keep up with me on my website, Instagram and also Twitter.
About Calvin Ross
Calvin Ross is an R&B singer and producer hailing from Tennessee.
Calvin Ross began making music when he was 17, right after moving back home to Tennessee from a 6 year stay in Detroit. He acquired a friend’s setup for $100 where he began making beats on Fruity Loops. After becoming acquainted with how to produce his own beats, he took advantage of his talent for singing and turned to recording and mixing.
“I didn’t want to release any music until it sounded really good,” he said.
After winning a showcase at P. Diddy’s studio, Daddy’s House, Calvin Ross got to meet with an A&R for Def Jam Recordings where he was further reassured of his talents. After this meeting, he started to pursue his music career more seriously and has since soared to new heights.
Today, Calvin Ross mainly creates Urban R&B, taking inspiration from artists like Michael Jackson, Usher, Ginuwine, and R. Kelly.
“The feeling I get when someone genuinely tells me they like my music is the best feeling in the world,” Ross said. “I let the instrumentals talk to me and tell me what to say.”
Growing up in an area of Tennessee where crime and violence is the norm, Calvin Ross has a colorful story to tell-one that continues to make his music stand out from the rest.
So far, he has opened for Avant, Urban Mystic, Snootie Wild, YFN Lucci, Bando Jonez, Yung Bleu and he continues to chase his dreams of having his music reach No. 1 on Billboard.
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