“Dare Ya to get up and go”, it’s a characterful challenge and call from Ashley J, who aims to inspire people to follow their passion and fulfil their potential. Her new single Dare Ya is filled with optimism and love of life.
The singer-songwriter grew up in Orlando, being an extremely enthusiastic and active girl. By 5 she’d achieved a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and her First and Second Degree Black Belts – a little bit later. It was obvious and clear for everyone even at that time, that this girl would get what she wants in life and would never stop before any difficulties.
She did ballet with her mother, she played leading parts in theatrical productions, as well as in musical and dance performances at the Dr. Phillips High School of Performing Arts, that she attended; she took part in shows of the First Baptist Church. Her childhood was busy and eventful. All her activities served as a perfect run-up to her career as a professional artist in the music world.
Such outstanding pop-singers as Celine Dion, Christina Aguilera, Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson had a great influence with Ashley J. At the same time, she loved country music, and Dolly Parton was her all-time idol and main inspiration to become a singer. No wonder, initially she chose country music as her reference direction in her work. Later on, after meeting President of Electra Star Group, Michael Blakey, in Los Angeles, where she traveled to with her parents, she realized that her voice naturally is more suitable for pop music, so she switched to that part of the music industry, having signed her first recording deal; and now she can express her vivacious individuality to the full.
Ashley J graduated from the University of North Texas with her Bachelors Degree in Business Law in December 2015, when her career was already soaring to the heights of her bravest dreams. As the singer herself puts it, “it’s important for artists to understand every aspect of the business”. She prefers to have a plan B to be prepared for all the unexpected turns of life.
Her irrepressible energy and cheerfulness reflected in her song Dare Ya to the full extent. It is a positive message to everyone, encouraging you to live your life, not wasting your time, always keeping in mind, that “you’re a force so strong, that I can’t explain”.
Her first two singles One And One and Cali already charted in Billboard’s Top 20 Dance and Top 10 Dance, so Ashley J is all set to conquer new peaks with her third creation. Dare Ya was written based on a compilation of supportive messages and letters, that the singer received from different people and that motivated her. Light, upbeat and life-asserting song of hers is a good example of how self-belief and passion can bring all your desires into being and help you become who you’ve always dreamed to be, if you just “get up and go”.