The combination of beauty, talent, and brains is rarely personified in an individual as young and poised as multi-genre singer and songwriter Devyn Rose, but in this case there is simply no denying it. Born in Mt. Vernon, New York, she began her love of music at a very young age singing in a church choir. By the time she was 16, she moved to Bridgeport, Connecticut and began taking dance lessons at Broadway Dance Center, where she studied all forms of dance including hip-hop, house, jazz, and ballet. While music had taken a complete hold over the young Devyn, it wouldn’t be until years later that she was discovered by multi-platinum producer Dame Grease during a BMI Open Mic session. As her journey was destined to take its own unique path, Devyn’s first introduction to the entertainment world on a professional level was as a model, where she participated in several local and national fashion shows.
Fully aware that singing was her biggest passion, in her spare time Devyn began originally writing songs and recording under the name of Tanya aka T6. With the connections she made in the fashion world, she began performing at fashion shows, which eventually lead to her performing at different venues and competitions. In 2006, in attempt to share one of her performances with friends and family, she posted her first video on YouTube to an overwhelmingly positive response. Thus, she continued to upload videos of herself singing covers of various songs, which progressively increased her support and fan base. Check out her new “Want It All“ music video down below…
During 2008, under the name Tanya aka T6, she released a mixtape for fans, titled “Move Over Paris Hilton, There’s a New It Girl”, hosted by New York’s POWER 105.1’s DJ Suss One. From the mixtape, she also released “Work My Body” which premiered on the DJ Wrexx show on WZMX Hartford’s Hot 93.7 and quickly flooded the digital world, which led to calls and request from across the nation and the globe. Stemming from that momentum she had created with her first single, she had begun remixing popular songs and sending them out via a weekly email blast to all the major DJ’s across the world. Before long, many DJ’s began contacting her on a daily basis requesting her latest and greatest remixes which eventually helped brand her as the “The Remix Queen”. That was a smart move and major career boost for Devyn.
Devyn had also released her official follow-up single called “Swag Boy” which hit radio airwaves nationally and internationally, adding to Devyn having over 30 songs tracked and accumulating some consistent radio spins. Back in 2009, while searching YouTube videos, Ron Hunter, who’s a former Lifestyle and Marketing Rep for KOCH Records, clicked on one of her videos. Impressed with what he saw in Devyn, Hunter contacted her. A few Months after the two met, the single “Get it Off” was released and quickly followed up with the remix featuring Young Money’s rapping talent “Jae Millz”.
Over the past few years, Devyn has been working diligently to perfect a sound that she is thrilled to call “her own”. Having been fortunate enough to work behind the scenes with Hip-Hop artists such as 3 6 Mafia, N.O.R.E., KURUPT, Mims, Jae Millz, French Montana, Chinx Drugz, Max B, Mike Shore and Royce Da 59. Devyn has been able to develop an eccentric new generation mix of pop, r&b, alternative, and hip hop genres. Her new style signifies edgy, sexy with an attitude, beat driven and loud, which has evolved into the Devyn Rose sound. It’s a sound that she not only feels passionate about, but also feels that her fans will be able to most connect with.
While she is considered by some music critics to be a well seasoned veteran within the entertainment industry. Devyn also remains both very humble and hungry. Devyn just wants to share her many unique talents with the rest of the world. When it comes to her music, her career, and her effortless talent, Devyn continues to prove to the world with every endeavor, that she’s destined to be a musical force to be reckoned with.
If you don’t know much about Devyn Rose or why she decided to change her original stage name. You can watch the video shown above and also read her letter to her fans. Here’s some of her explanation that she posted on her site back in July 2012: “Through long sleepless nights, hard work (all work barely play) and growing success, I suddenly got this gut feeling that it’s that time. It’s my time to transition into who I really am and was destined to be. To have a name that defines me and my new sound 200%. A name bigger than who I once was. A name well deserved. A name that has been dear to me but I wanted to wait patiently for the right time and that time has finally come! Well… here it goes….. Tanya T6 is now Devyn Rose.” I definitely like her new stage name.
You can follow the beautiful Devyn Rose on Twitter and also Facebook. What do you think about Devyn’s lyrical skills? What about her music video and her over all appeal? Please share your thoughts, opinions and comments with me down below…