My Thoughts on Technology and Jamaica: Samantha J now an International Recording Artiste signed to Columbia Records - Touring the US of A caught their All Seeing Eyes

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Samantha J now an International Recording Artiste signed to Columbia Records - Touring the US of A caught their All Seeing Eyes

It’s now clear that the 17 year old artiste from Ocho Rios, Samantha J is headed for great things. Signed and managed by the trio Si Mi Yah Talent Agency, Washroom Entertainment, and overseas entertainment company Oceanic Tradewinds, her song is an answer to Red Rat’s Song Tight up Skirt as stated in “Samantha J fresh on the scene with 'Tight Up Skirt'”, published September 9, 2013, The Jamaica Star.

The easy-on-the-eyes songstress with the squeaky voice is now on a pathway to super-stardom after having been signed to Columbia Records on Tuesday May 26th 2014 while on a promotional Trip in the United States of America as stated in “Columbia signs Samantha J”, published Monday, May 26, 2014 BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer, The Jamaica Observer.

This record deal is on the same level as Tessanne Chin signing to Universal Records after she had won The Voice on Tuesday December 17, 2013  as stated in my blog article entitled  “Tessanne Chin is the Winner of the Voice - Princess Kitana #BreadandButter work begins as March 2014 deadline for Universal Studios album from Mona Tessanne”.

Only this time, it was based on her youthful charisma expressed in her breakout hit “Tight Up Skirt”, which was posted on August 2013 and went supernova back in September 2013 as stated in “Samantha J's 'Tight Skirt' a hit”, published September 25, 2013, The Jamaica Star. If like me you've been living under a Rock, then you might wanna check out her single Tight up Skirt on SoundCloud as well as on YouTube as shown below.

Samantha J – Jamaican Songstress from Ocho Rios is now an International Recording Artiste

Fun fact: Samantha J, born Samantha Gonsalves in 1996 was only one year old when Red Rat sang the song Tight up Skirt in 1997! Ironically, I was 17 years old that year and I was just coming to Kingston to do my Diploma in Electronics and Telecommunications in the Engineering Department at UTECH (University of Technology)!

After taking the bait to sing the answer to Red Rat’s Song by Washroom Entertainment, she’s now on the pathway to becoming a superstar in the US of A after having appeared on MTV’s Buzzworthy as stated in “Samantha J hits MTV Buzzworthy - Singer's music video to air today”, published October 1, 2013 by Sadeke Brooks, Staff Reporter, The Jamaica Star.

A run-through interview on BET’s (Black Entertainment Television) 106 and Park as stated in “Tight Skirt heats up the 'Park'”, published Monday, October 28, 2013  BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer, The Jamaica Observer sealed her fate, declaring her the next teen sensation as her wild island looks and vivacious personality made her easy to like.

She’s now a sensation on the same level as another 17 year old, New Zealand born Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor but more popularly known as Lorde. She too, most recently has been signed to a major international Label, Songs Music Publishing.

Lorde is also set to go places after her hit, Royals, also went supernova as stated in “Lorde Signs $2.5 Million Deal with Songs Music Publishing: Inside the Lengthy Bidding War NEWS”, published November 12, 2013 7:53 PM EST By Andrew Hampp, Billboard Magazine and “Lorde signs $2.5m publishing deal, and may write for other artists”, published  Wednesday 13 November 2013 08.24 GMT, by Ben Beaumont-Thomas, The UK Guardian.

Columbia Records connection – Samantha J touring the US of A caught their All Seeing Eyes

What followed next was a tour of the American East coast covering such cities as listed in “Samantha J tours American east coast”, published Tuesday, November 12, 2013, The Jamaica Gleaner:

1.      Tampa Bay, Florida
2.      Virginia
3.      North Carolina
4.      District of Columbia
5.      New York City, New York
6.      Philadelphia
7.      Boston, Massachusetts

During the whirlwind tour in November 2013, her schedule was apparently very light and seemed to consist of Radio and Television Interviews. Starting off in Tampa bay Florida, she met 300 fans at the Brandon Mall during an outside broadcast with Beat's 95.7 FM DJ Sandman, Jimi O and Shizm.

Later Jamz Miami 99 FM had her over in their studios for a chit chat with Programme Director, Derrick Baker, Assistant Programme Director Tony Neal, and Afternoon Drive personality Lorenzo Thomas.

North Carolina's WPEG Power 98 FM gave her high marks in their interview, with a follow-up interview with WJHM Jamz 102 FM in Greensboro within the same state having a live sit-down interview with her. In Richmond, Virginia, Virginia Beach's Boys and Girls Club came out in their hundreds to see her along with YouTube superstar, Andrea Russett.

A follow up tour in January 2014 cemented her popularity, choosing again to tour with Andrea Russett. More interviews again, this time a live televised interview with AJ Hammer's Showbiz Tonight on HLN that had her rattleing off about her journey to superstardom. BET did a repeat with the hosts Bow Wow and Keisha Chante taking turns chatting up the now glowing seductive Samantha J on BET's iconic 106 & Park.

While all this was going on, her single was STILL hot now getting heavy rotation on American Radio Stations even as her popularity in Jamaica was being overshadowed by the ongoing troubles of Vybz Kartel. Sirius/XM The Heat, Power 105 NYC, WJMN Boston, and WZMX Hartford are a mere handful of the 50 that were pressed with demand to play her songs over and over again repeatedly in a country that's more into Streaming that Radio.

With that much exposure, it was only a matter of time before Columbia Record Executives attentive Gaze was fixated on her and saw the potential in the artiste, resulting in a signing in late May 2014.

So what are her plans for the future? Like duh-uh, more music, now that she’s caught Colombia Records Eyes. If you really like this artist, follow her YouTube page, become a Twitter Fan and join her Facebook Page to get the latest from the Girl inna the Tight up Skirt!

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