Alexis Ayaana is a young, up-and-coming Atlanta recording artist with a dynamic future ahead of her. She is on the independent label GME. Ayaana talked to rolling out recently about her career, music and background.
Where are you from originally?
College Park, Ga.
When did you start performing?
I started singing about seven or eight. That’s when I knew I wanted to be an entertainer.
What Atlanta music artist do you admire?
There are a lot of new artists coming out of Atlanta these days but I listen to Future, Ciara and Young Thug.
Who are the biggest musical inspirations in your life and why?
Rihanna and Aaliyah. Aaliyah would be the first for me; I liked her edgy style. For Rihanna— I just like her music.
How would you describe your musical style?
Urban, R&B and pop. My personality is [that I] like to chill and be laid back. I am a singer, model and dancer. I am an energetic stage performer. Performing is fun for me.
What upcoming projects are you working on?
I released a single called “Balenciaga” about a month ago. We are working on an album, but it does not have a release date.
If you could play a concert with 3 musical legends who would it be and why?
-Michael Jackson —He was an amazing artist
-Aaliyah —I looked up to her music
-Beyoncé —Because of her career and the way she came up
What are you currently listening too?
Rap, Pop, R&B
What is your favorite genre of music?
Pop is my favorite
What musical artist would people be surprised to find in your collection?
I listen to all types of genres. I listen to country and rock [is] also in [my]collection.
Do you have any upcoming shows?
Right now, I have a couple of shows this month, I am with a label called GME. I did headline a T.I. event called “Hustle and Flow.” The event is a monthly showcase for new artists.
How can people follow you?
I am on Twitter @AlexisAyaana, Instagram and Facebook. On Youtube, it is MsAlexisAyaana
What do you want people to know about you personally?
I am mixed with West Indian, Asian and Panamanian roots and I try to bring this to my music. The album I will be releasing soon will reflect this background.