Born: October 17, 1850 Primary Instrument: Piano
Unique and soulful is the only words to describe soul singer Gina Carey. Although many have compared Gina Carey to Broadway's sensation and recording artist Stephanie Mills, she has her own sound and style that can easily be identified in all of her recordings.
Throughout Gina's musical career, she has written and recorded 3 independently released gospel CD's (In His Time, Changes & Tell Um) and 4 soulful albums, My Journey ,Melodic & Love Letters & her latest Love Letters 2 . Her 8th CD, LIVE LOVE & LAUGH is the next CD released due to drop late September 2012.
Gina began her professional recording career in 1996 with her first release In His Time selling over 10,000 copies nationwide. In 2006, Gina was nominated by the Black Music Academy Association of America in two categories: Best Gospel Performer - Female and Gospel Rising Star.She performed at the event, held at the Cashman Theater, before a full house and won the Las Vegas Black Music Awards 2006 Best Gospel Performer - Female award. Later that year, she auditioned for NBC's America's Got Talent.
In 2007, She also performed at the first EURWEB awards with Lee Bailey and in that same year, Gina auditioned for the Hit TV show *Showtime at the Apollo* and impressed the judges so much that she was invited twice to be a guest on the show filmed in Harlem, New York. In 2008 BET J aired her True Love music video on the morning Cup show.
Her CD entitled Melodic was the first and only CD that was all Written, Arranged, Mixed & Composed by Gina. Her multi talented husband and recording artist Urban Soul Guitarist JOHN CAREY produced the Melodic CD and is also featured on this album as the lead guitarist. On August 24, 2011, Melodic soared to the #1 Spot on the UK Top 30 soul Charts & on December 8, 2011 Gina Carey's CD Melodic was named one of the Top Albums of the year 2011. She was honored along with artist such as Jill Scott, Kindred, Eric Benet, Julie Dexter, Maysa and Brian Mc Knight. Her CD LOVE LETTERS which was released on Valentines Day , February 14, 2012 , has already entered the UK SOUL CHARTS and is also climbing the charts.
On Wednesday April 11, 2012, Gina Carey won the Rising Stars of the Desert 2012 Music Video Competition and was awarded the Marker Broadcasting 2012 Jazz Music artist Award. This prestigious award was presented to Gina Carey at the Marker Broadcasting’s Inaugural in the Fantasy Springs Casino Lit Lounge in Indio California. This was the first “Rising Stars of the Desert Music Video competition”. This grand event was spearheaded by Marker Broadcasting's New Media Director, Meg Penfield Marker.
Gina Carey was chosen as one of the 8 finalist chosen out of 90 original music video submissions. There were 4 categories in which artist would be selected, Jazz, Pop, Rock & Country. The celebrity guest Judge Panel included, Tom Baldrica, former VP Sony Music Nashville & president of Average Joe’s Entertainment, Bonnie Marquez, of Average Joe’s Entertainment, Bonnie Marquez, of GOLDENVOICE marketing in Los Angeles, CA & Marker Broadcasting talent & management.
Gina has performed all over the United States and has shared the stage with many well known and established celebrities including 70 funk band Rose Royce and Gospel Recording artist J Moss. Gina is currently working on her 6th CD Love Letters all written arranged and produced by Gina Carey. Love Letters is a combination of Smooth Soul/ Jazz and Funk. Gina's CD Love Letters will be released on Valentines Day February 14, 2012
Look for Gina Carey's New CD LIVE, LOVE, & LAUGH coming late September 2012 . For more info visit Gina Carey www.ginacarey.net , firstname.lastname@example.org and facebook.com/ginacareysings
1996 - In His Time
2003 - Changes
2006- Tell Um
2008 - My Jouney
2011 - Melodic
Feb. 14, 2012 - Love Letters
May 24,2012 ' Love Letters 2
September 4,2012 - LIVE LOVE & LAUGH
Awards:Las Vegas Black Music Award Winner: Best Gospel Performer Female Marker Broadcasting Rising Stars Of The Desert 2012 Winner Jazz Music
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