Olivia began singing at age 4 at her preschools choir group while living in Zurich, Switzerland. At age 7 when she returned to New Jersey to live, Olivia started private vocals lessons and singing at local venues such as senior homes, churches and schools. Olivia started her YouTube channel at age 12 with cover videos from famous artists. Her channel now has close to 8,000 subscribers. Olivia’s Taylor Swift "Blank Space" music video went viral with over 550,000 views. Her last release “Missing U” reached #10 on the New Music Weekly Charts and won Best Song of the Month by Songwriter Universe (June 2018). “Missing U” music video is currently airing on MTV U & MTV Video on Demand. Heather Devine from Soundest said "You won’t want to sleep on this girl, she’s quickly gaining traction in the industry and is definitely worth the listen."
What Musical Genre Do You Feel Best Describes Your Music And How Would You Describe Your Sound?
The music I listen to consists of 90s RnB and pop. I love old music; my mom always plays old music and so I grew up with the classics and it influenced my sound. I love singing pop so I add the flare of what I like listening to with what I can sing well and I have a soulful voice, so it creates my own sound.
What Are or Have Been Your Musical Influences?
Lady Gaga is always my answer because she is the real deal. I watched her perform live on TV and from that moment on I was hooked on singing. She actually took my breathe away, she can sing, song write, dance, act, perform and she actually loves what she's doing and continues to work on her craft. She is so talented and works so hard.
What Are You Working On Now? Any Future Collaborations We Can Look Forward To?
I just released a new song, "Us 2". I am really proud of the song. I love the throwback feeling of the song and yet it is still a current sound.
What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? What Is Your Plan Of Action?
My ultimate goal is to just make people feel something from my music. I fell in love with this industry because I loved how it made me feel and I want to give this feeling back in my own voice because I have something to say. My plan of action is to continue working on my craft and hopefully one day have a song on the billboard charts and tour the world.
What Is Your Favorite Track To Perform Live and Why?
My favorite track to perform live is Us 2 because it has such a great beat and I love how it makes me feel, it’s such a positive song and It was one of my most fun songs to write so it brings back good memories.
What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus Far?
The biggest challenge in my career so far has been my location. I used to live in LA and then I moved back to the East Coast and my career was put to a screeching hault because It was so hard being across the country while being in a public high school while my parents were getting a divorce. I had a lot going on and music was just always pushed to the back but now I found a balance and I'm moving back to California soon! I also have a new manager and am very excited for the upcoming year.
What’s Your Typical Songwriting Process?
My typical process is that I am given the beat and then I listen to it for a while until i find the melody and from there I feel the vibe and create lyrics to match the feeling of the song. I don't have a definite process yet because every time I write its under different circumstances
How Has Social Media Influenced Your Career As An Artist?
Social media helps me connect to my fans. I always love hearing from people who tell me my music makes them happy.
What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?
I was a figure skater from age 4 till I was 13. I loved skating but had to stop due to a foot injury.
Any Advice For Young People (Men or Women) That Want To Succeed In The Music World?
Keep doing it don't stop, believe in yourself. Have confidence.
Websites or Social Media Pages:
Instagram - https://instagram.com/oliviacella/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/OliviaCella1
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/oliviacella1/
ReverbNation - https://www.reverbnation.com/oliviace...