Who is Somaya Reece? From gangs & jail, to records deals, television and movies.
In January, 2011 Somaya Reece was recognized as a “Female Emcee You Need To Know” in XXL magazine. “I would consider her the female version of Pitbull. Spanish flow with the club tracks. Definitely a lane for her”
– Sha Money XL VP of Def Jam Records
Somaya Reece’s current projects include hit television series and original cast member of VH1′s “Love And Hip Hop” with over 7 million weekly viewers. VH1 follows her journey to make it in the entertainment industry while moving across Country from Los Angeles to New York without knowing anyone. Getting the attention of record labels, press, while enduring many obstacles. Watch as Somaya life unfolds humbly and respectfully.
Upon arrival to New York City, the hip hop media swarmed Somaya Reece for interviews. The buzz of her arrival into New York grew almost overnight, causing the attention of several music television networks. She was called into the offices of MTV Networks , Vh1. After several meetings with Senior VP Jim Ackerman & Mona Scott Young at the Vh1 television network. Somaya sealed a reality television show with Vh1 as their star lead Vh1 artist of “Love & Hip Hop” the show follows Somaya Reece as she tries to make it in music in the big apple that is New York City without any connections, successfully winning all obstacles endured.
Somaya is a voluptuous woman with 40-28-46 dimensions. It’s easy to see why this Salvadorian beauty from South Central was recently named the Hottest Latina in Music by Maxim en Español, recently voted “20 figuras latins en boca de todos” (20 most talked about Latin figures) and “Iconos de nuestra cultura” (Icons of todays culture) on MSN.com Latino.
With over 31 million views and more than 865,000 friends, Somaya Reece, the 1 Latina artist on MySpace has successfully proven to be a viral marketing powerhouse! Prior to unveiling her myspace page, in spite of her harsh upbringing, Somaya Reece accomplished an impressive and extensive resume. Born and raised in South Central Los Angeles. Somaya Reece grew up in a garage to an immigrant Latino family cleaning houses as a maid with her mother. Refusing to be another statistic living “La Vida Loca” in gangs, jail, experiencing a deadly gang related death scare. Somaya Reece decided to change her life and began her journey to great accomplishments.
Somaya Reece has proven to be more than a triple threat in mainstream media. A professionally trained actress under the guidance of Aaron Speiser who has been responsible for the impeccable acting techniques behind many of today’s A-list actors-Somaya Reece’s diverse talent has successfully crossed over from acting, to being the most successful independent artist of our time. Somaya’s DIY technique, a unique digital approach of viral marketing has fans and media across the world talking. She has single handedly crossed over into the UK radio stations, building a massive fan base. Somaya’s music has been received in the music industry with open arms and was even called the Latina Missy Elliot with the late Selena’s humble approach.
As a musician, beginning at the early age of 9, she was inspired by the late Celia Cruz to play the violin earning her honors as the lead in her public school choir, and now turning down 3 record deals. Somaya has independently achieved over 3.3 million spins in just ten and a half weeks for her debut single “Mira Mi Pum Pum”, debuting on The “Latino Top 20 Countdown” show with Nico Jones on popular Latin radio station, Latino 96.3. Her second single a club/dance mix “Girls Night” produced by The Pharmacy reached over 1 million spins in less than 10 weeks! Somaya Reece’s music has hit 1 in the top ranked music charts of Imeem and myspace. She held her spot along side all of today’s popular and recognizable artists, Jonas Brothers, Beyonce, Shakira etc. Somaya’s music in America began to open doors across the world and the European market began listening. In Sept of 2009, Somaya Reece’s music successfully began the cross over into the UK. In Sept of 2009, Somaya’s single “Ooh Baby Baby” was played on rotation at Liberty Radio and Europe’s top radio station Choice FM. Somaya’s mass appeal and experimental music was received with open arms. It has continued to grow into the UK market and is now a regular in the red carpet circuit and media of Wireimage and Getty Images.
As a commercially recognized persona, she has appeared in high-profile campaigns for Ralph Lauren, DKNY, Colgate, Pepsi, Budweiser, and Coors Light. As a TV personality, when Somaya’s career began to soar, national television networks took notice. Somaya was invited by producers of the Dr Phil show to come on board and share her story. Dr Phil told Somaya “Your music is very good, you set a great example to young women”, her show became one of the most talked about. In 2008 alone Somaya was nominated “Internet Hottie” By Spike TV Guys Choice Awards. “Hottest Woman on the Web” by E! Television and Telemundo calls her “The Latina Jessica Rabbit.”
As an actress, she has participated in American Psycho (2002), The Scorpion King (2002), Ride or Die (2003), Miss Cast Away (2004), GB2525 (2008), The Girl From The Naked Eye (2009), Go For It (2009), and in the hit television shows on The UPN Network Girlfriends and HBO’s Entourage.
Somaya Reece has began working with billboard charting producers such as Richy Pena, Cito On The Beat, Scoop Deville (Snoop Dogg, Murs, Cypress Hill, Baby Bash), K Mack Soul Diggaz (Missy Elliot),1500 or Nothin (Estelle, Game, T.I), Nifty Trick, 1500 or Nothin, The Pharmacy (Taryn Manning, Britney Spears) , and Qura Rankin AKA 007 Blaq (Christina Aguilera, Pink, PussyCat Dolls).
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Contact: Calvin Cabrera
Paradigm, Inc. – Talent Agency
Vh1′s Love and Hip Hop
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