Creativity is the greatest expression of liberty, according to American author Bryant H. McGill, and multi-talented performer Shevyn Roberts knows it as well as any singer ever.
Whether performing as a featured artist for well-known singers like Britney Spears, singing a supercharged dance/pop track about astrological signs and the things presumed to bring us good and bad luck, or directing her own dance studio, the musician surely knows how to steal the show (masterfully, we might add).
A six-time National Solo Dance champion, Roberts landed three Hollywood Music In Media Award (HMMA) nominations for her “Superstitious,” “Upside Down,” and “Better Than the First Time” singles, and was also named Music Connection Magazine’s Hot 100 Unsigned Artists & Bands of the year. She performed as the only featured artist at the Britney Spears concert pre-party, and opened for an about-to-explode Justin Bieber.
But despite her increasing success and blooming career, Roberts continues to give never less than her level best and live by example a bold maxim that we’re all inspired by: be yourself — but always your better self!
Plus, she always stays true to her fashion style — a fabulous combination of punky and hip-hop with a touch of class, as she describes it. Here, we’ve interviewed Shevyn Roberts about her singing career, wardrobe staples, and favorite jewelry.
CJ: How did your singing career begin?
SR: My singing career began when I got accepted to a music school in Hollywood called the Hollywood Pop Academy. Since then, I was a featured artist at Jingle Jam, performed at a Britney Spears concert pre-party at Houston’s House of Blues, and also opened for Justin Bieber.
CJ: Looking back, is there someone in particular you are grateful to for supporting you throughout this amazing journey?
SR: My mother and my grandmother have been my angels. They’ve helped me finance my first recording and many other music-related projects and performances. I’m so blessed to have their support, and I love them so much!
CJ: What is the most challenging aspect of your career?
SR: I think the most challenging aspect of my career is being able to express myself in all of the multidimensional ways that I would like to be expressed. I don’t think I could ever create enough content for all of my self-expressions.
CJ: Are there any singers in the industry you look up to?
SR: Vocally, there’s Taylor Dayne because her freestyle is amazing! But when it comes to performance, I like Lady Gaga because she’s so creative! Of course, my ideas for shows and videos are much different.
CJ: If you were to choose a different career, what would it be?
SR: Acting, which I currently do as well, and also owning and directing a dance studio, which I have done in the past.
CJ: How would you describe your personal style?
SR: A little punky and hip-hop with a touch of class. I like to call it “Shev swag.” *laughs*
CJ: Do you have any wardrobe staples?
SR: Who doesn’t? Mine are distinct-looking jackets and accessories.
CJ: If you were to wear just one piece of jewelry for the rest of your life, what would it be?
SR: Dangly earrings, with a doubt!
CJ: What about Caterina Jewelry? What is your impression of the brand?
SR: What I love about Caterina Jewelry is that it’s delicate, cute, and classy, but still noticeable. The jewelry is just the right size and it stands out beautifully. It’s cute, but not overly gotty, so I really like it.
CJ: Pick your favorite piece from the CJ line.
SR: They’re all so pretty, which makes it difficult to pick just one, but the Pink Summer Bracelet from the Park City Canyons Collection is definitely among my favorites!
CJ: What do you like to do in your spare time? Do you have any hobbies?
SR: I like to go boating and parasailing, ride on motorcycles, and read books.
CJ: Where will the next performance or project take you?
SR: I have a cover music video coming out in a few weeks and an original music video coming out in a few months.
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