Sometimes stars are made, and sometimes stars are born. Rising R&B star Kaneik Tunes last name is no coincidence; she was born to sing.
My last name didnt happen by chance. This is my destiny, says the soulful performer who is better known by her stage name Kay.Tunes.
Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, Kay.Tunes began singing at an early age. The first song she learned to sing was, This Little Light of Mine in daycare when she was three. She came home later that day and belted it out for her mother.
At the age of six, Kay.Tunes won her first talent show singing, „This House” by Tracey Spencer. The win further ignited her passion for performing as she continued to compete at and win local talent shows throughout Virginia. At 13 years old, she won a chance to compete at the world famous Apollo Theater in Harlem, where she blew the audience away.
As a teenager Kay.Tunes realized that she wanted to pursue a career in music full-time. However, after high school she was encouraged to go to college and get a degree so she would have something to fall back on. Kay.Tunes attended Old Dominion College but her heart was not in it, so she left school to pursue a career in music.
While holding up to three different part-time jobs at a time, Kay.Tunes honed her skills as a songwriter by developing songs for other artists as she continued create a buzz for herself a singer and performer in the Virginia music scene.
In addition to collaborating with Rio, for her upcoming project Kay.Tines has enlisted music heavyweights to produce her album including: producers Lee Major Kid (Jay Z, Young Jeezy, Flo-Rida, Wyclef, Mary J Blidge, Nas); Theo Edmonds (Young Berg, Noreaga); Sound H Productions (Skillz); and Grammy Award winning, multi-platinum selling producer Gerard Thomas (Destinys Child, Missy Elliott, Ashanti, Mel B from the Spice Girls).
She was born to make music; her last name is not a coincidence.
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