Respect | Empress Nelly

Irie Magazine | Respect | Empress Nelly

Empress Nelly

United States

Empress Nelly is an Indie Artist and Songwriter, whose style smoothly fuses elements of Roots & Culture, Dancehall, Reggae, RNB/Neo-Soul to form a melodic fusion of positive and empowering vibes.

Empress Nelly (Janelle Prince) was born in 1982 in St Louis Mo, USA. Empress Nelly’s music is not only uplifting and empowering but is also engaging and passionate about what we go through as people in today’s society.

For Empress Nelly, her journey into the exciting world of music began at the age of 3 as she was heavily influenced by her parents’ musical performances throughout her childhood. Their love for music was passed down to her, especially as her mother has been an R&B vocalist for over 25 years while her dad has played the bass guitar and other musical instruments for over 30 years. Both still perform and tour today. At the age of 3, Empress Nelly began to mimic the way her parents performed on stage in return; this inspired her to tap into her natural born talent as a musician and vocalist. Some of Empress Nelly’s other musical influences have come from Artists such as Anita Baker, Queen Afrika, Nina Simone, Bob Marley, Maxwell, Dezarie, Sister Carol, Lisa Fischer, Jill Scott, India Arie, Lauryn Hill and Angela Winbush.

On March 17, 2015, Empress Nelly officially released her first single ‘Longing for You’. Since then, she has also released a few more singles including her latest ‘Out of Control’. She is currently hard at work in the studio recording a few more new songs which would complete the line up on her first Extended Play (EP). Empress Nelly is also planning some promotional activities in the Summer/Fall of 2018 following the release of her EP.

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