RihRih better watch out! There’s a new girl on the Roc — and she can actually sing. Details on the flippy.
Former ‘America’s Got Talent’ contestant Alexis Jordan has become the latest artist signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation imprint. The 17-year-old South Carolina native didn’t secure the winning spot when she appeared on the inaugural season of the show in 2007, but she impressed judges with her cover of Whitney Houston’s ‘I Have Nothing.’
Jordan later became a viral sensation with her YouTube covers of popular songs including B.o.B.’s ‘Nothing on You,’ and Jay-Z’s ‘Run This Town’ and caught the attention of executives at Stargate and Roc Nation. “I thought if they didn’t love me then they wouldn’t fly me all the way out to New York,” she said, after receiving the initial call from Stargate. “I knew I had a good chance. Once I got out there we recorded a few songs and Jay-Z came to the studio. I was so excited! And the next thing I knew I was signed to StarRoc/Roc Nation.”
We definitely see a little pattern when it comes to Illuminati Hov and the female singers he has around him. Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Bridget Kelly. We’re starting to wonder if they do a paper bag test at those auditions?
Check out Alexis singing her first single “Happiness”:
Alexis is promising a little bit of everything on her album, from country to reggae vibes as well as both uptempo songs and ballads. She’s also setting the bar pretty high for herself morally by announcing:
“I want to be really positive, no cussing, none of that,” she said. “I’m a young artist and I want to be a role model.”
Let’s hope she doesn’t let them ‘Luminati folks corrupt her azz… cuz we see how much of a role model Rihanna turned out to be. SMH.