Many people want to become stars in the music world. And there are more ways than ever before to realize that dream. But what does it really take to get to the top and stay there?
Paterson’s own Fetty Wap made music history as the first act to have four hits simultaneously on Billboard’s Top 10 Hot Rap song chart. By the time his first song was out, he’d already recorded several albums.
His work ethic and authenticity made the most of his management team’s strategies, says his manager Danny Su Griffin.
“He was coming from his heart, it was definitely coming from his heart,” Griffin says. “He was being himself and he had it in him.”
Also coming from the heart is his new artist Shamyra. She has won on the Apollo stage and is now communicating her latest message through her music video “Reaching for the Stars.” She says that as long as she stays true to herself, she can’t be compared to anyone.
Whether it’s the phenomenal-creativity and career of Drake, or the groundbreaking success of Cardi B that took many by surprise, the big names all share a strong work ethic and stick to a career strategy.
But it begins even before that, Griffin says. An artist needs to believe that they can achieve their dreams and then work hard to make them come true.
FEATURED CAST: LISA EVERS @lisaevers Street Soldiers host https://twitter.com/lisaevers
SHAWN PREZ, Marketing Expert and Founder, Global Spin Awards https://twitter.com/ShawnPrez
SOWMYA KRISHNAMURTHY, Music Journalist https://twitter.com/SowmyaK
DANNY SU GRIFFIN, Fetty Wap’s Manager and CEO, RGF/AMG Productions https://twitter.com/DannySuuu