MUMBAI: With heavy, elastic beats, playful lyrics and a fearless sense of style, the rising queen of dance pop has already wowed New York, Chicago and Miami. And on July 22, Grace V will finally give a long-overdue performance in her newfound hometown.
In her nine months stateside, this Russian beauty has put together quite a resume. Her management company JK MUSIC Group introduced Grace to Randy Jackson, who was blown away by her talent and has signed her to his Dream Merchant 21 label. Grace V's sexy club banger When the Lights Go Down,... broke into Billboard's dance charts, and its music video quickly became the #3 most commented, #3 highest rated and #1 most shared on MTV.com. It racked up million hits on YouTube in a matter of days. When the Lights Go Down... earned shoutouts from journalists and bloggers everywhere, with OutSpokenNYC calling it the perfect song for summer,... and Europopped saying Forget Britney: Meet Moscow's Hot Grace. L.A.'s new pop queen...
Grace's collection of accolades is rivaled only by her roster of collaborators. Randy Jackson produced her first single, Brian Friedman (Britney Spears, Mya, *NSYNC, Prince) directed its video, RJ Durell and Nick Florez (Madonna, Celine Dion, Britney Spears, Katy Perry) furnished the choreography, Marina Toybina (Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj) styled her, and photographer Robert Sebree (Jennifer Lopez, Eminem, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, BeyoncĂ©) has captured Grace on film. Marlon Saunders ( Shania Twain, Sting, Michael Jackson, Lauryn Hill, Freddie Jackson,) is her vocal coach and Riquel Olander (We Are Heroes, America's Best Dance Crew...) is helping Grace with choreography. As Grace prepares for her second single and its cameo from rap's most ubiquitous guest vocalist, her rising star keeps getting brighter.
The hottest British DJ and record producer, Seamus Haji ( credits include Rihanna, Mika, Moby) has remixed Grace V's song When the Lights Go Down... into a perfect party track.UK house, bassline remixers The Wideboys (reached the Top5 Charts and UK double platinum status) easily get people tearing up the dance floor with their version of Grace's summer hit.