LELIA BROUSSARD SOARS INTO THE TOP FOUR IN ROLLING STONE'S SO YOU WANT TO BE A ROCK AND ROLL STAR CONTEST!
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Announces West Coast Dates Next Month!
2011 is still young and already it's been a whirlwind year for this incredibly talented 21 year old. Lelia Broussard's gorgeous full length release Masquerade hit in April to critical acclaim and in January, Russell Simmons selected Lelia as one of his five favorite current unsigned pop/rock artists in his "Hip-Pop Challenge." But that's not all; Rolling Stone Magazine announced yesterday that Lelia has been voted into the top four of their So You Want To Be A Rock And Roll Star contest!
Handpicked by the editors of Rolling Stone and executives at Atlantic Records as one of the sixteen best unsigned artists in the nation, it's becoming quite clear that America agrees. Out of the original sixteen artists, Lelia is one of the final four that have advanced to the third round on the strength of fan votes. This round of voting will be open till May 13th, so get your votes in now! The winner of the contest will grace the cover of the August issue of Rolling Stone and perform on the main stage at the Bonnaroo Music Festival.
Lelia was just thirteen when she picked up a guitar and hasn't looked back since. Adamant about pursuing her passion for music, she has created a successful independent career for herself using her ingenuity and the mediums available to her. Through social networking and word of mouth, Broussard's MySpace has received over 11 million plays and her YouTube artist page has aggregated over 5 million views. Lelia's out of the box cover of Beyonce's "All The Single Ladies" garnered almost two million views on YouTube. Broussard also used the internet and her social networking skills to raise over $15,000 to record Masquerade on Kickstarter.com, her campaign was one of the most successful music projects on the popular indie fundraising site at that time.
If you live on the West Coast then you're in luck! Lelia will be headed your way for a few very special shows in May, don't miss your chance to see her charismatic set live in San Francisco at Biscuits and Blues on May 12 or in Los Angeles at Hotel Cafe on May 17. East Coast, stay tuned, dates to follow in the coming weeks.