A new soulful diva is emerging onto the music scene! 22-year-old singer, Azhia, is making a splash online and in dance clubs with a throwback to the disco age of music with a modern flare! Reminiscent of divas like Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor and Diana Ross, Azhia’s music, as she describes it, “makes you want to get up and dance and shake your booty on the dance floor like you mean it!”
Born Azhia Velasquez, she is an exotic mix of African American and Argentinean decent. At the tender age of four, Azhia quickly found her voice, singing along to movie soundtracks in front of the television and putting on mini-concerts for her family in the living room. At eight, Azhia orchestrated a talent show during her summer camp and at 13, she became the soloist of her high school choir, performing “Oh Happy Day.” It was during that performance Azhia knew that singing made her the happiest she had ever felt and has since studied voice to perfect her craft.
Her latest single, “Lonely Alone” (out now on iTunes), is co-written by Azhia, and has been moving up in the Hot AC indicator charts. Her video and behind-the-scenes video is now on YouTube.
Azhia is also wowing fans with her cover of Blondie’s hit “Heart Of Glass”. Her modern take on the song brings a sultry edge to the beloved classic. Azhia describes her music as upbeat, fun and easy to groove to, but her lyrics tell the story of something meaningful and true.