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Calvin Ross: A Musical Mastermind

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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.

Calvin: Exactly. 

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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Young And Determined, Halo Is Making Sure His Music IS Heard Around The World.

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Born as Joseph Howard but known by his stage name HALO is an artist with a whole lot of determination and hunger for success. Halo was born and raised in New York City. He is 24 years old and has been creating music since he was 18 years old. At a very young age Halo started to fall in love with music, he listened to a wide variety from Frankie Valli to Tupac. Music was his outlet and a better way to become more in tune with himself.


Most people wonder where an artists’ name comes from or what inspired their stage name. The name Halo came from a piece of jewelry that one of his closest friends had given him and it’s stayed with him to this day. Halo is very connected to his craft and does just about everything to get things right. When he was just 18 years old he started writing songs. For things to come out right Halo would research and look up how to structure a song and how to pick the right beats. To this day he is still doing what he can to make his music sound as great as possible and he goes over and beyond to give his supporters the best content.


So far Halo has put out three projects. Each of these projects shows his growth. At this very moment Halo is working on a joint project with a young producer who is also a friend to him. Halo is working on a small E.P using 6 of his friends’ beats. Halo also has a single dropping soon titled “Lately” and that is set to drop by the end of this summer. Make sure you connect with his content and keep track of his releases, you do not want to miss them.


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How Family Influenced Earl Chang, AKA Change, To Get Started In Music

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To some extent, family influences certain parts of our lives such as our interests or even what we want to be in the future. 

Earl Chang, better known as the artist Change, knows how powerful family influence can be as it was the one that led him to start a career in the music industry. 

Born in 1988 in the Bronx, New York, Change grew up playing basketball had a heavy music influence from his father and uncles. 

“I was always around music at a young age. My uncle used to have a mic and like 1,000 massive speakers in his garage with a PA system and he’d go down there and play old reggae music and sing, dance and rap over them! There was something about watching them with the mic in there that grabbed me and never let go,” Change said.  

Now, he pursued his passion which allows him to do what he loves while creating a legacy of his own in music.  

Getting Introduced To Music 

When Change moved to New Jersey at a young age, he met Jmac, the friend who introduced him to recording music. They used to record on a computer with the microphone set up between the speakers. But now, he owns a recording studio in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. 

“I shoot music videos, engineer,  and, most importantly, remain an artist! I like to be in the studio a lot I feel like it’s home and that’s in any studio I’m comfortable I’m ready to work at any time,” Change said. 

Change is the kind of artist to make sure that his music is original and distinct from the others out there. 

In 2017, Change got together with his group, SGS the Movement. Since then, they have dropped a few projects together and a few solo projects. Change also recently signed to Mulla Gang the label under a production and management deal owned by Mack Mulla 

Putting In The Work 

At present, Change is working on his second EP titled “Never Too Late” which he plans on dropping at the end of the summer. 

He also just released a single titled “Mami” with Core from his group, SGS the Movement, and has just been featured on Mack Mulla’s latest single “Hater.” 

“My favorite part of making music is performing it! I think that’s why I enjoy making music and the opportunity to perform it and touch the people that are in the crowd make that connection,” Change said. 

For more information, visit Earl Chang or Change’s Instagram profile

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How Joseph Royal Continues To Improve As An Artist And Performer

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Originally a YouTuber who has gained 100,000 followers in a span of two years through videos that feature his reactions, challenges, vlogs, and comedic shorts, Joseph Royal eventually changed his career path to create music where he tells stories of love, loss, and laughter for his audience to connect with. 

“I am a really good storyteller. And that is in telling stories through music, telling stories through content, or telling stories through acting,” he said. 

But putting out content isn’t the only thing that keeps Joseph busy. As an artist and performer, he’s also working on improving himself so that he can continue to do what he loves and feel fulfilled while doing so. 

Learning From People 

“The best advice for somebody who wants to grow in any area of their life would be to learn from people who have done it before you, make sure you compare yourself to yourself and take it one step at a time,” Joseph said. 

When it comes to the people who’ve done it before him, Joseph draws inspiration from artists like Pharrell Williams, Lenny Kravitz, and Kanye West. 

“Seeing how they were so different than most African-Americans Iʼve saw and how they pushed boundaries like creating fashion trends that people would find weird than copy really inspired me to be myself,” he said. 

And when it comes to learning from himself to make himself better, the YouTuber turned artist continues to set the bar higher using thought-provoking lyrics and great song arrangements. 

His approach to music is more direct and personal, often echoing the sound and feel of great acts from the past and the present. 

Looking Within Himself 

Being an artist and content creator isn’t as easy as it seems. It requires a person to be creative and authentic so they can stand out from the others in the industry. 

At times, this pressure can lead to stress and burnout. But Joseph has a way of dealing with this circumstance. 

“I recommend always to sit and meditate. If the outside world is causing you to be burnt out, look within and find where your fire comes from. Also by looking within you can ask yourself how you got to the point of being burnt out,” he said. 

Keeping himself in check and prepared to carry out his responsibilities will not only make Joseph a good artist, but it will also help him in achieving his goal of winning life and not having any regrets in the end. 

Get to know more about Joseph Royal through his Instagram page (@iamjosephroyal). 

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