In an industry where a new artist is often described as a variation of one or more other artists, Sonyae Elise is leaping onto the music scene with a “Rebel” sound all her own. Born and raised in New Jersey, Sonyae was brought up in a musically minded household and has since found she’s tended to be "ahead of the pack” as a result of her “Mother’s musical lifestyle and my father’s street lifestyle.” Beginning with an interest in the theatre in Third Grade, Sonyae’s desire to entertain eventually landed her on musical theatre’s biggest stage as a performer on and off Broadway in productions such as Lion King, Grease, Little Shop of Horrors and Rag Time.
Sonyae’s background has produced a confident, alluring, rebellious, and lyrically gifted songwriter with mass audience and critical appeal. At just 15, her natural talent got the attention of Sony Records and Multi-Platinum production duo ‘Midi Mafia’ (50 Cent, Jennifer Lopez, Fantasia, Justin Bieber and more) who- along with Ski Beats, A.U, Brite Ware and JV- produced parts of her mixtape, “Lady Rebel”. Sonyae’s latest gig pits her against other aspiring singer-songwriters in a competition to create the best songs under pressure on Season 1 of Bravo TV’s “Platinum Hit, where the sexy songstress is eliciting interest in critics and fans alike.
Sonyae is an original talent with a sound all her own and the desire to have her listeners “to laugh, cry, heal, dance or scream, whatever they feel” and has nothing but thoughts of big things to come in her future. Says Sonyae, “‘I just want to win and have a long lasting record breaking career. 3 years from now my goal is to emerge on the movie screen, have several endorsements and be recognized as a brand within the world of music.” Sonyae’s latest single, “Enemy” is available for download now.
In The Press
Hip Hop industry blogger Karen Civil describes Elise’s newest single, “Lady Rebel” as something “unlike a lot of stuff that’s currently in rotation at the moment… the song has a tribal feel with the drums and chants… she shows her versatility by coming with an aggressive record like this”.
“With her one-two punch of singing and rapping, there’s no doubt in my mind that this Lady Rebel is going to capture the ears of listeners everywhere!” raves EveryDJ.com when introducing their readers to their newest Monthly Featured Artist.
Adored by fans as well, the fan pages for Sonyae on twitter have amassed thousands of enthusiastic fans and followers who have nothing but praise for their new favorite emerging talent after only six episodes of “Platinum Hit”.
“Yes, if it wasn’t for this show i would have never found the AMAZING voice of SE. PURE RAW TALENT! ♥” - Gloriane Conover (Facebook)
“Sonyae Elise THIS woman is the future.” - Oloni (Twitter)
“Love me to life is one of my favorite songs of all time..you are amazing! ♥” - Joshua Jaydiem Morin (Facebook)
”Love ya Sonyae! You have a great attitude and very positive vibes, but above all, an amazing voice!!! Hope you win!!” - Muggs DeMayo