So Much Seoul: Meet Annalé, The Korean-American R&B Singer Climbing Billboard Charts [Video]

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“Roses” the new single from Korean-American R&B singer Annalé recently reached #19 on Billboard’s Adult R&B Songs, so we thought this would be an opportune time to introduce her to our audience, as she prepares to release her debut album.

A perfect blend of R&B, and Pop is how Annalé best describes her music. Currently based in Los Angeles, Annalé was born in New York and raised in South Korea. Being exposed to a variety of cultures and experiences growing up reflects her integrated sound. Playing the piano at the tender age of 4 her parents played a pivotal role in exposing her to music early on, with her father being an active orchestral conductor/composer in South Korea and her mother a professional organist.

With both classical musical training and an ear for melody and strong structure, Annale’ auditioned for Berklee College of Music and was selected as one of the seven Presidential Scholars receiving a full 5-year scholarship to the prestigious school. Majoring in Contemporary Writing & Production and Vocal Performance, Annale’ was constantly surrounded by top tier musicians from around the world; which assisted in sharpening her musical and performance skills.

With her debut album coming soon and the single “Roses” rising on Billboard’s Urban Adult Contemporary Charts, Annalé is positioning herself to musically and culturally reach a global audience. With its soulful groove, funky bassline, and jazzy sensibilities, “Roses” is gaining notable buzz playing on numerous radio stations and AMC theaters.

While some may be surprised that this voice comes from an unlikely source, Annalé doesn’t seem to mind. “People who really love music don’t care how it’s packaged or presented, they want to know if you can sing, if you can move them. That’s why I create music, not to follow the culture norms, but to re-imagine them,” says the soulful siren. Expected to release at the end of the year, her full self-titled album will have the new single along with a Korean version and a collaboration with Mint Condition front man Stokley Williams. With a growing buzz in the U.S., it’s only a matter of time before Annalé will reach her global audience.

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