As a producer I reap the benefits of working with all types of people including friends, strangers, and family! This blog displays a brief bio of my younger sister (Pop Princess) Shareen! Thank you to Shareen and All the wonderful people who’ve been diligently supporting http://johnysoulbeats.com/!
Who is SHAREEN? https://soundcloud.com/shareen-amour/set-the-world-on-fire-remix
Shareen was born and raised in the suburbs of Eastern Long Island and is the youngest of 11 kids. She began her journey as a performer at the tender age of 6 years old when her mother enrolled her in dance lessons at a local ballet school. At the age of 12 Shareen was granted a full scholarship to study ballet, modern dance and violin at the prestigious USDAN Performing Arts Camp, which was also attended by Mariah Carey (Singer), Natalie Portman (Actress), Shari Goodhartz (TV Writer/Producer).
Music always played a major role in Shareen’s household. She grew up listening to a wide variety of music. Her father, a former music promoter, introduced her to disco and classic R&B while her mother always played Gospel and Classic Pop/Rock around the house. Already a budding dancer, Shareen entered a talent show at her school where she covered the classic Mary J Blige song, “You Bring Me Joy”. After winning over the crowd Shareen and family discovered yet another talent – her unique voice. From that moment Shareen knew that she wanted to be a performer.
Throughout middle school and high school Shareen began vocal training and began taking dance classes at the legendary Broadway Dance Center in New York City. She trained with top-level choreographers like Darrin Henson (*NSYNC and Britney Spears) and Sheryl Murakami (Beyoncé). However, after receiving pressure from home to focus on attending college and building a career, Shareen was faced with the decision to put her dreams on hold.
Once Shareen graduated high school she moved to New York City to study Advertising & Marketing at The Fashion Institute of Technology. During this time she began to grow weary and discouraged that she wasn’t using her talents and living out her dreams of becoming an international performer. She began interning at Universal Records. She figured if she couldn’t pursue her own artistry that she could assist other artists.
While making the transition from an intern to a full-time employee, Shareen gained experiences in marketing, video promotion and radio promotion. Working with artists from the likes of Nelly, Rihanna, Akon, Mariah Carey, Kanye West and Justin Bieber, Shareen was able to gain firsthand knowledge of the ins and outs of major label operations.
After working at a major label for five years Shareen decided to quit her job in order to pursue her dream of becoming an independent recording artist. In January 2012 she released her 1st single, “Out Of Control,” which reached mild success online and at mix show radio. With drive to never quit she began writing for artists signed to both Ultra and Atlantic Records.
In 2013 Shareen and her husband founded their own label/production company, The Branch Entertainment. Her EP, “Light” https://soundcloud.com/shareen-amour/sets/light-ep-1 is the first release on The Branch Entertainment. Shareen lives by the quote, “Its never too late to be who you might have been.” – George Eliot