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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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Ct Finesse – A talk about him and his new single ‘Only Fans’ creating a huge buzz around social media

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About CT Finesse

CT Finesse is a Recording Artist from St. Louis who has a deep passion for music which is one of the major factors that inspired him to build and pursue his musical career. Growing up he was influenced at a young age by family that were also pursuing there music and Artists he would listen to during his childhood. He was a football player in high school, but he had to quit because of other life experiences he was going threw, while overcoming those challenges and obstacles he was faced with he also wanted to focus more on his music and create bigger and better opportunities for his artistry. 

Kevin Gates was an inspiration to him, and the first single CT Finesse learned from him was “4legs and a Buscuit,” from his album ‘Stranger Than Fiction.’ CT Finesse was inspired by Kevin’s ability to imagine what he said, which led him to listen to some of his earlier work and become a fan. The way Kevin approaches a rhythm while remaining comfortable is what he tried to incorporate into his music.

CT Finesse Inspiring People With His Music

His music is inspired by facts and events that many people have seen, experienced, or been through throughout their lives. It’s also his narrative.

Since he has a calm mind when driving, he receives most of my inspiration. He’ll listen to a rhythm a thousand times before he can make an album out of it, or he’ll sit in the car and do the same thing even though he’s not driving.

From a professional standpoint, he is receptive to working with many individuals, but his personal favorites are Kevin Gates, Lil baby, Rylo, and moneybagg. CT Finesse claims that he would not turn down a fantastic chance from a major artist, but it would be Lil baby if he had to pick one.

His Beliefs

He believes that you should still be yourself, that you should not try to fabricate your identity, that your hardships are the core of your life, and that only you will share your tale. What distinguishes you as an individual is your personal story.

According to him, the internet is the most valuable resource for the music industry because it allows you to view, hear, and follow musicians as they grow. It’s also a more effective way to contact musicians on labels.

At the moment, his latest single, “Only Fans,” is generating a lot of interest and enthusiasm. After releasing his single online his social media presents elevated and made a big impact on the Stl Music scene. CT Finesse has performed at a few big shows in St. Louis for artist like Kodak Black etc. now he’s looking to travel and touring doing shows on a national level. The song is catchy, and CT Finesse believes it has a universal vibe that both women and men will enjoy. CT Finesse’s new single, “Only Fans,” is out now.

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For the past two months, @streetz1051 has been playing his single on their radio station. Since this new single is uptempo, energetic, and addictive, it will make you want to dance and have a good time. This latest single also earned him a spot on the #TheMIXX show hosted by National Recording Artist Kizz Q and Dj Flightt. The most crucial point is that both of # TheMIXX’s sponsors loved his music and advertised it on their platforms, like @thehypemagazinenetwork @yahoonews and @soeclothingbrand. He’ll also be appearing at The Hype Magazine and Yahoo News’ upcoming #TheMIXX show this summer. He also has another single “Enough” that made its debut appearance on the latest episode of “TheMIXX” and is planning to release his first EP in the summer 2021. 

The most significant piece of advice he ever received was to still listen and deliberate before speaking. It’s quick to find out whether someone is deceptive when you hear. It’s even easier to interpret body expressions to avoid those situations from occurring before they do when you listen. Be on the look out for “CT Finesse” his is a talented versatile Recording Artist and is on the rise. 

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Mind Over Matter: How Artist Keys FTV Deals With Obstacles In His Life And Career

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Born in Syracuse, New York, Keys FTV moved around the United States a lot. He got to reside in Newark, New Jersey, Tennessee, and Norfolk, Virginia. 

“I moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 2019 where I signed with the record label TCDL, thus pushing my music career. A year later I signed a deal with 87 the label, putting me on an even higher level,” he said. 

However, his career started four years before he signed deals with record labels. Through SoundCloud, Keys FTV dropped songs back-to-back before he took things seriously and received a platform from the higher-ups in the music industry. 

Currently, Keys FTV is focused on creating more music and improving himself as an artist. His current goals for the coming year are to become more relevant and be in a higher position to give back to his family.

“I have been working really hard and making great connections that are elevating my positions in life,” he said. 

Putting Mind Above Matter

Being an artist isn’t as easy as it seems. Various obstacles have to overcome to progress to higher levels of success and productivity. 

Luckily, there are several approaches that individuals can practice to help them get through tough times in life. And for Keys FTV, it’s putting his mind above matters that helped him focus on the important things in life and achieve his goals. 

“Focus is huge for me, it tells me how dedicated someone is and how successful they are. Being able to put your head down and work for extended periods shows a lot about character,” he said. 

And should things get too tough to handle, Keys FTV doesn’t allow himself to be discouraged. Rather, he believes that you shouldn’t ever give up on something that you believe in. 

He also shares this same perspective with other individuals who aspire to walk down a career path the same as his. 

Turning To Music 

Even though Keys FTV has made a career out of his talent in making music, there’d more to it than just a source of income or a dream that’s hoping to be fulfilled. 

For Keys FTV, music is like therapy as it allows him to avoid stress and burnouts that come from the everyday trappings of life. 

By being able to do what he loves and retreating to it when things get rough, Keys FTV has made music become something more personal and fulfilling for him. 

Learn more about Keys FTV through his Instagram account.

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Smoov2Wayv: Is All Gas And No Breaks As He Sets To Release Massive Projects For His Fans

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Anthony Redd better known as Smoov2Wayv is an on the rise recording artist from Jericho, New Jersey. Anthony is naturally all around talented. His first passion was actually Football. Ironically his first studio session was engineered by one of his former Football coaches. Anthony is a versatile artist and was quite eager to start creating his own sound. Music has always been a part of his life. He enjoyed listening to various artists to get hype before his Football games. His musical sound is unique, bright and unorthodox. His musical genre is a mixture of genres that he refers to as “SmoovTalk”. His music is highly relatable and satisfying for all audiences. 

Although his first love was sports he was always interested in the music industry. He began learning how to engineer himself in High School. He would also make freestyles to work on his mixes and stay consistent with his progression. Anthony has won a few open mic contests, but is ready to see more success as he keeps growing. He is a hardworking professional artist/producer. He seeks to be the best in all that he does. Recently he has just released his new single “TOXIC” which is available now for streaming. He has a nice musical catalog as he has an EP currently released titled “TOO WAYV” and is now preparing for new songs to drop in the next couple of weeks. These songs will be prepping his fan base for his new EP “TOO WAYV 2” and his R&B album set to drop in the near future.
This year his goals are to keep applying pressure while growing. His own artist website and merchandise is a high priority for his brand. He wants to be seen as one of Jersey’s best artists. He states “Never quit #1. Never give up on yourself, work out  . Have a real relationship with God. Make sure you take time to read / and educate yourself on the business. And when you get chances to meditate or do something to balance your mind , definitely do it.” Wise words from this on the rise star.

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