Danielle Fiers was a promotions assistant at 92Q Jams (Baltimore) for several years. She was the pint-sized chick who used to sing Michael Jackson songs EVERYWHERE!
You would catch Danielle wearing MJ glasses, a t-shirt, maybe rocking a glitter glove and definitely singing an MJ tune; that’s a given!
She doesn’t just LOVE MJ….she REEEEALLY LOVES Michael Jackson!
That’s not just Danielle’s story though. She’s so talented and funny and passionate about music. She sings! She writes! She doesn’t dance much but she tries! (lol)
Danielle Fiers is one of the most disciplined people I know who enjoys what she does! As long as it makes sense, she’s on it!
She left Radio One a few years ago to chase her dream of becoming a singer in LA. She’s taking her time and networking her little ass off!
We check in with each other from time to time. I’m so proud of my “lil’ girl” (something I call her after I heard actress Jennifer Lewis say it in on a ‘Girlfriends’ episode)
She has a few singles out and she’s working hard on an EP! Remember the name: DANIELLE FIERS!
Here’s her story:
(Singer Danielle Fiers)
Where are you from? From Baltimore, MD
How long have you been singing? Since the age of 9 in church
What genre of music do you really like to listen to the most and why? I enjoy oldies more than anything…is Michael Jackson a genre?! Can we just turn him into one?! lol Him too!!
What is your LET IT GO song? (one that you would absolutely lose your mind listening to) Ohhh…my “LET IT GO” song? Hmmm…That’s a tough one…so much great music…IDK….between Beyoncé, Janet, and MJ…one of their up tempo songs. But specifically, IDK..lol
You’ve worked with lots of singers, song writers, producers in your career. Was there ever a time you had an uncomfortableexperience where it went terribly wrong? Describe. Well!! The first time I went to the studio with a well known Bmore rapper, was my first “Mary Jane” experience. And I’ve never smoked, I just mean SEEING IT!!!! I was sooooo uncomfortable around “The Blunt.” LOL!!! He asked me to hold it for him…I said “Oh…noooo…I don’t want to touch it..” hahahahah
Who was the best celebrity encounter and why? …..*chuckles*…. No, no! I’d have to say meeting Alicia Keys!!!! She walked in and I was singing her song “No One” and she LOVED IT!!! (Kiki you remember!!). Hearing her tell me I have an amazing voice and letting her know I won Showtime At The Apollo singing and playing her song “If I Ain’t Got You” was EPIC!!!! And her little boy Egypt was too cute! I got to Babysit him while she did the meet and greet!!
What’s the biggest misconception about you? The biggest misconception about me is probably people thinking I’m stuck up (**KIKI** lol). I am naturally shy around people I don’t know, and have very little to say in the beginning lol. So really I just quietly observe. Once I know you, you’ll want me to shut up lol!!!
What genre of music would you say doesn’t get the most credit? Ummm.. I’d have to say…singer songwriter maybe? I personally never knew how great acoustic music could be til recently. It has such a laid back feel, I love it.
What are your thoughts about independent artists and nationally recognized artists? My thoughts…I mean…in this day in age, I don’t think it matters. As long as you have the final backing you’re good.
Do programs like YouTube, and Spodify give artists a bad name or a greater advantage of being recognized? Greater….anything is a platform
What was the best advice anyone ever gave you? BE YOURSELF. I think Sam Smith said it best at the Grammy’s… He tried to make music that wasn’t what he felt and it went nowhere. Finally when he was just HIMSELF, he won 4 Grammy’s and took the music world by storm. No fun trying to be like other people.
What’s the biggest misconception about women in this industry? I hate the stigma in general that a female is looked at as a whore if she’s sexual, etc…Especially in this industry where Sex Sells (for the most part). That really GRINDS MY GEARS (Peter Griffin voice lol).
What do you think is wrong, if you do, with hip hop and R&B? I think it’s just evolving like all music. Maybe one day it won’t be so ratchet lol!
Who would you want to collaborate a song with and/or tour with? WELL! I am SO PREPARED to tour with The Jacksons!!!! *woop woop* I want to write with
Ne-Yo. He writes great melodies.
What was the funniest thing that happened to you while on tour or during your singing career? Hmm…I can’t think of anything off the top of my head. And to think…people say I’m funny!! But I can’t think of anything..probably having one of my “Blonde” moments.
Who do you think is the most underappreciated artist out there right now? I’d have to say Chris Brown. I hate how people never let stuff go. When the fans and the media can show me that their shit don’t stink, then you can continue to bash him and put him down. For something that happened YEARS AGO!!!!!! Get outta here with that!! #judgment smh “Let ye without sin cast the first stone” – Jesus #BOOM
Who’s in your iPod/radar? MYSELF
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? DEFINITELY songwriting for major artists
If singing wasn’t your “thing”, what else would you be doing? Psychology…I’m SO into the human mind.
What do you want your legacy to be? “Damn she was amazing!! Wow! she was so little too!!” hahahahahaha!!
What’s your guilty pleasure? Reality TV!!! the more ratchet the better lol!
How can people reach out to you?
Facebook: Danielle Fiers
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