Check out this Interview with ‘Mercedez Marie’
Where are you from?
I was born and raised in Germany but moved to Virginia when I was seven.
How long have you been making music?
I’ve been singing ever since I was a little girl. I wanted to officially focus on my craft at the age of 10 and from there I’ve been working on music. Now at the age of 16 I have my first official body of work out.
How many songs /albums have you released to date?
The Butterfly Effect is my first official body of music that I’ve put out. It has nine songs on the album.
Can you tell us about your latest release and the background and inspirations behind it?
This project is the beginning of my growth as a person and as an artist. I want all of my supporters to go on this journey with me and fly high.
How have you ended up in the music industry?
My dad has always been my biggest cheerleader and he’s been encouraging me to go after my dreams. With his and my teams help I’ve been able to make my dreams come true.
What do you think of the music industry in 2019?
I’m in awe of the music industry. I think there are so many amazing artists, all the different genres and personalities. The music industry is so much more acceptable of artist individualities. I’m blessed to be a part of it at such a pivotal time.
Who do you think the most influential artist?
There are so many amazing artists to look up to and aspire to be like. Just to name a few Beyonce is one of my idols. I think she is such an amazing role model for young women and her dedication for her love of music inspires me everyday.
Who have you collaborated with so far in your career?
I have worked with J young, Sire, Itslyssadoe and Emdubai. I am so happy to have been able to work with these amazing artist on this project.
How do you think you differ from other artists?
That’s a hard question as I don’t know the artists personally what I can say is I know what I want and I’m not afraid to put In the work to get there. I know I am blessed and I want to share my gift with the world and give back to my community.
Dead or alive, who would be your dream collaboration?
Beyonce, obviously! She is just such a big inspiration to me.
What was the first album you bought?
Dream girls, growing up that is all I would watch and listen to over and over again.
What’s your favourite song at the moment?
If I had to choose which is hard because I love a lot of music but right now I love
“Imagine” by Ariana Grande.
If you had to sell your music collection tomorrow, what album would you leave in your draw?
I would have to say 21 by Adele. I just love this album from cover to cover.
What is your favourite saying?
“Be true to who you are and follow your dreams.”
What other hobbies or interests do you have?
I’m a competitive Dancer, shopping and hanging out with friends.
Do you have any tattoos or piercings?
No tattoos yet, but I just have my ears done and I had my nose pierced but I’m going to get it again.
Tell us more about your upcoming project or this new project?
This project is just the beginning to my music journey.
What’s in the pipeline after this project?
To keep working on more music and putting out there to share with the world.
Thank you for your time and may you carry on making great, fresh music.
Thank you for taking the time to speak with me.