2018-04-11 / Features

Miss Greek Independence 2018: Singer/Songwriter Annamaria

Miss Greek Independence 2018: singer/songwriter Annamaria. Miss Greek Independence 2018: singer/songwriter Annamaria. Having kicked off a phenomenal 2018, NYC based singer/songwriter Annamaria has been using her talents to promote her Greek roots this spring, as she was recently crowned Miss Greek Independence 2018. The city’s 2018 Greek Independence Day Parade will feature the newly crowned talent celebrating the 197th anniversary of Hellenic independence on Sunday, April 22.

On the heels of her latest release, “Affection,” (now available via iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, and more), Annamaria has already garnered great praise from the likes of Manhattan Digest, No Depression and The New Nine, which discussed her Greek roots, saying “As both Greek and Italian, Annamaria grew up around music and dancing, and says that they ‘were part of my everyday life’ and that ‘watching my family and friends not be afraid to dance and sing in front of other people helped boost my confidence as well.’”

The city has breathed new life, and taking center stage with poise beyond her years is 17-year-old Annamaria!

The singer/songwriter has been honing her craft for as long as she can remember, saying “I always listened to music and wondered what my own words would sound like along with it. One day I finally sang and played along with a song on the radio and I was hooked!”

Working with Emmy Award-winning producer/singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Eren Cannata (son of Billy Joel saxophonist Richie Cannata), Annamaria has been writing and producing music—all original, radio-ready, and all immediately viable. Pairing the two was not coincidental, but a canny move by the young talent’s manager, John Casale: “I wanted a producer who’d be sensitive to Annamaria’s music and serve it well. Richie was the one, his experience and taste shows in every note.” Adds Cannata, “Eren and Annamaria have worked so well together. She’s the most prolific young artist we have worked with in years. She is on her way to great success in this industry!”

With her latest track, “Affection,” she’s begun sending out to the world her own brand of fresh new R&B and soul-laden pop music with a distinctly powerful vocal edge. “Kiss me, love me, like no one’s in the room / You miss me, you want me, then show me you do / Need your love and attention, all your affection,” sings Annamaria in the sleek and passionate track that brings her smooth vocal tones to the forefront over a subtle, yet powerful backing track.

Though she lists her favorite artists as Tori Kelly, Justin Bieber, Michael Jackson, Demi Lovato, and Christina Aguilera, her own music remains truly original.

And as she gets ready to release new music, you can see her in the 2018 Greek Independence Day Parade on Sunday, April 22.

To purchase Annamaria’s latest single “Affection” via iTunes, visit www.apple.co/2krUmb9.

Or listen to Annamaria's "Affection" via Spotify.

For more information on Annamaria, visit:
Instagram: @AnnamariaaOfficial
Twitter: @AnnamariasMusic

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