(musical) artist, vegan & alien luver.
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Young Indie singer, multi-instrumentalist and producer creating eclectic digital pop with a soulful throwback voice.
Meresha’s music has landed on Top 40 Billboard charts 3 times while her videos have been played internationally, including on MTV properties. She's been the #1 Indie artist in the US for a month.
In July 2017, Billboard named Meresha the #3 emerging artist globally.
Meresha is a voting member in the Grammy process as part of The Recording Academy.
Her 2017 EP is called "Enter the Dreamland" and includes production from multi-Grammy winner Joe Chiccarelli. The song charts on the Billboard Heatseeker chart and was Top 10 on iTunes, Amazon and HMV charts.
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At the age of 12, Meresha recorded her song "Fool Don't Be" in a CD booth at a mall. Fun, refreshing, and totally independent, the song revealed exciting potential. Born in Europe, at 15 the singer and multi-instrumentalist uprooted her family, and headed for Florida. Her intense focus and Indie attitude garnered interest with young fans and supporters of independent music alike. While her deep, soulful voice recalled a young Annie Lennox and Katy Perry, her quirky sonic vision drew comparisons to a Björk or Lorde.
In 2015, she released the EP New Revolution, which included the title track and a trio of other songs that ranged in style from the Florence & The Machine to FKA Twigs. Her sometimes frenetic eclecticism and eccentric beats created a fresh sound that brought old styles into contemporary production. She performed songs from the EP live in concert with Adam Lambert and Third Eye Blind.
That same forward-thinking pop vibe carried into 2016 when she released the single "My Love Has Come," which shifted focus from her innovative production to her vocal strength.
Her late 2016 releases are"Together" and "Juntos", which is Meresha's first song in Spanish. A fun lyric video shot in the Bahamas and Florida introduces the song.
In December 2016, Billboard named Meresha the #6 emerging artist in the World, based on their "Next Big Sound" chart.
In June 2017, Meresha released her EP "Enter the Dreamland", including production from multi-Grammy winner Joe Chiccarelli. She debuted 2 of the EP's song for some 40,000 fans at SunFest in Florida. A video for the song "Enter The Dreamland" was directed by David Rousseau and shot in the L.A. River and at El Matador beach in Malibu.
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Genre: Eclecto-pop, Electronica
“New Revolution” was the #1 Indie song on US radio for a month (Mediabase, BDS).
"New Revolution" entered the Billboard Top 40 Indicator chart in between Adele and Justin Bieber.
"My love has come" hit Top 40 on both the Billboard Activator and Indicator charts.
She and her band performed with global acts Adam Lambert (American Idol, Queen) and Third Eye Blind.
Her “New Revolution” video from 5-time MTV VMA nominee David Rousseau (Director of all the Pitbull and Magic! videos) plays on over 30 video stations including MTV properties.
Meresha was influenced by artists such as Robert Plant, Joss Stone, Freddie Mercury, Hayley Williams and James Blake.
Meresha to date has composed and performed every song she has released, playing keys, guitar and drums, basing on electronic sounds.
Her EP, New Revolution” recently won or was semi-finalist in several global music competitions, and was praised by the music press and has received extensive global radio play.
The Palm Beach Post summarized: "Meresha may soon be on a first-name basis with the public."
“My love has come was selected by iTunes as a Featured song (New Pop Music) and has received critical acclaim
PressPlay said of her music “Rather excellent Pop Jams…a heady trip of soul-leaning electronic pop”
She was selected to the national House of Blues class of 2016 of promising musicians, and was a nominee for the Pavoh RADAR award.
Venues she has played include Mizner Amphitheater, Hard Rock Cafe, House of Blues and B.B. King’s.
Meresha is an official Dave Smith Instruments artist
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